Wednesday, April 4, 2018

News for the week of 4/4/18

School will be closed from Monday, 4/9/18 - Friday, 4/13/18 for Spring vacation.  The relaxed uniform may be worn when school reopens on Monday, 4/16/18.  Please remember that a belt is required with walking shorts and school shoes are required with the relaxed uniform.  Please take a few minutes ahead of 4/16, to assure that the relaxed uniforms worn in the fall still fit appropriately and are in good condition so that there is time to purchase replacements if needed.

Used Uniform Exchange - Click here to view a list of available uniform items from the exchange.  You may find the Relaxed Uniform items you need!

A Reminder Regarding School Policy on Recreational Absences - We understand that many families may choose to extend a vacation for various reasons.  Please keep in mind school policy when you are making this choice.  Our Parent/Student Handbook clearly explains the policy regarding missed tests and pending assignments - Teachers are not required to give make-up tests or assignments for absences due to vacations. No assignment will be given in anticipation of the vacation.  Teachers are not expected to reteach work or to tutor individual students for make-up work when a student returns from a recreational absence.

Tonight - Wednesday, 4/4, is our Spring Open House for Prospective Families. 
Open House will begin at 6:30pm. It will be a great opportunity to visit classrooms, meet our faculty and staff and learn more about the the advantages of a Catholic education.  Your invitation could help you pay your tuition - click here to learn more about our New Family Referral Program!
For more information, please contact Toni Chagnon, 860-658-9412 or 

2018-19 Family Enrollment Agreements & Fees were due Monday, 3/26/18.  If you have not returned your enrollment material yet, please do so ASAP.  Reminder courtesy calls are being made to those families who have not returned their enrollments.  If you have questions about your enrollment packet, please contact the school office.

Tuition Assistance is Available!  SMS offers families several opportunities for tuition assistance each year.  In order to be considered for any type of assistance, you must complete a SmartAid application no later than Friday, April 27, 2018.  Click here for additional information about tuition assistance.  Click here to complete a SmartAid application. 

CHOICE News - The 2017-18 CHOICE program concludes on 4/30/18. Participation in the CHOICE program is a mandatory part of your family's financial commitment to SMS if your children are in grades K-8.  CHOICE statements will be provided to all families with an outstanding balance.  CHOICE purchases made beginning 5/1/18 will be credited to the 18-19 CHOICE program.

Spanish Speaking Countries Exhibition - Parents are invited to come and view our Middle School students' Spanish Speaking Countries Exhibition on Wednesday, 4/18/18, from 10-11am.

Our April School Mass has been rescheduled for Friday, April 20th at 9am.  All are welcome to join us.  Please remember that no P.E. uniforms should be worn to Mass.  The Relaxed Uniform is acceptable for Mass.

School Board News - Do you know someone interested in serving our school as a member of our School Board? Would you like to be a part of our School Board? There will be 2 openings on our board for the 18-19 school year. Please contact Sarah Mutarelli, SMS School Board Chair, if you want to learn more or would like to be considered for nomination.

2017-18 State of the School Report - If you were unable to attend Tuesday's School Board meeting, but are interested in viewing the 2017-18 State of the School Report presented by Mrs. Williamson, click here.

Save the Date! Join Us for Cinco de Mayo!  Book your babysitter for Saturday, May 5th and join us at the Hartford Golf Club at 7pm for an evening of festivities including dinner, dancing, margaritas, raffle, auction and more!  Your invitation should arrive in next week's U.S. mail.
Sponsorship Opportunities are available, too!  A sponsorship form was sent home with each family's youngest or only child on 3/28/18.  You can also click here to download a copy.

SMS Stars - 
We are proud to share that Isabel P., Gr. 8, has selected
Milton Academy in Milton, MA for high school.

Our congratulations to Sara O., Gr. 5, on her recent swim meet accomplishments!

Community News

St. Mary's is planning a Spring “Clean Up Day” at all of our properties, (parish, rectory, and school) on Saturday April 14th, beginning at 9am. Ending time is open ended for now based on how many volunteers are available to help. We will be raking, blowing, trimming, sweeping, spreading mulch, and possibly planting (weather forecast dependent) so we will also need all tools and equipment associated with these activities you might be willing to bring with you. If you do bring tools please be sure to have some distinguishing marks, family crest, or name on them. We are an equal opportunity volunteer group so you are welcome to bring any of your family and friends who would like to join us. Supervised children are welcome and this would be a great opportunity for middle school students to attain service hours.  If you are interested in helping or would like to learn more, please contact Dennis Duff at

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