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A Message From The Superintendent...

December 2014


Dear St. Mary’s School for the Deaf Stakeholders:


As we head into the holiday season, we know there is much to celebrate and be thankful for at St. Mary’s School for the Deaf. 


Parent conferences were held on Thursday, November 6th.  It was great to see so many of our parents and guardians visiting our campus, speaking to our staff, and thinking Child First!


Because of the “Snowvember” storm, we had to use five snows days.  These days will be made up later in the school year.  Unfortunately several events had to be cancelled, including our residential Thanksgiving dinner and our first ever Holiday Gift Buying Extravaganza. 


On November 26th, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra kicked off the holiday season and played to a full house in the Gallagher Gymnasium.  Food donations brought in were distributed to a local food pantry.


Winter recess is from Wednesday, December 24th through Friday, January 2nd, 2015.  Students return to school on Monday, January 5th.


On behalf of our Board of Trustees, our staff, parents and, most importantly, our students, we wish you a very happy holiday season.


Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanza, Happy New Year!


Child First!



Timothy M. Kelly