April 23, 2021 Weekly Newsletter

Happy Friday, SMCS Families!

God gave us an absolutely beautiful spring day today!  Physical education for many classes was held outside, recess was outside – plus extra outside recess for many classes, and Kindergarten even had an outside picnic.  I am grateful for every day we are in school and the weather today was just one more reason to give thanks!

The following is a review from last week, just in case you did not have a chance to read the newsletter or simply a reminder if you did.  We do not want anyone to miss this information. 

Please send in sold tickets and money.  The raffle is less than two weeks away.  May 6th!  You are more than welcome to drop them off during morning drop-off or afternoon pick-up.  If it is easier to stop during the day to place them in the office bin in the south entrance, this works as well.  Thank you!

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 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. 

If you are looking for a taco meal this weekend, please consider the taco night fundraiser St. Mary’s Parish is holding for their high school students.  Further information regarding this fundraiser may be found below. 

New MDHHS Epidemic Order

There has been an update regarding masks which primarily impact preschoolers.  The information is as seen below.  

This order is an extension of the previous order, with one important change for child care providers. The mask mandate is being expanded to include children ages 2-5, beginning Monday April 26. Here’s what that means:
* The general mask mandate now applies to children ages 2 and up (instead of ages 5 and up). That means that younger children will be expected to wear masks in public places.
* The order also updates mask rules for child care providers and camps. Now, child care providers and camps must not allow gatherings unless:
* A good faith effort is made to ensure children age 2-4 wear a mask when participating in gatherings.
* Children age 5 and up wear a mask when participating in gatherings.
* As a reminder, a gathering is defined as “any occurrence, either indoor or outdoor, where two or more persons from more than one household are present in a shared space.” Previous orders clarified mask use in different spaces because the masking requirements varied on age and environment. This gathering definition includes all of the areas that were previously referenced (e.g. homes, classrooms, transportation, hallways.)
* Staff are still required to wear masks.
* License And Regulatory Affair (LARA) Mask Overview

Summer Materials

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.
Have a great weekend, everyone!

God Bless,
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.

Diocese of Marquette or Parish

 Taco Night fundraiser for St. Mary’s Parish, April 24th.  Please see the taco night flyer for further information.

SMCS Calendar at a Glance April

Color Day: Friday, April 30th, $0.25 minimum donation to dress out of uniform; please follow modesty guidelines as indicated in the student/parent handbook.

May
Appreciation Day to all Faculty and Staff – No School: Monday, May 3rd
Progress Reports Issued: Tuesday, May 4th

Jackpot Raffle: Thursday, May 6th, drawing at 7:00 p.m.  The raffle will again this year be recorded and shared on our website and FB.  Once the recording has been posted, all winners will be phoned.  

Jackpot Raffle Sponsors

April 16, 2021 Weekly Newsletter

Happy Friday, SMCS Families! 

I received the results from the parent satisfaction survey this week.  Thank you to those who participated.  Thank you for the constructive feedback; we will review the results and guide our school improvement based on your input! 

We are now working on raffle accountability daily.  Please, please send in sold tickets and money.  You are more than welcome to drop them off during morning drop-off or afternoon pick-up.  If it is easier to stop during the day to place them in the office bin in the south entrance, this works as well.  Thank you!

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 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

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.

 Have a great weekend, everyone!

God Bless,
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.  Password: 2021help

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.

Diocese of Marquette or Parish

Taco Night fundraiser for St. Mary’s Parish, April 24th.  Please see the taco night flyer for further information.

SMCS Calendar at a Glance 

April
Color Day: Friday, April 30th, $0.25 minimum donation to dress out of uniform; please follow modesty guidelines as indicated in the student/parent handbook.

May
Appreciation Day to all Faculty and Staff – No School: Monday, May 3rd
Progress Reports Issued: Tuesday, May 4th
Jackpot Raffle: Thursday, May 6th, drawing at 7:00 p.m.  The raffle will again this year be recorded and shared on our website and FB.  Once the recording has been posted, all winners will be phoned.  
Jackpot Raffle Sponsors

April 9, 2021 Weekly Newsletter

Happy Friday, SMCS Families, and Happy Easter, Alleluia! 

I hope you have been having a blessed Easter Week!  It’s good to be back in school during such a joyful time.

Please look for a Family Faith Pledge Card coming home today.  On behalf of our Catholic Identity Committee, each school family will receive this pledge card to assist with welcoming God into daily family life.

Our Preschool-3rd grade classes begin going to Mass next Wednesday, April 14th.  Our younger students will celebrate each Wednesday afternoon through the end of the school year!  Alleluia!  We will follow diocesan protocols when attending Mass.

Students in grades 2-8 will be taking a new religion assessment.  The testing window is April 12th-30th.  Each of these classes will take the Assessment of Religious Knowledge (ARK) over the next few weeks.  The purpose behind this test is to drive instruction and school improvement; it will let teachers know which areas students need further instruction.  Our teachers will also take the assessment, again for school improvement to drive adult catechesis. 

Jackpot raffle ticket sales are going well and going fast!  Thank you to all of our raffle ticket sellers!  Thank you to our raffle sponsors!  These next few weeks bring an even busier time in the office as we collect, count, and verify tickets and money; please keep sending in your sold tickets and funds, it helps immensely with verification.  It’s an exciting time, but a busy one as everyday school tasks continue as well as raffle prep taking place.

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.

SMCS 2020-2021 Yearbook orders may be placed.  Please see the order information sheet for further information.

Devine Mercy Sunday is this Sunday, April 11th.  This is a beautiful celebration.  Please see below for further information.  
 Have a great weekend, everyone! 

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.

Diocese of Marquette or Parish
Divine Mercy Sunday
Holy Name of Mary Parish
April 11: Beginning with 2:00 p.m. Mass – please read here for further information.  
Please read about the origins of Divine Mercy Sunday here.

Taco Night fundraiser for St. Mary’s Parish.  Please see the taco night flyer for further information.

SMCS Calendar at a Glance

April
Color Day: Friday, April 30th, $0.25 minimum donation to dress out of uniform

May
Jackpot Raffle: Thursday, May 5th, drawing at 7:00 p.m.  The raffle will again this year be recorded and shared on our website and FB.  Once the recording has been posted, all winners will be called via phone.

Jackpot Raffle Sponsors

March 26, 2021 Weekly Newsletter

Happy Friday, SMCS Families! 

Below are Holy Week Mass/liturgy times for Holy Name of Mary and St Joseph Parishes as well as Diving Mercy Sunday. 

May all of our families, teachers, and staff have a safe and blessed Holy Week and Easter! 

Diocese of Marquette or Parish

Stations of the Cross – each Friday during Lent: 5:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Parish and 6:00 p.m. at St. Joseph Parish. 

St. Joseph Parish
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Sundays 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Easter Triduum

Holy Name of Mary Parish
Holy Thursday, Mass of the Lord’s Supper, 7:00 p.m.; All night Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the Mary Room
Good Friday, Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion, 1:00 p.m.; Confession 3:00 p.m.
Easter Vigil, 8:30 p.m.
Easter Sunday, 11:30 a.m.

St. Joseph Parish
Holy Thursday, 7:00 p.m. Mass; Chapel of Repose in Parish Hall until midnight
Good Friday, 12:10 p.m. 
Holy Saturday/Easter Vigil, 8:00 p.m.
Easter Sunday, 8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m.

Divine Mercy Sunday

Holy Name of Mary Parish
April 11: Beginning with 2:00 p.m. Mass
Please read about the origins of Divine Mercy Sunday here.

SMCS Calendar at a Glance

March
March 29 – April 5: Holy Week & Spring Break 

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


Jackpot Raffle Sponsors

March 19, 2021 Weekly Newsletter

Happy Friday, SMCS Families!

Report cards will be issued Tuesday, March 23rd.  Please review the card and If you have any questions, comments, concerns, please contact the teacher of the subject in question.  Thank you.   

SMCS has been blessed to remain open with face-to-face instruction since August!  We are certainly praying we continue through spring break (through the end of the year!).  As a gentle reminder to all of us, the following is still in place: any SMCS family choosing to travel during the pandemic, upon returning home, will need to keep their children out of school for an additional 3-5 school days to monitor for Covid-19 symptoms.  If during the 3-5 days after returning home signs/symptoms of Covid-19 develop, students are to remain at home and the family should seek advice from the Chippewa County Health Department and/or seek testing.
 
A week from today we have another half day.  March 26th brings the beginning of our spring break, with a staggered dismissal from 10:30-11:00 a.m. 

Great News!  After spring break, Preschool-3rd grade will begin attending Mass. 

 Have a great weekend, everyone!

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. 

SCRIP
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 tmiller@eupschools.org or call the school office. 906-635-6141

Diocese of Marquette or Parish
Stations of the Cross – each Friday during Lent: 5:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Parish and 6:00 p.m. at St. Joseph Parish. 

SMCS Calendar at a Glance March
March 23: Report Cards Issued
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
April 1: Holy Thursday
April 2: Good Friday
April 4: Easter Sunday
April 6: School Resumes 8:00 a.m.; Beginning of 4th quarter 
Jackpot Raffle Sponsors

March 12, 2021 Weekly Newsletter

Happy Friday, SMCS Families!

A week from today we have a half day.  March 19th brings the end of the third marking period with the afternoon dedicated to preparing report cards.  March 19th has a staggered dismissal from 10:30-11:00 a.m. 

Wow, families have been doing a great job selling jackpot raffle tickets!  Thank you!  Please see below if you need more tickets, see below in bold regarding returning sold tickets and checks/cash, and also see below in red if you would like to sell tickets after a Mass.  Thank you.  

 
Wishtree Wall of Fame trivia winners from the last two weeks.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

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 turn them in along with checks/cash.  We have received word from folks who have purchased tickets indicating checks that were written a month or two ago have not been cashed.  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!

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.

SCRIP
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 tmiller@eupschools.org or call the school office. 906-635-6141

Diocese of Marquette or Parish
Stations of the Cross – each Friday during Lent: 5:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Parish and 6:00 p.m. at St. Joseph Parish.  

Holy Name High School – A Chesterton Academy – Discovery Days: March 14, St. Joseph Parish Hall, 11:15 a.m. – a Catholic high school is opening in Escanaba.  If you are considering a Catholic high school education for your child or would like to learn more, please attend.

SMCS Calendar at a Glance March
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: 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
April 1: Holy Thursday
April 2: Good Friday
April 4: Easter Sunday
April 6: School Resumes 8:00 a.m.; Beginning of 4th quarter 
 
  Jackpot Raffle Sponsors

February 26, 2021 Weekly Newsletter

Happy Friday, SMCS Families! 

Thank you to all of our families for donating non-perishable food items for St. Joseph’s Food Pantry.  Thank you to our 5th graders who walked the building collecting the boxes of food then delivering them to Fr. Romeo’s vehicle.  Thank you to Fr. Romeo for taking the goods to the pantry.  

We had popcorn today to make up for missing it on the snow day during Catholic Schools Week.  Thank you to Mrs. Hall and Mrs. Miller for helping me make, bag, and deliver the popcorn to our classrooms.

Our second grade students whose families attend St. Mary’s Parish will make their First Reconciliation tomorrow.  Please keep these students in your prayers on their special day. 

March is reading month.  SMCS will be reading Wishtree by Katherine Applegate as a read aloud in each classroom, Kindergarten-8th.  Parents’ guide to what is in the book, according to Common Sense Media, has Wishtree rated 5/5 for educational value, 5/5 for positive messages, 5/5 for positive role models & representation, 1/5 for violence/scariness, and 0/5 for language.

Included during reading month, we will have trivia questions each morning.  Students may turn in their answer on a provided strip of paper each day, students who answer correctly will then have their answer placed in a bin, and at the end of the day one of the answer slips will be drawn and the answer will be announced as well as the name of the student who answered it.  A picture will be taken of the student and the photo will go on the “Correct Answer Wall of Fame”.  We are excited about reading month and this fun little ed-venture.

Tuesday, March 2nd, is photo re-take day.  Any student who needs to have their photo retaken, or maybe for the first time due to missing the first school photo shoot, may do so on Tuesday.  Students who are having their picture taken may wear color clothes to school but will change into their school uniform once the photo is complete.  It is NOT a color day. 

Click on the March Lunch Menu to see the school lunches for next month.
Looking for opportunities to sell raffle tickets?  Please see the information below in red.

Have a great weekend, everyone!
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!

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.  Password: 2021help

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. 

SCRIP
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 tmiller@eupschools.org or call the school office. 906-635-6141

Diocese of Marquette or Parish
Stations of the Cross – each Friday during Lent: 5:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Parish and 6:00 p.m. at St. Joseph Parish.  
Holy Name High School – A Chesterton Academy – Discovery Days: March 14, St. Joseph Parish Hall, 11:15 a.m. – a Catholic high school is opening in Escanaba.  If you are considering a Catholic high school education for your child or would like to learn more, please attend.

SMCS Calendar at a Glance February 27: Holy Name of Mary First Reconciliation

March
March 2: School Picture Retake Day
March 5: 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: 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
April 1: Holy Thursday
April 2: Good Friday
April 4: Easter Sunday
April 6: School Resumes 8:00 a.m.; Beginning of 4th quarter
   Jackpot Raffle Sponsors

February 19, 2021 Weekly Newsletter

Happy Friday, SMCS Families! 

Friendly reminder to all, Monday, Feb 22nd SMCS is closed for professional development. 

Tuesday, March 23rd, the third progress report will be issued.

Next Friday, March 26, is color day.  Please send in a non-perishable food item with your child in lieu of a monetary donation to dress out of the school uniform; this is to make up for the non-perishable food drive we missed from the snow day.  The 26th is also our make-up popcorn day that we missed due to the snow day.

Looking for opportunities to sell raffle tickets?  Please see the information below in red.

Stations of the Cross begin today!  Each Friday during Lent: 5:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Parish and 6:00 p.m. at St. Joseph Parish.  

Hope you enjoy the long weekend!

God bless,

Hedy

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!

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. 

SCRIP
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 tmiller@eupschools.org or call the school office. 906-635-6141

SMCS Calendar at a Glance 
February 22: Teacher Professional Development, No school
February 23: Progress Reports
February 26: Color Day; donation of non-perishable goods 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
March 2: School Picture Retake Day
March 5: 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: 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
April 1: Holy Thursday
April 2: Good Friday
April 4: Easter Sunday
April 6: School Resumes 8:00 a.m.; Beginning of 4th quarter Jackpot Raffle Sponsors

February 12, 2021 Weekly Newsletter

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. 

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.

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. 

SCRIP

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 tmiller@eupschools.org 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

February 5, 2021 Weekly Newsletter

Happy Friday, SMCS Families!

Another Catholic Schools Week has come to an end.  Thank you for your support throughout the week.  As a result of the snow day today, we have rescheduled popcorn, classroom movies, and the non-perishable food drive for Friday, February 26th.

We have early dismissal a week from today, Feb 12th.  The afternoon is dedicated to records to prepare for parent/teacher conferences by request, from either parent or teacher.  If you are concerned about your child’s academics or wish to confer with your child’s teacher on other topics, please contact your child’s teacher to set up a phone conference.  The  staggered dismissal on the 12th runs from 10:30-11:00am. 

P2021-2022 Enrollment Packet

Registration for 2021-2022 opened to all in our community February 1st.  Thank you to those families who have returned their enrollment packets for next year as it helps our budgeting process.  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. 

SCRIP

SMCS 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

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 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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