Annual Art Show

Parents, join us in the Great Hall on April 27, 2017 from 6-8 pm for our Annual Art Show.  Enjoy complimentary wine and cheese while you browse through amazing art work created by our students.  This is an adults only event, but babysitting for children in Kindergarten and up will be provided while you're at the show.

A Night at the Oscars!

Please join us on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the Queensbury Hotel for “A Night at the Oscars!”  The evening will feature a cocktail hour (6-7 pm) with appetizers and plenty of time for browsing a fantastic array of silent auction items. A live auction will be the highlight of the evening, which will also include Dining Stations of Italian fare, and music by Total Entertainment and DJ Mark. Dress is California Casual or black tie and gown.  Come, join us for a memorable evening!  Call school at 792-3178 for reservations. Tickets are $75.

Kerry Kash Winners!

The month of Kerry Kash has begun!  Each day’s lucky winner — listed below — is notified by phone.  Thank you to all who participated in this important fundraiser!

January 1, $50: Beth and Tom Portuese
January 2, $100: Jason Doyle
January 3, $150: Mary Schwenker
January 4, $200: Bev Gutowski
January 5, $250: Donna VanSchaick
January 6, $300: Derek Bray
January 7, $350: Carolyn Schanz
January 8, $400: Gregg Smith
January 9, $450: Diane Erck
January 10, $500: Dave Mattes
January 11, $50: Greg McWain
January 12, $100: Tom Dougan
January 13, $150: The Whelans
January 14, $200:  The Varneys
January 15, $250:  Jennifer Neilands
January 16, $300:  Tamara Stapley
January 17, $350:  Donna VanSchaick
January 18, $400:  The Simons Family
January 19, $450:  Victoria Allen
January 20, $500:  David Buchsbaum
January 21, $50:  Theresa Mangona
January 22, $100:  Jennifer Leland
January 23, $150:  Angela Cugini-Girard
January 24, $200:  Karen Morphis
January 25, $250:  Linley Crist
January 26, $300: The Majors
January 27, $350: Val Inglee
January 28, $400:  Liam Jones
January 29, $450: Mary Anne Westfall
January 30, $500:  Jenny-Lee Smith
January 31, $1,000:  Kathleen Carlton

We Just Can't Wait to be King!

The SMSA Players will take to the stage at the Charles R Wood Theater in Glens Falls on the weekend of January 27-28 for a presentation of Disney’s, “The Lion King Jr,” an 80-minute adaptation of the beloved Broadway play. Directed by our own music teacher Erin Dove, the show features many current SMSA students and graduates.

Tickets are available through the Wood Theater Box Office, http://www.woodtheater.org/event/lion-king-jr/.  They’re selling fast.  Get yours today!

At SMSA, It's Game On!

SMSA students are benefitting from a healthy dose of health advice this year, thanks to a grant from the Action for Healthy Kids organization’s “Game On” project. School nurse Amy Mignot procured the grant and has developed a yearlong wellness program to help SMSA students learn to make smart food and exercise choices. The posters below are just a sampling of the practical reminders from which our students are benefitting. Thank you, Mrs. Mignot!

Nature's Classroom

A large group of fifth-, sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-graders spent a couple of great days at Silver Bay last week, enjoying a fantastic outdoor educational experience — and the beauty of the Adirondacks.  Thanks to all who made the trip possible, including Cady Kilpeck, who not only chaperoned but also photographed the adventure!  For more of Cady’s great photos, visit our facebook page!

These SMSA Parents Couldn't Be Happier!

Admissions Director Mary Kay Ilowiecki has released some of the replies she’s received from current parents regarding their satisfaction with SMSA.  Asked to rate on a scale of 0-10 (with 10 being the highest) how likely they would be to recommend SMSA to a friend or colleague, respondents answered with an average score of 9.875!

“St. Mary’s nurtures the entire child – mind, spirit and body,” one 10 wrote.  “The faculty and staff take time to know students and actually care about them.  The curriculum is rigorous and the teachers have high expectations for students. They love and care about children…”

Another 10 wrote, “Wonderful school full of great educators, friendly staff, polite children and parents who are interested in their children’s lives and futures.  Love the Christian education and values taught as well.”

And from a third 10, a special note of thanks, “SMSA is a wonderful place for a child to not only learn but to feel loved and secured.  We love the small classroom sizes, the discipline, and the most important thing, which is learning about God and Jesus.  It’s the whole package at SMSA…I love the small community feeling and as a working mom, I feel like I have some extra help in raising my little girl.  So, I thank you, SMSA, from the bottom of my heart.”