Bear Network

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The mission of the Bear Network is to connect families, faculty, and staff to promote active parent involvement for the benefit of all students at San Marcos Academy. The Bear Network is open to any SMA parents, guardians or grandparents who want to be involved. Bear Network is for families of Middle and Upper School students.

Any SMA organization or department that wishes to receive funding assistance may submit a request to Bear Network. Guidelines are included in the form attached on this page. You can complete the request online or print it out and return to any Bear Network officer.

Bear Network officers:

Lisl Pruitt and Wendy Feigl, co-presidents
Teresa Cianciotto, secretary
Lisa Murphy, treasurer
Amy Bawcom, Academy liaison/sponsor


Bear Network meetings are at 6 p.m. in the Carroll Alumni Room (CAR) on these days:

  • January 13, 2020
  • February 10, 2020
  • March 9, 2020
  • April 6, 2020

Dress Down Days:

The Bear Network is hosting a Spring Dress Down Day on Thursday, February 6. Middle and Upper School students may purchase the opportunity to wear SMA casuals on this day for $5. Purchases can be made online at or in the Purple Lounge during lunch on Wednesday, February 5. NOTE: This spring dress down day is included for MS/US students who purchased the pass in the fall.

If you have any questions about Bear Network, please contact us at or call Lisl Pruitt at (512) 753-8040.