St. Mary's Newsletter
St. Mary's Preschool and Elementary
- Holy Thursday- Thursday, April 6: NOON Dismissal, NO AFTER SCHOOL CARE
- Good Friday- Friday, April 7: No School
- Easter Sunday- Sunday, April 9
- Easter Monday- Monday, April 10: No School
Classes resume on Tuesday, April 11 following Easter Break.
Spring Programs and Project Fairs
PLEASE NOTE: THERE HAS BEEN A CHANGE OF DATE FOR THE K-2ND GRADE PROGRAM AND PROJECT FAIR DUE TO A PARISH SCHEDULING CONFLICT. The K-2 Spring Program and Project Fair has moved a day, it is now being held on Thursday, May 4 starting at 6:00 p.m.
It's Going to be a Busy Spring!
George Washington Carver Winners
Congratulations to each 3rd and 4th grade student who submitted essay and art projects for the George Washington Carver National Monument Annual Art & Essay Contest. We received notification over Spring Break that judging was complete and the winners for the competition have been announced. Congratulations to every 3rd and 4th Grade student for a job well done!
3-D ART CATEGORY
First place goes to Vivian L. from St. Mary's Elementary School
Second place goes to Corbin W from George Washington Carver Elementary School
Third place goes to Marianne S. from St. Mary's Elementary School
Art Honorable Mention
Dover Hill Elementary School: Gabbie S, Daphne B, and Aubree W
St. Mary's Elementary: Charlie G., Ali S., and Hannah C.
Diamond Elementary: Emery I
First place winner for the essays goes to Gideon from Cope Homeschool
Second place winner for the essays goes to Grace D. from St. Mary's Elementary School
Third place winner for the essays goes to Hattie W. from St. Mary's Elementary School
Essay Honorable Mention
Harry S Truman in Webb City: Asher D, Allison W, Rylan C, Lyla H, and Jadyn W
St. Mary's Elementary: Stephen S., Wyatt R., Jett F., and Stacey M.
Neosho Christian School: Mishael T
The above students and their families are invited to the awards ceremony set for Saturday, April 1 at 2:00 p.m. The ceremony will be held outdoors under a large tent near the GW Carver Visitor Center. First-third place winners in each category will interpret their artwork or read their essay in front of the audience, which is always an exciting honor!
St. Mary's April Lunch Menu
Join the St. Mary's Team!
If you or anyone you know would be an incredible asset to St. Mary's, please ask them to contact me either through the St. Mary's School Office (417-623-1465) or through email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
JACS Auction Calendar Fundraiser
As you know, the JACS annual auction is just around the corner. The auction is our school system’s largest fundraiser. This year the Auction Committee is trying something new, which replaces the selling of raffle tickets. Instead, we are going to do a Calendar Fundraiser. Your child should have brought home details of the new fundraiser in his or her Communicator Envelope or in his or her backpack. Here is how the fundraiser works:
-An individual or family will 'sponsor' a date (or multiple dates) on the calendar by picking a number on the calendar and writing their name (first and last) and phone number on that day. All that's left is to donate that amount. For example, if you write your name on April 26th, this equals donating $26. If you choose April 2nd, you would be donating $2.
-One person can sponsor multiple days.
-The more spaces you buy the more chances to win! On the back of the calendar are rewards that the students and the whole school can win.
-Please have calendars turned in by April 22nd. All checks should be made out to JACS. Let the Auction Committee know if you have any questions by emailing us at email@example.com or calling (417) 624-5003.
Class Packages for JACS Masquerade Auction
Instead of Class Projects this year, the JACS Auction Committee has created fun themes for gift baskets. Each of the 9 grade levels at St. Mary's has a specific theme, and the committee is even providing ideas for the baskets! Please find your child's class theme, room parent contact, and ideas that you may donate to the basket. Please let any of the auction committee members know if you have any questions.
Early Learners: Pool Party-Courtney Barnard- Ideas: pool toys, beach towels, pool bag, cocktails, cups
Advanced Learners: Date Night-Courtney Barnard- Ideas: restaurant gift cards, dessert, movies, Connect2Culture, ax throwing
Pre-K: Movie/Game Night-Amanda Mitchell- Ideas: popcorn buckets, movies, candy, games, soda
Kindergarten: Moms Snuck Out-Mary Ann & Ali Binder- Ideas: restaurant gift cards, drinks, shopping, massage, golf, wine
First Grade: Picnic Basket-Mandy Nolte- Ideas: basket, blanket, charcuterie, cups, serving utensils
Second Grade: Dudes Day-Kelly Gorman- Ideas: restaurant, ax throwing, golf, drinks, sports related items
Third Grade: Family Game Night-Jenny Williams & Megan Douglas- Ideas: games, snacks, candy, pizza, takeout, arts & crafts
Fourth Grade: Rainy Day Activities-Emily Stanley- Ideas: bowling, games, arts & crafts, Firehouse Pottery, Skating, arcade
Fifth Grade: Backyard BBQ-Jen Longnecker & Tara Horinek- Ideas: grill accessories, seasonings, meat, beer, cocktails, backyard games, cooler
Important Dates to Remember
Wednesday, April 5: Charity Dress Day benefitting Autism Awareness
Wednesday, April 5: Preschool's Easter Egg Hunt
Thursday, April 6: Holy Thursday, Noon Dismissal and NO AFTER SCHOOL CARE
Friday, April 7-Monday, April 10: Easter Break
Tuesday, April 11: Classes Resume
Monday, April 17 and Tuesday, April 18: Inter-State Spring Photos
Wednesday, April 26: Preschool's Mommy and Me Night, 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 27: Diocesan 5th Grade Retreat
Saturday, April 29: JACS Annual Auction
Monday, May 1-Friday, May 5: Staff Appreciation Week
Monday, May 1: May Crowning and Rosary in St. Mary's School Courtyard, 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday, May 3: Charity Dress Day benefitting Ronald McDonald House
Thursday, May 4: K-2nd Grade Spring Program and Project Fair, 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 10: 3rd-5th Grade Spring Program and Project Fair, 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 11: 5th Grade Trip
Friday, May 12: Noon Dismissal, Faculty and Staff PD Day
Sunday, May 14: Mother's Day
Tuesday, May 16: Preschool Spring Program, 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, May 17: Preschool's Big Wheel Day, 8:30 a.m.
Thursday, May 18: Free Dress Day, FIELD DAY, and Scoop Up!
Monday, May 22: Pre-K Graduation and Reception, 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 24: Last Day of School!
Wednesday, May 24: School Mass and Awards Assembly, 9:00 a.m.