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Spring is here!

Tue. 4/14 to Fri. 4/17 Art Goes to School
Thu. 4/16 7th Gr. High School Visitation
Fri. 4/17 Mass 9am - Gr. 5-8
Sat. 4/18 Father/Daughter Dance - 7-9pm
Wed. 4/22 NO SCHOOL - Teacher In-Service
Thu. 4/23 Dress Down Day $1; Volunteer Appreciation
Fri. 4/24 Mass 9am - Gr. K-4; Yearbook messages due
Wed. 4/29 Field trip - PreSchool 4's
Thu. 4/30 8th Grade NYC Trip
Tue. 5/5 Family May Procession - lineup @6:30 by café
Thu. 5/12 Kindergarten Buddy Day
Thur. 5/21 Memorial Day Remembrance program
Mon. 5/25 NO SCHOOL



HASA will have 3 open board positions: President, Recording Secretary, and Treasurer. Please check out News and Announcements on the HASA page (under Parents above) or email hasa@smsk-8.org for more details.

Music Committee Needs Volunteers
HASA Music Committee is looking for volunteers. Help includes behind the scenes with school plays and music shows. If interested contact Colleen Farrell.

Golf Outing
The golf outing Friday, May 8, 2015, is officially sold out! We are now sold out for golfers and dinner. Thank you to all who have sponsored, are golfing, or are coming to dinner. This great event is a huge fundraiser for our school and is guaranteed to be a fun time!! If you have any questions, please contact Jill McCafferty.

SMS Car Magnets
SMS Car Magnets are available for sale for only $5. Tell your friends and relatives to support our school! Proceeds support future marketing.

  CYO News

Volunteers Needed for CYO!!
St. Mary's CYO Needs You! Contact Kevin Bryant or John Yasneski to learn more. Open positions include Uniform
& Equipment Coordination, Boys & Girls Athletic Directors

SpiritWear News
Reminder: The St. Mary Spirit wear website is open for orders. Check it out! montcospiritwear.com.

Also, if you need St. Mary headbands, Spartan Elites, Water Bottles and/ or “It’s a St. Mary Thing” t-shirts, long sleeved t-shirts or hoodies, contact Mhilferty@comcast.net.

Calling for Props!!!

The Music and Drama Department is looking for the following items for their OKLAHOMA Performance to be held on May 15th, 16th, and 17th. If you would like to donate or loan any of the following items it would be greatly appreciated. Please send in to the attention of the Music Room/Jane Weidemoyer. Also, please be sure to label with your name so items can be returned. Thank you, in advance, for your help.

Prop/Costume Needs for Oklahoma!

Butter churn
Wooden pail, cup ladle
Quilt or tablecloth
Laundry basket
Sewing materials
Basket of apples
Bench or old wheels (for pretend surrey)
Bills (paper money)
Cart or satchel for peddler
Coil of rope
Farm tools
Small cot
Old bottles
Jar of smelling salts
Picnic basket (hampers)
wedding bouquet
Egg beater
Small beat up table
Small spools
Cowboy hats (not straw)
Straw farmer’s hats
Western style shirts
Cotton work shirts
Long sleeve Henley’s
Bib overalls
Cowboy boots
Ladies dressy hats
Long full skirts or dresses

Parent Reminders!

Please send notes to school for change of pm dismissal transportation, vacation, scheduled days off, etc. We have 278 students at Saint Mary’s and we want them all to get to the correct locations. Good communication is essential for things to flow smoothly!! Please help keep EVERYONE informed!

PLEASE REMEMBER to label all student items with their names: lunch boxes, coats, sweat shirts, and sweater, hats, gloves, etc. Items are always being found, and labeling will help find its rightful owner! Thank you in advance for your help!

Remember to discuss with your children the importance of hand-washing - it's the best prevention for spreading germs.

If you have a concern, please remember to address your concerns to the appropriate person as soon as possible, waiting often causes other issues. Remember, most concerns are due to no communication or miscommunication.

Communication Envelopes contain important papers to keep you informed of what is going on at Saint Mary’s School and our community. They are sent home with your child every Thursday. Remember...

  • Please return the communication envelope to school with your child each week

  • Please do not return any completed forms, notes, checks, etc. in the communication envelope. Your child’s teacher does not look through the envelope. Forms, notes, etc. should be sent in through school directly to your teacher or the school office.

Parents - making a difference...

If you'd like to volunteer at Saint Mary School, you must complete the required steps. Please download our “Volunteer Clearance Info” and follow the directions. Call school if you have any questions.

Help make a difference at St. Mary's!
Volunteer SignupSt. Mary School relies on its wonderful volunteers each year. Please consider helping out by clicking this link to see all the areas where volunteers are needed throughout the school year. Check back often as more areas for volunteering are added from time to time. Thanks in advance!!

Simple Ways you can help

Please click "Simple Ways..." above, and take the time to look at some other easy ways that you can help our school. Every little bit helps!

St. Mary School Re-accreditation

St. Mary Catholic School has earned re-accreditation by the Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools, a worldwide leader in accreditation and continuous school improvement. Re-accreditation confirms and validates the work we do each and every day to ensure a top quality education for our students. Click here to read more information about this wonderful achievement!



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Newsletter, Calendar and Lunch Menu posted.
Please NOTE: Wednesday, April 22nd was originally scheduled as a school day, but now St. Mary’s will be off that day. If your child ordered lunch for Wednesday, April 22nd, please contact Kris Kessler at
St. Mary's (ext. 250) or email kkessler@smsk-8.org, and you can schedule your child for lunch another day.

Father/Daughter Dance

Saturday, April 18th 7-9pm - All grades invited - Preschool through 8th grade girls. This will be a fun night including DJ/dancing, photo booth and sweet treats! What a memorable occasion this will be!

Saint Mary Parish Family May Procession
In preparing for Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia in honor of the 8th World Meeting of Families, Father Bellopede kindly asks all of our students and their families to attend our May Procession on Tuesday, May 5th. All students and families are asked to please line up on the driveway by the café no later than 6:30 pm. May Procession begins at 7 pm. Let us honor Mary, the Patroness of our School and Parish on May 5th.

Race for Education News!!
The date of the Race is May 13th.

10:15/11:15 - Pre-School – Gr. 2
11:30/12:30 - Gr. 3 – 5
1:45/2:45 - Gr. 6 – 8

Run starts in front of the school and continues around parish complex. All welcome to join in!

Spring Pictures
For spring pictures, everyone gets photographed and will receive a full package. You pay for what you want to purchase. Send back what you do not want.

Join us for Memorial Day Program,  Thursday, May 21, 2015
Please come and celebrate the true meaning of Memorial Day with our students and our local Veterans and active duty soldiers that we are blessed to have home with us now. It's the 9th year that we have been able to teach our students about the sacrifices of the many men and women who have given their lives for our freedom and not just about the start of summer with a 4-day weekend. To the St. Mary's Community, if you have never attended this before, I guarantee you will never miss it again! We are hoping for "standing room only" this year! Click here for the details.


Spring Box Tops Collection Contest
It’s Box Tops for Education Collection time! See this week’s communication envelope for the contest collection sheet. Top 10 students with the most collected Box Tops will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Waltz Golf Farm!! Turn in as many completed sheets as you would like. Send all Box Tops to Amy Golie c/o Sarah 3A by May 8th. Thanks for supporting our school!

Send in your Tissue Boxes
Mrs. Sozda is in need of empty tissue boxes for a craft. Thank you!

Art Room Needs for the Golf Outing
The Art Room is looking for old wooden chairs or stools. If you have any lying around in your basement or attic, St. Mary artists want them! Students will be painting these into masterpieces to be auctioned off at this year's Golf Outing. Ideally, chairs would be not too large, sanded and maybe primed. Drop them off in the Art Room any time before April 10th. Thank You!!

More news and needs for the Art Room...
... Artwork by SMS students is now on display at the Upper Perkiomen Valley Library in Red Hill and will be up for the month of April. Check out all of the wonderful creations!

...Art Room is always looking for Styrofoam egg cartons and large plastic yogurt containers! Please think about recycling these items to our Art Program. Thank you very much to all those who already sent in art room goodies!!

Log onto Artsonia today to see your child's artwork and order gifts online! Every parent should have been emailed a link with their child's access to our school's online gallery. Please email kgiangiulio@smsk-8.org with any questions. To view our school gallery, go to www.artsonia.com/schools/school.asp?id=112141.

2014-15 Yearbooks ...
Click here to get the order form. 8th grade students are busy designing every page, so if you still have pictures to submit, now is the time. Send photos to yearbook@smsk-8.org Don't miss out!!!

Field Day 2015

Field Day is Tuesday, May 19th! Field day is a special day at Saint Mary’s! We have class events in the morning, with a lunch provided. Afternoon has lots of surprises as well. Our students love field day! Everyone participates. We love having parents involved as well!!

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. PLEASE SEND TO SCHOOL.

Spring Uniforms May Now be Worn!!

Spring Dress Code is now in effect. Shorts may be worn. All school clothes MUST be from Flynn & O’Hara. Order now, if needed.


- All uniforms must be from Flynn & O’Hara

- NO girls’ uniforms shorter than ONE inch 
  from the top of the knee

- NO makeup or nail polish

For complete Dress Code details, please click here.

A BIG thank you...

...to Amy Missimer & Jill McCafferty for organizing all the clothing exchange donations! The place looks great!!

week of April 13

Ryan Ferdock
Grace Fitzgerald
Aiden Golovacha
MJ Petro

Congratulations to our students who were caught being good!

Our themes for Student of the Month this year:

September – Charity February – Generosity
October – Honesty March – Self Control
November – Peace April – Faithfulness
December – Patience May – Respect
January – Kindness/Goodness  
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