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September 11, 2017



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September 11, 2017

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Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort
St. Mary's Catholic School is still collecting items to assist in the relief effort for the victims of Hurricane Harvey.  Items can be dropped off in school office or students may drop off items in their homeroom classroom. Our collection will span two more weeks with the following themes for each week.  Donations to support relief effort on Texas Coast through Catholic Charities.
Week Two: "Mop the Floor with Harvey" (9/11-9/15)
Donate cleaning supplies, diapers, baby wipes, etc.
Week Three: "Feed the Need" (9/18-9/22)
Donate school supplies, dog/cat food, clothing (all sizes, youth/adult), gift cards (HEB cards available in the office).
***UPDATE: We appreciate the emails that have come in regarding donation centers turning donations away due to the vast amounts of donations.  We have confirmed through Catholic Charities that they will continue to collect items and disperse them as needed.

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Thank You, Volunteers!

From June thru August, Volunteers logged 214 hours of service for St. Mary's. We appreciate all the work you do. Logging service hours helps the school when applying for grants, such as the recent Foundation gifts to our playground project. We will also be updating our Helping Hands tree in the school office soon so visit http://school.stmarysfbg.com/helping-hands-volunteer-program to log your hours!

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Turkey Dinner Raffle
It's once again time for the St. Mary's Turkey Dinner.  The Raffle Committee members are currently collecting various prizes for the raffle as well as contributions of $100 or more that will go toward the major prize giveaways. It's hard to believe Turkey Dinner is only a month away, so please bring in your donations as soon as possible. We hope to count on your continued support in making this another successful raffle!
If you have any questions, please contact Heather Beyer at 830-456-2427.

Turkey Dinner Leader Meeting
The head of each area of Turkey Dinner is asked to attend a meeting Thursday, September 14, 2017 in the Holy Family Center at 5:30pm. If you would like to volunteer for Turkey Dinner, please contact Mignonne at mfrantzen@stmarysmail.com . Feel free to join us as we plan logistics to make this year's feast even better!

Presentation on the Family
Deacon Andy Thomas will be presenting a reflection on the family titled, "The Domestic Church in the Modern World," on Thursday, September 28, in the Holy Family Center at 6:30 p.m.
All are invited to attend!

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Apache Games
Let's pack the stands on Wednesday at 4:30 to see the Apache Volleyball team take on Holy Cross.
Saturday, September 16 is Thank-an-officer day. We appreciate all our law enforcement does for us. We invite all law enforcement officers to the Apache Football game at 10am as a way to say thank you for your service in our community. Please pass the word!

2017 Cotillion Sign-Up
Cotillion is a great opportunity to reinforce the life lessons learned at home and at St. Mary's. SIGN UP HERE

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St. Mary's 4-H
Our first meeting of the year is tonight, Monday, September 11th at 7:00PM in the cafeteria. Hope to see you all there!
Enrollment for the 2017-2018 is now going on! Please go onto the 4H Connect website and re-enroll or enroll as a new member.
Thank you to the students and members who volunteered this weekend to distribute food for the Central Texas Food Bank!

Box Tops/Glasses/Can Tabs
St. Mary's is collecting Box Tops for Education (please check expiration dates), lightly used glasses, and aluminum can tabs.  Students should turn these into their homeroom teachers.  We will be collecting them throughout the year.

Homecoming Head's Up
I wanted to send this message out early- Homecoming mums will not be allowed on the St. Mary's campus during the school day leading up to the homecoming dance and football game that weekend.  They may be worn at the homecoming dance for middle school and at the football game Saturday, but will not be allowed during the school day.  Any mums that are dropped off in the office may be picked up after the dismissal bell at 3:15.
Our cheer squad will be selling spirit ribbons for $2 that may be worn on campus throughout the day.  More details will be available in a future eBlast.

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