St. Mary School Newsletter
Summer Issue 2
June 30, 2023
4th of July: The school office will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th, in honor of the holiday. The office will return to summer office hours Wednesday, July 5th.
Staff Birthdays: Happy Birthday, Ms. Buckley!
Volunteers: Volunteers currently in our system who have expired and not renewed their CMG volunteer profile will be automatically archived tomorrow, July 1, 2023.
Parent Service Hours: Please log in to Schoolspeak and complete your family's Service Hour Tracking Log. Service Hours are due tomorrow, July 1, 2023. Since this was our first year bringing back this requirement post-covid, we only required 20 hours for double parent households and 10 hours for single parent households. Please know that next year the original requirement of 40 hours for double parent households and 20 hours for single parent households will be reinstated. Don't forget you can earn service hours by donating items from our Amazon Wishlist! If you would like to read more, please visit our 2022-2023 Parent Student Handbook on page 16.
Summer Used Uniform Days!
Last Call for PTG! Form due July 11th
Mr. Bonica's Celebration of Life Service
Please share these details with other families who may wish to attend. If you are unable to attend and would like to send a condolence card to Mrs. Bonica, you may send them to the school office at 130 East 13th Avenue, Escondido, CA 92025.
The school office will be closed on Tuesday, July 18th, as we join our St. Mary Community in honoring our dear friend. We continue to pray for Mrs. Bonica and her children during this difficult time.
Important 2023-2024 School Items
Dennis Uniform (School Code D29)
Our after school program will run directly following school until 6pm on school days. Please refer to our one page calendar(linked below) for extension early closure dates.
Month of the Precious Blood
The month of July traditionally honors the Most Precious Blood of Jesus. It is the blood of Christ, the Lamb of God, which cleanses us from sin—therefore the Church developed a devotion to Jesus’ physical blood and its mystical power, just as it did for His Sacred Heart from which His blood poured out on the Cross. The Precious Blood of Jesus courses through the Church spiritually, giving eternal life to the Body of Christ through the sacraments. Many saints had a devotion to the Precious Blood of Jesus, especially St. Catherine of Siena. Devotion to the Precious Blood spread widely through the preaching of Saint Gaspar del Bufalo, who was a 19th-century priest and the founder of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood. This devotion was later approved and recommended by the Holy See. The feast day of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus is July 1st.
Altar Server Ministry
Is your child interested in becoming an altar server? Altar servers must be baptized and have received their First Holy Communion to be eligible. If you are interested in becoming an altar server at St. Mary, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be trained. This includes if you would like to altar serve at school Masses!
For more information about the parish and its events, visit their website here.