SMA Prep News
Middle School Campus
Here's what is happening at the Prep:
Welcome Back!
Getting to know you!
Learning in Action: Marshmallow Lab
PTCC Rocks! Thank you for all you do to support our Academy.
The Inspire Project!
How does our leadership show service in action? Grill Master! Thanks SMA-LTC Vara for a great faculty cookout during our teacher back-to-school week.
New Library

We have a new library thanks to the help of Cody Simon, Kathy Simon, and SMA-MAJ Currie this summer. Thank you!
Ducks Unlimited Club
Coming soon!

Ducks Unlimited is coming to SMA Prep! Ducks Unlimited middle school level is known as Green Wing. Prep will partner with the high school club and will be working with our science department, alongside our Eco Team and other staff to support the conservation of wetlands and associated upland habitats for waterfowl, other wildlife, and people. Ducks Unlimited is known nationally with over 700,000 members and has conserved at least 12.5 million acres of waterfowl habitat.

Stay tuned for more information and a parent meeting date to be announced soon.
Enrollment Information Meetings
8:30-9:30 AM

Please share with neighbors and friends that are interested in their child attending SMA Prep that our Enrollment Information Meetings start promptly at 8:30 AM and end by 9:30 AM. Let them know to bring their inquiring student to hear directly from Prep Cadets about campus life at the Prep.

The first meeting date is on Wednesday: September 12. No reservation is needed. Please share with any interested family, friends, and neighbors!

Upcoming Enrollment Information Meetings: 10/10, 11/14, 12/5, 12/19, 1/16, 2/6, 2/27, 3/13, 4/10, and 5/1.
Counselor’s Corner
SMA-CPT Benitez & SMA-CPT Sacchetti
Get to Know Your Counselors!
SMA-CPT Audrey Benitez
Counselor for all cadets with last names A-L
SMA-CPT Dianne Sacchetti
Counselor for all cadets with last names M-Z

What do the Counselors do?
-School-Wide Activities
-Small Groups
-Individual Counseling
-Positive Behavior Support
-Consultation with Staff & Parents
-Community Involvement

We are very excited to begin a new school year! The SMA Prep Counseling Program aims to help ALL cadets be academically, socially, emotionally, and behaviorally successful. We look forward to being of service to you and your families!
SMA Prep 2018-2019 All Faith’s Sign-Up
  One aspect of our SMA Prep Counseling Program is our local partnership with All Faiths Food Bank. By simply and privately signing up at the link below, we can continue to help feed your child this 2018-2019 school year by discreetly providing them with extra bags of food. These bags help families with the cost of packing lunches, after school snack, or food for the weekend. If you are interested in your child receiving this additional service at our school, please sign up today:
Calling all volunteers! Please contact Betty Bultemeier or Kathy Simon if you are interested in helping serve lunch to our Prep cadets! Register on the Volunteers Count computer at any Sarasota County School or at The Landings.
Girls Basketball Coach

SMA Prep is currently looking for a girls basketball coach for the upcoming season. If interested, please contact AJ Brown, Athletic Director at . Thank you.

Before-School Care Program

We are pleased to announce that our before-school care program rates will remain the same for the upcoming school year. You may complete this form along with your payment to reserve a space for you child. Payment can be made using a credit card in our school office during office hours. More information about the program will be available during the August information meetings and 6th grade orientation.

After-School Care Program

SMA Prep partners with The Boys and Girls Club of Sarasota to provide after-school care through the Lee Wetherington Club location at 3100 Fruitville Rd. Transportation is provided by SMA Prep for students with confirmed registration in the program. Sign up for this program is done directly with the Boys and Girls Club but transportation spaces are limited. Transportation sign up will be handled during the August information meetings and 6th grade orientation.
Junior Raiders Tryouts
December 10-14

Jr. Raiders tryouts will be December 10-14 from 4:30-6:00 pm.
SMA Board Meeting
September 13, 2018

The next SMA Board of Directors' meeting will be Thursday, 13 September 13 at 4:30 pm at the SMA prep Band Room.
Gently-Used Clothes Closet

Uniform donations are greatly appreciated throughout the year. This allows us to continue offering a selection of sizes at a reduced cost of $7 per item. Please bring items you wish to donate to the office during office hours.

We are taking appointments for anyone wanting to purchase a gently-used uniform. Please call our office at 941-877-7737 to make your appointment.