Greetings SMA Parents and Guardians:
Final Scholastic Book Fair of the year will be here Monday 3/27 – Friday 3/31.
This is a great opportunity to stock up on summer reading material, while also helping us earn Scholastic Dollars to help purchase books and materials for our classrooms and library. The theme is “Happy Camper”, so come join us as we get into the spirit of summer!
WE’RE TRYING SOMETHING NEW – TOY FREE SALES (Okay, mostly toy free…some of the books have toys/stickers and there will be a very limited amount of non-book items). We’ll be toy free through Tuesday, so please plan to come early in the week, if this is appealing to you as a shopper.
Where: SMA Library
When: Monday – Open for sales after school
Tuesday – Open for sales before and after school
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday – Open before, after, and during senior yard recess and lunch. Bookfair will close about 1 PM on Friday.
TK – 5: As usual, your student’s classroom will visit the library during their regularly scheduled library time on Wednesday or Thursday. During this time period we will read one or two books from the book fair aloud and students will browse and create a “wish list. Parents are encouraged to shop after school with their student, but for your convenience, students are permitted to purchase items during library time, if you send money with them.
Thank you for helping to support our school and our wonderful community of readers!
Yesterday our 3rd Grade looked closely at the Kiva site. They noticed that many loans were running out of time… If a loan isn’t fully funded before it expires, all contributing lenders will be refunded. So, they looked through the “Expiring Soon” section and found Edwin, a fisherman in El Salvador. He was in need of $25 and our site had $25 to lend! Four hours remained and they were able to make his dream happen with a click of the mouse! The students were thrilled to see his picture disappear knowing they made his day!
Side note… Edwin was the only one we could afford to help today, many were in need of hundreds of dollars….students believed God had a hand in today’s Kiva lesson
We really want your check in process to go smoothly tonight so your children can get right to jumping and enjoying all their friends.
If it has been awhile since your child has been to Rockin’ Jump, please make sure to take a minute and fill out the online waiver for your child to be able to jump.
If you already have Rockin’ Jump socks, please bring them tonight. Don’t have any but have other non-skid socks? Those will work too! Heck, you can even jump barefoot tomorrow night if you want. Socks will be available for purchase if needed.
Lastly, if you prepaid for tickets they will be waiting for you in an envelope to pick up at the venue!
Okay, that is it for now! Many thanks to all the families that have already started bidding on the auction .
If you haven’t bid yet, make sure you go check it out!!
We have Rockin’ Jump reserved exclusively for our school on Friday, February 24th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. This is just 2 weeks away!
Some event highlights include: Teacher challenges like rock climbing with Mr. K, pugil stick fighting with Mr. Guay, mini-golf with Ms. Griffin, and a final dodge ball battle – team Guay vs. Team Mr. K. We will also have teacher stations where students can get their faces painted, decorate cookies, or get some crazy hairdos!
There will be an online auction for families to bid on items and our amazing class baskets. Some of the baskets include a “Summer is Fun” basket with a boogie board, surf lessons and other fun activities brought to you by our very own third grade class. Fifth grade has a “Reading is Magic” baskets with cool books, blankets, gift cards and a fire tablet. Eighth grade has a spa day with manicures, robes, and cream. Second grade has — Legos!!! Yes, the basket has 2 Lego Land passes, a Lego clock, a Lego container and over 6 Lego sets like Minecraft, Lego Friends, Angry Birds, Scooby Doo, and a Star Wars Millennium Falcon!!
We can’t forget to mention our Teacher Features!!! Teachers are putting together a lot of different experiences this year. Mrs. McGarry will be offering students the chance to paint their favorite zoo animal. Mr. K wants to take students rock climbing and diving. Mrs. Moreau will be returning with her fought over Escape Rooms and many more…
We hope you can join us on Friday, February 24th from 5pm-8pm at Rockin’ Jump!
This is just a reminder that we are asking all grandparents and special friends to gather at 8:30 in the Parish Hall. They will be served a light breakfast and some coffee and welcomed to our school. From there grandparents will visit classrooms and eventually return to the hall for some presentations from our students. We will end the day with our All School mass at 11:15 in the church. We hope you can join us tomorrow!
PTO is hoping you are saving the date for our Second Annual Family Gala on Friday, February 24th from 5 pm – 8 pm at Rockin’ Jump in Mira Mesa.
Buy tickets to participate in teacher stations, eat food, and win prizes. There will also be some Teacher Challenges! What fun!
Classes are hard at work on collecting donations for their class baskets! The Lego basket in 2nd grad is coming together quickly and 4th grade is working on a staycation basket with a stay at the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club?! These are going to be too good to pass up!! Also, don’t forget to bid on Teacher Features! Teachers are determining their activities now and I am certain there will be lots of students wanting to participate in all the fun they have in store!!
Please see the attached flyers for more information! Come jump and play with SMA!
Also, while I have you, pull out your calendars at Save the Date for Saturday, May 20th. Our Gala committee is hard at work on the adult gala as well. More information will be coming, but we want to make sure you are able to come celebrate with us!
Thanks PTO and all out SMA families for always making these events such a success! We hope to see all of you there!
Join us for our State of the School address starting at 5:15 with the Christmas pageant immediately following at 6 pm. Come see all the great things happening at SMA! We hope you can join us.
This coming Sunday(December 4th) is the annual La Jolla Christmas parade. We are well under way with prepping our float for this year’s parade – the theme is “Christmas in the Future”.
We are planning to start the building/decorating process on Saturday(December 3rd, time will be sent out in a couple of days) and we will need help early Sunday morning as well for final float preparations – starting at 8 am . If you can join us for any of those times please email Jennifer Barber-Singh with details on how your family can help us – building/decorations/child riding (please include what they will be dressed as).
The float committee looks forward to another award winning float & we need all the help we can get!! Also, Jennifer will be in the Jr yard after school Tues-Friday for ornament decorating that will be used on this years Christmas tree on the float – feel free to hang out for a little bit and help us make our tree futuristic!
The Float committee