There was plenty of holiday cheer spread around the week before Christmas at St. Mary Catholic Community School thanks to Polar Express Day, Pajama Day, and tasty holiday treats. There was also mounds and mounds of food piled high in the gym hallway.
In recent years, the students at St. Mary’s have focused on donating quality food and hygiene products at Christmas time. The families at St. Mary’s Catholic Community School, led by the Student Council, in assistance from Tim Fealy of Hometown Happenings, Stracks, and transportation provided by Target Truck Rentals, recently donated over 1,134 pounds of food to God’s Groceries. God’s Groceries is St. Mary’s parish food pantry. The Student Council worked hard to gather donations and organize the food. The remaining food was packed up and delivered by the students to Sojourner Truth House in Gary where these 2,500 items will be distributed to families in need for the holidays. Seventh-grader Aundrea Muñoz said, “It was a great feeling to know that my classmates cared so much about helping the community!” The class parties and treats are fun, but for the students, teachers and parents at St. Mary’s, the annual food drive is a reminder of what truly matters during the Christmas season.
St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point offers grade levels Junior Pre-Kindergarten (for three-year-olds) through grade eight. St. Mary’s faculty teaches a rich curriculum supported by cutting-edge technology. Faith, Academic Excellence, Life Lessons, and Compassion are the pillars of the school. Students in all grades are provided with opportunities to help others by way of service projects. To learn more about St. Mary’s School visit stmarycp.org/school.