St. Mary Thursday Folder
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Thursday, February 12, 2015
No School on Monday, February 16. Happy President’s Day!
Students will attend morning masses at 9:00 AM on Tuesdays. Please check calendar for exceptions.
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ST. MARY OPEN HOUSE! St. Mary School will be hosting an Open House on Sunday, February 22 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. for any family who is considering sending their children to the school. Teachers and staff will be available to show prospective students around, and answer questions. Staff and advisory board members will also be available to discuss tuition assistance and scholarship opportunities. The St. Mary Pre-School will also be hosting prospective families. If you are unable to attend the Open House and have questions, please contact the school office at 654-1632 or email Erin Schornack, Principal Share the good news of St. Mary Schools – encourage your friends and neighbors to visit the Open House!
News from the Computer Lab – St. Mary recently upgraded our computer lab with 30 desktop Chromebase machines. These computers run on the Chrome operating system, and support the Google accounts in use by our students. Stop by and visit the lab if you are at the school!
Happy Valentine’s Day! The House of St. Peter and the House of St. Francis will be selling Valentine suckers on Friday, February 13 during the lunch periods for $.25 each. The money raised will go toward adopting an animal at the Columbus Zoo during the spring zoo field trip for the middle school. Thanks for your support!
Save the Date!! Please mark your calendars now for the spring musical “Once Upon a Mattress.” The production will be presented on Friday, April 17th at 7:00 p.m. There will also be a matinee performance on Saturday, April 18th at 3:00 p.m. If you thought you knew the story of “The Princess and the Pea” you may be in for a surprise! Our junior high will show you that Princess Winnifred actually had to swim the moat to get to the castle! And you will see that it may not have been the pea at all that caused a sleepless night! Roles have been cast and rehearsals have begun. CLICK HERE for a complete cast list. Please also watch for further announcements with calls for help with costuming, sets, and other details.
SCRIP CASUAL DAY, Friday, February 13. 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: 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
DON’T MISS OUT!! Mother Son Event 2015 at TAG M, Lancaster! Sunday, February 15th, from 2 pm-4 pm. Please send cash or check (made out to St. Mary Home and School) by February 13. Early RSVPs are appreciated, and can be sent to the school office marked Mother Son event with the number attending. 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. With any questions call or text Alishia Snoke. (740) 407-5870.
Attention girls in preschool through 5th grade: Our St. Mary School annual St. Joseph Father-Daughter Dance is scheduled for Saturday, April 11th from 6:30-8:30pm in the St. Mary Spirit Center. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more details!!
SPRING is right around the corner! ‘School Closet February Customer Appreciation Sale‘ School Closet is offering a Customer Appreciation discount of 25% during February.
ATTENTION Girls ages 8-10 interested in playing Softball! We will have an Irish Team in the (LGSA) Lancaster Girls Softball Association League this year!! Please click here to fill out rregistration form and return it to school by Monday, February 23rd. You will also need to sign up either online at
http://sports.bluesombereo.com/lgsa (use the register link at the top of the home page). Parents must first register and create a user account, then you can register your child/children. Or you may sign up at Dick Sporting Goods from 10am-2pm on the following Saturdays…2/14, 2/21, or 2/28. If you have any questions please contact Tracie Kenney at 740-974-6378 or email@example.com Thank you
FC Spring Baseball Camp! The Fisher Catholic Baseball Camp is offered to those who are currently in grades K – 8. The main objective of the camp is to focus on the basic fundamentals of baseball and to improve each individual’s skill level. Throughout the camp, there will be individual instruction provided by High School Players and Staff. Click here for more information.
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 www.marketday.com 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.
ST. MARY NEWS:
The 2015-2016 EdChoice Scholarship Request Form, Scholarship Renewal Form, and Income Verification Form are now available on the EdChoice website at http://edchoice.ohio.gov. The same forms are being used for both the regular EdChoice Scholarship and the Expansion (Income-based) Scholarship. Visit http://edchoice.ohio.gov and click on the red button with the computer icon titled “Step #3 How do I Apply/Renew?” to access the required forms. If your child received the scholarship for the current school year you must continue to meet the eligibility requirements and complete the renewal forms for the 2015/2016 school year. EdChoice Expansion Scholarships will be available to students entering Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade in the 2015/2016 school year.
Former 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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!!
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: email@example.com Forms are also available with a drop box located in the office. Deadline for each week is Tuesday by noon.