St. Mary School Newsletter
December 7, 2018
This week, we participated in Hour of Code across the grade levels and will continue to explore coding over the next few weeks. the children truly enjoyed learning a new skill.
The second week of Advent begins this Sunday. Here is a prayer from Catholic Spirit to help us prepare and reflect.
Father in heaven, during this second week of Advent, help us see clearly the times when we have sinned. Accept our sorrow for having pulled away from you, and give us firm resolve to stay close to you.
God above, help us conduct ourselves in holiness. We long to be the people you expect us to be. Help us as we strive to make our souls spotless and our hearts and minds at peace.
Help us, Lord, to remember that we were baptized for a reason. Help us realize our baptismal call to live as children of God.
And dear God, don’t let us miss chances this week to be welcoming to other people and to work in harmony with everyone. Help us as we try to change our ways so that we are good examples of people who love and follow the Lord.
Just a reminder that we have a half day this Wednesday so that our teachers can attend science professional development.
Students of the Month
Kindergarten- Lia Bliesath
First Grade- Ella Keating
Second Grade- Laney Lake
Third Grade- Payton Steinberg
Fourth Grade- Olivia Farmer
Fifth Grade- Natalie Jacobo
Sixth Grade- Siena Ybarara
Seventh Grade- Sarah Jauregui
Eighth Grade- Gemma Culver
Mater Dei Award
Our Lady of Guadalupe
Escondido Christmas Parade
Please sign-up here to donate for any of these items and to let us know if you are planning to attend. Please wear a St. Mary shirt if possible. We will have some wild animal masks for those that want to wear them.
Students will also be allowed to come to school in Christmas attire free dress on Thursday, December 20th since they will be celebrating their Christmas parties. Kindergarten students will come in their pajamas on this day instead.
All-Star Catholic Student Choir - Upcoming Events
- January 26 ~ Catholic Schools Night at USD Basketball Game ~ Grades 7-12
For more information, click below.
Christmas Eve Choir
Please note the following:
-Parents will not be able to sit with children in choir during the Christmas Eve Mass. They will need to be dropped off with Mr. Fishburne and/or Mrs. Johnston.
-Children need to be picked up/ signed out immediately following the Mass so that staff can spend time with their families on Christmas Eve. Please do not leave the church facility during the Mass.
The choir practices are as follows:
Thursday, 12/13, from 3-4 Grades 3-8
Wednesday, 12/19, from 3-4 Grades K-2
Thursday, 12/20, from 3-4 Grades K-8
Choir practice location TBD. An email with those details will go out as we get closer to the practices.
Click here to sign your child up!
Please direct any questions to Mr. Fishburne at email@example.com.
Instead of French toast, eggs, and bacon this month, Farmer Boys will be offering 3 silver dollar pancakes, eggs, and bacon on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Click here to be redirected to the ordering website.
The school can only accept online orders and can no longer accommodate late orders.
Have an Announcement?
Join Fr. Scott in consecrating California to Jesus through Mary on Saturday, December 8th beginning with the 2pm Latin Mass followed by the Holy Rosary in Procession around St. Mary campus with the Image of our Blessed Mother. Everyone is welcome to attend! Click the button below to see the flyer.
- Minimum Day (Accreditation Meeting for Teachers)
- Escondido Christmas Parade
- 12pm dismissal (Science Professional Development for Teachers)
- Mass (students must wear formal uniform)
- Our Lady of Guadalupe Reenactment Apparitions by 6th Grade 9 AM
- Mass (students must wear formal uniform)
- Class Christmas Parties
- Christmas Pageant at 10 AM in church
- Christmas Vigil Mass at 4:30 PM
December 24th-January 7th:
- Christmas Break
- Classes Resume
- Text 81010
- In the body of the text, write @stmesc
Please note that you do not need to download the app to receive the messages.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.