Friday, October 21, 2016

Happy Friday! In addition to being Friday, we can all look forward to having lunch or dinner at the Avon Puerto Vallarta Restaurant in support of our 8th grade class on Sunday. I can't wait!

Thank you to everyone who made last week's St. Mary School Mass on Sunday such a great success! Many of you rearranged your schedules to be available and it was much appreciated. The children were on their very best behavior and sang like angels at the end of Mass. The reception was a big hit and we all enjoyed it.

We would like to do this again in the Spring so stay tuned for a date.

It has been another busy week. We started with our Student Council speeches and election of officers on Monday and just kept on going. I have to say that the student body took this election in an appropriately serious manner from the speeches through to the voting. The younger students listened to the speeches with rapt attention. The nominees for office did an exceptional job with their speeches and public speaking. This is never easy but they acted like pros!

As a result here are our officers for 2016-17:

Public Relations: Audrey Bonk and Ellie McElroy
Executive Service Officer: Mary McElroy
Treasurer: Jack Hall
Secretary: Cici Chagnon
Vice President: Gavin Hughes
President: Kate Sullivan

In addition to this executive board there are class representatives from grades 5-8 as well. Together they are planning service and charitable activities, Pumpkin Bingo and the like.

Fr. Matera has reminded us that this weekend is an important one for the annual weekly census in the Churches. Please make every attempt to attend Mass in your home parish this weekend.

Next week we will be busy with the Book Fair and fall conferences. This is a great time to take stock of how things are going for your children. Yes, you have access to the grades on the portal but much can be learned through a conversation with the classroom teacher. We look forward to having you visit next week.

Don't forget that Choice cards are available on M, W, and F in the morning. Mrs. Budnick will most likely be available if you have questions on conference day. I enjoy being able to go to my regular stores (especially Stop and Shop and Dunkin Donuts) and use these cards and benefit the school.

I hope that everyone has a great weekend. God Bless!

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