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.

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From the Principal

Dear Parents,

Every year around this time, I tend to lose my voice. While I think it probably has a lot to due with my allergies, I also know that once school starts, I use my voice more and it gets strained. This can be frustrating because I feel like I have so much to say! 🙂 However, it is a good reminder for me to talk less, and listen more.

God in all His wisdom gave us a voice to speak the truth, to speak kindness, and to speak of His love for us. But He also gave the ability to listen, not just with our ears, but our hearts. As I practice patience in not being able to talk as much, I am given the opportunity to hear the needs of others better. I am a “fixer” by nature, so my first instinct is to want to solve everyone’s problems, but sometimes all that is needed is for the person to be heard and to be loved. While I may not be able to fix everything, I can pray for them and hope that God uses me to do His will.

Children have so much to say! They speak volumes with not only their words, but also their actions and body language. One of my favorite times of the day is when I visit the lunchroom. The students are always quick to tell me about their day or some other very interesting fact like they have a frog named Sammy. It is a great opportunity to check the pulse of the school to see if everyone is doing well.

I also get some quality one on one time with students when they visit the office because they are not feeling well or are not making good choices. I have learned from Becky to observe other signs rather than just listening to their words. Often students “feel sick” or act out when they are sad or just having a bad day (not unlike adults!) Sometimes they just need a hug or a few minutes of attention or a couple of crackers!

Every day is a new opportunity to listen to the people around us, to provide comfort, compassion, and friendship. Sometimes that comes in the form of words, and other times it is just with a listening heart. I pray that God gifts us all with hearts that hear and that your families are all healthy and happy!

Blessings,

Michelle Shields

2018-2019 St. Mary Calendar of Events

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.)

Class Mass Schedule 2018-19

We also pray the Rosary each Monday at 8:10 a.m. in the St. Mary Church

Before and After School Care
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
School Supply List

St. Mary School Supply List 2018-19

We are excited to partner with 1st Day School Supplies in offering our families the choice of having a kit with (most) of the classroom supplies created for them. Order your kit by June 30 and it will be delivered to the school before our Open House on August 15. Please check supply list above for items not included in the kit.

Classroom Supply Kit Order

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