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September 18, 2022

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Dear St. Serra Parents,

Today, our PTO is sponsoring our first community event of the year, Serra Fest, with Rogue Radio performing. It will be a wonderful evening of music, food, and camaraderie that is going to be supported by many Serra Families.  

At St. Serra our events are divided into events like this one, that are designed to foster community, and those that are designed as fundraisers. Our fundraising events support our annual fund, which bridges the financial gap between tuition income and the actual operating costs of the school. Every fundraising dollar has a direct impact on the educational experience of our Serra students, whether it be in the form of technology upgrades, campus improvements, teacher professional development, student enrichment programs, or financial aid for our families in need. We are asking for your participation in and support for these very important events throughout the year. A lot of behind-the-scenes planning is necessary to ensure that these events run smoothly and successfully and many thanks to those who make these events possible. 

One of our major fundraising events is our annual golf tournament, Golf Classic. It will take place on October 20 at Arroyo Trabuco golf course in Mission Viejo. We hope you will join us on the course as a golfer, a volunteer, or for the Caddy Shack themed after party. Additionally, we would be very grateful for donations to our silent auction. It is our St. Serra community who make these events possible, and I would like to thank all of our families, friends, and sponsors who continue to support our needs at Serra. It is people like you who make Serra what it is!

Always striving,

Tim Tolzda

Sr. Principal


Reminder: We have STAR Assessment Testing all this week

TODAY! Sunday, September 18:St. Serra's Concert on the Green, "SERRAFEST", 4:00-7:00 p.m. on the St. Serra field. Registered guests please check your email for details related to check-in and parking. We look forward to a fun afternoon with everyone! Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door. 


September 19


(Diocesan Teacher Professional Development Day)


September 20


September 21

Regular Dismissal

Battle of the Books (B.O.B.) Student Meeting

3:00-4:30 p.m. in the Parent Hub


September 22


September 23

Spirit Shirt Friday

Wear your 2022-23 spirit shirt with uniform bottoms



Back-to-School Night Resources

The Back-to-School Night packets and videos for Preschool - Grade 8 have been posted to our website. Click the button below to access these resources:

Back-to-School Info

STAR Testing Continues This Week

Students will take the STAR Reading test during this week of September 19. Review the SCHEDULE or click the link below for updated details.

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Rebate (SCRIP) News

Ralph’s shoppers: Ralph’s rebates for the quarter ending August 31, 2022 are due and need to be submitted by Friday, October 7, 2022. CLICK HERE for instructions.

Due to no school for students on Monday, September 19, 2022, physical card orders that will be sent to the school must be ordered by 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 20, 2022 for delivery on Thursday, September 22, 2022.

Questions? Please email us!

Program Info

Celebration Book Club

Celebrate your St. Serra student by donating a book in their honor! Click on the link below for more information or download the FLYER.

Questions? Email

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Chick-fil-A FUNlunch: Order Now for September 30

Order now for grades TK through 8 for the Chick-fil-A FUNlunch taking place on Friday, September 30. For your meal, you may choose a Chicken Sandwich, a Spicy Chicken Sandwich, or 8-count Nuggets. All meals come with sauces on the side, chips, and a cookie. No drink is included with the meal; please bring your own. NOTE: There will be NO Choicelunch service on this day.

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St. Serra Band and Handbells Registration

Registration is now OPEN for St. Serra Band and Handbells! Please click on the link below to register for the 2022-23 school year.

Register for Music Programs

REMINDER! Homework Club Pick-Up

The pick-up for homework club is at the traffic lanes in front of the PEB on Banderas Avenue. Do not go to the Antonio parking lot. Pick-up for grades 1 and 2 is at 3:15 p.m. Pick-up for grades 3-8 is at 4:00 p.m. Please drive into one of the two lanes; your student(s) will be waiting on the curb with their Homework Club teachers.

If your child(ren) go to Extended Care at the conclusion of Homework Club, you will, in this case, pick them up from Extended Care and NOT in the traffic lanes in front of the PEB. Questions? Contact Ellen Burrola:

Join Campus Ministry!

Campus Ministry's first meeting of the year will be held during lunch on Thursday, September 22 at 12:10 p.m. in classroom 8D - bring your lunch! This will be an informational meeting to share and discuss many areas we will be getting involved in over the coming year to serve God through others. Information on how to register online will follow.

Choicelunch Update

If you use the Choice Lunch program please log into your account and update your child's homeroom for the 2022-23 school year. This will ensure that your child's lunch is being organized into the correct homeroom and your child will not have to wait an extended period of time at the lunch window for their food. Questions? Email


Registration for St. Serra's Annual Golf Classic Now Open

Please join us for a fun-filled day on the course in support of St. Serra on Thursday, October 20, at Arroyo Trabuco Golf Course in Mission Viejo. Registration is NOW OPEN. Please click the button below for details and to register!

Golf Classic

Central Spot for Volunteer Opportunities

Our new Volunteer Opportunities page is now live on our website! Please note that we are still working on adding content to this page, including Sign-Up Genius links for various events and ongoing programs. Please check this page regularly for new postings. Questions? please email Stephene Salcido, PTO VP, Volunteers:

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Parent Volunteer Information Meeting

Join us for coffee and pastries at our first Parent Volunteer Information Meeting on Friday, September 30, 8:15-9:15 a.m. in the Parent Hub, to learn about the events planned for this year. We will share information on the upcoming fundraising events and additional volunteer opportunities to help you meet your service hours requirement. Our PTO VPs for the Seasons Luncheon and Anchor Ball Gala will be there to discuss their committee opportunities and how you can get involved. We hope you will join us!


Trunk or Treat is Coming!

Save the Date for Trunk or Treat on Monday, October 31! We will be looking for trunk hosts, volunteers, and more. Additional information will be included in next week's Sunday News! 


SM Open House - October 10

Bring the family to campus to learn more about the Eagle experience at Santa Margarita Catholic High School’s Open House. Tour our beautiful 42-acre campus, meet teachers and coaches, and hear from the school’s leadership team. Enjoy dinner from TK Burger and Dogzilla. No RSVP is necessary.

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St. Kilian Family Faith Formation

Sacramental prep and ongoing faith formation for Kindergarten through Grade 8. This program runs from October to May. Join us!

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