Sunday, January 25, 2015
From 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Meet Our Faculty and Staff
Take a Tour of the School
for more info:
Dear Parents and Guardians,
I have very exciting news to share with you. St. Mary’s Catholic School will be adding a half day Pre-K component to our existing Pre-K program. Students attending for half day, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. session, will be able to take part in the academics of the curriculum and enjoy lunch with their classmates. Afternoons will consist of learning centers, socialization building activities, rest time and snack. Tuition amounts for this program will be available at the beginning of February.
Have you completed and turned in your letter of intent yet? It is important that you take the time to fill it out and return it. The due date for letters of intent is the 23rd of January. Thank you to the many families who have completed this first part of the registration process. No fees are due with this form. Registration packets will be sent out early February.
Tuition assistance will be available for the 2015-2016 school year. The exact amount is not known at this time. I will let you know when applications may be picked up and the due date. Please be aware that there will be a deadline for applications and those who were awarded tuition assistance this year must apply again. More details will be given when the applications are available.
This Sunday the 25th, St. Mary’s Catholic School will kick off Catholic Schools Week with our annual Open House from 10:00-1:00. Our theme is a Journey through Knowledge.
Students are invited to bring family and friends to take a journey through St. Mary’s Catholic School. Students will be presented with a Passport upon entry to the school. This special document is their invitation to visit all the classrooms, the office, cafeteria and Pre-K House. In each of these locations students will be asked to solve a riddle, locate an object or perform a small task. Passports will be stamped upon completion. When all stamps have been collected the student will turn his/her passport into the office. During Catholic Schools Week all students who completed the journey will be presented with a special prize.
This will be your opportunity to visit the classrooms and see the accomplishments of our students. The teachers, staff and students will be working very hard to prepare the school. Please make sure you show your support and attend.
Students will be reading at all Masses at St. Mary’s, Christ the King, Our Lady of Guadalupe and St. Luke’s. As a reminder and a huge thank you, the following students have volunteered: (Please wear your school uniform.)
Our Lady of Guadalupe:
Saturday 6:00 Paloma Navarro
Sunday 8:00 Anamaria Cruz
Sunday 10:15 Carolina Compean
Sunday 11:45 Neri Navarro
Sunday 6:00 Brisa Gonzalez-Fernandez
Saturday 5:30 Meredith Mikeska
Sunday 7:30 Matthew Maldonado
Sunday 9:15 Jade Luna
Sunday 11:00 Victoria Maldonado
Christ the King:
Saturday 5:00 Abby Rockwood
Sunday 8:00 Paloma Navarro
Sunday 10:30 Faith Young
Sunday 5:00 Hannah Shadburn
Saturday 5:00 Matthew Snyder
Sunday 8:00 Margaret Linz
Sunday 11:00 Dalynne Quintana
Sunday 5:00 Veronica Garcia
Catholic Schools Week continues on Monday with Career Day from 9:00-11:00. Parents, guardians and friends are asked to volunteer to come and speak to our students about your chosen career. We believe it is important for our children to learn about the many opportunities they have as adults to contribute to our world and make a difference. Please contact Mrs. Wyles to volunteer (email@example.com).
The remainder of the week will continue to be exciting:
Tuesday, January 27th
Our NJHS will be providing donuts and coffee in the cul de sac before school in appreciation of our parents and guardians.
Five Guys Burgers and Fries fundraiser day
Noon dismissal for Professional Development: iPad Training
Wednesday, January 28th
SMCS Alumni and Priest appreciation luncheon 1:00 p.m. in the cafeteria. The lunch schedule for our students will be slightly adjusted on this day. Grades Pre-K-4 will eat at 11:00. Grades 5-8 will eat at 11:45.
PTC Teacher Appreciation Luncheon
Thursday, Jan 29th
Respect Life guest speakers and all school rosary (Time TBD)
Friday, January 30th
All School Mass 8:15
Vocation awareness presentations 9:15-10:45 (Grades 5-8 in the church) (Grades Pre-k through grade 4 in the auditorium)
School Pep Rally 2:00 p.m. in the gym
Family Dance: 7:00-10:00 in Parish Hall
Have a wonderful week and don’t forget to get your letters of intent into the office and mark your calendars for this Sunday 10-1.
A Smile From Father Steve
"Opportunity may knock once, but temptation bangs on your front door forever."
·The Catholic school climate, mission, and purpose positively impact student achievement and attendance (Bryk, Lee, & Holland, 1993).
·A faith-based orientation builds coherence and integration of schools and school community (Bryk, Lee, & Holland, 1993).
·Students demonstrate higher academic achievement in Catholic schools (Coleman, Hoffer, & Kilgore, 1982; Sander, 1996).
·Graduates of Catholic high schools are more likely to vote and earn higher wages (Dee, 2005; Neal, 1997).
·Catholic schools tend to produce graduates who are more civically engaged, more tolerant of diverse views, and more committed to service as adults (Campbell, 2001; Wolf, Greene, Kleitz, & Thalhammer, 2001).
· Call the school to make an appointment to take a tour today!