SMA Newsletter • March 24 2022
Dear Spartan Families,

Our Walkathon was a spectacular success!  Everyone enjoyed themselves and had a fantastic day! Even Fr. Elmer joined the walk.

It was a huge endeavor! So far we have received $21,877.00, which exceeds our goal of $20,000 in donations!  Please note that expenses have not been deducted from this figure and the financial report will be in our newsletter soon, which will also include our generous sponsors. We extend “congratulations” for a great job to Tracy Giordano, chairperson of the event, and a shout out to "DJ", Jarrod Belprez (SMA alum). This is Tracy’s eighth year chairing this event.

Special thanks to our corporate sponsors: San Diego Drain Krew, San Diego Applied Behavior Analysis, Chlorine Genie, Coldwell Banker West - Tracy Giordano, Law Office of Genevieve A. Suzuki, and Best Price Auto Glass. We also want to thank the Crockett family who sponsored the popsicles. 

Students are writing “thank you” letters to be sent to every person who was kind enough to make a donation. Students in grades 4-8 will be completing their letters in class this week (and taking them home so postage can be added). Students in grades K-3 will be completing their thank you's at home and returning them to the school. Please return all thank you's to school in the white envelopes so they can be processed. Once every class has completed their "thank you's", the class will get a free dress day in May.

Tomorrow is "Spring" dress day with Lifetouch pictures. Even if you are not purchasing pictures, your child may come to school in free dress.
Finally, check out the 4pm NBC newscast today featuring our junior high students discussing their social justice project to support Ukraine refugees! I am so proud of our students. Though this particular project is being highlighted, there are so many students who devote their time to prayer and finding tangible ways to support others.

In Mission,
Jennifer Miller
Re-Enrollment Contracts Due
8 MORE DAYS FOR $350 Enrollment Contracts DISCOUNT

Enrollment contracts go up to $400 if received after April 1st.

All contracts are due by April 15th
to ensure enrollment for the
22-23 school year.

Tuition Assistance is available for those who qualify. Go to FACTS Grant and Aid for more information. Application deadline is March 31, 2022.
Order Fair Trade Chocolate for Easter!
Use check out promo-code, "Easter2022" to waive the shipping fee. 20% of the proceeds benefit the Sixth Grade Camp Fund 2023.
Shop locally & ethically for your Easter baskets through Mission Heights Chocolates!

Orders are due Thursday, April 7th and will be delivered to the school parking lot on
Tuesday, 4/12.
Classroom Newsletters
Yearbook Business Cards & Sponsors
The yearbook class is excited to offer families full color & hard cover yearbooks. This keepsake will last years! If you or your business would like to be a sponsor, please consider being listed in this yearbook! Your sponsorship will help cover the cost of the yearbook.

$10.00 donation -> Listing of family name: "The Smith Family"
$35.00 donation -> Business card
Your FACTS account will be charged on the 25th of the month.
Your support is greatly appreciated! Please email no later than March 30th to [email protected].

Father-Daughter Dance
Friday, April 29th
Fri. 3/25 (noon dismissal)
Extended Care is open until 6PM.
Yearbooks have been ordered and are limited in supply. Purchase this keepsake book today.
Please refrain from parking in the rectory "visitor" and "staff" parking spots at drop-off and pick-up. This is a car-free zone to keep preschool families safe.

1/25 Friday 1-4pm.

Get back into the groove of arriving for school to start at 8 am. Join us Monday mornings in front of the school for our student-led assembly.

Picture Day ID: EVTK29MHD
Return Walkathon thank you letters to school by 4/5 for processing.
Please review the SMA Uniform Policy (especially shoes and Mass dress expectations)
California School Choice Initiative
Every child deserves a choice of the school they attend
“The Educational Freedom Act”
Did you know? Parents of every Californian child have the freedom to spend $14,000 provided by the State of California at a school of their choice. The key is the direction of state education tax dollars into the hands of parents. That funding follows the student without conditions, mandates, or means testing. Every California family and every California student is treated equally.
COVID-19 Protocal
As a reminder, masks are still strongly encouraged indoors (and still optional outdoors) and will continue to be available in the school office. Please screen your child for symptoms prior to leaving for school each morning. Do not send your child to school (vaccinated or unvaccinated) if they have any of the symptoms listed: fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, the new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea. Click HERE for the COVID-19 Decision Tree for K-12 Schools. Click HERE for COVID Vaccine Sites. Click HERE to test on-site at SMA.
Parish Happenings
Congratulations to Students who recently received the Sacrament of First Reconciliation:

Christopher Aguilar • Natali Asciutto • Luke Burgess • Gavin Dennis  • Reagan Greene • Stella Johnston •
 Elijah Carlo Leon • Avery McCurry-Foley • Gavin O’Brien • Kealani Prsha • Catalina Rubio • Avalin Shafer • Dominic Zolezzi

 Eucharistic Miracles - Wed. 3/23 through Sun., 3/27

STUDENTS & PARENTS - Click here to volunteer!  We need assistance at monthly Sunday Masses and readers for the school-sponsored Stations of the Cross on April 8th @ 6:30 pm.

Please keep in your prayers for healing: Ray Wilson, Libby Picardi, Felipa and Jose Verdin, Joe and Mary Schoen and the people of Ukraine.
Yasukochi Family Farms delivers to SMA on Mondays or at your home if you live in La Mesa. Order by noon on Sundays. Call the office if you have any questions. The standard size box is $25.
St. Martin of Tours Academy