Time to think back-to-school (!) At least it’s time to look over the school supply lists!
Again this year, the St. Mary Home and School Association will make your shopping easy by collecting many of the items on your child’s classroom list. Let us shop to find the
best deals while saving you time and avoid the shopping hassles.
Custom packed for your student using name-brand products.
This is a service offered to all families and not a fundraiser.
**Please note any items not included in the classroom kits.
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Several years ago the Ohio Department of Health, added a new immunization requirement for students entering 7th grade. Your child must get a booster dose of Tdap prior to the start of school in August. the p in the above vaccine is pertussis(whooping cough). Pertussis is what we see outbreaks of in the schools from time to time, thus we are hoping to prevent it. Most school age children need a booster of tetanus by the time they reach junior high, thus the combination vaccine. The only exception to this rule is if your child has a documented allergy or adverse reaction to pertussis in which case I would need a signed statement from the physician. If this is the case, you still need to ask the physician if it is time for your child to receive a tetanus booster.
This booster is available at the Fairfield Department of Health, *NEW LOCATION* 1550 Sheridan Dr., Suite 100. You may schedule an appointment by calling 740-652-2800
. Cost is $10.00. The health department will NOT bill private insurance.
Your 7th grader must have this booster by the 10th school day of the 2015-16 school year, which is September 2, 2016 this year.
Please send me documentation from the health department or your physician after your child has received this immunization, so I can update your child’s immunization record at school.
Many of the pediatricians in the Lancaster area have been “boosting” the past couple of years, so there is a chance your child has had this vaccine. If you child did not have a summer appointment with your physician, please call the office and ask if your child has received this booster in the past couple of years and provide me with documentation from the doctor. If you have turned that in to me in the past couple of years, I should have it in the health folder. Please call me at (740) 654-01632 and I will gladly check to see if I already have such documentation.
I look forward to seeing you and your student in the new school year!
Debbie Wilson, RN
School Nurse/St. Mary School
Please join us in welcoming our new Physical Education instructor and Assistant Athletic Director, Mr. Jimmy Russell. Mr. Russell is a graduate of Ohio Dominican University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management. He has worked as a job coach in youth programs, a basketball coach, and a substitute teacher. During his college career, he also served as an intern to the Athletic Director of Ohio Dominican University. Mr. Russell is a native of New Lexington and a graduate of St. Rose School. This year, he is also serving as the freshmen boys basketball coach at Fisher Catholic High School. Due to a preplanned commitment, Mr. Russell will not be able to join us for our Open House on Monday, however he is looking forward to meeting all of our students and families on the first day of school!
Dear St. Mary School Parents,
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! It’s hard to believe that in one week we will be back in session. The teachers, staff, and I are gearing up and getting ready to welcome everyone back next week!
All parents received an email earlier today with important information about the new school year. It will appear in your inbox from the sender “School Speak – Erin Schornack.”
This year we are welcoming Miss Megan Redd as our new Preschool teacher, Mrs. Debbie Miller as our 8th grade Art teacher (shared with Fisher Catholic High School), and Mrs. Susan Mauger in our school cafeteria. We’re in the process of finalizing the hiring of our new Physical Education teacher who will also serve as our Assistant Athletic Director. Watch for an announcement on our school website very soon! We’re also happy to share that Mrs. Mary Walsh will continue to serve as our Librarian. Mrs. Walsh, who subbed for us in our Library last year and co-directed our Spring Musical, was selected for the position by a faculty hiring committee. For the 2015-2016 school year, we will continue to share Mrs. Sharon Silleck (middle school grades 6-8 Music teacher) with Fisher Catholic High School and St. Mary Parish, and Mrs. Judy Rehrer (Band Director) with Fisher Catholic High School. Miss Taylor Bonner will be teaching Art for grades K-7 this year. Additional announcements about our academic classes were included in your back to school email.
Per Diocesan mandate, our school has transitioned to the SchoolSpeak online grade book and communication tool. We are no longer using Progress Book. With the new SchoolSpeak program ALL parents will be given access to their child’s progress for ALL grade levels (K-8). We will no longer print and send home quarterly progress reports until the end of the school year. Our technology coordinator, Mrs. Corcoran, will be sending out information about SchoolSpeak including how to login and access information. The teachers will be using SchoolSpeak as their primary contact with parents, so please take the time to read the information that will be sent from Mrs. Corcoran.
Please join us for our back to school Open House on Monday, August 17 from 5:00-6:00PM. Following the Open House, families are welcome to walk across the street to Firehouse Park for dinner, ice cream, and fellowship. PACK A PICNIC DINNER FOR YOUR FAMILY IF YOU WILL BE ATTENDING! Each family will have a packet of back to school information and forms to pick up at the Open House. Packets will be laid out in the school gym in the main building.
Due to the replacement of the church roof, there will be limited parking next to our primary building for the next few months. Details about parking lot closure is included in your back to school email.
The first day of school for grades K-8 will be Wednesday, August 19. There will be juice and donuts offered in front of the school by our Home and School Association at 7:30AM! There will also be a 1:00PM early dismissal that day.
Remember to visit the calendar page on our school website for a schedule of all events and activities! The online calendar is updated regularly.
We’re looking forward to seeing everyone next week!
In His Service,
St. Mary School
Saint Mary Parents,
There are a few extra yearbooks for the 2014-2015 school year!
If you would like to purchase a yearbook, please contact the office.
The cost is $18 per book. And orders are first come first serve!
Thank you for your support and patience!
Ms. Van Evra and Mrs. Novena
Our parish’s Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults process will begin in late August.
The Rite of Christian Initiation Process is for:
- Unbaptized adults who wish to learn about the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church
- Baptized adults from other Christian communities who wish to learn about the teachings of Jesus Christ in the Catholic Church
- Adults who have been baptized in the Catholic Church, but have not completed Initiation with the sacraments of Confirmation and Holy Communion
To learn more about the RCIA process, please attend the Information & Inquiry Session:
- Tuesday, 11 August at 7:00pm in the Spirit Center
If you’ve any questions, or would like to learn more about the RCIA process and cannot attend an Inquiry Session, please contact Brian McCauley or by phone at 740.653.5054.
More information on RCIA process is available on the RCIA Website (click here)
St. Mary Families are invited to attend the introduction of Principal Jasinski at Fisher Catholic High School.
Wednesday, August 12, 7:00 p.m. in the main gym.
Fr. Craig Eilerman, pastor of St. Mary of the Assumption Church will give the opening prayer and Dr. Joseph Brettnacher, Episcopal Moderator and Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Columbus will share with us the work he and his staff have been doing to help Fisher build its future.
Principal Joseph Jasinski will share his vision for the future of Fisher Catholic.
Let’s welcome Principal Jasinski, and kick-off the school year “Irish-Style”!
Fisher Fall Festival
Saturday, September, 19th from NOON – 11pm.
Fun ALL Day Long! Inflatables, Children’s Games, Face Painting, Concessions, K of C Fish Fry, Adult Games of Skill, Beer Garden, Arts & Crafts Show, and so much more!
Don’t forget about our annual Mattress Sale going on the same day too!
If you’d like to reserve space for the Arts & Crafts Show, have animals to show in the Petting Zoo, or would like to perform in front of the outdoor stage, please contact Eileen Gundelfinger at 740-277-7063