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The Pre-K 4 class at Saint Mary School are modeling the hats they made to celebrate Columbus Day.
On October 16th, Saint Mary School students in Newington celebrated World Food Day with a rally in support of the hungry. Inspired by the vision that "Catholic Youth Can Change the World", they joined in collaboration with Cross Catholic Outreach, the National Catholic Educational Association and students from colleges, universities, high schools, middle and elementary schools from across the United States, vowing to break the cycle of poverty by putting their faith into action.
During the Saint Mary School rally, students read Matthew 25:35 from Scripture ,"For I was hungry and you gave me food..."), lit the ten candles of awareness while reading ten facts about world hunger, prayed for the hungry and collected donations. In celebration, the students enjoyed a group dance to the Chris Tomlin song, "God's Great Dance Floor" and received a bracelet that bears the Matthew 25:35 message to show solidarity with the hungry. The event concluded with a Cross Catholic Outreach video presentation about world hunger.
In preparation for this day, students were asked to earn money for donation by doing chores at home and some students also shared savings from their piggy banks. In all, student, faculty and staff donations will provide 1,200 meals for those in need. The organizers of the event, teachers Lori Oleasz and Karen Hurley said the event was a wonderful way for their students to live their faith and make a difference in the world.
Dear Members of the SMS Community,
Throughout the year, we will offer our students to live this prayer. That is, to make a difference in the lives of others, those close to us and our brothers and sisters around the world. This month, we are challenging our students and their families to live the corporal work of mercy to feed the hungry.
For the month of October, the Intermediate and Junior High Religion classes will be sponsoring a canned food and toiletry collection to help the Little Sisters of the Poor serve those in need. Mrs. Oleasz and the Junior High have extended this invitation to the parish to aid them in this collection.
DO YOU SHOP ON AMAZON?
Who doesn’t? Now you can shop on Amazon and help SMS at the same time. Simply go to our website (www.stmarynewington.com) and click on the Amazon link at the bottom of the home page. The link will bring you directly to Amazon and SMS will automatically receive 1% of your purchase amount! With the holidays coming, please pass this along to all of your friends and family! It’s so easy, you don’t need a code or to register, simply connect from our website!
AND…..If you purchase Amazon gift cards from our Scrips program, and use those to shop Amazon through our website, that adds up to 4% of your purchase for SMS! (1% for using the link and 3% back on the Scrips card)
YES, SCRIPS IS BACK!
We are continuing the Scrips program and your child will be bringing home a merchant list and ordering info very soon!
What is SCRIPS? SCRIPS is a gift card purchasing program that gives rebate to SMS for every card purchased, AT NO COST TO YOU! Simply purchase gift cards to use in your everyday shopping, or for gifts, of course!
For example, do you shop at Barnes and Noble? I am constantly adding Nook Books to my device. So, I purchase Barnes and Noble cards through our Scrip Program and use those online instead of my debit or credit card. SMS then gets 9% of the gift card amount!
Look over the Merchant List and see what stores you frequent. If you are at Starbucks everyday, 6% of your purchase could come to SMS by using a gift card purchased here. Maybe we shouldn’t call them gift cards, but prepaid shopping cards!
HAVE A TARGET RED CARD?
Go to www.target.com/tcoe and register your card today. SMS will receive 1% of your purchase ANY TIME YOU USE YOUR RED CARD! Use our School ID: 117295. SMS has received over $3,000 from Target with only 17 cards registered! It really adds up!