School of Saint Mary FYI

April 1, 2022

Notes from Mrs. Maricle

1. Changes in Staff for 2022-23 School Year: It is official that we are saying farewell to the following staff members.

After 13 years at SOSM, Susan Lang (7th Grade) and Venus Trantham (Aide) will be retiring at the end of the school year. We hope both of these wonderful ladies are abundantly blessed in their future endevours.

Mr. Alan Bryan (MS Theology) has served the SOSM for 13 years, but is now ready to take on a new role at the Church of Saint Mary. We are thankful that we will still get to see him around campus.

Mrs. Julie Davis (MS Science) has decided to stay home with her little ones. She has been with us a short time but she will be greatly missed!

We are extremely thankful for Mrs. Lang, Mrs. Trantham, Mr. Bryan and Mrs. Davis and their service and commitment to the School of Saint Mary. Stay tuned for details on a good-bye gathering!

2. Donations in Honor of Ms. Clements: Many have asked about where to make a donation. We are asking that if you feel to give in Maureen's honor, please make your gift to the St. Francis of Assisi Fund or Catholic Charities.

3. Cafeteria Help: Please check out the sign-up. It is very sparse for the coming weeks.

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We are currently receiving financial aid applications for the 2022-2023 school year. This application is for aid from St. Francis of Assisi Fund (Catholics Only) and Veritas SGO (Anyone may apply). If you want to be considered for aid from GO for Catholic Schools SGO (Anyone may apply), you must select them under institutions on the first page and add them to your application so the information is forwarded to them.

Please know that only applications that are COMPLETE (by applicant AND FACTS verification) by April 15 will be considered.

To have a complete application, ALL tax documents, including ALL schedules and additional forms must be uploaded to the FACTS system.If documents are missing, FACTS sends friendly and helpful reminders to applicants to complete their applications.These are auto generated to help everyone complete their applications timely.

If documents are missing after April 15, the application will be considered incomplete, even if the application was started prior to the deadline and the applicant will not be eligible for financial aid.

Families may begin their applications at any time after January 1.

Note: Remember it takes approximately 10 days to 2 weeks for FACTS to verify each application, therefore beginning the application process on April 15 is not enough time for FACTS to verify a complete application. We HIGHLY suggest that you have your application submitted by April 1st to give yourself time for the verification process.

Cafeteria Volunteers

Reminder...Just a reminder that the hour requirement is PER SEMESTER. All families are asked to work 10 hours in the fall and 10 hours in the spring. Incomplete hours for the fall have been billed already and incomplete hours for the spring will be billed in June. Volunteers can be anyone in the immediate or extended family that is over 18 years of age. At the end of each semester, those who were unable to serve the full 10 hours for whatever reason will be invoiced at $15 per missing hour.

Our cafeteria cannot function effectively without volunteers. Below are the people that have signed up for shifts next school week.

If you cannot work your shift, you MUST secure your own sub.

Monday 4/4: OPEN SLOT AT 8, S Kiefer, TWO OPEN SLOTS AT 10:30

Tuesday 4/5: V Gable, R Sherwood, N Torkelson, OPEN SLOT AT 10:30

Wednesday 4/6: B Martin, OPEN SLOT AT 9:30, L Davie, OPEN SLOT AT 10:30

Thursday 4/7: D Brewer, OPEN SLOT AT 9:30, TWO OPEN SLOTS AT 10:30

Friday 4/8: J Moosmiller, OPEN SLOT AT 9:30, TWO OPEN SLOTS AT 10:30

Link to Signup Genius:

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COVID-19 Updates

Updates are in BOLD.

*Week of March 28, 2022-

ZERO CASES for students or staff!!!!

**All-School Masses are now open to parents. We are also allowing some volunteers back into the building per teacher/principal request. And we will continue to open up events safely to the community.

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.

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 an evolving document based on trends in our area.

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Talent Show: The Talent Show has been rescheduled for Friday, April 8th at 8:15am. Parents of participants are welcome to attend.

Keep your eye out for the Field Day Volunteer Sign-Up coming takes a village to pull this incredible day off for our kiddos!

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Upcoming Events

April 5th: Free Dress Day

April 8th: Talent Show

April 5th: 4th Grade Field Trip

April 6th: 3rd Grade Field Trip

April 7th: 6th Grade Field Trip

Popular Links:

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Always current school calendar:

Always current lunch menu:

Always current parent cafeteria signup:

Ask, Seek, Knock Highlights for March 28- April 1


1. Diocesan Spelling Bee: Congratulations to Evan S for placing 2nd among all 5th Graders and 6th overall in grades 5-8th at the Diocesan Spelling Bee.

2. CAN Superhero Challenge: Please see the flyer attached below about this event supporting Child Abuse Network.

3. Saint Francis Summer Teen Student Program: See attached flyer for more information.

Home and School Notes

  • Thank you to those that attended the March Meeting.
  • As spring approaches and we head into wedding and graduation season, please consider purchasing gift cards from SCRIP! You can get a great gift while supporting your favorite school! ***APRIL CHALLENGE POSTED BELOW!
  • 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

Track & Field: Coach Gilliam is working with the athletes. The Diocesan Meet is April 26th.

Robotics: The kids did an amazing job with their robot runs! We are super excited to transition this class into an after school competitive team next year for grades 5-8.

Chess Club: Chess Club meets every Wednesday from 3:15-4pm in the Kindergarten room. If you have questions, please email Mrs. Allen at

Parish-School News

  • Catechesis of the Good Shepherd:We're very excited to announce that the Church of St. Mary Catechesis of the Good Shepherd will be growing in the Fall of 2022! We will be offering Level 1 (ages 3-6), Level 2 (ages 6-9), and Level 3 (ages 9-12). This Montessori-based approach fosters a child’s relationship with God through the Scripture and Liturgy. The ultimate purpose of CGS is to help a child “fall in love with God.” We are currently in the process of creating our schedule for the 2022-2023 school year. We would like to accommodate the best we can to your schedules. If you are interested in having your child(ren) in the program or know someone who is, please contact Christine Hassink at for a student schedule survey. Thank you!

  • Camp Rother registration is now open! We are excited to offer more weeks of camp this summer for grades 4-12! Camp Rother will be hosted at Sequoyah State Park & Lake Wister Group Camps. Website:

  • World Youth Day Lisbon registration is open! The Diocese of Tulsa will be leading a group of young adults, ages 18-35 years by July 2023, for an unforgettable experience and encounter with the universal Church July 25-August 7, 2023. If you lead a high school youth group or young adult ministry and would like a presentation about World Youth Day, email

  • Please make note of the Save the Dates for the Tennis and Golf Tournaments attached below.

  • The Church of St. Mary Vacation Bible School 2022 will be June 13-17th from 9 a.m. until Noon for Pre-K4 through 5th grade. The flyer is attached below and there is more information to come on the church website.

    **Volunteers Needed! In order to make this VBS the best, we'll need many adult and teen volunteers. Please consider helping. To become a teen or adult volunteer, please contact Christine Hassink at If you volunteer the whole week, your children attend FREE. Nursery available for young children while parent volunteers.

    Mary Queen of Heaven, pray for us!

    God Bless,

    Christine Hassink

    Nursery Coordinator, CGS, and VBS Director

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