During this Lent there are many things on which to pray. Read Pope Francis' message to us for this Lent.

School Spirit Week begins April 28th. Student Council is hard at work to make this a great celebration of our school. Check back for more information on the week's events.

St. Mary's will once again be hosting a parish talent show. The Talent Show will be Saturday, April 26, 2014. Check the flyer for more information.

School Closings


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

Parish Talent Show

The parish talent show will take place on Saturday, April 26. If you would like to be involved we would love to have you! Just fill out the entry form and return to the school. This year we will also be having a t-shirt contest. If your student would like to enter the t-shirt contest you can print out the entry sheet here.

Spirit Week 2014

There are many exciting things for this year's Spirit Week! Here's a simple schedule for you:

  • Monday - Penny Wars Begin
    Students with Charger Wear or School Spirit T-Shirts are encouraged to show them off!
  • Tuesday - Jersey Day & Sports Day
    Students will also be cleaning up landscaping and picking up trash around the school.
  • Wednesday - Dress Down Day!
  • Thursday - 8th grade versus Faculty volleyball game begins at 1:30 in Suddes Hall
    EVERYONE dismisses from Suddes Hall on this day.
  • Friday - Students will make service cards for Police Officers and Firefighters.

Pig Raffle

Help the 7th grade class raise money for their eighth grade class trip by purchasing chances to win an entire pig; fully processed! Chances are only $10 a piece. You can buy tickets from any 7th grade student or send your money in to the school office. Tickets will be sold until May 1st, with the drawing taking place on May 5th.

Official Last Day of the School Year

Now that all the snow days are behind us, the official last day of the school year will be Thursday, May 29th. The 4-year-old Preschool and 8th Grade graduation dates will not change.

St. Mary's God Squad Hanging Baskets Sale

St. Mary's God Squad is selling hanging flower baskets for Mother's Day. You can find them outside of church on May 3rd and 4th after every mass.

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.

Tuition Assistance

The deadline for applying for tuition assistance is April 21st.  Parents must complete on the FACTS website the application and submit tax information to the company by April 21st.  The website to apply for tuition assistance is: https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/42K5W.


Thursday, April 17, 2014
Easter Break Begins

Easter break begins today. Students will resume classes on April 23.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!

"He is not here; He has risen, just like He said."
-Matthew 28:6

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Five Week Notices

Five week notices go home today.

Saturday, April 26, 2014
Parish Talent Show

St. Mary's will once again feature the most talented members of our school and parish at the Parish Talent Show. The show starts at 7:00pm.

Monday, April 28, 2014
School Spirit Week
School Spirit Week begins today. Check your email and the website for more information about the events and activities planned for the students.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Papa John's Fundraiser

Order Papa John's pizza tonight and help raise money for our school. Make sure you give the delivery person the handout sent home with your child.

Friday, May 02, 2014
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament after Mass. Parents are welcome to join us.

Friday, May 02, 2014
May Crowning
Today we celebrate the May Crowning. Bring fresh flowers.

Saturday, May 03, 2014
First Communion Practice/Pictures

First Communion practice and pictures today from 9:30 to 11:00am in St. Mary's Church.

Monday, May 05, 2014
Teacher Appreciation Week
It's thank-a-teacher week! Remember to let your teachers know how much you appreciate them.

Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Early Dismissal

Early dismissal today:


MS - 1:45

ES - 2:00


2nd Bus runs as usual

Saturday, May 10, 2014
First Communion

First Communion for our second grade students today at 10:00am in St. Mary's Church. God Bless!

Monday, May 12, 2014
No School for the 2nd Graders
Second graders get the day off.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Market Day Pickup

Market Day Pickup is between 4:45 and 5:45pm in Suddes Hall.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
8th Grade Class Trip
The Eighth grade students head out on their class trip to Camp Lakewood.

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

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