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April 11, 2021
Dear St. Serra Parents,

I hope that everybody enjoyed their Easter Break with some fun, relaxation and rest. As we begin our final journey toward the end of the school year, we have many things to look forward to. Our Seasons Tuition Assistance Luncheon will be held on April 25 followed by our Golf Classic, to be held on May 20. We also welcome back our Hot Lunch program with Choicelunch starting this week and look forward to some volunteer opportunities for our parents to be on campus. There will be many additional happenings at our school and we will communicate those to you in a timely manner. We must continue working together in order for your children to benefit from all of the great things St. Serra has to offer. We will continue to give our very best effort for that to happen.

Always Striving,
 
Tim Tolzda
Sr. Principal
Choicelunch Starts Tomorrow!
Tired of packing lunches each week? Fear not - help is on the way! Choicelunch will be providing lunch service at St. Serra starting tomorrow, April 12, 2021 and will continue through Thursday, June 10, 2021. Please note: Choicelunch will NOT be available on Fridays.
Out of State Travel for Easter Break
In December 2020, St. Serra received a directive from the Diocese of Orange that stated: Students and families who travel out of state can transition to distance learning for 14 days (now 10 days) upon their return or are requested to provide a negative COVID-19 test result for re-entry to campus. While this directive does apply to the Holidays, St. Serra is committed to remaining open for in-person instruction so as a result, we will continue to follow this directive for all out of state travel from now through the end of the 2020-2021 school year. The health and safety of our students and staff are our top priority. Keeping the school open requires all of us to be healthy in order to continue in-person learning here at St. Serra. Please see message from the Diocese of Orange.
Update Approved Individuals for Child Pick Up
It is extremely important that the information we have regarding your emergency pick up contacts is accurate and up to date. Please log into your family FACTS account and make sure that the persons you have listed as pick up contacts are those individuals that we have authorization to release your child(ren) to in the case of an emergency. 
Important Morning Drop-off Reminder
Just a friendly reminder that the PEB traffic lane closes at the first bell
7:40 a.m. each morning! Teachers and Staff working morning traffic need to get to their classes. IF you are arriving close to or after 7:40 a.m., please drive to the main school entrance in front of the MEC to drop off your children.  Thank you in advance for your help and cooperation!
Volunteers Needed for Hot Lunch Program
Get a head start on next years' service hours by volunteering for our Hot Lunch Program, beginning April 12 and continuing through June 10, from 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Volunteers will earn service hours credited towards next school year. Contact Rosie Chavez at (949) 888-1990 ext. 140.
Battle of the Books Tournament on April 15!
Our Battle of the Books (BOB) Club is having their 2020-21 tournament on Thursday, April 15. Since October 2020, our BOB club has read 20 books and are now looking ahead to the tournament against other schools. Please join us in wishing the entire team good luck! For those interested in joining Battle of the Books club next year, please see more info on our Serra Library BOB website and/or contact Ms. Bummer at ebummer@serraschool.org...
COVID-19 Protocol & Student Symptom Decision Tree
The CDC and the Orange County Health Care Agency continually review and adjust their suggested practices and protocols based on emerging information about COVID-19. This memo is to announce some important changes regarding St. Serra’s COVID-19 protocols based on CDC and OCHCA guidance. Effective January 1, 2021, St. Serra has updated the return-to-school policy when a student
is exposed to COVID-19.
Rebate News
Ralph's rebates for quarter ending February 28, 2021 are due by Friday, April 16, 2021. For any Rebate Program questions, email rebate@serraschool.org.
Type to Learn 4 - Keyboarding
St. Junipero Serra Catholic School is pleased to offer Type to Learn 4 as its instructional keyboarding program for K through 8th Grade. TTL4 has engaging lessons that include graphics and activities with multiple opportunities for practice, remediation and goals for success. Directions for each activity are read to the students, and they receive an accuracy and speed report at the end of each lesson.
Travel Raffle Incentive
Have your eye on a great pair of jeans or a designer purse? With our third and final travel incentive, you are one step closer to shopping your heart out!
Looking to get involved for 2021-2022 school year?
The 2021-2022 PTO Board is looking for parent volunteers. Open positions include VP of Parent/Child Events, VP of Anchor Ball and multiple Event Chair positions. This is a great way to get involved, meet other parents and satisfy your family volunteer hour requirement for 2021-2022 school year. Contact Nikki Sunyich - PTO President-Elect, nikolene11@gmail.com for more information.
Attention ALL Parents: Join Us For A Morning Social
All parents are invited to a morning social with Mr. Tolzda, Mrs. Reiss and Mrs. Radzai. This is a great opportunity to get to know the principals, ask questions and meet other parents. Please click here to register to attend a social offered on Tuesdays, and Fridays at 8:00 am.
Save the Date: Cinco de Mayo Moms and Margaritas
Join us for tacos, margaritas and more on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. $50 per person. This event will sell out! Registration will be opening soon. Hosted by: Melissa Brown.
How can we pray for you?
St. Serra Partners in Prayer