IT’S HERE – SMA’S SPIRIT RUN HAPPENS TOMORROW!!!
We can’t wait to see everyone at the La Jolla Rec Center Monday afternoon, filled with the Holy Spirit and ready to kick off Catholic Schools week with this FUNdraiser. Please remember that students may come to school in appropriate, comfortable athletic wear. Eat a sensible lunch (nothing too heavy) and bring sunscreen and a water bottle. We will have water at the park to refill bottles and gatorade and light snacks for after the run. Thank you to all who have volunteered to help at the event – it is not too late to join us. See the signup genius to see where you are needed, or just show up at the park and we’ll find a role for you! We especially need parents to help tally laps and cheer students on as they go go go!
Lastly,THANK YOU FOR YOUR FINANCIAL SUPPORT of the Spirit Run. Remember to keep collecting donations and pledges. We have raised over $5000 so far towards our $13K goal. Money must be turned in by Thursday Feb 15 to be counted toward any incentives, the taco lunch, the silly string battle, or any teacher prizes.
See you on the field – let’s do this SMA!
Spirit Run Coordinator/PTO Treasurer
Have you heard? The Spirit Run is just two weeks away. Monday, January 29 is the date for this FUNdraiser where students earn money for our school by running laps at the La Jolla Rec Center. Students should be collecting donations or securing pledges (i.e. $1 per lap etc) and all money can be turned in whenever received. If every family were to raise $100 in donations, we would meet our fundraising goal of $13,000 for this event.
Donations can be received in cash or check, or donors may pay through Paypal on the PTO page of the school website http://stellamarisacademy.org/parents/pto/
Remember, the class who brings in the most funds, determined by the per student average, will earn a walking field trip for a picnic in the park, capped off with an epic silly string fight! Additionally, any student who raises $100 or more can participate in the popular Taco Truck Lunch. All funs are due by February 15 to be counted.
We need family volunteers for a fun and smooth day – please see the SignUp Genius to find out where you can help:
A recent Time For Kids issue had a cover story about “companies that care.” In addition to learning Vincent’s story, the students read the article and reflected on companies such as Bombas, that are committed to helping the needy. Bombas, similar to Toms, will donate a pair of socks to a person in need. Students brainstormed companies that they could one day start, while keeping others in need in mind. How could they make a difference in this world?
Vincent’s Share Farm Inc. is a company that will help others. Starting a business with a “purpose” is a win, win! The students continue to learn we must give back to others and share our God given talents. The perfect lesson as we begin this Advent season!
Celebrate the holidays with our SMA family, Mary, Star of the Sea Parish and our La Jolla Neighbors in the recently remodeled Parish Hall
We will feature wine selections from San Diego County Wineries including: Highland Valley Vineyards, Principe di Tricase Winery, Lenora Winery and Mission Brewery
Entrance includes a Stella Maris wine or beer glass, tastings, appetizers, and desserts including our chocolate fountain.
Tickets are $25 a person ($35 CASH ONLY at the door)
Sponsor a teacher or staff for $25 and consider buying them a bottle of wine.
Raffle with dozens of prizes from local wineries and restaurants (with a special thank you to prizes donated by Dick’s Liquor). We will even be raffling off 2 new 40 inch Sony televisions!
Music by local musicians and jazz composer Josh Weinstein, PhD
If you like the wine, buy a bottle or case to support our wineries and SMA. Also take a chance at our raffle which includes dozens of prizes from local wineries and restaurants.
The wine tasting proceeds will be used to buy a new chromebook cart.
We hope to see you there!
For more details contact Robert Bonakdar or David Oliver
Christmas is coming!!
KIDS ROCK HALLOWEEN BASH AT ROCKIN’ JUMP
IT’S FINALLY HERE! The Kids Rock Halloween Bash On-Line Silent Auction! Get ready, Go, Click! Auction open until this Friday at 7 pm! You may find a clickable link on SMA’s school website and/or use this Auction Link:
The Auction includes Spooktacular Teacher Features, School Experiences, and Auction Items like:
= Tickets to a Harry Potter Concert at Copley Symphony Hall
= A Fiesta Bonfire at La Jolla Shores with Dr. Carrasco
= An authentic Tamale-making Party
= Escape Room experiences
= Season Passes to Universal Studios
= Sailing Lessons
= Dinner + Tour at Fire House Station 9
= “Principal of the Day” Experience
= Freaky Friday
= Teacher Dresses as a Student
= Your Wish Is Granted
= The Sorcerer’s Chamber of Secret’s Scavenger Hunt
…And Much Much More!
And a New Bonus Feature this year: “Voting” for Zany Teacher Shenanigans!
Ø “Vote” with your wallet for a Zany Teacher Shenanigan your child would like to see! Go to the office and put your money in the pot and hope it reaches the top! The teachers have set a mystery goal for each Shenanigan to be carried out. Don’t miss this opportunity!
*Cauldrons will be in the front office all week and then at Rockin’ Jump on Friday night. (1). SILLY STRING THE PRINCIPAL & VP (2). FACULTY TALENT SHOW (3). TEACHER CRAZY HAIRDO STYLING (4). DUDE LOOKS LIKE A LADY (MR. GUAY)
Reading for pleasure unlocks the power of information and imagination and helps children discover who they are. Here’s what you can do to help children develop stronger reading skills and a love for reading:
· Set the example. Let children see you read.
· Have a collection of books in your home. Update this collection routinely to keep up with changing tastes and reading skills.
· Support our school’s Book Fair. Allow your children to choose their own books to read .
Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read right into our school. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits.
Book Fair dates: Monday, 10/16 – Friday, 10/20; onsite fair closes on Friday at 2 pm.
Shopping hours: Before school Tuesday – Friday & Afterschool Monday – Friday.
Special activities: Toy Free Shopping Monday after school.
Adult only shopping Events on Tuesday 2 – 3 & Thursday 8:15 – 9:30 am.
If you are unable to attend the Fair in person, we invite you to visit our online Book Fair at scholastic.com/fair or by going directly to our link:http://www.scholastic.com/bf/
We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair! Remember, all purchases benefit our school.
We hope you can join us THIS SUNDAY at the 12 o’clock mass!