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Thursday, January 29, 2015

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

 Attachments in this Issue:

After School Art Classes

Scrip Order Form

St. Bernadette Mardi Gras Flyer


SPIRIT DAY TOMORROW, Friday, January 30th!!  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

Mother Son Event 2015 priceMenu_laserTagat TAG M, Lancaster!  Sunday, February 15th, from  2 pm-4 pm.  The cost is $7.00 per person and includes 2 Laser Tag games, Dodge ball, refreshments, friends, fun for all ages.

This event is for Mothers and sons, preschool through Eighth grade. Please send cash or check (made out to St. Mary Home and School) by Thursday Feb 5th. RSVPs can be sent to the school office marked Mother Son event with the number attending. With any questions call or text Alishia Snoke. (740) 407-5870.


baseball and gloveATTENTION 7th and 8th Grade Baseball Players!!  Sign-up sheets for 7th and 8th grade baseball will be in the office at St. Mary’s this week.  Please understand if they sign the sheet they are not bound to anything.  We are trying to gauge interest and possibly have two separate 7 and 8 teams instead of one combined 7/8. Thank you.

 Income Based Scholarships Available: Attend St. Mary School! State scholarship program for students from working class families. Students eligible for $4,250.00 in tuition/year:

– If they are starting Kindergarten, 1st grade, OR 2nd grade in the 2015/2016 school year.

– And their family income is at or below 200% of federal poverty guidelines (example: $47,000 for family of 4).

– Your student retains the scholarship year-to-year for as long as your family qualifies!

Don’t let this opportunity pass your child by! Complete the scholarship application Search “EdChoice Scholarship Application.” at Contact St. Mary School today to learn more!

Ohio Catholic FCU Scholarship applications are now available for $50,000 in Catholic Education Scholarships! The waiting is over! Online applications are now live on Ohio Catholic’s website for the $50,000 Catholic Education Scholarship. Fifty families in Ohio will each received $1,000 to assist in paying for their student(s) Catholic grade or high school tuition for the 2015-2016 school year. How can your family apply for the scholarship? Simply go to and fill out the required information. Then have someone from your student’s school fill out the recommendation form to verify their enrollment. The scholarship giveaway is open to members and non-members so spread the word to all your family and friends.

After School Art Classes Now Forming for February – Monday: Watercolor Session will be offered February 9th, 16th, and 23rd for $25.00. Students will work on watercolor techniques and mini paintings, before completing a sketch for their final Product! All materials are provided.

Wednesday: Ceramic Session will be offered February 11th, 18st, and 25th 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! Jennifer Appelfeller (614) 218-5155


 chocolate-cake-with-no-candles-hiCake Bingo – Sunday, Feb. 8th from 12:30pm – 2:30pm in the Spirit Center.  Cost is $5 per person/ $20 per family which includes Unlimited Bingo, Pizza, Beverages, and Snacks.  Small raffle prizes available for 25¢ per ticket.  Please contact Eileen Gundelfinger if you’d like to donate a cake or small raffle prize.


tutor1Former St. Mary teacher Sheri Sheridan will be offering tutoring services this summer for all grades and subjects (excluding advanced high school math). She will also be offering summer sewing, traditional cooking lessons, and general home economics. Advanced high school math tutoring is available through her husband, Michael Sheridan (mechanical engineer, FCHS alumnus). Flexible hours, call for more information and to secure your spot. (740) 215-5009


LAST CHANCE FOR BASEBALL REGISTRATION!!  Irish teams will be forming in the Fairfield County Youth Baseball League out at the Tschopp Rd complex.  Last season we had a total of 5 Irish baseball teams (2 coach pitch, 2 minor, 1 major) comprised of students from St. Bernadette and St. Mary. Coach Pitch:  Ages 5-8 yrs (K – 2nd grade), Minor League:  Ages 9-10 yrs (3rd & 4th grade), Major League:  Ages 11-12 yrs (5th & 6th grade). Player Registration at Dick’s Sporting Goods.  Saturday, January 31st from 10:00am to 3:00pm, and Sunday, February 1st from 1:00pm to 5:00pm.  I believe the registration cost is $90 per player, but they give you 3 discount cards to sell for $10 each to recover some of your cost.  When registering your child, please let them know that he/she is with the Irish and mark it on the registration sheet somewhere.  Once again we will need volunteers to help coach.  If you are interested in helping coach, please let me know by responding to the email address below. Please let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks, Chad Gauerke, Fighting Irish Youth Baseball, Email: Cell:  614-562-3275,


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.


pizza-clipartCristy’s Pizza Cards for sale to benefit Catholic Youth Summer Camp.  Purchase one card with SIX Buy One, Get One Free Pizza Stickers Coupons for $25 each.  A portion of each sale goes to benefit our campers from Fisher Catholic, St. Mary School, and St. Bernadette.  Please contact Eileen Gundelfinger to purchase: 740-277-7063 or

Want to get a casual pass for your child?  Buy $200 in SCRIP in one month to earn casual day passes for the following 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: 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:

MARKET DAY February 14TH!  Want to order for February? Pick up a form outside the office and order by Monday, February 9, for delivery on February 14.  Also check online at to set up an account to order from home!  On-line orders must be placed by 11:00 p.m. the Monday 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.


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 Topcampbells_logos 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.




Save the Date!!  St. Bernadette Mardi Gras 2015.  Saturday, February 7 from 5:00-10:00 at St. Bernadette, 1325 Wheeling Road, Lancaster.  Food, Music, Children’s activities, auction and raffle!!  Lots of fun, and all are welcome.  See you there!


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:  Forms are also available with a drop box located in the office.  Deadline for each week is Tuesday by noon.

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