St. Mary Parish School opened its doors in 1916 and has been providing a great education for its students ever since. The parents of St. Mary's will be contributing to this blog which will update the community on Great Kids; Great Families. Visit our web site at www.faithwebsites.com/stmaryschool.
Attending the first games of the season this past weekend was a lot of fun – win or lose. The time spent in the gyms reminds us parents of the enthusiasm that comes with youth.
Watching the 5th grade games is often the most entertaining. If it has been a few years since you’ve watched this level of play, you can forget how many times traveling is called early in the 5th grade season. It’s also great to watch them learn how to in-bound the ball (you can’t just walk it in!) and how to properly substitute players (no running onto the court without the ref knowing!)
These inexperienced young players are learning the fundamentals of the game from their very patient coaches and the very understanding referees. They’re also learning some of the benefits that come from a team sport….fair play, hard work and supporting each other.
Thanks to all the basketball coaches who give their time and talent to help turn these traveling youngsters into sound basketball players!
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300 toy-sized “Prayer Bears” will be hand-stuffed by over 200 parents, grandparents and children on Sunday, December 9th, as part of a Fiesta themed service day at the church. Parish members will connect with the culture of their sister parish, Puerto Cortes, in Honduras by attending mass together, then making the prayer bears during a gathering which will feature a Fiesta including lunch and music, with piñatas for the children. Afterwards, the bears will be sent to Honduras, as an expression of the prayers and support St. Mary parishioners have for the people of their sister parish.
Each bear has a pocket, in which a two-sided prayerful message card will be inserted, one side with a prayer in Spanish and the other an expression of hope and joy, chosen by the family working on each bear. Harcourt Religion Publishers in Orlando, Florida, has generously donated the bear kits. Parish members have responded to a request for donations of enough polyester fiberfill to fill all 300 bears.
As part of the Christian Formation program at St. Mary in Menomonee Falls, the Child Ministry program provides religious education for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Barbara Searing, Director of Child Ministry, creates and organizes family service days at the parish.
For more information, please contact Barbara Searing at 262-251-1154, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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