Thursday, October 5, 2017

News for the Week of 10/5/17

We're excited to announce SMS Early Drop Off 
beginning Monday, October 16th and available on every regular school day from 7:15 - 8:20am.  Click here for more information, annual registration form and monthly reservation calendars.

Calendar Reminder - School will be closed Monday, October 9th, in observance of Columbus Day.

Spread the word! Invite a Friend! 
October is Open House Month! 

Walk in Wednesdays: 9-11am every Wednesday in October.

Wednesday,October 18th: 6:30 pm Open House - Parish Center 

Live on a busy street? Can you take an Open House lawn sign? 
Please contact Toni Chagnon if you are able to give a sign a loving home!

Hot Lunch Volunteers are still needed!    If you are Virtus trained and can help out, even just once in a while, please click here to visit the Sign Up Genius and volunteer.  Training is provided and a lunch room coordinator is always on hand to help with questions.

The Hot Lunch order period for NOVEMBER will be open from Monday, October 16 through Friday, October 20th.  This open order period is your only opportunity to order hot lunches, including pizza on Friday, for November.

Order your holiday pies & cookie dough, too! Order forms are being sent home on Friday, 10/6/17 - please be sure to check backpacks!

Delicious Lyman Orchard pies & Otis Spunkmeyer cookie dough are being sold by the St. Mary's School HSA. All products arrive frozen for you to bake fresh for your family & friends. Order forms & payment should be brought/mailed to the school office NLT Monday, 10/16/17. Pies and cookie dough will be available for pick up on Fri., 11/17 from 10am-4pm in the lower church.

Help will be needed with pie sorting and distribution.  If you can help, please click here.

Students in Mrs. Jehning's first grade class used their iPads to take photos of God's creation for a book they will write using the Book Creator app.  They also stopped to take a photo of our beautiful Mary statue.

It's Time to Sign Up for Parent/Teacher Conferences -  Our Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on Tuesday, 10/24; Wednesday, 10/25 and Thursday, 10/26. Each of these days will be a 12:45pm early dismissal.  

***Friday, 10/27, is also a 12:45pm early dismissal for Faculty Faith Formation.***

There will be NO Aftercare on Tuesday, 10/24 - Friday, 10/27.  PreK Enrichment will be available on Tuesday, 10/24 - Thursday, 10/26 but NOT on Friday, 10/27.  PE Club will be available to those that are signed up for October on both Wednesday, 10/25 & Thursday, 10/26 and will run from 1-2:15pm.

Parents with students in middle school, please make note that Mrs. Gina Raymond is only available on Tuesday and Wednesdays so if your child has Gina Raymond for math, you should select a conference on Tuesday or Wednesday only. Ms. Nikki Raymond will be available on all conference days.

To sign up for your Parent/Teacher Conferences, click here.

Our basketball season is approaching quickly. Here is some information you will need to know for the upcoming season.

Participation permission was granted by the athletics permission form sent in the summer packet. A new permission form will not be sent out. If you need to submit an updated form to give basketball permission, click here.

Please note -To complete basketball registration for your child(ren), please send in your participation fee. Your child will not be added to the roster or receive a Jersey until the fee is received. (Fees Below)

-At the coaches discretion, practice will begin as early as the week of the Oct. 23rd.

-Practices for grades 2-6 will be held during the week. Each team will have 1-2 practices, M-F. 

-Grades 7-8 (Varsity) practice once during the week from 6-8pm on Mondays and on Saturday mornings at Westminster. Games will be on Thursday or Friday and Sunday. 

Fees for participation are the following:

JVC 2-3rd grades  -  $50

JVB, JVA, Varsity   -  Grades 3-8 $150

There is a maximum $250 cap per family. Checks payable to St Mary School.  Please put "Basketball" in the memo section.  Please contact Scott Gangloff with any questions - .

Supporting SMS

Fitzgerald's Register Tapes for Education - Again this year, you can help us earn free teacher materials and supplies by shopping at Fitzgerald's and putting your register receipt into the SMS bucket.  The points we earn from the register receipts are redeemable for free teacher materials and supplies.

Box Tops for Education may be sent in at any time.  All homeroom classrooms have a collection box.  Keep those box tops coming!

PreK was excited to have a visit from Miss Raymond and
the Dot & Dash robots.

Community News

Talcott Mountain Science Center Invites You - TONIGHT, 10/5/17 - Mapping the Heavens with Professor Priyamvada Natarajan.  Click here for more information.

Auer Farm is hosting a Fall Festival on Saturday, October 14th from 11am-4pm. Click here to print the postcard below for $5 off your admission.

Your donations needed!  Again this year, we will be collecting clean, gently used clothing for the St. Ann's Church Clothing Sale.  Donations will be accepted beginning on Tuesday, October 10th until Friday, 10/27.
Everyone is also encouraged to shop at the sale for some great bargains and to benefit a great cause!

Have you always wanted to drive a Corvette? 
 There's still time to purchase tickets in the school office!

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