HAPPENING NOW and throughout our school day!
Saint on the hour student PA announcements highlighting a less common saint, their connection to BE a witness, and ending with a prayer asking for his/her intercession.
Thank you to the anonymous "Friends in Christ" who delivered the most thoughtful and generous cards to our school staff. You literally made our day with everyone buzzing about the great surprise!
See what is happening in the classroom so you can understand, monitor, and participate in the educational process.
Infinite Campus links are also available on our school website.
A MOBILE APP IS AVAILABLE.
To download Campus Parent mobile app, visit the App Store or Google Play and search Campus Parent.
If you are new to St. Mary's or need instructions for resetting your password, contact Mary Peel in the school office. firstname.lastname@example.org
An email was sent out on Monday, October 12 with Sign Up Geniuses for each teacher's conference schedule.
We will be conducting all conferences VIRTUALLY this fall. After a scheduled noon dismissal on Thursday, Oct. 22, conferences will be held from 1:00-3:00 and 4:30-6:30 that day and from 8:00-10:00am on Friday, October 23rd. Participation on one of these days is required for attendance purposes, so students are encouraged and invited to participate.
Thursday, Oct. 22nd noon dismissal
Thursday, November 5th 1:15 dismissal
**Remember there are no PM busses on these days, and K Prep classes are cancelled. Extension is open on early dismissal days but there is no childcare on Friday, Oct. 23rd.
Miss Skorupski's 2nd grade class used their new Catholic Youth Bibles to read about the Joyful Mysteries and draw pictures of the events! Thank you to the generous donors for providing these bibles for our school.
Ms. Doyle reminds us each morning in her Doyle's Daily from a SHORTER distance that we are called to BE a witness today and everyday, BE taken over by the light of Christ, and to spread that light wherever you are. We do this by following the virtues.
#WeAreSaintMarysCatholicSchool #BEawitness #LoveMyCatholicSchool #EducationInVirtue
The first St. Mary's School Board of Directors meeting since school started will be held this Thursday, October 15th.
The first St. Mary's School Board of Directors meeting since school started will be held this Thursday, October 15th. St. Mary's School Board is an advisory group to the pastor and principal that is responsible for setting policy and guiding the educational programs of St. Mary's School. The board consists of selected members who serve a term of three years with the limit of two consecutive terms.
More information, including the board member contact information and minutes from previous meetings, can be found on our school at www.stmarysl.org/school-board-of-directors.html
Meetings are open to the public and start at 6:30 PM and held in person for board members in the St. Mary’s School 2nd floor art room. Due to COVID 19 restrictions, guests are asked to join the meeting remotely this year. Please email email@example.com for the link if you would like to join us.
ATTENTION St Mary's School 7th & 8th Grade:
The Hand in Hand ministry is a student-led effort to support other students in times of need, primarily through hygiene product donations. Through generous donations, we are able to pack hundreds of bags to be distributed to area youth and families experiencing hardship. This has been a partnership with Spring Lake schools and has included donations to Muskegon area schools as well.
Father Dave has given us permission to host a small service event so that we can restock our hygiene bags. We will have limited attendance, require students and team to wear a mask, and will have gloves and sanitizer available for everyone.
The event will be outside!
**In the event of inclement weather, participants will be notified via text/email and social media.
Here are the details:
Sunday, October 18th
7th-12th grade students
several Virtus trained adult leaders will be present.
Students must wear a mask.
We ask that everyone RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or to me at 937.776.3798.
I look forward to more opportunities to work together with our St Mary's Parish community!
Hand in Hand adult leader and youth program admin volunteer
St. Mary's School 7th and 8th grade students work together to ceremoniously raise and lower 5 flags daily throughout the entire school year -- United States of America, State of Michigan, St. Mary's School, POW/MIA, and the Papal flag. We are grateful to them for providing this important service.
Our 6th graders led our morning pledge, prayer and talked about the virtue trustworthiness during Doyle's Daily from a Shorter Distance this morning.
We know how much many of you want to be with us at our all school masses; We too wish you could see the increased engagement and faithfulness that reverberates due to a little distance between friends. Instead, let us share a little of Father Dave's message from this morning as it relates directly to the times we live in. He told us, "This is a time to love and follow God where ever He leads us." He reminded us that division and disagreement come from the devil, and that we are called to "be brought together by the love of God." With all this in mind, we are embracing civility at St. Mary's School! Be sure to view the video below for more information about the Civility Pledge we are using to teach respectful discourse in our school. https://youtu.be/aYCnQddJpUA
If you are willing to take the pledge to promote civility, love our neighbors, and build community. it is available online at www.CivilizeItMichigan.com.
Pumpkin Footage Video
378 Rubber Bands and 93 hours later... our pumpkin exploded in half!
Thank you Mr. Earl for finding this footage on our security camera. The pumpkin couldn't hold its form and the top POPPED off and slid to the side.
WATCH VIDEO AT https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=992818727853990
Congratulations to our Spring Lake Cross Country athletes. The boys placed 2nd and girls 1st in their 4th race of the season. Special shout out to Garret, Carter, Isabelle and Layla for achieving PR's
OUR PUMPKIN EXPLODED!!!
Unfortunately, no one was present to witness the powerful explosion. Mr. Earl is going through our school camera footage and hopefully we will be able to view the event soon.
We'll be sure to post the video!
Congratulations to our 7/8 grade class who guessed it would take 377 rubber bands to explode the pumpkin - off by only 1!
TODAY at 3:00PM Rosary for America
Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary unites Catholics across the country in a moment of prayer for America at this time when there is so much unrest and uncertainty.
School families, be on the lookout for a Flocknote coming soon with a Google Meet invitation to join us - we will pray a decade as a school.
Framed photographs and drawings of so many special dogs, cats, rabbits, horses...and more lined our Seats of Wisdom -- we just had to share them!
This year, our Blessing of the Pets was virtual. School families were invited to bring in framed photographs and drawings of their pets for a special blessing by Father Dave - in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi patron saint of animals and the environment.
WATCH VIDEO AT https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=629849517922830
Congratulations to our Spring Lake Cross Country athletes on your PR's in your last meet in Allendale!
WATCH THE VIDEO AT https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1689354564562312
BE HERE - 10/7 is an important day for students to be at school.
Wednesday, October 7 is school population count day statewide. Our diocese, school and students benefit from maximum attendance on this day, so please refrain from appointments and BE Here on time and ready to learn! Thank you
Through the generous donations of our St. Mary’s School community, we raised $1923.56 for the Humane Society of Ventura County to help animals impacted by the wild fires out west. Thank you !
Watch Father Dave bless our pets at https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=333491451292561