SMA Newsletter

August 8, 2018

THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL IS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22ND

Summer Mailing Forms

The first day of school is coming up! We hope that our parents are diligently working on getting their children ready for the new school year. If you haven't already, please take time to print and fill out SMA Summer Mailing forms, which are due on the first day of school.


Please turn in these forms in the Star Center to avoid heavy traffic in the front office area. We will have copies of the forms for you in the Star center as well.


***If you would like to get a head start with your service hours, we are looking for a few parent volunteers to help collect/sort the forms. If you are interested, please email sclariza@stellamarisacademy.org


Emergency Form: Mandatory.


Extended Care: Mandatory, even if you do not think your child will use this service.


FISH/Service Hours: Mandatory. Service Hours Tally (25 hours per family, or 12 for single parents) will be required from all families by the end of the school year. The tally sheet is attached, but should not be returned to SMA until you have completed all your service hours. NEW***You may also use School Speak to track your service hours throughout the school year. You will find this tool under the menu "FISH Hours".


Pizza Lunch: Optional. We have an all-school pizza lunch every other Tuesday. Payment is made for the whole year up front. We are unable to accept payment on a lunch-by-lunch basis.


Milk: Optional. Milk is provided on all full days of school, except Pizza Lunch days, on which a drink is already provided with the lunch.


Walking Pass: Optional, for 6th 7th and 8th grades only.


Walking Field Trip: For all grades. (2 forms)


Medication: Only if applicable.


Allergy Packet: Only if your student has any food or other serious allergies.


(If your child has an allergy and/or medication, please communicate this to the front office and your child's teacher. If your child has medication for an allergy, please fill out the necessary forms and turn it into the front office. Please read them carefully. Also, check that the medication is not expired. Expired medication will not be administered.)

School Supplies List

Click here for the School Supplies List



Please bring all supplies on the first day of school directly to your child's classrooms.

Contact your child's teacher with any questions regarding the School Supply List.

SMA Uniforms

SMA Uniform Regulations


Uniforms are available for purchase at Dennis Uniforms. Also, all uniform items (except the skirt, skort, or jumper) are available at LandsEnd.


The office also has gently worn used uniforms for $5.00 each.

School Speak

Current SMA Familes: Please login to your School Speak account and make any necessary changes/corrections to your contact information.


New SMA Families: School Speak is a program we use to communicate with our families on classroom/school events, read about your child's assignments, track your child's progress in their class, and much more. Please check your email folders for your user id and password. Also, if needed, make any corrections/changes to your contact information.


If you have any questions about School Speak, please email Sarah Clariza at sclariza@stellamarisacademy.org


Thank you for your cooperation!

SMA Calendar

Google Calendar

2018-2019 Academic Calendar

Monthly Calendars - Downloadable Please keep in mind that event dates/time may change. Always refer to the Google Calendar and SMA Weekly News, published every Wednesday during the school year for updates.

Lunch Programs

SMA offers two optional lunch programs. Please click on the links to read more about it and on how to set up your account. Lunches are delivered to the school.


Come On In Cafe

Jersey Mikes

Immunization Records

***REMINDER FOR 7TH GRADE STUDENTS: WHOOPING COUGH BOOSTER IS REQUIRED***


If your child has received a recent vaccination(s), please submit a copy of their immunization record to the school office. Thank you for your cooperation.

Welcome to Kindergarten Gathering-Monday, August 20th 2:00pm-3:00pm (in Kindergarten classroom)

Mrs. George would like to invite all the families that are enrolled in Kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year. This is a great opportunity to meet Mrs. George, for students to explore and get acquainted with their new classroom, and for parents to ask any questions that they may have.

Upcoming Events

Monday, August 20th

2:00-3:00 Kindergarten "Meet and Greet" in Kindergarten classroom


Wednesday, August 22nd

First Day of School

School Forms Due

12:30 Dismissal-Extended Care Available


Thursday, August 23rd

Pizza Lunch and Milk Orders Due

12:30 Dismissal-Extended Care Available


Friday, August 24th

12:30 Dismissal-Extended Care Available


Tuesday, August 28th

8:15-9:15 Back to School coffee & Used Uniform Sale in Star Center

8:15-11:15 School Picture Day-Mass Uniform Required


Wednesday, August 29th

6:00 Back to School Night TK-5 in Jr. Yard


Thursday, August 30th

6:00 Middle School Back to School Night in Sr. Yard


Friday, August 31st

12:30 Dismissal- NO EXTENDED CARE

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