St. Mary's School Wednesday Weekly

November 29, 2017

FROM THE DESK OF MRS. COX ...

Our monthly assembly today celebrates Students of the Month, Academic Awards from 1st trimester, and Attendance Awards. I am introducing attendance awards to celebrate students who are at school and on time every day. Each month, I will hand out additional award tags so students can add to their collection. Students who attend class daily and do not arrive late or leave early are more likely to succeed because they get all of the instruction, discussion, and activities offered by St. Mary's. If you want to help your child do better in school, get them to class on time and let us help them grow!


That said, we understand that children (and adults) get sick. If your child has a fever, he or she must stay home without a fever for 24 hours. Please do not send them to school with a fever; we'll just be calling you to pick them up. Meanwhile, they will be sharing germs.


Sunday is a fresh start, the beginning of a new year (in the church), and the start of our preparations for Christmas. That's right - Advent is almost here! The four Sundays of Advent mark our time of waiting for Christ's birth, and each week we light another candle in the Advent wreath. I pray that your family is getting their wreath and candles ready for the season. As the days grow darker, the light of Christ shines brightly!


With a grateful heart,

Mrs. Cox

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NEEDED - BOYS' BASKETBALL COACH(ES)! CALL THE OFFICE @ 925-6713 FOR MORE INFORMATION.

LAST CHANCE!!!

The PTO board will be selling SPIRIT DAY PASSES

until November 30th.

$5 each - maximum of 5 passes/student

Passes are available during normal school office hours.


Funds raised are used for student celebrations hosted by PTO.

Each pass allows the student to wear spirit dress on a regular uniform day of their choice.

(may not replace formal dress)

Christmas Parade of Lights, Dec. 2nd from 5:00 - 8:00

Saturday, December 2nd


  • Buy a light up cross necklace for $3 after school on Friday! Families are encouraged to wear these during the parade. Profits will be invested in the float for next year!
  • Sign up on SchoolSpeak for items needed or to help decorate the float.
  • UPDATE: Saturday decorating begins at 8:00 am! (no Friday decorating)


Riding on the float or walk with us on December 2nd?

  • We are float #14.
  • Meet us on Stowell by JC Penney @ 4:45 pm
  • Parade begins at 5:20 pm
  • Bring canned goods for the Rotary Club to collect.
  • If you are not riding or walking with your child, please make arrangements for another parent to take your child at the end of the parade or meet us at Broadway & Main. Children must be picked up or depart with family immediately after our float finishes; the float truck cannot stay on the street.

Coming soon ... (details on SchoolSpeak)

Dec. 1: FORMAL DRESS

FIELD TRIP - gr. 8 to St. Joseph High School

FIELD TRIP - gr. 3 to view Altrusa Trees

11:15 lunch

12:00 Mass

Dec. 2: Santa Maria Christmas Parade of Lights


Dec. 4 - VIRTUS class

Dec. 6: SPIRIT DRESS

Dec. 8: FORMAL DRESS (Feast of the Immaculate Conception - Holy Day of Obligation)

FIELD TRIP - gr. 5&6 to Allan Hancock College STEM days

11:15 lunch

12:00 Mass


Dec. 12 - OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE (school from 6:00 - 11:30 am)

OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE - December 12th

One of our favorite celebrations is the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Tuesday, December 12th. Mark your calendar for special school hours from 6:00am - 11:30am. (Extended care will be available.)


Please sign up on SchoolSpeak if you are able to work the kitchen from 5:00 - 7:30 that morning. We need help setting up the hall and preparing the food. Beginning December 1st, we will have a sign up for donations of food, supplies, etc. Please check your school email for news and let's honor Our Lady with great joy this year!


For more information about this feast, go to http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/calendar/day.cfm?date=2017-12-12.

SAVE THOSE FOOD LABELS!

The challenge is on!

11/1 through 11/30 - class with most box tops receives a little treat

12/1 through 12/15 - class with most box tops receives a little treat

The class with the most Box Tops/Labels for Education turned in between November 1, 2017 and January 3, 2018 will receive a pizza party!

VOLUNTEER CLASSES

VIRTUS CLASSES: Important: *Please contact the Rectory in advance to pre-register and arrive on time.

Monday, December 4, 2017 (English) 6:00pm-9:00pm (room to be determined)


FINGERPRINTING:

Friday, December 15, 2017 in the Parish Hall.

*The Archdiocese now requires the Parish to submit the sign-up sheet 15 days in advance. Therefore, it is extremely important for volunteers to contact the Rectory and sign up by November 28th. Thank you!