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Principal's Letter

April 1, 2019


Dear Parents,


So often in my letters, I have made mention of God’s light that is inside each of us. I truly believe God provides every human being with the light of His spirit, His love and His generosity. That light is in you, it’s in me, and it’s certainly in each one of your beautiful children. As I reflect on the past week and my announcement to leave St. Mary’s, I can’t help but think about the verse by Edna St. Vincent Millay;

“My candle burns at both ends; It will not last the night;
But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends—It gives a lovely light!”

It is my hope that what little light I could shine in my years as principal has had a positive impact on the students and the community as a whole. I would like to thank you for your very kinds words these past few days. They have truly been heart warming and I’m grateful that members of our St. Mary’s family feel good about the school and the work that’s been done here.


Some important information, which is on the school’s website calendar, to make note of:


ü  NYS English Language Arts testing for students in grades 3, 5, and 7 will take place on Tuesday, April 2nd and Wed. April 3rd. PLEASE try to avoid scheduling appointments for your child in those grades during those mornings.

ü  First Friday is April 5th, with Noon dismissal immediately following our 11:00 Mass.

ü  Our next PTO Meeting will be held April 9th, 6:30 in the cafeteria.

ü  Third Marking period ends on Friday, April 12th.

ü  Wednesday, April 17th is a HALF day of school, with dismissal following our 11:00 Easter Mass.

ü  SPRING RECESS- Thursday April 18th through Sunday April 28th. Classes resume Monday, April 28th.


Wishing you God’s blessings of peace and good health this Lenten season. 


Prayerfully yours,

Mary Rushkoski