NEWS AND EVENTS
Want to Celebrate the Class of 2020? You can Adopt a Senior!
Do you want to let the Serra Class of 2020 know you care? Let’s show the seniors what the spirit of our community looks like! We welcome all families to sign up to adopt a senior from the Serra Class of 2020. Please email  Christin Lindberg  and a senior will be assigned to you. You will receive information specific to your senior and then it is up to you to organize something special for him. We welcome you to be creative and do something that's comfortable for your family.
Here are some ideas:
  • College care package
  • Homemade cookies
  • A drive-by parade
  • A sweatshirt/shirt or swag from their chosen college
  • Front yard decoration
  • Gift card
  • Create a Cameo 
  • Here is a Pinterest Board with Ideas 

The assignment of seniors will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Special requests will be considered. Our goal is “no senior left behind,” so we are counting on our Serra community to rally around our graduating class. We ask that your celebratory treat for your senior is completed by the first week of June. If you have any questions, please reach out to Adopt-a-Senior Organizers Christin Lindberg  and Mary Denning  . Thank you for supporting this special program!
Class of 2020
Senior Padre Profile Page is live!

We invite you to visit the Class of 2020 Senior Padre Profile Page. We are excited to showcase these students and the incredible achievements, memories and special experiences they have had here at Serra.

We are asking all members of the Class of 2020 to complete our senior profile form and answer a brief series of questions. The student's senior portrait will serve as the thumbnail to his profile.

Each one of our seniors has made their mark here at Serra and we are eager to showcase our phenomenal Padres!

It would be very special to have participation from the entire Class of 2020, so have your senior complete the form below.

* Please note that we are updating our profiles each day and will be sharing each student via our social media channels so that every student is individually recognized. If your son has already submitted a form and you do not see his profile, please continue to check our site, as we are updating it daily.
Interested in Hosting an International Student?

A quality international program is one that places our international students in the homes of Serra families, where the young men will have the support and warmth that only a family environment can provide.

Through our Homestay Program, both the international student and the Serra family will embark on an unparalleled, enriching experience–one that will create relationships that will last a lifetime.

Host families will encourage the continued use of English skills, provide academic and social guidance, and generally support the student as he is immersed into the American culture.

International students will be provided with all meals and a bedroom in the family home. The host family will receive a stipend of $7,125 per student per semester.
Service From a Distance: Sophomore Organizes St. Vincent de Paul Food Drive
Sophomore Matthew Kamienski is organizing a non-perishable food drive to benefit St. Vincent de Paul at St. Matthew's Church in San Mateo. Matthew has been volunteering with the service organization for more than two years. The pandemic has increased the amount of families who need assistance, and many agencies are facing shortages, including St. Vincent de Paul. Families who are able to contribute some non-perishable food should do so by signing up through the form below. Matthew will do a porch pick-up.
Zoph Library Audio Conversations

Come be a part of history!

Beginning April 27 through June 30, Serra's Zoph Library will be coordinating, recording and archiving audio conversations to chronicle this unique time in history. 

Interviewers and interview facilitators are needed. Training will be provided. 

Click  here   for more information or contact Mr. Vallez-Kelly  .
Attention Class of 2020 Parents: Upload Digital Baby Photo

Senior parents, if you haven't already done so, please remember to submit a baby photo of your son and a current photo of them immediately so it can be included in the slideshow.
Your digital photos should be in .jpeg format and named as follows:
Lastname_Firstinitial_baby 
(Example: Jones_A_baby)
Lastname_Firstinitial_current 
(Example: Jones_A_current)
Please follow the instructions regarding picture format and file size.
Amazon Smile, e-Scrip Offers Additional Support for Serra

AmazonSmile and e-Scrip are two simple ways for you to support Serra every time you shop, at no cost to you.

When you shop at  smile.amazon.com , you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added benefit that Amazon will donate .5 percent of your eligible purchases to Serra.

On your first visit to smile.amazon.com , you need to select a charitable organization, Junipero Serra High School, to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. They will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at  smile.amazon.com  will result in a donation. AmazonSmile will occasionally contact you about donation amounts disbursed to your chosen charity or about the program.

E-Scrip is another opportunity for our community to give back. E-Scrip is the best way to raise funds for Serra. After you have signed up, the earning is easy -- just shop at thousands of e-Scrip merchants, grocers and drug stores in your town.
Spread the Rainbow Contest

SafeSpace Center is sponsoring a Share the Rainbow contest for prizes! Share your rainbow art with your community by placing it in a visible place in your home, car, or somewhere it can be seen.

Submit a picture of your art and where you have placed it. One winner will be selected in each of the following submission categories:

Preschool-Kindergarten
 Primary school
Middle School
High School
Adult
Senior Citizens

Download, complete and return the entry form with your submission. By submitting your art piece, you are authorizing SafeSpace Center to post your submission on their social media outlets.

Entries must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 15. We want to share everyone’s art in the last two weeks of May, during Mental Health Awareness month.
Download our free Serra App TODAY!
Select your mobile app store below and download directly to your device. Or, search for the app on your phone. Once you download the app, you can log in with your last name and email address.
If you have any questions or difficulties logging in, please contact  Michelle Wilkinson.
Wishing you a fantastic week! 

Aimee Lewis Strain
Communications Specialist