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Thursday, February 5, 2015

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

  Attachments in this Issue:

 Sacramental Preparation Calendar 2014-15

Scrip Order Form

St. Bernadette Mardi Gras Flyer

2-5-15 Thursday Folder (pdf)

NEW NEWS:

priceMenu_laserTagMother 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.

 

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.

 

barbellsAttn: There will be no middle school weightlifting today, Thursday, February 5.

 

 

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.

 

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:

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.

 

dollar-signScholarship applications are now available for the $50,000 Catholic Education Scholarship! 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 www.ohiocatholicfcu.com/scholarships 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.

 

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

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.

FUNDRAISING NEWS:

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 runwojorun@aol.com

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 joegundy@columbus.rr.com.

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: smhs.scrip@gmail.com

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.

 

COMMUNITY NEWS:

Fisher-Catholic-Irish-logo-TFPAs you may have heard, this Friday, February 6th, will be another great night for the Irish!  We are hoping for a packed house for our games against Grove City Christian beginning at 6 p.m. as our student section competes in the finals of the Eagle Gazette’s Battle of the Fans.  Hope to see you all there!

TOP SECRET – COVERT OPS:

We are combining our themes of The Irish Army and The 6th Man.  If you and your family plan to attend, try to wear camouflage, black and green, and/or all things army-like:  combat boots, helmets, binoculars, dog tags, eye black, etc.  We want the gym hoppin with our themes all the way around!

During the lineups, we will again shut down the gym lights and put on a show when our Irish are introduced.  Please join us in using either your cellphone flashlight or bring an actual flashlight to swirl around the gym to help create an unforgettable electric atmosphere.

Our students will make every effort to get the whole gym in on cheers and chants; please join in – we want everyone in attendance to be be super loud and Irish proud!

Thanks, as always, for your support!

Ms. Beck, Principal, Fisher Catholic

Mardi-Gras-fancyTHIS WEEKEND!!  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:  the4colliers@columbus.rr.com  Forms are also available with a drop box located in the office.  Deadline for each week is Tuesday by noon.

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