St. Mary's Communicator

April 10 - 14

Students of the Month: Service

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Congratulations to our Early Learner through 5th Grade Students of the Month. These students were nominated by their teachers for showcasing the Mercy Value of "Service" throughout the month of March.

Charity Dress: Autism Awareness

Thank you for your support for this month's charity dress down day, which supported Autism Awareness. With your help we raised $341.06. The winning class was 5th grade with $80.25 in donations, and their prize is an Easter Seals activity. Thank you for your support of this cause!

Open House and Step Up Day

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Our 5th grade students will attend Step Up Day at St. Peter's Middle School on Wednesday, April 12. That evening, students and families are invited to attend an Open House and Meet and Greet for Dr. Steve Gilbreth at 7 p.m. at the St. Peter's Middle School and McAuley Catholic campus (930 S. Pearl Ave). Call the McAuley Catholic office at 417-624-9320 for additional questions.

Lunchroom assistance requested

We are looking for help each day in the lunchroom. We are looking for at least one parent to help each day during our student's lunch times from 10:45 a.m. -12 p.m. You must be Virtus Trained and certified to help in the lunchroom. A Sign Up Genius is being created, and should be sent later this week. We have this week covered. Thank you for your help in getting the lunchroom covered.

Spring Picture Day is coming

Spring picture day is Monday, April 17 and Tuesday, April 18. This is a free dress day for our students. Flyers went home with families in last week's communicator. You can order online at and use the code: 76752RA

Volunteers Needed: We need at least two volunteers to help on picture day(s). Monday, April 17 would be several hours and could be split between two parents. Tuesday, April 18 would be about an hour of time. Must be Virtus Trained. Contact the school office at to sign up.

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Spring Programs and Project Fairs

Our students are busy preparing for their spring programs and project fair. Your student's program will begin at 6 p.m. on May 4 for Kindergarten - 2nd grade and on May 10 for 3rd-5th grade in St. Mary's Church. After the program, parents are invited to view the Project Fairs in the Parish Hall. Preschool will have their Spring Program beginning at 10:00 a.m. in St. Mary's Church on Tuesday, May 16.

Upcoming events

Wednesday, April 12: Step up day for 5th grade

Thursday, April 13: 2nd grade field trip to Wildcat Glades

Monday, April 17 - Friday, April 20: 2nd-5th grade ARK (Assessment of Religious Knowledge) testing

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

Thursday, April 20: Free Dress Day

Wednesday, April 26: 4th grade field trip to Prairie State Park

Wednesday, April 26: Preschool's Mommy and Me Night, 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 27: Diocesan 5th Grade Retreat

Thursday, April 27: Preschool field trip trip to Oceans Adventures

Saturday, April 29: JACS Annual Auction

Monday, May 1-Friday, May 5: Staff Appreciation Week

Friday, May 5: Lunch Super Hero Day - honoring our lunch ladies

Monday, May 1: May Crowning and Rosary in St. Mary's School Courtyard, 8:30 a.m.

Wednesday, May 3: Charity Dress Day benefitting Ronald McDonald House

Thursday, May 4: K-2nd grade Spring Program and Project Fair, 6 p.m.

Tuesday, May 9: 5th grade field trip Great Americans Day (parent drivers)

Wednesday, May 10: 3rd-5th grade Spring Program and Project Fair, 6 p.m.

Thursday, May 11: 5th grade class trip

Monday, May 15: 3rd grade field trip to Bluff Dwellers

Tuesday, May 16: Preschool Spring Program

Wednesday, May 17: Preschool Big Wheel Day, 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Thursday, May 18: Field Day and Scoop Up (2 p.m.) - Free dress day socks needed

Monday, May 22: Pre-Kindergarten Graduation, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, May 23: 4th grade field trip to George Washington Carver

St. Mary's Preschool and Elementary

Christian values and education taught in the Catholic tradition