Thursday Folder 8-25-16

St. Mary School

Thursday Folder News 


August 25, 2016


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Important Reminders:

  • Today – Benediction 1:45 PM
  • Friday, August 26 – Spirit Day!  Uniforms not required!  Students may wear a shirt that says “St. Mary School,” “SMS,” or a shirt from our St. Mary Spirit Store along with either shorts, capris, jeans, skirts, etc of their choice (no shorter than 2″ above the knee, no cut offs or rips, no writing on the backside or across the bottom, not mesh/see-through/compression/tight-fitting, no yoga pants/shorts or leggings worn as pants, no pajamas).
  • All students in grades K-8 will go to school Mass every Tuesday, unless otherwise noted on the online school calendar.  All students in grades K-8 will go to Benediction once a month, unless otherwise noted on the calendar.
  • Middle school boys in grades 6-8 are required to wear their uniform ties on Mass and Benediction days only until October 3.
  • Protecting God’s Children session here at St. Mary Church Saturday, September 10 at 9:00 am in the Spirit Center.  Participation in this program is a Diocesan requirement for those who wish to volunteer in any capacity in our school.  To register, please visit

From the Principal’s Office:

  • School handbooks are being sent home with the youngest and only child in each family today (1 printed copy per family).  The updated handbook will also be available on our school website.
  • Please contact the school office at 740-654-1632 if your child will not be at school for any reason.  Please remember to send an excuse note to the office after your child has missed school.

Home and School:

  • Our first parent meeting will be September 1 at 7:00pm.  All parents are welcome!
  • Attention Parents!  Please review the long list of volunteer opportunities on our school website under the”Parents” tab. Sign up is easy with our “Sign up Genius” link!  We cannot do anything without YOU!
  •     We are no longer collecting ink cartridges for recycling.  Please do not send any more to the school.  Thank you!
  •     Please have your children complete the directory cover contest form and return it to school!  Front and back cover winners receive a FREE $10.00 gift card!
  • Do you need a Spirit shirt?  Stop by the office and purchase  any shirt we have on hand. See what’s available by visiting the school website. Go to Parents then St. Mary Spirit Store. Send payment (cash or check made out to SMHS Spirit Store) and order form in an envelope marked “Spirit Store.” The shirts will be delivered to students. Any questions, please email Paula Maier at


  • It’s almost time to buy your fall mums! The St. Mary Teacher Association is partnering with Lancaster Greenhouse to benefit tuition assistance Saturday, September 3 and Sunday, September 4. Lancaster Greenhouse will donate 15% of your sale to our school tuition assistance fund on those days.  Mums will also be sold on the school lawn Friday, September 2.  Thank you for supporting tuition assistance and a local business!
  •      Christy’s Pizza Cards for sale!  Purchase a card with SIX buy one get one free sticker coupons for only $25.00!  A portion of the proceeds comes back to our school.
  •      Please support our school by ordering meals through Schwan’s!  They deliver right to your door!  Use this link to place your order:
  • Buy gift cards for items you are already going to purchase 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 casual day passes for your children the following month.  SCRIP is processed on Monday mornings in the Copy Room.  Send your order in ahead of time with your child or stop in Mondays 8:00-10:00 am, and/or Fridays 2:15-3:00 pm.  Call Judy McGonagle 740-215-8456 or Amy Conrad 740-438-0689 with questions, or email:

Classroom Announcements:

  • Be sure to check your child’s classroom announcements through your School Speak account each week!

Preschool and Kids CARE:

  • All forms must be returned in order for your child to attend Kids CARE per licensing rules!   We appreciate your cooperation!

From the Cafeteria:

  • Your family may qualify for free or reduced lunch prices! All information is kept strictly confidential.  Please contact the school office for an application at 740-654-1632.

Community News:

  • Fisher Fall Festival Friday, September 9 5:00-10:00 pm and Saturday, September 10 5:00-11:00 pm.  Live music on Saturday!  Mattress sale Saturday 10:00 am-5:00 pm.  Children’s games, inflatables, concessions, adult games of skill, beer garden, 50/50 raffles, petting zoo, DJ music, and more!  Contact Eileen Gundelfinger 740-277-7063 for more information.


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

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