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St. Mary School IRISH Update

April 7, 2017 

Wanted:  A volunteer who might be willing to assist with the St. Mary Catholic School yearbook.  We are looking for an individual who might be willing to assist with yearbook ad sales and with the finalizing of the yearbook at the end of the school year.  Interested individuals, please contact Tammi Bradley tammibradley@stmaryscatholic.orgor Lora Offenberger at

Spring Forward 5K update:  Congratulations to the 4th grade class who had the highest percentage of participants and won the class Smoothie party!  The smoothie party will be today at lunch time.   

April 8th Bike Path Cleanup-School service project 9:00 AM.  Please meet at our section of the bike path by the Williamstown Bridge. *** Reminder from Mr. Fred Smith who is coordinating our cleanup efforts: Please bring rakes and gloves for spreading mulch.  And, recommend they bring drinking water (but it looks like it will be cool that day).  If our group is eager beavers I’m sure the Dragon Boat volunteers who own the next stretch would appreciate weeding.

Plan is to clean 6 beds, mulch and pick-up trash along our section of the path that extends from 2nd St to 4th St.  If the students bring their bikes for a ride after the clean-up we can use the repair station at 4th St to pump up tires, test brakes and I’ll have some oil for chains. 

Thank you to our parents and students for volunteering your time and to Mr. Smith for all of his efforts with this project! 

Easter Egg Hunt at The Basilica Saturday, April 8th at 10:00 AM.

Spring Break April 13th-April 21stClasses resume on Monday, April 24th with our Diocesan celebration of Catholic Schools Week. Please note that our All School Pasta lunch will be on Wednesday, April 26th.  Hot lunch will be cancelled on that day as all students are invited to share in our community luncheon celebration. 

Student Council Spirit Week April 24th -28th.  Monday, April 24th will be Crazy hair day, Tuesday and Wednesday will be MASS ATTIRE days due to Catholic Schools Week activities, Thursday will Class theme day (decided on in each classroom) and Friday is show your Irish spirit day.  Pizza lunch will be provided on Friday and the students will skate at the Marietta Roller rink from 1:00 PM -3:00 PM. 

Right to Read Week May 2nd-5thThe theme is “Peter Pan”.  Activities for Right to Read week will be announced closer to the date, but please note there will be a “Peter Pan Character Dress Up Day” on Thursday, May 4th.  We thought Spring break may be a good time to prepare! 

SAVE THE DATE:  The Junior High Athletic sports banquet will be held on Monday, May 15th

Spring Art and Music Show Wednesday, May 17th.

Irish Booster basketball camp will be held June 12th-15th

Power of the Pen Congratulations to Marie Rauch who qualified to attend the State Competition of Power of the Pen!  Claire Schenkel, Megan Becker and Emily Bichard all received Honors at the District Power of the Pen Competition…congratulations and thank you to Mrs. Porter and Mrs. Kern for their efforts with the Power of the Pen team. 

4th grade Service Project:  The 4th grade class is collecting pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald house.  Please snap off and send in the tabs from your cans from now until May 15th!

Parkersburg Catholic Schools is looking for a representative to serve on their School Board as a communication avenue between the two Catholic Schools.  Interested parties should contact Father Mike at

Home and School Super Cash Bonanza

Home and School along with the Knights of Columbus are participating in the Super Cash Bonanza.  Tickets were sent home with every St. Mary Catholic School student today.  Tickets are due to the school office by Wednesday, April 12th.  Please make checks to Home and School.  Several cash prizes are available to win!  Questions?  Please call Sue Cisar at 740-373-1776.

Think about purchasing SCRIP while shopping!  If you would like to register online for the Shop with Scrip program, please contact Mrs. Altenburger at to obtain the online code.