School of Saint Mary Back2School Night 2010
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  • 1. Welcome to Back to School Night
  • 2. Young The Church of St. Mary Following a Stewardship Way of Life Middle Aged Seasoned Rich Poor Multicultural High School Graduates College Graduates Male Female
  • 3. The Church of St. Mary Following a Stewardship Way of Life
    • PRAYER
    • Sunday Mass
    • Sacraments
    • Rosary Groups
    • Moms in Touch
    • Social Outreach
    • Ministry to the sick
    • MaryFair Weekend
    • Finance Council
    • Stewardship Council
    • RE and Youth Programs
    • Adult Faith Formation
    • School of St. Mary
    • Children's Lit. of the Word
    • Newcomer Committee
    • Funeral Luncheons
    • Supper Club
    • Ushers-Greeters at Mass
  • 4. The Church of St. Mary is Committed to The Ministry of the School A Shared Responsibility “ Elementary education is an extension of parental education; it is extended and cooperative home schooling. In a true sense schools are extensions of the home. Parents- and not schools either the state or the Church- have the primary moral responsibility of educating children to adulthood. Like a good Mother, the Church offers help to families by establishing Catholic schools that ensure the integral formation of their children. “ The Holy See’s Teaching on Catholic Schools , Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB
  • 5. The Church of St. Mary is Committed to The Ministry of the School Private Verses Catholic “ It is of utmost importance, therefore, that the Church’s institutions be genuinely Catholic: Catholic in their self-understanding and Catholic in their identity” John Paul II
    • 5 Essential Marks of a Catholic School
    • Inspired by a Supernatural Vision – Fixes the child's eyes on heaven!
    • Founded on a Christian Anthropology- Grace builds on nature!
    • Animated by Communion and Community-
      • Teamwork- Parents, School and Parish community
      • Cooperation between educators and bishops
      • Interaction between students and teachers
      • Physical Environment
    • Imbued with a Catholic worldview Throughout its Curriculum
    • Sustained by a Gospel Witness
  • 6. The Church of St. Mary is Committed to The Ministry of the School
    • The parish is committed to supporting the Catholic education of students at the School of St. Mary
    • Students commit to following the rules of the school, upholding the standards of their faith, and being truthful and honest in all areas of their life
  • 7. Commitment
      • Following the rules published in the school handbook
      • Attending mass at St. Mary on a regular basis as a family unit
      • Tithing to the church through the use of the envelope system
      • Performing 25 hours of service per family, per year at the church and school, Why?
  • 8. Stewardship within the School Community
    • Welcoming
    • Large parish
    • Smile and be friendly
    • Reach out to new families. Avoid cliques and encourage your children to do the same
    • Avoid harmful gossip. For example- email, parking lot etc.
  • 9.
    • PRAYER
    • Attend Sunday mass w/ family at St. Mary
    • Go to Confession as a family on a reg. basis
    • Pray individually, as a couple, as a family
    • Encourage your children to pray on their own
    • Encourage your children to really listen to prayers each morning on intercom system, remember special intentions throughout the day
    Stewardship within the School Community
  • 10.
    • Continuous Conversion
    • Assist children with homework and projects
    • Strive for Spiritual Virtues vs. Material things
    • Slow down… Make time for “down time”
    • Life is not a competition
    Stewardship within the School Community
  • 11.
    • Get involved in parish activities
    • Service hours… A subject of much debate
    • Volunteer to help with school activities
    • You get out of it what you put into it
    • Buddy families
    • 5,968 volunteer hours logged last year
    Stewardship within the School Community
  • 12. The Ministry of Finance – Treasure
    • School Budget for the 2010-11 School Year
    • Budget: $1,251,289
    • Based on 254 students
  • 13. School Budget
  • 14. Student Costs
  • 15. Parish is Invested in the School
    • In addition to the yearly parish subsidy and financial assistance, totaling $236,127 this fiscal year, the parish also annually pays for:
      • Lawn maintenance
      • Landscaping
      • Trash service
      • Snow removal
      • Total : approx $47,400 (does not include salaries for business office)
  • 16. Parish is Invested in the School
    • In addition to yearly subsidies, between 2007 and now, the parish has underwritten several capital projects whose costs were not included in the annual school budget:
      • Resurface parking lot
      • Replace roof
      • Replace gym roof, bleachers, floor, white corridor
      • 2008 water main break
      • School intercom system
      • TOTAL: $554,589
  • 17. Classroom Visits Enjoy Your Time in the School! Kindergarten-4 th Grade Session 1 7:00-7:25PM Session 2: 7:30-7:55PM Session 3 8:00-8:25PM 5 th -8 th Grade will follow the Student Schedule Period 1 7:00-7:10PM Period 2 7:15-7:25PM Period 3 7:30-7:40PM Period 4 7:45-7:55PM Period 5 8:00-8:10PM Period 6 8:15-8:25PM Period 7 8:30-8:45PM Period 8 8:45-8:55PM This presentation has been posted on the School of. St. Mary Website