Mission Statement
St. Mary's exists to nurture the whole child through a Catholic Christian setting that aids 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.


January 18th – Martin Luther King Day  – No School

January 26th – Culture Project – Grades 6-8 9:00 am – 10:00 am

January 27th – Culture Project – Grades 6-8 9:30 am – 10:30 am

February 9th – Culture Project – Grades 7-8 9:00 am  – 10:00 am

February 15th – President Day  – No School

March 5th, 2021   – Spring picture day

April 1st – April 5th Easter Break No School

May 20th – Last Day of School

May 21st – Teacher Work Day

May 23rd – Leipsic Public Graduation

A word from the Principal

Pre -Kindergarten Registration

Pre Kindergarten Registration for the 2021 – 2022 school year is now open.  If you have a pre – kindergarten – age child and you would like to register them.  Please bring your child’s birth certificate, shot records, and social security number.  Your child must be 4 or on before December 31, 2021. If you have questions, please call the office 419-943-2801


Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration for the 2021 – 2022 school year is now open.  If you have a kindergarten – age child and you would like to register them for screening, please come to the office. Please bring your child’s birth certificate, shot records, and social security number.  Your child must be 5 or on before September 30, 2021. If you have questions, please call the office 419-943-2801


January Prayer of the Month

Isaiah 41:10

fear not, for I am with you, be not dismayed for I am your God; I will strengthen you; I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.


St. Mary's COVID reporting

Date: January 15, 2021

St. Mary's COVID-19

Current Putnam County Color Code: RED (LEVEL 3) - Increased exposure and spread.  COVID-19 related situations among St. Mary's staff and students (will be updated within 24 hours of any changes):


Diagnosed with COVID-19:

PreK-8 (0); Staff (0)

Exposure/Close Contact to someone with known COVID-19:

PreK-8 (0);  Staff (0)

The Putnam County Health Department will inform individuals if they are identified as a close contact. If you have not been individually contacted, it is unlikely that you are identified as a close contact. Putnam County Health Department - (419) 523-5608.

Information released per the Governor’s requirement: Aug 28, 2020 - Governor activity Gov. Mike DeWine announced that K-12 schools will be required to notify parents, guardians and the public of a positive COVID-19 case within a school building. Protected health information must remain private and only non-identifying information should be made available to the public. Schools will have the flexibility to determine how to communicate the information.


St. Mary's has 66  students enrolled in PreKindergarten through 8th grade as of October 31, 2020.
St. Mary's school policy regarding background checks for teaching and non-teaching employees and for volunteers who have direct contact with students

Policy for the Protection of Minors and Young People



The first time I saw my children in the church; I knew I had made the right choice in changing their education from public to private.  To see my children learn to handle themselves in church and learn to sit and listen and show respect meant everything to me.   When they read for the first time in church; I was just blown away. They felt so proud to speak in front of the church and I was in awe.  St. Mary's teaches their students the normal curriculum as does the public schools but St. Mary's also teaches so much more.   I thoroughly loved the service hours program they have set up for their students.  The students had to spend so many hours contributing to the community and/or helping others. These hours were kept track of and they were then rewarded with a pizza party or an event at the school when they were completed.   This teaches them right away how to give back and be grateful to those that help them.    St. Mary's teaches all students to clean up after their programs or meals at the school.  After every event as well, all students help set up and clean up.  The students are taught to take care of their school and they get a sense of responsibility.   The kids feel more a part of the school. Their work contributes directly to the school.  This is something I loved about St. Mary's. They were teaching my kids so much more than just the basic curriculum. They taught them to be good, helpful, respectful people. They were taught to be grateful for all they had at school.  St. Mary's also has their older students walk with the younger students to help them get to church and to lunch.  This was gigantic to me. This is a huge lesson.   The older students learn that they are looked up to by the younger students.  The older students will learn to behave so much better because of this setup. They are being directly looked up to by the younger students.  Teaching my children to pray ended up being so dearly important to me because my kids now know they are never truly alone.  If they are afraid or sad or lost, St. Mary's has taught them to pray and believe in our Lord.   Even for those that are not Catholic, teaching our youth to pray and understand there is something bigger out there is huge. I call it the pyramid.  Teaching the kids the pyramid.  Lastly, the size of the classrooms help so much for my children, especially my 2 youngest, they needed extra attention due to their IEP's.  They have hands-on tutoring during and after school.   The teachers work directly with them and also myself.  During the shut down last year, we had weekly calls for their speech therapy and extra sessions for tutoring.   St. Mary's is very flexible in its approach to teaching each student as individuals.  They will find which strategies work best based on each student's strengths and weaknesses.   They have different seating for some kids who tended to have difficulties sitting still.  St. Mary's has various equipment that supported all types of technology that could be used to adapt their teaching style.  This is why I chose St. Mary's for my children.  ~Tina




January Newsletter

CoVID Update November 10 2020

Letter to Parents from all Putnam County Schools

Reopening Document Updated 8/14/2020

Flowchart for CoVid

School Scenarios CoVid 19 2020 -2021

Free Breakfast and Lunch Information

2020 – 2021 Registrations

Pre Kindergarten shorturl.at/aboR0

K – 8 shorturl.at/hipqO




We Love St. Mary’s

Sequence 01

The virtue of the Month (Gospel Guidelines and Lifeskills)

September – Organization – To plan arrange and work in an orderly way

October – Initiative – To do something because it needs to be done

November – Sense of Humor – To laugh and be playful without harming others

December – Patience – To wait calmly for someone or something

January – Courage – To act according to one’s beliefs despite the fear of adverse consequences

School Calendar

2020 – 2021 Leipsic Public Calendar Leipsic Calendar 2020-21

St. Mary’s Calendar 2020 – 2021 St. Mary’s Calendar 2020-2021

2021-2022 Leipsic Public School Calendar School Calendar 2021-22

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

2020 – 2021 Service Hour

Service Hour Form 2020 -2021 – Electronic Form

Service Hour (Printable Form) 

Teaching Boundaries


Blizzard Bags

Kindergarten Blizzard Bags

Grade 1 Blizzard Bag

2nd grade Blizzard Bags

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

K-8 Handbook 2020 -2021

PreK Handbook 2020-2021


Volunteering at St. Mary’s

Volunteer Compliance Sheet


Leipsic Public & Lunch Menu

Public School

Leipsic Public Schools

Lunch Calendar

January Lunch 2021

February Activity Calendar

Lunch Prices

Reduced $0.40

Elementary $2.50

High School $2.75

Staff $3.25


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