Week of October 23

Monday, October 23–

  • Pumpkin Decorating Contest Begins Today (see details below)
  • Girls’ Basketball Practice Begins Today

Tuesday, October 24–

  • Pumpkin Decorating Contest continues

Wednesday, October 25–

  • Pumpkin Decorating Contest continues
  • All School Mass @ 8:15 am (3rd grade)

Thursday, October 26–

  • Pumpkin Decorating Contest continues
  • All School Rosary @ 11:00 am

Friday, October 27–

  • Last day to bring pumpkins for Pumpkin Contest
  • Halloween Carnival (see schedule below)
  • 7th and 8th Grade Halloween Dance 6:30-9:00 pm

Parent Club Meeting Tonight @ 7:00 PM

Thank You

Thank you to the Parent Club Hospitality Committee for the wonderful dinners and snacks during Parent Teacher Conference week. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

Please remember to make all checks payable to:

  • Regis St. Mary Catholic School or RSMCS

For Your Child’s Safety

Please remember to wait for the crossing guard on duty to cross you and your child in the morning and at dismissal time. Our goal is your safety. Thank you.

Fall Fundraiser

The Fall Fundraiser is close to over and we need more orders to meet our school goal so we can all see Mrs. Bailey wear the turkey costume!! Keep turning in your orders to the office or your teacher. Prizes will be awarded to the top three selling families. All orders are due by Friday, Oct 20th. Thank you for your support!

Pumpkin Raffle

1$/ticket or 5$/6 tickets. Raffle tickets to be sold at Regis vs St. Paul football game on Friday, October 20th at Regis HS. Game time at 7:00 pm. Winners to be announced during half-time. All proceeds will go towards the 2018 8th grade trip to Outdoor School.

PRIZE – Two winners will each receive a GIGANTIC pumpkin weighing 100+ pounds!

Family Directory

The school directory came home with your youngest or only child this week. If you have not yet seen it, please check with your child.

SCRIP Orders
SCRIP Ordering resumes this week! Get your orders in!

Start planning and ordering for the holidays! Buy a little bit each week, and you’ll be set for shopping! There are SO many options! Almost all retailers you shop at, will have SCRIP, so you can make the most of the program. Free money. FREE MONEY. Take advantage! Help fundraise just by shopping!

SCRIP Order schedule is as follows:

  • Orders placed Friday, October 20, to be delivered Friday, October 27.
  • Orders placed Friday, October 27, to be delivered Friday, November 3.
  • Orders placed Friday, November 3, to be delivered Thursday, November 10.
  • Orders placed THURSDAY, November 10, to be delivered Friday, November 17.
  • Orders placed Friday, December 1, to be delivered Friday December 8.
  • Orders placed Friday, December 8, to be delivered Friday December 15.
  • December 8 is the LAST CHANCE to order BEFORE Christmas Break!
  • Regular orders will resume again in January.

Pumpkin Decorating Contest
October 23-31

The Leadership Team is sponsoring a pumpkin decorating contest the week of October 23 – 31. Pumpkins are to be appropriately decorated or painted, not carved. Bring in your pumpkins the morning of the 23rd through the morning of the 28th. Bring your extra coins to vote for your favorite pumpkin. The money raised will be donated to our school’s Holt child. SCRIP prizes will be awarded to the top five pumpkins. Have fun decorating!

St. Mary Halloween Carnival Schedule

The 8th grade class will again be sponsoring the Halloween Carnival for the school. This year Halloween celebrations will take place on Friday, October 27th, not Tuesday, October 31st. Please click on link to see class times.

Halloween Costume Guidelines

On Friday, October 27th, students are to come to school in their uniforms. They may bring their Halloween costumes to change into for the Halloween carnival. Please do not send costumes and outfits that:

  • Have masks that conceal the entire head or face
  • Dye your children’s hair
  • Include make-up or face paint
  • Are overly grotesque or violent characters, or that go against our Christian beliefs

FYI: The guidelines are in place to:

  • Limit the amount of time spent getting into costume (i.e. we don’t want kids spending 20 minutes in the bathroom putting on face paint for 40 minutes at the carnival). So please send a costume that your child can change into in a minimal amount of time.
  • Maintain a safe environment (i.e. Staff can still identify the children).
  • Stay within our school’s mission and philosophy.

7th and 8th Grade Halloween Dance

  • 7th and 8th grade only
  • October 27 6:30 -9:00 pm
  • Costume Dance
  • $2.00 with costume
  • $3.00 without costume

Students bringing guests must have a guest pass.

St. Mary Halloween

Join us October 31st, 5-6:30 pm for a safe and dry trick-or-treating event! Classroom doors will be decorated and little ones will be able to go door-to-door rain or shine. We ask that if you plan to participate, you donate one bag of candy to the front office for your family. This will help us to keep costs down and allow for everyone to go home with plenty of treats. This event will be open to the public so please, spread the word and invite your friends!

2018 Auction Committee is gearing up for another great year!

Being a part of the auction committee is fun, exciting and a great way to get involved with families and our community. Plus earn share hours!

We are looking for 3 outgoing volunteers who would like to be part of our procurement team. This entails reaching out to a list of families and businesses for targeted items for donation.

Please email your auction chairs Steffanie Piccirilli and Deanne Hayes at auction.chair@stmaryauction.org if you are interested.

Pre-K and Kindergarten Early Admissions

Due to high demand, we will be offering early admissions for Pre-K and Kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year. Early admissions is open as of now and will close November 1st. Any remaining openings will be available during our spring open enrollment. If you have a student currently enrolled in Pre-K, please do not use the online form. A much shorter form will come home with your child!

We are excited to be able to offer a new part-time Pre-K option next year! Parents will now be able to register their child for a 2 or 3 morning option (8-11:30 am) in addition to our regular 5 day program. For more information, please visit our enrollment page at www.stmarystayton.org/admissions and apply online!

Contact Director of Enrollment, Heather Roberts with any questions – heather.roberts@stmarystayton.org.

Drop Off Reminder

Please remember to use the northbound lane to drop off students not the south bound side of the street.

For your child’s safety, please use the drop off line to let your children off on the sidewalk, not in the middle of the street.

Please also remember that you do not need to wait until you are at the beginning of the drop off line to drop off your child. Your child can exit your car on the northbound school side anywhere within that drop off zone. this will help to keep the line moving more smoothly and quickly. Thank you.

Men’s Fraternity Starts October 24th

53rd Annual St. Mary Green Sale

The Green Sale is scheduled for December 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. This fundraising event features handmade Christmas swags/wreaths, centerpieces, themed gift baskets, vendors and a Sunday fundraiser breakfast.

WANTED: CRAFTERS/VENDORS. Space is limited to 6 crafters/vendors; 4 spaces left. Each space is $50.00 for 9 feet wide by 8 feet deep space. Each reservation includes both Friday (December 1, 2017) and Saturday (December 2, 2017). Registration deadline is November 9th. Please see flyer/reservation form for details. If you have questions or need further information, contact Carmela Flett at carmelcorn813@hotmail.com.

Share Hour Opportunity – seeking volunteers to coordinate a time with teachers to assist students in classrooms to complete ornament projects that will be sold at Green Sale. Projects have already been chosen for some grades; just need volunteers to help facilitate and complete with students. Contact Carmela at carmelcorn813@hotmail.com

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