Regina Caeli Newsletter

February 2023

Queen of Heaven Pray for Us!

Regina Caeli or Queen of Heaven is a beautiful prayer! Check it out!!

In the Thick of It!

We begin February in the thick of Catholic Schools Week!

Saturday brought back our Pancake Breakfast! What a wonderful community event! Families enjoyed spending time together and visiting the Book Fair in Fatima Hall. The Masses over the weekend were prefaced by our students speaking about their experience at St. Mary Catholic School.

We started off the week with Career Day! Thank you to ALL of our awesome parents who took the time to share, with our students, the work you do everyday!

Frankie Corsi, Laura Toso, Donald Wright, Brandy Behrens

Carrie Stumpf, Tracy Evans, Emmanuel Boucicaut

Victor Campbell, Tejaswi Voota, Jennifer Dankmeyer, Franklin Watkins

Ruth Jean-Pierre, Stanley Jean-Pierre, Leann Bobetich AND Matt Graber

Parents visited us Tuesday to be a part of the goings on of our school. I was able to enjoy some coffee and donuts with our guests. We discussed our vision of "Let's Be Exceptional"; the new playground as well as opportunities to volunteer time, talent and treasure to support our school.

Wednesday is all about our students! We kicked off Student Appreciation Day with our "Pie the Principal" event! Two big bidders got the opportunity to pie Ms. Smetanick in the face! Also, students have a day out of uniform and for lunch some yummy hot pizza provided by the HSA! The talent show and PBIS fun ends the day with a bang!

Thursday brings in our favorite people... the GRANDPARENTS! Grandparents will enjoy cookies and conversations in the classrooms.

Friday ends the week with Teacher Appreciation Day which will include HSA breakfast for our teachers; Mass at 10:30 AM and a noon dismissal. We will be announcing our chosen Teacher of the Year right before Mass at 10:15 AM. It goes without stating that our teachers will be good and tired! To show our appreciation, they are encouraged to go home early and rest!

Catholic education is truly a gift that we are blessed to provide for young learners. We move forward teaching our students Truth, knowledge and skills with Faith and Reason!

Let's be exceptional!!

Sincerely in Him,

Michelle Smetanick, Principal

Check Out Our Good Samaritans!

We pay attention! We look for those students who extend themselves regularly to help and encourage their classmates and show kindness to others.

What's all the commotion about!?

We ARE Saint Mary Catholic School!

  • We are a learning school where mistakes are met with compassion and followed by reflection, correction, and grace.
  • We seek The Truth of our world and our Catholic faith with humility, fidelity and fortitude.
  • We are a community that helps each other to become the best versions of ourselves for we are ALL "fearfully and wonderfully made in the image of our Creator."