Thursday Folder 2-9-17

St. Mary School

Thursday Folder News

February 9, 2017

Visit our website at www.saintmarylancaster.com for up to date information.

Attachments/Links in this Issue:

FACTS Tuition Aid information

St. Mary of the Assumption Parish Mission information

St. Joseph Father/Daugher Dance registration

Important Reminders:

  •  This Saturday, February 11 – St. Bernadette Mardi Gras 5:00pm-10:00PM!
  •  This Sunday, February 12 – St. Mary Parish First Holy Communion prep session 10:00AM
  •  Wednesday, February 15 – Monthly tuition payments due!
  •  Thursday, February 16 – Interim reports
  •  Monday, February 20 – NO SCHOOL (President’s Day)

From the Principal’s Office:

  •  Diocesan tuition assistance applications for the 2017-2018 school year must be completed online at www.factstuitionaid.com by March 15. File your 2016 taxes early!  See the attachment for more information.  In order to apply for any of our St. Mary tuition scholarships or assistance you MUST complete the application for Diocesan tuition assistance through FACTS.
  •  The Ohio Catholic Federal Credit Union will award $35,000.00 in scholarships for Catholic education for the upcoming school year.  Applications (accepted until March 3) and membership information can be found at http://www.ohiocatholicfcu.com.

Fundraising:

  •   Purchase gift cards from our SCRIP program and a portion of the card amount will go towards your tuition!  Buy $200 in SCRIP in one month and earn a casual day pass for your child the following month.  Send your order to school on Mondays OR stop in the copy room by 10:00AM on Mondays.  Call Judy McGonagle 740-215-8456 or Amy Conrad 740-438-0689 with questions, or email:  smhs.scrip@gmail.com.
  •  Support St. Mary School any time/any place you shop online through goodsearch.com or goodshop.com and designate St Mary Catholic Elementary School as your charity!
  • Christy’s Pizza Cards for sale!  Six buy one get one free sticker coupons for only $25.00!  A portion of the proceeds comes back to our school.
  • Order Schwan’s Home Food Service and a portion of the sales will come back to our E2 Program (Enlighten and Enrichment) to fund class field trips, COSI on Wheels, and Math, Science, and Art enrichment programs.  Follow the link to place your order today: https://www.schwans-cares.com/campaigns/29090.

Home and School:

  • Home and School Officer positions available for Nomination: President and Treasurer, 2- year term beginning this May.  Please contact Eileen Gundelfinger for more information.  E2 Coordinator Assistant position available.  Are you talented at introducing and incorporating extracurricular activities to our student body?  We are looking for someone to help schedule COSI on Wheels, Art & Clay, Alley Park, and other enrichment activities (to name a few).  Please contact Jayne Bryant (E2 Coordinator) or Eileen Gundelfinger.  
  • VOLUNTEERS ARE FABULOUS!!!  St. Mary sign ups for Volunteer opportunities at https://www.saintmarylancaster.com/volunteer-opportunities/

Classroom News:

  • Our fifth graders have been making some noise in music class lately!  They have been using basketballs to learn about rhythm, beat, tempo, note values, and have fun!  Now they’ve been invited to perform their music class routine at the Fisher Catholic High School home game this Friday, February 10 at 7:00PM.  Please come to Fisher to watch their awesome performance!

Athletics:

  • There will be a meeting for any 7th or 8th grade girl or boy interested in running track this spring on Thursday, February 16 at 6:30PM in the St. Mary Gymnasium. We ask that BOTH the student(s) and parent(s) attend as important information will be discussed and/or distributed.  Look forward to seeing you there!  Go Irish!

From the Parish:

  •  Mark Your Calendars for CAKE BINGO February 19, 1:00-3:00PM in the Spirit Center!  $5 per person/ $15 per family (max), includes unlimited Bingo, pizza, beverages, and snacks.  Small raffle prizes available for 25¢ per ticket.  This event is open to all community members regardless of school or church affiliation.  Please contact Eileen Gundelfinger if you’d like to donate a cake or two or small raffle prizes.  This is fun for the whole family!
  •  St. Mary of the Assumption Parish Mission, “I believe in One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church”  presented by Fr. Thomas Blau, O.P. will be held on March 6-9 at 7:00PM.  Please see the attachment for more information.

Community News:

  • FREE Fisher Catholic Football Speed Training every Saturday for high school and middle school athletes!  
  • Mark your calendars for the St. Bernadette Mardi Gras celebration this Saturday, February 11, from 5:00-10:00PM!  This is a wonderful pre-Lenten celebration and fundraiser that directly supports St. Bernadette School.  Festivities include games and movies for the kids, $1,000 Grand Raffle, silent and live auctions, music, and fabulous food.  Raffle tickets are $10.00 each and may be purchased from a St. Bernadette student or the school office at 740-654-3137.
  • St. Joseph Father-daughter dance Saturday, March 18 immediately following the 5:30PM Mass in the Spirit Center.  Please see the attached registration form for more information!

Please send announcements for the Thursday Folder to the school secretary by 2:30pm on Tuesdays.

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