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San Marco CES celebrates 25 years in Catholic education

San Marco Catholic Elementary School in Woodbridge will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a school blessing mass, and a dinner and dance, this April. Students, staff, alumni and the school community are welcome to share in the festivities, reminisce on the school’s history and look forward to its future.

San Marco Catholic Elementary School first opened its doors in September 1987 at its temporary location on Islington Avenue in Kleinburg. The school originally provided a Catholic education to students in junior kindergarten to Grade 7, who were bussed in from nearby Woodbridge. The school’s first principal was Mr. Joe Collins. In the fall of 1988, the school was relocated to its current building at 250 Coronation Street, Woodbridge.

Mrs. Rotundo-Vergura is the current principal, and the school offers specialty services including: core resource, reading recovery, a hearing centre and an ISA Centre.

San Marco Catholic School offers many extra-curricular activities for students including: an eco-Club; Luke 4:18, a social justice group; a choir and band; a dance/fitness team; radio Maria and several sports teams.

The Catholic school council is very active and supportive of school endeavours, and enjoys leading community building initiatives, including assisting with the 25th anniversary commemorations. Most recently, it also fundraised for and provided up-to-date computers and monitors for the school’s computer lab.

San Marco CES is a Catholic community of faith that provides quality learning for students in Grades JK – 8, in a safe and caring environment. It has dedicated staff, students, and a parent community that make for a vibrant, successful and enjoyable school.

The school invites former staff, alumni and the school community to attend a blessing mass, to recognize 25 years in the community, on Tuesday April 24, at 10:45 a.m. in the school gym.

The school is also hosting a dinner and dance at Veneto Centre in Woodbridge on Friday, April 27, starting at 6 p.m. Tickets for this event are already sold out.