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December 5, 2016

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December 5, 2016

A Bittersweet Congratulations
To My St. Mary's Family,
After 27 years with the St. Mary's School family, I would like to
announce my retirement effective at the end of this school year.
I would like to thank all the faculty, staff, parents, and children for
letting me be in their lives.  
Jimmy and I are looking forward to our next adventure.....
Each and every one of you have brought such joy and love in my life.

God bless!
Love ya all,
Ms Leisha

Silver at St. Luke's Tournament!
The A Teams' season continues to be a success with both teams winning 2nd place at the St. Luke's Tournament.  All Tournament honors went to Lauren Beyer, Brittley Bowers, Carlotta Wilkinson, Dillon Rabon and Cade Terry. Congratulations to the Apaches for all their hard work!  
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Lady Apaches A-Team

Catholic Life Sweepstakes
The Catholic Life Sweepstakes Raffle is in the final week!  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! Please finish selling your 13 tickets and turn in money by 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.  We also have some terrific prizes for our top ticket sellers. Thanks for helping us strengthen our school!

Blood Drive

HEB Drawing Winner
The winner of the November HEB drawing, sponsored by "A Friend of St. Mary's Catholic School" is Tommy Newsom.  The December sponsor is Mr. & Mrs. John Hext.

Little League Registration
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Next Meeting: Monday, 12/12 at 7:00 in SMS Cafeteria for 4H Christmas Party.   If you are showing livestock at the Gillespie County Livestock Show in January, the online entries website is now up and running! You may go to the Gillespie County Agrilife Extension Website and find the tab for the entries plus instructions to enter. The deadline for those entries is December 9, 2016.

Macy's Believe Campaign
Thank you to everyone who has turned in "Dear Santa" letters to support the Make-a-Wish Foundation through Macy's Believe Campaign.  Our students really showed their merit and willingness in service to neighbor.  We are still counting letters and will still collect letters through tomorrow morning. Championing this initiative is Tivy High School student, 10th grader Zack Reyna.  Watch his incredible story here:

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! In order to attend, you must RSVP here: or by email to to save your child's spot!
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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
You can now buy $500 or more of Scrip cards with your credit card!!! 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!

Middle School Christmas Party
St. Mary's is hosting a Christmas party for 6-8 grade students on Friday, 12/9. Entrance is $5 with proceeds benefiting St. Vincent de Paul's Adopt-a-Family.

Other Events for Your Calendar-
3K-5K Christmas Program- 12/6 @ 6:00 in Holy Family Center
Student Confession- 12/7
OLH Shadow Day (8th Grade Only)- 12/8
Middle School Christmas Party/Dance- 12/9 @ 6:30 in Cafeteria
Middle School Band Concert- 12/12 @ 6:30 in Holy Family Center
Christmas Vacation- 12/22-1/3

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

Our Lady of the Hills
Hawk's Roost
Our Lady of the Hills is looking forward to hosting the St. Mary's 8th grade students for a shadowing day this Thursday on the OLH campus.  
Welcome, future Hawks!

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