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A Message From The Superintendent ...


December 2016


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. 


The Residential Thanksgiving Dinner was held on November 22nd.  Our residential students helped prepare and serve a wonderful turkey dinner with all the trimmings.  Many SMSD stakeholders and staff attended along with family members of the students.  We are thankful for such a wonderful school community.


On November 23rd, Associate Conductor, Stefan Sanders and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra kicked off the holiday season and played to a full house in Father Gallagher Gym.  Our annual Food Drive was a great success.  About 148 bags of food, which included more than 1000 canned goods, were delivered to the Buffalo City Mission by our staff and students.  Thank you to all whom participated. 


Winter recess is from Friday, December 23rd through Monday, January 2nd, 2017.  Students return to school on Tuesday, January 3rd.




·       Annual Music Show changed to Wednesday, April 5th, 2017


·       Summer School will begin on Monday, July10th and end on Friday, August 18th, 2017


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