St. Mary's Catholic Grade School. We have educated children living in Woodford County; Metamora, Germantown Hills, Washburn, Eureka, and Roanoke areas for over 135 years.
St. Marys School
St. Mary's Grade School
400 West Chatham
Metamora, IL 61548
tel: 309-367-2528 ● fax: 309-367-2169
St. Marys School






Learning Centers: The classroom is divided into several learning centers including: sensory, writing, quiet/literacy, art, science, table toys, blocks, and housekeeping. During learning centers, children choose where they would like to explore and may move about from center to center at their own will. The children learn to respect their space, interact with each other, share, and work together. It is a time of discovery, exploration, and meaningful play.

Outside: We will be going outside as much as possible for our gross motor time. Please send your child in appropriate clothing and outerwear. When it is too cold or rainy, we will meet in the gym.

Snack: We will provide snack twice a day for students. We ask that each family send in $20 once in the Fall and once in the Spring to cover the cost.

Rest Time: Each day, the children will take a rest on their cot. This gives the children a chance to slow down their bodies and fuel up for more learning in the afternoon. Each child is expected to lay or sit on their cot quietly during this time. Your child will need to bring a pillow and blanket to school on the first day. Also, your child is allowed to bring one stuffed animal or special lovie to rest with.

Birthdays/half-birthdays: If you would like your child to celebrate his/her birthday at school, please send birthday treats to school with your child on their day.

Classroom Parties: We will have three classroom parties: Halloween, Christmas, and Valentine’s Day.

Fieldtrips: We plan to take a few field trips this year. Sometimes there may be a fee associated with the trip. We will send out more information on field trips, as well as transportation as we move throughout the school year. Because we have many working parents, we typically take a bus to our fieldtrips but may walk if it will be close by or ask for parent volunteers to drive. When the occasion arises, we will be sure to guide you through the permission slip process.

Safe Environment Training: Any parent wishing to assist in the classroom or attend field trips throughout the school year must complete the Safe Environment Training program and the accompanying fingerprint/background check, per diocesan requirements. If you have not previously completed this process, please watch for more information for dates and times on website!

Extra Clothing: Accidents can happen at school. The children also have the opportunity to paint daily, so please consider this when dressing your child. We ask that you keep an extra set (or two) of clothing in a Ziploc bag in your child’s back-pack (even if your child is potty trained). Please label the Ziploc with the child’s name, and change the clothing seasonally.

Parent/Teacher Conferences: Parent/Teacher conferences are scheduled during the year. However, if you have a concern, please feel free to contact the teacher at any time.

Absences: Please call 367-2528 to report any absences.

Email: The best way to contact is through the school. The Email address of the teacher will be given at the time of registration. Most importantly, we will have so much fun this year! We look forward to learning and growing right along with your child.If you have any questions throughout the school year, please be sure to ask and communicate with us. We look forward to meeting you all very soon!