21 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.

  From All Of Us At Saint Mary’s Catholic School, Have a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving.

 

Dear Saint Mary’s Families,

IMPORTANT DATES:

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

Wednesday November 29 – School Mass

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

PARENTS:

Giving Tuesday:   A few people have asked about Giving Tuesday, since last year Saint Mary’s saw such generous success with our Giving Tuesday fundraising.  Saint Mary’s will soon be rolling out a capital campaign to raise funds for exciting renovations of our entrance, elementary wing and library/technology center. Since we will be asking you to contribute to that campaign, we opted not to create a focused Giving Tuesday this year around November 28.  However, you can make a gift to Saint Mary’s Catholic School any time – if you’d like to make a Giving Tuesday gift to Saint Mary’s, you can do so here. We’re grateful for your support and wish you a blessed Thanksgiving!

 

Spirit Shop: We have the perfect Christmas gifts right here in our Spirit Shop!  Saint Mary’s Adult Spirit wear. Order before November 28th and receive a BONUS!!  DO NOT WAIT, SEE the BONUS options and order Here

 

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

 

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

 

Saint Mary’s Student Council:  with St. Mary’s Faith Formation Program is sponsoring the annual partnership with Sherbourne Methodist Church Christmas collection for low income children along Jefferson Davis Highway.  Please consider participating.  A gift will brighten the hearts of these children this holiday season.  Click Here for additional information.

 

Our Lady Of Guadalupe Feast:  Wednesday December 13th, during school mass we  will honor Our Lady Of Guadalupe for her feast celebration.  We are inviting all families to join us at our school mass at 9:00 a.m.  In order to celebrate, we are asking all students to bring a flower on December 13th, which are going to be collected and placed in a vase or basket to decorate the altar for Our Lady. Click Here for a short story of “Our Lady Of Guadalupe”.

 

Catholic School Connections:  The OCS Fall Newsletter is HEREUpdates from across our Diocese, Catholic School Happenings and much more.

 

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.

 

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