Nativity of Mary School Newsletter

NATIVITY NEWSLETTER                Vol. 15      Dec. 7, 2017

Rooted in Faith. Growing in Knowledge. Serving Others

Nativity of Mary Parish Mass Times:  Sat. 4:00 pm, Sun. 8:00 am, 10:30 am

This is the last newsletter for 2017.  Please save this newsletter for announcements about Christmas vacation, etc.  The entire Nativity staff wishes all of you a peace-filled Christmas and a very Happy New Year.


The General Management Plan, A.H.E.R.A. (Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act), for Nativity of Mary School is available in Mrs. Parrish’s office for public inspection.  Please call the office for an appointment if you would like to view the plan. 

This annual notification of parents, staff, etc. is an E.P.A. requirement.

HOT LUNCH MENU for December 11, 12, 13, 14 & 15:
MONDAY:   Pizza, 2 Vegetables, Fruit, Milk
TUESDAY:   Roast Beef, Grandma Rosie’s Roll, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Fruit, Milk
WEDNESDAY:   Bosco Stick w/Marinara Sauce, 2 Vegetables, Fruit, Milk
THURSDAY:   Grilled Cheese, Smiley Fries, Vegetable,  Fruit, Milk
FRIDAY:   Pulled Pork on Bun, Smiley Fries, Vegetable, Fruit, Milk

HOT LUNCH MENU for December 18 &19: 
MONDAY:   Deli Sandwich, Chips, Vegetable, Fruit, Milk
TUESDAY:   Pancakes, Sausage, Tator Tots, Fruit, Milk

Extra menus and order forms are available in the office & on our website.


On our final classroom day before the holidays, Tuesday, Dec. 19, students may wear Christmas colors with their uniform pants and skirts.


We will dismiss at 3:10 on Tuesday, Dec. 19, for Christmas Vacation.
School will resume on Wednesday, January 3, 2018.


Extended Care will be CLOSED on Tuesday, Dec. 19th.  

For the holidays, the Extended Care will be CLOSED Dec. 19th thru Jan. 2nd.


Tuesday, December 19th is the end of the first semester.  Report cards will be available on line on Friday, January 5, 2018.


Week thirteen winners:     

117 points – Kristi Gearhart, Lee’s Summit, MO       ticket 483, - $500.00

114 points – Rena Espinosa, Blue Springs, MO          ticket 4657, - $250.00

113 points – Aaron Sirna, Greenwood, MO                ticket 2896, - $50.00 (2 way tie)

113 points – Marilyn Murray, Lansing, KS                ticket 4565 - $50.00 (2 way tie)

22 points – Dawn Dahmer, Lee’s Summit, MO          ticket 397, - $62.50 (2 way tie)

22 points – Shon Ruff, Kansas City, MO                     ticket 2084, - $62.50 (2 way tie)

23 points – David Bradley, Westwood, KS                 ticket 779 - $12.50 (2 way tie)

23 points – Lonnie Harrell, Metropolis, IL                ticket 1240, - $12.50 (2 way tie)



This year we will be having a second Parent/Teacher Conference Day for grades K – 8.  On Friday, January 12, we will dismiss at noon and conferences start at 1:00.  This conference is optional unless requested by the teacher.  Sycamore will be used for requested teacher conferences.  Look for an email with the link on Friday, Jan. 5th.  Middle school will schedule their own conferences.


Extended Care will be OPEN Friday afternoon, January 12.  You must be signed up to attend.  Sheets are posted at the sign-in table in Extended Care Center.  Deadline for sign up is Jan. 10. 


The lucky winner of Mary Smith’s beautiful hand made quilt is Bella Rosenberg.  We thank everyone who purchased raffle tickets and supported our Campfire girls!


Please help us spread the word about our wonderful school by talking to your friends and neighbors about our annual Open House that will be taking place this year during Catholic Schools Week on Sunday, January 28th, after the 10:30 Mass.  Word of mouth is an excellent opportunity to let people know who we are!

Open House - Sunday, January 28 after 10:30 Mass


When bad weather occurs, watch for the listing Nativity of Mary School on kctv.  If school is closed you will receive a recorded message from our calling system, School Messenger.  You also may call school 353-0284 or check the school website.  When school is closed we will state that fact instead of the regular message.  If you hear our regular recording that means school is in session.  Whenever possible we will make a decision in the evening.  When deciding in the morning it will be around 6:00 a.m. before we can change the phone lines and contact the media.  Remember, when school is closed due to the weather, Preschool and Extended Care are also closed.


We offer a late start option as needed for inclement weather.  The two options for a Snow Day are
 a) school is canceled or  b) there will be a late start of school.  The late start time is 10:00AM with drop off beginning at 9:50AM.  This day will be a cold lunch day for preschool thru 8th grade.  In addition, there will be NO Before School Extended Care.  Pick up would be as normal.  Hopefully, on days that begin icy or rough, we can still accommodate schooling a little later in the day.  As always, you will be notified by School Messenger either way and the closing or late start will be on the website & on our recorder at school.


Please see the flyer from St. Michael the Archangel Catholic High School.  The cheer and dance teams are hosting a spirit clinic on Saturday, Jan 13, 2018 for all interested girls in grades K-8.  The clinic will run from 9-11am.  Lunch will be served.  All participants in the clinic will then have the opportunity to perform at the noon game at SMA.  The cost is $25.  Any questions, please contact Melissa Wiehn, Cheer Coach, at, or myself, Christine Loftis, Dance Coach at


Dec. 19 - Tue. -  Christmas vacation starts at 3:10 pm
Jan. 3 - Wed.  -  Classes resume
Jan. 5 - Fri.  -   Report Cards
Jan. 12 - Fri.  - 12:10 pm  Dismissal  --  Parent/Teacher Conferences  --  1:00 to 6:00 pm
Jan. 28 - Sun. - OPEN HOUSE

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