St. Mary's Lions Letter
November 7, 2023
Dear St. Mary’s Family,
All Saints' Day Mass proved to be beautiful one, with our children dressed and representing Saints who have been canonized by the Catholic Church. The students were able to answer questions asked by Fr. Jaison during Mass. Needless to say, it was a precious sight! November is also Black Catholic History Month. The tradition began in 1990 when the U.S. National Black Clergy Caucus, inspired by St. Martin de Porres and St. Augustine, whose feast days are in November, designated November for the celebration of the history and heritage of Black Catholics. While these two Saints may be among the more quickly recognizable names in Black Catholic History, there are many more Black Catholic role models whose contributions have enriched the faithfulness of the Universal Church. Please click the link below to learn more about six holy and devout American Black Catholics who are on their way to Sainthood. Let us join together to pray for their intercession and canonization to Sainthood!
DISCOVER CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK
We will kick off Discover Catholic Schools Week this Sunday, November 12th at the 8:30 AM Mass. Our students will participate in the Mass. Please make plans to attend! Students who wear their formal Mass uniforms will receive a Free Dress Pass for Monday, November 13th. Please see the calendar of activities for next week in this newsletter. Thank you!
If you have not already turned in your Thanksgiving Luncheon order form, please do so no later than Friday, November 10th. If you need an additional order form, please check your child's Tuesday folder.
STEPS FOR STUDENTS ICE CREAM TREAT
All students who register by THIS THURSDAY, November 9th, will receive an ice cream treat on Monday, November 13th!
Tuesday, November 14th @ 6:00 PM - St. Mary's Center
IN TODAY'S TUESDAY FOLDER
Discover Catholic Schools Week Calendar of Events
Thanksgiving Luncheon Order Form
Please let me know if you have any questions regarding any of our events. As always, your help and support is appreciated! We are truly blessed. Thank you for entrusting your precious children with us.
Deena Wolf, M.Ed.
Friday, November 10th
Veterans' Day School Mass @ 9:00 AM
Sunday, November 12th - 8:30 AM Mass
Discover Catholic Schools Week Kick-Off
Monday, November 13th
Free Dress for students who attended Mass on Sunday in full dress uniform
Tuesday, November 14th
PTO Meeting @ 6:00 - St. Mary's Center
Wednesday, November 15th
Friday, November 17th
Cardinal's Circle Tour
Members of the Cardinal's Circle will tour St. Mary's on this day. We are excited to welcome them to our campus and show them the wonderful things that are happening at St. Mary's!
Friday, November 17th
12:30 Early Dismissal - FREE DRESS PASS for Monday, November 27th will be given to students at dismissal!
Monday, November 20th - Friday, November 24th
Monday, November 27th
Free Dress for students who received a pass on Friday, November 17th!
Day of Giving
ICE CREAM TREAT
Saturday, February 10, 2024
Or Scan the QR Code Below!
We are pleased to announce the resumption of the Birthday Club fundraiser. The details can be found below along with the link to placing the order for your child(ren). Let’s celebrate our young Kings and Queens! Click on the Google Form link or scan the QR below:
Faculty and Staff Contact Information
Ms. Deena Wolf
Ms. Carmen Pantoja
Religion Teacher - PK-5th
Sr. Josephine Jemiseye
Safe Haven Coordinator
Ms. Wanda Davis
Ms. Acacia Croft
Montessori - PK & Kindergarten
Ms. ZIna Garrett
Ms. Noelle Burleson
Ms. Kristiane Evans
Ms. Debra Londow
Ms. Mary Margaret Rucker
Mrs. Josette Mompoint
Spanish and Art
Ms. Guadalupe Alba
Mrs. Christa Schwartz
Mr. Joseph Strawder