The Padre Whisper

September, 2019 - Vol 6, Issue 9
In This Issue
Padres at Levi's Stadium
Alumni Father-Son Mass
Serra 75
Serra Homecoming and Reunion
New Bricks in Mary's Courtyard
Parent Speaker Night
Alumni Website
Take the Trivia Challenge!
Serra Social Media
Upcoming Events
September 20
Alumni Father-Son Mass

September 21
Serra 75 Celebration

October 11

October 12

November 27
Alumni Basketball and Poker Tournament (hosted by wrestling)

November 28
Alumni Water Polo

November 29
Alumni Soccer
Alumni Board Members
Mike Klobuchar '90 (President)
Tushar Zalpuri '11
Andre Monney '03
Kris McAlavey '03
Joel Caceres '87
Marty McCormick '57
Noel Sy '83
John Langridge '97
Mike Hannon '90
Ray Baldonado '07
Brian Earley '85
John Ailanjian '90
Greg Hart '76
Jaime Huerta '90 
Mike Fadelli '88
Jonathan Allen '01
Bob Greene '85 (Alumni Director)
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Dear Serra Alumnus, 

School is back in full swing, and there are many exciting events coming up in the next couple of weeks! 

First, we hope to see you at the Hit the Floor, It's 1944 anniversary celebration party on Saturday, September 21. This event is for the entire Serra community -- please bring your friends!

I am especially looking forward to the  Serra Homecoming and Reunion Weekend on October 11-12.  All of our alumni events keep our Padres connected through the generations.  We are looking forward to seeing you very soon! 


Alumni Director
In the News
Padres at Levi's Stadium TONIGHT!
The Padres will play football at Levi's Stadium    TONIGHT, September 6!
"We are beyond excited to be given this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity by the 49ers organization," said Director of Athletics Justin Ferdinand. "We can't wait to see the look on our players' faces when they run out the tunnel!"

The double-header will feature San Benito vs. Wilcox at 5 p.m., followed by Serra vs. Menlo-Atherton at 7:30 p.m. General admission tickets in the lower bowl of Levi's Stadium are $25 --  CLICK HERE to purchase tickets and cheer on our Padres!
Alumni Father-Son Mass on Friday, September 20 
The Alumni Father-Son Mass will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, September 20. Approximately 80 alumni and their sons will enjoy a special Mass in the chapel with Fr. Joe Bradley '73, followed by a hearty breakfast.

Principal Charlie McGrath and Alumni Director Bob Greene '85 will distribute gifts to commemorate the event.

"This is a wonderful event to celebrate the new school year," Greene said. "Spending time with the dads and their sons brings back great memories for all of us!"
Serra 75 Celebration
What's your Favorite Decade? 
 It's time for the entire Serra community--alumni, parents, faculty members and friends--to celebrate 75 years of excellence and tradition at Hit the Floor, It's 1944 -- Serra's giant 75th anniversary party.  Pay homage to your favorite decade and dance to the music of the Big Band Era, the rockin' '50s and '60s, the swingin' '70s and the totally awesome '80s and '90s. There will be era-inspired food stations, memorabilia displays and vintage cocktails. As we  celebrate the decades, prizes will be awarded for best dressed and best dancers. CLICK HERE for reservations.
2019 Homecoming and Reunion
Serra's 2019  Homecoming and Reunion Weekend  will be held on  October 11 and 12.  The annual night football game will be played against Archbishop Mitty on Friday, October 11.  A free alumni barbecue will precede the football game. The reunion on Saturday, October 12 will be for the classes of '49, '54, '59, '64, '69, '74, '79, '84, '89, '94, '99, '04 and '09. 

Interested in helping your classmates reconnect? Email Alumni Director  Bob Greene '85  to become a class rep! 

This will be the Diamond Reunion for the Class of '49, the Platinum Reunion for the Class of 1959 and the Golden Reunion for the Class of 1969. Reservations are available HERE!
Bricks Reinstalled in Mary's Courtyard
At the end of September, we will reinstall our alumni bricks in the newly-landscaped Mary's Courtyard. All 508 bricks that were removed due to the upgrade will now have a special place in this beautiful new area.
Parent Speaker Night on September 17
Got teenagers? We are excited to announce that Serra has joined The Common Ground Speaker Series, a consortium comprised of 40 schools on the San Francisco Peninsula. Common Ground hosts distinguished speakers in education, parenting and health at school venues on the Peninsula. Parents at the 40 schools attend Common Ground events free of charge.

The first speaker event will kick off right here at Serra at  7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 17 with a very appropriate topic -- "Navigating the Tides of Adolescence. It will be a productive discussion of research trends in adolescent mental health, focusing on anxiety, academic stress, teen decision-making, depression, suicide, peer pressure and living a balanced life. The panel of clinicians will prepare parents for effective conversations with their teens and preteens about these crucial issues. Julie Lythcott-Haims, a former Stanford dean and author of How to Raise an Adult, will headline this important event. KQED's Rachael Myrow will be the moderator.

For other Common Ground Series events, take a look at the impressive list for the 2019-2020 school year by CLICKING HERE.
Just for our Alumni . . . 
New Alumni Website
We've built something big for our Serra alumni! Our redesigned alumni website is feature-rich and designed to be helpful for alumni looking to network, find old friends and keep up with what's happening on campus! Be part of the 1,000 alumni who have already signed up.  to check it out!

Take the Trivia Challenge!
In honor of Serra's 75th anniversary, Randy Vogel created a special trivia challenge competition. Test your Serra trivia IQ. Who knows? You might be a winner! CLICK HERE to enter.
Follow Serra on Social Media
Remember th at you can keep up with what's happening at Serra through social media. Serra's Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Link edIn accounts are updated regularly with school and alumni news.  

Once a Padre, Always a Padre!