A BIG shout out to Carol Ventocilla, St. Mary's School class of 2018, for painting bases and a 4 square on our recess play area. Your encouraging message is so sweet. We miss you too!
Today, we discussed our lock down procedures when someone unwelcome is in the building. Doyle's Daily helpers this month are our 7th and 8th grade class who did a great job leading the Memorare and Pledge of Allegiance.
Mrs. Mullally’s 4th graders are studying economics on their chrome books - enjoying the sunshine and fresh air!
Matter may seem to disappear when it dissolves or evaporates, but in fact matter is just changing forms.
LAST CHANCE FOR RAFFLE TICKETS TODAY!!! ￼ Who’s going to win the $10,000 prize?
Come buy your raffle tickets at our parish booth on the grass on the NW corner of the church, near the parish office, from 10 am until the drawing at 8 pm TODAY! THANK YOU to those families who signed up to have their students hold signs letting people know that the raffle sale is going on. It's our final push... the raffle financially benefits our school. Thank you!
Mrs. Johnson’s Kindergarten students are working on “The Daily Five” during their literacy block. They’re building stamina and a genuine love of reading during “Read to Self”.
Watch as Father Dave shares a beautiful prayer with our students and staff this morning. Open Wide Our Hearts linked below: https://drive.google.com/.../16kWykcdkhC1jWzRp3bN.../view...
Reminder: You are all invited to join Bishop Walkowiak for Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Andrew at 7 p.m. TONIGHT Sept. 9. The Mass will also be available via livestream on Facebook @DioceseofGrandRapids, or at www.grdiocese.org.
St. Mary's School answered the Bishop's call to pray for Racial Healing today, on the Feast of St. Peter Claver. Father Dave joined Ms. Doyle during her Doyle's Daily, sharing a beautiful prayer from Open Wide Our Hearts. After learning that our role in racial healing is to offer every person LOVE, KINDNESS, HUMANITY, JUSTICE and PEACE, each class took time to visibly pray for these hopes for all God's children outdoors.
Our teachers met with each student last Thursday, to go over schedules, hand out computers and answer questions.
We all hope and pray for the day when we are all back together. Until then, we are dedicated and ready to support our students in our classrooms and learning from home.
This morning we celebrate the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary with a special prayer and blessing outside.
Ms Doyle's Daily announcements were live streamed and our 7/8 grade class joined her in prayer, Pledge of Allegiance and our traditional flag raising ceremony with a brand new flag to also honor our great country.
An outdoor study in Mrs. Giroux's Science class demonstrates a common way through which bacteria spreads . . . germs carry through the air in sneezes, coughs, or even breaths.
Bishop Walkowiak is declaring Wednesday, Sept. 9 a day of prayer and fasting in our diocese as we work to eradicate the sin of racism from our country and peacefully seek racial justice.
Fr. Dave will lead us in prayer with our students during Wednesday's Doyles Daily and several of our classes will participate in peaceful outdoor demonstrations around our campus throughout the day.
We encourage our school families to attend Mass live streamed from the cathedral Wednesday evening on the diocesan website https://grdiocese.org/ and Facebook page @DioceseofGrandRapid. Also, please read Open Wide Our Hearts: the enduring call to love, the U.S. Bishop’s Pastoral Letter against racism found at https://nam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/...
Did you know?
Our students gather Monday - Thursday at 9AM for our principal lead "Doyle's Dailies from a SHORTER distance". This gathering is virual with students remaining with their cohorts in their classrooms. Each class interacts by participating in announcements, morning prayer, pledge of allegiance and more!
BIG THANK YOU to Katya's grand parents for the orchard fresh apple donation to the hot lunch program!
Another BIG THANK YOU to our compassionate facilities maintenance staff who brought in fans & air movers to the kitchen to offer our lunch staff relief from the heat this past week!
Friday, August 28 is a student Mass day. Please be sure they come to school wearing their Friday Mass Day uniform. The latest version of the dress code can be found at https://drive.google.com/.../1JAU4XKTYn7ugxD.../view...
Day 2 blessings include welcoming two new students and FUN in the sun with Mr. R. BE proud St. Mary's! You are all amazing!!!
There was SO MUCH JOY and God's goodness was all around. Teachers reported terrific first days with enthusiastic, patient and understanding students who made great effort to comply with all our safety protocols.
"We want to extend a warm and endless thank you to you and your staff for ensuring our kids were safe today, felt safe, felt a warm welcome and felt loved. It was my pleasure to share with community, public school educators, family and friends that you all succeeded greatly! We are impressed and overwhelmed with gratefulness that Paige was a part of this experience. Continued prayer for all.
Tina and Tom"
Parent messages like the one above, and your smiles and encouragement at drop off and pick up help as we continue to improve our processes to keep everyone safe. Please keep the grace coming!
Thank you for your continued faith in the St. Mary's team!
St. Mary’s BACK TO SCHOOL Meet ‘n Greet & take a treat is an outdoor event for our preschool-8th grade families, scheduled for Thursday, August 20 from 5:30-7:30 PM.
12 Noon Shotgun start
6:00 PM Cocktails & small plate reception on the patio
Add your name to our growing list of sponsors!
Find all our sponsor opportunities at https://www.stmarysl.org/golf-classic.html
Highlight your business, service, or product while supporting a great cause. Event, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Hole sponsorship opportunities are available. Please confirm your sponsorship by August 3 to meet our print deadline.
This important fundraiser for St. Mary's School advances our mission of academic excellence and faith formation by funding tuition assistance, ensuring a Catholic education is accessible for all families.
Questions? Contact Nick Miller (517) 206-5476, email@example.com
Our next preschool summer playdate is Tuesday, August 4 at Spring Lake Central Park
10:00 - 11:30 - 3 Year Old Class
12:00 - 1:30 - 4 Year Old Class
2:00 - 3:30 - K Prep Class
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