THE WEEKLY WITNESS

29 MAY 2015 | ST. MARY MAGDALEN SCHOOL | SAN ANTONIO, TX

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OUR MAVERICK MISSION: EMPOWER STUDENTS AND OUR COMMUNITY TO WITNESS THE GOSPEL AND GROW IN EXCELLENCE THROUGH FAITH, ACADEMICS AND SERVICE.

NUESTRA MISION: EMPODERAR A LOS ALUMNOS Y A NUESTRA COMUNIDAD A SER TESTIGOS DEL EVANGELIO Y CRECER EN LA EXCELENCIA A TRAVÉS DE LA FÉ, LAS ACADÉMICAS Y EL SERVICIO.

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The Month of Mary Closes

Please check out below the great devotions listed for the different days of May.

Stewardship: All Encompassing

Below is an excerpt of a USCCB pastoral letter on Stewardship that emphasizes the totality of stewardship:


Examples of the works, services, and ministries of the good steward enumerated in the stewardship letter include the following:


• Evangelization and witness to the Gospel

• Catechesis and faith formation

• Parent stewardship of the domestic church

• Stewardship of simplicity of life

• Stewardship for ecology of the globe

• Lay witness in the marketplace and institutions

• Financial accountability in personal and parochial affairs

• Stewardship of collegiality and collaboration in parish life and ministries

• Stewardship of social justice and the work for peace


Stewardship, then, is all-encompassing. It provides a place for the simplest individual gesture of kindness as well as stewardship communities working for systemic justice and peace. Stewardship flowing from a personal and communal relationship to Christ holds a particular attraction to people. It is, ultimately, the pull and the power of the Gospel come alive in our times and circumstances.

Pope Francis Has Strong, But Encouraging Words For Parents

Growth Mindset & The Learning Pit

Check out the great piece below on The Learning Pit!

Graduation!

So long, farewell to our 8th graders, who graduated tonight. Thanks to Fr. Joseph Mary, Fr. Will, and the many parents and other volunteers who made the evening so special. In particular, thanks to Sister Juana for all her hard work in making the evening so special.
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HOPE FOR THE FUTURE: Each Day There Are More Applicants and Less Money, So Why Wait?

$30 and 30 minutes can save you hundreds of dollars on tuition. I am happy to sit down with any of you who need help with the application; please email me if you wish.



HFF will send a round every month until August. Applicants wanting to be considered for each round must have applications completed by the 15th of the prior month.

Last Week To Register For Just $160!

Registration packets are ready! From now until Friday, registration for the 2015-16 school year is $160. This summer, the rate increases to $180. Tuition for K5-8th grade is $334 per month. In my very biased opinion, there is no better return on your educational investment in the city.

Free Dress on Monday, June 1st For Those Who Have Already Registered For 2015-16!

Yes, again. Thanks to all of you who've registered early!

SuccessMaker

There will be no SuccessMaker this week.

Summer School!!!

Please sign up to take advantage of summer learning!

Academic Awards

Thanks to all came out to enjoy our celebration of our students shining!


As for honor roll, this will be sent home with report cards and ITBS/IA scores next week.


Additionally, The Speak Up Club was recognized for its work to advance dignity.

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4th Grade Field Trip

The 4th Grade had its field trip at the San Antonio Aquarium this week. Looks fun!
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Next Week's Lunch Menu

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Church Bulletin

Please see important information regarding our parish at this link:


http://www.thecatholicdirectory.com/directory.cfm?fuseaction=display_site_info&siteid=20639#bulletins

Next Week

There will be no school on Thursday or Friday.


Wednesday will be noon dismissal with NO after school care.


Kinder graduation will take place in the Hall after Wednesday mass.

Cheer!!!

If you're interested in enrolling your child in Cheer for next year, please contact:


Rachel A Vargas-Trevino

E-mail: ravtrevino@aol.com

Phone: 210-380-4993


Families may message name, grade & age of child, along with parents' name, good contact number and e-mail as soon as possible.

OUR VISION

St. Mary Magdalen is a Catholic, co-educational school of empowerment. Students engage in a dynamic academic experience preparing them for college and heaven. SMMS cultivates a growth mindset, bilingualism, multiculturalism and strong character inspired by the gospel and Catholic Social Teaching. SMMS offers opportunities to grow in excellence through diverse extracurricular programs, including Athletics, Clubs, and the SuccessMaker Academic Excellence Program. SMMS prepares and supports Pre-K3 through 8th grade students to excel in high school and college through the Graduate Support Program.

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