School of Saint Mary FYI

October 8, 2021

Notes from Mrs. Maricle

1. MAP Growth Assessment: We will be wrapping up makeup testing next week and sending home score reports with students on Wednesday.


2. Cafeteria: We had a great start with volunteers but have struggled this month. Please visit the link to sign up to fill our open spots.


3. Class Parties: If you are a homeroom parent, please make sure you are communicating with the teacher about plans- they are the final say on time and place. We are still only allowing 2 helpers at parties that are indoors due to COVID.

THANK YOU for donating to our 'Light the Way' Drive!

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COVID-19 Updates

Updates are in BOLD.


Week of October 4th, 2021-

1 NEW student or staff positives

28 students or staff in quarantine

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


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 are 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 a evolving document based on trends in our area.

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Reminders....

LAST MINUTE MARY FAIR REMINDERS....

1. Wear BLUE to the event!

2. RIDESHARE to the event to help alleviate parking issues.

3. Bidding ends at 9pm CST sharp on Sunday!

3. Don't forget about the FREE MaryFair picnic on Sunday at 11:30am!

Carline Updates

Thank you for your patience with our adjusted carline this week- I have enjoyed getting to know many of you!


We will use the adjusted carline on Monday and then return to the regular carline on Tuesday.

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Ask, Seek, Knock School Highlights for 10/4-8/2021 *MARYFAIR EDITION*

Upcoming Events

October 9-10th: Mary Fair Dinner and Picnic

October 14-15th: No School--- Have a Great Fall Break!

October 18th: Feast of Saint Luke

October 20th: Pizza Day


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

Announcements

  • MENU CHANGE: Due to some food distributor issues, Monday's main dish will be fried chicken, not popcorn chicken. All sides will remain the same.
  • ART REQUEST: School of Saint Mary art classes are collecting soup cans and newspapers for several upcoming projects. Please bring items to the art room.
  • C&J Uniforms is a wonderful partner of SOSM for all things school uniforms. They are having a couple of sales this month. Please see graphic and attachment below for details.
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Home and School Notes

  • WE NEED TRUNKS! Please join in the fun and sign up to host a trunk at Trunk or Treat!
  • 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

Volleyball: Games for next week- Come out and support the Volley Guardians!

10/11: 6th Grade at SOSM, 6pm AND 7th Grade at SOSM, 7pm

10/11: 8th grade at MC, 8pm


Robotics: Coming Soon during Wheel Choice Class, 2nd Quarter!


Chess Club: Chess Club is starting after Fall Break later this month. If you have a child that may be interested, please email Mrs. Allen at fish.class@schoolofsaintmary.com.


Academic Bowl: Coming Soon....teachers will be making contact!

Parish-School News


  • Mary Fair Rideshare: Please consider using a rideshare service for the event because parking will be extremely limited. Send a screenshot of your receipt to Julie at jjohnston@churchofsaintmary.com, and you’ll be entered into a drawing for tickets to next year’s MaryFair. If you choose to drive, enter off of Peoria on 48th St. and there will be valet available on the north side of the campus by the rectory if you arrive at 6:00 pm for the dinner.
  • Mary Fair Silent Auction is open! LOTS of great items are up for grabs, including FIRST IN LINE AT PICK UP. Go to biddingforgood.com/maryfair and get bidding!! Auction closes at 9pm CST on Sunday, October 10th.
  • Mary Fair Picnic: FREE MaryFair picnic on Sunday, October 10th at 11:30. Volunteer for the MaryFair picnic! We need volunteers for all kinds of different things so find something that looks fun and put your name on the slot! These hours count for required volunteer hours. There are also opportunities that would be great for your high schoolers that need service hours!! Any additional questions, email Beth Svetlic bethsvetlic@gmail.com Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0C45ADA923A4FB6-maryfair1
  • 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!

  • Texas Hold' Em: Please see attached flyer about a fun event coming up in the parish!