March 4, 2021
GUARDIAN EVENTS
Courtwarming Week March 1-5
Theme: All Around the World

Congratulations to the Courtwarming Court!
Freshman - Cole Barrera and Samantha Rogge
Sophomores - Zach Berry and Jessica Rogge
Juniors - Dillon Zaun and Marisa Martin.
Senior Court - Augustina Kish, Erin Kimbrell, Clare Scheier, Jenna Drake, Noland Boyer, Jonathan Hollo, Quinn McCullough and William Waris.

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 complete 2021-2022 enrollment by the end of March. Registration fees increase from $375 to $425 on April 1. You can complete your registration through your Parent Portal.
Questions?
Online enrollment, contact Julie Hyde, jhyde@smacatholic.org
Financial/tuition payments, 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, appointments are available on March 6 to meet one-on-one with an educator to select classes. Additional appointment times are available with Mrs. Glasgow next Monday or Tuesday from 7 am - 4 pm.

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

SMA Tuition Scholarships open March 8, 2021. Deadline for submissions is April 1, 2021. To view available scholarships please see the Academics tab on our website.
Congratulations to Jacob Smitka and Cooper Garlick!

Seniors, Jacob Smitka and Cooper Garlick earned their Eagle Scout honor from Troop 178 (Nativity of Mary). Jacob’s Eagle Scout project was a coat drive at SMA earlier this school year and Cooper built a bridge at Unity Village.
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.
Summer Youth Conference

Please CLICK HERE to read a message about a local Summer Youth Conference for SMA students to attend. The first 20 students to sign up will have a guaranteed spot. Think of this conference as a local Stuebenville experience, right here, in KC! To view the website CLICK HERE.
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!
Photo Corner of SMA Events

SMA teacher and photographer, Mrs. Eagle, invites you to view and download photos for free from SMA events. Click HERE to view the website. Thank you to Mrs. Eagle for capturing the special moments at SMA!
Time to Order Yearbooks

The deadline to order your 2020-2021 yearbook is Friday, March 12. Price of the yearbook is $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
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
Tennis - CLICK HERE
Golf - CLICK HERE
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: Wednesday, 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
SUMMER SERVICE HOUR OPPORTUNITY
Camp WIN (Women’s Intersport Network)
Camp WIN is looking for Captains to serve as role models and help campers learn sports and fitness activities, develop leadership skills and mentor their camper team. High School girls (ages 15-18) serve as Team Captains and middle school girls (ages 13-15) serve as Junior Team Captains. Captains have the opportunity to receive over 45 hours of community service within one session. Applications are open and close May 5 and applicants are encouraged to apply for more than one session.
Application: CLICK HERE
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.
Catholic Charities - Celebration of Hope Virtual Event

Ignite the Night at the Celebration of Hope Gala on March 20, 2021 – a virtual benefit for Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph. Registration is free. Sponsorship and Party Packages are available. CLICK HERE to register and learn more.
WEEKLY INFORMATION