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Weekly News 2/10/20

Learning

Preschoolers learn about hibernation and Groundhog Day.

Second graders working on their 100th day t-shirts with Mrs. Mathon.

In a round-table Social Studies experimental exercise, 3rd grade students took on the roles of countries around the world and used a ball of yarn to create a trade web connecting all the countries to one another.

During our February meeting, Culture Club students learned fun facts about Cuba, made maracas, and danced to salsa music.

On Wednesday, February 5th, students in grade 8 attended the FutureSmart Challenge event, in Boston, hosted by The MassMutual Foundation and the Boston Celtics. MassMutual’s FutureSmart Challenge is a financial education program that offers middle school students the opportunity to learn about making smart financial choices which can have a profound impact on their future financial success. The interactive event was led by actor and author Hill Harper and was co-hosted with the Boston Celtics. Event topics included:

  • The power of savings
  • The value of staying in school
  • How education and career choices can impact what students earn

Leading

Conway Campbell Sr., Ed.D of Assumption College discusses the meaning of “vocation” with students in grade 10.

Connecting

Texas Roadhouse celebrated the winners of our Texas Roadhouse gift card fundraiser with a special welcome, tour, and luncheon on January 29th.

February calendar raffle winners to date

February 1 – George Jacobs – $25.00
February 2 – Anya O’Rourke – $100.00
February 3 – Dave Lima – $25.00
February 4 – Ana Coulouras – $25.00
February 5 – Carl Gentry – $75.00
February 6 – Arturo Martinez – $25.00
February 7 – Kerri Plant – $25.00

Mark your calendars!

  • Monday, 2/10 – Friday, 2/14: St. Mary’s School Spirit Week (see details)
  • Tuesday, 2/11 – Antonio’s Restaurant Night Fundraiser (see flyer)
  • Wednesday, 2/12 at 6:00 pm – Home and School Association Meeting
  • Thursday, 2/13 SENIOR NIGHT: Basketball – Girls (3:30) & Boys (5:00)
  • Monday, 2/17 – Friday, 2/21: NO SCHOOL – Winter Break
  • Friday, 2/21 (during vacation) – Order lunch by midnight (cfawooordering.com)

Thank you!

Thank you to all members of the Student Council, Mr. O’Connor, Ms. Yoder, and the many staff members for a fabulously glamorous semi-formal dance. We had a blast!

We are in the final stretch of a great basketball Season. Thank you to everyone who has helped with ticket sales, concessions, and more. Your help is greatly appreciated and is a major part of our continued growth in athletics.

Important Updates

HEALTH NOTICE: Please see the attached notice from Mrs. Varney in the Health Office regarding illnesses and school attendance. We appreciate your help in keeping all students safe and healthy this school year.

ICE SKATING PERMISSION SLIP & WAIVER NEEDED (Gr. 7-12): Please send in the waiver form and permission slip for Tuesday’s trip ASAP. We are looking forward to our ice skating trip.

ANTONIO’S RESTAURANT FUNDRAISER: Join us on Tuesday, February 11th for our Antonio’s Restaurant fundraiser to benefit the Home and School Association, 11:30 am to 11:00 pm. See flyer for more information.

HOME AND SCHOOL ASSOCIATION: The Home and School Association meeting will be held on Wednesday, 2/12 @ 6:00 pm. Join us to learn about the many ways to help the school. Hope to see you there!

BASKETBALL NOTICE—HELP NEEDED!: Please contact Mr. McAnulty ( rmcanulty@stmaryshigh.org ) ASAP if you are able to help at any of our remaining games. Help is needed with concessions, ticket sales and possibly scoreboard/shot clock. Thank you.

DIOCESAN GRANT & AID: The Diocesan Grant and Aid Process is now open. To apply, please log in to your FACTS account and select “Start Application.” Gather your materials and follow the prompts.

PARENT PLUS PORTALS: Gradebooks are now live. If you did not receive the link to log in, please contact the main office (508-753-1170 or jhill@stmaryshigh.org ). We will be sharing a link with students in grades 9-12 in the coming weeks.

TIPS FROM CHICK-FIL-A: 1) Share the order list with your child. Give them a print out so they know what to expect. 2) Remember to add your child’s Name and Grade in the notes section before checkout. 3) Be sure to order by midnight on Fridays.

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Weekly News 2/3/20

Learning

Photos courtesy of Molly B. (9) from Photography Club, an extra-curricular group advised by Ms. Weiler.

Leading

Aliah, Syrena, and Sam with Mr. O’Connor planning for our semi-formal dance. Student Council members are actively involved in our school. They plan events, advocate for themselves and others, and affect change in our school community.

Serving

Selina Gallo-Cruz, Professor of Sociology at the College of the Holy Cross, shares a lesson in leadership and service with students in grade 11. St. Mary’s students are indirect recipients of a Mellon Foundation grant, as we engage in civics-focused curriculum with Holy Cross professors and students.

Calendar News

● Monday, 2/3 – Calendar Raffle tickets due; Drawings begin.
● Wednesday, 2/5 – 1st grade field trip: Mechanics Hall theater production
● Wednesday, 2/5 – 8th grade field trip: Boston Celtics & Hill Harper
● Thursday, 2/6 – Confessions at 10:00 am
● Friday, 2/7 – First Friday Mass at 8:30 am; Our Lady of Czestochowa
● Friday, 2/7; 7:00 – 10:00 pm: Semi-formal dance for grades 7-12
● Friday, 2/7 – Order lunch by midnight (cfawooordering.com)
● Monday, 2/10 – Friday, 2/14: St. Mary’s School Spirit Week
● Tuesday, 2/11 – Antonio’s Restaurant Night Fundraiser (see flyer)
● Wednesday, 2/12 at 6:00 pm – Home and School Association Meeting
● Monday, 2/17 – Friday, 2/21: NO SCHOOL – Winter Break

Important!

Permission Slips Needed

Please send in your child’s permission slip if he or she is scheduled to attend either Wednesday field trip. Please check with Ms. Rolfe (grade 1) or Mr. McAnulty (grade 8) for details.

First Friday Mass

Please join us for Mass this Friday at 8:30 am as we worship together at Our Lady of Czestochowa. Thank you to Father Richard and the church for welcoming us in this celebration.

Diocesan Grant and Aid

The Diocesan Grant and Aid Process is now open. To apply, please log in to your FACTS account and select “Start Application.” Gather your materials and follow the prompts.

Parent Plus Portals

As of last week, we initiated the live gradebook system. We hope you are finding this to be a useful tool in your child’s education. Going forward, you will be able to view progress on a weekly basis, as teachers will update information by Friday evening. If you did not receive the link to log in, please contact the main office (508-753-1170 or jhill@stmaryshigh.org).

Spirit Week at STM

The Student Council is excited to host School Spirit Week at St. Mary’s. Our
celebration will consist of the following:

  • 2/10: Monday – Sports Fan Day: represent your favorite team
  • 2/11: Tuesday
  • 2/12: Wednesday – Color Wars: represent your grade
    • PreK & 11 – gray
    • Kindergarten & 7 – purple
    • Grades 1 & 12- black
    • Grade 2 – green
    • Grade 3 – yellow
    • Grades 4 & 10 – blue
    • Grades 5 & staff – red
    • Grades 6 & 9 – white
    • Grade 8 – orange
  • 2/13: Thursday – Superheroes vs. Villains: Be your favorite!
  • 2/14: Friday
    • Elementary School: 100th day of school & Valentine’s Day (by class)
    • Jr./Sr. High: Decades Day/Flashback Friday: come in style

We look forward to celebrating with you!

Semi-formal dance: Hollywood Glamour!

Students in grades 7-12 are invited to join us for our annual semi-formal dance. Tickets are on sale for $7.00 during lunch time. Students may bring one pre-approved guest. Guest forms are available from Mr. O’Connor. All ticket purchases and guest forms must be completed by Wednesday, February 5th.

A note from Chick-fil-a

Hello everyone! I have noticed a lot of new parents… so, welcome. I would highly recommend that you print out orders and give them to your children for the week so they know what they are expecting for lunch. A lot of kids are unsure what was ordered for them, checking with Sue, who then has to reach out to me for an answer. So I would like to avoid having that happen by simple printing or writing down what you ordered so they can be aware of what they are getting! Thank you all! Please remember to add your child’s Name and Grade in the notes section before checkout! Be sure to order by midnight on Fridays.

Basketball Notice—For student-athletes and families

At the conclusion of the school day or upon arrival for a practice/game, student-athletes must remain in the building. Student-athletes are not to leave the school building unless they are being picked up or supervised by school staff to go on the bus for an away game. At dismissal, student-athletes must be picked up, take a bus to go home, or be with a staff member at the homework club or with a coach for a practice/game. Please be diligent to check stats, congratulate teams, check schedules, touch base with coaches, and/or contact Mr. McAnulty (rmcanulty@stmaryshigh.org) if you have any questions.

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Weekly News 1/27/20

Learning

Preschool creations!

Dust Bowl era reading: students in grade 6 completed their book clubs. Out of the Dust, Sylvia and Aki, and A Letter to Mrs. Roosevelt were the basis for much reading and writing. They are moving on to their next novel, Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan .

Leading

Mr. Prytko, Mr. Smith, Syrena, and Sam at March for Life in Washington D. C. Thanks for taking a stand for life and representing St. Mary’s in Washington. We appreciate your sacrifice!

Serving

Recently, during midterms week, Molly took it upon herself to visit with seniors at the Worcester Senior Center. This trip was sparked by a recent visit which was held during her Leadership and Service Learning class. When asked why she went, Molly commented, “I just really wanted to go and spend time with them. It was fun and I want to go again.”

Calendar News

● Wednesday, 1/29 – Texas Roadhouse winners trip @ 11:00am
● Friday, 1/31 – STM FAN FRIDAY: tops only; uniform bottoms required
● Friday, 1/31 – Order lunch by midnight (cfawooordering.com)
● Monday, 2/3 – Calendar Raffle tickets due; Drawings begin.
● Wednesday, 2/5 – 1st grade field trip: Mechanics Hall theater production
● Wednesday, 2/5 – 8th grade field trip: Boston Celtics & Hill Harper
● Thursday, 2/6 – Confessions (AM)
● Friday, 2/7 – First Friday Mass at 8:00 am; Our Lady of Czestochowa
● Friday, 2/7 – Semi-formal dance for grades 7-12
● Monday, 2/10 – Friday, 2/14: St. Mary’s School Spirit Week
● Monday, 2/17 – Friday, 2/21: NO SCHOOL – Winter Break

Important!

Fundraiser: February Calendar Raffle

WE NEED YOUR HELP! Calendar raffle information was sent home last week. The materials are attached here for your benefit also. Please sell as
many as you can. Incentives are included in the letter. Thank you for your continued support of St. Mary’s Schools.

Permission Slips Needed

Please send in your child’s permission slip if he or she is scheduled to attend the Texas Roadhouse gift card winner’s trip this Wednesday.

Basketball Notice

For student-athletes and families:
At the conclusion of the school day or upon arrival for a practice/game, student-athletes must remain in the building. Student-athletes are not to leave the school building unless they are being picked up or supervised by school staff to go on the bus for an away game. At dismissal, student-athletes must be picked up, take a bus to go home, or be with a staff member at homework club or with a coach for a practice/game. Please be diligent to check stats, congratulate teams, check schedules, touch base with coaches, and/or contact Mr. McAnulty (rmcanulty@stmaryshigh.org) if you have any questions.

Central Districts Festival 2020

Weekly News 1/21/20

STREAM Update: ARTS/HUMANITIES

From Mrs. Campbell: On Saturday, January 18th, Duncan and Cameron participated in the Massachusetts Music Educators Association Central Districts Festival. Duncan performed in the chorus, using his amazing voice to add to the bass section. Cameron performed on piano with the jazz ensemble. The boys did extremely well and represented St. Mary’s Schools in the performing arts. Way to go!

From Home and School Association: Thank you for your participation in the Texas Roadhouse fundraisers. The results are in. Our gift card total was $1905. The restaurant night total was $755. We earned 20% of these amounts for a grand total of $532.00. Students who reached the gift card fundraising goal will participate in a field trip to Texas Roadhouse on Wednesday, January 29th and receive a special meal.

A HUGE THANK YOU TO

…Mrs. Rodriguez for her diligence in facilitating and organizing the Texas Roadhouse fundraisers.

…all Members of Home and School Association for all they do to support STM.

…Mr. Bierch, Mr. Courtney and Mr. Swalek for taking care of our building needs whenever we call.

This week and beyond:

IMPORTANT FUNDRAISER: FEBRUARY CALENDAR RAFFLE Please look out for the envelope sent home today for our February Calendar Raffle! We held an assembly today for students in grades 7-12, encouraging all students to participate. The materials are available here (information and calendars) for your benefit also. Thank you for your continued support of St. Mary’s Schools.

IMPORTANT RE-ENROLLMENT NOTICE: Please notify Mrs. Hill in the main office (508-753-1170 or jhill@stmaryshigh.org) by the end of today if you do not intend to re-enroll your child for the 2020-2021 school year.

IMPORTANT BASKETBALL NOTICE: At the conclusion of the school day or once a student-athlete arrives for a practice/game, he or she must remain in the building. Student-athletes are not to leave the school building unless they are being picked up or supervised by school staff to go on the bus for an away game. At dismissal, student-athletes must be picked up, take a bus to go home, or be with a staff member at homework club or with a coach for a practice/game. Please be diligent to check stats, congratulate teams, check schedules, touch base with coaches, and/or contact Mr. McAnulty (rmcanulty@stmaryshigh.org) if you have any questions.

January 21 (Tuesday) – January 24 (Friday): MAP Testing

January 24 (Friday) – March for Life (Pro-Life rally) in Washington D.C.

January 24 (Friday) – Order lunch with by midnight with Chick-fil-A at cfawooordering.com.

January 31 (Friday) – All calendar raffle tickets due to the main office. Drawings begin on Saturday, February 1st.

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Weekly News 1/13/20

STREAM Update: RELIGION/SERVICE

From Mrs. Colorio: On Tuesday, 1/7, & Thursday, 1/9, students in Grades 11 & 12 visited Habitat for Humanity Restore. They received an orientation on volunteering, as well as attended an information session on the housing situation in Worcester. What a great learning extension for our students!

From Ms. O’Brien: On Friday, January 10th, Home Economics club members practiced their sewing skills. The students worked on small repairs and practiced various types of stitches. How fun!

This week and beyond:

IMPORTANT BASKETBALL NOTICE: Athletes are NOT allowed to remain in the building for late practices. Please check with Mr. McAnulty regarding the practice & game schedules during this midterm exam week. During a regular school week, if practice begins later than 3:30, students must leave school and return at the appropriate start time. Athletes may and are encouraged to attend homework club to complete assignments. Homework club meets Mondays – Thursdays 2:15-3:15 pm. Please be diligent to check stats, congratulate teams, check schedules, touch base with coaches, and/or contact Mr. McAnulty (rmcanulty@stmaryshigh.org) if you have any questions.

January 13 (Monday) – January 24 (Friday): MAP Testing for elementary students.

January 13 (Monday) – January 16 (Thursday): Midterm exams; 1/2 days for students in grades 7-12; 11:25 dismissal for grades 7-12 only. Full day of school for grades preK – 6. Dismissal at 2:15.

January 14 (Tuesday): Texas Roadhouse restaurant fundraiser to benefit Home and School Association. Read the flyer for details.

January 16 (Thursday) – Re-enrollment notification deadline. See notice for details.

January 17 (Friday) – Professional Development Day: NO SCHOOL; 2nd quarter ends and grades close

January 17 (Friday) – Order lunch with by midnight with Chick-fil-A at cfawooordering.com. No lunch orders for Monday, 1/20 (MLK Jr. Day).

January 20 (Monday) – Martin Luther King Jr. Day: NO SCHOOL

January 21 (Tuesday) – 3rd quarter begins

January 24 (Friday) – March for Life (Pro-Life rally) in Washington D.C.

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Weekly News 1/6/20

Updates:

From Mrs. Colorio: On Friday, December 20th, students in grades 7 & 8 visited the McKeon Road Station House to deliver cookies, cards, and to make a donation of over $350 for the Worcester Firefighters Memorial. Students also made posters honoring the nine fallen Worcester fallen firefighters over the past 20 years. These posters are on display in the school foyers.

From the entire St. Mary’s staff: On Friday, December 20th, we celebrated Christmas with beautiful songs and a wonderful Christmas pageant. Thank you for joining us. We hope you enjoyed the show.

This week and beyond:

IMPORTANT BASKETBALL NOTICE: Athletes are NOT allowed to remain in the building for late practices. If practice begins later than 3:30, students must leave school and return at the appropriate start time. Athletes may and are encouraged to attend homework club to complete assignments. Homework club meets Mondays – Thursdays 2:15-3:15 pm. Please be diligent to check stats, congratulate teams, check schedules, touch base with coaches, and/or contact Mr. McAnulty (rmcanulty@stmaryshigh.org) if you have any questions.

January 6 (Monday)–January 24 (Friday): MAP Testing for elementary students and grade 7.

January 8 (Wednesday): Home and School Association Meeting @ 6:00 pm. Join us to learn about the many ways to help the school. Hope to see you there!

January 13 (Monday)–January 16 (Thursday): Midterm exams; 1/2 days for students in grades 7-12; 11:25 dismissal.

January 14 (Tuesday): Texas Roadhouse restaurant fundraiser to benefit Home and School Association. Mark your calendars and plan ahead for this night out. Look out for the flyer coming soon.

January 17 (Friday): Professional Development Day: NO SCHOOL

January 17 (Friday): 2nd quarter ends; grades close

January 20 (Monday): Martin Luther King Jr. Day: NO SCHOOL

January 21 (Tuesday): 3rd quarter begins

January 24 (Friday): March for Life (Pro-Life rally) in Washington D.C.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast #1

Weekly News 12/16/19

STREAM FOCUS: Religion and Ethnicity

From Mrs. Coulouras: At our December meeting, we focused on learning about the holiday celebrations around the world. We explored the following holidays: Kwanzaa (America), St. Lucia’s Day (Sweden), Las Posadas (Mexico), Diwali (India), Hanukkah (Israel), St. Nicholas Day (Germany), Three Kings Day (Spain), Chinese New Year, Christmas (USA). Culture Club members got into the holiday spirit with a creation of some festive decorations, among them the nativity scene, three Wise Men, international Christmas tree, jingle bells, and ornaments. Our next meeting is on January 15. At that time, we will be “traveling” to the Middle East.

From Senora Harris and Senora Oliveras: We had a wonderful celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Thursday, 12/12. We learned even more about Juan Diego from Father Sebastian, who presented a great homily and helped us through the Mass in Spanish. Our fellowship over food from many nations was enjoyable and a great blessing! Thank you the students, staff, and volunteers for making the learning festive and fun!

A Round of Applause!

Thank you to Mrs. Rodriguez for arranging the Texas Roadhouse fundraiser. We earned $381 for the STM Home and School Association. We appreciate your participation. Gift cards will be distributed later this week.

Thank you to El Patron, Goya Foods, and Polar Beverages for their gracious donations during the Our Lady of Guadalupe event. Special thanks to Father Sebastian from St. John’s Parish for delivering the Mass for us.

Thanks to Mrs. Lorusso, Mrs. Bukoski, and Mrs. Moniak for arranging the annual PreK & grade 12 gingerbread house decorating. There was much creativity and lots of smiles.

This week and beyond:

Basketball season is upon us. Please be diligent to check stats, congratulate teams, check schedules, touch base with coaches, and/or contact Mr. McAnulty (rmcanulty@stmaryshigh.org) if you have any questions.

Progress Reports were distributed today in sealed envelopes. Please check with your child or in folders for the reports.

December 19th (Thursday) – Out of Uniform Day “For Fallen Heroes” hosted by 7th/8th grade Leadership and Service Classes. Cost to participate is $3.00. Participants must wear the following colors: red, blue, and black. All funds will be given as a Christmas donation to the Worcester Firefighters, specifically McKeon Road Station House, where Lt. Jason Menard served.

December 20th (Friday) – Christmas Program @ 12:30 pm. Please see flyer for details. At the conclusion of the program, elementary students may be dismissed from classrooms by signing out with the homeroom teacher. Students in grades 7-12 may be signed out from the main office with Mrs. Hill.

NO SCHOOL: Christmas Vacation: December 23rd (Monday)–January 3rd (Friday): See you on Monday, January 6th.

Looking ahead to the New Year – Welcome 2020!

1) Lunch orders due: January 3rd (Friday)

2) Midterm exams: January 13th (Monday)–January 16th (Thursday)

3) Texas Roadhouse restaurant night: January 14th (Tuesday)

4) 2nd quarter ends: January 17th (Friday)

5) NO SCHOOL: January 17th (Friday) Professional Development Day (NEWLY ADDED)

6) NO SCHOOL: January 20th (Monday) – Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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Weekly News 12/9/19

STREAM FOCUS: Religion

From Mrs. Ahearn: We are so blessed by the dedication of our newest altar servers. What a blessing to witness their commitment to serve God and the St. Mary’s community in this way!

A Round of Applause!

From Mr. Siemaszko – Just a quick note of thanks to my pre-K colleagues for letting me visit your classrooms last Thursday. Beautiful children and wonderful teachers doing God’s work brought Advent into my heart. God bless you for the miracles you do everyday!

Special thanks to Father Richard and Deacon Steve for training our new altar servers and for making their first Mass such a special event.

This week and beyond:

Basketball season is upon us. Schedules can be viewed on the Athletics page. Please be diligent to check schedules, touch base with coaches, and/or contact Mr. McAnulty (rmcanulty@stmaryshigh.org) if you have any questions. Thank you.

December 10th (Tuesday) – “Rep Your Flag” Out of Uniform Day hosted by International Club. Cost to participate is $3.00. All funds go to support our two celebrations of Our Lady of Guadalupe on December 12th and our Spring celebration near Mother’s Day. Participants can wear: 1) articles of clothing that show the colors of the nation/flag (i.e. wear red and white for Poland; red, white, and blue for the United States of America) 2) clothing which has the country’s flag on it 3) traditional costumes/clothing of the nation 4) accessories (jewelry/headbands/head scarves) to represent the nation 5) clothing which displays the name of the country Absolutely NO FLAGS are to be worn as articles of clothing out of respect for all flags. All clothing must be in compliance with Out of Uniform Day Code (excessively tight clothing, hats, yoga pants, etc. are NOT allowed).

December 10th (Tuesday) – Antonio’s Restaurant fundraiser to benefit Home and School Association, 11:30 am – 11:00 pm. Mark your calendars and plan ahead for this night out.

December 11th (Wednesday) – Home and School Association Meeting @ 6:00 pm. Join us to learn about the many ways to help the school. Hope to see you there!

December 12th (Thursday) – For grades 7-12: International Club hosts Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass @ 10:30 am at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church and a small festival of Foods of the Americas at 11:15 am in the auditorium.

December 13th (Friday) – FAN FRIDAY! Wear your favorite STM gear. Tops only. School bottoms are required.

December 20th (Friday) – Christmas Program @ 12:30 pm. More details to come soon.

Thanksgiving #3

Weekly News 12/4/19

STREAM FOCUS: Religion/Service and Ethnicity

From All Staff: On Tuesday, November 26th, we celebrated Thanksgiving with the entire school. What a blast! It was a great time of food, sharing, and fun.

From Grade 12: Great news! We surpassed our goal! We have raised $325.00 for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Thank you for your support. God bless! ~ STM Class of 2020

A Round of Applause!

Special thanks to our faithful members of Home and School, Mrs. Prytko, Mrs. Lech, Mrs. Szkoda, and Mrs. Rodgriguez for masterminding the Thanksgiving Feast. Thank you for your tireless coordination, donation of supplies, and experience in the kitchen.

Thank you to Mr. Eric Johnson from Assumption College and Mr. Dimokas for your kitchen expertise. The food was outstanding!

Thank you to the many parents and family friends who volunteered their time to help us celebrate and give thanks together.

Thanks to our Student Council members helped prepare food, as well as the dining area. We are grateful for each one of you!

This week and beyond:

Basketball season is upon us. Please be diligent to check schedules, touch base with coaches, and/or contact Mr. McAnulty (rmcanulty@stmaryshigh.org) if you have any questions. Thank you.

December 5th (Thursday) – Texas Roadhouse Fundraiser. Please bring to the office ASAP!

December 5th (Thursday) – 1st “Friday” Mass on Thursday @ 8:30 am. Our newly trained altar servers will be in full vestments. We hope you will join us.

NO SCHOOL: December 6th (Friday): Professional Development

December 6th (Friday) – Our 2nd annual Alumni Basketball game has been POSTPONED due to a scheduling conflict. Please email Robert McAnulty, Athletic Director (rmcanulty@stmaryshigh.org) if you have any questions.

December 10th (Tuesday) – “Rep Your Flag” Out of Uniform Day hosted by International Club. Cost to participate is $3.00. All funds go to support our two celebrations of Our Lady of Guadalupe on December 12th and our Spring celebration near Mother’s Day. Participants can wear: 1) articles of clothing that show the colors of the nation/flag (i.e. wear red and white for Poland; red, white, and blue for the United States of America) 2) clothing which has the country’s flag on it 3) traditional costumes/clothing of the nation 4) accessories (jewelry/headbands/head scarves) to represent the nation 5) clothing which displays the name of the country. Absolutely NO FLAGS are to be worn as articles of clothing out of respect for all flags. All clothing must be in compliance with Out of Uniform Day Code (excessively tight clothing, hats, yoga pants, etc. are NOT allowed).

December 10th (Tuesday) – Antonio’s Restaurant fundraiser to benefit Home and School Association, 11:30 am – 11:00 pm. Mark your calendars and plan ahead for this night out.

December 12th (Thursday) – International Club hosts Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass @ 10:30 am at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church and a small festival of foods at 11:15 am.

December 20th (Friday) – Christmas Program @ 12:30 pm. More details to come soon.

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Weekly News 11/25/19

STREAM FOCUS:

Religion/Service From Mr. Smith: On Tuesday, November 19th, we delivered 1,060 lbs of non-perishable food items to Pernet Family House. Students in grade 11 helped with delivery and sorting. It is such a blessing to serve others in this way!

From Mrs. Colorio: On Wednesday, November 20th, we sent 135 bags, with a total weight of 2,844 lbs, to Savers for the HSA fundraiser. At 25 cents per pound, we raised $711.00. Thank you for your generous contributions!

From Grade 12: Great news! We surpassed our goal for No Shave November. We have raised $285.00 for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Here are some facts to raise your awareness about cancer: 1) Colon cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in both men and women. And it’s the second leading cause of death among men and women combined. 2) Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the U.S. It accounts for nearly 1 in 4 deaths. (Heart disease is the number one.) 3) Over 2 million skin cancers are diagnosed every year—many of those could be prevented by taking necessary precautions. (i.e. protecting skin from excessive sun exposure and avoiding indoor tanning.) We are still accepting donations for No Shave November. If you’d like to give, please send funds to St. Mary’s Schools. Thank you for your consideration. God bless! ~ STM Class of 2020

A Round of Applause!

Thank you to everyone who contributed and helped with the Savers fundraiser. We could not have done this without you.

Thanks to all students who have participated in Fan Fridays and purchased fan gear to support Athletics. If you need STM gear, order here: https://teamlocker.squadlocker.com/#/lockers/stm-eagles-1?_k=dmtm7q

This week and beyond:

Tomorrow, November 26th (Tuesday) – FULL DAY OF SCHOOL & Thanksgiving Feast. Cost is $5.00 per student. Feast begins at 11:30 am.

Tomorrow, November 26th (Tuesday) – Given the short week, please order lunch by midnight for next week: Monday, 12/2 – Thursday, 12/5.

NO SCHOOL: November 27th (Wednesday) – November 29th (Friday)

Now through December 2nd (Monday) – Texas Roadhouse Fundraiser. See flyer for information.

December 5th (Thursday) – 1st “Friday” Mass on Thursday @ 8:30 am. Our newly trained altar servers will be in full vestments.

NO SCHOOL: December 6th (Friday): Professional Development

December 6th (Friday) – Our 2nd annual Alumni Basketball game has been POSTPONED due to a scheduling conflict. Please email Robert McAnulty, Athletic Director (rmcanulty@stmaryshigh.org) if you have any questions.

December 10th (Tuesday) – Antonio’s Restaurant fundraiser to benefit Home and School Association, 11:30 am – 11:00 pm. Mark your calendars and plan ahead for this night out.

December 12th (Thursday) – Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass @ 10:30 am; hosted by International Club. More details to come.

We wish you a blessed and bountiful Thanksgiving!