School Lunch Program

Lunchroom Program

St. Mary Catholic School participates in the USDA Lunch Program. Information concerning free or reduced lunches is available in the school office. Families who qualify are encouraged to apply. All information is kept confidential.
A lunch menu is sent home each month. Students not participating in the hot lunch program may carry their lunches from home.

Due to Federal Lunch Plan regulations and the St. Mary Catholic School and Archdiocesan Wellness Plans,  only school lunches or home-prepared lunches are allowed during lunch time. Students/Parents are not allowed to bring hot lunch or fast food lunches to school. Students may not bring carbonated beverages or candy to school.

Student lunches should be paid for in advance by the month, week or day. If paying on a daily basis, lunch must be ordered in the morning by 8:00 A.M. This is necessary to assure the preparation of enough food items to serve all students.
 
The cost for our well-balanced hot lunch is $3.00 per day, if paid in advance by the first school day each month. The cost is $3.00 if paid on a weekly or daily basis. Additional fees will be added if students need to charge their lunches. Milk is provided as part of the school lunch; it may also be purchased for $.50 per carton.
 
Parent lunches cost $4.00. Throughout the year special programs are planned for parents and other family members. Parents and other family members are always welcome to join us for lunch. Please notify the office so that numbers can be sent to the cafeteria in order to prepare enough food.
 
It is important for every student to eat a healthy lunch. If a student does not bring a lunch from home or did not order a school lunch for that day, he/she will need to charge a school lunch. Students will call home to see whether they will be brought a lunch or to get permission to charge. The cost for charging a lunch is $3.50.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from disciminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disablitities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Indviduals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disablilities may contact USDA throught the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additonally, program information may be made avialable in languages other than English.

To file a program compalint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:

http://ww.ascr.usda.gov/compaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form.  To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.  Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail:  U.S. Department of Agriculture

               Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

               1400 Independence Avenue, SW

               Washington, D.C.  20250-9410;

(2) fax:  (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

 

Announcements

 

 

 

 bully

 Bullying is the unfortunate outward effect of conflict between students. Left unaddressed, bullying can lead to serious problems for all those involved.

We live in a society that rewards bullies; just look at cutthroat industries or reality show contestants. Rarely do nice people win. Adults model this behavior in families, businesses, and governments. What kind of message does this send to children?

Bullying occurs in the absence of alternative, more positive behaviors. When children see bullying behaviors “work,” they assume that they’re acceptable. Therefore, it is imperative to identify bullying behaviors and replace them with constructive actions and attitudes.

Revised Bullying policy and report form:

Bullying_Policy

Bullying_Report_Form

 

 

 

 

Mid-October Announcements

School Announcements
MID-OCTOBER  2017
Report Card Conferences

  
REPORT CARD CONFERENCES
Thursday, October  263:30-6:00 PM
 
Conferences will begin at 3:30 P.M. when teachers and staff are free from dismissal duties.
 
A hard copy of report cards will not be issued! Report cards have been uploaded to your Rediker accounts. To access your child(ren)'s report cards in Rediker; click on e-locker located on the blue bar across from your name and then click the e-portfolio tab. Click the arrow to view or print report cards.
 
PLEASE CALL THE SCHOOL OFFICE TO SCHEDULE YOUR CONFERENCE TIME, 433-9904.
 
Please remember this is not to be a lengthy appointment. Conferences should be limited to 5-10 minutes. If you need additional time, your child's teacher will be happy to make arrangements to meet with you at some other time.
 
Awards Ceremony will be Friday, October 27th after Mass.
 
 
RED RIBBON WEEK
Red Ribbon Week 2017
Monday, October 23rd - Friday, October 27th
See the week's activities by clicking on the link for the
 
Girl Scouts and Pro Life Club
Girl Scout Troop 8118 and the Pro-Life Club of St. Mary Catholic School are teaming together for LIFE! 
The recycle center is no longer taking plastic shopping bags, but Little Sisters would love that resource! These are used to reduce cost for trash bags and other needs for the residents and facility.
There will be a large collection box for the bags. It will be located outside the library. For more information check out the flyer below:

 
SCRIP
Thank you to the new families that have joined Scrip.  Congratulations to Mrs. Charly Luellen, who won a $25.00 scrip gift card.   
 
Forget to order scrip or need some when school is out?  Order with ScripNow.  You can even download to your phone while you are in the parking lot.   
 
Presto Pay is like PayPal and allows you to order without worrying about sending a check to the office on Monday
 
 
The holidays are fast approaching.  Remember you can have family and friends order gift cards through your account and get credit on your May tuition.
 
 
If you have any questions contact Linda Thornton - 433-9904 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
 
 
 
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School Announcements 10/11/17

 

School Announcements
October 2017
Child Protection Curriculum
It's that time of year!
Every October the students are taught the curriculum that accompanies the Archdiocesan Child Protection Policy. The classes are taught by the school counselor, Mrs. Carolyn Davidson and the classroom teacher. 
Reminders
Out of Uniform Tomorrow.  Students may wear their Anti-bullying T-shirt and out of uniform pants.  (Anti-bullying T-shirts from previous years may be worn. ) Please be mindful of the out of uniform guidelines in the school handbook. Drama club will be performing an Anti-bullying skit at 2:00 P.M. in the Gym.  Toy Bowl members will have a bake sale after the Anti-bullying skit to help raise money so they can be representatives for St. Mary Catholic School. 
Rosary to Our Lady of Fatima
Please join St. Mary Parish along with 20,000 other groups across our nation as we pray a public Rosary to Our Lady of Fatima at 12:00 noonSaturday, October 14th in front of St. Mary's Church.  (By the fountain.)  By saying a public rosary on October 14th your soul will grow in faith, hope, and charity. We hope to see as many St. Mary students, parents, faculty and staff there as possible!

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Mobile, AL 36604
Our mission is to provide an environment where Jesus' message of love meets the spiritual, intellectual, physical and emotional needs of our children.This mission is manifested through MARY: Moral, Accomplished, Responsible,Yearning to learn.
  

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October 2017 News


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UPCOMING EVENTS  

OCT 4:
9:00 A.M.  Blessing of Pets
OCT 6:
Grandparents Day
Mass 8:10 A.M. and Lunch 
OCT 13:
MASS 8:10 A.M.
MCT Homecoming
OCT 20:
Mass 8:10 A.M.
First Quarter Ends
OCT 23-27:
Red Ribbon Week
Book Fair
OCT 24:
Family Night 
OCT 26:
Report Card Conferences 3:30-6:00 P.M.
OCT 29:
Fall Festival
Trunk or Treat
OCT 30:
50+ Halloween Party
12:00 P.M. Sisters of Mercy Building
OCT 31:
Class HalloweenParties 10:30 A.M.
11:30 A.M.DISMISSAL!
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BLESSING OF PETS
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
9:00 AM 
St. Mary School--Thompson Field
We will be honoring St. Francis of Assisi and celebrating the love and companionship of the animals in our lives.  

All animals must be on a leash, in a crate, bowl or cage with adult supervision at all times.  Pet photos will be fine as well.

Students will meet their parents/pets in the Old Shell Road Parking Lot and will begin to form a line.

 GRANDPARENTS DAY -FRIDAY OCT 6TH 
Please join our school community in celebration of 
Grandparents Day!
 
If a parent or grandparent is unable to attend, an aunt, uncle, god-parent, special relative, or friends are welcome to come in his/her place.
                                                                       
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
8:10 A.M. GRANDPARENT'S MASS
After Mass, a Reception in the school lobby will be held
for guests while students get situated in class.
You may enjoy all or part of these scheduled activities.
 
(Parking will be available in both school lots and the church lot)
  
****LUNCH SCHEDULE****
 
Cafeteria Lunch Waves
Kindergarten - 10:30 AM
1st & 2nd - 11:00 AM
3rd Gr. - 11:30 AM
4th Gr. - 12:00 PM
5th Gr. - 12:30 PM
PARISH CENTER LUNCH WAVES 
K3A & B  10:30 AM 
K4A-C  11:00 A
6th Gr.  11: 30 AM
7th Gr.  12:00 PM
8th Gr. 12:30 PM
 
Menu:  Salisbury Steak w/Gravy
Mashed Potatoes
Sweet Peas
Tropical Fruit
Roll and Milk
 
The cost for visitors lunch is $4.00 at the door.
 
*****Ice Cream will be cash and carry only - no credits will be applied

*****Due to federal lunch program fast food is not allowed to be brought in!!!!

FALL MUM FUNDRAISER BENEFITING THE  
ST. MARY 2017 TOY BOWL COURT 
FALL MUM FUNDRAISER
BENEFITING THE ST. MARY 
2017 TOY BOWL COURT
 
 
 Need to decorate for fall? Easy, place your fall mum order with any Toy Bowl Court Member.
Don't know a member or want to support them all just check the box to support ALL members on the order
form below and send your order and payment back to the office.
 
ALL ORDERS AND MONEY ARE DUE BY  
OCTOBER 10TH.
 
 
                                            OUR MISSION STATEMENT
Our mission is to provide an environment where Jesus' message of love meets the spiritual, intellectual, physical and emotional needs of our children.This mission is manifested through MARY: Moral, Accomplished, Responsible,Yearning to learn
 
  
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School Announcements 9/26/17

 
School Announcements
September 2017
ARCHBISHOP RODI'S VISIT
Archbishop Thomas Rodi and our superintendent, Miss Gwen Byrd, will visit St. Mary Catholic School tomorrow. We will begin the day with Mass at
 8:10 A.M. Please join us if you are able!
ST. MARY NIGHT AT THE LIP
The activities will begin at 5:30 P.M. Look for the St. Mary's tent and join us for refreshments. We hope you all stay to cheer on the Yellow Jackets at 
7:00 P.M.
NEXT WEEK!!!
We have a busy week next week as well! The students will celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. We will hold the annual pet blessing at 9:00 A.M. on Thompson Field. Remember, all pets should be on a leash, in a crate or in a bowl!

One of our favorite days of the year is Grandparent's Day! This year we will celebrate on Friday, October 6, 2017. We will begin with Mass at 8:10 A.M.followed by Open House and lunch. Lunch forms will be sent home tomorrow

 
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107 N. Lafayette Street
Mobile, AL 36604
Our mission is to provide an environment where Jesus' message of love meets the spiritual, intellectual, physical and emotional needs of our children.This mission is manifested through MARY: Moral, Accomplished, Responsible,Yearning to learn.
  

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September 2017 News


SEPTEMBER 2017
 
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UPCOMING EVENTS  

SEP 8:  
Mass 8:10 A.M.
Blessed Mother's Birthday
SEP 11:
Patriot Day
School-wide Assembly - 8:15 A.M. - Gym
Blue Mass 12:00 PM
5th Grade Cathedral
SEP 13:
School-wide confessions 9:00 A.M.
SEP 15:  
Mass 8:10 A.M.
SEP 19:
School Pictures - In Uniform - Gr. PreK, K & 8
SEP 20:
School Pictures - In Uniform - Gr. 1-7
Interims go home
SEP 22:
Mass 8:10 A.M.
SEP 27:  
Mass 8:10 A.M.
Archbishop Rodi and Ms. Byrd visit
SEP 29:
St. Mary's Night at the Lip
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PRINCIPAL'S CORNER

Dear Parents,


 

The school year has gotten off to a great start. There is an enthusiastic spirit among the students and it is very contagious. Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to work with your children. 


 

We feel very fortunate that we have not had to stop the momentum because of hurricanes or other natural disasters. The victims of Hurricane Harvey and the impending, Hurricane Irma, are constantly in our prayers. Students are currently collecting school supplies for the children in the Houston area. These supplies will be delivered to Catholic Charities in Houston next week. There are other grade level projects taking place as well and we will continue to help the people of Louisiana and Texas in any way we can.


 

Please make note of the events listed for the month of September and join us when you are able. Our Friday liturgies are so beautiful and there is always room for each of you. An extremely fun event is St. Mary's Night at the Lip on September 29th. There will be details coming home regarding the activities.


 

I know that volleyball, soccer, cross country, cheerleading and football are all getting started this week. I hope I run into you at one of the games. Go Mustangs!


 

Thank you again for the gift of your children. We love them all.

Sincerely,

  

  

Deborah D. Ollis

Principal

BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE UPDATES
Before and After School Care online program is now set up by families.  
 
New changes:
  • Before and after school care can no longer accept checks or cash. All payments must be paid on PayForIt.
  • Money can be added on Payforit by going to Student Account - Fund Student. (old afterschool care accounts are now inactive)
  • If you have multiple children; you can add money to any child and fees will be deducted according to the family rates.
  • Attendance for the first week of school has been added.  The past two weeks will be added by Friday, Sep 8. 
  • Billing will be run on the next Monday after the week of attendance.
  • All checks or cash that were sent in have been added to your accounts. 
  • Once billing is run, a FEES owed will appear on your home page  and you will see amount owed to the school.
  • Attendance will show under the student account click on student activity.
  • Family accounts cannot show a negative balance; therefore, it is recommended that you add money to your account in advance for the month or week.    

If you have any problems setting up your account please email Linda Thornton - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

SHOP WITH SCRIP  
To set up an account:
 
Go to www.ShopWithScrip.com and create a login.
 
Follow the simple registration instructions and accept the terms and conditions of using the site. 
 
The next screen you see is called "Join an organization".  Before you can place an order, you must join our organization's enrollment.
 
Our "non-profit" name is St. Mary School/Mobile, AL.
Our enrollment code is 2LCL5LFE7437.  
 
New families enrolling in Scrip will have their name put in a drawing for $30.00 scrip gift card.  Drawing to be held on Friday, October 13th.  (We already have 3 new families.)
 
For Information on Presto Pay and ShopwithScrip see the links below:  
 
 
 
 
NOTE ALL SCRIP ORDERS AND PAYMENT MUST BE SENT IN BY MONDAY AT 8:30 A.M.  Scrip drop off box is located outside the school front office.
 
We are creating an inventory of gift cards to have on hand.  We now have Callahan's Irish Social Pub $10.00 gift cards available. We welcome your suggestions of cards to have on hand.  You can purchase cards that we have on hand down from Linda Thornton at 117 N. Lafayette Street.  
 
If you have any questions please email Linda Thornton - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
                                            OUR MISSION STATEMENT
Our mission is to provide an environment where Jesus' message of love meets the spiritual, intellectual, physical and emotional needs of our children.This mission is manifested through MARY: Moral, Accomplished, Responsible,Yearning to learn
 
  
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