Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Summer Blog Post #1 - July 18, 2018

Summer Office Hours 
The school office is on "summer hours".  The office will be routinely staffed on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9am-1pm and by appointment as needed.  Both email and phone messages will be checked regularly.

Summer CHOICE Sales - CHOICE cards will be available for sale whenever the office is open. 

School will reopen on Wednesday, August 29.  This will be a full day of school with both PreK Enrichment and Aftercare available. 

 "Meet & Greet" for younger students and "Morning in Middle School" for students entering grade 6 will be on Tuesday, August 28th.   PreK Meet & Greet for child and parent/caretaker will be from 9:30-10:30.  Meet & Greet for Grades K -4 for child and parent/caretaker will be from 10:30-11:30.  "Morning in Middle School" will be from 10-11:30 for students entering 6th grade. Students new to 7th & 8th grade are also invited to participate in "Morning in Middle School" from 10-11am.  Students attending "Meet & Greet" or "Morning in Middle School" are encouraged to bring in their classroom supplies.

Used Uniform Exchange - Get a jump on your 18-19 school uniforms!  The Used Uniform Exchange will be available Tuesday, July 31 and Wednesday, August 1 from 9-11 am for anyone who would like to come in and donate or get used uniforms.

Getting Ready for a New School Year - Again this summer, 
the school blog has a "Back to School" page.  The "Back to School" page  is always available from the top menu bar of the school blog.   This page is your "go to" source for supply lists and summer assignments and summer reading.

Be sure to be on the look out for your "Back to School Mailing" in August. Again this year, this "mailing" will be sent to you electronically at the email you have designated as your primary family email address. If you are not sure that the email address we currently have on file for your family is the "best one to use", please send the email you want used to Put "Back to School Mailing email"in your subject line and we will be sure to update our school database(s).

iPad Orientation Meetings for Rising 6th Grade Students & Students New to Grs. 7 & 8 -  

All students entering 6th grade and students new to SMS for grades 7 and 8 are required to meet with Mrs. Hatch prior to beginning iPad use. Each student must be accompanied by at least 1 parent/guardian.  During this brief meeting, iPad use guidelines will be reviewed along with basic information regarding good digital citizenship. Students will also receive their school email credentials and if all required forms and the iPad coverage fee have been turned in, students will receive their iPad at this meeting. If required forms and fee have not been turned in, iPad use will begin upon receipt of all required items.  Click here to reserve your meeting time.

Athletic News

Hurray for Fall Soccer -   Our program is 5th-8th Co-Ed soccer. We play Friday afternoons. It's an easy commitment and a fun opportunity for the students to play with their classmates. We will play 6 games 2 at the end of September and 4 in October. To sign up, just initial the box next to Fall Soccer on your 2018-19 Permission Slip for Physical Education, Field Day & Athletics Form.  This form will be part of your electronic Back to School Packet and must be completed for every student in grades K-8 each year.  The Back to School Packet will be emailed to you in mid-August.

We are also looking for a Soccer Coach.  If you are Virtus trained and have some soccer knowledge and have been inspired by the World Cup then let us know you are interested in coaching!  Please email - or call the school office.

Alumni News -
Our congratulations to Jennifer Kornacki, SMS Class of  '12.  Jennifer has been named to the spring 2018 Dean's List at Stonehill College. To qualify for the Dean's List, students must have a semester grade point average of 3.50 or better and must have completed successfully all courses for which they were registered.

Our congratulations to Griffin Myslow, SMS Class of '13, who is majoring in General Engineering at Clemson University and has been named to the Dean's List for the spring 2018 semester. To be named to the Dean's List, a student achieved a grade-point average between 3.50 and 3.99 on a 4.0 scale.

Campus Connection - We are excited to share that construction has begun!  Construction fencing has been installed and, as you can see, soon there will be a foundation!  Please keep in mind that the main entrance to the school is now via the north (playground) parking lot.  Please ring for admittance and then proceed directly to the school office.

Vacation Highlights
Salla (rising 4th) and Penelope (rising 2nd) spotted
Our Lady at St Patrick’s Church Trim, Co. Meath, Ireland

Is your family having some summer fun here or away?  We'd love to share the highlights - please email photos to
Mrs. Hatch was lucky enough to visit the world famous home of
the annual New Year's Eve "Possum Drop" in Brasstown, NC!

Mrs. Williamson and her husband spent some time with "Elvis"!