Monday Morning Memo

St. Mary of the Assumption School

November 18, 2019

Note from the Principal

Good morning parents!

It's High School Placement Test week! If you see an 8th grader, don't forget to tell them that we are all praying for them as they take this important step in their high school application process.

Next Wednesday is Grandparents Day and an internal open house. Parents, family members, and friends are welcome to sit in their child's class from 9:00am to 10:00am to observe the wonderful learning that takes place each day here at St. Mary of the Assumption. Feel free to also visit the next grade to start becoming familiar with the expectations for the next school year. At 10:10am, we will honor our Grandparents with a special Mass followed by short performances in grades Pre-K-3rd. School will end at 12:30pm that day and there is NO AFTERCARE. We hope to see all of you there!

Have a wonderful week!

Mrs. Lewis

Saints at Work

Christmas Program on December 9th!

Dear St. Mary’s School Families,

Our school’s annual Christmas Program will be held on Monday, December 9th at 6:30 PM in the gymnasium. All are invited to attend! Students are asked to arrive by 6:15 PM, dressed in “Sunday Best” for their performance. They will sit with their class on the gym bleachers until it is their time to get on to the stage. Once their class’s performance is over, they will come off of the stage to sit with their class on the bleachers.

Our school’s band will perform first, promptly at 6:30 PM, followed by each grade’s performance in the order of Pre K to 8th Grade. The evening will conclude with a Nativity presentation narrated by 7th Grade, which should finish no later than 8:15 PM. We ask that you please stay for the entirety of the program, as a courtesy to other families and in the spirit of traditional audience etiquette.

Thank you and please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.

Have a blessed holiday season!


Mr. Ben Hardwick

St. Mary’s Music Director


Raffle Basket Items Needed!

Each class is asked to bring in items to make a raffle basket for the Gala in February. Please bring in any donations to your homeroom teacher. The class with the basket that makes the most money wins a prize!

o Pre-K: Disney: anything Disney, big or small
o Kindergarten: Baking: specialty spices, bakeware, etc.
o 1st grade: Fitness: fitness bags, yoga equipment, small weights, resistance bands, water bottles,
o 2nd grade: Harry Potter: anything and everything Harry Potter from the books to mugs. If it has anything Harry Potter associated with it, we want it!
o 3rd grade: Dad Basket: specialty grilling items, Man Cave items, beer mugs, etc.
o 4th grade: Maryland: We are proud of our State and like to show it. If you see something that screams Maryland, grab it! Anything with our flag to crabs and Old Bay!!
o 5th grade: Coffee, Tea, and Chocolate: mugs, specialty coffee, a tea kettle, an espresso frother, any type of chocolate.
o 6th grade: Sports Fan: items for Ravens, Redskins, Nationals, Orioles, Capitals, Mystics, Wizards....or any of the actual balls/equipment from any sport
o 7th grade: Date Night: restaurant gift cards, movie passes, spa certificates, candles
o 8th grade: Lottery Tickets: scratch offs or cash

Upcoming Dates

November 20: 8th Grade HSPT

November 27: Grandparents Day Open House 9am; Mass 10:10am; 12:30pm Dismissal; No Aftercare

November 28-29: No School; Happy Thanksgiving!

December 6: Progress Reports

December 7: Christmas Craft Fair

December 9: 6:30pm Christmas Program

Service Hour Opportunities