Panera Bread Night: I cannot thank you enough for coming out and supporting our first Athletic Boosters Panera Bread Social last Thursday evening. The event started off slowly, but boy did it pick up. At the end of the night there was very little dessert left and the staff was very impressed by our turnout.  I have not received a final financial report, but we turned in more than 160 coupons over the 4 hour time period. Thank you to the young volleyball and cross country athletes who helped hand out coupons and the parents who helped watch the children or hand out balloons. We could not have done this without your help and support. Please go to the Booster Facebook page and take a look at the photos. All our earnings will go toward the new gym floor.

 Spirit Wear: Our Spirit Wear has been posted on our web site. If you are interested in purchasing something, the first deadline is quickly approaching.  Please direct questions  to JoAnn Daley who can give you more information.

Cross Country: Our boys and girls are doing a great job this year. Our teams will be out at WCA again next Monday for their third meet. Come out and give them a St. Mary Falcon cheer! Pictures of our young runners are on our Booster Facebook page.

Volleyball: The girls have been showing great improvement each match. We have a HOME match on Monday at 5:15. Please come out and show the girls some Home team support. Stop at the concession stand and enjoy some great hot popcorn and soda as you enjoy an exciting match.

Booster Club Meeting: The first Booster Club meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 7at 6:30 pm in the gym. Our Booster Club is only as strong as its team members and players. This coach needs players to win our games and get to the end results. Please come out and be a member of the SMS team, and let’s make our team goals all come true. We need your help.

Family Fun Night: The SMS Family Fun Night (for grades 1-5) will be held on Friday, October 10, at 6:00 pm in the gym. It will last until we are exhausted! There will be fun competitive activities for the whole family. Wear your sweats, sneakers, and a smile while competing as a family, or representing your family as an individual for each event. A form will be going home soon. Sign up your family for an evening of fun. If you have any questions, please let me know.

Winter Games: Our winter teams are getting under way. The Cheerleaders have begun their practices. Our Girls’ basketball program has had open gym time on Wednesday afternoons and Saturday mornings. Formal practices will begin soon.  If your daughter is interested in playing, let me know and I will let the coaches know.

Sign-Up Genius: I will be posting the SignUp Genius so we can get helpers to work at the HOME boys’ and girls’ basketball games. It would be wonderful if lots of volunteers sign up so the parents of players can watch their children instead of working. You will be surprised at how much fun it is!