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
Thursday, November 18th - Spirit Day/Comfy Clothes Day
Dollar Denim Day12:30 Dismissal
Friday, November 19th - School Mass
11:20 - School Mass - Mass Uniform
NO CUB CARE
Monday, November 22nd - Friday, November 26th
Thanksgiving Baskets - Thank You to Laurence Haddad, Deena Acosta, Bianka Escobedo, Amy Clay, Diana Anderson, Hyun Lee, Christa Arfaa, and Mina Jam!
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:
Free Covid Testing in the School Office
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
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
FOR FIELD TRIPS:
-Fill out the Parent Driver Form
-Copy of your driver's license and car insurance
-Go on this website: www.cmgconnect.org 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.
***MASKS ARE REQUIRED IN CAR RIDE***
FOR HOT LUNCH/PIZZA LUNCH VOLUNTEERS:
-Copy of Covid vaccination OR Negative Covid Test
ANOTHER FUN DAY AT SMA!
Halloween Bash 2021
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 email@example.com
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
- 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
October: Building Peace
Virtues of the Month for Adults
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.