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October 15, 2018

Congratulations to the Apache Volleyball teams
SMS Volleyball A Team and B Team won their games tonight. A Team is eligible for playoffs and we will update you with the schedule.

Apache Week Ahead

Spirit Shirt Day
Friday, October 19 is Spirit Shirt Day (NOT FREE DRESS!!!) to celebrate the Apache Football and Volleyball teams making the playoffs. There will be no pep rally this week.

Coffee with the Principal for new families
We will reschedule Coffee with the Principal.

Thank you, Whataburger!
The 5th Grade won the social media contest in the Apache Whatanight so the students were treated to lunch last week compliments of Whataburger. We appreciate our community partners. Thank you Whataburger!

Student Mass
Mrs. Dare's 5th Grade Homeroom is leading the Mass Thursday at 8am. Please join us!

Apache Football Playoffs will be on the Radio!
JD Rose will be broadcasting the Apache playoff game on Texas Radio thanks to our generous sponsors: Dutchman's, Majors Dermatology, Segner's Jewelers and West End Pizza Company, Security State Bank & Trust, Lawnforce and Phoenix Construction. Install the free Texas Radio.Net app and listen anywhere, anytime. In your App Store, search Texas Radio. Or listen on your computer at .
Thank you Texas Radio for being our home for Texas Country and St. Mary's Apache Football!

End of Grading Period Coming Up!
Believe it or not, the end of the first quarter of the 2018-2019 school year is upon us.  The first quarter ends this Friday, October 19th. Please take a look at your child(ren)'s grades on RenWeb to address any grades that you, the parents, are not satisfied with.

If you are concerned about your child's grades, performance or behavior and you would like a conference with the teacher, there will be a paper coming home to sign up for conferences on the afternoon of Friday, October 26th.

Red Ribbon Week
Monday- students may wear a backwards t-shirt with blue jean or khaki pants/shorts
Tuesday- Students wear crazy socks with their school uniform
Wednesday- Wear a red shirt with blue jean or khaki pants/shorts
Thursday- Wear sunglasses AFTER MASS with Mass day uniform
Friday- Wear blue jean pants or shorts with a school shirt (spirit or uniform)

Altar Server Training Saturday, October 27th
Fr. Nolan will be conducting Altar Server Training
on Saturday, October 27th at 10am in the Main Church.
Existing Altar Servers - this will be a refresher course for existing servers and all are invited to attend.
New Altar Servers - this is open to all ages (who have received First Holy Communion) interested in serving in this very important ministry for St. Mary's.
If you have any questions or would like to participate as a new server, please contact the Altar Server team at:
Looking Forward
Here are a few things to mark on your calendars...
Tuesday, 10/16: Coffee with the Principal
Thursday, 10/18: Mr. Gatti's Apache Night Out
Friday, 10/19: Early release @ 12:00; End of First Quarter (Can you believe it?!)
Friday, 10/26: Early release @ 12:00; Report card conferences; NO LUNCH SERVED  IN CAFETERIA due to Turkey Dinner preparation
Sunday, 10/28: TURKEY DINNER
Monday, 10/29: NO SCHOOL

Giving Back Made Easy

You can now shop Office Depot on line and choose St. Mary's Catholic School as your charity of choice, with 5% given back to our school!
Show SMS your love by purchasing H-E-B gift cards to do your shopping with! SMS receives 5% of the purchase back and that could equal a lot of love!
You can now shop Amazon through Amazon Smile and choose St. Mary's Catholic School as your charity of choice, with 0.5% coming back to our school!
Visit the SMS office to purchase one today.
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