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Falcon News
A weekly newsletter of the current events at
St. Mary’s Catholic School
February 8, 2022 ~Issue 271


Dear Parents and Guardians,
We have begun our benchmark testing this week. Since this is our second round with NWEA we will be able to see the growth from Fall to Winter when testing is complete. We look forward to sharing these results with you.

Thank you to the parents, families and teachers who joined us at Christ the King this past weekend, with Father Kurtis, to share the good news of Catholic Education. It is always fun to visit with Christ The King parishioners. Next weekend we will visit Our Lady of Guadalupe for all Masses and the weekend of the 26th and 27th we will visit St. Luke. Please join us if you can.

A reminder that Quarter 3 Progress Reports were open on Friday in Parents Web. Please contact your child's teacher if you have questions. Remember that tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb. 9th, is conference day. If you have not signed up, and have questions, this is the perfect time to have that conversation. Sign ups are on the website.

In November I shared with you the good news that an anonymous donor provided funds for our computer lab and classroom computers to be upgraded. After much research we found a company who would provide us with just what we need. These computers are on their way. Once they get here I am hoping to plan a Saturday workday to move the old computers out and place the new computers in place. I will let you know when this is and pray that many come out to help. We will need the technological mind as well as the muscle :)

We have been very blessed with technology purchases this year due to the generosity of others. Our most recent purchase was that of Laptops for the teachers. These were purchased due to the Fund-A-Need monies from the Trust Fund's 2020 Casino Night. 

Have a blessed week. Thank you for all you do to support St. Mary’s Catholic School.

Mrs. Wyles     

Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day 
The SMCS PAC is putting together a special day to thank the Faculty and Staff. Please click on the link to get more information. This event has been rescheduled for the 11th of Feb.

Faculty/Staff Appreciation Information Link 

Paypal Link:

Chocolate Raffle 
Thank you to all those who have been participating in our World's Finest Chocolate Fundraiser, but we still have plenty of chocolate left.
For every box of chocolate sold, your name will be entered into a drawing to win one of three holiday themed raffle baskets! 

Themes will include:

  • Mardi Gras Basket
  • 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.

Stop by the office to check out your boxes! 
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. 


Save these Dates and Help us Spread the Good News at all Masses 

We know that word of mouth is the best advertiser there is. So as we begin 2022, we will be spreading the good news of St. Mary’s to families who are seeking quality Catholic Education in the Classical Tradition. We ask for your help.

Father Kurtis will be sharing the good news of St. Mary’s to the parishioners of our neighboring parishes. He is asking, as are we, for help from our parents, faculty and staff, grandparents and students to help him share this good news. 

  • February 12th and 13th at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Temple

  • February 26th and 27th at St. Luke Church in Temple

Please let Ms. Giannotti  know where/when you can help ( It is very important that we share with others the opportunity to join our family.

PAC News 
Next meeting will be March 8th 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 February 25th. Popcorn and drinks are only .50 a piece. 
PSIA News 
We are so excited to host this year’s District 6A Meet at St. Mary’s. The meet will be on our campus on Saturday, March 26th. Because we are the host school, there will be much preparation above and beyond the coaching aspects. I will be asking for parent volunteers and hope that you will help us create a successful event. Coaches will be asked to submit final names at the end of January. Please ensure your student is attending practices and completing assigned work.
Classroom Spotlight: This week is 7th Grade
Coat of Arms
7th Grade students created their own Coat of Arms after learning about Medieval societies. Students chose the elements to incorporate in their drawings such as the colors and symbols. Each component on the shield represents a characteristic such as the color green meaning hope, joy, and loyalty or a sword representing courage and justice.
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.
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  

February 7th-25th - Winter Testing 

Wed. Feb. 9th 
No School - Spring Conferences 

Thurs. Feb. 10th 
All School Mass 

Fri. Feb. 11th
Winter/Spring Sports Pics - 1pm
Hearty Party Dance 6pm - 8pm 
CSW - Celebrating our Faculty and Staff - rescheduled from the 4th

Mon. Feb 14th 
No School - Inclement Weather Day 
Valentines Day 

Fri. Feb. 25th 
Popcorn Day 
Texan Dress Day 

Sun. Feb 27th 
Annual SMCS Open House - details to come 

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