SchoolMessenger - Text Messaging

St. Mary’s Colgan Catholic School is updating our automated messaging service. SchoolMessenger will deliver automated text messages to parents in our school database. Our schools will deliver important announcements regarding major events, weather closures, and emergencies through SchoolMessenger. Unlike our old system, parents must opt in by agreeing to receive the messages to participate in our text messaging campaign.
 

The school will be launching an “Opt-in Confirmation” text messaging campaign on
Monday, December 5th at 10am
(Please note, it may take up to 24 hours for the initial text messages to be received.)

 
Recipients who want to receive text messages from St. Mary’s Colgan Catholic Schools can easily opt-in by simply sending “Y” (or “Yes”), via text message once the message is received.
 
Recipients not wishing to receive text messages to a particular number can simply do one of the following:
·         Don’t opt-in and don’t reply to the opt-in invitation message.
·         Text “STOP” to the messages at any time.
 
If you have not received the opt-in confirmation text by the 12/9/16, you will need to contact the school office and verify that your contact information is listed correctly in our database.

Stewardship Hours Due Dec 12

Junior high and high school students must turn in their 1st semester stewardship hours by Monday, December 12.

Christmas Performances

The Christmas Band Concert, featuring performances from all of our band students, will be held on Wednesday, December 14th at 7:00 pm in the high school auditorium.

The Elementary Christmas Program, featuring our Kindergarten through 6th grade students, will be held on Monday, December 19th at 7:00 pm at Memorial auditorium

SMC State Championship Prints

Are you looking for a gift for a unique Christmas gift? Check out the SMC State Championship Prints.  Click on Championship Prints to view all 36 of the prints available, including the newest print commemorating the 1976 State Baseball Team. State Championships Prints are available including 17 Baseball, 7 Football, 5 Basketball, 4 Golf, 1 Softball, 1 Track, and 1 Frank Crespino Print.

St. Mary's Colgan High School is very fortunate to have had prints made of our state championship seasons. Through the 'Championship Print Project' we are able to make these prints available to the Panther faithful, and to raise funds for our SMC student athletes.

Buy a print, and support your St. Mary's Colgan Panthers!

Thank you,

SMC Booster Club Board

Giving Tree

This holiday season you can find the SMC Giving Tree in the St. Mary's Elementary commons area. Tags on the tree have elementary, junior high, and high school wish list items listed ranging from $15 to $220. These tags are available for purchase by anyone wanting to help grant a wish for our schools this Christmas. Tags can be purchased via cash/check in the school office or cash/check/card in the parish office.

Stewarding Our Gifts

Over the past few months each of our families should have received a stewardship commitment form to complete and return to the parish office. These forms are required for all school families and were due by Nov 20. Thank you to all families who have returned your forms.

If you have not returned your forms, we ask that you do so as soon as possible. If you need another copy or have questions, please contact the parish office at 231.2135. Forms can be mailed or dropped off at the parish office.

Virtus Training and Certification

VIRTUS is a Diocesan program focused on protecting our children.  This program is required for any adult, 18 and older who volunteers their time and comes in contact with youth in the Diocese of Wichita If you plan on volunteering at the Lord’s Diner or in our St. Mary’s Colgan Catholic schools, all participants will need to be Virtus trained. You may select one of the following training sessions to attend.

•             Tuesday, November 29th at 6:00pm at the Lord’s Diner
•             Monday, December 5th at 6:00pm at the Lord’s Diner
•             Monday, December 12th at 6:00pm at the Lord’s Diner
 
Prior to attending a session, please go to www.virtusonline.org and preregister for the session you would like to attend.
·         Click on begin the Registration process
·         Select your organization,  which will be the Wichita Diocese
·         Go ahead and create a username and password
·         List your type of volunteer service; parent volunteer, Lord’s Diner volunteer, etc
·         Continue through the process and select the session date you would like to attend
 
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Lisa Russell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Dismissal for Christmas Break

Students will be dismissed for Christmas Break following 10:00 am Mass on Wednesday, December 21st. School will resume on Wednesday, January 4th.

Parker Uniforms - December Sale

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PowerSchool App

Mobile Access to Real-Time Student Data for Parents and Students.  Our access code: KNBG






Upcoming Events

Dec
5

5:15 pm - 8:15 pm

Dec
6

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Dec
6

4:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Daily Bulletin

Click the Links Below for the PowerSchool Daily Bulletin

Elementary School 
Jr. HIgh/High School
 

SMC Administration

Dennis Burke
Director of School Advancement

David Stephenson
Jr High & High School Principal

 
Nancy Hicks
Elementary School Principal