Main Menu

Quick Menu

St. Justin Martyr School

SJM Weekly Newsletter 10/2/2018


Established 1959
October 2, 2018                  Issue 6 Volume 45
“Passing on the Torch of Catholic Learning, Leading, and Serving”

Dear SJM Families,

A CHOICE FOR EDUCATION:  When you chose a Catholic school for your child, you made 2 very positive statements about your attitude toward education.  You are saying that education is very important to you and your child.  It is so important that you would rather pay for quality than receive less than that for free.  You also are saying that you want a school that will educate the spirit as well as the intellect.  You have chosen an environment that emphasizes Christian values, an atmosphere that fosters responsibility and requires courtesy.  Today, Catholic schools welcome all students who want an academically challenging education in an environment of love, trust, and loyalty.

FAITH FACT: The Most Holy Rosary – The month of October is dedicated to the Most Holy Rosary.  The feast of the Holy Rosary is on October 7. The day was dedicated by St. Pius V who credited a victory over the invading Turks to the intercession of Mary through the rosary. The word Rosary came from the latin word “rosarium” meaning “rose garden. ”According to history, St. Dominic received the Rosary from the Blessed Virgin as a means of converting the Albigensians and other sinners.  Although, historically 15 or even 20 decades were recited, the present day rosary is usually limited to five decades.  Each decade is recited in honor of a mystery in Our Lord’s Life and that of his Blessed Mother.

Keep the faith, but don’t keep it to yourself.
Mrs. Balsis

OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY:  Rina Yachetti, grandmother to Angelo and Giovanna and great aunt to Marco and Neesa S, passed away 09/26/2018.  On 10/02, Viewing and Rosary, 4:00-8:00pm, Hilgenfeld Mortuary, 120 E. Broadway, Anaheim; 10/03/2018, 12:00pm Funeral & Mass, St. Boniface Church, 120 N. Janss, Anaheim; 1:45pm, Holy Sepulcher Cemetery, 7845 E. Santiago Canyon Rd., Orange, CA

**Hot lunch orders for the last 3 weeks of October**

 DATES: Monday, October 1st – Friday, October 5th
LOCATION: Table outside Teacher’s Lounge
RULES: Each class (TK-8) will have their own mason jar for collecting money.
GAIN points by ADDING PENNIES or BILLS to class jar.
There will TWO winners: Most points and Most money
PRIZE: Ice Cream Party or Pizza Party!

Picture Make-Up Day
Make-up Day (for students who were absent or did not order on Sept. 26) will take place on November 09. FULL UNIFORM DRESS IS REQUIRED FOR ALL STUDENTS ON PICTURE DAY, including white shirt, navy blue cardigan sweater or navy blue sweater vest. Each student needs his/her own order envelope with payment enclosed-exact amount, no change given if paying by cash.  We have no control as to what time your child will have his/her picture taken, so please be sure to send him/her to school with the order envelope properly prepared.  Make checks payable to Sunset Photography.

Cinnamon Roll Sale
Join us on October 15th for our annual cinnamon roll sale. Pre-orders will be accepted until October 12th. Please submit your order form along with payment to our front office. If place an online order, please submit your payment as soon as possible. Orders will be filled on the morning of the sale outside of O’Conner Hall entrance. If you would like to volunteer for this event, Mrs. Flesch will be in the Hall Kitchen on Sunday, October 14th to prepare the dough for the cinnamon rolls. You can reach her at or at 562-338-3891 to let her know you are interested in helping.
Printable Order Form

(Offered by Catholic Charities of Orange County Counseling Dept.)
Purpose: to improve the relationships between parents and children through fun and exciting experiences at home.
Where: St. Justin Martyr School Library
Time: Thursday 6:30 pm September 27th – No child care
Topics for parent support group:
10/6/2018 – Class 2: Positive Reinforcement vs. Negative Reinforcement
10/13/2018 – Class 3: Making Non-preferred Activities Fun, Exciting and Easier on You and Your Child
10/20/2018 – Class 4: Age Appropriate Schedule & Responsibilities
10/27/2018 – Class 5: Self Care
Space is Limited – To download flyer, please click HERE.
To register contact: Sharon at 714-347-9613 or email by Sept. 20th

Trunk or Treat 
Our annual event will be held October 20, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM on the  field. Admission is FREE!!  What is Trunk or Treat? You can decorate your car and hand out candy  from your trunk. You can dress up to go along with your theme if you wish. This is a great way to take your children to an event where you know the community and can feel safe. If you are interested in having your car included in Trunk or Treat, please contact Erin Frisbie at or call/text 714-928-5592

Anaheim Halloween Parade October 27, 2018 @ 6:00 PM
We have been invited to participate in the Anaheim Halloween Parade. The route is about a mile long  (up Broadway from West St., left on Harbor Blvd., right on Center St., then right on Anaheim Blvd. ending at the packing house- map of route ). Your children are asked to wear their costume, and be ready to walk, wave, and smile.  If you are interested participating, please contact Erin Frisbie at or call/text 714-928-5592

Join us once again for a prime rib dinner at the Dad Miller Golf Clubhouse, 430 N. Gilbert St., Anaheim, on Saturday, October 14th.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner begins at 6 p.m.  Tickets are $35 each, seating is limited.  No host bar.  Make checks payable to St. Justin Martyr School.  For information and tickets call Hank at 714-776-3251 or Deacon Ray at 714-772-6534. Profits will go to St. Justin Martyr School.

SJM School Choir
Congratulations to our SJM Parish Children’s Choir for singing so well at the 12:30 Mass this past Sunday! We are so proud of you! Our next Mass will be on SUNDAY, OCT. 21 at 12:30 p.m.
We still welcome children interested in joining our choir. Just come to our practice on Mondays at 3:30-4:30 in the Music Room.
Thank you!
Mrs. Miraflor

Excused Absences
Parents should schedule all medical and dental appointments for after school hours.  However, if a child must leave campus for such an appointment, please inform the front office beforehand by phone, email or written note.  The date, time and type of appointment is needed so that the sign out form can be prepared.  The parent/guardian must come to the office at the appointed time to pick up and sign out the child.  No child will be allowed to leave the premises unless he/she is signed out and accompanied by his/her parent/guardian.
In order for the absence to be excused, a note from the doctor/dentist must be presented to the receptionist.  Medical appointments will be recorded as an absence without a note.

Medications on Campus
The Orange County Department of Health requires a request/permission form filled in by both the parent/guardian and the physician in order for any medication to be dispensed on school grounds.  The forms are available in the front office.  No medications, including non-prescription or “over the counter”, will be allowed on campus unless we have these forms on file.
No student is allowed to have any type of medication, including inhalers or aspirin, on his/her person, in their book bag or lunch box.
School employees are not allowed to administer medications to students.  However, they are allowed to assist the students in administering the medication to themselves and supervising to ensure that the correct dosage is taken. Please note that St. Justin School does not employ a registered nurse.