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September 18, 2017

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September 18, 2017

Helping Hands Survey
If you have not yet filled out our Helping Hands Survey for volunteer opportunities at SMS this year, please CLICK HERE. Please let us know how you would like to share your time.

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Thank you, Knights of Columbus
St. Mary's wishes to thank the Knights of Columbus for their generous support of our school. The Knights recently gave $3,000 to SMS, in addition to all they help us with in volunteer hours in the concession stand, at Turkey Dinner, and much more. If you see a Knight, please thank them for their donation and their dedication to our school.

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Student of the Month
Congratulations to Kennedy Gallander on receiving the August Student of the Month award given by Mr. Mein at Mass on Thursday. She will receive a $100 scholarship.

Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort
St. Mary's Catholic School is still collecting items to assist in the relief effort for the victims of Hurricane Harvey.  Items can be dropped off in school office or students may drop off items in their homeroom classroom. Our collection will span one more weeks with the following theme. Donations to support relief effort on Texas Coast through Catholic Charities.
Week Three: "Feed the Need" (9/18-9/22)
Donate school supplies, dog/cat food, clothing (all sizes, youth/adult), gift cards (HEB cards available in the office).
***UPDATE: We appreciate the emails that have come in regarding donation centers turning donations away due to the vast amounts of donations.  We have confirmed through Catholic Charities that they will continue to collect items and disperse them as needed.

Homecoming 2017
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A fun tailgate with is planned after the Homecoming game to reminisce and recognize the donors who gave to the locker project. Everyone is welcome. Please join us!

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Turkey Dinner Raffle
It's once again time for the St. Mary's Turkey Dinner.  The Raffle Committee members are currently collecting various prizes for the raffle as well as contributions of $100 or more that will go toward the major prize giveaways. It's hard to believe Turkey Dinner is only a month away, so please bring in your donations as soon as possible. We hope to count on your continued support in making this another successful raffle!
If you have any questions, please contact Heather Beyer at 830-456-2427.

Turkey Dinner Leader Meeting
The head of each area of Turkey Dinner is asked to attend a rescheduled meeting on Thursday, September 20, 2017 in the Holy Family Center at 5:30pm. If you would like to volunteer for Turkey Dinner, please contact Mignonne at . Feel free to join us as we plan logistics to make this year's feast even better!

Apache Authors
Students in Mrs. Itz's English class for 5 th , 6 th and 8 th grade entered the Creative Communication Poetry Contest in August. Students' poems were chosen from all across the U.S.A. to be in the poetry book. We had 34 students from our school whose poems were selected for the book. They are:  Landon Beyer, Audrey Broughton, Brooks Immel, Katie Hagel, Luke Harkleroad, Sienna Slater, Addison Schoessow, Jet Thomas, Ann Claire Cop, Landri Ottmers, Kylie Price, Demetra Frantzen, Evan Gold, Minot Frantzen, Ella Stehling, Ella Grandjean, Lexi Nixon, Fey Jung, Hank Rawls, Mason Reeh, Dacia Frantzen, Hunter Frantzen, John Tewksbury, Emma Cantu, Lainey Clark and Della Threadgill. We had several sets of siblings whose poems were selected this time. Congratulations to all of our young poets! Keep on writing!

Presentation on the Family
Deacon Andy Thomas will be presenting a reflection on the family titled, "The Domestic Church in the Modern World," on Thursday, September 28, in the Holy Family Center at 6:30 p.m.
All are invited to attend!

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St. Mary's 4-H
Enrollment for the 2017-2018 is now going on! Please go onto the 4H Connect website and re-enroll or enroll as a new member.

Box Tops/Glasses/Can Tabs
St. Mary's is collecting Box Tops for Education (please check expiration dates), lightly used glasses, and aluminum can tabs.  Students should turn these into their homeroom teachers.  We will be collecting them throughout the year.

Homecoming Head's Up
I wanted to send this message out early- Homecoming mums will not be allowed on the St. Mary's campus during the school day leading up to the homecoming dance and football game that weekend.  They may be worn at the homecoming dance for middle school and at the football game Saturday, but will not be allowed during the school day.  Any mums that are dropped off in the office may be picked up after the dismissal bell at 3:15.
Our cheer squad will be selling spirit ribbons for $2 that may be worn on campus throughout the day.  More details will be available in a future eBlast.

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