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  • st. Mary School st. Ignatius alumniAlumni News: St. Ignatius Freshman Award

    Wednesday, June 15th.

    Congratulations to St. Mary School Alumni, Adrian Rosado, for be awarded the Fr. Florian Zimecki, S.J. Freshman Award at St. Ignatius!

    The Freshman Award is named in honor of Fr. Florian Zimecki, S.J. Fr. Zimecki taught Latin to freshmen at Saint Ignatius for many years. His warmth and enthusiasm for learning encouraged his students and made them feel comfortable in the classroom. The award is presented to a freshman who is involved in school activities, serves the school and community and works hard in whatever he or she does. 

    Adrian Rosado was one out of 58 freshmen nominated for this year's Fr. Florian Zimecki. S.J. Ereshman Award. We are proud of  Adrian and wish him continued success in his education.

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  • st. Mary School riverside trinity high schoolAlumni News: Trinity High School Graduates!

    Monday, June 13th.

    Congratulations to Trinity High School's Class of 2022! These Blazers were awarded a record-breaking $41.5 million in merit-based college scholarships to 206 colleges and universities across the country and abroad!

    We are especially proud of St. Mary School Alumni:
    Margaret Fangmann - Bennington College
    Regina Fangmann - Trinity College
    Natalie Kazmierowicz - The Ohio State University

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  • st. Mary School riversideGym Teacher for a Day!

    Saturday, May 28th. 

    Congratulations to Nikolas R. who was our gym teacher for the day with Mr. Romano!

    As part of our annual fundraiser last year Nikolas’ parents bid and won the prize, Gym Teacher for the Day.  Nikolas did a great job taking over for Mr. Romano!

    Congratulations once again to Nikolas R.

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  • st. Mary School riversideBuddies Breakfast

    Friday, May 27th.

    Following our Ribbon Mass and May Crowning 2nd and 8th grade buddies enjoyed a special breakfast.

    This yearly tradition is a wonderful reminder of how special our buddy program is to the students of St. Mary School.

    Thank you to the moms who helped to decorate and make this breakfast for our students.

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  • st. Mary School riversideKindergarten Round Up!

    Thursday, May 26th.

    We were excited to welcome our current preschool 4 students and our new families to St. Mary for our Kindergarten Round Up!

    Students were able to enjoy story time, make Pete the Cat crafts with friends and enjoy a snack.  Parents were able to take a tour of the Kindergarten classrooms and learn more about the program.

    Thank you to Mrs. Keenan and Mrs. Richards for making this a wonderful event to get our preschool students excited about Kindergarten next year!

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  • st. Mary School riversideA Trip To The Zoo

    Wednesday, May 25th.

    Our second grade class visited the Brookfield Zoo for a fun and educational class field trip.

    Students enjoyed the outdoors and visiting their favorite animals!  The students also were surprised at lunch when Mrs. Nolazco and Mrs. Garza joined them for a picnic lunch!

    Thank you to Mrs. Buscemi, Mrs. Turek and our parent chaperones for making this a special day for our second graders.

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  • st. Mary School riversideLocal History

    Tuesday, May 24th.

    Our sixth grade had fun on their field trip to the Frederick Law Olmsted Society.  Who knew that so many interesting things happened right in our own backyard!?

    The students learned about ancient beaches, architects, inventors and the way things have changed from 1868-2022.

    Students even saw some wildlife along the way!

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  • st. Mary School riversideIllinois History!

    Monday, May 23rd.

    This past Thursday our eighth grade class visited Springfield for their last class field trip together.

    The beautiful weather made for an even more successful trip!

    Our eighth grade class was able to enjoy one last adventure as a class.  A special thank you to our teachers and our parent chaperones for making this a memorable day.

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  • st. Mary School riversideThe Annual Golf Outing!

    Saturday, May 21st.

    Tickets are now available for our annual golf outing! 

    Please join us on Saturday, July 23rd at the Village Greens of Woodridge.

    Ticket Price: $90 - Individual 

    $360 - Foursome

    Hole Sponsorship: $200

    Check In and Registration: 11:00am–Golfers will receive their voucher for lunch that includes a burger, chips, cookie, and their choice of soda or beer. 

    Shotgun Start: 12:30pm

    Purchase tickets here:

    https://www.stmaryriverside.org/golfouting

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  • st. Mary School riversideMay Crowning

    Saturday, May 21st.

    Congratulations to our eighth grade students who received their first set of graduation ribbons, as well as a Rosary at our Ribbon Mass and May Crowning this past Tuesday.

    Our second grade students, dressed in their Communion gowns and suits led us in our procession to crown Our Mother, Mary.  The second grade students also presented Mary with flowers to further honor her.

    Following the Ribbon Mass and May Crowning our eighth graders joined their second grade buddies for a special breakfast.

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  • st. Mary School riversideSweet Home, Chicago!

    Friday, May 20th.

    The 7th grade was able to soak in the sun and the history of our beautiful city, Chicago, while on the Chicago Historical Architectural Boat Tour.

    Afterwards they strolled down to Millenium Park to picnic and see the number one tourist attraction, The Bean.

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  • st. Mary School riversideLiving Rosary

    Friday, May 20th.

    This past Monday our community came together in worship on a beautiful May afternoon.  Our students led us in prayer with a Living Rosary. 

    A special thank you to Ms. Whisson and Mrs. Turek for preparing our students.  

    Thank you to all the parents and grandparents who joined us in prayer.

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  • st. Mary School riversideStudent Council Campaign

    Thursday, May 19th

    Our Student Council hosted a lemonade stand this past Friday during recess.

    Current Student Council members and candidates campaigning for election helped to sell lemonade and speak to prospective student voters!

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  • st. Mary School riverside field tripPlay Ball!

    Thursday, May 19th.

    1st and 2nd grade students had a ball at the Chicago Dogs game! 1st grader Leo W. was selected to serve as the Mini Manager for the game!

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  • st. Mary School riversideVolleyball Champions!

    Friday, May 13th. 

    Congratulations to our 7th Grade Girl’s Volleyball SJV League Champions!

    The goal of the Athletics Program at St. Mary School of Riverside is to enable our children to develop physical/athletic skills within a Christian framework of team play, competition, and cooperation. 

    The St. Mary Athletic Program also strives to teach the individual basic athletic skills and rules, enhance those skills, teach Christian sportsmanship and conduct, as well as encourage and foster the development of interpersonal and social skills, through team activities.

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  • st. Mary School riversideHonored Alumni!

    Thursday, May 12th.

    Congratulations to St. Mary School Class of 2019 alumni inducted to the Arnold Damen Chapter of the National Honor Society.

    Sebastian Alvarez
    Olivia Bahena
    Isabela Cabrera
    Mary Duffy
    Nuala McMahon
    Alexa Sandoval

    We are proud of our students and wish you continued success in your education.

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  • st. Mary School riversidePrize Wheel!

    Tuesday, May 10th.

    “Welp, the Annual Spring Fundraiser is here again. Seems like it’s only been a year, or so, since the last one. Anyways, we learned that some people forgot to purchase their tickets for our Ultimate 80s Night Spring Fundraiser THIS SATURDAY.

    So to help you remember visit https://www.stmaryriverside.org/ultimate80s for information on purchasing tickets.

    So remember, purchase your Ultimate 80s Night Spring Fundraiser tickets and join us this Saturday, May 14th. And we thank you for your support!”

    We have 20+ restaurant gift cards and 40+ bottles of wine you could win in our Prize Wheel, ONE NIGHT ONLY, at our Ultimate 80s Night Spring Fundraiser!

    Share the news with friends, family members, and neighbors looking for a party that is a blast from the past! Visit https://www.stmaryriverside.org/ultimate80s to purchase tickets!

    The school’s spring fund-raising event will be in person and is one of St. Mary School’s largest fundraising events in support of the operating budget.

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  • st. Mary School riversideTONIGHT IS THE NIGHT!

    Saturday, May 14th.

    The stage is set for our Ultimate 80s Night Spring Fundraiser. We look forward to seeing everyone dressed in their best neon colors.

    It’s not too late, tickets will be available for purchase until 5:00 PM. Visit https://www.stmaryriverside.org/ultimate80s to purchase your tickets. 

    Share the news with friends, family members, and neighbors looking for a party that is a blast from the past!

    The school’s spring fund-raising event will be in person and is one of St. Mary School’s largest fundraising events in support of the operating budget.

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  • st. Mary School riversideThe Greatest Hits!

    Friday, May 13th.

    We are ready to dance the night away at our Ultimate 80s Night Spring Fundraiser, featuring a LIVE DJ from Mac Entertainment Chicago. We look forward to seeing everyone on the dance floor rocking to the greatest hits of the decade.

    Share the news with friends, family members, and neighbors looking for a party that is a blast from the past! Visit https://www.stmaryriverside.org/ultimate80s to purchase tickets!

    The school’s spring fund-raising event will be in person and is one of St. Mary School’s largest fundraising events in support of the operating budget.

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  • st. Mary School riversideTeacher Appreciation Week

    Tuesday, May 10th.

    Our school is blessed to have a community that supports our teachers and staff! Thank you to all of the families who showed their love and support for our faculty and staff during TAW.

    Thank you to the students who made the week memorable!

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  • st. Mary School riversideRaffle Gift Baskets!

    Wednesday, May 11th.

    You could win one of our awesome raffle baskets at the Ultimate 80s Night Spring Fundraiser! Each basket ties to the fun retro theme and represents each grade at our school.

    PreK - Care Bears
    Kindergarten - Weird Science
    1st Grade - Cocktail
    2nd Grade - Steel Magnolias
    3rd Grade - Caddy Shack
    4th Grade - Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
    5th Grade - Tron
    6th Grade - Teen Wolf
    7th Grade - Pretty n’ Pink
    8th Grade - The Great Outdoors
    And many more!

    Share the news with friends, family members, and neighbors looking for a party that is a blast from the past! Visit https://www.stmaryriverside.org/ultimate80s to purchase tickets!

    The school’s spring fund-raising event will be in person and is one of St. Mary School’s largest fundraising events in support of the operating budget.

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  • st. Mary School riversideYou Can't Lose

    Monday, May 9th.

    Our Ultimate 80s Night Spring Fundraiser will feature an amazing array of Silent Auction items, donated by generous members of our SMS community and local businesses.

    From baseball tickets, museum trips, family night experiences, classroom pizza parties, and much more! Each auction item is sure to delight, so you don’t want to miss out.

    Share the news with friends, family members, and neighbors looking for a party that is a blast from the past! Visit https://www.stmaryriverside.org/ultimate80s to purchase tickets!

    The school’s spring fund-raising event will be in person and is one of St. Mary School’s largest fundraising events in support of the operating budget.

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  • st. Mary School riversideEveryone Is Invited!

    Sunday, May 8th.

    Don’t worry, our Ultimate 80s Night Spring Fundraiser is open to everyone! Only SEVEN DAYS until the big night. Tickets are available at the link below!

    https://www.stmaryriverside.org/ultimate80s 

    Share the news with friends, family members, and neighbors looking for a party that is a blast from the past!

    The school’s spring fund-raising event will be in person and is one of St. Mary School’s largest fundraising events in support of the operating budget.

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  • st. Mary School riverside mother's dayA Special Day for Mom

    Sunday, May 8th.

    Happy Mother’s Day to all the SMS Moms, who do so much to support the success of our students. We hope your day is filled with joy and relaxation. 

    Strong families build strong communities, we can’t do it without great mothers. Thank you.

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  • st. Mary School riversideOne Week Away!

    Saturday, May 7th.

    Our Ultimate 80’s Spring Fundraiser is NEXT WEEKEND! You won’t want to miss out on a blast from the past. Purchase your tickets through the link below.

    https://www.stmaryriverside.org/ultimate80s

    All are welcome! Tag someone in the comments and share with your friends and family looking for an epic retro bash.

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  • st. Mary School riversideHairstyle Comeback!

    Wednesday, May 4th.

    The Ultimate 80s Night Spring Fundraiser is right around the corner! We look forward to reliving the fashion and style that defined the decade.  

    Tickets are still available! Click here to purchase your tickets. 

    https://www.stmaryriverside.org/ultimate80s

    Everyone is welcome to the party! Be sure to spread the word and don’t forget to bring your neon spandex!

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  • st. Mary School riversideState Science Fair Winners!

    Tuesday, May 3rd.

    We are proud to congratulate four students, from Mr. Crosswhite’s class, who have won silver and bronze in The Illinois Junior Academy Science Fair! Congratulations to Jake H, Presley M, Nathan E, and Joaquin C!

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  • st. Mary School riverside fundraiserThank You to Our Sponsors

    Monday, May 2nd.

    We are excited to announce the next set of sponsors for our Ultimate 80s Spring Event Fundraiser! Thank you to all of our corporate sponsors who have donated. We are grateful for your support!

    For more information visit https://www.stmaryriverside.org/ultimate80s.

    If your business is interested in sponsoring our event please contact Jane Birmingham at jbirmingham@stpaulviparish.org or Nicole Hayes at nicole.hayes@groupeconnect.com.

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  • st. Mary School riverside fundraiserThe dance floor is calling!

    Friday, April 29th.

    The Ultimate 80’s Spring Fundraiser is THREE WEEKS AWAY! You don’t want to miss the live DJ blasting all your favorite 80s tunes. Purchase your tickets through the link below.

    https://www.stmaryriverside.org/ultimate80s

    Everyone is welcome to the party! Be sure to spread the word and don’t forget to bring your neon spandex!

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  • st. Mary School riverside lentenLenten Retreat

    Wednesday, April 27th.

    Ms. Grengs’ first-grade class enjoyed participating in a Lenten Retreat before Easter break began.

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  • st. Mary School riverside fundraiserUltimate Dance Party!

    Tuesday, April 26th.

    Round up your dance pose and get ready for an epic party! The Ultimate 80’s Spring Fundraiser is FOUR WEEKS AWAY. Purchase your tickets through the link below.

    https://www.stmaryriverside.org/ultimate80s

    Everyone is welcomed to the party! Be sure to spread the word and don’t forget to bring your neon spandex!

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  • st. Mary School riversideBuddies Program!

    Monday, April 25th.

    St Mary School is happy to announce the Buddies Progam is back!

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  • st. Mary School riversideThank You To Our Sponsors

    Saturday, April 16th.

    Thank you to our corporate sponsors who have donated to our Ultimate 80’s Spring Fundraiser! We are grateful for your support!

    For more information visit https://www.stmaryriverside.org/ultimate80s.

    If your business is interested in sponsoring our event please contact Jane Birmingham at jbirmingham@stpaulviparish.org or Nicole Hayes at nicole.hayes@groupeconnect.com.

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  • st. Mary School riverside spring fundraiserTickets Are Still Available

    Friday, April 15.

    4 weeks until our Ultimate 80’s Spring Fundraiser! Purchase your tickets through the link below.

    https://www.stmaryriverside.org/ultimate80s

    All are welcome! Tag someone in the comments and share with your friends and family looking for an epic retro bash.

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  • st. Mary School riverside

    Poetry By The Lake

    Thursday, April 14th.

    Mrs. Selimos’ 4th and 5th grade students observe nature outside the Riverside Library to inspire their poems for the annual Riverside Poetry contest.

    The Elementary Curriculum emphasizes hands-on learning in all subjects. Students are taught early reading skills beginning in pre-kindergarten through the use of exposure to different types of books and grade-appropriate literature.”

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  • st. Mary School riversideEaster Surprise

    Wednesday, April 13th.

    The Easter Bunny visited our students today! It was a beautiful sunny day, perfect for outdoor activities and treats from the Easter Bunny.

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  • st. Mary School fundraiserBenefit Night TONIGHT!

    Wednesday, April 6th.

    White Fence Farm is hosting a fundraiser to benefit St. Mary. Support a local business and enjoy a delicious meal while helping FSA raise money for our school. For every dollar spent pre-tax, 20% goes back to St Mary's!

    White Fence Farm
    3704 Harlem Ave.
    Riverside, IL
    708-447-9325

    Thank you White Fence Farm and FSA for your support of St. Mary School!

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  • st. Mary School riverside fundraiserTickets Now On Sale!

    Monday, March 28th

    Whoa, tickets are now available! The St. Mary School Advisory Board is hosting a fundraising event on Saturday, May 14th in the Parish Center from 5-11 PM. The target goal for this event is $25,000 in support of the school operating fund.

    Get your acid wash jeans and neon accessories ready for a gnarly evening of stellar 80s tunes, radical prizes, most triumphant food, and drinks! We can’t wait to celebrate the fantabulous decade, while partying with all the dudes and dudettes in our community!

    Click the link below to score your tickets. We will see you there, in the future!

    https://www.stmaryriverside.org/ultimate80s

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  • st. Mary School riverside open houseOPEN HOUSE!

    Wednesday, March 16th.

    Join us on Saturday, March 26th between 9:00am-12:00pm for our Prospective Family Open House for the 2022-2023 school year. No Sign Up Required!

    This is your chance to learn about our advanced faith-based curriculum and meet our administration team.

    Call the school office at (708) 442-5747 or visit www.stmaryriverside.org/openhouse for more information. Prospective families can visit www.stmaryriverside.org/newfamilies to fill out an online interest form.

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  • st. Mary School riverside fundraiserLemonade Stand Fundraiser

    Friday, March 11th.

    To show off their knowledge of goods and services, first grade hosted a lemonade stand! The first grade students not only made the lemonade, but created advertisements, served the lemonade and were cashiers.

    First grade donated all proceeds to Fill a Heart 4 Kids, which supports children in foster care.

    Thank you to everyone for supporting Fill a Heart 4 Kids.

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  • st. Mary School riverside faithFaith-Based Classwork

    Thursday, March 10th

    Cruz E.  in Ms. Grengs’ 1st Grade class gets creative with expressing her faith!

    We believe fostering active participation in a faith community begins at a young age.  Students attend mass with their grade level weekly.

    In addition to in-school faith participation, students are encouraged to practice and participate in their faith within our parish community, as well as the broader community at large.

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  • st. Mary School riverside movieIn-Class Movie!

    Tuesday, March 8th.

    Last week Mrs. Buscemi’s 2nd Grade class enjoyed a “Movie Night” in the classroom! Our Students laid out some blankets and enjoyed some popcorn as they achieved 100 100’s on both math and reading iReady lessons!

    We are proud of our students as they deserve a treat after their immense accomplishment!

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  • st. Mary School riverside donationPenny Wars Donation

    Monday, March 7th.

    St. Mary School is proud of our students for donating $5,000 to Miracles In Progress, following a successful Penny Wars! A charity near and dear to Ms. Grengs’ heart, as a long time volunteer for the organization.

    Ms. Grengs and her First Grade class presented the check to Susan Watson, founder and Judy Saraceno-Swenson, Board of Directors last Thursday. 

    The goal of Miracles In Progress is to assist those who have a brain injury to acquire the resources necessary for treatment, both conventional and alternative, so that they can achieve their highest potential.

    Visit http://www.miraclesinprogress.org to learn how you can support this organization. 

    Thank you to our students and families who participated in Penny Wars.

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  • st. Mary School riverside mardi grasMardi Gras!

    Thursday, March 3rd.

    Mrs. Cantafio’s PreK 4 class celebrated Mardi Gras by decorating their own Carnevale masks!

    The Italian 'Carnevale' (or Mardi Gras) face masks have a tradition going back centuries - they are the most notable of the Carnival traditions in Italy but are commonly used to celebrate the New Orleans holiday, Mardi Gras.

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  • st. Mary School riverside abc7 ChicagoOur Students In The News!

    Thursday, March 3rd.

    First grader Jane Murphy’s weather artwork was showcased on ABC7 Eyewitness News Wednesday morning!

    Congratulations to Jane, and it looks like she will have a future in Meteorology.

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  • st. Mary School riverside basketballBasketball Playoffs Begin!

    Wednesday, March 2nd.

    St. Mary School’s 5th and 6th grade basketball team pray together at Sunday Mass before the start of the Classic League Playoffs this week.

    Good Luck to our students!

    The goal of the Athletics Program at St. Mary School of Riverside is to enable our children to develop physical/athletic skills within a Christian framework of team play, competition, and cooperation.

    https://www.stmaryriverside.org/athletics

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  • st. Mary School riverside Lou malnati'sFSA Benefit Night TONIGHT!

    Wednesday, March 2nd.

    Raise a slice FOR A GOOD CAUSE.

    Lou Malnati’s in Broadview has dinner covered tonight! Visit the Broadview location, call or order through the app, between 4:00-9:00 pm and Lou Malnati’s will donate 20% of total sales to  St. Mary School.

    Make sure to mention St. Mary or the fundraiser during your phone order. If you are ordering online or through the app, USE CODE: FUNDRFS22.

    (20% based on pre-tax purchase, excluding alcohol)

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  • st. mary school riverside palm burningPalm Burning

    Tuesday, March 1st.

    This morning our Preschool-Eighth Grade Students joined Father Tom in front of St. Mary Church for our yearly palm burning prayer service. The students reflected on how the palm branches from last year's Palm Sunday become the ashes that Father Tom and Father Matt will bless foreheads with tomorrow, on Ash Wednesday.

    Merciful God, you called us from the dust of the earth,
    and claimed us for Christ in the waters of Baptism. Look upon us
    as we prepare for the 40 days of Lent by burning these palms to
    create the ashes that will mark us as penitents. Bless our journey
    through the desert of Lent to the waters of new birth at Easter.
    May our fasting be a hunger for justice; our alms, a way of making
    peace; our prayer, the song of humble and thankful hearts. All that
    we do and pray is in the name of Jesus, for in his cross you
    proclaim your love forever and ever.

    Amen.

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  • st. Mary School riverside fundraiserSAVE THE DATE!

    Tuesday, March 1st.

    The St. Mary Spring Fundraiser will be on May 14th. Tickets will go on sale on March 21st!

    Get your acid wash jeans, neon wristbands, and wayfarer shades ready for a totally epic party!

    The school’s spring fund-raising event will be in person and is one of St. Mary School’s largest fundraising events in support of the operating budget. The target goal for this event is $25,000.

    🍔 Food & drinks will be served!
    🎶 Live DJ will play 80’s tunes “all night long”! 
    🎟 Raffles, Wine Pulls & other events!

    We hope to see you there! For more information please visit https://www.stmaryriverside.org/ultimate80s.

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  • st. Mary School riverside fundraiser raffleCongratulations Golden Ticket Raffle Winners!

    Tuesday, March 1st.

    We sold a total of 266 raffle tickets! Fundraising events like this help our school cover operational costs, so we appreciate the partnership and support from our SMS community.

    $100 Prize Winners:
    Pull #1 - Joan Wiaduck
    Pull #25 - Dee Gozdziak
    Pull #50 - Jim Toriello
    Pull #75 - Elizabeth Cabrera

    $150 Prize Winners:
    Pull #100 - Angelica Cabello
    Pull#125 - Sandra Vomacka
    Pull #150 - Jen Fangmann
    Pull #175 - Barbara Zak

    $200 Prize Winners:
    Pull #200 - Lizabeth Durkin
    Pull #225 - Anthony Belcaster
    Pull #250 - Amy Kintigh

    Grand Prize Winner:
    Bob Thompson

    Thank you to everyone for your support!

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  • st. Mary School riverside raffleGolden Ticket Raffle Tonight!

    Monday, February 28th.

    This is it – LAST CALL to purchase tickets and win some great cash prizes!  Get in on the fun of the St. Mary School Golden Ticket Reverse Raffle!

    Sales will close at 4:00 PM TODAY, Monday, February 28.  Drawing begins at 7:00 PM TONIGHT!

    Check out our cash prizes and purchase your tickets at https://www.stmaryriverside.org/goldenticket for a chance to win the Grand Prize of $5,000 cash or tuition for one child at St. Mary School K-8 for the 2022-2023 school year.

    Thank you to everyone for your support!  Good Luck!!

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  • st. Mary School riverside raffleLAST CALL!

    Sunday, February 27th.

    Today is the last day to purchase tickets and win some great cash prizes!  Get in on the fun of the St. Mary School Golden Ticket Reverse Raffle!

    Check out our cash prizes and purchase your tickets at Https://www.stmaryriverside.org/goldenticket for a chance to win the Grand Prize of $5,000 cash or tuition for one child at St. Mary School K-8 for the 2022-2023 school year.

    Thank you to everyone for your support!  Good Luck!!

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  • st. Mary School riverside FSAFSA Mother/Son Dance! LAST DAY to buy tickets!

    Wednesday, February 23rd.

    Boys can bring Mom, Grandma, Aunt, or another Special Female Guest to dance the night away! There will be a DJ, Food, Refreshments, and a Photobooth. Dress to impress and join us in the Parish Center for a wonderful evening!

    Tickets are $30 per family and can be purchased online here: https://tinyurl.com/y8safxze 

    Purchase your tickets NOW in the app so that we can have an accurate count for food and refreshments.

    Sign up to help make it a success! Find the link to the sign-up in the A to Z Membership Toolkit app or website.

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  • st. Mary School riverside uniform saleSchool Uniform SALE!

    Friday, February 18th.

    School Belles is having a sale in honor of the President’s Day holiday weekend. Be ready for the next school year with fresh apparel for your student.

    Visit https://www.schoolbelles.com today!

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  • st. Mary School riverside100th Day!

    Tuesday, February 7th.

    Our students in first and second grade celebrated the 100th day of school with many different activities!

    Students recited the rosary, dressed like they are 100 years old, and took part in 100-themed fun activities in the classroom!

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  • st. Mary School riverside FSA family nightSkating Party Tonight!

    Thursday, February 3rd.

    FSA Family Skating Party is still happening tonight!! Join us at Fleetwood Skating Rink this evening, between 6:00 - 8:30 pm, for some family fun.

    Pay in advance using the  A to Z Store “Family Skate”. Click the link here:
    https://smsfsa.membershiptoolkit.com 

    Fleetwood Skating Rink
    7231 W. Archer Ave. 
    Summit, IL.

    Pre-K – 5th Grade MUST BE accompanied by an adult. Once a student is dropped off at a school function, they must remain there until they are picked up by an adult. If they choose to leave the property, you will be called immediately and we will not be held responsible for their actions.

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  • st. Mary School riverside snow daySnow Day, Part 2

    Wednesday, February 2nd.

    Based on the predicted lake effect snow that may hit us tonight and into tomorrow in addition to drifting snow, St. Mary School will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, February 3rd.  We will have another snow day, no remote learning.

    It is always a tough call to make based on predictions from Meteorologists, but we want to make this decision early enough for our families to plan ahead for tomorrow.

    Safety is always our priority and we have many families and staff who drive a distance to our school.  With safety in mind, a possible unsafe early morning commute has brought us to this decision.

    We wish you a safe long weekend, and as a reminder, we do not have school Friday, February 4th.

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  • st. Mary School riverside snow daySnow Day!

    Tuesday, February 1st. 

    Due to the current and predicted weather conditions, St. Mary will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, February 2nd.

    This decision has not been made lightly as we know the challenges it may bring to our families.  Many of our families, faculty, and staff commute a distance and safety is our priority.

    We will not have remote learning tomorrow.  If anyone in our St. Mary family needs to be on the road for any reason, please be safe and know our prayers are with you all.

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  • st. Mary School riverside catholic schools weekCatholic Schools Week: DAY 2

    Tuesday, February 2nd.

    Today at St. Mary School we celebrate our students!

    Science Guy Assembly Steve Belliveau will perform an interactive science assembly for 3 separate groups of our students in the afternoon.

    Today’s Hot dog lunch is sponsored by FSA (chips, water, and fruit roll-up included). 

    Pajama Day! Students are allowed to wear pajamas to school today.

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  • st. Mary School riverside catholic schools weekCatholic Schools Week: DAY 1

    Monday, January 31st

    Today at St. Mary School we celebrate our community!

    Penny War Begins - Each class will have a collection container outside of the office. GAIN POINTS by adding PENNIES and PAPER BILLS to your class container. Sabotage other classes by adding SILVER coins to their containers. All money will be donated to the charity of the winning class's choice.

    Students will visit classrooms (social distance) to view Catholic Schools Week projects.

    Students may wear their St. Mary Spirit Wear!

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  • st. Mary School riverside reverse raffleGolden Ticket Reverse Raffle!

    Monday, January 24th.

    Only $100 per ticket. Only 400 TICKETS will be sold. The GRAND PRIZE: the last ticket pulled wins $5,000 cash or tuition for one child at St. Mary School K-8 for 2022-2023. There will also be FOUR chances to win gift cards from local restaurants!

    TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE. For purchase information please visit: https://www.stmaryriverside.org/goldenticket 

    Mark your calendar for the LiveStream Drawing on Monday, February 28th at 7PM - https://www.facebook.com/stmaryschoolriverside/

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  • st. Mary School riversideOpen House!

    Tuesday, January 18th.

    Join us on Sunday, January 30th for our Open House for the 2022-2023 school year. No Sign Up Required!

    This is your chance to learn about our advanced faith-based curriculum and meet our amazing faculty.

    Call the school office at (708) 442-5747 or visit www.stmaryriverside.org/openhouse for more information.

    Prospective families can visit www.stmaryriverside.org/newfamilies to fill out an online interest form.

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  • st. Mary School riverside pops Italian beefBenefit Night: Pop's Italian Beef!

    Wednesday, January 5th.

    Enjoy a delicious hassle-free dinner from Pop’s! Visit the Lyons location, mention St. Mary School when placing your order, and 20% will be donated to the St. Mary FSA.

    Drive-Thru, Carry Out or Dine In
    8001 Ogden Avenue
    Lyons, IL

    (708) 442-8077

    Thank you to our FSA and Pop’s for hosting this benefit night in support of St. Mary School.

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  • st Mary School riverside christmasMerry Christmas!

    Saturday, December 25th.

    St. Mary School wishes you and your family many holiday blessings.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to our whole community.

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  • st Mary School riverside prayerChristmas Prayer Service

    Monday, December 20th.

    Our students attended a special prayer service, led by our Junior High students. 

    We wish our students many blessings during this season of Advent!

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  • st. Mary School riverside bishop visitVisit from the Bishop

    Thursday, December 16th.

    Bishop Birmingham visited St. Mary School today to tour the building and bless our classrooms. Each classroom created special cards to welcome him to our campus. Welcome, Bishop Birmingham!

    Visit our Facebook page to see the rest of the photos from Bishop’s visit to our school. 

    https://www.facebook.com/stmaryschoolriverside

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  • st Mary School Riverside studentsCongrats 8th Grade!

    Monday, December 7th. 

    We would like to congratulate our 8th grade students for completing their high school entrance exams on Saturday! We hope the number 2 pencils Father Tom blessed last week were your guiding light through a test of knowledge. 

    St. Mary School is proud of all of you!

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  • st Mary School Riverside prayerEntrance Exams Tomrrow!

    Friday, December 3rd.

    GOOD LUCK to our 8th grade students who are taking their high school entrance exams tomorrow. We have faith that you will achieve great things and believe in your academic prowess.

    We invite our SMS community to join us in a motivational prayer.

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  • st Mary School Riverside paisansBENEFIT NIGHT!

    Tuesday, November 30th.

    Tomorrow Paisans Pizzeria & Bar in Brookfield is hosting a benefit fundraiser for St. Mary School. 

    Delivery, carryout, and dine-in orders between 11:00 am and 9:00 pm are eligible. Mention “St. Mary” at the time you place your order and 10% of your order will go to St. Mary FSA.

    Thank you to Paisans and our FSA for arranging this fundraiser.

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  • st. Mary School student winnerFenwick Science Contest

    Thursday, November 18th

    Congratulations to 7th grader Oliver Liu for placing 21st of 340 students in the 45th Annual Fenwick Science Contest. 24 schools participated in this year’s competition. St. Mary School had 18 students participate in the contest. Our team placed 8th overall!

    Thank you to Mr. Crosswhite for preparing our students.

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  • st. Mary Parish mingle jingle fairMingle Jingle Tomorrow Night!

    Thursday, November 11th.

    Tomorrow is the St. Mary Mingle Jingle Art & Craft Show! Stop by and shop your favorite Crafters. Complimentary Wine Bar and a chance to WIN from our Raffle Table. Start the Holiday Season shopping "One of a Kind Handmade".

    Our 2021 Crafters (By Table Numbers)

    1. FLAT BOTTOM PRETZELS

    2. TWO CRAZY DAISIES

    3. BLUE VIOLET CANDLES

    4. MRS. Gs JEWELRY BOX

    5. CAROL MUSIAL GLASSWORKS

    6. BOWS & BLANKETS

    7. KNITTING IS FUN

    8. CORKY & KATIE YACCINO

    9. EMBROIDERY BY ANN

    10. LABREV CREATIONS

    11. LABREV CREATIONS

    12. SUSIE'S CRAFT CREATIONS

    13. ART ZINGS

    14. HANDMADE BY SHEILA

    15. DIP & DOLLIP

    16. BANGIN’ DESIGNS

    17. MOM’S ENTERPRISES

    18. COZY CRAFTS

    19. STUDIO ART “B” BY BEA PATRICE

    20. THE RABBIT HUTCH

    21. HILARY'S SOAP BOX

    22. RAFAEL "UNCA RAFFY" NIEVES PRINTWORKS

    23. CYNDY JIRSA

    24. BERWYN BETTY'S BATH & BODY

    25. MY EYE on the WORLD PHOTO

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  • st. Mary School Riverside amazonShop on AmazonSmile

    Friday, November 5th.

    Christmas is right around the corner, which means it’s time to shop for the best deals online! Beat the rush on Black Friday with AmazonSmile.

    Go to https://stmaryriverside.org/amazon and shop through AmazonSmile. St. Mary School will receive a donation for each purchase made.

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  • Dia de Los Muertos

    Thursday, November 4th.

    In honor of the Day of the Dead (Dia de Los Muertos) a colorful Ofrenda was created in the school link. Thank you to Mrs. Sikora for helping our students to honor and remember their loved ones who have passed away. The Day of the Dead is unlike any holiday where mourning is exchanged for celebration.

    Dia de Los Muertos is a two-day holiday that reunites the living and dead. Families create Ofrendas (Offerings) to honor their departed family members that have passed. These altars are decorated with bright yellow marigold flowers, photos of the departed, and the favorite foods and drinks of the one being honored.

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  • st. Mary School Riverside fundraiserBenefit Night: TONIGHT!

    Wednesday, November 3rd. 

    Our FSA has partnered with Noodles and Company at 1 E. Burlington Ave in La Grange. Order your dinner between 4:00pm - 8:00pm and a 25% of your total will be donated to St. Mary School’s FSA!

    Thank you to our FSA and Noodles and Company for hosting this benefit night in support of St. Mary School.

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  • st. Mary School Riverside alumniAlumni News

    Tuesday, November 2nd.

    St. Mary School is very proud of Will Przybylski, Class of 2018,  for his latest accomplishment.

    Congratulations to Will Przybylski '22 on being promoted to the rank of Eagle Scout. An exceptional accomplishment!


    Learn more at https://www.brotherrice.org.

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  • st. Mary School Riverside fundraiserLollipop Fundraiser

    Friday, October 29th.

    Our student council hosted a chip and lollipop sale for Red Ribbon week. The proceeds will be donated to cancer research at Lurie Children’s Hospital.

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  • st. Mary School Riverside 6th grade6th Grade Cuneiform

    Friday, October 29th.

    Our 6th graders studied Mesopotamia and practiced writing in Cuneiform on play doh to simulate the Sumerians writing Cuneiform on clay tablets.

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  • st. Mary School Riverside red ribbon weekChalk The Walk

    Thursday, October 28th.

    Our students participated in Chalk The Walk, in honor of Red Ribbon Week and bullying prevention. Our students decorated the sidewalks with messages of kindness and compassion.

    Visit our Facebook photo album to see the works of art from our students: https://www.facebook.com/stmaryschoolriverside

    “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.”~ Ephesians 4:32

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  • st. Mary School Riverside tailgateIt's time for a Park 'N' Party!

    Tuesday, October 26th.

    We heard you and so this year we are bringing back a newly formed flavor of what was known as the Tailgate. Introducing Park N Party! Knowing this is a quick turn, and a little later in the year, make your donation for $25 a spot! Located in St. Mary School’s back parking lot on Saturday, November 6th. 

    Entrance begins at 5:30pm and the event runs until 10pm. It’s BYO-everything! Pack your car with all the essentials: cooler, refreshments, food & chairs! Only 80 Spots Available!!! Spaces are first-come first-served. The first 50 sign-ups will be entered to WIN an Alpine Sub platter. This is a 21+ event.

    Click the link below to reserve your spot! $25 per spot (donation collected in advance). All proceeds support St. Mary School’s Annual Fund Raising goal.

    https://www.stmaryriverside.org/parknparty 

    Questions? Contact: Annie Berni (annieberni13@gmail.com) or Nicole Hayes (nicole.hayes1015@gmail.com)

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  • st. Mary School Riverside scienceScience Fair Projects

    Monday, October 25th.

    Our 8th grade class is working in groups, practicing citations for their Science fair projects in Ms. Earley’s class.

    Science class is taught mainly through hands-on experimentation and demonstration. Students are taught the Scientific Method  in all grades. Students in grade eight participate in the Science Fair.

    St. Mary also maintains a Science Lab with equipment for the use of our junior high students.

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  • st. Mary School Riverside FSA mingle jingleFSA Mingle Jingle

    Friday, October 22nd. 

    Join St. Mary’s School FSA for their Annual Mingle Jingle Art & Craft Show!

    Come and enjoy the complimentary wine bar while you visit over 20 vendors offering one of a kind items. Purchase a raffle ticket to get a chance to win an item from your favorite vendor!

    There will also be a decorated Vintage Truck available to take your holiday photo!

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  • st. Mary School Riverside 1st gradeFine Fine Authors

    Thursday, October 21st.

    Ms. Grengs’ 1st grade students were inspired to write their own books. After reading "A Fine, Fine School'' during reading class, the first grade classes decided to make books of their own!

    Miss Grengs' class created "A Fine, Fine Principal" for Mrs. Nolazco and Mrs. Pietruszynski's class created "A Fine, Fine Vice Principal" for Mrs. Garza.

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  • st. Mary School RiversideRained Out Recess

    Wednesday, October 13th.

    A little rain won’t prevent our students from enjoying their recess! While the rain was pouring last Thursday, Ms. Whisson’s 7th-grade students enjoyed their time inside playing UNO, Jenga, and other classic board games. 

    We at St. Mary School know how to have fun even when the weather does not play fair.

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  • st. Mary School Riverside walkathonWalkathon Tomorrow!

    Thursday, October 7th.

    Tomorrow is our 9th Annual Walkathon! We are thankful for all the support, donations, and corporate sponsors who contributed to the event.

    This much-anticipated event is a wonderful way for our whole school community to come together!

    Don’t worry, there is still time to donate. We are still accepting donations until the end of the day Friday. Visit the link below and click the “Sponsor A Student!” button to donate.

    https://www.stmaryriverside.org/walkathon

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  • st. Mary School Riverside Michael's pancake houseFUNDRAISER ALERT!

    Wednesday, October 6th.

    Today Michael’s Pancake House is hosting a Benefit Day! Visit today between 7am - 7pm, show this post on your phone to have a percentage of your total donated to St. Mary School.

    Thank you to Michael’s Pancake House and FSA for collaborating on another fundraiser to support St. Mary School’s mission of faith-based education.

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  • st. Mary School Riverside prek4Classroom Supply Donations!

    Monday, October 4th.

    Our PreK 4 students and Mrs. Cantafio would like to thank our generous families for the donations from our Amazon Wish List. 

    Thank you to our FSA for sponsoring the yearly teacher wish lists!

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  • st. Mary School RiversideRiverside's Person of the Year

    Friday, October 1st.

    St. Mary School loves our local grocery store, Riverside Foods!

    Congratulations to Mr. Peter Boutsikakis  - Riverside’s Person of the Year! St. Mary School is proud to be part of a community that celebrates and shows appreciation to their residents.

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  • st. Mary School Riverside nazareth academyALUMNI NEWS!

    Thursday, September 30th.

    Congratulations to Nazareth Academy Senior Gavin Liesse who is a Commended Student in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program. Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers among students who took the 2020 PSAT/NMSQT.

    In addition to their test scores, Gavin is involved in the fuller life of Nazareth through clubs and the fine arts program. He volunteered time this week to train and then lead Nazareth’s Freshman Retreat. 

    We are extremely proud of our St. Mary School alumni, for their academic success and commitment to serving the student body and the greater community.

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  • st. Mary School alumni FenwickALUMNI NEWS!

    Wednesday, September 29th.

    Fenwick High School is proud to announce that seven senior students have been named Commended Students in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program. Two of the students honored are St. Mary School Alumni.

    Some 34,000 Commended Students throughout the United States are recognized for their exceptional academic promise.

    Join us in congratulating our alumni:

    Grace Simmons – Riverside, IL, St. Mary’s Catholic School

    Amelia Scharpf – Berwyn, IL, St. Mary’s Catholic School (Riverside)

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  • st. Mary School riverside volunteer8th Grade Volunteer Work

    Friday, September 24th.

    On Tuesday night four of our 8th grade students and their parents volunteered to serve food at the St. Mary Supper.

    At St. Mary School we work to impart upon our students the understanding that, in the words of the hymn, “We are many parts, We are all one Body in Christ”, and we are all called to make a difference in the world.

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  • st. Mary School riverside science8th Grade Engineers

    Thursday, September 23rd.

    Our Eighth grade students are exploring the engineering design process in Mr. Crosswhite’s Science class.

    St. Mary School believes in the importance of incorporating each of these disciplines (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics) into our student’s education.

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  • st. Mary School riverside classroomSend In The Clowns

    Wednesday, September 22nd.

    Our PreK 4 students were clowning around last week and created new classroom door decorations. This delightful gesture brightened up the hallway and put a smile on our face.

    St. Mary School has some big shoes to fill when it comes to light-hearted fun for our students.

     

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  • st. Mary School riverside scienceYeast Fermentation

    Tuesday, September 21st.

    Our 7th grade students are experimenting with fermentation, using yeast, in Mr. Crosswhite’s Science class. Fermentation is similar to anaerobic respiration—the kind that takes place when there isn't enough oxygen present.

    Studying naturally occurring processes gives our students a well rounded understanding of the world of science and discovery. 

     

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  • st. Mary School riverside signSt. Mary Lawn Sign

    Monday, September 20th.

    Show off your St. Mary School pride with these yard signs, modeled by some of our PreK 4 students!

    Contact the school office to order your “Proud St. Mary Family” yard sign. We value the support from our families and community.

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  • st. Mary school riverside patriot dayPatriot Day

    Saturday, September 11th.

    Today we honor the memory of the lives we lost on September 11th, 2001 and the brave men and women first responders. 

    This moment shaped our future as a country, reminding us how significant our freedom is and why we need to protect it.

    Let us pray for the families affected by this tragic event. May God bless you, and we will never forget.

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  • st. Mary school riversideOsmosis & Eggs

    Thursday, September 9th.

    Our 8th grade Science class had an EGG-cellent classroom experiment!

    Mr. Crosswhite’s class were using eggs with the shells removed to model osmosis (diffusion of water through the cell membrane) in cells.

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  • st. Mary school riverside6th Grade Flag Patrol

    Wednesday, September 8th.

    Ms. Bober’s 6th grade class learned how to fold and raise the flag as part of Flag Patrol. 

    St. Mary School believes this is an important tradition to teach ALL our students.

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  • st. Mary school riverside1st Grade Science

    Tuesday, September 7th.

    Ms. Grengs’ First graders did their first science experiment last week! They were investigating what would happen to a gummy bear if it is left in water for 24 hours.

    The “sweet science” of classroom projects to satisfy our student’s appetite for knowledge!

     

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  • St. Mary School RiversideEarth Sciences

    Friday, September 3rd.

    Mr. Crosswhite’s 6th grade Science class prepared the potting soil they will use to perform various plant experiments that they are designing. Our students study the process of experimental design and learning about variables and the Scientific Method. 

    Our Curriculum at St. Mary School provides quality instruction that promotes academic excellence by challenging students to think critically, solve problems creatively, and communicate effectively.

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  • St. Mary School Riverside Open HouseOpen House Tonight for SMS Families!

    Thursday, September 2nd.

    Please join us tonight, at your assigned time, for a chance to visit your child’s classroom and meet their teacher(s). Please see the staggered times below based on your last name:

    A - G • 6:30 - 7:00 pm

    H - O • 7:00 - 7:30 pm

    P - Z • 7:30 - 8:00 pm

    Please do be considerate of your time slot to allow for the next group to come in at the appropriate time. Masks are required.

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  • St. Mary School RiversideMicro Experiments

    Wednesday, September 1st.

    Mr. Crosswhite’s 7th grade Science class explores the microscopic world of Biology. Our students use light microscopes to find and classify microorganisms found in pond water samples.

    Our curriculum at St. Mary School includes teaching the Scientific Method through hands-on experimentation and demonstration.

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  • St. Mary School RiversidePreK 4 Classroom Decorations

    Tuesday, August 31st.

    Mrs. Cantafio’s PreK4 class spent their first week back at school decorating their classroom door and window. 

    St. Mary School believes in fostering active participation in a faith community that can begin at a young age.

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  • St. Mary School RiversideRaising The Flag

    Monday, August 30th.

    Ms. Bober prepares our students for the Flag Patrol as part of Monday’s lesson.

    We believe it is important for our students to learn the importance of honoring our nation’s stars and stripes.

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  • St. Mary School Eighth GradeFirst Day of School at St. Mary School!

    Monday, August 23rd.

    Ms. Bober and Mr. Crosswhite’s Eighth Grade classes enjoyed the sunny weather on their first day of school. 

    We wish all our students a wonderful school year!

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  • St. Mary School First GradeFirst Day of 1st Grade at St. Mary School!

    Monday, August 23rd.

    Mrs. Grengs’ first grade class shares their excitement for the new school year while reviewing classroom rules. 

    We wish all our students a wonderful school year!

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  • St. Mary School PreschoolFirst Day of Preschool at St. Mary School!

    Monday, August 23rd.

    Mrs. Timmins’ Preschool class starts the school  year with classic literature, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr. and Lois Ehlert.

    We wish all our students a wonderful school year!

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  • st. Mary School teacher PD24 Hours Until The First Day of School!

    Wednesday, August 18th.

    Our teachers have been hard at work over the last three days, reviewing data, new education standards, and setting curriculum goals for the 2021-2022 school year. 

    St. Mary School is dedicated to providing a curriculum that is engaging and challenging. We cannot wait to see you all tomorrow!

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  • LEAD REGISTRATION OPEN!

    Monday, August 16th

    LEAD - Before & After Care

    Sign up for Morning (7-8 am) or After Care (3-6 pm). Click the link below for more information and pricing. You may also direct your questions to Bryant Rouleau, at brouleau@stmaryriverside.org.

    https://www.stmaryriverside.org/lead

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  • New teacher Mr. HanNew Math Teacher

    Friday, August 13th.

    St. Mary School is excited to introduce you to Mr. Paul Han who is joining our math department! Mr. Han has 20 years of experience teaching at various levels including high school AP level math as well as grades 6-8 at St. Joseph School in Summit. He has taught in public and private Catholic schools.

    Mr. Han has a masters in economics from the University of Chicago and in education from the National Louis University. Additionally Mr. Han has a Ph. D in Economics from SKKU in Seoul Korea. He has been a National Board-Certified Teacher in AYA math from 2008-2018.  

    Please join us in welcoming Mr. Han to St. Mary School.

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  • New teacher Mrs. KeenanNew Kindergarten Teacher

    Thursday, August 12th.

    We are excited to announce Mrs. Ellen Keenan as our NEW Kindergarten Teacher, joining the team with Mrs. Richards!

    Mrs. Keenan has held numerous positions in her career as a teacher. She has 14 years of teaching at the Kindergarten/First-Grade level and has taught at both public and Catholic schools. 

    Please join us in welcoming Mrs. Keenan to St. Mary School.

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  • New teacher Mrs. TimminsNew PreK3 Teacher

    Wednesday, August 11th.

    We are happy to announce Mrs. Alexandra Timmins as our NEW Preschool 3’s Teacher!

    Mrs. Timmins has been a teacher in the Archdiocese of Chicago for 11 years. Prior to St. Mary, she taught at St. Louise de Marillac. While there, she taught Preschool for five years, Kindergarten for four years, and during her last year taught a multiage first and second grade classroom. She most recently taught Preschool at Sacred Heart School in Melrose Park

    She received her Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education from Western Illinois University and her Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education from Concordia University.

    Please join us in welcoming Mrs. Timmins to St. Mary School.

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  • Drive-in movie nightDrive-In Night!

    Monday, August 9th.

    Drive-In Movie Night this Friday, August 13th, starting at 7:30pm. The screening will take place at St. Mary School’s parking lot, please enter off Burlington Street.

    St. Mary School celebrates Back To School with a drive-in movie for the whole family! The featured presentation will be “The Call of The Wild” starring Harrison Ford.

    Concessions will be available for purchase, but you may bring your own snacks and drinks. 

    Thank you to our FSA for sponsoring this fun event to welcome the 2021-2022 school year.

     

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  • st. Mary school drive-in movie nightBack to School Drive-In Movie Night!

    Friday, July 23rd.

    SAVE THE DATE - Friday, August 13th.

    Can you believe that summer is half over!?!? 

    Don't stress. There is still plenty of time to get that school shopping done. In the meantime, SAVE THE DATE for our first FSA Sponsored event of the year.

    We look forward to being back together soon!

    Thank you to our FSA for sponsoring the school event.

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  • Land's End school uniform saleSchool Uniform SALE!

    Tuesday, July 7th.

    St. Mary School uniform partner Land’s End is having a 20% OFF SALE July 1-23rd. Just in time before school begins! 

    Go to www.landsend.com/myschool and use the school code 900092669 to find St. Mary.

    Coupon Code: BUS

    Pin: 5952

     

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  • st Mary School early education bingo funB-I-N-G-O!

    Wednesday, June 2nd.

    PreK celebrated the last day of school with a BINGO party and yogurt parfait buffet.

    Thank you teachers and staff for an incredibly successful in-person school year for these youngsters!

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  • st Mary School Riverside trees for the future donation191 Trees Planted!

    Tuesday, June 1st.

    St. Mary School is proud to be a TreeRing Green Yearbook School!

    Since our parents bought 191 yearbooks, Trees for the Future, a partner of TreeRing, will plant 191 TREES in the name of St. Mary School.

    Thank you to the SMS Community who purchased a yearbook, supporting the green initiative for a healthy environment for our children.

    https://www.treering.com/Environmentally-Friendly-Yearbooks/

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  • st. Mary School Riverside last day to buy golf outing ticketsLAST DAY to buy tickets!

    Thursday, May 27th.

    Our golf outing is quickly approaching, on June 5th! We have 82 golfers registered so far, do not miss out. Help us reach our goal of 100 golfers.

    http://stmarygolf2021.givesmart.com 

    Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to work our registration table or sell our 50/50 Split the Pot Tickets!

    Remember you have until today, Thursday, May 27th to purchase your ticket--which includes a meal package and free round of golf!

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  • st. Mary School Riverside assistant principal Mrs. GarzaNew Assistant Principal

    Wednesday, May 26th

    We are excited to announce our new Assistant Principal, Mrs. Garza!

    Mrs. Garza recently graduated from the Leadership Academy of the Archdiocese of Chicago. She has spent this school year completing coursework to prepare her for her new role.

    Congratulations Mrs. Garza!  She will continue with her curriculum and instruction work along with assuming administrative tasks.

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  • st. Mary School Riverside butterfliesOutdoor Activity

    Wednesday, May 26th.

    The preschool children released new butterflies into God’s beautiful world.

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  • st. Mary School mission possible fundraiser tomorrowTime Is Running Out!

    Friday, May 21st.

    Our Annual Spring Fundraiser is tomorrow beginning at 7:30 PM!

    Tickets are still available at https://mission21.givesmart.com. Your ticket purchase grants you access to live music from the Bono Bros Band, a program of thanks for St. Mary and this extraordinary community, a real-time family sponsorship “paddle raise”, and, of course, an awesome swag bag of goodies!

    Silent Auction is NOW OPEN!

    The auction is open to all – no livestream ticket (or jacket!) required. Register at https://mission21.givesmart.com to participate. Registered users will receive a text message when the auction goes live!

    Thank you to all who have made their purchases already!

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  • st. Mary School Riverside fundraiserMission Possible Spring Fundraiser Update!

    Thursday, May 20th.

    The first 200 ticket purchasers receive a FREE gift bag, which includes this branded blanket. Don’t miss your chance to WIN some cool tools for your mission. 

    Get your ticket here:

    https://mission21.givesmart.com

    For this year’s grand fundraiser we are focusing on the SMS Community: parents, teachers, administration, students...who have shown remarkable resilience, ingenuity, flexibility, and care that allowed our school to be in session full-time this year!

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  • st. Mary school riverside pop sale tomorrowPop Sale!

    Wednesday, May 19th.

    Pop Day Tomorrow! Our students can purchase a soda for $1during their lunch period. Don’t miss the LAST POP SALE of the school year.

    Sponsored by St. Mary 8th Grade Class. Thank you for your support.

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  • st. Mary school riverside golf outingTwo Weeks To Go!

    Wednesday, May 19th.

    Our golf outing is quickly approaching, on June 5th! We have 73 golfers registered so far, do not miss out. Help us reach our goal of 100 golfers.

    Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to work our registration table or sell our 50/50 Split the Pot Tickets!

    Remember you have until Thursday, May 27th to purchase your ticket--which includes a meal package and free round of golf!

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  • st. Mary School Riverside buona beefBUONA BEEF Benefit Night!

    Wednesday, May 19th.

    How do you like your beef? Sweet or Hot? Today Buona Beef - Berwyn is hosting a Benefit Night for the SMS Community.

    6745 Roosevelt Road
    Berwyn, IL
    708-749-2555

    Pick up dinner for the family and mention “St. Mary School” when ordering. Proceeds are donated to St. Mary School.

    Thank you FSA and Buona Beef - Berwyn for supporting our school.

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  • st. Mary School Riverside mission possible one week awayOne Week Left!

    Saturday, May 15th.

    One more week until the virtual Annual Spring Fundraiser! Join the Mission this weekend in order to make it a BIG success!

    Your assignment:

    1. Purchase virtual fundraiser ticket (https://mission21.givesmart.com), secure fantastic St. Mary swag and entrance into the livestream event. Livestream registration details will be sent to ticket holders so don’t wait until the last minute and miss the details!

    2. Order dinner, drinks, and dessert for pick up late Saturday afternoon at 40 E. Burlington (drive-up). You can order at https://mission21.givesmart.com. A portion of your purchase supports St. Mary’s.


    3. We would like to hear your thoughts about the very unusual year. Share your reflections on the 2020-2021 school year by filing out this online survey: https://forms.gle/oc9pqNPuwp7DPgem6.  St. Mary student(s) are welcome to submit their thoughts as well! Please submit your responses by Tuesday, May 18 at 5pm. Responses will be selected by the planning committee to include in the livestream event.

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  • st. Mary school riverside Bono Bros bandLive Music!

    Saturday, May 22nd

    Support St. Mary School and get a LIVE CONCERT! During the whole live stream fundraiser, the Bono Bros Band will be performing. You won’t want to miss the sweet sounds of fundraising!

    Get your ticket here:

    https://mission21.givesmart.com

    For this year’s grand fundraiser we are focusing on the SMS Community: parents, teachers, administration, students...who have shown remarkable resilience, ingenuity, flexibility, and care that allowed our school to be in session full-time this year!

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  • st. Mary School Riverside golf outing updateGolf Outing Update!

    Saturday, June 5th

    Our golf outing is quickly approaching, on June 5th! We have 53 golfers registered so far, do not miss out. Help us reach our goal of 100 golfers.

    Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to work our registration table or sell our 50/50 Split the Pot Tickets!

    Remember you have until Thursday, May 27th to purchase your ticket--which includes a meal package and free round of golf!

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  • st. Mary School Riverside PreKHappy Students, Happy Parents

    Wednesday, May 12th.

    “A curriculum that incorporates God's teachings of treating all with love and kindness ensures our children's faith foundation will be strengthened. 

    The St. Mary School family is wonderful!” 

    ~St. Mary Parents, Mr. & Mrs. Browne (Abel-K, Vie-3rd, Sarai-5th).

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  • st. Mary School Riverside new parish nameNew Unified Parish Name

    Tuesday, May 11th.

    Suggestions were given, preferences chosen, choices were discerned, and a decision was made by Cardinal Cupich.

    Beginning July 1, 2021, the name of our newly unified parish is St. Paul VI. This name will encompass St. Mary Church, St. Mary School and Mater Christi Church and the people of St. Hugh Parish. Our churches and school retain their own names as part of Saint Paul VI Parish.

    We are blessed to have as our patron a saint and the Pope who implemented the Second Vatican Council. Saint Paul VI was Pope from 1963-1978. He had great devotion to Mary and was a champion of evangelization. We can honor Saint Paul VI by taking to heart his words,” 

    Those who have received the Good News and who have been gathered by it into the community of salvation can and must communicate and spread it.” Saint Paul VI, pray for us!

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  • st. Mary School Riverside teacher appreciation weekTeacher Appreciation Week!

    Tuesday, May 11th.

    Howdy all, it’s Teacher Appreciation Week at St. Mary School!

    FSA and the TAW Chairs are just tickled to death to celebrate our wonderful teachers this week for Teacher Appreciation Week (TAW). You, the St. Mary School families, have made generous donations in order to make Teacher Appreciation Week a rootin' tootin', good grub-devourin', Covid-avoidin' great time, and we can’t thank you enough! It’s time we celebrate “The Best in the Midwest”!

    Hit the “Like” button on the TAW photos posted to the school’s Facebook and Instagram pages, you’ll have a chance to win a St. Mary Camp chair at the end of the week! Don’t forget to “Like” the photos every day! Your name will be entered in the raffle for every “Like”!

    http://facebook.com/stmaryschoolriverside

     

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  • st. Mary School Riverside alumni Frank LangAlumni Update!

    Monday, May 10th.

    Congratulations to our St. Mary School Alumni, Frank Lang!

    Frank Lang (St. Mary Riverside '17) has been recognized as an Illinois State Scholar! Frank is just one of 13 students to be recognized as a State Scholar at St. Laurence High School. Illinois State Scholars represent approximately the top ten percent of high school seniors from 726 high schools across the state.

    We are very proud of his accomplishments!

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  • st. Mary School Riverside fundraiser may 22Virtual Fundraiser!

    Sunday, May 9th.

    Mission Possible Annual Spring Fundraiser! Join our LIVESTREAM event on Saturday, May 22nd.

    For this year’s grand fundraiser we are focusing on the SMS Community: parents, teachers, administration, students...who have shown remarkable resilience, ingenuity, flexibility, and care that allowed our school to be in session full-time this year! 

    Tickets are now available at the link below. Impressive swag bag full of tools for a successful mission (first 200 tickets).

    https://mission21.givesmart.com

     

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  • st. Mary School Riverside Mother's DayMother's Day

    Sunday, May 9th.

    Happy Mother’s Day to all the SMS Moms, who do so much to support the success of our students.

    Strong families build strong communities, we can’t do it without great mothers.

    Thank you.

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  • st. Mary School riverside April showersRaffle Update: Thank You!

    Wednesday, May 5th.

    April Showers bring May flowers and a HUGE thanks to all of our supporters! Thank you to everyone who bought tickets for our first ever April Showers Raffle.

    125 people bought 450 of our 1000 tickets

    $1500 in prize winnings were awarded

    A special thank you to Mrs. Carla Spielman for facilitating the raffle and Mrs. Christine O’Connor for her prompt payouts!

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  • st. Mary School riverside may crowning ceremonyMay Crowning

    Wednesday, May 5th.

    Our PreK students crowned Mary today in a beautiful ceremony held in their classroom.  

    Our Mary, Queen of heaven and earth, lifts us right out of the last long, cold days of winter and firmly plants our hearts in the warm and promising soil of spring.

    Amen.

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  • st. Mary School riverside principal appreciationPrincipal Appreciation

    Monday, May 3rd.

    Today, in celebration of Principal Appreciation Day, our students shared their gratitude with grade-level projects. Mrs. Nolazco was surprised by this lovely display by our 4th and 5th graders outside of the main office.

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  • st. Mary School raffle finale no winnerRAFFLE FINALE

    Saturday, May 1st.

    There was no April Showers Raffle winner yesterday, April 30th, ticket #807.

    Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets. Throughout the month of April we’ve awarded $1,500 in prizes to many happy winners.

    You have helped St. Mary School get closer to our annual fundraising goal, which bridges the gap between tuition revenue and the cost of educating our students.

     

     

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  • st. Mary School riverside no raffle winnerRAFFLE UPDATE

    Friday, April 30th.

    There was no April Showers Raffle winner yesterday, April 29th, ticket #286.

    $300 GRAND PRIZE drawing tonight! Don’t miss your chance to support St. Mary School and win!

    Buy your tickets NOON for your chance to WIN! Purchase tickets at: https://aprilshowers.givesmart.com

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  • st. Mary School riverside golf outing reminderGet Your Golf Tickets

    Friday, April 30th.

    St. Mary Athletics Annual Golf outing tickets are on sale now.

    Be sure to purchase your tickets by May 27th. You won’t want to miss a day of golf and FREE LUNCH, with your choice of beer or soda!

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  • st. Mary School riverside schoolbellesSCHOOL UNIFORM SALE!

    Thursday, April 29th.

    SchoolBelles is celebrating their 65th year anniversary with a customer appreciation SALE.

    It’s never too late to stock up on school supplies, don’t miss these great deals!

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  • st. Mary School riverside musical tickets on saleFrozen Kids Musical

    Thursday, April 29th.

    Tickets for our school Zoom musical, Frozen Kids, are now on sale!

    Purchase tickets here: https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/52306

    Show dates and times are:

    Thursday, May 6th at 7pm
    Friday, May 7th at 7pm
    Saturday, May 8th at 2pm & 7pm
    Sunday, May 9th at 2pm

    Visit https://www.stmaryriverside.org/musical for more information.

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  • st. Mary School riverside no raffle winnerRAFFLE UPDATE

    Thursday, April 29th.

    There was no April Showers Raffle winner yesterday, April 28th, ticket #032.

    TOMORROW IS THE LAST DAY, with  a $300 GRAND PRIZE on Friday, the 30th. Don’t miss your chance to support St. Mary School and win!

    Buy your tickets for the most chances at winning! Purchase tickets at: https://aprilshowers.givesmart.com

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  • st. Mary School secret mission fundraiserMission Possible

    Thursday, April 29th.

    You have been sent a special mission, if you choose to accept it. 

    Check your email inbox. More information to follow...

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  • st. Mary School riverside raffle winner 193RAFFLE WINNERS

    Wednesday, April 28th.

    Congratulations to our Tuesday, April 27th winner Ami Patel, ticket #193!

    ONLY 3 DAYS LEFT, plus a $300 GRAND PRIZE on Friday, the 30th. Tickets are still available. Don’t miss your chance to support St. Mary School and win prizes daily!

    Buy your tickets for the most chances at winning! Purchase tickets at: https://aprilshowers.givesmart.com

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  • st. Mary School riverside PreK earth dayPreK Earth Day

    Wednesday, April 28th.

    From planting Lima Bean plants to watching Butterflies, St. Mary Preschoolers were busy celebrating Earth Day. 

    They began their morning meeting with a prayer to our Patron, Saint Mary, in the Preschool Garden.

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  • st. Mary School prinicpalOur Principal

    Wednesday, April 27th.

    Our Students in Mrs. Cantafio’s PreK4 class had a special visit from the Principal.

    Mrs. Nolazco never misses a chance to spend time with our students. Our young learners are the bright future of St. Mary School.

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  • st. Mary School riverside raffle winner 974RAFFLE WINNERS

    Tuesday, April 27th.

    Congratulations to our Monday, April 26th winner Margaret White, ticket #974!

    ONLY 4 DAYS LEFT, plus a $300 GRAND PRIZE on Friday, the 30th. Tickets are still available. Don’t miss your chance to support St. Mary School and win prizes daily!

    Buy your tickets for the most chances at winning! Purchase tickets at: https://aprilshowers.givesmart.com

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  • st. Mary School 7th grade studentsHistory Fair Participants

    Tuesday, April 27th. 

    We are proud of our 7th Grade Social Studies students participating in the regional and state history fair.

    Regional History Fair Participants:

    Maura D., Matia S., Benjamin G., William T., Hadley K., Sienna M., Jack P., Shannon S., Mckenna P., Tahlia S., Margaret S., Cameron G., Noah D., Presley M., Sofia A., Carmine F., Mauricio M., Margaux S.

    State History Fair Advancers:

    Sofia A. and Presley M.

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  • st. Mary School riverside raffle updateRAFFLE UPDATE

    Monday, April 26th.

    There was no April Showers Raffle winner yesterday, April 25th, ticket #467.

    ONLY 5 DAYS LEFT, plus a $300 GRAND PRIZE on Friday, the 30th. Tickets are still available. Don’t miss your chance to support St. Mary School and win prizes daily!

    Buy your tickets for the most chances at winning! Purchase tickets at: https://aprilshowers.givesmart.com

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  • st. Mary School riverside raffle winner 151RAFFLE WINNERS

    Sunday, April 25th.

    Congratulations to our Saturday, April 24th winner Monica Lock, ticket #151!

    ONLY 5 DAYS LEFT, plus a $300 GRAND PRIZE on Friday, the 30th. Tickets are still available. Don’t miss your chance to support St. Mary School and win prizes daily!

    Buy your tickets for the most chances at winning! Purchase tickets at: https://aprilshowers.givesmart.com

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  • st. Mary School riverside raffle winner 177RAFFLE WINNERS!

    Sunday, April 24th.

    Congratulations to our Friday, April 23rd winner Meg Boyle, ticket #177!

    ONLY 5 DAYS LEFT, plus a $300 GRAND PRIZE on Friday, the 30th. Tickets are still available. Don’t miss your chance to support St. Mary School and win prizes daily!

    Buy your tickets for the most chances at winning! Purchase tickets at: https://aprilshowers.givesmart.com

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  • st. Mary School raffle updateRAFFLE UPDATE

    Friday, April 23rd.

    There was no April Showers Raffle winner yesterday, April 22nd, ticket #871.

    TWO WEEKS LEFT, but there are still tickets available, don’t miss your chance to support St. Mary School and win prizes daily!

    Buy your tickets for the most chances at winning! Purchase tickets at: https://aprilshowers.givesmart.com

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  • st. Mary School scienceScience Experiment Alert!

    Friday, April 23rd.

    First grade loves science class! This week, students are learning about push and pull forces. 

    They experimented with big and small forces and how friction can slow moving things down.

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  • st. Mary School gratitudeVolunteer Appreciation

    Friday, April 23rd.

    April 18th-24th is National Volunteer Week!

    Today we honored our parent volunteers with a special plant; which is symbolic of their unending support and dedication to our students, faculty, and staff. Thank you for all you do today and every day!

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  • st. Mary School frozen spring musical2021 Spring Musical

    Friday, April 23rd.

    Save The Date! Frozen Kids, our school 'Zoom' musical, will be premiering in your home on May 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th.

    Performances will be pre-scheduled content, and more information about ticketing will follow.

    https://www.stmaryriverside.org/musical

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  • st. Mary School raffle updateRAFFLE UPDATE

    Thursday, April 22nd.

    There was no April Showers Raffle winner yesterday, April 21st, ticket #363.

    TWO WEEKS LEFT, but there are still tickets available, don’t miss your chance to support St. Mary School and win prizes daily!

    Buy your tickets for the most chances at winning! Purchase tickets at: https://aprilshowers.givesmart.com

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  • Car Museum Fun

    Wednesday, April 21st.

    Looking for something fun to do with your family? The largest Antique Car Museum in the Midwest! Get your tickets today!

    Adult tickets - https://checkout.square.site/buy/GKD6MJJXB3XCA5ONBGRUJ4LY?fbclid=IwAR0Q34CI1k_nBI3xBp5gWP1_XEsmf-wsRWj3QH9d9UQ9kLqvKJS-oqS3-pI

    Child ticket (14 and under) - https://checkout.square.site/buy/7LKYBCTGGKJKM5SDSNEFBZ6C?fbclid=IwAR3lpZO5BoMx1FXyvqswZRe7mMZpQg0o6gW0mWDDvMjENA2njmoS1aQE6kY

    Like, comment, & share with your friends!

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  • st. Mary school raffle updateRAFFLE UPDATE

    Wednesday, April 21st.

    There was no April Showers Raffle winner yesterday, April 20th, ticket #398.

    TWO WEEKS LEFT, but there are still tickets available, don’t miss your chance to support St. Mary School and win prizes daily!

    Buy your tickets for the most chances at winning! Purchase tickets at: https://aprilshowers.givesmart.com

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  • st. Mary School riverside benefit nightBENEFIT NIGHT TONIGHT!

    Wednesday, April 21st.

    Noodles & Company of La Grange is hosting a benefit fundraiser tonight. Dine in, carry out, or online orders.

    Enter Code "Giving25" at checkout and 25% of your order will benefit St. Mary School FSA.

    Or visit Noodles at:
    1 E Burlington Ave
    La Grange, IL 60525
    708.579.1100

    Thank you to our FSA for organizing this fundraiser to support Our Students.

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  • st. Mary School riverside curriculumPreK Green Thumbs

    Wednesday, April 21st.

    Hands on learning is the most fun! Science curriculum begins in Pre-K at St. Mary.

    This week, students learned about the plant life cycle by planting seeds.

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  • st. Mary School riverside raffle winner RAFFLE WINNERS!

    Tuesday, April 20th.

    Congratulations to our April 19th winner Madeleine Super, ticket #979!

    ONLY TWO WEEKS LEFT, but tickets are still available. Don’t miss your chance to support St. Mary School and win prizes daily!

    Buy your tickets for the most chances at winning! Purchase tickets at: https://aprilshowers.givesmart.com

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  • st. Mary School riverside golf outing TICKETS NOW ON SALE!

    Tuesday, April 20th.

    Receive a FREE LUNCH voucher and a FREE ROUND with each ticket purchase. 

    Your participation supports the St. Mary Athletics program and supports tuition assistance for St. Mary students who encounter an unexpected financial need.

    Purchase Tickets At:
    https://stmarygolf2021.givesmart.com

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  • st. Mary School riverside benefit night BENEFIT NIGHT TOMORROW!

    Tuesday, April 20th.

    Noodles & Company of La Grange is hosting a benefit fundraiser this Wednesday, the 21st. Dine in, carry out, or online orders.

    Enter Code "Giving25" at checkout and 25% of your order will benefit St. Mary School FSA. 

    Or visit Noodles at:
    1 E Burlington Ave
    La Grange, IL 60525
    708.579.1100

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  • st. Mary School riverside raffle winner RAFFLE WINNERS!

    Monday, April 19th.

    Congratulations to our April 18th winner Liz Robledo, ticket #760!

    ONLY TWO WEEKS LEFT, but tickets are still available. Don’t miss your chance to support St. Mary School and win prizes daily!

    Buy your tickets for the most chances at winning! Purchase tickets at: https://aprilshowers.givesmart.com

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  • st. Mary School riverside raffle RAFFLE UPDATE

    Sunday, April 18th.

    There was no April Showers Raffle winner yesterday, April 17th, ticket #296.

    TWO WEEKS LEFT, but there are still tickets available, don’t miss your chance to support St. Mary School and win prizes daily!

    Buy your tickets for the most chances at winning! Purchase tickets at: https://aprilshowers.givesmart.com

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  • st. Mary School riverside raffle RAFFLE UPDATE

    Saturday, April 17th.

    There was no April Showers Raffle winner yesterday, April 16th, ticket #315.

    TWO WEEKS LEFT, but there are still tickets available, don’t miss your chance to support St. Mary School and win prizes daily!

    Buy your tickets for the most chances at winning! Purchase tickets at: https://aprilshowers.givesmart.com

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  • st. Mary School riverside raffle grand prize GRAND PRIZE WINNER!

    Friday, April 16th.

    Congratulations to our April 15th winner Meg Boyle, ticket #955!

    TWO WEEKS LEFT, but there are still tickets available, don’t miss your chance to support St. Mary School and win prizes daily!

    Buy your tickets for the most chances at winning! Purchase tickets at: https://aprilshowers.givesmart.com

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  • st. Mary School riverside golf outing Annual Golf Outing

    Friday, Apri 16th.

    SAVE THE DATE! Polish your putting iron and practice your swing, it’s time for the Annual Golf Outing fundraiser for St. Mary Athletics.

    This year our event will be held at Village Greens of Woodridge, 1575 West 75th Street, Woodridge, IL 60517. All proceeds will go to St. Mary Athletics. Stay tuned for more updates!

    Meal Package Included, with your choice of soda or beer!

    FREE Round Of Golf included with each ticket purchase!

    Registration & Check-Ins Begin at 11AM.

    Contact the school office for corporate sponsorship information.

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  • st. Mary School riverside open house OPEN HOUSE TOMORROW!

    Friday, April 16th.

    Please join us tomorrow, April 17th, from 10am - 12pm. 

    We are offering a safe experience for families, led by veteran volunteer parents, to tour St. Mary School in-person and learn about our faith-based curriculum. 

    Call the school office at 708-442-5747 for more information.

     

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  • st. Mary School FSA bingo night BINGO Night!

    Thursday, April 15th.

    Our FSA is hosting a BINGO Night on Friday, April 23rd, open to ALL AGES. It can be fun for the whole family. 

    Check your email inbox for the registration form. Please return the from to the school office by Monday, April 19th.

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  • st. Mary School riverside raffle grand prize GRAND PRIZE Drawing (Last Chance!)

    Thursday, April 15th.

    The April Showers Raffle GRAND PRIZE drawing is TODAY! One lucky winner could walk away with $500.

    Buy your tickets by 3pm for your chance at winning the GRAND PRIZE! Purchase your tickets at: https://aprilshowers.givesmart.com

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  • st. Mary School riverside raffle winner RAFFLE WINNERS!

    Thursday, April 15th.

    Congratulations to our April 14th winner Madeleine Super, ticket #625!

    $500 GRAND PRIZE DRAWING TODAY! There are still tickets left, don’t miss your chance to support St. Mary School and win prizes daily!

    Buy your tickets by NOON!  Purchase your tickets at: https://aprilshowers.givesmart.com

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  • st. Mary School riverside raffle RAFFLE UPDATE

    Wednesday, April 14th.

    There was no April Showers Raffle winner yesterday, April 13th, ticket #086.

    $500 GRAND PRIZE DRAWING THURSDAY! There are still tickets left, don’t miss your chance to support St. Mary School and win prizes daily!

    Buy yours NOW for the most chances at winning! Purchase your tickets at: https://aprilshowers.givesmart.com

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  • st. Mary School riverside raffle grand prize GRAND PRIZE drawing tomorrow!

    Wednesday, April 14th.

    The April Showers Raffle GRAND PRIZE drawing is TOMORROW! One lucky winner could walk away with $500.

    There are still tickets left, don’t miss your chance to support St. Mary School and win prizes daily!

    Buy yours NOW for the most chances at winning!  Purchase your tickets at: https://aprilshowers.givesmart.com

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  • st. Mary School riverside faith Faith Based Curriculum

    Wednesday, April 14th.

    During this past Lent, preschoolers anticipated Jesus’s resurrection and welcomed a season of new life.

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  • st. Mary School riverside raffle update RAFFLE UPDATE

    Tuesday, April 13th.

    There was no April Showers Raffle winner yesterday, April 12th, ticket #779.

    There are still tickets left, don’t miss your chance to support St. Mary School and win prizes daily!

    Buy yours NOW for the most chances at winning! Purchase your tickets at: https://aprilshowers.givesmart.com

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  • st. Mary School riverside open house Upcoming OPEN HOUSE!

    Tuesday, April 13th.

    Please join us this saturday, April 17th, from 10am - 12pm. 

    We are offering a safe experience for families, led by veteran volunteer parents, to tour St. Mary School in-person and learn about our faith-based curriculum. 

    Call the school office at 708-442-5747 for more information.

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  • st. Mary School riverside raffle grand prize Tax Day GRAND PRIZE!

    Tuesday, April 13th.

    Don’t miss your chance for the April Showers Raffle GRAND PRIZE drawing on Thursday, TAX DAY! You have a chance to WIN $500!

    There are still tickets left, don’t miss your chance to support St. Mary School and win prizes daily!

    Buy yours NOW for the most chances at winning!  Purchase your tickets at: https://aprilshowers.givesmart.com

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  • st. Mary School riverside raffle winner RAFFLE WINNERS!

    Monday, April 12th.

    Congratulations to our April 11th winner Al Snyder, ticket #208!

    There are still tickets left, don’t miss your chance to support St. Mary School and win prizes daily!

    Buy yours NOW for the most chances at winning!  Purchase your tickets at: www.aprilshowers.givesmart.com

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  • st. Mary School riverside raffle winner RAFFLE WINNER!

    Sunday, April 11th.

    Congratulations to our April 9th winner Andrea Walczak, ticket #237!

    There are still tickets left, don’t miss your chance to support St. Mary School and win prizes daily!

    Buy yours NOW for the most chances at winning!  Purchase your tickets at: www.aprilshowers.givesmart.com

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  • st. Mary School riverside raffle winner RAFFLE WINNER!

    Saturday, April 10th

    Congratulations to our April 9th winner Gina Orland, ticket #425!

    There are still tickets left, don’t miss your chance to support St. Mary School and win prizes daily!

    Buy yours NOW for the most chances at winning!  Purchase your tickets at: www.aprilshowers.givesmart.com

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  • st. Mary School riverside raffle update RAFFLE UPDATE

    Friday, April 9th.

    There was no April Showers Raffle winner yesterday, April 8th, ticket #737.

    There are still tickets left, don’t miss your chance to support St. Mary School and win prizes daily!

    Buy yours NOW for the most chances at winning! Purchase your tickets at: www.aprilshowers.givesmart.com

     

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  • st. Mary School riverside raffle winner TODAY'S RAFFLE WINNERS!

    Thursday, April 8th.

    Congratulations to our April 7th winner Brad Wahl, ticket #268!

    There are still tickets left, don’t miss your chance to support St. Mary School and win prizes daily!

    Buy yours NOW for the most chances at winning!  Purchase your tickets at: www.aprilshowers.givesmart.com

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  • st. Mary School riverside raffle RAFFLE UPDATE

    Wednesday, April 7th.

    There was no April Showers Raffle winner yesterday, April 6th, ticket #829.

    There are still tickets left, don’t miss your chance to support St. Mary School and win prizes daily!

    Buy yours NOW for the most chances at winning! Purchase your tickets at: www.aprilshowers.givesmart.com

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  • st. Mary School riverside raffle winners TODAY'S RAFFLE WINNERS!

    Tuesday, April 6th.

    Congratulations to our winners thus far, Lucia Roden, ticket #509, and Courtney Arroyo, ticket #916!

    There are still tickets left, don’t miss your chance to support St. Mary School and win prizes daily!

    Buy yours NOW for the most chances at winning!  Purchase your tickets at: www.aprilshowers.givesmart.com

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  • st. Mary School Fenwick high honor roll Fenwick Honor Roll

    Wednesday, March 31st.

    We are proud of our St. Mary School graduates who earned honors in the First Semester at Fenwick High!

    We will continue to post the honor roll updates of our graduates as they are communicated to the school.

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  • st. Mary School riverside reading Exploring Literature

    Wednesday, March 31st.

    Mrs. Cantafio and her amazing team brought literature to LIFE by having the students describe and paint how they imagined their clouds would appear after reading Eric Carle’s “Little Cloud”.

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  • st. Mary School  Illinois Junior Academy of Science Fair

    Tuesday, March 30th.

    St. Mary School is proud of our students in Mr. Crosswhite’s eighth grade class who participated.

    Congratulations to the three students who will advance to state:

    Erin B.
    Piper H.
    Maddie O.

    The Illinois Junior Academy of Science exists for the benefit of students in the state of Illinois. The process students follow for the IJAS gives these students some insight into the problems and methods of thinking that are particular to scientists.

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  • st. Mary School riverside pizza lunch Pizza For Lunch!

    Monday, March 29th.

    Last Thursday FSA ran a fun lunch with Paisans Pizza. The eighth grade was able to enjoy their last pizza lunch outdoors as a class. The grade has enjoyed monthly Paisans pizza lunches over the year so it was great to offer it to them one last time. 

    Thank you FSA and Paisan’s for delivering smiles to our student’s faces. Yum!

     

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  • st. Mary School riverside school play Stations Of the Cross

    Friday, March 26th.

    Our 8th Grade students present their depiction of the Stations of the Cross. We invite you to prayerfully reflect and join us as we journey with Jesus.

    Watch now on St. Mary Church’s YouTube channel (31min): https://youtu.be/TjTprjz_1fI 

    Thank you to Ms. Bober, Ms. Taylor, Dr. Carole Eipers, Ms. Whisson, and Mrs. Fangmann for working with our students to create this reverent depiction of Jesus’ suffering, death and Resurrection.

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  • st. Mary school riverside raffle fundraiser FUNDRAISER REMINDER

    Friday, March 26th.

    The April Showers Raffle begins next Thursday! Get your tickets ready!

    The St. Mary School’s April Showers Raffle is your chance to support the school and possibly WIN $50, $150, $200, or even $500! Tickets are only $20 each.

    Download the ticket order form here: https://tinyurl.com/zkfh2sbt

    A three digit number will be assigned to you for every ‘ticket’ you purchase and sent via email. Every day in April the daily evening

    PICK 3 lottery number will be the winning number! You do not need to be an Illinois resident to win. Winners will be notified by St. Mary School and winning numbers will be posted daily on the St. Mary School Facebook page.

     

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  • st. Mary School riverside curriculum Student Enrichment

    Wednesday, March 24th.

    Did you know St. Mary Preschoolers participate in all of the enrichment classes, including Spanish, Music, Physical Education, and Art? 

    Ask your child to sing you the color song...”Red is Rojo,”.

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  • st. Mary School riverside science 3rd Grade Science

    Friday, March 19th.

    Our students are working on models of limestone caves during our Science lesson.

    “We focus on concepts with our students and on using scaffolded learning to take organized planned steps to help our students reach conceptual understanding and mastery.” - St. Mary School Riverside

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  • st. Mary School riverside alumni ALUMNI UPDATE

    Friday, March 19th

    Alex Tenorio was named Senior Mustang of the Month at St. Rita of Cascia High School.

    This honor is for students in each grade that excel or stand out in at least two of the following areas: academics, activities, athletics, spirituality or community service projects or programs.

    This former St. Mary School student is also a member of the St. Rita Varsity Bowling Team and volunteers at the Chicago Food Depository. Congratulations Alex! 

    [CLICK HERE to read the St. Rita of Cascia High School’s blog post.]

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  • st. Mary School riverside curriculum Freddy The Fish

    Thursday, March 18th.

    Our 1st Grade students learned about water pollution and the importance of taking care of the Earth with Freddie the Fish. It's about a fish that swims upstream to see what else is in the world and comes across all of these different forms of water pollution.

    It helped students see how a happy fish could feel hurt and sad from different materials that spilled into his habitat.

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  • st. Mary School riverside kindergarten curriculum Kindergarten Lesson

    Thursday, March 18th.

    Our Kindergarten students explore their creative problem solving skills in Mrs. Richards’ class.

    “Our curriculum takes into consideration the goals and outcomes set forth by the State of Illinois and the Archdiocese of Chicago. These practices enable young minds to explore, expand, and build their knowledge and love for learning.” - St. Mary School Riverside

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  • st. Mary School riverside fundraiser A storm is brewing!

    Wednesday, March 17th.

    Announcing St. Mary School’s April Showers Raffle! Here is your chance to support St. Mary and possibly WIN $50, $150, $200, or even $500!

    A three digit number will be assigned to you for every ‘ticket’ you purchase and sent via email. Every day in April the daily evening

    PICK 3 lottery number will be the winning number! You do not need to be an Illinois resident to win. Winners will be notified by St.

    Mary School and winning numbers will be posted daily on the St. Mary School Facebook page.

    Check your email inbox for your ticket order form. Tickets are only $20 each.

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  • st. Mary School riverside Playground Fun

    Wednesday, March 16th.

    Sliding into fun! Our preschoolers love to play with friends on the St. Mary’s playground.

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  • st. Mary school riverside faith Faith-Based PreK

    Tuesday, March 16th.

    Pray for us,

    O holy Mother of God,

    that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ,

    Amen

    “We believe fostering active participation in a faith community can begin at a young age.” - St. Mary School Riverside

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  • st. Mary School riverside benefit night Benefit Fundraiser TONIGHT!

    Tuesday, March 16th.

    The Junction Diner in Forest Park is hosting a fundraiser for St. Mary School, from 11am-8pm. They will donate 15% of each order to St. Mary FSA. Carry out or dine in orders!

    Order ahead online at www.thejunctiondiner.com and mention “St. Mary”. Thank you to The Junction Diner and our FSA for their fundraising efforts and support.

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  • st. Mary School riverside st. Patrick's day game Luck O' The Irish

    Monday, March 15th.

    On St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th, our students will have a chance to test their luck, get a sweet treat, and maybe WIN a prize!

    During lunch periods there will be a table of delicious lollipops for $1 each. If the student happens to pick a winning lollipop they will WIN an Out-Of Uniform pass! Make sure your student is ready to test their luck. 

    Thank you to our FSA for sponsoring this fun event!

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  • st. Mary School riverside land's end sale Land's End SALE

    Monday, March 15th.

    St. Mary School uniform partner Land’s End is having a 30% OFF SALE March 18-23rd. Just in time to stock up for next school year! 

    Go to www.landsend.com/myschool and use the school code 900092669 to find St. Mary.

    Coupon Code: SPRING

    Pin: 2021

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  • st. Mary School riverside school belles sale SchoolBelles SALE

    Monday, March 15th.

    Our students keep growing and SchoolBelles knows just what parents need-new school uniforms on sale!

    SchoolBelles is having a 30%-50% OFF SALE on uniforms and accessories. Visit www.schoolbelles.com to stock up your student’s closet for the next school year.

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  • st. Mary School riverside paisans fundraiser FSA Fun Lunch Tuesday

    Sunday, March 14th.

    St. Mary School has an upcoming FSA Fun Lunch for our students on Thursday, March 25th. Delicious pizza at $3 a slice, provided by Paisans Pizzeria!

    [ CLICK HERE To Download The Order Form ]

    Print, fill out your student’s order and return to the office by Tuesday, March 16th. 

    Thank you to Paisans and our FSA for their continued fundraising efforts and support.

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  • st. Mary School riverside religion class Outdoor Religion Work

    Thursday, March 11th.

    Our students enjoyed the warm weather this week by doing Religion work outside the Parish, while socially distant.

    “We believe fostering active participation in a faith community can begin at a young age. Students attend mass with their grade level weekly, and monthly with the entire school.” - St. Mary School Riverside, IL

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  • st. Mary School riverside science class AR Solar System

    Thursday, March 11th

    Our students in Mr. Gross’ Science class exploring the solar system!

    Constructing a paper Merge Cube printed with special codes, and the latest augmented reality (AR) software, our students held the entire solar system in their hands. Wow, what a great example of our STEM curriculum!

    https://mergeedu.com

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  • st. Mary School riverside PreK Studies Human Anatomy

    Wednesday, March 10th

    Emerging medical professionals at St. Mary School!

    The preschoolers continue to learn about the Human Body and the "system" that God designed to make us wonderful Children of God.

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  • st. Mary School riverside dr. Seuss  Reading Dr. Seuss

    Tuesday, March 9th

    Our 2nd grade Students, in Mrs. Buscemi’s class enjoyed some classic works by Dr. Seuss.

    “Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and twice as beautiful as you’ve ever imagined.” - Dr. Seuss

    View all the photos on Facebook!

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  • st. Mary School riverside dr. Seuss Reading Dr. Seuss

    Tuesday, March 9th.

    Our 2nd grade students, in Mrs. Turek’s class enjoyed books by Dr. Seuss.  

    “Be sure when you step, step with care and great tact. And remember that life’s a great balancing act.” - Dr. Seuss

    View all the photos on Facebook!

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  • st. Mary School riverside pillars health Pillars Community Health

    Monday, March 8th.

    Thank you Pillars Community Health for partnering with St. Mary School and providing our faculty and staff the opportunity to receive the COVID-19 vaccines.

    Our partnership is pivotal in keeping our school healthy, both mind and body. The whole SMS Community thanks you.

    https://pillarscommunityhealth.org

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  • st Mary School riverside 7th grade curriculum 7th Grade Vocabulary

    Monday, March 8th

    Our 7th grade Students engaging in interactive vocabulary exercises in Miss Earley’s class.

    “The curriculum of St. Mary is engaging and challenging. Our faculty has been trained in effective instructional strategies, executive functioning skills and Common Core Standards as well as in their subject areas of expertise.” - St. Mary School Riverside, IL

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  • st Mary School riverside open house MARCH OPEN HOUSE!

    Monday, March 8th.

    Since our last socially-distant OPEN HOUSE was a safe success, we are hosting another on Saturday, March 27th. 

    We are offering a safe experience for families, led by veteran volunteer parents, to tour and learn more about St. Mary School. Call the school office at 708-442-5747 for more information.

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  • st. Mary School riverside student alumni ALUMNI UPDATE!

    Thursday, March 4th.

    Isabella Krause, and fellow Nazareth Academy students, competed in the all-digital History Fair in early February, winning in the Documentary category!

    Isabella’s film “Samuel Insull” - Joelle Peterchak “Public Housing in Chicago” will advance to the Chicago Metro History Fair in March!

    The students conducted inquiry-based research and developed historically relevant arguments on topics spanning: architecture, sports, music, and social justice. Finished projects, all having to do with the history of Chicago, were presented in the form of websites, documentaries, or research papers.

    Congratulations to Isabella Krause! We are proud of our St. Mary School Alumni.

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  • st. Mary School riverside our students Welcome, March!

    Wednesday, March 3rd.

    PreK enjoyed Physical Education class outside this week.

    Social-emotional development at its best!



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  • st. Mary School riverside buona beef A special lunch from Buona Beef!

    Friday, February 26th.

    The Thursday treat featured Italian beef sandwiches, chicken strips, chips, soda, and cookies. Plenty of satisfied customers in the cafeteria. 

    Thank you to our FSA for arranging this special treat for our students.

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  • st. Mary School riverside cross Outside Stations of the Cross- Walk with Jesus!

    Friday, February 26th.

    The Stations of the Cross outside are up and available for prayer. On behalf of the awesome crew that worked on these, we welcome our parish and school to use them. They start at the front of the church and follow the sidewalk towards the school link. 

    They will be up until just after Easter. A prayer guide is available by QR code if you have a phone. Instructions to connect are posted at the first station. The prayers for the Stations are available in English or Spanish.

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  • st. Mary School riverside Drop off your Box Tops!

    Thursday, February 25th.

    Every valid Box Tops clip is worth 10¢ for St. Mary School. Make sure each one has a clearly visible product acronym and expiration date.

    For digital ones use the new Box Tops app to scan your receipt. Digital Box Tops are still worth 10¢ for St. Mary School. The app is available in the iOS App Store and Google Play.

    Please direct any questions you may have to Mrs. Fallara at: lisafallara@gmail.com.

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  • st. Mary School riverside alumni Alumni News: Where Are They Now?

    Friday, February 19th.

    St. Mary School's pioneer female football player, Laura Enriquez, has been interviewed for the Riverside Brookfield Landmark. She talks about her new book, Demons, and her experience in the youth football league.

    Read the article here:

    http://ow.ly/Nulm50DDIOW

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  • st. Mary School riverside uniforms School Uniforms Now ON SALE!

    Friday, February 19th.

    Schoolbelles now offers 30% off polos, pants and shorts. Visit www.schoolbelles.com and stock up for next school year.

    Promotion runs through July 31st and does not include gym wear or school customized options.

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  • st. Mary School riverside open house OPEN HOUSE this Saturday!

    Thursday, February 18th.

    Please join us Saturday, February 20th, for our in-person, socially-distant, OPEN HOUSE. We are offering a safe experience for families to learn more about St. Mary School in-person. 

    Call the school office for more information.

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  • st. Mary School riverside Ash Wednesday Ash Wednesday

    Wednesday, February 17th.

    Today St. Mary School and Parish celebrate the first day of Lent with Ash Wednesday.

    Today is a solemn reminder of human mortality and the need for reconciliation with God and marks the beginning of the penitential Lenten season. It is commonly observed with ashes and fasting.

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  • st. Mary School riverside snow day School Closure

    Monday, February 15th.

    Due to the current and predicted weather conditions, St. Mary will be closed on Tuesday, February 16th; and students will complete asynchronous work. Teachers will post assignments to ClassDojo or Google Classroom for students to complete.

    This decision has not been made lightly as we know the challenges it may bring for working families, but we hope knowing of the decision tonight can help you prepare.

    We have continued to monitor the updated weather forecasts and in addition to a winter storm warning, the National Weather Service has also issued a hazardous weather outlook for this evening and most of Tuesday. The storm system is predicted to drop 5-8 inches of snow with freezing temperature overnight and during the morning hours. Many of our faculty and staff drive a distance to get to St. Mary and the safety of our families, faculty, and staff is paramount.

    If anyone in our St. Mary family must commute please be safe and know our prayers are with you.

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  • st. Mary riverside fundraiser  Fundraiser Reminder: Benefit Night at Q-BBQ!

    Tuesday, February 16th

    Q-BBQ in La Grange is hosting a Benefit Night on TODAY. They will donate 20% of each order to St. Mary School. Enjoy some delicious BBQ and support your favorite Catholic school.

    Q-BBQ
    70 S. La Grange Rd
    La Grange, 60525
    708-482-8700

    A big thank you to Mrs. Schultz and FSA for arranging this fundraiser.

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  • st. Mary riverside president's day Happy Presidents’ Day!

    Monday, February 15th.

    Officially Washington’s Birthday, in the United States, holiday (third Monday in February) popularly recognized as honoring George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. The day is sometimes understood as a celebration of the birthdays and lives of all U.S. presidents.

    Enjoy the day off and stay warm.

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  • st. Mary riverside fundraiser Fundraiser Reminder: Benefit Night at Q-BBQ!

    Sunday, February 14th.

    Q-BBQ in La Grange is hosting a Benefit Night on Tuesday, February 16th. They will donate 20% of each order to St. Mary School. Enjoy some delicious BBQ and support your favorite Catholic school.

    Q-BBQ
    70 S. La Grange Rd
    La Grange, 60525
    708-482-8700

    A big thank you to Mrs. Schultz and FSA for arranging this fundraiser.

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  • St. Mary School open house Upcoming OPEN HOUSE!

    Thursday, February 11th

    Please join us on Saturday, February 20th, for our in-person, socially-distant, OPEN HOUSE. We are offering a safe experience for families to learn more about St. Mary School.  

    Call the school office for more information.

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  • sock drive update photo Sock Drive UPDATE!

    Saturday, February 6th.

    St. Mary School is proud of our Student Council and how many pairs of socks they have collected in the first few days!

    Thank you to everyone who has donated socks to the Caring Place Shelter. We are accepting donations until February 12th, so there is still time. 

    Tag someone interested in donating to a worthy cause and support our Student Council.

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  • thank you everyone Thank You!

    Friday, February 5th.

    What an amazing turnout for St. Mary School’s first Reverse Raffle!

    Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket, shared the social media posts, and ordered dinner from The Chew Chew. All of you helped us reach our goal of 300 TICKETS SOLD which supports our mission to provide exceptional Catholic education. 

    We would also like to thank everyone who made this Reverse Raffle possible.

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  • no school announcement Catholic Schools Week DAY 5: No School!

    Friday, February 5th.

    To close out Catholic Schools Week St. Mary School will be closed today. After an eventful week let us take a moment to spend with family and rest. 

    Enjoy the three-day weekend!



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  • classroom door decorating announcement Catholic Schools Week DAY 3: Classroom Door Decorating!

    Wednesday, February 3rd.

    St. Mary Students will work together with their teacher to decorate their classroom door with the theme of Faith, Excellence, and Service. Entries will be judged tomorrow.

    Tag a fellow SMS Community friend or family so they don’t miss Catholic Schools Week updates!



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  • spirit wear announcement Catholic Schools Week DAY 2: Wear your St. Mary School pride!

    Tuesday, February 2nd.

    On the second day of Catholic Schools Week Students may wear their favorite Spirit Wear or blue and white, our school colors. 

    Tag a fellow SMS Community friend or family to take part in Catholic Schools Week!

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  • sock drive starts today Catholic Schools Week DAY 1: St. Mary Student Council Sock Drive!

    Monday, February 1st.

    Catholic Schools week continues with Student Council’s Sock Drive to benefit the Caring Place Shelter. The school will be collecting socks from today through Friday, February 12th.

    We as Catholics have a duty to serve our community in need and be thankful we have so much to give. 

    Tag a fellow SMS Community friend or family to take part in Catholic Schools Week!

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  • catholic schools week schedule Catholic Schools Week

    Saturday, January 30th

    To begin our week of celebration, we will have a special Liturgy tomorrow morning at 8am. You can watch our live stream at the link below.

    https://youtu.be/BIfvC_6gGvU

    The Virtual Open House is also taking place today, starting at 9am. Prospective families, if you did not receive a meeting link, please contact the Administration Office.

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  • Fannie may fundraiser FSA Spring Candy Sale & Fundraiser

    Friday, January 29th

    Place your orders for Easter and Mother’s Day Gifts from January 28th through March 1st. Complete and return your order form to St. Mary School along with your payment made payable to: St. Mary School- FSA.

    All Orders will be delivered to St. Mary School the week of March 22, 2021 and distributed to the eldest child in your Family.

    Thank you to the FSA for their continued fundraising efforts and support. Visit https://www.stmaryriverside.org/fsa for more information.

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  • snow day announcment SNOW DAY!

    Tuesday, January 26th

    Due to the current and predicted weather conditions, St. Mary will be closed today, Tuesday, January 26th. This decision has not been made lightly as we know the challenges it may bring to our families.  Many of our families, faculty, and staff commute a distance and safety is our priority.

    We will not have remote learning today.  If anyone in our St. Mary family needs to be on the road for any reason, please be safe and know our prayers are with you all.

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  • paisans benefit night poster Benefit Night at Paisans

    Wednesday, January 20th

    Did Someone say PIZZA!? Paisans Pizzeria & Bar is hosting a Benefit Night TODAY.

    Visit the Berwyn or Brookfield locations tonight and mention “St. Mary” when you place your order. Paisans will donate 10% of your order to St. Mary FSA.

    Paisans Berwyn
    6226 W. Ogden Avenue
    708.424.5325

    Paisans Brookfield 
    3720 Grand Boulevard
    708.485.6833

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  • Virtual Open Housejoin us for a virtual open house

    Thursday, January 14th

    Join us on Sunday, January 31st for our first Virtual Open House for the 2021-2022 school year.

    This is your chance to learn about our advanced faith-based curriculum and meet our amazing faculty.

    Call the school office at (708) 442-5747 to reserve your spot today. Visit www.stmaryriverside.org/openhouse for more information. Prospective families can visit www.stmaryriverside.org/newfamilies to fill out an online interest form.

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  • reverse raffle poster Reverse Raffle!

    Wednesday, January 6th

    Tickets are now on sale for our first REVERSE RAFFLE! All proceeds will go to St. Mary School.

    Mark your calendar for the LIVE STREAM drawing on February 4th, 7 pm. 

    Visit https://e.givesmart.com/events/jTB/ for more information.

    Stay tuned for updates!

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  • merry Christmas message Merry Christmas

    Friday, December 25th

    From our family to yours, Merry Christmas to all in the SMS Community!

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  • students with letters for santa Letters To Santa

    Saturday, December 19th

    Our students wrote letters to Santa, asking important questions and informing Santa of what they want for Christmas!

    St. Mary School overnighted these straight to the North Pole, marked “URGENT!”, so Santa Claus receives them on time.

    Merry Christmas to all of our students and their families!

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  • Donated air purifiers

    Donated Air Purifiers!

    Friday, December 18th

    Christmas came early for our St. Mary Teachers and Staff!  A special thank you to our FSA for purchasing the Air Purifiers for each classroom and the Office.

    The Faculty and Staff were honored to be so wonderfully recognized in the Riverside-Brookfield Landmark.  Ms. Faber and Ms.Grengs were proud to display the gratitude ad; and we thank the parents and students of St. Mary School for sponsoring and supporting our Faculty and Staff.

    From our family to yours, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!



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  • AmazonSmile Happy Cyber Monday!

    Monday, November 30th

    Don’t forget to shop with St. Mary School’s AmazonSmile link:

    smile.amazon.com/ch/36-2755671

    For each purchase, a 0.5% donation is made to St. Mary School and Parish. You can also donate items we need through our Charity List:

    https://tinyurl.com/y3k5lbue

    Happy Shopping, from St. Mary School!

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  • Advent First Sunday of Advent

    Sunday, November 29th

    St. Mary School celebrates the 1st Sunday of Advent.

    Lord our God,
    we praise you for your Son, Jesus Christ:
    he is Emmanuel, the hope of the people,
    he is the wisdom that teaches and guides us,
    he is the Savior of every nation.
    Lord God, let your blessing come upon us
    as we light the candles of this wreath.
    May the wreath and it’s light
    be a sign of Christ’s promise to bring us salvation. May he come quickly and not delay.
    We ask this through Christ our Lord.
    Amen.

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  • Small business Saturday Small Business Saturday

    Saturday, November 28th

    St. Mary supports Small Business Saturday. The holiday shopping is not complete without supporting the community.

    Our local communities are built on the success of small businesses. The family-owned shops and restaurants provide much-needed services, personal customer service, as well as job opportunities. 

    During the annual holiday shopping spree, it is important to recognize these local treasures. Pick up last-minute trinkets, order carryout, or get a gift card for someone’s favorite local eatery. 

    Happy Shopping!

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  • thanksgiving Happy Thanksgiving!

    Thursday, November 26th.

    St. Mary School wishes you, and your family, a Happy Thanksgiving. Give thanks to the people in your lives that mean the most to you.

    We are thankful for our teachers, administrators, and staff who work so hard to make our school a top-ranking Catholic institution. We are also thankful for each family who entrusts us with their child(ren).

    Remember to say grace, then enjoy your dinner!

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  • #schoolhero Nominate A School Hero

    Monday, November 23rd.

    Our dedicated teachers, administrators, and staff have gone above the call to provide safe in-person learning and effective remote instruction. We ask the SMS Community to show their appreciation by nominating a School Hero.

    The Office of Catholic Schools is recognizing these efforts with their School Hero program. Give thanks this holiday season to one staff member you consider a #schoolhero! 

    Nominate your School Hero here:

    https://tinyurl.com/y4nnfuru

    Thank you for supporting our amazing team at St. Mary School.

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  • Box Tops For Education

    Check your Box Tops!

    This year families now have TWO ways to submit: 

    Every valid Box Tops clip is worth 10¢ for St. Mary School. Make sure each one has a clearly visible product acronym and expiration date.

    For digital ones use the new Box Tops app to scan your receipt. Digital Box Tops are still worth 10¢ for St. Mary School. The app is available in the iOS App Store and Google Play.

    Box Tops must be submitted by October 29.

    Please direct any questions you may have to Mrs. Fallara lisafallara@gmail.comFor more information on Box Tops For Education, CLICK HERE.


     

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  • Thursday, Sept. 10th

    parish counselor

    In this very stressful year we must take care of ourselves, and a compassionate ear is available to hear our deepest concerns. Click the link below and make your mental health a priority.

    Download Welcome Letter


     

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  • Wednesday, Sept. 9th

    tootsie roll fundraiser

    Announcing the annual fundraiser to help charities for the Intellectually Disabled, hosted by the Knights of Columbus, Council #1628. Click the link below for more information.

    Download Letter of Appeal


     

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