13 Apr

 

Dear St. Mary’s Families,

IMPORTANT DATES:

Thursday April 13 – Early Dismissal 12:20 NO ASC

Friday April 14 – Easter Holiday, Spring Break Begins School Closed through April 21 (No ASC)

Monday April 17 – April 21 School Closed Spring Break

Monday April 24 – School Reopens

Tuesday April 25 through 27 – Book Fair, Family Night Tuesday April 25th

Wednesday April 26 – Sister Nancy Murray,  “St. Catherine of Sienna: A Women for Our Times”

Thursday April 27 – 8th Grade Student Faculty Kickball Game (see below for further details)

Friday April 28 – Interims Distributed

Friday April 28 – Student Council Sponsored Middle School Semi-Formal Dance

Saturday April 29 – Saint Mary’s Catholic School Gala

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

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Thursday May 4 – *SMCC Dr. Amy-Jill Levine “Jesus, the Jewish Storyteller: Of Pearls & Prodigals”

Friday May 5 – Early Dismissal 12:20, School Mass, May Crowning, Art Show, Grandparents Reception/Classroom visits, and Spring Sing (No ASC)

Friday May 19 – Field Day/Early Dismissal 12:20 ASC available

Monday May 22 – No School Snow Day! (No ASC)

Thursday May 25 –  May 26 & May 30 Eight Grade Final Exams

Friday May 26 – May 30 & May 31 Middle School Exams

Monday May 29 – Memorial Day School Closed No ASC

Tuesday May 30 – 8th Grade Student Lunch, Graduation Photos and Graduation Rehearsal.

Wednesday May 31 – 8th Grade Fun Day

Thursday June 1 – 8th Grade Retreat to U of R Challenge Discovery

Thursday June 1 – Early Dismissal 12:20 No ASC

Friday June 2 – Last Day of School, Early Dismissal 12:20, Classroom Awards, School Mass, Award Assembly, Kindergarten Graduation, 8th Grade Graduation/Reception

June 5 – Saint Mary’s Catholic School Summer Camps June 5 – 9th.

June 26 – Saint Mary’s Catholic School Summer Camps June 26th – 30th.

July 10 – Saint Cecilia Band Camp July 10 – 14th.

October 2017 – Golf Outing, More Information will be coming

* SMCC Church Events

 

PARENTS:

Spring Book Fair: April 25 – 27, family night on Tuesday April 25.  See the attachment below for more information.

 

Sister Nancy Murray:

Sister Nancy Murray, OP (sister of actor Bill Murray) will be at Saint Mary’s on Wednesday, April 26 to perform her one-person show, Catherine of Sienna: A Woman for Our Times.

Sister Nancy Murray, is making her mark on audiences across the country and throughout the world, bringing to life the Dominican Saint Catherine of Siena, Doctor of the Church. With simple props and a fertile imagination, Sister Nancy portrays Catherine as the colorful, strong, passionate and enthusiastic personality that she was. Thanks to Sister Nancy’s gift of transforming herself into this 14th century saint and patroness of the Dominican Order, numerous churches, schools and organizations have become acquainted with Catherine’s fierce devotion to and love for God.

Tickets are $5 online or $10 at the door, and are available here or at the school front desk.

 

8th Grade Student vs Faculty Kickball Game: We hope you can join us and want to apologize for the late notice.  We experienced slight difficulties securing this event.  It is happening 8th Grade Students vs Faculty Kickball game.  Thursday April 27 Deep Run Park (Field near the lake, same field as Go Forth 5K) starting at 6:00PM until 7:30PM.  Our 8th Grade students play faculty/staff, other students and families please come to support, watch, and have a fun time.

 

Student Council Sponsored Middle School Semi-Formal Dance: April 28, 7:30PM – 9:30PM, Gym. The Student council is sponsoring a spring dance as a fundraiser for Housing Families First. The mission of Housing Families First is to provide families experiencing homelessness the tools to achieve housing stability. The goal is not only to assist families in finding permanent housing, but also to ensure that each family has access to the supportive services necessary to achieve long term housing stability. A representative from this most worthy charity spoke to our middle school students at our February Brown Bag Lunch.

We need help to make this dance a success. Please use the sign up genius link to sign up to volunteer!

The cost of the dance will be $5 or one of the following items listed below. However, we are sure that Housing Families First would happily accept both.

Items that are needed by the Housing Families First:

New pillows, individually wrapped snack foods, toilet paper, paper towels, large black trash bags, full size toiletry bottles, plastic shower curtains, shower curtain rings, bath towels, twin sheets, brooms, mops, laundry detergent, household cleaners, flashlight with batteries, GRTC bus cards, or gift cards to K-Mart, Target, or Walmart.

Dress code: Boys: khaki pants and collared shirts; no jeans or T-shirts.

Dress code: Girls: dress or skirt or dress pants: no jeans or T-shirts.

Permission slips will be handed out at school the week of the dance and available at check in.

Please park and walk up to drop off and pick up your child for the dance.

 

8th Grade Community Project – Jack Gotta, Stephen Lord, and Thomas Tucholka have designed four T-Shirts: Basketball, Volleyball, Track/Cross Country, and Monarch Pride. If you would like to order, please see the front office for an order form. Each T-shirt costs $17, you can customize the back with a name or number for an additional $2 for each.

 

Saint Mary’s GALA:

April 29 at the Historic Jefferson Hotel!

Tickets are going fast and only a limited number still remain.  Tickets are on sale until April 21st or until we sell out.  To get your tickets, click here to register.

Keep a lookout for ways to assist with the week of and day of Gala activities.  Many hands will make light work.  A sign-up genius will be coming your way next week.  We’ll need as much support as possible, especially leading up to the Gala on Thursday (4/27), Friday (4/28), and the morning/early afternoon of Saturday (4/29).  All volunteer hours will count toward your yearly total.

NEW LIVE AUCTION ITEM! This year:  Have you ever wanted to drive in and be first in line for afternoon car line pickup?  Beat the line, show up anytime during afternoon pick-up, and have a reserved front row spot to pick-up your children.  Easy in, easy out!

For any questions, contact Mike School at saintmarygala@gmail.com.

 

After School Care: Is in need of some items, can you help with a donation.  Have you started or finished your Spring Cleaning and have an item listed below.  Our ASC staff would truly appreciate your donation.

Movies (G,PG) both DVD and VHS, Radio, Magazines (Sports Illustrated, Highlight etc…), Legos, K’nex,  Games (Connect Four, Brainquest, Zingo, Monopoly, Yahtzee, Mancala, Bananagrams, etc…)  

NO puzzles please we have plenty.  Items can be dropped off in the school office.  Please mark them ASC.  Thank you all in advance for your kind generosity. 

 

Saint Mary’s Catholic School Summer Camps: Fun for the summer with our Saint Mary’s teachers. Sports and Games, Monarchs in Motion, Fine Arts, Musical Theater, Learn from the Masters Art Camp, Travel Around the World, S.T.E.M, Craft Club and Band!

For more information, See the Camp attachment and Registration Form Below

 

Chess Spring Session:  Dear Chess Parents,

The last chess session will be for 6 weeks beginning April 28th and will include the end of year tournament. Attached please find the registration form. Hope to see you child again in the Spring!

Brian Garbera

Championship Chess of Greater Richmond

www.ChampionshipChessRVA.net

804-921-2410 cell/text

 

Church Events:  

Dr. Amy-Jill Levine: “Jesus, the Jewish Storyteller: of Pearls and Prodigals”  See the attachment below for more information.

 

Book Fair Flyer – Spring 2017

SummerCampRegistrationForm 317

Summer Camp Information June 5

Summer BAND CAMP Registration

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