Dear Families:

Lent is a time of reflection and preparation before the celebration of Easter. It is a time to allow our hearts to be filled with gratitude, hope and wonder as we receive the gift of new life that Easter represents. Similarly, spring represents a new beginning, a rebirth, a time to appreciate all of God’s gifts. As we embark on this last quarter of the school year, let’s keep in mind all these blessings and gifts. Everyone at MDJDA is committed to creating a community of kindness and we are grateful to be able to partner with families who embrace our Christ-centered mission and values. Let’s celebrate all of our accomplishments, all the blessings this school year has brought us and let’s continue to work together so that our students experience hope and joy every day. We are inspired by our students each and every day and are excited to continue to grow academically and spiritually together.

Blessings,
Leticia Oseguera
IMPORTANT DATES

  • April 2: Kinder Graduation Picture Day
  • April 3-12: Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • April 6: Blue and Gold Night
  • April 12: Virtue Awards for April & Stations of the Cross
  • April 15-26: Easter Break

LOOKING AHEAD

  • May 4: Third Grade First Communion, 9:30 am
  • May 10: Mother’s Day Program
  • May 17: Father’s Day BBQ
  • May 27: No School - Memorial Day
  • June 7: Last Day of School
  • June 17–July 19: Summer School 2019
 
SCHOOL YEAR 2019-2020

  • August 21: First day of school
  • December 20–January 6: Christmas Break
  • April 6–April 17: Easter break
  • June 5: Last day of School
Dear Families,

Spring is here and Easter is right around the corner. Each season provides us with the opportunity to take in the unique beauty of our surroundings. At Mater Dei, we are blessed with the unique opportunity to educate the future Christ-centered, bilingual and biliterate leaders of our world. We must remember to celebrate the successes of our students and school community as we continue to grow. Audrey Hepburn once said, “To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow”. Let’s continue planting the seeds!

Joyfully yours,
Cristina Torres
YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO OUR INAUGURAL BLUE & GOLD NIGHT

ONLINE TICKET SALES CLOSE THURSDAY AT MIDNIGHT
Our Inaugural Blue and Gold Night will take place on April 6. This is a fundraising event for our entire school and all proceeds raised will benefit the development of a comprehensive Visual and Performing Arts Program (VAPA) that spans TK-12th grade. Please join us for a wonderful celebration as we come together as one school for a great cause. Featuring a champagne reception, silent auction & live auction, and music by Grammy nominated artist Frankie J. Tickets are $50 per person and only a limited number will be sold.

Some items include:

  • Principal for a Day: Your son or daughter will become the Principal of MDJDA for one day. He or she will shadow Principal Mrs. Oseguera, conduct morning announcements, visit classrooms and have lunch with Mrs. Oseguera and her Assistant Principal, Mrs. Torres.
  • Front row seats for the Christmas show 2019: 10 reserved seats to the Christmas show plus 3 reserved parking spaces. 
  • Front row seats for the Mother's Day show 2019: 5 reserved seats to the show plus 3 reserved parking spaces. 
  • Front row seats for the Father's Day show 2019: 5 reserved seats to the show plus 3 reserved parking spaces. 
  • Front row seats for the Kinder graduation 2019: 10 reserved seats to the graduation plus 3 reserved parking spaces. 
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS NIGHT AT THE PADRES
The Padres will be hosting Catholic Schools Night on Friday, May 31, 2019. This game versus the Marlins will begin at 7:10 pm. Tickets range in price from $15-$38. Please keep an eye out for the link to purchase tickets in the coming days.
MOTHER'S DAY AND FATHER'S DAY CELEBRATIONS
On Friday, May 10 we will have a special Mother’s day celebration and on Friday, May 17th we will have a special Father’s day celebration. We want to invite all mothers and grandmothers, and all fathers and grandfathers, with a max of three adults per family, to attend this special event. On each of these days, we will have two shows back to back in order to accommodate all families. All students will participate in both shows. The first show will go from 9:00-10:00 am and the second show will go from 10:15-11:15 am. The audience will be divided according to the the last name of the student. Last names A-L are assigned to the first show and last names M-Z are assigned to the second show. A family lunch will be provided for all attendees following the second performance. Lunch will go from 11:30-12:30 pm. Parents can take their children home following the performance or the lunch. ECEP will be available for those families that need it. An invitation with more information will be emailed soon.
The 2019 summer school session will run from June 17 to July 19. You can choose to sign up for the morning academic session from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm, the afternoon ECEP session filled with fun summer camp type activities from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm, or for a full day that includes both sessions. Mrs. Faina Salter will be the summer school director. You can find more information in the flyer below. Registration information will be shared soon. You may contact Mrs. Figueroa or Mrs. Salter with any questions.
REMINDERS
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Those who still need to complete their service hours may support us by helping out in the office or in the classrooms. We appreciate those who help us make copies, filing, organizing, etc.
LIBRARY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
We would like parent volunteers to please help us supervise and organize the school's library.
LUNCH MENU FOR APRIL
Here is the lunch menu for April. You can also find the menu on our website.
VIRTUE OF THE MONTH: HUMILITY