Summer Blog Post #5

Field Hockey Camp has been CANCELLED - Field Hockey practices will begin on Thursday, 8/27, right after school dismissal.  Coach Krocheski and Coach Liljedahl will meet the girls in the upper unit hall. The girls will change and put their backpacks, etc. in the coach's car and we will walk/run the girls to Meadow Field on Iron Horse Blvd. Parents should pick their favorite player up at the field  promptly at 5pm. Practice will always end on time since the soccer club practices on the same field at 5.

Players need to have sticks, water bottles, cleats, shin pads, googles and mouth guards. We do have extra sticks and we will reserve them for the girls who request them.

At this time, one game has been scheduled for the older girls on Oct. 14th vs. Granby 7th grade team. Games will also be scheduled with Simsbury, Canton and Granby rec. teams. The younger girls will play 5th and 6th grade rec. teams from these same towns. Coach Liljedahl will let you know when these games are arranged.

Please have the girls start running. Their team experience will be better if they have a jump start. (Push-ups are great as well.)

Summer Used Uniform Exchange - Students are invited to play on the SMS playground while parents peruse the used uniform inventory on Thursday, August 20th from 6-7pm in the North (playground) parking lot.

PreK Playground Play Date -  Students (and siblings) entering PreKindergarten are invited toa playdate at Simsbury Farms on Friday, August 21 from 4-6pm.  It will be a great opportunity for parents and children to get better acquainted.  Please RSVP to Susan Hayes, Room Parent, at  Please note that this play date is at Simsbury Farms NOT at St. Mary's School.

Grade 8 Parent Meeting - 8th grade is filled with lots of privileges and responsibilities for both the students and the parents. Activities include Thanksgiving Luncheon for the senior citizens, Lessons and Carols, Living Stations of the Cross, a trip to High Meadow, 8th grade retreat, yearbook, field trip to New York, and finally, graduation festivities and Mass. With all of that, there is some leg work to be done and some fundraising as well. Mrs. Gannatti would like to start the year off with an informational meeting for all 8th grade parents on Thursday, August 27th at 7 p.m. in the 8th grade classroom. She would like at least one parent from each family to be in attendance at that meeting.
Please RSVP to

ShopRite for Education Program Annual Registration: Parents and friends can register their Price Plus card to the 5-digit school identification number assigned to St. Mary's School which is:18436. In order to receive credit, this must be done each new school year.

Participants can register their card online at:

Beginning October 1, 2015 and ending April 26, 2016, purchases made using a registered Price Plus card will be accrued in our school's ShopRite for Education account. Only purchases made in participating Connecticut ShopRite Supermarkets will count toward our school's account.