Wednesday, January 31, 2018

News for the Week of 1/31/18

2018 Family Lunch
Pack Your Brown Bag & Join Us for Lunch!  

We welcome everyone to pack a lunch and join us for family lunch on Thursday, February 1.

Times for Family Lunch Day are:

11:00-11:35 PreKindergarten, Kindergarten, Grades 1 & 2

11:40-12:15 Grades 3 & 4

12:20-12:50 Grades 5, 6, 7 & 8

Advancement News

- It's not too late! We are hosting one more Fairy Tale Friday this Friday, Feb. 2nd! Hope you can join us for some Gingerbread Man Fun, 9-9:30 am in the Prekindergarten classroom with Miss Kane. 

- Applications for Admission are being accepted for 2018-19! Walk In Wednesdays will be back for February! Invite a friend to come learn more about our school. Every Wednesday 9-11 am Feb. 7th - 28th. All are welcome! Contact Toni Chagnon for more information

2018 Altar Serving Training for New Servers - Students in Grades 4 and up are invited to join the St. Mary's Altar Server ministry.  Preparatory classes will meet on Saturdays from 1-2pm in the church on March 10, 17, 24 and 31.  It is necessary to attend all 4 sessions. Questions should be directed to Sheila Garilli via email at

Debate Club - Students in grades 6-8 are invited to participate in the new SMS Debate Club. This club will be moderated by Mrs. Rayissa Armata and will begin on Thursday, February 8th . 

Debate Club will meet from 3:30-4:45pm in the Art/Music Portable on the following dates: 
February 8, 15, & 22 
March 8, 15 & 22
 * The club will NOT meet on March 1 because it is a 12:45pm early dismissal due to Parent/Teacher Conferences. 

There is no charge to participate in Debate Club.  Click here to download a permission slip to return to the school office.

Grade 8 Fundraising - JOIN US! 8th Grade Class of 2018 invites your students in Kindergarten - Grade 7 to Valentine's Day Pajama Party in the Saint Mary's Parish Center on February 10th from 5 - 9:30 pm. The event will include Valentine crafts, fun games, and a g-rated movie. Pizza dinner will be served as well as hot chocolate and popcorn during the movie! Come in PJs, and bring a blanket/pillow to watch the movie with. Bring a friend! All children must be Kindergarten (age 5+) and up. $25 per childDrop off is at 5pm, pick up by 9:30. All proceeds support 8th grade fundraising, which provides the 8th graders with funds for graduation expenses, a class trip, and a gift to the school from their class. They have been working hard this year and appreciate the continued support from the community! Click here to download & print a reservation form to send to the school office.  All RSVP's and payments are due by Wednesday, February 7th. Please make checks payable to Saint Mary's School with "Kids Night Out" in the memo.

8th Graders & 8th Grade Parents: Please click HERE to sign up for your shift as a student volunteer and parent chaperone (must be Virtus trained) 

Grade 7 Fundraising - Our seventh grade will be hosting 2 fundraisers to help them with costs associated with their field trip to Boston:

Munsons Chocolates - Delicious treats for Easter!  Order forms will be sent home with students on Friday, January 26th.  Please be sure to check backpacks.  All orders and payments will be due back NLT Friday, February 23rd.  Chocolates will be available for pickup on Friday, March 23rd.  Additional pick up details will be announced closer to the pick up date.

Enjoy a No-Fuss Tuesday Night Delicious Dinner - Dine In or Take Out
Click here to download a copy of this flyer to print & present

Time to order the 17-18 SMS Yearbook!  
Every student is pictured along with all SMS school events.

Click here to order online or click here to download & print an order form.
Our school ID  - # 9415318

Save the Date & Book Your Babysitter!  Your invitation will be arriving soon.  St. Mary's School 3rd Annual Art Show is coming soon! This year's Art Show will be from 7-10pm on Friday, March 2nd, at the Silpe Gallery at The University of HartfordThis is a great adult evening out to enjoy and purchase your child's artwork. Every child in Prekindergarten thru 8th grade will have a framed piece of artwork on display and available for sale for $40 a piece.

Supporting SMS - 

Help SMS Earn Free School Supplies & Equipment with Big Y Education Express -

Big Y Education Express helps schools get FREE, much needed supplies & equipment!

• Everyone can participate! Family and friends can support SMS by signing up for Education Express.
• From February 1 through April 25, 2018, for every 500 Education Express Points earned, you get a GOLD COIN!
• Just shop Big Y and look for the participating items marked with the Education Express logo. Each item will have a point value and savings on top of that!

Click here to register for Education Express.

Athletic News

The Girls’ Varsity Basketball team played 2 games recently, sweeping Sacred Heart (league) and Granby (non-league). Last week, the girls played 4 games in 5 days, going 2-2 in that span. They played some heart pounding, hard fought, tough games including a tough loss in OT at St. Paul.

Their record is currently 7-2 in league and 9-5 overall.

Next week, they hit the road for 2 games before returning home on Sunday, 2/11, 7pm at Ethel Walker. Come out and watch a gritty group of ladies.

Many Thanks to All That Have Helped Make Teacher Appreciation Week So Special - Already this week we have enjoyed delicious snacks and lunches.  There are fabulous posters up in the hall and one teacher, who happens to be a big NY Jets fan, received a very special hat -

Box Tops for Education - Thanks to everyone who is faithfully clipping Box Tops for Education.  Just a reminder to please check expiration dates and clip carefully!  If the expiration date is clipped off, the Box Top will not be accepted.

Community News

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