Mustang Messenger l August 9, 2018           
Message from the Principal

Thank you for a great start to our the school year. We are busy getting settled in to the new year by practicing procedures, learning new routines and meeting new friends! As a reminder, parents are asked to review the Parent/Student Handbook and Student Technology Responsible Use policy with their children and send in the signed acknowledgement form. Both the Parent/Student Handbook and Technology Responsible Use policy may be found on the school website under the tab entitled, “Student Life” and on ParentsWeb under “Resource Document.” Signed forms may be sent to the school office via your child’s teacher. The blue acknowledgement form was included in the back to school packets given out on Orientation Day. Please contact the school office if you need additional copies. 

Our primary form of communication with our families is done electronically through ParentsWeb, our new software system implemented this summer. Activation information was sent out on Tuesday via e-mail. Please contact the school office if you did not receive the e-mail. Please be sure to set up your account right away so you do not miss valuable information being sent home from the school. 

I wish all of you a blessed weekend as we wrap up our first days of school! 

Dates to Remember

August 2018
15 - Assumption of Mary, Gr. 7, Rosary at 9:40 am, Liturgy at 10:00 am
21 - Back to School Night, Gr. K-2, 7:00 pm, cafeteria and classrooms
23 - Back to School Night, Gr. 3-5, 7:00 pm, cafeteria and classrooms
28 - Back to School Night, Gr. 6-8, 7:00 pm, cafeteria and classrooms
30 - Picture Day
31 - No School for Students - Professional Development Day  
Faith on Campus
Peace Orphanage
For the past few years, St. Mary Magdalen Catholic School has been partnering with this ministry to help support the girls and boys in the Friends of the Peace Orphanage in Mexico City. We have helped with funding toward tuition for select students, uniforms and school supplies for the children, and basic technology to provide support for their learning. With your help and support, we have been able to make a difference in the lives of the many children cared for at the Peace Orphanage. We offer continued prayers for the children as well as the Benedictine Sisters who care for them. More information about the Peace Orphanage can be found in the current “Ripples” newsletter.  

Home and School
Home & School is excited for a new school year, filled with fun events and great opportunities for you to make this the best school year ever! Look for more news coming soon! 

Box Tops
Please see the Weekly Attachments below, for a flyer with more information. 

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 – Sign up for Girls’ Basketball and Boys’ Soccer
  • Middle School Sports – 2018 – 2019 Middle School Sports’ Season Schedule

Weekly Attachments
  • St Mary Magdalen Parish Children’s Choir Fall 2018 Season, Wednesday’s beginning 8/15/18 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm
  • Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast, 8/19/2018, After the 8:00 and 10:00 am Masses
  • Morning of Mercy, August 25, 2018, 9:00 – 11:00 am, PLC, School Cafeteria
  • Grades 1 – 4: Boys Swarm Lacrosse, registration www.Swarmlax.Com 
  • DriveMe2School, Transportation for School Aged Kids
  • Barter Barn, 2018 – 2019
  • Box Tops News
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.