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 was recently given the opportunity to speak at a School Board meeting for 5-10 minutes about St. Mary School, and to highlight the events and activities that make our community special. I believe I talked for nearly 20 minutes (at my usual breakneck speed) and did not even come close to covering everything I love about St. Mary! From our students and families to our staff and curriculum to the faith and love of Jesus we share, we are greatly blessed!

This week, we celebrated Catholic Schools Week with the theme of Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed. The best part of the week for me was observing the older students helping the younger students with the activities. On Monday, the students participated in a Scripture Scavenger Hunt where they searched for Bible verses throughout the building. Over 100 Scripture passages adorn our classrooms and hallways so it was not an easy task! With the leadership and service of the older students to the younger students, they were all able to learn and succeed.

Catholic education is truly a gift as it provides our students with the tools to be successful in this world, but more importantly, it teaches the necessary virtues to be happy with God in the next. Thank you, parents, for making the decision to send your children to St. Mary School. Thank you, teachers, for saying yes to your vocation of educating the youth. Without the sacrifices all of you make every day, our students would not have the benefit of a Catholic education. Let us continue to learn about our faith, serve as God calls us, lead without fear, and humbly succeed in our mission.

 

Blessings,

Michelle Shields

GOTR Spring 2019 – SFCS – St. Mary’s Elementary

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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