Wednesday, February 28, 2018

News for the Week of 2/28/18

Due to expected unpleasant weather - the Art Show that was scheduled for Friday, 3/2/18,  has  been POSTPONED and will now take place at our school on "Moving Up Knight" on Wednesday, March 14.

Mark Your Calendars - Wednesday, 3/14/18, is "Moving up Knight" Featuring the Art Show. "Moving Up Knight" begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, 3/14, in the Parish Center.  Parents are invited to arrive at 6pm for an "Art Show Preview".

This year, "Moving Up Knight" will host our Art Show. The parish center will be transformed into an art gallery and cafe.  Delicious appetizers and desserts will be available as tour the gallery and purchase your child(ren)'s beautifully framed artwork.   Please use the Sign Up Genius to let us know you will be attending - Click here.  If you have already RSVP'ed and can still attend, no need to sign up again.

This is also your first chance to get a peek at the classroom(s) and curriculum your child(ren) will experience next year.   You are also invited to take a peek in other grades as well in case you are curious about the curriculum at other levels.  We look forward to seeing you there!  

We encourage you to bring your signed Family Enrollment Form & Fee to finalize your 2018-19 enrollment.

"Moving Up Knight" is for parents.  Students will enjoy "moving up" activities and tour the Art Show during the school day on 3/14. 

Check your Email!  On Friday, 3/2, two important emails will be sent to all SMS families.  The first will provide information about the various types of financial assistance available at SMS and the SmartAid Application process.  The second will introduce our school's New Family Referral Program and explain how your family can earn a tuition discount just by sharing your SMS experience and recruiting a new family to join our community.  During the week of March 5th, all SMS families will receive an email containing the information and forms necessary to complete enrollment for the 2018-19 school year.

Important Calendar Reminders

Parent/Teacher Conferences continue through Thursday, 3/1.   You are still welcome to sign up for a conference - To sign up for your Parent/Teacher Conferences, click here. 

Both Thursday, 3/1 and Friday, 3/2, are 12:45pm early dismissal days.  The early dismissal on Friday is for faculty faith formation. There will be NO Aftercare or PreK Enrichment on Thursday, 3/1 or Friday, 3/2. PE Club will be available for those that signed up for  Thursday, 3/1 and will run from 1-2:15pm. 
Friday, March 9 (School was scheduled to be closed) will NOW BE REGULAR SCHOOL DAY.   Both PreK Enrichment and Aftercare will be available.  
Please note that there will be NO HOT LUNCH ON FRIDAY, MARCH 9.  
All students will need a brown bag lunch.  

Athletic News -

The Girls’ Varsity Basketball team had a unique opportunity to play at the XL Center, at halftime of the UCONN vs Wichita State game, back on January 30. The girls kick off March Madness this Thursday (3/1) at 7pm with a first round playoff game against Southington Catholic at Corpus Christi in Wethersfield. The semi-final game is scheduled for the same place on Friday, March 2. Good Luck Knights!

As basketball season draws to a close, all players are reminded to turn in washed uniforms in a plastic zip lock bag with a name written on the bag.  JVC and JVB should have uniforms returned NLT 3/2/18.  Thanks!

Lenten Service Project - Crayons may be sent in through Friday, March 2nd.

Gr 8 Fundraiser - Mixed Bag Designs

Wondering what you can fit in a "Mixed Bag" - Snowgear for 2!
In this bag - 2 coats, 2 sets of gloves and 2 hats in it with plenty of room to spare!
Department store bag (#30909)  - $20 for set of 2
& it's even water resistant!
Catalogs & order forms were sent home with students on 2/23.  Extra order forms are available in the school office & there are also sample bags on display.  Orders may also be placed on-line at  Click on the Fundraiser tab and then click Shop to Support a Fundraiser. Our fundraiser ID is 331625. All orders and payments are due NLT Friday, March 16th.

Community News

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

St. Mary's Invites You to the Annual St Patrick's Dinner - Saturday, March 17th at 6 pm in the Parish Center. Come and enjoy corned beef & cabbage, potatoes, carrots, irish soda bread, dessert and beverage and stay for the sing along. Tickets will be sold after the weekend Masses at Church on March 3, 4, 10, & 11. Also available in the Parish Office after March 1. Adults - $15; Children 12 and under- $7. RSVP no later than March 12th. Get your tickets early, we frequently sell out. No tickets will be sold at the door. Hosted by the Knights of Columbus & St Mary’s Parish. For additional info, call 860-651-4027 or 860-658-7627.

Simsbury Public Library will be hosting many programs in March, including some that are open to grades 5 & up and adults. Click here to learn more and sign up.

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