Mustang Messenger l August 16, 2018           
Message from the Principal

Thank you for a wonderful first full week of school! We are off to a great start! Thank you to the many family members who joined us for Mass on the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Mother. We ask Mary to watch over us and guide us through this school year. May her faithful devotion to Christ be a reminder of how we are to live our lives. In the coming days, let us all strive to live out our faith by being Christ to those with whom we interact. We welcome all to join us weekly, in the celebration of Mass, Wednesday mornings at 8:30 am. 
Dates to Remember


August 2018
 
21 - Back to School Night, Parents of students in Gr. K-2, 7:00 pm, cafeteria and classrooms
22 - Liturgy (8 th grade), New Student and Teacher Blessing, 8:30 am
23 - Back to School Night, Parents of students in Gr. 3-5, 7:00 pm, cafeteria and classrooms
28 - Back to School Night, Parents of students in Gr. 6-8, 7:00 pm, cafeteria and classrooms
29 - Liturgy (4 th grade), 8:30am
30 - Picture Day, Gr. K-8
30 - Sports Information Night, 7:00 pm, Gym
31 - No School for Students - Professional Development Day
Faith on Campus
Mercy Morning
Save the Date: Please consider joining us on Saturday, August 25th from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. in the Parish Life Center for the Third Annual Mercy Morning.  As a parish community, we will gather and put our hands together to help those in need. We will be supporting this parish-wide event by conducting a supply drive for toiletries and school supplies. More detailed information can be found in the Third Annual Mercy Morning flyer, in the Weekly Attachments below. If you would like to contribute, please send in your donation with your child, marked "Mercy Morning." We look forward to coming together and hope you will join us for this special opportunity. Click here for a video message from Fr. Charlie.
The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
The seventh grade class prepared the first school liturgy on August 15th, and led our school community in celebrating the solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Before the Mass began, seventh grade boys led students and parishioners in the recitation of the Glorious Mystery of the Holy Rosary. We entrust the new school year to the protection and care of Our Blessed Mother.
In the Classroom
Kindergarten
Kinder Hoots are ready to fly! They have been working all week on making new friends, meeting new teachers, learning procedures, and, of course, creating their own book bag, so they will always be ready for school. Hoot-Hoot Hooray, it is going to be an “OWLSOME” year!!
Home and School
Volunteer Opportunity
Fulfill your volunteer hours and support our school. All families are required to volunteer at least 5 hours in the lunchroom or recess. Volunteers should have cleared fingerprints and completed safe environment training.  If you have any questions please contact Sarah McKee or Nancy Thomas. Please click below to volunteer this month. We look forward to seeing you on campus! 

Sports Highlights
David Rivas, Middle School Athletic Director
Anja Doherty, Grade School Athletic Director
Daisy Nassis, Cheer Director


Please see the Sports Button for more information regarding:

  • Middle School Sports – Girls’ Basketball and Boys’ Soccer Registration 
  • Middle School Sports – 2018 – 2019 Middle School Sports’ Important Dates
  • After School Sports Reminders
  • Sports’ Information Night – 8/30/2018
Weekly Attachments
  • Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast, 8/19/2018, After the 8:00 and 10:00 am Masses 
  • Mercy Morning, August 25, 2018, 9:00 – 11:00 am, PLC, School Cafeteria
  • Grades Pre-K through 5: Fall Musical, Little Red Riding Hood, Rehearsals begin 8/21/18
  • Grades 6 – 8: SMM Middle School Fall Play, Superheroes, Rehearsals begin 8/23/18
  • Grades Pre-K – 8: Sports’ Information Night, 8/30/2018
  • Grades 4 – 8: Beginner Band Information Night, 9/4/18
  • Mustang Club, Sports T-Shirt Order Form
  • Grades K – 5: TGA Premier Tennis, Begins 9/5/18
  • Ages 3 – 12: Maitland Soccer, Meet and Greet, 9/14/18
  • Grades 1 – 4: Boys Swarm Lacrosse
  • DriveMe2School, Transportation for School Aged Kids
  • Barter Barn, 2018 – 2019 
Parish Weekly News
C lick HERE for Parish Weekly News.
Mission Statement for St. Mary Magdalen Catholic School: St. Mary Magdalen Catholic School prepares students for life with a quality Christ-centered education in a safe and supportive environment. Families, faculty, and parish share in the development of the spiritual, academic, and social potential of each student as a unique child of God.