Weekly Update – March 29-April 2

Dear Parents/Guardians,

At St. Mary School, it is our goal to grow students to become creative and critical thinkers who integrate Gospel values into their daily lives so they can become socially responsible citizens who demonstrate compassion, resilience, responsibility and hope. Charitable giving to help people who are less fortunate is one of the ways we can foster these values in our students. St. Mary is proud to announce it will be running a charitable campaign for ShareLife from April 6 – 9, 2021.

ShareLife is the charitable arm of the Archdiocese of Toronto. It supports more than 40 Catholic agencies that serve people who are poor and marginalized in the Archdiocese of Toronto and beyond. ShareLife-funded agencies serve the entire community, regardless of religious affiliation.

There are so many people who have been greatly affected in this pandemic and ShareLife has been there to support programs that help people in need in our community. People suffering from mental health illnesses, isolated seniors, young mothers and their children, newcomers to Canada, and people with special needs.

This is why our school will be supporting ShareLife this year to ensure that we do our part to help those in need. During ShareLife Week, parents/guardians are invited to make an electronic donation to our school’s ShareLife campaign.  This is a simple and easy process.  All you will need to do is follow a two-step process.

Step One – Make an e-transfer from your bank account to ShareLife2021@ycdsb.ca.

Please note: No security question and answer is required as this is an auto deposit account. If a security question/answer is set up your deposit cannot be completed.

The minimum donation amount for a tax receipt is $10. All tax receipts will be issued by ShareLife.

Many financial institutions have waived their e-transfer fees due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check with your financial institution if you have any questions about how to make an e-transfer or email transfer.

Step Two – Complete this YCDSB 2021 ShareLife Campaign Form

Before you complete the form, please send your donation by e-transfer from your bank account to ShareLife2021@ycdsb.ca.

Filling out this form will allow the school to track your donation so your contribution can be added to our school’s tally. This form will also allow for a charitable tax receipt to be issued to you from ShareLife if your donation is $10 or more.

Thank you for your generosity and for supporting our school’s ShareLife Campaign!


On Thursday, April 1, Ms. Ceci’s, Mr. Pellegrino’s and Ms. Zoccoli’s Grade 7 classes will lead our school community in a virtual Liturgy as we reflect on the Stations of the Cross. This year’s Lent has been different. Through our morning reflections, we have discussed the importance of being open to God’s grace and to look for signs and symbols to help us stay focused throughout the season. We look forward to our Holy Thursday Liturgy as a way to prepare our hearts for the Easter Triduum.

Please click on this link to view the Easter Mass schedule at St. Mary Church. https://stmarysno.archtoronto.org/news-events/news-archives/parish-news/holy-week-schedule-2021

Please note the school will be closed on Good Friday, April 2 and Easter Monday, April 5th.

On behalf of all of the staff at St. Mary, we wish you a blessed and happy Easter!

Mrs. D’Andrea        Mrs. Crocitto

Principal                 Vice Principal