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									                                                  February 17, 2011



SMS Spotlight
•    Thursday, Feb 17                                       St. Mary’s Students Celebrate St. Valentine’s Day!
Full Day of School-2:00 Dismissal

•   Friday, Feb 18-Monday, 21
NO SCHOOL-Winter Break

•    Thursday, Feb 24
Volleyball v. West (H) 3:30 PM

•     Tuesday, March 1
First Reconciliation 7 PM
Volleyball @ Rose Hill 3:30 PM
Soccer v. Rose Hill (H) 4:00 PM
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                                            Some of Ms. Snider’s kindergarteners dressing
•    Wednesday, March 2
                                            up in their Valentine party hats!
                                                                                                 Brendan working on a picture frame.
Dress Down Day (SMS Polo& Jeans)
Volleyball @ Jackson Prep 3:30 PM

•    Thursday, March 3                   St. Valentine’s Day was celebrated on Monday, February 14th with parties in the lower
1/2 Day 11:30 AM Dismissal
Volleyball vs North Parkway (H) 3:30
                                         grades. The children had fun handing out their Valentine’s and eating lots of sweet
Soccer v. West (H) 4:00 PM               treats. We hope everyone enjoyed their day with their special Valentine!
•     Friday, March 4
First Friday
Soccer v. North Parkway (H) 4 PM                               Kindergarten Celebrates 100th Day of School!
•    Tuesday, March 8
Volleyball @ Tigrett 3:30 PM
Soccer v. Tigrett (H) 3:00 PM                                                            Kindergarteners in Mrs. Graham’s
•   Wednesday, March 9                                                                class celebrated their hundredth day of
Ash Wednesday 8:10 Mass                                                                school last week. As a special treat,
End of 3rd Quarter                                                                     they were able to wear their pajamas
Soccer v. Northeast (H) 3:00 PM
                                                                                          to school, make crafts, and enjoy
                                                                                        stories during the day! Although the
Special Prayers                                                                          day was cut short due to the snow,
Please remember the following                                                                 everyone had a fun time!
individuals in your prayers:
Freda Sturgis-SMS Parent
Bella Lam-SMS Student                                                     Middle School Science Fair
Forrest Kellar-SMS ‘09 Alum
Cam Johnson-Diane’s husband
Kim Yelverton-friend of St. Mary’s
Joy Boller-St. Mary’s Church
bookkeeper
Please pray for the repose of the
soul of: Steve Harris, Vickie
Murphy’s cousin
Pray for Us:
St. Mary’s Prayer Group prays for a
different staff or faculty member and/
                                         The middle school science fair was held this week in Mrs. Nichols classroom. All of the
or class each week. This week’s          projects were very well done but when the judging was complete the winners were: 1st
prayer intentions are for the            Place, 8th graders Alan & Austin Wilms displaying “How Does A Cantenna Affect Wire-
following:                               less Signal Strength?”; 2nd Place, 7th graders Anna Perry & Stacy Nakutis, “Can Fish
        Mrs. Thompson                    Dance?”; 3rd Place, 7th grader Grace Lemons, “Which Soap Bar Is The Best Buy?”.
         Mrs. Moroney
                                         Congratulations!
        and their students
                       SPORTS NEWS                                            Young Writer’s Clubhouse
                                                               The West Tennessee Writing Project had
Congratulations to our middle school girls basketball team
                                                               another successful Young Writer’s
on an awesome season and outstanding performance in the
                                                               Clubhouse last Saturday, February 12th.
West Tennessee Girl’s Basketball Sectional Tournament on
                                                               There were 15 young writers in
Friday, February 11th. They finished their season as first
                                                               attendance, with 9 of them from SMS!
runner-up to Middleton Middle School. Congratulations,
                                                               Those who attended were Catherine
once again to our Lady Angels, we’re very proud of you!
                                                               Figueroa, Olivia Cherry, Molly Pledger, Kate Lemons,
                                                               Grace Hudson, Grace Bates, Natalie Sullivan, Zach
                                                               Austin, and Gabriel Garneau. The subject for this event
It’s time for volleyball season to begin! Our Lady Angels will
                                                               was Script Frenzy, which spiraled out many creative
host their first game, next Thursday, February 24th, versus
                                                               scripts with the Young Writers. They spent the day
West at 3:30. Please come out and support them during
                                                               learning how to add zing with sensory details and realis-
their first game of the season! Check out our website for
                                                               tic dialogue to their scripts. At the end of the day, the
the full volleyball roster and game schedule!
                                                               young writers acted out their scripts. Digital Storytelling
                                                               is the next theme at YWC, (please see article below).
                                                               Please contact Andi Neihoff for more details:
                      One Week Auction                                           andi.neihoff@stmarys.tn.org.
                  Item Goes to Highest Bidder
                                                                                   Attention All Young Writers!
                            ITEM #1                                               What: Young Writer’s Clubhouse
  Southern Rents- Dinnerware party rental for 30 people.                                Digital Storytelling
 Includes linens, dishware for dinner, dessert, salad plate,                 When: Saturday, February 26 9AM-12PM
     tea glass, wine glass and coffee cup and flatware.
                                                                     Where: UTM Ripley Center 315 South Washington Street
                            ITEM #2                                               For students in grades 3-8
                                                                         Sponsored by the West Tennessee Writing Project
   Christmas Tree Farm in Beech Bluff- 7 ft. White Pine
         Christmas tree and a basket of gourds.                            Please contact Mrs. Neihoff if you’re interested
                                                                                   andi.neihoff@stmarys.tn.org
Both of these items come with a gift certificate that is good
for 1 year.                                                                          Lunch Account Balances
                                                                   Please check your lunch balances on RenWeb. Your child’s
Email Becky your highest bid and the person that has sub-          lunch account must be kept up to date. Please
mitted the highest bid by 12 noon on Thursday, February            write in the memo line on your check your child’s
24, 2011                                                           name and lunch account. You may pay ahead on
                                                                   the account, instead of waiting for a negative
                                                                   balance statement. Please send in a
                                                                   check as soon as possible if needed. Thanks!
                        Calendar Notes
     Please mark these upcoming important dates on your calendar
                                                                            Winter Break Starts Tomorrow!
                                                                    There will be no school, tomorrow, Friday, February
Tuesday, March 1           First Reconciliation 7 PM               18th and on Monday, February 21st due to our Winter
Wednesday, March 2         Dress Down Day (SMS Polo & Jeans)          Break. Everyone have a relaxing long weekend!

Thursday, March 3          1/2 Day-11:30 Dismissal-Faculty/
                                                                      Financial Aid Forms for 2011-2012 school year
Staff In-service                                                          Are now available at the Parish Office
Friday, March 4            First Friday                             Please return completed forms to the Parish Office
                                                                         no later than Tuesday, March 15th, 2011
Wednesday, March 9         Ash Wednesday 8:10 Mass
                           End of 3rd Quarter                                            Happy Birthday!
                                                                   Birthday blessings to the following students who will
Friday, March 11           Report cards sent out                        celebrate their birthday in the coming week!
March 14-15                SMS Phone-a-thon 6-9 PM                 Madison McKnight 2/17        James-Joseph Brown
Tuesday, March 15          Deadline for Financial Aid Forms          Ellie Ashlock 2/18                2/21
                                                                     Taylor Pearce 2/18          Logan Cooke 2/21
Wednesday, March 16        AR Out of Uniform Day                      Brent Austin 2/20           Alex Hohs 2/22
March 21-25                Spring Break!
                              Teacher Feature



Mrs. Ann Graham, Kindergarten



Mrs. Graham is from Tiptonville, home of three blinking lights and a Dairy Queen. She knew when
she was in Kindergarten that she wanted to be a Kindergarten teacher. She also wanted to have a
house with a swing on the front porch and oddly enough when she played house my husband’s
name was always Chris. Tadah . . .dreams really do come true.

She met Chris at a New Year’s Eve party when she left her car lights on and the battery went dead.
He gave me a charge (literally).

After graduating from the University of Alabama with a B.S. in Child Development, Mrs. Graham
taught in the public school system for three years prior to having their first child. She took a nine-
teen year break from teaching although she was a homeroom mother for fourteen of those years.
During that time Mrs. Graham started the Art Smart program and Summer Art Camp. She also sub-
stituted at SMS before returning six years ago. She did and still does some free lance art work,
painting murals and doing calligraphy.

She and Chris have helped further the alumni group with their four daughters: Christina graduated
in 2000, Katie in 2003, Ann Marie in 2005 and Ali in 2010.

When asked about her time at St. Mary’s, her comment was “I consider SMS one of the greatest
blessings of my life. I am so grateful for all that it has given me and my family. God is good.”


               Scout Award Pictures                                      Birthday Book Club
                                                       If your child’s birthday is in the month of February or
                                                       March, you should have received an envelope from
                                                       the teacher with your child’s name and birth date on
                                                       it earlier this week. The Birthday Book Program is
                                                       our way of helping the library purchase books. You
                                                       may participate if you wish. All you need to do is
                                                       make a contribution of any amount and return the
                                                       money in the envelope to school. Library books will
Two weeks ago, a record number of Scouts and adult be purchased and a bookplate will be placed in the
leaders from St. Mary’s were recognized at the Friday, book of your child’s choice acknowledging your con-
February 4th Mass for earning their religious awards. tribution. Checks should be made to St. Mary’s
                                                       School Library. We appreciate your support!


                                         4K Celebrates Valentine’s Day with Miss Randolph




                                                              Our 4K class celebrated Valentine’s
                                                              Day and the beautiful weather on Mon-
                                                              day morning with Miss Randolph

								
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