FIRST HOME BASKETBALL GAME OF THE SEASON!!!
GO ST. MARY'S CYCLONES!
WHEN: Tuesday, November 6th at 4:00 PM
WHERE: St. Mary's Gym
WHO: St. Mary's 7th Grade Boys vs West Michigan Christian
Come on out and CHEER for our CYCLONES!
BONUS: Fr. Dave Gross & Principal Steve VanHammen will be officiating the event
During our Monday morning assembly, Principal Mr. Steve VanHammen introduced our Virtue for the week of October 29 - CIRCUMSPECTION - MEANING: Careful consideration of circumstances and consequences
Job Title: Extended Care Provider
Job Summary: The position involves working directly with children in structured before and after school program.
Location: St. Mary’s School 430 E. Exchange St. Spring Lake, MI 49456
Schedule: Monday - Friday 2:45 – 6:00 pm; Following school year calendar
* Supervises groups of children ages 3 – 11 years old in after school program.
* Plans and implements activities that are developmentally appropriate and consistent with St. Mary’s Mission and Values.
* Creates and maintain a fun and safe environment for all children.
* Communicates with parent/family regarding the child’s day.
* Participates in trainings and staff meetings.
* Implement safety and health measures/regulations in compliance with State of MI licensing regulations.
* Previous experience working with children in structured environment
* First Aid/CPR Certified or willing to become certified
* Must be 18 years old
* High School Diploma
* Willing to submit to background checks
* Become Virtus Trained
616-842-1282 ex: 230
For October's "Love One Another" project, Mrs. Mullally's 4th graders get creative decorating Sack Supper Bags with their Kindergarten Mass buddies in Mrs. Johnson's class. Every day, Kids' Food Basket delivers approximately 8,000 Sack Suppers to students throughout West Michigan. Not only do these Sack Suppers provide a well-rounded nutritious meal critical to the development of the brain and body, they also help brighten each child's day with the inspirational message or decoration on each bag!
During our morning assembly, Mrs. Giroux's 7th Grade students introduced our Virtue for the week of October 22 - PRUDENCE
Please send your Thanksgiving Food Drive donation to school with your child.
They will be presented at the 9:00 AM Mass on Friday, November 2nd. ***Join us for Mass!***
SMART Aid applications for the 2019-2020 school year opened on Monday, October 15th and are due December 1st, 2018.
Current families who apply for aid are encouraged to adhere to this deadline as Bishop’s Scholarship funds are determined using this deadline. Scholarships given by the Bishop’s fund help alleviate the amount that is taken from the scholarship account, therefore, allowing us to service more families. Please do your best to meet this deadline. If you applied last year your information rolls over.
NOTE: Families will not be eligible to receive any Parish scholarship funds until their Smart Aid applications has a "verified" status. ****All instructions are attached ****
Please read the attachments, and if you still have questions, contact Mary Peel in the school office 616-842-1282 ext. 202
All presenters were simply amazing! Confident and prepared!
And the Elected Student Council is...
St. Mary's Student Council Officer candidates in grades 6-8 gave their speeches to the entire student body, explaining why they would be the best candidate for the job. Class representatives in grades 1-8 are elected by their classmates. To learn more about our Student Council and to SEE OUR ELECTION RESULTS visit our website https://www.stmarysl.org/our-student-council---school.html
Student Council Induction following 9 AM Mass NEXT Friday October 26th. JOIN US!
"The purpose of the Student Council shall be to represent the views of the student body, to provide service and activities for the school and community, and to provide leadership training and experience for its student members."
After morning Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance, Principal Mr. VanHammen introduced our school-wide Virtue for the week of 10/15 ORDERLINESS.
Mrs. Mullally’s 4th grade students lead by example. The older 4th graders are excellent role models for Mrs. Johnson’s younger Kindergartners during Friday morning School Mass. The benefits from this cross-grade interaction is seen daily... confidence, respect, friendship and a stronger school community. 😍
CONGRATULATIONS Tyson Lieto - 2nd Grade - WINNER of the Spring Lake Fire Department Escape Plan Contest!
CONGRATULATIONS Tyson Lieto - 2nd Grade - WINNER of the Spring Lake Fire Department Escape Plan Contest at St. Mary's School! Tyson's escape plan was chosen by the Fire Chief out of more than 20 entries from our school. On Monday, October 8th, Tyson received a fire truck ride to school! :) All entries received a water bottle.
THANK YOU SPRING LAKE FIRE DEPARTMENT!
Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held October 23rd and 25th between 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm. You are invited to sign up online at www.ptcfast.com/reg1, where you'll be prompted to enter a code. Please use your student/s Homeroom Teacher Code found below:
SYG1248267 - Johnson (K)
ZG11248270 - Bator (1st)
JWU1248273 - Skorupski (2nd)
TZB1248277 - Suchecki (3rd)
BA41248281 - Mullally (4th)
2M01248285 - Derck (5th)
P1N1248288 - Rhein (6th)
YX71248290 - Giroux (7th)
FXE1248292 - Celano (8th)
If you do not have internet access, please contact Mrs. Peel in the School Office at extension 202. Please note that conferences are 15 minutes in length and with your student/s homeroom teacher only. As a reminder, you can always check your Infinite Campus account throughout the school year to see academic progress.
Mrs. Johnson's Kindergarten students learned to STOP! DROP! & ROLL! if they are on fire. They talked about safe ways to exit their home if there is fire and smoke. They got to see all the different size hoses on the truck as well as take a tour of the inside of the fire truck. Thank you Spring Lake Fire Department!
School-Wide Education in Virtue Program
Last week we learned about RESPECT - Check out the TV Monitor in the school lobby to see who we recognized going over and above practicing the Virtue TEMPERANCE/SELF-CONTROL.
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At our school assembly this morning, Mrs. Derck’s 5th Grade class created a premise, a script, and then directed themselves in a play to showcase good and bad examples of self-control. A creative way to introduce our school-wide Virtue for the week of 10/8 TEMPERANCE/SELF-CONTROL.
St. Mary's Families:
Thank you for everyone who has used the hot lunch program at St. Mary's. In a continuing effort to provide the best service to our students we would love if you could take a moment to answer the survey questions in the link below (only 5 questions).
Tanya & Laura
The October Hot Lunch Menu can be found on our school website. Visit: https://www.stmarysl.org/lunch-calendar-menu.html
Scrip Credit Distributions were run on October 1st and will be applied to your Smart Tuition account soon.
July 1- Sept 30th we had credits totaling almost $5,000. This was for all School and Parish families that use the program to save money on Tuition, Mission Trip, Faith Formation, or simply to donate for the Mary Light of Learning Campaign. If you would like to take part in this awesome program, or simply have questions...please contact the scrip office: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 616-842-1702 ext 260
Visit the website https://www.stmarysl.org/scrip.html
Dear School Families,
Thanks to everyone who has or is selling the WESCO Popcorn Buckets. We've sold over 100 buckets so far! We still have them for sale in the school office if you'd like to purchase or sell them for $12 each. We earn half of the $12 which goes to support our St. Mary's School by helping to reduce the cost of our field trips and general maintenance on our bus.
It was nice to see so many families at the Blessing of the Pets on Thursday morning. I hope to see most of our St. Mary's School dads this Friday, October 12th in the Abbey before school at 8:00 am for "Donuts with Dads". All dads (or any other significant father figure) are welcome to bring their St. Mary's School children to this event between 8:00-8:30 am. It would be great if the dads could join us for our Friday School Mass at 9:00 am.
Stay dry 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."
In following our school "Love One Another" theme, students in Mrs. Giroux's 7th grade class shows their love and support by decorating Sack Supper Bags for Kids' Food Basket of Muskegon. Kids' Food Basket delivers approximately 8,000 Sack Suppers to students throughout West Michigan. https://www.kidsfoodbasket.org/