School of Saint Mary FYI

November 5, 2021

Notes from Mrs. Maricle

1. Picture Retakes: If you would like your student to have a retake, please write retake on the packet that went home and return it to the office. Students will not be taken for a retake without the returned packet. Retakes are scheduled for Monday, November 8th.


2. Light the Way Drive: Thank you to everyone that contributed to the drive! We dropped off 99 nightlights and 192 lightbulbs for the Afghan Refugee Support Effort by Catholic Charities.


3. Bunko Party: There’s room for several students (3rd-5th) to attend the Bunko Party that Mrs. Rocco and Mrs. Armstrong are hosting this Sunday from 11:00am to 12:45pm. The kids will learn to play Bunko and lunch will be provided. The cost is $30 and proceeds benefit our school! Please contact Mrs. Rocco you are interested in signing up.


4. Friendzy Unit for November: This unit's catchphrase is "You First." Students are learning the importance of considering the needs of others, not just their own needs. More details in letter attached below.

6th Graders creating Friendzy fun!

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COVID-19 Updates

Updates are in BOLD.


Week of November 1, 2021-

2 NEW student or staff positives (both in 4th grade- 1 already in quarantine)

5 NEW students and 2 ASC staff in quarantine (including positive case)

*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 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 is 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.

Carline Updates

We have moved back to the pre-covid drop off areas. All students can enter through the main door or the door by Mrs. Rocco's room after 7:45am for morning drop-off.
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Reminders....

PICTURE RETAKES ON MONDAY!
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Ask, Seek, Knock School Highlights for 11/1-5/2021

Upcoming Events

November 8 - Picture Retakes and Home and School Meeting, 7pm
November 11- Veterans Day Assembly during school hours


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

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

Congratulations to the K of C Soccer Challenge Winners!

9 YEAR OLDS-

GIRLS- Claire Ohnesorge


10 YEAR OLDS-

BOYS- Joe Frucci

GIRLS- Callie Turner


11 YEARS OLDS-

BOYS- Tommy Buckley

GIRLS-Ella McElroy


12 YEARS OLDS-

BOYS- Malcom Davie

GIRLS-Andrea Azadi


13 YEARS OLDS-

Boys-Pierce Gaspar



Each winner is invited to a district playoff this Sunday 11/7/21 at 1pm outside.

Lost and Found...please claim us!

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Announcements


  • Field Trips Drivers: Due to the lack of bus drivers, we will likely be asking parents to drive on future field trips for grades 3-8. All drivers MUST complete Virtus training and have a valid background check. If you think you will likely be a volunteer on a future field trip and want to get Virtus taken care of, please contact Courtney Leonard at cleonard@churchofsaintmary.com to get the process started.

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Home and School Notes


  • 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: The season wrap-ups this weekend...congratulations to our VolleyGuardians for a wonderful weekend!

11/6: 7th Grade at SOSM, 10am and 11am


Basketball:

Uniforms decisions are being made and practice schedules are being set. Coaches should be making contact soon.


Robotics: Middle School Wheel Choice Class is going strong and looking forward to an internal competition in January! The younger grades will be added during second semester.


Chess Club: Chess Club meets every Wednesday from 3:30-4:30pm in the Kindergarten room. If you have questions, please email Mrs. Allen at fish.class@schoolofsaintmary.com.


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

Parish-School News


  • The Bishop Kelley Speech and Debate Team invites preschool through 8th-grade students and a parent or guardian to our Seventh Diocesan Family Holiday Ball. Tickets will go on sale Monday morning, November 1 at 8 a.m. and are $25 per couple (one parent and one child), $5 for each additional child and $10 for each additional parent. Contact Erin Clark at eclark@bishopkelley.org for more information. Bishop Kelley reserves the right to require masking, if the need arises. If this is the case, masks will be provided. Flyer attached below.

  • 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!