Monday Morning Memo

St. Mary of the Assumption School

April 19, 2021

Note from the Principal

Good morning!

This past week was one of joy and excitement for our students and teachers. It was absolutely wonderful to see our K-5 students back on campus. As I walked through the halls I heard the sounds of engaged students learning in the same physical space as their peers, and even though they were masked and distant, it was a wonderful step towards a full reopening at a later date. The Phase III plan for our middle school students to return to campus will be released this Friday.

Have a wonderful week!

Mrs. Lewis

BOOST Scholarship

BOOST is a State Maryland Program that provides scholarships to eligible students in Grades K-8 to attend a nonpublic school. BOOST scholarships are available to public school students and current nonpublic school students whose family income is:

$30,044 or less for a family of 2

$37,777 or less for a family of 3,

$45,510 or less for a family of 4

$53,243 or less for a family of 5.

The deadline for the 2021 - 2022 school year is May 17, 2021.


We’re only 2 weeks away from our Activity-Thon, April 29 (9am-10:30am)! Our goal is to raise as much as we can for our PLAYGROUND.

On behalf of the HSA we are excited to share, last week, we had 48 students registered for our Activity-Thon and have raised $3,565 in our first week.

The parents of students registered have received two (2) volunteer hours.

Students registered as of noon on Friday, received a gift bag.

Students registered through Tuesday at noon will receive a gift bag Tuesday.

Students registered through Thursday at noon will receive a gift bag Thursday.

Week One Contest Winners

Top 3 Classes with the highest fundraising, teacher will receive $50 gift card and students $100 gift card (PK-2) (3-5) (6-8)

PK-2: Aubrey Breen (K) $360 (Ward/Phillips)

3-5: Steven Miller (3) $510 (Lanzillotta)

6-8: Justin Creppy (7) $480 (Minakowski)

Also, here are a few things to know about this important fundraiser:

All families can support our school by either donating or sharing on

All students get to participate in the Event day, regardless of financial participation

We are working hard to make this fundraiser safe, fun, and successful for everyone!

Key dates to remember:

Donating Opens - 4/12

Register on FUNRUN.COM, SHARE, & GIVE!

Fundraiser Kick Off - 4/12

Event Day - 4/29
SAVE THE DATE! You’re Invited! More Details soon!

Thank you for working with us to make our school stronger. We are grateful for your support!

St. Mary of the Assumption CYO Track Team

This season, the St. Mary of the Assumption CYO will be starting a Track Team!

  • Students ages 7-14 may participate in track events. There will be a variety of events including the 100, 200, 400, 800 and 1600 meter races. Given the pandemic, track meets will be held either on Saturdays or Sundays at Elizabeth Seton HS. Locations and times will be announced the week prior to the meet.

  • Social distancing protocols will be in effect which may require 2 sessions. One session for girls and one for boys, to reduce the number of students at the track at a given time.

  • Each athlete will be allowed to participate in no more than 4 events. Once athletes complete their events, they must immediately leave the track.

  • There will be no practices at this time. Once additional restrictions are lifted practices may begin.

  • The cost to participate is $70. This cost is for the entire season.

Interested? Please contact Dawn Freeman ( for more information!

Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile donates 0.5% of purchases to our school when you sign up!

From your desktop, go to and sign in to your Amazon account. Click on Select Your Charity, then search all charitable organizations, and type in "Saint Mary of the Assumption". Choose the option located in Upper Marlboro. Every time you shop, go to Purchases from the regular Amazon site are not eligible.

From your app, click on the menu, and go to "All Programs". Click AmazonSmile. Click on Select Your Charity, then search all charitable organizations, and type in "Saint Mary of the Assumption". Choose the option located in Upper Marlboro. If AmazonSmile is "On" on your phone, there is no need to do anything different when you go to your app. You should see the AmazonSmile logo at the top.

Upcoming Dates

For the full Master Calendar, click here. Please note, this is subject to change.

April 22nd: On Campus Spring Pictures

April 23rd: 12:30 p.m. Dismissal

April 23rd: Virtual Student Spring Pictures

April 28th: 8th Grade Confirmation

April 29th: Boosterthon

May 5th: May Crowning Mass

May 7th: Progress Reports

May 7th: 12:30 p.m. Dismissal

May 12th: 7:00 p.m. HSA Virtual Meeting