St. Mary School Milford Car Raffle
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This year's raffle is underway!   

A $5 ticket gives you the chance to win one of the following:

  1. 2018 Nissan Altima 2.5S
  2. Apple 9.7 iPad 128GB w/wifi
  3. $250 Shoprite gift card

Tickets can be picked up at either St. Mary School (72 Gulf Street) or the Precious Blood Parish Office (70 Gulf Street). Tickets will also be available for sale after most Masses at St. Mary and St. Agnes Churches every weekend. The drawing will take place at the carnival on Sunday, September 23rd at 4:30pm. 

Grace Joseph
St. Mary School Milford Carnival

This year the carnival will take place Friday, September 21st from 6-11pm, Saturday the 22nd from 1-11pm and Sunday the 23rd from 1-5pm.  

Enjoy delicious food, baked goods, 50/50 raffles, live bands Friday & Saturday night, exciting rides & games. Wristbands for rides are available at the carnival for $25 per day and good the entire day of purchase. The Annual Fireworks Show will take place on Saturday at 10pm, and the car raffle drawing happens on Sunday at 4:30pm. 

 

Grace Joseph
Welcome our new Resource Assistant

We are happy to announce another new addition to our staff!  Utilizing a grant we receive, Mrs. Melissa Dubin will take on the role of Resource Assistant starting this school year.  This position is intended to help our full time Resource Teacher, Mrs. Maureen Birge.  Mrs. Dubin will be working two days a week and is sure to be a great asset to St. Mary School.

Melissa Dubin, a St. Mary School alumna (Class of 1993), is excited to join the faculty.  Mrs. Dubin received her Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Providence College and currently holds certifications in Elementary Education and Special Education and an Initial Educator Certificate in Administration. Mrs. Dubin spent 13 years teaching in the field of special education at the middle school level in the Fairfield Public Schools and she is eager to bring her experience with co-teaching, differentiation, and organizational and study skill support to St. Mary School.

Mrs. Dubin and her husband, Brock, reside in Milford with their three children, Grace, a second grader at St. Mary, and twins, Jack & Sadie who will turn three this October. Outside of the classroom, Mrs. Dubin enjoys entertaining, cooking, traveling, and most importantly, spending time with family and friends.

Mrs. Dubin’s home base will be in the resource room on the first floor – please be sure to welcome her to her new position.

Grace Joseph
Introducing Our New Assistant Principal

We are delighted to announce that Miss Liz Plasky has accepted the position of Assistant Principal here at St. Mary School. Miss Plasky exudes positivity and enthusiasm, and has impressed everyone here who has had the pleasure of meeting her. With a career devoted to educational administration, we look forward to all she has to share with our staff and students.

A native of Milford, Connecticut, Ms. Plasky attended St. Ann School and Jonathan Law High School before continuing her education at Southern Connecticut State University where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and Psychology. Upon graduation, she was able to return to St. Ann to begin her teaching career. In June of 2009 Ms. Plasky moved to Georgia where she obtained her Master’s Degree in Education from Kennesaw State University and taught in the Archdiocese of Atlanta. When she returned home to Connecticut, she went back to SCSU for her Sixth Year Professional Development Degree, also in Education. Currently she is enrolled in the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program at SCSU where she expects to graduate with a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. In addition to continuing her own education over the years, she has had the privilege to teach almost every grade from preschool through eighth grade and is excited to start this new journey as Assistant Principal at Saint Mary School.

In her free time, she can often be found at the YMCA teaching swim lessons or training future lifeguards. When not at the YMCA or school, she loves to travel both around the United States and throughout other countries! She looks forward to meeting everyone and becoming a part of the St. Mary School family.

Miss Plasky will make her home in an office upstairs in the former teachers lounge. Please join us in warmly welcoming her to SMS!

Grace Joseph
3rd Marking Period Honor Roll

EIGHT GRADE

HIGH HONORS

Lily Bryant

Alex Hart

Abby Nickolenko

Natalie Roney

Juliana Vacca

 

HONORS

Shane Burton

Jazmyn Casiano

Maggie Cody

Justin Cummings

Abigail Delaney

Matthew Dunn

Katelyn Heslin

Katherine Mullaney

Quan Nguyen

Madeline Paine

Nicolas Pavelko

Nolan Piselli

Matthew Rosati

Catherine Welch

Katharine Wetmore


SEVENTH GRADE

HIGH HONORS

Grace Baird 

Shannon Crandley

Jensen Cretella

Megan Dzialo

Chevintha Edirisinghe

Guadelupe Shields

HONORS

Roger Coleman

Brian Connolly

Luke Dana

William Ehlers

Lauren Lavin

Abigail Lawrie

Cameron Leslie

Annabelle Logiodice

Katie Nguyen

John Paul Paiva

Matthew Piechota

Katelyn Piorek

Aidan Quirk

Evelina Rini

Alexa Socquet

Jacob Sogueco

Lauren Vitti

Ava Unger


SIXTH GRADE

HIGH HONORS

Andrew Benjamin

Molly Ciuci

Danielle D’Avignon

Daniel Kron

Maya Pinto

Abigail Savoie

Tim Swanson

Will Swanson

Peter Swanson

Atiana Tandon

Margaret Wetmore

HONORS

Joshua Aspden

Chase Bryant

Edyn Casiano

Christopher DeProfio

Aida Ehlers

Griffin Fisher

Chloe Franke

John Gerrity

Christopher Harry

Fayrose Hussain

Taylor LaFountain

Max Lula

Claire Moulton

Michael Roney

Gabriela Santiago

Matthew Savo

Andrew Tkacs

Leni Wisniewski

Amanda Zurolo

Grace Joseph
Room Parents Wanted For Next Year

Room Parents Wanted For Next Year!

  • Work closely with your child’s teacher
  • Plan field trips
  • Coordinate parties and activities
  • Get to know your child’s classmates
  • Get to know other families
  • Have lots of fun
  • Earn lots of points

This truly is a great experience. We encourage new people to these positions. If interested, please fill out the attached form and return back to school office by June 13, 2018. 

NOTE:  Room parents will not be selected until August when we receive the class lists. Points vary by grade level.

Any questions, please email:

Andrea Dente, Room Parent Coordinator at andreadente@optonline.net

Grace Joseph
Introducing New Third Grade Teacher

We are very happy to introduce Mrs. Kelly Chesson who will be joining St. Mary School in the Fall.  She will make her home downstairs as a third grade teacher taking Mrs. Adriane Dunne's position, because after 25 years of teaching at St. Mary School, Mrs. Dunne is retiring.  

However, you have not seen the last of Mrs. Dunne!  With Mrs. Gorman expecting her 2nd child this summer, Mrs. Dunne has graciously offered to substitute during her maternity leave, giving her the opportunity to also mentor Mrs. Chesson and help with her transition to St. Mary.

Mrs. Chesson has a Bachelors in Psychology (Providence College) and a Masters in Psychology (Southern CT State University), as well as a Masters in Elementary Education (Sacred Heart University).  She is certified to teach grades K-6 and has been teaching in Catholic schools since 2005.  Most of her career has been spent teaching 3rd grade, but she also has experience teaching first grade, running a school library, and as a reading support teacher. 

In her free time, Mrs. Chesson enjoys reading (historical fiction is her favorite), and spending time with her family.  You'll most likely find her on a soccer field or at the library with her three daughters.  

Please join us in extending a warm St. Mary School welcome to Kelly Chesson!

Grace Joseph
Father Aidan Donahue and the St. Mary School Board

We are very fortunate here at St. Mary School in that we have a steady, ever growing enrollment.  The word is out that what we have here is special and valuable.  With growth like this, it is important to adjust our sails in order to keep positive momentum.  With that being said, we have exciting news to share.

The St. Mary School Board met for a special session on Wednesday, May 30th and unanimously voted a recommendation to Father Aidan Donahue that we immediately begin a search for an Assistant Principal to add to our staff.  Father Aidan accepted this recommendation and approved the creation of this position for next school year.  The Assistant Principal will collaborate with the Principal to help move the school forward in all areas, with special attention given to the upper grades.

Understanding that this position was not in the school budget, a decision was also made to not offer Spanish next year and use that savings to partially fund the position.  We will use next year to carefully evaluate our world language program and explore ways to best educate our students in that area.  

We want to thank our School Board for their commitment, hard work and responsible decision making made in the best interests of our students.  We also want to thank you, our school families, for trusting us to educate the mind, body and souls of your children.   May God bless you and the St. Mary School family.

Father Aidan Donahue and the St. Mary School Board

Grace Joseph
Introducing New Math Specialist for Upper Grades at St. Mary School

We are excited to announce the creation of a new position here at St. Mary School, Upper Grades Math Specialist.  And we are very happy to welcome Mrs. Amanda Dossey who will be teaching our upper level 7th & 8th grade Math courses in 2018-19.  Mrs. Dossey is a native of Connecticut who attended Central Connecticut State University where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in mathematics.  She continued her education receiving a Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction and is a certified teacher in Connecticut and Massachusetts.

Mrs. Dossey began teaching 6th grade in Bridgeport, Connecticut and was there for 3 years before her family moved to Boston.  While in Boston, she taught at a Catholic School for 4 years and coached junior varsity volleyball at their sister high school.  Mrs. Dossey is happy to be back in Connecticut and is looking forward to working with the upper grades in math. 

Outside out the classroom, Mrs. Dossey enjoys spending time with her husband and 2-year-old daughter as they anxiously wait for their new arrival in a couple of weeks!

Please join us in extending a warm St. Mary School welcome to Amanda Dossey!

Grace Joseph
Outdoor Day

Dear Parents, 

The very first SMS outdoor day is almost here! A couple details to be aware of:

  • Students should wear gym clothes.
  • Please apply sunscreen before school (staff are not allowed to do this) and provide a hat (whatever you deem appropriate) for your child to wear for protection from the sun.
  • Apply bug repellent before school (staff are not allowed to do this) as we will be outdoors all day.
  • When children get home, please check for ticks, just as you would any other day spent outdoors.
  • We are asking each Room Parent to send in a laundry basket with their name marked on the bottom. If you cannot do so, please find a volunteer from your class who can. We need 2 per class.
  • Volunteers are still welcome. See you on Friday, June 1st.

Thank You,

Outdoor Day Committee

Grace Joseph