May 12, 2021
Virtue of the Month for Students: Gratitude
Social Skills: Following Directions and Accepting a Criticism and Consequences
Virtue of the Month for Adults: Temperance
As we prepare to celebrate the Ascension of Jesus into heaven, we focus on the promise of him coming again. This fills us with hope for a future of everlasting life with God in heaven. At a time when we are beginning to see a light at the end of this “pandemic tunnel”, let us cling to our hope for a return to life as we once knew it. Our school year is nearing an end. We have so much to be thankful for. We have remained strong and are a closer community for it. Many thanks to our teachers, staff, parents, parishioners and of course, our students for the Stella Maris Academy… We may be small… but we are MIGHTY! Stay Strong Stella!
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Academic Spirit Run will be the week of May 24-28th
The class with the highest per student average money raised will get a surprise!
Advertising Opportunity! Click on the picture below for the link.
Blue Ribbon Awards
- Maria Isabella G. (3rd Grade): "Maria Isabella has put forth tremendous effort in her math and reading during 3rd trimester! I am so proud of all her accomplishments." -Mrs. K on 5/10
- Bella L. (6th Grade): "Bella jumped in to help me in art without prompting. She helped pass things out and helped clean up!" -Mrs. Smith on 5/10
- Elise P. (3rd Grade): "I am impressed with Elise's great attitude! Her easy going nature is a delight and her friends are thrilled when she walks through the classroom door each morning! Elise is a terrific friend!" -Mrs. K on 5/10
Another Fun Day at SMA!
Kelsey C. (2nd Grade) May 12th
Jose Manual C. (1st Grade) May 12th
Samuel N. (5th Grade) May 13th
Lukas H. (TK) May 14th
Brooke D. (3rd Grade) May 18th
Clara G. (3rd Grade) May 27th
Jacobo C. (6th Grade) May 28th
Mayling G. (8th Grade) May 30th
Jensen S. (8th Grade) May 30th
Mrs. Campagna (2nd Grade Teacher) May 31st
Repose soul of Aunt Maryann, aunt of Ms. Doesburg
Repose soul of Marina Lane, former SMA student
Betty Garcia, great grandmother of the Monicos
Roberto Amador, uncle of Dr. Amador
Felipe Cervantes, family friend of Mrs. Pina
Stacie Buechel, family friend of the Anderson Family
Jack Wilenchik, brother in law of Mrs. Pina
Mark Hollis, husband of Mrs. Hollis
Ellis Largent, friend of Ms. Clariza
Please send prayer requests to email@example.com
Friday, May 14th
Saturday, May 15th
11:00 First Communion
Thursday, May 20th
Dollar Denim Day
Friday, May 21st
Student of the Month Assembly
8th Grade Bat Ball Game
Monday, May 24th-28th
Academic Spirit Run
Tuesday, May 25th
8th Grade - Knott's Berry Farm
Thursday, May 27th
8th Graders Last Day of School
Friday, May 28th
8th Grade Graduation
12:30 Dismissal-NO CUB CARE
End of 3rd Trimester
Monday, May 31st
Memorial Day-NO SCHOOL
The mission of Stella Maris Academy is to empower a community of diverse learners to achieve their God-given potential by providing a Christ-centered, academically excellent, and safe environment.
Statement of Philosophy
The parents, administration, faculty, and staff of Stella Maris Academy believe that Christ is the center of our lives and that we are called to proclaim the Good News, to create community, and to be of service to all of God’s people.
We acknowledge that parents are the primary educators of their children.
We foster a supportive environment that balances high expectations with the respect for individual differences.
We commit ourselves to challenge students to become life-long learners while developing a healthy attitude of personal value and self-worth.
We prepare students for higher education, responsible citizenship, and moral integrity in an ever changing world.
SCHOOL-WIDE LEARNING EXPECTATIONS
- Pray Everyday
- Live like Jesus and the Holy Family
- Understand, share, and participate in the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Church
Life Long Learners Who:
- Communicate effectively
- Works independently and collaboratively
- Demonstrate critical, creative, and original thinking skills
- Integrate fine arts
- Persevere through challenging experiences
Community and Global Ambassadors Who:
- Utilize social skills
- Resolve conflicts peacefully
- Care for all of God’s creations
- Treat everyone with respect
- Demonstrate a spirit of service
NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATORY POLICY
Diocesan and parochial schools of the Diocese of San Diego, mindful of their mission to be witnesses to the love of Christ for all, admit students of any race, color and national and/or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the schools. Diocesan and parochial schools do not discriminate on the basis of race, color and national and/or ethnic origin, age, sex or disability in the administration of educational policies, scholarships and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. Likewise, Diocesan and parochial schools do not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of sex, age, disability, race, color and national and/or ethnic origin.
Virtues of the Month for Adults
Virtues of the Month for Students
October: Building Peace
Safe Environment for Families and Students
All children who attend K-12 Catholic schools in the diocese or who participate in faith formation at parishes or other Catholic facilities participate annually in a program called “No-Go-Tell.” This program instructs children in grade-appropriate language what to do if “anyone touches my body in a way that makes me feel weird, or uncomfortable or worried or scared.” Its central rule tells them how to say “No,” where to “Go” to be safe and to “Tell” what happened to them to a trusted adult as soon as possible. This information is posted prominently at all schools and parishes.
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