April 28, 2017 NEWS FLASH

 1 John 4:19 We love because he first loved us.

Dear St. Mary’s Families,


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

Wednesday May 3 – We will follow a FRIDAY SCHEDULE (No Mass)

Wednesday May 3 – PTO General Meeting, Candidates for New Board Members will be presented for approval. (Please see below for additional information)

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

Saturday May 6 – Inaugural Pueri Cantores Festival Choir 4 – 8 Grade Students Saint Bede’s Church Williamsburg

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



Did You Know!:  We are closed for a SNOW DAY in MAY!  Monday May 22nd Saint Mary’s Catholic School will be CLOSED (NO ASC).


Be on the LOOKOUT!:  Your opinion is very important to us and we need your participation in our upcoming “School Lunch Program” Survey.  Coming to our NEWS FLASH soon.


Flowers and Plants for May Crowning:  Students in odd grades please bring a cut flower for May Crowning and students in even grades bring a small potted plant.


Candidates for New Board Members:  Wednesday, May 3 at 630pm in the Parish Hall we will hold our final PTO General Meeting. At this meeting the slate of candidates for the PTO Board for the upcoming school year will be presented for approval. We will also discuss the end of the school year, next year’s PTO calendar and answer any questions. Please plan to join us!

Nominations for open positions were taken from early March until present. Candidates were contacted by the Nominating Committee to discuss the duties of the positions. There was a decision to add a Marketing Director position to the Board as it has been deemed necessary to have someone as a point person for all PTO functions. The following slate of candidates have agreed to serve in the position listed.

The slate of candidates for the PTO Board for 2017-18 is:

SecretaryColleen Berry, Rising 8th and 6th graders

Vice President- Kate Faraci, Rising 5th and 2nd graders

Marketing Chair- Andrew Vehorn, Rising 1st grader

Returning Board Members will be:

President, John Costain, Graduate 2017 and rising 5th grader

Treasurer, Patricia Blair, Rising 3rd grader

Fundraising Chair, Russell Riddell, Rising 6th grader

If you would like to nominate someone other than those listed for open positions please email kim.ethangraham@gmail.com.

Thank you for your continued commitment to Saint Mary’s Catholic School and for helping to make it the wonderful institution that it is! I appreciate your time!

Kim Graham

PTO President

Saint Mary’s Catholic School


Art Show at Saint Mary’s Catholic School:  Friday May 5th 9:00AM to 12:30PM in the Upper Commons Art Show Flyer SMCS 417

Art Show volunteers needed! Please sign up here: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0A4BACAD28A0FE3-artshow

Skip the art show lines by pre-paying for your child’s framed and matted artwork. Please send in your $26 check to SMCS, labeled with your child’s name and teacher’s name. All pre-paid work will be tagged as SOLD at the show.


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. Orders will be accepted until Friday May 5, 2017.


Pokémon Club: now meeting on Tuesday from 3:00PM to 4:00PM in the middle school Religion room.  The last meeting will be May 16th.  Please see 8th Grade students Christopher Lee or Joey Edwards for information.


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


Church Events:

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


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



SummerCampRegistrationForm 317

Summer Camp Information June 5

Summer BAND CAMP Registration