Looking for a great way to deepen your faith while affirming the goodness of human life? Come see and hear Chad Judice, a nationally recognized speaker and author, present his amazing story of faith on Tuesday, September 30 and Wednesday, October 1 at 7:00 PM at St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Lancaster, Ohio.
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Fisher Fall Festival is coming!
Friday, September 19 6:00 – 10:00 and Saturday, September 20 6:00-11:00
carnival games, prizes, inflatables, chicken noodle dinner, fish fry, music, bingo, adult games of chance and beverage garden and much more!
Fisher Catholic High School
1803 Granville Pike
FREE admission. All are welcome
The St Mary’s Cub Scout Pack 141
is holding an informational meeting on Thursday, Sept 19th at 7pm
in the Spirit Center. Boys 1st – 5th grade are welcome to participate. If you are interested, but unable to attend, please contact Justin Pike at 740-438-1733
for additional information.
Say Cheese! School pictures will be taken tomorrow! Please send your picture envelope with payment to school with your child tomorrow. Students may either wear their school uniforms or dress out of uniform for the day ~ if your child is dressing out of uniform tomorrow please follow the casual day dress code policy in our handbook and dress nicely for pictures! A reminder that casual day dress code does not allow tank tops/spaghetti straps/halter tops, dresses/skirts/shorts shorter than 2 inches above the knee, stretch/tight fitting/see through clothing, pajamas, pants/shorts/skirts with writing on the backside, flip flops, heels, open toe shoes or sandals, or boots.
St. Mary of the Assumption Parish Picnic
Sunday, September 14 following the 11:15am Mass
(there will be a blessing at 12:30pm) in the St. Mary Courtyard and Firehouse Park.
There will be a hog roast, face painting, corn hole, sidewalk art, entertainment, crafts, and games rain or shine! St. Mary parishioners are asked to bring a dish
corresponding with their last name:
Last Name A-C = Fruit
Last Name D-G = Salad (Pasta, Potato, Lettuce)
Last Name H-L = Vegetables (Hot or Cold)
Last Name M-R = Dessert
Last Name S-Z = Hot Dish
All are Welcome!
Our Tuesday, September 9th St. Mary School Advisory Board meeting will take place at 8:00pm in the school library. This month’s meeting will be an abbreviated meeting due to advisory board training. Next month’s meeting will be on Tuesday, October 14th at our regularly scheduled time of 7:00pm and will be held in the first floor conference room. Parents are always welcome to attend as guests. We hope all of our students and families are off to a great start in the 2014-2015 school year!
Monthly Message from the Principal – August 2014
We’re off and running, and it’s been a wonderful start to the 2014-2015 school year! On the first day of school I had the opportunity to talk with all of the students about the expectations for our year. As always, I stressed that we are one school FAMILY (if you ask the middle schoolers, you have to insert a great, big elbow swing when you say this), and that the members of a family watch out for each other and take care of each other. As many of you know, the concept of family is so important to me both personally and professionally. I saw a terrific example of the St. Mary teachers and students putting this into action when I was visiting the classrooms earlier in the week. When I stopped by the Kindergarten room on Wednesday morning I was thrilled to see the sixth grade students reading with their Kindergarten “buddies.” In all honesty, nothing makes me happier than seeing older students helping younger students! (I attribute this to my upbringing as the oldest of seven children!) Younger children crave a positive role model to emulate and I firmly believe that when we facilitate a role model atmosphere within our school we are building and strengthening our school family. With that in mind, the St. Mary faculty has a “buddy” program that pairs our older students with our younger students for various activities throughout the school year.
Watching the sixth graders help their Kindergarten buddies read was incredibly impressive! Each one of the sixth graders was so attentive and patient with their little buddies and the Kindergarteners were beyond thrilled to have their one-on-one attention. Even more impressive was the fact that the sixth graders wrote the books they were reading! Mrs. Novena and Mrs. Clouse planned a Language Arts mini-unit together that began with the sixth graders learning about the components of emergent reader books. They were then given a letter of the alphabet to write their emergent reader about and were challenged to incorporate blends and diagraphs as appropriate for a Kindergarten reader. They completed the unit by creating and illustrating their emergent reader book before presenting it to their buddy and teaching them how to read it! This is the perfect example of a class project that gets me really excited as both a teacher and an administrator! Not only were the sixth graders studying the Language Arts standards of writing for a purpose and writing for a specific audience, they were also using what they learned to create something unique and meaningful, and (the icing on the cake) they were helping a younger student learn something new! How amazing is that? Kudos to Mrs. Clouse and Mrs. Novena for this wonderful min-unit and to the sixth grade students for the terrific example they set for our Kindergarteners! It’s moments like these, happening every day at St. Mary, that make us especially proud to be one school family!