Parent Memo
From Ms. Lorie
St. Mary’s Grade School

Friday, April 29, 2022
Dear St. Mary’s Families,
It’s hard to believe we are entering the last month of school!! Where has the time gone???
Next week, we will begin our final end of the year testing. Please make sure iPads are charged
every day. I, personally, am so anxious to see the growth of these young minds!
Next Tuesday is our annual One Mission, One Day of Giving. St. Mary’s has identified 3 major
areas for fundraising. Please read about them below. Every gift is appreciated, no matter the
size. Even small donations made by many can have a huge impact on our school.
Next week is also, Teacher Appreciation Week. I’m sure your child’s teacher would appreciate a
card of thanks!
Next Friday, May 6, is Class Picture Day! Students will be dressed in their Formal uniforms
because of Mass attendance.
Finally, Kindergarten and 6 th Grade Graduations are nipping at our heels! Please send in the 5
pictures of your child to the people assigned to complete the class video by May 2. See the note
below for this information.

Notes of Interest:
Religion Lesson of the week: 40 days following Easter
Kindergarten and 6 th 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 by May 2.
6 th Grade Graduation will be at 12:00 pm.
6 th grade pictures go to by May 2.

Week of May 2: Students in grades K-5 will be completing their final MAP testing. Please
make sure iPads are charged daily.
Teacher Appreciation Week: The week of May 2 is a time to thank and appreciate the work
your children’s teacher.
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 peeling painting, carpeting needs, 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. Please follow us on Facebook throughout the day as we
make calls and strive to reach our goals. We will go live at 9:00am and close at 2:00pm.
See attachment. All donations are welcomed.
“We can do no great things, only small things with great love.” Mother Theresa
Congratulations to the following students for winning the Zaner-Bloser Handwriting
Contest at the WV State Level!!!! These students are now eligible to advance to the
National Contest!
We are so proud of you!
Grace Morris
Emma Vernon
Kateri Plywaczynski
Anna Koscielniak
Audrey Karakiozis
Emma Yates
Congratulations to the following students for winning 1 st place at the State level for the
Catholic Daughters of the Americas Contest!!
Way to go!!!
Blaire Moore – Art 1
Vienna Harold – Art 11
Stella Bealko – Poetry 1
Emma Yates – Essay 1
Jacob Szarko – Computer 1
And one special note….Wednesday, April 27, as Administrative Assistant
Day. We honored Ms. Ashley for her hours and hours of endless work and

thoughts about how to make our school a great place for students, staff and
families. We appreciate everything she does and can never give her enough
praise and prayers!!!

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Upcoming Dates and Events:
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: 6 th Grade Field Trip
May 18: Father Brian speaking on WV Vocations
May 20: PK last day of school, Mass
May 23: 6 th grade and Kindergarten Graduations, 9:00 Kindergarten 12:00 6 th 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