Mrs. Theresa Gelling

 Image result for love clip art "Let us always meet each other with a smile,
                                  for the smile is the beginning of love."
                                            --St. Teresa of Calcutta
Image result for st. mary school east islipAll Mary's Children essays must be submitted by Monday, May 15th.


From Miss Dello Iacono:

Homework:  Finish your Game Star Mechanic Game (Due: Tuesday, May 16th @ 11:59PM) Once your game is published in Game Star Mechanic, copy the URL to your game by going to Workshop > Click on your published game that you want in the competition > on the right side of your screen, there is a yellow box that says link, copy this link > Go to Google Classroom > Go to the announcement that is in all capital letters > Where it says "Your Answer" paste the URL to your game there > hit submit. Follow the directions in Google Classroom if you have any other questions.  As ALWAYS, if you cannot finish this assignment, or you are having difficulties, e-mail me!


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Our Field Day is scheduled for Wednesday, May 24th.  Cost of lunch and t-shirt is $19.  If you will be bringing your own lunch, cost of the t-shirt is $10.  All payments are due by Thursday, May 18th.

All Hershey Trip Medical Forms are due two weeks before our trip, on May 18th.  

All Trimester 3 Community Service sheets are due by Tuesday, May 23rd.  
 
Image result for dark blue mortarboard Graduation breakfast notices were sent home with every 8th grade student on 5/10.  Kindly fill in your selected number of guests and return the sheets to school before May 24th.  Thank you!

Technology Homework:

8A Homework: Due Friday, May 5th
Finish the Game Creation Rough Draft.  To access your assignment, go to Google Classroom, Assignment #003, hit open.  Once there, click on the Google Doc with your name.  Answer the questions.  Please finish ALL QUESTS FOR FRIDAY!  This is very important because we have an early dismissal on Friday.




Important Graduation Schedule Change:

Please be aware that due to a conflict the date of the eighth grade cruise has been changed from June 8th to Wednesday, June 7th. 

 Technology Homework:

(Due after Easter Break)
Complete ALL of the quests in Game Star Mechanic. You need to complete ALL quests in order to publish your game. If you do not finish your quests, and your game not published, you will not be able to finish the overall assignment. 


Image result for earth day      Earth Day 2017:
On Earth Day, we are called to protect people and the planet, living our faith in relationships with all of God's creation.  To celebrate Earth Day, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul at St. Mary School is collecting new or gently used clean clothes for families in need on Long Island.


Reminder:
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Important Information:
Mr. Arpino has notified us that there are a number of available seats for any parent who would like to accompany us on the 8th grade trip to Hershey Park.  Cost is $150 to attend and will cover transportation to and from Hershey, park entrance fee and lunch. If you are interested, please send in payment by April 7th.


 Important Reminders:
The students who attended mass with Bishop Barres on 3/26 may dress down Thursday, 4/6.

The students will be performing their skits with Father Jaime on Tuesday, 4/4.  All permission slips must be returned by that time.  All students must be prepared with any costumes or materials they have volunteered to bring in for the play.  They have been working on this project for over a month.

There is a full day of school on Thursday, 3/23.
There is a half day of school (noon dismissal) on Friday, 3/24.
(Please note that our original calendar called for no school on 3/23 and a full day on 3/24.  A letter was sent home in January switching these dates so that there would be school on 3/23 and no school on 3/24.  Due to our most recent snow day, school will be in session both days.)
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I am in the process of creating "Eighth Grade Memories" pages for the yearbook. Please email any digital photos you might have of our 8th grade students throughout their years at St. Mary School.  All photos must be received by Friday, 3/24.


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                                        Welcome Bishop Barres!  
Bishop Barres will be at St. Mary Church this Sunday, 3/19 for the 12:00 Mass. Students who attend should wear their school uniform. In appreciation, they will receive a Dress Down coupon.

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As we begin the season of Lent, we would like to create "Wash-Up Kits" for the local Homeless Shelters as our Lenten Project.
To assist with this project, we need your help. We would like to encourage each child to put aside their own money to assist with purchasing items for this project.  We will be assembling the kits together in class on March 23rd.

 
The specific items we are in need of are:
Washcloths
Toothbrushes
Toothpastes
Shampoo

      
Soap 
Deodorant
Shaving Cream
Disposable Razor
Combs
Lotion
Lip Balm

Thank you so much for your continued support!

 

"Our class is responsible for sponsoring the Parents' Association's Candy and Dessert Night on Friday, December 2nd.  Please visit http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c44acad23a4f94-christmas (password candy) to sign up to donate drinks, paper goods, whipped cream, frosting and other treats, as well as to volunteer.  Contact Jen Sanford at jsanford@optonline.net with any questions.  Thank you!"
"Our class is responsible for sponsoring the Parents' Association's Candy and Dessert Night on Friday, December 2nd.  Please visit http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c44acad23a4f94-christmas (password candy) to sign up to donate drinks, paper goods, whipped cream, frosting and other treats, as well as to volunteer.  Contact Jen Sanford at jsanford@optonline.net with any questions.  Thank you!"
"Our class is responsible for sponsoring the Parents' Association's Candy and Dessert Night on Friday, December 2nd.  Please visit http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c44acad23a4f94-christmas (password candy) to sign up to donate drinks, paper goods, whipped cream, frosting and other treats, as well as to volunteer.  Contact Jen Sanford at jsanford@optonline.net with any questions.  Thank you!"
"Our class is responsible for sponsoring the Parents' Association's Candy and Dessert Night on Friday, December 2nd.  Please visit http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c44acad23a4f94-christmas (password candy) to sign up to donate drinks, paper goods, whipped cream, frosting and other treats, as well as to volunteer.  Contact Jen Sanford at jsanford@optonline.net with any questions.  Thank you!"
"Our class is responsible for sponsoring the Parents' Association's Candy and Dessert Night on Friday, December 2nd.  Please visit http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c44acad23a4f94-christmas (password candy) to sign up to donate drinks, paper goods, whipped cream, frosting and other treats, as well as to volunteer.  Contact Jen Sanford at jsanford@optonline.net with any questions.  Thank you!"
"Our class is responsible for sponsoring the Parents' Association's Candy and Dessert Night on Friday, December 2nd.  Please visit http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c44acad23a4f94-christmas (password candy) to sign up to donate drinks, paper goods, whipped cream, frosting and other treats, as well as to volunteer.  Contact Jen Sanford at jsanford@optonline.net with any questions.  Thank you!"
"Our class is responsible for sponsoring the Parents' Association's Candy and Dessert Night on Friday, December 2nd.  Please visit http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c44acad23a4f94-christmas (password candy) to sign up to donate drinks, paper goods, whipped cream, frosting and other treats, as well as to volunteer.  Contact Jen Sanford at jsanford@optonline.net with any questions.  Thank you!"
Homework (DUE FEBRUARY 10TH)
Finish your writing assignment, in Google Classroom, about social media and digital citizenship.  "Turn In" your assignment by Friday, February 10th.
Homework (DUE FEBRUARY 10TH)
Finish your writing assignment, in Google Classroom, about social media and digital citizenship.  "Turn In" your assignment by Friday, February 10th.
Homework (DUE FEBRUARY 10TH)
Finish your writing assignment, in Google Classroom, about social media and digital citizenship.  "Turn In" your assignment by Friday, February 10th.
Homework (DUE FEBRUARY 10TH)
Finish your writing assignment, in Google Classroom, about social media and digital citizenship.  "Turn In" your assignment by Friday, February 10th.
Homework (DUE FEBRUARY 10TH)
Finish your writing assignment, in Google Classroom, about social media and digital citizenship.  "Turn In" your assignment by Friday, February 10th .