Parent Memo

From Ms. Lorie

St. Mary’s Grade School



Friday, February 18, 2022


Dear Families of St. Mary’s,

Today, students in grades kindergarten through sixth received the Family Report for your child’s growth in reading, math and language arts in MAP testing.  I am so proud of the growth our students have maintained in the face of Covid and quarantines. The most important thing you can do for your child’s school success is the gift of presence at school.  If your child is not in school, we cannot teach him/her. Excessive absences can result in gaps in learning leading to more gaps later on.   It has been a difficult time with the winter we have had due to weather and illness; but,  we are praying for spring to be at our doorstep and a smooth and consistent flow in the education process from here on out! Thank you for your continued support and blessings for good health.


Notes of Interest:


Religion Lesson of the week:  Students began the journey to understanding the sacraments and learning the Apostles Creed.


No School:  Monday, February 21 for President’s Day


Tutus and Ties for Two Schools Tuesday:  Dress Down Day!!! Cost to dress down is $1-$5 to benefit making Easter baskets for the Homeless.  This project was created by our 6th grade students and will be implemented in our two schools.  Over the next month, please donate small personal care items to include in these baskets and you may donate small Easter baskets also!  The theme for Tuesday is…Tutus and Ties for Two Schools Tuesday!  Students may wear tutus and/or ties.  This is a full dress down in school appropriate attire.


Toy Reminder:  Students are not to bring toys to school.  Even if your child stays for Keepers, toys from home are not permitted.   We have many items here for play.


Mask Protocol:  Look for an email on Sunday for updated information concerning the new protocols for our Covid Plan.


Re-enrollment for the 2022-2023 School Year:  PK4 Year Olds must complete a full application online on our webpage in order to secure a position in Kindergarten for next year.    PK3 year olds, also, need to complete the online application on our webpage for enrollment in PK4 for next year.


Open Applications Time:  Today applications open for all new students!  The application is available on our webpage at


Tuition for the 2022-2023 School Year:  In order to obtain the Catholic Rate, you must provide the form completed by your parish pastor titled, Registered, Participating and Contributing Parishioner, every year.  This form was sent home a few weeks ago with the Hope Scholarship information.  It is, also, now posted on our webpage under the Admissions button.


TAP (Tuition Assistance Program) is open: Feb 1- April 29.  Application available at


HandS :  Next meeting is Feb. 23 at 6:00 in the school auditorium.


Summer Camp:  Camp Carlo Youth Adventure Camp:  This is a Catholic youth adventure camp that ministers through rock climbing, equestrian activities, archery, Adoration, overnight backpacking, outdoor Mass and much more!  Camps are available for ages 7-12 and grades 3-12 on several different dates throughout the summer.  Please see the attached flier for more information.  Camp is located in Huttonsville, WV.


New Parent Handbook:  The new, updated version of the Parent Handbook has been posted on the school website at  Please review this document for a more detailed version of our school policies, especially the Discipline Policy with updated consequences.  A hard copy of the New Parent Handbook will be given to you at your contract signing in August.


Special Recognitions: 


Congratulations to the Young Writer’s Contest Winners for St. Mary’s!   These students will have their stories advance to the county competition.

Grades 1-2   Taylor Ridenour

Grades 3-4   Juliana Arnold

Grades 5-6   Antonin Seamon


VII Regional Science and Engineering Fair Winners:

Congratulations to Ryker Leonard for winning 1st Place in Division 1 Chemistry and

Congratulations to Zachery Lane for winning 3rd Place in Division 2 Engineering


Congratulations to the following students for being winners in the Catholic Daughter of the America’s Education Contest!


First Place Winners:

Blair Moore – Art I

Vienna Harold – Art II

Stella Bealko – Poetry I

Emma Yates – Essay I

Jacob Szarko – Computer Art I


Second Place Winners:

Audrey Karakiozis – Art I

Tristan Korn – Art II

Juliana Arnold – Poetry I

Alexa Roma – Essay I

Stella Gigliotti – Essay II

Lillie Nardella – Computer Art II


Third Place Winners:

Silas Malfregeot – Art I

Izzy Fittro – Poetry I

Maria Plywaczynski – Essay I

Daniel Long – Essay II


Congratulations to all of our winners and to all of those who entered and participated.  It takes courage to enter a contest and growing in courage is just as important as winning!




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Upcoming Dates and Events: 


Feb 21:  No School President’s Day

Feb 22:  Full Dress Down Day $1-5, Tutus and Ties for Two Schools for benefit Easter Baskets for the Homeless.

Feb 23:  HandS meeting at 6:00

Feb 28:  Dollar Dress Down Day to support Hands and Hearts for Christ Mission

March 1:  Mardi Gras/Arti Gras – Pancake Breakfast, Dollar Dress Down Day to support Hands and Hearts for Christ Mission.  Wear Purple!

March 2:  Ash Wednesday

March 4:  Early Dismissal at 12:00 – NO KEEPERS

March 10:  Lenten Penance Service grades 3-6

March 15:  End of 3rd Nine Weeks

March 22:  Report Cards home

March 28:  WV Day – Dress Down Day – wear your WVU shirt with Uniform bottoms – visit from Father Brian of Morgantown on WV vocations and the WVU Mountaineer