St. Mary's Newsletter
St. Mary's Preschool and Elementary School
Just a friendly reminder that we don't have school on Monday in honor of Presidents' Day. We will be excited to welcome your child back to school on Tuesday morning!
St. Mary's Open House
St. Mary's is hosting a Preschool and Elementary Open House for interested families on Saturday, February 26 from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. The morning will include school tours, a fun I Spy game to complete to get familiar with the school, time spent in classrooms visiting with teachers, and information about what sets St. Mary's apart from other private and public schools in the area. An informational postcard is being sent home with your child today for you to pass on to a family member or friend. Personal testimonials from friends and family are a key way families find out about our school, so please share the postcard with someone you know who may be interested in attending the open house. For more information, please call the St. Mary's office, 623-1465.
If you are available to help host and tour visiting families during the Open House, please let me know. Teachers will be in their classrooms to visit with families, and it would be nice to have smiling, friendly faces showing families around the school and to their respective classroom. A Signup Genius link will be set up and posted on both the Preschool and Elementary Facebook pages, or you could let the office know if you are available to help. We would love to have around 10 parents help out from 8:45 - 11:00 a.m. Not only would this be a great way to welcome new families to our school, the time may be used for Care and Share hours.
Yearbook Photos Wanted!
Speaking of yearbooks, don't forget that 2021-2022 yearbooks are still for sale! Yearbook order forms can be picked up from the school office or may be ordered online from Inter-State Studio using www.inter-state.com/order and entering St. Mary's code: 64501X. Online yearbook ordering closes on Friday, March 11!
Joplin Greenhouse and Home and School Partnership
Gift Basket and Live Auction Items Needed!
The JACS Annual Auction is scheduled for Saturday, April 30! We are seeking items to include in baskets or live auction items. Items we are seeking include: * Kitchen & Cooking items * Children’s Toys and Books * Branson Activities or Timeshares * Movie Night at Home * Car Care * Golf-Related Items * KC Chiefs, KC Royals, St. Louis Cardinals Items * 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
Donation forms are available using the following link: https://www.jacss.org/development/auction/
Important Dates to Remember
Monday, February 21: No School, Presidents' Day
Thursday, February 24: Rescheduled Free Dress Day
Saturday, February 26: St. Mary's Preschool and Elementary Open House, 9-11:00 a.m.
Saturday, February 26: 2nd Grade First Reconciliation at St. Mary's Church, 1:00 p.m.
Monday, February 28-March 4: Read Across America Week
Tuesday, March 1: Home and School serves Mardi Gras Cake, 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 2: Ash Wednesday Mass, 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday, March 9: Charity Dress Day
Friday, March 11: End of Third Quarter
Sunday, March 13: Daylight Savings Time Begins, Spring Your Clocks Forward!
Thursday, March 17: St. Patrick's-Themed Free Dress Day
Thursday, March 17: Parent-Teacher Conferences
Friday, March 18: Noon Dismissal, No After School Care
Saturday, March 19-Sunday, March 27: Spring Break
Monday, March 28: Classes Resume