Thank you from the bottom of my heart for these amazing volunteers that supported our 2018/ 2019 HOT LUNCH PROGRAM
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for these amazing volunteers that supported our
2018/ 2019 HOT LUNCH PROGRAM.
Collectively they have given over 225 hours of service! ❤️
Andrea Butler - Jen Fricano - Dave Heinert - Kristin Morrissey
Mary VandeVrede - Julie Walkenhorst - Kelly Weiss - Mike Weiss
Sponsorships are now being accepted for Diamond, Gold, Silver, or Bronze level supporters!
St. Mary's Parish Festival is Saturday, September 7 - Come and enjoy a day of fellowship with our parish and community family.
TOMORROW, Thursday, May 23 is the deadline for students to bring in donations for SLIME WARS.
WHAT IS SLIME WARS?
A fun and messy fundraiser hosted by Student Council to collect donations that will go toward the purchase of new swing-set and playground equipment.
An 8th grade student is assigned to each class as a candidate to dump ingredients on. Each class will dump ingredients on their assigned goggle wearing 8th grader. (Student Council will supply the ingredients.)
All classes collect coins/dollars and participate. Student council is tracking classroom donation totals. (totals determine the ingredients that class will dump)
WHEN? Thursday May 29th at 2:40pm
DETAILS: Ingredients that will be dumped on students include: Milk $10, Flour $20, Nacho Cheese $35, Cottage Cheese $45, Shaving Cream $60, Pasta Sauce $80, Caramel $100, Sardines $120, Syrup $150, Glitter $200, Surprise ingredient $250
These pictures are from a SLIME WARS at St. Mary's 4 years ago.
MARKET DAY WILL BE OPEN THIS FRIDAY! - Hosted by the 4th grade class -
Students are invited up to Mrs. Mullally's 4th grade room where they can bring up to $5 to spend on one-of-a-kind treats, and experiences such as bracelets, video games, raffles, smoothies, hockey, sno-cones, ring toss, prizes, bookmarks, anklets, bottle flipping, slime, pop and chocolate-covered pretzels.
A FUN HANDS-ON ECONOMICS LESSON!👍
CONGRATULATIONS St. Mary's School 8th grade students Clare Stempky and Robyn Hunt!
At the OK Blue Track & Field Conference Championship Meet, Clare Stempky was part of the Conference Champion 4X200m relay team, and Robyn Hunt was part of the Conference Champion 4x800m relay team.
Both ladies have also qualified for the Middle School Track & Field Megastar Meet to be held in Lowell next Week.
REMINDER: Tomorrow is RACE DAY at 1:30.
Family and friends are welcome to come out to St. Mary's and cheer on our kids!
Our PLEDGE TOTAL as of Monday is $25,475! WOW!! Your generous support is so appreciated.
We're still accepting donations in the office, and our on-line portal with an easy link to donate remains open
on our website at https://www.stmarysl.org/race-for-education.html
(we received this donation today from a student - Thank you! )
Congratulation Kyan Bohn!
Kyan was selected by his 8th grade teacher Mr. Celano and Principal VanHammen to participate in the "Lunch with a Deputy" program of the Ottaway County Sheriff's Office. Deputy Corey Allard picked Kyan up from school this past Friday and headed to Butch's Beach Burritos in Spring Lake for lunch to celebrate.
(The Sheriff's Office partnered with Butch's Beach Burritos of Spring Lake as well as the Spring Lake McDonald's, and they provide a complimentary meal for this program)
Both Spring Lake and Grand Haven offer many summer activities and camps for kids. Follow the links below to NORA (Grand Haven) and Spring Lake Recreation Commission websites for age/grade level offerings.
Forms may be found by clicking on the following links:
Please call NORA at (616) 850-5129 if you have questions.
Please call the Recreation Commission at (616) 846-5502 if you have questions.
For our Tri-Cities Unity Auction this year, Mrs. Suchecki donated 'co-Teacher for the Day' as an item.
Two great St. Mary's families bid on it and together it raised $1,500. WOW!!! What support!
Mrs. Suchecki had Miss Paige Lilley as her co-teacher this past Friday.
Mr. Gavin Raha was the co-teacher for the day back in April.
Thank you to all the grandfriends who were able to join us on May 3rd for our annual Grandfriends Day.
Your presence brought so much joy to students, teachers and staff at St. Mary's School!
THURSDAY, MAY 30 AT 7:00 PM
Please join us for Mass followed by a reception (sponsored by our 7th grade class) in the Parish Family Center/gym to honor our 2019 St. Mary's Catholic School 8th grade graduates.
GOD'S BLESSINGS TO ALL GRADUATES AND THEIR FAMILIES!
St. Mary's School Preschool-8th Grade Spring Music Program
DATE: Tuesday, May 21
TIME: 6:30 pm
WHERE: St. Mary's Church
5th-8th grade students are to warm-up in Band Room at 6:00 pm.
Preschool-4th meet your teacher in the gym at 6:15 pm.
WHAT TO WEAR: Students are to wear their Friday Mass uniform
Dave Faber, the Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Grand Rapids, will be visiting school tomorrow (Thursday, May 16) and will be available for parents to meet with him by the Extension Room in the Gathering Space. Dave will be there at the end of the day, 3:00-3:35 pm, if you have any comments or questions for him. 😀
RACE NEWS -
We invite you to come out and watch your children walk or run on the 22nd.
If you'd like to VOLUNTEER, please fill out the volunteer form and send it back to school by Thursday, May 16.
Race for Education pledge totals as of May 13th are $17,765.00.
Sponsorship donations are arriving daily by mail thanks to letters written by our students.
We've also received sponsorship donations through the following link https://www.stmarysl.org/race-for-education.html. The portal will remain open through our race day on May 22
Please help us spread the word!
PARENTS - If you received a Race mailer back because of a wrong address, please correct and return to the school office as soon as possible. Thank you.
Miss Everitt from DeWitt school house transported us to 1895 for a fantastic one room school house experience. The Fourth graders experienced mental arithmetic, math on chalkboard slates, a spelling bee, and a Michigan leaves art project. It was a fun time visiting and learning in the past!
St. Mary's 3-Year-Old Preschool has ONE spot that just opened up!
3YO PS is Tuesday & Thursday mornings from 8:35am - 11:30am.
We also currently have openings in our K-8 along with our NEW Kindergarten Prep classrooms!
TWO KPREP OPTIONS AVAILABLE: 4-DAY M-TH & 5-DAY M-F from 12:35-3:30pm
Call the office and reserve your spot! 616.842.1282
Race for Education pledge totals as of today - May 7th - $9,190.00
Sponsorship donations are arriving daily by mail thanks to letters written by our students just last week.
We've also received sponsorship donations through the following link - RACE FOR EDUCATION PAYPAL PORTAL The portal will remain open through our race day on May 22 - help us spread the word!
SPRING SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR is Monday, May 6-13
Weekdays: 10AM - 4PM
Saturday: 5:30 - 6:15PM
Sunday: 10AM - 11AM & 12-1PM
**ALSO open at our Talent Show on Thursday, May 9 at 6:30PM