Saint Mary School Weekly Newsletter
June 8, 2023 - Volume 4 Issue 40
Thoughts from Mrs. Ambrosio
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I; send me!
Tomorrow we send our eighth grade graduates forward. We send them out into a world bigger and more complex than the world that exists inside the walls of Saint Mary School. We send them off full of pride for all that they have accomplished in their time here. We send them off confident that they will go forth and change the world and make a difference. No matter where they go from here, they will always be a part of us, and we will always be a part of them. They say that your parents' words become the voice inside your own head. It is my hope that some of the words and lessons that our graduates take with them from SMS will be in their heads and hearts as well. When our graduates are faced with decisions and choices that present themselves in teenage years, the lessons that they have learned at Saint Mary School will guide them. Tomorrow will be a day of joy and celebration for our eighth grade graduates. Please pray for them as they leave this place, their second home, that God will protect and guide them as they continue their educational journey and venture into their teenage years. May God bless the SMS Class of 2023.
A Peek at Next Week at SMS
June 12-16, 2023
Monday - Makeup Finals Grades 6 & 7; Middle School Meet and Greet; TK Year End Celebration
Tuesday - Preschool Year-End Celebrations; Last Day of Preschool
Wednesday - Grade 5 Promotion Ceremony; Kinderbration
Thursday - Dress Down Day; Conversation with Fr. Lomnitzer; Ridgefield Library K-5 Presentationsl HSA Ice Truck; Early Dismissal - No Aftercare
Friday - School Mass; Early Dismissal - No Aftercare; LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
Tomorrow at SMS
Class of 2023 Graduation
New this year, join us in the parking lot at 10:00 am for a special "clap out".
NEXT WEEK AT SMS
Conversations with Fr. Lomnitzer Thursday
Ridgefield Library Summer Program Presentations Thursday
End of Year Celebration Thursday
The Kona Ice truck will be at SMS on June 15th to help students and staff celebrate the end of the year with a shaved ice party! Kona Ice is known for providing a fun-filled experience with festive music and a variety of flavors! Kona Ice is a nut free, gluten free, and dairy free frozen treat. Additional allergy information can be found at https://www.kona-ice.com/pdf/allergen_ingredients.pdf.
If you have a child with an allergy and would like to send in your allergy-free ice treat early, we would be happy to put it in the freezer. Please label the treat with your child's name and grade.
Would you like to Be a Host Family?
Don't Miss the Upcoming Photo Scavenger Hunt at Woodcock
Please join Owen Dunleavy Saturday, June 10 at 3pm for the final event of his Capstone Project, a guided photo scavenger hunt at Woodcock Nature Center. The event is free, but please register to let Owen know you will be coming! For additional details and to register, click here: https://wnc.app.neoncrm.com/np/clients/wnc/event.jsp?event=4891&
St. Mary Parish/Diocese of Bridgeport News
St. Mary Parish Vacation Bible School Registration for Campers and Volunteers
Registration is open for St. Mary Parish Vacation Bible School, which takes place July 24-28, from 9am-12pm. VBS is available for campers entering K-5th grade AND junior leaders entering 6-12th in the fall.
For information and registration, please visit: https://smcr.org/vbs-vacation-bible-school
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT SUGGESTIONS
To help families spend time together and share common experiences, The Leadership Institute of the Diocese of Bridgeport provides recommendations for Family Movie Night. Each week, a new movie recommendation and explanation are available for your consideration. Click here for recent suggestions, including this week's suggestion, "A Bag of Marbles".
Joseph is a young boy living in occupied France in the early 1940s. He’s not sure why he’s supposed to wear a yellow star on his jacket. His world is further turned upside-down when his parents tell him and his brother to leave home and flee the country together, his father warning him sternly to never tell anyone that he is Jewish. Based on the autobiographical novel by Joseph Joffo, A Bag of Marbles offers an inspiring tale on the power of hope and the gift of family. The film is not rated in the US, but would likely be PG-13, as it includes some mild violence and intense drama.
Coach G Summer Soccer Camps
Fathers Day 5K and Fun Run
Fordham Summer Reading Skills Online Programs
High School News
IMMACULATE HIGH SCHOOL OFFERS SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM JUNE 20-29
Immaculate High School invites all area students in Grades 6-12 to take advantage of its Summer Enrichment Program June 20-29, 2023. The courses - which include HSPT prep, math, biology, STEM, English and College Essay Writing - offer students an opportunity to learn and grow over the summer while providing extra instructional time. Classes are open to middle school and high school students. See link for information on fees and program: Summer at Immaculate - Immaculate High School (immaculatehs.org)