News Notes

SMSA’s 3rd, 4th, 5th Grade Annual International Luncheon

Today our Great Hall was filled with the most wonderful feast from around the world.  Our students and parents, from grades three through five,  sang Christmas carols and sampled international foods from every conceivable entrée to tantalizing desserts.  This is always one of our favorite days to be part of the SMSA family.  So many thanks to all the wonderful parents who contributed their time and talents, as well as, Mr. Jonathan Newall’s piano playing for our carolers!
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SMSA’s Annual Auction….Adirondack Snow Storm is Coming!

Mark your calendar for the  Adirondack Snow Storm, February 7th, at 6:00 p.m., at the Great Escape Lodge. Join us around the fire pits, enjoy our featured ice bar, passed hors d’eourves, live and silent auction, dinner and the Jonathan Newell Band.  Please call for more information or to make a reservation, 792-3178.


SMSA’s Littlest Bring Christmas to a Needy Family

We are so blessed to have all of Noah’s Ark five classes, along with  Mrs. Quaresima’s Pre-K class as “Christmas Angels” this year!  The Holy Spirit has placed a local family of three little boys and their Mom their hands for Christmas.  The true Christmas spirit of giving and community are true examples of good works in Jesus’ name.  We are sure that Jesus is smiling at our “SMSA littlest angels” and their families this Christmas.

SMSA Wins Top Three Spots in Essay Contest

We are thrilled to announce the 8th Grade winners of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary essay contest. First place is Anne McKenna, she will receive a $50 gift certificate and will read her essay on January 8th.  Anne’s essay will also be submitted to the district competition.  The second and third place winners were Anthony Perry and Grace Krihak, they too, will receive $25 gift certificate and reading of essay their essay’s on January 8th.  If you would like more information on this contest please click on the link provided    And, if you see any of these students in the hallway here at SMSA please congratulate them on a great job!

It’s Your Nickel Bottle and Can Return …New Location

IYN is moving to 84 Dix Avenue as of January 1, 2015! The building is located directly across the street from Whiteman Chevrolet.  This will mean faster service and longer hours in a move convenient location.

A Month of Kerry Kash!

SMSA is offering this wonderful chance to keep your wallet filled with cash.  Tickets are $20 each and may be purchased in the Main Office!  Just match the NYS Daily Numbers drawing at 7:35 p.m. from January 1-31, 2015 and win the cash prize listed for that day! Call 792-3178 for more information or click on this link to see the daily cash offerings Kerry Cash.

SMSA MySchoolBucks Online Meal Payments

SMSA is excited to offer MySchoolBucks!   This is a secure, online payment service that is quick and easy way to add money to your child’s meal account using a credit/debit card or electronic check.  You can deposit money and view balance and purchases. Click on this link for further details of this program SMSA Welcome letter to MySchoolBucks, you will also receive a copy in this month’s Family Envelope.  PLEASE NOTE you will need your child’s ID number that is in the computer in the Cafeteria.  Call Mrs. Lynn Humphrey at 792-3178 ext. 1012 for the number or to answer any questions.

A Holiday Concert at St. Michael’s, SGF

Father Tony Childs, pastor of St. Michael’s parish in South Glens Falls, has sent an open invitation to a Glorious Christmas Concert by internationally acclaimed singing artist Mary Mancini.  The concert, which will also feature a performance by world renowned accordionist Mario Tacca, will take place at St. Michael’s church on Friday, December 12 at 7 pm.  Tickets are $15.  Come, gather with friends to celebrate the season and enjoy many of your favorite Christmas classics!  Light refreshments will be served immediately following in the church hall.  Call 792-5859 for more information.

“A Christmas Story: the Musical” Kicks off the Holidays!

Congratulations to the cast and crew of this weekend’s three sold-out shows of “A Christmas Story: The Musical” at the Charles R. Wood Theater! Thank you, as always, to Mickey Luce, director and producer, and Erin Dove, musical director. You two and this wonderful group of SMSA students, family members, faculty, staff and friends provided a tremendous kick-off to the holiday season!


Big News….Christmas Story the Musical Matinee

We are thrilled to announce that we are adding a matinee show for our Saturday, November 22 show of A Christmas Story, the musical, at 1:00 p.m. at the Wood Theater.  Please go to website to secure your ticket today! Or call the Box Office at 518-480-4878
Last call for patron donations for our production…….your support means a great deal.