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St. Mary School

Thursday Folder News

January 26, 2017

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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.



  •  Support St. Mary School any time and any place you shop online by going through or 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:
  •   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:


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


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.

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