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A Message From The Superintendent ...


April 2015


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


Spring is here!  Spring vacation will be from April 3rd through April 10th.  We remain committed to our Belief and Mission Statements.  We are proud to be a Child First School.


On behalf of SMSD students, parents and staff, I would like to thank Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislators for their support of the 2015-2016 NYS Executive Budget.  A $2.3 million increase was given to all 4201 Schools.  We appreciate their commitment to St. Mary’s School for the Deaf.


The 42nd Annual Physical Education & Sports Demonstration was held on March 26th in front of a packed house in the Gallagher Gym.  Athletic Director Jim Carmody and his coaches again did a tremendous job.  Our students exhibited their many talents during the fun-filled afternoon.


A Health Fair will be held on Tuesday, April 21st from Noon to 3 p.m. in the Gallagher Gym.  Our students look forward to the many experiences provided by a variety of health care professionals. 


On Wednesday, April 15th at 6 p.m. in the Young Assembly Hall, there will be a Town Hall Meeting focusing on the “State of SMSD”.  Each year, I conduct a presentation giving all SMSD stakeholders an update on what’s going on at St. Mary’s School for the Deaf. 


Our drama production this year will be “Sister Act”.  Performance will be on April 29th at 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. and April 30th at 7 p.m.  A Spaghetti Dinner will be available for purchase on April 29th at 4 p.m. prior to the performance at 7 p.m.


Our doors are always open and we welcome visitors to come and see what a special place our campus is.   Please feel free to contact us to make an appointment for a tour at your convenience.


Child First!


Timothy M. Kelly