Checking In With Ms. Tannous

Greetings from the Middle School where the spirit of the holidays is alive and well! 

For over two decades, every year at the holidays, the Middle School has worked with the Salvation Army to provide clothing and shoes, grocery gift cards, and Christmas presents to underprivileged families in Santa Barbara. One of the highlights of our holidays is watching our Middle School students enthusiastically work together to fulfill the many wishes of our Adopt-A-Families. Students perform chores around their homes, hold bake sales, and See’s Candies sales to raise money for the gifts and groceries. This year we are thrilled that two families in Santa Barbara will be receiving the Christmas they never imagined they could have. Through their bake sales at lunch and See’s Candies sales at Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day, the students were able to provide each family with a $200 gift card to Ralph’s. We want to thank each of the Middle School families who helped and supported these efforts. We love being able to give back to our community, and we are proud of our Middle Schoolers.

Happy Holidays,

Kate Tannous
​Middle School Division Head

"Merrymount" Holiday Cheer and Activities Reminder!
Friday, December 14
Ugly Holiday Sweater Day for all faculty, staff, and students.

Wednesday, December 19
Lower School Christmas Pageant
The Christmas pageant will be the same performance at each time slot. If you have more than one student in the Lower School, please come to your youngest student's performance. ​
- 9:15 a.m. for JK, K and 1st grade parents
- 1:15 p.m. for 2nd though 5th grade parents

Friday, December 21 
Christmas Mass

To celebrate a Marymount tradition, a Christmas Mass will be held Friday, December 21st from 8:45 to 9:45 am. Fr. Patrick will be presiding with student readers and the 4th and 5th grade choir will sing. Students in 2nd through 8th grade who will be attending the mass should wear formal dress (See the Marymount Handbook for details). JK, K and 1st graders may attend the mass with a family member. Accommodations with another class will be available for students whose parents do not wish their child to attend. Please communicate with your homeroom teacher, or advisor if your child will not be attending the mass. All are welcome



​Development's Corner​

Annual Fund
Want your Annual Fund contribution to count for the 2018 tax year?

We know many of you are looking to make sure your donation qualifies for a 2018 tax donation. Here's how you ensure you get your tax write-off...To qualify for a 2018 tax deduction for your contribution to Marymount of Santa Barbara, your donation must be made before December 31. Credit card donations can be made online by going to the Marymount website. Checks can be mailed to the school. Checks dated on or before Dec. 31 will qualify as a 2018 donation even though they will not be processed until after the new year. For stock donations, contact your broker and follow these stock gift instructions.

Marymount will be closed from December 22 through January 6. If you have questions regarding a donation, please email Andrea McFarling at  She will get back to you before the December 31 deadline. Due to the large number of donations made over the last two weeks in December, gift acknowledgements for gifts made during this time will require a few weeks to process. You can expect to receive a letter for your taxes by mid-January. Thank you for your support!

Don't forget...your pledge is as good as your gift. Pledge today to be counted in the community and pay before June 30, 2019. Contact Andrea McFarling at with your pledge amount. Help us get to 100% parent participation.


​Important Links to Bookmark

​In Our Community

2019 Winter Adventures & Camp Programs!
 Enjoy winter sports and outdoor adventures such as ice skating, hiking, rock climbing, ropes courses, beach obstacle courses, beach volleyball, sailing and kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding with Coach Keltner and Coach Austin.

New Years Camp - Wednesday 1/2 + Thursday 1/3 + Friday 1/4
Winter Adventure Days - 1/7, 1/21, 2/18 (NO SCHOOL) 
Winter Break Adventure Camp - Monday 2/11 - Friday 2/15 

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Early Drop off option at 8:30 a.m. Late Pick up option at 4:00 p.m.
Pick-up/ Drop off: Stevens Park, 258 Canon Drive

Camper Packing List
Lunch, snacks, reusable water bottle, hat, sunscreen, layered clothing, sneakers, bathing Suit, towel, wetsuit, backpack for gear.

Our program schedules are personally tailored to best serve our registered campers abilities, and our outdoor environments/weather during our Peak2Pacific programs.
We look forward to adventuring with you soon!
Karen + Austin
After School Math Clubs
​Be sure to check out the various math clubs offered on Marymount's campus after school.  This is a terrific way for your child to get extra math support at no cost.
Click here for the Math Club Schedule.

Last Call For Lost and Found Items
Come take a look at Lost and Found all next week OR stop by before or after the Christmas Pageant in front of the Lower School office to see if your child(ren) have left any belongings on campus. After December 21st, we’ll be donating items to the uniform exchange and goodwill. 

​​The Week Ahead

Friday, December 14
Ugly Holiday Sweater Day for all faculty, staff and students

Monday, December 17
LS Morning Circle at 8:30 a.m. - 12 Days of Christmas Song

Wednesday, December 19
Lower School Christmas Pageant
The Christmas pageant will be the same performance at each time slot. If you have more than one student in the Lower School, please come to your youngest student's performance. 
- 9:15 a.m. for JK, K and 1st grade parents
- 1:15 p.m. for 2nd though 5th grade parents
Lower School students have "fancy" holiday free dress day

Thursday, December 20
MS Blenders
2nd and 3rd graders singing at Wood Glen Hall

Friday, December 21
Christmas Mass in Battistone Hall at 8:45 a.m.
​MS Holiday Brunch
Early dismissal. No lunch program and no extended day.

Holiday Break
School will be closed for the holiday break from December 24th through January 7th.
School will resume on Tuesday, January 8th. Enjoy!
Get Social
Don't miss a beat by joining our social media platforms!

It's fun. It's informative. It's connectedness!