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St. Mary's School

October 28, 2011
Look for information on how to apply for Tuition Assistance for the 2012/2013 school year in next week's Wednesday Communication.
In celebration of All Saints Day, all students in Kindergarten through 8th grades at St. Mary's School will participate at mass on November 1ST. We will begin with a "Parade of Saints" and/or procession into the school gym. The students in grades Kindergarten through 4th will come to school dressed as a saint, while students in grades 5, 7 and 8 will wear name badges with their saint name and symbol on it. The 6th grade which is hosting the mass, will display flags of their chosen saint's name and symbol that they made during art class.

Why: In honor and recognition of All Saints Day, students were given an assignment to research a saint they would like to emulate and learn more about. All Saints Day is an important Holy Day for all Catholics. St. Mary's School has chosen to be a leader in communicating the importance of All Saints Day to the community and hopes this special mass will remind us all to reflect on the significance of the day.

We welcome all parents, grandparents, friends and the community to join us on this Holy Day of Obligation.


We thank you for your patience as we have been transitioning to a new vendor. You should receive an email for account information regarding the new online lunch ordering system.  If you have not receive an email by please contact the Main Office at (856) 692-8537, ext. 301.  

You may also access the new online ordering system by visiting our website.  click on the Lunch Program button from the top left navigation on our homepage.  Please note: the login in screen indicates to sign in with an email address. Please use the username given to you to sign in.  


St. Mary's School is in need of coaches for the 3rd/4th and 5th grade teams.  Coaches must be CAP certified and fingerprinted.  (Please call the Main Office for CAP and fingerprint information, 856-692-8537, x301). A CAP meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 7th at 7:00 pm in St. Mary's School Library.

The St. Mary's School basketball teams will hold a Spaghetti Dinner in the school gym from 12:00pm - 5:00pm on Sunday, November 13th.   

Basketball Sign Up forms can be found on our website under  

All Parent Communications.   

Forms are due Monday, October 31st 


A great big thank you to our Grandparent's Association. Last week's Chinese Auction raised $7,703.14. We thank our grandparents for all the wonderful things they do for our children. We also want to send a special thank you for all the donations received by our school families and for everyone who supported this annual event. 




Thank you Mr. David Ricci and the East Vineland Fire Company for visiting us during Fire Prevention Week. 

Get ready for a night of fun tricks and treats!  The Parish/School Halloween Party is scheduled for Saturday, October 29th in the school gym, 6:00pm-9:00pm.  There will be food, candy, crafts,pumpkin decorating, a haunted room, haunted hayride and a DJ. Costumes are required for children attending (up to sixth grade).  Don't forget to bring a bag for Trick-or-Treating!  Cost is $10 per family.  Reservation form can be found on the St. Mary's School website, under
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Date Change-The PTA Laps for Learning Program is being rescheduled for the Spring. This program has a large educational piece for the students and we want to allow them ample time to complete, therefore it was necessary to re-schedule. We thank all the parents who volunteered for this event and we will notify you within the next week of our new date.
NUNCRACKERS-Nunsense Christmas Musical

Tickets are on sale now for NUNCRACKERS on November 18th and 19th. Why go to Broadway and see a show when we have our very own incredibly talented group of characters right in our own backyard. If you loved last year's performance, you don't want to miss the sequel! Adults $35.00 and Children $15.00. Tickets available through the school website or at church.
On Monday, October 24th, students from the 7th and 8th grades attended the Annual St. Augustine "PREP BOWL". St. Mary's had two teams of eight that competed in this academic bowl. At least ten other schools in the area competed. This is a great opportunity for our children to work together as a team and to represent St. Mary's School.

If your organization would like to utilize our Weekly Communication emails or envelopes please adhere to the following guidelines:

1. All flyers and information must be approved by the Principal.
2. Submittals must be received no later than noon on Monday in a PDF format to be accepted. It will then be transmitted electronically.
3. Email all entries to
4. Paper copies will not be sent home unless warranted


Friday, October 28th- Kindergarten-8th Grade Classroom Halloween Parties.
Saturday, October 29th - St. Mary's School & Padre Pio Parish Halloween Party.
Monday, October 31st - PreK-3 & 4 Halloween Party 11:30am - 12:30pm
November 1st - All Saints Day Mass and Parade - 9:00 AM All Are Invited
November 4th - Faith Family Fun at Canlan Ice Irena - 6:30 - 8:30 PM
November 7th - CAP II Training 7:00 PM St. Mary's School Library
November 13th - Basketball Spaghetti Dinner - 12 Noon - 5:00 PM
November 18th & 19th - Nuncrackers - Tickets on Sale Now!
November 23rd - 11:10 Dismissal - 9:00 Mass - 5th Grade Hosts-Dress Uniforms Required
November 24th - Happy Thanksgiving
November 25th & 26th - No School
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