The Sixth (and last) Edition is Here!

Hello Wolves! Welcome to the sixth and last edition of the School Counseling Newsletter for the 2021-22 school year. Wow! That went by fast! We are excited to see another successful year end. We are so proud of all of our students; they have made tremendous growth in their academic and social-emotional development. We hope you all have a joyful and restful summer break. Thank you for all the hard work you do as families to support our students' education and wellbeing. We will see you in August!

In this issue you will find:

  • Counseling Team End of the Year Message
  • Summer Fun: San Marcos Activities Guide
  • Community Resources
  • Save the Date(s)!
  • Contact Information
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Mrs. Anahi Amador, school counselor (A-L)

Hello Wolves!

I am so excited to be finishing my third year as part of the LMA family. This year was a bit of a rollercoaster as we transitioned back to full time in person learning, but I am pleased to share that we have seen incredible growth in each and all students. I am so impressed with our kids resilience, and I loved working with them through Second Step classroom instruction, small groups, and individual counseling support. I am grateful fo your collaboration (families and staff) and I cannot wait to continue to work with everyone next school year. A special shout out to the Class of 2026, our 8th grade promoting class. You were the first full class I supported from 6th to 8th grade, and will hold a special place in my heart forever. Go change the world and live life to the fullest!

Families and staff, I hope you have a wonderful summer break, recharge, and come back ready in August to continue to grow together.

With love,

Mrs. Amador

Mrs. Miriam Jaimes, School Counselor (M-Z)

Hello LMA Families,

As we wrap up the school year, there is so much to reflect on and so much to look forward to. This school year has shown us that our students, families and teachers are resilient and together we can do anything. I want to thank all of you for trusting the counseling team to support your student and allowing us to be part of their journey here at LMA. Congratulations to our graduating class, I wish you continued success as you begin the next chapter, highschool. To the rest of our wolves, we look forward to seeing and welcoming you back in August. Please take a look below for information on summer activities and additional resources. I hope everyone has a safe and restful summer!

With gratitude,

Ms. Jaimes

Ms. Gloria Ortiz, School Social Worker

Hello LMA Family!

The end of year is always bittersweet, we are so excited for our promoting 8th graders to begin their journeys in high school but also sad to see them go as we get to have some of our students for a little longer as a TK-8th grade school. As I finished my 5th year here at LMA and returned to in-person learning after remote learning, this year has been unexpected. I cannot be prouder of our students, staff and families for giving it their all and taking it one step at a time during the challenging times. It has been such a pleasure to work with students in their classrooms, small groups, individually and as a coach for Girls on the Run.

I am in such awe of the adults that care and work with all of our students! These last couple of years have brought on so many life challenges for everyone and yet teachers, caregivers and community members showed up to support one another and/or adapted to the changes. I truly hope everyone takes some time this summer to rejuvenate themselves and are just as excited to return for the next school year!

Wishing you all a safe and restful summer!

Ms. Gloria

San Marcos Recreation Guide

There are plenty of activities for people of all ages. Some are free activities and some have a cost, but there are scholarships and other types of financial support, so please inquire about it and have fun in the City of San Marcos!

Boys and Girls Club

Join our Boys and Girls Club at their San Marcos location for a fun learning experience. PLease click on the pictures below for more information.

Summer at Your Library

Check out some fun activities happening at San Marcos Library! Click in the picture below for more information.

YMCA Summer Camps

Check out the awesome low cost summer camps for kids in North County YMCA. Click on the picture for more informaction.

North County Pools & Splashpads

Cool off the hot summer days in these awesome free or low cost places! Click in the image for more information.

San Diego Balboa PArk FREE Museums Days

Want to explore San Diego's Famous Museums for free? Balboa Park offers free admissions to museums on specific dates for San Diego County residents. Please click on the image for detailed information.

Indoor and Outdoor Movies

Take advantage of low cost movies at the Regal Cinemas with fees of only $2 per person on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, or get your blankets and head to the various San Diego parks to catch a movie for free with your family! Click on the images for more information.

Free Meals at La Mirada Academy

Free meals will be offered at LMA and SMES for all children and youth under 18. No application or registration needed! Just stop by from Monday to Friday between June 13th and July 29th to get a nutritious meal.
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6th Grade and New to MYP Orientation

Monday, Aug. 15th, 1:30pm

3697 La Mirada Drive

San Marcos, CA

Information about middle school and schedules will be provided. Tours for students that have never been to LMA will be available, too.

First day of School for the 2022-23 School year

Tuesday, Aug. 16th, 8:15am

3697 La Mirada Drive

San Marcos, CA

Can't wait to see you all then!