SMA Newsletter • April 8, 2022
Dear Spartan Families,

Thank you for tuning in to our final SMA Parent Group Meeting of the year last night. Information about next school year was shared and Officer Watkins (La Mesa Police Department) provided timely information regarding safety. We appreciate his partnership with SMA!

This is a busy weekend for SMA! Friday evening, the Academy will lead the Stations of the Cross in the church at 6:30 pm. Saturday, you will find school representatives at Cathedral Catholic High School participating in the SeaPerch competition (underwater robotics) and hosting a booth at the La Mesa Earth Day in MacArthur Park.

A highlight for our 8th graders is their reenactment of the Stations of the Cross during Holy Week. The stations begin in church on Wednesday 4/13 at 1:30 pm for grades K-3 and at 1:55 pm for grades 4-7. The final Stations of the Cross will occur in front of the school at 11:40 am next Thursday 4/14. All are welcome. School is dismissed at noon on 4/14. No Extended Care is offered on Holy Thursday (4/14). April 14th is also the last day to turn in rice bowl collections for CRS (see photo above).

SMA Parent Group Executive Officer elections will now take place the final week of April via online ballot. Please click here to nominate someone or volunteer yourself. The 4 positions are president, vice-president, secretary, and treasurer. All current executive officers and chairpersons will vote.

Did you see SMA in the news lately? "If it Grows it Goes! (in the green bin)" was published in the La Mesa Courier and "La Mesa Middle-Schoolers Band Together to Help Children Suffering in Ukraine War" was published in the San Diego Times. Our students are growing to be good stewards of our our world at SMA!

In Mission,
Jennifer Miller
School Mass will take place tomorrow at 10 am in the church. It is advised that students wear shorts, skorts/skirts/jumper, or pants with a polo or white blouse (no sweatshirts needed).
Daddy Daughter Dance!
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Classroom Newsletters
Praying Together on Mondays
The Rosary will be prayed every Monday beginning April 11 in our beautiful school garden following the school assembly. Parents can meet at the base of the flag pole. Rosaries and prayer cards will be available. Questions? Contact Jeni Bartel at [email protected]
Re-Enrollment Contracts are due by April 15th
to ensure enrollment for the 22-23 school year. Registration fee is $400
Easter Break - Noon dismissal on Holy Thursday, 4/14 • No Extended Care 4/14 School closed Good Friday 4/15 through Friday 4/22. School resumes on Monday, 4/25 with our 7:55 am morning assembly in front of the Academy
Staff, students & parents will be showcasing SMA at the La Mesa Earth Day Fair. Students/families are needed to help with the booth. Please email the school office if you or your child would like to participate on Sat. 4/9.
School Mass on Friday, 4/8 • 10AM (dress uniform) All are welcome.
Yearbooks are limited in supply.
Order Easter fair trade chocolate by Sunday for a Wednesday delivery in the school parking lot Wednesday from 2-3pm and Thursday, 11:30-12:30pm

Use Promo code EASTHER2022 to waive shipping fee.
Return your CRS Rice Bowl donations to school before Easter break.
Holy Week at St. Martin of Tours

School sponsored Stations of the Cross on April 8th @ 6:30pm in the church. All are invited to attend!

Join Academy families on Palm Sunday, April 10th at 9am for the next school-sponsored Mass (dress uniform).

  • Sacramental Prep Meeting Sunday 4/10 in the Hall right after the 9 AM Mass at 10:15. This is the last preparation session.
  • Practice for both First Communion Masses will be Friday April 29th at 3:30 in the church.
  • First Eucharist Mass Celebrations will be April 30 at 5 PM Mass and May 1st at the 9 AM Mass.

All are invited to, "A Service of Shadows", a choral tenebrae meditation on the Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ. Principal Jennifer Miller will be singing with the choir on Good Friday.

Click HERE for the parish bulletin listing Holy Week and Easter Mass schedule.
St. Martin of Tours Academy