September 3, 2020
UPCOMING EVENT
Guardian Stride - NEW!
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 will be required to mail 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 - Due by Wednesday, Sept. 9 or Thursday, Sept. 10
Collect 15 contacts with addresses (friends, family members, neighbors, Legacy Alumni, fellow parishioners, doctors, etc.) that you are willing to mail a letter to asking for support. This will be an assignment through the English Department.

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 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
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 attend our organizational meeting on Thursday, September 10 after school in Mr. Wright's room. The meeting will last about 15 minutes. If you cannot attend, please let Mr. Wright know.
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!
SCHOOL INFORMATION
Show Your Chiefs or SMA Spirit!
On Thursday, September 10 all SMA students are encouraged to wear a Chiefs shirt or SMA spirit shirt with uniform bottoms. GO CHIEFS! GO SMA!
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.
Virtual Back to School Night
The Back to School night originally scheduled for August 27 was cancelled. A virtual Back to School Night is currently being created. More information coming soon.
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.
Reminders from the Nurses Office
Please make sure all health forms are turned into the school nurse. CLICK HERE for more information and to view all the forms.
Lunch Options
For details on lunch options and costs, click HERE
Order School Pictures

Individual school pictures were taken on orientation day for all grade levels. Click here to order: VIEW PACKAGES

Please note: when ordering pictures, you will not be able to view any proofs before picking out your package and paying. If you are unhappy with your pictures, they are 100% refundable. There will be a picture retake day later in the year if your student would like to have their picture retaken. 
PARKING SPOTS
Parking Passes Must Be Purchased
Every student who drives a car to school MUST purchase a parking pass. Please go to the Academic Office to obtain your pass. Students will need to provide their driver's license, proof of insurance and pay $40. Debit or credit card are preferred. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Berry at kberry@smacatholic.org

The Administration will be checking spots the week of Sept. 8-11 to verify students are parking legally and have paid for their passes. If students are not legally parked or do not have their parking pass, parents will be notified.
SENIORS - Paint the Parking Spots
SMA seniors will have the opportunity to paint and personalize their parking space on campus! Cost is $30, which covers the cost of re-painting it at the end of the year. Seniors must complete a contract, submit their design, and have it approved prior to the painting days. CLICK HERE for instructions. Seniors may only paint their spaces during the following painting days:
3:30 - 8 PM Wednesday, September 9
3:30 - 8 PM Thursday, September 10
9 AM - 1 PM Saturday, September 12
SPIRIT STORE
Hours: Monday - Friday 3:30 - 4:00 PM (Closed Thursday, September 3 and Friday September 4)
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
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.
Returning Students
This year you will need dress uniform attire for the weekly all school Mass which consists of the white oxford cloth shirt and tie for men and the white oxford cloth shirt and V-neck vest for women.  
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
COUNSELOR'S CORNER
Kansas City Private High Schools' Virtual College Fair
The Kansas City Private High Schools’ Virtual College Fair will be Wednesday, September 9 starting at 6:00 pm. CLICK HERE for more information. 
FINANCE OFFICE
Is your tuition payment set up for this school year?
Families paying tuition annually, payment is due now. For questions on payments, please contact Jim Chladek at jchladek@smacatholic.org
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
FIRE Foundation Upcoming Dates
September 9, 23 and Sept 30 – Friends of FIRE Meeting Virtual at 7 PM
September 24 – Kendra Scott FIRE Shopping Benefit Night
October 5 – FIRE Week Starts 
October 7 – Raffle Contest Ends at 5 PM 
October 10 – FIREBALL at 6 PM – Virtual This Year
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 "Day by Day in the Word" with Fr. Sly
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
No School - Labor Day

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
Navy Day
8 AM - Mass - †Anna Taylor

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 
Green Day
12:55 PM - All School Mass - †Steve McCoy
3:30 - 8 PM - Seniors Paint Parking Spots

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
Navy Day
Spirit Day - Chiefs shirt or SMA spirit shirt with uniform bottoms
KC Catholic College Fair
8 AM - Mass - †Deacon/Doctor Rodrick Perron
3:30 - 8 PM - Seniors Paint Parking Spots

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
Green Day
8 AM - Mass - †Ryan Balek

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
9 AM - 1 PM - Seniors Paint Parking Spots


School Calendar
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