Hats (headwear) for Hope – October 13th

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Hats (headwear) for Hope – Friday, October 13th
Recently our world has been faced with several natural disasters and our SMA families are all asking what we can do as a site to help. We have been praying each and every day for those impacted and we would like to offer the opportunity for our families and students to help support Catholic Charities organizations in the areas impacted and to support a local family in need.
On Friday, October 13th we are offering the students a chance to wear a hat or fun headwear, as long as they bring in a donation. We will also be asking our students to simply donate to help the families impacted by these disasters. A collection is being started in the office and each classroom teacher will also be collecting donations over the next two weeks. We will announce how much has been raised at the Student of the Month assembly on Friday, October 13th.
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School Supply Lists

SchoolSupply3It is that time of year again, time to start thinking about purchasing supplies for school! There are lots of great deals out there already and we wanted to make sure you were prepared! 

Here is a link to our school supply lists for all grades!

Have a great time shopping! We can’t wait to see you on August 28th!

Vote for SMA NOW!

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Dear Stella Maris students, graduates, and families,
Exciting news: tha La Jolla Light “Best of La Jolla” contest is open- and we want to win!
YOU CAN VOTE EVERY 24 HOURS!!!
 
Special note: if you are an incoming sixth, seventh or eighth grader, or a 2017 graduate, please send Mrs. Fowler an email every time you vote. efowler@stellamarisacademy.org 

Summer Work

Want to come back to school in the fall and attend our ice cream social? What about having the math department serve you pancakes? If either of these options interest you, please take a moment and check out the information below.

Every summer our students are asked to read and complete math assignments (grades 4-8) to help prevent the summer slide. Below you will find the links needed for these assignments.

Mrs. Marcelino’s Ice Cream Social Summer Reading Log – Students in kindergarten through third grade are asked to read and record 10 books. Students in fourth and fifth grade are asked to read five books, and middle school students are asked to read three books.

Middle School Reading (6-8) – Mrs. Fowler is asking all students to read one fiction book and one non-fiction book over the summer. Students entering seventh and eighth grade will be asked to be ready to speak about their book when they return. Read the letter to find out more about what is being asked of our students.

Summer Math (4-8) – Students in fourth through eighth grade are asked to complete 8 ALEKS assignments over the summer with a score of 90% or higher. If students score lower, they can use the Quick Retake option to simply redo the problems they missed. Assignments can be found in the upper left hand corner of ALEKS by clicking on the three lines and selecting “Assignments”. It is strongly suggested that students complete the 8 ALEKS topics before working on their personal pie if they are close to finishing their pie so as to not lose their work on the assignments.

Thank you! We hope you have a wonderful summer and look forward to seeing you on Monday, August 28th.

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End of the Year Party!

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We hope you can join us next Monday, June 5th from 5:30-7:30 for our end of the year bash! Come dance with our DJ, play carnival games, eat some food, and enter into raffles to take home a prize. Best of all, come hang out with all your friends as the school year winds down!
 
To make this celebration a success, we are asking parents to bring a dish to share. Pizza will be provided.
TK/K/1 – Desserts
2nd grade – Variety packs of chips
3rd grade – Veggie trays
4th grade – Veggie trays
5th grade – Fruit trays
6th grade – Salads
7th grade – Salads
8th grade – if you come celebrate, bring some popcorn!!

Spirit Week is here!

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Spirit Week is here! Make sure to show your school spirit! You will find the theme of each day listed below.

Tuesday – Red, White, and Blue day. Student Council speeches will start at 1:30 in the senior yard.

Wednesday – Wacky Wednesday/Talent Show attire. The Talent Show will start at 1 in the Parish Hall.

Thursday – Character Day – The student council will be hosting a Triwizard Tournament in the afternoon for the senior yard and will be reading various books and running different activities around the theme of each book in the morning in the junior yard.

Friday – Last Student of the Month at 8:15 in the junior yard.

We hope to see you tonight!

Tonight SMA is hosting the annual Night of Art and Music in the Parish Hall from 5-7 pm.

Also on campus, we will be offering a TK and Kindergarten information night from 5:15-5:45 in the kindergarten classroom.

We are also offering incoming 6th grade families to stop by the 6th grade classroom to learn about our middle school program and what we offer at SMA. This event will take place from 5:00-5:30 in the 6th grade classroom.

We hope you can join us!

Holy Week at SMA

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Just a reminder of the events scheduled this week at SMA.

Monday, April 10th – Middle School Penance Service

Tuesday, April 11th – Grades 2 through 5 Penance Service

Wednesday, April 12th – 8th grade presents Living Stations of the Cross at 2 p.m. in the church

Thursday, April 13th – Holy Thursday prayer service at 11:15 in the church

Spring Book Fair is Here!

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Greetings SMA Parents and Guardians:

Final Scholastic Book Fair of the year will be here Monday 3/27 – Friday 3/31.

This is a great opportunity to stock up on summer reading material, while also helping us earn Scholastic Dollars to help purchase books and materials for our classrooms and library. The theme is “Happy Camper”, so come join us as we get into the spirit of summer!

WE’RE TRYING SOMETHING NEW – TOY FREE SALES (Okay, mostly toy free…some of the books have toys/stickers and there will be a very limited amount of non-book items). We’ll be toy free through Tuesday, so please plan to come early in the week, if this is appealing to you as a shopper.

The Details:

Where: SMA Library

When: Monday – Open for sales after school

Tuesday – Open for sales before and after school

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday – Open before, after, and during senior yard recess and lunch. Bookfair will close about 1 PM on Friday.

TK – 5: As usual, your student’s classroom will visit the library during their regularly scheduled library time on Wednesday or Thursday. During this time period we will read one or two books from the book fair aloud and students will browse and create a “wish list. Parents are encouraged to shop after school with their student, but for your convenience, students are permitted to purchase items during library time, if you send money with them.

Thank you for helping to support our school and our wonderful community of readers!

With Appreciation,

Mrs. Marcelino

SMA Librarian