News and Bulletins

Raffle: You have one week left to buy tickets (by May 4th)! Call the school office at 906-635-6141.

May 7th, SMCS Jackpot Raffle Day: According to State Licensing rules, we may not hold a live virtual drawing. 

Fr. Sebastian and Fr. Mike will draw all tickets starting at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 7th.  The drawings will be recorded and the announcement of winners will be posted to Facebook and the website; winners will be phoned as well.  

Raffle: You have one week left to buy tickets (May 4)! Call the school office at 906-635-6141.

May 7th, SMCS Jackpot Raffle Day: According to State Licensing rules, we may not hold a live virtual drawing. 

Fr. Sebastian and Fr. Mike will draw all tickets starting at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 7th.  The drawings will be recorded and the announcement of winners will be posted to Facebook and the website; winners will be phoned as well.  

Raffle: You have one week left to buy tickets (May 4)! Call the school office at 906-635-6141.

May 7th, SMCS Jackpot Raffle Day: According to State Licensing rules, we may not hold a live virtual drawing. 

Fr. Sebastian and Fr. Mike will draw all tickets starting at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 7th.  The drawings will be recorded and the announcement of winners will be posted to Facebook and the website; winners will be phoned as well.  

Letter from the Principal 02.03.20

Dear Families of St. Mary’s Catholic School,

Thank God for another successful Catholic Schools Week!  Thank you to all who made it run smoothly, from opening Mass to faculty/staff luncheon.  The lunch was delicious and greatly appreciated!

Our Virtue for February is Self-Control (also known as Discipline).
Definition of Self-Control: Joyful mastery over one’s passions and desires
Self-Control Looks Like:
Raising your hand before talking in class
Self-Control Sounds Like:
I will raise my hand before I speak.

                                                            Education in Virtue

Today is the Feast of St. Blaise.  Fr. Sebastian and Dcn. Romeo will visit the school today to bless the throats of our students, teachers, and staff.  Please see below for a little more information regarding St. Blaise.

No need to make dinner on Sunday!  The Friends of St. Mary’s will do it for you.  Our friends host a delicious spaghetti dinner at O’Callaghan Hall (St. Joe’s) and we hope you will attend; take outs are also available.  All proceeds go to our school!  THANK YOU, FRIENDS OF ST. MARY’S!  Please see enclosures for further information.

God bless,  

Hedy A. Yanni

Principal 

Monday folder 02.03.20

Letter from the Principal 01.27.20

Dear Families of St. Mary’s Catholic School,

Happy Catholic Schools Week!  It was wonderful seeing so many of you at Mass yesterday – what a great way to kick off our week.  Thank you for being there.  For those who could not attend, we gave complimentary microfiber screen cleaner stickers as folks entered the church yesterday.  We enclosed one in each Monday folder today to be sure each of our school families receive one.

The CSW schedule is once again enclosed.  Kindly refer to it for activities.  Thank you to all who sent in baked goods this morning.  Local businesses will be pleased; all the goodies look yummy!

Please find in your Monday folder today a small token of appreciation for all our volunteers.  The teachers, Mrs. Miller, and I put these little thank you treats together as a way of saying thank you to YOU!  Our school is a special place because of the support from volunteers.  Thank you, thank you!  The photo below shows what should make it home to you. ?

Tuesday is a free color day; if students have something with the St. Mary’s School logo, please wear it.  It is St. Mary’s School spirit day!

As always, modesty guidelines are to be followed.

Thursday is our usual school Mass, 8:15 a.m., followed by a Eucharistic procession and benediction.  Please join us for both if you are able.

Friday is also color day.  This is the usual end of the month, last Friday, color day and popcorn Friday.  So, $0.25 to dress out of uniform.  Modesty guidelines here as well.

God bless,
Hedy A. Yanni
Principal

Monday folder for 01.27.20

May 14, 2021 Weekly Newsletter

Happy Friday, SMCS Families!

Today’s e-newsletter will be brief as I shared quite a bit last week, and today I am out of the office and in Marquette attending my son’s ordination to the Order of Deacon – a very exciting time for my family. 

The news I do have for you may be found here.  This is a note from Mrs. Miller. 

I hope you have a great weekend. 

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.

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 

Jackpot Raffle Sponsors


May 7, 2021 Weekly Newsletter

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 

Jackpot Raffle Sponsors

April 30, 2021 Weekly Newsletter

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,
 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.

SMCS Calendar at a Glance
May
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

June
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

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 
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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 
 
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March 5, 2021 Weekly Newsletter

Happy Friday, SMCS Families!

Not as much to report and share this week.  Please keep selling raffle tickets.  Below in red has further information for locations to sell tickets.

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.  

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 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

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