School of Saint Mary FYI

November 19, 2021

Notes from Mrs. Maricle

1. Breakfast in Bethlehem: The flyer for the Church sponsored event is attached.


2. Discover School of Saint Mary Week: Thank you for all your support this week. We had so much fun promoting our amazing school! A big shout out to Jenni Haynes and her group of 8th grade girls for all their hard work on this week.

COVID-19 Updates

Updates are in BOLD.


Week of November 15, 2021-

3 NEW student positives (all in mandatory quarantine)


*Note: These statistics are for PS-8th Grade.


Policy Change: An amendment has been made to the School of Saint Mary COVID Quarantine Policy that aligns with the Diocese of Tulsa amended policy of no longer mandating quarantines for close contact cases. The SOSM and Diocese of Tulsa policy documents are attached below.


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. Saint Francis offers a free drive thru clinic that yields results in 24 hours.


Grace and Understanding: This is a gentle reminder that we need to be following in our Heavenly Father's footsteps in giving people grace and understanding during these difficult times with COVID. We field so many calls a day asking for guidance to ensure everyone is doing the right thing. Yes, COVID is real and scary, however, we also have students and staff suffering from seasonal allergies, head colds, pink eye, stomach bugs and various other ailments that could present as COVID. So much is unknown so we need to unite as a community to lift each other up each day and trust that each of us is doing their best for our school.


Note: We want families to be our partners in navigating school during a pandemic. If you have COVID comfort concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to your child's homeroom teacher. We are doing our very best to make accommodations as we can.


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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Reminders....

As the holidays approach, please be aware of germs and the spread of illness. We love being in seated school and want to keep moving forward in a positive direction.
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Ask, Seek, Knock School Highlights for 11/15-19/2021

Upcoming Events

November 18/19th - New Basketball Goals Installation Begins

November 24-26th- No School due to Thanksgiving Break!


Grandparents Day has been set for April 29th- mark your calendars!


Popular Links:

Always current FYI: https://schoolofsaintmary.com/?s=fyi

Always current school calendar: https://schoolofsaintmary.com/calendar/

Always current lunch menu: https://schoolofsaintmary.com/tag/cafeteria/

Always current parent cafeteria signup: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d49a9ac22a3fdc52-cafeteria1

Lost and Found...please claim us!

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Announcements


  • Tulsa Alliance Lacrosse(formerly Comets Lacrosse) is offering lacrosse for K-8 students in Catholic schools around the area. Flyer is attached below.

  • Brookside Library "After School Homework Club"

    • free, one-to-one homework help
    • in-person tutors available at select libraries
    • for students in 3rd through 8th grades
    • up to 30 minutes per student, per week
    • registration is required


    The flyer is attached below and for additional details, the website is... https://www.tulsalibrary.org/after-school-homework-club



Home and School Notes


  • If you have not joined our Facebook page for Current Families, please consider doing so! Lots of information is pushed out on the site!
  • Don't forget to turn in your Scrip order by December 1st! Class challenge winner will be determined after December 1st.
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Guardians Sports and Activities

Basketball: Practices have begun and schedules come out at the end of this month. Keep your eyes open for an email from your coach.


Robotics: Middle School Wheel Choice Class is going strong and looking forward to an internal competition in January! The younger grades will be added during second semester.


Chess Club: Chess Club meets every Wednesday from 3:30-4:30pm in the Kindergarten room. If you have questions, please email Mrs. Allen at fish.class@schoolofsaintmary.com.


Academic Bowl: Teachers have begun to talk with students. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Luschen or Mrs. Loerke.

Thank you BK senior and Saint Mary’s parishioner Andrew Kamp for giving the Fibers class a knitting demo!

Parish-School News


  • The blessing and dedication of the new building, Our Lady of Grace Center, will be Sunday, November 28th, at 6:15pm. Please make plans to join us!

  • Mark your calendar for Advent by Candlelight in the NEW Parish Hall on December 2nd. More details to come next week.

  • The Bishop Kelley Speech and Debate Team invites preschool through 8th-grade students and a parent or guardian to our Seventh Diocesan Family Holiday Ball. Tickets will go on sale Monday morning, November 1, at 8 a.m. and are $25 per couple (one parent and one child), $5 for each additional child and $10 for each additional parent. Contact Erin Clark at eclark@bishopkelley.org for more information. Bishop Kelley reserves the right to require masking, if the need arises. If this is the case, masks will be provided. Flyer attached below.

  • Catholic Charities of Eastern Oklahoma is finding creative ways to find housing for our new Afghan neighbors. While they work on housing, they are asking us to help them furnish the dwellings. To date, Church of Saint Mary parishioners have furnished five apartments. Want to help? Visit www.churchofsaintmary.com/furniture to see our parish wish list!