September 27, 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
*St. Serra will be having a Lockdown and Evacuation Drill on Tuesday, September 29 at approximately 8:30 a.m. This is only a drill. Please speak to your child about this prior to Tuesday and let them know it is only ‘practice’.
Grade Level Updates
Parent Service Hours for 2020-21 School Year
At this time, it is very important that we limit the number of visitors on campus, including our wonderful parent volunteers. As a result, we are waiving the mandatory Volunteer Service Hour Requirement for this school year. However, we need you! As we proceed through the year, and if we are able to open our campus, we will inform you as to what volunteer opportunities will be available.
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!
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.
Academic Decathlon Applications
Here we go Bears! Applications for the 2020-2021 St. Serra Academic Decathlon Team will be available on the our website starting Monday, September 28th. The application and $150 deposit will be due to Mr. Loungarikis by 1:00pm on Friday, October 2nd for eligibility to take the candidate test on Monday, October 5th after school from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. in the SAC.
STAR Test Schedule
(Grades 7 & 8)

View the STAR Test Schedule for Grades 7 and 8!
Accessing Your Child's STAR Testing Results

7th & 8th Grade Parents, Please Register with Home Connect!
Want Traffic to Run Faster?
A big thank you to all our St. Serra Families for your patience as we adjust to our drop-off and pick-up procedures with COVID-19 protocols. Here are a few tips for morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up to help us get you through our traffic plan quickly, smoothly and with minimal delays.
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.   
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.
Cub Scouts Popcorn Sale is On!
Our St. Serra Cub Scouts have kicked off our 2020 Popcorn Fundraiser! We always appreciate the generous support from our St. Serra community. We are not hosting booth sales this year, when we see so many of our Serra friends, so if you would like to purchase some popcorn, check out the flier below. For a limited time, there is currently free shipping on orders $30+! Or, help us reach $3,000 in donations for our American Heroes! Thank you!
Rebate News
2020-2021 Backpack Waivers: Please complete an online backpack waiver in order to have your physical gift cards sent home with your student.
PTO Spotlight
Online Store Open!
Our St. Serra Spirit Store is NOW OPEN for your shopping convenience! Need a sketchbook for art class? Or a recorder for 3rd or 4th grade music class? We have you covered!

More items, including religious items, novelties and spirit wear, will be added soon!
Siempre Adelante Sponsorship Program
Own a businesses? The Siempre Adelante sponsorship 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, which equates to over 1500 impressions each week. Higher sponsorship levels include even more benefits! Click the link below to view more details including sponsorship levels. Deadline to sign up is September 30!
Moment in Time for Moms Book Study is Back!
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 enjoy spiritual conversation and fellowship!
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 upcoming communications with more information on how to create an account and start ordering yummy lunches in a snap!

How can we pray for you?
St. Serra Partners in Prayer