Parent Memo

From Ms. Lorie

St. Mary’s Grade School



Thursday, November 18


Dear St. Mary’s Families:


Next week, students will have Tech Day assignments on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. No assignments will be made for Thursday and Friday.   Students return to school on Monday, November 28.


The St. Mary’s Grade School Christmas Program will be held on December 18 at 3:00 pm in the Immaculate Conception Parish Church.   All students will be participating.   This event is open to all families and friends. Students will need to be at the church at 2:00pm.  If your child is unable to attend, please call 304-838-8032.


Have a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving!



Notes of Interest:


Winter Uniform Reminders:  Socks:  no ankle height socks.  Girls may wear a folded down Bobby Sock in white, knee socks or tights in navy or white.  Skirts/Jumpers are to be no more than 2 inches above the knee. On Mass Days and Formal Uniform Days, students are to wear only school fleece jackets.  Jackets worn throughout any day for warmth must also be the school fleece or school sweat shirt and not other fleeces and sweat shirts.


HOPE Scholarship Recipients:  HOPE Scholarship recipient families were sent a survey last week that is mandatory to complete in order for the family to receive funding. The survey asks a series of questions that is necessary for HOPE to determine the appropriate funding amount for each family for this year (22-23). The survey came from  The survey must be completed by December 2nd.  If you did not receive this email, please notify WV HOPE.  If you do not complete the survey, you will not receive the funding. Funds are being released on January 15.


Hearts and Hands for Christ Medical Mission Trip:  Thank you so much for your generosity.  Our school raised $417 to help support this trip!


Land’s End Sale on Uniforms:   20% off from Nov 24-Nov 30.  Use Code: BINDER and PIN: 3359.


Science and Social Studies Fair:  Students in 3rd-6th grade may choose to participate in either or both the Science and Social Studies Fair this year.  Participation is not mandatory.  According to new state law, private schools may no longer be permitted to participate in county level fairs for Science and Social Studies.   Only one Best of Show project from each division will be selected to advance directly to the regional level fairs.

St. Mary’s Science Fair will be held on January 9, 2023.

St. Mary’s Social Studies Fair will be held on January 23, 2023.

Every student in 3rd -6th grade received a Sign Up Form on Thursday!  Check folders.  If you need a form, call the school and we can email one to you.

Sign-ups are open until December 9.




COMING SOON: New and Used Shoe Drive

As we look ahead to Thanksgiving with our families, it is a nice time to evaluate our blessings. Loving family members, loyal friends, a roof over our heads and clothing to keep us warm are just a few things we have to be grateful for this season. As a way to ‘pay it forward’, on December 1st we will be kicking off a shoe drive that will serve as a fundraiser for our school as well as a way to help others in need. When you gather to celebrate Thanksgiving with your family and friends, ask them to join you in cleaning out closets to support our school shoe drive. Collected shoes will be reused and given a second life by those in need. More details to come soon, with fun prizes and opportunities for everyone to participate!



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

Watch for changes each week!


Upcoming Dates and Events: 

November 21:  Tech Day- students will have assignments to complete for a grade

November 22:  Tech Day- students will have assignments to complete for a grade

November 23:  Tech Day- students will have assignments to complete for a grade

November 24: Thanksgiving – No School

November 25:  No School

November 30:  Prayer Service for Parents at 6:00 pm, front hallway of school, presented by Mr.           Sam Lopez, Religion director for SMS.

Mid-term of 2nd Nine Weeks – Progress Reports Home

December 1:   Bridgeport Light Up Night, SMS Choir will be singing, Time TBA

December 2:  Gift Bag Donation Dress Down Day

December 3:   Clarksburg Winterfest, SMS Choir will be singing at 1:00pm, Courthouse

December 18: Christmas Program, 3:00pm, Immaculate Conception Church

December 19:  Pk3 and Pk4 Christmas Parties at 9:30 am

December 20:  K-6 Christmas Parties at 1:15 pm

December 21:  Lessons and Carols at IC Church at 11:00 am, families invited

Early Dismissal at 12:00 pm

No Extended Care for PK

No Keepers

December 22- Jan 2:   Break

January 3:  Students Return to school

January 10:  End of 1st Semester

January 16:  MLK Jr Day – No School

January 18:  Report Cards Home

January 29-Feb 3:   Catholic Schools Week