St. Mary's News & Events
Winter Calendar Raffle
Thank you to all families who have already sold winter calendar raffles. As a reminder, each family is responsible for selling 25 raffle calendars. Calendars must be sold by Wednesday, December 18 to ensure that the slips are in place for the first drawing on December 25.
The Winter Calendar Raffle is our school's sole mandatory fundraiser. The funds raised from this year's raffle will allow us to realize two major objectives in our multi-year plan: the purchase of math curriculum resources and books for K - grade 6 (projected May 2020) and installation of two filtered water bottle filling stations (projected July 2020).
Thank you in advance for your support of the Winter Calendar Raffle and St. Mary's School.
Upcoming Important Dates:
Monday, January 20: NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Thursday, January 23: Progress reports sent home today
Sunday, January 26: Catholic Schools Week Mass, 9:30 am in St. Mary's Church
Sunday, January 26: Open House, 12:00 - 2:00 pm in school
Monday, January 27: Susan B. Anthony Historical Biography Performance (K - Gr. 8), 1:00 pm in Church Hall
Tuesday, January 28: Family Literacy Night, 6:30 - 7:30 pm in main school building
Tuesday, January 28: Grade 8 GeoSpace presentation, 6:30 - 8:00 pm in Lower Church Hall
Tuesday, January 28: Crazy Sock Day
Wednesday, January 29: Student Appreciation Day (all students may come to school out of uniform and pizza lunch will be provided free of charge)
Thursday, January 30: Parent Appreciation Day
Thursday, January 30: Crazy Hat Day
Friday, January 31: Teacher Appreciation Day
Wednesday, December 18
Please join us as we need everyone’s help to make this a successful year for all our children!
Details and Information:
MAP Testing continues for kindergarten through grade 8. The remainder of the schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, January 14: Grade 3 (Math), Grade 4 (Reading), Grade 5 (Reading)
Wednesday, January 15: Grade 3 (Language), Grade 4 (Math), Grade 8 (Language)
Thursday, January 16: Grade 4 (Language), Grade 5 (Math)
Friday, January 17: Grade 2 (Reading)
Tuesday, January 21: Grade 1 (Reading), Grade 2 (Math), Grade 5 (Language)
Wednesday, January 22: Kindergarten (Reading), Grade 2 (Language)
Thursday, January 23: Kindergarten (Math), Grade 1 (Math)
SAFETY REMINDER! Our first concern is always for the safety of the children. The area around the school is congested during morning drop-off and afternoon pick up despite the staggered schedules. Regardless of where you park your car, please be sure to use the crosswalks. Remind your children to look both ways before crossing any street, and to wait for drivers to stop before crossing any street. Students and parents must use the crosswalks when dropping off or picking up students. Please do not stop your car in the middle of the street to drop off your child. This is an extremely dangerous habit that puts children at risk. If you are driving, remember that Melrose has a 25 mph speed limit across the city. And most school zones have a limit of 20 mph. Please drive carefully.