THE WEEKLY WITNESS

19 Sep. 2014 | St. Mary Magdalen School | San Antonio, TX

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Our Maverick Mission: Empowerment By Way Of Faith, Academics and Service

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CURIOSITY: THE STORY OF BART

We approach the closeout of our month of Curiosity with a film written by, directed by and starring the 5th grade. They reenact and interpret the story of Bartimaeus, the blind beggar who stopped at nothing to encounter Jesus. Bart, as we call him, is a Curiosity Warrior. Go Bart!


Please see the 5th Grade's original production below.

AWARDS AFTER MASS: STUDENT OF THE MONTH AND WITNESSING CURIOSITY

You're invited to come to Mass this Wednesday. After Mass, we will present awards to those students who have earned awards for Student of the Month and Witnessing Curiosity.
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THE GROWTH MINDSET

Check out this excellent article that cogently describes the Growth Mindset.

STUDENT COUNCIL ELECTIONS RESULTS

Congratulations to our new Student Council! They are as follows:


President: Jasmin T.

Vice-President: Gabriela S.

Commissioner of Service: Christian M.

Commissioner of Religion: Mariana M.

Commissioner of Spirit: James C.


Please pray for them, as they seek to advance the mission of our school.

Mission Follow-Up Meeting: Monday, 9/29 at 5:30 in the Library

We will meet to continue the discernment process for our mission statement. This meeting will involve less discussion and reflection, but instead will focus on any sharing any final insights about our mission statement. Hope to see you there!

PTC Last Call for Applicants!

The current PTC will be meeting shortly to discuss its potential members. Please send me your resume and/or a letter of interest if you'd like to serve on PTC.

SCHOOL PICTURES

Our Mavericks took pictures this week. However, not all classes (some in the middle school) were able to make it through the line, so we'll do round 2 next week Tuesday. Those classes that did not take photos should wear their mass uniforms on Tuesday.

POPE FRANCIS: Hip to Social Media

I highly recommend following Pope Francis on Twitter for a nearly daily dose of wisdom and spiritual invigoration and affirmation. Click below to do so.
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SMM FAMILY RETREAT!

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POSTRES PARA PADRES: NOW EVERY FRIDAY!

Given that we have the best parents in SA, we think it's only fitting that we offer complimentary coffee and pastries every Friday morning. Thanks for all you do to advance our mission!

First Communion Meeting on Wednesday, 9/24!

There will be a meeting for all of the parents of the children who need to make their First Communion on September 24 in Jubilee Hall B at 6:30. Fr. WIll and Ms. Morales will preside at the meeting. Those children in grade levels 2nd - 8th who haven't made their first communion are invited.

PRE-K4 FUNDRAISER BREAKFAST!

Please come out to the Parish on Sunday to take in a Mass and then a wonderfully priced and tasting breakfast in Jubilee Hall. All proceeds benefit Pre-K4!

HFF 5K

Ready to join the Maverick Stampede Team as we run and walk for Catholic schools?


For online registration and payment….

Log onto the iaapweb.com

Click on--- register now

Then click on Manage Your Existing Team

Use email = veronicaniet16@gmail.com

Password= hff5k2014

You will still need to turn in the paper registration form so that it can be added to the spreadsheet.


INCENTIVES FOR PARTICIPATION ARE THE FOLLOWING:


  • 2 SERVICE HOURS
  • FREE DRESS DAY
  • PALETA PARTY FOR THE CLASS WITH THE HIGHEST PARTICIPATION
  • 10 SERVICE HOURS AND ADDITIONAL FREE DRESS DAY FOR BEST COSTUME ON RACE DAY


If you have any questions, please call the office, and we can put you in contact with PTC President Veronica Nieto, who is chairing this initiative.

RENWEB

A couple reminders for those still having trouble accessing Renweb:

-don't use Google Chrome; opt for Safari or Firefox instead

-remember that our district code has changed to smr-tx


Please email me if you still have issues using Renweb.

PROGRESS REPORTS

These all went home today!

CLUBS

These continue to grow and be a great offering for our kids. A few notes on these:


GARDENING: Now open to K5 - 8th

ZUMBA: Now open to 3rd - 8th

BAILE FOLKLORICO: Now open to K5 - 8th

STORYTELLING: Will move back to Tuesdays.


You may register your child for these clubs in the main office.

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ATHLETICS

Maverick Athletics continues to roll!


Our football team beat St. Leo's on Tuesday and St. James (Seguin) on Wednesday.


Our soccer team beat St. Thomas More on Monday and St. John Berchmann on Thursday.


Our volleyball team beat St. Margaret Mary on Thursday.


Keep on being marvelous, Mavs!

CAL

CAL has started! This was the first week of practice, and games will begin soon!

CHURCH BULLETIN

Please see important information in the link below in our parish bulletin at this link:

http://www.thecatholicdirectory.com/bulletins/20639/Sep-21-2014.pdf

Pro-Life Mass and March: October 4

St. Mary Magdalen has the great privilege of hosting this event! See the link below for details.

School Directory

Our PTC is spearheading an initiative to have our first Maverick school directory! Look for an email in the coming days requesting information if you'd like to participate.

2nd and 3rd Grade Grade Field Trip

Today, our 2nd and 3rd graders will get the chance to visit Incarnate Word High School to take in a performance of The Snow Queen! It was a highly reviewed by students and adults.

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October: The Month of The Rosary

We will be lead by Father Will in a schoolwide Rosary at 2:30 p.m. each Thursday in October, the month of the rosary.

Crossing Guards

Any student seeking to serve as a morning crossing guard may contact me in the office. Please encourage your children to consider the worthy exercise in service.