Sunday: Family Mass at 9 am and Open House from 10-12
Monday: Thankful for our Community
Tuesday: Thankful for our Parents (8:00-9:00 Star Center)
Wednesday: Thankful for our Pastor, Principal, Teachers, and Staff (8:05-Presentation in Parish Hall for Fr. Pat and Mrs. Moss)
Thursday: Thankful for our Students (free dress and taco truck lunch)
Friday: Grandparents and Special Friends Day (9:00-Meet in Parish Hall)
Please join us at the 9:00 mass at Mary Star of the Sea. We will also be having an Open House from 10:00-12:00. Please tell your neighbors and friends!
Happy November! Many thanks to all of our wonderful resident “Saints” that participated in our All Saints Day celebration and parade. What an amazing way to show our admiration and respect for those who live their lives as Jesus asks of us. Additionally, it was an incredible way to “witness” the importance of living lives devoted to God to the community of La Jolla. Way to go SMA!
I hope you can join us on Monday, November 11 for our Veteran’s Day prayer service. It will take place at 9:30 in the junior yard (weather permitting). If you are a veteran or active military, I encourage you to come in uniform. We will thank you and celebrate your service to our country. God has blessed us with such a beautiful country and brave men and women to protect it and the freedoms we have as Americans.
Have a great rest of the week! I pray you have the opportunity to thank a veteran for their service this weekend!
Many more thank yous are in order for all of the exciting things happening at Stella Maris Academy! The events that are enjoyed by our school community would not be possible without the dedication of parents that volunteer hours upon hours of time to make it happen! Thank you to Mrs. Kavanaugh and our PTO for chairing the Halloween Bash. Additional thanks to Mrs. Anthony, Mrs. Helliar and Mrs. Ronchi for going above and beyond as well. To our room parents and their helpers…you are amazing! The games were so much fun and really added to the evening’s festivities. Many thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Garrison for the use of their popcorn machine and for working that station all evening! Thank you to Mr. Moss for all of his assistance in making sure we had power supplied to everything without “tripping” any circuits. A very special thank you to Mercedes Stalsby, Leslie Furrier, Vanda Poirier and Rosemary Nakamura…these wonderful ladies from our parish “Women’s Guild” volunteered their time to serve the food on this evening. One School-One Parish!!!!!
I hope to see many of you at our “Coffee With the Principal” tomorrow morning at 8:00 A.M. in the Star Center. Deacon Jim Vargas, the president and CEO of Father Joe’s Villages will be our guest speaker.
As we look forward to the fun of Halloween tomorrow, we also prepare to remember those who have lived lives devoted to God. I encourage you to join us for our All Saints Day celebration and school Mass on Friday. We will begin in the parish hall at 10:45 with a brief Litany of Saints, then proceed with our Saints Parade around the block and into the church for Mass by 11:20. We will also be drawing the winning ticket for our Dad’s Club raffle for San Diego Aztec game tickets at the end of Friday’s school Mass. Don’t forget to stop by the junior yard to see the beautiful Dio de los Muertos altar. Many thanks to Ms. Sanchez and Mrs. Pina for coordinating this amazing tradition for our children.
So much to be thankful for….so much to celebrate here at Stella Maris Academy!
I hope to see many of you at our School Safety Meeting tomorrow night at 6:00 PM. This meeting is for adults only and will be facilitated by experts trained in school safety protocol in today’s society. We will explain new mandated procedures and how we are preparing to keep your children safe in any situation. We will be meeting in the Star Center instead of the parish hall.
Are you planning on attending our Halloween Bash this Saturday? It promises to be lots of fun for all ages….games…food…a bouncy for the young ones and a haunted library for the brave ones! I hope to see you all there!
Please indulge me as I take this opportunity to thank so many people that are going “above and beyond” to make Stella Maris Academy the very best it can be.
A million thanks to Chiara Clemente and her committee for taking on the huge commitment of running this year’s “Family Fun Night”! What an enjoyable evening. Can you believe all of those amazing teachers that volunteered to be “pied and dunked”? We absolutely cannot leave out our wonderful pastor, Fr. Pat. What a great sport he is!!! This is truly an amazing school and parish family!
More thanks to Candie Kavanaugh and the entire PTO board as well as room parents for their work on the upcoming Halloween Bash. It is gong to be so much fun!
Have you visited our Book Fair yet? Special thanks to Mrs. Marcelino for all of her hard work and extra hours on campus to make this event open to all of our children and their families.
Additional thanks to past and present parents, staff members and parishioners for accepting positions on our 2019-2020 School Advisory Board. Congratulations and much appreciation to:
President—Mr. Tom Horgan
Vice-President—Mr. Jack Beresford
Secretary—Mrs. Katie Zack
Treasurer—Mr. Derek Anthony
Mrs. Liliana Galindo
Mr. David Oliver
Mrs. Fran Vargas
Mrs. Ann Wieczorek
Mrs. Julie Hollis
Mrs. Kelly Lange
Ms. Jennifer Ledfors
Mrs. Francie Moss
Reverend Patrick Mulcahy
Blessings for another amazing week ahead! Mrs. Moss
On October 9, 2019 from 8-3pm, the public is invited to our Enrollment Open House. We invite you to tour our campus, see our facilities, and our student community. Hear directly from our principal, Mrs. Francie Moss, meet program teachers and students, and see for yourself why Stella Maris Academy is a warm, welcoming and safe environment for students.
This is a unique opportunity to see the Stella Maris Academy community in action outside of the structured school day. Please RSVP for the Enrollment Open House so we may properly plan for this year’s event. Tours can be scheduled by calling 858-454-2641.
Stella Maris Academy’s Enrollment Open House is for Transitional Kindergarten to Eighth Grade families. Meet our teachers and students, visit classrooms, learn more about the curriculum and hear firsthand how we inspire our students to be citizens for a better world. We look forward to meeting you!
OPEN HOUSE HIGHLIGHTS
- Meet our Principal, Mrs. Francie Moss and hear her vision for Stella Maris Academy and philosophy on education.
- Tour our beautiful campus and classrooms: explore our Library, Star Center, Junior Yard and Senior Yard.
- Meet our dedicated faculty, and walk through our campus to understand why students love coming to school.
- See current students and teachers who are passionate about Stella Maris Academy.
- Hear about the students service and philanthropic programs.
- Learn about our alumni their experiences at Stella Maris Academy, their college or university and beyond.
For more information, please contact Dr. Jennifer Ledfors, Director of Advancement, at 858-454-2461 or firstname.lastname@example.org .