"We Walk With Jesus" - Saint Mary Catholic School

Monday Morning Message
Saint Mary Catholic School
"We Walk With Jesus"
Week of March 2nd through March 6th
IOWA Assessment Testing
Monday, March 2nd – Friday, March 13th
We begin IOWA assessment testing this week in Grades 2 through 5. This date is moved up one week
from the previous posted date. All grades (2nd – 8th) will have IOWA testing during the week of
March 9th – 13th. Please be on time each day. The two most important things that you can do to
help your children do their best is to ensure that they get enough rest each night and have a good
breakfast each morning.
Rachel’s Challenge Meeting
Monday, March 2nd
Rachel’s Challenge will meet Monday, March 2nd, 7:15 AM in the Library/Media Center. All 3rd
graders through 8th graders are invited to attend. If you are planning to attend, please bring a friend.
Jeans Day for Play Cast
Tuesday, March 3rd
“Starlight Express” was a great success. We are so proud of our cast and crew and volunteers. Your
hard work and dedication really shined. Members of the Cast may have a jeans day with their play tshirt on Tuesday, March 3rd.
Student Council Meeting
Tuesday, March 3rd
Student Council will meet on Tuesday, March 3rd, 7:15 AM in Room 118.
PTO Meeting
Wednesday, March 4th
There will be a PTO Meeting on Wednesday, March 4th, 8:00 AM in the Cafeteria.
Book Fair
Thank you for supporting our Book Fair! It was a great success! The Online Book Fair continues
through March 13th. Visit http://onlinebookfairs.scholastic.com/default.aspx?f=3370345 to order
Stations of the Cross
We will attend Stations of the Cross each Friday during Lent. This Friday, March 6th, we will attend at
2:00 PM in the Church. Come join us.
Big Bucks Raffle
This year we made Cha-Ching even bigger! Would you like to have a 1 in 450 chance at winning
$12,000? That’s right; we are selling only 450 tickets in this year’s Cha-Ching Raffle at a Guaranteed
Grand Prize payout of $12,000. See more details in the Cha-Ching Raffle flyer that goes home this
week. More order forms are available in the school office and the school website.
Spring Fling Arts & Crafts Booth Applications
Saint Mary School Spring Fling is currently taking applications for Art and Craft vendors. Spring Fling
draws thousands of visitors and will be held at the Northwest Florida Fairgrounds April 8th – 12th,
2015. Applications are available at http://saintmaryschool.net/ or may be picked up from the Saint
Mary Parish Life Center, 165 Coral Drive SW, Fort Walton Beach.
Used Refrigerators, Freezers, Coolers & Crock-pots Needed
For Spring Fling
Used refrigerators and freezers are needed for Spring Fling. Please call the school office at 243-8913
to schedule a time and day for pick up.
Crock-pots and large coolers (120 Qt. +) are also needed for the food booths. Please leave crock-pots
and coolers at the front office.
White Elephant Items Needed
Items are needed for the White Elephant Tent at Spring Fling. Remember, someone’s trash is
someone else’s treasure. Bring in all your items to the school. Let us know in the office when you
place items, so we can be sure to move them to our Spring Fling Storage. Knick-knack’s, dishes, linens,
etc... Almost anything will sell at Spring Fling. If you need help in moving items, please call the office at
Spring Fling Golden Armband and Food Ticket Sale
Advance Sale
Monday, March 16th – Thursday, March 19th
Advanced sale of Spring Fling Food Tickets and Golden Arm Bands will be Monday, March 16th,
through Thursday, March 19th. They will be on sale in the Media Center from 8:00 AM to 12:00 noon
each day. Advance sales will cease at noon on Thursday, March 19th.
No Golden Arm Bands may be sold after noon on Thursday, March 19th. This is an
agreement between the school and the Carnival Company.
The food tickets, a $10 value, will be sold for $8. The Golden Arm Bands will be sold for $65. For $65
you can purchase a Golden Arm Band, which entitles you to ride on all rides for all five days of Spring
Fling. It includes both Saturday Sessions. Golden Arm Bands will not be available for purchase during
Spring Fling. They are sold only during the Advance Sale. The Golden Arm Band is a $150 value for $65.
Be sure to get your Food Tickets and Golden Arm Bands at the Advance Sale the week of March 16th 19th.
Daylight Savings Time Begins Next Sunday
Sunday, March 8th
Daylight Savings Time begins next week. Don’t forget to “Spring Forward” one hour next Saturday
Catholic Charismatic Conference
Friday, March 13th -Sunday, March 15th
34th Annual Catholic Charismatic Conference: March 13th, 5:00 PM – March 15th, 1:00 PM at the
Saint Mary Parish Life Center in Fort Walton Beach.
Theme: “You are clothed with power from on high” (Luke 24:49b).
Guest Speakers: Bishop Gregory Parkes, Fr. Scott McCaig, Carol Marquardt, Fr. Nicholas Schumm, and
Fr. Will Ganci.
To register go to www.pt-dccr.org.
March 2nd
March 3rd
March 4th
March 5th
March 6th
7:15 AM
Student Council
7:15 AM
IOWA Testing
School Mass,
IOWA Testing
Monday Morning
PTO Meeting, 8:00
IOWA Testing
T-shirt/Jeans Day
for Play Cast
Stations of the
Cross, 2:00 PM
IOWA Testing
IOWA Testing
Looking Ahead :
Monday – Thursday, March 2nd – 13th – IOWA Testing
Friday – Sunday, March 13th – 15th – Diocese Charismatic Conference @ Saint Mary’s PLC
Friday, March 20th – Student Holiday
Monday – Friday, March 23rd – 27th – Spring Break
Thursday, April 2nd – Early Dismissal, 11:30 AM
Friday – Monday, April 3rd – 6th – Easter Break
Wednesday – Sunday, April 8th – 12th – Spring Fling
Monday, April 13th – Spring Fling Holiday
Wednesday, April 22nd – Spring Pictures
Questions? Please contact the school at [email protected]