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.
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
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
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.
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