THE WEEKLY WITNESS

8 January 2016 | ST. MARY MAGDALEN SCHOOL | San Antonio, TX

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MISSION IS OUR VOCATION

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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.

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MAVERICK VALUES

CURIOSITY

Mavericks are all in on witnessing Curiosity this month. The piece from the Harvard Business Review below explains how Curiosity and intelligence are linked, and how they are equally crucial.

Curiosity & Learning

The piece below explains: "A study published in the October issue of the journal Neuron suggests that the brain's chemistry changes when we become curious, helping us better learn and retain information."

Curiosity and Inter-Faith Dialogue

Below is a video featuring Pope Francis's prayer intention for January. Curiosity, ideally, entails an openness to views and beliefs different from our own, and this video captures that ideal!
Pope Francis' prayer intentions for January 2016
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YEAR OF MERCY

A Beautiful, Heart-Wrenching Reflection

As many of you may have seen, a young San Antonio man recently took his own life because of bullying. Below is a powerful piece from his brother. May we be tender and merciful with each other this Year of Mercy.

FAMILY AND PARENTING

GROWTH MINDSET

Confidence Is Key, But Over Confidence Is Toxic

OUR CHURCH

Francis Calls Us To Move & Serve

Francis described a broad concept of “mission,” insisting that it finds expression in the Church’s commitment to service.

Archbishop Gustavo Witnesses Service

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A New And Awesome University Partner

We added a new logo to our wall of college partners: UTSA! This fine institution right down the road is a fantastic vehicle for our dynamic dual language program.

Book Fair

This will start on Saturday, January 30! This year's Fair will be the best one yet!

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK

This starts on Sunday, January 31! It will be a great week of appreciation, service and celebration.

TUITION ASSISTANCE

Your New Year's Resolution: Do Hope For The Future This Month!

2nd Grade Breakfast

Come on out to Jubilee Hall this Sunday to support 2nd grade by enjoying good food at a great price after a mass!

Red & Black Ball: Save The Date! April 2nd

This year's bash will be better than ever. Remember, you have no other plans on April 2nd, other than to come party with your fellow Mavericks in support of your school.

Catholic Life Tickets Last Call

CL Ticket must be in by Monday.

THIRD QUARTER BEGINS...

The school year is officially half way done! Report Cards will go home this coming week.
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MAVERICK ATHLETICS

BASKETBALL

SMMS Basketball for the week of January 11th-14th:


All four (4) teams will play both days: 4:30 bgirls, 5:30 bboys, 6:30 agirls, 7:30 aboys


Monday, January 11th

Notre Dame in Kerrville......we will leave on a bus at 2:45 from the school and return to the school by 10:00p.m.


Thursday, January 14th

Little Flower will be at SMMS gym

CAL SPORTS!

Basketball season for our younger students is right around the corner! Please contact Victor Castillo, castillosatx@gmail.com, with any questions.
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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

FACEBOOK

IT'S IN THE DETAILS...

No School On Monday, 1/18, MLK Day

Noon Dismissal Friday, After School Care Until 6:00 p.m.

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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.