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November 14, 2016

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November 14, 2016

4H Meeting Tonight
4-H Meeting tonight at 7:00pm in the cafeteria! You can pick up your shirt at tonight's meeting. We will have your shift times available, if you signed up to volunteer at the Wild Game Dinner this Saturday the 19th. Stock Show entries are due this Wednesday the 16th by 5:00pm at the Extension Office. If you are planning to exhibit livestock at our county show or any of the Texas Majors, you will need to get this done. More information will be given tonight.

Macy's Believe Campaign
St. Mary's School kicked off the Macy's Believe Campaign today with a special guest, Zack Reyna, who has championed the Santa letter-writing campaign for the last four years. See his inspiring story here:
For every letter written to Santa, Macy's will donate $1 to the Make-a-Wish Foundation.  Please turn in letters to the front office by December 6th.

Catholic Life Sweepstakes Volunteers Needed
We will be kicking off our Catholic Life Sweepstakes Raffle on Friday with a Popsicle Party on the football field at 2:45. This Raffle is free fundraising for our school because every dollar goes back to SMS. Our goal this year is $15,000. If each student sells 13 tickets, we will meet our goal! All families will be asked to sell raffle tickets during our two week push from November 18-December 9. Let's get out and ask others to buy a chance to win a truck, car or $20,000 Visa gift card. One $1,000 gift card winner will be chosen from the St. Mary's sales.

Canned Food Drive
We are continuing our participation in a canned food drive to help stock the Fredericksburg Food Pantry in anticipation for the holiday season.  This week, we are showing our "Buttering Up" our community by donating a jar of peanut butter and "Canning Poverty" by donating a can of soup, fruit, meat, or vegetables.  Please have your student drop these items off with their homeroom teachers.

Parents Day Out
Mrs. Vorauer and the students traveling to Washington, D.C. this summer are hosting a parent's day out on Saturday, December 10th to help raise money for their trip. In anticipation of the holiday season (and shopping), bring your kiddos, ages 3 and up to Mrs. Vorauer's room from 10-3. Childcare is donation-based- pay the value of getting your shopping and gift-wrapping done in peace! RSVP here: or by email to to save your child's spot!
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Coats for Kids Needs Council
We are in search of new or gently used, clean jackets and coats.  There will be a drop-off box by the front office.  The weather is starting to get colder, and there are many children in our community without proper cold weather protection.  Please take a look through your child's closet and put good use to those jackets and coats that won't fit this winter season.

St. Mary's Window Flags
You don't have to hide your Apache pride.  Support our 8th grade service project and purchase an Apache window flag.  They are $20 each and are available in the front office.

HEB Cards
SMS parents are selling HEB gift cards after each mass in front of the church.  This is a fundraiser that pays 5% back to our school.  Raise money for SMS by shopping and spending what you already do!

Other Events for Your Calendar-
Thanksgiving Break- 11/23-11/25
St. Luke's Basketball Tournament- 11/18-11/19
Catholic Life Raffle- 11/18-12/9
3K-5K Christmas Program- 12/6 @ 6:00 in Holy Family Center

The Apache Basketball schedule has been set and can be seen on our website at:

Our Lady of the Hills
Hawk's Roost
We congratulate SMS alumni Claire Lukacs who won 1 st place at the State TAPPS Cross Country Meet in Waco Saturday, October 29 th . Way to go Claire!

OLH One Act Play troupe won 2 nd place at District competition. They advance to State competition to be held at the Cailloux Theatre in Kerrville November 18 th and 19 th .  SMS graduates in the troupe: Chris Bowser, Lea Cantu and Dana Stableford. OLH performance day and time will be posted on the OLH website.

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