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

Dear Parents,

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!


Francie Moss

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Academic Spirit Run will be the week of May 24-28th

Our Academic Spirit Run will be on the week of May 24th-28 during P.E. class on the sports court. It will be a little different this year! Students will be challenged both mentally and physically!

The class with the highest per student average money raised will get a surprise!

Click here for donation link and/or here for the pledge sheet! Thank you for your support!

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!

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IMG 7774 Poetry Slam 2

Upcoming Birthdays:

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

Prayer Requests

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

Looking Ahead...

Friday, May 14th

School Mass

12:30 Dismissal

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

Teacher Lunch

12:30 Dismissal

Monday, May 24th-28th

Spirit Week

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

Mission Statement

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.


  • 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


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



November/December- Prudence





Virtues of the Month for Students

September: Respect

October: Building Peace

November: Empathy

December: Sharing

January: Celebration

February: Cooperation

March: Service

April: Stewardship

May: Gratitude

2020-2021 Family Handbook

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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.

Please click here for more information and parent packet.

Covid Testing Sites

Click here to see a list of Covid Testing sites near you.
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