Happy Friday, SMCS Families! 

   

Catholic Schools Week Is Here!

Catholic Schools Week is here!  We are looking forward to a week of fun activities and learning.  You can see  the flyer here where you will find the schedule of activities for the week.  Please share it with your child(ren).  We have included 3 color days with one being a comfy pajama day (modest pants and tops).  All 3 days must follow modesty guidelines according to the dress code in our parent/student handbook. 

Feast of St. Blaise

Blessing of throats will take place in the morning on February 3rd.  The Church recalls a miracle cure associated with St. Blaise and celebrates the blessing of the throats with candles.  St. Blaise was a physician and bishop.

Year Long School Theme

Our Catholic Identity Committee is initiating a year-long school theme as a way to unify the school year while building school spirit.  Our first theme however will be slightly longer as it will be the theme for the remainder of this academic year as the 2021-2022 school year. Our first theme is Family!  For the rest of the school year we will focus on Our Family – What does family mean?  What does family mean to you?  We will end our school day with the Family Prayer as seen below.  The opening line reads, “God made us a family.”  Over the course of the Family theme we will focus on different families: our school family, The Holy Family, the parish family, our community family.  Each day as we recite the Family Prayer we will be reminded of the precious God-given gift of family.

Family PrayerGod made us a family.
We need one another.
We love one another.
We forgive one another.
We work together.
We play together.
We worship together.
Together we use God’s word.
Together we grow in Christ.
Together we love all people.
Together we serve our God.
Together we hope for heaven.
These are our hopes and ideals.
Help us to attain them, O God, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

SMCS February Lunch Menu

Here is the lunch menu for the month of February. 

 2021-2022 Enrollment Packet

We are very grateful to our families who have returned their enrollment packets for next year!  Please keep them coming.  February 1st opens enrollment to the community.  Click here
 for your fillable PDF.  Thank you!

 2021 Jackpot Raffle

Here is the 2021 Jackpot Raffle incentive to sell more tickets!  Let’s sell all the tickets to make for a successful fundraiser once more for our school.  If you have sold your tickets and need more, please contact the office. 

As you sell your tickets, please consider turning them in along with checks/cash.  There is a bin labeled “office” in the south entrance (playground side).  When you are buzzed in, just indicate you are dropping off tickets and funds, then place them in the bin.  Someone from the office will remove them straight away.  Thank you.

Reminders Recess Duty
Please continue signing up to assist with recess.  Please click here  to sign up to help with monitoring recess.  Recess runs from 11:20-12:40 Monday – Friday.  The booking page is password protected for the safety of our students; please do not share it.  

Recess duty information may be found here.

Student Absences

If your child(ren) will be absent, please contact the school no later than 9:00 a.m.  Either call the office, leave a message if necessary, or email the office/your child’s teacher.  We need to know your child is safe and to not expect him/her at school that day.

WAYS TO SUPPORT ST MARY’S CATHOLIC SCHOOL
Amazon Smile
Online shopping during COVID-19 has doubled.  Amazon.com accounts for nearly 40% of all online shopping.  Have you purchased anything on Amazon recently? These Amazon purchases can help raise money for St Mary’s Catholic School!   See these directions
 for how to set up smile.amazon.com to donate directly to our school.
SCRIPSMCS participates in SCRIP, a program that helps fund the school by purchasing gift cards to popular stores.  The fillable SCRIP Order Sheet may be used to place your SCRIP cards order.  If you have any questions, please email Theresa Miller at tmiller@eupschools.org or call the school office. 906-635-6141 

SMCS Calendar at a Glance 
February 1: Registration opens to the public, Preschool-8.
February 3: Feast of St. Blaise; blessing of throats
February 1-5: Catholic Schools Week
February 12: Records Day, Early dismissal, 10:30-11:00 a.m. staggered dismissal
February 17: Ash Wednesday; School Mass, grades 4-8; 9:00 a.m.; distribution of ashes at the school to grades preschool-3rd after Mass
February 19: Parent/Teacher Conference by request, Early dismissal, 10:30-11:00 a.m. staggered dismissal
February 22: Teacher Professional Development, No school
February 23: Progress Reports
February 26: Color Day; $0.25 minimum donation to dress out of uniform; Stations of the Cross, grades 4-8, 1:30 p.m.
February 27: Holy Name of Mary First Reconciliation

March 5: SMCS Kindergarten Round-up Cancelled – new date TBD; Stations of the Cross, grades 4-8, 1:30 p.m.
March 12: Stations of the Cross, grades 4-8, 1:30 p.m.
March 19: End of 2nd quarter; Records Day, early dismissal, 10:30-11:00 a.m. staggered dismissal
March 23: Report Cards Issued
March 26-29 Holy Week
March 26: Color Day; $0.25 minimum donation to dress out of uniform; Spring Break early Dismissal; 10:30-11:00 a.m. staggered dismissal
March 29 – April 5: Holy Week & Spring Break 

April 1: Holy Thursday
April 2: Good Friday
April 4: Easter Sunday
April 6: School Resumes 8:00 a.m.; Beginning of 4th quarter
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