Thank you to all who have sent in pictures of your special veterans. We will celebrate this Friday beginning with our all school Mass at 8:15 followed by refreshments and a short program for our veterans. All students may wear red, white, and blue with their uniforms this Friday.
We are in need of parents who would be willing to act as our Legislative Liaisons. Advocacy is critical to the non-public school voice, so having people trained and ready to go in January is vital. It is crucial that schools have at least one representative at the event closest to them. You can learn more about this important way to serve our schools by clicking on the following link to see the flyer: legislative-engagement-training-flyer-2016 If you are interested in helping to represent our schools, you can RSVP on the following link: http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07edereozeiuzuti28/start. Thank you!
We will have our Hot Dog Lunch and “Spirit Day” this Thursday, 11/10! No uniforms are necessary. Enjoy!
Our Scholastic Book Fair will take place next week (11/14 – 11/18). There are many fun opportunities to shop and visit, so please check out the schedule. book-fair-schedule Please also respond generously to our wonderful parent coordinators when they ask for your volunteer help to work at the Book Fair. It’s fun, and it is a great help to our school! Thank you.
During the month of November, we celebrate the Gospel Value of GRATITUDE. We have two ways that we share the wonderful gifts that we have with others in need. This helps the children to better understand how truly blessed they are, and to learn to share as Jesus teaches us. We were very fortunate to have Jeff and Sharon Newell visit our school yesterday to talk with the students about a way to help other children around the world. We are collecting hair barrettes, matchbox cars, and new underwear for Jeff and Sharon to bring to the children of our sister parish in Haiti as Christmas gifts. The hair accessories and toy cars can be gently used, and could be a great lesson of sharing what you already have with others.
In addition to helping children around the globe, we remind our students that we also have needs right here in our own city. We will have a canned food drive for the local food pantry. Students may bring in canned food anytime, and we will bring it up to the altar during the offertory procession at our November 22nd Mass. This is our special Thanksgiving Mass where the Kindergarten students dress as Indians, and the First Graders dress as Pilgrims. They will wear what the teachers provide over their uniforms. More information will be coming home closer to this date.
The following link has news and information about all this year’s events sponsored by the PTO, including coordinators and room parents. 2016-2017-pto-events-list-with-coordinators-and-room-parents-as-of-nov-7-2016
The orders for the St. Mary Spirit wear are due no later November 14th. There are no exceptions. If you are interested, you may access the information in the following link: st-marys-flyer-2016. The Book Fair and Spirit Wear sales make great gifts! Many thanks to Loan Ly-Pham for coordinating this sale!
We are still in need of someone to help at lunch/recess. This is a paid position! You are needed from 11:00 – 12:00 on Monday through Friday. You will primarily help to cover lunch and/or recess when needed. This is a very important need as we are now helping to supervise the preschool class at recess. Please contact Mrs. Delaney if interested! Thank you.