Incoming 5th grade Summer Work

This is just a reminder that students entering grade 5 in the fall have been asked to complete 8 summer assignments in ALEKs. Students need to attain a 93% or higher on each of these assignments in order to be eligible to attend the pancake by August 31st.

Don’t let the summer slide happen to you!

Have a wonderful summer!

Middle School Mandatory Summer Work

Dear Rising 6th-8th Grade Families,
Did You Know?
  • All young people experience learning losses when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer. Research spanning 100 years shows that students typically score lower on standardized tests at the end of summer vacation than they do on the same tests at the beginning of the summer. (White, 1906; Heyns, 1978; Entwisle & Alexander 1992; Cooper, 1996; Downey et al, 2004)
  • Most students lose about two months of grade level equivalency in mathematical computation skills over the summer , or Mrs. Zack at
    Mrs. Wick

Spirit Week is HERE!

Just a reminder of the themes for all of Spirit Week this week…

Tuesday: Red, White, and Blue Day – candidates will give their speeches at 1:30 pm

Wednesday: Comic Con day

Thursday: Talent show attire – All class Talent Show acts have been moved to the morning in the junior yard.

Friday: Decades Day

Night of Art and Music

Screen Shot 2016-05-06 at 10.04.43 AMWe hope you can join us for a Night of Art and Music on Thursday, May 12th

Reception will start at 5 pm and the concert will begin at 5:30 pm

Come see works of art from ALL our students!

The Annual SMA Golf (not so) Classic

57fed8856e576f2f43bc16221ee97a95The Annual SMA Gold Not So Classic
Friday, May 13th – Shotgun start at 3 p.m.

Parent and Teacher Appreciation Day!
Hosted by the SMA Dads’ Club!!

Shotgun start at 3 pm – 9 holes of fun with a course for all skill levels.
Then Happy Hour on the Sail Ho Patio from 4 pm – 7 pm

Reception at 5 pm – not that formal, really it is a cash bar and food, but it is Happy Hour!

Individual Golfer $30
Happy Couple Golf $59
Reception Only $10 donation

Sail Ho Golf Club
2960 Truxon Rd.
San Diego, CA 92106
Liberty Station

Building Hearts of Compassion

Stella Maris was recently in the news to honor the choices of a first grader and our third grade class. Check out the article HERE!

STEAM Night is tonight!

sma-web-smallWe hope to see you tonight in the senior yard for STEAM Night! We have lots of interesting activities planned and it is a guaranteed good time!

Feeling Groovy Book Fair is Here!

Hello SMA Family!
Our “Reading is Groovy” bookfair is going on this week!  We have a goal of $5,000 in sales.  If we reach it, the students will get to enjoy a free dress day!
TOMORROW morning at 7:45, I will have coffee and muffins for parents.  Come grab some breakfast and browse the bookfair!
WEDNESDAY after school from 3:00-4:00, we are having a popcorn party!  Every student who purchases a book will get free popcorn and juice!  (One juice and popcorn per person)
Coloring contest entries are due tomorrow morning by 10:30am for ALL students.
If you would like to help with the bookfair, I still need volunteers.  Sign up here:
Thank you!  I hope to see you this week at the fair!
-Mrs. Pridmore

Catholic Schools’ Night at PETCO Park

SanDiegoPadres_SMK1a_2012_SCC_SRGB_4This is a reminder that ticket orders are due by Friday, April 8th. We are hoping that you can join us for a fun night of baseball. The Padres will be playing the New York Mets at 7:40 pm on Friday, May 6th. Plaza Field Level tickets cost $32 each. Please turn in your order forms and money to Mrs. Zack. We hope to see you there!

Deadlines have been extended for Love Lines and Page Sponsors for our yearbook!

We still have a need for more parent and community support for our yearbook. These two programs help to offset the cost of the yearbook. So, your participation in sponsoring a yearbook page and/or sending a Love Line to your student, teacher or buddy is greatly appreciated!
Yearbook Sponsor Page:
Every student and teacher at SMA receives this beautiful 72 page hardcover book. For $50 your family or business can show your support and school spirit by sponsoring the page of your choice in the yearbook!
See Attachment for more information and available pages .
Yearbook Lovelines:
This is your opportunity to let your favorite SMA student know how proud you are of them and how much they mean to you. Love lines are short messages addressed to a student and included on special pages in the yearbook. These messages mean a lot to the students and they hold lasting memories. Price: $5 for every 10 words
You can email your requests to
Thanks SMA Community,
Mrs. Wick, Mrs. Pridmore, Mrs. McGarry, and the SMA Yearbook 8th Grade Staff