Parent Memo

From Ms. Lorie

St. Mary’s Grade School



Friday, October 7


Dear St. Mary’s Families:


The first Lunch/Snack bill was distributed today to children.   Please make checks payable to:   Harrison County Catholic.  Look for the bill in your child’s folder. You may send those back to school with your payment.


We are very excited about the decision to reinstate the HOPE Scholarship Program.  At this time, we do not have details about how the program will proceed.  We will keep you up to date as we gain information.   Please see the attachment from the WV  State Treasurer’s Office.


Below is a link for a Parent Survey.  Please complete this survey today, Friday, October 7.  We use this survey extensively to plan programs and set goals for improvement. We thank you in advance for your time!  If your link does not take you to the survey, you may have to copy and paste it to your browser.


Parent Survey Link


Notes of Interest:


Homeroom Holiday Parties:   Party assignments were sent home on Monday, October 3.  Please check your child’s folder if you did not receive the form.  Your child’s teacher has an extra form she can copy and send to you.

**6th Grade New assignments were sent home today.   Please check your child’s folder.**


*Be aware…in order to be in the building volunteering at a party or any event, you must complete the Safe Environment Process.   This is a three step process that includes a background check, Virtus video on Awareness Training, and the review and acceptance of the Policy Relating to Sexual Abuse of Children. These three actions may be completed all online at   If you have volunteered in the past, you probably already have a Virtus account.  Please log in and check the status of your account.  All new families will have received directions on how to complete this process.


Book Fair:  The St. Mary’s Home and School (HandS) organization is hosting a Scholastic Book Fair October 11th-13th. Students will have the opportunity to shop each day. The Book Fair will also be open to families on Thursday, October 13th from 3:00pm-6:00pm during the Parent Teacher Conference. Volunteers are needed – please sign up online at  or text Pam Leonard at 740.525.2846. 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.


Parent – Teacher Conferences:  The Parent – Teacher Conference is Oct 13 from 3:00-6:00pm.   Students will be dismissed at 12:00 on this day.  Please call the school to schedule a conference time with Ms. Ashley. HandS will have punch and cookies in the Stream Room during conferences.  Please stop in and say ‘hello’.


Halloween:  All students will all be dismissed at 10:40 am to go home for lunch.  Students in grade K-6 will need to return at 1:00 for the parade, which begins at 1:15.  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 also.


Trunk or Treat for St. Mary’s / Notre Dame:  HandS invites all St. Mary’s families to participate in the annual Trunk or Treat on Wednesday, October 26 at 6:30 PM in the school parking lot.  We are looking for volunteers to decorate their vehicles and to hand out candy to St. Mary’s students. Adults, feel free to dress up as well! If you would like to participate, then please text HandS President, Natalie Gigliotti at 304.629.3379. It is a very fun evening for all! Please mark your calendars! Please note:   This is a private event for our students and families only.


WBOY and the Pledge of Allegiance:   This week, our students were filmed saying the Pledge of Allegiance by WBOY.  These films will be aired the whole week of Oct 10, 2022, at 5:59am in the morning right before the 6:00am news.


Field Trip:   Students will be traveling to the 4-H Recreation Center in October to participate in the Harrison County Park Boards ‘Outdoor Adventures’ Program.   PK3, PK4, K, 1 and 2 will attend on October 21.  The PK3 and PK4 students will return to school at 10:30 am.  Students in grades 3, 4, 5, and 6 will attend on October 17.   All students need to bring a packed lunch and drink for the field trip.  We will be riding the ND bus to and from the field trip.  Students need to wear school uniforms and school fleece jackets with tennis shoes.


Congratulations to the following students for being chosen to represent our schools at the Harrison County Math Field Day Competitions in December.

4th Grader Evan Fraley and 5th Grader Maria Plywaczynski will compete in the Elementary School Math Field Day on Tuesday, December 6.

6th Graders Kaelyn and Kyanna Williams will compete in the Middle School Math Field Day on Wednesday, December 7

Good luck to all of our Mathletes!!



COKE Rewards:  St. Mary’s does have a Coke Rewards account.  You may enter the codes from the boxes or caps or send them to school and we will enter the codes.  To Donate:   Enter…MARY, 26301 and select St Marys Central in Clarksburg.


HandS:  Thank you to all St. Mary’s families who attended the homecoming event last Friday. It was a fun-filled evening for both schools! HandS is grateful for the opportunity to participate in the ND festivities and to sponsor the SMS float.
A HUGE thank you to all volunteers who helped to decorate, made donations of time and materials, and those who assisted in the parade/planning process, including:
Kayla Lantz and family
Cecilia Landers and family
Kary Yates and family
Carisa Morrison and family
Rosie Morris and family
Irene Malfregeot
Angela Fittro
Stacy Tennant-Bell
Leslie Wright
Ashley Vernon
Natalie Gigliotti
Jackie Reed and family
Pam and Kevin Leonard
Anna Scalise
Trisha Carter
Chelsea Kirby
Aleigha Praino


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

Watch for changes each week!


Upcoming Dates and Events: 

October 11-14:   Scholastic Book Fair

October 10:  Tech Day- students work from home

October 13:  Early Dismissal at NOON, Parent-Teacher Conferences from 3:00-6:00pm

October 13:  Picture Retake Day

October 14:  Mass – formal uniform

October 17:  Field Trip for 3,4,5,6 – 4-H Center, bring a packed lunch and drink

October 21:  Field Trip for PK (returns at 11:00), K, 1, 2 – 4-H Center, bring a packed lunch and a drink

October 21:  Mass – Formal uniform for 3-6, Field Trip for PK3-2 – regular uniform, tennis shoes

October 24:  End of 1st Nine Weeks

October 26:  Dress Down Day for students

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

October 28:  Mass – formal uniform

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 (Preschool excluded)

November 8:  Election Day – Tech Day for students- students will have assignments to complete      for a grade

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

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