SMA Prep Weekly
Middle School Campus
Dear Families,

It has been another great week as we celebrated National #SchoolChoice Week for the educational options provided to our families and educators through Sarasota Military Academy. As a part of this celebration, our 8th grade cadets had the opportunity to visit with our high school cadets as they prepare for their transition in just six months! We are proud of all our cadets as they work hard to make this last half of the school year a positive experience. Congrats to our Prep leaders who were recognized as Cadets of the Month and to Cadet Rusch for his promotion to major!

Please help us with our annual blood drive this week on Wednesday, January 30th from 1:30 - 5:30 pm. We NEED your help in providing this life-saving gift through your donation.

As always, thank you for being a part of our SMA community!

~ Major Becky Morris, Assistant Head of School
Here's what is happening at the Prep:
SMA Prep Blood Drive
January 30 - 1:30-5:30 pm

Please sign up to donate blood at the SMA Prep blood drive on Wednesday, January 30th by calling Kathy Simon at 941-877-7737.

Every donor receives a Firehouse Subs gift card for a free small sub! SMA Prep parents that donate blood earn a dress down day for the Prep cadets on February 7th.
Promotion

Congratulations to Bryce Rusch for his promotion to Cadet Major this week! #ourSMA #SMAleadership
Cadets of the Month

Congrats to our Cadets of the Month for being recognized for their IB Learner Profile characteristic -- Thinker! This recognizes them for their use of critical and creative thinking skills to analyze and take responsible action on complex problems.
2019-2020 Freshmen Schedules at SMA HS

If you plan on going into Pre-IB next year at SMA HS, we can schedule an appointment to complete your schedule individually. Please send an email to Pam Donehew and include two dates and times that you are available. She will respond with an email indicating which date and time fits her schedule.

Free Dental Care!

LECOM (pronounced Lee-com) School of Dental Medicine is providing free dental care for kids on Saturday, February 16th from 8am to 2pm at 4800 Lakewood Ranch Blvd. An appointment is preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. You can only be seen with a parent or guardian. For more information, please contact SMA-CPT Benitez in room 501.
The PTCC will be hosting a Valentine’s Dance on Friday, February 8 th  from 4:30-6:30 PM in the SMA Prep Cafeteria. Tickets are $6 for the dance and dress down or $3 for dress down only. 

A signed permission slip is required for cadets to attend. 

Tickets will be sold during lunch on January 30 and 31 and February 1, 4 and 5. 

No tickets will be sold for the dance or dress down
after February 5.  

Volunteers are needed to sell tickets, decorate, chaperone and clean up. All volunteers much be registered and approved in the Volunteer Counts in order to volunteer on campus. Click here for the Sign-Up Genius to volunteer .
Raiders' Fundraiser at Publix

SMA Raiders and Prep Jr Raiders joined forces to do a physical fitness 5k fundraiser at Publix. Dedicated, hooah!
Raiders 2nd Annual Rise and Run 5K
February 16, 2019

RUNNERS NEEDED

Packet pick up is on 13 February at New Balance located at 1872 Stickney Point Road, from 4-7pm.

SMA Raiders' 2nd Annual Rise and Run 5K sponsorship and registration is up on the SMA website . We are looking for families and businesses that are interested in sponsoring and having names advertised on the race shirt. The first order of shirts is in December. This is a great way to advertise and show your support for both schools. It is open for donors, sponsors or to register for the run on February 16, 2019. Please contact  Coach Trecartin  or MSG Browning with any questions.
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
Ducks Unlimited
January 30, 2019

The next meeting will be Wednesday, January 30 from 4:15-5:15. Duck members have gotten their ribbons! There will be a schedule and project information for the upcoming season.

See you at the meeting, SMA-CPT Wright, SMA-MAJ Fulghum, and Coach Trecartin
Volunteers!

SMA Prep needs volunteers to help serve lunch to our cadets. Please contact Kathy Simon or Betty Bultemeier for lunch times and additional 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: February 6 .
No reservation is needed. Please share with any interested family, friends, and neighbors!

Upcoming Enrollment Information Meetings: 2/6, 2/27, 3/13, 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
February 14, 2019

The SMA Board of Directors will hold a board meeting on February 14, 2019 at 2:30 pm in the SMA High School Conference 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.