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November 28 2016

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November 28, 2016

CPTC Meeting
There will be an important Catholic Parent Teacher Club Meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, November 29 at 5:30pm in the Holy Family Center. Please attend to elect the Vice President position.

Calling ALL 7th grade parents
There will be a meeting following the CPTC meeting for 7th grade parents to begin planning the 8th grade dance that will be held on May 13, 2017. Many hands make light work so please join in on planning this special occasion.

Thank you to all of the students and parents who volunteered at this year's Gillespie County Wild Game Dinner! It was a huge success and it takes a village to be done. We appreciate it!
Don't forget that your stock show entries for the Gillespie County Livestock Show are due December 9th. You can go to the Gillespie County AgriLife Website to register and find instructions. Our next meeting will be December 12th at 7:00PM in the cafeteria for our Christmas Party!

Catholic Life Sweepstakes
The Catholic Life Sweepstakes Raffle is in full swing!  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 are asked to sell raffle tickets during our two week push from November 18-December 9. We are counting tickets from the Thanksgiving Holiday to see if students sold $5,000 in raffle tickets. If so, we will have a school party where we get to see the Principal Pucker for Poultry (Kiss a Turkey) and Pie the Priest (Father Kris) and select teachers. 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.
If you would like to sign up for one of the mass selling times or the Lighted Parade Village this Friday, December 2, please volunteer at . Thanks for helping us strengthen our school!

Lighted Christmas Parade and Village
SMS will have a float in the Christmas Parade on December 2. If your student would like to ride and represent St. Mary's, in uniform, please sign up by calling Mignonne Frantzen at (830) 890-8868 or email at . We would love to have all of our students but due to safety and float size, we will only be able to allow the first 25. If you have a 3K or 4K student, a parent needs to plan to ride or walk with the float.

'Tis the Season
3K, 4K, and Kindergarten Christmas Music Program will be held in St. Mary's Holy Family Center on Tuesday, December 6th, at 6:00pm.  All students must arrive no later than 5:45 to get in line.  The attire is as follows:  3K Boys - Solid Brown Shirt, Jeans, and Tennis Shoes; 3K Girls - Solid White Shirt, Jeans, and Tennis Shoes; 4K Boys and Girls - Solid White Shirt, Jeans, and Tennis Shoes (cast members will wear a provided costume over this outfit); and Kindergarten Boys and Girls - "Sunday Best" bring out the adorable Christmas dress and the cute collared shirts!  If you have any questions please contact Jessica Weinheimer, elementary music teacher ( ).  Thank you!

5th Grade and Junior High Band Concert will be held in St. Mary's Holy Family Center on Monday, December 12th at 6:30pm.  Junior High students must arrive by 5:50pm for set up and warm-up and 5th grade beginning band students must arrive by 6:00pm for set up and warm-up.  All students must stay for both performances.  The attire is as follows:  "Sunday Best" = No Jeans, No T-Shirts, No Tennis Shoes, and No Flip Flops.  Girls:  School appropriate dress/school appropriate skirt with a nice blouse/dress slacks with a nice blouse and nice shoes; Boys:  Dress
slacks or khakis and a collared shirt.  This can be long or short sleeve, this can also be a button down or a polo as long as it has a collar, nice shoes (boots are fine).  If you have any questions please contact Jessica Weinheimer, band director ( ).

Congratulations to our Academic Achievers
We are late in recognizing these students for their accomplishments but we are proud of each student in their first grading period.
High Honors
Eighth:  Lauren Beyer, Brittley Bowers, Ruairi Brown, Kolby Fryburger, Anna Gold, Shanty Lopez, Molly-Kimberlyn Ross, Jakob Schandua, Cade Terry, William Vorauer, Megan Wahrmund, Carlotta Wilkinson
Seventh:  Hunter Frantzen, Fey Jung, David Lindsay, Logan Metzger, Cuatro Rodriguez, John Tewksbury
Sixth:  Layton Beyer, Garron Boettcher, Will Degenhardt, Jake Mein, Annabelle Page, Gary Seidenberger
Fifth:  Aynslie Brown, Demi Frantzen, Minot Frantzen, Evan Gold, Landon Kovar, Evan Majors, Landry Ottmers, Madi Reeh, Ella Stehling, Anna Terry, Jacob Tewksbury
Fourth:  Addison Schoessow, Rylan Kovar, Emmitt Harper, Cana Vollmar, Sienna Slater
Eighth:  Hal Degenhardt, Karson Hagel, Rudy Murga, Dillon Rabon, Ella Sanchez, Baylie Seegers, Mary Catherine Westfall
Seventh:  Jud Beard, Bennett Boubel, Emma Grace Cantu, Lainey Clark, Dacia Frantzen, Cole Immel, Joe Mein, Lexi Nixon, Hank Rawls, Mason Reeh, Della Threadgill, Brennan Vollmar, Kade Williams
Sixth:  Jovanny Alva, Jack Brewer, Konnor Fryburger, Charlie Johnson, Andy Mills, Joshua Olivares, Olivia Redix, Emily Rodriguez, Bella Rodriguez, Kurt Roemer, Sydney Schandua, Miriam Smith
Fifth:  Colton Akin, Brett Bowers, Ann Claire Cop, Ismael Cruces, Jace Granville, Jordan Nixon, Brylie Roeder, Reed Spies, Amal Thorne, Ella Wisdom, Emily Wisdom
Fourth:  Holli Hagel, Landon Beyer, Jet Thomas, Lily Brewer, Diego Guevara, Baker Seegers, Hannah Moellendorf, Brooks Immel, Mickayla Moellering, Tucker Jung, Fiona O'Hara, Michael Jung

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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Little League Registration
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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
St. Mary's School kicked off the Macy's Believe Campaign two weeks ago 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.

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-
Catholic Life Raffle- 11/18-12/9
3K-5K Christmas Program- 12/6 @ 6:00 in Holy Family Center

Lunch Menu Update: For some reason, our lunch schedule stopped on 11/18 on RenWeb.
11/29: PK-8th: Nacho Grande, pinto beans, salad, cookie, milk
11/30: PK-8th: Italian Meatball Sub Sandwich, chips, salad, ice cream, milk

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

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