November 27, 2017
Dear St. Mary's Parents,
We're experiencing feelings of particular abundance as we approach the Thanksgiving holiday and consider all that we have to be thankful for as a school community. After a year of much transition, our new administration is settling into the Crusader community and sharing their experience and enthusiasm. Their focus on curriculum, technology and character foundation is evident, and the feedback on the caliber of new hires has been positive. Look out for a new "Teacher of the Week" profile in the weekly Principal's newsletter - we'll introduce you to the names, faces and background of our talented staff!
Some specific improvements include:
1. New curriculum programs have been purchased and implemented for Mathematics, Social Studies and Health, plus new Orff instruments at the PGC.
2. We are on our way to being a beacon of responsible technology rolling out new whiteboards, new student chromebooks, and a dedicated technology team working on a plan to bring all school systems up to date.
3. Our students are being built into stronger individuals each day. There is a renewed focus on character development, student accountability and responsibility that will provide our kids with a foundation of discipline, consistency, care and excellence for success in high school and beyond.
We're grateful that the Annual Fund provided the Parents' Association with funds to implement these necessary changes and upgrades to our wonderful school. Every year offers a new set of challenges and necessary upgrades, so please plan your Annual Fund pledge for this 2017-2018 school year.
Whether your family is new to St. Mary's or has been here for generations, you know that the best thing about St. Mary's is the one thing that money cannot buy - community. Our school community is second to none when it comes to the care and concern we have for our students and their families and the caliber of the character of individuals who prioritize a Catholic education for their children. It is impossible to quantify the intangible force that shapes our children and makes them instantly and admirably recognizable as School of St. Mary alumni.
The School of St. Mary Parents' Association