Mustang Messenger l August 23, 2018           
Message from the Principal

Thank you for joining us for the grade level, back to school night meetings! This special opportunity is for the parents and is filled with valuable information. It begins with a general overview in the cafeteria, followed by time spent in your child’s classroom. 

I look forward to joining as a parish community, this Saturday, for Mercy Morning. This time allows us to come together and put our faith into action! We are still collecting school supplies and toiletries so please send your donations in tomorrow if you haven’t already. Consider being a part of this special morning, an opportunity to make a difference!  
Dates to Remember

August 2018
 23 - Back to School Night, parents of students in Gr. 3 - 5, 7:00 pm, cafeteria and classrooms
24 - Youth Stewardship Pizza & Ice Cream Social, see Church bulletin for details
28 - Back to School Night, parents of students in Gr. 6 - 8, 7:00 pm, cafeteria and classrooms
29 - No Liturgy due to Church Pew Maintenance
30 - Picture Day, Gr. K - 8
30 - Sports Information Night, 7:00 pm, Gym
31 - No School for Students - Professional Development Day for Teachers

September 2018
3 - Labor Day, No School
4 - Band Information Night, 6:30 pm, Music/Band Room
5 - Prayer Service, 8:30 am, Church
Faith on Campus
Welcome to our New Students, Faculty, and Staff
At the conclusion of the school Liturgy on Wednesday, Mrs. Jennifer O'Brien, our Guidance Counselor, introduced the new staff members, teachers, and students that have joined St. Magdalen Catholic School for the academic year of 2018 - 2019. Fr. Michael invited the student body to extend their arms as a sign of blessing to our new members. Welcome all to our school family!
RenWeb Family Information Update Instructions
Two weeks into the school year, we hope everyone is getting into the swing of things, including our new student information system RenWeb! Please be sure to check your family demographic and contact information in the system as soon as possible! The most important information to check is the Emergency Contacts, which should be someone other than the parents. Instructions are provided in the following link:
Save money and order a yearbook today!
On Orientation Day, 55 students ordered a 2019 yearbook and saved $5.00! If you would like to get in on the early bird price of $35.00, please use this link between now and October 7th:
Enter school order #2653

The next sale dates will be October 8th - January 23rd when books will cost $40.00. Thank you for your support of our yearbook.
See YOUR photos in our 2019 yearbook
Have you been taking photos of your child and friends at SMMCS? Our yearbook team wants your photos! Please share your best shots with us so we can include ALL students, teachers, staff, and even parents in this year's yearbook.

We make sharing your photos easy. Click here to upload photos from your phone or computer. Use our school code 2653 to share your best pics.
In the Classroom
First Grade
Our first grade students have spent the first two weeks of school excitedly building their new classroom communities. They are learning citizenship skills to work together, build friendships, and develop teamwork skills. We look forward to continuing to watch them grow! 
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 during the month of September. 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 
  • After School Sports Reminders
  • Middle School Sports – 2018 – 2019 Middle School Sports’ Important Dates
  • Sports’ Information Night – 8/30/2018
Weekly Attachments
  • Morning of Mercy, 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
  • Grades 4 – 8: SMM Eco Club, 8/30/18
  • Grades K – 5: TGA Premier Tennis, Begins 9/5/18
  • Ages 3 – 12: Maitland Soccer, Meet and Greet, 9/14/18
  • Grades K – 4: Violin Lessons, AA Suzuki Violin Program
  • 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.