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.


December 18th – Rehearsal at 1:30 – Christmas Program 7pm – Church

December 18th – Spaghetti Dinner

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 17th – 8th grade to Millstream at 9:30 am

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 10th – Quiz Bowl – grades 7 & 8

March 12, 2020 – Quiz Bowl – grades 5 & 6

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 8th – OSU Mobile Lab Grades 5/6/7/8 12pm – 2pm

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

May 13th – Grades Pre K – 8 – Toledo Mudhens Education Day 8 am – 3 pm

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

May 17th – Leipsic Graduation

May 20th – 8th Grade Graduation Mass at 8:30 am

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

Thank you to everyone for a successful Harvest Breakfast.  It was a beautiful day of fun, faith and fellowship. Congrats to all the winners.  

It has been a wonderful week as we have begun our preparations for the Birth of our Savior.  We started off the Advent Season with the Jesse Tree Prayers. The older students read an Advent Prayer, while the younger students hang ornaments on our Christmas tree.  

The students will visit the Santa Shop will be this Wednesday and Thursday.  Please send money with your child in an envelope with their name on it. Thank you to the wonderful ladies who made the Secret Santa Shop possible.  

Just a reminder to make sure that students have hats, gloves and winter jackets.

God Bless,  Michelle L. Knippen

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration for the 2020 – 2021 school year will take place from December 9th through December 20th.  If you have a kindergarten-age child and you would like to register them for screening, please come to the office between the 9th and 20th of December during school hours.  Please bring your child’s birth certificate, shot records, and social security number. Your child must be 5 or on before September 30, 2020. If you have questions, please call the office 419-943-2801

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.








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December Newsletter

Washington D.C. Information

T-Shirt Order Form shorturl.at/ehwZ2

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

All Chaperones must complete the Volunteer Compliance by April 1, 2020

Virtue of the Month

September – Problem Solver

October – Responsibility

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

December – Patience – to wait calmly for someone or something

January – Common Sense – To use good judgment by thinking about it

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

December Lunch Calendar December Activity Calendar January 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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