September 20, 2020
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.
- Ephesians 4: 2-3
WEEK AT A GLANCE
Coming Soon!
Weekly grade level updates will be featured in the St. Serra Sunday News,
starting September 27.
When to Use FACTS vs. Canvas
We have had some confusion in our community of when to login to FACTS vs. Canvas. We would like to share a quick comparison guide to help you understand when to use each product.
Canvas for Parents
We are pleased to announce that Canvas for Parents is now available! We have created a step-by-step guide, titled How to Log In and Navigate Canvas (Parent Observer), on accessing Canvas as a Parent Observer so you can be in tune with your child's education!
STAR Reading Test Schedule
View the STAR Reading Test Schedule for September 21 - 25.
Accessing Your Child's STAR Testing Results
This summer, Renaissance updated their website. In doing so, they have changed how families are able to view their student's STAR testing results. If your students attended St. Serra last year, the link to Renaissance has changed and there is no longer a parent link. In its place, Renaissance has a special feature called Home Connect for all parents, which you can access outside of school from any computer with an Internet Connection. Home Connect allows you to view information about your child's progress. It also allows you to sign up to receive email notifications when your child completes an activity or assessment at school.
Student Picture Days
This year we will offer two options for ordering photographs. Parents have the option of printing out the Serra Portrait Order Form HERE and sending it to school with your child on the day pictures are taken. The second option is for parents to view the images online after the pictures are taken. Simonson Photography will send an email to parents approximately one week later and you may order that way. The finished photo packages will be delivered to school and sent home with your child. Photos will be mailed to those students who are participating in live streaming.   
Choicelunch is Coming Soon!
Already tired of packing a school lunch? A healthy and delicious solution is on the way! Choicelunch is coming very soon to St. Serra. Please keep a look out for future communications with more information on how to create an account and start ordering yummy lunches in a snap!

Family FUNraiser Success!
Thank you to all of our amazing St. Serra families who came out to Handel’s to enjoy some ice cream and support our school. Handel’s has reported that our event is one of the most successful they have ever had! We are looking forward to our future monthly events – stay tuned for details on our October Family FUNraiser, coming soon!
Sign Up for Scouting!
Is your son or daughter interested in Scouting? Cub Scout Pack 818 (virtual parent meeting on Monday, September 21) and American Heritage Girls Troop 818 invite you to start your Scouting adventures today! The Cub Scout program is for boys in grades K-5 and the American Heritage Girl program is for girls in grades K-12 (we are separate organizations chartered with St. Serra).
St. Serra Spirit Store
Our St. Serra Spirit Store will be re-opening soon! We will be accepting appointments for used uniform shopping, and we will be offering sales of school supplies and spirit items online. More details will be forthcoming. Questions? Contact PTO VP - Serra Spirit Store Lisa Cavanaugh at studentstore@serraschool.org.
Siempre Adelante Sponsorship Program
Our St. Serra PTO Board is excited to announce the return of our Siempre Adelante program! For our St. Serra families who own businesses and wish to support our school with a single donation at the beginning of the year, the Siempre Adelante program is designed with you in mind. All Siempre Adelante supporters receive a banner along our inner road for the entire 2020-21 school year. Sponsor today!
Moment in Time for Moms Book Study
Calling all Moms! Join us for our Moment in Time for Moms Book Study on Tuesdays starting October 6 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am in our new Virtual Format. This is a great way to connect with other moms and hear a spiritual message. Our Fall book, Made to Crave by New York Times bestselling author Lysa TerKeurst, will help us to understand how cravings for lasting spiritual satisfaction are often mistaken for cravings for food. God created us to crave so we’d ultimately desire more of Him in our lives.
Rebate News
Shop with Scrip for physical card orders:
Beginning Monday, September 28, 2020 we will begin to accept physical gift card orders. Orders must be submitted through Shop with Scrip by 7:30 a.m. each Monday to ensure their availability by Friday of the same week. Physical gift card orders must be paid using PrestoPay or credit card. No checks will be accepted.
How can we pray for you?
St. Serra Partners in Prayer