"Walking for Education"
This year St. Mary’s Catholic School began a new tradition entitled “Walking for Education”. The goal for creating this annual event is very simple. We want to make sure all who wish a quality Catholic education, and cannot afford the cost of tuition, are helped through tuition assistance. To help us reach our goal of $100,000, the students of St. Mary's Catholic School participated in "Walking for Education" walk a thon on Tuesday, April 28, 2015. Each student was challenged to do their part and gather sponsors. We are also reached out to all parishes who have children attend St. Mary's Catholic School, and to our local businesses. As of today, 5/15/2015 we have raised $24,362.03. It's not to late to make a difference in the life of a child and give the gift of a Catholic education, donations are still being accepted and are appreciated J. Mail donations to: St. Mary's Catholic School - 1019 S. 7th Street, Temple, Texas 76504. Every donation, small or large, will make a difference.
Dear Friends and Family,
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Thirty Eight Falcon’s Pride newsletters later, school is over and summer is here. It just seems impossible that time has gone so quickly. I wish to thank you for making my first year at St. Mary’s Catholic School an adventure filled with welcomes, smiles and new learning experiences. I am proud to call St. Mary’s my home and look forward to next year when we will welcome back our veteran families and open our arms to our new Falcon’s in training.
This Thursday we will be celebrating our year at Spare Time. We will depart school at 9:45 and return to school at 2:30. I have taken all who volunteered to drive and divided the students accordingly. (I used a pencil and there was lots of erasing). Please, if you are driving, only take the students you have been assigned and make you stay with them, when you return to school, until a teacher is there to take over. Your child’s teacher will give you your list on Thursday morning.
If your child is not attending Spare Time, please do not bring them to school, as all faculty and staff will be gone.
When at Spare Time we ask all parent chaperones to keep a watchful eye on all students. Safety and fun are our goals for the day. If you have not gone through EIM or are not current you may only drive your own child. When returning to school please do not leave your students until a teacher takes over.
Spare Time dress will be Spirit or Walking for Education Shirt (8th grade may wear their retreat shirt), pants, walking shorts and tennis shoes. Please no flip flops, for safety reasons.
This Friday is our last Mass together for this school year. Students may come to school in special Sunday best dress on this day. This is a special dress-up day for the students and we are looking forward to it. Please make sure your students follow the guidelines set up for this day.
Nice dress or skirt of appropriate length (knee or below). Dress must have regular sleeves and not have a low-cut neckline.
Dress pants with a nice blouse or sweater (no jeans or t-shirts)
Nice shoes may be worn. Please no heals or open toes. Boots are fine as long as the heals
are not high. No tennis shoes.
Nice pants with a nice shirt. No jeans or t-shirts.
Nice shoes, no tennis shoes.
As always, students may choose to wear their uniform on this day.
Please join us Friday evening at 6:00 p.m. when we honor our Mighty Eighth Graders with Mass and a Graduation Ceremony in the church. May God bless our young students and guide them on their journey through High School. Congratulations to our Graduates!
Autumn Boethel Joseph Bremer James Clardy
Teresa Garcia Corinna Gokingco David Karr
Kooper Kasberg Ryan Kolessar Kelby Kosel
Matthew Maldonado Vanessa Medina Bella Rose Mortel
On behalf of the faculty and staff I would like to wish you a wonderful summer and God’s blessings on your travels (whether you are taking a vacation or a staycation J)
All the best to you and your family.
A Smile From Father Steve
"Don't give God instructions - just report for duty!”
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