Here is just a small sampling of some of the after school activities we have to offer.
Basketball Learning League (Grades 1-2)
Basketball (Grades 3-8)
Cheerleading & Little Jags
Intra-mural sports and clinics
Saint Mary School has three boy scouting units offering a variety of programs for our youth.
CUB SCOUTS - The Cub Scout program is open to any boy who is seven years old or in first grade through ten years old.
Each den will have meetings about twice a month, as well as a pack meeting once a month. They enjoy 2 weekends camping locally as well as their own Scout Olympics, Pinewood Derby races and Rain Gutter Regattas. All of the boys have a great time and enjoy spending some time with their friends and just being boys!
BOY SCOUTS - Boy Scouts is open to boys who are 11 years old or who are ten years-old and earned the Cub Scout “Arrow of Light Award”.
The St. Mary Girl Scouts are part of Girl Scouts of Connecticut and the Milford Service Unit in Milford.
Kindergarten & Grade 1: Daisies
Grade 2 & 3: Brownies
Grade 4 & 5: Juniors
Grade 6 & 7: Cadettes
Individual troop meetings vary from weekly to monthly. There are events for SMS Girl Scouts during throughout the school year.
DATES: Starting January 25, 2019
TIME: Dismissal till 3:45pm
LOCATION: Room 17
CONTACT: Coach Rob Holtorff
The Chess Club meet (most) full and half day Fridays, from 2:35-3:45 on full days and 12:45-1:45 on half days. Grades 4-8 are welcome to join.
Cost is $30 for ~15 sessions. See the flyer and sign-up form attached.
Here are the dates we will be meeting:
Jan 25 • Feb 8, 22 • Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 • Apr 5, 12, 26 • May 3, 10, 17, 31.
No Chess Club on Feb 1 & 15, Apr 19, and May 24. (No school on those dates)
St. Mary School has 2 opportunities for students to be apart of theatrical performances.
St. Mary Drama Club, led by Lisa Lelas, begins in January and meets Monday afternoons until May. Two final on-stage productions are held on the Monday before Memorial Day. Sign up notices go out in December to all students in grades 4-8.
SMS Broadway Stars, led by Pantochino Productions, is a Fall club with performances before Christmas break. This is open to all students in grades 4-8. This year the Musical Production will be Little Red Ridin’ Boots.
This program, administered throughout the Archdiocese of Hartford by FUTURE MUSICIANS, INC. (FMI), allows students in grades 4-8 the opportunity to receive a group lesson once per week in any of the brass, woodwind or percussion instruments. The scheduling of these lessons is rotated each week so a student never misses the same class more than one time per month.
Students who register become part of either the BEGINNING BAND (which practices once per week during school hours) or ADVANCED BAND (which practices once per week after school). Besides our school bands, the bands of local Catholic schools are often combined and more advanced students are afforded the opportunity to perform with regional and statewide “All Star” bands.
The fee and registration for this program is administered through FMI. Interested parents will be invited to a special informational evening meeting early in the year.
Miss Sara Frampton
Open to Grade 2 - 8
Coding is the new team sport for future leaders and innovators. Children in teams of upto five, will design real world science and technology solutions to collaborative problem-solving challenges for Dash & Dot robotics.
Miss Nolan’s Book Club is ready to start! Open to grades 6-7 and meets once a month from October - January, after school in Room 6 until 3:45pm.
This year, it’s taking on a new twist! Each member will choose a book to read over the course of the month. At each meeting, we will talk about what we read, recommend books to each other, and swap books!
FUN SPORTZ AMERICA
Fun Sportz America is an after-school program filled with a variety of different sports. We offer children the chance to be athletic while encouraging sportsmanship, friendly competition, team work and listening skills. We offer children the chance to be athletic while encouraging sportsmanship, friendly competition, team-work and listening skills!
Six Tuesday Sessions
GRADES: K - 6 (Boys & Girls)
DATES: 3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7 (no class 4/16) TIME: 2:30pm – 3:45pm
CHRISTMAS BASKETBALL CLINIC
Open to all student from Grade 1 to 3.
Date: December 26 through 29
Time: 9am - 12pm
ARTS & CRAFTS
All Grades Welcome!
Duration: 4 weeks - 2:30pm (dismissal) until 4pm
February dates are ready - hit register to see more!
Location: Session to be held in Grade 3 ~ Room 8
Classes taught by: Mrs. Birge & Mrs. Creatore
To register, please return bottom portion of the registration form with $50 payment to school office in an envelope marked “Craft Session.” Checks can be made payable to: CASH.
STORYBOOK STEAM CLUB
WHAT IS STEAM?
STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math. Each week in Storybook STEAM club, we read a book, and participate in different STEAM-based activities to go along with them! Last month, we made gingerbread dough ornaments, constructed flying birds, and built reindeer! This month, we will focus on a winter theme! Snowmen, snowplows, sleds, and arctic animals are in our future!
WHO CAN JOIN?
Storybook STEAM is open to all first, second, and third grade students.
WHEN IS IT?
We offer sessions on both Tuesdays and Wednesdays. We do the same thing on both days, so choose the day that works best for you and your family.
STRATEGIES & RECIPES
Do you enjoy cooking and/or reading? Join Mrs. Kiernan in a unique after school class where you read a book, learn and practice a reading strategy, and then follow a recipe that connects to the book. Of course, you will eat and enjoy your creation!
Time: Dismissal till 4pm
Age: Grades 2 - 4
Location: Room 14
AFTER SCHOOL SCIENCE CLUB
Mrs. Adler & Mrs. Calendrillo
The after school Science Club is open to students in Grades 4-6. Areas of Science that we will explore will be Earth Science (water pressure), Chemistry (mixing and measuring) and Physical Science (magnetism and circuits). Activities will include making Squishy Soap Dough, Making a Doodle-Bot, making a Bouncy Ball, making an Electromagnet & making a “Sinking Diver.” Students will keep a sample of everything they make.
LOCATION: We will meet on TUESDAYS in ROOM 12 until 4pm. Students will need to be picked up in the lobby at 4pm
DATES: March 5, 12, 19, 26 & April 2