Monday Morning Memo

St. Mary of the Assumption School

October 26, 2020

Note from the Principal

Good morning parents!

This Wednesday marks the end of the First Quarter. PlusPortals will be closed to parents from Wednesday October 28 to Thursday November 5th so teachers can finalize report cards. Report cards will be distributed digitally on November 5th through PlusPortals.

This Thursday, we will celebrate Halloween. Students in Grade Pre-K through 7th are permitted to wear their Halloween costumes or accessories to class. Please make sure costumes are morally appropriate, follow the standards for dress down day attire, and do not obscure the face.

This Thursdays, our 8th Grade will be representing our school at Virtual Mission Day, where they will come together with other schools and learn about God's call to each of us to share His word. They may wear costumes/accessories in the afternoon after Mission Day is complete.

There is no school this Friday October 30th for Teacher Professional Development. Have a great week!

Mrs. Lewis

Letter from Basketball Commissioner

Washington CYO is currently working towards offering a CYO Basketball program this winter even thought there are many hurdles and uncertainties to face. Currently basketball games are not allowed due to local and county restrictions. The season will almost inevitably be delayed but I would like to first gauge interest in playing basketball this season and prepare to play. If the CYO is able to schedule a season it will most likely start in December in a limited capacity. Signed participation waivers will be in place for all individuals on the roster.

Please assist me in completing the following items:

1. Return any athletic items belonging to St. Marys to the school office. (Uniforms, basketballs, bats, helmets, soccer balls, etc.)

2. Notify me if you are interested in participating in Basketball or Softball this school year.

3. Attend the required training if planning to coach or assist in CYO Sports (Vertus, PLACT, Concussion, Heat Illness)

Register here:

4. Send response by October 21 to

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.


Lenny Meyers

(Basketball Commissioner)

Financial Aid for 2021-2022 School Year Now Open!

Please apply online in TADS! Deadline to apply is December 4, 2020.

AmazonSmile-Raise Money for SMA While Shopping Online!

AmazonSmile donates 0.5% of purchases to our school when you sign up!

From your desktop, go to and sign in to your Amazon account. Click on Select Your Charity, then search all charitable organizations, and type in "Saint Mary of the Assumption". Choose the option located in Upper Marlboro. Every time you shop, go to Purchases from the regular Amazon site are not eligible.

From your app, click on the menu, and go to "All Programs". Click AmazonSmile. Click on Select Your Charity, then search all charitable organizations, and type in "Saint Mary of the Assumption". Choose the option located in Upper Marlboro. If AmazonSmile is "On" on your phone, there is no need to do anything different when you go to your app. You should see the AmazonSmile logo at the top.

Upcoming Dates

October 28th: End of the First Quarter, PlusPortals Closes to Parents

October 30th: Collaboration Day for Teachers-No School for Virtual or In Person Learners

October 30th: HSA Trunk or Treat and Movie Night

November 5th: Report Cards Available in the Portal, Portal Reopens

November 11th: No School, Parent/Teacher Conferences

November 24th: Half Day for All Students, Grandparents Day Mass

November 25th-29th: No School, Thanksgiving Holiday

November 30th-December 4th: Campus Closed, All Students Learn Virtually

December 2nd: HSPT for 8th Grade