Reading for pleasure unlocks the power of information and imagination and helps children discover who they are. Here’s what you can do to help children develop stronger reading skills and a love for reading:
· Set the example. Let children see you read.
· Have a collection of books in your home. Update this collection routinely to keep up with changing tastes and reading skills.
· Support our school’s Book Fair. Allow your children to choose their own books to read .
Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read right into our school. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits.
Book Fair dates: Monday, 10/16 – Friday, 10/20; onsite fair closes on Friday at 2 pm.
Shopping hours: Before school Tuesday – Friday & Afterschool Monday – Friday.
Special activities: Toy Free Shopping Monday after school.
Adult only shopping Events on Tuesday 2 – 3 & Thursday 8:15 – 9:30 am.
If you are unable to attend the Fair in person, we invite you to visit our online Book Fair at scholastic.com/fair or by going directly to our link:http://www.scholastic.com/bf/stellamarisacademy3 . Our Online Fair is available from Wednesday, 10/11 to Monday, 10/23 at noon.
We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair! Remember, all purchases benefit our school.
We hope you can join us THIS SUNDAY at the 12 o’clock mass!
This Sunday will be the first Stella Maris Family Mass at Mary, Star of the Sea 12:00 noon Mass. Please join us for this wonderful opportunity for families young and old to participate in prayer and worship together.
Also, we need students to participate in the choir for this Mass. Please email Ms. Julie Misleh email@example.com
if your son or daughter would like to participate in the choir for this Mass.
We hope all SMA families are able to attend the first Stella Maris Family Mass!
On Friday, October 6th at 9:45 all students and families will gather in the junior yard to honor Mary and participate in the Living Rosary.
We hope you can join us!
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.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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 – 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.
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!