St. Mary's Elementary School
St. Mary's Preschool and Elementary School
Read Across America Week
Monday: If I Ran the Zoo - Wear animal prints or camo and bring one stuffed animal to read with at school (stuffed animal MUST fit in backpack)
Tuesday: My Many Colored Days - Wear as many colors as you can!
Wednesday is Ash Wednesday: The Foot Book - Wear your wackiest socks and mismatched shoes with school uniform clothing (Pre-K thru 5th Grade will change into unmatched shoes after Mass)
Thursday: Oh, The Places You’ll Go! - Wear clothing from a vacation trip or your favorite place
Friday: The Sleep Book - Wear your pajamas or comfy clothing to school, we will be celebrating reading all day! Guest and faculty readers, reading buddies, and DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) will be fun additions to our day
Students may be out of dress code each day EXCEPT WEDNESDAY if they participate in the day's theme. If a student chooses not to participate in a day’s theme, he or she must be in school uniform (K-5th Grade). Non-ripped jeans, leggings, and sweat pants are appropriate bottoms to wear each themed day, but please ensure your Kindergarten - 5th Grade child is in uniform clothing for Mass on Ash Wednesday.
Rescheduled Charity Dress Day for March
March's Free Dress Day is going to be a fun day...students may wear St. Patrick's-themed clothing on Thursday, March 17! Students may also wear typical free dress clothing as well, too.
Joplin Greenhouse and Home & School Partnership
Our fundraiser begins on March 1 and will continue through the end of April. With every $25 dollars spent in gift card sales, Joplin Greenhouse will donate a generous percentage back to St. Mary's. Gift cards may be purchased for ANY amount in $25 dollar increments, and can be used for both Joplin Greenhouse and The Coffee Shop purchases. Gift cards will be delivered to families twice a month. More information and an order form will be included in next Friday's Communicator Envelope, but start thinking of spring flowers, landscaping projects, and delicious cups of coffee now!
Preschool and Elementary Dismissals
Important Dates to Remember
Saturday, February 26: St. Mary's Preschool and Elementary Open House, 9-11:00 a.m.
Saturday, February 26: 2nd Grade First Reconciliation at St. Mary's Church, 1:00 p.m.
Monday, February 28-March 4: Read Across America Week
Tuesday, March 1: Home and School serves Mardi Gras Cake, 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 2: Ash Wednesday Mass, 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday, March 9: Charity Dress Day
Friday, March 11: End of Third Quarter
Sunday, March 13: Daylight Savings Time Begins, Spring Your Clocks Forward!
Thursday, March 17: St. Patrick's-Themed Free Dress Day
Thursday, March 17: Parent-Teacher Conferences
Friday, March 18: Noon Dismissal, No After School Care
Saturday, March 19-Sunday, March 27: Spring Break
Monday, March 28: Classes Resume
Monday, March 28: 5th Grade's Route 66 Field Trip