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"Shorts Season" is here!!

May 2017

Wed. 5/24 Mass, 9am, Gr. K-8; Memorial Day Celebration;
RSVP deadline for CYO banquets
Thu. 5/25 Ascension of Our Lord; Mass 9am (all students); Student Council - Rita's SPIRIT NIGHT 4-7pm
Fri. 5/26 NO SCHOOL
Mon. 5/29 NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day

Dates to Mark Down:

June 2 – Kindergarten Celebration 9am and last day;
             Pre-K 4s last day
June 3 – CYO Varsity Banquet
June 4
– CYO JV Banquet
June 5
– NO SCHOOL – Professional Development
June 7 – Eighth Grade Commencement – 7 pm
June 9 – Last Day of School – 11 am dismissal

June 26-30 – SMS Vacation Bible Camp

click here to see full 2016-17 school year calendar

Thank you...
...to all the people in our school and parish community who have come together to work on the Race for Education and Golf outing. A tremendous amount of time and effort has been put into these events and that alone has already made them a success. Just as the Eucharist unites us in Christ, so too does our action in pursuit of those things we believe in! Thank you for believing in St. Mary Catholic School!

St. Mary Race For Education

Race for Education News
Race for Education Fundraiser is underway and is on its way to another successful year! To date, we have raised $33,290 and have exceeded our goal of $30,000! Let’s keep that number growing! Our school is blessed with supportive friends and families that we know we can do it! Father Bellopede has joined in on the cause and has raised over $5,000. We are still accepting donations for this great event. You can send in donations through school or can donate online above.

Thank you for your support of this fundraiser! A very special Thank You to Maria Tosco and her many volunteers! We greatly appreciate all the time and dedication you’ve put into making this event a success!

CYO JV Banquet 2017

The JV CYO Banquet for Grades 4-6 will be held Sunday, June 4th at 6:00pm, in the Parish Hall. Cost to attend is $5 per person or $15 per family. Please return this RSVP form to Robin John c/o the school or Parish Office Center by Wednesday, May 24th.

CYO Varsity Banquet

The CYO Varsity Banquet for Grades 7-8 will be held on Saturday, June 3rd at 6:00pm, at the Springford Country Club. Cost to attend is $27 per person. 8th Grade CYO athletes may attend at no charge. Please return this RSVP form to Robin John c/o the school or Parish Office Center by Wednesday, May 24th.

Fall Sports Registrations are now Open!
Fall Sports Registrations are now open for Co-ed Soccer, Co-ed Cross Country (Gr. 4-8), Girls Field Hockey, and Girls Volleyball. Registration for Boys Football is through affiliation and will open at this link on June 1st.

JV sports are for grades 5 and 6 only.
Varsity sports are for grades 7 and 8 only.

Field Hockey and Fall Volleyball is offered for girls. (Co-ed volleyball is only offered in Spring).

Football is offered for boys.

Fall Co-ed Cross Country and Soccer are offered for both girls and boys.

Please keep these notes in mind when registering and only register students for sports they meet the requirements for. We will decide if we are fielding teams based on registrations received by 8/15. Visit the CYO page for links to register no later than 8/15.

We would like to congratulate all of our second graders on the reception of their First Eucharist. This great gift of spiritual nourishment is open to them on a daily basis for the rest of their lives. Pray that our children will learn to take advantage of this wonderful gift at every opportunity in their life.

St. Mary School Gallery on Artsonia

Please view our school's amazing artwork by visiting Artsonia!



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Memorial Day Celebration
We could use some help setting up on Tuesday starting about 3pm for the Remembrance.

The Memorial Day Remembrance is scheduled for Wednesday, May 24th, starting with 9am Mass. Following Mass, join our students, faculty, veterans of St. Mary Parish and members of several American Legions, Marine Corp Leagues, VFW’s, Catholic War Veterans, family and friends, near our flagpole, as we remember and celebrate the many sacrifices made for our country's freedom. Our Memorial Day Remembrance is held annually to teach our children about this special day and the heroes it commemorates. This is a powerful ceremony that should not be missed!

Following the program school parents help to cook and serve a homemade luncheon to honor the veterans in attendance. This event is sponsored by HASA and local businesses.

If you have any questions or would like to help out with our Memorial Day Remembrance please contact kconwell@smsk-8.org.

Student Council Presents...

Thursday, May 25, 2017
@ RITA’S in Zieglerville
1202 Gravel Pike


The PURA syndrome is a brain disorder that causes learning problems, seizures, and other development problems. The PURA foundation is a global, non-profit organization that funds research of the newly discovered PURA gene. This fundraiser is to support Molly Weidemoyer, and other kids facing this disease. Come out and support this event to raise money for the PURA foundation!

Parade Time ~ Show Your SMS Spirit!
Join SMS in our 5th year marching in the Harleysville Parade on Saturday, May 27, 2017! Please help show the community what a great school Saint Mary’s is and have fun while doing it!   Arrive at Indian Valley Middle School (Maple Avenue in Harleysville) by 10:15am for parking and lineup. Wear your blue
& white and bring your school spirit! Parade ends back at the middle school by noon. The route is one mile in length. Questions? Please contact Rebecca Blose or Kathy Leach.

Objective Assessments will be at the end of the month beginning on May 30th for 8th Grade and May 31st for Grades 1-7. Teachers will send a schedule of objective exams by the beginning of next week and will distribute study guides to all students by Monday, May 15th. Exams may not leave school! If you have questions or if you want to see the test after, please contact the teacher who gave the exam and you can set up some time to review with the teacher.

For more photos of events at St. Mary's, check out our School, HASA, and CYO Facebook pages!

Congratulations to the March Students of the Month. St. Patrick was our saint to emulate! These students have demonstrated compassion on a daily bases.

Andrew Baker

Riley McCafferty

Paul Brady

Kerry McCausland

Sabrina Capperella

Hannah Satalin

Mackenzie Cobb

Kimberly Sickinger

Logan Flanagan

Olivia Smith

Madison Heckroth

Tara Yasneski

April 27, 2017

Eleanor Berquist

Taylor Quinn

Abigail Black

Kierra Satalin

Grace Fitzgerald

Kimmy Sickinger

Quinn Leach

Sonia Tosco

Violet Leach

Summer Save the Dates

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, and Box Tops.



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