November 25, 2020
GUARDIAN EVENTS
Guardian Bash Auction Donation Drop-Off December 9-11
As the holidays are approaching, so is our fourth annual Guardian Bash. This year's "Livin' it Up in Kansas City" themed annual dinner and auction is set for Saturday, February 20, 2021. The Guardian Bash task force has begun work on SMA's largest fundraising event and we need the participation of all SMA families to help to make it a success!

Auction donations are needed!
  • Donate an item, basket, gift cards, electronics, art, jewelry, tools, home goods, service or sports tickets.
  • Offer something special, such as a unique experience or handmade gift that can't be easily purchased anywhere else.
  • Join with other families to provide larger items, baskets, trips or services.

Auction Drop-Off: The Guardian Bash task force is hosting auction drop-off mornings from 7:30-8:30 AM on Wednesday, December 9 - Friday, December 11 at SMA. Students of families who drop-off an item during this time will receive a free spirit wear dress pass. All SMA families are encouraged to donate at least one item to the auction. For questions, please email klucas@smacatholic.org
Support the SMA's SMILE Zone by Shopping AmazonSmile
Shop at smile.amazon.com and Amazon will donate to the SMA SMILE Zone, at no cost to you.
Directions:
Select your charity: St. Michael the Archangel High School Lee's Summit
Then begin your Amazon shopping!
Encounter - 7 PM Wednesday, December 2
All students, immediate family, and staff are invited to attend a night of Eucharistic Adoration, praise & worship, confession and a student witness on Wednesday, December 2 at 7 PM in the Chapel. We have limited seating CLICK HERE to sign up today!
Volunteers Needed for "The Guard" Fundraising at Chiefs Home Games

The Guard (Booster Club) has the opportunity to raise funds for our athletics/activities department by working concessions at the KC Chiefs home games. We are in need of more volunteers to cover stands! Volunteers must attend a training from 6-9pm on Monday, November 30 at SMA. Parents or students (over the age of 16) who are interested can SIGN UP HERE. Email Mary Kroening at mkroening@smacatholic.org if you have any questions. 
New Technology Recommendations - MacBooks
If you are considering buying a new MacBook in the coming months, please read Mr. Alsbach's new MacBook recommendations at smacatholic.org/technology.
Apple has announced their newest M1-based computers, see why Mr. Alsbach recommends the M1 MacBook Air over the M1 Pro.

As a reminder, for security reasons, if your student gets a new device or has their device serviced, please reach out to Mr. Alsbach at jalsbach@smacatholic.org.
SMA Backpacks or SMA Side Bags Required

Starting 2nd semester, SMA logo backpacks or side bags will be required by all students. Seniors will be the only exception allowed. Please plan now to have the appropriate bag. To purchase a bag, please go to our Spirit Store 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
CLASS OF 2021 NEWS
Senior Yearbook Ads
Senior Parents - It's time to submit your Senior Ad for the yearbook! All ads must be turned in by January 10. Cost goes up as the deadline approaches. Spaces are limited so don't miss out on this special memory for your student. CLICK HERE for details and order form.
COUNSELOR'S CORNER
College Information

Seniors - Our counselor's office receives new information from colleges weekly. Visit the Counselor Corner's webpage each week for the most updated Virtual Admissions videos, deadlines and full detailed spreadsheet packed with information on scholarships! CLICK HERE.

Juniors - the Coolidge Scholarship is now taking applications. Full-ride, four-year, merit based college scholarship is only available for juniors to apply! CLICK HERE for more information.
ADVANCEMENT OFFICE NEWS
New Scholarship Available for All SMA Students
Through their annual essay competition, the Ancient Order of Hibernians are awarding five $750 tuition scholarships for students currently attending a local Catholic High School. CLICK HERE for more information. Deadline is November 30.
Volunteers Needed for the 2021 Guardian Bash
Wanting to get involved with the spirit of SMA? Come join the team for the annual Guardian Bash to be held on February 20, 2021. The auction is seeking volunteers for various subcommittees that are needed to make this a successful auction! CLICK HERE to sign up.
SMA Business Alliance
Last chance to get your company displayed in the gym for Winter Sports! Join the Business Alliance now to get year-long recognition and exposure while also supporting SMA. Click here for more information.
ATHLETICS & ACTIVITIES
SMA Athletics Calendar & Game Change Notifications CLICK HERE
NEW! SMA Guardian Athletics YouTube
To subscribe for live stream athletic events CLICK HERE
VIRTUE OF THE MONTH
NOVEMBER - GRATITUDE
Also known as: Thanksgiving
DEFINITION OF GRATITUDE: Thankful disposition of mind and heart
OTHER INFORMATION
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Tournament - November 28

Lee's Summit Parks and Recreation is offering a “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe” tournament on Saturday, November 28 at Harris Park Community Center. The games will be played on the Nintendo Switch. Registration deadline for this tournament is November 24. CLICK HERE for more information. Any student who wants to sign up can do so online at www.lsparks.net, or by calling 816-969-1542.
Driving Lessons - Attention all students learning to drive! Coach Scanlon is giving driving lessons. Contact Mr. Scanlon at mscanlon@smacatholic.org
WEEKLY INFORMATION