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February 26, 2018



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February 26, 2018


Class Pictures
Did you miss your child's class picture order? Was that one of the papers conveniently found on "backpack clean-out night," about a week after it was due?!  Well, we have great news for you!  We have a limited number of extra copies of each class available in the front office for $12 each.

Photos from Mardi Gras Gala are available for free download at www.silentaphotography.com/gala . Enjoy this video of an exquisite evening that benefitted SMS in a great way.


Thank you to Inside Story for sponsoring the February HEB giveaway. Did you know that you get to enter your name in a drawing for $100 HEB card each time you buy a card? Who doesn't love free groceries?
Let us hear from you to help us know what we could do better. If you are not currently purchasing HEB cards to do your grocery shopping, what would make it easier for us to get more parents and parishioners involved? Email mfrantzen@stmarysmail.com with those ideas. Thank you in advance!




There are many fundraisers each year so please do not feel like you have to participate in all. The Big Give is a way for us to encourage others such as grandparents, aunts and uncles, co-workers, etc. to give a small gift to sponsor our school but it's part of a BIG fundraiser so there is extra attention on social media. If you are interested in becoming a Big Give Matching Gift sponsor, please contact Mignonne at mfrantzen@stmarysmail.com . Your gift of $250 or $500 will be matched dollar for dollar on giving day. Last year, SMS had the largest amount of donors and dollars among Gillespie county non-profits. In two short years of participating in The Big Give SA, we have added almost $10,000 last year and approximately $7,000 the year before to help SMS meet the expenses of running a school. Each small gift adds up when we participate in a BIG way together!
Please mark your calendars for March 22 and see what we can achieve!

St. Mary's will have an opportunity to serve others AND help fund the teacher appreciation that is done throughout the year on March 23. If you would like to help volunteer, please contact mfrantzen@stmarysmail.com.
 
Mark your calendars to support these organizations:
 
MAR 2      St Ann's Society
MAR 9      Our Lady of Guadalupe
MAR 16 Knights of Columbus
MAR 23 St Mary's Teacher Appreciation
 

Enjoy this powerful video on Hope for the Future and how this scholarship program is changing lives. Please share this link to encourage all who desire a Catholic education for their children to apply.
The deadline for the early round of Hope for the Future applications ends Friday, March 9. Apply today! https://www.archsa.org/hope/apply-now

I want to thank all of our parents that have been willing to serve St. Mary's over the last two years. Josie Sokoloff, Linda Reeh, Izzy Escamilla, and Brandi Seegers have done a magnificent job in their respective positions to grow St. Mary's, and to push us in the right direction.
I would also like to thank all the parents who were willing to run and serve for positions as CPTC officers. Their willingness to serve is absolutely vital to our operation as a school community.
With that being said, I would like to share the results of our CPTC Election. Thank you all for your service.



















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