What's Happening

April 5, 2021

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St. Mary's Catholic School partners with families in the formation of children as disciples of Jesus and His Kingdom, through FAITH, SCHOLARSHIP, LEADERSHIP, and SERVICE.

Virtue of the Week - Relentlessness

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Our virtue this week is RELENTLESSNESS - The strength to continue striving for your goal when the going gets tough. Every day is an opportunity to be RELENTLESS … by hustling, constantly striving to improve, never giving up, fighting off feelings of laziness and fatigue. A RELENTLESS attitude is a championship attitude.

April 24, 2021

How to Be A Host

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Dining Partners

Sponsors and families may place preorders for their "Host and Toast" gatherings or their small family dinners the night of the Virtual Knight to Remember, April 24th.

The live Dining Partners ordering link will be available beginning April 5th. Preorders must be placed by Monday, April 19th.

If you are a sponsor and have a dining voucher as a part of your sponsorship, please contact Gillian Peters at gpeters@stmaryslgv.org

Silent Auction - Just a few of the items

Silent Auction will open one week prior to the event. Here are just a few of the items to expect:

  • Weekend at the Ritz Carlton Dallas
  • Fine Leather Attaché
  • Fishing Excursion for 2 on Lake Fork
  • 1 Year WOW membership basket
  • East Texas Bourbon Society membership basket
  • Rounds of Golf at East Texas Golf Courses
  • The Gallery of Lights gift basket
  • Scotch Basket donated by David and Melissa Aguilar
  • BBQ Basket donated by Boondock Ranch
  • Smoke House donated by Boondock Ranch
  • And so much more...

School Group Theme Baskets

Organized by room parents, groups of classes are going in together to bring to the silent auction fantastic theme baskets sure to cause a frenzy. If you haven't heard from your room parent yet, here are the themes by group.

  • High School - Golf
  • Middle School - Beach
  • 3rd - 5th Grade - Gardening
  • Kinder - 2nd Grade - Spa Theme
  • PreK - Family Theme

Please bring your contribution to the theme basket by Friday, April 9th so that we can arrange, photograph, and post the photograph and description by the week prior to the event. All donations should be dropped off at the church office. Please clarify that your contribution is for the specific theme when dropping off. You are welcome to drop it off to Melinda Dunn as well.

We will need a parent to come in and assemble the golf theme items together, write a description, and to photograph so that we can post them on the virtual platform. If you prefer, you can donate cash or a check and I will buy gift cards or needed items to contribute.

Gala Volunteer Opportunities

  • Getting with each Silent Auction vendor to complete a donation form so that you have all the details we need. It can be done with a phone call and an email and will be fillable.
  • Putting together the Silent Auction Item graphics using Canva. I have a skeleton branded for the event; all they will need is to include a photo
  • Picking up silent auction items
  • Taking photos of items or baskets we need photos of for the platform
  • Organize Dining Partner food pick up on Saturday, April 24th. schedule volunteers, confirm their commitment, get information for location of pick up. Also collaborate with Dining Partner organization plan.
  • Champagne Baskets - Pick up of supplies, organizing a few helpers to assemble, putting sponsor names on them, and either delivery or pick up arrangements.

Raffle Ticket Selling Opportunities

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Admission and Re-Enrollment Timeline

April 9th (Original Date April 7), 2021 - Family financial information available to parents.

April 19, 2021 - Set up Family Financial Agreements in FACTS. Signed Parish Subsidy Agreements should also be submitted at this time.

May 15, 2021 - Deadline to sign up for a 12-month (June – May) tuition payment plan for 2021-2022.

June 15, 2021 - Deadline to sign up for a 11-month (July – May) tuition payment plan for 2021-2022.

July 15, 2021 - Deadline to sign up for a 10-month (August – May) tuition payment plan for 2021-2022.

Instructions to Complete Re-Enrollment

In order to complete our online re-enrollment process, you will access ParentsWeb through your existing login. If you do not have a login, please follow the Instructions for Creating a ParentsWeb Login listed below.

To access ParentsWeb:

  • Please go to www.renweb.com.
  • Select Logins from the menu bar and ParentsWeb Login from the drop-down menu.
  • Type in your username and password. If you have forgotten your username or password, please click on the link provided.
  • After logging in, click on the Family Information button in the left menu.
  • Click on the Enrollment/Reenrollment button.
  • Our Online Enrollment system will open with a link to the registration packet for {StudentFirstName}.

The online re-enrollment process takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. Your information will be saved if you need to quit and come back later.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers must be CASE certified (Ethics and Integrity Trained)

  • Need two volunteers knowledgeable of student body to help with Spring Photos on Friday, April 23rd starting at 8 am
  • Help with Spring Gala: Silent Auction, Raffle, Marketing, etc.
  • Pick Up of Silent Auction Items prior to April 9
  • Families to help Gala Dining Partners on April 24th. 11-2 pm or afternoon hours
  • Savvy in graphic design? We need help with some projects.
  • Help Organize Mothers Day Flower Sales
  • Bathroom Monitors - Call School Office (903) 753-1657
  • Sanitizing and cleaning church following weekend Masses - Contact Lea Kottwitz at ext 303
  • Be a substitute teacher! Must have CASE training (see above). Contact Janet Collard (903) 753-1657 ext. 125 or jcollard@stmaryslgv.org

Please contact the school office for scheduling and more information

Mass Helpers

Printable Spring 2021 Schedule

April 6

Clayton Kemp

Carlie Nelms

Daisy Rodriguez

April 13 - High School attends in church

Jenna Cave

Avae Kittner

Isabella Aguilar

April 20 - Kinder through 2nd Grade attend in church

Jonah Collard

Sam Childress

Loretta Tassin

April 22 - Middle School ONLY

Eithan Kaemerling

Preslie Peyton

Blanton Mansfield

April 27 - High School attend in church

Dominic Tucker

Dewey Nelms

Lawrence Scribner

May 4 - Grades 3rd through 5th attend in church

Isabella Martinez

William Tidmore

May 11 - Middle School attends in church

Daisy Rodriguez

Carlie Nelms

Clayton Kemp

May 13 - High School ONLY

Isabella Aguilar

Kimber Kittner

May 18 - Kinder through 2d Grade attend in church

Alexandra Cruz

Brennan Billodeaux

Joseph Guilliams

May 25 - Grades 3rd through 5th attend in church

Herich Maallo

Matthew Hernandez

Emmeline Peters

Important Dates

April 9

Andy's Frozen Custard St. Mary's Spirit Night 4-8 pm

April 19

Class Group Photos following Holy Mass

April 23

Spring Photos - Siblings or Individual 8 am until finished

April 24

Spring Gala - Virtual


April 26 - Week of

Iowa Texting Grades K - 7th

April 28

Family Fundraiser TBD

April 30

State Track Meet

May 4

May Crowning and Mothers' Day Tea

May 5

Cinco de Mayo - Lunch coked by El Sombrero

May 13

Athletic and Academic Awards Ceremony

High School 9 am until 12 noon

Middle School 2 pm until 4 pm

May 21


May 28

Last Day of School - Noon Dismissal



If your student is on the lunch plan, they should check either Meal Plan Lunch Singles or Meal Plan Lunch Doubles.

If your student is bringing their lunch, they do not have to do anything.

Cafeteria Menu

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2020-2021 School Calendar - Revised 12/10/2020

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Please remember that we are a closed campus.

Lunches, forgotten homework, gym clothes, water bottles, etc should not be delivered to school. We will not be accepting food delivery services either.

Please call the school office to make an appointment.

Any child who does not have a lunch, will be served a cafeteria lunch and their account will be charged accordingly.

Community Health Safety Plan

Read Detailed Plan Here

Please do not hesitate to contact the school office or Darbie Safford, our principal, with any questions or concerns.

Carline Drop-Off and Pick-Up Etiquette

Do not cut in line.

Drop-off and pick up lines are moving more quickly every day. Please practice patience and, for the safety of the other families waiting in line, do not cut into the line.

Pull forward.

There is no reason to leave a car’s length of empty space in between your car and the vehicle in front of you. All of our St. Mary’s parents are trying to get their children to or from school every day and it takes much longer when parents do not pull forward.

Do not park in the line and get out of your vehicle.

The pickup and drop off lines are supposed to be moving lines. If you have to park for some reason, then find a designated parking spot and park your vehicle there. Otherwise, please stay in your vehicle during drop off and pick up times. Any conversations you need to have with your child should happen on the way to school or while waiting your turn in the drop-off line; our goals is to keep the line moving.

Get off your phone and pay attention.

Remember, no phones in school zones. Please put it down until you are at home or at work.

Make sure your child is ready to get out of the vehicle when they need to be.

School drop-off time is not the time to chat about after school plans, put on coats, find masks, or fill out forms. When it is time for them to get out of the car, please make sure that they are fully dressed and ready to go so you do not hold up the line.

Let your child out in a designated area only.

The school has designated drop off and pickup areas for a reason. Letting your student out in the middle of the parking lot may seem like a great way to avoid the car line when you are in a hurry, but having them run through cars in the car line is dangerous!

Pick up your student(s) and continue the flow of traffic...

Please do not take time to get everything organized or have a conversation about the day before you pull away from the curb. Have children buckle up and then pull away from the line when it is safe to do so, allowing other parents to pull up and get their children. If your child is in a car seat or booster and needs extra help with their buckles, please pull into a parking space to assist them.

Lastly, be patient.

We are all working to keep our children and families safe. Honking at other parents or kids or displaying any other form of road rage is not necessary and is not in keeping with the Christian environment which we promote.