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Our website will provide you with information concerning our school and its many activities. Along with these activities we will also share with you our Mission Statement and beliefs, information from our Advisory Board meetings, Home and School meetings, and various academic programs made available to our students.

Please take time to navigate our website and learn why a Catholic education with Saint Mary School is the best option for your family and your children’s future.

Upcoming Events

  • December 18, 2014Spirit Day
  • December 18, 2014 10:00 amRectory Visits (Preschool Clovers & Pre-K Shamrocks, Grade K, & Grade 8)
  • December 19, 2014Christmas Casual Day!
  • December 19, 2014 1:00 pmEARLY DISMISSAL
  • December 21, 2014Fourth Sunday of Advent
  • January 15, 2015Monthly Tuition Payments Due
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Thursday Folder 12-18-14

Posted by on Dec 18, 2014 in School News

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St. Mary Thursday Folder   

For the latest news, visit us at www.saintmarylancaster.com

Thursday, December 18, 2014

 Students will attend morning masses at 9:00 AM on Tuesdays.  Please check calendar for exceptions.

 

Last day before Christmas Break, is Friday, December 19.  Merry Christmas from everyone at St. Mary School!  See you on January 5, 2015!!

 Attachments in this Issue:

Winter Sports Dress-Up Dates

Scrip Order Form

NEW NEWS:

THIS FRIDAY, 12/19 ~ CHRISTMAS CASUAL DAY!  Students should wear red & green & show their Christmas spirit!  Follow the casual day dress code.  DON’T FORGET, 1:00PM EARLY DISMISSAL ON FRIDAY!

 

The 2015 Central Ohio Regional Scholastic Art Awards are now completed. This year the Central Ohio region received over 1400 individual submissions and 72 portfolio submissions from students in grades 7 through 12. This year 5 pieces will be recommended for the American Visions award and regional acknowledgements will go to 37 pieces at the Gold Key level; while 62 pieces will receive Silver Key awards and 177 will receive Honorable Mention awards.  Congratulations to your students: Christopher Edwards, Honorable Mention-Photography—”Cork”;  David Lewis. Honorable Mention-Photography—”bug”; Caroline Menosky, Honorable Mention-Sculpture–“Tree of Knowledge”; Caroline Messerly, Silver Key-Sculpture—”Grass”.  Way to go St. Mary’s students!!
Important Kids CARE announcement: Due to the lack of participation in the MORNING Kids CARE program (6:30-7:30am), we will no longer be offering this morning service effective Jan. 5, 2015.  If this situation would change in the future, we will certainly bring it back.  Please email Angie Eisenacher with any questions or concerns, at aeisenac@cdeducation.org.

 

AFTER SCHOOL ART CLASSES!!  Come hang out and have fun with art! Monday: Drawing Session will be offered January 12th, 19th ,26th for $25.00. Students will work on pastel Drawings! All drawing materials are provided. Wednesday:Ceramic Session will be offered January 14th, 21st, and 28th for $30.00. Students will work with clay and different hand building techniques! Clay and glazes will be provided.

All classes will run from 6-7 pm at Fisher Catholic in room 301, the art room. All materials are provided. Classes tend to fill quickly! Call to save your Spot! Bring a friend for more fun!  Questions? Call Jennifer Appelfeller 614-218-5155

 

Kids C.A.R.E. Early Dismissal: Friday December 19th is an all-school early dismissal at 1:00. Kids CARE will be in session this day. However, all students must be picked up by 5:00 pm. Have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year!

 ST. MARY NEWS:

IS YOUR TUITION BALANCE CURRENT?   A reminder that school policy states that all tuition accounts must be up to date before the start of the second half of the school year, which begins on January 5, 2015, in order for students to return to school after Christmas break.

 

Inspire confidence, improve focus and listening skills,  enhance athletic abilities, and create stable friendships!  Learn to ride a horse! Christmas and birthday gift certificates available for spring and summer riding lessons. Contact Mrs. Foura at cfoura@cdeducation.org. Riding stable conveniently located on Rainbow Drive, Lancaster.

CLICK HERE for details, and the dates, winter sports athletes in 7th and 8th grade are allowed to dress-up, out of uniform, for the basketball season.

Sacramental Preparation 2014-2015  Please be diligent in adding these events to your calendar so you may be faithful in attending these important sessions. If you’re unable to attend or miss a session, the responsibility is yours to contact me that following week so we can cover the material you missed. Also, deadlines for sacramental forms are very important, so please be sure to submit information on time or your son or daughter may not be able to receive the sacrament as scheduled. As a parent, you are the primary teacher of the faith to your child. Father Eilerman and I are happy to assist and support you in any way we can with this very essential charge in forming you child’s mind and heart with the teachings of our Lord and His Church. In your charity, please pray that the Holy Spirit may guide and bless our preparations this year.

FUNDRAISING NEWS:

MARKET DAY : Want to order for next month? Pick up a form outside the office and order by Tuesday, January 13, for delivery on January 17.  Also check online at www.marketday.com to set up an account to order from home!  On-line orders must be placed by 11:00 p.m. the Tuesday before pick up date each month.  If you would like to volunteer to help with the next Market Day delivery, please contact Kendra Gundelfinger at 740-654-6625 or 740-974-7449. Helpers arrive at 8:00 a.m., pick up will run from 8:30-9:30.

Want to get a casual pass for your child?  Buy $200 in SCRIP in one month.  You buy gift cards for items you are already going to purchase, and the school earns a portion of the card amount.  Designated casual days for this school year: December 12, January 16, February 20, March 20 (subject to change due to Living Stations of the Cross), April 17 and May 15.  We will be processing SCRIP on Monday mornings, in the Copy Room (beside the Spirit store case, across from the gym). Click here for an order form, and you can send your order in ahead of time with your child, or stop in Mondays 8-10 and Friday, after school 2:15 to 3. Questions? Call Judy McGonagle at 740-215-8456 or email: smhs.scrip@gmail.com

What is Spirit Day?  Your child may dress out of uniform with appropriate shorts/pants, and designated Spirit shirt.   Need a SPIRIT SHIRT for next month?  Visit the Spirit Store on-line!  Please email or call Erin Wojcik with any orders you may have at 740-350-8902 or runwojorun@aol.com

KROGER REWARDS   Not registered?? Please consider registering your Kroger Plus Card.  Go to Kroger’s website and click on Community!  Log in, and click on my account”  If you scroll all the way down you will find ‘rewards”   Simply enter our number “83479” and that’s it!  You and St. Mary can earn money. Thanks!!

Save Box Tops for Education and Campbell’s Soup labels!!  Send them in with your child in an envelope.  It is that easy!  Our school earns money and free items.

 COMMUNITY NEWS:

ST. MARY PARISH KEEPSAKE COOKBOOKS- Get your copy of this beautiful cookbook that has recently been published as part of our church’s 150th anniversary. Features a beautiful hardback cover with historical church photo, church history and 278 delicious recipes submitted by parishioner.  Every student and family who is a part of St. Mary School is also a special part of St. Mary Parish- get your copies today for the yummy recipes or as special keepsakes for your kids and family members!  Cookbooks are only $20 each and can be purchased at the parish office or by contacting Kellie Boyden at kaboyden@att.net or 687-5177.  Delivery available.  These make great gifts!

 

Thank you for reading the email Thursday Folder.  If you have any suggestions, or additions for the next weekly letter, contact Julie Collier at 740-974-2264 or email:  the4colliers@columbus.rr.com  Forms are also available with a drop box located in the office.  Deadline for each week is Tuesday by noon.

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St. Mary Scholastic Art Award Winners

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014 in School News

The 2015 Central Ohio Regional Scholastic Art Awards are now completed. This year the Central Ohio region received over 1400 individual submissions and 72 portfolio submissions from students in grades 7 through 12. This year 5 pieces will be recommended for the American Visions award and regional acknowledgements will go to 37 pieces at the Gold Key level;
while 62 pieces will receive Silver Key awards and 177 will receive Honorable Mention awards.

Congratulations to Mrs. Appelfeller and the following students for receiving recognition in this year’s Scholastic Art Awards!

Caroline Messerly, Silver Key, Sculpture, “Grass”

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Christopher Edwards, Honorable Mention, Photography, “Cork”

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David Lewis, Honorable Mention, Photography, “bug”

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Caroline Menosky, Honorable Mention, Sculpture, “Tree of Knowledge”

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Out of Uniform Days this Week

Posted by on Dec 16, 2014 in School News

Please note that we have switched our two out of uniform days at the end of this week:
THIS THURSDAY, 12/18 ~ SPIRIT DAY!
THIS FRIDAY, 12/19 ~ CHRISTMAS CASUAL DAY! Students should wear red & green & show their Christmas spirit! Follow the casual day dress code. DON’T FORGET, 1:00PM EARLY DISMISSAL ON FRIDAY!

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After School Art Classes Offered

Posted by on Dec 15, 2014 in School News

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Thursday Folder 12-11-14

Posted by on Dec 11, 2014 in School News

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St. Mary Thursday Folder   

For the latest news, visit us at www.saintmarylancaster.com

Thursday, December 11, 2014

 Students will attend morning masses at 9:00 AM on Tuesdays.  Please check calendar for exceptions.

 

 Attachments in this Issue:

 Winter Sports Dress-Up Days

School Closet Customer Appreciation Sale Flyer

NEW NEWS:

TERRA NOVA TEST SCORES were sent home in a large envelope this Tuesday with the youngest and only child for all students in grades 2-8.  An overall school performance report will be sent home to families with the youngest and only on Thursday.

IS YOUR TUITION BALANCE CURRENT?   A reminder that school policy states that all tuition accounts must be up to date before the start of the second half of the school year, which begins on January 5, 2015, in order for students to return to school after Christmas break.

SCRIP CASUAL DAY tomorrow, Friday December 12.  Want to get a casual pass for your child?  Buy $200 in SCRIP in one month.  You buy gift cards for items you are already going to purchase, and the school earns a portion of the card amount.  Designated casual days for this school year: January 16, February 20, March 20 (subject to change due to Living Stations of the Cross), April 17 and May 15.  We will be processing SCRIP on Monday mornings, in the Copy Room (beside the Spirit store case, across from the gym). Click here for an order form, and you can send your order in ahead of time with your child, or stop in Mondays 8-10 and Friday, after school 2:15 to 3. Questions? Call Judy McGonagle at 740-215-8456 or email: smhs.scrip@gmail.com

CLICK HERE for details, and the dates, winter sports athletes in 7th and 8th grade are allowed to dress-up, out of uniform, for the basketball season.

 

Kids C.A.R.E. Early Dismissal News’ Friday December 19th is an all-school early dismissal at 1:00. Kids CARE will be in session this day. However, all students must be picked up by 5:00 pm. Have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year!

 

thank_youThank you to everyone who participated in the Holiday Happening survey.  Kamara McGill (3rd grade parent) won the Giant Eagle gift card.

 

ST. MARY NEWS:

BOOK FAIR TIME!  December 8-13  2014,  Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday from 8:00-10:30 and 12:00-2:30, and Mondays 12:00-2:30. Orders can also be placed on line by copying and pasting the following link into your browser http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/stmarysch19   The online book fair will run from December 2nd-December 13th.  The orders will take 7-10 days to arrive at the school upon completion of the fair. Click here for more information on fun contests and prizes!

 

Inspire confidence, improve focus and listening skills,  enhance athletic abilities, and create stable friendships!  Learn to ride a horse! Christmas and birthday gift certificates available for spring and summer riding lessons. Contact Mrs. Foura at cfoura@cdeducation.org. Riding stable conveniently located on Rainbow Drive, Lancaster.

 

SCHOOL CLOSET SALE!  Click here to view the sale flyer for 15-20% off thru December 15.

 

FROM THE COMPUTER LAB!  Is Santa bringing a flat-screen TV to someone you know? The St. Mary computer lab has five flat-screen wall mounts for sale at very reasonable prices. They are Peerless Universal Flat Wall Mounts for 37″-75″ Displays, and can be yours for $50 each. Contact Mrs. Corcoran for more information at kcorcoran@saintmarylancaster.org

Does your student come home and want to visit some of the websites they have used in computer lab? Our school “start page” is available from home also, just use the following URL:

http://www.protopage.com/smsirish

 

Sacramental Preparation 2014-2015  Please be diligent in adding these events to your calendar so you may be faithful in attending these important sessions. If you’re unable to attend or miss a session, the responsibility is yours to contact me that following week so we can cover the material you missed. Also, deadlines for sacramental forms are very important, so please be sure to submit information on time or your son or daughter may not be able to receive the sacrament as scheduled. As a parent, you are the primary teacher of the faith to your child. Father Eilerman and I are happy to assist and support you in any way we can with this very essential charge in forming you child’s mind and heart with the teachings of our Lord and His Church. In your charity, please pray that the Holy Spirit may guide and bless our preparations this year.

FUNDRAISING NEWS:

MARKET DAY : Want to order for next month? Pick up a form outside the office and order by Tuesday, January 13, for delivery on January 17.  Also check online at www.marketday.com to set up an account to order from home!  On-line orders must be placed by 11:00 p.m. the Tuesday before pick up date each month.  If you would like to volunteer to help with the next Market Day delivery, please contact Kendra Gundelfinger at 740-654-6625 or 740-974-7449. Helpers arrive at 8:00 a.m., pick up will run from 8:30-9:30.

 

What is Spirit Day?  Your child may dress out of uniform with appropriate shorts/pants, and designated Spirit shirt.   Need a SPIRIT SHIRT for next month?  Visit the Spirit Store on-line!  Please email or call Erin Wojcik with any orders you may have at 740-350-8902 or runwojorun@aol.com

KROGER REWARDS   Not registered?? Please consider registering your Kroger Plus Card.  Go to Kroger’s website and click on Community!  Log in, and click on my account”  If you scroll all the way down you will find ‘rewards”   Simply enter our number “83479” and that’s it!  You and St. Mary can earn money. Thanks!!

box top logoSave Box Tops for Education and Campbell’s Soup labels!!  Send them in with your child in an envelope.  It is that easy!  Our school earns money and free items.

 

COMMUNITY NEWS:

ST. MARY PARISH KEEPSAKE COOKBOOKS- Get your copy of this beautiful cookbook that has recently been published as part of our church’s 150th anniversary. Features a beautiful hardback cover with historical church photo, church history and 278 delicious recipes submitted by parishioners.  Every student and family who is a part of St. Mary School is also a special part of St. Mary Parish- get your copies today for the yummy recipes or as special keepsakes for your kids and family members!  Cookbooks are only $20 each and can be purchased at the parish office or by contacting Kellie Boyden at kaboyden@att.net or 687-5177.  Delivery available.  These make great gifts!

 

WRAP IT UP!  Holiday gift wrapping by Fisher Catholic’s Sculpture class on Saturday, December 13 at Fisher Catholic’s Alumni commons.  Only $10 and a roll of wrapping paper per patron.  Please bring your gifts bagged together with your name, phone number, and gifts individually labeled with recipient’s names.  They will do the rest.  Gift drop off is from 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m., and pick up is at 4:00 p.m.  Proceeds will benefit Fisher Catholic’s Sculpture Class Project, Destination Downtown Lancaster Sculpture.

 

FAMILY ROSARY AND ADVENT FUN NIGHT: Bring the family to the Spirit Center on Friday, December 12th at 7:00 pm. We will pray the rosary followed by Advent crafts for the kids, a holiday movie, refreshments and fellowship. Our October rosary night was a great success and much fun for parents and kids (of all ages) alike.  Come and join us!

 

Girl_eating_a_large_stack_pancakes_100421-144649-909057Irish4Life club pancake breakfast on Sunday, December 14 from 9:30-1:30 in the FCHS cafeteria.  We will have regular, blueberry, and chocolate chip pancakes for your dining pleasure.  Oh…and sausage, OJ, and milk too! Please come and support our students as they seek to offset their cost to attend the March for Life in January.  The cost is just your generous donation.
Thank you for reading the email Thursday Folder.  If you have any suggestions, or additions for the next weekly letter, contact Julie Collier at 740-974-2264 or email:  the4colliers@columbus.rr.com  Forms are also available with a drop box located in the office.  Deadline for each week is Tuesday by noon.

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Family Rosary and Advent Fun Night

Posted by on Dec 10, 2014 in School News

FAMILY ROSARY AND ADVENT FUN NIGHT

Bring the family to the Spirit Center this Friday, December 12th at 7:00pm. We will pray the rosary followed by Advent crafts for the kids, a holiday movie, refreshments and fellowship. Our October rosary night was a great success and much fun for parents and kids (of all ages) alike.  Come and join us!

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Irish4Life Pancake Breakfast

Posted by on Dec 10, 2014 in School News

Join the Fisher Catholic Irish4Life Club on one of their remaining Pancake Breakfasts before they head to Washington D.C. to participate in the March for Life

 

 

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Sunday, December 14 from 9:30-1:30 in the FCHS cafeteria.  Regular, blueberry, and chocolate chip pancakes for your dining pleasure.  Oh…and sausage, OJ, and milk too! Please come and support the Irish4Life students as they seek to offset their cost to attend the March for Life in January.  The cost is just your generous donation.

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Internet Prayer

Almighty and eternal God, who created us in Thy image and bade us to seek after all that is good, true and beautiful, especially in the divine person of Thy Only-begotten Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, grant, we beseech Thee, that, through the intercession of Saint Isidore, Bishop and Doctor, during our journeys through the internet we will direct our hands and eyes only to that which is pleasing to Thee and treat with charity and patience all those souls whom we encounter.

Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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