​On Gratitude from Mrs. Broderick

It’s hard to believe it is already November with Thanksgiving just a few weeks away. With an opportunity to host all 10 grade level coffees over the past few weeks, I cannot help but feel even more connected and grateful to be leading such a school as Marymount. The most consistent theme I heard from new JK parents to graduating 8th grade parents was that our families are grateful and happy to be at our school. With a sincere focus on having happy and engaged learners fill our classrooms, our teachers continue to strive to be mission driven and support each and every child to be bright, confident, caring young people preparing for the amazing adventures ahead. What I love most, however, is the true gratitude I experience in every student I meet. Our students are grateful for their teachers and the ability to learn from each other and safely in their classrooms every day. Our community’s gratitude as a whole seems to be contagious and continues to create a culture of positivity and kindness. I think it is very important to note what research reveals about the benefits of gratitude and how it can positively affect us all both individually and collectively;
1. Gratitude opens the door to more relationships.
2. Gratitude improves physical health.
3. Gratitude improves psychological health.
4. Gratitude enhances empathy and reduces aggression.
5. Grateful people sleep better.
6. Gratitude improves self-esteem.
7. Gratitude increases mental strength.

This year, we have so many things to count on our gratitude list. As we welcome our Grandparents and special friends on November 16th, we will be gathering as a school community to celebrate our Gratitude for our school, our families and our friends. In addition, I would like to encourage you to use the month of November to make a daily gratitude list with your student, adding a new opportunity to be grateful each day. It’s so easy to think about all of things we wish were different or we had more of, but what if we take time in the car on the way to and from school over the next few weeks to really notice what we are grateful for just the way it is today. As a life-long educator and Head of School, mom of a tween and teen, wife, daughter, sister and friend, I know I can look at the list above and always improve upon what I can be grateful for. I will start my list with you today and if you are following along on social media over the next few weeks, look for my daily gratitude list. 

Today, #1 on my list is that I am grateful for you-Marymount. Thank you, what an honor and privilege it is to know you and I look forward to many more bright, confident, caring and gratitude-filled days ahead.

Halloween Fun!
Halloween at Marymount was spooktacular! Click here for pictures from both Halloween Sing performances as well as the Middle School Fashion Show and festivities. We hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween!

Coming Soon - ​Seussical Jr., The Musical

​Show Dates:
November 14 & November 15

Show Times:
12:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. both days
The New Vic Theater - 33 W. Victoria 

Ticket Sales:
To purchase, click here

Day Performances:
$10/adults, $7/seniors & free/students

Night Performances:
$10/general & $25/VIP seating

*Tickets available online and at the door.


Please Notice - VIP/Father-Son Campout  
Due to campfire restrictions, the VIP/Father-Son Campout location has been moved to Refugio Beach! Please check out the evite for new location details and reminder that Thursday, November 1 is the last day to pay and RSVP.
We hope to see you there!

​Development's Corner​
Annual Fund​
Your Annual Fund Participation is Important!
Thank you to all those who have supported this year’s Annual Fund. Please know how much we value and appreciate your support and participation. Click here for a list of current parents who have committed to the 2018-2019 Annual Fund.
Click here to make your gift online or send an email to Andrea McFarling at with your pledge amount and payment cycle, and we will count your commitment towards our efforts.


Grandparents' & Special Friends' Day
Thank you to all those who completed the survey. Invitations have been mailed to the grandparent or special friend whose name and information you provided.

If you didn't fill out the survey with information on your grandparent or special friend, you may find invitations to this year's Grandparents' & Special Friends' Day in either of the school offices. You are welcome to mail an invitation to your loved one directly. We look forward to having your loved one join us on Friday, November 16 on this special day.

​Important Links to Bookmark

​In Our Community
Lunch Program
It's not too late to sign up for our Lunch Program!
 Sign up today by contacting Erica Storm ( to receive your pro-rated cost and start date. Click here for November's Menu!

After School Math Clubs
​Be sure to check out the various math clubs offered on Marymount's campus after school.  This is a terrific way for your child to get extra math support at no cost.
Click here for the Math Club Schedule.

Little Shop of Horrors
Join SB School of Performing Arts and Marymount students and graduates, Maila Hubbard, Robert Abra-Dunbar, Kellmer McFarling, Adelia Hubbard and Jesus Ramirez. If you come on Friday, join us in costume. Adele Hubbard will have her famous concession stand with lots of treats for every show. Click here for the flyer with more details.
PEAK2PACIFIC Adventure Half Days, Holidays + Family Weekend Adventures 
Join PEAK2PACIFIC for our Outdoor Adventures! Why stay at home when there is nature to explore and roam! Join Karen + Austin for Hiking, Climbing, Surfing, Boogie Boarding, Kayaking, Stand-Up Paddle Boarding, Sports Games and more. Click the registration button below for descriptions and dates! We look forward to adventuring with you soon! 805.689.8326. Click here to register today!

​Speaker Series with
​Dr. Kelly Jameson

So Worried: The Developing Brain & Stress
Monday, November 5 at 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the MPR.

Dr. Kelly Jameson, PhD, LPC-S is a licensed therapist and public speaker based in Dallas, Texas. She works with adolescents and adults on life’s tough issues, both big and small. On the road, she excites audiences with educational and engaging presentations about the intersection of mental health and real life. More information can be found at


​The Week Ahead
Saturday, November 3 to Sunday, November 4
VIP/Father-Son Campout

Monday, November 5
Lower School Morning Circle at 8:30 a.m.
Parent Presentation from Dr. Kelly Jameson in the MPR from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 8
​MS Blenders

Friday, November 9
​MS Dance at Laguna Blanca School

​NO SCHOOL on Monday, November 12 for Veteran's Day

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