September 17, 2020
UPCOMING EVENTS
Homecoming Week
Sept 21 - 25

Theme: SUPERHEROS

Students are invited to join in the daily fun for spirit week! Each day brings a new dress theme.
Homecoming Week kicks off Monday with a free lunch for students to enjoy:
CHRIS CAKES


Please note:
Unfortunately due to Covid restrictions, there will not be a Homecoming Dance. However, Homecoming Court will still be announced!
Guardian Stride - September 25
Next Friday 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! Students collected 15 contacts with addresses

Step 2 - COMPLETED! Students personalized and mailed letters

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!
ATHLETICS & ACTIVITIES
To view the SMA Athletics Calendar CLICK HERE
The Guard Membership
St. Michael the Archangel is proud to have a supportive and dynamic booster club called The Guard. The Guard's purpose is to support our athletics & activity programs at SMA. This support can come through participation and attendance at various events throughout the school year, as well as financial support that may not be covered by the normal budget outline.

JOIN THE GUARD
The Guard wants YOU to become a member! By being a member, you can attend meetings, help strategize with ways to support the extracurricular activities, and cheer on our teams/activities at all the events. Click HERE to see the levels of membership for individuals or families. GUARD UP to support all of our extracurricular activities at SMA!
The Guard Fundraising Opportunity at Chiefs Home Games
The Guard (Booster Club) has the opportunity to raise funds for our athletics/activities department by working a concession stand at KC Chiefs home games. Volunteers must attend a training from 6-9 PM on September 29 at SMA. Parents or students (over the age of 16) who are interested in helping, contact Mary Kroening at mkroening@smacatholic.org
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
ADVANCEMENT OFFICE NEWS
SMA Business Alliance
Gain exposure for your company while also supporting the mission of St. Michael by joining the SMA Business Alliance. A variety of sponsorship levels are available, which include year-long recognition and presence in the Guardian community. CLICK HERE for more information.
GUARDIAN NOTES
September Virtue of the Month - LEADERSHIP
Eucharistic Adoration and Confessions
SMA is now offering Eucharistic Adoration and Confessions every Friday. Students and staff will have the opportunity to attend Eucharistic Adoration from 8:30 AM - 3 PM and Confessions will be heard during lunch. Students are asked to notify their teacher if they would like to go to Adoration/Confession during lunch period.
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.
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.
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. CLICK HERE to sign up.
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!
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 may paint their parking spots on the following dates:

Friday 9/25 from 12:30 - 4 PM on
Saturday 9/26 from 9 AM - 1 PM

The deadline for accepting designs has been extended until Friday, Sept 18. Please submit to Sr. Jude Andrew, OP. at srjudeandrew@smacatholic.org
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.
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
FIRE FOUNDATION
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.
OTHER INFORMATION
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
CALENDAR
8 AM Daily - Facebook & Twitter "Day by Day in the Word" with Fr. Sly
Homecoming Week - Superheroes!

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
Everyday Heroes Day
Navy Day
8 AM - Mass - SMA Students and Staff

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
DC vs Marvel Day
Green Day
8 AM - Mass - †Neil & Jean Seaman

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 
Mass Attire - Earn points for your community!
St. Padre Pio Feast Day
Navy Day
12:55 PM - All School Mass - SMA Alumni

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
Villains Day
Green Day
8 AM - Mass - Intentions of Jana Burns

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
SMA Spirit Gear and Mask Competition
8 AM - Mass - †Matthew Harris
9 AM - Guardian Stride - Community Rotation
Noon Dismissal

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

School Calendar
To download PDF CLICK HERE