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August 10, 2017

School Office Hours
The St. Mary's School office is open with regular hours of Monday-Thursday, 8:00-12:00 and 1-4. Friday until 12.  If there are any urgent matters, please contact Mr. Mein via email at jmein@stmarysmail.com .  The parish office will be open for any other school-related business.  We will resume Monday-Friday, 8-4 beginning next week.

Campus Clean up day
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Please come with work gloves, rakes, and lots of energy!

Crossing Guards Needed
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We need to fill positions for crossing guards for the following days/times:
Thursday afternoon (2 needed)
Friday afternoon (1 needed)

St. Mary's 4H
SWIM PARTY and DINNER
Date: Monday, August 14, 2017
Time: 7:00PM Dinner @ 7:30PM
Place: The Ottmers' Residence
4285 Old Mason Rd, Fbg, TX
The club will provide burgers or hotdogs and drinks.
Members with the last names A - K, please bring chips or dips, L - Z please bring desserts.
Please RSVP to Anna 830-733-7131 or reply to this email. We need a headcount for the food.
We will have installation of officers and ratify our bylaws.
We are also asking each member to sell Raffle Tickets for the 4-H BBQ that is held Friday after the fair parade. If you would like to volunteer to help, that would be awesome!
If you are short a meeting and needing to get one in to be able to show at our county show (January 2018), this is your last chance to do so.

We need New Family Mentors
Remember What It Felt Like To Be New?? You may have had questions, been unsure of requirements and just needed a friend to feel welcome.
Welcoming the whole family, not just the new student, is a priority to us at SMS.  We know that coming to a new school can sometimes be overwhelming for new parents.  To make the experience easier, we have created a New Family Mentoring Program to assist our new families' navigation of our school community.
We are looking for families who have been at SMS for a few years, which means they have been here long enough to be familiar but still remember those first year uncertainties. Are you willing to share your knowledge and make new parents and their children feel welcome.  Mentor families are asked to call new families on a regular basis to touch base, answer questions that arise and attend a Welcome Back Pep Rally on August 18.  You might make new, lifelong friends, and of course, you will share the wonderful warmth of the St. Mary's family.
We assign families with consideration to grades/ages, etc. to make a valuable experience for everyone. We want to ensure our new families and students feel part of the St. Mary's community immediately, and we are asking YOU to be part of the Mentor program to do just that.
If you shared your time last year as a Mentor Family, we sincerely thank you. Your help was invaluable to our new families.
If you would like to be included in this group of mentor parents for the 2017-2018 school year, please call the school office for information (830) 997-3914 or email Mignonne Frantzen at mfrantzen@stmarysmail.com to be matched as a mentor or new family.

SMS Locker Campaign
Only 5 lockers left
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There are only 5 girls lockers left to be named. Please don't wait. If you are interested in sponsoring a girl's locker to be named, they are $130. The nameplate can be customized in memory of, in honor of, for a student or class, a logo or what you would like to commemorate for SMS Athletics.
You can click https://www.givegab.com/nonprofits/st-mary-s-catholic-school-fbg/campaigns/name-a-sms-locker to name a locker now or come by the office if they are still available. Contact Mignonne at mfrantzen@stmarysmail.com or call (830) 997-3914 to name a locker.


First Week Activities
The first week of school is going to be busy. Here's a list to hang on the refrigerator or keep on your phone.
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Bobby & Donna Durst have been generous enough to be our August HEB Card giveaway sponsors.  HEB Cards are available throughout the summer in the school office.   We are in need of sponsors for our HEB Card giveaway .  We are also looking for ways to increase HEB card sales.  If you have any great ideas that you would like to share, please take a second and fill out this form: https://goo.gl/forms/riovXH0l6lQFJntO2

Blood Drive- Give the Gift of Life

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Mark your calendar for these important dates this school year!
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PICTURE DAY
LifeTouch will be campus Wednesday, August 30th to take fall pictures of our students.  More information will go home the first week of school.



St. Mary's Catholic School
202 S. Orange Street
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
830 997 3914