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Saint Mary's Church

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St. Mary's School    "Miracles Happen Here"

  • Mr. Scott Farren (Principal)
  • Lynsie K. Reavis (Assistant Principal) 
  • Mrs. Helen Gwiazda (Assistant to the Principal)

                                                                                                                                                                           Lori Pavkov (Administrative Assistant)

 (301)  292-2522/Fax (301) 292-2534   

E-mail:  school@stmaryspiscataway.org  

Internet Address:  http://www.stmaryspiscataway.org

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 Introducing our New Pre-Kindergarten Program

 *Pre-K program for 3 and 4 year olds 

*Full  program 

 *Christ-centered values and beliefs 

*Highly experienced and qualified teacher and aides 

*Small class sizes 

*Safe and secure environment 

*Kindergarten preparatory program 

*Child-centered and developmentally appropriate  

  curriculum 

*Warm and nurturing environment 

PRIVATE TOURS UPON REQUEST

 Contact:  St. Mary's School of Piscataway

 13407 Piscataway Road, Clinton, MD  20735

 (301) 292-2522

 

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2017-2018 School Calendar

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 Support Your School!

Safeway, Food Lion, Giant, and Target contribute money or supplies to our school based on your purchases.  Please register your card online today. Please ask your Grandparents and other family members to register as well!

  •  LINK  Safeway E-Scrip groceries and online purchases.

            Enter St. Mary's ID=149361309

  •  LINK  Food Lion 

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            Enter St. Mary's ID=00440

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Please continue to collect and send in Box Tops for Education and Campbell's Labels for Education as well...

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 Volunteer Child Protection Policy (VIRTUS)

The Archdiocese of Washington has set specific guidelines for the protection of the children in our schools.  All employees and volunteers, prior to having substantial contact with the children, will be required to complete the Child Protection Clearance process.

This process includes: registering online, filling out a Volunteer Application form, attending at a three-hour Child Protection workshop and submitting a copy of your certificate, and returning a completed Acknowledgement form after reading the Child Protection booklet and completing a background check at the parish office. Any family wishing to begin the process may request an application packet through the parish/school

1.  Register online at www.virtus.org.  Please use your formal name.

2. Sign up for a live workshop at the  same website. Please do not register twice, if you have registered and find your account inactive, please contact the parish office (301) 292-0527 and talk to Michele Fulk.

3.  Attend the workshop as scheduled.  

4.  Fill out a Volunteer Application form (see link for form below). These can be picked up at either the parish or school office.  Once these are completed, please bring this back to the office and ask for a copy for your records.  The original will be sent to the Archdiocese and a copy saved in your Child Protection records at St. Mary's.

5. Read the Child Protection Handbook (which is handed out at the workshop) and sign the last page (Acknowledgement form-see link below), remove it from the book or print it from the link below and please bring this back to the office.

School families:  if you submit a copy of the certificate of attendance at the workshop, we will apply the three-hour attendance toward your obligatory service (OBS) requirement.  We will also apply the cost of your background check ($13.50) towards your OBS requirement upon submission of a copy of the receipt.

6.  Please call (301) 292-2522 and make an appointment to come into the parish office for a background check.  Please bring the following items to your fingerprinting appointment:

     1) Check or Money order (payable to the St. Mary's Church)   

         Volunteer/Employee: $13.50,

     2) Two valid government I.D.'s   (one must be a picture I.D.):

  • Driver's License Issued Photo I.D.
  • US Birth Certificate
  • US Passport
  • US Passport or Passport card
  • Unexpired Foreign Passport
  • Alien Registration Card with Photograph
  • US Military I.D. Card
  • Military discharge/separation papers
  • Social Security Card
  • State/Federal Employee I.D. with signature and photo
  • Permanent Resident Card; and Certificate of Naturalization

 The following information will be needed to complete the background check:  Formal Name; Social Security Number, Current Address, Home Phone, E-mail address and primary service location (where are you are going to primarily volunteer); and your completed Volunteer Application form.

NOTE:  If you do not take your training class soon after your background check you may be required to repeat your background check and pay another $13.50.

Remember:  Any parent who may wish to volunteer for any school function or in the school in any capacity where he/she would have contact with the children, must go through this process.  There will be no exceptions.  Until the entire process is completed you may not have substantial contact with our children or vulnerable adults.

Employees of the Archdiocese of Washington must also be fingerprinted.  Please call (301) 853-5363 Mon-Fri from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to request an appointment. Cost is $34.50.

Click HERE for the Compliance Checklist for Volunteers.

Click HERE for the Compliance Checklist for ADW Employees.

Click HERE for the *Volunteer Application Form.

Click HERE for the ADW Child Protection site.

Click HERE for the Child Protection Policy Booklet (go to last page for Booklet Acknowledgement Form.)

Click HERE for the Booklet Acknowledgement Form.

Click HERE for the Employee Fingerprinting schedule.

 *This form requires a signature of either Mrs. Bunny Gwiazda (for school volunteers) Father Baer (for parish volunteers).  Before you go to get your background check, please make sure your form is signed so you don't make a wasted trip!