Immaculate Conception STEM Academy

February 17, 2021

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Principal's Message

Dear IC STEM Families,


Today represents why we choose Catholic Schools. It was a true testament to our faith to see so many families stop by this morning to receive ashes and pray together. We were so happy to see you. Let us continue to pray for each other throughout this holy season.


We are cautiously moving forward with our return to school plan. We appreciate your survey input and are committed to providing you with important information as we prepare. Before we return we will host a Zoom Information Night to address any questions.


At this time we are extremely excited that the Shea Foundation will begin remodeling the St. Stephen’s classroom into a STEM Lab for grades 3-5 on February 22. The STEM Network will provide new furniture and we can’t wait to see our young innovators problem solving in the new lab. The project will take a couple of weeks and then we can begin the transition back to the classroom. Distance Learning will continue for any families that prefer to remain learning from home. We thank you for your continued support as we work together to provide a safe learning environment for all of our students.

Registration for 2021 - 2022 School Year

Registration has started for the 2021 - 2022 school year. The registration fee is $250 per family. Pay by March 31st to receive a $100 discount per student from your tuition. Please click here to re-register for next year. For your convenience, we can charge the registration fee through your FACTs account. To authorize this payment, please contact lcanzano@icschoolmonrovia.org. Thank you!

Catholic Education Foundation (CEF)

If you are interested in applying for financial aid for the 2021 - 2022 school year, please take note of the following information:


The Zoom Virtual Application Processing for Immaculate Conception School (M) will take place on March 18, 2021.


Below is a walk-through of how parents can setup their appointments with CEF via our new Online System.

  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 fill out the Digital Application before your Appointment, DO NOT fill out a paper application if you will be submitting through Zoom. Once you join the Zoom Meeting the CEF representative will provide you with an email address where you will email your completed application.

A reminder for parents attending the virtual application processing via Zoom: Any parents that miss the virtual application process can turn in their applications to the school.

Important Reminder

All visitors on campus must adhere to social distancing guidelines and wear a mask, even if you are picking up supplies from carline. If you are on campus to make a payment, drop off/pick up items from the office, you need to fill out a COVID-19 Screening Form located on our school website. Thank you!

Service Hour Opportunity

Donations of the following items are needed:


Disinfectant wipes

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

Prizes for our Read-a-thon

Read-a-thon and Book Fair: March 1 -12

We are so excited to launch our next fundraisers: The Scholastic Book Fair and Read-a-thon! Next week, you will each receive an email with a unique secret code. When you receive the email, go to read-a-thon.com/readers and enter your code. Your account will be activated and you will have access to tools that will help you raise funds for our school. Help your school by reading any books that you choose and track how much time you read. Ask family and friends to donate funds that will help IC STEM Academy. Prizes are available for the readers with the most minutes read and highest donation totals.


During the Book Fair, you are invited to purchase books online that you enjoy reading. Scholastic gives back a portion of the sales to our school.


Happy Reading!

Sacramental Preparation

Our second graders will make their First Reconciliation on April 17, 2021at 3pm and celebrate First Holy Communion on May 8, 2021 at 9am. Please be at IC by 8am.


This year, there are no formal rehearsals, students will prepare with their teacher during class.


If your child is in grades 3-8 and is interested in receiving their First Communion, please contact the office and we will be happy to assist you.

Livestream Mass at Immaculate Conception Church and Children's Liturgy

Immaculate Conception Church offers a livestream Mass on Sundays at 10am on the Church Facebook page. You may also attend Mass in person by signing up at icmonrovia.org.

Masses are celebrated on Sunday at 8am in English and at 12pm and 5pm in Spanish. Saturday Vigil Mass is celebrated at 5pm. Weekday Masses are at 7:30am.


CLICK HERE to connect to the Church's Facebook Page to access the Livestream Mass.

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~~ Calling All Families ~~

Immaculate Conception Church invites you to join


Children's Liturgy of the Word

Sunday Mornings on Zoom

11-11:30am

Beginning Sunday, February 21, 2021 - 1st Sunday in Lent


Walk with Jesus in a new way this Lent!


Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81693438267?pwd=dlp6eHArVWdDRGd6N3NJWHRPWDRNQT09

Meeting ID: 816 9343 8267
Passcode: 722512

Help our School:

Please share the following opportunities with family and friends.


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.


Box Tops - Download the Box Tops app and sign up to support Immaculate Conception School. Scan your receipts and the school will receive credit for your box tops.


Avon - Campaign #6 is due 3/1. Earn one service hour for every $40 purchase of Avon Products. Go to youravon.com/ICSTEM to browse through the online brochure, then email lcanzano@icschoolmonrovia.org your order and pay when you pick up your order. Since this is a fundraiser, do not order directly online. All orders must go through the school office.

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Prayer Corner

Lent is a time for reflection. Yes we are all busy and dealing with life during a pandemic is stressful, but let’s take this time to challenge ourselves to grow in our faith.


"The Lord is close to all who call on Him.." Psalm 145:18


Hope begins with articulating to God what is actually going on in our lives. By honestly speaking our triumphs, struggles, fears and desires to Him, we remind ourselves that He is always there and always listening. He wants to have a deep and personal relationship with us.


Reflection Questions:

● If I already talk honestly with God on a regular basis, how can I make my conversations more meaningful during this Lenten season?

● If I am struggling to talk honestly with God on a regular basis, what is impeding me? How can I eliminate some of these obstacles?


Send us your petitions and we will be happy to add them to our prayer corner. We can pray for each other.


“For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.” – Matthew 18:20