Mrs. Mary Brand » Welcome


5th & 6th grade families: Please send a basket item with your student to school by this Tuesday, May 29. We are collecting chocolate and baked goods items. *Please note the deadline extension.
6th & 7th grade field trip on Monday, May 7!
Please wear JEANS and comfortable shoes!
**Jeans Day - Friday, April 27 **
Students may wear jeans / casual clothes on Friday ONLY if they bring a 2-liter of pop for the end-of-year Fun Fairwell, which will take place on Friday, June 1. 
* Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow *
I'm sure many of you have enjoyed an extra few days off! With the snow days, our schedule has shifted a bit. Be sure to check the agenda on my class page(s) for changes. Be safe, and stay warm! 
Welcome to the second semester of the 2017-2018 school year! We will be learning so much in the next few months, and I am very excited!
Here are a few tips to make this semester amazing:
  • Ask questions! Your teachers LOVE to answer questions! We want to help you understand what you are learning.
  • Be curious! Strive to learn something new every day. If you want to know more about something, investigate!
  • Read every day! Reading every day for fun will help you become a better reader in school, too!
  • Do your BEST! Put your best effort forth every day. When you feel unsuccessful, evaluate what's NOT going well to try to make it better. 
- Mrs. Brand
Hello, families!
Christmas program reminders:
  • The school Christmas program, Arrest These Merry Gentlemen, will take place at 1:30 pm and 7:00 pm on Thursday, December 21.
  • Students should wear dress clothes on this day. 
  • After the 1:30 show, students are returning to class. If parents choose to take their children home early, they must be signed out in the office.
  • The drop-off location for the evening program will be the doors near the Parish office.
  • The pick-up location for 6th grade will be in the large meeting room near the Parish office. 
FIELD TRIP INFO - The Henry Ford Museum (Friday, December 1):
  • Students should bring a lunch.
  • We will NOT be visiting a gift shop.
  • Dress code is jeans and a St. Mary top (i.e., gym shirt with St. Mary logo, fleece with St. Mary logo, St. Mary School sweatshirt)
Hello, and welcome to the 2017-18 school year!
My name is Mrs. Brand, and I will be your teacher (or your child's teacher) at St. Mary's.
I teach the following subjects:
6th grade Homeroom & Religion
5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade English
8th grade Literature
I am extremely excited to begin the new year, and I hope you are too!
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me any time at