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

2021 – 2022 School Theme Echoing God’s Love

August 17th – Professional Development

August 2022
Wednesday, August 10 – teacher retreat
Monday, August 22 – teacher work day
Monday August 22- Open House 5:30-7:00
Tuesday, August 23 – FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

September 2022
Monday, September 5 – NO SCHOOL
Friday, September 23 – midterm

October 2022
Monday, October 10 – NO SCHOOL, PD day
Friday, October 21 – end of quarter
Friday, October 28 – NO SCHOOL, quarter break

November 2022
Monday and Tuesday, November 21 & 22 – NO SCHOOL, parent-teacher conferences
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, November 23, 24, 25 – NO SCHOOL, Thanksgiving break

December 2022
Friday, December 9 – midterm
Wednesday, December 21(early dismissal) to Friday, December 30 – NO SCHOOL Christmas break

January 2023
Monday, January 2 – NO SCHOOL, Christmas
Friday, January 13 – end of quarter
Monday, January 16 – NO SCHOOL Martin Luther King Day

February 2023
Monday, February 20 – NO SCHOOL, Presidents’ Day
Friday, February 17 – midterm

March 2023
Friday, March 3 – NO SCHOOL, PD day
Friday, March 17 – end of quarter

April 2023
Thursday, Friday, Monday, April 6, 7, 10 – NO SCHOOL, Easter break
Friday, April 21 – midterm

May 2023
Wednesday, May 24 – early dismissal, LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
Thursday, May 25 – teacher work day

A word from the Principal

Have a beautiful Summer.  See you in August!!

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

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.

August Prayer of the Month

St. Mary’s has 60  students enrolled in PreKindergarten through 8th grade as of July 12, 2022
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 kindergartner 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

Thank you from the Putnam County Schools

Thank You Letter 2021

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 Life skills)

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

Leipsic Public Calendar 2021 – 2022

Saint Mary Calednar 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

2021 – 2022 Service Hour

Service Hour Form (Electronic)

Service Hours 2021 – 2022

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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