Welcome Back to School!

Dear St. Mary Catholic School Families,

We are so excited about the start of the 2019-2020 school year!  Teachers and staff have been working tirelessly getting their rooms and building ready for the first day of school and everything is starting to come together in anticipation of the arrival of your precious children.

Our Scripture Theme this year is Psalm 133:1-How good and pleasant it is when God's people live together in unity! Our Virtue theme is Unity, which is a very powerful virtue, as it brings great strength to us as individuals and the greater whole. When we practice unity, we allow ourselves to feel connected to everything and everyone.

We will practice this virtue on the first day and everyday, as students and faculty will greet one another and gather in the gym for building-wide prayer and the recitation of The Pledge of Allegiance.  School staff and volunteers will be outside and around the building, starting at 7:30 AM, to greet your students and guide them to the gym.  If your child is having breakfast, please drop them off at the 9th Street Entrance at 7:15 AM.  When they are finished with breakfast, they will be directed to the gym to sit with their grade-level friends.

Our Kindergarten class has a different schedule for the first week of school.  Half of our kindergartners will meet on Wednesday in the kindergarten classroom with a noon dismissal and the second half of our kindergartners will meet on Friday with a noon dismissal.  Friday, August 16th, will be a full school day for grades 1-8 with a 3:30 dismissal time. 

Pre4 will have an Open House on Wednesday, August 14th.  Please come with your child anytime between 8:00-11:00 AM to visit with Mrs. Rohr and Mrs. Sturgeon and to drop off your child's school supplies.  Pre4 will have their first class on Friday, August 16th.  Drop your child off at the front office entrance between 7:45 and 8:00 AM.  11:00 AM is pick-up time.  Please pull up in the circle drive and your child will be escorted to your vehicle.  Wait patiently in line as you progress forward to the drop-off/pick-up area.

Pre3 will have an Open House on Tuesday, August 20th.  Please come with your child anytime between 8:00-11:00 AM to visit with Mrs. Rohr and Mrs. Sturgeon and to drop off your child's school supplies.  Pre3 will have their first class on Thursday, August 22nd.  Drop your child off at the front office entrance between 7:45 and 8:00 AM.  11:00 AM is pick-up time.  Please pull up in the circle drive and your child will be escorted to your vehicle.  Wait patiently in line as you progress forward to the drop-off/pick-up area.

Our office staff is always happy to help you out.  When you have any business or questions for the office, please park your vehicle in the parking lot and come in to visit with either Kim or Cheryl.  You may contact us by phone at anytime during office hours at 316-282-1974.  Our office is open from 7:45-4:00 AM.

Please plan to attend the Back-to-School Night on Wednesday, August 21st from 5:30-7:30 PM.  St. Mary Catholic School PTO is sponsoring this event with a dinner.  Parents will have the opportunity to visit their child's classrooms and get important classroom information from your child's teachers.  This is always a great time to see what your child is working on and to get to know your child's teacher better.  We look forward to seeing all our families in attendance!

This is going to be a fantastic year and look forward to sharing in this incredible school journey with you!

May God Bless You!

Sincerely Yours in Christ,

Natalie Steiner-Principal

School Year Calendar 2019