SMA Prep Weekly
Middle School Campus
Dear Families,

It's that time of year again when parents need to complete the online re-registration form for next year. This is for families who already have existing registrations for their child in Sarasota County. For those who have an email address on file, an email was sent from the school district with a "snapcode" that you will need in order to complete the re-registration process. For those without an email, your snapcode was sent home in a letter with your child today. If you have questions or need assistance with this process, please contact our registrar, Erica Rivera .
Additional information will be sent to our new families who are not currently enrolled in a Sarasota district or charter school, with instructions on how to enroll online.

A reminder that the Spring Book Fair is next week! Thank you for encouraging and supporting your child's love for reading.

~ Becky Morris, Assistant Head of School

Here's what is happening at the Prep:
Dr. Charles Mully's Visit

Thanks to Chaplain (LTC-R) Dixey Behnken and Dr. Todd Brown, we were honored to have Dr. Charles Mully visit with our cadets and share his story of how the Mully Children's Family was created as a safe place where over 12,000 children in desperate situations have learned that they are valued and loved. He also had an opportunity to tour the SMA Prep campus and offer words of encouragement to our students and faculty. It was an inspirational experience for all!
LEARNING IN ACTION: Civil War soldiers (living historians) set up camp at SMA Prep last Friday! Reenactors, dressed in time-period uniforms and clothing, demonstrated the use of Civil War era muskets and a canon. Participants also saw demonstrations of food preparation and camp life of Civil War soldiers. Everyone agreed that their favorite activity was the firing the canon!
LEARNING IN ACTION: SMA-CPT Liu’s 6th grade Chinese classes are learning how to say fruits in Chinese. Students are looking for the correct characters on colored plastic eggs to make a word. It’s another fun way for them to learn Chinese.
Spring Book Fair is Next Week!
April 8 - 12
The Spring Book Fair is April 8-12. If you would like to volunteer please click here: Volunteer Sign-Up  

All Volunteers must be registered in the Volunteer Counts! system. To register, click on the button below:
Boys Jr. Raiders team won 1st place overall at the North Port Imagine School competition!

Remember, the VIP Kayaking Experience with Survivorman
is limited to 40 - do not wait to get your tickets
for this amazing once in a lifetime opportunity!
All employees and cadets may purchase a concert ticket for $20.00, all other tickets are $35.00.
2019-2020 Freshmen Schedules

If you plan on going into Pre-IB next year at SMA HS, you can beat the rush of schedule selections and receive individual one-on-one attention by sending an appointment request to Pam Donehew. I nclude two dates and times that you are available. She will respond with an email indicating which date and time fits her schedule.
Ducks Unlimited

Ducks Unlimited is hosting a local fishing tournament to kick off next year's fishing series with our local fishermen. Participants must bring $10 to enter to show a picture or video for proof of measurement and release, show ruler for measurement 1 point per inch and 5 points for safe release.

Winner with the most points with proof given to us will win a new reel and rod. This is happening on May 8, 4:15 until 5:15 pm.

Please turn in yellow form and $10 to Coach Trecartin or SMA-CPT Wright soon and get started.
Yearbook & 8th Grade Ads

It's that time of year to purchase your yearbook advertisement or 8th grade ad! Complete and return the Advertisement Form to reserve your space today.

Clubs and Activities

For information about ongoing clubs and activities, please see our website: SMA Prep/Middle School Clubs & Activities

SMA Prep needs volunteers to help serve lunch to our cadets. Please contact Kathy Simon or Betty Bultemeier for lunch times and additional information.

Volunteers are also needed for the Media Center at SMA Prep. Please contact
SMA-LTCOL Currie for more information.
Substitute Teachers Wanted!

Anyone that has a bachelor's degree and is interested in substitute teaching should contact Betty Bultemeier .
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.

Our next meeting date is on Wednesday: April 10
No reservation is needed. Please share with any interested family, friends, and neighbors!

Upcoming Enrollment Information Meetings: 4/10 and 4/30.

Open Enrollment: begins October 1, 2018 and ends January 31, 2019 for the 2019/20 school year.
SMA Board Meeting
April 11, 2019

The SMA Board of Directors will hold a board meeting on April 11, 2019 at 4:30 pm in 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.