Take my yoke upon you, says the Lord, and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart.Matthew 11:29
IMPORTANT DATES THIS WEEK:
- Monday, September 2 – School Closed Labor Day Holiday
- Wednesday, September 4 – School Mass
- Friday, September 13 – Middle School Dance (SAVE THE DATE!)
NEWS/EVENTS/NEED TO KNOW:
2019/20 School Year calendar: We have created a concise one page calendar for easy reference.
School Photos: Individual and Class, Tuesday, September 10th. Ordering information will be sent out soon regarding school photos. All photos must be pre-ordered prior to picture day. Ordering will not take place after photos are taken. Retakes will take place October 17th.
Student Absences, Tardy and Early Dismissal: If your student is absent, will arrive to school late or will leave school early, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and their homeroom teacher. Please include your student’s full name and if they are dismissing early, as well as the time the student will be leaving.
REGISTER TODAY TO RECEIVE YOUR T-SHIRT BEFORE THE RACE!:
Our annual “Go Forth 5K” is September 21, 2019. Our t-shirt order has to be turned in by September 2, so register today to get your race t-shirt BEFORE the race. If you register before the end of August, you’ll be entered for a chance to win three tickets to one of two U.Va. home games: U.Va. vs. Florida State on 9/14, or U.Va. vs ODU on 9/21.
Click HERE to register!
If you’re willing to help with the 5k, click HERE to volunteer!
LUNCHROOM VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:
Welcome Back to School! Parents – are you looking to get involved, see your child and help out in a much needed way? One way to volunteer is during lunch. Each month will be assigned to grade levels; however, August is open to everyone! Please consider helping.
Click on the month to sign up!
MORE WAYS TO GET INVOLVED:
Is your student interested in participating in our SMCS Choir? Music is a passion that Mrs. Moretti loves to share with students. Please find more information in the Choir Handbook and use the Choir Registration Form to join.
PAINLESS FUNDRAISING UPDATE:
The easiest way to help earn money for our school is by making purchases through companies like Kroger, Amazon and Publix. Please see the Painless Fundraising flyer for more information.
GRSM BAND PROGRAM FOR 2019-20:
The GRSM Band Program is a Full Year* program which begins the second week of September and culminates with the Spring Concert in May. There are a minimum of 30 teaching sessions provided during the academic year, consisting of lessons, rehearsals, school performances and concerts.Sectional lessons for Beginning and Concert Band students will be held during the school day in 30-minute blocks in a rotating schedule (different time each week of the month), unless otherwise requested by your school administration. For 2019-2020, the Symphonic Band students will meet after the Concert & Symphonic rehearsal, in order to avoid missing academic classes during the day. 3:00-4:00pm Concert & Symphonic Bands rehearsal, 4:00-4:30pm Symphonic Band only. Please visit the GRSM website for additional information and fees.
CHAMPIONSHIP CHESS FALL SESSION:
Chess Class begins Friday, September 6th after school from 3pm to 4pm. Please see the Chess Class Information and Enrollment Form.
Save The Date Our First Middle School Dance: September 13, 2019.
RECYCLING OLD MARKERS PROGRAM:
We are excited to announce again this year our participation in Crayola Color Cycle Program. Last year we sent FOUR big boxes to be recycled, YAY! “Crayola and schools across North America are banding together to help kids understand the importance of their role in protecting the environment. Through this initiative, students in K-12 schools across the continental United States and parts of Canada can collect and re-purpose used markers”. Saint Mary’s will be collecting and recycling all brands of plastic markers. This will include dry erase markers, highlighters and markers. Let’s keep them our of the landfills!
ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH EVENTS:
“A Concert with David Haas” St. Mary Catholic Church would like to invite you and your families to a concert with David Haas. David will present “I will Bring You Home; Songs of Prayer, Stories of Faith” on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 7 pm. David Haas is highly regarded as one of the preeminent authors and composers of liturgical music in our Church today. Some of his well-known pieces are You Are Mine, Blest Are They, and Song of the Lord’s Command, to name a few. Information and tickets (only $10 in advance, $15 at the door) are available on our parish website and attached is a flyer with all of the details. We are pleased to offer a light reception following the concert and hope you and your guests will be able to join us for this very special evening!
“Are You Interested in Becoming A Catholic?” If you have never been baptized, if you were baptized in another Christian denomination and would like to become Catholic, or if you were baptized Catholic, but never received the Sacraments of Eucharist or Confirmation, you are welcome to join our RCIA Inquiry Process. For more information, call Sr. Pat at 740-4044, ext. 13, or go to our parish web page, and click on “Interest in Becoming Catholic”.
“St. Mary’s Catholic Church Registration” Parish registration takes place monthly on Sunday afternoon at 12:30 pm or some weekdays at 7 pm in the Bishop Sullivan Room. During this one-hour program, you will meet other parishioners, our Pastor and staff, receive an introduction to St. Mary’s Parish and complete the registration documents. Childcare and refreshments are provided.
Our registration will take place on September 8, 2019