Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Summer Blog Post #3

Summer is flying by and Mrs. Gannatti has announced some exciting changes for our new school year.  Click here to read her letter.  This letter was also sent out via email to our Parent email group on July 29, 2015.

Blooming into Kindergarten!  Ms. Bedard has published her classroom blog.  Kindergarten parents are invited and encouraged to subscribe to this blog to keep up with all of the news and events in our Kindergarten class.  Click here to access the blog and follow the steps to  "Subscribe by Email".  Please note that Ms. Bedard's blog also has a Supply List tab.

ST. MARY’S SCHOOL 2015 FIELD HOCKEY CAMP

TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 9:00-11:30
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 9:00-11:30
THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 9:00-11:30


FOR ALL STUDENTS ENTERING 4TH, 5TH (junior varsity) 6TH, 7TH, AND 8TH (varsity) 

THIS FREE CAMP PREPARES OUR ATHLETES FOR THEIR SEASON OF 2(JV)-4(V) GAMES

Regular practices will be afterschool on Meadow Field on Wednesdays and Thursdays 3:45-5:00 starting Wednesday, September 2nd (pickup at the field)

The coaches will walk the players to the fields.

THE CAMPERS SHOULD BRING EYE GOGGLES, MOUTH GUARD, STICK, CLEATS, SHIN GUARDS AND A LABELED WATER BOTTLE
(We have 8 extra sticks for students who are just trying out this sport.)

Please email mary.liljedahl48@gmail.com or judez.krocheski@att.net with questions.


Summer Fun


East Coast traveller, Greta F. has enjoyed the sights at Acadia National Park in Maine & the jellyfish at Discovery Place in Charlotte, NC this summer!  Where has your family been having summer fun?  We'd love to share your photos - send them along to dhatch@stmarysimsbury.eduk12.net.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Summer Blog Post #2 - July 22, 2015




Have you already had your first "Back to School" moment?  That overwhelming desire to shop for supplies or begin your summer reading?  Be sure to check the "Back to School" page of our school blog for all the information you need.  Supply lists are now available for all grades.  Parents of students entering grade 6 and students joining our Middle School for the first time this year are reminded to make an iPad Deployment Appointment with Mrs. Hatch.   Click here to visit the "Back to School" page.

Thinking about school uniforms?  An updated spreadsheet of used uniforms is available.  Click here.  Through August 3rd, Lands' End is offering free logos.  Click here Logos are OPTIONAL for polo shirts, sweatshirts and sweaters.  Keep in mind that you can use Lands' End gift cards available from our CHOICE program to make your school uniform purchases.

Alumni News


Our congratulations to Sarah Jessen, SMS Class of '13, on being named to the 2015 NAfME All-National Symphony Orchestra sponsored by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). Sarah will join 670 of the most musically talented and skilled high school students in the United States for a once-in-a-lifetime experience: performing on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee, on October 28, 2015. This marks the second year Jessen will participate in the event.

We also extend our congratulations to Katheryn Pettibone, SMS Class of '14, on achieving First Honors for the fourth quarter at East Catholic High School.

Summer Fun


Has your family had the opportunity to visit the CT Science Center in Hartford?  Stop by the SMS Office to pick up passes for free youth admission (under age 18).  These passes are good until 12/31/15.  Our thanks to Mr. Scott Sirianni for sharing these passes with our school.

Do you have summer fun to share?  We'd love to include photos of your family enjoying the summer in our next blog post!  Send them along to dhatch@stmarysimsbury.eduk12.net.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Summer Blog Post #1 - 6/18/15



Summer Office Hours have begun. The office is open from 9am-1pm on Tuesday - Thursday or by appointment. Voice mail and email will be checked daily.

Choice cards will be sold at the school office during the summer  on the dates and times listed below.

9:00-11:30 - June 17th & 24th

9:30-11:30 - July 8th & 22nd

9:30-11:30 - August 5th & 19th

If you have any questions about CHOICE, please contact Tammy Budnick at 860-658-9412 or Tbudnick@stmarysimsbury.eduk12.net.

The School Blog's "15-16 Back to School" page is available and contains lots of helpful information regarding summer communications, summer assignments and supply lists for the coming year.  Click here to view the Back to School page.  We encourage you to check this page often for updates, announcements and changes.

Summer blog posts will continue to be sent out on an as needed basis and the Back to School mailing will be sent out early in August.

Staying in Touch - Click here for information about our school calendar, our school and teacher blogs and our Remind text alerts.  Newly Enrolled Families - we strongly encourage you to subscribe to our school blog and your children's teacher's blogs ASAP so you get all of your summer news from SMS.  Returning Families - Please remember that you will need to "unsubscribe" from the teachers' blogs that no longer apply to your children's grades and/or academic placements.  Directions to "unsubscribe" appear at the bottom of every blog post you receive in your email.  Then, please be sure to take a moment to subscribe to the teachers' blogs that will apply to your children's grades and academic placements for 2016 -16.  Finally, just a reminder that our school's email lists are updated every year.  If you have changed your email address, please be sure to share it with us so we can update our parent email listing and help keep you up to date with all important communications.




It is with sadness that we share the news that Deacon Joseph Gabriele has died. Funeral arrangements are pending and should be available in the Hartford Courant in coming days. In addition to his dedicated service to St. Mary's Parish as a Deacon for many years, Mr. Gabriele also served as school principal here at St. Mary's after retiring from his successful career in the public education sector.  He and his wife, Marilyn, who passed away earlier this year, were strong supporters of our parish and school and actively shared their gifts and talents to make our community a better place. Each year, a deserving student at St. Mary's School is selected by our Pastor to benefit from the Joseph & Marilyn Scholarship Fund. Joe and Marilyn established this scholarship to help assure that Catholic education would remain a viable option for families now and in the future. We rejoice that Joe and Marilyn are reunited in God's love in heaven and pray for their family during this time of loss.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

News for the Week of 6/12/15






 Students in Miss Cole's Kindergarten are making the most of every bit of learning time left to them!  Last week, as part of their study of oceans, students created an "ocean in a bottle".





There will be an End of Year Prayer Service on Thursday, June 11th, at 9am in the church. All students should plan to wear their relaxed uniforms on this day. Everyone is invited to join us at this prayer service to give thanks for another wonderful year of exploration, excitement, learning and growth.





Friday, June 12th is our last day of school.

This will be a 12:45 early closing day. There will be NO PreKindergarten Enrichment or Aftercare. 

There will be an awards assembly at 9:30am in the parish center.  Parents will be notified by teachers if a student is going to receive an award.  A pizza lunch will be provided for all students. 

END OF YEAR Health Office Reminder - If you have prescription medications for your child(ren) in our school's health office, please be sure to come in and pick it up before the end of the school year.  These medications cannot be sent home with students and will be discarded if they are left in the health office at the end of the school year.



Summer Office Hours begin the week of Monday, June 15th. The office will be open from 9am-1pm on Tu
esday - Thursday or by appointment. Voice mail and email will be checked daily.

Choice cards will be sold at the school office during the summer  on the dates and times listed below.

9:00-11:30 - June 17th & 24th

9:30-11:30 - July 8th & 22nd

9:30-11:30 - August 5th & 19th

When our new school year begins on 8/26/15, regular CHOICE sales on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings will resume. If you have any questions about CHOICE, please contact Tammy Budnick at 860-658-9412 or Tbudnick@stmarysimsbury.eduk12.net.

Summer blog posts will be sent on an as needed basis and the Back to School mailing will be sent out early in August.


School will reopen on Wednesday, August 26th. It will be a regular, full day of school with PreKindergarten Enrichment and Aftercare available. 


There will be a "Meet & Greet" for students entering PreKindergarten, Kindergarten - Grade 3 on Tuesday, August 25th. Incoming 6th grade students and students new to our 7th and 8th grades should plan on attending a "Morning in Middle School" on Tuesday, August 25th. Timing for these events will be announced via summer blog post.


All students (and at least one parent or guardian) entering grade 6 along any students new to our Middle School or recommended for an appointment by faculty will be required to meet with Mrs. Hatch prior to the start of school to review iPad use guidelines and basic procedures. All required forms must also be turned in at that meeting in order for an iPad to be provided to the student.

 Click here to access the Sign Up Genius to schedule your appointment on a convenient day and time.  Please note that an iPad will not be deployed to a student that needs an appointment if it has not taken place prior to the start of school.  

Students returning to grades 7 or 8 and students in Kindergarten through grade 5 will be given their iPads in the first days of school once all required forms have been turned into the school office. Required forms will be part of the August Back to School mailing. Questions should be directed to Mrs. Hatch at dhatch@stmarysimsbury.eduk12.net.



Reminder to Smart Tuition Account Holders:  as you begin making payments in June on your 2015-2016 Smart Tuition account, please remember to change the school year in your account number from 14 to 15 Account numbers are broken down as follows:  02300 is the school code; 15 refers to the school year; and the last six digits reflect your individual family’s account.  If you continue making payments using the 14 school year, they will apply to your 2014-15 account, generating an overpayment status.  Your 2015-16 account will then appear delinquent, causing $50 late fees to accrue each month the payments are missing.  If you have any questions about this, please call Smart Tuition’s Parent help center at 1-888-868-8828.

St. Mary's Campus Connection Plan 
 Learn More Now & Share Your Thoughts!

Last week, the Facility Working Group unveiled its St. Mary's Campus Connection Plan -- a plan which suggested renovations and additions to our school including:

*  a new school library
*  a new music and art room
*  potential for a new gym

For project explanation and renderings, click here.

In addition, a survey was mailed to every family. Even if you are not a parishioner of St. Mary's Church, it is important to fill out the survey (it will take about 5-10 minutes). The survey will determine the feasibility and scope of this project. Click here to access the survey.

Athletic News - 

LAST CALL FOR TEAM JERSEYS!  All sports team uniforms need to be returned to Mr. Gangloff before the end of the year - this Friday, 6/12/15.  Please be sure items are returned clean.




Mark your calendars now for Field Hockey Camp! This free camp is open to all students entering grades 4-8 in the fall and will be held at Meadow Field on Iron Horse Blvd. in Simsbury.  Dates to be announced soon via  Summer blog post!


Our Condolences to the Kane Family - As many of you already know, Miss Kane's dad, Joe Kane, died last week.  Thank you for keeping the family in your prayers at this difficult time. Many of you have asked if there is something you can do in support of the family.  Below is a summary of the family's wishes -

In lieu of flowers, donations in Joe's memory can be made to the Hartland Land Trust, P.O. Box 12, East Hartland, CT 06027 or the Hartland food bank at Neighbors Helping Neighbors, Town of Hartland, 22 South Road, East Hartland, CT 06027.



Our Congratulations to Miss Ehrhardt on her engagement to Mr. Anthony Bouffard!  We will all be looking forward to sharing in the happiness of wedding plans!






Home & School Association News

Heather Goetz reading to our first grade students at bookfair.
Whether you helped with setup or classroom visits or just came and purchased some summer reading material, thanks to everyone who helped make our BOGO Scholastic Bookfair such a success!  Our special thanks to Mrs. Heather Goetz, mother of Greyson in PreK, for sharing her very special book, The Magical World of You with our community.


Congratulations to all of our fine student musicians on their performances at our Spring
Band Concert on May 21st.  Our thanks to our FMI Instructor, Mrs. Debbie Morse, for
all of her efforts this year to instill a love of music and desire to achieve musical proficiency.


Alumni News
Our congratulations to Marty Wall, SMS Class of '15, on his participation with the University of Scranton Orchestra.  Marty was invited to play in the saxophone section during the University's graduation exercises.  Marty's sister graduated from the University of Scranton this spring!

We also congratulate Timothy Nolan, SMS Class of '14Timothy received the Freshmen English award and a Meritorious Achievement award in Communications at Granby High School.

If you have alumni news to share, please send it along to Mrs. Hatch via dhatch@stmarysimsbury.eduk12.net.


Wednesday, June 3, 2015

News for the Week of 6/3/15

IT'S OPENING NIGHT!


36th Annual
St. Mary's Carnival
June 3-6, 2015!


*** Location:  34 Hopmeadow St

Field South of Eversource Energy
 (Formerly Connecticut Light & Power)

Your help is needed as a volunteer.  Click here to volunteer.   Click here for more information about the carnival.

Buy a wristband & RIDE ALL NIGHT!  Wristbands are $20 on Wednesday & Thursday and $25 for Friday and Saturday

Don't forget the Raffle!  1st prize is $10,000, 2nd prize is a $500 gift certificate to Holloway's; 3rd prize is a Samsung 40" LED TV and 4th prize is Fitzgerald cake of the month for 1 year. Tickets are $20 each - limit of 2,500 being sold.  Tickets are available at the carnival or at the Parish Offices at 3 Massaco Street.


Friday, June 5th we will celebrate the SMS Class of '15 with Graduation after 10AM Mass and Class Day beginning at 1pm in the Parish Center.  All are welcome to join us at Mass and for the graduation ceremony.  Please remember that no physical education uniforms should be worn to Mass.  Eighth grade students should follow the dress guidelines provided by Mrs. Gillen.






Yearbooks have been distributed to our graduating class. All other students can look forward to receiving their yearbooks during the week of 6/8/15.  If you didn't purchase a yearbook,  the school has received a limited number of extra books that can be purchased for $28. Please drop by the office to purchase yours or send in your check in an envelope marked as "Yearbook Order".  Checks should be made payable to St. Mary's School with "yearbook" in the memo section.  These books are available first come/first served. If you would like us to give the yearbook directly to a student, please indicate the name of the student as well (particularly if you have more than one child enrolled here at SMS).  




Monday, June 8th - Grades PreKindergarten, Kindergarten - 4 will enjoy field day in the north (playground) parking lot. Students should wear sneakers and a shirt that features the color of his/her team.  Shorts may match the shirt color or be black or be the school's PE shorts.  Please be sure to send a water bottle and sunscreen!

Seventh grade students will be assuming their roles as school leaders and coordinate this field day with teachers supervising.


Reminder to Smart Tuition Account Holders:  as you begin making payments in June on your 2015-2016 Smart Tuition account, please remember to change the school year in your account number from 14 to 15 Account numbers are broken down as follows:  02300 is the school code; 15 refers to the school year; and the last six digits reflect your individual family’s account.  If you continue making payments using the 14 school year, they will apply to your 2014-15 account, generating an overpayment status.  Your 2015-16 account will then appear delinquent, causing $50 late fees to accrue each month the payments are missing.  If you have any questions about this, please call Smart Tuition’s Parent help center at 1-888-868-8828.


Students in Mrs. Jehning's First Grade invited guests
to a Poetry Celebration last week.  It was a wonderful afternoon.


Wednesday, June 10th and Thursday, June 11th are regular, full days of school.  PreKindergarten Enrichment and Aftercare are available on both of these days.

HOT LUNCH HELP NEEDED!  We have NO volunteers signed up to serve the hot lunch scheduled for Wednesday, 6/10.  If you can help, please contact Mrs. Budnick at the school office at either 860-658-9412 or tbudnick@stmarysimsbury.eduk12.net.  Thanks!



There will be an End of Year Prayer Service on Thursday, June 11th at 9am in the church. All students should plan to wear their relaxed uniforms on this day. Everyone is invited to join us at this prayer service to give thanks for another wonderful year of exploration, excitement, learning and growth.





Friday, June 12th is our last day of school.

This will be a 12:45 early closing day. There will be NO PreKindergarten Enrichment or Aftercare. 

There will be an awards assembly at 9:30am in the parish center.  Parents will be notified by teachers if a student is going to receive an award.  A pizza lunch will be provided for all students. 



Summer Office Hours begin the week of Monday, June 15th. The office will be open from 9am-1pm on Tuesday - Thursday or by appointment. Voice mail and email will be checked daily. Dates for Summer CHOICE sales will be announced prior to the close of school. Summer blog posts will be sent on an as needed basis and the Back to School mailing will be sent out early in August.






School will reopen on Wednesday, August 26th. It will be a regular, full day of school with PreKindergarten Enrichment and Aftercare available. 



There will be a "Meet & Greet" for students entering PreKindergarten, Kindergarten - Grade 3 on Tuesday, August 25th. Incoming 6th grade students and students new to our 7th and 8th grades should plan on attending a "Morning in Middle School" on Tuesday, August 26th. Timing for these events will be announced via summer blog post.




iPad Summer Collection -

Grades 6 & 7 - All grade 6 and 7 iPads and school owned chargers and cords must be turned in to the homeroom teacher on Wednesday, June 10th. Any physical damage or device operational issues should be reported when the device is turned in. There is a $50 repair fee due for any type of repair required. There is a $40 charge for replacement if the school owned charger and/or cord are not returned with the iPad. An invoice will be sent via US mail if a repair or replacement fee is due. If a fee is still due at the start of school, the student will not be issued a device until the fee has been paid.

Grades K-5 - These students will have daily use of their iPads until Thursday, June 11th. Students will bring their iPad cases home for the summer. ( If a replacement case is being purchased, please keep in mind that the case must be for a 3rd generation iPad. Cases for newer versions will not fit the 3rd generation device appropriately.) All of these devices will be inspected by the homeroom teachers and Mrs. Hatch for physical damage and/or operational issues. There is a $50 repair fee due for any type of repair required. An invoice will be sent via US mail if a repair or replacement fee is due. If a fee is still due at the start of school, the student will not be issued a device until the fee has been paid.

All questions regarding iPad summer collection or iPads in general should be directed to Mrs. Hatch at dhatch@stmarysimsbury.eduk12.net.





Something's Fishy in Kindergarten!  To kick off Ocean Week, students in Miss Cole's Kindergarten began by reading the book, Rainbow Fish.  Then, the  children decorated scales and wrote about why it is good to share with others!





Jump Rope Club -  

There will be a Jump Rope Club show today (6/3) at 6:45 at River Ridge in Avon.








Athletic News - Mark your calendars now for Field Hockey Camp! This free camp is open to all students entering grades 4-8 in the fall and will be held at Meadow Field on Iron Horse Blvd. in Simsbury on 8/25-27 in the morning.  Click here for all the details.











The Federation seeks to develop support for a bill that would allow allocation of state funds for inter-district transportation for non-public schools. In order to build support, the Federation is researching the current use of in-town bus transportation and the potential use of inter-district busing by CT Catholic school students. All CT Catholic school parents are asked to complete this very short survey, the results of which will provide useful data for the Federation’s efforts. Please click here to complete the survey.



Alumni News - Congratulations to Domenic Cirielli, SMS Class of '14.   Domenic was awarded “Simsbury Scholar” status. This status is conveyed to those students with high honors (top five percent of his freshman class). Domenic also received “The Colt Award for Spanish Excellence” from the Connecticut Council of Language Teachers.

Northwest Catholic High School held its annual Academic & Service Awards Night on 5/28/15.  We are proud to congratulate the following SMS alums for their achievements -

Katherine Jessen, SMS Class of '13, was presented with plaque awards for English, Math & Honors Chemistry.

Gabriela Doskos, SMS Class of '13, was presented with the Religion 2 plaque award.

Brett Baker, SMS Class of '13, was presented with the John Rice award, This award is given in memory of John Rice to an underclassman who has exhibited interest in politics, as well as demonstrating an understanding of the political process.

Abigail Herron, SMS Class of '12, was presented with the Latin 3 plaque award.  Abby also received the Yale Book Award.  This award is given annually to a junior who demonstrates qualities of leadership, teamwork, organizational abilitlies and who ranks in the top 15% of the class.

Avery Hatch, SMS Class of '12, was presented with the Xerox Award to Innovation and Information Technology.  This award is presented annually to a junior to recognize outstanding achievement in the pursuit of innovative approaches and appreciation of the possibilities of technology.

Mary Elizabeth Budnick, SMS Class of '12, was presented with the College of the Elms Book Award.  This award is given annually to a junior for oustanding academic achievement.

Matthew Sottile, SMS Class of '12, was presented with the Notre Dame Award.  This award is given annually to a junior who combines excellence in academics with a sense of community and responsibility that prepares them for leadership in building a society that is at once more human and more divine.

David Kalamarides, SMS Class of '11, was recognized as a National Merit Scholar.

We also congratulate Adrian Hatch, SMS Class of '09, on being named to the Dean's List at the iSchool at Syracuse University for his fourth consecutive semester.

We love to hear about the accomplishments of our alumni, if you have news to share, please send it to Mrs. Hatch at dhatch@stmarysimsbury.eduk12.net.




Rainy Day fun in PreK -  Jackson made the best of an indoor recess by constructing his own "treadmill" to get in his daily workout!


Wednesday, May 27, 2015

News for the Week of 5/27/15




Keeping it Safe in the Neighborhood - Students in Miss Kane's PreKindergarten visited the fire station that is right down the street to learn more about fire prevention and safety.  It was an informative visit that included a test of the alarm tone while students were on tour!






Mark your calendar for family fun!


36th Annual
St. Mary's Carnival
June 3-6, 2015!


*** Location:  34 Hopmeadow St

Field South of Eversource Energy
 (Formerly Connecticut Light & Power)

Your help is needed as a volunteer.  Click here to volunteer.   Click here for more information about the carnival.




EXCITING NEWS!
St. Catherine's Men's Club is holding a golf tournament on Friday, May 29th at Simsbury Farms.
It includes lunch and a surf and turf dinner. The cost is $135.00 per golfer.
For every foursome from the St. Mary's community that signs up, the St. Catherine's Men's Club will donate $100 to our school! The rest of the proceeds of the tournament goes to Pantry Partners Feeding Simsbury Families in Need. If interested, please contact St. Catherine of Sienna parish at 860-658-1642.  Thank you for your support.

Friday, June 5th we will celebrate the SMS Class of '15 with Graduation after 10AM Mass and Class Day beginning at 1pm in the Parish Center.  All are welcome to join us at Mass and for the graduation ceremony.  Please remember that no physical education uniforms should be worn to Mass.  Eighth grade students should follow the dress guidelines provided by Mrs. Gillen.





Monday, June 8th - Grades PreKindergarten, Kindergarten - 4 will enjoy field day in the north (playground) parking lot.









Wednesday, June10th and Thursday, June 11th are regular, full days of school.  PreKindergarten Enrichment and Aftercare are available on both of these days.



There will be an End of Year Prayer Service on Thursday, June 11th at 9am in the church.  All students should plan to wear their relaxed uniforms on this day.  Everyone is invited to join us at this prayer service to give thanks for another wonderful year of exploration, excitement, learning and growth.



Friday, June 12th is our last day of school.

This will be a 12:45 early closing day. There will be NO PreKindergarten Enrichment or Aftercare. 

There will be an awards assembly at 9:30am in the parish center.  Parents will be notified by teachers if a student is going to receive an award.  A pizza lunch will be provided for all students.



Summer Office Hours begin the week of Monday, June 15th.  The office will be open from 9am-1pm on Tuesday - Thursday or by appointment.  Voice mail and email will be checked daily.  Dates for Summer CHOICE sales will be announced prior to the close of school.  Summer blog posts will be sent on an as needed basis and the Back to School mailing will be sent out early in August.






School will reopen on Wednesday, August 26th.  It will be a regular, full day of school with PreKindergarten Enrichment and Aftercare available.

There will be a "Meet & Greet" for students entering PreKindergarten, Kindergarten - Grade 3 on Tuesday, August 25th.  Incoming 6th grade students and students new to our 7th and 8th grades should plan on attending a "Morning in Middle School" on Tuesday, August 26th.  Timing for these events will be announced via summer blog post.

iPad Summer Collection -  

Grade 8 - All grade 8 iPads and school owned chargers and cords must be turned in to the homeroom teacher on Wednesday, June 3rd.  Any physical damage or device operational issues should be reported when the device is turned in.  There is a $50 repair fee due for any type of repair required.  There is a $40 charge for replacement if the school owned charger and/or cord are not returned with the iPad.  An invoice will be sent via US mail if a repair or replacement fee is due.

Grades 6 & 7 - All grade 6 and 7 iPads and school owned chargers and cords must be turned in to the homeroom teacher on Wednesday, June 10th.  Any physical damage or device operational issues should be reported when the device is turned in.  There is a $50 repair fee due for any type of repair required.  There is a $40 charge for replacement if the school owned charger and/or cord are not returned with the iPad.   An invoice will be sent via US mail if a repair or replacement fee is due.  If a fee is still due at the start of school, the student will not be issued a device until the fee has been paid.

Grades K-5 - These students will have daily use of their iPads until Thursday, June 11th.  Students will bring their iPad cases home for the summer. ( If a replacement case is being purchased, please keep in mind that the case must be for a 3rd generation iPad.  Cases for newer versions will not fit the 3rd generation device appropriately.)  All of these devices will be inspected by the homeroom teachers and Mrs. Hatch for physical damage and/or operational issues.  There is a $50 repair fee due for any type of repair required.   An invoice will be sent via US mail if a repair or replacement fee is due.  If a fee is still due at the start of school, the student will not be issued a device until the fee has been paid.

All questions regarding iPad summer collection or iPads in general should be directed to Mrs. Hatch at dhatch@stmarysimsbury.eduk12.net.


Room Parents for 2015-16Thank you to the parents who have volunteered to be room parents for the 2015-2016 school year.  There are still a few spots available.  If your child is entering the following grades and you would like to serve as a room parent next year, please let Mrs. Gannatti know at mgannatti@stmarysimsbury.eduk12.net.  Room Parents are still needed for:
*  1st grade - still an opportunity for one other room parent
*  2nd grade
*  3rd grade
*  4th grade
*  7th and 8th grades - still an opportunity for another room parent




Jump Rope Club -  

There will be a Jump Rope Club show today (5/27) at 6:00pm at McLean Home in Simsbury and another next Wednesday (6/3) at 6:45 at River Ridge in Avon.



Home & School Association News

The Scholastic BOGO Bookfair continues in the Parish Center through Sunday, May 31.

Wed.    9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Thurs. 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Fri.      11:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Sun. May 31                        9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


Remaining Class visits to the  Book Fair at the following times:


Grade 1   - Thurs., May 28th@10:45AM

Grade 6   - Thurs., May 28th @2:35PM
Special Event for the book fair:




SEND IN THOSE BOX TOPS!!

Box Tops for Education - Final Collection Contest for 2014-15!  Until May 29th, we are collecting box tops for the third and final Box Tops for Education collection contest for this year. The grade level that collects the most Box Tops from the Fall, Winter and Spring, will win the last contest, and their teacher will receive $75 for the classroom.  Click here for more information.


SMS Alumni Mary Elizabeth Budnick (second from left) &
Avery Hatch and Ann O'Meara and Abigail Herron ( right).

Alumni News - Congratulations to Mary Elizabeth Budnick, Avery Hatch, Abigail Herron and Ann O'Meara (all SMS Class of '12) on their induction to the National Latin Honor Society (Associationem ad Promovendum Studium Latinum). The purpose of the Society is to encourage an interest in and an appreciation of the language, literature and culture of ancient Greece and Rome and to impart an understanding of the debt of our own culture to that of Classical antiquityAll of these students are currently completing their Junior year at Northwest Catholic High School.

If you have alumni news to share, please send it to dhatch@stmarysimsbury.eduk12.net.