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

We are so proud of our cadets and impressed by the many powerful messages shared this month to raise awareness about bullying prevention. Congratulations to SMA Prep Cadet Jonathan Van Beuren who received first place for his artwork in the anti-bullying banner contest during #BullyingPrevention month. His artwork will be displayed as the SMA Prep Facebook profile picture and enlarged into a banner for display around campus. You can read more about this and the other winners on our Academy blog .
We are also delighted to see so many of our cadets diligently working toward their next rank. We had another large promotion ceremony this week to recognize our new cadet sergeants and corporals! Thank you for your continued guidance at home and working with our faculty to support this next generation of leaders.

We are grateful to have you in our SMA family!

~ Major Becky Morris, Assistant Head of School
Promotion Ceremony
Congrats to our new cadet Sergeants & Corporals!
Cross Country Update

Congratulations teams!! The last two meets were very successful!! Our top runners earning ribbons were Taja Medeiros, Alexander Ries, Alyssa Howe, John Sabin and Matthew Bickel!! We are improving every week! Very proud!

Our boys placed 3rd overall at our October 24th home meet!!! Keep up the good work!!

Our next meet will be Fri., Nov. 9th at Palmetto Charter School, early release, see Coach Trecartin for details!
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!
Fall Dance & Costume Dress up Day

Check out all of our pictures and video on Facebook and Instagram !
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!
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.  
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 Month.
  • KSC monies are due by Nov 30 for those on Pay by Date Plan

Please contact SMA-MAJ Munson if you have any questions about the Special Event Packet.
Ducks Unlimited
Camp Out November 9

Join us for our meeting this Wed. Oct 31st! Permission slips need to be in for our upcoming class trips and camp out! Do your online firearm safety course!

See ya Wednesday for a real treat!
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 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: 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
November 8, 2018

The next SMA Board of Directors will hold a board meeting on November 8, 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.