Principal's Weekly Update
A Message from Dr. Nadjarian
I hope you are having a happy and healthy start to 2023!
We are thrilled to have our faculty and students back. The school feels so alive as we hear the students' laughter in the hallways!
Parking Lot Prayers will resume in the Spring. Please be sure to get your children (K2-8 only) on time to school for Mass at 8 am for the celebration of the Baptism of the Lord.
Have a wonderful and restful weekend.
- Mass for the Baptism of the Lord at 8 am (Grades K2-8)
- Parent Volunteer Council Meeting on Zoom from 6-7 p.m.
Early Re-Enrollment Begins
- Walk Around Wednesday at 9 a.m.
- No School/ Martin Luther King Day
January 17th-February 13th:
- Winter MAP testing window
- Progress Reports Released (Grades K2-8)
- Friends of St. Mary's Lunch
- Early Re-Enrollments Concludes
- Report Cards Released (Grades PreK-K1)
- Winter MAPS make-up testing begins (optional)
- Pub Trivia Night
- Professional Development/ No School
- Catholic Schools Mass Kickoff
- Catholic Schools Week (details to follow)
A Message from Nurse Wu
Hi St. Mary's families
I hope everyone had a nice Christmas break.
We had 1 reported case of Covid-19.
Please continue to monitor your student/s for symptoms of Covid-19 or the flu before school and keep them home if they are not feeling well.
Thank you and enjoy your weekend
Dress Code Reminder
As the weather gets cooler we have a few important reminders about our dress code and uniform policy. If you need assistance in acquiring any items please let us know. This is the link to the Land’s End website. Our preferred school code is 900167206. Please see this link for some important areas highlighted in our Student-Parent Handbook.
Parking Lot Procedure Reminder
We appreciate your efforts in following the school policy for arriving and departing from St. Mary's.
It is important for everyone's safety that cars do not pull into the parking lot between the times of 2:00pm to 2:30pm. Please park on the street. There are available parking spaces, with no meters on Homer St, Hurd St. and Linden Pl. Our procedure for dropping off and picking up students at the school ensures the safety of your children. Feel free to park in the lot when picking up from Clubs and EDP
Early Childhood Spanish
Here is a link if you would like to learn more:
Grade 4 also worked in pairs to study and ponder the Beatitudes. They examined the meaning of Jesus’ words and thought about how they could apply them to scenarios in their own lives. The pairs designed posters and presentations to teach the rest of the class about their Beatitudes and how to live them out! Great job, fourth graders in Ms. DeLuca’s class!
Middle School Spanish
This week we started with a language learning technique called Story Asking, which is part of a method called TPRS (Teaching Proficiency with Reading and Storytelling).
With this technique, students and teacher co-created a story through questions, suggestions and statements. After the story was complete, we used it to keep practicing our writing with dictation. Students got really creative with the story. They engaged so much with this activity!
They also learned about "Los Reyes Magos" and the Spanish tradition around The Three Wise Men: It's origins, the symbolism and festivities in Spain during the last day of the Christmas season celebrations, the Epiphany of the Lord.
Schoolwide Events/Initiatives including club activities
There is still space in the Speech and Debate Club offered by Rose Debate! The club is open to students in grades 4-8 and meets on Tuesdays from 2:30-3:30. The club costs $325 and needs more students enrolled in order to run. Here is a link to register. See below for more information.
ABOUT ROSE DEBATE:
Rose Institute specializes in connecting speakers with their audiences. Since 2011, we have proudly provided our students with a platform to practice speech and debate. Complete with tailored lessons, exercises, games, speeches, in-class presentations, and inter-school competitions, our programs are an absolute blast! Strengthen your confidence, find your voice, and prepare for success. Sign up today!
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