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,

Waiting requires patience and perseverance.  In our busy world, we have little time to practice these virtues as technology has provided us with so many conveniences. We can order items online and have them delivered to our house within days or sometimes even hours.  We can go through a drive thru or zap a snack in the microwave and fill our hunger within minutes. We can even binge an entire season (or more) of our favorite show on Netflix without waiting an entire week to see what happens. While all of these advances make our lives easier or at least more convenient, it makes “delayed gratification” a foreign concept to us.

Advent is a time of anticipation that requires us to slow down and focus on the important aspects of our lives. Each week we light another candle on the Advent wreath to mark the passage of time.   The liturgical season cannot be fast forwarded; we cannot skip through the weeks like we do commercials with a press of a button on our Tivo remote. We have to be patient and persevere as we prepare our hearts to be filled with God’s love. Through prayer, the reception of the Sacraments, and doing service for those in need, our spiritual hunger will be satisfied in a much more gratifying way than a quick trip to McDonalds.

The children are eagerly counting down the days to Christmas and are looking forward to the many gifts they will receive. This year, the Kindergarten program is A Bunch of Gifts for Christmas.  As the children sing the songs and act out the Nativity scene, they reflect on all the gifts God has provided us, with the best present being His Presence. What a beautiful reminder of the Reason for the Season! As we celebrate the birth of Christ, we also anticipate His Second Coming. Since we do not know the day nor the hour, it will require us to be patient as we persevere through the challenges we face every day. While the gratification of the coming Kingdom of God may be delayed, it will definitely be worth the wait!

I pray you all have a faith filled Advent, a very Merry Christmas, and the most happy of New Years!

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

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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