Parent Memo

From Ms. Lorie

St. Mary’s Grade School


Friday, September 1, 2023


Dear St. Mary’s Families:


Have a blessed Labor Day weekend!

Notes of Interest:


MAP Testing:  The beginning of the year MAP (measure of academic performance) will begin on Monday, September 11*  Please note the change in this date.  Students are tested 3 times a year to determine academic growth and performance.   The first test will give us a baseline for your child’s performance.

Office Forms:  All forms for school are online now.  Please complete these forms using the link sent in an email. We have tried to correct the problems people were experiencing so please attempt to complete this process.  Thank you!

PNUT Passes:  As a reward, a student may receive a PNUT Pass (Please No Uniform Today).  This pass lets the child have a dress down day.   Street clothes must follow specific guidelines and still be appropriate wear for kids. Jeans may not have holes or rips.  No sleeveless shirts or spaghetti straps.  No short shorts.  No hats. See Uniform Guidelines. *If your child uses a PNUT Pass in lieu of a uniform, the Pass must be turned in to the office on that day.


September Service Project:  During the month of September, St. Mary’s and Notre Dame will be assisting Notre Dame student, Christian Arnold, as he fills 10 barrels for items to send to Zimbabwe.  Please see the attached flyer (in latest email) for recommended items.


PE / Gym Day:  Just a reminder that Gym Day is WEDNESDAY this year.  Students may wear the light gray gym shirt only from last year.  Look for a new survey coming soon to order new shirts!


HandS Notes:

First meeting will be Wednesday September 6th at 6pm in the Auditorium – please join us for an evening of planning and fellowship.

Boscov’s at the Meadowbrook Mall will be having a Grand Opening Charity Day on Thursday, October 5 from 10am to 10pm.  Shopping passes are available to this event for a $5 donation with 100% of your donation going to St. Mary’s School.  The $5 shopping pass gives you exclusive advanced access, grand opening specials, free refreshments and entertainment, register to win prizes, and a free gift.  Even if you cannot attend the event, the shopping pass gives you the opportunity to register to win 1 of 20 ($250) Boscov’s gift cards.  Look in your child’s book bag for an order form. Please return by September 30.  Text/call Beth Gregg if you need additional information (304) 322-0233.

  • Money earned from this program will be used to pay for new Gym shirts for the students this year


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

Watch for changes each week!


Upcoming Dates and Events: 


September 4:  No School for Labor Day

September 6:  HandS 1st Meeting 6:00 pm in auditorium

September 8:   Grandparent Day Mass, 8:00am

September 15:  ND Golf Tournament, all welcome! Contact Ashley Vernon for details

September 21:  Early Dismissal at NOON.  Parent-Teacher Conferences from 3:00-6:00 pm by appointment only.

September 22:  1st Quarter Mid-term

October 1-7:   Homecoming Week Theme:  Give my regards to Hollywood!  St. Mary’s will be celebrating the play, Annie!