*If you have not signed up to volunteer at the Fall Festival this Saturday, please click the link below and do it now! * We will have to close some of our games if we do not have parents to run them. Please help! This is a fun, family-friendly way to get volunteer hours and enjoy some family time! Please Sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b49a4aa2aa2f58-fall1/57832231
From all the staff and faculty of St. Mary’s we wish you and your loved ones Joyous Christmas and a healthy and prosperous New Year filled with the Love of Christ.
If you can please join us tonight for our annual Christmas Pageant. It is a wonderful way to enter into this last week before Christmas.
St. Mary’s School Showcases Science with Star Gazing Night Inspired by Star Wars
ROCKLEDGE, Nov. 9, 2015 – St. Mary’s School is hosting a Star Gazing Night Inspired by Star Wars on Friday, Dec. 4 in hopes of encouraging the next generation of scientists – our children – to reach for their dreams.
The free event will give attendees an opportunity to view the night sky through telescopes courtesy of UCF’s Planetary Sciences Group and the Astronomy Society at UCF. Astrophysics professors and students will be setting up telescopes for viewing and helping people identify what they are seeing in the night sky.
There will also be several science exhibits created by St. Mary’s middle school students that explore “what it would take to colonize other planets” and the real science behind the space crafts required for space exploration. A play dough making station will be open for children ages 5-8, where they can mix non-toxic ingredients to create sparkling galactic dough they can take home. There will also be a Lego station for children in the same age group. Middle School science teacher Dianne Alexis has incorporated space into the science curriculum in time to complete the displays that will be showcased at the event.
And the school’s music program will be hosting a space-themed bake sale. The teachers and students running the event will be putting on their nerd and dressing the part. Attendees are encouraged to wear their favorite movie character costume.
“Today there are scientists around the world working on ways to get us to other planets, creating tractor fields and developing real light sabers, things that once seemed only possible in the movies,” said school principal Sandra Basinger. “But science is getting there. We want our students and all children to see how much fun science can be, to see the amazing things you can do in these fields and to get excited about potentially pursuing these fields. That’s what this night is all about.”
There is no cost to attend. Donations are welcomed. Two Star Wars themed-gift baskets will also be raffled off. They include a two-pack and four-pack of movie passes and other Star Wars toys and memorabilia.
The event runs from 6-9 pm at the school grounds at 1152 Seminole Drive in Rockledge (behind the Rockledge Fire Station).