Immaculate Conception STEM Academy

March 9, 2022

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Mission Statement

At Immaculate Conception STEM Academy, our mission is to prepare students to be faith-filled, active members of our global community. While using critical thinking and problem solving skills, students will be able to apply their Catholic education to engineer innovative solutions to influence the world around them.


Principal's Message

Dear IC STEM Families,


The state and county have updated their indoor and outdoor mask policy. Effective Monday, March 14th, students will be strongly encouraged to wear a mask indoors but it will not be required. It will be your family's choice to continue masking indoors or not. I ask that you have a conversation with your child about respecting other people's choices. Many people choose to wear or not wear a mask for a variety of reasons. Weekly testing will continue on Wednesdays for those families that are interested. Please continue to keep your child at home if they are not feeling well.


Due to the improved conditions of the pandemic, we have decided to bring back our beloved Casino Night. Casino Night will take place in lieu of the Family Fun Day on May 14th. This fundraiser is a fun evening that helps generate much needed funds for our students. Each family is required to purchase 4 tickets at $50 each to fulfill your fundraising requirement. If you have already fulfilled your required $550 fundraising amount for this year, we would still love for you to join us for Casino Night. All classes are putting together a project and basket that will be a part of our silent auction that evening. In addition, we will be selling raffle tickets to win some great prizes. The details of the event and raffle will be sent home soon so save the date and get ready to have a great time at IC's Casino Royale!


I also wanted to share some personal information. I was recently diagnosed with MS. I will begin my treatment at the end of this month, which involves an infusion therapy. The infusion will help regulate the MS but will lower my immunity to infections. I will need to work from home while I recuperate from the infusion. During this time, I will still be actively involved in the school and am still available by email, phone, or zoom if you need anything. I will return after spring break. Keep me in your prayers as I navigate this. Thank you!

Financial Aid for 2022-2023

If you are currently receiving financial aid from CEF, please stop by the office to pick up your application for renewal. If you are not receiving financial assistance this year but would like to apply for aid, please fill out the blank CEF application attached to the email sent by Mrs. Rojas.

After filling out the application, you will need to make an appointment with CEF. IC's interview day is April 19 at Bishop Amat High School. Please inform the office of your scheduled interview time. Thank you!


To make an appointment:


  1. Log on to www.cefdn.org
  2. At the CEF Home page, on the top menu bar hover over the CONTACT US link and a drop-down menu will appear, SELECT "TAP Appointments"
  3. SELECT “CLICK HERE” on the "TAP Appointments" webpage (Make sure to turn off any “Pop-up Blockers”)
  4. SELECT “Next” on the Welcome Screen
  5. Choose a Location where your students will be attending (ELEMENTARY SCHOOL) and SELECT “Next"
  6. Choose a Time to meet with CEF Representatives and SELECT “Next”
  7. Enter in you information to reserve your appointment (Make sure to enter your Cell and Email in order to get text and email reminders) and SELECT “Save”
  8. Please print or save the confirmation page for your records. Please note the Host Site where you will be meeting with CEF Representatives.



Please contact Mrs. Rojas with any questions.

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See's Candies

All See's orders are due by March 11. For every $40 sold, you will receive one service hour. Thank you!
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Congratulations to the winners of our first IC Chess Tournament!


Overall Winner: Nicholas Velazquez (7th grade)

Junior High Winners: Noah Azucena (8th grade) and Lilly Brieno (6th grade)

3rd-5th Winner: Cecilia Perez (3rd grade)


A big thank you to everyone that participated! Thank you to Mrs. Capaldi for her time and dedication to awakening a love for chess in our students.

Service Hour Opportunities

Donations of the following items are needed:

*Every $20 donation = 1 service hour


Snacks for Snack Cart

Juiceboxes

Paper Towels

Supplies for our Maker Space Tables (popsicle sticks, crafting materials, craft paper, etc)

Gift Cards: Target, Amazon, Smart 'n' Final

Help our School:

Please share the following opportunities with family and friends.


Rite Aid - Immaculate Conception STEM Academy has partnered with Rite Aid for another opportunity to help our school. Please visit support.rxfundraising.com/ICSTEM and link your Rite Aid Card by adding your information. A percentage of your purchases are shared with the school.


Ralphs - Log in to www.ralphs.com. You will need to register for an online account before adding Immaculate Conception School as an organization. Click on community rewards - re-enroll. Type JX175 or Immaculate Conception School to add. You need to click on the circle to the left of the school's name. Then, click on enroll to finish the process. Every future purchase from Ralphs will benefit our school.


Amazon Smile - Add Immaculate Conception school as a charity through Amazon Smile and Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase to the school.


Coca-Cola - Visit us.coca-cola.com and click give. Search for Immaculate Conception, 91016 and sign in. Each coca-cola purchase you make has a code you enter on the website. Each code earns cash for the school.

Prayer Corner

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