From Ms. Lorie
St. Mary’s Grade School
Friday, February 10
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 www.stmaryswv.org. 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 www.stmaryswv.org. 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.
HandS Meeting: SCHEDULE CHANGE
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 shoes. Thank 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 place: Gracie Morris
2nd place: Zelie Nardelli
3rd place: Kayda Williams
1st place: Lucia Scalise
2nd place: Elizabeth Fraley
3rd place: Taylor Ridenour
1st place: Joseph Yost
2nd place: Vinnie Scalise
3rd place: Bennett Power
1st place: Anna Koscielniak
2nd place: Evan Fraley
3rd place: Mila Vernon
1st place: Silas Malfregeot
2nd place: Abraham Morrison
3rd place: Anthony Morris
1st place: Antonin Seamon
2nd place: Izzy Fittro
3rd place: Kaelyn Williams
SAVE THE DATE
April 2nd from 2-4pm
Clarksburg City Park at Nutter Fort
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.
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