Check out our newsletter! SMS Cougar News – March 1, 2019 St. Mary Catholic School is dedicated to the Education of the Whole Child  March 2019 Calendar Mar. 1: 1st Communion Journey through Mass #2 5:45pm Chapel Mar. 2: Eucharistic Minister Training after 8:30am Mass in Chapel Mar. 5: 6th Grade to Focus 11 in Orlando Mar. 6: ASH WEDNESDAY 8:30am(School Mass), 12:15pm and 7pm mass Mar. 11: 8th grade bake sale Yankee Candle Fundraiser kickoff Restaurant of the Month – Chili’s at the Avenue in Viera 2019-20 REGISTRATION for current families opened on Feb. 25! REgistration information was sent home with the youngest child in each family on Feb. 22. There is a $50 discount on registration fees for current families who register before March 11. All families must register for the Parent Portal on Renweb in order to register for next year. If you have any questions, please call the school office at 321-636-4208. The Season of Lent begins with Ash Wednesday on March 6. Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence. For members of the Latin Catholic Church, the norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal. The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding upon members of the Latin Catholic Church from age 14 onwards. A Reflection on Lenten Fasting If possible, the fast on Good Friday is continued until the Easter Vigil (on Holy Saturday night) as the “paschal fast” to honor the suffering and death of the Lord Jesus, and to prepare ourselves to share more fully and to celebrate more readily his Resurrection. Terra Nova Standardized Testing week of March 4. Terra Nova testing for grades 2-8 will continue on Monday, March 4. Parents, please make sure that your child comes to school rested and with a healthy snack. Testing may also carry over into Tuesday for some grades. Students who have missed test days will need to make up the tests next week with a proctor. Catholic Youth Sports 2019 The Middle School boys JV team brought home the Orlando Diocesan Cup to St. Mary School. Middle School boys Varsity team came in 2nd place in the diocesan cup. We are proud of our SMS teams for their good sportsmanship and hard work on and off the courts! Middle School Boys and Girls Volleyball teams have been practicing. Game schedules will be posted soon. The Dedication Ceremony for our new Shadeport and Pavilion on our playground will take place on May 8 at 10:30am. We will have the honor of having Valerie Thompson from the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. MacFarland, the Dermatologist who funded the $8,000 grant to subsidize this project, will also be here as we unveil the new shaded areas for our students! We are very excited about this project and grateful for all of our donors who made this possible. All donors will be invited to attend this dedication. Parents and other community members will also be invited. Thank you to Diane Braswell who secured the grant that enabled us to build these shaded areas for our students! Accreditation Visit coming for our school! St. Mary Catholic School is a member of the Florida Catholic Conference (FCC) which is our accrediting agency. All Catholic Schools must go through a year long accreditation process every seven years, and we have been working on our accreditation for the past year. Our school accreditation visit has been scheduled for April 4 and 5, 2019. More information will be sent out as we get closer to our visit. Our Mission Statement The mission of St. Mary Catholic School is to create and encourage an environment of academic and spiritual excellence where children can grow in the knowledge of God and are formed to become the Catholic Leaders and Missionary Disciples our world needs. St. Mary Catholic School | 321-636-4208 | 1152 Seminole Drive, Rockledge, FL | ‌ ‌ ‌ Sandra Basinger | 1152 Seminole Drive, Rockledge, FL 32955 3216364208 Unsubscribe Update Profile | About our service provider Sent by in collaboration with Try it free today