SMA Prep Weekly
Middle School Campus
Dear Families,

We had a wonderful outpouring of community support for our Wreaths Across America sponsorship campaign! Thanks to your dedication, we reached our goal of sponsoring enough wreaths for every gravesite. We hope you will join us on Dec. 15th for the Wreath Laying Ceremony.
We have several activities coming up in the weeks ahead. Keep in mind that there are only three weeks left until the end of the first semester. This is a great time for students to refocus efforts and finish this term ready to take on the next learning opportunities.

Thanks for your commitment to your child's education at SMA!

~Major Becky Morris, Assistant Head of School
Here's what is happening at the Prep:
Wreaths Across America Leaders

Congrats to this year's #WreathsAcrossAmerica coloring contest winners: 1st place Cadets Morales and Enriques, 2nd place - Cadet Combs, and 3rd place - Cadet Borresen.

Also, thank you to Cadet Diamond who brought in the most sponsorships for 116 wreaths!!! Well done!
Panama Trip Meeting
December 5th, 6PM

Is your cadet interested in travel, experiencing new places and meeting new people? SMA CPT Fallon will be holding an informational meeting for a student trip to Panama planned for the summer of 2020. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, December 5th in the Media Center at 6:00pm. Please RSVP via email to  if you plan to attend. All those who RSVP and attend the meeting are eligible for a $200 travel scholarship! 
Cadets of the Month: Open Minded

SMA Prep cadets jump-start the IB Learner Profile of the Month Program. “What IB Learner Profile will you become today?!” Read more . . .
Holiday Special

Bling shirts will be reduced to $20 beginning
November 30 thru December 7.
PTCC WAA Shirts For Sale

Our awesome Wreaths Across America t-shirts are now available for purchase. $15 at the front desk. Adult sizes only.
Wreaths Across America
December 15th, 10 AM

Thank you to everyone for your support with our Wreaths Across America sponsorship campaign.

We have reached our goal
once again!

Please join us for the
Wreath Laying Ceremony
December 15th at 10:00am
at Sarasota National Cemetery
ECO Team In Action

The Prep Eco Team beautified the campus again this week, spreading mulch in the courtyard area and scouring the entire campus for trash. When you see an "Eco Teamer", thank them for all the service they perform in order to make our campus a better place!

#ourSMA #EcoSchool #ProjectEarth
Eco Team and Ducks Unlimited Join Forces to Help Sarasota County Biologists

Members of the Eco Team and Ducks Unlimited traveled to Red Bug Slough Preserve to help Sarasota County biologists remove invasive potato vines and Caesar weed. Cadets worked hard, removing vines and packing bags for safe removal of the plants. Every little bit helps!
Junior State of America(JSA) Fundraiser
JSA is continuing to partner with Yankee Candle® Fundraising to help achieve our goal this year. Yankee Candle is the world's #1 candle brand, offering a wide range of premium candles, fragrances, and decor items at a very wide range of prices. The most important thing to know is that our group will receive the profit for every item sold! To help support us, go to the web address below and order items online. Your purchases ship directly to your home and our group receives profit on each and every sale. This promotion is good through January 9, 2019. Start Shopping Now!

Once you are on the site, enter Group Number 990092496 in the "Start Shopping" box there. With that number your purchases will still JSA. THERE ARE NOW OVER 500 ITEMS ONLINE, SO BE SURE TO ORDER YOUR ITEMS IN TIME TO GIFT THEM OR ENJOY THEM IN YOUR HOME OVER THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY! 
SMA Prep Winter Production
December 10th, 6-7:30 PM
Rise and Run 5K
February 16, 2019

SMA Raiders 2nd Annual Rise and Run 5K and sponsorship and registration is up on the main 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.

Blaze Pizza Fundraiser
December 13, 2018

Please join us at Blaze Pizza at 215 N. Cattleman Road on December 13 from 5-8 pm. Bring in this flyer or show it on your phone before paying. Blaze Pizza will donate 20% of proceeds back to our SMA Raiders Rise and Run 5K.
Donation to 5K/Raiders

Pictured is Gabriel Ponson, a former JR Raider, now a Raider, presenting to Coach Trecartin, new walkie talkies to be used for the Rise N Run 5K and for the Raiders. Ponson and his family are passionate about fundraising and supporting these Raider programs.
Clubs and Activities

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

Next meeting is December 12th.

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: December 5th .
No reservation is needed. Please share with any interested family, friends, and neighbors!

Upcoming Enrollment Information Meetings: 12/5, 12/19, 1/16, 2/6, 2/27, 3/13, 4/10, and 5/1.

Open Enrollment: begins October 1, 2018 and ends January 31, 2019 for the 2019/20 school year.
SMA Board Meeting
December 13, 2018

The SMA Board of Directors will hold a board meeting on December 13, 2018 at 2:30 pm in the conference room on the high school campus.  
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.