News Notes

Class of 1985: It’s Time to Reunite!




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New Principal Named!

Timothy Forti, a teacher at Boston College High School, a Jesuit preparatory school outside of Boston, has named Principal of St. Mary’s – St. Alphonsus Regional Catholic School!  Click below for the announcement from the Albany Diocese.  Welcome, Mr. Forti!






Principal Fowler to Retire at the End of the School Year

It’s hard to say goodbye… and thank you. We love you, Mrs. Fowler

Some Good Sports

Miss Lanci and Mrs. West were amazingly good sports last week when faced with, well, a couple of pies. As a fundraiser for the 8th grade class trip, students paid to cast votes for which teacher should be the recipient of a creamy confection to the countenance. So many votes were cast that three random ballots were selected, instead of just one, and Miss Lanci’s name was picked twice! Thanks to her for her great sportsmanship and to Mrs. West for hers, and thanks to all who voted. With your help, the 8th graders garnered more than $200 for their trip! Sweet!



New Tools for Our School!

Ever wonder what happens to all those Price Chopper Tools for Schools points you earn for SMSA? Well, here’s the answer! With your help, Mrs. Leone, our Tools for Schools coordinator, was able to purchase all sorts of equipment for SMSA again this year, including a new shredder, die cut sets, markers, a floor fan, file drawers and even a megaphone! Thank you all for your participation in this great program!
(And if you’re still not signed up, it’s easy to do. Go to Have your Price Chopper AdvantEdge card number and our SMSA school code, 16295, handy, and fill in the very short form. SMSA will receive points each time you shop with your AdvantEdge card!)

Pre-K Students Graduate

Congratulations to our pre-K students who received their diplomas last week in a bittersweet ceremony that began with a performance by the students in their classroom and ended with a diploma ceremony in the Doyle Theater.  Congratulations to these students for their many accomplishments through the year and to Mrs. Quaresima for guiding them through the year with such grace, skill and good humor!  For more photos, please visit our facebook page.


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We Have a Winner!

Congratulations to Terry Thompson of San Ramon, California, winner of this year’s Harley-Davidson raffle!  Thank you to him and to all who purchased tickets for this raffle, one of our biggest fundraisers of the year.  And a special thanks to all of the volunteers who made this yearlong effort so successful, especially chairs Diana and Mike Trackey. You’re the best!  Safe riding, Terry!




Holy Communion

Our second graders, who celebrate their First Communion in their own parishes, recently gathered for a special Mass at St. Mary’s Church in order to receive Communion together for the first time and to crown a statue of the Blessed Virgin.  Thank you to Father Manerowski for celebrating Mass and to the third-grade parents who hosted the reception in the Great Hall afterwards.  A blessed day for all!  For more photos, visit us on facebook.11406943_10153070710032659_4221538025748850705_n 11406959_10153070709847659_748271356701093352_n

Support SMSA’s 8th Grade Trip to Washington, D.C.

Please consider supporting one last major fundraiser before the 8th Grade heads off to visit Washington, D.C.  Join us for lunch, dinner or happy hour at the Queensbury Tavern (340 Aviation Road, Queensbury)  on Saturday, June 6th.  The restaurant opens at noon.  You can stop by anytime on that day and they will donate a portion of sales from that day to our 8th Grade’s trip fund.  There will also be raffles throughout the day!

Buy Your Tickets! It’s Almost Time to Draw the Winner…

We’re all “shook up” and headed to Lake George to show off the new 2014 Street Glide and Triton trailer. Join us at the lake, Blais Park, for the 2015 Elvis Festival, Saturday and Sunday, May 30 and 31, from 10am until 6 pm.
Buy your lucky ticket, then attend the Elvis parade, shop for collectibles and attend the many musical tributes in town. Elvis will leave the stage on Sunday night and make room for Americade to begin.
Only a few more days until one lucky person will be our new raffle winner. You may still purchase tickets by calling the school at 518-792-3178. See you at the lake!