“Let your light shine…” Matt. 5:16
Dear St. Mary School Families,
Happy Easter to you all! I hope that the break gave you some quality family time. I was blessed to enjoy the company of my daughters as we traveled over southern Ireland and spent Easter weekend in Dublin during the centenary celebration of the Republic’s Easter Rising…great history lesson. It was also a wonderful experience being able to experience the town (Monaghan) in which my great-grandparents were born and raised. After all of the years that I have taught about the Holy Trinity, I was able to press some shamrocks t hat I picked from the Rock of Cashel where the legend states that St. Patrick taught the same using the simple shamrock…very exciting for this Catholic school teacher/principal.

Happy Birthday to Fr. Bob!
He celebrated his birthday this past week.
We sang to him at the end of Mass this morning. We hope that this year will be his best ever.

Gym Floor and Elevator –There was much progress made on the building projects while we were away. The gym floor is beautiful and just receiving a couple more coats of varnish before it will be complete and ready for P.E. classes to resume in there. My office on the 2nd floor of Tileston has 4 large holes in it, getting ready for the elevator. Our grounds have never looked so beautiful. Springtime is all around us, timed so well with the Resurrection.

Dancing with the Stars – H.S.A. Fundraiser

The committee is actively planning, the dancers are committed, so please save the date to attend – Saturday, May 14th! More information will be coming to you soon.

New Science Lab – This project will be developed over the summer months. The committee is formed to make this the best lab for our students’ learning.

National Geographic Competition – We wish the best for Joshua Quetel (Gr. 5) who is representing us at the State Competition in Charlotte today. Joshua has worked hard to be well prepared for this challenge. We are very proud of him.

**Field Day** – We have been able to schedule our annual Field Day at Hugh MacRae Park (corner of S. College Rd. and Oleander Dr.) on Friday, April 29th, 8-11:30. Teachers will be on duty 7:30-12 at the park for your convenience. On that day, all students will be dropped off and picked up at the park. Our 8th grade class is working with Mrs. Parker to plan some fun events for all. We will send out more information as the date comes closer. There will be no After School on that day.

Tuition Rates for 2016-2017

These will be published in next week’s news.

April Happenings

April 1- Middle School Dance –“March Madness”

April 6- End of 3rd Quarter

April 7-10 – Azalea Festival

April 8- Noon Dismissal,  After School will run that afternoon.

April 15- Report Cards Emailed to Families

April 16 – St. Mary Catholic School Golf Classic, Porters Neck Plantation

April 22- Science Olympiad Varsity Team to State Competition

April 26-29 – Book Fair

April 27- Spaghetti Supper

April 29- Field Day, 8-11:30, HughMacRaePark

We express our condolences to the Powers family (Audrey-KL and Claire-1st) as Mrs. Powers’ mother passed away during our break.

Blessings,

Mrs. Joyce Price