Are you ready for winter yet? Neither are we, but we are prepared. You can be prepared, too. Sign up to receive St. Mary's school closure notifications by text message. Visit this page to learn how.

Please remember to use your Schnucks eScrip cards. If you don't have one, it's easy to sign up! Just pick one up at Schnucks stores or at the back of church at every Mass. Ask the person working the Scrip table for more information and to get the code needed to sign up.

Thanks to everyone who supported our students who worked so hard to bring you Seussical the Musical. The students had a great time. We hope the audience did as well!


School Closings

Bulletin

Important information from your Principals:
Mrs. Kulp Mrs. Venardos

Great Lakes Script Center has a New Website

There is a new website for Scrip! You can find all the information you need about available Scrip, stores to shop with Scrip, and much more at ShopWithScrip.com.

New Technology for a New School Year

The St. Mary's Middle School students received tablets this year. We're slowly working out the kinks, but we can tell it's going to be an exciting school year. You can check the Middle School Computers page for more information, including tips and troubleshooting tricks.

Watch the Calendar

Keep an eye on the calendar. Updates and changes will be made as needed. However, trust your teacher's first.

New School Spirit T-Shirts!

This year, EVERY WEDNESDAY is School Spirit T-Shirt day! Students may wear their school spirit t-shirt every Wednesday.

Students do not need to wear their uniform shirt, but must wear their uniform skirt, jumper, pants, or shorts.

Online Tablet FAQs and Help

Students and parents can get some help with their tablets at our Tablet FAQs page. More information will be added as new questions arise. If you have a question that's not on the FAQs page, you can email Mr. David Morris.

Signup for St. Mary's Text Notifications

St. Mary's now offers the ability to receive text notifications of important school-related events, such as school closures due to inclement weather. If you would like to receive these text (and email) notifications, please click here.


Schnucks eScrip

If you have a Schnucks eScrip card, please continue using it. If you don't have a Schnucks eScrip card you should get one. Every time you use your eScrip card the school gets money to help pay for supplies and equipment. To get a Schnucks eScrip card stop by the back of church after any Mass. You can also pick one up at any Schnucks store. Sign up under St. Mary's Church Scrip.

Chargers Window Decals

Show your support for our school teams with the St. Mary's Chargers window decal. Decals look great on the outside of any business, home, or car window. Even tinted windows! Window decals cost $5 each. Proceeds will help the current 7th grade class pay for their 8th grade class trip next year. Click here for the order form.

Please help us raise money by supporting our Fundraisers

St. Mary's raises funds for new equipment, books, and learning instruments through many programs. Check out the fundraisers page for more information.

  • We receive 5% from the Back to School Program at Office Depot anytime a parent or other supporter makes a purchase.
  • Save the Box Tops off of your favorite meals and foods and send them in with your child. St. Mary's gets money for each Box Top we collect.
  • Buy food you normally buy through Market Day. Send orders in with your child and pick up your orders at the school. The school gets a percentage of sales for everything you buy.
  • St. Mary's is looking for volunteers to sell Scrip. When you're out at the store use Scrip to make purchases. Scrip is a dollar for dollar exchange. You give us $20 cash, we give you $20 Scrip for the store of your choice. It doesn' cost you any extra, but the school gets money everytime you use it.
  • e-Scrip is another way to use Scrip. This December St. Mary's parents brought in over $1600 by using their e-Scrip cards, and over $14,000 for the year!
  • Support our 8th grade students by purchasing a Success Card. Success cards cost $5 but give you a whole year of savings at local retailers, restaurants, and services.

Calendar

Monday, January 26, 2015
Mass at Marquette for 8th Grade
The 8th grade students will have mass at Marquette Catholic High School.

Monday, January 26, 2015
4-5th Edison's Trip
The 4th and 5th grade students will take a field trip to Edison's from 9:30-11:00am.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Bowling
The 2nd through 3rd grade students will go Bowling from 9:30-11:00am.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Fun Day
The Kindergarten and First grade classes will have a Fun Day!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Spirit T-Shirt Day
Every Wednesday, students are allowed to wear their Spirit T-Shirts!
Shirts must be work with proper school skirts, pants, or shorts.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Papa John's Pizza Night
Order from Papa John's and St. Mary's can get a portion of the cost of your meal. Remember to hand the flyer to the delivery driver so St. Mary's gets credit for the order.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Middle School Edison's Trip
The Middle School students will take a field trip to Edison's from 1:00pm to 2:30pm. Middle School students will dismiss from the Elementary School.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
No Hot Lunch
There will be No Hot Lunch this day.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Book Fair
Check out all the cool books at the Book Fair!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Middle School Parent Lunch
The Middle School students will have their parent lunch from 11:30am to 12:30pm. Middle School students will dismiss from the Elementary School. No bus will return to the Middle School at the end of the day.

Thursday, January 29, 2015
A-L Parent Lunch
The Elementary School students with last names beginning with letters "A" through "L" will have their parent lunch from 11:30am to 12:30pm.

Thursday, January 29, 2015
No Hot Lunch
There will be No Hot Lunch this day.

Thursday, January 29, 2015
Book Fair
Check out all the cool books at the Book Fair!

Friday, January 30, 2015
Book Fair
Check out all the cool books at the Book Fair!

Friday, January 30, 2015
M-Z Parent Lunch
The Elementary School students with last names beginning with letters "M" through "Z" will have their parent lunch from 11:30am to 12:30pm.

Friday, January 30, 2015
No Hot Lunch
There will be No Hot Lunch this day.

Tuesday, February 03, 2015
ACRE Test
Students in grades 3 and 8 will take the ACRE Test.

Wednesday, February 04, 2015
Spirit T-Shirt Day
Every Wednesday, students are allowed to wear their Spirit T-Shirts!
Shirts must be work with proper school skirts, pants, or shorts.

Friday, February 06, 2015
End of 5 Weeks
Today marks five weeks into the quarter. Look for 5-Week Notices in your child's White Envelope next Wednesday.

Friday, February 06, 2015
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Please join us and our students in Adoration. Spend some time in front of our Lord.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Market Day Pickup
Come pick up your delicious treats! Pick-up for Market Day orders runs from 4:45 to 5:45 in Suddes Hall. Thanks for supporting our school!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Early Dismissal
1st Tuesday Dismissal. Middle School Students will dismiss at 1:45pm, and Elementary School Students will dismiss at 2:00pm.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
5-Week Notices Go Home
5-Week Notices go home today. Look for them in your child's White Envelope.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Spirit T-Shirt Day
Every Wednesday, students are allowed to wear their Spirit T-Shirts!
Shirts must be work with proper school skirts, pants, or shorts.

Friday, February 13, 2015
Valentine's Day Parties
Valentine's Day Parties today!
  • Pre-School - 10am-11am
  • Elementary School - 1:45pm-2:45pm
  • Middle School - 1:30pm-2:30pm

Friday, February 13, 2015
Red Accessory Day
Today is Red Accessory Day! Students may wear red accessories today.
Students must wear their school uniform. No dress down passes because we have Mass today.

Monday, February 16, 2015
No School
No School in honor of President's Day.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Fat Tuesday
Last day to eat your favorite sweets before Lent begins!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Ash Wednesday
In honor of Ash Wednesday the Middle School students will have Mass at 8am and the Elementary School students will have mass at 9am.

Friday, February 20, 2015
Stations of the Cross
Students will go to Stations of the Cross every Friday during Lent.
  • Middle School students will have Stations in the Parish Center at 10:30am
  • Elementary School students will have Stations at 2:30pm in the Church

Friday, February 20, 2015
First Reconcilliation
Our Second Grade students will take part in their First Reconcilliation, to be held in the Church at 7:00pm. A reception will follow in Suddes Hall.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Registration Papers Sent Home
Registration papers will be sent home today.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Spirit T-Shirt Day
Every Wednesday, students are allowed to wear their Spirit T-Shirts!
Shirts must be work with proper school skirts, pants, or shorts.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Papa John's Pizza Night
Order from Papa John's and St. Mary's can get a portion of the cost of your meal. Remember to hand the flyer to the delivery driver so St. Mary's gets credit for the order.

You can find more events, fundraisers, and Holidays on the School Calendar

Elementary School Building
(618) 465-8523
FAX 465-4725
536 E. Third Street
Alton, IL 62002
School Hours
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Middle School Building
(618) 465-9719
FAX 465-9726
1015 Milton Road
Alton, IL 62002

School Hours
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
info@smsalton.com

Elementary School Building
(618) 465-8523
FAX 465-4725
536 E. Third Street
Alton, IL 62002

Middle School Building
(618) 465-9719
FAX 465-9726
1015 Milton Road
Alton, IL 62002