St. Mary School

Welcome to St. Mary!

St. Mary School opened over 50 years ago, and our tradition of excellence in Catholic education continues.  St. Mary parish is very supportive of the school and is committed to providing quality, faith based education to our students.

Currently St. Mary School has grades Pre-K through 6 with approximately 400 students enrolled. In addition to classroom instruction, we have vocal music, band, technology, art, library, and physical education instruction by certified teachers.  Grades K-6 have two 30 minute classes each week in physical education and music, and one 40 minute class each week in art, technology, and library. Preschool students participate in library, music, and technology classes.

All student needs are addressed at St. Mary School. We augment and address student instruction with pull-out and in class enrichment/accelerated instruction or remediation/assistance based on student needs for success. Auxiliary staff, educational assistants, and volunteers round out our certified staff as part of our dedicated educational team. In addition to formal academic enrichment, we offer group band, jazz band and private lessons, orchestra (private lessons and group), liturgical music choir, and several after school clubs.

We celebrate Mass weekly on Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m. and pray the Rosary on Mondays at 8:15 a.m. (in the church).  You are welcome to join us. Please check our calendar, the posted newsletters or contact the school for additional details.  Christ is at the center of our school.

If you would like to learn more about our school or would like a tour, please contact Michelle Shields , Principal @ 334-9881 or Jenni Struck, SFCS Admissions Director @ 575-3358.

Calendar / Events
From the Principal

Dear St. Mary Families,

I pray you are all enjoying the Christmas season with family and friends! Hopefully you are able to stay warm during these very cold days!! Thank you so much for your generous support of our school, the teachers and staff. Your kindness demonstrated in the many hours of volunteering, donations and gifts is greatly appreciated!

Please join all the SFCS schools on January 3rd at 6:30 pm in the Performing Arts Center at O’Gorman High School for the Partners in Formation presentation. Sr. Patricia McCormack will be speaking about the importance of schools and families working together to educate our children in faith. It will be a wonderful way to kick off a new semester! Also, Dress Down Coupons to be used on January 4th will be handed out after the event for all children whose parents attend!

Catholic Schools Week is only a month away and plans are being made to celebrate our school and students! More details to come, but a Talent Show for grades 4-6 will occur on Wednesday, January 31st. Encourage your children to start working on their acts!

The Preschool and Kindergarten Open House will be held on Thursday, February 1st, 5:30-7:00 pm. Formal invitations will be sent to our current families. Please let us know if you have family or friends who are interested in St. Mary School so we can include them in the mailing.

As a new semester begins, we look forward to working with your children on their academic progress, social skills, and faith development. I pray they continue to grow and develop the necessary skills to become successful, caring, productive, creative, and happy individuals! Thank you for the opportunity to partner with you in the great adventure of faith formation and academic education!

Happy New Year!

Michelle Shields

School Mass and Parish Information

St. Mary Parish

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School Mass:

School Mass is held weekly on Wednesdays at 8:30 am. (Rosary begins before Mass at 8:05  a.m.)

We also pray the Rosary each Monday at 8:15 a.m. in the St. Mary Church

Volunteer Opportunities

St. Mary School welcomes you! Our staff, students and families help to create and sustain our positive environment. Guests are greeted and helped to feel welcome. Our families are an important part of our school. We strive to provide quality experiences and opportunities for all to gather together.

Our parent school group is called “SFO” – School Family Organization. They are the central means of establishing committees and volunteers to assist with school projects and outreach opportunities. During the year our projects include –

  • Fall Festival – held in September this is a fun family time with carnival booths, food fare, entertainment, and a silent auction.
  • Book Fair – this is held in conjunction with school conferences in the spring. It is a great opportunity to add to your child’s home library, purchase gifts, and support our school library.
  • Staff Appreciation – the SFO coordinates volunteer efforts to recognize and show their appreciation for the staff at Christmas, Teacher appreciation week, etc.
  • Parent Education and Speakers – the SFO researches/funds speakers and programs that would augment parent and student education.

Other ways we welcome students and families include but are not limited to:

  • Open Houses for new students and families
  • Family donut gatherings
  • Special Masses
  • Parent lunches by classroom
  • Mentor families
  • Volunteering opportunities

If you can help out in any of these areas,or for more information, contact: Michelle Shields @ 334-9881.

Wish List for St. Mary

Thank you in advance for your generosity and for considering our Wish List! Here are our current needs…

  • Reams/cases of white and “fun” colored copier paper
  • Regular and Junior Strength chewable and tablet Tylenol
  • Baby wipes and non-latex gloves
  • Playground sports balls

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