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September 26, 2016

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September 26, 2016

St. Mary's 4-H Reminders:
Our meetings are held the 2nd Monday of every month at 7:00P in the cafeteria.
If you are new this year and are planning to show livestock at this year's Gillespie County Livestock Show in January, you must attend 50% of the meetings from September to December this year.
Online register is still going on, you must complete it online (4-H Connect) to enroll. Before October 1st it is $20.00 and after that date it does go up. Please enroll as soon as possible.
This year, we are introducing a new St. Mary's Club t-shirt. If you would like to order please fill out the order form (located in the office) by September 28th. Cash and check is accepted, payable to St. Mary's 4-H. You may return form and payment to office or just turn in form and pay at the October meeting. The cost will be $5 per shirt for all students. Adults will have to pay the regular price which will be $10.
If you have any questions please contact:
Lori Dittmar (830) 456-6147 or
Anna Ottmers (830) 733-7131 .

Junior High World Strides Meeting
When: Tuesday, September 27th, 6:00 - 6:30
Where: Room 2, Mrs. Vorauer's Room (Elementary Building)
What: St. Mary's School has a great opportunity to share the world with our middle school students, specifically Washington, D.C.  Mrs. Lacey Vorauer will be heading up a trip for our middle school students this summer.  If you are interested, please join us tomorrow evening in Mrs. Vorauer's classroom, and join other students on an adventure!

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.

Picture Retakes
Picture retakes will be THIS Wednesday, September 28th.  If you want your child to take retakes, they must have a note from the parent.

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 /

Growing Faith Society
Join the Growing Faith Society and be entered in a prize drawing for a Yeti Roadie Cooler and 2 coated Apache cups.

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!

Supply/Lunch Drop-offs
Parents dropping off lunches, student supplies, homework, etc., please drop off items for your students in the front office to limit class-time interruptions.  Items dropped off in the office will be delivered promptly to students.
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Remind Messaging Service
Many of our teachers are adopting the use of a service/app called Remind (previously Remind 101).  Please join the Remind service for our school from the following link: .  I will be sending reminders that will be received via the Remind app or via text messaging.

Box Tops
St. Mary's participates in Box Tops for Education to fund some of our classroom supply needs. We also collect: tabs for Ronald McDonald houses and used eyeglasses for the Lions Club "Lions Recycle for Sight" program.  Any of these items can be given to your student's homeroom teacher.  We will collect throughout the year.

Athletic Passes
Athletic passes are available in the school office for $30.  This will cover your admission to any Apache sporting events played at home.  These are only available in the office; they are not available at the admission gate of the event.

Extended Day Care
Please pick up your children from extended day care in Room 8 of the elementary building.  You can access the building from the stairs on the west side of the building.  If you need to reach our extended day staff, please call 830-889-3914 between 4:00-5:45.

Substitute Teachers Needed
Love kids? Love St. Mary's? Looking for a great way to spend your time and contribute to our school community? Consider becoming a substitute teacher at SMS! Apply here:

Volunteer Safety Requirements
All volunteers on the St. Mary's School campus are required to complete a criminal background check and Safe Environment Training.  Complete the Safe Environment Training here: . When completed, please print and turn in your certificate to our office.

Football Dates
For the most up to date football schedule, please visit the school website ( )

Volleyball Dates
For the most up to date volleyball schedule, please visit the school website

Other Events for Your Calendar-
10/7- Early Dismissal- NO EXTENDED DAY CARE

For all early release days and school holidays,
look here: '16/'17 Calendar

Our Lady of the Hills
Hawk's Roost
This is homecoming week at OLH. Catch the fun activities on OLH Facebook page or Instagram. Friday, September 30 th is homecoming game. Join us for festivities. Homecoming court announcement at 7pm followed by football game vs Bulverde Living Rock. Concessions will have a meal deal. Come early, be loud, GO Hawks!

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