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Can WarsAs part of St. Mary's School community outreach, the students have committed themselves to making a difference to others. This initiative is called "Think About Others Thursdays". The 4th grade threw down the gauntlet challenging all other homeroom classes to a "Can War". Our first goal is to share our many blessings with others in the community. Our 2nd goal is to "bury" Miss. J's desk! We are currently collecting non-perishable food items to donate to the food bank sponsored by Together Inc. Students are not restricted to bringing food on Thursday, every day is a collection day! We take photos on Thursday and send them to the teachers to share with their classes and report our progress on Thursday. So far, 4th grade is ahead in the "Can War". Stay tuned for updates and pictures of the teachers desks being buried under cans and boxes. Even the Office and Support Staff are getting involved. If you want to take part, you can drop off a donation of cans or other non-perishable food items at the Clay Street door of St. Mary's School after Thanksgiving break.You are welcome to designate a classroom you'd like to take care of your donation. We will be collecting donations until Christmas. Thanks for making a difference in the lives of others.

Reaching Out and Staying Connected Through TechnologyWith the onset of the pandemic, St. Mary's has been faithfully live streaming daily and weekend Masses. Every day of the week Father Del and Father Matt depend on volunteers to make sure parishioners and friends can be present virtually for the celebration of the Eucharist. Mrs. Menzel, the 5th grade teacher, and her helper, Tanner Reed, get the iPad ready to broadcast Daily Mass on November 19th. Our teachers and students are always ready to reach out and help whenever they can. Please tune into the St. Mary's Church of Bellevue Facebook page for all our live streaming events. We hope to “see" you there if you can’t be there in person!

 

 

 

 

Connect1The students in STEAM 7 are adapting to long distance learning when a lab partner is absent. Two of our 7th graders use the iPads to log in to a Google Meet to participate in their joint project. Connect2In some cases multiple distance learners can talk to each other, and the class, device to device. No matter how we have to learn, either in person or virtually, St. Mary’s students find a way to connect!

 

 

 

 

 

Dear St. Mary's Families,

Just a reminder, today, Tuesday, November 17th and Wednesday, November 18th are the last days to turn in your reading calendars and donations for the Read-A-Thon Fundraiser. We hope everyone had fun reading!

This year St. Mary’s Fall fundraiser is the Read-A-Thon. It not only supports our school, but also supports each student's personal reading development goals. Students have been challenged to read (or be read to) for at least 20 minutes for 10 days. We hope every student read for at least 200 minutes before the Read-A-Thon ended.

Student Responsibilities
Students need to record how many minutes they read each day from November 2nd through November 13th on the attached calendar.  pdfClick here. They should total their reading minutes and have a parent/guardian initial their calendar. Each student who returns a completed calendar to school on November 17th and 18th will be entered into a $10 raffle prize (Each classroom will have a winner). The winner of the raffle will be announced November 19th.

Please send your donation forms and money Attn: Heather Weddle. Your Calendar needs to be sent to Keri Keller.

HalloweenScavengerRoadRally2020For years St. Mary’s Home and School Association has made Halloween an extra fun time for students with classroom parties and ”Trunk or Treat” events held in the school’s parking lot. This evolved into Halloween Fun Night! HalloweenScavengerRoadRally20205On the Friday night after first quarter conferences the night before, volunteer parents and Home and School officers decorated the gym and the gym lobby while teachers and students decorated their classroom doors. A photo booth, games, a door decorating contest and a costume parade with prizes for different age groups was held along with pizza and treats for all! We’ve had to adapt to a lot of changes this year due to COVID-19, but we haven’t missed out on much, especially when it comes to fun. Last Friday, St. Mary’s students were treated to a Halloween Scavenger Hunt thanks to Home and School and with the blessings of Dr. Wallinger. Nineteen families along with Miss Kallman and Dr. Wallinger bundled up and volunteered their driveways and yards so parents could drive their “ghosts and goblins” around to each house in the hope of finding the scavenger item placed somewhere in their yard. Students didn’t have to get out of their cars but were welcome to do so if they wished, following social distancing guidelines. The Home and School Association provided treats at each stop. Even though the weather was beyond chilly, it was a great spooky adventure around Bellevue! The scavenger hunt road rally was a two-and a half hour event. For more photos click here.

St Mary's Information

St. Mary's Catholic School is a Pre-Kindergarten through Eighth Grade School of the Archdiocese of Omaha. Our mission is to provide a Catholic education that nurtures students' hearts and minds to become servant leaders in an ever-changing world.

Our philosophy of education is to offer a five-day program to assist families in teaching those truths, skills, and ideals, which are necessary for Christian living. We believe that education must develop the faculties and abilities of the whole child: spiritually, intellectually, physically, and emotionally. To help achieve this, our faculty and staff are an integral part of the formation of Christian community and dedicate themselves to the task of developing Christian citizens.

 

 


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