Monday Morning Memo
October 2, 2023
Tuition Assistance for the 2024-2025 School Year Now Open
Applications close on February 16, 2024. The application cost is $42.
- Application link: http://secure.tads.com/
- Application FAQ : https://adwcatholicschools.org/tuition-assistance/faqs/
- Family Application Guide: https://adwcatholicschools.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/TADsFamilyGuide24-25.pdf
- Family Application Worksheet: https://adwcatholicschools.org/tuition-assistance/archdiocesan-tuition-assistance-program/
Registration is now open for viewing the Halloween Parade. Please sign up using the link below. If you are unsure if you are attending, please still sign up. We will not be "taking attendance", but we will only be letting people on campus that have pre-registered so we can confirm their Virtus status.
On October 31st, all students are welcome to dress out of uniform in costume for Halloween. Students are encouraged to wear costumes that allow free movement and play. No masks may be worn over the face. Props/weapons are not permitted.
Students in grade PK through 3rd grade will participate in a Halloween Parade at 2 p.m. All Virtus certified family and friends are welcome to attend.
Because we utilize all exterior parking lots for the parade, the campus will be closed to any incoming or outgoing traffic from 1:45 p.m. to 2:20 p.m. that day. Any early pick-ups or other business where access to the school is required should be scheduled before 1:45 p.m. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Scholastic Book Fair
The Book Fair needs you! If you are interested in being a volunteer, please email Mrs. Pla at firstname.lastname@example.org. You must be Virtus certified to volunteer.
Volunteers are needed from:
- 8:20 - 4:30 on Tuesday
- 8:20 - 8:30 on Wednesday
- 8:20 - 5:15 on Thursday
- 8:20 - noon on Friday.
National Celebrate Lacrosse Week Pick Up & Play Clinic
This National Celebrate Lacrosse Week Pick Up & Play clinic will be a great introduction to lacrosse for first-time players. Participants will experience a fun introduction to the sport and get connected to their local community's lacrosse organization. Equipment will be provided for use while at the event.
Trunk or Treat Service Hour Opportunities
We are looking for Spooky Cars to join in the fun! If you are interested in decorating your car, please sign-up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4EA5AB23ABFCC25-44545499-trunk. All those who decorate their vehicle will receive 3 volunteer hours that should be logged in the Track It Forward app (https://www.TrackItForward.com/site/st-mary-of-the-assumption-hsa.) There will be prizes for the top 3 Spooky Cars!
We need CANDY, CANDY, and more CANDY donations! Trunk or Treat has grown and been a tremendous success over the past years and we would like to continue the tradition. HSA will collect candy donations on October 11th and October 18th during morning and afternoon carline. There are two volunteer opportunities to assist HSA with bagging candy on October 11th from 5-7 pm and on October 19th from 6-8 pm. Sign up to assist with bagging at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4EA5AB23ABFCC25-44575997-candy to join the spooky fun as well as receive 2 volunteer hours. Thank you for helping us keep Trunk or Treat an amazing event. We're looking to have a Spooky Good Time!
Christmas Craft Fair- Vendors Needed
On behalf of the Home School Association (HSA), we are excited to announce the Annual Christmas Craft Fair (CCF) from 10 am – 5 pm on December 2, 2023. We invite the entire SMA community to come shop with diverse local artisans and small businesses. If you are an entrepreneur, we also encourage you to submit a vendor application to showcase your products at the CCF. It will be a great festive time for all. All details for volunteers and vendors can be found at www.HSAChristmasCraftFair.com and questions can be submitted to HSAChristmasCraftFair@gmail.com.
Reminder About Virtus
With field trips and the Halloween party coming up, please make sure you have started the process for Virtus certification. NO PARENT/GUARDIAN may attend the Halloween celebration unless they are Virtus certified. Please contact email@example.com with any questions.
Service Hour Opportunities
Traffic Light Help: The traffic light outside of the school is manually changed during arrival and dismissal. We are looking for parents to assist with manning the light from 7:40-8:15 a.m. and 2:55-3:20 p.m. Please contact Mr. O'Brien at firstname.lastname@example.org with your availability.