Thursday Folder 12-11-14

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

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


 Attachments in this Issue:

 Winter Sports Dress-Up Days

School Closet Customer Appreciation Sale Flyer


TERRA NOVA TEST SCORES were sent home in a large envelope this Tuesday with the youngest and only child for all students in grades 2-8.  An overall school performance report will be sent home to families with the youngest and only on Thursday.

IS YOUR TUITION BALANCE CURRENT?   A reminder that school policy states that all tuition accounts must be up to date before the start of the second half of the school year, which begins on January 5, 2015, in order for students to return to school after Christmas break.

SCRIP CASUAL DAY tomorrow, Friday December 12.  Want to get a casual pass for your child?  Buy $200 in SCRIP in one 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: January 16, 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:

CLICK HERE for details, and the dates, winter sports athletes in 7th and 8th grade are allowed to dress-up, out of uniform, for the basketball season.


Kids C.A.R.E. Early Dismissal News’ Friday December 19th is an all-school early dismissal at 1:00. Kids CARE will be in session this day. However, all students must be picked up by 5:00 pm. Have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year!


thank_youThank you to everyone who participated in the Holiday Happening survey.  Kamara McGill (3rd grade parent) won the Giant Eagle gift card.



BOOK FAIR TIME!  December 8-13  2014,  Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday from 8:00-10:30 and 12:00-2:30, and Mondays 12:00-2:30. Orders can also be placed on line by copying and pasting the following link into your browser   The online book fair will run from December 2nd-December 13th.  The orders will take 7-10 days to arrive at the school upon completion of the fair. Click here for more information on fun contests and prizes!


Inspire confidence, improve focus and listening skills,  enhance athletic abilities, and create stable friendships!  Learn to ride a horse! Christmas and birthday gift certificates available for spring and summer riding lessons. Contact Mrs. Foura at Riding stable conveniently located on Rainbow Drive, Lancaster.


SCHOOL CLOSET SALE!  Click here to view the sale flyer for 15-20% off thru December 15.


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:


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.


MARKET DAY : Want to order for next month? Pick up a form outside the office and order by Tuesday, January 13, for delivery on January 17.  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.


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!!

box top logoSave Box Tops 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.



ST. MARY PARISH KEEPSAKE COOKBOOKS– Get your copy of this beautiful cookbook that has recently been published as part of our church’s 150th anniversary. Features a beautiful hardback cover with historical church photo, church history and 278 delicious recipes submitted by parishioners.  Every student and family who is a part of St. Mary School is also a special part of St. Mary Parish- get your copies today for the yummy recipes or as special keepsakes for your kids and family members!  Cookbooks are only $20 each and can be purchased at the parish office or by contacting Kellie Boyden at or 687-5177.  Delivery available.  These make great gifts!


WRAP IT UP!  Holiday gift wrapping by Fisher Catholic’s Sculpture class on Saturday, December 13 at Fisher Catholic’s Alumni commons.  Only $10 and a roll of wrapping paper per patron.  Please bring your gifts bagged together with your name, phone number, and gifts individually labeled with recipient’s names.  They will do the rest.  Gift drop off is from 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m., and pick up is at 4:00 p.m.  Proceeds will benefit Fisher Catholic’s Sculpture Class Project, Destination Downtown Lancaster Sculpture.


FAMILY ROSARY AND ADVENT FUN NIGHT: Bring the family to the Spirit Center on Friday, December 12th at 7:00 pm. We will pray the rosary followed by Advent crafts for the kids, a holiday movie, refreshments and fellowship. Our October rosary night was a great success and much fun for parents and kids (of all ages) alike.  Come and join us!


Girl_eating_a_large_stack_pancakes_100421-144649-909057Irish4Life club pancake breakfast on Sunday, December 14 from 9:30-1:30 in the FCHS cafeteria.  We will have regular, blueberry, and chocolate chip pancakes for your dining pleasure.  Oh…and sausage, OJ, and milk too! Please come and support our students as they seek to offset their cost to attend the March for Life in January.  The cost is just your generous donation.
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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