Wednesday, February 6, 2019

News for the Week of 2/6/19

Thanks to All For a Fabulous Catholic Schools Week!  Last week was a wonderful celebration of our school and all Catholic Schools.  Our students enjoyed extra time in PE clothes, were entertained by and enjoyed workshops with the NWC Jazz Choir and Band, posed for our Blue Ribbon School Portrait, had freeze pops and in middle school, enjoyed pancakes!  We were so happy to see so many of you at our annual Family Lunch last Thursday.  Our faculty and staff are SO thankful for all the thoughtful expressions of appreciation including posters, a delicious breakfast featuring many homemade delights, a wonderful Italian lunch, Cake Gypsy cupcakes, Peachwave frozen yogurt and Little City pizza and coffee gift cards and treat bags!  Thanks to all who donated to make these treats possible.  Our community is truly a wonderful, loving and special place.

Calendar Reminders

PE Club for Grs. 1-5 will take place tomorrow- Thursday, 2/7 - to make up for the missed session today (Wednesday, 2/6).

Hot Lunch Ordering Period for March - Hot lunches for March may be ordered via the Educonnect Parent Portal from Monday, 2/11/19- Friday, 2/15/19.  Payment should be sent into the school office as soon as your order has been placed.  Please note that this is your only opportunity to order hot lunches for March.  No late orders can be accepted.

Valentine's Day Service Project - All students are invited to wear their PE bottoms with red or pink shirts and accessories (e.g. hair bow, socks, sweater or sweatshirt) on Thursday, 2/14/19, in exchange for bringing in a pair of new adult or children's socks or gloves for charity.

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.

Winners & Runners-up pictured from left - Will O., Ryan G., Anna S.,
Thomas C., Addy O., & Amelia W.
Congratulations to the Winners of Spelling Bee - Will O., Gr. 6; Thomas C., Gr. 5 and Addy O., Gr. 4.   Runners-up included Ryan G., Gr. 6; Anna S, Gr. 5 and Amelia W, Gr.4. Our winning students will now move to the Knights of Columbus regional level competition and may then advance to the State competition.  We are also proud of all our spellers who worked hard to master challenging spelling lists and did their best both in the preliminary rounds and in today's final rounds.  Our thanks to Mrs. Mortillaro for coordinating the spelling bee again this year.  

Munsons Fundraiser - Again this year, our 7th grade is selling delicious Munsons chocolates to help defray costs associated with their field trip to Boston.  Order forms will be sent home with all students on Friday, 2/8/19.  All orders and payments are due NLT Friday, 3/1/19.  Chocolates will be available for Easter gift giving!  Please make your checks payable to St. Mary's School with "Munsons" in the memo section.  Thanks in advance from our 7th grade!

Last Call for the Season's Most Beautiful Leaves!  If you were unable to attend the Art Show on 1/26, 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).

Alumni News - Our congratulations to Griffin Myslow, SMS Class of  '13,on being named to the Fall 2018 Dean's List at Clemson University.  Griffin is majoring in Computer Engineering.

Community News

Avon Soccer Club Spring 2019 Recreational Season  - The Avon Soccer Club offers the following programs to Avon residents:
- Soccer Stars (U5): Develop soccer skills through fun drills and friendly scrimmages led by professional coaches. This group meets on Saturdays, and teams are co-ed. For children born in 2014.
- Kindergarten Clinic (U6): Develop soccer techniques and skills and play small-sided games. Led by professional coaches, this group meets on Saturdays, and teams are co-ed. For children born in 2013.
Intramural (U8–U14): Develop skills, learn teamwork, and enjoy a fun level of competitive play. Practice is one night per week; games are played on Saturdays, with an occasional Sunday game. For children born in 2005 (or grade 8) through 2012.
Register online at  Questions? Contact

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