Parent Memo

From Ms. Lorie

St. Mary’s Grade School



Friday, February 10


Dear Parents:

Next week is mid-term for the 3rd grading period.  Progress Reports will be coming home on Wednesday, February 17.

Wednesday will also be Wacky Shoe Wednesday to celebrate reaching and exceeding our Shoe collection!  Wear regular uniforms with the craziest shoes you can find!!!



Notes of Interest:


Our Intent to Return link is open on our website at  If your child is returning to St. Mary’s next year, please complete this form to simply hold your child’s position at St. Mary’s.  Add any incoming children to this list also.


Applications are now open to new parishioners at   Please refer interested families to our office for a tour and one on one conversation.


PK4 Parents:  Mark your calendars for March 1 at 5:00.  We will have a private meeting for you in the school auditorium to help you complete the HOPE Scholarship application and the school application.  In order to apply for HOPE, you must have a WVEIS # from the county your child would attend public school.  This is obtained by completing an Intent to Attend A Private School Form and submitting this to your local board of education.  They will assign the WVEIS #.   This form will be emailed to you.  Please bring a device (laptop or iPad) with you.


Valentine’s Parties:  PK 3 and PK 4 will have their parities on Monday, Feb 13 at 9:30 am.  Kindergarten – 6th parties will be Valentine’s Day, Feb 14 at 1:30pm.  Party moms/dads will be admitted 15 minutes prior to the party start time. The PK4 classroom will be open on Tuesday afternoon for younger siblings if you are in need of a place for them to stay while you assist with a party.


Valentine’s Dress Down Day:   PK3 and PK4 may dress down in red on Monday and Tuesday.  Kindergarten – 6th grades may dress down in red on Tuesday.


Weather Delay/Snow Days:  We follow Harrison County Schools.  In the event of a 3 hour delay, St. Mary’s and Notre Dame operate a Tech/Remote Day.   In the event of a 2 hour delay, Preschool will operate for 1 hour.  Extended Care will be available for Preschool students on Delay Days.


TAPs:   Phase 1 of the Tuition Assistance Program application opens on Feb 1 for all Catholic families and closes on April 30.   Awards will be announced in May.   Phase 11 is now open to Catholics and Non-Catholics and closes on August 31.  This application can be submitted during Phase 1 and will not need to be resubmitted for Phase 2 awards.



The HandS Meeting has been moved to MARCH 1 at 6 PM in the SMS Auditorium.


Shoe Drive Update

As of this morning, we have collected 2,008 pairs of shoesThank you to everyone that has brought in shoes for our drive. Please keep them coming – we only need to collect 492 more pairs to hit our total project goal of 2,500. With so much generosity and support from the community, we have decided to extend the shoe drive to give everyone a chance to participate! Please take this bonus time to clean out your closets, ask your neighbors and family to do the same, and collect as many shoes as possible to help our school and those less fortunate. A huge shout out to Christina Nielson for securing over 550 pairs of shoes this week through her neighborhood. Thank you, Christina!



Congratulations to the following Young Writer’s Contest Winners!!!

Over all school winners who will advance to the county level competition:

Grades 1-2:   Lucia Scalise

Grades 3-4:   Joseph Yost

Grades 5-6:   Silas Malfregeot


Winners per grade level.

1st Grade:

1st place:  Gracie Morris

2nd place:  Zelie Nardelli

3rd place:  Kayda Williams


2nd Grade:

1st place:  Lucia Scalise

2nd place:  Elizabeth Fraley

3rd place:  Taylor Ridenour


3rd Grade:

1st place:  Joseph Yost

2nd place:  Vinnie Scalise

3rd place:  Bennett Power


4th Grade:

1st place:  Anna Koscielniak

2nd place:  Evan Fraley

3rd place:  Mila Vernon


5th Grade:

1st place:  Silas Malfregeot

2nd place:  Abraham Morrison

3rd place:  Anthony Morris


6th Grade:

1st place:  Antonin Seamon

2nd place:  Izzy Fittro

3rd place:  Kaelyn Williams




Easter Party

April 2nd from 2-4pm

Clarksburg City Park at Nutter Fort

Lion’s Shelter


Bring the entire family and join us for an afternoon of fun including an Easter Egg hunt (bring your own basket), face painting, and more! Sign-ups for drinks, snacks, and eggs will be available soon.


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

Watch for changes each week!


Upcoming Dates and Events: 

Feb 13:  PK3 and PK4 Valentine’s Party at 9:30 am

Feb 14:   K-6 Valentine’s Party at 1:15 pm entrance to party, Party begins at 1:30

Feb 15:  Mid-term, Progress Reports home

Feb 20:  President’s Day – Tech Day

Feb 21:  Mardi Gras celebration with high school

Feb 22:  Ash Wednesday, Lent begins

March 1:  HandS Meeting

March 15:  End of 3rd grading period

April 3:  School Picture Day, Individual spring pictures, wear regular clothes

April 5:  Easter Parties:  PK3 and PK4 @ 9:30, K-6 @ 1:15

April 6:  Holy Thursday, Tech Day

April 6-April 16:   Spring Break

April 17:  Return to school

April 17- May 12:  MAP End of year testing

April 26:  Mid-term, Progress Reports home

May 5:  Class Picture Day, Formal uniforms

May 12:  Scholastic Book Fair

May 12:  PK3 and PK4 last day of school

May 15:  K and 6th grade Graduations

May 24:  Early Dismissal at NOON

May 25:  Early Dismissal at NOON, Last Day of school*

*Last day of school could change due to Snow Days