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.

Announcements

May 18th – 8th Grade Graduation @ 7:00 pm

May 19th – Preschool and Kindergarten Celebration at 6:00pm

May 20th – Last Day of School

May 21st – Teacher Work Day

May 23rd – Leipsic Public Graduation

2021 – 2022 School Theme Echoing God’s Love

August 17th – Professional Development

August 19th – Teacher Work Day

August 24th – First Day of School 2021 – 2022

August 30th – Pictures @8:30

September 6th – No School Labor Day

October 12th – Picture Retake

October 18th – Grandparents Day

October 19th – Parent Teacher Conferences 3:15 pm – 7:15 pm

October 20th – Parent Teacher Conferences 8:00 am – 3:00 pm (No School Students)

October 21st – No School

October 22nd – No School

November 24th – 26th – No School Thanksgiving

December 22nd – 31st – No School Christmas

January 17th – No School MLK Day

February 21 – No School President’s Day

March 3rd – Early Release at 1:15 pm

March 4th – Professional Development – No School

April 14th – 18th – No School Easter

May 22nd – Leipsic Public Graduation

May 25th – Last Day of School

May 26th – Teacher Work Day

 

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 3 or on before December 31, 2021. If you have questions, please call the office 419-943-2801

PreSchool Programs

Tuesday – Thursday – 3 year old, 4 year old, 5 year old

Monday – Wednesday – Friday – 4 year old and 5 year old

Monday through Friday – 3 year old, 4 year old, 5 year old

 

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

 

May Prayer of the Month

Romans 15:13

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

August Prayer of the Month

Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil; May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; And do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and all evil spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen.

St. Mary's COVID reporting

Date: May 13, 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):

QUARANTINED DUE TO

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

 

Testimonials:

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 (8th, 6th, and 4th)
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We send our son to St Mary’s for a Catholic education. The small class sizes give him individualized attention and the ability to learn not only about numbers and letters but also about his faith. We have loved watching him grow in his faith and knowledge this year already! ~Leanne (Preschool)

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We chose St. Mary’s over the public school option initially because of the tradition. As our kids have progressed through St. Mary’s we’ve continued to stay because of the reinforcement of our Faith that the school instills. It’s always heartwarming to pick up your kindergartener and hear them talking about something from the bible, you certainly won’t experience that through the public school. The other major benefit of St. Mary’s is with the small class sizes, they receive a more individualized education experience, and it also creates a true family like experience. This year with COVID the smaller class sizes also provided a “safer” option. St. Mary’s intends to educate the “whole” child; developmentally, educationally, and spiritually, which has been our great reward. ~Brian and Ashley (3rd and Kindergarten)
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Calendar/Schedules

Newsletter

May Newsletter

Registration 2021 – 2022

Registration 2021 – 2022

PE Activities

PE Activity eLearning

Kremer Grant

Kremer 2021 – 2022

COVID

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

Facts

Facts

https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/4M918

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

February – Pride – Satisfaction from doing one’s personal best

March – Integrity – To be honest, sincere, and to do what is right

April – Flexibility – To be willing to change plans when necessary

May – Perseverance – To continue in spite of difficulties

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

Saint Mary Calendar 2021 – 2022

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

Teaching-Boundaries-and-Safety-Guide-English

Prayers

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

May Activity and Lunch Calendar

Lunch Prices

Reduced $0.40

Elementary $2.50

High School $2.75

Staff $3.25

 

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