SUMMER ART EXPERIENCE

SUMMER ART EXPERIENCE

St. Mary’s Summer Art Experience was a week long  adventure that explored a variety of fine art and crafts!  Students took time out of their busy summer to explore artists such as Degas, Picasso and Matisse!  Our mornings included drawing prompts, three dimensional artwork, clay , soap and plaster sculpture, fiber arts, sewing and painting!  Students were encouraged to explore their creativity and expand upon their knowledge of the world of art!

SUMMER ADVENTURES 2019

SUMMER ADVENTURES 2019

Tons of fun was had by 3 – 7 year olds during Summer Adventures with Miss Teresa and Miss Krista!   The children explored Fun with Food, Water Science, and All About Animals. Each adventure ran for one week, from 9 am – Noon.  We hope you can join us next year!

St. Mary School Celebrates Inclusivity

St. Mary School Celebrates Inclusivity

INCLUSIVITY (n.) A new way of naming our commitment to and practice of inclusion; as in, Saint Mary School’s Catholic spirit of inclusivity; Involving all students in every aspect of the academic, social, emotional, physical and spiritual experiences that define Saint Mary School…….

“Inclusivity” won’t be found in the dictionary, but it is vibrantly alive and practiced at Saint Mary School in each classroom, by each teacher, and affecting every student.

In keeping with St. Mary School’s philosophy- Dedicated to the whole child…Serving the entire family, our entire faculty and staff are attuned and committed to facilitating the growth and success of each unique student, including those with special needs.  We recognize that serving the family of the special needs child is an integral component to the future success of the entire family.

As advocates, role models, and confident instructors, our teachers go the extra mile to differentiate and reach all students at their learning levels, meeting with family members to identify needs, optimizing classroom experiences, collaborating with colleagues and specialists, and dedicating themselves to each child who strives in his or her own way, to feel and know success. We celebrate the richness of diversity in our classrooms; and most importantly, we harbor no fear or reluctance to welcome students with special needs. We live and share the spirit of inclusivity – every day – in a school where all are welcomed.

NY State Immunization Update

NY State Immunization Update

Catholic schools within the Buffalo Diocese will follow the new vaccination regulations for New York State which no longer allow for religious exemptions from the required immunizations for entry into schools.

Below, you will find the letter from the Superintendent of Catholic Schools as well as an outline of the new NYS legislation and the the NYS Vaccination Requirements.  Please familiarize yourself with New York State’s Immunization Policy that takes effect with the upcoming 2019-20 school year.

Flynn O’Hara Uniforms Available On-line Only

Flynn O’Hara Uniforms Available On-line Only

St. Mary School’s uniform supplier for grades K – 8, Flynn O’Hara, no longer has a brick and mortar store in Williamsville.  Therefore, St. Mary’s uniforms will only be available via telephone or the Flynn O’Hara On-line Store. Flynn O’Hara assures us that the on-line sizing charts that appear for each item are very true to size, especially if you use the measurements they provide.

Now, here is the super great news, we have made uniform and spiritwear purchases more convenient than ever before!  Flynn O’Hara is now a one-stop-shop for K-8 schoolwear!  In addition to  our historic item list, ALL of these new items are now available through Flynn O’ Hara’s on-line shop:

  • P.E. UNIFORM t-shirts and shorts are now available through Flynn O’Hara!  You can order replacements when YOU need them!
  • SHOES are now available and the adhere to our handbook’s dress code!
    • K – 2 ELASTIC WAIST PANTS are now included
  • EXPANDED ACCESSORIES:
    • Boy’s Ties have been added
    • Boy’s Socks and Girl’s Socks/Tights choices have been expanded
  • SPIRITWEAR sweatshirts and fleece jackets are now available year round!

AND, there is more great news…All orders of $50.00 or greater will qualify for FREE shipping and will ship directly to your home!

Click here for Flynn O’Hara’s Ways to Order and Full Price List

 

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GRADUATION MASS 2019

GRADUATION MASS 2019

Go to our St. Mary School Swormville Facebook page for many more pictures from Graduation 2019!

The Class of 2019, their families, and St. Mary’s faculty attended the annual Graduation Mass on Friday, June 21, 2019.  The evening began with the class Co-Presidents reflecting on their years at St. Mary School and, in particular, the feeling of family amongst their classmates.  Mass was concelebrated by Fr. Bob Zilliox and Fr. Andrew Kozminski.  Graduating 8th graders took part in the Mass as cantors, lectors, and gift bearers.

At the conclusion of Mass, Mrs. Mary Jo Aiken, St. Mary School Principal, awarded diplomas to the twenty-three graduates.   In addition to their diploma, each student received subject-based awards designated by the teachers and a school gift.

The following special awards were also presented:

Eric T. Schneiderman, Attorney General, Triple “C” Award – in recognition of commitment, courage and character.

Thomas Di Napoli, NY State Comptroller, Award – given to those students who have served in the community with hard work, dedication and leadership.

President’s Award for Academic Excellence 

President’s Award for Academic Achievement

HSA Essay Contest Winner

Sister Sheila Anne Burke Memorial Award

Principal’s Award