Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!
The beginning of the school year is an important time for all of us, as we look forward to positive experiences and the growth our children will make academically, socially, and spiritually. Classes begin on Tuesday, September 4th.
Join us on Wednesday, August 29th at 5:00 p.m. for an open house. You can drop off your supplies, meet the teachers, and greet our new Principal, Mrs. Rebecca Swedberg. Thank you for choosing St. Mary’s Catholic School for the formation of your children–your prayers will be greatly appreciated as we work together to be the best we can be for our most important gift, your children!
Introducing our new Principal, Mrs. Rebecca Swedberg
My name is Rebecca Swedberg and I am very excited to join the staff of St. Mary’s School as the new Principal. My husband, Zach, and I are blessed with two beautiful little girls, Aria (3) and Thea (1). As the parent of young children, I recognize the importance of a strong Catholic education. My educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education and a Master of Arts degree in Educational Leadership from Saint Mary’s University along with five wonderful years of teaching experience. I firmly believe in the St. Mary’s philosophy and mission and I look forward to partnering with the staff of St. Mary’s to ensure that all students are successful.
Introducing our new 6th Grade Teacher, Ms. Jen Michalke
Hello, my name is Jen Michalke and I am very excited to be the new 6th grade teacher at St. Mary’s Catholic School. I am originally from La Crescent, MN. I have three older sisters, 10 nieces and nephews, and wonderful parents. I went to the University of Wisconsin La Crosse and graduated in May. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Middle Childhood- Early Adolescence Education and a minor in English Education. I have experience in coaching basketball, volleyball, and softball at the middle school and high school level. I love travelling, music, painting, spending time with family, and taking on new adventures. I look forward to meeting the students, families, and parishioners at St. Mary’s.
Join us on Friday, August 24th for our First Annual Golf Outing!
4-person Scramble (Best Shot) 9-hole fundraiser: MaCal Golf Course
1:30PM Registration • 2:30PM Shotgun • 6:00PM Dinner followed by Live Auction
• Hole-In-One Prizes on Hole #3 and #6 for $40,000 or Truck and $10,000 or Golf Cart Respectively*
• Hole Prizes for closest to the hole, longest drive
4 – 9 holes of golf • 2 – Carts • 4 – Steak Dinners
(Limited alternate chicken dinner available)
Meal tickets available for non-golfers:
Adults $15 in advance • $20 at the door • 12 & Under $ 10
AUCTION ITEMS INCLUDE: Hot Air Balloon Ride,
90 Minute Flight, 2 Night Cabin Getaway – www.vbro.com/755609
Children’s Play House, Whiskey Barrel, Bean Bag Toss Game & More!
Deadline to sign-up for golfing is August 17
CHECKS PAYABLE TO ST. MARY’S SCHOOL
Questions contact Chad Harms at 612-743-4610 or email email@example.com
Click below for more info and to register!
All current St. Mary’s School parents are members of Parents Care. Our mission is to support and enhance the education, opportunities and surroundings of the students and staff of St. Mary’s School.
We need YOU!
Connect with us on Facebook! Something as simple as liking our page and sharing our posts is an easy way to spread our events and good news with the broader community.
Our fundraising efforts throughout the year include:
- Quillin’s Cookout, Art to Remember, Candy Bar sales, Concert DVD sales, Cash raffle, bake sale and basket raffle during Fish Fry.
Your help in fundraising enables us do some pretty amazing things. In the 2017-2018 school year we:
- Donated $15,000 to the school’s general fund
- Sponsored a $500 scholarship for a St. Mary’s graduate
- Replace the “Rocket” on the playground
- Purchased robots for the school
- Funded teacher birthday and appreciation gifts
- Funded each teacher for classroom supplies
- Funded supplies for new preschool resting room
- Donated prizes for Marathon and Catholic Schools week
- Donated books to Kindergarten Open House
- Donated frozen treats for spring concert and field days
You also contribute time and talents to:
- Host Family Fun Night
- Host open gyms
- Host Book Fair
- Make conference meals for teachers
- Coordinate scrip trees fruit baskets at Christmas
- Provide a teacher appreciation breakfast
In previous years we’ve purchased playground equipment, smart boards and iPads, the climbing wall, gym equipment, the AED. We also contributed to new gym lights, water bottle fillers in the water fountains and a speaker on bullying. All that plus donating $15,000 to the school’s general fund!
Have questions or suggestions, come to a meeting or contact our current president, Sara Klug! Parents at the meeting can answer your questions and the Parents Care financial statement is available to all.