St. Mary's Newsletter

St. Mary's Preschool and Elementary

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Upcoming Parent-Teacher Conferences

It's that time of year again! It's hard to believe that the 3rd quarter of the 2022-2023 school year comes to an end today. St. Mary's is proud that we meet with 100% of our parents for Parent-Teacher Conferences, one example of strong parent-school commitment we have. Conference times for next week are:

  • Wednesday, March 15: Conferences from 3:30-6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 16: Conferences from 3:30 - 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday, March 17: NO SCHOOL- Conferences from 7:30 - 11:30 a.m.

If you are unable to attend conferences during the scheduled days and times, please contact your child's teacher and she will do her best to find a time to meet with you. It is hard to believe we are moving into the last quarter of the school year!

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Join Us for Frozen Jr.!

Join us for a wonderful weekend of performances by over 20 St. Mary's students in Frozen Jr.! The musical will take place this weekend, March 10-12, in the McAuley Multi-Purpose Room located in the high school at 903 South Pearl Avenue. Showtimes are: Friday, March 10th 7:00 p.m., Saturday, March 11th at 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, March 12th at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 each and are available for purchase at the door. It's a show you won't want to miss, we hope to see you there!

Special thanks to Mrs. Stremel for bringing such a great experience to St. Mary's students and for all the time, care, and love she puts into everything she does. We are not only blessed to have her talents for musicals, but we are also blessed to have her as our Music teacher! Thanks also to Mr. Greg Stremel for helping with lighting, props, and so many other things that help make our musicals such a success!

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Fish Fry Fridays are Fun!

Lent is here and that means the Fr. Harter Council Knights of Columbus will be hosting their annual Fish Fry Fridays! The delicious meal is $10 per adult, $5 for children aged 5-12, or $30 for a family...what a deal!
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Gift Basket and Live Auction Items Needed

The JACS Annual Auction is scheduled for Saturday, April 29 and the auction committee is accepting donations for the event. Information about donations and a donation form was sent home in your family's Communicator Newsletter and/or placed in your preschool child's cubby today. The form can be taken to area business that you know and would like to ask for a donation. If you personally have something you’d like to donate just fill out the form and bring the item to St. Mary's school office. You can also find the donation letter and form on the website at:, if you need to print additional copies.

Items we are seeking include:

  • Gift cards
  • New kitchen and cooking items
  • KC Chiefs, KC Royals and St. Louis Cardinals items
  • Timeshares
  • A puppy
  • Airline miles

You can also check out the Auction's Amazon Wishlist: JACS Annual Auction - Amazon Custom Gift List -

Thank you for your support as we raise money for our school system. Questions can be directed to

Donation forms are available using the following link:

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Spring Programs and Project Fairs

Spring Programs and Project Fairs are a wonderful tradition at St. Mary's! As we enter the last quarter of the school year, I wanted to let families know the dates of the St. Mary's Spring Musical Programs and Project Fairs. The evenings will all begin inside St. Mary's Church with the Project Fairs being displayed in the Parish Hall following the Kindergarten-2nd Grade and 3rd-5th Grade programs. Preschool will have their Spring Program beginning at 10:00 a.m. in St. Mary's Church on Tuesday, May 16. Please make plans now to join us for these special evenings!
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Easter Break

It's hard to believe, but the month of April will be right around the corner when we return from Spring Break. I wanted to remind parents about St. Mary's noon dismissal time on Holy Thursday and the dates of Easter Break. It's always helpful to have this information so that your family may begin to make plans to celebrate Christ's resurrection together! Here is the St. Mary's School schedule:

  • Holy Thursday- Thursday, April 6: NOON Dismissal, NO AFTER SCHOOL CARE
  • Good Friday- Friday, April 7: No School
  • Easter Sunday- Sunday, April 9
  • Easter Monday- Monday, April 10: No School

Classes resume on Tuesday, April 11 following Easter Break.

Important Dates to Remember

Friday, March 10: End of 3rd Quarter

Friday, March 10-Sunday, March 12: Frozen Jr. at McAuley MPR

Wednesday, March 15 and Thursday, March 16: Parent-Teacher Conferences, 3:30-6:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 16: St. Patrick's Free Dress Day!

Friday, March 17: No School, Parent-Teacher Conferences

Monday, March 20-Friday, March 24: Spring Break

Monday, March 27: Classes Resume

Tuesday, March 28: St. Mary's Student Penance Service, 1:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 29: Preschool Daddy and Me Night, 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 30: Home and School Spring Meeting, 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 5: Charity Dress Day benefitting Autism Awareness

Thursday, April 6: Holy Thursday, Noon Dismissal and NO AFTER SCHOOL CARE

Friday, April 7-Monday, April 10: Easter Break

Tuesday, April 11: Classes Resume

Monday, April 17 and Tuesday, April 18: Inter-State Spring Photos

Thursday, April 27: Diocesan 5th Grade Retreat

Saturday, April 29: JACS Annual Auction

St. Mary's Preschool and Elementary

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