As we move quickly through May, we continue to reflect on its association with Mary. During this special month, in which we celebrated Christ's Ascension into Heaven, we are reminded to always keep Mary in our hearts. As we carry on through the year, we should continue to develop a deep personal relationship with Mary – one of love, affection, devotion and trust, so that she always has an important place in our lives to deepen our devotion to Mary. Let's all try to take some practical steps such as praying the Rosary or maybe saying a special prayer like the Hail Mary or Memorare throughout the year, not just during May. The Blessed Virgin Mary is the Queen of Peace, so as we pray, we offer our prayers for peace in our city and throughout the world.
Thank you to our Student Council for preparing a beautiful May Crowning ceremony during morning assembly last Thursday. A special thank you also to the Ragasa family for providing the beautiful crowns for our Mary statues.
YEARBOOK Today those who have pre-ordered a yearbook are receiving it in their Envelope. There are still a few copies available but a sellout is assured! Remember, yearbooks are now $25 and can be purchased from the office until our supply runs out.
DESKS AND CHAIRS Our first and second graders are very excited to have received their new desks and chairs. Would you like a child size desk or chair for your child's room or study area? We are giving away all of the desks and chairs which were being used in these classrooms. Please drop by tomorrow or Friday if you wish to take one or more.
USED UNIFORMS We still have a good amount of used uniforms, specifically boys shirts and girls skirts. Please drop by the school office by this Friday if your interested.
8TH GRADERS - UNIFORMS To encourage the next collection of used uniforms, 8th graders who turn in their uniform (freshly laundered) by next Monday, May 21 will be allowed free dress all next week.
SANDWICHES-FOR-THE-NEEDY FINAL COLLECTION FOR 17-18! Just a reminder that our final collection of sandwiches-for-the-needy is Friday, May 25. We ask that ALL grades pull together to provide sandwiches that day. Thank you once again to all who have supported these collections throughout the year. A special thank you to Alexis Reyes for delivering the sandwiches each week to the Martin de Porres House of Hospitality.
Friday, May 18 - 8th grade field trip to Six Flags Wednesday, May 23 - 8th grade to Glide Memorial Friday, May 25 - 8th grade Graduation Mass 11am, STM Church Friday, May 25 - 8th grade Graduation Ceremony 5pm, STM Church Monday, May 28 - Memorial Day Holiday, school closed Tuesday, May 29 - Move up Day Thursday, May 31 - Last Day of School, 10am dismissal - No Extended Care
TDAP Parents of current 6th grade students need to submit evidence that their child has received their Tdap shot before August 10, 2018.
And finally, congratulations to all our candidates for running a very successful and effective campaign for the 2018-19 Student Council. All the candidates provided festive and informative campaign materials and each gave rousing campaign speeches to excite the 4th through 8th grade voters! The results demonstrated that every candidate had the support of many voters and the races were fairly fought and fairly won! The following students will hold Student Council Officer positions for the 2018-19 school year:
President:Eric Duarte Vice President:Ethan Taylor Secretary:Gracie Aguinaldo Treasurers: Xavier Chan and Angelica Estrada Boys' Sports Commissioner: Malachi Gastrock Girls' Sports Commissioner:Michaela Echon Commissioners of Religious Affairs and Social Justice Outreach: Santino Martinez and Austin Guevara Commissioners of School Spirit and Publicity: Sierra Pecson and Aditi Kapadia
Commissioner of Ecology: Stephen Archer Commissioner of Social Media: Kiely Madrid Yearbook Editor: Savanna Pecson Traffic Commissioners: Mia Madamba, Franco Moran and Nathan Quesada
Tomorrow is the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord. According to Scripture, Christ was crucified then resurrected on the third day. Following his resurrection, Christ remained with his disciples and continued his ministry for forty days. Following these forty days, he ascended into heaven. The feast of the Ascension's meaning provides a sense of hope that the glorious and triumphant return of Christ is near. It is a reminder of the Kingdom of God within our hearts, and of the ever-present Spirit of God, watching over and protecting us as we spread the light of Jesus' truth throughout the world.
In the Catholic tradition, the month of May is dedicated to Mary. A May crowing ceremony is a great way to recognize Mary as the Queen of Heaven and Earth! It's traditional to have a May crowning on May 1 (also known as May Day) but you can do it any time during May. Please join us at morning assembly tomorrow, May 10, when Student Council will present the crowning of a statue of Mary.
USED UNIFORM SALE We have cleaned out our closets and found an abundant amount of used uniforms. This Friday, before and after school, we will be selling these uniforms in a "$10 for all you can fit in a bag" sale. Come and stock up for the next school year.
TAYLOR SWIFT TICKETS - RAFFLE Thanks to the Cabrera Family (Roman, 1st and Dawson, K) we have 10 sets (2) of Taylor Swift concert tickets to raffle off for this Friday night's show. Raffle tickets are included in today's envelope. All entries must be received by 2:30pm tomorrow, Thursday, May 10. Good Luck!
"FUN"OMENAL FIELD DAY - MONDAY, MAY 14 All TK-8 grade students will enjoy outdoor activities and games presented by Rhythm and Moves and the STM Student Council.
Students should wear a top in their class color (left), comfortable shoes and clothes that they can run in. Please remember to follow all free dress rules as written in the school handbook.
Continuing the fun in the afternoon, Student Council will provide free hot dog lunches (including drinks and chips) as well as more outdoor activities.
CALENDAR ITEMS Friday, May 11 - Student Council Speeches and Elections Monday, May 14 - Field Day/"Fun"omenal Day Tuesday, May 15 - Talent Show, 1pm Shah Center Friday, May 18 - 8th grade field trip to Six Flags Wednesday, May 23 - 8th grade to Glide Memorial Friday, May 25 - 8th grade Graduation
CODEREV/GALILEO RAFFLE Congratulations to the Kagehiro Family (3rd) and the Nguyen Family (K/4th), winners of the CodeRev and Galileo Certificates. They will be receiving their prizes in their envelopes today.
YEARBOOK This year's Yearbook is here! All students PK-8th grade are included in this wonderful keepsake book. As always we expect a sellout again this year. Use the order form you received last week to place your order. Yearbooks will be distributed next week.