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November 1, 2020
Daylight Saving Reminder: Don't forget to set your clocks back by 1 hour today!
Memorial Mass Tomorrow, November 2
Please join us on Monday, November 2 at 10:30 a.m. as we celebrate our special memorial mass on All Souls Day. To view the livestreamed mass on SerraSchool.org, please visit the Parents Only Section. Password is required. Thank you in advance for reminding your child to support the missionary childhood association by bringing in some change for the collection before mass.
Food For Friends Drive
Our next "Food for Friends" monthly food drive will be this Friday, November 6. Our local Food Banks tell us the need for food is up over 90% from 2019 and unfortunately their inventory is down by 40%!
Need Physical Scrip Cards Prior to Thanksgiving Break?
There are only 3 Monday orders left before Thanksgiving break - Monday,
November 2, November 9 and November 16. Remember all orders must be placed online by 7:30 a.m. each Monday! For any Rebate Program questions email rebate@serraschool.org.
Final Picture Day on Wednesday, November 4: First Communion, New Students and Makeups
All Preschool to Grade 8 students (in-person or live streaming), new students or those absent on the previous picture days, this is your final opportunity to get your school photo. Additionally, we will have First Communion photos for current 3rd graders who received their first communion this year past May while in 2nd grade.

Attire: Preschool students may wear their preschool uniform. Students in TK- Grade 7 are required to wear their formal uniform, navy blue vest or sweater included. Eighth grade students will wear their graduation robes. Questions? Please contact Mrs. Burrola at
Celebration Book Club
The Celebration Book Club is the library's main funding for new books. Celebrate your student's birthday, special accomplishment, First Communion, favorite holiday, or dedicate a book in honor of your child's teacher. If you would like to participate in CBC, simply fill out the form online. Students may choose their new book from the selection.
Join the Battle of the Books Club
Join Battle of the Books (BOB), a voluntary reading incentive program for 4th and 5th grade students. The purpose of BOB is to foster the love of reading while encouraging, analyzing and discussing a variety of 20 assigned books at virtual book club meetings. For more information, please contact Mrs. Bummer at ebummer@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 TK 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.
2020-2021 Yearbook Club is Looking for Photos!
Do you have photos from quarantine birthday parties, community service projects, parish involvement, zoom sessions, first day photos, First Communion or special memories? We'd love to include them in our Yearbook!
We are also looking for positive memories from your family! This could be about the time you spent in quarantine, during distance learning, or even over the summer break. Write a few sentences about your positive memory and be sure to add your family's name.  We know life has given us challenges, but good always finds a way through a tough situation!  Please send any and all photos to Janess Sifers at yearbook@serraschool.org.
2020-2021 SerraVision Crew Live Auditions
SerraVision Crew Auditions are this week! If you are interested in a position that would be in front of the camera, there will be in-person auditions on Wednesday, November 4 and
Thursday, November 5.
FACTS 101: Accessing the ParentsWeb & Family Portal
New to FACTS or need a refresher? Look no further! Here is a step-by-step guide on accessing the ParentsWeb.
FACTS 101: Updating Your Contact Information
Once you have created your Family Portal account, you can update your most current contact information with this step-by-step guide.
Update Approved Individuals for Child Pick Up
The terrible fires of this past week are an important reminder for parents to update FACTS and their parent preferences including parent alerts, emergency contacts, transportation (approved pick-up drivers for each student), and grandparents.
Diocese of Orange: OC Catholic Schools COVID-19 Dashboard
The Diocese of Orange is pleased to share the OC Catholic School COVID-19 Dashboard. OC Catholic Schools remain committed to providing accuracy and transparency as it relates to the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases among staff and students on our campuses. To date, the number of positive cases has been low and there has been no transmission at any of our schools.
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Teacher & Staff Communication Response Time
Teachers and Staff will respond to your emails within a 24-hour period. Please refrain from sending emails to our teachers during the school day, as their primary responsibility is delivering instruction to students. If you have an emergency change in student pick-up arrangements, please contact the front office and they will relay the information to the teachers.
Serra Strong Spirit Month starts TOMORROW!
Our month of St. Serra Spirit and thankful festivities kicks off tomorrow with "Mindful Monday" and our online auction of exclusive Serra Strong items! Be sure to check your email for the link to start bidding, and don't forget to send or email your teacher(s) with a kind note or a special thank-you!
PTO Board Meeting
All parents are welcome to join us for our upcoming PTO Board Meeting on Tuesday, November 3, at 9:15 am on Zoom. Please visit our Parents Only page for the Zoom link.
St. Serra Spirit Wear Available NOW!
We are proud to announce that we have a new 24/7 Spirit Wear "Sideline Store" through BSN Sports! We have partnered with BSN to provide our community with sprit wear that they can purchase to show their St. Serra solidarity. You can choose from an array of brands, men, women and kids wear, accessories and more! And the best part...YOU can choose from a wide range of logos and place them on almost any article of spirit wear!

To kick-off our grand opening, we are offering a 25% off coupon:

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Family FUNraiser on Friday, November 13
Mark your calendars - our next Family FUNraiser will be taking place on Friday, November 13, at Round Table Pizza in Rancho Santa Margarita.
St. Serra Cinema Pop-Up is SOLD OUT
We are so excited to host our St. Serra families for this fun event, this Friday, November 6! For those who have registered, look for a forthcoming email with more event details and information, coming this week.

A big THANK YOU to our:

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Event Sponsor
JSerra Catholic High School
Give-Back Programs at St. Serra
Amazon Smile
Box Tops for Education
Coca-Cola Rewards
Start Your Christmas Shopping in Style!
If you haven’t heard, Common Thread is THE must-shop women’s boutique in OC! Come sip some champagne, savor charcuterie, and get a head-start on your Christmas shopping! Thursday, November 5, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Common Thread Boutique. 20 % of ALL SALES will go to St. Serra!
RSVP to Melissa Brown at: Melissa.susan.brown@gmail.com. More details to follow!
JSerra Open House
The best way to get to know JSerra is through a personalized tour for your family. We will cater to your interests while helping you to become familiar with our more than 30-acres of world class academic, artistic, and athletic facilities. Taking a tour now will offer you fantastic insight into the ingenuity and resourcefulness that has set JSerra apart since our founding. You can sign up for one of our daily tour times or contact our admissions team to schedule a visit at your convenience.
Santa Margarita's
New at the Nest
Join this special invitation for St. Serra 8th graders!
How can we pray for you?
St. Serra Partners in Prayer