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Thursday, November 20, 2014

REMINDER!!  Early Dismissal on Wednesday, November 26 at 1:00!!  That is also a SPIRIT DAY! 

No school next Thursday, November 27 and Friday. November 28.  Happy Thanksgiving!

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


 Attachments in this Issue:

2014-15 Sacramental Preparation Calendar

Scrip Order Form


ALL-SCHOOL MOVIE DAY WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26 for raffle ticket sales for Holiday Happening!  We will be watching DESPICABLE ME 2, which is rated A-I, General Patronage by the United States Catholic Council of Bishops and the Catholic News Service.  If you do not want your child/ren to watch this movie with the school, please contact the school office by November 25.


Kids C.A.R.E Announcement!   Wednesday, November 26, St. Mary School will dismiss early at 1:00 in preparation for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Kids CARE will be in session following this early dismissal. However, all children must be picked up by 5:00 p.m. on this day. We will resume normal operating hours on Monday, December 1st. Enjoy the holiday with your family!

 tree with music notes, vectorPlease mark your calendars for Tuesday, December 9th, for the St. Mary’s Christmas program.  The program will start at 6:45 with a piano prelude, then move on to the Junior High band and choirs performing a few songs.  After that, we have a few short songs by the Preschool classes, and then Kindergarten through 5th graders singing “The Christmas Story.”  It will be an awesome night for the students to showcase what they have been working on in class, and it will help to get you all in the Christmas spirit.  The program is expected to last about an hour. For parents of Preschool and K-5 students, attire will be dress clothes, except for the few students who will be taking part in the manger scene.  Notes to those students will go home by next week.  A letter to sign up for students who play piano and would like to play a song for the piano prelude will go home also next week.  Please be sure to join us for a beautiful, musical night!


633644-tn_sandwich700SANDWICH SATURDAY!! Please join us on Saturday, November 22nd at 8 a.m. in the Spirit Center. We would also gladly accept supplies: bread, bologna, individually wrapped cheese, baggies. Future Sandwich Saturday dates to put on your calendar are: Dec 20th, Jan 24th, Feb 28th, March 21st, April 25, and May 16th. With questions please contact Alishia Snoke at (740)407-5870


FROM THE COMPUTER LAB!  Is Santa bringing a flat-screen tv to someone you know? The St. Mary computer lab has five flat-screen wall mounts for sale at very reasonable prices. They are Peerless Universal Flat Wall Mounts for 37″-75″ Displays, and can be yours for $50 each. Contact Mrs. Corcoran for more information at

Does your student come home and want to visit some of the websites they have used in computer lab? Our school “start page” is available from home also, just use the following URL:


Check out MARKET DAY!  Fast and ready, healthy quick meals and appetizers for your holiday parties. Want to order for next month? Pick up a form outside the office and order by Tuesday, December 2, for delivery on December 6.  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 Tuesday 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.

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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.



Want to get a casual pass for your child?  Buy $200 in SCRIP in one month.  It’s that easy!  You buy gift cards for items you are already going to purchase, and the school earns a portion of the card amount.  These are the designated casual days for this school year: December 12, January 16, February 20, March 20 (subject to change due to Living Stations of the Cross), April 17 and May 15.  SCRIP UPDATES FOR 2014-2015: We will be processing SCRIP on Monday mornings, in the Copy Room (located beside the Spirit store case, across from the gymnasium door).  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.  You can also email:


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


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!!

campbells_logoSave Box Tops for Education and Campbells Soup labels!!  Send them in with your child in an envelope.  It is that easy!  Our school earns money and free items.



Fisher-Catholic-Irish-logo-TFPFisher Catholic Fall Men’s Stag Night!  Date: December 6, 2014, from 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm.  Cost: $40 per ticket, you can purchase at:  or call the Fisher Catholic office by December 2nd, at 740-654-1231. Enjoy a steak dinner, Roosters wings, adult beverages, door prizes, and reverse raffle.  Come enjoy a night of Football, Food and Fun at Fisher Catholic in Alumni Hall!!!  Wings will be ready at 7:00 pm, and dinner will be served at 7:30 pm. The reverse raffle will follow cornhole sets, and games of chance to play. During the Stag we will show: The Big Ten Championship Game (8pm), OHSAA Football State Championship game (8pm), and highlights from this year’s Irish Football Team on 3 different screens!!!

2014 Fisher Catholic Meet-the-Players and ALUMNI Basketball Game! Friday, November 28, 6 p.m. at
Fisher Catholic High School.  JV vs. Varsity scrimmage, Alumni games, and Food for Everyone! You are invited to a night of fun and basketball as Fisher Catholic kicks off the 2014-15 season with a Varsity vs. JV scrimmage to meet the current team. The highlight of the night though promises to be an Alumni Game of former Irish players! Everyone is invited – if you are able to attend contact Coach Phil McKnight to reserve a spot on the men’s alumni roster – and to R.S.V.P. for dinner! Meet the players will be at 6:00 p.m., Alumni game to begin at 7:00 p.m. with dinner to follow.  See you there! GO IRISH!

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: 

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