PNL June 8, 2017

Dear Parents,
As we near the time for graduation, I cannot help reflecting on the tremendous advantage our graduating students have upon entering high school. The education they have received at St. Martin of Tours Academy, both academically and spiritually, is exceptional and of the highest quality. The Pilon® Workshop Way® system of education, their daily religious instruction and the teaching of both academic and life skills have prepared them well for their future goals. The teachers, staff and I are extremely proud of the Class of 2017, and we wish them much success in high school and beyond.  

When we say good-bye to the Class of 2017 we are also saying good-bye to some of the parents of our graduates who will no longer have children in the school.  The following are also “graduating” and we want them to know we will miss them as parents in our school community: Liz and Adrian Abeyta, Hilary & Michael Bilodeau, Desrien & Carl Bradford, Kathy & Chris Connors, Heather & Joe Giammarinaro, Gina & Eugenio Lujan, Doreen & Kevin Madigan, Marisol & Rodrigo
Sanchez, Maira Quintanilla & Wayne George, Eren & Phillip Serrato, Eve & John Sotelo, and Michelle & Michael Yoxsimer.

In addition to offering congratulations to the Class of 2017, I say “congratulations” to each parent and teacher who has instructed, guided, influenced and helped them to be better people. When the foundation is strong, the chances for success
increase dramatically. I personally see this when our “alums” visit us and tell of their accomplishments or when a parent calls and is bursting with pride because their child has been honored in high school or college.  Some recent “testimonials” are posted on the school website and under Alum of the Month. This month we featured Aaron Johnston from the Class of 2003.  He is our bookkeeper’s son.  I hope you check this out.

Enclosed you will see many of our students listed who have received special recognitions, honors at entrance and/or scholarships and where they will be attending next year.  You are all invited to the Graduation Mass next Friday, June 16th at 3pm to celebrate the Class of 2017.

Toni Dimuzio


Supporting our School:
We extend a special thank you to LeeAnn Iagmin, Cory McMahon and Jacqui Valdivia who spent many hours of their time setting up the SMA sites under:, Amazon Smile and Benefit App. These companies give a percentage of your sales back to the school.  A flyer is enclosed and links will be sent to everyone by email. You may also access these website pages directly from our website (home page). We hope you will sign up and encourage your family & friends to also sign up and support our school. Every purchase counts!

Yearbooks 2016-2017:
We have 35 yearbooks remaining.  Please consider purchasing one.  The yearbooks are NOT a fundraiser.  We are very grateful to those who sponsored our book.  The actual cost of the book is $30.  Consider purchasing one for a grandparent or a sibling if your family only purchased one book.  These hardcover, color books are a life-time keepsake.

After School Class(es) Survey
Please watch your email for a “Survey Monkey” regarding the after school classes offered at SMA.  Your feedback is important to us.  We thank Reina Castro for creating our on-line surveys for us.

Vacation Bible School at St. Martin of Tours: “Jesus is my Superhero”
The fun will start here at St. Martin of Tours Parish Hall on Monday, July 17 thru Friday, July 21
9am to 12 noon – For ages 4 to 11.  Opportunities for youth to volunteer, also!  Registration forms
are enclosed.  For forms and additional information go to:

Morning Fun Run
Thank you to Anna Kennedy who has “run” the Morning Fun Run at SMA for several years!  On Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30-7:55am Anna supervised over 80 students this school year collectively walking/running over 3000 miles. She hopes students keep up the exercise over the summer and looks forward to seeing everyone next school year every Tuesday and Thursday @ 7:30am.

√  yearbooks for sale in the school office
√  May day care pmt is due June 22
√  School Mass tomorrow at 8:30am (dress uniform) The Class of 2017 has prepared the Mass.

2017-2018 School Year Packets
School packets, including report cards, will be ready for pick up on Friday, June 16th (8am-12pm).  Pick them up in the morning in the school office or stop by the table in the parking lot at noon dismissal.  The packets are distributed to adults only.
BINGO Volunteer Sign-Ups
All rate 2 families need to be signed up for shifts for the 2017-2018 school year by this date.  Please use the new sign-up link (listed on the service hour page after log-in).

Support our School

See enclosed flyer on how to sign up and support our school.
Giving back:   Benefit Mobile App = up to 20%   Amazon Smile = .05%  ClassBundl = 5%
Links to these sites are on the home page of our school website.

Project Based Learning & More

As part of architecture units in art class, students created edible versions of famous landmarks.

Master Sargent Santos was Soldier of the Year in NYC (2015)!  He spoke about the
importance of family.  He also showed the class how to do a salute and a push-up!

Students in grade 8 presented to each class their element project.

Please keep in your prayers John Dimuzio for healing.

~  Ways to Support Our School Information flyer
~  Class of 2017 – Awards/Honors/Scholarships & Where They  will be Next Year
~  service hour statements  (rate 2 families)
~  classroom newsletter (grs. K, 1, 8)
~  Vacation Bible School at St. Martin of Tours
~  parish bulletin 6/4/17


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