After School Care
St. Mary's offers an After School Care (ASC) program for students. After School Care begins at 2:45 PM and ends at 5:30 PM. This program is open to all students on a daily or as needed basis. An hourly fee is charged for this supervised program which includes snack, outdoor play, study hall and quiet games.
Students may choose to bring or purchase their lunch. Students eat in a dining facility located on the St. Mary Elementary and High School campus. Tommy's Food Service handles our lunch program. A hot lunch menu is available daily to include an entrée, vegetable, starch and fruit. In addition, a variety of a la carte items are available to our students.
Vision, hearing and scoliosis screenings are provided to all students. First Aid provisions follows Anne Arundel County School Health Guidelines and First Aid Procedures, Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene from the Maryland State Department of Education, Anne Arundel School Health Department Procedures, Archdiocese of Baltimore Regulations and Guidelines for Elementary School. Our health room is staffed by one Registered Nurse and volunteers during school hours. The health room contains a bed, adequate seating, appropriate locked medicine cabinets, adequate supplies for first aid and chronic diseases and conditions, health information pamphlets for students, adequate communication to offices and a direct outside phone line.
The media center is open to students and faculty for book exchange and for use as an information center throughout the school day. Students may exchange books or visit the media center for research or study during regularly scheduled period or at other times with teacher permission.
Home School Association
St. Mary Elementary School Home and School Association was founded to promote cooperation and communication among parents, faculty and administrative staff. Successful interaction serves to foster and enhance the spiritual, mental social and physical education of all students. The functions of the H.S.A. are threefold: to be of service to our children, school parish and community; to provide information through a monthly newsletter; and, and to raise funds to help enhance our children 's educational environment.
General meetings are held periodically throughout the year. As the occasion and interest level of the parents warrant, speakers are scheduled. Social and service events are planned for the families during the academic year.
Professionally, the H.S.A. is a member of the National Forum of Catholic Parent Organizations and the National Catholic Education Association.
All elementary school families are encouraged to join the Home and School Association.
Approximately 25% of our student population are walkers. Students who walk home have the protection of a public crossing guard as they walk through the city of Annapolis. A few students even use boating for their transportation to and from school.
Our school does not provide bus services to students for transportation to and from school nor do they use public transportation.
The large majority of our parents (approximately 75%) drive their children to and from school.
Although there are no formally organized car pools, parents make individual arrangements to share transportation with other families.
Chartered buses are used for all school sponsored field trips.