Principal's Update - 11/30/18

Dear Families, It's difficult to believe that tomorrow is December 1st. I don't know about you but I feel that the school year is flying by! December promises to be a very busy month. Please check your email communication often and see the school calendar for some of our traditional celebrations. This Sunday December 2nd is the beginning of the Church's liturgical year, Advent (from, "ad-venire" in Latin or "to come to") is the season encompassing the four Sundays (and weekdays) leading up to the celebration of Christmas. The Advent season is a time of preparation that directs our hearts and minds to Christ's second coming at the end of time and also to the anniversary of the Lord's birth on

Service Project Updates - 11/29/18

Conservation club took on a service project! Using old, donated t-shirts, students created dog toys for the Milton Animal Shelter! What a treat for the adoptable dogs!

Principal's Update - 11/20/18

Dear Families, Happy Thanksgiving! I am truly blessed and thankful for each and every one of our incredible students. I look forward to coming to work each and every day! We ended today with a beautiful Thanksgiving Prayer Service. Prior to the service I recognized our Middle School scholars who earned Honor Roll and High Honor Roll. I also took the time to tell the students that this is not the only important label. Some of us have gifts that can't be graded, some of us aren't good test takers or good at studying. If every student could look in the mirror and say "I did my best". That is enough! If they can't say that then there is work to do. I also showed the students a video so that they

Principal's Update - 11/16/18

Dear Families, Thank you all that attended Parent/Teacher conferences. Home and School are a very important partnership in your child's educational journey. I always like to remind parents and guardians that grades are important but not the most important component to measure a student's progress. It is just one snapshot in time. Children are also developing their sense of self and their place in a community of learners. Our mission is to provide an environment where your children are held to high standards and rigorous instruction and curriculum. We ask them to work at a high level because we believe in each and every child and know that they are capable of great things. When they struggle

Service Project Updates - 11/15/18

Pontifical Mission Societies Boston came out to visit with the children, and they learned about missions of India. They also learned how to carry a bucket of water like they do in the missions of India.

Service Project Updates - 11/11/18

Whenever somebody gives you a gift, the best way that you can show your gratitude for that gift, is to use it. Our veterans have given us the gift of freedom. They have given us the opportunity for us to be who we are, to find our way in the world, and to let our voices be heard. So do that! Go out and explore the world. Entertain new ideas. Have conversations with people about it and let your voice be heard especially on voting day, and if and when you’re out in public and you run into somebody in a jacket that identifies them in one of the armed forces, then just say thank you. If you're shy, then check out how you can say thank you without expressing it verbally--https://www.youtube.com/w

Service Project Updates - 11/9/18

Mrs. Etienne and the Fifth Grade class collected school supplies for a Catholic school on the Island off Dominica after Hurricane Maria. A special thank you to the entire St. Mary of the Hills community for your kind act of service.

Principal's Update - 11-09-18

Dear Families, Happy Veteran's/Grandparent's Day to everyone. This morning was such a great event at our school. We celebrated the value of our Grandparents and our Veterans. The students from age 2.9 through Grade 8 performed, student leaders spoke, a beautiful video tribute was played, and we were honored to have Margaret Connolly, a Boston firefighter and Lt. in the Coast Guard Reserves as our keynote speaker. This has to be one of my favorite days of the entire school year. If you were unable to made it please enjoy the photos that will be posted. This past Tuesday morning we held an Open House. The families that attended were very impressed with our programming. I need your help in spre

Service Project Updates - 11/7/18

On November 1, 2018, Andrew Charles-Prophete came to school with a large bag of candy. After a long night of trick-or-treating, Andrew set aside half of his candy for a special purpose. Years ago, Andrew had donated spare candy to an organization that collects and distributes food for troops overseas. This Halloween, Andrew made sure to save a special treat for men and women in our military. When Andrew brought his generous donation to school, our principal, Julie Marotta, was grateful and impressed. Following Andrews lead, Mrs. Marotta has asked our entire school community to contribute any extra candy. Thanks to Andrew, Mrs. Marotta, and our students, we have now amassed several ample boxe

Service Project Updates - 11/5/18

To continue our year of service the teachers provided baked goods and packaged cookies to the Shattuck Shelter during October. Grade 4 stepped forward and volunteered to provide baked goods and packaged cookies to the Shattuck Shelter during November. Thank you Grade 4 for making a difference!

Service Project Updates - 11/2/18

Multiculturalism is a word among many that could describe our school’s climate and culture. In an effort to embrace that aspect of who we are as a school community, the flags of over 200 countries and Islands wave proudly in the school’s hall. The pride on the student’s faces as they recognize the flag of their parents, grandparents and other family members are priceless. It is in this light that we highlight the Flag of one of our staff members, Mrs. Etienne, and families from the Island of Dominica here at our school. Dominica will be celebrating 40 years of Independence from England on November 3rd, 2018. So from the principal, Mrs. Marotta, staff and the entire St. Mary of the Hills Scho

Service Project Updates - 11/2/18

Student Council is asking for all of your leftover and extra candy. In the spirit of service, we are donating all the candy to our troops. This small act of kindness lets the soldiers know that we appreciate all they do to keep us safe. The drive ends Monday, and thank you to those of you who have already donated.

Service Project Updates - 11/2/18

The Grade 5 students were busy writing their First Friday Letters. Each student was assigned a different parishioner from St. Mary of the Hills Church to write to each month. The letters bring much joy to these older people who eagerly look forward to receiving them. The students enjoy writing about themselves and what they are doing in school. This is a wonderful example of our students demonstrating our school theme of service to others.

Principal's Update - 11/02/18

Dear Families, Welcome to November! It feels more like March today! We had such a great week here at St. Mary of the Hills. Thank you to all of you who donated food for the Milton Food Pantry. This is a wonderful way to serve those less fortunate in our neighborhood. If you didn't get a chance to bring something in please consider donating to your local food pantry. Christopher Davis and the members of the student council are collecting candy to have shipped to our friends in the military. It's a way to say thank you for their service to our country. Another example of service to others. The drive ends Monday and thank you to those of you who have already donated. What a beautiful day we ha

Service Project Updates - 11/1/18

Update: Mrs. Hulme's PreK1 class is collecting tons of aluminum pull-tabs. This yearlong service project is really humming along quite well. These top performers are consistently bringing in those pull-tabs along with our computer teacher, Mrs. Hughes' mom, Mrs. Maria DeJesus, who volunteers her time at Muckey's Liquor Redemption Center in Lakeville, MA, collecting pull-tabs. Keep collecting pull-tabs from beverage cans for Shriners Hospital. You're making a difference!!!

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