Mission Statement
As a significant ministry of St. Mary’s Parish,
St. Mary’s School exists to aid in the development of the whole child: spiritually, academically, socially and physically.
As part of a Catholic community living out the Gospel message, the school and family collaborate to nurture self-worth, respect, and an appreciation of the pursuit of knowledge.


October 10th – Great Lakes Great Apple Crunch Pre K – 8

October 10th – Smoke Trailer Grades 1-3 at the Public School

October 11th – Fabulous Friday 5th/6th/7th/8th

October 9th – 16th – Book Fair

October 14th – No School for Students – Diocesan Conference Known, Loved, Served

October 16th – Grandparents Day

October 17th – No School

October 18th – No School

October 21st – 25th – 3rd grade YMCA swim

October 21st – 25th – Red Ribbon Week

October 24th – Muffins with Mom at 7:40am

October 25th – 1st quarter Ends

October 25th – Pizza Day

October 25th – 1st and 2nd Grade Bingo with Meadows of Leipsic 9:30 am

October 30 – November 1st – FFA Convention

November 1st – All Saints Day and Saint Day Carnival

November 10th – Harvest Breakfast

November 15th – Grades 3-8 Lima Symphony Orchestra Gold Rush :  An American Musical Adventure

November 22nd – Pizza Day

November 25th – Midterm

November 26th – OSU Mobile Lab Design Grades 5-8 12 pm – 2pm

November 26th – Kindergarten Read with a Resident Meadows of Leipsic 9:30

November 27th – 29th – No School Happy Thanksgiving!!

December 4th- Santa Shop

December 5th – Santa Shop

December 18th – Christmas Program 7pm

December 20th – 5th /6th/7th/8th Christmas Caroling Meadows of Leipsic 11:30 – 12:30

December 23rd – January 3rd – No School

January 6th – Class Resume

January 10th – 2nd Quarter Ends

January 26th – January 31st – Catholic Schools Week

January 31st – Pizza Day

February 8th – County Science Fair Leipsic High School

February 12th – Midterm

February 17th – No School

February 26th – Ash Wednesday

February 28th – Pizza Day

February 29th   – Regional Science Fair  @ Northwest Community College, Archbold

March 13th – 3rd Quarter Ends

March 20th – No School Professional Development

March 21st – District Science Fair @ Ohio Northern University

March 27th – Pizza Day

March 28th – Springfest

April 6th – May 1st – Spring MAP testing

April 9th – Easter Retreat

April 10th – 13th – No School.  Happy Easter!!

April 16th – 19th – Washington D.C.

April 17th – Midterm

April 22nd – 8th grade Graduation Pictures

April 24th – Pizza Day

May 1st – First Communion Retreat

May 3rd – First Communion

May 9th – State Science Fair @ The Ohio State University

May 10th – 15th – Science Fair INTEL International  @ Anaheim, California

May 17th – Leipsic Graduation

May 22nd – Last Day of School!  Happy Summer!

May 22nd – Pizza and Field Day!! (Tentative)

May 26th – Teacher Work Day!


Dress Code For 2019 -2020

Black pants/shorts, Blue pants/shorts,Khaki pants/shorts, Jeans, Jean Shorts, Polo Shirt (any color), St.  Mary’s Shirt/Sweatshirt, Religious Shirt

Registration Form 2019 – 2020

Pre K Registration 2019-2020

000-Scholarship Application GOOD

Tuition 2019 – 2020

Word from the Principal

Can you believe that September has flown by.  We are all settled into our daily routine at school.  September has been a great month. The 7th and 8th were able to hear Joel Penton speak at the public school.  The 3rd and 4th graders went to the Meadows of Leipsic to Read with a Resident. The first, third and fifth graders had a speaker on Personal Safety.  The top five sellers from the car raffle earned their trip to Sky Zone. The entire school completed their fall MAP testing. We also celebrated on the Confirmation candidates on September 22nd.  On Monday, the 23rd the students got together with their Family Groups to learn about their Saint. The 5th graders enjoyed a day learning about Soil and Water Conservation. The last week in September we celebrated Homecoming with dressing up, a pep rally and a visit from the Leipsic Football team.  October is looking like a very busy month as well. There will be no school on October 14th as the teachers will be attending a Diocesan Retreat. There will also be no school on October 17th and 18th. The last day to wear shorts will be October 15th. The newsletter will be distributed monthly. Please check the website to stay up to date on activities and events happening at the school –  ls.noacsc.org  


May God Continue to Bless each of you and your families.

Mrs. Knippen

October Prayer of the Month

Lord, let me know clearly the work

which you are calling me to do in life.

And Grant me every grace I need to

answer your call with courage and

love and lasting dedication to your will.  Amen.

November Prayer of the Month

The protector of the Church

Father, you entrusted our Saviour

to the care of St. Joseph.

By the help of his prayers may your Church

continue to serve its Lord, Jesus Christ,

who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, forever and ever.  Amen

December Prayer of the Month

Psalm 103 1-6

Bless, the Lord O my soul and all that is within me bless his holy name!  Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits.
Who forgives all your iniquity, Who heals all your diseases, Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, Who satisfies you with good as long as you live so that your youth is renewed like the eagles.
The Lord works vindication and justice for all who are oppressed.

January Prayer of the Month

Spirit of Love Prayer

Spirit of love,

help us to make the world

a better place

for all nations, all races, all cultures, all people.  Amen

February Prayer of the Month

Daily Prayer

Father, we thank you for the gift of each new day.  Guide our hearts to live in your way of love.  Help us to serve you in everything we do and say.  Send your spirit to be with us and guide us.  May we live always in hope and in love.  We pray this in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord, and Redeemer.

March Prayer of the Month

Decisions Prayer

God, caring Father and our Creator, we ask you to help us make good decisions in our lives.  As we grow and face challenges, be with us in the choices we make.  Help us to know that what we do affects our lives and the lives of others.  Give us the courage and the strength to do what is right even when it is difficult.  We ask this through Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

April Prayer of the Month

Father of us all, help us to remember

that you created each person in your image and likeness.

May we walk in justice all the days of our lives. Amen

May Prayer of the Month


when the apostles were in a boat

a storm came up and frightened them.

You calmed the waves and the storm.

Help us to trust in you

all the days of our lives

and to know that you are with us.  Amen.






We Love St. Mary’s

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October Newsletter October 2019 Newsletter

Parent Teacher Conference Form

Parent Teacher Conference Form 2019 – 2020

Virtue of the Month – Responsibility – To be accountable for one’s actions.

Washington D.C. trip

Washington D.C. Letter to Parents 8/23/19 Washington D.C. letter to parents

School Calendar

2019 – 2020 St. Mary’s School Calendar

Leipsic Calendar (Public School)

Misc. Information

Leipsic Public After School Program

Leipsic Public School After School Program Part 2

Bus Route Information

Putnam County Library

Field Trip Permission Form


2019 – 2020 Service Hour

Service Hours 2019-2020


Blizzard Bags

Kindergarten Blizzard Bags

Grade 1 Blizzard Bag

Grade 2 Blizzard Bag

Grade 3 Blizzard Bag – Please check the student’s Google Classroom Account

Grade 4 Blizzard Bag – Please check the student’s Google Classroom Account

Blizzard Bag 5 6 7 8 Math and Science

5th Blizzard Bags

6th Blizard Bags

7th Grade Blizzard Bag

8th Grade Blizzard Bag


Peace Chaplet

St. Mary’s Handbooks

St. Mary’s School Brochure

2019 – 2020 Student Parent Handbook

2019 – 2020 Pre Kindergarten Student Parent Handbook


Volunteering at St. Mary’s

Volunteer Compliance Sheet


Leipsic Public & Lunch Menu

Public School

Leipsic Public Schools

Lunch Calendar

October Lunch Calendar

Lunch Prices

Elementary:  Breakfast – $1.60; Lunch – $2.35
High School:  Breakfast – $1.85; Lunch – $2.60
Adult:  Breakfast – $2.10; Lunch – $3.10
St. Mary’s:  Breakfast – $1.60; Lunch $2.35
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