St. Mary’s Grade School

August Updates and Reminders


School is approaching fast and we are working diligently to be ready!

Below are a few reminders and updates to help you prepare.

Contract Signing:

Contract signing begins next week on Monday, August 1 and continues through August 12.

This will take place in the Notre Dame High School cafeteria from 8:00 am until noon.  If this time does not work for you, please contact Mrs. Adaire Snyder to make different arrangements at 304-517-0519. During this event, the uniform exchange program will be set up for you to find uniforms for your child this year.  Again…this is a transition year and you may purchase the new plaid from Land’s End or use the old plaid until your child outgrows it.  Uniform Policies can be found in the Parent Handbook posted on our school webpage at  Students will follow the Summer Uniform Policy until November 1 except for Mass days and special events, which require a Formal Uniform.


Uniform Sale:

Land’s End is offering a 20% off sale on uniforms until August 24.  Use sale code BREEZE and PIN 7193.  Our school uniform code is 900053315.


Back to School Picnic:

The Notre Dame and St. Mary’s Back to School Picnic is scheduled for August 14 at the VA Pool area from 5:30-8:30 pm.  See attachment for what each grade level is to bring.  Dinner will be from 5:30-6:30 and free swimming, mini-golf and games will be from 7:00-8:30pm.  Reminder:  St. Mary’s 21-22 Yearbooks will be for sale for $15 each.


Carpeting in the Auditorium:

Due to asbestos tiles and some breakage, the diocese required us to remove or cover the flooring in the auditorium.  The diocese contributed half of the cost of this project.  The remaining portion was paid for by the school and the HandS group.  It looks beautiful!  Thank you for your support.


Open House:

The school will be open on Friday, August 19, from 10:00 am – 2:00pm for students and parents in grades 1-6  to meet the teacher and find the classroom.

PK4 Open House:  August 23 from 8:00am – 10:00am

Kindergarten Open House: August 23 from 10:00am-2:00pm

PK3 Open House: August 24 from 8:00am -10:00am


First Days of School:

August 22:  1st -6th grades

August 25: PK3, PK4 and K


Coming Soon……a great program that will allow you to earn money that can be applied towards your child’s tuition!!!


If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to email or call me at or 304-622-9831.  Most answers to your questions can be found in the Parent Handbook located online at  You will also receive a Parent Handbook at your contract signing.


Blessings for the remainder of your summer!


Ms. Lorie