THE WEEKLY WITNESS
4 December 2015 | St. Mary Magdalen School | San Antonio, TX
ALL IN FOR THE MISSION SINCE 1942
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.
Justice Means Fighting Injustice
GRAD @ GRAD
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
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.
The article below clarifies some misconceptions about the growth mindset.
Check out this unique Advent Calendar that challenges you to truly be a witness.
Below's a more traditional calendar.
INCOMING: YEAR OF MERCY
CLASS FUNDRAISER BREAKFAST
First Grade's breakfast is this Sunday. Come on out and support First Grade!
Tithing At Wednesday Masses!
Basketball Continues Its Progress
FREE THROW A THON FUNDRAISER
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.