Happy Friday, SMCS Families!

Congratulations to our Jackpot Raffle Winners!  You may see the list here, and once more, thank you to everyone who made our raffle a success this year!  

We had May Crowning this week.  Below are a few photos from each Mass.  We also had our 6th grade students working on our school gardens this week.  Thank you, Mrs. Formolo, and class!

Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools (EANS)

The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSA Act) provides $2.75 billion for the Emergency Assistance for Non-Public Schools (EANS) program, which is part of the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund.  Under the EANS program, the Department will award grants by formula to each Governor with an approved Certification and Agreement to provide services or assistance to eligible non-public schools to address the impact that the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has had, and continues to have, on non-public school students and teachers in the State. https://oese.ed.gov/offices/education-stabilization-fund/emergency-assistance-non-public-schools/

I did apply for the EANS relief grant and the application has been approved.  This is very exciting news for our school.  Mind you, the MDE has not yet released the funding but the first step has taken place with the application being approved. The projected amount our school was granted is $80,612.  Funds have been allocated in the following ways: 
Reimbursement for some of our expenses from the current year: $14,987 
Fixing two broken windows: $1443
Touchless water filling stations (one for each floor!), touchless faucets, touchless flush units: $9300
Classroom document cameras, interactive whiteboards, student Chromebooks, teacher iPads: $39790
Online platforms to support remote learning: $3038
Third party part time classroom Assistant $12,047

School Building Upgrades

We are also looking at starting school building improvements this summer with the updating all four main bathrooms, blinds/shades in classrooms, blinds in gymnasium, and attic window upgrades.  All of these updates and additional equipment make for exciting times for SMCS! 

Both the planning of the EANS program and the school improvements were huge undertakings.  Thank you, Mr. Gardner for your assistance with gathering bids and materials! 

Home And School Association (HASA)

We are looking for individuals to take on HASA officer roles.  HASA is our parent organization that assists with planning and running events for our school.  HASA supports our teachers, staff, and students, and is a great way for parents to complete their volunteer hours while getting to know other amazing people within our school.  If you would like to get more involved, please let me know.  Please consider becoming an officer.  Thank you!

God bless all our mothers!  May each of you have a wonderful Mother’s Day with your family!  This is already a long newsletter, but I do not want any more time to pass without letting our school families know about next year.  I will not be returning for the 2021-2022 school year.  I will remain throughout my contract and wheels are in motion for finding a new principal.  On the teacher front, we have been actively searching for teachers and have some promising candidates.  God watches over our school, He has a plan, and it is always good.

With much gratitude for my time with SMCS,

~Hedy

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.

SMCS Calendar at a Glance

May
Half Day: Friday, May 28th, staggered dismissal 10:30-11:00Memorial Day, No School: Monday, May 31st

June
Last Preschool-3rd Grade Mass: Wednesday, June 2nd
Last 4th-8th Grade Mass: Thursday, June 3rdGraduation Mass: TBD Last day of school: Friday, June 4th, Final Report Card issued & 10:30-11:00 a.m. staggered dismissalTeacher Work Days: June 7th-11th & 14th-15th
Kindergarten Roundup: Tuesday, June 8th 

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