Last Friday was the end of the first quarter. I am very proud of all the hard work and effort our students displayed and would like to thank everyone. Keep it up for the upcoming terms!
Starting this month, students will have an opportunity to receive a St. Mary’s Vikings Pride Award. This award will be given to them by their teachers on a monthly basis.
Teachers will be looking for students in all grades who show special acts of kindness, good citizenship skills, and display leadership, all in embedded in our environment of Catholic faith. At the end of each month, winners of the St. Mary’s Vikings Pride Award in grades K-8, will receive the award in church after mass. Preschool students will be given this award in class. Winners in grades PreK-2 are asked to come to my office and pick out a prize from a treasure box. Winners in grades 3-8 will be entered into a drawing for a special luncheon at the end of each semester in January and May.
Each non-public chartered school will be accredited by the State of Ohio every six years. Our school is currently in year one, the self-study, and will be visited and evaluated by the state in October 2019. We are asked to define a new academic and religion goal, which will be our focus for the next few years. All parents, faculty, and the students in grades 5-8 will be surveyed via Google form. It is imperative to receive your feedback and we are asking you to please fill out this anonymous survey. This will help us to determine our strengths and weaknesses and make St. Mary’s a better place to learn and grow. The surveys will be sent out this week and based on your answers, we will work on a new school improvement plan. Thank you for your support!
I will be offering Parent Coffee talks for each grade level. They are held Tuesday mornings from 9:00-9:30 in the ABC room. This is an informal get together for parents where school or non-school related items can be discussed. Please refer to the flyer and email that were sent home for more information.
Thank you for your support with the Magazine and Candy Drive. This was a very successful fundraiser!
Our annual Trunk or Treat was a great event. Families from our community truly enjoyed this event, especially the children receiving lots of candy! It was great to see so much creativity in the car decorations and costumes. Thanks to our PTU members who organized this event and to all participants who hosted a trunk. We truly appreciate it and could not do this without your help.
Peace and Joy,