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!
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
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.
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!
Last weekend Stella Maris Academy placed second overall out of 22 participating schools in the 21st Annual San Diego Diocese Academic Junior High Decathlon. The Academic Junior High Decathlon is a competition for students in sixth through eighth grade and comprises of ten events. Two are collaborative team efforts – a logic quiz with 20 rigorous thinking problems, and a super quiz with 50 multiple choice questions on five broad academic themes. The remaining eight events test individual knowledge of the Roman Catholic doctrine, English, literature, science, mathematics, current events, social studies, and fine arts. Awards are given for individual and team performance. We placed third in logic and took home two first place trophies in religion and social studies, as well as a second place in science and a fourth place in literature. We are so proud of our students and all of their hard work representing our school in this capacity.
The five goals of the Decathlon are:
- to promote academic excellence
- to promote collaborative spirit and cooperative learning skills
- to promote logical and higher order thinking
- to recognize the contributions of parents, teachers, school administrators, and business and community members in supporting high standards for all students; and
- to celebrate the diversity, excellence, and tradition of Catholic schools
Great job SMA!!!
Yesterday our 3rd Grade looked closely at the Kiva site. They noticed that many loans were running out of time… If a loan isn’t fully funded before it expires, all contributing lenders will be refunded. So, they looked through the “Expiring Soon” section and found Edwin, a fisherman in El Salvador. He was in need of $25 and our site had $25 to lend! Four hours remained and they were able to make his dream happen with a click of the mouse! The students were thrilled to see his picture disappear knowing they made his day!
Side note… Edwin was the only one we could afford to help today, many were in need of hundreds of dollars….students believed God had a hand in today’s Kiva lesson 🙂
If you already have Rockin’ Jump socks, please bring them tonight. Don’t have any but have other non-skid . If you haven’t bid yet, make sure you go check it out!!
We have Rockin’ Jump reserved exclusively for our school on Friday, February 24th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. This is just 2 weeks away!
Some event highlights include: Teacher challenges like rock climbing with Mr. K, pugil stick fighting with Mr. Guay, mini-golf with Ms. Griffin, and a final dodge ball battle – team Guay vs. Team Mr. K. We will also have teacher stations where students can get their faces painted, decorate cookies, or get some crazy hairdos!
There will be an online auction for families to bid on items and our amazing class baskets. Some of the baskets include a “Summer is Fun” basket with a boogie board, surf lessons and other fun activities brought to you by our very own third grade class. Fifth grade has a “Reading is Magic” baskets with cool books, blankets, gift cards and a fire tablet. Eighth grade has a spa day with manicures, robes, and cream. Second grade has — Legos!!! Yes, the basket has 2 Lego Land passes, a Lego clock, a Lego container and over 6 Lego sets like Minecraft, Lego Friends, Angry Birds, Scooby Doo, and a Star Wars Millennium Falcon!!
We can’t forget to mention our Teacher Features!!! Teachers are putting together a lot of different experiences this year. Mrs. McGarry will be offering students the chance to paint their favorite zoo animal. Mr. K wants to take students rock climbing and diving. Mrs. Moreau will be returning with her fought over Escape Rooms and many more…
We hope you can join us on Friday, February 24th from 5pm-8pm at Rockin’ Jump!
This is just a reminder that we are asking all grandparents and special friends to gather at 8:30 in the Parish Hall. They will be served a light breakfast and some coffee and welcomed to our school. From there grandparents will visit classrooms and eventually return to the hall for some presentations from our students. We will end the day with our All School mass at 11:15 in the church. We hope you can join us tomorrow!