St. Mary School Newsletter

Escondido, California

March 4, 2019

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Principal’s Message

Congratulations to February's Students of the Month (pictured above)

Kindergarten: John M.

First Grade: Gianna

Second Grade: Brett

Third Grade: Angelaiya

Fourth Grade: Sammy

Fifth Grade: Elena

Sixth Grade: Martin

Seventh Grade: Yvette

Eighth Grade: Dana

Please join us this Wednesday at Mass for Ash Wednesday at 8 AM. If you cannot make the Mass, the parish has other Ash Wednesday services. Click here to be redirected to their website.

The parish will be hosting their annual Ministry Fair this Sunday, 3/10 from 7:30-3:30 PM. Stop by before or after Mass to learn about the different ministries. Be sure to stop by our booth which will be run by the PTG and school parents. Join us for Mass at 5:30 PM, where our third graders will be lectoring and our choir and third grade will be singing. We hope to see you there!

We have two fundraisers this week. The first one is hosted by the PTG and is this Thursday at Panda Express. Please see the announcements below for more information. Our second is s a free dress fundraiser, benefiting WCEA meals for the visiting team. Students can purchase a free dress pass between now and Friday for $2 with their classroom teacher. Free dress may be worn that Friday, 3/8. Please see handbook for free dress rules.

Birth Announcement

Congratulations to the Warren Family (Brett '25 & Richy '29) on the birth of Lucas Simon Warren, who made his debut early on January 30th 2019, at 11:37AM. He weighed 7.10 pounds and was 19 1/4 in.


Save the Date for our next Dinner Night Out! Thursday, March 7th

Please save the date for our upcoming Dinner Night Out on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at the Panda Express on Felicita Avenue (near the Vons). 20% of the proceeds go back to our school, so pass along the attached flyer to friends, family, coworkers, and neighbors! Simply present this flyer (below) on the day of the fundraiser anytime between 10 am - 10 pm. Hard copies went home last week.

Take a night off from cooking! We hope to see you all there.


St. Mary School PTG

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12pm Dismissal Day on Wednesday, 3/13

Just a friendly reminder that we will have a 12pm dismissal day not this coming Wednesday but next Wednesday, 3/13, so that the teachers can attend professional development in science.

Gala Tickets Now on Sale

Gala Tickets are now officially on sale. You can find an order form down below. Hard copies will go home in this Monday's family envelope. This year's gala will take place on Saturday, May 11th, from 5-11 PM, and it is a night you won't want to miss. It will be hosted at a new location- the Vista Valley Country Club here in Escondido.

The price is $80 per ticket. This year, each ticket comes with 1 drink voucher!

Tickets are limited. The school community has first access to this event. Ticket sales will only be open to St. Mary School Parents and their guests through Friday, March 8th. Beginning March 9th, ticket sales will be open to everyone. Tickets are sold on a first come, first serve basis until the event sells out. We will not be able to increase the size of the event, as we have already reserved their maximum capacity. Don't delay-- get your tickets now!

Momo Challenge

Here is an article about the Momo Challenge which has gained some media attention recently.

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Upcoming Events

Additional Events

March 4th:

  • Student of the Month at Assembly
March 6:
  • Ash Wednesday
  • Mass- wear formal uniforms
  • End of 2nd Trimester

March 7th:

  • Panda Express Dinner Night Out

March 8th:

  • Stations of the Cross at 2 PM in church

March 9th:

  • CCHS Track Meet for Grades K-8

March 10th:

  • St. Mary Parish Ministry Fair from 7:30-3:30 PM
  • School Mass at 5:30 PM

March 11th:

  • Morning Assembly

March 13th:

  • Mass- wear formal uniforms
  • 12pm dismissal- extension available

March 14th:

  • Team Day-students may wear any school spirit shirt and jeans

March 15th:

  • Stations of the Cross at 2 PM in church
  • Report cards go home

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Currently Enrolling

St. Mary Preschool is currently enrolling for the 2018-2019 school year. Come tour the new facility!

Find out more information on their website below and follow them on Facebook here or call to set up a tour!


We have Scrip available for purchase at our school. Scrip orders are placed on the first and third Monday of each month. Scrip typically arrives by Wednesday of that week.

To learn more about this fundraiser, click the FAQs sheet below. To sign up, click the Shop With Scrip button on the right. Contact Jessica if you have any additional questions or to get our enrollment code at

About Us

St. Mary School provides all students a quality, Catholic education rooted in faith, dedicated to academic excellence, and committed to service.