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November 8, 2020
Student Symptom Tree
We've had many questions from parents about our health policies for the 2020-2021 school year. We have included the link to the Student Symptom Decision Tree provided to us by the OC Health Care Agency for your reference. Please use this guide to assist you when your child is ill.
Need Physical Scrip Cards Prior to Thanksgiving Break?
There are now 2 Monday orders left before Thanksgiving break - 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.
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.
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.
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.
Student Pictures Important Deadline
If your child was photographed this past Wednesday (makeup, retake, and new students), Simonson Photography has sent you an email with a unique link to view your photos. We need to have the yearbook and composite choices by Monday evening. 

You will still be able to order photos after this date but Monday, November 9 is the deadline to choose the image for the composite and yearbook. This deadline is for regular school photos. Students who had their First Communion photos taken, you will have until the following Monday, November 16, to order if you want your pictures delivered to the school. After this date, you will have to pay for shipping directly to your home. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at info.simonsonphoto@gmail.com or call our studio at (949) 495-2735.
PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE SCHOOL. 
Serra Strong Spirit Month - Week 2!
Our month of Serra Strong Spirit is off to a great start! This next week we will continue our "daily themes" of Mindful Mondays, Terrific Tuesdays, We are One Wednesdays, Thankful Thursdays and Spirit Shirt Fridays! Click on the link below for more details and other spirit month events and programs.

Congratulations to Mrs. Kennelly's 3B class for being our "most spirited" class this past Wednesday!
Serra Strong Online Auction
Bidding closes on
Friday, November 13!
Thankful Hearts Giving
Thank you all who have generously donated! There's still time...
Family FUNraiser on Friday, November 13
Friday nights are for PIZZA!

Mark your calendars - our next Family FUNraiser will be taking place THIS FRIDAY, November 13, at Round Table Pizza in Rancho Santa Margarita.

Round Table will generously donate 20% of receipts from Friday's sales to St. Serra. Online, dine in and take-out orders are all eligible. Be sure to show the event flyer when ordering!
Santa's Secret Christmas Shop - Virtual Edition!
New this year - Santa's Secret Christmas Shop will be entirely online! This will allow our student shoppers to experience a safe and secure way of shopping for Christmas gifts for their loved ones. Plus, they will have access to a much greater variety of gifts than ever before!

Look for more information about this all-new format in next week's Sunday email!
'Tis the Season: Adopt-a-Family Coming Soon!
Launching November 22nd and closing on December 11th

Details about the Adopt a Family program and Sign-Up-Genius links will be launching in 2 weeks!

Stay tuned to find out how you can help make a difference for a family in need this holiday giving season. Questions? Email us at:
St. Serra Spirit Wear Sideline Store Now Open!
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 you can purchase to show your 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:

GRANDOPENING20
Jump in the (Car)Pool!
We are currently working to help connect St. Serra families who are interested in carpooling to and from school. We know your time is valuable - carpooling will keep the drop-off and pick-up lines shorter, save gas, give you back a bit of time each week (and your kids may even make some new friends!). Let us help you connect with other interested families. Email us at:

volunteer@serraschool.org
Give-Back Programs at St. Serra
Amazon Smile
Box Tops for Education
Coca-Cola Rewards
How can we pray for you?
St. Serra Partners in Prayer