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June 6, 2021
Dear St. Serra Parents,

This past Wednesday, St. Serra celebrated and recognized our students at the Eighth Grade Recognition Night which highlighted our very successful and talented students. During this event, our teaching staff reflected on the highlights of each child’s year at St. Serra and what their future goals and ambitions entail. It was evident how much our teachers really get to know our students on an individual basis and how much they really care and love our children.  

This coming week we will have some traditional events including our Kindergarten Graduation which will be on Thursday, June 10 and the Eighth Grade Graduation Mass and Diploma Presentation on Friday, June 11. I am looking forward to these events and I am anticipating they will be just as powerful as the 8th grade recognition event. Additionally, we will have many informal upcoming events such as classroom celebrations, Field Day, Teachers vs. Students kickball game and more, to close out our school year.  

It is very exciting to see our students get recognized and rewarded for their outstanding achievements and hard work for this school year. Our school will continue to strive for excellence in every aspect of our school. 

Always Striving,
Tim Tolzda
Sr. Principal
End of the Year Mass, June 16
There will be an all-school end of the year Mass on Wednesday, June 16 at 9:30 a.m. Father Angelos of St. Kilian Parish will be officiating and ALL students in grades 1-7 will be attending Mass in the Student Activity Center. Mass will conclude with a promotion ceremony for the students. All students are required to wear their formal uniform on this day and as a reminder, students will be dismissed immediately following Mass. There is no after school Extended Care on this last day of school. 
Student iPad and Laptop Collection Days
Please click the READ MORE link to view the collection schedule and in-depth instructions on how to prepare your laptop or iPad for return.

June 7 - 8th Grade
June 9 - Kindergarten iPads
June 10 - TK iPads
June 14 - Grades Two through Seven
TK - Grade 8 and Preschool Extended Care Billing
Billing for hourly and drop-in extended care usage for May 2021 will be billed during the first week of June and will be due in mid-June. Billing for hourly and drop-in extended care usage for June 2021 will be billed in mid-June and due at the end of June. For questions, please contact Dana Hardenburgh at
The 2021 St. Serra Yearbooks have arrived!
Yearbooks will be distributed to students based on the schedule below. For families who ordered a single yearbook for multiple children, the yearbook will be delivered to the oldest student:
  • Monday, June 7: Preschool, Transitional Kindergarten, Kindergarten, & Eighth Grade
  • Wednesday, June 9: Grades 1-7
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. Click the image to view the Symptom Tree.
Rebate News: Important Dates
Please see important dates related to our Rebate Program:
  • June 7 at 7:30 a.m. - Last physical card order with backpack delivery
  • June 14, 21 and 28 at 7:30 a.m. - Physical card orders will need to be picked up at the School Office Monday through Thursday only, between 8 a.m. and 12 noon
  • July 2021 - No physical card orders. All reloadable cards and ecards will continue uninterrupted throughout the summer.
Questions? Email
Call for Newspaper and Magazine Donations for Future Art Projects
If you have extra newspapers or magazines you are willing to donate, please drop them off at the School Office by June 16 and address them to Mrs. Kim-Saad. These donations will be used for future art projects. Thank you in advance!
Celebrating Our Volunteers
Since 1997, St. Serra has honored parent volunteers with the St. Junipero Serra Outstanding Service and Christian Leadership Award. This prestigious honor is for parent volunteers who have blessed our community with dedication and hard work above and beyond the required volunteer commitment over many years. They represent "Stewardship in Action!" This year we will be honoring Nikki Sunyich and Maria Aceves on Tuesday, June 7 at our PTO board meeting in recognition of your Outstanding Leadership and Christian Service. Thank you for serving our community!
Join our 2021-22 Room Parent Team!
If you would like to serve on a room parent team, we need your help! Please click here to complete the survey. The deadline to complete the survey is Sunday, June 13, 2021. Room Parent teams will be formed in August, after students are assigned to Homerooms.
Used Uniform Drive, June 14-16 & Used Uniform Sale, July 15-16
Getting ready for the end of the school year? Cleaning out your child’s closet? Bring your gently used uniforms to our Used Uniform Drive the last week of school (June 14, 15 and 16)! Containers will be available during morning drop-off for your used items. Donations must include a donation form to receive credit toward the purchase of other used uniform items. Click here for the used uniform donation form.

Mark your calendars now for our summer Used Uniform Sale. Shop here before you buy new:
  • July 15, 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • July 16, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: St. Junipero Serra School
Middle School Lunch Tables
SMCHS Youth Sports Camps
Santa Margarita Catholic High School is pleased to announce this summer’s Youth Sports Camps. From the pool to the field, SM has a remedy for the summertime blues! Camps are available for elementary through middle school athletes of all abilities. Visit
SMCHS Eagle Academy
Eagle Academy courses are available in writing, the arts, STEM, life skills, academic enrichment and more! Interested in broadcast journalism? Ready to put the books away and find your life’s purpose? Curious about Esports or need high school life hacks? Hands-on courses will provide students the opportunity to develop their interests and discover new talents in a relaxed environment. Learn more and visit
How can we pray for you?
St. Serra Partners in Prayer