PNL June 2, 2017


Certificate of Accreditation Received!
We are very excited to share with you that our school received FULL accreditation status!

Western Catholic Educational Association has granted your school FULL accreditation through June 30, 2023.
In recognition of the quality of Catholic education and commitment to on-going school improvement,
Western Catholic Education Association Accrediting Commission grants accreditation status to
St. Martin of Tours Academy
La Mesa, California

Open House – Thank You!
We had a wonderful turnout for our end of the year open house and dinner! We thank Shantala Cryns for coordinating/organizing all aspects of the pizza dinners and fifth grade room parents who assisted that night & offered a bake sale for dessert.   The profit from the dinners ($581.94) and bake sale ($107.40) totaled: $689.34.  Proceeds go toward the 2018 sixth grade camp fund.
Everyone enjoyed the entertainment from the Folklorico Mexican Dancers, Mrs. Collins Dance Class and the guitarists from Lisa Campbell’s guitar class.    We thank all the students who participated.  (Folklorico Mexican dancers will also be in the La Mesa Flag Day parade this Saturday at 10am.)
After the dinner, students and parents visited the classrooms, met teachers and enjoyed the art work and projects displayed inside and outside the classrooms.  Our local representative & parishioner from the La Mesa Library, Denise Stutzman was also available to talk about the reading programs offered this summer.   We thank all those who contributed to make this an outstanding evening.

Renaissance STAR  (grades 2-8)
Enclosed is an information letter regarding Renaissance STAR assessment that gives our teachers exact, real-time data on the ability level of the student in both reading and math.  Recently, students in grades two through eight completed the third round of assessments.  Please read the letter.  Your student’s assessments are enclosed.  This assessment is for your records only.  Please do not return them.

Welcome to SMA TV!

Thank you Luciana Hopkins for setting up our very own “TV” Vimeo account to share “big” videos.  This site is private and protected. Only parents (or people you share the link to) will have access.  The password will be emailed to each family.  Lucy created a wonderful video of our Grandparents’ Day event.  We hope you check it out! 

ClassBundl – School Supply Lists
Thank you to Cory McMahon who set up our school supply list through  Parents will now have the convenience of ordering school supplies on-line and having them delivered directly to your home or work.   We appreciate all Cory’s time and effort to bring this to our families.   The link is on the school website under Parent Forms, Resources and Links.

We have a limited number of yearbooks remaining.  This is our first hard cover, color yearbook.  We are encouraging every family  to purchase at least one yearbook.  This book will be a keepsake for life and is our best ever! We have entered it in the Del Mar Fair!

√  Volunteers are needed in the community garden on Saturday – 8-10am.
Bring your shovels! Park in the upper lot.
√  Sign up to be an Altar Server!  Contact Randy Zickert at 619-993-5712.

On Wed. June 7, Student Council will be selling nachos for $2 at lunchtime.  Proceeds benefit Student Council.

Due June 22
The May day care payment will be deducted on June 22nd through FACTS or if you receive an invoice, the payment will need to be received by this date.

Project Based Learning & More

Dr. Dolittle & the the SD Zoo brought a sloth & hissing cockroaches to show the 4th gr.
Coffee Social with Toni Dimuzio.  Seven Steps to Raising Caring Kids was the topic!

Students in grade 6 made solar cars and tested them in the courtyard

Kindergarten toured the Van Ommering Dairy in Lakeside. Check out their website:

All are invited to see Mulan at the school assembly on June 8th at 1:15pm  or at 7pm
in the parish hall. Forty-one students will be performing!

Teen texting codes and what they mean!
During the discussion at the Coffee Social, a parent shared a website where parents can go to find texting codes.   We hope this is helpful for you.
– Toni Dimuzio

Courtesy Invite:

Families are invited to a Guitar Recital on Sunday, June 4 from 4-6pm.  See our guitar students play with a professional band! (free concert!)  Bring a beach chair & jacket.  Mission Bay Yacht Club: 1215 El Carmel Place.  No pets.


~  Renaissance Star Testing Results  (grs. 2-8)
~  – online ordering school supplies
~  classroom newsletter (grs. 2, 3)
~  parish bulletin 5/28/17

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