St. Mary's Communicator
Happy Easter to our St. Mary’s families! Easter is NOT over, and in fact, the Church celebrates the Easter season for 50 days, culminating with the feast of Pentecost, where Scripture (Acts 2:1–31) tells us that the Holy Spirit descended on the Apostles. There is still much to celebrate!
The Octave of Easter is one of the lesser known liturgical celebrations in the Catholic Church. It includes Easter Sunday and the seven days that follow, culminating in the celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday. There will be Divine Mercy Sunday opportunities at all three area Catholic churches. At St. Mary’s, we will have a Divine Mercy Sunday – Sundae! We will pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet at 3 pm this Sunday in the church, and then everyone is invited over to the Parish Center for an ice cream SUNDAE! St. Peter's Church will also host the Chaplet at 3 p.m. with sundaes to follow. Sacred Heart will pray the Chaplet after the morning Mass. Come and find out more about this beautiful devotion! Everyone is welcome!
Lunch Help Sign Up
Please plan on arriving at 10:45 am, check in with Ms. Amy at the office. Duties include marking each student at lunch, helping wipe down tables between lunch periods, opening milk cartons, and having a fun time with fantastic kids!
Your shift will finish by 12 pm, please return the clipboard to Ms. Amy before leaving.
Sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090444aba828a0f58-lunch/143274817#/
Volunteers Needed: We need at least two volunteers to help on picture day(s). Monday, April 17 would be several hours and could be split between two parents. Tuesday, April 18 would be about an hour of time. Must be Virtus Certified. Contact the school office at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
Step Up Day
Field Trip Fun: Wildcat Glades!
Auction Tickets sales are NOW open. You can purchase your ticket by visiting www.jacsauction.com.
The Silent Auction is OPEN TO ALL, attendance at the Masquerade Auction is not required.
All bidding is done virtually. Signing in allows you to register to bid, and receive text alerts. The auction on April 29th is 21 and over.
Check out our Featured items, which are available to purchase now including the JACS Whiskey Reserve Candle.
Option 1: Meal and two drinks - beer or wine - $45/person
Option 2: VIP Meal, cocktail hour 5-6 p.m., signature cup and signature drink refills - $125/person
Option 3: Reserved Table for 8 - VIP Meal, cocktail hour 5-6 p.m., signature cup and signature drink refills - $1,000
Questions? Email email@example.com or call 417-624-5003 ext. 207.
How it works: Each Individual who 'sponsors' a day will pick a number on the calendar, write their name (first and last) as well as their phone number on that day and donate that amount.
One person can sponsor multiple days.
Example: April 26th=$26 donation and picking April 2nd=$2 donation. These two dates are an overall donation of $28 to the JACS Auction
Checks need to be made out to JACS Auction. The proceeds benefit the JACS Auction.
Sign up to volunteer and help with this fun event. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScVJnh8bFXtMoJ4OhceUAAAO-5R4A-nwA-jK1VRVgdZKebyFQ/viewform
Sunday, April 16: 1st Communion for 2nd graders who attend St. Mary's Parish
Monday, April 17 - Friday, April 20: 2nd-5th grade ARK (Assessment of Religious Knowledge) testing
Monday, April 17 and Tuesday, April 18: Inter-State Spring Photos - Free Dress Day
Wednesday, April 19: Dragon Drool event for American Heart Association, 2 p.m.
Wednesday, April 19: JACS School Board Meeting at St. Mary's, 6 p.m.
Thursday, April 20: Free Dress Day
Wednesday, April 26: 4th grade field trip to Prairie State Park
Wednesday, April 26: Preschool's Mommy and Me Night, 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 27: Diocesan 5th Grade Retreat
Thursday, April 27: Preschool field trip trip to Oceans Adventures
Saturday, April 29: JACS Annual Auction
Monday, May 1-Friday, May 5: Staff Appreciation Week
Friday, May 5: Lunch Super Hero Day - honoring our lunch ladies
Sunday, May 7: 1st Communion for 2nd graders who attend St. Peter the Apostle
Monday, May 1: May Crowning and Rosary in St. Mary's School Courtyard, 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday, May 3: Charity Dress Day benefitting Ronald McDonald House
Thursday, May 4: K-2nd grade Spring Program and Project Fair, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, May 9: 5th grade field trip Great Americans Day (parent drivers)
Wednesday, May 10: 3rd-5th grade Spring Program and Project Fair, 6 p.m.
Thursday, May 11: 5th grade class trip
Monday, May 15: 3rd grade field trip to Bluff Dwellers
Tuesday, May 16: Preschool Spring Program
Wednesday, May 17: Preschool Big Wheel Day, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Thursday, May 18: Field Day and Scoop Up (2 p.m.) - Free dress day socks must be worn
Thursday, May 18: Kindergarten Park Day, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Monday, May 22: Pre-Kindergarten Graduation, 6 p.m.
Wednesday, May 23: 4th grade field trip to George Washington Carver