May 2023

  • Dear St. Mary's School for the Deaf and the Deaf Community of Western New York:

    We remain Child First as we enter into May of 2023.  Learning and goal achievements are happening on all fronts, before, during, and after school.  I'm incredibly proud of the remarkable year that SMSD has had.    We remain commited to providing an optimal Bilingual ASL/English environment, where students can develop a strong language and literacy foundation, allowing them to thrive and become successful in life.


    Check out these cool things happening at SMSD this month!

    May 11, 2023:  Grandparents Day & Senior Tray Auction.

    May 23, 2023:  SMSD Annual PE/Gym Show in the Father Gallagher Gym

    May 25, 2023:  International Ethnic Festival, where SMSD comes together to gather, eat, learn, and celebrate the many facets and cultures that make SMSD a beautiful place to learn, play, work, and live.


    May is also filled with Teacher Appreciation Week on 5/8/2023 - 5/12/2023, Mother's Day on 5/14/2023, and Memorial Day on 5/29/2023.  SMSD would like to take a moment to honor each and everyone of you.

    To the Mothers - thank you for showing us strength, courage, and unconditional love.  May the world shower you with goodness and blessings.

    To the Teachers - thank you for your dedication to SMSD and the positive impact you have on our students.  Inspiring them to achieve excellence.

    To the Heroes- thank you for courageously making the ultimate sacrifice.  We stand proudly with you and we solute you and our fallen, and send you warm wishes this Memorial Day.



    Timothy M. Kelly, Superintendent

    Timothy M. Kelly, Superintendent