Friday Flash October 18, 2019

The word of God is living and effective,
discerning reflections and thoughts of the heart.

Hebrew 4:12

IMPORTANT DATES THIS WEEK:

  • Wednesday October 23 – School Mass
  • Wednesday October 23 – SMCS Open House 6:30pm to 8:00pm
  • Wednesday October 23 – SMCS Flu Clinic For Our Families
  • Thursday October 24 – SMCS Open House 9am to 10:30am
  • Friday October 25 – Report Cards Distributed
  • Friday October 25 – Pink Out Tag Day
  • Friday Octover 25 – Knights of Columbus Middle School Halloween Dance

NEWS/EVENTS/NEED TO KNOW:

SAINT MARY’S PARENT PRAYER:

Start your week off right and join your fellow prayer warriors to lift up our school and community in prayer. We meet every Monday after drop-off (8am) in the side chapel of the church. We hope you can join us!

MASS/SCHEDULE CHANGES FOR OCTOBER:

There are a number of times students repeatedly miss certain classes because of the Mass schedule. To compensate, we will adjust a couple of upcoming days:

Wednesday, Oct 30 — No Mass — FRIDAY Schedule

Friday, Nov 1 — All Saints Day Mass — WEDNESDAY schedule

SAINT MARY’S FLU CLINIC FOR OUR FAMILIES:

Welcome to Saint Mary’s Catholic School Flu Prevention Kick-Off, October 23, 2019. We are beginning our flu awareness and prevention campaign this month. Starting with our first Family Flu Clinic at Saint Mary’s Catholic School. Please read this important information. It’s easy to sign up and say BOO to the Flu!

PINK OUT TAG DAY:

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the students can wear PINK on Friday October 25, 2019.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS MIDDLE SCHOOL HALLOWEEN COSTUME DANCE:

Admission is $5, students must have a permission slip, and a canned good. Please ensure your middle school student uses good judgment with his or her costume!  Guns and other weapons may not be part of costumes. Permission Slip, also available at the door.

Please PARK AND WALK UP to drop off and pick up your student. This special dance needs your volunteer time and donations. Please note: All items purchased for the dance are reimbursable from the Knights of Columbus.  Please save and submit receipts to Mr. Woodburn.

SAVE THE DATE “TRUNK OR TREAT”:

NEW THIS YEAR: We will have a “Best Trunk” Competition! You won’t want to miss your chance to be the inaugural SMCS Best Trunk winner, so be sure to reserve your space soon!

If you are interested in reserving a spot for Trunk or Treat, making a candy donation, or volunteering to help make this great event fun for all, please sign up!

ICE CREAM SUNDAES!:

Don’t Forget On Our Next Early Dismissal Day, November 7th our 8th grade class will be selling ice cream sundaes to our 2nd – 8th grade classes during lunch. The cost is $2 each and students can add their flavor of syrup, sprinkles and whip cream.

They will be providing ice cream cups to our Junior Kindergarten, Kindergarten and 1st grade students during the same lunch times. No toppings – provided. All proceeds benefit the 8th grade graduation fund, please help support our graduating 8th grade class.

VETERAN’S DAY ASSEMBLY:

Our Veteran’s Day Assembly will be on Monday, November 11th, at 2:00p.m., in the Church. The assembly is for grades 2nd through 8th. The speaker this year is Mr. Greg Lilly. Mr. Lilly served in the United States Marine Corps and is currently is the Head Football Coach at Benedictine. The Veteran’s Day Salute and a letter explaining/instructions are here for your convenience. Please have your students Salutes in to Mrs. Klein by Monday November 4th.

ANNUAL THANKSGIVING BUFFET:

Join us for our annual Thanksgiving Buffet on Tuesday November 26th. Our buffet is always a special time for our students and families. Sign up here if you haven’t done so already in your Boonli lunch account. We love seeing our students and families at this wonderful event!

LUNCHROOM VOLUNTEERS NEEDED 2nd and 3rd GRADE YOUR MONTH IS OCTOBER!:

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 grade level will be assigned a month. Please consider helping!

Click on the month to sign up!

NEW FOR PAINLESS FUNDRAISING COKE REWARDS:

Saint Mary’s is now live in the Coke Rewards Program. Refresh yourself and make great things happen for Saint Mary’s Catholic School. How do you do this you may ask, it’s EASY!

PAINLESS FUNDRAISING PUBLIX ENROLLMENT MADE EASY:

This information will help you set up your Publix account and our school will start earning rewards!

SAINT GERTRUDE SHADOW DATES:

Tuesday, November 5th, Wednesday, November 6th, Wednesday, November 13th, Thursday, November 14th, Thursday, January 16th, Friday, January 17th, Wednesday, February 5th, and, Thursday, February 6th. Register for the shadow day of your choice!

CARDINAL NEWMAN OPEN HOUSE:

ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH EVENT:

“Mass of Remembrance October 30, 2019” At the beginning of November, the Church traditionally celebrates The Commemoration of the Faithful Departed.  This year on Wednesday, October 30 at 7:00 pm, St. Mary’s will celebrate a special Mass for All Souls. Ms. Anne O’Byrne will join us that evening with special music and sung prayer. There will be an opportunity for you to light a candle in memory of your deceased loved ones.  You are also invited to bring a small framed photo in remembrance [but please not your only copy!] to place at the altar. We ask that you also place your name and phone number on the back of the photo. These pictures will remain at the altar during the month of November as a visual reminder of those who have gone before us.  Following Mass that evening, all are invited to remain for a reception in the commons.

“Middle School Youth Group Nights”  For Grades 6-8…Food, Friends, and Fun!  Gatherings will focus on fellowship and building relationships. Open to ALL Saint Mary’s community middle schoolers and their friends. Participants must be registered for parish faith formation (select Attends Catholic School in the online registration at the parish website) to ensure parental permission. Nights are planned for Nov. 24, Dec. 15, and Jan. 5.

“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 November 17, 2019.

HELPFUL LINKS:

Volunteer for Carpool Duty
Painless Fundraising
Flynn O’Hara Uniform information