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The School Office will send an email to School Families on the last day of each week with important news and notes for the upcoming school week. Please look it over carefully. If you would like to be added to our email distribution list contact the school office at (616) 842-1282 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear School Families,
Thanks to everyone who has completed the Parent Survey from the Diocese of Grand Rapids. You have until Friday, April 26th to give us feedback on ways we can improve the mission here at St. Mary's School. If you haven't had a chance to complete it, please take a few minutes via this Survey Monkey link below.
Diocese of Grand Rapids Parent/Community Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CatholicIdentityParents-Community18-19
Be sure to scroll down to view the many events that are scheduled over the next couple weeks.
Safe travels for those on the road traveling this weekend.
Steve VanHammen, Principal
St. Mary's School, Spring Lake
Phone (616) 842-1282
"Inspired by Saint Mary and rooted in our Catholic faith, St. Mary's School fosters spiritual development, academic excellence, responsibility to self, and service to others in order that the Gospel of Christ may be known in the world."
SCHOOL-WIDE EDUCATION IN VIRTUE PROGRAM
We will introduce the Virtue INDUSTRIOUSNESS for the week beginning Monday, April 22. Meaning: Diligence, especially in work that leads to natural and supernatural maturity.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST & ERA DAY! - SAVE THE DATE!!!
Wednesday, April 24 @ 8:00AM in the Abbey/Lunchroom
St. Mary's School Student Council is sponsoring a FREE breakfast for St. Mary's School students before school on Wednesday, April 24. Pancakes, sausage, fruit and a juice box will be served.
Wednesday will also be ERA DAY! (Since ERA day was cancelled during Spirit Week/snow day)
Students can come to school dressed in clothing and accessories from their favorite ERA - 1960's, 1970's, 1980's etc.
COOL SCHOOLS at The Front Porch - SAVE THE DATE!!!
Monday, April 29 is the date for our St. Mary's School Cool Schools fundraiser at the Front Porch in Spring Lake.
Plan your family outing for some ice cream - St. Mary's will benefit from your purchase that day!
The Front Porch hours: 11AM-10PM
GRAND FRIENDS DAY - SAVE THE DATE!!!
Friday, May 3, 2019 @ 9:00AM - Giving GRAND THANKS to our amazing grand friends!
Grand Friends are welcome to sit with their student/s at our 9:00AM School Mass and join them afterward for refreshments and a classroom visit. Friday will also be a 1/2 day of school with dismissal at noon.
SPRING TALENT SHOW - St. Mary's School's Got Talent - SAVE THE DATE!!!
Thursday, May 9 @ 6:30PM - 7:30PM in the St. Mary's Gym
Mark your calendar for an evening of EXCITEMENT!
Preschool through 8th grade students and staff Spring Talent Show sponsored by St. Mary's Student Council.
Admission at the door: $1 or $5 for a family of 5 or more.
Students, grab your friends and think about what 'talent' you would like to share with your fellow St. Mary's School students and their families. If you'd like to participate in this year's Talent Show, please fill out a permission form - available in the school office - and return to Mrs. Fojtik's attention NO LATER THAN WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24
MUFFINS with MOM - SAVE THE DATE!!!
Friday, May 10 @ 8:00AM in the Abbey/Lunchroom - followed by Mass at 9AM
The PTO would like to invite MOM, or special MOM figure, to join their student/s for muffins and juice before school - followed by Mass at 9:00AM.
St. Mary's Mission Trip Donation Night at Stan's - SAVE THE DATE!!!
Wednesday, May 8th from 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Stan's Bar owners are GOING ALL OUT to support St. Mary's Mission Trip this summer! Please make it a point to stop by Stan's Bar May 8th between 5:00PM - 8:00PM to socialize with chaperones who will be caring for our students on Mission. Stan's is located at 208 W. Savidge in Spring Lake. Questions? Please contact Chris Iwan/Coordinator of Middle School and High School Youth Ministry at 616-935-6974
Friday, May 10 after the 9:00AM Mass, students and staff will process outside to the Mother Mary Statue located next to the front entrance of our school, present flowers and Father Dave will hold a short May Crowning prayer service.
RACE FOR EDUCATION - SAVE THE DATE!!!
Wednesday, May 22nd @1:30PM - RACE DAY! Love One Another Color Day
For those families new to St. Mary's School, the Race for Education was created so we don't have as many other fundraisers such as candy bar and gift wrap sales. Our Race is FUN for our students and a wonderful fundraiser that helps cover so may areas important to our school
Please visit our website for more race information and an EASY LINK TO DONATE https://www.stmarysl.org/race-for-education.html
We look forward to ALL families participating in the process.
Students will wear their LOVE ONE ANOTHER t-shirts on Race day again this year.
ST. MARY'S VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Planning and registration for this summer's VBS 2019 is UNDERWAY held June 17-21 from 9:00am - Noon for K-5th. St. Mary's Vacation Bible School, Johan, Chapter 5: More than a Whale of a Tale, is an original, one of a kind experience! It will be a faith-filled week full of fun, music, adventure, movement, and art. Volunteers (adult and teen) are needed. As always, children or grandchildren of volunteers get to attend for FREE! Register at https://www.stmarysl.org/vbs-registration-page.html
Cathy Pearce/Director of Elementary Faith Formation/St. Mary's Parish
Spring is finally here! Time to start spring cleaning. The Cash & Carry box has everything you need to help spruce up your home! Pick up gift cards for Allied/Republic Waste, Amazon, Bed Bath and Beyond, Home Depot, Kohl's, Meijer, Menard's, Target, Walmart and many more. NEW*** For a limited time, some of your favorite brands are offeriang low denomination cards, perfect for teacher appreciation and grad parties. The cards will be available for special order until May 24, while supplies last. For more information, visit the scrip website. www.stmarysl.org/scrip. Scrip will not be sold after masses on Easter weekend. Have a blessed Easter with your family and friends.
Jennifer Grossman & Marci Hamilton
616-842-1702 ext. 260
Friday Morning School Mass Liturgy Schedule
Join us Friday mornings for our 9:00AM Children's Mass - All welcome!
Father Dave will be our Celebrant. Father Chuck will be our Celebrant the 2nd Friday/month)
Choir/Music led by Miss Draeger
Friday, April 19 - NO SCHOOL/Good Friday
Friday, April 26 - Mass prepared by 3rd Grade Students - 7th/8th Grade Choir
Saturday, April 20 - Sophia Raguse - 6th Grade
Saturday, April 20 - Lola Bugay - 3rd Grade
Monday, April 22 - Emilia Osborn - Preschool
Tuesday, April 23 - Rita Yousef - 3rd Grade
Friday, April 26 - John Westhoff - 3rd Grade
Saturday, April 27 - Isabella Michael - 6th Grade
Friday, April 19 - NO SCHOOL - GOOD FRIDAY
Wednesday, April 24 - Pancake Breakfast 8:00AM and ERA DAY
Monday, April 29 - Cool Schools Fundraiser at The Front Porch
Friday, May 3 - Grand Friends Day 1/2 DAY OF SCHOOL - DISMISSAL AT NOON (No afternoon SL Bus)
Thursday, May 9 - School Talent Show 6:30PM-7:30PM
Friday, May 10 – Muffins with Mom at 8:00AM/Abbey
Friday, May 10 - May Crowning Mass at 9:00AM
Wednesday, May 22 - Race for Education - Race Day! Love One Another Color Day
St. Mary's School
430 E. Savidge Street
Spring Lake, MI 49456