News Notes



Race for Education….It’s Friday!

Come join the kids for our annual Race for Education, Friday April 11th!  This fundraiser is designed to raise monies for the SMSA technology fund and it’s so important our entire school participates.  We have sent out over 2,000 letters and the response from parents, relatives and friends of SMSA is great.  Please come out and watch your child(ren) walk of jog on that day.  If the weather is sunny, we’ll be on the playground.  Should it be inclement then we’ll race in the gym.  Below you will find the schedule for students to race:
Noah’s Ark, PreK & Kindergarten   9:00-10:00AM
Grades 1 & 2                                         10:15-11:15AM
Grades 3- 5                                          11:30-12:30PM
Grades 6- 8                                          1:00PM-2:00PM

A Sure Sign of Spring….4th Annual Kerry Blue 5K Race

The date is set, May 17th, mark your calendar for the 4th Kerry Blue 5K Race/Walk and Half-mile Kid’s Dash!   Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. in the SMSA cafeteria.  The 5K Run begins at 9:00 a.m. and the Half-mile Kid’s Dash at 10:00 a.m.  The course begins on Church street, including a segment of the bike path, looping around East Field… it’s a big hit with both the young and the young-at-heart!  To register you can click on this link:  4th Annual Kerry Hustle Race Application  to print and mail your application and payment, or go to  www.active.com for online registration and pay with credit card.  Please email any questions you may have to kerrybluehustle5k@gmail.com.  Entry is $20 in advance paid by check or $20 online by May 5th (with shirt guaranteed).  Day of race registration is $25 (shirts only if still available).

SMSA Spring Enrichment Classes

Several enrichment classes will be offered in April and May for our students.  Registration forms will be distributed by class instructors to grade-appropriate homerooms.  Please click on the link for the detailed information regarding the enrichment classes that will be offered.  Classes are posted on the Events Calendar on the website for easy reference.

SMSA Spring Enrichment 2014    SMSA Spring Enrichment pg. 2 (2)

Newspapers in Education Contest

We are thrilled to announce SMSA’s winners in the Iroquois Reading Council and Chronicle’s Newspapers-in-Education contest; Miss Ella Sabo, Liam Doty-Rawleigh and Dan Florio.  Students from around the area submitted interview questions they would have asked an Olympic athlete about their life and preparing for the Olympic Games.  Congratulations!

 

Class of 1979: Your 35th Reunion!

Members of the Class of 1979, it’s your turn to celebrate!  Join your classmates this August for a weekend of making new memories and reminiscing about old ones.  On Friday, August 1st, you’ll be gathering at Gug’s for an informal class night.  Saturday, you’re invited to attend 4 pm Mass at St. Mary’s Church, then walk across the street for a tour of your alma mater.  When the tour concludes, enjoy a class dinner at Bogey’s Restaurant.  Sunday’s activities will be announced in the future…  But for now, mark the dates and RSVP your classmates below to let them know if you can attend!

Pearl Denino-Florick: pflorick@nycap.rr.com

Mary Kelly-McQuade: mmcquade@local.net

Diane McAlpine: diane.mcalpine@gmail.com

To keep updated on the weekend’s plans, follow the Class of 1979′s facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/181791501841474/ and/or check back here!

SMSA Tar Wars Poster Winners

We are very proud to announce the Tar Wars Poster Winners.  These students will now go on to the  Warren County competition. Any winners from that competition will go on to the New York State Competition.  5th Grade;  1st place winner is Lauren Trackey, 2nd place winner is  Amelia Murray.  4th Grade; 1st place winner is John Baluha, 2nd place winner is Helena Trackey.  Congratulations!

4th Annual Kerry Blue Hustle

The date is set, May 17th, mark your calendar for the 4th Kerry Blue 5K Race/Walk and Half-mile Kid’s Dash!   Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. in the SMSA cafeteria.  The 5K Run begins at 9:00 a.m. and the Half-mile Kid’s Dash at 10:00 a.m.  The course begins on Church street, including a segment of the bike path, looping around East Field… it’s a big hit with both the young and the young-at-heart!  To register you can click on this link:  4th Annual Kerry Hustle Race Application  to print and mail your application and payment, or go to  www.active.com for online registration and pay with credit card.  Please email any questions you may have to kerrybluehustle5k@gmail.com.  Entry is $20 in advance paid by check or $20 online by May 5th (with shirt guaranteed).  Day of race registration is $25 (shirts only if still available).

VIRTUS Training Session Offered

Due to the poor weather conditions, the March 12th VIRTUS training at Our Lady of Annunciation Church,  has been rescheduled to Wednesday, March 19th at 6:30 p.m.  Please call OLA to register, 792-9677.

Congratulations, Kerry!

Congratulations to our own Katie Buck ’12, now of Argyle, who was named to the Adirondack League’s All-East Division All-Star basketball team!  Just a sophomore, Katie’s got a great career ahead of her — and we’ll be watching with pride…

http://poststar.com/blogs/ps_varsity/girls_hoops/adirondack-league-releases-all-stars/article_0fabea76-a5fe-11e3-83d6-001a4bcf887a.html

SMSA’s Battle of the Books….Big News!

We are so proud to announce that our 3rd Grade Battle of the Books team took 1st place at the Queensbury Middle School this past weekend! And SMSA’s 5th Grade team had a very sound 2nd place showing!  Our 4th Grade made it to the second round of competition and our 6th Graders performed well during very close competition.  Great job and congratulations to all.

Third-Grade Champions

Our sixth-grade team