January 21, 2021
GUARDIAN EVENTS
Guardian Bash: March 27, 2021
This year’s Guardian Bash takes place Saturday, March 27, 2021, at SMA. In addition to being live streamed, a limited number of tickets will be available for in-person attendance. Registration and sponsorship details coming soon.

This annual dinner and auction is SMA’s largest fundraising event, and we need the support of all SMA families to make it a success! If you have not yet contributed to the auction, please CLICK HERE to view our wish list and consider donating an item.
Stand Up For Life! Kansas City Rally for Life - January 29
Instead of going to the March for Life in Washington DC this year, SMA students are invited to participate in STAND UP FOR LIFE! - Kansas City Rally for Life - Friday, January 29 at St. Therese North in Parkville from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM. All students in the KC-SJ diocese are invited to come to pray and learn about what we can do to stand up for life in our world today. Stand Up For Life is going to be an engaging morning of praise and worship, dynamic speakers, and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass where you will be inspired and empowered to stand up for life.

All SMA students are invited. If you are interested in attending Stand Up for Life, please CLICK HERE to fill out the form since space is limited. Registration is open now. If you have any questions, contact Mr Sellnow, ksellnow@smacatholic.org or Sr. Jude Andrew, srjudeandrew@smacatholic.org
2021-2022 Enrollment Dates
Mark your calendars to enroll your Guardian(s)
Current families:
February 1 -12: Online contracts signed and $375 registration payment due. Registration increases to $475 starting February 13.
Students will submit their class selections to Mrs. Glasgow at school.

8th Grade families:
February 22 - March 3: Online contracts signed and $375 registration payment due. ($25 discount applies if application was submitted by December 18.)
Enrollment events to select classes will be held on the following dates. Appointments will be available after contract is signed and payment submitted.
March 4: 4 - 7:30pm
March 6: 11 am - 2:30 pm

To apply for financial aid please CLICK HERE.
SMA’s Inaugural Trivia Night (Virtual), February 20
Are you tired of Saturday nights twiddling your thumbs with nothing to do?
Get ready to shake off the Covid-doldrums with SMA’s inaugural Trivia Night!
Gather your team of up to 8 brainiacs and vie for the title of smartest and savviest SMA parents in the school. Keep that calendar open for 7:30 PM on February 20 and CLICK HERE for more information and to register your team! Space is limited to 20 teams. Team registration is $80.
Angelic Warfare Confraternity
Information Meeting: Friday, January 22, 2021
If you are interested in deepening your relationship with Jesus, prayerfully consider enrolling in the Angelic Warfare Confraternity, a supernatural fellowship of men and women bound to one another in love and dedicated to pursuing and promoting chastity together under the powerful patronage of St. Thomas Aquinas and the Blessed Virgin Mary. “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God” (Matthew 5:8). We are planning to have the official enrollment of our new SMA members on Thursday, February 11. Students and staff are welcome to enroll.

If you are interested in learning more about the Angelic Warfare Confraternity, come to Room 206 on Friday, January 22 during Seminar and sign up HERE. Please contact Sr. Stephen Patrick, OP (srstephenpatrick@smacatholic.org) if you have any questions.
(Virtual) Women’s Discernment Retreat- February 13-14
The Dominican Sisters invite you to join them on their second Virtual Discernment Retreat! Opening on February 13, this online retreat will include a variety of talks given by the Sisters and Father David Meconi, S.J. The talks cover topics such as Prayer, Dominican Spirituality, the Spirituality of DSMME, Eucharistic and Marian Devotion and many many more! The cost is free, but you will need to register online. If you have any questions, feel free to ask any of the Sisters or email Sr. Katharine Rose (srkatharinerose@smacatholic.org).
Flowers for the Sisters
Please prayerfully consider helping provide a simple floral arrangement for the Sisters' Chapel. The flowers can be brought to school and placed in a bucket/vase available at the front office for the Sisters to take home and place them in their Chapel. Two matching bouquets of flowers would be ideal, and they do not need vases. The flowers can be brought to school on Wednesdays to the front office. If you forget, please feel free to bring the following day (Thursday). If you have any questions, please contact Janice Drake at janicedrake6@yahoo.com or 816-868-3332. Thanks so much! We know the Sisters are excited for the flowers to beautify the altar of the Lord! Please sign up HERE.
Virtual A+ Program Monthly Meetings
Assistant Principal Page will offer virtual A+ Program Meetings at 6 pm on the third Tuesday of each month (excluding Spring Break in March). These meetings are casual, Q&A meetings where general information will be provided. Students and parents are welcome to attend. Find more information and the Zoom link on our A+ webpage. For a detailed letter about the A+ program from Mr. Page, CLICK HERE.
Time to Order Yearbooks

Order your 2020-2021 yearbook now! Cost is $95. Don't miss this chance to bring home the memories of this school year. To order CLICK HERE. Our school code for ordering is 16571. Remember, you can contribute your own photos to the yearbook by uploading them HERE. Questions about yearbooks, please email Mrs. Ellis at aellis@smacatholic.org
ATHLETICS & ACTIVITIES
SMA Athletics Calendar & Game Change Notifications CLICK HERE
SMA Guardian Athletics YouTube
All home basketball games and all home wrestling matches will be live streamed. To subscribe for live stream athletic events CLICK HERE
Boys Volleyball - Spring

If you are interested in playing on the boys volleyball team this spring, please fill out the following form HERE by Wednesday, January 27. You can also contact Coach Brett Kies at brett.kies@smacatholic.org with any questions.
COUNSELOR'S CORNER
Visit the Counselor's Corner webpage each week for the most updated scholarship information. CLICK HERE
NEW Scholarships Available

NEW Scholarships available managed by Truman Heartland Community Foundation. CLICK HERE to view list. Some have deadlines of February 1.
Local Scholarship Opportunity for Seniors

Applications are now open for the Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce scholarship. A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a college-bound senior attending a private high school in Lee’s Summit. (Last year the scholarship was won by our very own Colleen McNamara.) You do not have to live in Lee’s Summit to qualify. CLICK HERE to view the criteria and application.
Career and Technology School Programs Available

Sophomores and Juniors: Online applications have opened for all three programs from Summit Technology Academy (STA), Herndon Career Center (H-CC) and Southland CAPS. For more information about programs offered through these partner career schools CLICK HERE. Priority deadline for applications is February 16, 2021.
VIRTUE OF THE MONTH - JANUARY
RESPECT
Speaking and acting according to our own and others’ rights, status and circumstances
IN OUR COMMUNITY
Friends of FIRE Meetings - Presentations by KC Developmental Therapies
FIRE will be offering a two part Zoom class for parents called Executive Functioning Strategies & Tools.
Please CLICK HERE for more information.
Two Part Series:
Thursday, February 4th @ 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 8th @ 7:00 p.m.
Zoom link will be released closer to meeting dates! (Stay Tuned)! 
Support and Prayers for the May Family
Brooks and Susanna May are a former SMA family and have four children that currently attend Catholic schools in the area. Susanna was recently diagnosed with an advanced stage of renal cancer. The family is asking to please keep them in your prayers. If you would like to support the May family, shirts and other items are for sale at https://www.olpspiritstore.com/shop-7. All proceeds benefit the May family. Thanks in advance for your prayers and support!
Lee's Summit CARES Parenting Classes
Lee's Summit CARES is offering parenting classes and webinars. The classes are $55 and include a program manual that will be mailed to the participant. Scholarships are available to anyone residing in Eastern Jackson County. Webinars are free and recorded. CLICK HERE to view the upcoming classes and webinars.
If you have any questions please contact Kerri Gray at kjgray@rediscovermh.org or 816-507-2298.

Scholarship forms are available HERE. Contact Rachel Segobia for questions or help with the scholarship process. rsegobia@rediscovermh.org
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