St. Mary School Newsletter

Escondido, California

August 20, 2021

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Principal's Message

It's been a great first week back at school. It is nice to hear the happy voices of the children and see their smiling faces outside! We are looking forward to a great year ahead. There are a lot of important announcements below, so I will keep this message brief.

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Sunday Mass

Fr. Scott would like us to remind everyone that the dispensation from Sunday Mass attendance due to COVID-19 is over and that as Catholics, we have an obligation to attend Sunday Mass weekly. St. Mary Parish's Mass schedule can be found below.
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In Need Of

We're in need of baby wipes which will be used by students to wipe down shared surfaces. Please consider donating some to the school to assist!

School Wish List

St. Mary School is in need of some items. See our wish list below. It's through Amazon so shopping is easy and will ship directly to the school!

For every $10 spent, it counts as one hour per service.

Decision Tree

The school uses public health's decision tree when determining if/how long students must remain out based on symptoms, exposure, or positive test result. You can view that decision tree here.

PE Schedule & Uniforms Order Information

PE is twice per week. On PE days, your child is expected to wear his/her PE uniform. If you don't have PE uniforms or if they do not fit, students may wear their regular school uniform with PE shoes.

PE will occur on the following days:

Monday & Thursdays:

  • 1st Grade
  • 2nd Grade
  • 4th Grade
  • 6th Grade
  • 8th Grade

Tuesdays & Fridays:

  • Kindergarten
  • 3rd Grade
  • 5th Grade
  • 7th Grade

PE Uniforms are preorder only. Orders must be placed by Thursday, August 26th. They will arrive by mid September.

In Need of a Piano?

A school is family is looking to give away a piano to anyone who may need one. If you are interested, contact, and we will put you in contact with the family.

Hot Lunch

Hot lunch will start in October with pizza on Mondays and Fridays. Ordering information will come out soon.

In November, we hope to add options for Tuesday & Thursday.

Upcoming Dates

  • Monday, August 23- Mrs. Coy's Birthday
  • Wednesday, August 25- Mass at 8 AM (wear formal uniform)/ 12pm dismissal
  • Wednesday, September 1- Mass at 8 AM (wear formal uniform)/ 12pm dismissal
  • Thursday, September 2- Back to School Night 5:30-7:30 PM
  • Monday, September 6- No School for Labor Day
  • Wednesday, September 8- Mass at 8 AM (wear formal uniform)/ 12pm dismissal

STAR Testing September 13-October 1st

2021-2022 School Calendar

Our school calendar is through Google and gets updated in real time. Click the link below to see our calendar. You may access our one-page calendar with all half days and days off.

Have an Announcement?

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Volunteer Opportunities


If you are interested in helping out with our main fundraiser, the gala, email our gala chair, Megan Handy, at We have volunteer opportunities that are both large and small, so there is something for everyone.


If you are interested in joining our PTG, please contact

Currently Enrolling

St. Mary Preschool is currently enrolling for the 2021-2022 school year.

Contact the preschool director, Amanda Harriff, at 760.705-9906 or, to set up a tour and to learn more information about their program.

Parish Items

St. Mary Parish Website

For more information about the parish and its events, visit their website here.

About Us

St. Mary School provides all students a quality, Catholic education rooted in faith, dedicated to academic excellence, and committed to service.