2nd Marking Period Honor Roll



Shannon Crandley

Jensen Cretella

Chevintha Edirisinghe

Katie Nguyen

Guadalupe Shields



Grace Baird

Roger Coleman

Brian Connolly

John Damato

Luke Dana

Megan Dzialo

William Ehlers

Lauren Lavin

Abigail Lawrie

Annabelle Logiodice

Ashley Mainolfi

John Paul Paiva

Matthew Piechota

Aidan Quirk

Evelina Rini

Alexa Socquet

Jacob Sogueco

Ava Unger

Lauren Vitti

Lucas Voges



Molly Ciuci

Danielle D’Avignon

Christopher Harry

Alexi Paranal

Maya Pinto

Gabriela Santiago

Tim Swanson

Will Swanson

Atiana Tandon


Joshua Aspden

Andrew Benjamin

Chase Bryant

Christopher DeProfio

Aida Ehlers

Griffin Fisher

Chloe Franke

John Gerrity

Fayrose Hussain

Daniel Kron

Taylor LaFountain

Max Lula

Derek Rainey

Michael Roney

Matthew Savo

Abigail Savoie

Peter Swanson

Andrew Tkacs

Margaret Wetmore

Leni Wisniewski

Amanda Zurolo



Lily Baird

Madelyn Baranowsky

Audrey Voges


Ava Bottino

Faith Doyle

Jackson Doyle

Isabella Eyler

Gabriella Grande

Diego Holtorff

Sebastian Kohncke

Jackson LaVecchia

Jack McInnis

Aubrie Nichols

Tyler Nicholenko

Caden Piselli

Kaleigh Richards

Mackenzie Richards

Tatum Santos

Megan Vella

Madelyn Wolfe

Bohdan Zazulak-Collins

Alyssa Zinker

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Easter Egg Hunt - April 10th!
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Our Easter Egg Hunt is Wednesday, April 10th!

Pre-School through Second Grade Students are Invited!

This FREE Event starts at 3:30

Bring Your Own Basket!

Stay & Play……Coffee, Juice and Treats will be provided

Pre-K/Kindergarten will meet on the Rectory Lawn- 3:30

Grade 1 & Grade 2 will meet next to the Playground- 3:40

The Easter Bunny & Jags will be there!

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade!

 ☘️ Join us on Saturday, March 9th and represent SMS in the Milford Parade! Wear your SMS sweats and add some splashes of GREEN to it!!! All marchers should gather in the Parsons Complex by 12! ☘️

☘️ New this year: We will have activities in the parking lot to help keep the kids busy before we march!

☘️ Volunteers wanted: We are looking for a few students or parents who would be interested in doing face painting before the parade. Anyone Interested, please email Cindy at Cindylou2000@sbcglobal.net.

☘️ Come join Jags and get your green on for this fun SMS family event!

☘️ Parade Committee:

Cindy Carr, Diana Rullo & Michele Vallee

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New School Logo

We are all very excited to introduce our NEW SCHOOL LOGO! Spurred by recent growth, and in an effort to connect our cherished past with our strong vision and future, St. Mary School thought it was the perfect time to re-introduce ourselves! Our new look holds tight to what we value most, enriching our faith and instilling Christian values, but shows our push forward with new technology, more collaboration, and new teaching styles and tools! With the loyal support of our parish, we are strong, solid, and here to stay, bringing more innovation to our 58 year history than ever before.

Our new look is founded in our faith, with the rosary as a focal point in honor of our devotion to our Patroness Mary. Mary is also honored in the crown. The intertwined letters symbolize our connection with each other through Christ, and our school’s close relationship in working with our families, parish, and community.

A big SMS thank you to Carolyn Forero-Eyler and SFA Marketing for doing a beautiful job - we are grateful for your effort and generosity! 

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Annual Father Daughter Dance

It's time for our Annual Father Daughter Dance!  All St. Mary School students from preschool through grade 8 are invited to join the fun on Friday, January 25th from 7-9:30pm in the gymnasium.  This is a special time for daughters and their dads/special person to bond, dance and enjoy a nice evening together. Girls wear their favorite dresses and dads their best suits. There will be a DJ, dancing, raffles, finger foods, and a photo booth!  Admission is $25 per family.

This event is only for girls currently attending St. Mary School. 

Volunteers are needed for set up during the day and during the event. If you volunteer, we ask that you do not bring other children.

Invites will be coming home home via backpack, and RSVPs, artwork and ticket money are due in the office by Tuesday 1/22.  Any questions and to volunteer or this special event, contact Alyson at alysondurand@icloud.com or Sue at losty.susan@gmail.com  

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2018 St. Mary School Milford H.O.P.E.S. Award Recipients
Seated is Linda Hart, St. John Neumann Award Recipient Tracy Hart, St. John Neumann Award Recipient Dennis Riordan, Ryan Riordan SMS '15. Standing Assistant Principal Liz Plasky, Deacon John Hoffman, Maureen Riordan, Tyler Riordan SMS '13, Arlene Lacerenza and Principal Frank Lacerenza. 

Seated is Linda Hart, St. John Neumann Award Recipient Tracy Hart, St. John Neumann Award Recipient Dennis Riordan, Ryan Riordan SMS '15. Standing Assistant Principal Liz Plasky, Deacon John Hoffman, Maureen Riordan, Tyler Riordan SMS '13, Arlene Lacerenza and Principal Frank Lacerenza. 

Hartford Archbishop Leonard P. Blair and Superintendent of Catholic Schools Dr. Michael Griffin saluted 98 volunteers from 36 Catholic elementary schools at the 41st annual HOPES (Help Our Parish Elementary Schools) Dinner on Tuesday, September 25th. Each volunteer received a St. John Neumann Award for their unwavering commitment to their schools. St. Mary School is proud to recognize Mr. Tracy Hart & Mr. Dennis Riordan as this year's worthy recipients.  Dennis and his wife, Maureen, are the parents of two SMS alumni. While a parent at the school, Dennis served as a basketball coach and, later, as chair of the Annual St. Mary School Basketball Tournament for which he remains a co-chair to this day even though his children have long since graduated. Thanks to him and many others, this event raises close to $20,000 annually for the school, not to mention the school spirit it raises.   Tracy and his wife, Linda, are also the parents of two SMS alumni. During their time at the school, they were active parent volunteers in many capacities, with Tracy being a big promoter of the basketball program. He was an assistant coach for his son, and head coach for his daughter’s team. We thank Tracey, Dennis and their wives for their dedication to all the children of St. Mary School. 

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Scholastic Book Fair

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 scholastic.com/fair. 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

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SMS Annual Halloween Bash


7:00PM -9:30PM in the SMS gymnasium

For St. Mary students and immediate family members ONLY

Pay at the door – no money needs to be sent ahead of time.

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 Britbears1@yahoo.com.

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

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High School Night

St. Mary School in Milford is hosting their Annual High School Night on Thursday, October 11th at 7:00pm in the school gym.  Come meet representatives from our area's Catholic high schools and learn about what they have to offer.  Open to all local 7th and 8th graders.  Come meet representatives from:

·      Fairfield Prep, Fairfield

·      Lauralton Hall, Milford

·      Notre Dame, Fairfield

·      Notre Dame, West Haven

·      Sacred Heart Academy, Hamden

·      St. Joseph, Trumbull

Students attending must be accompanied by a parent/adult.


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