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Falcon News
A weekly newsletter of the current events at
St. Mary’s Catholic School
March 8, 2022 ~Issue 275


Dear Parents and Guardians,
Please join us tonight for our PAC (Parent Activity Club) meeting at 6:00 p.m. in the cafeteria. We will be planning fun events for our students this spring and talking about PAC’s involvement in PSIA coming up on the 26th of March. This is a great opportunity to support our students! I hope to see you all there.

Last Tuesday, Mr. Smith and I had the honor of attending the 2022 St. Thomas Aquinas Leadership Mass with Bishop Vásquez. Each year we have the privilege of selecting four 7th or 8th grade students who exhibit excellence in leadership and service in their school, parish and community. This year’s honorees are Rosie Mosmeyer, Sarah Barkis, Wesley Kuriger and Ceilo Gonzalez-Fernandez. Congratulations to our amazing future leaders. 

Speaking of PSIA (Private School Interscholastic Association), it is time to volunteer as we host this event for the first time in many years. Since it will be on our campus this year, and our students do not have to travel, everyone has the opportunity to help out and earn service hours at the same time. We will need help in all areas during the day from involvement in the contests themselves to food areas to school maintenance. I will be sending a separate email to all parents with specific details before Friday. Please, please help us make this day wonderful not only for our students but for the visiting schools.

Mrs. Hoelting, our Middle School Language Arts teacher will go on maternity leave beginning March 21st. Ms. Ellen Lockhart, who is currently working through Catapult Learning as our resources specialist, has accepted the position as a long term substitute. 

Ms. Lockhart  earned her bachelor’s degree from LSU. She returned to her hometown in Shreveport, LA where she pursued a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education and Teaching. She worked as a 3-year-old assistant and a kindergarten assistant while she earned her master’s degree from Northwestern University of Louisiana (NSULA). She taught kindergarten before she moved to Temple, TX where she accepted the position of intervention teacher. 

Since coming to St. Mary’s, Ms. Lockhart has been working with all grades levels creating individualized lessons for small group  instruction. She enjoys traveling and learning about different cultures. Ms. Lockhart is excited to help students grow in all areas of the curriculum.  
We will welcome a new interventionist after spring break. 

Report cards for the 3rd quarter will be open on Renweb this Friday for grades 2-8 and sent home for Pre-K through 1st grades. NWEA testing results will be sent home this Friday for grades K-8. Please contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions.

Have a great day.
Mrs. Wyles

PAC News 
Next meeting will be tonight at 6:00 pm in the SMCS cafeteria. Lots of goings on to be discussed, please come out and see what all the news is about! 

Also, the next PAC popcorn day is March 24th. Popcorn and drinks are only .50 a piece. 
Walking for Education
Every year SMCS has a Walking for Education Fundraiser. This fundraiser goes directly to the tuition assistance program to help secure the longevity of the program. SMCS is a firm believer that no child should ever be turned away from a quality Catholic education due to the ability to pay. Please click on the links below for information and pledge sheets. 100% of all proceeds from this fundraiser goes directly to the SMCS tuition assistance program. 

Walking for Education Information 

Walking for Education Pledge Sheet

2022-2023 Enrollment
New student applications for the 22-23 school year are now available.
For questions regarding admissions or the application, please contact Ms. Giannotti at

Tuition Assistance Information 
Tuition Assistance applications for the 2022-2023 school year are now available. Follow the link below to sign in or create an account. Applications will close Thursday, April 14th. If you have any questions, please reach out to Ms. Giannotti at


Chocolate Raffle 
Thank you to all those who have been participating in our World's Finest Chocolate Fundraiser.

**There is no more chocolate to sell but to be entered in the raffles you must have all money turned in by April 1st to be entered.**

Themes include:

  • Easter Basket
  • Summertime Basket
This fundraiser is not mandatory but a great way to help support the school. All proceeds from the sale go to our general operating fund. This is also one of two major fundraisers to help those who received tuition assistance fulfill their obligation of helping refill that fund.


Soccer Shots Spring Session Information

Hello Soccer Shots Families,

Hope all is well. Thank you for enrolling your child in our program this winter. Enrollment is now open for our 7-week spring season:

*Wednesdays (ages 3-5) from 3:40pm-4:15pm starting April 6th

*Thursdays (ages 6-9) from 3:40pm-4:20pm starting March 31st

Spots are limited! You can find additional information and enroll in our spring season here:

Please note: Jerseys are given once a year. During enrollment, if you're asked about jersey size again then please ignore the question as this is for new children enrolling in our spring program.

Hoping to play soccer with your kiddos again! :)

Thank you,


Try and WIN a NEW TRUCK!!!!
St. Mary's Catholic Church has begun selling raffle tickets. Stop by the school, church office or after Mass to purchase yours! Tickets are only $10.00 each.  Please contact the church office for more information. 


Classroom Spotlight: This week is 3rd Grade

In History class, students learned about Knighthood and Medieval Warfare. They studied the different stages a person goes through to become a Knight, including a "Page" and "Squire," and became familiar with the rules of good behavior known as "Chivalry" or "Heraldry." After their studies, each student made their own shield with a crest, created their own knighthood name, and made a list of 10 rules (Code of Chivalry) that they would promise prior to becoming a knight.
Yearbook Sale and AD information
SMCS Yearbooks are on sale. Please click the link to purchase your yearbook. Click on the link below for yearbook prices and information. 

Order your yearbook HERE 
EIM Information 
All parents and guardians who want to volunteer at St. Mary's Catholic School must be EIM compliant. All information regarding EIM can be found on our website ( ). If you have a specific question about EIM or your your EIM status please contact Mrs. Cayce at 

**EIM workshops are in seat only**

Important Dates to Remember  
Tues. March 8th
PAC Meeting 6:00 pm SMCS Cafe 

Fri. March 11th
Report cards open for grades 2-8 and sent home for grades Pre-K -1st
NWEA test results sent home for grades K-8
Fish Fry

Mon. March 14th - Fri. March 18th
Spring Break 
Fish Fry March 18th

Fri. March 18th
Drama workday 10 am - 2 pm 

Wed. March 23rd
School Board Meeting 7:15 a.m.

Thurs. Mar. 24th
PAC Popcorn Sale 

Fri. Mar. 25th
Noon Dismissal '
Set Up For PSIA 
Fish Fry

Sat. Mar. 26th

Fri. Apr. 1
Walking for Education - details in newsletter

Sat. Apr. 2
Theatre Play Practice - 10 am - 2 pm

Wed. Apr. 6th - Fri. Apr. 8th
7th & 8th Grade - USS Lexington Overnight Field Trip

Thurs. Apr. 21- Fri. Apr. 22
5th Grade Overnight to Fossil Rim


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