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May 2016

Mon. 5/2 RFE Reward - Nail Polish & Hat Day (Bring in your Cards!); CYO General Meeting 7pm
Tue. 5/3 Reading Olympics Middle School Level ― Pottstown MS; May Procession (by cafe 6:30pm)
Fri. 5/6 First Friday Mass 9am ― Grades K-8
Sun. 5/8 Mother's Day Breakfast Buffet 8:00am-12pm
Wed. 5/11 RFE Reward - Dress Down Day (Bring in your Cards!)
Mon. 5/16 NO SCHOOL - Pastor’s Holiday
Tue. 5/17 Kindergarten Buddy Day
Fri - Sun. 5/20 - 5/22 School Play ― PJPII HS 5:30 to 8:30pm
Mon. 5/23 RFE Reward - Nail Polish & Hat Day (Bring in your Cards!)
Wed. 5/25 RFE Reward - Dress Down Day (Bring in your Cards!)
Thu. 5/26 Field Day; Corpus Christi Procession
Fri. 5/27 Memorial Day Celebration
Mon. 5/30 NO SCHOOL ― Memorial Day
Tue. 5/31 Dress Down Day

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NOTE: online ordering is closed
, but you can still get your 2015-16 St. Mary School Yearbook order in. Fill out and return the order form to school. Any questions contact yearbook@smsk-8.org. Eighth grade worked very hard and put in a lot of effort into this year’s yearbook.

Race for Education Update
St. Mary School's Race for Education was amazing! A BIG Thank You goes out to everyone who donated (that includes all the supporters who donated their time to cheer on the kids)! We offer a major thanks to Maryann Peterlin for her six years organizing and running the Race and to her intern, Maria Tosco, who will take over the reins. Many other volunteers did a fantastic job contributing to this fundraiser. Thank you very much to all of our families and friends for their unwavering loyalty to our school. Your help is greatly appreciated and keeps us a terrific school community. The students worked really hard for all your generous donations and St Mary's has raised $23,000, and counting!! Check out the pictures in the slide show on the right and our Facebook site, for even more.

If you would still like to make a donation (our goal is $30K), it's not too late -- click the link below -- its that easy! Thank you for your continued support!

Art & Music News

Thank you to everyone who attended the St. Mary production of "A Little Princess." We have such talented students!! And thanks to Mrs. Weidemoyer and Mrs. Barzousky who gave so much of their time and talent to work with the students in the Drama Club over the past 3 months. A play is a huge undertaking and Saint Mary’s really appreciates all the extra assistance from: our seamstresses - Mrs. Sozda, Mrs. Rembisz, and Mrs. Creeden; set design and construction - Mr. & Mrs. McHugh; sound assistance - Mr. Weidemoyer and Mr. Noone; flyers and support - Mrs. Buckley; programs - Mrs. Yarrison; SMS HASA for assistance and support; stage extensions - PJP II HS, Fr. Kean and Mrs. Jacobs; stage extension pickup - Mr. McGrory and Mr. & Mrs. Barzousky; and SMS Drama Club Alumni’s Nadya Behrens, Susannah McHugh and Andrew & Brandon Snyder, and to all the parents who worked the door and the concession stand. Without all of you, this major production would not be possible. All of our clubs and events, which enrich our students lives, happen because supporters step up and take on that challenge.

Saint Mary students shined at the Archdiocesan Elementary Festival of the Arts held at Pope John Paul II High School! Over 80 student artists and digital animators were represented as well as over 20 musical performers! Thank you families for supporting the Arts here at St. Mary School!

Visit St. Mary's School online Art Gallery at Artsonia and St. Mary's Art Room Blog to find out what is going on in the Art Room! Both sites will be updated weekly, so keep checking back.

Photography Club...
Click the camera to see images taken by the St. Mary School Photography Club!! The students took some wonderful pictures, so be sure to check out their great work!

Parent Reminders...

Send in Notes...
Please remember to send a note to school stating changes to your child’s afternoon destinations. There are 275 students at Saint Mary’s and teachers will not have time during the day to check their email several times. We need your help in this communication effort. Many times a student come to the office saying “they are a car rider”, because they talked about it at home, but we have no note. Notes would alleviate all the undue stress.

Uniform - Dress Code

Check your child's uniform and please make sure your child is coming to school in the proper uniform. Reread the Dress Code and follow! Dress weather-appropriate as we try to go outside every day, weather-permitting. Check out the Uniform Exchange if you have old uniforms to donate, or your child needs anything.

We continue to seek Nurses and Recess Helpers - Can you Help?

Our school is greatly in need of volunteers to help in the nurse’s room at lunch and recess time. Time would be 12:25 to 1:10pm. Can you spare 45 minutes? Primarily it is just knee scrapes and ice packs. We can really use your help! Parents/Grandparents - are you looking for some time around the children/ grandchildren? Please call the office if available. Thank you!

Discount Hershey Park Tickets are available again this year. Please click here to see the flyer for more information!




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April & May Lunch Menus

Principal's Pen, April 29, 2016
Click here to read the letter from our principal, Mr. Kevin Conwell.

Last Call! Golf Outing & Dinner Social: Friday, May 6th!

LAST Call to get your tickets for our 3rd Annual Golf Outing and Dinner Social. Our School Advisory Board has put together an amazing day at the Brookside Country Club located in Pottstown.

$145 Entry Fee Includes - Cart and Greens fees, Lunch, Beverages and Snacks on Course, 2 Drink Tickets and Post- Round Reception and Dinner Buffet. $40 is tax deductible per golfer.

$45 Dinner ONLY Option! Includes 2 Drink Tickets.

Final Deadline Friday April 29th - click this link and Register Today - its that easy!

Check out some of the basket raffles and auctions for the event...

  • 2 tickets to Villanova basketball game

  • Wine baskets

  • 4 Flyers box seats with parking pass and $100 voucher

  • Kissimmee, Florida 3 bedroom condo

  • 5 tickets to any Eagles game of your choice

  • 4 Phillies diamond club tickets with VIP parking

  • 4 tickets to Notre Dame vs Duke football game

  • 4 Penn State vs Maryland plus parking

  • Salon, bowling, and book baskets

  • Reserved Christmas Mass pew

Don't miss out on all the fun!! Get your tickets while they last!

Celebrate Mom and bring the family to our Parish Hall on Sunday, May 8th for a Mother's Day Breakfast Buffet 8:00am until 12:00 Noon. Menu items include scrambled eggs with sautéed onion and cheese, our famous home fries, glazed baked ham, sausage with peppers and onions, waffles topped with fresh berries, original cinnamon french toast, seasonal fruit, fresh pastries and more! All mothers receive a complimentary gift! Cost: Donations from the Heart! Open Seating. For Reservations contact Mary Creeden at 215-256-0604.
(view flyer)

Reading Olympics

Our Middle School team, Beauty and the Books, compete on May 3rd in Pottstown.

Pictures include: Race for Education; St. Mary's production of "A Little Princess"; Preschoolers celebrate Earth Day; Archdiocesan Elementary Arts Festival.

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join us. More details to follow! All parishioners and
friends of the parish are welcomed to this event.

Saint Mary School Students Win Archdiocesan Essay Contest

The students from Saint Mary School were invited to write an essay entitled, “Who in Your Life Represents Mary.” Congratulations to the following students whose essays were selected by the Archdiocesan May Procession Committee as winners:

  • Jennett Fassnacht

  • Paige Larson

  • Benjamin Laster

  • Alexia Swartz

  • Amy Tran

These students were invited to walk with their mothers/grandmothers /sisters/friends (about whom they wrote) in the annual Archdiocese May Procession at the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia this Sunday, May 1st. The event begins in the Cathedral at 2:00pm and includes rosary, procession and crowning (Mass is not included) and will conclude by 3:15pm. Not only are these students and their families invited, but everyone in our school and in our parish are also invited to attend and take part in this beautiful May procession. Parking is available in the Cathedral parking lot - entrance on 17th Street between Vine and Race Streets.

April 28, 2016

Declan Brady
Victoria Cervantes
Spencer Collins
Joseph Dombroski
Jack Kessler
Ashley Loy
Sophia Sabatino
Christian Smith
Charlie Sutch

April 21, 2016

Christopher Allwein
Dennis Armstrong
Andrew Baker
Sophia Cervantes
Joseph Dombroski
Andres Lugo
Matthew McElroy
Addison O’Brien
Alessandro Pulizzi

Philadelphia Youth Basketball
Summer Camp Series flyer

Penn DOT has closed the Route 73 (Skippack Pike) Bridge in Schwenksville and it will continue to be closed through December 2016. This will have a significant impact on arrival and departure from school. Please do your best to plan to arrive on time. We will pass on any information we receive from Bus Companies concerning changes that may be made to current transportation.




Do you Recycle? Please use the paper recycle bins across from Church and next to the school café. Saint Mary’s also collects: used ink jet cartridges, old cell phones, Box Tops, and Campbell Soup Labels.


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