Thursday Folder 2-16-17

St. Mary School

Thursday Folder News

February 16, 2017

Visit our website at www.saintmarylancaster.com for up to date information.

Attachments/Links in this Issue:

FACTS Tuition Aid information

St. Mary of the Assumption Parish Mission

St. Joseph Father-daughter dance registration form

Important Reminders:

  •  Today – Interim reports (PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR TUITION ACCOUNT IS UP TO DATE IN ORDER FOR YOUR CHILD’S INTERIM REPORT TO BE RELEASED)
  •  Monday, February 20 – NO SCHOOL (President’s Day)
  •  Friday, February 24 – Spirit Day
  •  Sunday, February 26 – OPEN HOUSE 10:00AM-2:00PM (Please invite a potential new family to attend!)

 

From the Principal’s Office:

  •  Congratulations to our 5th grade class for their awesome “Bouncing to the Beat” performance on Friday night at Fisher!  If you missed it, you can check out the video on our St. Mary Facebook page!
  •  Congratulations to our 8th grade boys basketball team who received a tremendous compliment from the school administration at Berne Union for their good sportsmanship and “class” at their final game last week!  Thank you for representing our school so well!
  •  We are so proud to share that 22 of our 7th and 8th grade students received Superior ratings on their Science Fair projects and have qualified for the District Science Fair at Ohio University, Lancaster in March!  Congratulations!
  •  “Principal Pics” coming soon to our St. Mary Facebook page!  Follow the footsteps of Ms. Schornack as she travels throughout the school for her daily/weekly walk-throughs!
  •  Be sure to listen to 104.9 The River on March 3 at (or just after) 8:20AM to hear our 2nd and 3rd graders reciting the Pledge of Allegiance!
  • Registration information for the 2017-2018 school year will be sent to our school families at the end of next week.  Registration for NEW families begins Sunday, February 26 at our annual OPEN HOUSE!  Please plan to join us from 10:00AM-2:00PM and please invite a new family with preschool/school-age children to attend, as well!
  •  Diocesan tuition assistance applications for the 2017-2018 school year must be completed online at www.factstuitionaid.com by March 15. File your 2016 taxes early!  See the attachment for more information.  In order to apply for any of our St. Mary tuition scholarships or assistance you MUST complete the application for Diocesan tuition assistance through FACTS.
  • Income-based EdChoice Expansion Scholarships are available for the 2017-2018 school year for students entering Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th grade! This state scholarship allows families who meet income eligibility guidelines to send their children to St. Mary School at little to no cost, and your child/ren will keep their scholarship through 12th grade as long as your family continues to qualify.  Please contact the school office or visit http://education.ohio.gov/edchoice for more information.
  • Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarships are available for the upcoming school year for students who have an Individualized Education Program (IEP) from their public school district.  The scholarship may be used for tuition and services to meet the needs of the student, and the amount of the scholarship awarded is based on the disability identified on the student’s IEP.  For more information, visit http://education.ohio.gov/jonpeterson.
  •  The Ohio Catholic Federal Credit Union will award $35,000.00 in scholarships for Catholic education for the upcoming school year.  Applications (accepted until March 3) and membership information can be found at http://www.ohiocatholicfcu.com.

 

Fundraising:

  •   Purchase gift cards from our SCRIP program and a portion of the card amount goes towards your tuition!  Buy $200 in SCRIP in one month and earn a casual day for your child the following month.  Send orders to school on Mondays or stop in the copy room by 10:00AM on Mondays.  SCRIP IS NO LONGER SOLD ON FRIDAYS AFTER SCHOOL.  In an effort to make our SCRIP casual days easier for parents, students, and staff, students will no longer receive actual passes to turn in to their teachers on SCRIP casual days.  Instead, families will receive an email notifying them that they have earned SCRIP casual day passes for the following month.  If you do not receive the email, please email smhs.scrip@gmail.com.  Teachers will be given a list of the families/students who have earned SCRIP casual day passes. Call Judy McGonagle 740-215-8456 or Amy Conrad 740-438-0689 with questions, or email:  smhs.scrip@gmail.com.
  •  Support St. Mary School any time/any place you shop online through goodsearch.com or goodshop.com and designate St Mary Catholic Elementary School as your charity!
  • Christy’s Pizza Cards for sale!  Six buy one get one free sticker coupons for only $25.00!  A portion of the proceeds comes back to our school.
  • Order Schwan’s Home Food Service and a portion of the sales will come back to our E2 Program (Enlighten and Enrichment) to fund class field trips, COSI on Wheels, and Math, Science, and Art enrichment programs.  Follow the link to place your order today: https://www.schwans-cares.com/campaigns/29090.

 

Athletics:

  • There will be a meeting for any 7th or 8th grade girl or boy interested in running track this spring on Thursday, February 16 at 6:30PM in the St. Mary Gymnasium. We ask that BOTH the student(s) and parent(s) attend as important information will be discussed and/or distributed.  Look forward to seeing you there!  Go Irish!
  • Spring is just around the corner and we would like to put together a list of the 7th and 8th graders who would be interested in playing baseball on a combined club team.  Last year our club team, organized by Ben Burke and St. Mary alum Matt Slykerman, participated in practices and games in a fun, laid back environment to build fellowship, learn baseball fundamentals, and give athletes an opportunity to compete at the junior high level.  Every effort will be made to work around the track schedule, practices are local, and games are usually away due to field availability.  If your 7th or 8th grader is interested in playing club baseball, please email Ben Burke at protextrux@yahoo.com so we can ensure there is enough interest to move forward with forming the club team.  Go Irish!

From the Parish:

  •  Mark Your Calendars for CAKE BINGO February 19, 1:00-3:00PM in the Spirit Center!  $5 per person/ $15 per family (max), includes unlimited Bingo, pizza, beverages, and snacks.  Small raffle prizes available for 25¢ per ticket.  This event is open to all community members regardless of school or church affiliation.  Please contact Eileen Gundelfinger if you’d like to donate a cake or two or small raffle prizes.  This is fun for the whole family!
  • The next gathering of Sandwich Saturday will be Saturday, February 25 at 8:00AM in the Spirit Center.  Come join us for fellowship while we feed the hungry in our community!  Donations are always welcome; white bread, bologna, individually wrapped sliced cheese, and sandwich baggies.  Call Alishia Snoke at 740-407-5870 with any questions.
  •  St. Mary of the Assumption Parish Mission, “I believe in One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church”  presented by Fr. Thomas Blau, O.P. will be held on March 6-9 at 7:00PM.  Please see the attachment for more information.

 

Community News:

  • St. Joseph Father-daughter dance Saturday, March 18 immediately following the 5:30PM Mass in the Spirit Center.  Please see the attached registration form for more information!
  • Fairfield County and the 33 Development Alliance are asking residents of Fairfield County to help map its future by completing a Community Technology Assessment. The survey is available at http://connectmycommunity.org/fairfield-county/ and will provide information critical to schools and businesses in identifying technology needs of its students and workforce.  Survey results will be compiled to aide the school systems and county agencies in securing technology grants, attracting new businesses and helping to ensure that residents all over the county have quick and reliable access to the internet.  The survey takes less than 10 minutes to complete. The goal is 1,500 respondents by the end of March. Please contact Rick at rick.szabrak@fairfieldcountyohio.gov with any questions.

 

Please send announcements for the Thursday Folder to the school secretary by 2:30pm on Tuesdays.

Thursday Folder 2-9-17

St. Mary School

Thursday Folder News

February 9, 2017

Visit our website at www.saintmarylancaster.com for up to date information.

Attachments/Links in this Issue:

FACTS Tuition Aid information

St. Mary of the Assumption Parish Mission information

St. Joseph Father/Daugher Dance registration

Important Reminders:

  •  This Saturday, February 11 – St. Bernadette Mardi Gras 5:00pm-10:00PM!
  •  This Sunday, February 12 – St. Mary Parish First Holy Communion prep session 10:00AM
  •  Wednesday, February 15 – Monthly tuition payments due!
  •  Thursday, February 16 – Interim reports
  •  Monday, February 20 – NO SCHOOL (President’s Day)

From the Principal’s Office:

  •  Diocesan tuition assistance applications for the 2017-2018 school year must be completed online at www.factstuitionaid.com by March 15. File your 2016 taxes early!  See the attachment for more information.  In order to apply for any of our St. Mary tuition scholarships or assistance you MUST complete the application for Diocesan tuition assistance through FACTS.
  •  The Ohio Catholic Federal Credit Union will award $35,000.00 in scholarships for Catholic education for the upcoming school year.  Applications (accepted until March 3) and membership information can be found at http://www.ohiocatholicfcu.com.

Fundraising:

  •   Purchase gift cards from our SCRIP program and a portion of the card amount will go towards your tuition!  Buy $200 in SCRIP in one month and earn a casual day pass for your child the following month.  Send your order to school on Mondays OR stop in the copy room by 10:00AM on Mondays.  Call Judy McGonagle 740-215-8456 or Amy Conrad 740-438-0689 with questions, or email:  smhs.scrip@gmail.com.
  •  Support St. Mary School any time/any place you shop online through goodsearch.com or goodshop.com and designate St Mary Catholic Elementary School as your charity!
  • Christy’s Pizza Cards for sale!  Six buy one get one free sticker coupons for only $25.00!  A portion of the proceeds comes back to our school.
  • Order Schwan’s Home Food Service and a portion of the sales will come back to our E2 Program (Enlighten and Enrichment) to fund class field trips, COSI on Wheels, and Math, Science, and Art enrichment programs.  Follow the link to place your order today: https://www.schwans-cares.com/campaigns/29090.

Home and School:

  • Home and School Officer positions available for Nomination: President and Treasurer, 2- year term beginning this May.  Please contact Eileen Gundelfinger for more information.  E2 Coordinator Assistant position available.  Are you talented at introducing and incorporating extracurricular activities to our student body?  We are looking for someone to help schedule COSI on Wheels, Art & Clay, Alley Park, and other enrichment activities (to name a few).  Please contact Jayne Bryant (E2 Coordinator) or Eileen Gundelfinger.  
  • VOLUNTEERS ARE FABULOUS!!!  St. Mary sign ups for Volunteer opportunities at https://www.saintmarylancaster.com/volunteer-opportunities/

Classroom News:

  • Our fifth graders have been making some noise in music class lately!  They have been using basketballs to learn about rhythm, beat, tempo, note values, and have fun!  Now they’ve been invited to perform their music class routine at the Fisher Catholic High School home game this Friday, February 10 at 7:00PM.  Please come to Fisher to watch their awesome performance!

Athletics:

  • There will be a meeting for any 7th or 8th grade girl or boy interested in running track this spring on Thursday, February 16 at 6:30PM in the St. Mary Gymnasium. We ask that BOTH the student(s) and parent(s) attend as important information will be discussed and/or distributed.  Look forward to seeing you there!  Go Irish!

From the Parish:

  •  Mark Your Calendars for CAKE BINGO February 19, 1:00-3:00PM in the Spirit Center!  $5 per person/ $15 per family (max), includes unlimited Bingo, pizza, beverages, and snacks.  Small raffle prizes available for 25¢ per ticket.  This event is open to all community members regardless of school or church affiliation.  Please contact Eileen Gundelfinger if you’d like to donate a cake or two or small raffle prizes.  This is fun for the whole family!
  •  St. Mary of the Assumption Parish Mission, “I believe in One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church”  presented by Fr. Thomas Blau, O.P. will be held on March 6-9 at 7:00PM.  Please see the attachment for more information.

Community News:

  • FREE Fisher Catholic Football Speed Training every Saturday for high school and middle school athletes!  
  • Mark your calendars for the St. Bernadette Mardi Gras celebration this Saturday, February 11, from 5:00-10:00PM!  This is a wonderful pre-Lenten celebration and fundraiser that directly supports St. Bernadette School.  Festivities include games and movies for the kids, $1,000 Grand Raffle, silent and live auctions, music, and fabulous food.  Raffle tickets are $10.00 each and may be purchased from a St. Bernadette student or the school office at 740-654-3137.
  • St. Joseph Father-daughter dance Saturday, March 18 immediately following the 5:30PM Mass in the Spirit Center.  Please see the attached registration form for more information!

Please send announcements for the Thursday Folder to the school secretary by 2:30pm on Tuesdays.

Thursday Folder 2-2-17

St. Mary School

Thursday Folder News

February 2, 2017

Visit our website at www.saintmarylancaster.com for up to date information.

Attachment/Links in this Issue:

Home and School agenda 2-2-17 meeting

FACTS Tuition Aid Information

St. Mary of the Assumption Parish Mission information

School Closet 20% off coupon – school uniform supplier

Important Reminders:

  •  Today, Thursday, February 2 – Home and School parent meeting 7:00pm (agenda attached)

From the Principal’s Office:

  • Our students recently completed their mid-year online STAR assessments.  The STAR assessments are just one of the tools that your child’s teacher uses to monitor growth throughout the year and determine appropriate instructional levels and skills.  A parent report will be sent home with the youngest and only child in each family today (please note that parent signature is not required as this will be your copy to keep).  
  •  Diocesan tuition assistance applications for the 2017-2018 school year must be completed online at www.factstuitionaid.com by March 15. File your 2016 taxes early!  See the attachment for more information.  In order to apply for any of our St. Mary tuition scholarships or assistance you MUST complete the application for Diocesan tuition assistance through FACTS.
  •  The Ohio Catholic Federal Credit Union will award $35,000.00 in scholarships for Catholic education for the upcoming school year.  Applications (accepted until March 3) and membership information can be found at http://www.ohiocatholicfcu.com.
  • A reminder to parents that report cards were published for the second quarter on January 19.  Please use your parent SchoolSpeak account to view your student’s report card and sign that you have seen it.  You can only digitally sign the report card from your parent account.  Student accounts do not allow this feature.  

Fundraising:

  •   Purchase gift cards from our SCRIP program and a portion of the card amount will go towards your tuition!  Buy $200 in SCRIP in one month and earn a casual day pass for your child the following month.  Send your order to school on Mondays OR stop in the copy room by 10:00am on Mondays.  Call Judy McGonagle 740-215-8456 or Amy Conrad 740-438-0689 with questions, or email:  smhs.scrip@gmail.com.
  •  Support St. Mary School any time/any place you shop online through goodsearch.com or goodshop.com and designate St Mary Catholic Elementary School as your charity!
  • Christy’s Pizza Cards for sale!  Six buy one get one free sticker coupons for only $25.00!  A portion of the proceeds comes back to our school.
  • Order Schwan’s Home Food Service and a portion of the sales will come back to our E2 Program (Enlighten and Enrichment) to fund class field trips, COSI on Wheels, and Math, Science, and Art enrichment programs.  Follow the link to place your order today: https://www.schwans-cares.com/campaigns/29090.

Home and School:

  • Home and School Officer positions available for Nomination: President and Treasurer, 2- year term beginning this May.  Please contact Eileen Gundelfinger for more information.  E2 Coordinator Assistant position available.  Are you talented at introducing and incorporating extracurricular activities to our student body?  We are looking for someone to help schedule COSI on Wheels, Art & Clay, Alley Park, and other enrichment activities (to name a few).  Please contact Jayne Bryant (E2 Coordinator) or Eileen Gundelfinger.  
  • VOLUNTEERS ARE FABULOUS!!!  St. Mary sign ups for Volunteer opportunities at https://www.saintmarylancaster.com/volunteer-opportunities/

 

Classroom News:

  • Our fifth graders have been making some noise in music class lately!  They have been using basketballs to learn about rhythm, beat, tempo, note values, and have fun!  Now they’ve been invited to perform their music class routine at the Fisher Catholic High School home game on February 10 at 7:00pm.  Please come to Fisher that evening to watch their awesome performance!

From the Parish:

  •  Holy Land Carvings will be at our parish in the Spirit Center February 4 and 5 following Masses.  Their mission is to bring and sell Olive Wood carvings to the Catholic Churches in the United States to help the Christian families living in the Holy Land to remain in their homes and support their families.  Please support this worthy cause.
  •  Mark Your Calendars for CAKE BINGO February 19, 1:00-3:00pm in the Spirit Center!  $5 per person/ $15 per family (max), includes unlimited Bingo, pizza, beverages, and snacks.  Small raffle prizes available for 25¢ per ticket.  This event is open to all community members regardless of school or church affiliation.  Please contact Eileen Gundelfinger if you’d like to donate a cake or two or small raffle prizes.  This is fun for the whole family!
  •  St. Mary of the Assumption Parish Mission, “I believe in One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church”  presented by Fr. Thomas Blau, O.P. will be held on March 6-9 at 7:00pm.  Please see the attachment for more information.

Community News:

  • FREE Fisher Catholic Football Speed Training every Saturday for high school and middle school athletes!  
  • Mark your calendars for the St. Bernadette Mardi Gras celebration February 11, 5:00-10:00pm!  This is a wonderful pre-Lenten celebration and fundraiser that directly supports St. Bernadette School.  Festivities include games and movies for the kids, $1,000 Grand Raffle, silent and live auctions, music, and fabulous food.  Raffle tickets are $10.00 each and may be purchased from a St. Bernadette student or the school office at 740-654-3137.

Please send announcements for the Thursday Folder to the school secretary by 2:30pm on Tuesdays.

Thursday Folder 1-26-17

St. Mary School

Thursday Folder News

January 26, 2017

Visit our website at www.saintmarylancaster.com for up to date information.

Important Reminders:

  •  Tomorrow, Friday, January 27 – Spirit Day
  •  Sunday, January 29 – St. Mary Parish First Communion Prep Session 10:00am
  •  Tuesday, January 31 – Middle School Visit Day!  We’re looking forward to welcoming the St. Bernadette fifth graders, the St. John sixth graders, our very own St. Mary fifth graders, and additional visiting students for a faith and fun filled visit day!  Parents of visiting students are welcome to join us for Mass at 9:00am and/or coffee with the Principal and Pastor immediately after Mass in the Spirit Center.
  •  Thursday, February 2 – Home and School parent meeting 7:00pm

 

From the Principal’s Office:

  • Our students are just wrapping up their mid-year online STAR assessments.  The STAR assessments are just one of the tools that your child’s teacher uses to monitor growth throughout the year and determine appropriate instructional levels and skills.  At St. Mary School, we continue to use the STAR Early Literacy assessment, the STAR Reading assessment, and the STAR Math assessment.  We will be sending home STAR parent reports with the youngest and only child in each family next week.

 

Fundraising:

  •  Support St. Mary School any time and any place you shop online by going through goodsearch.com or goodshop.com and designating St Mary Catholic Elementary School as your charity!
  • Christy’s Pizza Cards for sale!  Six buy one get one free sticker coupons for only $25.00!  A portion of the proceeds comes back to our school.
  • Order Schwan’s Home Food Service and a portion of the sales will come back to our E2 Program (Enlighten and Enrichment) to fund class field trips, COSI on Wheels, and Math, Science, and Art enrichment programs.  Follow the link to place your order today: https://www.schwans-cares.com/campaigns/29090.
  •   Purchase gift cards from our SCRIP program and a portion of the card amount will go towards your tuition!  Buy $200 in SCRIP in one month and earn a casual day pass for your child the following month.  To buy your gift cards send your order into school on Mondays OR stop in the copy room by 10:00am on Mondays.  Call Judy McGonagle 740-215-8456 or Amy Conrad 740-438-0689 with questions, or email:  smhs.scrip@gmail.com.

 

Home and School:

  • Home and School Officer positions available for Nomination: President and Treasurer, 2- year term beginning this May.  Please contact Eileen Gundelfinger for more information.  E2 Coordinator Assistant position available.  Are you talented at introducing and incorporating extracurricular activities to our student body?  We are looking for someone to help schedule COSI on Wheels, Art & Clay, Alley Park, and other enrichment activities (to name a few).  Please contact Jayne Bryant (E2 Coordinator) or Eileen Gundelfinger.  
  • VOLUNTEERS ARE FABULOUS!!!  St. Mary sign ups for Volunteer opportunities at https://www.saintmarylancaster.com/volunteer-opportunities/

 

Classroom News:

  • Our fifth graders have been making some noise in music class lately!  They have been using basketballs to learn about rhythm, beat, tempo, note values, and have fun!  Now they’ve been invited to perform their music class routine at the Fisher Catholic High School home game on February 10 at 7:00pm.  Please come to Fisher that evening to watch their awesome performance!

 

From the Parish:

  • The next gathering of Sandwich Saturday will be January 28 at 8:00am in the Spirit Center.  Come join us for fellowship while we feed the hungry in our community!  Donations are always welcome; white bread, bologna, individually wrapped cheese slices, and sandwich baggies.  Call Alishia Snoke at 740-407-5870 with any questions.
  •  Holy Land Carvings will be at our parish in the Spirit Center February 4 and 5 following Masses.  Their mission is to bring and sell Olive Wood carvings to the Catholic Churches in the United States to help the Christian families living in the Holy Land to remain in their homes and support their families.  Please support this worthy cause.
  •  Mark Your Calendars for CAKE BINGO February 19, 1:00-3:00pm in the Spirit Center!  $5 per person/ $15 per family (max), includes unlimited Bingo, pizza, beverages, and snacks.  Small raffle prizes available for 25¢ per ticket.  This event is open to all community members regardless of school or church affiliation.  Please contact Eileen Gundelfinger if you’d like to donate a cake or two or small raffle prizes.  This is fun for the whole family!

Community News:

  • FREE Fisher Catholic Football Speed Training every Saturday (starting January 28) for high school AND middle school athletes!  
  • Mark your calendars for the St. Bernadette Mardi Gras celebration February 11, 5:00-10:00pm!  This is a wonderful pre-Lenten celebration and fundraiser that directly supports St. Bernadette School.  Festivities include games and movies for the kids, $1,000 Grand Raffle, silent and live auctions, music, and fabulous food.  Raffle tickets are $10.00 each and may be purchased from a St. Bernadette student or the school office at 740-654-3137.

Please send announcements for the Thursday Folder to the school secretary by 2:30 pm on Tuesdays.

Thursday Folder 1-19-17

St. Mary School

Thursday Folder News

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January 18, 2017

Visit our website at www.saintmarylancaster.com for up to date information.

Attachments in this Issue:

Important Reminders:

  • Per school policy, your tuition account must be up to date today in order for your child’s progress report to be released.  
  •  Today – Progress reports, Spirit Day/White Out for our home games (follow Spirit Day dress code or wear the white out shirt ordered through our basketball team)
  •  Next Thursday, January 26 – Preschool Donuts with Dad
  •  Next Friday, January 27 – Spirit Day

From the Principal’s Office:

  • The Diocesan Office of Religious Education and Catechesis is hosting a free session presented by Sr. Janet Schaeffler, OP titled “Families of Prayer, Communities of Care” on Wednesday, January 25 at St. Matthew Church in Gahanna (in the St. Anthony Room) from 7:00-8:30pm.  Sister Janet will provide practical suggestions for parents, grandparents, catechists and parish communities encouraging family prayer and community involvement.  Sister Janet will also give practical steps to help individuals of all ages achieve authentic faith.  Reservations are not required but are encouraged to ensure that everyone receives handouts.  For more information and to register please follow this link.

Fundraising:

  •  Support St. Mary School any time and any place you shop online by going through goodsearch.com or goodshop.com and designating St Mary Catholic Elementary School as your charity!
  • Christy’s Pizza Cards for sale!  SIX buy one get one free sticker coupons for only $25.00!  A portion of the proceeds comes back to our school.
  • Order Schwan’s Home Food Service, and a portion of the sales will come back to our E2 Program (Enlighten and Enrichment). This program funds class field trips, COSI on Wheels, and Math, Science, and Art enrichment programs.  Follow the link to place your order today: https://www.schwans-cares.com/campaigns/29090.
  •   Purchase gift cards from our SCRIP program and a portion of the card amount will go towards your tuition!  Buy $200 in SCRIP in one month and earn a casual day pass for your child the following month.  To buy your gift cards send your order into school on Mondays OR stop in the copy room by 10:00am on Mondays.  Call Judy McGonagle 740-215-8456 or Amy Conrad 740-438-0689 with questions, or email:  smhs.scrip@gmail.com.

Home and School:

  • New Spirit Store items available for these cold days! Irish blankets, headbands, and hats! Order yours today! Please email any questions to spiritstore@saintmarylancaster.org.
  • Home and School Officer positions available for Nomination: President and Treasurer , 2- year term beginning this May.  Please contact Eileen Gundelfinger for more information.  E2 Coordinator Assistant position available.  Are you talented at introducing and incorporating extracurricular activities to our student body?  We are looking for someone to help schedule COSI on Wheels, Art & Clay, Alley Park, and other enrichment activities (to name a few).  Please contact Jayne Bryant (E2 Coordinator)or Eileen Gundelfinger.  
  • VOLUNTEERS ARE FABULOUS!!!  St. Mary sign ups for Volunteer opportunities at https://www.saintmarylancaster.com/volunteer-opportunities/

Classroom News:

  • 2017 SMS Computer Club! The St. Mary Computer Club will be forming soon. Any student in grades 4-6 who would like to spend some extra time learning about programming and coding is welcome to attend. This year we will be using the Scratch programming platform which will allow us to be able to not only learn new coding techniques, but to also share and collaborate with others. The Computer Club will meet on the following days from 3-4 p.m:

Jan 24

Feb 7

Feb 21

March 7

March 21

April 4

April 18

May 2 and

May 16.

If your student is interested, please have them stop by the computer lab and let Mrs. Corcoran know. We will have to limit the group to 30, due to the number of computers in the lab.

Athletics:

  •  The St. Mary Boys Basketball teams will host a white out today when they play Harvest Prep at home.  Wear your St. Mary white out shirt or something white to support our teams!  DISCOUNT ADMISSION RATES TONIGHT ~ Adults wearing white tonight will be admitted for the student rate of $3.00 and students wearing white tonight will be admitted for only $1.00!  Go Irish!

From the Parish:

  •  Calling all women!  “Walking with Purpose,” a new women’s ministry at our parish, begins January 19.  Please see the church bulletin for more information!
  •  Men!  Make a brand new resolution to join the men already attending “That Man is You” at St. Mary Parish. “That Man is You” men will be available after all Masses this weekend in the main vestibules taking registrations, or register online at www.thatmanisyou.org.  
  •  9 Days for Life!  Join thousands of Catholics across the country coming together in prayer during the Bishop’s pro-life novena Saturday, January 21-Sunday, January 29.  Participate through text, Facebook, or a free app!  (www.usccb.org/about/pro-life -activities/january-roe-events/nine-days-of-prayer- penance-and pilgrimage.cfm)
  •  World Marriage Day Celebration!  Heavy hors d’oeuvres and light spirits for all married and engaged couples regardless of faith affiliation.  $30.00/couple all inclusive.  Saturday, January 28 in the Spirit Center 7:00-10:00pm.  DJ Johnny Garber, newlywed games, wedding photos slideshow, and prizes!  Contact Eileen Gundelfinger at 740-277-7063 or joegundy@columbus.rr.com.
  •  Mark Your Calendars for CAKE BINGO! Sunday, February 19 1:00-3:00pm in the Spirit Center.  Cost is $5 per person/ $15 per family (max) which includes unlimited Bingo, pizza, beverages, and snacks.  Small raffle prizes available for 25¢ per ticket.  This event is open to all community members regardless of school or church affiliation.  Please contact Eileen Gundelfinger if you’d like to donate a cake or two or small raffle prizes.  This is fun for the whole family!

 

Community News:

  • Fisher Catholic Annual Spaghetti Dinner this Sunday, January 22 from 12:00-6:00pm at Fisher Catholic High School.  Adults $7.00, kids 12 and under $5.00.  Authentic spaghetti dinner served with salad, rolls, and dessert.  Dine in or carry out.  Tickets available at the door.  Proceeds benefit Fisher Catholic Athletics.
  • FREE Fisher Catholic Football Speed Training every Saturday (starting January 28) for high school AND middle school athletes!  See the attachment for more information!

Please send announcements for the Thursday Folder to the school secretary by 2:30pm on Tuesdays.

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St. Mary School

Thursday Folder News

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January 12, 2017

Visit our website at www.saintmarylancaster.com for up to date information.

Attachments/Links in this Issue:

Spirit Store Winter Items Order Form

St. Mary Church “Walking With a Purpose” Information
Speed Training at Fisher Catholic

Important Reminders:

  • Please ensure that your tuition account is up to date before January 19 in order for your child’s progress report to be released.
  •  This Sunday, January 15 – Confirmation prep session for St. Mary Parish
  • Monday, January 16 – No School (Martin Luther King Day)
  •  Tuesday, January 17 – Preschool parent meeting 6:00pm
  • Wednesday, January 18 – Science Fair (judging will take place from 8:00-11:30am, doors will open for parents and visitors at 12:40pm – please be seated in the gym bleachers for the awards ceremony, parents and visitors may view student projects following the awards ceremony)
  •  Thursday, January 19 – Progress reports, Spirit Day/White Out for our home games (follow Spirit Day dress code or wear the white out shirt ordered through our basketball team)

From the Principal’s Office:

  •    Security system update!  Our new video monitor doorbell is in place in the primary building and visitors are now able to be buzzed into the primary building from the main office! All new monitors and scanners are in place and working.  We have also added additional security cameras and were finally able to put all cameras on one monitor in the office for both buildings.  The “lobby” doors in the primary building are still a bit heavy for our young students, so we are working to adjust them before they are closed at all times.  Our new “lobby” doors in the main building are in use but we are still adjusting to the new flow of traffic.  Eventually the office door that is currently in place will only function as a check-in window, while the older half door off of the office closet will become the entrance/exit for those inside the building.

Fundraising:

  •  Support St. Mary School any time and any place you shop online by going through goodsearch.com or goodshop.com and designating St Mary Catholic Elementary School as your charity!
  • Christy’s Pizza Cards for sale!  SIX buy one get one free sticker coupons for only $25.00!  A portion of the proceeds comes back to our school.
  • Order Schwan’s Home Food Service, and a portion of the sales will come back to our E2 Program (Enlighten and Enrichment). This program funds class field trips, COSI on Wheels, and Math, Science, and Art enrichment programs.  Follow the link to place your order today: https://www.schwans-cares.com/campaigns/29090.
  •   Purchase gift cards from our SCRIP program and a portion of the card amount will go towards your tuition!  Buy $200 in SCRIP in one month and earn a casual day pass for your child the following month.  To buy your gift cards send your order in to school on Mondays OR stop in the copy room by 10:00am on Mondays.  Call Judy McGonagle 740-215-8456 or Amy Conrad 740-438-0689 with questions, or email:  smhs.scrip@gmail.com.

Home and School:

  • New Spirit Store items available for these cold days! Irish blankets, headbands, and hats! Order yours today! Please email any questions to spiritstore@saintmarylancaster.org.
  • Holiday Happening was another HUGE success.  We raised over $37,000.00 (before expenses) during this two day event.  Thank you to all of you who volunteered one or more shifts to ensure its success!
  • Home and School Officer positions available for Nomination: President and Treasurer , 2- year term beginning this May.  Please contact Eileen Gundelfinger for more information.  E2 Coordinator Assistant position available.  Are you talented at introducing and incorporating extracurricular activities to our student body?  We are looking for someone to help schedule COSI on Wheels, Art & Clay, Alley Park, and other enrichment activities (to name a few).  Please contact Jayne Bryant (E2 Coordinator)or Eileen Gundelfinger.  
  • Thank you to the Cordle Cares Foundation who awarded St. Mary School $1,000.00 to use towards field trip expenses to expose students to music, physics, environmental science, and theater opportunities.   

Classroom News:

  • 2017 SMS Computer Club! The St. Mary Computer Club will be forming soon. Any student in grades 4-6 who would like to spend some extra time learning about programming and coding is welcome to attend. This year we will be using the Scratch programming platform which will allow us to be able to not only learn new coding techniques, but to also share and collaborate with others. The Computer Club will meet on the following days from 3-4 p.m:

Jan 24

Feb 7

Feb 21

March 7

March 21

April 4

April 18

May 2 and

May 16.

If your student is interested, please have them stop by the computer lab and let Mrs. Corcoran know. We will have to limit the group to 30, due to the number of computers in the lab.

Athletics:

  •  The St. Mary Boys Basketball teams will host a white out on Thursday, January 19 when they play Harvest Prep at home.  T-shirts with the St. Mary Irish logo on the front and a quote on the back will be on sale through 1-13-17 for $10.00 per shirt. Youth and Adult Sizes are available. XXL and XXXL will be an additional $2.50. Even if you decide not to purchase a shirt, we do ask that you and anyone attending the game please do your best to wear white to support the team and make this white out a success! If you do wish to order a shirt please send the following to Miss Cale no later than tomorrow (1-13):

*your name and who to send t-shirts home with (student)

*quantity

*size(s)

*payment (checks payable to St. Mary Athletics with memo being bball t-shirt)

 

DISCOUNT ADMISSION RATES…Adults wearing white on 1/19 will be admitted for the student rate ($3) and students wearing white on 1/19 will be admitted for only $1!  Go Irish!


From the Parish:

  •  Calling all women!  “Walking with Purpose,” a new women’s ministry at our parish, begins January 19.  Please see the attachment for more information!
  •  9 Days for Life!  Join thousands of Catholics across the country coming together in prayer during the Bishop’s pro-life novena Saturday, January 21-Sunday, January 29.  Participate through text, Facebook, or a free app!  (www.usccb.org/about/pro-life -activities/january-roe-events/nine-days-of-prayer- penance-and pilgrimage.cfm)
  •  Men!  Make a brand new resolution to join the men already attending “That Man is You” at St. Mary Parish. “That Man is You” men will be available after all Masses the weekends of January 14 and 21 in the main vestibules taking registrations, or register online at www.thatmanisyou.org.  
  •  World Marriage Day Celebration!  Heavy hors d’oeuvres and light spirits for all married and engaged couples regardless of faith affiliation.  $30.00/couple all inclusive.  Saturday, January 28 in the Spirit Center 7:00-10:00pm.  DJ Johnny Garber, newlywed games, wedding photos slideshow, and prizes!  Contact Eileen Gundelfinger at 740-277-7063 or joegundy@columbus.rr.com.
  •     Mark Your Calendars for CAKE BINGO! Sunday, February 19 1:00-3:00pm in the Spirit Center.  Cost is $5 per person/ $15 per family (max) which includes unlimited Bingo, pizza, beverages, and snacks.  Small raffle prizes available for 25¢ per ticket.  This event is open to all community members regardless of school or church affiliation.  Please contact Eileen Gundelfinger if you’d like to donate a cake or two or small raffle prizes.  This is fun for the whole family!

Community News:

  • Irish 4 Life Pancake Breakfast this Sunday, January 15, 8:30am-1:30pm!  Come and support our young people as they raise money for the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. on January 27.  Cost is your generous donation!
  • Come show off your free throw skills!  K of C Free Throw Contest this Sunday, January 15 in the St. Mary gym at 1:00pm for boys and girls ages 9-14.  Sponsored by the K of C Council 1016.  Contact Dave Anders at 654-4674 with questions.
  • FREE Fisher Catholic Football Speed Training every Saturday (starting January 28) for high school AND middle school athletes!  See the attachment for more information!

Please send announcements for the Thursday Folder to the school secretary by 2:30pm on Tuesdays.

 

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St. Mary School

Thursday Folder News 

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January 5, 2017

 

Visit our website at www.saintmarylancaster.com for up to date information.

 
Attachments in this Issue:

 

Important Reminders:

 

·  Please ensure that your tuition account is up to date by January 19 in order for your child’s progress report to be released.

·  Thursday, January 5 – Home and School Meeting tonight at 7:00pm! Officer nominations for President and Treasurer are on the agenda ~ please attend!
 
·  Next week, January 9-13 – All school Casual Week for Holiday Happening raffle ticket sales reward! K-8 students must wear uniforms next Tuesday (January 10), as we will attend Mass.

 

 
 

From the Principal’s Office:

  
·  Security system update!  Our new video monitor doorbell is in place in the primary building and visitors are now able to be buzzed into the primary building from the main office! All new monitors and scanners are in place and working.  We have also added additional security cameras and were finally able to put all cameras on one monitor in the office for both buildings.  The “lobby” doors in the primary building are still a bit heavy for our young students, so we are working to adjust them before they are closed at all times.  Our new “lobby” doors in the main building will be in use shortly, as we will take the time to familiarize students with the new flow of traffic into/out of the office.  Eventually the office door that is currently in use will only function as a check-in window, while the older half door off of the office closet will become the entrance/exit for those inside the building.
 
 
·  Congratulations to the following students who were nominated and selected to participate in the 2017 All County Band on Wednesday, January 11!  
 
Emma Albert (clarinet), James Bryant (clarinet), Grace Jones (alto sax), Matthew McGonagle (percussion), Aiden Jackson (percussion), Dominic Neighbor (trumpet), Patrick Kenney (trumpet), and Luke Sharp (percussion)
 
The students will rehearse all day on January 11 and perform a concert in the evening.  All are welcome to attend the concert and support our talented musicians at 7:00pm at Fairfield Union High School ($3.00 admission).
 
 
 

Fundraising:

 

·  Support St. Mary School any time and any place you shop online by going through goodsearch.com or goodshop.com and designating St Mary Catholic Elementary School as your charity!

 
 

·  Christy’s Pizza Cards for sale!  Purchase a card with SIX buy one get one free sticker coupons for only $25.00!  A portion of the proceeds comes back to our school.

 
 

· Support St. Mary School by ordering Schwan’s Home Food Service, and a portion of the sales will come back to our E2 Program (Enlighten and Enrichment). This program funds class field trips, COSI on Wheels, and Math, Science, and Art enrichment programs.  Follow the link to place your order today: https://www.schwans-cares.com/campaigns/29090.

 
 

·   Purchase gift cards from our SCRIP program and a portion of the card amount will go towards your tuition!  Buy $200 in SCRIP in one month and earn a casual day pass for your child the following month.  To buy your gift cards send your order in to school on Mondays OR stop in the copy room by 10:00am on Mondays.  Call Judy McGonagle 740-215-8456 or Amy Conrad 740-438-0689 with questions, or email:  smhs.scrip@gmail.com

 
 
 
Home and School:
 
·  New Spirit Store items available for these cold days! Irish blankets, headbands, and hats! Order yours today! Please email any questions to spiritstore@saintmarylancaster.org.
 
 
 
Classroom News:
 
·  2017 SMS Computer Club! The St. Mary Computer Club will be forming soon. Any student in grades 4-6 who would like to spend some extra time learning about programming and coding is welcome to attend. This year we will be using the Scratch programming platform which will allow us to be able to not only learn new coding techniques, but to also share and collaborate with others. The Computer Club will meet on the following days from 3-4 p.m
 
Jan 24

Feb 7

Feb 21

March 7

March 21

April 4

April 18

May 2 and

May 16.

 

If your student is interested, please have them stop by the computer lab and let Mrs. Corcoran know. We will have to limit the group to 30, due to the number of computers in the lab.


 
 
Athletics:
 
·  The St. Mary Boys Basketball teams will host a white out on Thursday, January 19 when they play Harvest Prep at home.  T-shirts with the St. Mary Irish logo on the front and a quote on the back will be on sale through 1-10-17 for $10.00 per shirt. Youth and Adult Sizes are available. XXL and XXXL will be an additional $2.50Even if you decide not to purchase a shirt, we do ask that you and anyone attending the game please do your best to wear white to support the team and make this white out a success! If you do wish to order a shirt please send the following to Miss Cale no later than 1/10/17:

*your name and who to send t-shirts home with (student)
*quantity
*size(s)
*payment (checks payable to St. Mary Athletics with memo being bball t-shirt)

DISCOUNT ADMISSION RATES…Adults wearing white on 1/19 will be admitted for the student rate ($3) and students wearing white on 1/19 will be admitted for only $1!  Go Irish!

 
 
 

From the Parish:

 
·  Calling all women! Walking with Purpose, a new women’s ministry at our parish, begins January 19.  Please see the attachment for more information!
 

 

  

Community News:

 

· Please support Fisher Catholic High School when you shop at https://smile.amazon.com/.  It’s simple.  Just designate Fisher Catholic High School as your charity!

 
 
 

Please send announcements for the Thursday Folder to the school secretary by 2:30pm on Tuesdays.

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St. Mary School

Thursday Folder News 

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December 15, 2016

 

Visit our website at www.saintmarylancaster.com for up to date information.

 
 

Important Reminders:

·  Tuition payments are due by the end of the school day TODAY. Please note that the school office will be closed for Christmas break.

·   Tomorrow. Friday, December 16  Christmas Casual Day! Casual dress (follow the casual day policy), wear Christmas colors, Christmas clothes, etc! Hats are permitted for this special casual day.

 
·  December 19January 2 – NO SCHOOL (Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!)
 
·  Tuesday, January 3 – Welcome back staff and students! (A reminder that we will go to Mass at 9:00am)
 
·  Thursday, January 5 – Home and School Meeting 7:00 pm!

 

From the Principal’s Office:
·  On behalf of the faculty and staff, we would like to wish our school family a blessed Christmas and a happy and safe New Year!
Christmas Prayer for Families
Loving God,
During this holy season of Christmas, we ask Your blessing on all families.
Let Mary’s openness to Your wondrous ways be an inspiration to place all trust in You.
Let Joseph’s courage provide hope during times of anxiety and uncertainty.
Let Jesus’ life ignite all families with a spirit of light and love.
May the grace that encircled the Holy Family widen to embrace all families.
For this we pray. Amen.
 
·  Terra Nova test scores will be sent home with the youngest and only child (one envelope per family) for students in grades 2-8 today. Our overall school performance report will be sent home to all school families today, as well. We are so proud to share that 83% of our classes that participated in Terra Nova testing this fall met or exceeded National Blue Ribbon standards in both Reading and Math! Thank you to our amazing teachers for meeting our students needs, challenging them on a daily basis, and helping them to grow in both knowledge and ability! Thank you, also, to our school families for supporting our students and staff, and congratulations to our students on their success!
 
·We are so excited to announce that we will have a new Intervention teacher starting after Christmas break, Ms. Connie Legg!  We have contracted with Catapult Learning for services including Title I, intervention tutoring for students who are on service plans or going through child find, and tutoring and instruction for Jon Peterson scholarship students utilizing our federal and auxiliary funding, and Catapult has employed Ms. Legg to provide our services.  Ms. Legg, a Lancaster resident, has an extensive teaching background, and is a St. Mark parishioner.  She holds a K-12 Intervention license from the Ohio Department of Education, a 1-8 Elementary Education teaching license, and has a Masters in Special Education.  She will be in touch with parents and begin working with students after the break.   We are thrilled to welcome her!
 
 Completion of security system upgrade over Christmas break!  Thanks to our parish, our school security upgrade will be finished while school is dismissed for Christmas break.  New scan key systems with video doorbells and additional cameras will be installed in both school buildings.  In addition, the new video doorbell on the primary building will be connected to the main office so that, once the system is live, the primary building will function just as the main building does, and the office staff will be able to buzz people into the primary building.  The new lobby areas in both buildings will also have new scan key systems and visitors will have to be buzzed past those new doors in both buildings in order to access the rest of the school.  We can expect all of the functions of the completed system to be up and running after  January 3
 

Athletics:

· We have been given an opportunity to raise funds for the St. Mary Athletic Association by hosting 4th grade boys Biddy Basketball games on Saturdays at St. Mary School!  The money will be used to support middle school athletics (7th and 8th grade). We are asking 7th and 8th grade parents or family members to volunteer for a shift at either the concessions or gate. Please take a moment to review the dates and times and sign up for a shift!  This is an easy fundraiser – NO SELLING!! Thank you for your support of Catholic education! Click the link to see what we have availiable  Biddy Basketball Concession Schedule
 
 

Fundraising:

·  Planning to do online shopping for the holidays?  Support St. Mary School any time and any place you shop online by going through goodsearch.com or goodshop.com and designating St Mary Catholic Elementary School as your charity!
 

·  Christy’s Pizza Cards for sale!  Purchase a card with SIX buy one get one free sticker coupons for only $25.00!  A portion of the proceeds comes back to our school.

 

·Support St. Mary School by ordering Schwan’s Home Food Service, and a portion of the sales will come back to our E2 Program (Enlighten and Enrichment). This program funds class field trips, COSI on Wheels, and Math, Science, and Art enrichment programs.  Follow the link to place your order today: https://www.schwans-cares.com/campaigns/29090.

 

·   Purchase gift cards from our SCRIP program and a portion of the card amount will go towards your tuition!  Buy $200 in SCRIP in one month and earn a casual day pass for your child the following month.  SCRIP has some low denomination cards that will make great stocking stuffers or teacher gifts like $5.00 cards for Starbucks, Barnes & Noble, Panera & $10.00 Target cards. We also purchased some Bath & Body cards and Gap cards that are paying a rebate of 19.74%! To buy your gift cards, stop by the SCRIP table outside of the gym on Fridays, send your order in to school on Mondays, OR stop in the copy room by 10:00am on Mondays.  Call Judy McGonagle 740-215-8456 or Amy Conrad 740-438-0689 with questions, or email:  smhs.scrip@gmail.com

 

·  It’s time to print your Kroger Community Rewards Statement!  Please make sure you have the family name listed on the printout, so the credit is applied to the right account.

 
 

Community News:

· Please support Fisher Catholic High School when you shop at https://smile.amazon.com/.  It’s simple.  Just designate Fisher Catholic High School as your charity!
 
 

Please send announcements for the Thursday Folder to the school secretary by 2:30 pm on Tuesdays.

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St. Mary School

Thursday Folder News 

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December 8, 2016

 Visit our website at www.saintmarylancaster.com for up to date information.

Attachments/Links in this Issue:

Biddy Basketball Concession/Gate Volunteer Sign-up

St. Mary School Volunteer Opportunities

 

Important Reminders:

  • Sun, December 11, 10am – 11am    St. Mary Parish Penance Prep Parent Session
  •  Wednesday, Dec 14, 2016 Piano Prelude 6:45, Program 7:00 PM –Christmas Program
  • Thursday, Dec 15, 2016   SPIRIT DAY
  •  Friday, Dec 16, 2016  Christmas Casual Day!

 

From the Principal’s Office:

  • Please make December tuition payments by the 15th as the school office will be closed for Christmas break beginning December 18th.  As always, timely payments are very much appreciated!
  • Looking for ways to become more involved with our school on a regular basis?  Check out many volunteer opportunities online at:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0545afaf2aaaf85-smsvolunteer

  • Don’t forget to visit our school Google calendar on our website for the most up to date school events and activities (including class field trips)!  On our homepage at www.saintmarylancaster.com, scroll over “Quick Links” in the top right corner and choose “Calendar.”

Athletics:

  • We have been given an opportunity to raise funds for the St. Mary Athletic Association by hosting 4th grade boys Biddy Basketball games on Saturdays at St. Mary School!  The money will be used to support middle school athletics (7th and 8th grade). We are asking 7th and 8th grade parents or family members to volunteer for a shift at either the concessions or gate. Please take a moment to review the dates and times and sign up for a shift!  This is an easy fundraiser – NO SELLING!! Thank you for your support of Catholic education. Click the link to see what is available  Biddy Basketball Concession Schedule

Fundraising:

  • Planning to do online shopping for the holidays? Support St. Mary School any time and any place you shop online by going through goodsearch.com or goodshop.com and designating St Mary Catholic Elementary School as your charity!
  • Christy’s Pizza Cards for sale!  Purchase a card with SIX buy one get one free sticker coupons for only $25.00!  A portion of the proceeds comes back to our school.
  • Support St. Mary School by ordering Schwan’s Home Food Service, and a portion of the sales will come back to our E2 Program (Enlighten and Enrichment). This program funds class field trips, COSI on Wheels, and Math, Science, and Art enrichment programs.  Follow the link to place your order today: https://www.schwans-cares.com/campaigns/29090.
  • Purchase gift cards from our SCRIP program and a portion of the card amount will go towards your tuition!  Buy $200 in SCRIP in one month and earn a casual day pass for your child the following month.SCRIP will be sold on Fridays after school through the Holidays from 2:15-3:00 pm. Scrip has some low denomination cards that will make great stocking stuffers or teacher gifts. We have $5.00 cards for Starbucks, Barnes & Noble, Panera & $10 Target cards. We also purchased some Bath & Body cards and Gap that are paying a rebate of 19.74%! To buy your gift cards, stop by the SCRIP table outside of the gym on Fridays, send your order in to school on Mondays, OR stop in the copy room by 10:00 am on Mondays.  Call Judy McGonagle 740-215-8456 or Amy Conrad 740-438-0689 with questions, or email:  smhs.scrip@gmail.com
  • It’s time to print your Kroger Community Rewards Statement!  Please make sure you have the family name listed on the printout, so the credit is applied to the right account.

Community News:

  • Please support Fisher Catholic High School when you shop at https://smile.amazon.com/.  It’s simple.  Just designate Fisher Catholic High School as your charity!
  • St. John Logan Cookie Walk – Saturday, December 10 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, 321 N. Market St., Logan. Visit, buy cookies, support Catholic education! Done!

Please send announcements for the Thursday Folder to the school secretary by 2:30 pm on Tuesdays.

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St. Mary School

Thursday Folder News 

SMS logo 150x150 

November 17, 2016

 

Visit our website at www.saintmarylancaster.com for up to date information.

Attachments/Links in this Issue:

Fisher Catholic Open House Flyer

St. Mary School Volunteer Opportunities

GoodSearch.com or Goodshop.com

Schwan’s Home Food Service

Important Reminders:

  • NO SCHOOL FROM NOVEMBER 23- NOVEMBER 25

Happy Thanksgiving!!

  • Saturday, November 19 – Lancaster Holiday Parade!  Come out and cheer on our Preschoolers and our Band!
  • The St. Mary Teacher Association Holiday Poinsettia/Greenery Sale Pickup location has changed to St. Mary School December 2 from 3 – 6 p.m. and December 3 from 10 a.m. to noon.

From the Principal’s Office:

  • Looking for ways to become more involved with our school on a regular basis?  Check out many volunteer opportunities online at:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0545afaf2aaaf85-smsvolunteer

  • Don’t forget to visit our school Google calendar on our website for the most up to date school events and activities (including class field trips)!  On our homepage at www.saintmarylancaster.com, scroll over “Quick Links” in the top right corner and choose “Calendar.”

Fundraising:

  • The St. Mary Teacher Association Holiday Poinsettia/Greenery Sale Pickup location has changed to St. Mary School and pickup is December 2 (3:00-6:00 PM) and December 3 (10:00 AM-12:00 PM).  All proceeds are donated to the St. Mary tuition assistance fund!
  • Planning to do online shopping for the holidays?Support St. Mary School any time and any place you shop online by going through goodsearch.com or goodshop.com and designating St Mary Catholic Elementary School as your charity!
  • Christy’s Pizza Cards for sale!  Purchase a card with SIX buy one get one free sticker coupons for only $25.00!  A portion of the proceeds comes back to our school.
  • Support St. Mary School by ordering Schwan’s Home Food Service, and a portion of the sales will come back to our E2 Program (Enlighten and Enrichment). This program funds class field trips, COSI on Wheels, and Math, Science, and Art enrichment programs.  Follow the link to place your order today: https://www.schwans-cares.com/campaigns/29090.
  • Purchase gift cards from our SCRIP program and a portion of the card amount will go towards your tuition!  Buy $200 in SCRIP in one month and earn a casual day pass for your child the following month. SCRIP will be sold on Fridays after school through the Holidays from 2:15-3:00 pm. Scrip has some low denomination cards that will make great stocking stuffers or teacher gifts. We have $5.00 cards for Starbucks, Barnes & Noble, Panera & $10 Target cards. We also purchased some Bath & Body cards and Gap that are paying a rebate of 19.74%! To buy your gift cards, stop by the SCRIP table outside of the gym on Fridays, send your order in to school on Mondays, OR stop in the copy room by 10:00 am on Mondays.  Call Judy McGonagle 740-215-8456 or Amy Conrad 740-438-0689 with questions, or email:  smhs.scrip@gmail.com

Community News:

  • Please support Fisher Catholic High School when you shop at https://smile.amazon.com/.  It’s simple.  Just designate Fisher Catholic High School as your charity!
  • Fisher Catholic High School will be having and open house from 9:00 AM to 1:00 P.M.  for those interested please see attachment for details about how you can win a $500 tuition grant and other door prizes
  • Irish 4 Life pancake breakfast will be Sunday November 20 from 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM come enjoy all you can eat pancakes, sausage, coffee, milk and juice while supporting our Irish 4 life students.
  • The next gathering of Sandwich Saturday will be November 19th at 8:00 am in the Spirit Center. Come join us for fellowship while we feed the hungry in our community!  Donations are always welcome; white bread, bologna, individually wrapped sliced cheese, and sandwich baggies. Call Alishia Snoke at 740-407-5870 with any questions.

Please send announcements for the Thursday Folder to the school secretary by 2:30 pm on Tuesdays.