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Prayers for the Cross Family
We ask your continued prayers for Mrs. Cross and her entire family as they grieve the loss of mother and as her husband, Dr. Tommy Cross, continues to recover from heart transplant surgery.

Urgent Notification System
Earlier this week all families should have received the snow day notification and the online day notification by phone call, text, and email. While we frequently use emails and texts to communicate with our community, calls are reserved for urgent matters, such as cancellations. If you did not receive the alert by all three methods, please contact Jeanne Cichon, registar, to update your contact information in Infinite Campus. 

Snowball Week Schedule
Next week is Snowball Week! The dance will be Friday, Feb. 11, from 7-10 pm. Tickets will be on sale in the Cove during lunch. Cost is $20 for singles and $30 for couples. Each day will be a theme dress day. See the schedule for the entire week on our website.

Earn Service Hours, Volunteers Needed for Bingo
Did you know that you can earn service hours and help the school raise revenue all by volunteering to help with a session at Bingo World? Bingo World at 272 S. Academy is run by the Barney family, who are affiliated with St. Mary’s family. As a revenue stream for school, the Barney family has selected several bingo sessions each week to benefit St. Mary's. St. Mary’s receives more than six-figures annually from these sessions. Our part is to provide the volunteers to help sell the “pull tab” games that supplement the actual bingo games. Selling the “pull tab” games is easy and fun. The bingo players buy the “pull tab” games for $1 or $5 and then the players can either win cash or a multiplier for the actual bingo games in the event they get BINGO. The St. Mary’s sessions are Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Times for these sessions are listed on the Bingo Sign-up Genius, where you can schedule yourself to help. You can also navigate to the sign-up from our website under the “Give” tab. Volunteering at bingo counts as service hours for both students and parents. Please find a session or two you can support this semester. The Development Office thanks you!
FACTS Submission Deadline Extended to Feb. 15
Reminder: The financial aid application and FACTS data submission deadline has been extended to Feb. 15. You’ll find more information, including some clarifying points, in the News section of our website at www.smpirates.org/article/639956
Questions on how to navigate that process may be directed to finance director, Tommy Darneal (tdarneal@smhscs.org).
Parent Volunteer(s) Needed for Front Desk
Parents, we are looking for volunteers to help out for the week of Feb 7-11 (or so) manning the Front Desk. If you can help, please email Dennis Archuleta, dean of students, at darchuleta@smhscs.org. Also, if anyone is interested in this as a full-time, year-round paid position, please send an email to Mr. Archuleta.
Change in Dress Code
It was announced last week that, in answer to requests from students and student council, the dress code will now allow students to wear sweatshirts and hoodies everyday. Per the dress down day dress code, all designs on sweatshirts and hoodies should be either St. Mary's or college logos or small brand or plain/no logo.
COVID Documents Update
The school’s COVID procedures have been updated on our website. You’ll find a link to them on the Current Pirates page

Volunteers Needed to Sew for Gala
Would you like to get volunteer hours for doing something you love? Please help us sew table runners for the Gala. All you have to do is sew straight lines! Email or call Ramon Falt, director of Events, for more info at rfalt@smhscs.org or 719.635.7540 ext. 40.

From last week’s Signal, if you missed it: 


  • Pirate Theater will present a variety show at 7 pm on both Feb. 17 and Feb.18 in the Cove. Tickets will be $5 for students and senior citizens and $7 for adults. Watch us dance and sing and show our talent!
  • College Information Night for parents of juniors is Feb. 16 from 6-7 p.m. in the Cove.
  • The Pirate Theater will perform “Arsenic and Old Lace” on April 7, 8 and 9 at 7 pm in the Cove. Tickets will be $5 for students and senior citizens and $7 for adults.
  • St. Mary’s Annual Gala will be on April 23, 2022. If you would like to help, please contact Ramon Falt at rfalt@smhscs.org