Check out our newsletter! SMS Cougar News March 29, 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. St. April 2019 Calendar Apr.1-5: Scholastic Book Fair Apr. 3: 8:30am School Mass with Character Awards Apr. 4/5: Accreditation with Florida Catholic Conference at SMS Apr. 8: Lenten Penance Service 7pm in Church Apr. 9: Open House 9am-2pm Apr. 10: 8:30am School Mass Apr. 12: Last Day to order 19-20 yearbooks! Order forms sent home today in the family envelopes. Apr. 14: Movie Night The Greatest Miracle at 6pm in Parish Hall Apr. 15: 8th Grade Bake Sale Tenebre Service 7pm in Church Apr. 16: Brevard Catholic Schools Art Show 4-7pm at St. John’s Tenebre Service in Spanish 7pm in Church Apr. 17: 8:30am School Mass 1:45pm Stations of the Cross in Church Last day to turn in Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowls Apr. 18 through Apr. 29 is Easter Break. We will return on Apr. 30 Apr. 18: Holy Thursday Mass at 7pm in Church Apr. 19: Good Friday 12:15pm Stations of the Cross Apr. 20: Holy Saturday 8pm Easter Vigil Mass Apr. 21: Easter Sunday 6:15am Sunrise Mass Masses at 8am, 10am, 12:30pm (Spanish) Lenten Thought for the Week Jesus calls us to love our enemies. It is through loving those who do not love us that we can be truly free. This Lent, try to forgive those who do wrong to you. Do not return evil for evil. The world teaches that we need to get revenge on those who wrong us, but Jesus calls us to not follow the ways of the world. Evil influences the ways of the world and brings disharmony, division, and hatred. Evil spreads its errors through malicious gossip that seeks to destroy others. Christ loved all people…even those who nailed him to the Cross. Be at peace. Gospel according to Matthew MT 5:43-48 Jesus said to his disciples: “You have heard that it was said, You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy. But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your heavenly Father, for he makes his sun rise on the bad and the good, and causes rain to fall on the just and the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what recompense will you have? Do not the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet your brothers and sisters only, what is unusual about that? Do not the pagans do the same? So be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect.” CRS Rice Bowls for Lent All students received a Rice Bowl to fill with loose change during the Lenten season to help those in need. One of our school parents, Jen Reneau shares the importance of the Rice Bowls in her FUN FAITH FRIDAY reflection for the week. – Did you know… the rice bowls that our children receive every Lent are from C.R.S. or Catholic Relief Services? 💜 94 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to folks in serious need (that is an astronomically high percentage for organizations such as this)! 💜 C.R.S. employs 7,000 people worldwide, too. 💜 25% of all money donated will remain in our Diocese and in our country! 💜 Our children have been given a beautiful opportunity in C.R.S. to share their gifts with so many others locally, nationally, and worldwide. May we all be generous with our gifts. 😊 ❤ “Whatsoever you do to the least of My people, that you do unto Me.” – Jesus our copy should address 3 key questions: Who am I writing for? (Audience) Why should they care? (Benefit) What do I want them to do here? (Call-to-Action) Please return your Rice Bowls to your homeroom teacher by Wed. April 17. Thank you for your support of Catholic Relief Services! FCC 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. Facilities Update St. Mary School has many facility improvements that are coming in the next few weeks. There will also be new improvements made over the summer months. In Feb., 2019, we finally received the FEMA funds to repair the broken fence from the Sept., 2017 Hurricane. Other funding plans are in the works to cover other much needed repairs. Thank you for your patience and support! April, 2019 – ..Fence Repair from 2017 Hurricane ..Sun Hat installed over 1-4 big playground equipment ..Sunshade Pavilion installed in big playground area ..Security camera installed at front office gate (more cameras will be installed throughout the campus) ..Fire Alarms installed in M, A, R wings ..Benches for Early Childhood and big playground …..Benches and Security Cameras are being purchased with money from the Walkathon and upcoming Yankee Candle fundraisers. Thank you for your support! 2019-20 REGISTRATION for current and new families is now open! All families must register for the Parent Portal on Renweb in order to register for next year. Any family who recommends St Mary School to a new family who registers will receive a $100 credit on their registration fee. If you have any questions, please call the school office at 321-636-4208. Catholic Youth Sports 2019 MS Volleyball Game Schedule: Varsity Girls Apr1 @ St. Teresa against HNJ 5:30pm Apr 3 @ St. Teresa against STS 6:30pm Junior Varsity Girls Apr 3 @ St. Teresa against STS 4:30 pm Apr 5 @ HNJ against St. Joe 6:30pm Boys Blue Team Apr 1 @ St. Teresa against ASC 4:30pm Apr 2 @ Ascension against ASC 5:30pm Apr 3 @ St. Teresa against St. Joe 4:30pm Boys White Team Apr 1 @ St. Teresa against St. Joe 6:30pm Apr 3 @ St. Teresa against HNJ 5:30pm Middle School and Grade School track Registration will open next Monday on the Catholic Youth Sports website. The track meets will be on May 2 and May 9. More information will come later! 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! Mark Your Calendars for our upcoming Town Hall meeting on May 7 in the Parish Hall. School parents are invited to attend and bring new ideas and also let us know how we are doing. Watch for more information about this important event! ‌ 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