School of Saint Mary FYI
September 29th, 2022
Notes from Mrs. Maricle
1. Lunch Portal: Ordering portal will close TOMORROW, Friday, 9/30 at noon for ordering for next week. Please make note that the portal will move from Sunday to Friday closure moving forward.
2. Parent Teacher Conferences: K-8 Parent/Teacher Conference final schedules were emailed home yesterday. Please contact the teacher if a conflict arises.
3. MaryFair Reminders:
Place to Be Parties: Please consider buying tickets to a party or two. This is a huge part of the fundraising support for the school. There are quite a few new ones this year!
Text maryfair to 71760 to purchase party/donate to school by tablet or phone. Or if you prefer to shop by desk or laptop, http://text2bid/kiosk/maryfair
Picnic: The picnic is a treasured tradition! We need help to keep the tradition alive. Please consider volunteering: https://signup.com/go/yDAzhKP
October 7th: FYI will move from being emailed and posted on Facebook to only being posted in ParentSquare.
October 10th: Remind account will be shut down and informational text alerts will come through ParentSquare.
Note: Text alerts for weather and emergent situations will still come through FACTS/SIS.
October 17th: The school office and homeroom parents will no longer send all school or class level emails that are informational in nature. All correspondence will go through ParentSquare.
November 1st: The Parents Page for SOSM will be disabled. Parents will be asked to communicate and post through ParentSquare.
December 1st: Volunteer Sign-up for Cafeteria will be housed in ParentSquare. Parents can start signing up for second semester dates on this day.
January 9th: Teachers will move all class and home communication to the ParentSqaure platform. This will lessen emails and texts/calls.
Here is a short synopsis of the newest edition of our COVID policy.
- Student is positive – Day 0 is the day the student tests positive (even if asymptomatic) or displays symptoms and Day 1 is the first full day of COVID.
- Parent/Student chooses not to test for early release: The student should isolate at home for 10 days.
- Testing options to return to school on day 8:
- 2 negative antigen tests (1st negative test on day 6, 2nd negative antigen test on day 8 and return to school)
- Negative PCR collected on day 6 and return to school on day 8
- School Exposure – Parents will be notified that there has been a positive case of COVID in the student’s class. No masking or quarantine is necessary, but parents should monitor their child for symptoms and keep them home and test for COVID if symptoms occur.
- Positive Case of COVID in the student’s house, but student is not ill: Student may still come to school, but must try to isolate from the person in the household who is positive and must mask at school for 5 days after the last contact with the positive family member. Day 0 would be the last day the student had contact with the positive family member and Day 1 would be the following day. Please note that the count will begin again if the student is re-exposed.
Ordering Portal Dates:
Week of October 3rd: Portal closed Friday, 9/30 at 12pm
***The October Menu for the main dish is below and posted in ParentSquare.
There will be no orders listed on days that school is closed and when there is a Home and School prepaid pizza day.
Grab and Go items will be available for purchase . Below is a list of items and their price. You DO NOT need to pre-order these items. Students need to have a permission slip on file to purchase these items. If you completed one last year, it is still valid. If you need one, I have attached the form below that can be downloaded and returned to the office.
Fruit Snacks $.50
Veggie Puffs $1.00
Applesauce Pouch $1.00
Pop Tart Bites $1.00
Rice Krispie Treat $.50
Slim Jim $.50
I have created a video showing the steps on how to order as it would show on your screen as a parent. Here is the link: https://www.loom.com/share/cb49e8b4f12b4d43a79871b43541f1ed
Important School Reminders/Announcements
Footwear: Shoes MUST have a closed toe and solid, study back to them for safety reasons. This includes out-of-uniform days. Flip flops, crocks, slides are a definite no.
Marian House System
The houses had their first 'house meeting' after Mass today. The leaders did fantastic and the kids had a great time bonding with each other.
October challenge is 'characteristics of Mary. Students are awarded points for their house when they live like Mary (e.g. showing care and concern, being 'motherly'). Points are updated on the house board outside of 2nd grade.
After School Opportunities
PS Tippi Toes Program (Note: This is a parent pay program)
MOLTO: String Orchestra After School Program (Note: This is a parent pay program)
Grades: for students in Grades 5th-8th.
Mercy Rose, (918) 704-2631, Mercy’s Email: email@example.com
Instruments: Violin, Viola, Cello
Cost: Tuition: $250 per semester. Payable to the teacher at your School Site. Tuition is payable on the first day of each semester. Two Semesters per year. Students will receive instruction for 10 weeks in One hour group lessons per semester from our very highly qualified teachers. The Teachers of MOLTO believe that a musical life will serve all areas of human development. Our teaching philosophy is upheld by the belief in the power of music to change lives as our students learn, grow and thrive. We are supporting the ministry of the Catholic educational community through our String Orchestra program.
Instrument Rental: Students will need to rent an instrument from the Tulsa Strings Violin Shop: 4631 East 31st street, Tulsa, 74135. Phone: (918) 794-8440.
Book: Parents, please purchase Essential Elements for Strings, Volume I (Purchase for either Violin, Viola or Cello - each instrument has a specific book.)
Clark Youth Theater
Clark Youth Theatre is happy to be offering a beginning Drama and Musical Theatre class for St. Mary students in 3rd-8th grade! Come sing and act your way through the semester beginning September 13th-December 13th! Classes will take place from 3:30-5pm on Tuesday afternoon. Please send an extra snack with your student to have between school and class at Clark. We will have a small performance at Clark Youth Theatre Tuesday, December 13th, with extra rehearsal after school on Monday, December 12th from 3:30-5pm. Class may be script or student generated material based, depending upon the ages of the enrolled students, but we will have fun, learn skills and learn to love the art of theatre either way!
- Consistent attendance weekly is necessary to prepare your children for performance.
- Students are expected to work on memorization at home to support the classwork.
- Link to Enroll: https://www.hisawyer.com/clark-youth-theatre/schedules/activity-set/377273
Midtown School of Performing Arts has a theater class on Tuesday evenings. Caitlin is a St. Pius, Bishop Kelley, and OCU grad and she is our instructor for this musical theatre class called "Centre Stage". The class is geared for 1st-8th graders, boys and girls! Flyer attached below.
Physical Campus Updates
October 1-2: MaryFair
October 3: Archangels Prayer Service, 8:15am
October 4: Free Dress Day; St. Francis of Assisi Mass at Holy Family
Always current FYI: https://schoolofsaintmary.com/?s=fyi
Always current school calendar: https://schoolofsaintmary.com/calendar/
Always current lunch volunteer calendar: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d49a9ac22a3fdc52-20222023
***NOTE: All of this information is in parent square on the home landing page for the school..
Home and School Notes
- Trunk or Treat: There are a few spots left for trunks. Contact Home and School if you want to join us!
Guardian Gift Cards Scrip Program
Scrip is a fundraising program for home and school and our families. We offer a 50/50 split once you have earned $50 on rebates. You can also always opt to donate 100% of your rebates back to the school.
Contact Michelle Walker for more information, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Outreach Ministry: As you may have heard by now, the outreach center will soon be operating in our new building, dedicated to specifically care for the poor and oppressed. To make an impact on how and what we give our clients, I would like to understand better on how to intentionally serve them. In order to accomplish this, the Outreach Ministry is conducting a:
"Neighborhood Walk" October 8thWe will be going out in groups to survey the surrounding neighbors. 45th Place to 49th Place, from Troost Ave to Riverside. We are in need of 30 or more volunteers to help with this project. If you are interested in this innovative approach, please register online at churchofsaintmary.com search in search box; Neighborhood Walk and register there.
8:30am Breakfast Bites & Introduction
9:15am-11:30am Neighborhood Walk
This walk will give us an opportunity to listen and learn about our neighbors. And a chance to say "Howdy Neighbor!" This is an exciting time for our parish!
Childrens Choir - After School Opportunity for your child to share their time and talents while they learn the basics of singing and music. This is the 24th season of our Vocal Choir, Grades 1st thru 5th. Begins Wednesday, Sept 7, 3:20 to 4:15 in Main Church Come give us 3 weeks and see what you think. We sing at 4 times a year at school and weekend liturgies. (Mrs. Hiller meets St. Mary students and walks them over). There are still a few spots open. Please contact director Karen Hiller at email@example.com to fill out the enrollment form before the first rehearsal. Karen is the Associate Music Director at The Church of Saint Mary. Contact Karen Hiller for enrollment form or more details if you are interested. firstname.lastname@example.org
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd: Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a Montessori based approach designed to help a child fall in love with God through scripture and liturgy. Registration is now open for ages 3-12 years old! For more information and how to register, please visit https://www.churchofsaintmary.com/catechesis-of-the-good-shepherd/.