17 Nov

OUR MISSION:  Saint Mary’s School exists to provide an opportunity to grow in faith, wisdom and knowledge in a challenging academic environment formed by Catholic tradition. We are committed to the application of Christ’s teaching by instilling the value of service to others while providing our students with the necessary skills to further their educational pursuits. Our mission as a strong Catholic community is supported by high-quality educators, dedicated staff and invested families.

Dear Saint Mary’s Families,

IMPORTANT DATES:

Tuesday November 21 – Interims

Tuesday November 21 – Saint Mary’s Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon

Tuesday November 21 – Kindergarten Thanksgiving Program

Wednesday November 22 – School Closed For the Thanksgiving Holiday

Thursday November 23 – School Closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday

Friday November 24 – School Closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday

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

PARENTS:

Capital One Matching Gift Update:  We received information letting us know that the Capital One matching gift program ended effective Friday, November 10 . The program will end on December 31, but the final date for requests was November 10, to ensure that all eligible gifts are paid out before December 31.  We appreciate all gifts to Saint Mary’s, and are grateful for Capital One’s generosity to us through this program.

Jennifer Janus Development Coordinator

 

Yearbook Orders…  It’s not too late to order a yearbook! And trust us, you don’t want a sad child when yearbooks are handed out at the end of the school year and we have run out of books. There is still time to order! Please click here to order your yearbook by December 3rd!

Any questions, please contact Heather Heishman at hheishman@saintmary.org

 

Poinsettia Sale:  The St. Mary’s School Class of 2018 is offering a festive way to celebrate the Christmas season! Beautiful Poinsettias from Strange’s Florist arrive nicely wrapped in gold foil with a bow and have 5-6 blooms per plant. Please help support The 8th Grade Graduation Fund with the purchase of a Poinsettia for your home, office, or as a lovely gift! Order before 11/21/17  Order Here

 

Advent Pancake Breakfast:  Please join the Saint Mary’s Catholic School PTO for an Advent Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, December 3rd in the Parish Hall (Gym) of Saint Mary Catholic School.   There are two seatings.  The first seating is at 10:00 AM and the second seating is 12:00 PM.  St. Nick will be there and a craft tables for the kids will be set up as well.  Mimosas for the adults are available for pre-purchase. The Christmas Shop and the Spirit Shop will also be open.  Tickets are $7 per person. Children under 5 are admitted free.  Tickets can be purchased by clicking HERE!

 

Advent Pancake Breakfast Volunteers Needed:   We need LOTS of volunteers to make the 2017 Advent Brunch a success!  Please click HERE to volunteer!

 

Christmas Shop 12/3/2017 through 12/6/2017:  Students in Kindergarten – Eighth.  What a Joy!  Christmas is here and with it, the opportunity to teach our children the beauty of gift giving.  A time where our students can purchase gifts for family and friends.  Most items are under $10.00.  Saint Mary’s PTO members will be present to wrap items purchased so that gifts purchased will truly be a Christmas surprise.  Please look for your students specific shopping time in their classroom news. 

Christmas Shop 12/3/2017 through 12/6/2017 Volunteers:  It is that time of year and your help is needed.  Please volunteer at 2017 Saint Mary’s Christmas Shop

 

Flynn & O’hara Uniform UPDATE:  The New PE T-Shirt is now available.  Online and at the Midlothian Location

 

 With Saint Mary’s Logo.

 

Lost and Found:  Please check lost and found if your student is missing any school items.  We will be donating all unclaimed items to Goodwill on Tuesday November 21.

 

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

 

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.

 

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:

St. Mary Catholic Church Registration  Parish registration takes place monthly on Sunday afternoon at 12:30 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.  Child care and refreshments are provided.

Our next registration will take place on November 19.