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SJM Weekly Newsletter 9/4/2018

Established 1959
September, 2018                  Issue 2 Volume 45
Passing On the Torch Of Catholic Learning, Leading, and Serving.


Volunteer Parents Needed: Thank you parents who assist with lunch supervision.  You get 2 hours of credit for the 70 minutes of supervision.  Sign in at the front office at 11:30.  Supervision is over as teachers pick up students at 12:40.

Board Members:  We will be adding new members to our PTO (Parent/Teacher Organization) Board.  The main purpose of this board is fundraising.  The following are ideas being considered for PTO activities: Jogathon, Pancake Breakfast, Trunk or Treat, Sees Candies (Easter), All-School Dances, and the Parish Festival.

Previously Owned Uniforms: One of our special moms, Kristine Pangle handles previously owned uniforms, available at no cost to you.  Call and let her know your child’s size and she will deliver them to the front office for your pick up.

Uniform: Uniform inspections will begin soon.  Read the Parent-Student Handbook for Uniform Policies.

PTO Gen. Meeting, Thursday, September 13, 7:00 pm, O’Connor Hall
Don’t Miss It!


After School Activities: We are now offering Showtime Dance, Soccer Shots, Strum Club, Girl’s and Boy’s Sports, Cheerleading, and potentially Drama.  These activities will be presented at the September 13 PTO General Meeting.

FAITH FACT: The Nativity of Mary
On September 8, Church celebrates the feast of the Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary. It falls exactly nine months after (December 8) the feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary.  According to Protoevangelium of James (the source of the story of Mary’s birth) Mary’s parents, Joachim and Anna, were childless until an angel appeared to Anna and told her that she would conceive. This feast is a very important feast because it prepares the way for the birth of Christ.

Blessings to all,
Mrs. Balsis


Deadline for the last 3 weeks of September is this Friday, 9/7/18

Family Dinner Night
Come dine at Ruby’s and 20% of all food and non-alcoholic beverage sales (when accompanied with this flyer) will be donated to our School!
Thur. Sept. 20th – Sun. Sept. 30th

PE Uniforms:
PE Uniforms pre-ordered during registration night were sent home last week. If you need to exchange your items for a different size, please come to our front office where we can help. If you need to purchase new PE cloths, you are welcome to purchase them at our front office. TK students DO NOT dress out for P.E.  Limited overstock is available.   Items are available on a first come, first served basis. PLEASE BRING CORRECT CHANGE.

P.E. T-shirts:  $6.00 each        P.E. shorts:  $8.00 each
P.E. sweatshirts:  $11.00 each    P.E. sweatpants: $10.00 each

A Message From Mrs. Miraflor:
Dear Parents,
We are recruiting choir members for our SJM Parish Children’s Choir. Membership is open to all students from Grade 3-8. We sing once a month on the third Sunday at the 12:30 p.m. Practices are on Mondays at 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Music Room. If interested, please have your child come to our first practice on Mon., Sept. 10 at 3:30 p.m. with a note from parent granting permission.
Thank you,
Mrs. A. Miraflor
SJM Church Music Director

It is extremely important that you notify the school office immediately of any change in phone number (home/work/cell), address, and/or email.  Please call or send a note to the school office with any updated information.  Thanks!  School phone 714-772-4902.

Every student in the school will have his/her picture taken Wednesday, Sept. 26, whether or not he/she places an order.  Students placing an order must bring their order envelope to school with them to present directly to the photographer.  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.  Picture Make-up Day (for students who are absent or do 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.

Office of Life, Justice & Peace: Whole Person Care Conference
The Whole Person Care Conference will be held from 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 25 at the Arboretum on the Christ Cathedral Campus.
The Whole Person Care Initiative is a new comprehensive approach to caring for the sick and dying spearheaded by Catholic healthcare, the Catholic Church, community healthcare providers, and public health leaders. This effort seeks to remake how our healthcare system addresses death and dying and lays out a vision for a network of care that addresses both the physical and spiritual dimensions of care.
This day-long summit is open to professional care providers, community health leaders, parish volunteers, and clergy. Speakers include Ira Byock, MD, Megory Anderson, Ph.D. and Most Rev. Kevin Vann, Bishop of Orange. To register, visit

Holy Hour for Hope + Healing
A Holy Hour for Hope and Healing will be held on the first Tuesday of each month, starting September 4, at the Arboretum on the Christ Cathedral Campus. The Holy Hour is being offered for all those who have experienced abuse of any form in their lives, all victims of abuse in our Church, and the lay and clerical leaders guiding the rebuilding of our Church. Priests will be available for reconciliation during the Holy Hour.

An important message from Bishop Vann
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