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Thu. 12/18 Dress Down Day $1; No Lego Club
Fri. 12/19 Mass, 9am, Grades 1-4; Santa Secret Shop
Mon. 12/22 Confessions; Christmas Pageant, 1:45pm in Church
Tue. 12/23 Mass, 9am, Grades K-8; Christmas Holiday begins at dismissal (3:15); NO AFTERNOON CARES
Mon. 1/5 Classes Resume

No LEGO Club
There is NO Lego Club next Thursday, Dec. 18. Lego Club resumes January 8, 2015.


St. Mary School Earns 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. Accreditation is a self-evaluation process that St. Mary Catholic School voluntarily underwent to demonstrate they are meeting a defined set of performance standards. 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!

World Meeting of Families

Philadelphia 2015 today packaged 10,000 letters from students across the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to send to Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, President of the Pontifical Council for the Family, in Rome, Italy. Ranging from beautifully crafted greeting cards to handwritten letters with emotionally resonant messages of love for their own families, students from across the Archdiocese created personal invitations to Pope Francis to visit Philadelphia in September 2015. For more information regarding the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia next September, please visit www.WorldMeeting2015.org. You can also get info on Facebook (World Meeting of Families 2015), twitter (@WMF2015) (@WMF2015ES) and Instagram (WMF2015).

Parent Reminders

PLEASE REMEMBER TO PUT NAMES IN ALL COATS, AND SWEAT SHIRTS! Remember, it's a good idea to label all student items with their names: lunch boxes, coats, sweat shirts, and sweater, hats, gloves. Items are always being found, and labeling will help find its rightful owner! Thank you in advance for your help!

Virus, cold & flu season are upon us. 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.

Every Thursday Communication Envelopes will be sent home with your child. Important papers to keep you informed of what is going on at Saint Mary’s School and our community will be sent home in the Communication Envelopes. A few things to 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 this year...

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!

Promoting Our School

The Enrollment Management & Marketing Committee needs you! Do you have ideas for promoting SMS or can you help prep for our events? Please contact the EMMC if you can lend a hand. Kathy Leach: ktsleach@verizon.net

Uniform News: Fall Dress Code!!

Fall/Winter Dress Code is now in effect. Please remember NO shorts are to be worn. All gym clothes must be from Flynn & O’Hara.

Thank you very much to Amy Missimer, Amy Golie and Jill McCafferty for all their hard work with this extremely valuable program.


- 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.



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Many thanks to Mrs. Weidemoyer, the parents, and the students who participated in the Upper Perkiomen Hometown Christmas Animal Parade. Mrs. Weidemoyer played the guitar as the students sang Christmas Carols for the entire 3 mile parade route. What a Fun Day!!

Great News from St. Mary School!!!

Eighth Grader, Thomas Heibeck has been named a 2015 Neumann Scholar by the Connelly Foundation! Thomas was awarded a four year academic scholarship to the Archdiocesan High School of his choice. St. Mary School has been honored with five Neumann Scholars during the past five years…an absolute record number! Congratulations to Thomas and the Heibeck Family! Thomas, we are so proud of you!

Way to Go!!!

St. Mary eighth grader, Sofia Farrell, has been offered the Music Scholarship for Voice at Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School. She has also been offered the Fontbonne Academic Scholarship and the Voice Scholarship at Mount Saint Joseph Academy High School. Sofia has accepted the Voice Scholarship to Mount Saint Joseph Academy and will be attending next fall. Congratulations, Sofia!!

2015-2016 Letter of Intent

Please fill in and return as soon as possible. Thank you very much!

Woodblock Fundraiser
We are still accepting orders for the Woodblock Letter Fundraiser. 100% of all profits benefit St. Mary School! Click here for more information AND the order form. Orders can be made on http://www.woodnames.com as well. Happy Shopping!!

More Choir News!
Congratulations to our school choirs on an OUTSTANDING recording of Child of the Poor/ What Child is This. This recording was entered into the MORE FM Christmas Competition. Although we were not selected as one of the finalists, they still are the best choir in the area! Keep up the good work! Click the play button below to listen to the recording.


We would like to send out a huge thank you to Claire Ferdock, Megan Bethel and HASA for running the Holiday Sitter Service last Sunday. Parents enjoyed 3 hours of free time, while Claire and Megan oversaw the afternoon of crafts, games and a holiday movie with snacks. The kids all had a wonderful time and we are grateful for your dedication to our school to make this possible! We also thank the high school students that came to help with the crafts and games.

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.

Golf Outing
Our second annual golf outing and adult social will be Friday, May 8, 2015. Registration will begin in January. Any questions please contact Jill McCafferty jill0619@hotmail.com.

From the Art Room
Holiday Gifts from Artsonia! Parents, looking for a unique holiday gift for family or friends featuring YOUR CHILD'S ARTWORK?! Log onto artsonia today to see your child's artwork on various holiday gifts and cards and order online for 25% off! Artsonia will donate 20% of the sale back to St. Mary School for our Art Program. 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. New artwork is uploaded daily, so keep checking back!!

  CYO News

St. Mary's CYO basketball season is here! Come out on Friday nights and support your JV and Varsity Girls and Boys teams.

Hold the date
8th Grade Appreciation Night will be held on Saturday 1/24/15. More details to come soon.

Don't miss Friday Night Lights next Friday 12/19. Both Varsity A teams will be in action against Scared Heart. First game is 7pm.

Reminder: The St. Mary Spirit wear website is open for basketball and general orders. Check it out! montcospiritwear.com.

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




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  
  PA Catholic Conference   Archdiocese Office of Catholic Education   Faith in the Future  


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