Parent Memo

From Ms. Lorie

St. Mary’s Grade School



Friday, September 16


Dear St. Mary’s Families:

Hard to believe but mid-term of the first nine weeks is here!  Please look for Progress Reports coming home next Wednesday, September 21.


Please join us on Friday, in the back parking lot, at 9:30 am for our annual Pumpkin Drop festivities.  Mrs. Morris always does such a nice job with this event and it’s a lot of fun!!!! No one will be allowed to park in the lot so you will have to find street parking.  Also, bring a chair for yourself.  Please send a towel for your child to sit on for this event. We are still in need of water bottles and snacks for our students.


Notes of Interest:


Summer Reading Challenge:

Congratulations to the following students and staff for their participation and excellence in the Summer Reading Challenge!! As you can see, the students blew it out of the water!!!!  Great job, kiddos!!!  We are super proud of you!

Summer Reading Challenge 2022

  Top Readers Total Group Pages
Staff Mrs. Kirkpatrick  – 4,905 11, 674
Students Maria Plywaczynski – 14,085 80,153 (winners!!)
PK3 Jackson Leech – 1525 1525
PK4 Abigail Wallbrown – 1186 3709
Kindergarten Luca Spatafore – 1226 2228
1st Grade Avery Stanton – 1751 2771
2nd Grade Alexey Nardelli – 1138 5652
3rd Grade Kateri Plywaczynski – 3504 10,526
4th Grade Ryan Ricketts – 1248 3809
5th Grade Maria Plywaczynski – 14, 085 26,882
6th Grade Kyanna Williams – 10, 939 23,051



Congratulations to the following students who were  elected by their peers to represent their class on the 

22-23 Student Council Team:

Kindergarten:  Nora Light

1st grade:  Millie Gigliotti

2nd Grade:  Amelia Reed

3rd Grade:  Vinnie Scalise

4th Grade:  Lucas Landers

5th Grade:  Silas Malfregeot

6th Grade:  Kaelynn Williams


Homeroom Holiday Parties:

A form will be coming home next week for you to sign up for parties and jobs.  Please be aware that not everyone will get every party that is desired.  We will make every effort to make sure that everyone gets at least one party in which to participate.  It is imperative that this form comes back to school quickly.   This is a daunting task and we need to be ready for the Halloween Party team to prepare!


21-22 Yearbooks:  We have Yearbooks from last year available for sale from the office.  The cost is $15.  You may send cash or check made payable to St. Mary’s in an envelope and we will send a Yearbook home with your child.


Keepers:  Please send SNACK with your child if they attend the afterschool program.



Friday, Sept 23 @ 9:30 am in the back parking lot.

No parking in the back lot on the day of the drop.

Parents need to bring a chair to sit on.

Please send a towel with your child to sit on.

Dress Down Day for students.


Service Projects:

Below is a message from Emma and Nico Yates’ mother, Kary.   She is requesting our help as she embarks on helping her friends.  I know our support will be a blessing for many.


Book Drive:  The small town of Whitesburg Kentucky is home to our family; where Nico was born and where Emma took her first steps.  The devastation caused by the flood is immeasurable, our friends are struggling to rebuild.  Kids remain home at this time as teachers, volunteers and parents help clean up schools that were submerged.  Kids will see empty library shelves and classroom bookcases when they return to their schools. I am hoping we can lend a helping hand by sharing our love of reading; we will be collecting and personally delivering books to Martha Jane Potter Elementary School and Whitesburg Elementary and Middle School.  It is a great time to make extra room for our upcoming Book Fair by donating your used books to a great cause.  Please send books by September 23rd.

Our school has a huge heart and I know our Kentucky friends will thank you! “You can find magic wherever you look.  Sit back and relax all you need is a book!” – Dr. Seuss


Empty Bowls for Harrison County:  Harrison County 4-H invites you to the Empty Bowl Soup-er Luncheon on Sunday, September 25, 2022 at the First United Methodist Church from 11:00am to 2:30pm.   Tickets are:

$15 with a bowl

$10 without a bowl

$5 child under 5 without a bowl

Call 304-624-8650

Benefits The Mustard Seed and The Clarksburg Mission


HandS thanks the following volunteers for their time and efforts with Grandparent’s Day last week. The event was a great blessing!

Pam and Kevin Leonard
Sister Maria Rukwishuro
Father Chris Turner
Heidi Seamon
Trisha Carter
Christina Nielson
Natalie Gigliotti


Homecoming 2022, Sept 25-30

Theme…Books!!!….Homecoming, Chapter 22

Homecoming begins Sunday, Sept 25, with the Power Puff Football Game at ND Practice Field, grades 7-12, all invited to watch

Spirit Week for SMS and ND:

Monday, Sept 26

Theme is Myrtle Monday.  Students wear Beach Attire

Tuesday, Sept 27

Theme is Dress Like Your Favorite Book Character

Wednesday, Sept 28

Theme is Western Wednesday – Dress in your favorite Western Wear

Thursday, Sept 29

Theme is Dress Uniform

Homecoming Mass is at 1:00 pm at Immaculate Conception

Friday, Sept 30

Theme is Green and Gold Day, wear ND colors and gear!

Homecoming Float Decoration is from 4:00-5:00pm.

St. Mary’s Float theme is Charlotte’s Web…Some School!!!

Parade begins at 5:00pm at the school parking lot and travels to Jackson Square. Amici and Food Trucks begin at 6:00pm.




******CALENDAR ******

Watch for changes each week!


Upcoming Dates and Events: 


September 22:   Mid-term Progress Reports go home

September 23:  Pumpkin Drop at school, 9:00 am.  This event is open to families.

Student Dress Down Day

Books due for Book Drive for Kentucky

September 25- October 1:   Homecoming Week, Spirit Week- see notes above

September 29:   Homecoming Mass at 1:00, Formal Uniforms, Families invited to attend

September 30:   Homecoming Parade in Clarksburg

October 7-14:   Scholastic Book Fair

October 10:  Tech Day- students work from home

October 13:  Early Dismissal at NOON, Parent-Teacher Conferences from 3:00-6:00pm

October 13:  Picture Retake Day

October 24:  End of 1st Nine Weeks

October 28:  Report Cards Home

October 31:  Halloween Parties – PK3, PK4 @ 9:30 and K-6 @ 1:15 *More info coming soon

November 8:  Election Day – Tech Day for students

November 11:   Veteran’s Day – No School

November 21:  Tech Day

November 22:  Tech Day

November 23:  Tech Day

November 24: Thanksgiving – No School

November 25:  No School

November 30:  Mid-term of 2nd Nine Weeks – Progress Reports Home