School of Saint Mary FYI

October 13, 2021

Notes from Mrs. Maricle

1. MAP Growth Assessment: The first round of assessments are complete. Family reports are coming home tonight. Please remember, this just gives us a starting point. We are very happy with the results!


2. Virtus Lesson: Every year the Diocese of Tulsa asks all Catholic schools cover information with students that will give them the tools they need to keep safe. This information includes safe and unsafe behaviors, healthy relationships and setting boundaries. The material is developmentally appropriate for each age group and includes content and activities that reinforce the message. An overview of the program is attached to this FYI and this year, we will be presenting lessons 5 on October 28th and Lesson 6 on February 24. If you would like more information or would like to opt your student/s out of the lessons, please contact Pat Kimmel at pat.kimmel@schoolofsaintmary.com.


3. HELP NEEDED: We are looking for great people to help the School of Saint Mary. Please see details below. Those interested should contact the front office.

Bus Drivers- Person must possess a CDL license and have completed Virtus training. Looking for availability during the school day.

After School Care- Must be 18 years of age (or 17 with pastor and principal approval). Position is 2-3 days per week from 2:45-6pm.

COVID-19 Updates

Updates are in BOLD.


Week of October 11th, 2021-

0 NEW student or staff positives

0 NEW students or staff in quarantine

*Note: These statistics are for PS-8th Grade.


We are beginning to open up our community some as the numbers of COVID are settling down. We have started outdoor activities with buddies and next week, we are welcoming parents to All-School Mass that have a student participating in the leading of Mass.


COVID Testing: The Task Force has given approval for families to use either a PCR Test or a Molecular ID Test to return from quarantine. Saint Francis offers a free drive thru clinic that yields results in 24 hours.


Grace and Understanding: This is a gentle reminder that we need to be following in our Heavenly Father's footsteps in giving people grace and understanding during these difficult times with COVID. We field so many calls a day asking for guidance to ensure everyone is doing the right thing. Yes, COVID is real and scary, however, we also have students and staff suffering from seasonal allergies, head colds, pink eye, stomach bugs and various other ailments that could present as COVID. So much is unknown so we need to unite as a community to lift each other up each day and trust that each of us are doing their best for our school.


Note: We want families to be our partners in navigating school during a pandemic. If you have COVID comfort concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to your child's homeroom teacher. We are doing our very best to make accommodations as we can.


The School of Saint Mary Health and Wellness Plan for 2021-22 is posted below. We want to remind everyone that we review data often and we are committed to our plan being a evolving document based on trends in our area.

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Reminders....

No school Thursday or Friday for Fall Break!


End of first quarter is next Friday, October 22nd.

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Ask, Seek, Knock School Highlights for 10/11-13/2021

Upcoming Events

October 14-15th: No School--- Have a Great Fall Break!

October 18th: Feast of Saint Luke

October 20th: Pizza Day


Popular Links:

Always current FYI: https://schoolofsaintmary.com/?s=fyi

Always current school calendar: https://schoolofsaintmary.com/calendar/

Always current lunch menu: https://schoolofsaintmary.com/tag/cafeteria/

Always current parent cafeteria signup: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d49a9ac22a3fdc52-cafeteria1

Announcements


  • ART REQUEST: School of Saint Mary art classes are collecting soup cans and newspapers for several upcoming projects. Please bring items to the art room.
  • C&J Uniforms is a wonderful partner of SOSM for all things school uniforms. They are having a couple of sales this month. Please see graphic and attachment below for details.
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Home and School Notes

  • We have 20 trunks so far but could always use more! Please join in the fun and sign up to host a trunk at Trunk or Treat!
  • THANK YOU to those that helped make Mary Fair a wonderful success!
  • 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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Guardians Sports and Activities

Volleyball: Games for next week- Come out and support the Volley Guardians!

10/18: 6th grade at CH, 6pm

10/18: 8th grade at MQ, 8pm

10/21: 6th grade at MQ, 6pm

10/21: 7th grade at St Pius, 7pm

10/21: 8th grade at MQ, 8pm

10/23: 6th Grade at SOSM, 9am

10/23: 7th Grade at MQ, 10am

10/23: 8th Grade at MQ, 11am

10/24: 6th Grade at SOSM, 12pm



Robotics: Coming Soon during Middle School Wheel Choice Class, 2nd Quarter!


Chess Club: Chess Club will start on October 20th. It will be 3:30-4:30pm in the Kindergarten room. If you have a child that may be interested, please email Mrs. Allen at fish.class@schoolofsaintmary.com.


Academic Bowl: Coming Soon....teachers will be making contact!

Parish-School News



  • The Church of Saint Mary will provide coverage at the Garden of Hope praying for an end to abortion in our country on October 25th, 26th and 27th. Consider signing up for a one hour slot between 5 am and 11 pm on those dates. Go here to secure you slot.

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4BA9AC2BA0F8C43-40days


  • Catholic Charities of Eastern Oklahoma is finding creative ways to find housing for our new Afghan neighbors. While they work on housing, they are asking us to help them furnish the dwellings. To date, Church of Saint Mary parishioners have furnished five apartments. Want to help? Visit www.churchofsaintmary.com/furniture to see our parish wish list!

  • Texas Hold' Em: Please see attached flyer about a fun event coming up in the parish!