DATES: October 15th - October 18th

Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read right into our school. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits.

Wednesday October 17th: will be used for individuals with specific business, those who missed their times, and other odds and ends.
Special Date/Time for Parents: Thursday October 18th 1pm to 3pm & 6pm to 8pm during parent/teacher conferences

If you are unable to attend the Fair in person, we invite you to visit our online Book Fair at Our Online Fair is available from October 10th to October 23rd.

We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair! Remember, all purchases benefit our school.


Katy Ciuci and Lisa Davignon Book Fair Co-Chairs


Date: Friday, October 26th

Time: 7pm -9:30pm

Location: SMS gymnasium

Toni Sowitcky
(203) 996-3679

For St. Mary students and immediate family members ONLY.

Pay at the door – no money needs to be sent ahead of time. $5 per person or $20 per family.

Raffles, costume contest, crafts, games and great music with DJ -V!

To help defray the cost of the event, we are asking each family to donate a bag of chips, pretzels, or store-bought snacks that can be shared at the party. Please no home baked goods. School Safe treats are also welcome! For health reasons, and to protect those with various dietary restrictions and allergies: NO LOOSE BAGS OF CHIPS – PLEASE ONLY SEND IN INDIVIDUAL SNACK PACKS. AND NO PRODUCTS WITH NUTS. Please send in your donation with your child the morning of the party - there will be a bin in the school lobby for them.

We also need volunteers!

Help is needed for set up during the day, during the party and breakdown at the end of the night. Please contact us as soon as you know your availability so we can make a schedule. Set up begins around 9am in the gym the morning of the party!

If you’re in need of points and want to be part of the fun, or have any questions, contact Toni Sowitcky at (203) 996-3679 or

The official flyer with all the details will be coming home soon in backpacks and will also be on the website.

Looking forward to another fun night!

Your Co-Chairs,

Toni Sowitcky & Cindy Carr


Alyson Durand

It's time for the SMS Lyman Orchard Pie Fundraiser!!

Fall is here, and that means it's time to sell some yummy Lyman Orchard pies!!

You will be receiving an order form in backpack mail (link to copy in margin) for a variety of delicious pies to sell to friends, family, neighbors, etc. The pies will arrive just in time for Thanksgiving!

This is a big fundraiser for our school, so the more pies you sell, the better!! 107 families sold 838 pies last year, which is huge! I’m hoping we can reach 1000 this year!!! We have over 200 families in our school, so if every family that sold a pie sells one more, and every family that didn’t sell any pies, sells JUST one, we will be over the 1000 pies mark! Our profit increases the more pies we sell, and, as always, 50% of what you sell goes towards your assessment. It's an easy way to get those points, because who doesn't love pie?!?

Order forms must be returned by Monday October 15th. We ask that you write out ONE CHECK per order form (made out to St. Mary HSA), so please have anyone that orders pay you directly, then you can write out one check and send it in with your form (please DO NOT send CASH!!)

Pies will be delivered on Tuesday, November 13th. They are delivered frozen and can be picked up in the gym. More pick up details will be sent out as the date approaches.


Deadline for orders: November 2, 2018

Introducing SMS Parent Spirit Wear! We are now offering shirts that can be worn when volunteering, on school field trips, parade day or any day you want to show your support for your child’s school!


Tee-Shirt: $10     

Ladies Cut: $15         

Hoodie: $25


Check out the new Fall collection of Mixed Bag Designs! Shop and earn points!

Please use ID 90246 for St. Mary Credit

Please use family name and for family fundraising credit

For every item purchased online, Mixed Bag Designs donates 40% of the purchase price to our fundraiser.  50% of your sales will be earned toward your Fundraising Requirement.

Happy Shopping!

This is a St. Mary Home School Association fundraiser.  Your support goes directly to meet the H.S.A. annual budget of $110,000.  H.S.A. funds supplement the school budget and assist in reducing tuition and operating costs for our school.

Thank you for your support.

Please contact Kathy Zurolo with any questions:  203.240.4440 /

Customer Service
1744 Rollins Road, Burlingame CA 94010
877-520-2247 M-F 7:30AM - 4:00PM PST


Kim Nickolenko

Clipping Box Tops is an easy way for you to help our school buy what it needs. Box Tops for Education program sends St. Mary School a check based on the number of Box Tops we submit, so the more you collect and send – the better off we are. With this money, the Home School Association (HSA) is able to provide many special things for our school.

To help our school, just look for pink Box Tops on products, clip them, and send them to school. 

For more information on the Box Tops for Education program, including a list of participating products and our school’s progress, visit Be sure to become a member to receive exclusive coupons and learn about extra ways for our school to earn.  You can also download the BOX TOPS BONUS APP in the Apple App Store or Google Play for Android phones for extra Box Tops earnings for our school.

Attached is a list of participating products and a collection sheet for you to attach Box Tops and send them in. You can also send them in an envelope or baggie. Please send them to my attention c/o Tyler Nickolenko Grade 6 Room 13.




We have so much talent & treasure in our St. Mary School family. The Vallee family, daughter Coral is on our preschool, are the owners of Lighthouse Rum Cakes (established in 2012). They’ve brought their business to trade shows as far as Miami and Atlanta, to EVERY in water boat show on the Northeast, and are active on QVC! You may have tasted these cakes at Breakfast with Santa when they donated over 400 for everyone to enjoy. Please think of ordering the cakes and supporting them this Christmas.

Visit and use the code STMARYSKIDS to receive 15% off PLUS they will donate 20% of all sales back to the school. 




This is the easiest way for our school to earn money and for you to earn fundraising points.  We currently net $1000 a month in profit from sales and that’s with only 25% of our school families participating.  Imagine if every family participated?   We would have the potential to earn over $40,000 each year.  It’s a no-brainer!

Order your cards using your manila envelope that was distributed in September.  Send your orders through backpack mail Monday through Wednesday. Your order will be filled and returned to you through your child’s backpack on Thursday. 

 It’s that easy!! Forgot this week?  Orders can also be filled in the school office too.

If you purchase $100 each week from now until June you will earn $120 towards your $300 fundraising obligation. Remember 5% of your purchases goes towards fundraising points. Start buying!!

We are always looking for volunteers to sell the cards after St. Mary and St. Agnes weekend Masses where you can earn assessment points! Contact Gina at for more info. 

Earn additional fundraising credits by selling cards to friends and family members.  This is a great way for friends and family to support our school at no cost to them.  Gift cards are purchased at face value-- so $25 gets you a gift card worth $25.00!

If you have any questions about ordering, please contact Gina at


Sign up your ShopRite and Stop and Shop rewards card number for St. Mary School and every purchase you make racks up points and money that is used to purchase all kinds of supplies each year.  Sign up your card by emailing it to

This is another opportunity for friends and family to support our school at no cost to them!  Collect their reward card information and send it to Gina to be registered.  Every time they shop, SMS will get credit.  (Note: we do NOT take away points that they earn towards reward programs, by registering their card, the school gets credits through a school-specific program)


St. Mary’s School  ID#:  07205

St. Mary’s School has the opportunity to participate in and earn CASH from A+ School Rewards, a great fundraising program run through your local Stop & Shop!  

Visit and select Savings & Rewards. Follow the prompts to create your online account.  You’ll need your 13-digit Stop & Shop Card number and the School ID #. 


To earn points:

  • Use your registered Stop & Shop Card each time you shop at Stop & Shop.

  • Our school will receive one CASH awards check at the end of the program and can use this cash for any of our educational needs.

Also, please encourage your family members and friends to support our school.  This could result in more CASH REWARDS!