February 26, 2021
GUARDIAN EVENTS
Courtwarming Week March 1-5
Theme: All Around the World

Monday, March 1 - SAFARI
Khaki pants, jeans or sweats, animal print, bucket hats, binoculars
Tuesday, March 2 - TEST DAY
Freshmen, sophomores, juniors report to school in uniform 
Wednesday, March 3 - SKI TRIP
Dress Down: snow/ski pants, snow masks and goggles, sweaters, scarf, gloves, boots 
Thursday, March 4 - DRESS UP FOR JESUS  
All School Mass - Business Casual 
This is NOT dressing up for a dance or a special night out
This IS classy and professional
GUYS - Think Mr. Alsbach or Mr. Wright 
Dress pants (or your school pants), collared shirt, belt (bonus - tie)
GIRLS - Think Miss Lohman or Mrs. Rubio 
Dress pants or a knee-length skirt or dress, blouse (shoulders covered, no low cut shirts)
Friday, March 5 - CRUISE
Socks and Sandals (“Sandals yes, toes no”) Bermuda shorts (2-3 inches above your knees, long shorts), capris, Hawaiian shirts, leis, grass skirt (over leggings)
2021-2022 Enrollment is going on NOW!
Parents:
Please remember to complete the enrollment checklist for the 2021-2022 school year as soon as possible through your Parent Portal. Registration of $375 is due at the time of enrollment. Registration fee will increase to $425 on April 1. Although students may select courses now, they will not be assigned to a class until all the steps of the enrollment process are complete, including payment of the registration fee. Thank you to all those who have completed the checklist so far!
Questions?
Online enrollment, contact Julie Hyde, jhyde@smacatholic.org
Financial/tuition, contact Jim Chladek, jchladek@smacatholic.org
Class selection, contact Tammie Glasgow, tglasgow@smacatholic.org (available by appointment only)

8th Grade families:
Families of incoming Freshmen who have been accepted, should receive an email about enrolling. Appointments to meet one-on-one with an educator to select classes will be set to attend one of our Enrollment Events on either March 4 or March 6. If you have an 8th grader and have not set an appointment to enroll, please email jhyde@smacatholic.org.

To apply for financial aid CLICK HERE. Applications for assistance are due by March 6.

Applications for SMA tuition scholarships open March 8, 2021. Deadline for submissions is April 1, 2021.
Attention families of New SMA Students

MacBooks are now available with Apple's education discount when you purchase through SMA! Please CLICK HERE for details.
Testing Day for Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors (Cambridge & ACT) - March 2
March 2, 2021 is a testing day. Freshman and Sophomores will be taking the Cambridge Test and Juniors will be taking the ACT. Seniors are expected to work on their Community Service hours off site. Students need to report no later than 8:30 AM for testing and will be released at 12:15 PM.
SMA Blood Drive - March 9
The annual SMA Blood Drive is Tuesday, March 9 from 9 AM - 1:30 PM. You must be at least 16 years old to donate. Book your appointment HERE, enter Group Code: EF59. For permission slips and additional details contact Ms. Lohman.
Encounter - March 11
All students, immediate family, and staff are invited to attend a night of Eucharistic Adoration, praise & worship, confession and a student witness at 7 PM on Thursday, March 11 in the Chapel of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus at SMA. We have limited seating please CLICK HERE to sign up today!
Time to Order Yearbooks

The deadline to order your 2020-2021 yearbook is Friday, March 12. Price of the yearbook has recently raised to $105. To order, CLICK HERE and enter in the school code 16571.We also encourage you to submit your own photos by uploading them HERE. For 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
Winter Sports Digital Tickets

CLICK HERE to purchase your digital tickets. 2 tickets per student athlete. Scan QR code and follow the prompts. Enter your special identifying code.
Online Spirit Store Open for Spring Sports!

Purchase your spring sports spirit wear!
Baseball- CLICK HERE
Soccer- CLICK HERE
Girls Lacrosse- CLICK HERE
Next week look for golf, tennis and track & field.
State Wrestling Spirit Wear On Sale Now!

Purchase your State Wrestling spirit wear HERE by 11:59 PM on Sunday, February 28 to receive your items prior to the state finals.
Girls/Boys Spectator Restrictions for District Basketball

There will be no tickets available to the general public for district basketball games at SMA. As a MSHSAA sanctioned event, the activities association is limiting tickets to 4 per participant. All tickets will be purchased through the MSHSAA website and cost is $5. Instructions on how to purchase tickets will be emailed basketball and cheer parents. No SMA passes will be allowed. Games will be live streamed through MSHSAA.tv for a fee of $10. 
Dance Team Informational Meeting

Any 8th, 9th, 10th or 11th grade girl interested in trying out for the 2021-22 SMA Dance Team, MUST attend a required informational meeting with a parent.
Meeting Date: Wed March 10
Time: 7:45 am OR 3:45 pm
Where: SMA Rm 106
Any questions, see or email Mrs.Loftis, cloftis@smacatholic.org
Boy's Tennis

Boys tennis season is nearly here. Our first practice is Monday, March 1 at the Lakewood Oaks courts. Any and all are invited to join the team. Please make sure you have had a physical. It is required before you practice. If you have any questions contact Coach, Steve Hirtzel at shirtzel@smacatholic.org
COUNSELOR'S CORNER
Visit the Counselor's Corner webpage each week for the most updated scholarship information. CLICK HERE
SMA Tuition Scholarship

In honor of Jay McNamara, a 1993 graduate of O’Hara, the McNamara family has established the Jay McNamara Memorial Scholarship Fund to support students attending St. Michael. Any incoming or returning SMA student who is involved in an extra-curricular activity at school and has a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA is eligible to apply for this $1,000 scholarship. CLICK HERE for more details.

Additional SMA scholarships will be available on March 8.
VIRTUE OF THE MONTH - MARCH
Sacrifice - (Literally “to make something sacred”)
The surrender of something desirable for the sake of something higher.
AROUND TOWN
Nativity of Mary - St. Joseph Table

Nativity of Mary Catholic Church is doing a curbside pick up St. Joseph Table and Spaghetti Dinner the weekend of March 13/14.
Drive thru pick up will be:
Saturday, March 13, 2021 - 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Sunday, March 14, 2021 - 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

CLICK HERE to view the menu and order items ahead through Friday, March 12. You can also drive in on Saturday and Sunday and place your order from your car.
WEEKLY INFORMATION