St. Mary's Newsletter
St. Mary's Preschool and Elementary
Happy Spring Break!
- Holy Thursday- Thursday, April 6: NOON Dismissal, NO AFTER SCHOOL CARE
- Good Friday- Friday, April 7: No School
- Easter Sunday- Sunday, April 9
- Easter Monday- Monday, April 10: No School
Classes resume on Tuesday, April 11 following Easter Break.
Preschool Daddy and Me Night
The fun will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the St. Mary's Preschool classrooms--Early Learners, Advanced Learners, and Pre-K. Activities for the evening include center time, snack, brief circle time, and a dance party. Everyone should dress comfortably and be prepared to make memories with your child!
Home and School News
Spring Programs and Project Fairs
PLEASE NOTE: THERE HAS BEEN A CHANGE OF DATE FOR THE K-2ND GRADE PROGRAM AND PROJECT FAIR DUE TO A PARISH SCHEDULING CONFLICT. The K-2 Spring Program and Project Fair has moved a day, it is now being held on Thursday, May 4 starting at 6:00 p.m.
St. Mary's Penny War
Kindergarten won the Early Learners-Kindergarten category and will enjoy and popcorn and movie party sometime after Spring Break. 5th Grade won the 1st-5th Grade category and will enjoy a Free Dress WEEK the week following Spring Break, March 27-30 (uniform clothing for School Mass on Friday, March 31) AND homemade cookies from Mrs. Lown.
Our Penny War is always a fun and exciting week of competition and good sportsmanship for a good cause. Finding out which class won in each category is always big news, but our entire school community is the true winner when we come together to love and care for each other in Christ's name.
2023-2024 Enrollment is Open!
- Early Learners: 14 students
- Advanced Learners: 20 students
- Pre-K: 20 students
- Kindergarten: 23 students
- 1st-5th Grades: 25 students
In years past, we have had a rolling enrollment throughout the spring and summer, splitting classes if enrollment went over class limits. Our enrollment policy has changed this year; St. Mary's will only enroll students until the above class size is available. After that, any student, current or new, will be waitlisted. There will be no exceptions, so please do not delay the enrollment process.
Gift Basket and Auction Items Needed
The JACS Annual Auction is scheduled for Saturday, April 29 and the auction committee is accepting donations for the event. Information about donations and a donation form were sent home in your family's Communicator Newsletter and/or placed in your preschool child's cubby last week. The form can be taken to area business that you would like to ask for a donation. If you personally have something you’d like to donate just fill out the form and bring the item to St. Mary's school office. You can also find the donation letter and form on the website at: https://www.jacss.org/wp-content/uploads/2023-Auction-Donation-Letter.pdf, if you need to print additional copies.
Items we are seeking include:
- Gift cards
- New kitchen and cooking items
- KC Chiefs, KC Royals and St. Louis Cardinals items
- A puppy
- Airline miles
You can also check out the Auction's Amazon Wishlist: JACS Annual Auction - Amazon Custom Gift List - https://www.amazon.com/registries/custom/2OVCP9Z6A2TVP/guest-view
Thank you for your support as we raise money for our school system. Questions can be directed to email@example.com.
Donation forms are available using the following link: https://www.jacss.org/development/auction/
Join the St. Mary's Team!
If you or anyone you know would be an incredible asset to St. Mary's, please ask them to contact me either through the St. Mary's School Office (417-623-1465) or through email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important Dates to Remember
Monday, March 20-Friday, March 24: Spring Break
Monday, March 27: Classes Resume
Tuesday, March 28: St. Mary's Student Penance Service, 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 29: Preschool Daddy and Me Night, 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 30: 3rd Grade Chocolate Mini Society
Thursday, March 30: Home and School Spring Meeting, 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 5: Charity Dress Day benefitting Autism Awareness
Wednesday, April 5: Preschool's Easter Egg Hunt
Thursday, April 6: Holy Thursday, Noon Dismissal and NO AFTER SCHOOL CARE
Friday, April 7-Monday, April 10: Easter Break
Tuesday, April 11: Classes Resume
Monday, April 17 and Tuesday, April 18: Inter-State Spring Photos
Wednesday, April 26: Preschool's Mommy and Me Night, 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 27: Diocesan 5th Grade Retreat
Saturday, April 29: JACS Annual Auction
Monday, May 1-Friday, May 5: Staff Appreciation Week
Monday, May 1: May Crowning and Rosary in St. Mary's School Courtyard, 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday, May 3: Charity Dress Day benefitting Ronald McDonald House
Thursday, May 4: K-2nd Grade Spring Program and Project Fair, 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 10: 3rd-5th Grade Spring Program and Project Fair, 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 11: 5th Grade Trip
Friday, May 12: Noon Dismissal, Faculty PD Day
Sunday, May 14: Mother's Day
Tuesday, May 16: Preschool Spring Program, 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, May 17: Preschool's Big Wheel Day, 8:30 a.m.
Thursday, May 18: Free Dress Day, FIELD DAY, and Scoop Up!
Monday, May 22: Pre-K Graduation and Reception, 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 24: Last Day of School!
Wednesday, May 24: School Mass and Awards Assembly, 9:00 a.m.