Ready, Get Set, 2018-2019!
Farewell . . .
We said a nostalgic farewell to two teachers this summer. Kindergarten teacher Mrs. Linda Mack has taken an administrative position at Glendale Academy where she will serve as Registrar. This is a big move, and we congratulate her! We were fortunate to have her husband, Mr. Chris Mack, serve as our Physical Education teacher for the last two years while he was finishing afternoon and evening classes at La Sierra University where he just received his Master's Degree in Counseling. He will be interning for the next year to finish his qualifications as a school counselor. Way to go, Mr. Mack! Mr. Jonathan Fox and his family have moved to Costa Rica for a year of living intentionally (you'll have to read his blog to understand this exercise in faith). We wish the family, his wife Rachel, a former SBJA student, and two children, Jacob and Charlotte, well during this exciting adventure.
Welcome . . .
We're looking forward to introducing two new teachers to our SBJA family -- we hope you'll get acquainted soon.
Mrs. Gracia Campos
Accepting the position of the SBJA Kindergarten teacher is Mrs. Gracia Campos, a former kindergarten teacher at Glendale Academy and the Assistant Girls' Dean at Rio Lindo Academy in Healdsburg, CA. After a number of years in California, she accompanied her husband, Pastor Bryan Campos, to Andrews Seminary in Michigan where the couple added a baby boy and girl to their family. While in Michigan, Mrs. Campos taught Spanish. She spent her childhood in Downey, and is a graduate of Pacific Union College in Angwin, CA.
Mrs. Raquel Mentor
We're happy to welcome Mrs. Raquel Mentor to our Middle School staff. Mrs. Mentor grew up in Compton, then moved to Michigan where she graduated from Andrews University with a specialty in Language Arts (after she graduated from high school with a 4.75 GPA!). She's happy to return to Southern California to be near to her family, and we're delighted to have her join our Middle School faculty with her interest in social media, Spanish, and sports.
Wed, 8/15, 6:30 p.m.
Parent Orientation, Gr. 6-8

Thursday, 8/16, 6-8 p.m.
Back to School Pizza Picnic

Mon, 8/20, 6:30 p.m.
Parent Orientation, Gr. K-1

Wed, 8/22, 8:30 a.m.
Fall semester begins

Fri, 8/24
Back-to-School Beach Day, Gr. 6-8

Mon-Tues, 8/27-8/28
House Leader Training

Mon, 9/3
Labor Day, no classes