St. Mary's Newsletter
St. Mary's Preschool and Elementary School
Warm Winter Wishes
Early Dismissal Friday, January 14
Don't forget that next Friday, January 14 is a Noon Dismissal Day to provide professional development time for St. Mary's faculty members. We will be dismissing students using the car line system, so please make sure you have your family's car line sign with you to help dismissal go smoothly and quickly.
Parents of half-day preschool students should come into the school at 11:00 a.m. to pick up their child from his or her classroom door as usual. Full-day preschool and all elementary students will be dismissed through the car line at 3:10 p.m. As a reminder, families with last names starting with letters A-M will dismiss from the front of the school, families with last names starting with letters N-Z will dismiss from the southeast parking lot that exits onto 32nd Street. After School Care will be available until 5:30 p.m.
In addition to Friday's early dismissal, please remember there will be no school on Monday, January 17 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. School will resume on Tuesday, January 18.
Last Day to Order Yearbooks with Early Bird Pricing
If you don't have an order form at home, you may order online through Inter-State using the following link and required St. Mary's code. Here is the link for ordering a yearbook: www.inter-state.com/order. The required code for St. Mary’s is 64501X. Please let us know if you have any other questions or if we can help you in any way.
32nd Street Construction
This is a long-term road project with an estimated completion date set for summer 2023. The road improvement will widen 32nd Street from Schifferdecker Avenue west to Central City Road. When completed, 32nd Street will have a center lane and a sidewalk/shared use path. The 3/8 cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax is funding the $8 million project. When the project is completed, the road will be much smoother, wider, and safer. In the meantime, there will be detours and alternate ways to reach St. Mary's.
Catholic Schools Week
Important Dates to Remember
Friday, January 7: Grade Cards Sent Home
Friday, January 14: Noon Dismissal, Faculty PD Day
Monday, January 17: No School, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Thursday, January 20: Free Dress Day
Tuesday, February 25: 3rd Grade Field Trip to Spiva Art Center
January 30 - February 5: Catholic Schools Week
Tuesday, February 1: Catholic Schools Week Mass with Bishop Rice, 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 9: Charity Dress Day
Monday, February 14: Valentine's Day Parties
Tuesday, February 15: Dr. Wilson's Dental Office visits Preschool classes and Kindergarten
Thursday, February 17: Free Dress Day
Friday, February 18: Noon Dismissal, Faculty PD Day
Monday, February 21: No School, Presidents' Day