St. Mary's Communicator

May 15-19

Spring Programs

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The 3rd, 4th and 5th graders had a beautiful performance on Wednesday night in the cafeteria. Their props of umbrellas, scarves and a video added a touch of fun to the evening. Additionally, we are proud of the work that our students put into completing their projects for the annual project fair. We have an amazing community of students and educators. Thank you to everyone who came out and supported our school.

Preschool Spring Program

Preschool will have their Spring Program beginning at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Church on Tuesday, May 16.

Big Wheel Day

Wednesday, May 17 is our Preschool Big Wheel Day. The northside of the parking lot will be closed as we set up for the event. Please park in the front lot and exit the parking lot by looping through to the second tier of the front lot. Thank you for your patience on the morning of the 17th and vigilance in students walking into the building on this day.

Field Day and Scoop Up

Field Day and Scoop Up are Thursday, May 18th. It will be a fun day. It is a free dress day and socks must be worn. Please contact Mrs. Black if you would like to volunteer for field day. Scoop up begins at 2 p.m. and you can contact parent MaryAnn Atkinson or visit the sign up genius to help.
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Scholarships and Referral Credit

Did you know that we have scholarships available to families? We also introduced a family referral credit opportunity this year. Learn more about these opportunities and download a scholarship application by visiting our website:

Last Day of School

The last day of school is Wednesday, May 24. It is a half day of school, there is no after school care. Please be at the school by 12 p.m. on the last day of school to pick up your children.

Summer Opportunities

Youth Basketball Camp

Coach Tony Witt is hosting a Youth Basketball Camp on June 5 from 1-3 p.m. at McAuley Catholic. It is open to boys and girls in 4th - 8th grade. Camp fee of $20 includes a t-shirt. Contact Coach Witt at to register.
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Vacation Bible School

The Joplin Area Catholic Parishes invite all children entering pre-k (4-year-olds) through 5th grade to join us at Vacation Bible School (VBS) 2023 as we discover the hidden treasures of the parables June 26-30th. Monday through Thursday will be held at McAuley Catholic High School from 6-8pm. NEW this year will be a FAMILY PICNIC on Friday, 6/30! Mass at St. Peter the Apostle begins at 5:15 p.m., followed by a dinner for the whole family. Registration is $10 and includes a T-shirt. All registrations after June1st will be $15 and your child will not be guaranteed desired T-shirt size. Please make checks out to St. Peter the Apostle. Visit to download the registration form.
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Junior Cheer Camp!

The Junior Cheer Camp for Preschool children - 8th grade is June 6-June 9 at McAuley Catholic High School from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Visit: for more information and to download the registration form.

Upcoming Events

Sunday, May 14: McAuley Catholic Graduation at St. Mary's Church, 2 p.m.

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

Tuesday, May 16: Preschool Spring Program, 10 a.m.

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

Wednesday, May 17: Gym Jam, 2 p.m.

Wednesday, May 17: JACS School Board meeting at McAuley Catholic, 6 p.m.

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

Thursday, May 18: Kindergarten Park Day, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Friday, May 19: Early Learners Fun in the Sun Day

Monday, May 22: Student-led Rosary outside at St. Mary's - 2 p.m.

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

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

Wednesday, May 24: Last day of school - Half Day No After School Care

Summer Events

June 5: Youth Basketball Camp -$20 - grades 4-8 at McAuley Catholic - 1 p.m.

June 6-9: Junior Cheer Camp - $40 - Preschool - 8th grade at McAuley Catholic - 5:30-7:30 p.m.

June 26-29: Vacation Bible School - $10 - PreK - 5th grade - McAuley Catholic - 6-8 p.m.