St. Mary's Lions Letter
August 22, 2023
Dear St. Mary's Family,
A week is behind us and a new one has begun! Thank you for your help in making last week a successful one! We were so excited to welcome our students back to school. Thank you for your help in making the transition from summer fun - to back to school a seamless one! Our students are ready to learn!
Now that most classroom routines and procedures have been established, it is now time to focus on instruction. Your child's teacher will share with you important information every Friday in their Peek at the Week (Grades 1-5). This is a great communication tool, in addition to your child's planner. Please look for this every Friday.
Please save the date for Open House, Thursday, August 31st. We will begin in St. Mary's Center and then you are invited to proceed to your child's classroom. Also, there will be NO SCHOOL on October 6th. Our calendar incorrectly states October 9th.
IRIS Alert System
We will continue to use the IRIS (Immediate Response Information System) for weather alerts, emergency situations, etc. The office will send you an email via FACTS as soon as the test communication is ready. If you do not receive an email, text and voicemail from IRIS, you will be asked to complete a form with your emergency information.
We will be conducting Lockdown, Secure, Fire, and Tornado drills every month. The faculty and staff have been trained by the UH Police Department and we will be preparing students for each drill (the Houston Police Department will provide follow-up training in September for our staff as well). While we do not want to instill fear in our students, it is crucial we are prepared for every emergency situation and remain calm during our drills. Please speak to your child and reach out to me or your child's teacher with any concerns.
Important Dates and Information:
Open House - St. Mary's Center
Thursday, August 31st @ 6:00 PM
Bazaar Raffle Tickets
Please check today's Tuesday folder for your bazaar packet and raffle tickets. The registration form for King and Queen is included!
Car Rider Tags
Check today's Tuesday folder for your child's car rider tag. Please hang on your rearview mirror each day. This expedites dismissal. Thank you!
DATE CHANGE: October 6th - NO SCHOOL (instead of October 9th)
Please make note of the change to the October calendar. There will be NO SCHOOL on Friday, October 6th (Staff Development). There WILL BE SCHOOL on Monday, October 9th.
See flyers in this newsletter:
Lady Lions Volleyball
The Knights of Peter Claver Junior Knights and Junior Daughters
Got Sneakers Fundraiser
Please let me know if you have any questions regarding any of our events. As always, your help and support is appreciated! We are truly blessed.
Deena Wolf, M.Ed.
SCHOOL HOURS - 7:45 ARRIVAL
Faculty and Staff Contact Information
Ms. Deena Wolf
Ms. Carmen Pantoja
Religion Teacher - PK-5th
Sr. Josephine Jemiseye
Ms. Wanda Davis
Montessori - PK & Kindergarten
Ms. ZIna Garrett
Ms. Noelle Burleson
Ms. Kristiane Evans
Ms. Debra Londow
Ms. Mary Margaret Rucker
Mrs. Josette Mompoint
Spanish and Art
Ms. Guadalupe Alba
Mrs. Christa Schwartz
Mr. Joseph Strawder