Principal’s Message for January 27, 2019

Craig Palmer
This week’s Principal’s Message is about the start of Catholic Schools Week this Sunday and the gift of Catholic education to our nation and the world. You know, Catholic education has faced some tough times of late. We have seen school closings, rising tuition rates, negative press, decreases in the number of those called to ministry, etc. However, those schools that continually fight to remain open and provide an excellent, faith-filled education for its students and families, have much to celebrate! Saint Mary School is certainly one of them! We are proud of our school that is “academically excellent and passionately Catholic”. So, we celebrate Catholic Schools Week with the following agenda. Please come by and see why we say that “Catholic schools have it all”!

Sunday, January 27
                                         CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK KICKOFF
  • St. Mary Catholic Schools Week Liturgy, Mary,Mother of God Church – 9:00 am
  • AOH Polar Plunge for Catholic Education-Sea Bright Municipal Beach-2:00 pm
-        Celebration to Follow, Tommy’s Tap & Tavern
Monday, January 28
  • PTA sponsored Student Philly Pretzel party at all lunches –
“Congratulations on Reaching Polar Plunge Goal of $25,000!”
  • Mobile Ed Productions-Sky Dome Planetarium-Memorial Hall
-        Grades PreK-1         8:30-9:15 am
-        Grade 8                     9:25-10:10 am
-        Grades 6/7               10:20-11:05 am
-        Grades 4/5               12:05 pm-12:50 pm
-        Grades 2/3               1:00 pm-1:45 pm        
  • Staff Pot Luck Lunch-“Meatless Monday”
Tuesday, January 29
  • Mismatch Dress Down Day-SOUPer Bowl Donation to The Barn
  • PTA provides catered lunch for staff in Teachers’ Lounge
  • Teacher Turnover Day-Students teach 30 minute classes
Wednesday, January 30
  • Lead U Empower Hour Assemblies (3 assemblies)
-        Grades 6-8ourH         8:30-9:30 am
-        Grades 3-5         9:50-10:50 am
-        Grades PreK-2   11:10 am-12:10 am
-        Open to Public, Hope in My Heart, Euphemia Hall, 7:00 pm
  • Staff Pot Luck Lunch-“Winter Wednesday”
Thursday, January 31
  • ECC – Grade 4 Play, Hope in My Heart, Euphemia Hall, 9:00 am
  • Gr. 5-8 Play, Hope in My Heart, Euphemia Hall, 12:45 pm
  • Open to Public, Hope in My Heart, Euphemia Hall, 7:00 pm
  • Staff Pot Luck Lunch-“Throwback Thursday”
*Hope in My Heart Written & Produced by Jonathan Butts-Performed by Grade 5
  Friday, February 1
                     “FUNLYMPIC” FRIDAY
  • St. Mary Catholic Schools Week Friday Liturgy,
             Mary, Mother Of God Church - 8:30am
  • $2 Blue & Gold Dress Down Day to benefit Monmouth County ASPCA
  • Saints Alive/ PTA Spirit Rally, Memorial Hall – 12:45 pm
  • New Student Registration, CFA 8:30 am–11:30 am
  • Staff Pot Luck Lunch-“Fan-atic Friday”

God bless you all,
Craig Palmer