SMA Newsletter • August 18, 2022
Mission Statement
St. Martin of Tours Academy fosters confidence, curiosity, and independence through a climate of cooperation and trust by preserving dignity throughout the learning process, accentuating all children’s God-given gifts in a Catholic environment.
Dear SMA Community,

Your children are doing very well getting to know their peers, teachers, and building community. Be on the lookout for information from teachers via email, their websites, or items coming home. Our new website is on line and we are in the process of adding the teacher newsletters, pages and links. Everything should be ready by next week. All of us here at SMA appreciate your kindness, patience, and grace as we roll out a brand new school year.

On Wednesday, the oldest child of each family received a YELLOW Family Card to display in the passenger side window of your vehicle at pick-up. This will help us get your child to your car quickly.

Please set aside the time to come to the parent meetings for grades 1-4 next Wednesday and 5-8 on Thursday at 6pm. Meet the teacher, check out the classrooms, learn about the expectations, your child's school day and more. Adults only, please.

Don't forget to join us for Kona Ice at noon tomorrow in the school parking lot! Proceeds benefit our athletics program.

In Mission,
Jennifer Miller
Shoes & Uniform Updates
Due to the increase in shoe prices and limited supply chain, we are relaxing the shoe dress code until we return after the holidays on January 4. Rest assured that students will not be receiving Non-Compliance of Uniform slips if their shoes are not totally solid colors from now until Christmas. The remainder of the shoe dress code stands (no hightops, socks must cover the ankle, etc.). Special thanks to parents who shared their possible solutions with the office so we could work together on reaching a fair solution.

Optional SMA sweatshirts are part of the PE attire and can be purchased in the office. Cardigans or pullover sweaters are required for Mass (once the hot weather passes) along with a white polo shirt or blouse in lieu of the SMA sweatshirt. P.E. uniforms are required on P.E. days only. Students will not be changing at school into P.E. uniforms.
Lunch Program begins Monday!

KI'S Lunch Program
Monday -Thursday
Lunch maybe ordered through Ki's Lunch program. You may order lunches for one day a week, two days a month, or everyday of the school year, we have no minimums. Our only requirement is that you order by noon the day before. We also offer the flexibility of cancellation. You can cancel a lunch for full
in-store credit up to 8:00 AM the day of, provided you log on and perform the cancel online. Click HERE

Students who bring in lunch, please be mindful to use compostable packaging when possible, no soda or glass of any kind are allowed.
Pizza Fridays - Option for Minimum Days 12-12:30pm
begins 8/26.
Order pizza for Friday no later than Wednesday of the same week. Click HERE to order. Lunches come with fruit and a drink.
After School Programs - Register Early!
It is exciting to offer several after school options this year. Click on the flyer for information and registration. We have added Musical Theater on Mondays.
Mad Science - Fridays
• 12:30- 1:30pm • 8/26 - 12/9
Grs. K-4 • Register HERE
Mexican Folklorico Dancing - Fridays
• 12:30-1:30
Grs. 3-8 - Parish Hall
9/2 - 5/26
or print the form and send in with your child. Payment made through FACTS.
Musical Theatre - K-8
Mondays • 8/29-12/5
Sing & Speak Spanish
Mondays • 8/29 - 5/15
K-2 Level 1A & 3-5 Level 1B
Register HERE
Kids Yoga
Tuesdays • 2:45-3:45
Peace Garden 8/30- 12/14
Grs. K-5 • Register HERE
Back to School Nights - Next Week
Grades 1-4 • Wednesday, 8/24 from 6pm-7pm

Grades 5-8 • Thursday, 8/25 from 6pm-7pm

Meetings held in classrooms.
At least one parent should attend; no children, please.
Weekly Rosary - Praying for our Communities & Families!
Please join us for a weekly rosary starting Monday, 8/29 to pray for our children, SMA community, parish, and our families. Meet Jeni Bartel (PTG Faith & Family Liaison and mom to Philip - 5th gr) beneath the flag pole after morning assembly. We'll walk over together to our beautiful school garden. Rosaries and prayer cards available. No experience required! Prayer requests welcomed!
SchoolSpeak - Communication for
Teachers & Parents
Attention: Parents please sign in! SchoolSpeak is SMA's schoolwide platform for communication, attendance, report cards, emergency information.
Login into the school site, create a password and update your family's profile if you haven't already. Click HERE.
St. Martin of Tours Academy