News for the Week of 2/19/14

After 2 snow days & a brief winter vacation, it was "sweet" to come back to Kindergarten today and finally celebrate Valentine's Day!

SNOW DAY UPDATE - As of today - Wednesday, 2/19/14 - we have had 6 snow days and our projected last day of school is Monday, June 16th with a 12:45 early dismissal.  On our original school calendar, our projected last day if there were no snow days was Monday, 6/9.  Our schedule for snow day make-ups is as follows -

Monday, April 21- School will be OPEN with PreK enrichment and aftercare available.  This is a change to our original calendar.

Monday, June 9 - Friday, June 13 - School will be OPEN.  These will all be full days of school with PreK enrichment and aftercare available. The first day of Spring is Thursday, March 20th!  We are almost there!

Monday, June 16 is now tentatively scheduled as our last day of school. This is scheduled as a 12:45pm early dismissal with NO PreK enrichment or aftercare. If more snow days are needed, days will be added. 

Graduation is still scheduled for Friday, June 6th.

Our March School Mass will the 12:15pm Parish Mass on Ash Wednesday, March 5, as we begin the holy season of Lent.  Please remember that no physical education uniforms should be worn to Mass.

Our April School Mass will be on Friday, 4/4/14, at 9am in the church.  All are welcome to join us in worship.  The Home & School Association will host a coffee beginning at 8:30am in the Parish Center.

March Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held from Monday, March 17th - Thursday, March 20th.  Each of these days will be a 12:45 early dismissal.  Important Correction: There will be Prekindergarten Enrichment available until 3:20pm on each of the conference days.  There will be no Aftercare available on conference days.  Unlike the Parent/Teacher Conferences held in November, the March appointments are not considered mandatory though they are strongly recommended.  If you do not sign up for a conference none will be scheduled for you.  You will be contacted by your child(ren)'s teacher(s) if you do not sign up for a conference and it is felt that one is needed. Conference sign ups are again being completed using Sign Up Genius.  Click here to access the Sign Up Geniuses for conferences or use the March Conference tab that appears at the top of the blog.

One of life's biggest questions - If you or someone you know is wondering if their child is ready for Kindergarten, please join us on Thursday, March 13th.

It’s time to start thinking about warmer weather. Save the date for the St. Mary’s School Fairway to Heaven golf outing on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at Hopmeadow Country Club. Please note that this a new date.  The event was previously announced for May 22, 2014 but would have conflicted with our annual Spring Band Concert.  We are planning a great day so start getting your foursome together! Look for more information to register to play or sign up for a sponsorship opportunity in the coming weeks!

Home & School Association News

Another Opportunity to Help Build Our Playground & Enjoy an Adult Evening of Wine Tasting -  Click here to download this flyer to print the RSVP &  payment form.

YOUR HELP IS NEEDED! Nominating Committee:  The HSA is looking for a nominating committee to recommend members of our community for next year’s HSA executive board.  If you are interested in joining the committee, please contact Maggie Domashinski at  or Jennifer Pavlonnis at

Simsbury Food Closet:  Please help fill the Simsbury Food Closet to feed our neighbors in need.  A list of items needed can be found here.

Connecticut Federation of Catholic School Parents announces a new website - Click here to visit this new site.  You can also can now follow the Federation's activities on Twitter @CTFCSP.