September 10, 2020
UPCOMING EVENTS
New! Guardian Stride - September 25
On the Friday of Homecoming Week, all SMA students will be participating in a fun, 30-minute walk around campus, called the Guardian Stride. In preparation for this student-driven walk-a-thon, each student mailed letters asking for donations to sponsor them in the Stride. The proceeds of this important event will be applied to the “gap” that exists between student tuition and the actual cost of their education, making this a great opportunity for the students to play a part in contributing to their education.

Step 1 - COMPLETED! Wednesday, Sept. 9 or Thursday, Sept. 10
Students collect 15 contacts with addresses

Step 2 - Week of Sept. 14
Students will personalize and mail letters (provided by the Advancement Office). If you are able to bring your own stamps, that would be great!

Step 3 - Friday, Sept. 25
Students will participate in a 30-minute walk around campus. Various prizes will be awarded.

Step 4 - Early October
Students will address and mail thank you postcards to those who have sponsored them.

We appreciate your support and participation in making this a successful fundraiser!
Encounter - September 16, 7-8:30 PM
All students and staff are invited to attend a night of Eucharistic Adoration, praise & worship, confession and a student witness on Wednesday, September 16 at 7 PM in the Chapel. We have limited seating please sign up HERE.
ATHLETICS & ACTIVITIES
To view the SMA Athletics Calendar CLICK HERE
RSchool Activity Schedule App
Want to be notified when a schedule change is made on a game? Rschool is an app available for families to customize specific sport calendars. Email notices can be sent directly to you with schedule time or location changes for games. It is free to download and sign up! To take advantage of this app, click to our website Custom Athletics.
Fall Play - Backstage Help Needed
Preparations are well underway for our fall play, Radium Girls. If you are interested in helping out in any capacity backstage (costumes, lights, sound, etc.), please contact Mr. Wright at wwright@smacatholic.org.
Girls Tennis Team Update Click HERE
GUARDIAN NOTES
September Virtue of the Month - LEADERSHIP
Leadership is the virtue that makes you first in pursing great things and a model and guide for others. We are blessed with many great leaders at SMA! Think of ways you can become a leader at school, at home and with your friends.
Photo Corner
SMA teacher and photographer, Mrs. Eagle, invites you to view and download photos from SMA events. Click HERE to view the website. Thank you to Mrs. Eagle for capturing the special moments at SMA!
SMA INFORMATION
Signs of Suicide Program
SOS program to begin next week September 14-18. Parents were sent an email on September 8. Please CLICK HERE to view the letter with detailed information about this program.
Technical & MacBook Assistance
Require technical assistance? Please submit a ticket by emailing techsupport@smacatholic.org. Tickets sent from non-SMA email addresses will not be responded to, unless the issue is with an SMA email address.
Parent Club Wants YOU to Be Involved
Share your time with the SMA community! Committee chairs are needed to help organize specific events. CLICK HERE to see the many events that Parent Club supports for the SMA students!

Join Parent Club volunteers for a weekly Zoom rosary every Sunday evening at 7 PM. Click HERE for the Zoom link and more information.
Bus Transportation from St. John Francis Regis
SMA offers morning transportation to school from St. John Francis Regis Catholic Church. The bus will pick up at 7:20 AM. All students riding the bus must wear a mask. CLICK HERE to sign up.
Lunch Options
For details on lunch options and costs, click HERE
PARKING SPOTS
Parking Passes Must Be Purchased
The Administration has been checking cars for parking passes. If students are not legally parked or do not have their parking pass, parents will be notified. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Berry at kberry@smacatholic.org in the Academic Office.
SENIORS - Paint the Parking Spots
Seniors who are painting your parking spot - we are watching the weather, and will email updates about rescheduling. Stay tuned! 
SPIRIT STORE
Hours: Monday - Friday 3:30 - 4:00 PM
New SMA Backpacks
Buy your new SMA Backpack now! The new backpacks have a padded pocket for MacBooks, as well as plenty of room for classroom necessities. Returning students can order from the Spirit Shop on a pre-pay basis for $32. To complete an order and pay online, click HERE. Fo questions, please contact Anna Favrow at afavrow@smacatholic.org.
Uniform Information
The plaid skirts that have been backordered are due to arrive the last week of September. We appreciate everyone's patience. Please check the Guardian Glance for updates.

Freshmen and new students: don't forget to order your Community T-shirt! ORDER FORM

Pre-worn Uniforms - the Spirit Store has a small collection of gently used uniforms for sale. 

Volunteers needed for the Spirit Store! Please email Mrs. Favrow at afavrow@smacatholic.org if you are available to help.
CHRISTIAN SERVICE PROJECTS (CSP)
Updates for the 2020 - 2021 School Year
Christian Service Projects require only 15 hours for the 2020-2021 school year due to COVID-19. CSP grade specific guidelines and rubrics found HERE
STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES
2020 - 2021 France Trip - A Few Spots Left

For detailed information, click HERE
For questions, contact Madame Evans at cevans@smacatholic.org
FINANCE OFFICE
Questions About Tuition?
Families paying tuition annually, payment is due now. For questions on payments, please contact Jim Chladek at jchladek@smacatholic.org
OTHER INFORMATION
FIRE Foundation Upcoming Dates
The FIRE Foundation has many upcoming events! Please CLICK HERE to to find out about FIREBALL 2020 on October 10 and the annual FIRE Raffle Ticket competition!

To order FIRE Foundation apparel CLICK HERE.

Want to learn more about the FIRE program? Watch THIS VIDEO highlighting SMA alum, Pete Whittaker.
Attention Upperclassman: Rides Needed
South KC family in need of rides to and from SMA each day for their sophomore student. Compensation provided. Vicinity of 119th and Wornall. Family may be able to offer to provide rides home one or two days per week if that would be helpful. Please contact Mrs. Lucas in the Advancement Office at klucas@smacatholic.org if you can help!
Lee's Summit family in need of daily ride home after school for an SMA underclassman student due to parent's work schedule. Compensation offered. If interested, please contact Mrs. Lucas in the Advancement Office at klucas@smacatholic.org for the family's contact information.
Trash Bags for Sale
We have 13-gallon white, 39-gallon yellow and 55-gallon blue trash bags for sale for $12/roll. You may purchase at SMA Advancement Office during business hours.
Driving Lessons
Attention all students learning to drive! Coach Mark Scanlon is giving driving lessons. You May contact him at mscanlon@smacatholic.org
St. John LaLande "Fore the Kids" Golf Tournament
St. John LaLande Catholic School will have their annual "Fore the Kids" golf tournament on Friday, September 18 at Adams Pointe Golf Course with a shotgun start at 8:30 AM. The proceeds from this event benefit the scholarship fund for St. Michael the Archangel Catholic High School. To register a team or become a sponsor, click HERE. For questions, contact Kelley Knust at kknust@sjlparish.org.
CALENDAR
8 AM Daily - Facebook & Twitter "Day by Day in the Word" with Fr. Sly
Signs of Suicide Program (SOS) - September 14-18
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
Navy Day
8 AM - Mass - †MaKayla Brooks

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
Green Day
8 AM - Mass - †Matthew Harris

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 
Navy Day
12:55 PM - All School Mass - †Bill Murphy
7-8:30 PM - Encounter

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
Green Day
8 AM - Mass - †Patricia Fitzgerald

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
Navy Day
Senior Cap and Gown Orders
8 AM - Mass - †Mark Kulathinkal

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

School Calendar
To download PDF CLICK HERE