Thursday, December 6, 2018

A "Blue Ribbon" Day & Some Reminders

Saint Mary's School ~ Simsbury, CT
A 2018 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence

We were honored to have special guests for today's Blue Ribbon Recognition Ceremony.
From left -  Reverend Thomas E. Ptaszynski, St. Therese~Granby, Dr. Michael Griffin, Superintendent of Catholic Schools, State Representative (& SMS alum) John Hampton, the Most Reverend Archbishop Leonard Blair, S.T.D., Mrs. Margaret Williamson, Principal, Reverend Frank J. Matera~St. Mary's and Father Michael Whyte~St. Catherine of Siena.
Not pictured, but also present, was Mrs. Maria Maynard, Deputy Superintendent (and past Principal of SMS).
Important Reminders

Report cards will be available on the Educonnect Parent Portal on Friday, 12/7, at the close of the school day.  Please remember that no paper copy of the report card will be sent home.

Poinsettia Pick Up - Those that ordered poinsettias from the grade 8 fundraiser may pickup plants between 2 &4pm on Friday, 12/7, in the Parish Center.  Thanks to all who supported our 8th grade!

Hot Lunch Ordering for January Begins Monday, 12/10/18.  

Hot lunch orders for January may be submitted through the Educonnect Parent Portal from Monday, 12/10/18 - Friday, 12/14/18.  Payment should be sent into the school office as soon as your order is complete.  Please remember that this is your only opportunity to order hot lunches for January - NO late orders can be accepted.

Our Christmas Band & Chorus Concert will be held on Monday, 12/10/18, in the Parish Center.  There will be a dress rehearsal at 2pm and evening performance at 7pm.  Guests are welcome at either performance.  

Mrs. Morse has provided concert and dress guidelines to band students.  Mrs. Jalinskas has provided  guidelines to chorus members.  Attendance is considered mandatory if a student is a member of instrumental music/band and/or chorus.  If your family has a conflict, please contact Mrs. Williamson.  

All are welcome to come and enjoy an evening of festive music.  The snow date for this concert is Monday, 1/7/19.

Band students are reminded to bring their instrument, music and any accessories to school on Monday for practice and the dress rehearsal.

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