A Message From The Superintendent ...
Dear Members of the St. Mary’s School for the Deaf Community:
We had a great turnout for the Parent Conference Night held on October 10th. Staff, parents and students continue to work as a team to accomplish all goals across all settings before, during and after school.
Our Girls’ Volleyball team traveled to Pennsylvania the first weekend in November for the ESDAA Volleyball Tournament. Our team represented well, finishing as Silver Bracket Champions. Senior Elise Watson was named to the All Star Team! The girls and the coaches carried the Spirit of St. Mary’s with them throughout the weekend, creating many special memories. The Boys Soccer Team, after an impressive win, advanced to the championship game of the Niagara Frontier Conference. The future is bright in both soccer and volleyball!
On Monday, November 18th, we will dedicate our “new” Senator Cathy Young Special Needs Achievement Program (SNAP) classroom, that includes ADA compliant wheelchair accessible boys and girls bathrooms. The area in Primary Hall also boasts renovated Occupational and Physical Therapy rooms as well as updated kitchen and laundry facilities.
At 10 a.m. on Wednesday, November 27th, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will present their 33rd Annual Holiday Concert in the Father Gallagher Gym. We ask that all who attend this free event bring food items for our Annual Food Drive to once again benefit the Buffalo City Mission.
There is NO SCHOOL on Friday, November 8th or Monday, November 11th, as we honor our Veterans. School will also be closed for Thanksgiving on November 28th and November 29th. For more information on school-related events, please go to www.smsdk12.org or call the school at (716) 834-7200.
St. Mary’s School for the Deaf continues to partner with our many community organizations and acts as a valuable resource to Western New York. We are committed to our Belief Statement and our Mission Statement. We remain student focused and student centered in our approach to Deaf Education.
I look forward to seeing you on campus and working with you to support our students. Together we can help our students become life-long learners and productive citizens.
We are Child First!
Timothy M. Kelly