Wednesday, January 30, 2019

News for the Week of 1/30/18

Our Celebration of Catholic Schools Week Continues!

Thursday, 1/31 - Family Lunch  Again this year, all families are invited to bring a brown bag lunch and join their favorite students at lunch.  Times for Family Lunch Day are:

11:00-11:35 PreKindergarten, Kindergarten, Grades 1 & 2

11:40-12:15 Grades 3, 4 & 5

12:20-12:50 Grades 6, 7 & 8

Friday,  2/1, we will offer free Freezer pops at lunch time!

Looking Ahead to February -

Our February School Mass will be held at 9am on Tuesday, 2/5, in the church.  All are welcome to join us in worship.  Please remember that no PE Uniforms should be worn to Mass.

School will be closed on Monday, 2/18 & Tuesday, 2/19, for the long winter weekend.

Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held from Wednesday, 2/20 - Friday, 2/22.  Each of these days will be a 12:45pm early dismissal.  There will be NO PreK Enrichment or Aftercare on these days.  Click here to schedule your conferences.  Please note that if your middle school student has Mrs. Gina Raymond for Math, you should select a conference on Thursday or Friday.  Please also note that if you do not schedule a conference, none will be scheduled for you.

Sir Ted's KIDS ONLY Party!  Click here to register your child(ren) for this evening of fun.

Thanks to All Who Made Our Art Show A Success!  Last Saturday's school Mass was followed by our Student Art Show.  The evening was a wonderful success and we want to thank all who attended and took home their child(ren)'s leaf creations by making donations to our Annual Appeal.

If you were unable to attend or simply overlooked your child(ren)'s leaf/leaves, there's still time to make a donation and "rake in" your foliage!  Just send a check (suggested donation is $25) to the office with your child(ren)'s name and "art show" in the memo section.  Your leaf/leaves will be sent home with your child(ren).

We also want to thank the parent volunteers who worked so hard to assist Mrs. Sirianni with setup of the art show and provide delicious refreshments and beverages for the evening.  Finally, our special thanks to our Art Teacher, Mrs. Mary Sirianni.  Mrs. Sirianni's positive, creative spirit is evident in her curriculum and her enthusiasm and support have helped our students excel in their artistic endeavors.

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Click here to view the latest edition of the SMS Times.

Spelling Bee - All are invited to attend our annual Spelling Bee for grades 4-6 on Wednesday, February 6 after morning prayer (9am) in the Parish Center. It's bound to be exciting - e x c i t i n g - exciting!

It's Time to Order Your 2019 Yearbooks - The SMS Yearbook is a great way to preserve and enjoy all of this school year's great moments and memories.  The yearbook features photos of every student and of all important school activities, sports and clubs.  You may order online using our school code - 9415319 or complete and order form and return it to the school office NLT March 29, 2019.  Order forms will be sent home this Friday, 2/1/2019, with each student.  The price per yearbook is $35.  Yearbooks are distributed in June immediately prior to 8th grade graduation and must be pre-ordered.  Please call the school office with any questions.

Used Uniform Exchange -  In need of a few updated items, please click here to view current inventory of the used uniform exchange.

Legislative Alert - Your Action is Needed!  Two bills have been proposed in the Connecticut General Assembly that would eliminate school bus transportation for Catholic schools.  Please follow this link and urge your state legislators to oppose HB 6611 and HB 5241.  

These types of things affect everyone because it can lead to other services being curtailed such as nursing and special services. As tax paying citizens who are exercising your right to choose the school for your children, your voice matters. So please contact your legislators.

Lost & Found - Our Lost & Found bin is overflowing!  There are lots of Lands End sweaters and sweatshirts.  If you child(ren) are missing items, please encourage them to look in the Lost & Found.  The bin is located right outside the PreK classroom.  You are also invited to stop in at any time to look for missing items.  At the end of this week, we will be donating all leftover items to either the Used Uniform Exchange or charity.

Alumni News
Lindsay Voelker, SMS Class of '15, pictured with
NWC Jazz Choir Director, Dan Avery.

Our congratulations to Lindsay Voelker, SMS Class of '15, on receiving a Judges Award at the Berklee Jazz Festival!  Our students got to enjoy a performance by the  NWC Jazz Singers this Tuesday.

Tim Nolan, SMS Class of '14, pictured with mom & dad
at Syracuse University.

We are also happy to share that Tim Nolan, SMS Class of '14 has been named to the Dean’s list at The Newhouse School, Syracuse University,  for the Fall Semester 2018.

Finally, our congratulations to Maria Nolan, SMS Class of '16!  Maria has been named to the 2018 All Conference team, the 2018 All State Team and Honorable Mention to the All Courant Team for 2018.

Community News

Looking for some fun indoor activities during this long winter?  The Simsbury Public Library is hosting many interesting events in February.  Click here.  You may also enjoy browsing their winter newsletter.

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