Happy Friday, SMCS Families!

Reminder, Monday, May 3rd, SMCS will be closed (details below), and Thursday, May 6th, is our Jackpot Raffle.  Please turn in all sold tickets and money as soon as possible, but no later than Wednesday, May 5th.  This is our only required fundraiser as years ago we did away having several small fundraisers each year, i.e. candy bar sales, pizza kits, etc. because school families preferred one major fundraiser.  The Jackpot Raffle generates $50,000.00 for SMCS.  Thank you, families, and all who have sold and purchased tickets!   The drawing for the Jackpot Raffle this year will once again be recorded then shared on our school website and FB.  Once the recording has been posted, all winners will be phoned and names posted as well. 

4th quarter progress reports go home Tuesday, May 4th.  If you have questions or concerns after reviewing the report, please contact your child’s teacher.  Thank you.

May is the month of Mary!  We honor the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, throughout the month of May.  Younger classes might say a decade of the rosary each day, some classes may study and learn more about the feast days of our Blessed Mother, and yet another way we celebrate and honor her is with the May Crowning.  The May Crowning will take place next week at the Wednesday student Mass as well as the Thursday student Mass.  

Please don’t forget about Kindergarten Round-up, summer learning materials, and the 2020-2021 St Mary’s Catholic School year book.  Details on all three may be found below. 

May School Lunch Menu

Please find the lunch menu for May 2021 here.

Appreciation Day

As many of you know, Pope Francis has named this liturgical year – Dec 8, 2020 through Dec 8, 2021 – the Year of Saint Joseph.  May 1st (which falls on a Saturday this year) is the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker.  Bishop John and Superintendent Mark Salisbury have offered the schools in the Diocese of Marquette “a day off as a way to thank the entire community, beginning with school staff, as well as students and families for everyone’s awesome generosity, hard work, and teamwork during this very difficult year.”  This day of appreciation will take place Monday, May 3, 2021, which means St. Mary’s Catholic School will be closed on Monday, May 3rd; a three day weekend to spend with your family in honor of St. Joseph. 

SMCS Kindergarten Round-up

Please tell your friends, SMCS Kindergarten Round-up will take place Tuesday, June 8th.  Each prospective student will attend round-up; each appointment takes approximately 1 hour; students are assessed in motor skills (skipping, jumping, cutting, writing), conceptual skills (knowledge of colors, counting), and language skills (knowledge of letters, words, ability to solve problems); hearing and vision screening will take place; and immunization record verified.  More information will come soon regarding scheduling an appointment and what a parent/guardian needs to bring to the appointment. 

Summer Materials

Last day to order summer materials with this promotion.  If you are looking for materials to use during the summer months to prevent summer learning loss, please consider Summer Solutions.  Please see this flyer for further information.  If you would like to place an order, use promo code SUMMER3 before April 30, 2021, and receive 10% off orders with 3 or more books.

2020-2021 Yearbook

SMCS 2020-2021 Yearbook orders may be placed.  Please see the order information sheet for further information; the link to the ordering site within the flyer is not working, please use this link.

Teacher Positions 2021-2022 
(Help spread the word, please!)

Do you want to teach in a positive and supportive environment?  St Mary’s Catholic School is the place!  We are looking for two positive Catholic full-time Elementary teachers for the 2021-2022 school year!  Applicants must be certified in the State of Michigan or be in the process of obtaining certification.  For more information, please contact the school office at 906-635-6141 or send a letter of interest and resume to hyanni@eupschools.org.  An employment application may be found on the school’s website https://stmarysup.org/employment-2/ Hope you have any enjoyable weekend.  

God Bless,


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.  Password: 2021help

Recess duty information may be found here.

SMCS Calendar at a Glance
Appreciation Day to all Faculty and Staff – No School: Monday, May 3rd
Progress Reports Issued: Tuesday, May 4thJackpot Raffle: Thursday, May 6th; drawing 7:00 p.m.
Half Day: Friday, May 28th, staggered dismissal 10:30-11:00 a.m.
Memorial Day, No School: Monday, May 31st

Last Preschool-3rd Grade Mass: Wednesday, June 2nd
Last 4th-8th Grade Mass: Thursday, June 3rd
Graduation Mass: TBD 
Last day of school: Friday, June 4th, Final Report Card issued & 10:30-11:00 a.m. staggered dismissal Jackpot Raffle Sponsors