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March 5, 2018

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March 5, 2018

Congratulations to our Student of the Month
Congratulations to 3rd grader, Makenna Duecker, who was named SMS Student of the Month. She was awarded the honor in front of her fellow schoolmates at the student mass on Thursday, February 22. She will receive a $100 scholarship. Mr. Mein called her one of our "worker ants" that stays true to the task at hand. Her nomination had comments from teachers saying she has a tender heart and is ever ready to be a helper, she keeps up with her Accelerated Reading and is above most her peers in points earned, she shows up each day to give her best, she is a great role model for other students, she is a friend to all and plays with all kids at recess. We are proud of you, Makenna!

You are invited to a kick off breakfast for the 2018 Big Give on Thursday, March 22 at 7am in the Holy Family Center. Please join us and give a donation to St. Mary's Catholic School on this day of giving.
The Big Give is a 24 hour giving campaign for nonprofits across South Central Texas. Last year SMS won prize money for having the most new donors in Gillespie County. We want to raise even more for our school this year. We are asking for matching gift sponsors for our 2018 Big Give. If you would like to encourage others to give a dollar for every dollar you give to SMS on March 22, please contact Mignonne at (830) 997-3914 . We are requesting a matching gift of $250 or $500 to help SMS reach our goal of $10,000 on this one day of giving. Thank you!
We have had an anonymous donor for March! 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 with those ideas. Thank you in advance!

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Volunteers are needed to help with the Daddy/Daughter dance. If you are interested, please text or call (830) 998-5021.

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. We only have one volunteer. We need 11 more. If you would like to help volunteer, please contact . We are in need of parents of non-track runners as this is the same day as District Track Meet.

Mark your calendars to support these organizations:
MAR 16 Knights of Columbus
MAR 23 St Mary's Teacher Appreciation

The deadline for the early round of Hope for the Future applications ends Friday, March 9. Apply today!

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