Principals Message

February 2018 Newsletter

ASH WEDNESDAY/LENT

Forty Days of Prayer, fasting, and almsgiving! On February 14th we begin our Lenten journey with Ash Wednesday. We are called to pray, fast and give alms. During this season of Lent create a prayer list of those you know who are hurting and are in need of prayer. Fast from the things that prevent you from a closer relationship with God. Give alms to those in need. Follow the example that Jesus gave us; Jesus went into the desert to fast and pray for forty days and Jesus had a heart for the poor, marginalized, homeless and the sick.

Catholic Schools Week

On Sunday, January 28th we began Catholic Schools Week with Mass, Open House and Scholastic Book Fair! I want to thank you all for your amazing support and participation at Mass, our Open House and book fair! The energy and excitement in celebrating St. Mary Catholic School was magnificent! The student's excitement continued through the week into our closing liturgy and celebration on Friday, February 2nd.   

Here at St. Mary Catholic School, we celebrate our faith, our high academic achievements and our dedication to service. Students here at St. Mary are challenged to LEARN with higher standards, guided by the Common Core Standards and those of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Our students SERVE St. Mary’s Community and the larger community. We support St. Vincent de Paul, AV Pregnancy Counseling Center, St. Jude’s, American Heart Association. Our students LEAD by example in their relationships with each other through kindness, compassion, prayer, and thoughtfulness. Our students SUCCEED by their efforts in learning, serving and leading with heart and faith.

 

 

 

FEBRUARY CALENDAR

Feb. 5th-16th - STAR Testing Window #3

Feb. 6th – 1st Installment of Registration Fee Due

Feb. 8th – Student of the Month Breakfast 6:45 am

Feb. 9th – 3rd Grade Mass and Retreat/Renewal of Marriage Vows

Feb. 11th St. Mary’s Sunday – Mass at 5:30 PM

Feb. 13th – Mardi Gras Feast 11:30 am school cafeteria/ Valentine’s Day parties 1:30 pm

Feb. 14th –  Ash Wednesday  Mass 8:30 am Early Dismissal at 11:00 am

Feb. 15th – Cap and Gown pictures/All club pictures formal uniform

Feb. 16th – 7th Grade Mass /Stations of the Cross 12:45 pm

Feb. 17th – Parent Service Day 8:00-12:00pm

Feb. 19th – NO SCHOOL Presidents’ Day

Feb. 21st - 1st Reconciliation 6:30 pm in the church

Feb. 22nd – Celebrate Baptisms

Feb. 23rd – 5th Grade Mass/ Spelling Bee 10:30 am in the New Hall/ Stations of the Cross 12:45 pm

Feb. 23rd – Box Tops Due

Feb. 26th – Jeans for John Bosco 

 

Previous Principal Newsletters:

February 2018

January 2018

December 2017

November 2017

Stewardship Project

October 2017

August/September 2017

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December Publication of Faith, Love, Hope

October Publication of Faith, Love, Hope