03 Nov

Joseph and the Technicolor Dream coat and Nunsense, otherwise known as Father Renninger, Dr. Henig and SMCS office staff.

 

Dear Saint Mary’s Families,

IMPORTANT DATES:

Monday November 6 – Early Dismissal

Monday November 6 –  Parent Teacher Evening Conferences from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Monday November 6 – Fall Book Fair 3:00 – 7:00 pm

Monday November 6 – Junior Kindergarten Field Trip

Tuesday November 7 – Parent Teacher Conferences, School Closed for Students

Tuesday November 7 – Fall Book Fair 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

Wednesday November 8 – School Mass

Wednesday November 8 – PTO General Meeting

Wednesday November 8 – Fall Book Fair 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

Thursday November 9 – Fourth Grade Field Trip

Thursday November 9 – Open House Noon – 2:00p.m.

Thursday November 9 – Fall Book Fair 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

Friday November 10 – Fall Book Fair  8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Friday November 10 – Veteran’s Day Assembly 2:00 pm (2nd grade will sing at the beginning of the assembly)

(Please visit the school calendar regularly for up to date information as times and dates may change.)

PARENTS:

Fall Back: Time change this weekend, “Fall Back” 1 hour!

 

School Community Update: On November 1st, we welcome Ms. Jenni Ellis to our community as she begins her ministry as principal of Saint Mary’s School!  Ms. Ellis formally began her service as principal today, which is All Saints Day. She joined us for mass at 9:00 AM on Wednesday morning, and during that Mass we prayed for her as she begins her important work among us.  In her first weeks here at Saint Mary’s, Ms. Ellis looks forward to becoming acquainted with the daily flow of our school activity. She will get to know our staff, teachers, students, parents and parishioners. She will also attend meetings at the diocesan office to become familiar with neighboring principals and diocesan administrators. This will be a busy time for Ms. Ellis!  Ms. Ellis and I have asked Dr. Cheryl Henig to remain on our full-time staff, serving as Principal Emeritus during this time of transition. Dr. Henig will be able to provide valuable information to Ms. Ellis during this time of transition, and can also provide leadership in the school on those days when Ms. Ellis may be out of the building attending diocesan meetings. We anticipate that Dr. Henig will remain on staff as Principal Emeritus until the Thanksgiving vacation.  This time of transition is an exciting time of ‘new beginnings’ for us at Saint Mary’s. In addition, this transition gives us the opportunity to express our gratitude to all of those who do so much for our school on a daily basis.

 

Monarch of the Month: “Thinker” You apply thinking skills critically and creatively to solve complex problems.  Congratulations!

First Grade – Dhruv Patil and Hunter Vlahakis

Second Grade – Nate Cooke and Cian Yaple

Third Grade – Victoria Fortune and Megan Joss

Fourth Grade – Kate Dausch, Mallory Billet, and Ella Wiatt

Fifth Grade – Thomas Gasperini and John Paul Kadunc

Middle School 6th Grade John Babick, 7th Grade Maggie O’Leary, and 8th Grade Jack Harenchar

Musical Monarchs K-2 Grade Giuliana Barbato, 3-5 Grade Sarah Hakpon, 6-8 Grade Brian Slifka

 

Saint Mary’s Alumni Newsletter, The Monarch: Fall 2017 edition Click Here for updates on Alumni and other SMCS news.

 

General PTO Meeting, Come Meet our New Principal:  Hear about the Upcoming School Renovation from Father Mike.

Please join Father Michael Renninger and the PTO Board at the Fall 2017 General PTO Meeting on Wednesday, November 8th at 6:30 PM in the Parish Hall/ Gym.    At the meeting, we will welcome our new principal, Ms. Jenni Ellis, and express gratitude for our interim principal, Dr. Cheryl Henig.  Ms. Ellis will say a few words, followed by Father Mike unveiling plans for the renovation of Saint Mary’s Catholic School.  Father Mike will also explain the capital campaign that will support these renovations.  Also, the PTO Board will provide updates on all of the wonderful events and activities that the students and parents have participated in so far this year!    Please make every effort to attend this important meeting.  As parents, your involvement and feedback is a necessary part of making Saint Mary’s Catholic School a successful place to educate and nurture our children.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Saint Mary’s PTO Board

President John Costain john.g.costain@gmail.com

Vice President Kate Faraci kate.faraci@gmail.com

Treasurer Patricia Blair blair913@comcast.net

Secretary Megan Edds Megan.Edds@capitalone.com

Marketing Chair Andrew Vehorn AVehorn@vmdaec.com

Fundraising Chair Russell Riddell rustyfellow@gmail.com

 

Fall Book Fair:  When: November 6 through the 10th.  Where: St. Mary’s Library  Family Night (& Day):  We are open during conferences on Monday and Tuesday.  While you meet with teachers, drop your children off in the library to browse for books.  If you’re not conferencing with teachers, stop in anyway and meet with some good books.  Win Free Books:  Attend during conferences and enter to win a gift basket of free books.  Support the SMCS library:  All purchases benefit the students.

 

Thanksgiving Lunch Celebration: Join us for a wonderful lunch and Thanksgiving celebration!  Click Here to order by Tuesday 11/14/2017!

 

Lunch Help Desperately Needed:   Parents, we are in desperate need of your help for the coming months in our lunchroom. Please consider helping our teachers and students out for 40 minutes or 80 minutes if you help with both lunches.  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for helping out in this area – it is greatly needed and greatly appreciated! Click Here to sign up.

 

Chocolate Advent Calendars: Our Saint Mary’s Class of 2018 is selling Chocolate Advent Calendars this year.  Each calendar costs $5.00 each.  Please use this Click Here or Online

 

Painless Fundraising:  Click Here for updated absolutely PAINLESS Fundraising for our Saint Mary’s School Community.

 

Spirit Shop: Click Here to see all of the NEW, FUN and Exciting items that show your Saint Mary’s Spirit!

 

ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH EVENTS:

The Work of Hope: The Msgr. Charles Kelly Faith Formation Forum.  Wednesday, November 15, 7P.M. Click Here for information.