Mass of Hope: a cherished school tradition

Mass of Hope: a cherished school tradition

St. Mary School’s class of 2019 celebrated their years at SMS and “passed the torch” to our 7th grade class at our annual Mass of Hope.  The 8th grade class planned the liturgy with Fr. Bob, which included the presentation of symbols representing their time here at St. Mary School, participation in the Mass, and a candle lighting ceremony for which the teachers sang, Go Light Your World.  A reception for the 8th graders and their parents followed the celebration.

 

 

2nd Place Rain Barrel Win

2nd Place Rain Barrel Win

St. Mary School’s middle school Art Club students received their award for the Erie County Rain Barrel Painting Contest on Saturday, May 5th at the Buffalo Museum of Science.  We are very proud of our young artists:  Mikolaj Cichocki, Annalise Mangione, Jioia D’Andrea-Mucciarelli, Patrick Schule, Alex Kania, Elizabeth Van Patten and Luke Bushorr.  The rain barrels as well as plastic recycled art will be displayed through May 15th at the Science Museum.

St. Mary School to Host Diocesan Art Exhibition

St. Mary School to Host Diocesan Art Exhibition

SAINT MARY SCHOOL SWORMVILLE OPENS ITS DOORS TO THE 29th ANNUAL DIOCESAN ART FAIR

 Saint Mary School, Swormville, is honored to once again host the Annual WNY Diocesan Art Exhibition on Monday, May 6th from 6:30 – 8:00 P.M.  This year’s event titled: “Celebrating Budding Artists…Blooming in Faith”, will include over twenty area Catholic elementary and high schools showcasing over 400 individual art creations in support of the visual arts.

 Students will submit 2- and 3-dimensional art, along with Living Art creations. Living Art is a live re-enactment of a painting by students. Media displayed will include: pencil, charcoal, clay, watercolor, oil, weavings, etc.

 St. Mary School Band members and musical ensembles will provide music throughout the school that evening, and there will be an opportunity for all who attend to build their own “Edible Art,” an ice cream treat with all the extras! 

 The event, organized by Saint Mary’s Art teacher, Mrs. Karen Genovese, is a wonderful collaboration and celebration of our local youth’s talent and the focus that Catholic schools place on the arts.  If you have a “budding artist” in your family, please join us on May 6th. This event is open to all, and admission is absolutely free! St. Mary School is located at 6919 Transit Road, East Amherst.

Multicultural Sharing in St. Mary’s Montessori Children’s House

Multicultural Sharing in St. Mary’s Montessori Children’s House

In the last month, we’ve had two parents visit the classroom and share some of their culture and traditions with us.

Erum Quereshi visited on March 22, to teach us about Pakistan Day.  She brought lots of delicious food and a learning board full of interesting facts. We learned where Pakistan is in the world, about their national flower, and their money, among other things.

 

 

On April 16, Mrs. Zalen taught us about Passover, and the traditional Seder meals used to celebrate the freedom of the Jewish people from slavery. We sampled matzo and parsley, two of the traditional foods.

STREAM: Fun for the Little Ones

STREAM: Fun for the Little Ones

Four to six year olds participate in our after school Bubble Academy where they enjoyed bubble blowing and hands-on exploration of a scientific principle during every session.   In this lesson, the children used a dropper and nickel to learn about surface tension.

Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross

Grade 8 led the school body in praying a beautiful and reverent Stations of the Cross on Holy Wednesday.  This new tradition is the perfect segue to our most Holy Triduum and our Easter celebration of our Risen Lord.