STREAM FOCUS: Religion/Service & Ethnicity
From Grade 12: Dear St. Mary’s families, This year’s senior class has decided to participate in the “No Shave November” fundraiser in support of cancer awareness and research. The goal of this fundraiser is to take the money that we would normally spend on haircuts and shaving, and donate it to an organization that supports people suffering from cancer. The seniors have chosen to donate all funds to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. As a class, our goal is to reach $250. We appreciate any encouragement you can give us along the way. If you or your child feels inclined to donate as well, please send funds to St. Mary’s Schools and we will donate it accordingly. Thank you for your consideration. Respectfully, Hawashim, Michelle, Cameron, Xue Yun, Leonardo, Domenico, Noah, & Danny
From Ms. Cole: Students in grades 3 – 6 participated as saints for All Saints Day Mass. Each student dressed in costume, as a saint, and shared about the life of their saint during class time.
From Mrs. Colorio: Students in grades 10 & 12 helped set up for “Hill-o-Ween”, the outreach to Vernon Hill families. They did a wonderful job and worked together very well. During this service opportunity, the students met many community members and Worcester Police officers. Our students are making a positive impact in our area. Thank you for supporting and encouraging them.
From Senora Harris and Senora Oliveras: International Club members created a wonderful powerpoint showcasing our cultural diversity. Each slide pictures a country, which represents the nationalities our student body, and includes “hello” in the language of the land. Stop by the school foyer and check it out. Nicely done, International Club members!
From the Administrative Team: Elisabeth, Joshua, and Molly served as Student Ambassadors as we visited St. Peter’s and St. Stephen’s Schools to invite their 8th graders to our Open House. All three were well spoken and thoughtfully shared what they love about St. Mary’s Schools. We are thankful for their availability and appreciate their school spirit.
A Round of Applause!
Thank you to parents and teachers who worked tirelessly on Saturday, November 2nd, to prep for Open House. Thank you to families who supported our Halloween Parade/Showcase. We had loads of fun!
This week and beyond:
November – 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.
November 4th (Fan Monday) – November 8th (Mission Friday) – New England Catholic Schools Week. Our focus is on building community both inside and out. Each day we have a special purpose. See our poster for details. This is also BOOK FAIR WEEK! Please read the letter and look out for flyers in backpacks.
November 5th (Tuesday) – OPEN HOUSE for ALL, 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Come out to meet new and returning staff, visit classrooms, watch a demonstration, and learn about curriculum. Also, meet new families who are considering St. Mary’s. Invite a friend! See flyer for details.
November 6th (Wednesday) – Home and School Association meets at 6:00 pm. Please join us, specifically to plan the Thanksgiving Feast. We hope to see you there.
Through November 7th (Thursday) – Bring in canned food and non-perishables for Pernet Family Health Service Thanksgiving baskets. This is a class competition! The winning class receives a celebration hosted by STM Administration!
November 7th (Thursday) – November 22nd (Friday) – Report cards and Teacher Conferences. Report cards will be issued later this week. Be sure to schedule a convenient time to meet with teachers. Thank you for your time.
November 8th (Friday) – Order lunch with Chick-Fil-A by midnight. Boxes of Joy are due.
November 11th (Monday) – NO SCHOOL: Veteran’s Day!
November 12th (Tuesday) – Chipotle Restaurant Fundraiser, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm. This fundraiser benefits the Home and School Association.
November 13th (Wednesday) – Picture Retakes with Casson Foster for anyone who missed the original picture day or would like a new photo. School uniform is required for Fall pictures.
November 15th (Friday) – Paint Night, 7:00 – 9:00 pm. All profits will support St. Mary’s Home and School Association. See flyer for details. We hope to see you there.
Now through November 20 (Wednesday) – Our used clothing and soft bedding drive in conjunction with Savers is underway. This benefits HSA. Visit https://fundrive.savers.com/e/cleanoutyourclosetsfundraiser for more details.