Dear Parents and Guardians,
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! St. Patrick used the shamrock to teach and explain the Holy Trinity as he traveled about evangelizing. He taught that just as the shamrock has three leaves it is still one, just as the Holy Spirit, the Son and the Father make up the oneness of God.
This idea correlates to education at SMSA as well. There are many stakeholders to create the oneness of an SMSA education. Parents, the students, and SMSA along with many others create the opportunity for one Catholic education rooted in Christ’s teachings, striving for academic excellence, living into service for church and community, as we prepare students to meet global challenges and become leaders for tomorrow.
Please support keeping our drop off and pick zones safe. Over the last few weeks it has been observed vehicles using the driving lane instead of the hug and go lane to drop off or pick up students. Please use the hug and go lane when dropping off or picking up your child(ren) if you choose not to use the parking lot. Children and adults need to use the crossing areas of the parking lot instead of cutting the corners of the parking lot to the lower playground. This is designed for your safety. Please reduce your speed and drive phone free in our school zones. Please use the parking lot as it was designed and follow the safety processes. It takes all of us to keep everyone safe. Thank you.
We are excited to announce that we have hired long term substitute teachers to support Mrs. Townsend and Mrs. Jefferson classrooms while they experience expanded their families through motherhood! Please join us in welcoming Kendra Loest long term subbing for Ashley Jefferson in PE, and Lisa Walls long term subbing for Mary Frances Townsend. Kendra and Lisa will be co-teaching with the respective teachers they are subbing for the last weeks of March, or as long as God has planned, to make both transitions as seamless as possible.
Forward testing – Week of March 21st
Forward testing for grades 3 – 8 will be occurring at the end of March. Please take time to read more about the Forward test below. Please join us in making this a successful endeavor by having your child(ren) here at SMSA during the testing window. Thank you.
Thank you for your continued partnership with SMSA. Together we create a path for tomorrow’s children to achieve amazing dreams.
Elementary Principal, SMSA
Standard Based Grading
Please select the following six links to see the box set of SBG at SMSA.