Check out our newsletter! SMS Cougar News March 8, 2019 St. Mary Catholic School is dedicated to the Education of the Whole Child  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. March 2019 Calendar Mar. 11: 8th grade bake sale Yankee Candle Fundraiser kickoff @2:15pm in church Restaurant of the Month – Chili’s at the Avenue in Viera Mar. 13: 8:30am School Mass Mar. 14: 7th grade to Medieval Times Mar. 16: 8th Grade Car Wash @ Tropical Smoothie 9-12noon Mar. 18: School Advisory Board Mtg. in library at 6:30pm Mar. 20: 8:30am School Mass Mar. 21: Spirit Day NUT Day Mar. 22: NO SCHOOL – Teacher PD Day  PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE: Junior Lego Club will meet on Wednesday March 13 instead of Tuesday March 12. 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. Life Safety Solutions Safety Drills On Feb. 28, St. Mary Catholic School had three drills with a rep from Life Safety Solutions on campus: Fire Drill, Code Yellow Drill (reverse evacuation), and a Code Red Lockdown Drill. We are very proud of our students and teachers who ran the drills efficiently and quietly. The students listened to their teachers and knew what to do. The Life Safety Solutions rep was impressed with how our students conducted themselves. Emergency Operations Plan for our school that will detail protocols for us to follow. Catholic Youth Sports 2019 MS Volleyball Game Schedule: Varsity Girls Mon., Mar. 11 vs. OLL @ St. Teresa 5:30pm Tues., Mar. 12 vs. ASC @ HNJ 4:30pm Thurs., Mar. 14 vs. DMCA @ OSS 4:30pm Junior Varsity Girls Mon., Mar. 11 vs HNJ @ St. Teresa 4:30pm Boys Blue Team Tues, Mar. 12 vs. SMS White team @ HNJ 5:30pm 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. ‌ 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