St. Mary's Church
(see St. Mary's School below)
Father Timothy K. Baer (Pastor)
Deacon Stephen D. McKimmie (Permanent Deacon)
Deacon George B. Ames (Retired Deacon)
Parish Office will close on December 24, 25, 26 for Christmas and on Tuesday, December 31 and Wednesday, January 1 for Mary, Mother of God/New Year's Eve/Day.
St. Mary's School
Mrs. Kathleen Pfaff (Principal)
Mrs. Kathleen Weslowski (Vice Principal)
Ms. Wanda Lovette (Vice Principal)
Office (301) 292-2522
Fax (301) 292-2534
Friday, December 6
Applications for the 2014-2015 ADW Tuition Assistance Program are now available at St. Mary's School website. Deadline is today (Friday, Dec. 6).
12:00 Early Dismissal
Saturday, December 7
Breakfast with Santa: 9:00-11:30 a.m. (Breakfast served
Tickets prior to event: $8 Adults, $5 Children
Tickets at Door: $9 Adults, $6 Children
Children under 3 years old eat for FREE
(Pancakes, Bacon, Sausage, Eggs, Hash Browns, French Toast, Fruit, Cereal, Donuts)
Bring in a unwrapped toy for the Advent Tree Program and receive $1 off admission.
Holiday Pictures with Santa ($5 & includes a gift)
Monday, December 9
8:15 a.m. School Mass
Tuesday, December 10
K-4 Field Trip (Nutcracker by the National Ballet Company)
Prince George's Community College
Permission slip due on Wednesday, 12/4.
Departure: 9:15 a.m. Return Estimation: 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 11
Nacho Day (8th Grade Fundraiser)
Thursday, December 12
Jersey Day (8th Grade Fundraiser)
Friday, December 13
Students taking the HSPT may make changes to their High School selections (a revised Authorization to Release Records Form and a modified confirmation letter must be submitted to their 8th grade teacher right away).
H.S.A. Calendar Raffle Information cards are due to be entered in the January Calendar Raffle.
8:15 a.m. Grades 6-8 Meet and Greet with Mrs. Pfaff
2nd Quarter Progress Reports
Monday, December 16
8:15 a.m. School Mass
BAC Payment Due
Tuesday, December 17
3:15-4 Yearbook Club
3:15-4:15 p.m. Children's Adoration
Wednesday, December 18
Christmas Program/HSA General Meeting
Thursday, December 19
12:00 p.m. Early Dismissal (NO AFTERCARE)
Friday, December 20
Tuition Payment Due
Friday, December 20-January 2 (Thursday)
Thursday, January 2
Thursday, January 9
Confirmation Session for 8th Graders with their parent(s)
7:15-8:45 p.m. in the Parish Hall
Saturday, February 1
Children receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time at 10:00 a.m. Penance Service in the Main Church, followed by Confessions
Thursday, February 6
Confirmation Session for 8th Graders with their parent(s)
7:15-9:15 p.m. in the Parish Hall
Friday, February 14
H.S.A. Calendar Raffle Information cards are due to be entered in the March Calendar Raffle.
Thursday, March 6
Confirmation Session for 8th Graders with their parent(s) and
sponsor(s) 7:15-9:15 p.m. in the Parish Hall
Friday-Saturday, March 22-23
Food Fast Retreat for 7th & 8th Graders (Friday 6:30 p.m. to
Saturday 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall)
Monday, March 24
Parent Meeting for First Communion
7:30-9:00 p.m. in the Main Church
Thursday, April 10
Confirmation Session for 8th Graders with their parent(s) and sponsors 7:15-8:45 p.m. in the Parish Hall
Sunday, April 27
Confirmation Rehearsal for Confirmation students and sponsors 1:15-1:45 in the Main Church
Thursday, May 1
Confirmation Mass 7:00 p.m. in the Main Church
Saturday, May 3
First Communion Retreat and Rehearsal for the Children and Parent(s). This is a required part of your child's sacramental preparation.
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. beginning in the Parish Hall
Sunday, May 4
Children receive the Sacrament of the Eucharist for the first time (Noon Mass in the Main Church, followed by the May Crowning Ceremony).
NOTE: Weekly Family Envelopes (WFE) usually go out on Friday and are to returned the following Monday.
H.S.A. CALENDAR RAFFLE FUNDRAISER
There will be two calendar raffles during the school year. One, "Happy New Year" during the month of January and the other "March Madness" during the month of March.
Each ticket has a 3-digit number printed on it. The winner is based on the number drawn in the Maryland evening 3-digit lottery.
Each ticket is good for the entire month, giving ticket holders 27 change to win during January and 26 chances during March.
Ticket winner receives the amount of money printed on the raffle ticket for that date.
Winners will receive the check at the end of the calendar raffle month.
Each school family is responsible for selling a minimum of 5 tickets for each raffle. Tickets are $10 each.
Ticket information cards and money are due back to the school office by December 13th for the January raffle and
February 14th for the March raffle.
Raffle winners to be announced weekly in the school envelope, parish bulletin and posted on the bulletin board outside the school office.
SUPPORT OUR 2013-2014 ANNUAL FUND
Help us purchase a SMART BOARD for our 7th Grade classroom. Send your donation to: St. Mary's School, 13407 Piscataway Road, Clinton, MD, 20735. Please put Smart Board in the memo line on your check. Thank you for your support!
-Payments are due no later than the 20th of each month.
Per your Financial Agreement, if payments are late, a $40 late fee is applied and accrue every 30 days.
-Before/Aftercare payments are due on the 15th of the month and a $25 late fee will be applied to your financial account after the due date.
Click HERE for October's Newsletter.
Click HERE for November's Newsletter.
Safeway, Giant, Food Lion and Target contribute money or supplies to our school based on your purchases. Please register your card online today.
Please ask your Grandparents and other family members to register as well!
www.eScrip.com Safeway E-Scrip groceries and online purchases. Enter St. Mary's ID=149361309
www.foodlionmyprewards.com Food Lion
Enter St. Mary's ID=212152
Enter St. Mary's ID=00440
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Please continue to collect and send in Box Tops for Education and Campbell's Labels for Education as well...
Obligatory Service Hours: To receive credit for service hours, an Obligatory Service Hour form must be completed and submitted to the school office. The $.01 amount due is only to hold the invoice until May 2014. We appreciate ALL the volunteer hours that are provided to St. Mary's.
8TH GRADE CLASS TRIP/GRADUATION CELEBRATION
-Cost: Approximately $4000 needs to be raised.
-This includes: class trip to Lancaster, PA (bus, Sight and Sound Theater, luncheon and put-put golf.) Also, a reception following Graduation Ceremony on Friday, June 6th.
-15 Minute Fundraising Program on Thursday, August 29 following Back-to-School program. At least one parent of each 8th grade student is encouraged to attend. Please bring your thoughts and ideas on how to make our children's end-of-the-year celebrations a memorable one.
The Archdiocese of Washington has set specific guidelines for the protection of the children in our schools. All staff members and any volunteers having SUBSTANTIAL contact with the children will be required to complete the Child Protection Clearance Process. (See Parish Home Page; left tool bar under "Child Protection" for further information.)
If you submit a copy of your certification of attendance we will apply the three-hour attendance toward your obligatory service (OBS) requirement. We will also apply the cost of your background check ($13.50) towards your OBS requirement upon submission of a copy of the receipt.
Remember: Any parent who may wish to volunteer for any school function where he/she would have contact with children, must go through this process. Thank you for your cooperation in assuring the safety of our children!
HELP OUR SCHOOL/SPONSOR AN AD: We are looking for businesses to help underwrite the cost of our school book cover, folder and handbook. Our children receive these items FREE from the advertisements. If you would like to help, please contact St. Mary's School (301) 292-2522 or our printer directly (J.M. Gaske, Inc., Helen Belka (443) 286-7710).
REMEMBER - MIRACLES HAPPEN HERE!
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