A weekly newsletter from St. Mary's Academy | October 4, 2017
St. Mary's Academy is looking forward to welcoming our alumnae this weekend for Reunion Weekend 2017. The Class of 1967 will be honored at our annual Golden Graduates luncheon on Friday at Cherry Hills Country Club.
Alumnae are invited to a special reception at 6:00 PM on Friday to meet Academy President Bill Barrett and tour the newly renovated High School building. Following this, the alumnae are invited to join President's Partnership members and SMA Golf Tournament sponsors at the Blue & White Reception at 7:00 PM in the Community Center. On Saturday, milestone reunion events will be held throughout the day. Reunion Weekend culminates on Sunday with Mass at 10:00 AM in the HS Forum and Fall Festival at 11:30 AM. All members of the SMA community are welcome to both Sunday events.
Join us for this fun family event featuring a climbing wall, bouncy obstacle course and slide, arcade games, Kona Ice, pumpkin decorating, face painting, and more! Click here to purchase wristbands.Volunteers are needed. Click here to sign up today!
SMA Pajama Pant Sale at Fall Festival!
Fall Festival is the ONLY day you will be able to order SMA Pajama Pants, so plan to stop by the apparel table anytime between 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM to order yourself a pair of the most comfortable, and stylish, pajama pants around!
Did you miss the September 27 presentation? Click here to view a video of the presentation.
2018 All Academy Musical
The Spring All Academy Musical will be Once Upon a Mattress by J. Thompson, D. Fuller, and M. Barer. If you thought you knew the story of "The Princess and the Pea," you may be in for a walloping surprise! Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you'll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again.
Lea is the Advancement Events Coordinator. She graduated from Bowling Green State University with a B.A. in Communications. She spent several years working for the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and the University of Denver before taking a break to raise her daughter. Lea is happy to be returning to full-time work and is enjoying working in the Advancement Office. In her spare time, she likes to cook, hike, go to the movies, do crafting/DIY projects, and watch her beloved Cleveland Cavaliers.
The SMA LS Presto Orchestra will again have the honor of performing at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House prior to Colorado Ballet's production of The Nutcracker on Saturday, December 9. The matinee begins at 1:00 PM with the SMA orchestra performing in the lobby for 40-45 minutes prior to the ballet, beginning at noon when the doors open to the general public. Join us, support our young musicians, begin a holiday tradition, and get your holiday groove on! To place a ticket order, please click here or contact Cherie Swisher. Tickets will sell out!
Thank you, Lower School, for donating 1,000 cans to Southwest Improvement Council (SWIC) for the first Late Start/Great Start. The food and cash donations go a long way to help hungry kids, families, and senior citizens.
October 12 and 13 - Parent Teacher Conferences. Notifications to sign up will coming soon.
October 18 - Family Picnic and CAT Games.
High School News & Events
Reminder! The soft deadline to register for the 2018 France Trip is October 13, 2017. We will accept registrations until the end of February. For more information about the trip and registration process, please visit our website.
On September 29, the Latina Affinity Group of more than 40 students hosted a lunchtime fundraiser to help the Luis Castillo Ledon Primary School in Mexico which was affected by the recent earthquake. Learn more>
It is possible to register for any admissions event through your admissions portal or by contacting the Admissions Office via e-mail or by phone at 303-762-8300.
October 11, 2017: MS Preview, 9:00-10:30 AM
October 21, 2017: HS Open House, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
November 1, 2017: SSS Financial Aid Application Portal Opens
November 14, 2017: HS Info Night, 6:30 PM
December 2, 2017: HS Placement Test, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
If you already have a username and password (for example, you have applied previously or are the parent of a current student), please use your current login credentials to RSVP for admissions events or to begin the application for a new child.
The SMA fifth grade is in the midst of MS visits this week and we are thrilled for them to have a sneak peek into life in the MS! Please contact Kristen Dieterich
if you have any questions about the re-enrollment process from SMA fifth grade to MS.
Save the Date for Grandparents' Day! Friday, November 17
Grandparents' Day: Friday, November 17, 8:00 -11:30 AM.
Invitations were mailed October 3 to all grandparents for whom we have contact information. Click here for more information and FAQs. Click here to RSVP for your grandparent. Parent volunteers are vital for the day's success. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Lea Frank.
Bingo Night! Monday, October 30
This all-ages event is fun for the entire family! In addition to prizes for each Bingo round winner, there will be door prizes and a costume contest. Pizza, snacks, and beverages will be served. Doors open at 5:30 PM and the first game starts at 5:45 PM. There is no charge to attend. Click here to RSVP by Thursday, October 26.
2018 Gala Kickoff!
Tuesday, October 17, 8:00 - 9:30 AM: Community Center
All parents are invited to attend the 2018 Gala Kickoff! Come learn all there is to know about the 2018 Gala and discover ways to be involved. Please RSVP to Lea Frank by Friday, October 13.
Alumnae and Community Mass: Sunday, October 8, 10:00 AM, HS Forum
We invite our current families to join our alumnae as they gather for Mass during SMA's annual Reunion Weekend. Mass is a wonderful tradition of Reunion Weekend and we would love to share it with our current families. A pastry and juice reception will follow and then everyone is invited to the Quad for Fall Festival! Click here to RSVP. Learn More>
Not familiar with Upstairs Circus? Upstairs Circus is a social bar where people can gather together to create unique DIY art and design projects. Upstairs Circus gives patrons the time, supplies, tutorials, and assistance to make something amazing. All you have to do is add a little of their brand of circus to make it spectacular! Visit their website to learn more. Please click here to RSVP by Wednesday, October 11. Please contact Lea Frank, Advancement Events Coordinator, with any questions.
Cross Country Runners Make SMA History
The SMA Cross Country ran in the Cowboy Classic last week and put up a stunning 177 points. Three athletes made SMA cross country history. Bella Morissette is now SMA's 5th fastest cross country runner with her 20:14 race time for a 13th place overall. McKenna Nading is now the SMA's 11th fastest runner with her race time of 21:26. Areeba Nauman is SMA's 14th fastest runner with her race time of 21:32. The next meet is the Metro League Meet on Thursday, October 7. Go, Wildcats!
Special Upcoming Sporting Events:
Friday, October 13: HS volleyball Pink Games at SMA at 4:00 PM, 5:00 PM, 6:00 PM; HS field hockey Senior Night at SMA at 5:15 PM.
Monday, October 16: HS field hockey Pink Game at 4:00 PM.
* MS field hockey players are invited to watch!
Friday, October 20: HS volleyball: 4:00 PM C team, JV Senior Night 5:00 PM, varsity Senior Night at 6:00 PM.
* MS volleyball players are invited to watch!
Thursday, October 26: MS cross country Monster Dash, 4:00 PM at SMA.