News for the Week of 3/30/16

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. 

April Calendar Reminders  -As we look ahead to April, please keep the following in mind:

*  Third Quarter Marking Period ends on 4/1/16.  
     Report cards will be sent home on Friday, 4/8/16.

*  School is closed for Spring Vacation from Monday, 4/11/16 - Friday, 4/15/16.

*  Relaxed Uniform begins on Monday, 4/18/15.  

Used Uniform Exchange - Just in time for the transition to our relaxed uniform, an updated Used Uniform Inventory is available.  Click here.

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. 

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.

Additional Tuition Assistance  - Again this year, tuition assistance will be available from funds provided by the Archbishop's Annual Appeal (AAA), the Catholic Schools' Support Program (CSSP) and our school's budget.  These funds are distinct from the scholarships that are available from the St. Mary's Trust.  The application period for the Trust Scholarships is also open now.  Application details for the Trust Scholarships appear above.

To apply for tuition assistance from the Archbishop's Annual Appeal, CSSP and the school budget this year, your application must be submitted via SMARTAID.  SMARTAID is a confidential service provided by SMART, LLC that helps schools to assess a family's need for financial assistance based on the information provided to SMARTAID by the family.  St. Mary's School, with the guidance and advice of our pastor, Father Matera, will continue to be solely responsible for all tuition assistance decisions and the school will notify all applicants of any tuition assistance awards.

The application deadline for tuition assistance requests is May 15, 2016.  There is a $35 fee to apply via SMARTAID.  If this fee presents a hardship for your family, please contact Mrs. Gannatti.

Click here for a set of helpful guidelines for completing your SMARTAID application.  To access the SMARTAID application, click here.

April Service Project - During the month of April, our third grade class will be coordinating the collection of packages of paper napkins to be used at the House of Bread.  The goal is to collect 1,000 packages of napkins!  Thanks in advance for your support!

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. 

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... 

Simsbury Public Library is hosting events for Teens & Tweens -