Happy Friday, SMCS Families!
Ash Wednesday is next week, the 17th. There will be a school Mass, grades 4-8 at 9:00 a.m.; distribution of ashes at the school to grades preschool-3rd following Mass. As a side note, students in grades 4-8 will also attend Mass on Thursday, Feb 18th.
To help with your personal Lenten journey, please consider one or more of the following ideas.
- Daily Gospel Reflections with Bishop Robert Barron
- Best Lent Ever by Dynamic Catholic
- Scott Hahn’s virtual scripture study Parousia: The Bible and the Mass
- Loyola Press’ 3 Minute Retreat. To learn more about the retreats please click here and click on 3 Minute retreat to sign up to have it sent directly to your email each day.
As a school, we will be having a Lent Saint Madness. Each class will read about two saints each day, and students will vote on their “favorite” saint daily; round one: 32 saints; round two: 16; round three: 8; round four: 4; final round 2 determining the winning saint and the Golden Halo awarded on March 25th. We owe this fun and educational idea to https://www.lentmadness.org/. Ours was tweaked with Catholic saints as well as to coincide with our school calendar leading up to Holy Week and spring break.
Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl will be sent home with students on Monday. All funds families save in the rice bowl and return to the school at the end of Lent will be given to CRS. For more information regarding the CRS Rice Bowl project, please visit https://www.crsricebowl.org/
We have early dismissal next Friday Feb 19th. The afternoon is dedicated to parent/teacher conferences by request and they will be conducted via phone or Zoom. The staggered dismissal on the 19th runs from 10:30-11:00am.
Reminder: Monday, Feb 22nd SMCS is closed for professional development.
2021-2022 Enrollment Packet
REMINDER: Every year, each school family needs to re-register their children for the following school year, and registration for 2021-2022 is now open to all in our community. Click here for your fillable PDF; please note, your child’s spot is only reserved if your registration fee has been paid.
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.
Tickets may be sold after Mass at various parishes! Please find the list of places and times to sign-up to sell. You do not have to be Catholic to sell after a Mass.
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.
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
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.
SMCS participates in SCRIP, a program that helps fund the school by purchasing gift cards to popular stores. The updated fillable SCRIP Order Sheet may be used to place your SCRIP cards order. If you have any questions, please email Theresa Miller at email@example.com or call the school office. 906-635-6141
Diocese of Marquette or Parish
Ignite Your Faith: St John Paul IIs Theology of the Body February 13th. For further details, please see the flyer.
SMCS Calendar at a Glance
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