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May 30, 2021
Dear St. Serra Parents,

This past Monday was a very special day at St. Serra as our school and community came together to celebrate our second grade students during the May Crowning/Marian Mass with Fr. Michael presiding, and Fr. Duy, Fr. Angelos, and Fr. Jim concelebrating. This was our first event of the year in which we were able to have a contingent of parents, grandparents, and friends at school during a school day. It was such a great sight to see and one in which we look forward to with the many events planned in the future.   

On Wednesday evening, at our ‘New Family’ Night, we enjoyed having our new families on campus to hear all of the great things that St. Serra has to offer for the upcoming school year.
We welcomed many new families, consisting of new students and their parents, to our ‘Serra Family’.

As we venture into June, there are only a few days remaining in our school year which is jam-packed with end of year activities. We are looking forward to those activities in which to celebrate a ‘very successful’ school year! We have accomplished an amazing feat considering we were in the midst of one of the most difficult times in our world’s history! I cannot say enough about every member of our staff who contributed to this success story. This just goes to show that with ‘hard work’, dedication, selflessness, and lots of prayers, a lot can be accomplished! The best is yet to come!

Always Striving,
Tim Tolzda
Sr. Principal
Rebate News
Don’t forget about your Dads and Grads! Purchasing rebate (scrip) cards is the gift that gives back to you and St. Serra. Also, due to the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 31, all physical card orders will be due by Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 7:30 a.m. For any Rebate Program questions email
Calling All Current 6th & 7th Grade Students Interested in 2021-22 SerraVision Crew
Applications are open for the 2021-22 SerraVision Crew, our school’s student broadcasting station! Every morning, our St. Serra community starts off our day by enjoying our live channel which broadcasts Morning Prayer, the Pledge of Allegiance, daily announcements, and upcoming events and happenings at St. Serra! Students have the opportunity to be in front of the camera as an Anchor, or behind the scenes as Production (i.e. Camera Operator, Content and Video Editor, Sound Board Operator, or Production Tech). Please submit your application and video no later than Tuesday, June 1.
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
Student Device Collection Days
Attention all Parents, please click "Read More" below regarding your student's device collection day. This document will go into depth with how to prepare your laptop or iPad for return.
  • June 7th - All 8th Grade Laptops: Items required for return: laptop, charging cable, and blue bag
  • June 9th - All Kinder iPads: Please return iPad, charger, and cable if your student was in Distant Learning at any time during the year
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.
Sign up for Scouting!
Is your son interested in joining Cub Scouts next fall? St. Serra Cub Scout Pack 818 will host a virtual Parent Information Meeting on Tuesday, June 1, at 7:00 p.m. Join us to learn about the exciting Scouting adventures your son can have with his friends. Plus, find out how you can earn St. Serra service hours as a Scout volunteer!
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!
Staff Spotlight: Mrs. Jean Leet
Meet Mrs. Jean, Instructional Assistant in the Upper School, who has shared her talents with the St. Serra community by creating beautiful banners for our masses and for displaying in the lobby of our school entrance. She patterned this banner after some artwork that was in the 2nd grade hallway. Thank you Mrs. Leet for sharing your gifts and talent!
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.
Family FUNraiser: Double the Fun on Friday, June 4
Please join us for our final Family FUNraisers of the year at Five Guys
(30622 Santa Margarita Parkway
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA) and Baskin Robbins (27642 Antonio Parkway Ladera Ranch, CA) Mention or show the flyer: Baskin Robbins and Five Guys.
Used Uniform Donations Drop-off: June 14-16
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! 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
Anchor Ball Needs You!
We are looking for Event Chairpersons and Committee members to help plan Anchor Ball 2021. Please join us on Thursday, June 3 at 8 a.m. in the Parent Hub for an interest meeting. Questions, please email Brianna Randall, VP Anchor Ball at
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
Summer Camps: Lion Engage is Back for 7th and 8th Graders
JSerra is excited to welcome middle school students entering grades 7 and 8 back for another week of fun educational classes from 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. beginning Monday, June 21 through Friday, June 25. Lion Engage offers prospective students the opportunity to explore their passions and prepare for high school life at JSerra through hands-on courses and engaging activities. Each student will have the opportunity to choose two academic sessions in the morning, and one activity session in the afternoon. Visit to learn about our session offerings, schedule, and registration!
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St. Serra Partners in Prayer