Parent Memo

From Ms. Lorie

St. Mary’s Grade School



Friday, May 6, 2022


Dear St. Mary’s Families,


Thank you to all for making School Staff and Teacher Appreciation Week special for all of us.  Your gifts, kind words, and special prayers have blessed us beyond words.  We all do love your children and your appreciation means so much to all of us.


Reminder for next week:  No School on Tuesday for Election Day.  Students will have Tech Day work to complete.


Next week is also our final week of testing.  Help your child stay sharp with a good night’s rest and a healthy breakfast.



Notes of Interest:


Religion Lesson of the week: May, the month of Mary


Scholastic Book Fair:  The St. Mary’s Home and School (HandS) organization is hosting a BUY ONE GET ONE FREE Scholastic Book Fair May 16th-18th. Students will have the opportunity to shop each day. Volunteers are needed – sign up online at or text Beth Gregg at 304.322.0233. All volunteers must have completed the diocesan pre-approval process. Please let our office manager, Mrs. Ashley Vernon, know if you would like to complete the pre-approval process. More detailed Book Fair information will be sent home with students in the near future.

Dress Down Day:  May 16 will be a Dress As Your Favorite Book Character for the opening day of the Book Fair!

Kindergarten and 6th Grade Graduations:

These events are scheduled for May 23.

Email 5 photos of your child from birth to now for the class video.

On the day of graduation, students will come to school at regular time and wear their Formal Uniform.   The ceremonies will be held in our school auditorium.

Students may leave after their ceremony.

Kindergarten Graduation will be at 9:00 am.

Kindergarten pictures go to by May 2.

6th Grade Graduation will be at 12:00 pm.

6th grade pictures go to by May 2.



Teacher Appreciation Week:  Thank you to everyone who contributed to making our week special at St. Mary’s!  We have been blessed by your kindness and love.


May 3:  One Mission, One Day Fundraiser!!!!  Thank you to all who were able to generously donate to our school.  We could not maintain without you!!!! Your generosity has been overwhelming. The support from your friends, families and businesses provide the much needed security our schools need to maintain our high level of performance.  ‘Thank you’ feels so inadequate.


May 24:  VA Park Day – Students in grades 1-5 will have a Park Day on Tuesday, May 24 at the Clarksburg City Park.  Morning Drop off will be at the Pool location at regular time 7:20.  Students need to bring a packed lunch.  Pick up will be at the same location, pool area at 2:25.

*6th graders – Mrs. Yazvac will not be at the park but if a 6th grader wants to come and help with the younger students, they are welcome!


22-23 School Calendar:  Attached is the preliminary school calendar for your planning purposes.





From HandS President, Natalie:

A big thank you to the following HandS members for their thoughtful and generous contributions to Teacher Appreciation Week. Each of their gifts was a sincere expression of our heartfelt thanks and deep gratitude for the care given to our students by the SMS teachers and staff. Thank you parents for your generosity and thank you, teachers, for your patience, time, and talent!

Ashley D’Annunzio
Ashley Vernon
Laura Francis
Natalie Gigliotti
Shannon Cunningham-Snead
Erin Bowen
Irene Malfregeot
Carisa Morrison
Beth Gregg

Maggie Koscielniak




******CALENDAR ******SMS School Calendar 2022-2023


Upcoming Dates and Events: 

May 9:  Field Trip to Fairmont State College to see Shrek the Musical, K-6 students, cost $5

May 10:  Election Day – Tech Day for students

May 13:  Mass

May 16:  Dress as your Favorite Book Character

May 16-18:  Scholastic Book Fair

May 16, 17:  6th Grade Field Trip

May 18:  Father Brian speaking on WV Vocations

May 20:  PK last day of school, Mass

May 23:  6th grade and Kindergarten Graduations, 9:00 Kindergarten 12:00 6th Grade, school auditorium, students attend school at normal morning time and may leave after their ceremony.

May 24:  Field Day at the VA Park for grades 1-5…more information coming later

May 26:  Early dismissal at 12:00

May 27:  Early Dismissal at 12:00 – Last day of school