|Here's your Halloween Reminder that formal uniforms begin tomorrow!|
Formal Uniforms begin tomorrow - Thursday, November 1, for students in Grades K -7. Eighth grade students may wear their relaxed uniforms until Monday, December 3.
It's getting chilly, too! Just a gentle reminder that the weather is feeling distinctly more like late autumn. Students do wait outside for our opening bell and do go out for recess unless the temperature is below 20 degrees or it is wet and inclement. Please be sure your child(ren) have outerwear appropriate for the season and encourage them to wear it. We also request that all outerwear and especially hats, boots, and gloves are clearly labelled.
We will worship with our parish family at the 12:15 Mass tomorrow for All Saints Day. Please remember that no PE Uniforms should be worn to Mass. All are welcome to join us.
Join us for the 5pm Mass and then come across to the Parish Center to enjoy a casual family pizza dinner and visit the bookfair! Students are requested to wear their formal uniforms to Mass. Click here to RSVP via Sign Up Genius. We do need a head count for dinner and we are requesting donation of some items to help with the setup and serving of dinner. Thanks in advance for your attendance & your donations!
Fall Bookfair will be open after all Masses on November 3 and 4 and then through Thursday, November 8. See details below. Virtus trained volunteers are needed!
SMS is OPEN on Election Day on Tuesday, November 6, for a regular full day of school and we will also host an Open House on that day and in the evening. See details below.
SMS is OPEN on Veterans Day Observed, Monday, November 12th. There will be a Veterans Day Assembly - see details below. Group Class Photos and Individual Student makeup/retake photos will be taken by Lifetouch Photography - more details below. Frozen Pies and cookie dough ordered from the Lyman Pie Fundraiser will be available for pickup. More details soon.
The annual Senior Thanksgiving Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, 11/14. This annual event provides a delicious Thanksgiving meal to over 175 area senior citizens.
Click here to access the Sign Up Geniuses that will list the donations needed by grade level. In order for this event to be successful, your donations are really important so please do be sure to sign up to donate a requested item. Please note that NO HOT LUNCH is served on this day since the kitchen is very busy making Thanksgiving dinner!
We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair! Shop after Mass on Saturday or Sunday or check your teacher’s blogs for scheduled class visits. Remember, all purchases benefit our Home & School Association. Thank you for supporting our readers!
Book Fair dates: Saturday, November 3rd - Thursday, November 8th
There are still opportunities to volunteer. Virtus training is required. Thanks in advance! Click here for Volunteer Sign Up.
Blue Knight Spirit! Our thanks to all that participated in our Spirit Day Fundraiser on Monday. Over $3,000 was raised in Amazon gift cards and donations for purchase of Amazon gift cards.
Interested families are invited to drop in at any time during our school day or to attend our evening event that will begin at 6pm in the Parish Center. An RSVP to the office is appreciated but not required.
If you know someone who would like to get to know more about us, please encourage them to drop by that day or attend our evening event and be sure to register for our Family Referral Program! We appreciate your support of our school.
Veterans Day Assembly - We welcome all parents/guardians and all veterans to join us for a Veterans Day Assembly on Monday, November 12, in the Parish Center beginning with morning prayer at 8:45am.
Athletic News - Basketball season is getting underway!
Coaches will be contacting families to provide scheduling information. Participation Fees: Fee amounts were set up to cover the costs of the program, playoffs, tournaments and referees without the need for fundraisers, tournaments, concession sale, etc.
$150 for grades 4-8
$50 Grades 2-3
Max family cap of $250
Checks should made out to St Mary School with "Basketball" in the memo section.
Please sign up for the Athletic Department Remind to receive all texts regarding the basketball program. Please note that the Athletic Department Remind is SEPARATE from the school remind and has to be joined separately. All cancellations, changes and updates will go out through Remind. To join the Athletic Department Remind:
Text @smssport to the number 81010
You will receive a welcome text from Remind.
If anyone has trouble with 81010, please try texting @smssport to (301) 200-4763.
Have you ever wondered about what it would be like to live in Egypt? Reem Nouh Omar, School Board member and mother of Sara, Gr. 6 and Kareem, PreK, has lived in Egypt and shared her life experiences with Mrs. Work's grade 6 social studies class. Her insights brought their recent study of Egypt to life.
Grade 8 Fundraising -
Thank you to all the parents who have supported the 8th graders and their fundraisers to date. We are most appreciative. Our car wash raised $1,354 and our mum sale raised approximately $1,800! For those who enjoyed eating - Joe Pizza and Peachwave raised $450 profit! The poinsettia sale begins this week and orders will be accepted until November 30. See details below. Thank you again to all of the families that continue to support the Class of 2019!
It's Time to Order Your Holiday Poinsettias! Click here to download & print your order form.
Lifetouch will be at school to take group class photos for PreKindergarten - Grade 7. All students in grades K-7 should wear their full formal uniform for the group class photo.
If you child(ren) were absent on picture day (9/10) an individual photo will be taken on 11/12 even if no portrait package is being purchased since a photo is needed for the yearbook. If you were not not satisfied with original portrait(s) taken in September - Return the complete package to the photographer on retake day. Students having an individual photo taken may bring clothing to school to change into for the photo. School uniform should be worn to school.
Any student who did not purchase on the original day and would like to purchase a package. Order forms are available in the school office approximately one week prior to retake day Or online at mylifetouch.com -- picture day id: EJ418008Q1 (site is available for ordering approximately 2 weeks prior to retake day). Any questions, please call Lifetouch at 203-735-5933
Regular attendance at school is always encouraged, but it is equally as important that when your child is ill, they should stay at home. Please click here for helpful guidelines from our Parent Student Handbook in regard to when to keep your child home from school.
Parents are the first, middle and last line of defense against head lice. Routine screening at home is far more effective in terms of prevention and early identification than mass screenings in school can ever be. St. Mary’s School and Simsbury School system have followed the lead of the American Pediatric Association and continue to encourage frequent screening at home. For more details, please click here.
champions of technology within their organizations or leaders who stepped into newly created roles that exist today as the result of increased tech adoption. Click here to view the list.
St. Mary's Parish Christmas Youth Choir - The Christmas Youth Choir will rehearse on three Thursdays: 12/6, 12/13, and 12/20 from 4:30 - 5:15 inside the church. All children old enough to learn the words to traditional Christmas carols are invited to participate. The choir sings prior to the 6pm Mass on Christmas Eve starting at 5:30pm. Please see Music Director Gena Sullivan after Mass if you have any questions.
|PreK & K went on a costume parade!|