School of Saint Mary FYI

August 26th, 2022

Notes from Mrs. Maricle

1. New Visitor Plan: If you are coming into the building for any reason besides drop-off/pick-up, you will need to stop at the office to check-in and get a visitor sticker that is dated by the office.

2. After School Care: Just like every other business these days, we are still having staffing issues with ASC. It is a challenge to find quality people to care for our kiddos. Due to this, we will NOT have after school care on Friday, September 2nd, which is a 1pm early dismissal day. Thank you for your patience with us.

3. Pets: The Family Handbook states on page 15: "Pets are not allowed on school property during school hours and school sponsored activities, such as student arrival, dismissal and sports practice". If you need to bring your pet with you for drop-off/pickup, please leave them in the vehicle. Though they are adorable, they are a distraction to school safety.

Saint Francis of Assisi School of Saint Mary Teacher of the Year Congratulations Mrs. Shawna Rocco!

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SOSM Cafeteria

Cafe Ordering: Keep up the great work with online ordering!

Just a reminder that you need to ADD milk as a separate item from lunch of the day.

The window for ordering for August 29- September 2nd is open until Sunday at 8pm. I have also opened up the month of September for ordering. There will be no orders listed on days that school is closed and when there is a Home and School prepaid pizza day.

Grab and Go items will be available for purchase . Below is a list of items and their price. You DO NOT need to pre-order these items. Students need to have a permission slip on file to purchase these items. If you completed one last year, it is still valid. If you need one, I have attached the form below that can be downloaded and returned to the office.

Buble $1.00

Gatorade $1.25

Chips $.75

Fruit Snacks $.50

Cookies $.50

Cheeze-its $1.00

Veggie Puffs $1.00

Applesauce Pouch $1.00

Pop Tart Bites $1.00

Rice Krispie Treat $.50

Slim Jim $.50

Pickles $1.00

I have created a video showing the steps on how to order as it would show on your screen as a parent. Here is the link:

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Important School Reminders/Announcements

St Jude Walk/Run: Mrs. Rocco is leading a Guardians Against Cancer team. Below is the graphic for the t-shirt and the t-shirt order form. There is also a QR code that gets you to the registration page for the event.

Uniforms: To clarify, K-5 boys can wear white or ash gray polo shirts and K-5 girls can wear white or navy blue polo shirts. The dress code is attached below.

2022-23 School T-Shirt: We have t-shirts on hand if you would like to purchase one. They are $13.00 each. We just placed our last order so get them before sizes run out.

Diocesan Middle School Athletic Association: With a lot of help from Mary McGilvray at the Chancery office, we now have a new website! It is under the Catholic schools office part of the Diocese of Tulsa's website. Please bookmark this and spread the word!

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SOSM Night at FC Tulsa Event

THANK YOU to all the families that shared in the joy of the evening and a special thank you to FC Tulsa for being such great hosts. This is an event that I look forward to every year!

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After School Opportunities

Join Tippi Toes® Tulsa for our Preschool 2022-2023 Dance Season!

Looking for fun, engaging and encouraging dance classes for your child?! You've hit the jackpot with Tippi Toes Dance! We bring our fun, energetic and kid-friendly dance classes right to your child’s school!

St. Mary Preschool

Ballet, Tap & Jazz for 2.5-5 year olds
Tuesdays 2:20-3:05 p.m.

Ballet, Tap & Jazz for 2.5-5 year olds

Wednesdays 2:20-3:05 p.m.

Join Tulsa Kids' Favorite Dance Studio as we continue to bring light and share joy in Tulsa and surrounding areas this year! We would LOVE for your child to join us!

Use the code EARLYBIRD to save $15 on registration fees before August 1st!
Tuition will be charged on September 1st.
Classes begin September 6, 2022!


918.361.4134 *


MOLTO: String Orchestra After School Program (Note: This is a parent pay program)

Grades: for students in Grades 5th-8th.


Mercy Rose, (918) 704-2631, Mercy’s Email:

School Sites Served:

  1. All Saints, Tuesdays 5:00-6:00pm. Teacher: Mercy Rose

  2. St Pius, Wednesdays 5:00-6:00pm. Teacher: Mercy Rose

  3. School of Saint Mary, Thursdays 5:00-6:00pm. Teacher: Mercy Rose

  4. Marquette, Thursdays, 3:30-4:30pm. Teacher: Austin Pendergrass

  5. Montecassino, Fridays 4:00-5:00pm. Teacher: Karen Harmon

  6. SS Peter and Paul, Fridays 3:15-4:15pm. Teacher: Holly Wray

Instruments: Violin, Viola, Cello

Cost: Tuition: $250 per semester. Payable to the teacher at your School Site. Tuition is payable on the first day of each semester. Two Semesters per year. Students will receive instruction for 10 weeks in One hour group lessons per semester from our very highly qualified teachers. The Teachers of MOLTO believe that a musical life will serve all areas of human development. Our teaching philosophy is upheld by the belief in the power of music to change lives as our students learn, grow and thrive. We are supporting the ministry of the Catholic educational community through our String Orchestra program.

Instrument Rental: Students will need to rent an instrument from the Tulsa Strings Violin Shop: 4631 East 31st street, Tulsa, 74135. Phone: (918) 794-8440.

Book: Parents, please purchase Essential Elements for Strings, Volume I (Purchase for either Violin, Viola or Cello - each instrument has a specific book.)


Fall 2022:

Sept 6-9

Sept 13-16

Sept 20-23

Sept 27-30

Oct 4-7

Oct 11-14

(No Classes Oct 18-21: Fall Break)

Oct 25-28

(No Classes Nov 1-4, Karen is out of town)

Nov 8-11

Nov 15-18

(No Classes Nov 22-25, Thanksgiving Break)

Dec 6-9

Spring 2023:

Jan 10-13

Jan 17-20

Jan 24-27

Jan 31-Feb 3

Feb 7-10

Feb 14-17

(No Classes Feb 21-24)

Feb 28-Mar 3

Mar 7-10

(No Classes Mar 14-17, Spring Break)

Mar 21-24

Mar 28-31

Date for End of the Year Performance: TBA: We will combine all Classes of Students for a Performance, possibly at Bishop Kelley!


Clark Youth Theater

Clark Youth Theatre is happy to be offering a beginning Drama and Musical Theatre class for St. Mary students in 3rd-8th grade! Come sing and act your way through the semester beginning September 13th-December 13th! Classes will take place from 3:30-5pm on Tuesday afternoon. Please send an extra snack with your student to have between school and class at Clark. We will have a small performance at Clark Youth Theatre Tuesday, December 13th, with extra rehearsal after school on Monday, December 12th from 3:30-5pm. Class may be script or student generated material based, depending upon the ages of the enrolled students, but we will have fun, learn skills and learn to love the art of theatre either way!

Class Requirements

Building Updates

STOP the PROP: Please do not ever prop a door open as it compromises the safety of the people in the building. This has already become as issue with after school activities and sports.
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Upcoming Events

August 28: 8pm cutoff for next week's lunch orders

September 2: Early Dismissal, 1pm (NO AFTER CARE)

September 5: No School due to Labor Day

September 6: Free Dress Day, Vision Screenings, 8th Grade Parent Meeting (7pm)

Popular Links:

Always current FYI:

Always current school calendar:

Always current lunch volunteer calendar:

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Home and School Notes

  • No August meeting. If you have questions, please reach out to Sarah Frucci, H&S President.
  • If you have not joined our Facebook page for Current Families, please consider doing so! Lots of information is pushed out on the site!
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Box Tops Update

Special Bonus Box Tops offer ending soon!!

• Must purchase eligible Box Tops items in a SINGLE order to earn 100 Bonus Box Tops.

• Must purchase eligible Box Tops items in a SINGLE order to earn 150 Bonus Box Tops.

• Must purchase eligible Box Tops items in a SINGLE order to earn 200 Bonus Box Tops.

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Saturday, Oct. 1st, 6:30pm

1365 East 49th Place

Tulsa, OK

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Parish-School News

  • Volunteers Needed: The Church of Saint Mary is hosting the Great Adventure creator, Mr. Jeff Cavins for two events and Deacon Rich is looking for some help.

    Friday September 9th -

    Saint Michael Radio Catholic Men Show Live with special guest, Jeff Cavins at the Church of Saint Mary - St. Joseph Hall.

    The Alcuin Institute will host a wine and beer social starting at 5:30 pm followed by a Chef Fusco prepared pasta and salad dinner @ 6:00 pm.


    Two Kitchen Prep / sous chefs for salads and bread baking @ 4:30 pm

    Three food line servers @ 5:45 pm until 6:15 pm

    Four table bus and kitchen clean up 6:15 pm until 7:30 pm

    Saturday September 10th

    The Church of Saint Mary Adult Faith Ministry welcomes Jeff Cavins for a Morning of Recollection from 9 am until 11:30 am. The morning begins with the regularly scheduled Saturday Mass at 8 am followed by breakfast bites, juice and coffee in St Joseph Hall. The session with Jeff with follow starting at 9 am and ending around 11:30. This is the prelude to the Year of Formation at our parish and the launching of The Great Adventure - The Story of Salvation.


    Four kitchen prep / 7:30 am to 8:30 am

    Three food line servers 8:15 am to 8:45 am

    Four table bus / kitchen clean up 8:45 am to 9:30 am

    Volunteer Here:

    The Great Adventure - Food Service Volunteers

  • Childrens Choir - After School Opportunity for your child to share their time and talents while they learn the basics of singing and music. This is the 24th season of our Vocal Choir, Grades 1st thru 5th. Begins Wednesday, Sept 7, 3:20 to 4:15 in Main Church Come give us 3 weeks and see what you think. We sing at 4 times a year at school and weekend liturgies. (Mrs. Hiller meets St. Mary students and walks them over). Karen is the Associate Music Director at The Church of Saint Mary. Contact Karen Hiller for enrollment form or more details if you are interested.

  • Catechesis of the Good Shepherd: Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a Montessori based approach designed to help a child fall in love with God through scripture and liturgy. Registration is now open for ages 3-12 years old! For more information and how to register, please visit