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August 21, 2017

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August 21, 2017

And so it begins!
We are off to a wonderful school year.  "Day One" is in the books, and the energy was contagious on the St. Mary's campus today.  Seeing all the excited faces of our kiddos and their cheers at the pep rally brings the hard work of summer to fruition. We are blessed to be a part of your child's life this year.  We know you have a choice on where your child is educated, and we are so pleased you have chosen St. Mary's.  With school starting on a day with a solar eclipse, our future must be bright!

Meet the Teacher
The turnout for meet the teacher, back to school pep rally, and the hot dog social was spectacular.

Campus Clean Up Day

Whatanight on Tuesday, August 22
Take the night off from cooking because it's been a busy week already with meet the teacher, campus clean up and back to school. Join Whataguy and Geronimo tomorrow night, August 22 from 5-8 to support SMS. Dine in or drive thru between this time to give 20% of the sales back to SMS. We appreciate Whataburger supporting St. Mary's!

Our crossing guards are awesome! We need 1 more!
Thank you to our crossing guards for getting our children across campus safely! We need one more crossing guard on Thursday afternoons. Please contact Susan in the office at (830) 997-3914 to help us.

SMS Locker Campaign
Thank you!!! All the lockers are SOLD ! We appreciate the support St. Mary's families show us. The new metal lockers will bring a new era of pride into the locker rooms with nameplates that reflect both our history and our future.

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Bobby & Donna Durst have been generous enough to be our August HEB Card giveaway sponsors.  HEB Cards are available throughout the summer in the school office.   We are in need of sponsors for our HEB Card giveaway .  We are also looking for ways to increase HEB card sales.  If you have any great ideas that you would like to share, please take a second and fill out this form:

From the Office of the Director of Religious Education
Registration for our parish Faith Formation program is still ongoing. To register, please visit the parish office. The cost of registration this year is $50 for the first child, and $20 for each additional child. Families with more than three children registered will not pay more than $90.
Classes will be moving back to Sunday mornings this year, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. We are offering classes from K through 5th grade at that time, as well as Confirmation prep. classes (10th and 11th grades).
Edge (6th through 8th) will take place on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-7:15 p.m., and Life Teen (9th through 12th) on Sunday afternoons from 4:00-5:15 p.m. Please contact Deacon Andy at the church office for details regarding the parish Faith Formation programs this year.

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!

LifeTouch will be campus Wednesday, August 30th to take fall pictures of our students.  More information should have come home with your student today.

Apache Swag from FanCloth
It's never difficult to spot an Apache in a crowd because our families are always supporting St. Mary's School by sporting their Apache gear.  We are preparing our official St. Mary's spirit shirt design for the 2017-2018 school year that may be worn by our students on spirit days.  In the meantime, we have a list of items made available by FanCloth for our parents to shop Apache swag.  To be clear... these items are not the official SMS spirit shirt and will not be allowed on spirit shirt days, but this is a great opportunity for our parents to sport a wide array of St. Mary's blue.  Check out the Apache store on FanCloth HERE .  The purchase window closes on the first round on September 8th, so get your orders in now!

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