Weekly Update: September 18-22, 2023

This month, we continue to focus on the virtue of courage.

Let us pray:
Loving God, give us all the courage we need
to go the way you shepherd us,
that when you call we may go without fear.
If you ask us to come to you across the waters,
may we not be frightened as we go.
And if you bid us climb the hill,
may we not notice that it is a struggle,
aware only of the happiness of your company.
You made us for yourself, that we should travel with you
and see you at last in your unveiled beauty
where you are light and happiness and endless home.


Curriculum Night

St. Mark CES’ Curriculum Night will take place on Thursday, September 21st from 6:30-7:30pm. This evening is an opportunity for parents and guardians to learn about the curriculum that will be taught for their child’s grade.

Below is the format for the evening:

6:30 – 6:40pm: Welcome and opening remarks in the gymnasium
6:45 – 7:05pm: Classroom visit #1
7:10 – 7:30pm: Classroom visit #2

Parents and guardians may wish to divide their time in order to attend different classrooms / itinerant teacher rooms.

Information regarding room locations will be made available on Curriculum night.

We look forward to seeing you!


Catholic School Council

As previously communicated, the nomination process for Catholic School Council is underway.

If you would like to put your name forward, please call the school office for a declaration package. It may be sent home with your child, or you may choose to pick up a package in the main office. You may also access the package using the link below.

SMK_CSC Nomination Form_2023-24


The deadline for submission of nomination forms is Tuesday, September 26th, 2023.

Thank you for considering this opportunity!


Terry Fox Run

A reminder that Mark CES students in Kindergarten to Grade 6 will participate in the Terry Fox Run on Tuesday, September 19th. Students will be running/walking around the school property.

Students are encouraged to bring in a Toonie for Terry. Parents and guardians may also wish to make a donation on our school’s fundraising page.  Visit: https://schools.terryfox.ca/StMarkSchoolStouffville.  Our fundraising goal is $1000. Thank you for your generosity.


St. Mark Spirit Wear

We are very excited this year to offer the opportunity to purchase St. Mark spirit wear through Varsity Canada’s dedicated e-store.

Our web campaign is open from Sunday, September 17th to Friday, September 29th, 2023. Orders placed during this period will be delivered at no charge to the school, by November 6th, 2023.

Please use the dedicated e-store link to place orders: https://varsitycanada.com/schools/SMK/

Parents and guardians are encouraged to review the sizing chart which is part of the site. All purchases are to be made online.

We look forward to seeing everyone in their St. Mark spirit wear on Spirit Wear Fridays!


Picture Day

Mark your calendar for St. Mark CES’ picture day!

JK to Grade 3: Monday, October 25th
Grades 4-6: Tuesday, October 26th.

See the flyer attached.

St. Mark CES_Photo Day


We look forward to seeing students smile!


Next Week’s Activities and Events

Here is a look ahead to next week…

Tuesday, September 19th:
– Terry Fox Run

Thursday, September 21st:
– Opening mass at St. Mark’s Church, 10:00am
– Curriculum Night, 6:30 – 7:30pm

Friday, September 22rd:
– PA Day (no school)


Upcoming Activities and Events

Wednesday, September 27th:
– Rowan’s Law Day: Wear a purple shirt

Friday, September 29th:
– Orange Shirt Day


Closing Prayer

Let us pray using the words that Jesus taught us:

Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.

St. Mark, pray for us.

Wishing you a fantastic week!

C. Quadrini, Principal