From Ms. Lorie
St. Mary’s Grade School
Friday, February 17
Please note: Monday is a Tech Day.
Students will have work to complete but do not attend school in person.
Enjoy the break!
Notes of Interest:
Applications are now open to the general public at www.stmaryswv.org.
If you know a family who has expressed interest in our schools, please refer them to us for a tour and one on one conversation to answer questions and concerns.
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 should be submitted during Phase 1 and will not need to be resubmitted for Phase 2 awards. See bottom of ADMISSIONS page on the St. Mary’s School Website.
HandS Meeting: The HandS Meeting has been moved to MARCH 1 at 6 PM in the SMS Auditorium.
PK4 Meeting: March 1 at 5:00 pm in the school auditorium. Bring a device to complete the HOPE Application and school application.
SAVE THE DATE
April 2nd from 2-4pm (Sunday)
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.
Read Aloud WV
Are you or someone you know (relative, alumni, or community member) interested in reading aloud to one of our classrooms every week? If so, you would need to complete a 1-hour virtual training found at readaloudwv.org (two sessions are currently available – March 7th and 8th, sign up on the website) as well as complete the required volunteer background paperwork from the school. The commitment is once per week for about 15-20 minutes. You would also bring a book to read (a good place to search is at the ARbookfind.com, so they also could take an AR quiz afterward on the book). Please contact Christina Nielson at 304-541-6372 if you have any additional questions. This would be in preparation for next school year.
Congratulations to Kaelyn and Kyanna Williams for winning 1st place in the Regional Science Fair last weekend!!! They advance to the state competition. Good luck!!!
Lost and Found Items: The office does not have many items in our Lost and Found box even though many parents are looking for lost items. Please check your child’s items at home for names of other students. If you have an item that belongs to another student, just return it and we will make sure it gets to the correct owner.
Shoe Drive Update
As of this morning, we have collected 2,199 pairs of shoes. Thank you to everyone that has brought in shoes for our drive. Please keep them coming – we only need to collect 301 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 (for a limited time only) 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. We are grateful for your participation and look forward to our St. Mary’s family continuing to spread the word and recruit additional shoe collections. Have questions or need help with a large pick up? Text Pam Leonard at 740-525-2846.
Watch for changes each week!
Upcoming Dates and Events:
Feb 20: President’s Day – Tech Day
Feb 21: Mardi Gras celebration with high school
Feb 22: Ash Wednesday, Lent begins, Mass at noon
March 1: HandS Meeting 6:00, PK4 Meeting at 5:00
March 15: End of 3rd grading period
April 2: Easter Party by HandS* see above
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
*To report an incidence of suspected child sexual abuse, please contact your local law enforcement agency, or you may confidentially contact WV Child Protection Services at 800-352-6513. To report suspected cases of sexual abuse by personnel of the diocese of Wheeling-Charleston to the Diocese, please contact the Diocese at 88-434-6237 or 304-233-0880.