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

Welcome to Mrs. Clem's First Grade page!





December Fun


Cookie Sale 

The first grade had their annual cookie sale, raising money for the needy while having fun selling cookies to all their friends in school! 

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A Visit from Santa

The kiddos enjoyed an afternoon with a very special visitor!  Everyone had a chance to tell Santa what they want for Christmas this year!  He stayed to pose for a group picture too!

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All-School Christmas Program 

This year's production of The Not-So-Silent Night was a big hit!  Thanks to Mrs. Pemberton for all her hard work.  Merry Christmas, everyone!

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Bodega Art Day 

Many thanks to our PTO for sponsoring this great experience for the kiddos! Their ceramic art turned out fantastic and will be a great keepsake!

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October Fun


Happy Halloween!

Check out our fantastic ghosts and goblins!

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The Little Old Lady Who Wasn't Afraid of Anything!

Mrs. Pemberton teaches first graders all about percussion instruments using this fun Halloween story.  The kiddos had a great time showing us their K-4 friends all that they've learned in a cute performance.  

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September Fun

Picture Day!

What a group of absolute cuties!

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Happy Birthday, Mary!

The First Grade and Kindergarten classes honored the birthday of the Blessed Mother with some yummy cupcakes and ice cream on Friday to celebrate Mary's birthday!

Happy Birthday, Mary!  We love You!

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2017-2018 Archives


Fall Fun


   Happy Birthday, Mary!

We began September with the celebration of our Blessed Mother.

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Back to School News

Back to School Night

Friday, August 18

6:00 Principal's Presentation

6:30 - 7:00 Visit Classrooms


First Day of School

Monday, August 20

11:30 Dismissal

No Bus Service Monday!


2016-2017 Archives


Winter News




Valentine's Day Fun

Thanks to our Room Moms for a great party to celebrate the Feast of St. Valentine!

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Catholic Schools Week

Our PTO planned a fun and festive week to celebrate our wonderful Catholic School!  

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A Visit from Santa

Merry Christmas everyone!  Thanks for visiting our classroom, Santa!

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Meeting Klaus and Nutmeg

What an adventure!  K-3 had so much fun at the Snowman Reindeer Farm in Canton.  We had the opportunity touch real reindeer antlers and feed Klaus and Nutmeg!

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Annual Cookie Sale

First Grade worked hard to bake and sell cookies to the whole school once again this year.  The money raised went to help others in need.

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Fall News




Happy Halloween!

Have a spooky Halloween!

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2015-2016 Archives


February News

February 1 - 5:  Catholic Schools Week

The school enjoyed a week celebrating our wonderful Catholic school and focusing on the Corporal Works of Mercy.  We had breakfast with mom, dad, grandma & grandpa.  We enjoyed the fun of a magician, added a friendship bench to our peaceful playground, received school scarves and made donations to the local food pantry & friendship house. 

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January News


January 31:  Hats for Homeless

As a kick-off to Catholic Schools Week, the first grade students are offering hats for sale at the K of C Pancake & Sausage Breakfast.  Hats can be purchased for personal use and proceeds will go to a fund for the needy OR for a small donation, the hat (along with a message & prayer card) will be set aside and distributed to those in need.  If you can't attend the breakfast on January 31, the first grade will gladly accept donations during Catholic Schools Week!

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December News


December 18:  A Special Visitor!

Merry Christmas! 

What fun to get a visit from St. Nick himself!

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December 18:  Cookie Sale

First Grade's annual cookie sale was a huge success yet again, raising over $100 dollars for a school family!  Thanks to everyone who participated.

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November News


November 12: Veteran's Day

We spent Veteran's Day in school this year in order to better understand, appreciate and honor all those who serve our country.  Our special treat was a visit from two parishioners who are veterans. 

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October News


October 30: Happy Halloween!

Check out our fantastic First Grade costumes!

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October 29:  Halloween Music Fun!

Mrs. Pemberton helped the first grade kiddos get into the Halloween spirit with a musical percussion version of

The Little Old Lady Who Wasn't Afraid of Anything.

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October 14:  Cupcakes!

 First Grade had a special visitor from junior high demonstrate how to make cupcakes!  Yum!

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October 4:  Feast of St. Francis

In honor of St. Francis of Assisi, Father Greg invited all animals, big and small, for a blessing on the playground.  He even had an extra-special blessing for that little piggy that ran wee-wee-wee all the way down the road!

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September News


September 17: Picture Day

Don't we look cute in our fancy clothes?

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September 11: Honoring Our Heroes

Father Greg honored some of our local heroes at his 9/11 Memorial Mass. 

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August News



August 17:  First Day of School! 

 Full day of School

 8:00 - 3:00

 I can't wait to see how many Cardinal fans I have this year!



August 14:  Unpack Your Sack!

Join us Friday, August 14 as we kick off the new year.


4:15  Mass

5:30  Principal's Presentation

6:00  Classroom Visits

8:00  Movie on the Yard

( Big Hero 6 )

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