Thursday Folder 3-26-15

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

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

SPRING BREAK begins Monday, March 30 thru Monday, April 6Th.  School will resume on Tuesday, April 7th!  Have a Happy and Safe Easter with your families.

 Attachments in this Issue:

 Spring Flower Sale Order Form

Once Upon A Mattress Parent Letter

St. Joseph Father-Daughter Dance Registration

St. Mary Advisory Board Candidate Application

Sacramental Calendar

Scrip Order Form


SPIRIT DAY tomorrow, Friday March 27thWhat 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


UNIVERSAL_SETUPSt. Mary Students Shine at District 8 Science Fair!  CONGRATULATIONS to our middle school students who represented St. Mary School at the District 8 Science Fair last weekend!  Our St. Mary students earned $1,200.00 in awards and scholarships this year!  Savannah Dryden­, Hayley Griggs­, Ryan Maravy­, Katlyn Marion­, Caroline Menosky­, Renee Miller­, Gina Stuckey­, Leah Tipple­, Anna Vanderbilt­,  and Mitchell Zombek­.  The following students scored Superior and qualified for the State Science Day: Savannah Dryden, Chris Edwards, Hayley Griggs, Katlyn Marion, Caroline Menosky, Renee Miller, Dylan Piko, Gina Stuckey, Leah Tipple, and Anna Vanderbilt.  Way to go!


JON PETERSON SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITYThe Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program provides scholarships to students who are eligible to attend Kindergarten-12th grade and have an Individualized Education Program (IEP) from their district of residence.  St. Mary School is looking to partner with the McKeon Education Group to offer services to any of our students who would qualify for the Jon Peterson Scholarship next year.  The scholarship dollars that a student would generate would pay for their individual services from McKeon.  If your child has an IEP and you are interested in applying for Jon Peterson for the upcoming school year please notify the school office ASAP as the application deadline for full services is April 15!
THANK YOU!  The House of St. Thomas and the Kindergarten class would like to thank everyone for making our first Mission Bingo such a success!  We raised $668.02 to benefit Ilusion Latina, a group home for at-risk children in Cusco, Peru.  Elizabeth Schumaker, a 2002 graduate of St. Mary School, now lives in Peru and works with these children, who have been subject to poverty, abandonment, abuse, and violence.  In Peru, there is no foster care system and children are left to fend for themselves.  Elizabeth has asked for our help in raising money for school supplies as they begin their school year. Special thanks to St. Mary Home & School for their contribution, the Cinemark Theater for popcorn and McDonalds for the orange drink and coolers.

geraniumIt’s Time to Think Spring and St. Mary Annual Spring Flower Sale! It’s time for the St. Mary Education Association’s Annual Spring Flower Sale!  After this long, cold winter, isn’t it nice to plan for flowers and vegetables! Download the following order form and place your order!


Once-Upon-A-Mattress1Attention Families of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students: We have been enjoying working with your children to produce the musical adventure “Once Upon a Mattress.” Students are learning dialogue, music, dance movement, and overall teamwork as we work together towards a successful program. We would like to update you and provide some important information regarding costumes. Please click here for more information.  Thank you.


dance shoesOur annual St. Joseph Father Daughter Dance for girls preschool through Fifth grade will take place on Saturday, April 11th, from 6:30-8:30pm in the St. Mary Spirit Center. This is a wholesome evening of foot-stomping fun! Music provided by Mrs. Albert, Music Teacher. Don’t miss it! Please turn in registration forms (paper copies available at school or download here) to your child’s teacher or the school office. For questions, or if you are mom who would like to help with this event, please contact Kellie Boyden at or 687-5177.


Seeking Advisory Board Candidates!  The Saint Mary School Advisory Board will have three vacancies when the current term ends in June and we need enthusiastic candidates to fill those seats. Terms are for a period of three years beginning at the June meeting and all Saint Mary School parents (grades k-8) and Saint Mary Parish members are eligible to apply. Please visit our Advisory Board page to learn more about the roles and responsibilities of the board as well as our Election page to receive information about the election process and to download an application. We welcome your interest and encourage you to seriously consider this opportunity to help support and shape our wonderful school community.


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.


MARKET DAY !  Want to order for April? Pick up a form outside the office and order by Monday, April 13, for delivery on April 18.  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 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.

Want to get a SCRIP 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: 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:

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.



bol 2015 HomecomingSAVE THE DATE:  2015 Homecoming Bid O Luck!  Dinner and auction at Fisher Catholic High School.  Saturday, April 25.  Doors open w/cocktails at 5:30.  Dinner and auction to follow.  More information or to purchase tickets, contact Megan Corbin at 740-654-1231 or email 

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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