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October 3, 2016

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October 3, 2016

Feast of St. Francis- Blessing of the Animals
Tomorrow, October 4th, is the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi.  We will celebrate together on the football field at 2:45.  Parents are welcome to bring family pets at that time to be blessed.  Students may NOT bring their animals during the school day, however students in grades 3K-2nd are invited to bring a stuffed animal with them on that day.  All dogs must remain on a leash and must remain under the care of the parent.

Early Dismissal- October 7th
We will dismiss at 12:00 on Friday, October 7th for a specialty training for our faculty as a continuation of training they received at faculty/staff in-service.  Because of the nature of the training, which is to prepare the faculty/staff in the event of an on-campus threat, we will not have extended day care available.  All students must be picked up by 12:15.

HEB Gift Card Drawing
Thank you to Josie & Diego Sokoloff and 4Keeps Photo Booth for sponsoring the September HEB Gift Card drawing. Congratulations to the winner, Ms. Lisa Callahan! Our October sponsor is Elgin & Kim Durst. Come in and buy those HEB Cards!
Turkey Dinner Cakes
SMS is blessed to have a small army make cakes for our annual Turkey Dinner. We need each and every cake to make Turkey Dinner a success. Please plan on your family bringing a cake. The delicious dessert is what makes the meal complete!
You WILL NOT receive a call this year. PLEASE PLAN ON MAKING A CAKE and delivering to the St. Mary's school cafeteria on Friday, October 21, Saturday, October 22, or Sunday morning. YOU WILL NOT BE CALLED THIS YEAR. WE STILL NEED YOUR HELP! Un-iced bundt cakes are best for slicing. Please consider a donation in lieu of store bought cakes. Homemade is what makes this event unique. We would like to carry on that tradition.

Turkey Dinner Paddle Wheel Prizes
If you are interested in donating items for the Turkey Dinner Paddle Wheel, please contact Izzy Escamilla or Maria Rios.
Izzy Escamilla: 830.456.1449 /
Maria Rios: 830.998.4995 /

Prizes Needed for the Turkey Dinner Carnival:
We are in need of the following to be used at prizes at the Carnival
*Candy (no chocolate, please, it melts)
*Small stuffed animals
*Treasure box toys
*Kids meal toys
*Party bag toys
*Anything you think that can be used at a prize.
There is a box in the school office to drop these items off through Friday!
If you have any questions, please call Tiffany Roeder 830-889-9003!

In Search Of...
We have a request by the Smithsonian Institute for a special Catholic Schools Exhibit.  They are in search of Catholic School uniforms pre-dating 1965.  If you have any of these items and are willing to share, please contact the front office.
Washington, D.C. Trip
The deadline for the World Strides Washington, D.C. trip is Thursday, 10/6.  The registration and deposit of $99 is due at that time.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Lacey Vorauer (
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-
10/7- Early Dismissal- NO EXTENDED DAY CARE
The Apache Basketball schedule has been set and can be seen on our website at:

Church/Community Connections

St. Mary's Catholic Church is happy to make available, to any interested, an opportunity to share and grow in faith through a new adult Faith Formation program.  Please see THIS FLYER for more information.

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