Monday Morning Memo

St. Mary of the Assumption School

January 21, 2020

Note from the Principal

Good morning parents!

Thursday is our Glow Run Boosterthon! We are so close to our goal, so as an added challenge, any student who gets a pledge of any amount TODAY ONLY (1/21) will get to wear pajamas to school tomorrow!

Don't forget, the class that raises the most money overall gets to SLIME THE PRINCIPAL!

Catholic Schools Week begins next week. We will be sending home a pizza order form for Family Pizza next Tuesday (also attached). I hope to see many of you at our Open House on Sunday.

Have a wonderful week!

Mrs. Lewis

New Items


Parents, please check out a new website for the Maryland BOOST Scholarship Coalition . The BOOST Scholarship Coalition is dedicated to ensuring that Maryland students have access to high-quality, affordable and diverse educational options, such as our school. There are opportunities for you to sign up for the BOOST Action Network and when doing so, if you click the checkbox to become a Parent Ambassador, you can help the efforts to share positive stories about BOOST with legislators and ensure this program continues for years to come. Parent and community advocacy is critical so if you have benefitted from BOOST, please consider signing up to get more involved!

Golden Apple Nominations

On May 7, 2020, the Archdiocese of Washington Catholic Schools will host the twelfth annual Golden Apple Awards for excellence in teaching. Parents and students are invited to annually nominate a teacher for the Golden Apple Award. A selection committee will then choose 10 winners from the entire ADW with the approval of the Secretary for Catholic Schools.

A dinner in honor of the winners will be on May 7, 2020 where each of the 10 teachers will be presented a golden apple, a Certificate of Achievement, and a check for $5,000.Our wonderful Mrs. Ruckstuhl is a former winner!

The nomination form is attached. To qualify, teachers must be:

1. A practicing Catholic

2. A full time teacher

3. Completed a minimum of three consecutive full years in their current

Archdiocesan parish based or independent elementary or secondary

school in the Archdiocese of Washington.

4. The teacher must be state-certified to teach in MD, VA or DC and

certified to teach religion by the ADW.

If you have any questions about a teacher's eligibility, please let me know.

Upcoming Dates

January 22nd: Report Cards

January 23rd: Glow Run Boosterthon

January 26-31st: Catholic Schools Week (See flier for details)

Sunday: Catholic Schools Mass 9:30am; Open House 11am-1pm

Monday: Dress Down Day

Tuesday: Sports Themed Attire; 8:45-11am Classroom Visits; 11-1pm Family Pizza

Wednesday: Character Attire; Canned Food Drive; 7:30-8:30am Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

Thursday: Pajama/Lounge Wear Attire

Friday: Dress to Impress Attire; 10:10am Mass; 12:30 Dismissal


Raffle Basket Items Needed!

Each class is asked to bring in items to make a raffle basket for the Gala in February. Please bring in any donations to your homeroom teacher. The class with the basket that makes the most money wins a prize!

o Pre-K: Disney: anything Disney, big or small
o Kindergarten: Baking: specialty spices, bakeware, etc.
o 1st grade: Fitness: fitness bags, yoga equipment, small weights, resistance bands, water bottles,
o 2nd grade: Harry Potter: anything and everything Harry Potter from the books to mugs. If it has anything Harry Potter associated with it, we want it!
o 3rd grade: Dad Basket: specialty grilling items, Man Cave items, beer mugs, etc.
o 4th grade: Maryland: We are proud of our State and like to show it. If you see something that screams Maryland, grab it! Anything with our flag to crabs and Old Bay!!
o 5th grade: Coffee, Tea, and Chocolate: mugs, specialty coffee, a tea kettle, an espresso frother, any type of chocolate.
o 6th grade: Sports Fan: items for Ravens, Redskins, Nationals, Orioles, Capitals, Mystics, Wizards....or any of the actual balls/equipment from any sport
o 7th grade: Date Night: restaurant gift cards, movie passes, spa certificates, candles
o 8th grade: Lottery Tickets: scratch offs or cash

Volunteers Needed!

Get your service hours at one of our most fun events of the year! The HSA needs your help with the Glow Run Boosterthon. Please see the flyer below.