November 17, 2021

Virtue of the Month for Students: Empathy

Virtue of the Month for Adults: Prudence

Social Skills of the Week: Following Instructions & Working With Others

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Thanksgiving Baskets - Thank You to Laurence Haddad, Deena Acosta, Bianka Escobedo, Amy Clay, Diana Anderson, Hyun Lee, Christa Arfaa, and Mina Jam!

All Saints Day and Halloween Bash Pictures Needed!

Please send any photos of All Saints Day and Halloween Bash to

Thank you!

SMA Dads' Club

As our first activity this year, we will be supporting the SMA float construction and takedown on Saturday, December 4th 8a-4p and Sunday, December 5th 7am-4pm. We are looking for more volunteers (moms too!) to support SMA and continue our award-winning streak in the La Jolla Christmas parade! Times available for signup here:

School Speak Emails

It has been brought to our attention that some of you have not been receiving emails via School Speak. Email accounts, such as yahoo, hotmail, etc. have increased their security. Please check your spam/junk folder as it sometimes ends up in there. Thank you!

Free Covid Testing in the School Office

If you haven't done so already and would like to have have your child(ren) tested for Covid (when needed), please register on this link

Please make sure you fully complete the consent form.

Blue Ribbon Awards

  • Tiago R. (2nd Grade): "Tiago has been working very hard to take initiative in completing his assignments in class! Keep working hard, Tiago! It will all pay off!" -Mrs. Campagna on 11/12
  • Alexis S. (2nd Grade): "Alexis always has a great attitude in class! She has a strong determination to finish all assignments on time and shows such initiative and responsibility! Keep up the great work!" -Mrs. Campagna on 11/12

Congratulations to Noah Bradshaw - SMA Alumni

Congratulations to Noah Bradshaw, a Junior at CCHS, won First Place in Cross Country!

Running Club is EVERY Tuesday!

Running Club for TK-5th graders is every Tuesday mornings 7:30am with Mrs. Flores (8th Grade Teacher) on the Sports Court. Come have some fun learning how to run/walk some laps. Please fill out permission slip and bring to your first day at Running Club

Running Club for Middle School 6th - 8th graders is every Tuesdays after school with Mrs. Flores. Learn how to run, pace, and have some fun on the Sports Court and off campus. Please fill out permission slip and bring to your first day at Running Club.

Parent Volunteer Requirements


-Fill out the Parent Driver Form

-Copy of your driver's license and car insurance

-Go on this website: and complete the following training videos (please associate your account with Stella Maris Academy not Mary, Star of the Sea)

1. Background Check

2. Safe Environment Training

3. Defensive Driver Training

-TB Clearance (if you answer no to all the questions, a TB test is not required).

-Copy of Covid vaccination and negative Covid test 72 hours prior to field trip.



-Copy of Covid vaccination OR Negative Covid Test


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Halloween Bash 2021

Happy Birthday To:

George F. (TK) November 17th

Elena M. (8th Grade) November 18th

Lazarito C. (4th Grade) November 24th

Sydney L. (3rd Grade) November 25th

Macy W. (TK) November 27th

Patrick R. (TK) November 30th

Prayer Requests

For Ines, grandmother of Sebastian and Emma

For Stella Maris Gutierrez, great aunt of the Ayesta family, may she rest in peace.

For Paola's Great Uncle Denny Pastega, for continued healing.

For Will’s great grandmother, Cecelia Turek, may she rest in peace.

Please email prayer requests to

Upcoming Events:

Thursday, November 18th

12:30 Dismissal

Parent - Teacher Conferences - Cub Care Available

Friday, November 19th

11:20 School Mass

12:30 Dismissal


Monday, November 22nd - 26th

Thanksgiving Break

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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.


  • 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



November/December- Prudence





Asbestos Disclosure Notice

In accordance with Federal asbestos regulations, our school maintains a

file with the results of asbestos surveys of various building materials at our

school. This file is available for review with prior appointment.

Policy of Non-Discrimination by Schools in the Diocese of San Diego 2021-2022

The Catholic Schools in 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. The Catholic Schools in the Diocese of San Diego 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, scholarship, and loan programs, and

athletic and other school-administered programs.

Likewise, the Catholic Schools in the Diocese of San Diego do not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of sex, age, disability, race, color and national and/or ethnic origin.

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