SMA Prep Weekly
Middle School Campus
Here's what is happening at the Prep:
Dear Families,

It was another busy week as we wrapped up the end of 1st quarter, promoted a group to SMA-PFC, and celebrated with our families during Hispanic Heritage Night. We truly appreciate our families and are grateful for your active participation in our school community. We have another round of promotions coming up this week and again look forward to joining together with you in acknowledging the achievements of our cadets in earning their Corporal and Sergeant ranks.

Final grade reports will be accessible through the family portal . Please continue to communicate with your child's teachers with any questions regarding academic progress.

Thanks for being a part of our school community!

MAJ Becky Morris, Assistant Head of School
Learning in Action: Prehistory Inquiries

Prep cadets are learning to think like archaeologists as they grapple with prehistory questions in SMA-CPT Meissner’s IB World History course. Read more about the discussions that prompted SMA-CPT Meissner to send an email to Dr. Bruce Bradley, Emeritus Professor from the University of Exeter, to learn more about possible excavations of stone or wooden balls near Stonehenge. #IBMYP   #ourSMA   #IBworldschool
SMA Prep 7th Grade
Corporal and Sergeant Promotion Ceremony
Tuesday, October 23

Dear Families of: 7th Grade Cadets
 
You are cordially invited to attend:
 
Sarasota Military Academy Prep
7th Grade Corporal and Sergeant Promotion Ceremony

9:05 - 9:30 AM - After First Formation

Please  plan on arriving between 8:30 - 9 AM  (cafeteria door). Formation begins promptly at 9:05 AM in the courtyard. Adults 18 and older need to bring a driver's license or state identification for entry onto the campus.
Flag Football

It was a close playoff game on Wednesday with SSAS edging out the SMA Prep flag football team, 26-23. The Eagles played well on both sides of the ball but fell short as SSAS scored on the last play of the game. Coach Rosenbloom said he was very proud of this team especially the way they matched SSAS score for score right up until the end. "We just ran out of time" he said. 

Congratulations Eagles on a fantastic season!
Promotion Ceremony

Congratulations to our Prep cadets who received their SMA-PFC promotions this week! See more pictures on FB or Instagram .
Fall Dance This Friday!
Friday, October 26

The PTCC sponsored Fall Dance is this Friday, October 26th from 4:30-6:30 PM in the Prep Cafeteria. Tickets are $6 (for dance and dress down) or $3 to dress down for the school day only.

Cadets may wear costumes. Permission form and costume dress code have been sent home. Tickets are on sale during lunch October 22, 23 and 24.

Parents - Please SIGN UP HERE if you would like to volunteer. 

ALL volunteers must be active in the Volunteer Counts system, before they can help on campus. If you have not signed-up or reactivated this year, please click on this link:
Fall Plant Sale to benefit
Dr. Ngumbi's Faulu Academy.
SMA-MAJ Walker's Agriscience classes will be having a plant sale on Halloween Day, October 31st.
Flowers and vegetables will be offered before school and at both lunches. Proceeds go to Dr. Ngumbi's Faulu Academy in Kenya. Come support the school and make a planet a little greener!
Cross Country Update

  • Our home meet is Oct 24, we need 8 parent volunteers!
  • All Athletic Packets must be turned in
  • Any questions see Coach Trecartin
FREE FLU SHOTS FOR STUDENTS
November 1 - 1:00-3:00 pm

Dear Parents,

A team will be at SMA Prep, Thursday, November 1st in the conference room from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm to administer the flu shot to the students. This is a great opportunity for the parents not to be charged for a doctor visit. Please protect your child from the flu. If your cadet gets the flu, they might be out for weeks. The forms are being sent home. Please fill out the form and send it back in the office. These shots are FREE. Please keep your child healthy.  

Please click here for the form in English.
Estimados padres: El lunes 1 de noviembre tendremos un equipo de profesionales de la salud en la sala de conferencias de 1:00 pm a 3:00 pm administrando la vacuna contra la gripe a los estudiantes. Esto es una gran oportunidad para que los padres no tengan que pagar una visita al médico. Por favor, proteja a su hijo(a) de la gripe. Si su cadete se contagia de gripe, es posible que tengan que estar ausentes durante semanas. Los formularios están siendo enviados a los hogares. Por favor complete el formulario y envíelo de vuelta a la oficina. Estas vacunas son GRATIS. Por favor, mantenga a su hijo(a) saludable.

Por favor haz un click aquí para el formulario en español.
Wreaths Across America

Please join Sarasota Military Academy in honoring our nations resting veterans, by sponsoring a wreath for the National Cemetery. By doing this, you will help us to honor our veterans and support SMA at the same time. Five dollars from every wreath comes back to SMA to help support cadet activities.

Cadets will have the opportunity to earn a shirt to wear on Fridays during the months of November and December. They can also enter our "Thank a Veteran" coloring contest by submitting the coloring page enclosed in the packet they received. Please turn in all wreath forms and coloring contest to the main office. Thank you for your support!
Announcements/Reminders for 8th Grade Parents:

  • Special Event Packet information (green form/ field trip permission slips) needs to be returned as soon as possible to SMA-MAJ Munson. 
  • Families completing payment plans, please make sure to have monies in for October onth.

Please contact SMA-MAJ Munson  if you have any questions about the Special Event Packet
Interact Fundraising Event
Pennies for Patients
By Emily Brooks and Ivy Mchoul

Pennies for Patients was created for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to help children receive the appropriate treatment and care needed to handle the difficulties of having cancer. The Interact Club is hosting Pennies for Patients at SMA Prep with the help of Olive Garden, the LLS’s sponsor. Because of help that LLS received, 40.3 million dollars have gone towards treatment for children with Leukemia or Lymphoma. To help raise money, you can collect change in your change box at home and/or the one in your first period teacher’s classroom. Remember all donations will go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the class that raises the most money will get an ice cream party! We are counting on you SMA prep. You can do it!

Thank you for your support! The fundraiser will last until October 29.
Pie Fundraiser

The PTCC is selling pie vouchers from Der Dutchman. Order forms went home with Cadets this week. $10.50 for Cookie Dough. $13.50 for Regular Pie. $14.50 for Premium Pie.  
Ducks Unlimited
Camp Out November 9

Ducks Unlimited will be having its camp out November 9th. Members need to pick up a permission slip from SMA-CPT Wright or SMA-CPT Trecartin. The permission slip must be turned back in by the next meeting on Oct 31. Thank you!
Clubs and Activities

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

Anyone that has a bachelor's degree and is interested in substitute teaching should contact Denise Harper .
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: November 14th .
No reservation is needed. Please share with any interested family, friends, and neighbors!

Upcoming Enrollment Information Meetings: 11/14, 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
October 25, 2018

The next SMA Board of Directors will hold a board meeting on October 25, 2018 at 2:30 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.