Angel News

Important Dates:
9/5:    Spirit Day – Dress in SMG Shirt and shorts/jeans/pants.
9/5:    Chick-Fil-A Spirit Day – Dine to Donate 20% back to SMG
9/6:    Maintenance Appreciation Day!
9/9-10:  8th Grade trip to Washington DC
9/10:  New Family Meeting 9am School Conference Room
9/12:   Charity Day / Marco’s Pizza Dine to Donate
Mid-Term Grades Sent Home
9/18:   1st e-Learning Day.  PLEASE make sure you have access to Edmodo.

We have a few parents that are looking for help with afternoon carpool.  Please contact office so we can put you in contact with families:
1. 146 & Gray area –  Share dates with 2 younger kids
2. 32 and MoonTown/Gray Road – 7th grader on Wed & occasional Fridays
3. 191st & Grassy Branch – Thurs & Friday – K, 4th & 7th

Next weekend we will be hosting our Ministry Fair, where you can learn more about the different ways we are building God’s kingdom in our community and beyond. Your participation in our work is critical. Prayerfully begin filling out the Ministry Interest Form at home this week. Then, bring it to Mass next weekend, where you will be able to complete it and turn it in at the Ministry Fair.

DID YOU KNOW BY PTO?

PTO is looking forward to another successful year with our Scrip gift card fundraising program. Thanks to your support last year, PTO made over $4,000 more than the prior school year.

To kick things off, we are holding a new Scrip promotion. Purchase $150 in Scrip gift cards from Sept. 3rd to Sept. 19th and you earn an entry into a drawing for a “Lightning Carpool” pass for the week of Sept. 23rd – 27th.  PTO will draw two winners on Friday, Sept. 20th.

Safe and Sacred
All adults who work or volunteer with children are required to complete the Safe and Sacred Training.

Nurse News

Hearing Screens: State mandated hearing screens for all K, 1st, 4th, 7th and transfer students have been done by the Westfield speech/hearing team on Wednesday, August 21. Testing will continue the next 3 weeks for all students absent or needing repeat testing.   Parents will only be contacted IF there are questionable results and/or further evaluation is needed.

Kindergarten Parents:   Please complete and turn in the yellow vision form sent in your welcome packet. The yellow vision form must be completed by your child’s eye care professional. A complete modified clinical technique  (MCT) exam is a State of Indiana requirement.  Pediatricians are not able to perform this type of exam. An exam by an ophthalmologist or optometrist is required.  The exam may be obtained at your private eye care specialist or at the optical departments in stores such as Walmart or Target. Please call the nurse office for any questions or if financial assistance is needed.

Vision screens:  On Thursday, Sept. 12, the Lions club volunteers will give vision screens to our 1,3,5,8th grade and transfer students. Any student not passing is then checked by Dr. Katherine Schuetz from Little Eyes optometry. This is a great opportunity to “catch” vision impairments and direct students to receive glasses or eye exercises as needed. If your student is NOT in these grades squinting, having trouble reading or any other eye issue we can test them on Sept. 12. Please notify the nurse office and we will add them to our list. Parents will only be contacted IF there are questionable results and/or further evaluation is needed.

Sports News

Registration deadlines are coming up for the following sports.  egistration is not complete until payment received.  Anyone registering after date will be wait-listed.

Boys CYO Basketball Registration Open
Registration is now open for boys in 4th-8th grade for the CYO basketball season.  Please register now until Sunday, September 29th.  Once registration has closed on the 29th, a waiting list will be implemented. Registrations are NOT complete without payment; electronic check or credit card.
Boys CYO Basketball Evaluation Dates and Time:
 
Tuesday, September 24th – 7th and 8th grade boys 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Thursday, September 19th – 4th grade boys 4:00 – 5:15 pm
Thursday, September 19th – 5th and 6th grade boys 5:30 – 7:00 pm
COACHES CALLOUT
We are in need of cheer coaches for the 3-6th grade levels. We also are in desperate need of some extra hands to get junior joggers off the ground. Please shoot Tina Uhland an email if you can help!
GIRL SCOUT NEWS!
6th Grade Cadette Callout
Tuesday, Sept 10
after school until 4:30 p.m. in the St. Augustine Room
JOIN THE SMG CAMERA CLUB!
LEARN MORE ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHY AND SEE YOUR PICTURES IN THE SMG YEARBOOK!
FIRST MEETING IS AFTER SCHOOL UNTIL 4:30 
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
Open to all student in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. Students will be responsible for taking pictures at school events.
We currently have two cameras available for students to use but
WE ARE LOOKING FOR MORE DIGITAL CAMERAS!
If you have a digital camera collecting dust at home, please consider donating it to the camera club. All cameras will stay on campus and be signed out for use. 
Safe Sitter Classes are being held by Carmel Fire Department on