Thursday Folder 5-28-15

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St. Mary Thursday Folder   

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Thursday, May 28, 2015

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

 Attachments in this Issue:

2015-16 School Supply List

2015-15 School Supply Order Form

Summer Scrip Schedule

Scrip Order Form

Pleasant Valley Jr. Golf League Information

Irish Summer Skills Camp Information

 

NEW NEWS:

Have you thought about becoming Catholic in the RCIA? The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is for:

+ Unbaptized adults who wish to learn about the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church

+ Baptized adults from other Christian communities who wish to learn about the teachings of Jesus Christ in the Catholic Church

+ Adults who have been baptized in the Catholic Church, but have not completed Initiation with the sacraments of Confirmation and Holy Communion

Click Here for information about the RCIA process, which is designed especially for you!

Please contact the RCIA Director, Brian McCauley, for more information about the Catholic Church and beginning your journey of discernment in Summer of 2015.

 

volleyballSt. Mary Jr. High Volleyball Summer 2015!  Physicals: All 7th and 8th graders must have a physical form completed and signed by August 1 before trying out for volleyball. Physical forms can be found on the St. Mary Athletic page, or in the racks outside the school office. Conditioning/Open Gym/Practice: June 1, 9-11 a.m., July 20-23, 9-11 a.m. Open to all 7th and 8th grade. Tryouts: Mandatory! August 3, 4, 5: 7th grade from 8-10 a.m., 8th grade from 10 a.m. to noon.

 

SCHOOL CLOSET will be at St. Mary School on Tuesday, June 2, from 5 pm to 7:30 pm.  You will receive 25% off your orders.  Also enter this code for 25% off on-line orders until June 15…   25sale

News from the Library: Last week students in grades K through 5 enjoyed a visit from the Children’s Librarian from Fairfield County District Library, Lancaster. She explained the Summer Reading Program. This year’s theme is ‘Be a Superhero, Read!’ Students were encouraged to sign up for the program and they will receive a reading log. Students reading 15-20 minutes a day can easily exceed the goal for the summer and incentive prizes are awarded along the way! Signups begin June 1st at any branch of the library.

Students who complete a summer reading program at any library will be recognized here at St. Mary School. Reading logs stamped by the branch library where the program was completed should be brought in on the first day of school in August.

On Tuesday, fifty-five students were recognized for achievement in reaching or exceeding their Accelerated Reader goal for the past school year. Joining them at our Library ‘Red, White, and Balloon Bash’ were eight other students who either volunteered their time to assist in the school library or who participated in the Battle of the Books competition team. Special awards were given for highest points earned in each grade level and highest points overall for our school. Students had a great time playing balloon games, winning prizes, and enjoying brownie ice cream sundaes. A big thank you to the Home and School Association for funding our celebration, and to the volunteers who helped make it a big success! Next year we would like to see the number of students reaching their goal and being invited to the party double!

 ST. MARY NEWS:

SCHOOL SUPPLY KITS are ready to order for the 2015- 2016 school year.  For more information, parents may download the school supply list and order form from the SMS website!  Don’t delay!!!

 

In search of alumni of St. Mary School! Did you attend St. Mary School? The St. Mary School Advisory Board is building a database of alumni to keep in touch with and keep posted on all of the great happenings at our school. To help build this database, please contact Kellie Boyden at kaboyden@att.net or 687-5177 and provide the following information: Name (including maiden), Address, Phone Number, Email Address, and Years you attended/graduated St. Mary School, Bishop Fenwick and/or Fisher Catholic. You may also include information for your children who have graduated. Please share this information with your family and friends. Forever IRISH!

 

Soccer Ball Resting on GrassFALL IRISH CLUB SOCCER: Attention all students who will be entering 6th, 7th and 8th grade next year- play club soccer with your St. Mary friends in the Fairfield County Junior High League!  We play Thomas Ewing, Sherman, Amanda, Fairfield Union, and Logan.  Games are played on Thursday evenings followed by an end of season tournament.  This is a great opportunity to play at a competitive junior high level with local teams at a low cost ($65 per player includes uniform).  Please contact Kellie Boyden at kaboyden@att.net or 687-5177 with questions or to join the team. GO IRISH!!!

 

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

FUNDRAISING NEWS:

Want to get  SCRIP over the Summer?  No problem!  Click here for the Summer pick up schedule.  You buy gift cards for items you are already going to purchase, and the school earns a portion of the card amount.  We will still be processing SCRIP on Monday mornings, in the Copy Room (beside the Spirit store case, across from the gym) until the end of the year. 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

MARKET DAY !  Pick up a form outside the office and order by Monday, June 8, for delivery on June 13.  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.

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:

PLEASANT VALLEY PEE-WEE/JR. GOLF LEAGUE, PEE WEE GOLFER AGES 8-11 JR. GOLFERS AGES 12-18 PLEASANT VALLEY GOLF COURSE.  PEE WEE league plays Par 3 course 9 holes Jr. League plays executive course 9 holes.  Tuesdays, 8:00a.m. tee off,  beginning June 9th, 2015. REQUIREMENTS: 1. HAVE PLAYED GOLF 2. KNOW BASIC RULES 3. EACH PLAYER MUST HAVE OWN EQUIPMENT Registration fee is $30.00 per player Family Registration is $50.00, The objective is to have FUN and learn. Each week will begin with a clinic covering some rules and etiquette.  CLICK HERE for more information, and call 740-654-3293 to register.

SAVE THE DATE!  Catch the Bus!  The Vatican Express is coming! St. Mary Parish is hosting a Catholic Kids Camp on Monday, August 3rd – Friday, August 5th from 6:00pm – 8:30pm. Come One, Come All.  You are welcome to join us for this week long, FREE event regardless of Church affiliation. Watch for more information to come.

 

2015 IRISH SUMMER SKILLS CAMPS Here come the Irish! Attention Future Stars of Fisher Catholic – Make plans now to attend one of our summer sports camps. All camps are lead by Fisher Catholic Head Coaches and Irish student-athletes. Click Here for a schedule of Irish Skills Camps planned for this summer: Any questions regarding our Irish youth camps? Please contact Tony Delisio, Athletic Director, at (740) 654-1231 ext. 25 or via email at tdelisio@fishercatholicirish.org.

 

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ENJOY YOUR SUMMER BREAK!

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