Parent Memo
From Ms. Lorie
St. Mary’s Grade School

Friday, November 4
Dear St. Mary’s Families:
Welcome to November!
Next week, we have two days off from school. The first is on Tuesday, November 8, and is a Tech Day with student
assignments. The second is Friday, November 11, and is a holiday for Veteran’s Day – no assignments.
We will also be celebrating Vocations Week with special guest speakers such as John Paul Nardelli, Sister Maria,
and Father Chris.
We have added a special event called ‘Bring a Friend to School Day’. Students in grades 3-6 are welcome to bring
someone who is interested in our school for a day long experience on Wednesday, November 9. Forms were sent
home with students.

Notes of Interest:
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 wvhope@emaportal.org. The survey must be completed by December 2 nd . If you did not receive this
email, please notify WV HOPE. If you do not complete the survey, you will not receive the funding.
Winter Uniform began on November 1. This means no more tennis shoes (PE Day only) or shorts.
HandS Meeting will be November 9 at 6:00 pm in the school auditorium.
******CALENDAR ******
Watch for changes each week!

Upcoming Dates and Events:
November 8: Election Day – Tech Day for students- students will have assignments to complete
for a grade
November 9: HandS Meeting at 6:00pm in the school auditorium
Bring a Friend to School Day for grades 3-6
November 11: Veteran’s Day – No School, no assignments
November 16: Dollar Donation Dress Day for the Heart and Hands Mission
November 18: Thanksgiving Mass for SMS and ND and families – 1:00 pm
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
Mid-term of 2 nd Nine Weeks – Progress Reports Home
December 1: Bridgeport Light Up Night, SMS Choir will be singing, Time TBA
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 1 st Semester
January 16: MLK Jr Day – No School
January 18: Report Cards Home
January 29-Feb 3: Catholic Schools Week