Mustang Messenger l August 30, 2018           
Message from the Principal

As a reminder, there is no school for students tomorrow so that teachers can attend a Diocesan Professional Development Day. I wish all of you a very restful four day weekend filled with God’s blessings!
Dates to Remember


August 2018
 
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 - Communion Service, Grades 1 – 8, 8:30 am, Gym
8 - Parish Mission, Cooking Demo & Dinner Event, 6:30 pm
9 - “Teaching” Mass,12:00 pm, followed by Parish Mission, 1:30 pm
12 - Liturgy, Grades 1 – 8, 10:00 am, Gym
Notes of Interest
Grandparents' Day
This year Grandparents’ Day will be held on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. Please mark your calendar for this special event.
Email
We are fortunate to have an excellent filter to safeguard our technology on campus. We have found that in addition to the virus or junk emails, it tends to pick up others as well. While we do our best to monitor our spam folders, if you send an email and do not get a response within a reasonable amount of time, please call the school office. This can happen even if the recipient has received numerous emails from you in the past.
Faith on Campus
Mercy Morning
Thank you to all those who donated toiletry items or school supplies for those in need. On Saturday, August 25th, many of our students participated in our parish’s Mercy Morning. The students were able to decorate bags and then pack them with either school supplies, toiletry items, or even pack a lunch for the homeless. It was a very successful day!
Highlights
Announcing Mustang Stampede!
Our fall fundraiser, the Mustang Stampede, will kick off on Monday, September 24th! With a goal of $50,000, we are counting on all of our students and their families to come together to raise money for St. Mary Magdalen School – teamwork, superhero-style! Last year’s proceeds purchased additional iPads for all grade levels along with cases, new interactive instructional panels in several classrooms, and new printers in all classes. Our goal this year is to continue to increase our inventory in order to provide a set for every homeroom. New interactive panels, STREAM kits (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, and Mathematics), and more are also on our Wish List. A percentage will also be reserved to help grow our endowment fund, helping SMM students for years to come. Watch for more information next week!
In the Classroom
Second Grade
Second Grade became official Night Zookeepers! Students trained all week and wrote applications about why they would be perfect for this job! Night Zookeeper is an interactive writing program that allows students to use their imagination, while practicing their writing skills. The students love getting to use their creativity on the iPads and computers! 
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
  • Grades Pre-K – 8: Sports’ Information Night, 8/30/2018
  • Grades 4 – 8: Beginner Band Information Night, 9/4/18
  • 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 K – 5: TGA Premier Tennis, Begins 9/5/18
  • Ages 3 – 12: Maitland Soccer, Meet and Greet, 9/14/18
  • 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.