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Welcome to St Mary School!

SAVE THE DATE:  Father/Daughter Dance
Friday, May, 23, 2014
6pm in the St. Mary Auditorium
Dinner, Dancing, Raffles, and much more!
Invitations to follow
($55 per girl and their special date,  $15 each additional girl)

Join us on a tour of a typical day at St. Mary School!



St. Mary School Parent's Association

The Mother-Son Event was a great success!! Thank you to all the volunteers who helped from set-up through clean up.  Everyone enjoyed the food catered by Mamma’s Restaurant and yummy cupcakes from Jodi Libardi. The moms and sons enjoyed all the activities of the evening.  The night ended with a tug-of-war, Moms Won!! 
 
The Plant Sale will be held on May 4, 2014. If anyone is able to volunteer for this event please contact Jessie Otto 
fourmakesuswhole@aol.com.
Father Daughter Dance is May 23, 2014 from 6-9pm.  The Father-Daughter Dance theme for this year is
 
"Some Enchanted Evening".  If you would like to donate a raffle item or volunteer please contact Mrs. Budveit 
jbud920@gmail.com
Sarah Gillen is collecting ticket request for the fishing trip.  The flyer is below. 

*Save the Date* The Fishing Trip will be held on May 31, 2014 from 3:30-7:30pm, Rain or Shine.  Enjoy a fun day with St. Mary School friends and family aboard the Captree Star 3 for a fishing trip on the calm, sheltered waters of the Great South Bay. The 4-hour trip includes use of rod, reel, bait and tackle and we will be targeting Fluke. The family friendly crew will give fishing lessons, assist you with baiting your hook and removing your catch from the rod as well as filleting your fish at the end of the trip. We will be selling refreshments and snacks on board but please feel free to bring your own picnic.  There will be raffles, a 50/50 and interactive sea life experience for the kids. If you would like to volunteer please contact Sarah Gillen 
sarahg@emergencyskills.com


SMS_Fishing_Trip_Flyer

 

 

 

 


PowerSchool Parent Portal - Open
The PowerSchool Parent access is now open. Please remember to select all email notification options you had selected in the past.

Spring Sports Sign Up

Please find the spring sports sign up sheets attached. Thank you.
Spring Sign up.docx

Tomorrow's Hope

If you are interested in applying for Tomorrow's Hope for the 2014-2015 school year, please click on the picture below to fill out the online application.


Application deadline is April 18, 2014

2014-2015 Application English.pdf

2014-2015 Application Spanish.pdf


Important Legislation to Help with Tuition:

Governor Cuomo and lawmakers are very close to approving legislation that would generate an additional $150 million in scholarships to help families pay tuition.  Unfortunately, lobbyists from the public schools teachers’ unions are vigorously opposing the legislation and are urging lawmakers to fund only public schools.  Tuition-paying families need and deserve their fair share.  
 
Without your help, this legislation may not be enacted!
 
Please take a moment to go to the NYS Catholic Conference website to easily and quickly send a message to the Governor and your elected legislators urging them to enact the Education Investment Tax Credit proposal.  Although the message is pre-written, feel free to edit it to reflect your particular needs and concerns.  By sending the message, you will also be given the opportunity to stay informed on this and other important efforts to help Catholic schools.
 
Click here:  Get Help with Tuition
 
Thank you for doing your part to help get this important legislation enacted.


Grant Opportunity for Parents

The Dorothy Vaill Memorial Fund supports learning opportunities for children and women who value education but do not have needed resources that can assist them in their academic pursuits. It is open to children whose families need assistance in obtaining a quality well-rounded education. Children must be currently enrolled at a Catholic elementary or secondary school. Applicants must be residents of states in which the Holy Union Sisters are currently serving in ministry: Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and the District of Columbia.

Grants are awarded for one year and will generally be between $1,000 and $4,000 dependent upon financial need. Grants may be renewable contingent upon ongoing financial need and successful academic performance, but for not more than three additional years. Grants will be paid directly to the school for tuition only. Application must be postmarked no later than February 10, 2014; awarded are announced mid-April. Checks in the amount awarded will be sent to each recipient’s school on July 1, to be credited to the student’s account.   To apply: click and download
http://www.holyunionsisters.org/assets/PDF/application-cathschools.pdf


St. Mary School Endowment

St. Mary School Endowment, Mary's Children is excited to announce its 5th annual Restaurant & Wine Tasting Event , "A Taste of our Towns" being help on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 Honoring Mr & Mrs Thomas Cilmi as the recipients of the Peter Bulfin Award.

For ticket, advertisement or sponsorship information please visit our website at  www.maryschildren.org

If you have any questions kindly contact GinaMarie Bianculli @ ginamarie1028@aol.com or Jacquie Jones @ jackat106@aol.com

2014_Taste_of_Our_Towns_poster_(2).pdf

2014_A_Taste_of_Our_Towns_brochure.pdf
100th Anniversary - St. Mary's for Life

 

Alumni Weekend, Sept. 19-20-21, 2014 is filled with exciting events for everyone! Plans include local dinner and theater specials, special recognition at the 12:15p mass, teacher meet and greets. A mailings will be going out soon with all of the details so email us your mailing address.  

 Questions: Call 631.581.3423  or email Stmaryschool100@gmail.com


"Like" us on Facebook at SMS 100th Anniversary
SMS_anniv_sched.pdf


Sunday, April 20
Easter Sunday
A Happy and Blessed Easter to All!
Monday, April 21
Easter Recess
School Closed
Tuesday, April 22
Easter Recess
School Closed
Wednesday, April 23
Easter Recess
School Closed
Thursday, April 24
Easter Recess
School Closed

Registration Information
Personalized application assistance and Financial Aid available. Our registration process is simple: we require your student's birth certificate, Baptismal certificate (if baptized), the record of immunization from your physician, and the latest report card (for students in grades K-8). The registration must be completed in person, and there is a $100 registration fee. Call 631-581-3423 ext.142 or e-mail Ms. Gobrick at  jgobrick@parishofstmary.org now. All are welcome. St. Mary School does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, national or ethnic origin.
 

Today, 4/20/2014
High: 55 Low: 38
Mostly sunny
0% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 4/21/2014
High: 57 Low: 44
Partly sunny
0% chance of precipitation.

Rockville Centre—Ursuline Sister Joanne Callahan, Diocesan  Superintendent of Schools, is recognized as an official with authority to respond to Revenue Procedure (75-50) which was published in the Internal Revenue Bulletin dated December 8, 1975.In conformity with the IRS regulation, notice is hereby given that the schools of the Diocese of Rockville Centre admit students of any race to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the schools and that the schools do not discriminate on the basis of race in administration of their education policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
Sister Joanne further explained that the very notion of racial discrimination is diametrically opposed to the concept of Christian communities that our schools strive to be.  She also pointed out that our Catholic schools have always welcomed and have been enriched by students from various ethnic groups.


Information for parents

    The following information has been sent from the Diocese of Rockville Centre:

    Coverdell Accounts - In a major breakthrough, the law makes permanent the Coverdell Education Savings Accounts (ESA), which allows families to ear tax-exempt interest on up to $2,000 in annual savings for certain expenses, including tuition, associated with elementary, secondary, or post-secondary education in public or private schools.
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St. Mary School's Comprehensive Attendance Policy

Please see attached document for important information regarding the St. Mary School attendance policy.
Comprehensive Attendance Policy 2012.pdf
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Restore Catholic School Funding
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Because  the State Education Department changed the original Comprehensive  Attendance Policy (CAP)reimbursement formula, religious and independent  schools across the state are being cheated out of approximately $15 million.  During these final weeks of budget negotiations, lawmakers  have an opportunity to restore the original CAP formula, thereby  ensuring that Catholic schools are reimbursed for their actual costs in  complying with CAP.  Please email the Governor and your Senate and  Assembly representatives as soon as possible. A pre-written, fully  editable email is 
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