Principal's Weekly Newsletter

A Message from Dr. Nadjarian

Dear Families,

I am so proud of our Grade 2 students who worked hard towards receiving their Sacrament of Reconciliation. Ms. Connors, our Grade 2 teacher, did a fabulous job in preparing them!

As I have mentioned in my past newsletters, we are proud to announce that we have partnered with True Robotics from Worcester Polytech Institute. Today, Middle School launched this project and will begin to build their robots on Monday.

We are looking forward to Holy Week and participating in our school-wide Lenten service project next week!

Have a great weekend and Happy Palm Sunday!

Looking Ahead Dates

April 2nd

  • Palm Sunday

April 3rd & 4th

  • Catholic Spring Book Fair with The Daughters of St. Paul

April 4th

  • Middle School Nature’s Classroom Field Trip

April 5th

  • All School Service Project (Prek-8)

April 6th:

  • Holy Thursday - Early Release at 11 am
  • All School Morning Prayer at 9 a.m
  • No EDP or after-school activities

April 7th:

  • Good Friday - No School

April 10th:

  • Easter Monday - No School

April 11th

  • Parent Volunteer Council and Room Parent Meeting at 6 p.m

April 13th:

  • Admissions Online Info Session 9 am

April 14th:

  • April Vacation Begins @ 2:25 pm, No EDP

April 17th - April 21st:

  • April Vacation - No School

April 24th:

  • Welcome Back!

  • Spring Clubs Begin

April 24-28th

  • Empowering God’s Children Lessons

April 25th

  • 1st Communion Retreat

April 28th

  • Admissions Open House

April 29th

  • First Communion

A Message from Nurse Catherine

I am happy to report that we have had 0 Covid-19 cases this week.

Enjoy your weekend

A Message from Dan Griffin, Director of Advancement

Dear St. Mary's Community,

We are more than halfway to meeting our last Matching Challenge of $5000 of the Lenten Appeal for the Fund for St. Mary's. Please see the attached image to learn how your support provides St. Mary's with the resources and equipment to best meet and fulfill our mission.

Easter Book Fair

We are so excited to be hosting a Catholic Spring Book Fair on April 3rd and 4th! The Daughters of St. Paul, a religious community sharing the Gospel through media and social communication, will be bringing tons of awesome faith-based books to St. Mary's during Holy Week! There will be all kinds of genres including biographies, fantasy, graphic novels, mystery, and so many more! This is a great opportunity to grab some Easter-themed books or to grab some Easter basket items. The Book Fair will take place on Monday, April 3rd from 2:15-4 p.m and Tuesday, April 4th from 2:15-4 p.m. If you want to check out some of the titles ahead of time, take a look at the many book offerings on the Daughters of St. Paul website: Home Page - US | Pauline Books and Media (

Early Childhood Spanish

This week students in Ms. Garcia's class began a new lesson introducing spring time! La Primavera !


PreK has been observing shadows and reflections! They took a walk around the school on a sunny day to see what shadows we could find! They were able to identify trees, buildings, and their own shadows on their walk!


Ms. Schneider's K1 class has been super busy having fun while learning about shadows and reflections. This week the children worked to create a woodland in our sensory table. They then pretended to be explorers and with lights off and using flashlights, they looked for various animals hidden in the woodland environment. They also observed how shadows change depending on how they position their flashlights. We read about how the shadow of a small mouse helped get a cat out of trouble in the story "Dreams" by Ezra Jack Keats. Children then enjoyed creating their own dream paintings inspired by the window illustrations in this book. It's so nice to see that our K1 children have many happy, colorful dreams!

Mrs. Curley's class used the Handwriting Without Tears curriculum to form the letter B using lines and curves. Students also worked hard using the Building Blocks curriculum and learned all about graphing and comparing numbers.

Mrs. Creamer's class learned all about the importance of Palm Sunday and practiced waving their palms before Mass on Sunday!


K2 has been learning about weather and the four seasons! Last week, they learned about fall and windy weather. They took their learning outside to test their own wind socks. This week, they learned about winter and snow. They had a fun Friday making our own snow!

Grade 1

Grade 1 students had a very special day! Ms. Chambrelli and Ms. Fragola worked very hard to offer their students a Starbooks Day! Students were tasked in completing several math and literacy challenges and as a reward for their hard work, they received "money" to use at the Starbucks in-class cafe where they could purchase hot chocolate and cake pops from Starbucks!

Excellent work Grade 1!

Grade 3

Our Grade 3 students did an excellent job being such great mentors to their K1 buddies!

Grade 4

Fourth grade is using the Engineering Design Process to build windmills. Students have been learning all about renewable and nonrenewable energy, and they are now applying their knowledge to try to harness wind as a renewable energy source. The goal is to use energy from the wind to lift something! Students are planning, building, testing, and redesigning their ideas to develop the best final result they can.

Grade 4-6 Field Trip to Boston Symphony hall

Thank you to Catholic Schools Foundation and Boston Symphony Orchestra! Our students had a wonderful trip to the Symphony. They enjoyed the beautiful music and engaging with the musicians.

Grade 7

Students presented on different types of genetic mutations such as Congenital Insensitivity to Pain with Anhidrosis (CIPA), and Lesch-nyhan Syndrome, and Marfan Syndrome.

Some of the content included in the presentations included:

  • What is a genetic mutation?
  • Symptoms
  • What are the causes?
  • Is there a cure?
  • Benefits and Disadvantages
  • Signs of the Disorder
  • Treatments

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