It is our pleasure to welcome you to St. Mary School. We are happy to have you as part of our school family. We hope this will be a successful and satisfying year for you.
Our goal is to engage each student through the use of stimulating and interesting learning experiences, so that the student will grow not only academically, but socially, emotionally and spiritually as well.
To parents we extend an invitation to visit or contact the school any time. Close co-operation between the home and school is essential to promote the best interest of the child.
Mr. Loeppky, Principal
Mrs. Nichol, Vice-Principal
Meet Our Teachers
Ms. S Fedler
Pre - Kindergarten
Ms. B Fedler
Meet Our Support Staff
Our School Prayer
GOD MADE US A FAMILY
We need one another … we love one another… we forgive one another…
We work together… we play together... we worship together…
Together we use God’s word… together we grow in Christ… together we love all people…
Together we serve our God… together we hope for heaven…
These are our hopes and ideals… help us to attain them, O God…
Through Jesus Christ, our Lord…
Our School Pledge
I am a learner
I work hard
I love God and I am loved
I make myself awesome by trying my best
I make my school awesome by sharing my gifts
I make my community awesome by serving others
I am proud to belong to St. Mary’s family
Thanks be to God
• First bell rings, students are to enter the gym
• Second bell rings, students are to be in the gym for 9:00 assembly
• Morning Assembly. Morning prayer, announcements and school pledge.
10:30 – 10:45 a.m.
• Morning Recess
• All students are dismissed for lunch recess
• Bell rings for students to come inside to eat
• Bell rings for classes to begin
2:10 – 2:25 p.m.
• Afternoon Recess
• Students are dismissed for the day.
Students should arrive at school after 8:45 a.m., and leave school at 3:25 p.m., unless they are here for the breakfast program which begins at 8:30 a.m.
All students are to go to the playground in the morning and enter the side doors not the front.
Students who walk to and from school must cross at designated school crosswalks. Students should never run across the street in the middle of the block or between parked cars.
Picking up and Dropping off your children
Parents driving students to and from school are to park in designated areas only. Do not park in bus loading zones or staff parking lot. For the safety of our students we ask that you do not drive on the sidewalk in front of the school to drop off students.
Parents picking up students after 3:40pm are required to come to the library to get their children. All students remaining on the school grounds when bus supervisors return into the school will be brought inside. Phone calls will not be accepted as direction to send your children outside; you must come in to the school to get them.
For the safety of staff and students, parents must report to the office before entering the halls and sign in and out.
Students are permitted to ride bicycles to school, however the school cannot assume responsibility for bicycles that are lost, damaged or stolen. We will make an effort to provide as safe accommodations for bicycles as possible.
Bicycles must be parked in the racks provided as soon as they arrive at school. Bicycles must be locked at all times.
Students must be aware of and follow all the rules. Bicycle helmets must be worn.
Students who do not follow the above rules will lose the privilege of bringing a bike to school temporarily or on a permanent basis according to the severity of the infraction.
Skateboards and inline skates may be used to get to school. Once at school, they are to be parked either inside the school or outside along the wall.
Goal: The transportation of students to and from St. Mary Community School will be safe for students. The school bus will be an orderly place where students and adults will treat each other with dignity and respect.
Bus students must remain on the school grounds at all times.
All rural students MUST have a town billet in the event that buses are not operating or the student is serving an after-school detention. Names and telephone numbers of these billets will be required on a form sent to parents in September. Decisions as to whether buses will operate in adverse weather conditions rests solely on the bus driver.
Students will wait for the bus on the sidewalk or in the designated area. The bus must come to a complete stop before students board the bus.
Students will sit down immediately and remain seated at all times when the bus is moving.
Students will wait until the bus comes to a full stop and leave in an orderly fashion.
Consequences for Misbehaviour:
The Principal will:
discuss the problem with the students involved.
discuss potential solutions with the student.
discuss the problem with the parents/guardians – team approach to an improvement plan.
Continued misbehaviour on the bus will result in a temporary three day withdrawal of bus riding privileges or longer depending on severity of incident.
Goal: to provide a safe, supervised outdoor environment where students can play before, during and after school.
Students are encouraged to use the washroom before leaving the school for the recess breaks.
Students will play in the designated playground area.
Students may use playground equipment during recess and noon hour.
Everyone will treat others with dignity and respect. No rough or physically dangerous behaviour is acceptable.
During recess or noon hour, students are to remain on the school grounds.
Throwing snowballs, face washing and projecting snow into the air or at the school with hockey sticks, etc. is dangerous and not acceptable.
Balls are to be batted into the playground area rather than towards Villa Pascal. Softballs are allowed.
CSA approved helmets must be worn to play on the ice. Soft pucks are allowed.
When the bell rings, students will quickly leave the play area and proceed in an orderly fashion to line up to go inside.
Students will remove their outside footwear and place them on the designated boot racks when requested to do so. Students will proceed quietly into their classroom.
Play in designated areas:
K to Grade 3 students may play on the North end playground equipment.
Grades 4 – 7 students may play on the school yard or the South end playground equipment.
Rink designation: students must wear helmets.
Keep hands and feet to yourself.
Listen to teachers, supervisors and other school staff or adult volunteers.
All students shall conform to reasonable standards of taste and dress/grooming.
Parents are urged to encourage students to dress neatly and modestly at all times.
School administrators have the authority to require any student not conforming to the dress/grooming code to be sent home to change to suitable dress before being re-admitted to the classroom.
All students are required to wear shoes in the classroom and the gymnasium for health and fire reasons.
Seasonal Dress Wear:
Muscle shirts, tank tops, halter tops or tops that reveal a bare midriff are not permitted.
Shirts, dresses and shorts must be long enough to show good taste.
Sun dresses must have straps, preferably sleeves.
Clothing with vulgar or inappropriate sayings will not be permitted.
Spandex (bicycle shorts) may be worn on Track & Field days if layered with other clothing.
The school is not allowed to administer any type of medication to students without parental consent.
In case of necessity, such consent may be obtained by parents filling out a form at the school. This consent form is an acknowledgement that the teacher is not a medically trained person and gives the teacher the authorization to administer such medication.
Students are allowed to use non-prescription drugs at school (cough drops, cold remedies, allergy medication, etc.) when parents send a note to the teacher.