October 30, 2018
The SBJA Essential of the Week
Have you been asking, "How can I help SBJA?"
Of course you have, so here's a great idea. If you're too busy to drive to one store after another, you might be like many of us who shop online. If you do, and if you use amazon.com, here's a painless way that your purchases can help our school. Click on the image below, follow the instructions, and select South Bay Junior Academy as the organization to which you'd like to direct %.05 of your purchases. It's easy to let amazon donate in your behalf at no cost to you. Save the amazon.smile website address so each time you shop you'll be directed there.
Thank you, HSA, for the Book Fair
Once again the Home and School Association volunteers produced a beautiful Scholastic Book Fair. A special thanks to these wonderful volunteers: Janelle Blazina, Carol Corea, Sue Ellen DaSilva, Antoinette Farrior, Shenne Hahn, Jenny Halili, Jeremie Manipon, Kris McConnell, Lesieli Mose, Leslie Young, and all the others who so willingly stepped in to help.
Trunk or Treat was a big hit
Thanks, Gardena Community Seventh-day Adventist Church and Pastor Iki Taimi for inviting SBJA to your Trunk or Treat evening. HSA volunteers entered the trunk contest and won for best decorating! Pictured at right are Shenne Hahn, Carol Suarez, and SueEllen DaSilva.
Students participated in a drawing exercise
Mrs. Raquel Mentor introduced students in Gr. 6-8 to Inktober, a month-long activity featuring drawing prompts. These students completed a drawing every day: Daniel Aldridge-Racataian, Abigail Flores, Emily Gomez, and Selaina Keresoma

Thank you, Mrs. Mentor, for giving our students the opportunity to show off their creative intelligence!

Can you guess the prompt that resulted in these drawings?
Visit our "state-of-the-art" basketball court
Last week a Sport Court surface was installed on our outdoor basketball court thanks to all our school family support of the annual jog-a-thons (it took more than one jog-a-thon to fund this). The photos below show the general layout (photo taken before lines were painted) and an upclose photo of the tiles. A big thank you to Mrs. Kirsten Born who heads up the yearly jog-a-thon and to Mr. Chris Watkins who explored all possible surfaces and came up with this one.
You're invited to International Day at the South Bay Church
Participate in the International Worship Celebration on Saturday, November 3 at 9:30 and 11:30 am at South Bay Adventist Church, 401 S. Prospect Ave., Redondo Beach, CA 90277. You will experience great music, festive decorations, flags from 70+ countries, a Parade of Nations, hula praise dancers at 11:30 am and an international lunch at 1:15 pm. Please dress up in the costume of your country or choice.  Prepare your favorite international vegetarian or vegan cuisine to share with everyone, and we’ll have a great time celebrating everyone's international heritage.  Please invite your friends, too!
Job opportunity
SBJA School Board Chair Mrs. Janet Barnhill asked that this job opening be posted:
  • Hope Hospice International
  • English/Bi-linguil preferred 
  • Full Time Tuesdays
  • Part time weekly
  • Call office 310.782.7070 if interested.
Be a good role model and . . .
A little smile from an anonymous source!
Tues, 10/30
Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences (all day)
No classes

Wed - Fri, 10/31-11/2
Astrocamp, Gr. 6

Thur, 11/1
Parenting Class, 6:30 pm

Wed, 11/7
Knott's Berry Farm Magazine Prize Trip
Girls' Volleyball Tournament

Fri, 11/9
Picture re-takes

Mon-Fri, 11/12 - 11/16
School Spirit Week

No classes on Feb. 19, 2019
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