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October 10, 2016

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October 10, 2016

St. Mary's 4-H
Meeting tonight at 7PM in the school cafeteria! Reminder: If you are new this year and are planning to show livestock at the Gillespie County Show, you must attend 50% of the meetings from September to December.
This year, as the county wide community service project, we are benefiting to the "Food 4 Kids" program through the Hill Country Community Needs Council. Please bring items such as; tuna kits, granola bars, juice boxes, fruit cups, applesauce, dried fruit, etc.
This will take place of the canned goods.

Washington, D.C. Trip
You and/or your Jr. High student can still travel to Washington D.C. with us in June! Due to popular demand, we've extended the deadline for trip registration. We have close to 30 travelers already signed up.  A $99 deposit is all that is required to sign up. Simply click on the link:
Enter Trip I.D. 140042

Turkey Dinner
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.

Paddle Wheel
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 /

Woodworker needed!
We are looking for someone to help sand and repaint the paddle wheel.

Prizes needed!
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!

Did you know that it takes approximately 350 volunteers the day of Turkey Dinner to make it all come together and serve meals to benefit our school? Volunteerism is what St. Mary's is built on. There has already been over 450 hours logged of time given by family and friends to the school in volunteer hours. THANK YOU for this incredible support.
We have identified how many volunteers we will need in each area and you can sign up by clicking this link: . Once you have chosen your area of interest, the head of that area will be in touch with helpful details.
Thanks for being a part of our 54 th year of the St. Mary's Turkey Dinner!
Cheer Campers!
Parents of our cheerleading campers, please join us Friday at 2:30 and watch your kiddo join the Apache cheerleaders during the pep rally.  They will also cheer at this Saturday's home football game against Holy Cross during halftime.  Please have them wear their camp shirt with black bottoms and a smile to both events!

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.

One of our students lost their brand new hooded Apache sweatshirt.  It's a Youth Large.  If you happen to be doing laundry and have more sweatshirts than you ordered, please contact the front office.  Thank you!

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!

Pep Rally & Football Game
We will host the Knights of Holy Cross this Saturday at 7:00.  It is parent's night and our last home game for the 2016 football season.  Please come out and support the Apaches! You are also invited to join us for our pep rally on Friday at 2:30 in the Murchison-Pahl Gymnasium.

Other Events for Your Calendar-
Red Ribbon Week- Next Week
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