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 Calendar

October 15th – 26th Coats for Kids

October 15th – Grades 1-4 Smokehouse after Lunch

October 15th – Pre Kindergarten and Kindergarten to the Fire Station at 1:30

October 15th – JEDI Presentation 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th

October 16th and 17th – Parent Teacher Conferences

October 16th – 7:00 – 8:30 Culture Project Parent Meeting

October 17th – Culture Project 4:00 – 8:30

October 18th and 19th – No School

October 21st – 26th – Red Ribbon Week

October 22nd – October 26th – 3rd Grade YMCA Swim

October 26th – 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th – Sauder’s

November 1st – All Saints Party and Pizza Day

November 1st – Personal Safety – 1st, 3rd, and 5th

November 2nd – Halloween / All Saint’s Costume Parade

November 9th – Picture Retake

November 11th – Harvest Breakfast

November 21st – 25th – No School Happy Thanksgiving

November 24th – 25th – Wreath Distribution

November 29th – Culture Project 4:00 – 8:30

November 30th – Pizza Day

December 5th – Walleye Game (Pizzeria Fundraiser Reward) Details to Follow

December 9th – Christmas Program (Details to Follow)

December 12th – Culture Project 4:00 – 8:30

December 24th – January 2nd – No School Christmas Break


Word from the Principal   (Please check out weekly newsletter can be found in links)

Wow, what an amazing week and half we have had here at St. Mary’s.  Thank you to the Grandparent’s and Bishop Daniel Thomas for visiting the school.  This week was fire prevention week.  The Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students were able to visit the fire station and grades 1st through 4th grade was able to visit the smoke house.  Our confirmation candidates listened to the Culture project.  There will be no school on Thursday and Friday of this week.  Please enjoy the time with your family.  Have you had a chance to check out the new website?    ls.noacsc.org   If not, please take a moment to check it out.  Also, please check your emails, the weekly newsletters will begin to be sent electronically.  Beginning the week of November 5th, the only way to receive the newsletter and inserts will be via email or website.  The homeschool folders will be sent home only in times when information, such as, tuition invoices cannot be emailed.     Do you know a grandparent, aunt, uncle that wants to stay up to date please; have them send an email to mknippen@ls.noacsc.org,   I will add them to the list.   October is the month of Mary.  The students are busy practicing the MEMORARE.  Continued blessings to you and your family. 

God Bless,

Michelle Knippen



October Prayer of the Month


REMEMBER, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly to thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother; to thee do I come; before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.

November Prayer of the Month

Psalm 23 King James Version 

23 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

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