Monday Morning Memo

St. Mary of the Assumption School

December 2, 2019

Note from the Principal

Good morning parents!

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family. As we enter into the holiday season, we invite you to join us for the next two Mondays at 8:10am in the cafeteria for our Advent prayer service.

This weekend is our Christmas Craft Fair, one of the biggest fundraisers of the year. I hope to see many of you this weekend for this wonderful event. This a great way to support our school while getting your Christmas shopping accomplished!

Have a wonderful week.

Mrs. Lewis

New Items

Double Good Popcorn is Here!

Popcorn will be ready for pick up after school on Tuesday December 3rd in the cafeteria.

Upcoming Dates

December 6: Progress Reports

December 6: 10:10am Mass

December 7: Christmas Craft Fair

December 9: 8:10am Advent Prayer Service

December 9-10: Santa's Secret Shoppe

December 9: 6:30pm Christmas Program

December 13: 10:10am Mass


Santa's Secret Shop Volunteers Needed

Mrs. Bagley needs parents for Santa's Secret Shop from December 8th-10th. Parents do not need to be Virtus certified for set up on Sunday (beginning at 1pm), but do need to be Virtus certified for Monday and Tuesday (8-12 and 8-2 respectively). This a fun way to get service hours! Please contact Mrs. Bagley as if you are interested.

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