St. Mary's News
Greetings St. Mary’s Families,
Reminder - Our inclement weather procedures are available online. We always post bus cancellations on our website and on Facebook. We all know our winter weather can change quickly in a day. A reminder to make sure your child is prepared for the weather. We follow these temperature guidelines, when the temperature is between 0°C to -20°C care is taken in assessing the appropriateness of sending students outside. From -21°C to -27°C serious consideration is given to whether it is appropriate for students to be outside. We allow students to enter the school at 8:15 (no line up outside). If the temperature is below -27°C Students do not go outside during the school day.
Planning to move? We are in the early stages of planning for the fall. If you know you are moving please let the front office know.
Programming Requests, if you have a programming request for the fall, please make sure to contact
Leah Alford at the office. All requests are due by April 15th. One of the administrators will call you to discuss.
Looking for a way to be connected to the school? Interested in hearing what is going on for our St. Mary’s families? It has never been easier to hear what is happening. Join our next Zoom meeting on Wednesday, March 10 by clicking on the Zoom link:
Cobs Bread: Purchasing at Cobs Bakery in Okotoks this holiday season?
Did you know if you tell them you're with St. Mary's School, a portion of your purchases will be donated back to our Parent Council?
Please take a moment to complete our annual Faith Survey noted below. Publicly-funded Catholic education is a precious and unique gift that we have been blessed with in the province of Alberta. It is important that our parents let their voice be heard with respect to their level of satisfaction with (school’s) efforts to ensure we provide an authentic Catholic education. Let your voice be heard by clicking on the link and answering only 8 questions on a one page survey, with the option to add comment or feedback afterwards.
We are slowly resuming some student activities and programs. School Patrols will resume March 1st in the afternoons only. For question please contact Mrs. Gustafson at the school.
Celebrating Heritage and Culture
CTR Board Highlights are now available for viewing!
2021 - The year of St. Joseph
This Lent, join us and consecrate yourself to St. Joseph.
ABOUT OUR SCHOOL
St. Mary’s School is a faith-filled environment where students recognize they are a gift from God. They develop meaningful prayer lives and serve others with generosity and love. We are a literacy school where students are encouraged to read a lot and explore multiple genres. Students are able to self-select books from the library or from their classroom library and share their reading and writing with others! Our school has high expectations for all students while ensuring mastery of foundational skills and designing lessons that are engaging and meaningful. We understand the value of multiple dimensions of learning and address this through specialist-instructed programs in Music, French, Physical Education and Outdoor learning.