Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year!
We hope that everyone had a relaxing and enjoyable summer with friends and loved ones, and that you are ready to embark on the exciting journey that begins with the new school year. We would like to welcome both new and returning families to our school community. We hope that you always feel at home here.
Our enthusiastic and professional staff will work with your family throughout the year to ensure that every child who walks into our school receives an outstanding faith-filled education. We want all of our children to reach their God-given potential while they are with us.
Witnessing Christ Through Love and Service
Every year, our board chooses a theme to serve as an inspiration for our school and board office communities. The theme for the 2014- 2015 school year is Witnessing Christ through love and service. This theme serves to remind us that as witnesses to the loving acts of Jesus we must also strive to live like He did. We can do this through our acts of love and service as taught by the Gospels. This year we will make our theme come alive through actions that demonstrate who we are as followers of Jesus.
Safe Summer Wishes
As our school year of 2013/14 comes to a close, we wish all students and their families a safe and happy summer. The first day of school next fall is Tuesday, September 2, 2014. Our daily schedule will remain the same as this year, therefore, school will begin at 8:50 am and end at 3:10 pm.
A Summer Prayer
Long warm days...
The pace of life slows...
A time for picnics and rest in the shade...
Lord, help me to rest awhile
in the cooling shade of your presence.
Slow down my restless heart and fill me
with gentle compassion for all your people. Amen.
BRADFORD GREENHOUSES GARDEN GALLERY
Once again, St. Mary's School is pleased to participate in the Bradford Greenhouses Limited Fundraising Program. We can earn 5% of most purchases (excluding gift cards and taxes) at both locations of Bradford Greenhouses Garden Gallery from April 15th to October 15th. Be sure to advise the cashier of the school's name before inputting the sale. Remember to tell all your family and friends!!
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION BEGINS!!
Registration for full day, every day kindergarten is now taking place for the 2014-2015 school year. In order for your child to attend, you must be a Roman Catholic family and live within the specified boundaries of St. Mary's School which you can view on the map provided on this website. Your child must be 4 years of age before December 31, 2014 to start junior kindergarten and 5 years of age before December 31, 2014 for senior kindergarten. Students who already attend junior kindergarten this current year do not need to re-register for senior kindergarten.
Registration forms are available in the office and you are welcome to pick up a package for your child during school hours. Requirements for attending are:
* Child’s Roman Catholic Baptismal Certificate and/or Parental Roman Catholic Baptismal Certificate.
* Child’s Birth Certificate.
* Child’s immunization records.
* Proof of Address.
* Medical information if applicable.
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Remember to dine at Boston Pizza to help raise money for our school!
The fundraising program is a perfect way for teachers, school families
and the entire St. Mary's Community to get involved and raise funds for
specific school-related initiatives, such as supplies, athletics, events
and infrastructure. Read more>
The amount of school traffic during drop off and pick up times, combined with possible exposure to dangerous driver behaviour can put children at risk. St. Mary’s School is designated as a ‘walking school’, stipulating children walk to and from school. Many parents choose to drive their child, however, encouraging students to be active by walking to school is better for their health and better for the environment. The reduction in cars in the school parking lot reduces the risk of accidents and children will be easier to see. Read more>