Team News 11.4

Daring Greatly in Faith, Academics, & Service for SMCS

Gratitude Month


This month we celebrate the greatest virtue of all (as said by St. Ignatius), gratitude. What are ways we can celebrate this virtue as a school community? Please come with your ideas to our team meeting!

Gratitude Ideas for the Classroom

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Reminders and Updates

  • Check your email for our extensive sub plan this week.
  • We will have PD on Tuesday during our monthly team meeting, NOT Friday.
  • Friday is a half-day. What is better than PD in Nov? Sleep. Go home and rest.
  • Saturday is the Assembly. You have been registered. Plan on being there early to get parking and carpool if you can. We will all meet outside the Starbucks at 7:15AM at St. Mary's. A map will be in your mailbox this week.
  • Monday is a Holiday!

Team Meeting: PD on Learning A to Z, Cancel your clubs and tutoring!

Tuesday, Nov. 5th, 3:45-5pm

Computer Lab

Please bring your lap-top!


3:50 to 4PM: Gratitude Month and Updates

4PM to 5PM: Learning A to Z PD training with Learning AtoZ company

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Team Potluck for Nov. BIrthdays

Thursday, Nov. 7th, 10:30am

Staff Lounge

Sign up to bring your goodies. Mrs. Brooks is making Chili. Mmmm.
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Wednesday, Dec. 11th, 6:30pm to Thursday, Dec. 12th, 8pm


Free yummy dinner on the town and adult beverages for you and a plus one. Location TBA.
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The Assembly: Required for all Full Time Teachers and Professional Staff

Saturday, Nov. 9th, 8am-3:30pm

1 Camino Santa Maria

San Antonio, TX

You are signed up and ready to roll! Remember this archdiocesan mandated and we get a comp day off for this day so if you cannot attend, you will be required to use paid time off. Let me know ASAP.

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BOGO Bookfair

A Classroom Christmas Gift!

We received a grant for classroom literacy and the Arch is helping me spend our Title 1 monies on Learning A to Z. So that means the money is coming directly to YOU. Each teacher will receive at least $200 for their classroom library to purchase items from scholastic. Please get your class book sets and classroom library requests to Mrs. Fischer by Friday so we can be sure to get these items to you. The book fair coming our way is buy one get one free, so you will really be getting almost $400 for your class!

We will talk logistics of this at our meeting.

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Missed our Team Meeting? Minutes and Notes here!

School Schedules: Duty, Classroom and Contact Information

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This Week's Scheduled Interruptions/Off Campus/Subbing

Monday to Thursday: 11AM to 2:30PM, Ms. Lori, Ms. Torres and Ms. Daigle with Ms. Buckner @ Schertz YMCA, Mr. Patrick and Ms. Vilma in at 10:30AM to support school. Please see email for all changes.

Monday: Ms. Molly and Mr. Victor out in AM.

Ms. VanZandt out all day (Ms. Julie in AM, Email for PM schedule)

Ms. Boehme out from 12:30PM on (See email for schedule)

Tuesday: Mrs. Brooks out (Ms. Sheila to sub)

Wednesday: Ms. Rosa out in PM.

Thursday: Coach Garcia out

Friday: Half Day, Early Release, No PD, Rest and Celebrate!

We are at capacity for all absences this week unless there is an emergency.

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Mass Information

Nov 8 4th grade, Veterans' Day Mass

Nov 15

3rd grade

Nov 22

Middle School

Dec 6

1st grade

Dec 12

Middle School and 2nd Grade

Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast Day

Please always confirm readers and begin practicing with them by Tuesday. Please email your assignments to Ms. Cortez and Ms. Salazar by Wednesday.

October/ November/December Duty

Edited based on your feedback! Tried to shuffle it around so you aren't back to back. If you are going to be absent or late, please make sure you secure a sub for your duty.
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October/November Birthdays

11.3: Mr. Victor is Today!!!!

11.8: Ms. Lori

Gratitude from the past week

Thank you to...

  • All of you that stayed after school to set up and support our Trunk or Treat. From set up to grilling hot dogs to hair painting to clean up. Thank you!
  • Each of you that took time to dress up. Our kids loved it!!!
  • Mrs. Moncrief for supporting our students in times of mental health crisis with grace and patience.
  • All of you supporting the week ahead with subbing and shuffling. Thank you.
  • Mrs. Cortez for getting our PD organized for Tuesday so we can make best use of our resources.
  • All of the unnoticed yet appreciated ways each of you helps our school remain firmly rooted.

Grading Deadlines

Progress Report Quarter 2: Grades complete by Sunday, Nov. 17

Report Card Quarter 2: Grades AND Skill Sets due by Thursday, December 19 at 7PM.

Progress Report Quarter 3: Grades complete by Sunday, Feb 9th.

Report Card Quarter 3: Grades and Skill Sets due by March 17 at 7PM.

Progress Report Quarter 4: Grades complete by Sunday, April 19.

8th Grade Report Card: Grades complete by May 22.

Kinder to 7th Grade: Take grades and complete until May 29.