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September 24, 2018
Apache Week Ahead

Lunch Orders
West End Pizza @ SMS, this Friday!!!  Place your orders!
Orders are due Wednesday, September 26th at noon!

Student Mass
Mrs. Howell's 7th Grade Homeroom is leading the Mass Thursday at 8am. Please join us!
Homecoming 2018

LITTLE APACHES: we need you to enter your best sweets in the bake off.

If you intend to enter the Apache-Q Cook-off or Lil' Apache Baking Championship, we need to know. Please reserve your spot by filling out this reservation and you can pay the day of the event:

For complete rules and registration, visit:
Pre-registration for the cookoff ends September 25 so get your entries in today!

Mums are a Texas homecoming staple.  We love Texas, we love mums, but we also respect the instructional time in the classroom and the peace in knowing we will not be putting on our UPS hats in the office, playing delivery man to each student receiving a mum.  The truth is that they are a huge distraction to what our students and teachers are working to accomplish in the classroom. As a result, mums, garters, and homecoming flowers will not be allowed during the school day or during the pep rally throughout homecoming week .  Any student who brings a mum or garter will be required to leave it in their locker until dismissal.

Blackout Pep Rally
The special Homecoming Blackout Pep Rally will be Friday, September 28 at 2:30. To ensure the gym stays dark and the kids have the most fun, doors to the gym will be locked at 2:29pm and guests will not be allowed in.   THE OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED DURING THE PEP RALLY. If you will need to pick up your child, please pick them up prior to 2:30.
Homecoming Dance for 6th, 7th and 8th
The Cheerleaders are hosting the Homecoming Dance. Modest attire is required and mums may be worn to the game and dance.
Do you want to hear Apache Football on the Radio?
JD Rose, from the Texas Radio Morning Show, is looking for 4 sponsors at $500 per sponsorship to broadcast the 3 home Apache games and on the road playoff games. The sponsorship will include 30 second commercials during the game broadcasts and bonus commercials during JD's morning show. If you are interested in sponsoring Apaches on the radio, please contact JD Rose at 830-329-6608 or email at

Blessing of the Animals

Thank you for our Apache Outing at Pizza Hut
Apaches are awesome and your turn out at Pizza Hut this past week earned the school $338.08.

Turkey Dinner Update
The 2018 Turkey Dinner Festival is right around the corner! Sunday, October 28th will be here before we know it!
Planning began this summer, and now Barry Beyer and Audri Bowers are in full swing with preparations to make this another successful school community event.
Heather Beyer is finalizing Raffle Prizes this week - be looking for more information about raffle sales.
Securing prizes for the Paddle Wheel and Bingo is in process NOW. If you are able to donate an item or gift card for this year's Paddle Wheel or Bingo, please bring the donation by the office or contact D'Ann Tatsch at 210.445.3840 to coordinate pick-up. Thanks for helping make this year's event fun, festive, and profitable!

Symphony of the Hills
Thursday, September 27th Symphony of the Hills Presentation for 3rd and 4th grade students in the Holy Family Center to introduce them to what the symphony is and to peak their interest in participating. Then later in October, there will be a field trip to Kerrville for 3rd and 4th graders to attend a special concert by Symphony of the Hills.  

RCIA begins!
Are you interested in becoming Catholic or want to learn more about what Catholics believe? Are you Catholic but have not received all of your Sacraments such as 1st Holy Communion or Confirmation? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then RCIA is the program for you. RCIA (The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is the program for full initiation into the Catholic Church. Meetings will be every Wednesday night from 6-7:30pm beginning on September 26 in the Holy Family Center. Registration is FREE ! For more information or to register, please contact the Director of Religious Education, Ethan Weltens, at or 830-997-9523

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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