ST. MARY PHOENIX NEWS
October 5, 2018
Mrs. Marvin's Corner
Picture Day Photos
Walk a Mile in My Shoes Walkathon and Shoe Drive
St. Mary School's Make-a-Difference Social Justice Club is currently sponsoring Two service projects to raise awareness and provide help for Syrian refugees who have been forced to flee their homeland as a result of more than 7 years of civil war and persecution.
We are sponsoring a "Walk a Mile in My Shoes" Shoe Drive. Partnering with Soles for Souls, (an Ohio-based charity that distributes shoes to refugees throughout the world) we will be collecting donations of new or gently-used shoes of all sizes and all types throughout the month on October. If you would like to help, you may drop off your donations in the big blue and yellow box in the school lobby.
On Monday, October 22nd, the entire school will be participating in a "Walk a Mile in My Shoes" Schoolwide Walkathon. The Walkathon will be designed as a refugee crisis simulation and will generate funds for Catholic Relief Services programs targeting the needs of Syrian refugees in Europe. If you would like to contribute to our walkathon fundraiser, St. Mary students will be available by the church elevators following the Masses on the weekend of October 13-14 if you would be willing to make a pledge for this worthy cause.
When asked why we "shoe-ed" care about refugees who live halfway around the world, one young Social Justice Club member explained, "Well, Jesus said, "Whatever you do for the least of my people, you do for me."
Field Trip Time at the Apple Orchard, Amish Farm and Mohican Outdoor School
St. Mary Preschool enjoying the nice weather
How can you turn "10 Apples Up on Top" Into a STEM Project?
After reading the book, "Ten Apples Up on Top", Kindergarten students tried various ways of balancing a single apple on their heads.
Using this data, students put their heads together to build an invention to help balance multiple apples without directly touching or taping the apples.
Leo was able to balance 3 apples and walk a few feet with his contraption.
STEM Projects throughout the Building
Dates to Remember
October 12th Teacher Professional Development, No School for Students
October 17th and 18th Parent-Teacher Conferences
October 19th No School for Staff or Students
October 22nd Walk a Mile in My Shoes Walk-a-thon
October 24th Mass with Bishop Nelson Perez at the 9:30 AM Mass and Parent Day
October 31st 2PM The "BOOtiful Parade" and Classroom Festivities