Dear St. Mary of the Hills Families:
Once again we have been blessed with so many great learning experiences this week. Thanks to Ms. Haate Browne (mother of Nkemjika Obiora in KA) our Kindergartners through 3rd graders went to Lookout Farm in Natick. They got to experience a working apple orchard, visit with farm animals, and enjoyed a tractor ride through the property. The owners said that our students were so well behaved and polite and to please bring them back again! I'm not surprised since I know that we have the best students and families.
As I visited classrooms this week I got to witness students collaborating on research projects, presenting to their classmates, performing acts of kindness, and enjoying their school days. I am always inspired by the deep thinking and the way that the students analyze and develop strategies to solve problems.
The Penny War is going great! Students are having fun competing with each other. Thank you to The PTO for organizing this for the students. They are having so much fun.
Another thank you to the PTO for organizing the "Trunk or Treat" being held this Sunday at Fontbonne from 3:00 to 5:00pm. Even with the forecasted rain, this fun event will still take place INSIDE Fontbonne in their gym. Costumes can be worn and are encouraged! Please visit the previous emails regarding this event. It is sure to be a lot of fun for the children!
Don't forget next week is our annual Halloween Parade. Students in Grades Early Learners through Grade 3 may come to school in costume if they choose. The rest of the students may dress in orange and black.
Another reminder ~ if your child is absent, please contact the Health Office to report the absence, and leave a detailed message for Mrs. Tara Carvalho, our school nurse. If you call before school hours, call 617-698-2464, X50. Thank you for following these guidelines as stated in our Student/Parent Handbook.
Enjoy this beautiful fall weather with your amazing children.
Mrs. Julie Marotta ~ Principal