“Let your light so shine…” Matt. 5:16
Dear St. Mary School Families,
It was wonderful seeing so many parents turn out for our annual Mardi Gras Parade on Tuesday. This tradition at St. Mary’s is one that the students and teachers look forward to each year. God sent us sunny, warm weather to enjoy the afternoon outside. Many of us reflected on the frigid cold temperatures that we have often paraded in during past years.

As we began this season of Lent on Wednesday, Fr. Bob reminded us of this joyous season when we set goals to improve ourselves as we get ready for Easter. Here at school, our teachers will have different projects in the classrooms and we will also be asked to bring in items for the poor and donations to Catholic Relief Services who are often first on the scene of major disasters in our world.

Dr. Seuss was celebrated here yesterday with green eggs and ham served to the PreK4 class. Of course, this is all to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday.

National Geographic Bee – Congratulations to Ben Hearne (Gr. 7) who won our school bee last month! Ben has gone on to take a computerized test to qualify him for State Competition. This week we learned that he passed the test and will be on his way to Charlotte for the State Level Bee on March 31st! Best of luck to Ben!

Science Olympiad – Our Science Olympiad teams will be competing at UNC-W tomorrow. We wish the teams coached by Mrs. Brown the very best of luck! Go Falcons!

St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Please join us next Saturday, March 11 at 11, for the annual parade downtown. I will publish the staging information as soon as it is received. Thank you to the Stovalls (Corbett-K and Holladay-2nd) of Marine Warehouse for creating our float for us. I’ve requested that our spot be close to the Marine Band. We’ll have lots of fun.

Looking Ahead –
Thursday, March 9th – Assembly for K-8, The Chinese Acrobats sponsored by your Home and School Association
Tuesday, March 14th – Author Visit, K-8
Anne Russell, author of Gardens of Airlie, will present 2 assemblies to our students. Signed copies of her book are for sale. When Ms. Russell was growing up, her playground was Airlie Gardens. Both the author and illustrator are residents of Wilmington.
Registration Packets are due. Please contact Mrs. Linn.
Blessings,
Mrs. Joyce Price