Check out our newsletter! SMS Cougar News April 5, 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.ds. St. April 2019 Calendar 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 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 forgave the adulteress and admonished those who wanted to stone her by saying that whoever was without sin should stone her. Everyone walked away because they realized that they were not sinless. Christ asks us not to judge others because we also have our own issues and problems that cause us to sin. The world teaches that it is okay to look down on other people, but our faith tells us that we should not judge and condemn others because none of us are without sin. We are all in need of forgiveness. That is why the Sacrament of Reconciliation is important for the salvation of our souls. Gospel according to John JN 8:1-11 Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. But early in the morning he arrived again in the temple area, and all the people started coming to him, and he sat down and taught them. Then the scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery and made her stand in the middle. They said to him, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the very act of committing adultery. Now in the law, Moses commanded us to stone such women. So what do you say?” They said this to test him, so that they could have some charge to bring against him. Jesus bent down and began to write on the ground with his finger. But when they continued asking him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let the one among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” Again he bent down and wrote on the ground. And in response, they went away one by one, beginning with the elders. So he was left alone with the woman before him. Then Jesus straightened up and said to her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” She replied, “No one, sir.” Then Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you. Go, and from now on do not sin any more.” Congratulations, St. Mary School! St. Mary Catholic School had a successful and informative visit on Apr. 4 and 5 with our FCC accreditation team that consisted of a Principal from the Diocese of Jacksonville, one of our own Principals from the Diocese of Orlando, and the Director of Curriculum Development for the Archdiocese of Miami. The team helped us determine our school strengths and our areas for improvement. We are grateful for the input of this team and are proud that we passed our FCC accreditation. Congratulations to our faculty and staff! St. Mary School will have an Open House on Tuesday, April 9 from 9am-2pm. Families are welcome to visit the school and tour the classrooms, meet the teachers, and receive an information packet. Any new family who is referred by a current school family and registers for 19-20 will help the current family earn a $100 credit toward their registration fee for next year. 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! 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. Other funding plans are in the works to cover other much needed repairs, including the continuation of the fence around our school. Thank you for your patience and support! April, 2019 – ..Fence Repair from 2017 Hurricane – completed! ..Sun Hat installed over 1-4 big playground equipment-Done! ..Sunshade Pavilion installed in big playground area-work to start the week of April 8-12. ..Digital Infrared 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! Registration is going very well, and new families are touring and registering every week. Current St. Mary families who will be registering for 2019-20 are encouraged to register soon to guarantee a seat in the classrooom. All current 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 Junior Varsity Girls Boys Blue Team Boys White Team Middle School and Grade School track Registration is open 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