Parent Memo

From Ms. Lorie

St. Mary’s Grade School



Friday, October 21


Dear St. Mary’s Families:


On Wednesday, October 26, we will be hosting our annual SMS/ND Trunk or Treat in the back parking lot.   This is such a great family event for our two schools!  We hope you will be able to join us!  Families are encouraged to dress up, decorate your trunks, and pass out candy!


Here is the schedule for our evening:

6:30-7:00   Arrival and Set Up of vehicles.  Students will be treated to a movie on the playground from 6:30-7:00 and may purchase food from a concessions table… pizza and/or chicken sandwiches.


7:00 –7:45   Students will be gathered for an opening prayer and then begin their Trunk or Treating.


To reserve your space, please text Natalie Gigliotti at 304-629-3379.


Notes of Interest:


Dress Down Day is Wednesday, October 26.


ND Key Club Bake Sale:  On Friday, October 28, the ND Key Club will have a Bake Sale during lunch times.  Our students may purchase items that range in price from $1-$2.


Mass on October 28.  Wear Formal Uniforms.


Report Cards for the 1st Nine Weeks will come home on Friday, October 28.


Halloween- October 31:  All students will all be dismissed at 10:40 am to go home for lunch.

Students in grades K-6 will need to return at 1:00 for the parade, which begins at 1:15.

We will plan to parade out the front door towards Immaculate Conception, around the block to Main Street and back into the front entrance.

*PK3 and PK4 Parties are in the morning at 9:30.  The PK Parade will be in the parking lot in the back at 10:15 am.  There will not be any extended care for preschool students on Halloween Day.

*There will not be any Keepers on Oct 31.


Winter Uniform begins on November 1. This means no more tennis shoes or shorts.


Saints Dolls due November 1.


St. Mary’s Children’s Choir is being formed under the direction of Maria Ammons and Cecilia Landers.  All students in grades 2-6 are invited to join.  Practices will be after school.  Sign-Up forms were sent home last week.  If you did not receive one and would like your child to participate, call the office and speak with Mrs. Ammons.


The next HandS meeting is Wednesday, November 9 at 6 PM in the St. Mary’s auditorium. All are welcome!



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Watch for changes each week!


Upcoming Dates and Events: 

October 24:  End of 1st Nine Weeks

October 26:  Dress Down Day for students

Trunk or Treat for SMS and ND @ 6:30pm-7:45

October 28:  Mass – Formal Uniform

ND Key Club Lunchtime Bake Sale, item $1-2.

Report Cards Home

October 31:  Halloween Parties – PK3, PK4 @ 9:30 and K-6 @ 1:15

*see info above…dismissal for everyone at 10:40!

No Extended Care for PK

No Keepers

November 1:  All Saints Day, Saint Dolls due (coming home Oct 3)

Winter Uniform begins today – no shorts, no tennis shoes (PK3 and 4 excluded)

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

November 11:   Veteran’s Day – No School, no assignments

November 16:  Dollar 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:  Mid-term of 2nd 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 1st Semester

January 16:  MLK Jr Day – No School

January 18:  Report Cards Home

January 29-Feb 3:   Catholic Schools Week