St. Mary Catholic Schools News

October 13, 2021

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SMCS Annual Fund
Happy October, SMCS! We are well into the new school year and are blessed to see our students, staff, and school community continuing to thrive across our system.

SMCS Superintendent Dan McKenna and Director of Development Chris Decker invite you to prayerfully consider supporting our school community through this year's SMCS Annual Fund here. Check out the video above for more information about how this campaign allows us to continue to provide an exceptional educational experience for students at SMCS through helping to cover tuition assistance, professional development, and operational needs. A gift impacts every student, every teacher, every day. Learn more and donate here.

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Upcoming Events

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All Aboard 2021 - October 16

This Saturday, the train leaves the station for the first-of-its-kind ALL ABOARD event! This inaugural event combines the best parts of all of our elementary and middle school fundraisers of years past, and it brings together our Zephyrs community to celebrate and support our elementary and middle schools. Don’t miss the train!

Register to attend here.

Online registration closes Friday, October 15. Walk-up/day of registration will be available at the event on Saturday.

Browse and bid on silent auction items, event board, and more here.

Check out event details, menus, and more here.

Please note: All Aboard is the school fundraiser for our three elementary schools and the middle school. There is no tuition credit toward the fundraising fee for All Aboard. The schools raise and distribute the profits of this fundraiser among the four schools for their greatest needs. After second semester, the Development Office will announce the raffle for which families can earn their fundraising credit. Scrip also can offset the fundraising fee, and Scrip can be earned all year round!

The Imaginary Invalid - October 22-24

Zephyrs High School Theater will kick off its 2021-22 season with Moliere’s The Imaginary Invalid adapted by Milles Malleson, Oct. 22-24, at the Jane Bergstrom Fine Arts Education Center at SMCHS (1050 Zephyr Dr., Neenah.)

Show Dates/Times

October 22 and 23 – 7:00 p.m.

October 24 – 2:00 p.m.

Purchase tickets here.

Click here to view the SMCS calendar for more upcoming events and happenings.

In Case You Missed It

COVID Resources

Updated COVID and health protocols and policies are shared with families on a regular basis. The latest communication and protocol update was shared on September 24.

Click here to review that most current update and protocols.

Testing is available at SMCS. View info about the COVID testing option now offered at SMCS.

Review the daily dashboard and other COVID resources here.

As relayed in all COVID-related communications, policies and protocols may be temporarily adjusted on a campus-by-campus basis, including masking, assembly/lunch protocols, etc., based on campus-specific, classroom-specific, or overall student/staff infection rates.

Zephyrs Spirit Stop

Don't Delay - New Zephyrs Apparel Available & Order Deadlines Coming Up

Shop new Zephyrs apparel!

  • Sherpas -- Order by October 15
  • Dance -- Order by October 20
  • Boys Basketball -- Order by November 16
  • Winter beanie hats -- Now available

Shop these new items and many more online at the Zephyrs Spirit Stop here.

The Zephyrs Spirit Stop (located outside the SMCHS gymnasium) is also open during most home sporting events and will be open every Friday (school is in session) from 7:30-8:15 a.m.

Teal Pumpkin Event

It’s teal pumpkin time! This annual free event for kids living with food allergies is on October 23 from 1-3 pm. this year. 120 buckets filled with allergy-safe items will be given away in front of St. Mary Elementary in Menasha (528 2nd St, Menasha.) Celebrate Halloween and bring awareness to food allergies!

Bring a charitable allergy friendly food item and for each item you bring, you are entered to win a basket of 6 mixes from Hungry Harry’s. The items you bring will be donated to the food pantry so those in need with food allergies would be able to have something.

Please message the Team Delly Facebook page to reserve a bucket(s).

This is made possible with support from Food Allergy Research & Education, Hungry Harry’s, and St. Mary Parish.

Parish Connection

Afghan Refugee Collection

Please join the Neenah/Menasha Catholic Community (St. Gabriel, St. Margaret Mary, St. Mary/St. John, and St. Patrick) in a collection of personal hygiene items (toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, diapers, wipes, lotion, etc.) for the Afghan refugees at Ft. McCoy in Wisconsin.

Beginning October 18, students may bring items to designated containers at each SMCS campus or at one of the five parishes. Items will be collected through October and delivered to the Diocese of Green Bay. On behalf of the Neenah/Menasha Catholic community, thank you for being the heart and hands of Jesus!

St. Gabriel

St. Gabriel Mom's Group will meet from 9:30-11 a.m. in the St. Gabriel Parish Library on the following Fridays this fall: October 15 and 22, and November 5, 12, and 19. Children are welcome. All are welcome to join us for fellowship, prayer and bible study. See the St. Gabriel Neenah Mom's Group Facebook page here or contact Casey at 257-3743 for more information.

St. Margaret Mary

Join St. Margaret Mary Parish for its parish mission "Lighten Up" October 17 and 18, 6-7:30 p.m. in the church. The mission features Doug Brummel and his cast of characters for two nights in celebration of faith and family. All ages are welcome.

St. Mary and St. John the Baptist

Join St.Mary/St.John Parish on the Thursdays of October (21, 28) there will be a Rosary Walk at St. Mary Cemetery at 2 p.m. Then, on October 31 after the 9 a.m. Mass there will be a Rosary Walk at both St. John - Midway and St. John - Valley Rd. Cemeteries.

St. Patrick

St. Patrick now offers morning daily Mass, Tuesday - Friday at 8 a.m. All are invited to join Fr. Jude and St. Patrick Parish for daily Mass!

Employment Opportunities

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