THE WEEKLY WITNESS

4 December 2015 | St. Mary Magdalen School | San Antonio, TX

ALL IN FOR THE MISSION SINCE 1942

Big image

OUR 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.

Big image

MAVERICK VALUES

Justice Means Fighting Injustice

We are called to stand up for the poor, vulnerable, weak and marginalized. Rosa Parks sat down for justice. The piece below explains her witnessing of justice decades ago, noting, “As Martin Luther King Jr. always said, we will stand up for justice or we’ll fall for anything.”

GRAD @ GRAD

The first parent focus group was fantastic. The conversation was guided by a SWOT analysis: strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. We considered these with respect to our kids. Here are some of the takeaways:


Strengths: relationship with God, prayerful, confident, ability to build bonds of friendship, ability to focus on the future, ambitious, socially intelligent (ability to hold a conversation)


Weaknesses: lack of self-confidence, apathy


Opportunities: technology


Threats: technology, family dynamics, privilege/entitlement from the ease with which things come to our youth


There will be an additional focus group later this month; details to come. I encourage each of you to do your own SWOT analysis with your child in mind, and email me your results.

FAMILY & PARENTING

Check out the pieces below, especially the first one on a young mother.

GROWTH MINDSET

The article below clarifies some misconceptions about the growth mindset.

Big image

ADVENT

Check out this unique Advent Calendar that challenges you to truly be a witness.

Below's a more traditional calendar.

INCOMING: YEAR OF MERCY

Please check out the website below for all things Year Of Mercy, which starts in early December.

CLASS FUNDRAISER BREAKFAST

First Grade's breakfast is this Sunday. Come on out and support First Grade!

Tithing At Wednesday Masses!

Please encourage your children to contribute to the collection at Wednesday masses. It's the act that counts, even if it's a penny!

MAVERICK ATHLETICS

Basketball Continues Its Progress

Our Boys teams traveled to St. James in Seguin, and both teams were victorious. The A Boys also beat St. John Berchman, but our other teams came up short. Keep pushing for the playoffs, Mavs!

FREE THROW A THON FUNDRAISER

See the details below!
Big image

OUR PARISH

CHURCH BULLETIN

Please see important information regarding our parish at this link:


http://discovermass.com/church/st-mary-magdalen-san-antonio-tx/#bulletins

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.


Big image