Wednesday, May 9, 2018

News for the Week of 5/7/18

Ascension Thursday - We will attend Mass at 12:15pm on Thursday, May 10th for the Feast of the Ascension.  All are welcome to join us.  Please remember that no physical education uniforms should be worn to Mass.   The relaxed uniform is acceptable for Mass.

Again this year, we are looking forward to welcoming special guests for a visit.  We hope many grandparents and people special to our students will join us for morning prayer at 8:45am in the Parish Center.  After a continental breakfast and some student entertainment, guests will be free to visit classrooms until 10:30am when the school community will transition to the church for our traditional May Crowning.  Guests will be free to depart after May Crowning as students return to school for the remainder of the academic day. 

Gracias Familias! Thanks to all the joined us for Cinco de Mayo last Saturday! Your support of this event directly benefits our students and school.

Ted's Tickets Still Available!  A limited number of Ted's Tickets are still available!
Ted's Tickets are a very special coupon booklet for your favorite SMS student(s) containing 10 tickets that include:

Homework Passes (excused from one assignment of your choice) (2)
 - Homework Extensions (an additional school day to complete your homework or project) (2)
 - Uniform Exchange (Gym uniform can be worn instead of formal uniform) (2)
Crazy Accessory Day (crazy socks, hair accessory, jewelry or crazy tie) (1)
One Free ice cream 
One free slice of pizza 
One free bag of chips

Tickets are good for the remaining 2017-18 school year and the 2018-19 school year!  Ted's Tickets are $25 a booklet and are first come first serve! Booklets can be purchased in the school office. 

***All proceeds from the sale of these booklets and the Cinco de Mayo Event  directly benefit the school and students!! ***  Thank you for your support!

Spring Band & Vocal Concert - Our Spring Band & Vocal Concert will be held on Monday, 5/21/18.  All students in grades K-8 perform in the vocal concert and attendance is considered mandatory since performance is part of a student's Music grade.  If your child(ren) will not be attending, please notify Mrs. Williamson and provide a reason for their absence from the event.  There will be a dress rehearsal of the Vocal Concert at 2pm.  The evening performance will be at 7pm.  Band students should bring their instruments, accessories and music to school on 5/21/18, for final practices.  Band Students should follow Mrs. Morse's directions regarding dress and arrival times.  Other students should wear "Sunday Best".  Sunday Best for girls means a dress, skirt, dress walking shorts or slacks or skort.  Shoulders must be covered and length must be modest.  No backless shoes or high heels, please. Sunday Best for boys means a collared shirt with walking shorts or dress pants.  No jeans for boys or girls.  If Sunday Best is unavailable, the relaxed uniform may be worn. 

It’s Almost Book Fair time!  Kids love picking out their own books to read, and this is the perfect opportunity. Everything is Buy One - Get One Free!  Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read right into our school. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair or send your child with payment (cash, check to St. Mary’s School, or credit card) and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits.  Please check teacher blogs for information regarding days and times for class visits.
Book Fair dates: Tuesday, May 29th - Thursday, May 31st

Shopping hours: Tuesday: 11:00 - 3:30
Wednesday: 8:30 - 3:30
Thursday: 8:30 - 3:30
We need your help! Please use this sign up link to volunteer: Book Fair Volunteers
Thank you so much!

Supporting the Class of '19! Our rising 8th grade is selling beautiful SMS logo bracelets and keychains. Bracelets are $20 and keychains are $10. The colored crystal beads on the bracelet are clear and dark blue (brighter than indicated in the picture). Proceeds from this fundraiser will help these students begin to save for the expenses associated with their 8th grade field trip and graduation activities. Click here for order form. Payment may be sent into the school office. Checks should be made payable to St. Mary's School with "bracelet/keychain" in the memo section. Sixty-five bracelets and fifty keychains are in stock. Once these have been sold we will be able to place an order for additional items but there will be a short wait for delivery, so - send your orders in quickly to take advantage of existing inventory.

Alumni News - We congratulate the SMS alumni that have been named to honor roll at Simsbury High School for the third Marking Period - SMS Class of '14: Domenico Cirielli, Parker Myslow & Robert Tomasello; SMS Class of '15: High Honors - Mark Bedson & Patrick Sheridan, Honors - Kurt Bedson; SMS Class of '16: Shayna Glazier; SMS Class of '17: High Honors - Ellie & Mary McElroy, Honors - Grace Arcouette, Sean Hughes, & Kathleen Sullivan.

Mikayla Zordan, SMS Class of '15, had a great day at
Buena Vista last week in her JV Match vs. Hall & Conard.
Mikayla hit a Hole-in-One on Hole #4.
Community News

Women's Guild of St. Mary's Invites Your Family to our Living Rosary!  Be a bead on the rosary!  Sunday, May 20th at 6:10pm in the Church Parking Lot.  Please park your car in the north (playground) parking lot.  This rosary will specially honor our youth that have made the Sacraments of First Communion and Confirmation this spring.

St. Catherine of Siena Charity "Halo Open" Friday, 6/1/18 - St. Catherine's invites you to enjoy their annual charity golf tournament, while at the same time making a positive difference in the lives of others by supporting The Men's Club Ministry Charities. Your support will help the Men's Club Ministry make substantial contributions to families in need, shelters, and local Farmington Valley charities.  Click here for more information and to register.

39th Annual  St. Mary's Spring Carnival Is Almost Here!

June 6 - 9, 2018
34 Hopmeadow St
(Same Location as 2017)

Click here for more information about this year's carnival, including how to buy raffle tickets!  The grand prize is $10,000 and there are 3 additional prizes.  Tickets are $20 each.  

The success of carnival depends on your volunteer support!  The school receives a very generous portion of the carnival proceeds and this money is critical to our operating budget.  This event is a fabulous community builder and a great opportunity for student service hours.  Please consider donating your time, even just for a shift!  Thanks!

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