From Ms. Lorie
St. Mary’s Grade School
Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Dear St. Mary’s Families,
Students return to school on Monday, April 25.
Notes of Interest:
Religion Lesson of the week: Easter
Plaid Fundraiser Sale: We are having a fundraiser using the old plaid uniforms for bears, pillows, and small ornaments. The money raised from this fundraiser will be used to cover the cost of painting the Auditorium. We have so many plaid uniforms right now and we still have a whole year to collect uniforms for Sister Maria to send to Zimbabwe. See the attachment for an order form.
Warm Weather Uniform: Here are the guidelines for the Warm Weather Uniform:
- White/light blue/gray polo shirt with a collar
- Navy blue shorts- knee length, loose fitting, if belt loops-a belt must be worn
- Tennis Shoe or sport shoe-closed toe, no slippers, no light ups
- Socks with shorts -WHITE only in ankle or calf length
COKE Rewards: We have an account for our school to receive support from the coke products you purchase. The school name is ST MARY CENTRAL SCHOOL. If you don’t feel like taking the time to enter the codes, send them to school and we will enter them! The codes can be found on the tear off lids to the boxes and on the plastic caps.
TAP (Tuition Assistance Program) is open: Closes April 29. Application available at
www.factsmgt.com. Awards will be announced May 15.
New Parent Handbook: The new, updated version of the Parent Handbook has been posted on the school website at www.stmaryswv.org.
Kindergarten and 6th Grade Graduations: These events are scheduled for May 23. Email 5 photos of your child from birth to now for the class video.
On the day of graduation, students will come to school at regular time and wear their Formal Uniform. The ceremonies will be held in our school auditorium.
Students may leave after their ceremony.
Kindergarten Graduation will be at 9:00 am.
Kindergarten pictures go to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 2.
6th Grade Graduation will be at 12:00 pm.
6th grade pictures go to email@example.com by May 2.
Land’s End Appreciation Sale on Uniforms: 40% off from April 14-27!!!
Use Code: LEARN
The new Land’s End Plaid and Navy Blue Fleece do not become mandatory until the fall of 2023. So you have one full year to transition into the new plaid and fleece! There is no hurry to purchase them unless you need new uniforms.
Reminder: We will recycle the old plaid uniforms. You may send them in to the school. Most will go to Zimbabwe with Sister Maria.
Week of May 2: Students in grades K-5 will be completing their final MAP testing. Please make sure iPads are charged daily.
May 3: One Mission, One Day Fundraiser!!!! This is our annual Day of Giving and our big drive for financial support for our school. This year, St. Mary’s will concentrate on three main areas of giving:
1. ‘The Heat is On’ Team – this team will raise monies for a new boiler system for building.
2. ‘The Home’ Team – This team will raise money to finance revitalizing projects around the school such as painting, carpeting, and other maintenance needs.
3. The ‘Mother Mary’s Treasure’ Team – This team will raise money to help us establish an in-house tuition assistance fund to help families in times of an emergency need such as the loss of a job, house fire, death in the family, etc.
Donations can be made online beginning at 12am on Tuesday May 3rd and close at midnight on May 3rd. We will go live on Facebook beginning at 9am and periodically throughout the day with a wrap up live session at 2pm.
Upcoming Dates and Events:
April 14: Holy Thursday, Tech Day for students, no in-person school
April 15-24: Spring Break
April 25: Return to school
April 27: Midterm Progress Reports Home
April 29: Mass
May 2-6: Teacher Appreciation Week
May 3: One Day, One Mission: There’s No Place Like Home!
May 6: Class Picture Day – Mass – Wear formal uniform
May 9: Field Trip to Fairmont State College to see Shrek the Musical, K-6 students, cost $5
May 10: Election Day – Tech Day for students
May 13: Mass
May 16-18: Scholastic Book Fair
May 16, 17: 6th Grade Field Trip
May 18: Father Brian speaking on WV Vocations
May 20: PK last day of school, Mass
May 23: 6th grade and Kindergarten Graduations, 9:00 Kindergarten 12:00 6th Grade, school auditorium, students attend school at normal morning time and may leave after their ceremony.
May 24: Field Day at the VA Park for grades 1-5…more information coming later
May 26: Early dismissal at 12:00
May 27: Early Dismissal at 12:00 – Last day of school