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May 21, 2019                  Issue 36 Vol.45

Message From Our Principal

Dear SJM Families,
 
FAMILY NIGHT: Thank you for supporting our Family Night last Thursday.  Kudos to Mrs. Katherine Scott for presenting the children with traditional Easter songs.   Food was from Cervantes Catering, a SJM family.  Mrs. Mandy Gonzales was announced as this year’s Parent Leadership Award winner.  Thank you for all you do Mrs. Gonzales! Congratulations to Samantha Tovar, 2019 Carter Scholarship Award winner.  Samantha is a part of the Class of 2020.
 
CONGRATULATIONS: Next week features all activities leading up to graduation on Thursday, the 30th for the Class of 2019.  These students continue forward as responsible, faith-filled students with a love for learning and the ability to communicate and present themselves at their best.

FAITH FACT: “Come quickly! The Blessed Virgin is here at the Church! - Knock is a simple Irish village of hardworking, God-fearing farmers. The evening of August 21, 1879 was special. As evening came, a steady downpour began. Few were outside, but those hearty souls noticed a heavenly light emanating from the village church. An elderly lady saw the light. She looked at it intently and then cried out, “The Blessed Virgin!” A man ran through the streets shouting, “Come quickly! The Blessed Virgin is here at the Church!”  Witnesses saw a heavenly apparition on the exterior of the southern wall of their parish church, St. John the Baptist. For more than two hours, Our Lady, St. Joseph and St. John the Evangelist were present on that gable.
 
Become a better version of yourself.
Join the parish.

God bless you,
Mrs. Balsis
 

THERE WILL BE NO HOT LUNCH FOR FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE

Yearbooks Now Available for Pre-order - $25 each
Pre-order Your 2018-19 Yearbook Today!
High School Placement Test (HSPT) Math Skills Camp
2019-2020 Incoming 7TH & 8TH Grade Students

The Camp will focus on the Quantitative and Math portion of the High School Placement Test (HSPT), with emphasis on review, remediation, and practice of math skills and concepts. The goal of the camp is to identify the student’s math weaknesses and allow for concentrated continuing practice in those areas. The camp will give the student experience with practical test-taking strategies, content, and evaluation of areas to be improved upon. This knowledge will give the student the opportunity to practice and improve their math skills and be responsible for their own success.

Opportunity Drawing Tickets

Our parish is asking for our help in finding participants for this drawing by offering our school families 20 tickets each(additional tickets available at the school office). We can then offer tickets to friends and family at $3.00 each. 
 We have permission to offer them after masses and will become eligible for 3 different contests based on the number of tickets sold!
Click the tickets below to open the Festival Ticket Order Form!
Sign Up For Summer Club Now!
We will be moving forward with Summer Club, a need all students who are interested in participating to sign up as soon as possible in order to better plan for the scheduled activities. Any students, including those who do not attend SJM, are welcome! Please come by our front office to complete and submit the registration form.
Click HERE to view the registration form.

Summer Project


As was announced during our PTO Family Night, we will be undergoing renovations over the summer break. Summer Club will still take place, and we will be using our parish facilities in order to accommodate the ongoing construction. Our main office will still be open but may have a more limited schedule. We will still be monitoring emails and incoming phone calls, so feel free to contact us if needed. If you’d like to come in person, it would be best if you call us to confirm a time to ensure that we available to help you. 
As part of this project, we will be required to remove furniture from the classrooms and will need parent volunteers to help with this. As we get closer to this time, we will be sending out a more detailed request and will be crediting volunteers with service hours. Please consider volunteering for this project. Thank you.

 
2019-20 SERVICE HOURS OPPORTUNITY
If you would like to earn service hours for the 2019-20 school year by helping operate a booth during our parish festival, please sign up for a shift with our online form. To view the details, and to sign up, please click HERE

GIFT CARDS OR CASH  
Our school will be in charge of four booths at the upcoming annual festival and we would like to reach out to our families for help with supplying these booths. We are in need of GIFT CARDS TO SMART/FINAL and COSTCO or CASH. Service hours can be credited for every $25 gift card or Cash you will receive 2 service hours. Be sure to include name and if providing gift card, receipt. 

CARNIVAL RIDE WRISTBANDS
To pre-order tickets for food and games at our Parish Carnival please submit the form with payment to our front office. DEADLINE is Tuesday, May 28th. To download the form, please click HERE. The form will also be available at our front office.

SODA FOR THE SJM BEVERAGE BOOTH
Our school will be in charge of offering sodas from one of the booths at the upcoming annual festival and we would like to reach out to our families for help with supplying this booth. To make sure that we don’t have too many of one flavor, each class has been designated a flavor:
TK & 8: Coke/Pepsi
K & 6:  Diet Coke/Diet Pepsi
1 & 5: Cactus Cooler/ Sunkist Orange
2 & 7: Root Beer/ Dr Pepper
3 & 4: Clear Soda (Sprite, Mist Twist)
Please bring canned soda, preferably in 12 packs.
Service hours can be credited if a receipt is submitted with $20 of soda. 
Please bring soda donations to your child’s classroom.
Thank you for your help,
Mandy Gonzales 
 
Wills and Trusts Week MAY 20 - MAY 25
All parishioners are welcome to attend an informative session on Wills and Trusts. Take steps to protect those you love with a new or updated estate plan. Admission is free and refreshments will be served!
 

SJM Sports Banquet

The All-Sports Banquet will be Thursday, May 23rd at 5:30 PM. Boys and Girls Volleyball, Boys and Girls Basketball and Football will be honored.

IMPORTANT PARISH INFORMATION:
  •  Our 6:30 a.m. Masses on Monday through Friday are canceled from June 3 through September 2nd. 
  • Due to major plumbing and asbestos repair in the rectory building, our priests are living elsewhere for about 2 months.
  • The mail drop slot in the rectory is closed during construction.  Items for the rectory must be given to a Parish Office employee during office hours.
  • The Parish Office will be open during construction.
Please CLICK HERE  to read an important announcement from Fr. Joe
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