Friday, December 3, 2021

Dear Families of St. Mary’s School:

Blessings for a joy filled Advent season as we wait patiently and hopefully for the coming of our Lord, Jesus Christ.  Please join us in our many activities for families listed below as we celebrate and rejoice in our faith.

Notes of Interest:

Religion Lesson of the Week: Advent.

 ND and SMS Holiday Open House:  ND and SMS will be hosting a Holiday Open House on Dec 5 from 12:00pm – 4:00pm.  There will be a Christmas Market for craft/business sales.  There will be performances throughout the day by students in the St. Mary’s auditorium. See the schedule below for times.  Santa will be available for listening and picture taking. The cafeteria will be open for lunch.  The high school students will have a Christmas tree silent auction called The Festival of Trees.  Please bring your families and join us for a day of fun and fellowship.

Performance Times for Sunday, Dec 5:

12:30:  ND PAC

1:30:  6th, 5th, and 4th Grades will report to the kindergarten rooms to prepare for their skits

2:30: 3rd, 2nd and K and 1st report to the kindergarten room to do their singing

3:30:  3rd Grade will present a Live Nativity

*All students wear Christmas attire.

*Attendance is not mandatory but we do hope if you are available you will bring your child and join us for some Christmas joy.

 

Christmas Around the World Class Programs:  All families are invited to attend a Christmas Program presented by each grade level.  *See the calendar below for the schedule.  Each class chose a country to explore and research for Christmas/Holiday traditions.  The students then prepared a program to present their knowledge.  Following the class presentation, you are invited to join the class in sharing a traditional cookie and drink from their country. Performances will be held in the auditorium.

Christmas Around the World Class Programs:

Dec 6: Preschool 3 year olds – 10:00

Dec 7: Preschool 4 year olds – 10:00

Dec 8: Kindergarten – 11:30

Dec 9: 1st Grade – 11:30

Dec 13: 2nd Grade – 12:00

Dec 14: 3rd Grade – 12:00

Dec 15: 4th Grade – 12:00

Dec 16: 5th Grade – 12:00

Dec 17: 6th Grade – 12:00

 

Santa’s Secret Shopping Event for all Students:  The HandS organization will be offering shopping to our students on Dec 13 and 14 (Monday and Tuesday).  Students may bring money to school to shop for special people in their lives.  Dec 13 will be a Dress Down Day for your child if you donate gift bags for this event.   Look for volunteer sign ups to help with this event.

Please use this link to sign up to volunteer to help students shop!

 

https://signup.com/mobileweb/2.0/vspot.html?accesskey=bae3dc71984ffe1d3221852e61d48dd519d919d0&activity=3868256&prompt=true#participant_confirm_page

 

******NOTE CALENDAR CHANGE******

 

Dec 10 is an Early Dismissal Day at 12:00 for SMS and 12:15 for ND. 

No Keepers or extended care for preschool available.

 

The original calendar has No School for February 14 for President’s Day but President’s Day is actually Feb 21.  So we are changing the day off to February 21.

In addition, the Valentine’s Party was scheduled for February 11 and is now moved to Monday, February 14 at 1:15 pm.

 

 

Upcoming Dates and Events: There are some changes!!!

 

Dec 5:  Holiday Open House at ND and SMS from 12:00-4:00

Dec 6-9:  Christmas Around the World Class Programs

Dec 6: Preschool 3 year olds – 10:00

Dec 7: Preschool 4 year olds – 10:00

Dec 8: Kindergarten – 11:30

Dec 9: 1st Grade – 11:30

 

Dec 8:  Mass for Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  Wear Formal Uniform.  Kindergarten will still have their Christmas Around the World Program at 11:30.

Dec 10:  No Mass. EARLY DISMISSAL @ 12:00, No Keepers, No Extended Care for Preschool.

Dec 13:  Dress Down Day for those who donate Gift Bags for Santa’s Shop

Dec 13 and 14:   Santa’s Secret Shopping for students

Dec 13-17:  Christmas Around the World Class Programs*

Dec 13: 2nd Grade – 12:00

Dec 14: 3rd Grade – 12:00

Dec 15: 4th Grade – 12:00

Dec 16: 5th Grade – 12:00

Dec 17: 6th Grade – 12:00

Dec 17:  Mass – formal uniforms. NO KEEPERS after school, Mr. Sammy is not able to be here.

Dec 20:  Preschool 3 and 4 Christmas Party at 9:30

Dec 21:  Kindergarten – 6th grade Christmas Party @ 1:15

Dec 22:  1:00 Lessons and Carols, dismissal at regular time. Last day before break.

Jan 4:  Students return to school.

Jan 7:  End of 1st Semester.

 

Special Recognitions:

 Harrison County Social Studies Award Winners:  Congratulations!!!

Antonin Seamon – 1st Place

Nico Yates – 1st Place

Madison Bell –  2nd Place

Caitlin Kriner – 2nd Place

Kaden Lehasky – 3rd Place

1st Place winners will compete in the Regional Social Studies Fair at Glenville State College on March 24, 2022.

 

Congratulations to Annagrace Lewis for being selected at St. Mary’s Grade School Aquinas Medal recipient for the 2021-2022 school year!! 

 

Congratulations to the SMS Spelling Bee Winner: Emma Yates!

Emma will compete in the Harrison County Schools competition on January 15 at Liberty High School.

1st Runner Up is Antonin Seamon

 

 

If your child has a great accomplishment that you are proud of and would like me to announce, please send me the information via email to lcavallo@stmaryswv.org

 

We are proud of our students (and staff and families) and want to shout out the great things they are doing!