September 25, 2020
Updated Football Game Information!
The Varsity Football game scheduled for tonight has been rescheduled to tomorrow September 26 at Lee's Summit North High School. Kick off is at 1 PM. Must be on Pass List to attend. Live stream link can be found tomorrow on the SMA Football Website HERE.
GUARDIAN NOTES
September Virtue of the Month - LEADERSHIP
Orders Ready For Pick Up
School pictures are ready to be picked up in the Academic Office between the hours of 8 AM - 4 PM. If you are under quarantine, please have a family member pick them up for you. Pictures will also be available to students when they return to the building.

Retakes: If your student did not get a picture taken, there will be a retake day scheduled at a later date. In the event you are unhappy with your students' photos, you may receive a refund, or the student can take another picture on retake day. Even if you do not purchase photos, every student should have a picture taken for our yearbook and their school ID. 
Custom order masks are ready to be picked up between the hours of 8 AM - 4 PM. If you are under quarantine, please have a family member pick them up for you.
Submit Your Photos to Yearbook
Want to capture a school memory this year? Download the HJ eShare App to submit photos of you and your friends at Guardian events for the upcoming yearbook! The app can be downloaded through the App Store for Apple users or Google Play Store for Android users. Once opened, enter the school code, GoGuardians, to access and select images to upload. Please label the pictures with names, events and dates. This app is easy to use and will help the yearbook team make sure everyone gets the opportunity to have their picture captured in the 2020-2021 yearbook.
Technical & MacBook Assistance
Require technical assistance? Please submit a ticket by emailing techsupport@smacatholic.org. Tickets sent from non-SMA email addresses will not receive a response, unless the issue is with an SMA email address.
Photo Corner of SMA Events
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! (Tennis and golf have been uploaded!)
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 comes 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 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
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 on Sundays at 7 PM. Click HERE for the Zoom link and more information.
Flowers for the Sisters
Parent Club would like you to please consider helping provide a simple floral arrangement for the Sisters’ Chapel. CLICK HERE to find out more information and to sign up for a week.
Want game change notifications?
Rschool Activity Schedule App is an 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
UPCOMING EVENTS
Guardian Stride - Rescheduled to November 24
To date, our students have received 338 sponsorships for the Guardian Stride, resulting in $22,513 raised for our school! If we reach $25,00, students will receive a lunchtime treat in addition to a free dress down pass. Thank you to everyone who has contributed, either by sending letters or making a donation! We look forward to celebrating with the students during the Stride on October 24.
Grandparents Day - CANCELLED
Due to Covid restrictions, Grandparents Day has been canceled for the time being. If possible, we will look to do something later this spring.
SENIORS - CLASS OF 2021
JOSTENS CAP & GOWN INFO
Jostens will be scheduling another date to come to school to pick up Senior Announcements and Cap and Gown orders. We will let you know as soon as a date is set. You are always welcome to make your purchases online if you prefer.
SENIORS - Paint the Parking Spots
Seniors may paint their parking spots on the following dates:

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

For questions, please contact Sr. Jude Andrew, OP. at srjudeandrew@smacatholic.org
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.
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. For questions, contact Mr. Infranca at minfranca@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/SMA SMILE ZONE
FIRE Foundation Week October 5-9
SMA will be celebrating FIRE Week with various activities! Don't forget to purchase raffle tickets HERE or come by the Advancement Office. Raffle tickets are $10 each and you will earn a chance to win $1996! All proceeds support the FIRE Foundation!
FIRE Foundation Upcoming Dates
Students - Enjoy a RED dress down day on Oct 1 & 2. Cost is $5 to participate. Money will be donated to the FIRE Foundation raffle. SMA is thankful for our partnership with the FIRE Foundation, which helps make our SMILE ZONE possible.
FIRE Foundation Upcoming Dates
The FIRE Foundation has many upcoming events! Please CLICK HERE to to find out about FIREBALL 2020 on October 10.
To order FIRE Foundation apparel CLICK HERE.

Want to learn more about the FIRE program? Watch THIS VIDEO highlighting SMA alum, Pete Whittaker.
FIRE Kendra Scott Shopping Benefit
Do you or someone you know need a little bling? 🛍💎💎🛍
Kendra Scott is giving 20% back to FIRE with your purchase! The FIRE Foundation helps support our SMILE Zone for inclusive education.

  1. Online 9/25. Enter the Giveback Code (GIVEBACK9170) on the page after you enter shipping information. You'll see the "Shop for Good" code! 
  2. Call the Plaza location with your order 816-448-8323
OTHER INFORMATION
Auction for St. John LaLande School
Save the Date: St. John LaLande Annual Auction will be on November 7, 2020. Everyone is invited for the first ever St. John LaLande virtual auction!
Free Breakfast & Lunch For All Students Under 18
Through a USDA waiver; LSR7 can now offer ALL students 18 and under meals free of charge until December 31, 2020. This includes breakfasts and lunches for Monday through Friday. All items are packed up and ready to go for each student. The pick up location will be each Monday and Wednesday at Lee's Summit High School between the Fieldhouse and Building B. There are two options for curbside pick up; 12pm-1pm or 5pm-6pm.  There are many options for pick up; a family can pick up the meals for themselves, families can pick up for other families or the school can pick up for their own students and distribute as needed. ID verification is not needed for food pickup. The #R7PD office is happy to share good news in times like these. No child should ever go hungry.

Lee's Summit High School
400 SE Blue Pkwy
Lee's Summit, MO 64063
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.
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
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
Green Day
12:55 PM - Votive Mass of the Archangels (All School Mass) - †Connie Haggerty

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
Feast of the Archangels
Navy Day
8 AM - Mass - †Bill Murphy

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30
Green Day
8 AM - Mass - SMA Seniors
7 PM - 9:15 PM - Senior Retreat

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1
Navy Day
8 AM - Mass - Intentions of Thomas Karr (1st Birthday)
Student dress down day in RED for FIRE Foundation. Cost is $5 to participate.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2
Green Day
8 AM - Mass - †Helen Connors
Student dress down day in RED for FIRE Foundation. Cost is $5 to participate.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3

School Calendar
To download PDF CLICK HERE