Just a reminder that there is noon dismissal on 11/30/22, 12/1/22, and 12/2/22 due to parent/teacher conferences.
As a friendly reminder, tomorrow is Pajama Day. Students who are participating may in pajama day may wear crocs with socks. If tomorrow is your child's P.E. day, they must wear tennis shoes to change into for P.E. As always, clothing must follow our uniform guidelines. Thank you for supporting our school.
The city has informed us that on Monday, December 5th there will be a scheduled power outage therefore, school will be cancelled on this day. We will continue to inform you of any changes or updates as quickly as we can. Thank you for your understanding.
Tonight is our Drive-In Movie Night from 5pm-7pm! The movie will start at 5:30pm. We will also be selling pupusas, popcorn, nachos, cotton candy, and drinks. We hope to see many of our families!
Halloween Day Café Pre-orders and money are due Thursday, October 27th. The Halloween Café pre-order form can be found in the Document section of the app or at this link: https://5il.co/1jq3o
Parent volunteers are still needed for our Food Sale this Sunday, October 2nd. This counts towards the mandatory service hours all families are required to complete. The four food sales we will have this school year are replacing the Autumn Festival. Part of the family contract includes a one-time $30 donation for the Festival/Food Sale. We ask families to please send this donation by Thursday, September 29. Thank you for supporting our school! You are all greatly appreciated.
Lunch Information: The menu and order form are sent home with children before the beginning of each month. Lunch price is $4 per day and drinks are $1 per day. Lunch orders and payments for the month must be submitted by the due date. Please separate the check for the lunch program from the tuition payment and make checks payable to St. Mary School. Same day lunch purchases ARE NOT allowed . Credits/refunds will not be given. Please see Mrs. Simon with any questions. Thank you!
Reminder to all parents/guardians: All emergency cards and/or registration packets need to be turned in by Friday, August 26, 2022. Please keep in mind, student will not be allowed to stay in school on Monday if we don't have their emergency cards and/or registration packets. We cannot risk having the student in school without their updated information. Please call the office if you have questions or concerns (661-273-5555).
FREE School Supplies for TK - 8th grade students enrolled at St. Mary's! These will be available on Thursday, August 11th from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm in the 3rd grade classroom. There are about 50 backpacks with school supplies available. They will be given on a first come-first served basis. Once all the supplies have been distributed, the 3rd grade classroom will be closed (regardless of the time). Thank you to Ms. Richardson for spearheading this effort!
The last day of the 2021-2022 school year is upon us! Tomorrow, June 16, is the last day of school and it will be a short, but busy day. The Awards Assembly will take place in the church between 9:30-10:30 am. Students should wear formal uniform. Students will be dismissed from their classrooms at 11:00 am. As a reminder, all outstanding balances must be paid by tomorrow. Thank you for your continuous support! We wish you all a wonderful and blessed Summer!
Title I, Part A, of No Child Left Behind, provides supplemental educational services to students in public and parochial schools. The purpose of the Act is to provide additional help for children so that they can acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the challenging standards that all students are expected to meet. This information is very important. It will help us continue our participation in Title I supplemental educational programs, such as reading and/or math after school programs that help our children. Your tax dollars are paying for these programs. Please help us to keep them. This school is asking for 100% participation so we can receive the allocated funding. Please take the time to fill out the Survey (the survey was emailed and can also be found in the documents section of the app). One (1) survey is needed per student. All you need to do is circle the YES or NO after each question. Your answers will be strictly CONFIDENTIAL. As an incentive, if surveys are complete, students will receive free dress passes (please see the email sent for specifics). The final date to submit the survey is May 26, 2022. Thank you for your continued support!
A Message Regarding Student Drop-off & Pick-Up Good Afternoon Parents and Guardians of St. Mary School, We are happy to announce that we are one step closer to getting back to normality. We are changing back to pre-pandemic drop-off and pick-up. As a reminder all children must be in the classroom by 7:55 am. Parents, you can choose to drop-off your child/children in front of the large gate between 7:30 am - 7:55 am. The large gate will close at 7:55 am and at that point, you will need to take them to the front office. Or parents can park in the church parking lot and walk your child to the large gate. All parents walking their children to the front gate must use the crosswalk. A SMS staff member will be there to assist. At this time, parents are not allowed to enter the school during morning drop-off. Dismissal will be at 3:00 pm and gates will open at 2:55 pm. Parents will then proceed to their child's classroom to sign him/her out. At 3:15 pm students will be taken to daycare. ***Parents*** If you need to come to the office, the only entrance remains through Avenue R-4 Traffic Pattern Enter at the entrance gate as in the past. If you're dropping off your child, stay on the right side. If you're going to walk your child to the front gate, stay on the left side and park. Please always use the crosswalk to walk your child to the gate. As always, please be courteous and patient with each other as we all get accustomed to this new traffic pattern. Let's be mindful of our speed in the parking lot because now our students will be walking. Thank you for your cooperation. In Christ's Peace, Ms. Rios
Our annual Father/Daughter Dance is scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 30, 2022 from 5:00pm-8:00pm in the new parish hall. Tickets are being sold in in the office and are $15 each. We encourage parents to buy tickets in the office before the 30th as only a limited number of tickets will be sold at the door. We hope that is event will be special, memorable, and fun for all those who attend. Please see the flyer for more information.
Every year, we have an almsgiving collection for the Missionary Childhood Association during Lent. On April 12th and 13th, our school will have this collection by paying a dollar for each piece of clothing item that is not part of the school uniform. The money collected will be sent to help the people of Ukraine. Thank you for your participation in helping those in need through your support. Have a blessed week.
Friendly Reminders: Tomorrow, Tuesday, March 1st lunch will be provided for all students as part of the Mardi Gras celebration. Those who paid for lunch for Tuesday, March 1 will be credited. Please see the dining section of the app for an updated menu. Lunch orders, with payment, are due this Wednesday, March 2nd. Ash Wednesday is this Wednesday, March 2nd. Mass will be live streamed and teachers will distribute ashes to students. There will be 11:00am dismissal on Wednesday and there will be no after school day care. In-person Mass schedules can be found at: https://www.saintmarys-ave.org/news/ash-wednesday-lent
Thank you to the parents/guardians who completed the Wine & Beer Festival Survey! Those who completed the survey may send their student(s) in free dress on Monday, February 28. We will have the list of names to reference. Please remember the free dress policy (no skinny or ripped jeans; all attire must be appropriate). Thank you again for your time!
Covid testing is a safe and effective way to keep our campus safe. As a reminder, Heluna Health will be back on campus this Friday, February 25th to test those students who have registered. If you are interested in having your child tested please see the registration information that was emailed.
Dear Parents & Guardians: As we prepare for the spring Wine & Beer Festival, we would like your feedback to help us plan an event that the entire community can enjoy. We ask that each family please fill out the survey. Family's only have to answer one survey to get free dress for their children for Monday, February 28th. All surveys must be filled out by this Friday, February 25th, at 2:00 pm. Thank you for your feedback! Here is the link for the survey: https://surveyfactory.net/s/893/WB-Fest22
Through a generous donation, COVID testing kits are available for all of our Saint Mary School families. Due to the rise in COVID cases, parents/guardians are encouraged to stop by the office to collect a testing kit. As a reminder, our office is open from 7:30 am - 3:30 pm. Please call the office should you have questions or concerns.
COVID testing is a safe and effective way to keep our campus safe. On Friday, February 18, 2022, we will have COVID testing available on campus for our students. No appointment is necessary, but we do need all students registered. We ask that all parents read through the attachment that was emailed (and found in the document section of the application) and follow the instructions to register your child. If any questions or concerns should arise, please feel free to contact the office at 661-273-5555.