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October 25, 2020
St. Serra Celebrates Red Ribbon Week October 26 through 29!
Memorial Mass
On Monday, November 2 at 10:30 a.m., with the help of our 7th Grade students and teachers, and with Father Michael St. Paul, Pastor from Holy Trinity as our main presider, we will celebrate our special Memorial Mass.
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. 
Calling All Interested 8th Graders for 2020-2021 Yearbook Club
Eighth Grade Students, are you interested in working on the 2020-2021 SJSC yearbook? We are starting a Student Yearbook Club and want you! If you like capturing moments on camera, conducting interviews with students/staff, and writing short stories, then join us for an information meeting on Monday, October, 26 after school from 2:40 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. in the SCLC Middle School Creativity Lab. The meeting will be an overview of what is involved and expected of Yearbook Club. Application and Forms are due on October 29. Questions? Contact Mrs. Janess Sifers at yearbook@serraschool.org 
Parent Notification of Student Absences
On Monday, October 26, SJSC will begin using a new automated calling system. When your child is absent from school and the absence has not been verified by staff, you will be called on all numbers listed within FACTS. If you have opted in to the Parent Alert Notification System for text messaging, you will also receive a text notification
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.
2020-2021 SerraVision Crew
Thank you to our 7th and 8th grade students who attended our informational session! Applicant video submissions (which should be 30-45 seconds) are due on Canvas on Wednesday, October 28. Your video submissions are an opportunity for us to see your skills and get to know you! Additionally, 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.
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.
Student Pictures Update

The deadline for package pricing, free delivery and choosing your yearbook pose ends today, October 25.  After this date, a la carte pricing and shipping fees will apply. If you order digital files, we will be emailing them to you, they are not instant download. 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.

Final Picture Day

Wednesday, November 4 is the final picture day for this school year. All NEW students and those who were absent on the previous picture days (students attending classes on campus or live streaming from home) this is your last chance to have professional photos and be represented in our school yearbook. 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. Please contact Mrs. Burrola at eburrola@serraschool.org if you have any questions.
Rebate Program Updates
Physical scrip card orders are due each Monday by 7:30 a.m. for same week delivery. All physical gift card orders must be submitted online through Shop with Scrip or the Raise Right app. These orders must be paid using online banking (formerly PrestoPay) or credit card.
St. Serra Cinema Pop-Up - Friday, November 6
Still want to get in on this event?
We now have TWO (2) more spots available, and they are up for grabs! Register now by clicking the button below!

We are enormously grateful to our TITLE SPONSOR, Santa Margarita Catholic High School, and our Event Sponsor, JSerra Catholic High School, for their generous support of this family-fun event!
Coming Soon: November is Serra Strong Spirit Month!
Get ready for a month-long celebration of our amazing school! Want a sneak peek into the special activities we have planned? Take a look:

  • Online auction of exclusive "Serra Strong" items
  • Launching of St. Serra online spirit wear shop
  • Student prize raffle
  • Themed days for celebrating teachers, students and most of all, St. Serra Spirit!

Stay tuned for more details, coming next week!
Final Week: Siempre Adelante Sponsorship
St. Serra business owners: This is your final chance to get a banner ad along our inner road for the 2020-21 school year! Sign up today, and your sponsorship at the $2500 or $5000 level will support multiple events throughout the year.

Questions? Please contact Caroline Cecil, PTO VP of Donations:
pto-donations@serraschool.org
New Item in our Serra Spirit Store!
Need an extra spirit shirt? We've got you covered! We have a limited quantity of spirit shirts available in youth and adult sizes in our online Serra Spirit Store.

Orders received by Wednesdays at 2:00 pm will be delivered the same week on Thursday to your oldest child's classroom.
Give-Back Programs at St. Serra
Amazon Smile

Did you know? St. Serra Catholic School has an “Amazon Smile” account!
This means you can go to smile.amazon.com and designate “Serra Catholic Elementary School” as your favorite charity, then shop as normal! Eligible purchases earn 0.5% for St. Serra.
Box Tops for Education

You can help earn money for St. Serra every time you shop by using the Box Tops app and scanning your participating product grocery receipt within 14 days of purchase.
Box Tops clips are also still eligible. Thank you to everyone who turned in clipped Box Tops this week!
Coca-Cola Rewards

Your Coca-Cola product codes can make a difference!
Codes found on participating products can be quickly and easily credited toward St. Serra by visiting the Coca-Cola GIVE website, and results in CASH for our school!
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!
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St. Serra Partners in Prayer