News from the Hill - 1/13/23

Indoor Recess
“Everyone has the power for greatness, not for fame but greatness, because greatness is determined by service.” ~Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Dear St. Mary of the Hills Family,

It’s hard to believe that we are halfway through the school year. This will be a very busy month for all of our teachers and students. NWEA testing begins on January 17th, and the middle school will begin midterms on January 24th. Please make every effort to have your child/children attend school during testing.

There is no school on Monday, January 16th in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Dr. King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 for his firm belief in racial equality, civil rights, and justice for all. King’s influential writings are relevant to this day.

We will kick off Catholic Schools Week (CSW) on Monday, January 30th, and recognize our amazing students with a Student Appreciation Day. Staff Appreciation Day is scheduled for Wednesday, February 1st, and Parent Volunteer Appreciation Day is scheduled for Thursday, February 2nd. A calendar with all of the events and details will be sent home next week. The PTO will be organizing many of the activities, and they will be reaching out to parents asking for your support.

Our school community is truly blessed by the generosity of all the people who help our St. Mary of the Hills family. My sincere thanks are extended to everyone who contributes, in countless ways, to the greatness of this school.

Best wishes to our CYO basketball team and coach A for the big game this Saturday at Archbishop Williams High School! The game begins at 10:00 a.m.! May God grant our St. Mary of the Hills community peace, joy, and continued success in 2023!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Suzanne Banach
Principal

 

ECC

Dear Parents,

Happy New Year! I hope that you had a wonderful, joyous break enjoying special time with family and friends. The students are back in their daily routine and learning lots of new things. This week the Early Childhood Center is exploring wind and water using observations, experiments, and books to learn more about topics such as evaporation, weather, temperature, insulation, rain, and snow. We are also celebrating the letters “L and “M,” and taking part in many fun winter activities! 

A Few Reminders:

  1. Send your child in with a winter coat, hat, and gloves. If you’re sending your child in with boots, please remember to put a change of sneakers in their bag. 
  2. Try and get to school on time. The students are let into the building around 8:50 am. Anyone arriving after 9:00 am is disrupting the morning routine.
  3. Send your child in with a water bottle. The teachers are able to refill water bottles throughout the day.

The teachers are in need of the following supplies within their classrooms: Clorox wipes, Lysol spray, and tissues. Any donations would be greatly appreciated to keep the students and faculty healthy during the winter months. 

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, you can reach me by phone, email, or stop by my office. Thanks so much for all you do. Have a wonderful long weekend!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Devon Holt
Assistant Principal/Director of the ECC

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