SMA NEWSLETTER

August 17, 2022

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School Forms Are Due! Please turn them in to the office. Thank you!

SMA Family Handbook 2022-2023

Click the following weblink to access the SMA Family Handbook 2022-2023

SMA F.I.S.H. Handbook

Click the following weblink to access the Family Involvement & Service Hours Handbook "F.I.S.H."

Yearbook

Submit photos directly to our yearbook staff. You can either download YearbookSnap App or use this

link: https://snap.yearbookforever.com/snap/index.html#/upload/1-23J-36046


password: smayearbook

Dollar Denim Day - Pay for the Year

If you would like for your child(ren) to participate in Dollar Denim Day and pay for the whole year, please fill out this form and your FACTS account will be charged. Please check the school calendar and/or weekly newsletter for Dollar Denim Days.

Options for School Lunches

Click on the links below for lunch ordering options and details on how to order.


Jersey Mikes

Choice Lunch

Pizza Lunch

First Day of School!

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Happy Birthday To You!

  • Mae S. (6th Grade) August 17th
  • Nicholas T. (Kindergarten) August 19th
  • Maria Fernanda (4th Grade) August 20th
  • Bradley B. (5th Grade) August 23rd
  • Gala R. (3rd Grade) August 25th
  • Diego E. (2nd Grade) August 28th
  • Max P. (Kindergarten) August 29th
  • Hattie S. (3rd Grade) August 31st

Prayer Requests


  • Dan Hunsinger, grandpa of Lukas
  • For Jeannette Evans the Great Grandmother of Jackson and Alexis




Please email prayer requests to sclariza@stellamarisacademy.org

Upcoming Events

Thursday, August 18th

Pizza Lunch Orders Due

12:30 pm Dismissal - Cub Care Available


Friday, August 19th

11:20 am School Mass - Mass Uniform Required

12:30 pm Dismissal - Cub Care Available


Sunday, August 21st

9:00 am Family Mass - Mary, Star of the Sea


Wednesday, August 24th

6:00 pm TK-5th Grade Back to School Night


Thursday, August 25th

6:00 pm Middle School Back to School Night


Friday, August 26th

11:20 am School Mass - Mass Uniform Required

12:30 pm Dismissal


Wednesday, August 31st

7th and 8th Grade Retreat

4th-8th Grade Pancake Breakfast

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Mission Statement

Our mission is to empower a community of service-oriented, 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

Graduates of Stella Maris Academy are:


Active Faith Filled Catholics Who:
  • 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

Virtues of the Month for Students

September: Respect

October: Building Peace

November: Empathy

December: Sharing

January: Celebration

February: Cooperation

March: Service

April: Diligence

May: Gratitude

Virtues of the Month for Adults

September-Faith

October-Justice

November/December- Prudence

January-Hope

February-Fortitude

March-Charity

April/May-Temperance

We will be selling Used Uniforms in the gym until Friday, August 19th. Used uniforms are $5.00 each!