Weekly news 10/28/19

STREAM FOCUS: Science and Religion

From Mr. Siemaszko: Wednesday, October 23rd was National Mole Day! Our newest Mole (Matthew S.) distributed mole droppings (Tootsie Rolls) as students arrived at school for the day. Throughout the day, students participated in Mole-Olympics, learning more about Physics and its uses.

From Mrs. Colorio: Grade 12 students worked at St. John’s Church Food for the Poor in Worcester. They had the opportunity to interact with visitors, work on the food line, bus tables, and bring food from the kitchen. The students were greatly impacted by this experience and can’t wait to go back to help.


Our Mixed Bag/Boon fundraiser was a great success, raising about $1,200 for the Home and School Association (HSA). Many orders, however, were overpaid by $1.00 because of tax. If you paid tax on your order, please consider donating this dollar for HSA or you may request an exact refund of the tax from Mrs. Szkoda at

PSAT 8/9 is complete. All students were successfully tested using Chromebooks. Results will be available from The College Board soon.

A Round of Applause!

Thank you to Home and School Association members, parent volunteers, and teacher volunteers for a wonderful Elementary Halloween Dance. Students and families had a wonderful and safe time. Thanks to Student Council members, advisors, and teacher volunteers for a fantastic High School Halloween Dance. Everyone had a great time! Thank you to Mr. Sughrue and his brother for helping with the after school room project. We appreciate your time and dedication.

This week and coming soon

November is our Month of Giving & Thanks. Please see the flyer for details and participate as you are able. Thank you in advance for your consideration and help.

Register for Tennis Club as soon as possible. Classes begin soon. See flyer for details.

“Orange and Black” Out of Uniform Day is this Thursday, October 31st. Students must wear orange and black to participate. These colors must be prominent and dominant! Some restrictions apply for participation in the junior/senior high school. Check with homeroom teacher for eligibility.

Watch the Halloween Parade on Thursday, October 31 at 8:30 am. Students in grades preK – 6 will enjoy a special trip around the neighborhood with a police escort. Should we encounter bad weather, we will have an indoor parade.

STM is participating in “Hill-O-Ween“. Leadership and Service Learning classes will help set up on Thursday, October 31st. Staff members will attend the event from 5 to 8 pm to represent STM in our neighborhood and promote Open House.

All Saints Day is this Friday, November 1st. Join us for 8:30 am Mass at Our Lady of Czestochowa.

1st Quarter ends this Friday, November 1st. Report cards will be printed next week. Teacher Conferences will run Thursday, November 7 – Friday, November 22. Information with details on contacting teachers to set up appointment times will be available soon.

OPEN HOUSE for ALL is on Tuesday, November 5th, 5:30–7:30 pm. Come out to meet new and returning staff, visit classrooms, see a demonstration, and learn about curriculum. Also, meet new families who are considering St. Mary’s. Invite a friend! See flyer for details.

Home and School Association meets on Wednesday, November 6th at 6:00 pm. Please join us, specifically to plan the Thanksgiving Feast. We hope to see you there.

Mark your calendars for our Chipotle Restaurant Fundraiser which will be held on Tuesday, November 12, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm. This fundraiser benefits the Home and School Association.

Picture Retakes with Casson Foster are scheduled for Wednesday, November 13th. Retakes are for anyone who missed the original picture day or would like a new photo. School uniform is required for Fall pictures.

Please remember to order lunch with Chick-Fil-A by midnight.

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