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A Message from the Principal
Dear St. Mary's Families,
Continuing with our conversation on mission, today I'd like to talk about the second and third aspects of our mission statement; how we educate the students of St. Mary's intellectually and physically.
Remember, the mission statement of the school is:
St. Mary's Catholic School educates the whole child: spiritually, intellectually, and physically.
The faculty of the school prides themselves on our work in this area of our mission statement. The curriculum for all subjects is made up of many resources so that students may fully grasp the subject matter of what they are learning about. Our teachers look for opportunities to teach the children in a variety of ways to appeal to all learning types. From the 3rd grade historic building research project, to STEM and robotics clubs, to Science Fair, our students have a rich variety of learning opportunities that allow them to learn about things that interest them in many different ways!
Our school is also committed to teaching the children physically. This goes beyond standard PE classes, which are the foundation of this endeavor. Children are invited to live healthy and active lives through participation in physical education classes that highlight lifetime activities that children can carry into their adult life. The climbing wall, archery program, and offerings of extra curricular sports give our students the opportunity to try new skills that can lead to a lifetime of physical fitness. We teach them that their body is a temple to be taken care of so that it becomes a vessel to truly serve God and one another!
As I said at the beginning of this series, every decision we make is driven by our school's mission! It is through our mission that St. Mary's Catholic Schools becomes the outstanding place to educate children that it is!
I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for a fantastic school year! The families of our school are the final piece of our mission! We come together as a family each and every day to enrich the lives of our children. Having a safe, loving, family centered environment is the critical for the whole child, and you all make that happen! Our PTO and family events bring us together to laugh, pray, cry and share our lives with each other. Without you, nothing else falls into place! I pray that you have a summer filled with sunshine, laughter, rest, and time together! Know that I will miss you all and keep you in my prayers over the next few months!
Until next fall...
One Week Left!
This week on Friday, May 19, school Mass will be held in the GYM rather than the Cathedral due to a funeral. As always, parents are welcome to join us for Mass! Our final school mass will be on Wednesday, May 24th at the Cathedral, 9:00 a.m. We will have our end of year promotion prayers at the end of Mass, which is truly a lovely ceremony allowing each class to pass on their prayers of encouragement to the upcoming class.
We will have a graduation reception for our 6th grade class and their families on Wednesday, May 24th at 2:00 p.m. in the gym.
Finally, our last Honor Roll and Awards Assembly will take place on Thursday, May 25th at 10:30 a.m. in the Gym. School will be dismissed for the summer at 11:30 a.m. that day. We will not be offering aftercare on the last day of school.
Notes from the Registrar...
Please make sure to update your stewardship hours on track it forward as soon as possible. The deadline for entering hours is May 26, 2023. Any fundraising/stewardship still owed after all hours have been entered will be posted on your FACTS account.
Registration is still open for the 2023-24 school year! You can re-enroll through your FACTS family portal on your home page under Apply/Enroll on the left side menu. If you have not set up your FACTS parent portal yet, please let Leslie in the front office know and she will walk you through the process.
St. Mary's Catholic School Job Openings for the 23/24 School Year
Cathedral of St. Mary Job Opening
Summer Food Truck Rallies!
Thursday, May 18
- 7:10 a.m. Fellowship of the Ringers
- 7:45 a.m. Mini Bank in atrium
- 8:00 a.m. Dads & Donuts 3rd Grade
- 10:00 a.m. 4th grade field trip to Cheyenne Ice & Event Center
- 3:15 p.m. Ukulele club
Friday, May 19
- 7:10 a.m. Theatre Club
- 9:00 a.m. MASS in GYM
- 10:30 a.m. PreK End of Year Good Behavior Picnic
- 12:45 p.m. 3rd Grade Field Trip - Sierra Hills
- 3:15 p.m. French Art Club
Monday, May 22
- 7:10 a.m. Morning Songbirds
- 8:10 a.m. Prayer Service - presentation of diaper drive items to Gabriel's Project
- 8:30 a.m. Eucharistic Adoration in the Chapel
Tuesday, May 23
- 10:30 a.m. 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade "Promotion Day" with next year's teachers
- 11:00(ish) a.m. 3rd & 4th grade play and picnic in the park
- 3:15 p.m. Guitar Society
- 6:30 p.m. Advisory Board Meeting in Art room
Wednesday, May 24
- 9:00 a.m. FINAL School Mass & Promotion Ceremony @Cathedral
- 2:00 p.m. 6th grade graduation celebration in gym
Thursday, May 25
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!!!
- 10:30 a.m. Honor Roll and Awards Assembly in Gym (grades 3-6)11:30 a.m.
SCHOOL'S OUT FOR SUMMER!