Week of October 30

Monday, October 30–no activities (menu change)

Tuesday, October 31–HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! Crazy Socks and Pink Out Day (menu change)

  • SOTM Assembly @ 2:15 pm
  • St. Mary Halloween 5:00-6:30 pm

Wednesday, November 1–ALL SAINTS DAY

  • Joint Regis St. Mary Mass @ 8:15 am (2nd grade)

Thursday, November 2–All Souls’ Day

  • Vision Screening @ 8:00 am 
  • Girls’ Basketball Game @ St. Paul @ 4:00 pm

Friday, November 3–

  • 2nd and 3rd Grade Field Trip to Newmark Theatre
  • Girls’ Basketball Game VS Scio @ 3:30 pm

Menu Change for October 30th and 31st

  • Monday, October 30–no mozza meatball hoagie-burrito instead
  • Tuesday, October 31–no green slime jello-cookies instead

November Menu

Amazing Job St. Mary Students

A HUGE thank you to our St. Mary students and their families for the amazing job they did for the Feed My Starving Children event. Our students turned in over $1800 for this worthy cause. That is over 8000 meals for children in need. The winning class was 6th grade with $297.55 in donations. Great job, everyone!!

Crazy Socks and Pink Out Day-October 31st

Help up celebrate Halloween and Cancer Awareness by wearing your craziest socks and as much pink as you can get on yourself on Tuesday, October 31st. 

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!

Halloween Events Downtown

Please click on link to see what is happening in Downtown Stayton for Halloween.

SCRIP – Order Schedule AND Special Orders

Holidays are coming, which affect the SCRIP schedule. There are only 5 order dates left before Christmas Break. SCRIP makes holiday shopping easy, purchase gift cards for all of those hard to shop for recipients! Start planning your holiday gift card needs now, and purchase early! SCRIP is easy gift giving. SCRIP is also great for your own shopping to purchase gifts (Kohl’s, Macy’s, Target, Wal-Mart, Nike, Cabela’s, Roth’s, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Maurices, Buckle, JCPenney AND many, many more)!

Small denominations cards are also currently available, on a limited basis. This includes $5 cards for many retailers that normally don’t offer those smaller amounts. Check it out!

SCRIP Order schedule is as follows:

  • 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.

Special Orders
Do you need a special order for the office? SCRIP may be able to help!
Scrip shopping isn’t one size fits all – we understand that sometimes your families need to make big purchases, or just give a small “thank you.” Fortunately, in addition to our wide selection of scrip products, we can also work with some retailers we currently carry to place special orders for larger or smaller denominations that are not normally available.

Now is also the time to get in special orders (must be placed by the end of November). Many retailers can provide special denomination cards with a minimum purchase. If your company (or employer) provides gift cards for the holidays, maybe they would be interested in making their purchase through our program. Please contact StMaryStaytonScrip@yahoo.com for additional information.Special orders are great for bigger purchases like fall home improvement projects and furnishings, and smaller denominations make excellent stocking stuffers for the holidays.

If you’re interested in placing a special order, let me know! Make sure you place any special orders by the end of November, because special orders are not available during December.

Please keep the following in mind when considering a special order:

  • Special orders can only be placed for a limited selection of retailers our supplier currently carries. I can let you know the special order policies of any retailers you’re interested in.
  • All retailers require a $500 (face value) minimum for special orders, and some require more.
  • The lead time for special orders will generally be longer than typical turnaround times, and may be as long as two weeks. I can tell you the turnaround time to expect for the particular brand you order.
  • Special orders are non-stock items and cannot be returned.
  • You may be able to get the denominations you need in printable ScripNow® eCards. When you order ScripNow, you’ll receive your eCards much faster and you won’t have to pay shipping. Visit ShopWithScrip.com to see if the brands you’re interested in are available.

Vision Screening 2017

On Thursday, November 2nd, the Lions Club will be conducting a vision screening for the entire student body. They have done this the last several years. If your child wears glasses or contacts, please have them wear them to the screening. Parents will be notified if a vision problem is detected.

The screening will start at 8:00 am and should take less than one hour.If you have been contacted to volunteer, please be here at 7:45 am.

Thank you.

Child Protection Online Training for 2017-2018

This year the update training for returning volunteers who want to volunteer more than 3 times is Safe Haven. To complete the training, use this link and follow the directions it provides. If you will be volunteering in any capacity during the school year, you must have an up-to-date background check, and a signed standards of conduct.

First time volunteers should contact the office to schedule a time to watch the onsite video training Called to Protect.

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.

Vicariate Youth Ministry Survey for Students in Grades 6-12


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.

We are also in need of baskets to use in packaging the gift baskets. A variety of sizes are needed.

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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