Posts Categorized: Community

A Message from the Principal

Dear Parents, The end to this “eventful” school year has come to an end. I must admit it is bittersweet. It is always a celebration to complete one school year and look forward to a fresh new year on the horizon. But completing the year without “closure” is difficult. My first year at SMA has… Read more »

A Message from the Principal

Dear Parents, It is that time of the school year when restless students see summertime coming quickly and adults are ready for a break as well. This happens annually, without Distance Learning in the mix. Teachers are planning creative activities and lessons for the upcoming final week of school. I’d like to take this opportunity… Read more »

A Message from the Principal

Dear Parents, The time has come to take a step back from this crazy “race” that we have “sprinted” into. I pray that these next 11 days of being away and “unplugged” will find us returning refreshed and ready to find the sustainable “pace” that we need to finish whatever the remainder of this school… Read more »

A Note from Father Pat

Greetings to our SMA Family, I feel the blessings of God amidst this tumult. No, I am not immune or naïve about the pain and challenges we face. I am just blessed to witness amazing acts of grace every day in the people with whom I work and pray and live. All of you give… Read more »

A Message from the Principal

Dear Parents, Greetings from my “Home Office” to yours! I pray that all are remaining safe and healthy during these confusing, hectic, frustrating days. But looking on the bright side…our students are still learning and becoming more comfortable with the temporary situation at hand. Additionally, they are able to see their classmates via Zoom meetings…. Read more »

A Message from the Principal

Dear Parents, As we approach the final day of this remote learning week my best advice to everyone is to take a moment to breathe and congratulate yourselves for a job well done. Teachers are exhausted from putting in mega hours to make sure they provide the best learning experiences possible under these difficult circumstances…. Read more »

School Closure Letter

Good Morning Stella Maris Academy Parents and School Staff, This is the call many of you have been anticipating. I apologize for not having this information sooner, although as I have expressed in previous communications, we were awaiting official notification from Bishop McElroy. Effective Monday, March 16 Stella Maris Academy and all other schools in… Read more »

A Message from the Principal

Dear Parents, I am confident that it is of no surprise that this week’s letter to you will be addressing the precautions Stella Maris Academy is taking to keep your children safe and healthy during this time of uncertainty. Please rest assured that we are in frequent contact with the Diocese of San Diego Office… Read more »

A Message from the Principal, February 26th

Dear Parents, Greetings from Hampton Virginia! Yesterday I welcomed my second grandchild, Lorelei Rose into this world, a 9 lb. 10 oz. 20.5 in. bundle of pure love. I am so blessed to have been here to help out. I will return to school on Monday with plenty of pictures! Many thanks to all who… Read more »

A Message from the Principal

Dear Parents, We are in full “Gala” mode! The excitement is building. We are happy to share that we have over 140 guests attending. This is such a blessing to SMA and our school and parish community. Please make sure you take a look at our Cause for Auction. There are many wonderful items, services,… Read more »