News for the Week of 3/23/16

Holy Thursday, 3/24, will be a 12:45pm Early Dismissal. There will be NO PreK Enrichment or Aftercare.  There will be NO band or instrumental music lessons on Thursday.
School is CLOSED on Good Friday, 3/25.  
School is also CLOSED on Easter Monday, 3/28/16. 
Our one snow day will be made up on June 9th, 2016.

Again this year, our 8th grade will present the Living Stations of the Cross for our student body.  Students will attend the Living Stations on Holy Thursday, 3/24, at 9:30am in the Church.  All are welcome to join us.  

Our April school Mass will be held on Friday, April 8th at 9am in the church.  NOTE - This is a change to our original school calendar.  Mass was originally scheduled for April 1st.  Please remember that NO physical education uniforms should be worn to Mass.

Our Final Walk-in Wednesday will take place on 3/30, from 9:30am to 11:30am,  guests are invited take a look in our classrooms, meet our faculty and staff, and see all of the advantages a Catholic education has to offer.  RSVP to Toni Chagnon at or 860-658-9412 

In April, we will host an Open House for Prospective Families on Wedensday, 4/20, from 8:30-11:30am.

Hot Lunch Volunteers Needed for April - June - Our hot lunch program depends on volunteers to keep running.  If you are Virtus trained, and can help out - even just once in a while - please visit the Sign Up Genius to volunteer.  Hot Lunch duty is a great way to brighten your child(ren)'s day and share in the school day. Click here to visit the Sign Up Genius.  Thanks in advance!

2016-17 Enrollment Packets have been emailed to all families. Family Enrollment forms & fees are due NLT April 4, 2016. If you did not receive your Family Enrollment Packet via email or if you have questions regarding enrollment, please contact the school office. Our congratulations to the Gaul and Mikan families. These families attended our "Moving Up Knight" on Monday, 3/14, and were awarded a "paid" Family Enrollment Fee for next year.

We have been advised that the application for the 2016-2017 
St. Mary's School Trust Scholarships is now available.


Who can apply:

Any family whose children have completed a year's enrollment in kindergarten or above and will be enrolled in grades 1 through 8 at St. Mary's School during 2016-2017 is eligible to apply. There are no requirements regarding parish or religious affiliation.

Applications must be submitted no later than April 30, 2016. Click here for a  helpful reference guide. Additional instructions are provided when you access the application link. The link for the scholarship application is:

If you have any questions regarding the application process for the St. Mary's School Trust scholarships or about other financial assistance that may be available, please contact the school office.

It's time to order your SMS Yearbook!  The 
SMS Yearbook is a great way to remember a fabulous school year.  Every student is pictured and every special event is captured and captioned. All yearbooks must be preordered and all orders are due NLT April 1, 2016.   Click here for a downloadable order form that can be sent to the school office with payment or click here to order online.  Our Yearbook ID Code is 9415316. 

March Service Project - Our March service project for House of Bread is being coordinated by Grade 6. They will be collecting boxes of pasta. Donations will be collected through the end of March. The House of Bread uses 60 pounds of pasta  for every meal. 

It's almost time for the Talent Show!  This year's Talent Show will be held on Wednesday, 3/30, in the Parish Center from 6-8:30pm.  Participation is limited to those that auditioned for the show but everyone is invited to come and enjoy this great event! 

Spring Scholastic Book Fair is Coming Soon! April 4th to April 8th is our Spring BOGO Book Fair! Stock up on summer reading essentials and check out newly released favorites! If you would like to volunteer to work a shift at the fair, please contact Jodie Burhoe -

Spring has Sprung! Time to mark your calendar, our annual "Fairway to Heaven" Golf Tournament is fast approaching.  The Tournament is scheduled for Tuesday, May 24th at the Hop Meadow Country Club in Simsbury. 

Exciting new addition this year, Morning Tennis Round Robin Mixer! Stay tuned for more information... 

Community News
St. Mary's Parish Vacation Bible School – We’re taking a trip to Egypt with Joseph and the pharaoh from June 20-23! Your children will love our live music, outdoor games, and stories of pharaoh’s crazy dreams. Registration opens soon! Click here. Questions? Contact Kathleen Keating, Youth Minister and VBS Coordinator, at

Fun on the Farm this Summer at the Community Farm of  Simsbury.  Click here for more information & registration.  Scholarships and extended day care are available.  If  you register before April 15th, you will receive an "Early Bird Special" discount of $10 per week.

Rising 7th & 8th Grade Students are invited to participate in Deerfield Academy's Summer Experimentory.  This is a boarding program that features innovation, technology and creative thinking.  Click here for more information.