Summer Blog Post #4

The New School Year is Almost Here & Your "Back to School" Mailing is on the way!
School Starts on Wednesday, August 26th!

"Back to School" packets were sent via U.S. mail on Wednesday, 8/12/15.  The packet includes many things to read and many important forms to fill out.  Additionally, the packet also lists a number of forms that need to be downloaded from the school's website in order to be filled out and returned to the office.  Please be sure to do this and also be mindful of the deadlines on the forms to help assure a smooth start to our school year.  Click here to view a sample of the packet's contents.  

If you have not already done so, please click on the blog's "Back to School" tab to get supply lists, summer assignments and information about iPad Deployment appointments.

Both PreKindergarten Enrichment and Aftercare begin on the first day of school.  Reservation forms for PreKindergarten Enrichment and Aftercare are also now available on the school's website.  Click here for Aftercare.  Click here for PreKindergarten Enrichment.

Hot Lunch will begin on Friday, September 18th.  The Hot Lunch Order Form is available on the school's website.  Click here.  All orders and payments are due NLT Monday, August 31.  Please note that the price of a hot lunch this year is $4.  Volunteers will be needed!  A Sign-up Genius will be available soon.  Please remember that all volunteers must be Virtus trained.  Until the hot lunch program begins on Friday, September 18th, all students must bring a brown bag lunch each day.  The school's milk program will begin on the first day of school, Wednesday, August 26th.

 has been sent to selected families 

On Monday, 8/10/15, an email was sent to all families that reside in Simsbury (and associated zip codes) regarding the town's publication of bus routes for the new school year.  If you reside in Simsbury and did not receive this email, please contact the school office.

On Tuesday, 8/11/15, an invitation to sign up for DRA screenings has been sent via email to all families with incoming Kindergarten and First grade students.  If your child is entering Kindergarten or first grade and you did not get this email, please contact the school office.

Last Call for Field Hockey Camp!  At least 6 more participants are needed or we will need to cancel the camp for this summer.


TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 9:00-11:30
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 9:00-11:30
THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 9:00-11:30

FOR ALL STUDENTS ENTERING 4TH, 5TH (junior varsity) 6TH, 7TH, AND 8TH (varsity)


Regular practices will be afterschool on Meadow Field on Wednesdays and Thursdays 3:45-5:00 starting Wednesday, September 2nd (pickup at the field)

The coaches will walk the players to the fields.

(We have 8 extra sticks for students who are just trying out this sport.)

Please email or with questions.

It's going to be busy!  Our school's Google calendar is the best way to stay up to date with all of the important things happening at school.  We encourage you to check this calendar frequently for new events and updates.  There is a Calendar tab at the top of the blog.  Looking ahead to the start of a new year, here are some key dates to keep in mind - 

Tuesday, 8/25 -
·          Students entering grade 6 and newly enrolled students entering our grades 7 or 8 are invited to “A Morning in Middle School” from 9-11:30am.  Students will familiarize themselves with their daily class schedule and meet their faculty mentor. 

·           There will be a “Meet & Greet” for students entering Prekindergarten from 9:30 – 10:30am and for Kindergarten – Grade 3 from 10:30-11:30am in the classrooms.  A parent or guardian should accompany the student.

Wednesday, 8/26 - First Day of School!  It will be a full day of school for all students and both prekindergarten enrichment and aftercare will be available.

Monday, 8/31 – Advanced Band begins.

Tuesday, 9/1 – Parent meeting for students interested in joining band for the first time at 6:30pm in the grade 4 classroom.  Parents of returning band students DO NOT need to attend this meeting.

Wednesday, 9/2Back to School Night for Parents Book your babysitter!  This event for parents will begin at 6:30pm in the Parish Center.  This will also be your first opportunity to sign up for Parent/Teacher Conferences in November.

Friday, 9/4 – School Mass at 9am.  All are welcome.  No physical education uniforms should be worn to Mass.

Monday, 9/7School Closed in observance of Labor Day.

Thursday, 9/10 – Cadet (Beginner) Band begins.

Sunday, 9/13Back to School Mass at St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Hartfordat 2pm.  All are welcome.

Mum Sale!  

Click here to download a copy of this flyer and order your mums.  Thanks in advance for your support of our 8th grade.

Summer Fun!

Ava C. spent time visiting one of Laura Ingall's home towns. This picture was taken in De Smet, SD.

The Pericat family travelled to Alaska this summer!

Closer to home, several SMS students all attended the same kayak camp.  It looks like everyone had a great time!