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Prayers for the Jung Family
Our dear friend and colleague, Kathy Jung, was laid to rest this week. We ask for the community’s continued prayers for her family. Thank you.
Board Meeting, Wed, Dec. 21
The next meeting of the St. Mary's board of directors is Wed, Dec. 21, at 6pm in the Resource Center. The west doors will be open at 5:45pm. The long-range weather forecast for next Wednesday looks fine; however, if the meeting is changed or canceled, a message will be sent via text and email to the community.
Rocky Mountain March for Life, Mon, Jan. 16
Please join the St. Mary's High School Students for Life and the Diocese of Colorado Springs Respect Life Apostolate on Monday, Jan. 16, for the annual Rocky Mountain March for Life in recognition of the overturning of Roe v. Wade and in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Please park at Corpus Christi Catholic Church between 8:00 am and 8:40 am and ride our shuttles to the sidewalk near the Planned Parenthood facility at 3480 Centennial Blvd. where we will gather at 9:00 am for an hour of prayer, speakers, and a rosary, followed by a Eucharistic procession back to Corpus Christi. The shuttles will be available to drive those unable to march. There will be Eucharistic Adoration and a Divine Mercy Chaplet at the church after the march, followed by noon Mass celebrated by Fr. Brian Roeseler. Lunch and fellowship will follow Mass in the Corpus Christi Parish Hall. All are welcome to come celebrate life.
Tuition Discount Referral Program
As a reminder, St. Mary's High School has a tuition discount referral program. The specifics of the program are as follows.
The program is open to all St. Mary's families (including grandparents) and St. Mary's employees.
Maximum discount is up to $2,000 per new family referred, not per new student referred.
There is no limit to the number of new families who may be referred to St. Mary's.
In the event that the cumulative tuition discounts exceed the referring family's total cost to educate, the remaining referral discount may be directed toward another family's tuition or to the financial aid program.
Referred families must be new to St. Mary's High School.
Siblings of current families and students at our K-8 partner schools are not eligible.
Discount may be applied at the end of the referring family's current year tuition, applied to another family's tuition, or credited to the financial aid program.
Referred families must complete the admission process and be accepted for enrollment.
Referred families must be enrolled and in good standing through the first day of their second semester at St. Mary's.
St. Mary's reserves the right to change the provisions of the program at any time.
(For additional information, contact the Director of Enrollment, Raquel Krasovec, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tuition and Enrollment Update
Reminder, we are in the enrollment season! Please see the tuition announcement from our President, Deacon Rob Rysavy, at the link provided.
Safeway/Albertson's Reload Gift Card Update:
The Safeway Community Giving Gift Card Program will be changing its supplier at the beginning of the year. All reloadable cards with a running balance after January 5, 2023 will remain active for balance inquiry and redemption transactions. Please note, reloads will no longer be processed after January 5, 2023.
New replacement cards from the supplier are on order. We believe you will be able to pick up a new one, but you may have to purchase one. Please check with the business office.
Time to send us your 3rd quarter earnings report! The 4th quarter recently ended, and King Soopers will update your Community Giving amount to include 4th quarter earnings very soon! Please include your full name in your email.
RaiseRight (formerly Great Lakes and ShopwithScrip) has increased their fee for debit card transactions from $0.15 to $0.29, effective January 9, 2023. This is the first increase of this fee since 2011.
If you have not tried out the RaiseRight app, give it a try! It is very easy to use and so convenient! Remember, your earnings are split 50/50 with St. Mary's, and your portion can be used to help pay tuition!
American Furniture Warehouse
St. Mary's is participating in the AFW School rewards program. When buying furniture there, mention St. Mary's High School. AFW rewards us with 2% of your qualifying purchase.
Even though the holiday giving season is over, please remember our scrip program for your gift card needs. The cards we get are more secure than the ones you pick up in stores, and purchasing through our program benefits you and the school!
Annunciation Heights Youth Camp
Are you interested in Annunciation Heights summer camps? Learn more, and sign up today at annunciationheights.org/summer-camp/
Basketball Gate and Concessions Sign Up
Below is the link for the winter sports concessions and gate sign-up. Sports teams and clubs can earn money from the PPC boosters.
Are you interested in helping us with the Gala this April? Please join us for a meeting on Tuesday, January 17th during Zero Hour (7:30am) in the Events/Enrollment Room. Our theme this year is 70s/Disco! If you have ideas, we want them! Please contact Ramon Falt at email@example.com for more details.
Coffee with the President and Principal
Join us Friday, June 13 for Mass at 7:00 am followed by coffee in the Resource Center from 7:30 am - 9:30 am.
The free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form is now available. All families who plan to have a student attend college in the fall of 2023 will need to complete the form. Sooner is better! Click the link to get started.
The local Vietnam Veterans of America are offering a $2,000 scholarship for a senior student. To qualify for the scholarship, the student must be a child or grandchild of a Vietnam-era veteran. If interested, pick up an application from Mr. Baxter in the SMHS Counseling Center.
2023 Yearbooks Are on Sale
The 2023 yearbook is now on sale at the following site:
Parents who wish to personalize their child's yearbook can go to the above Jostens' site and choose the link for Yearbook Recognition Ads. After creating an account, they then can create the ad using the tools in that menu. If you have any questions, please reach out to Mrs. Kavanaugh, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yearbook Parent Ads
Parent ads for the yearbook should be submitted by February 10, 2023. Below is the link to Jostens to place your Senior Ad:
Sports Games, Jan. 6-Jan. 13
Please come out in support of our many wonderful sports teams!
Wrestling @ Home (Valley High School), Jan. 7
Girls Basketball @ Buena Vista, Jan. 10
Boys Basketball @ Buena Vista, Jan. 10
Girls Basketball @ CSCS, Jan. 12
Boys Basketball @ CSCS, Jan. 12
Girls Swim @ Pueblo County, Jan. 13
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