THE WEEKLY WITNESS

10 October 2015 | St. Mary Magdalen School | San Antonio, TX

SOMOS MAVERICKS DE MISION

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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.

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

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MAVERICK VALUES

A Story Of Resilience, Self-Discipline, And Above All, Dignity

Please check out the short film below about the amazing journey of Isaiah Bird. We all could learn from him and how he witnesses his motto: NO EXCUSES!

A YOUNG LADY OF FAITH, RESILIENCE, AND DIGNITY

Respect Life Mass At SMM

The mass on Saturday was fantastic! Archbishop Gustavo passionately told us what we need to do in two simple words: "PRAY MORE!" Our Student Council did an excellent job as bilingual lectors, and Archbishop directly addressed them, as you can see in the photo below.
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LIFE + ROSARY + MARY = OCTOBER

We are quite blessed to have Br. Sean Stilson as a member of our faculty this year. He teaches 8th grade religion, and also organizes our Friday liturgies. This Friday, he led us in praying the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary.
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GROWTH MINDSET

FAMILY & PARENTING

SLEEP!

I can't help but notice all the sleepy faces in the morning. Please check out the video below that does a good job of explaining just how crucial good sleep is!
Why Do We Have To Sleep?

The Piece Below Expertly Breaks Down The Synod Of Bishops On The Family

FAMILY FEST!

We had volunteers in full force! Thanks to all the parents who witnessed our mission on Sunday. Special thanks to Mr. Guerra and Chef Hsu, who both spent most of their time that day in service to our Church.

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COLLEGE PREP

READING

Halloween Change Up

Our Calendar states that Friday, October 30 will be an All Saints Day Procession. However, this will be moved to Monday, November 2. On that Friday, we will instead do the activity described below. Please note that in order to participate in Halloween Dress that Friday, your child must have a library card! Read below for more information.

Library Card = Halloween Dress!

All students who have a library card and demonstrate proof of it may come dressed as their favorite book character on Friday, October 30th. Getting a library card is FREE!


Also, all of the students in 1st-8th grade now have access to the Overdrive app. This app allows them to check out e-books from the public library system. If your student has a library card, please send the card to school so that the teachers can set up the Overdrive account for your student. If your student does not have a library card, please take the time to go to the library so your student has access to this wonderful resource.

RECYCLING!

And It Begins...

We finally have a sustainable Recycling Program here at SMMS! Many thanks to our Student Council, Aidan C., Mr. Casey and Ms. Elizabeth Cardenas for making this happen!
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HOPE FOR THE FUTURE

Hope For The Future 5K = Fun, Sweat, Free Dress!

Mavericks, we are looking to have a major presence at this event. For any questions, please contact PTC President and 5K Chair, Tanoya Harris, at tanoyah@hotmail.com.


All who register earn a free dress day the Monday after the event.


Click On The Link Below To Register For The 5K!

Hope For The Future Second Collection: This Weekend

The Special Collection for October 11th is in support of Hope for the Future and the Catholic schools and students within our community. Your support will help fund tuition assistance and grants for the 43 schools in the Archdiocese of San Antonio. Please go to Mass on Sunday, 10/11 and donate for the Second Collection.

TURKEY BINGO

Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 14! We'll see you there!

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Peter Piper Fundraiser

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Playoff Pep Rally

This will be Monday, October 19th at 2:30 in the gym. Get ready to show your Maverick Spirit!

Maverick 4-H Club

The next 4-H Club meeting is Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. in the Cafeteria. We will be discussing projects and a community service project.

Catholic Life Raffle Tickets

If you haven't picked them up, these will be sent home with the eldest child on Tuesday.

Box Tops!

Please turn them into homeroom teachers. Also, please know that collection sheets can be picked up in the office.

McDonald's Cheer Fundraiser: $258.79!

Thanks to all of you who supported our Cheer Team last month. They raised over $250 to support their endeavor!

October 13: Free Dress Day For All, Real Free Dress For Some...

If you have registered for the HFF 5K, this is a full free dress day, meaning that you don't have to pay.


If you have not registered yet for the 5k, your child can wear free dress for a $1 fee.

School Council

This will be October 14 at 6:00 p.m.

Maverick Athletics

It was a good week for our Teams. Soccer and football won their games, and Volleyball B Team won both their games, while the Volleyball A Team split their games.
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COLLEGE DRESS

Those who wore Free Dress this past week for the 5K registration may wear college dress this coming Friday.

Paparazzi'd While Decaling

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Church Bulletin

Please see important information regarding our parish at this link:


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

REMINDER: WE DO HAVE SCHOOL MONDAY

Even though it's Columbus Day, we will have school.

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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