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And now these three remain,

Faith, Hope and Love
But the greatest of these is Love.

— Corinthians 13:13 —

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:

Wednesday, April 18th - Friday, April 20th
Earth Week (see below for details)

Wednesday, April 18th
Spell-a-thon Pledge Sheets Due

Thursday, April 19th
Rock the School Concert Audition Deadline
School Family Bingo - Optional Donation of $5 Requested

Friday, May 20th
Mass- 6th Grade

April 23rd - May 4th
Renaissance Testing Window

April 23rd - May 26th
Student Council Campaigning

Tuesday, April 24th
3rd Grade Poetry Recital

Wednesday, April 25th - Thursday, April 26th
4th Grade Overnight Field Trip

Thursday, April 26th
6:30 p.m. Rock the School Concert

Friday, April 27th
Student Council Speeches, Election and Announcement of Officers

Monday, April 30th
Wear Green Ribbon Shirts or Blue/Green Ocean Colors *note date change*

SAVE THE DATES:

Wednesday,May 2 - Friday, May 4th
6th Grade to Overnight Science Camp

Saturday, May 5th
5:00 p.m. 1st Communion

Tuesday, May 8th - Wednesday, May 9th
Scholastic Book Fair in Library before and after school

Friday, May 11th
8:00 a.m. Mass led by 2nd Grade and Choir
May Crowning
9:00 a.m 8th Grade Mother Daughter Reception following Mass

April Virtue: Sincerity

April Saint: St. Theresa of Avila

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And now these three remain,

Faith, Hope and Love
But the greatest of these is Love.

— Corinthians 13:13 —

Almighty God, your Son’s rising from the dead astounded his followers, and turned their sadness into joy, their hopelessness into buoyant courage. Like the disciples who encountered him on the road to Emmaus, may we recognize Jesus in the breaking of the bread, know him as the fulfillment of our deepest longings, and proclaim him alive to all we meet. We ask this through Christ our risen Lord. Amen. -Father Paul Kollman, CSC

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:

Friday, April 13th
8:00 a.m. Mass hosted by 7th Grade
Return Rice Bowls for Catholic Relief Charities

Saturday, April 14th
Dine-out at Flower Child and All School Movie Night at SJA

Monday, April 16th–Friday, April 20th
Earth Week (see below for details)

Tuesday, April 17th
8th Grade to Museum of Tolerance

Wednesday, April 18th
Annual Spell-a-thon; Pledge Sheets Due

Thursday, April 19th
Rock the School Concert Audition Deadline

SAVE THE DATES:

April 23rd–May 4th
Renaissance Testing Window

Tuesday, April 24th
3rd Grade Poetry Recital

Wednesday, April 25th–Thursday,April 26th
4th Grade on Overnight Field Trip

Thursday, April 26th
Final Draft of Speech Due for Student Council
Rock the School Concert 6:30 p.m.

Friday, April 27th
Student Council Speeches, Election and Announcement of Officers

Wednesday,May 2–Friday, May 4th
6th Grade to Astrocamp

April Virtue: Sincerity

April Saint: St. Theresa of Avila

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And now these three remain,

Faith, Hope and Love
But the greatest of these is Love.

— Corinthians 13:13 —

Holy Week

Almighty and Everlasting God, You have given the human race Jesus Christ our Savior as a model of humility. He fulfilled Your Will by becoming man And giving His life on the cross. Help us to bear witness to You by following His example of suffering. Make us worthy to share in His Resurrection. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son. Amen.

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:

Wednesday, March 28th
Spell-a-thon Packets Sent Home

Thursday, March 29th
Holy Thursday Retreat Noon Dismissal- ***No PM Daycare***
Rock the School Request to Participate/Audition Form Due

Friday, March 30th-Friday, April 6th
Easter Vacation- Have a blessed Easter season and refreshing break!

SAVE THE DATES:

Monday, April 9th
School Resumes- Welcome Back!
3:00 p.m. Mandatory Informational Meeting for Students, Grades 5-7, Interested in Running for Student Council

Wednesday, April 11th
SJA Spirit Day- Wacky Wednesday!!
**Wear your uniform with wacky hair, socks and accessories!!

Friday, April 13th
Return Rice Bowls for Catholic Relief Charities

Saturday, April 14th
Dine-out at Flower Child and All School Movie Night at SJA

Monday, April 16th-Friday, April 20th
Earth Week

Wednesday, April 18th
Annual Spell-a-thon: Pledge Sheets Due

Thursday, April 19th
Rock the School Concert Audition Deadline

March Virtue: Self-Discipline/Self-Control

March Saint: St. Joseph

bone repair
Mr. Salmon teaches about bone repair

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And now these three remain,

Faith, Hope and Love
But the greatest of these is Love.

— Corinthians 13:13 —

Fifth Week of Lent

Inspired by his love, guided by his example,
change our selfishness into self-giving.
We are in our last week before Holy Week.
It seems that there is so much left to do, to ask for, to be open to, to surrender, to change.
Jesus assures us that he is the “resurrection and the life,”
that if we place our faith in him, we will “never die.”

I am troubled now. Yet what should I say?
'Father, save me from this hour'?
But it was for this purpose that I came to this hour.
Father, glorify your name.

Today we beg for the graces we need and desire this week.
We ask for courage in the journey ahead. Amen

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:

Thursday, March 29th
Holy Thursday Noon Dismissal—No PM Daycare
Rock the School Request to Participate/Audition Form Due

Friday, March 30th-April 6th
Easter Break

SAVE THE DATES:

Monday, April 9th
School Resumes- Welcome Back!
3:00 p.m. Mandatory Informational Meeting for Students, Grades 5-7, Interested in Running for Student Council

Saturday, April 14th
All School Movie Night, Coco at SJA

Monday, April 16th-Friday, April 20th
Earth Week

Wednesday, April 18th
Annual Spell-a-thon Pledge Sheets and Test

Thursday, April 19th
Rock the School Concert Audition Deadline

Monday, April 23rd-Friday, April 27th
Student Council Campaign

Thursday, April 26th
Rock the School Concert 6:30 p.m.

March Virtue: Self-Discipline/Self-Control

March Saint: St. Joseph

family activity
Family Activity

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And now these three remain,

Faith, Hope and Love
But the greatest of these is Love.

— Corinthians 13:13 —

Fourth Week of Lent

Loving Creator of mine,
I feel the pace quicken, the time draw near.
I am filled with joy as I move toward Easter
and the promised reconciliation with you.
Teach me to follow the example of your Son,
to be worthy of being called one his people:
a Christ-ian.
Help me to live each day as he did
turning hatred to love and conflict to peace.
I await the new life with eagerness, faith
and a deep gratitude. Amen.

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

Friday, March 16th
8:00 a.m. Mass hosted by 2nd Grade
9:00 a.m. Feast of St. Joseph for 8th Grade Sons and Dads
2:00 p.m. School Families
Green Bagels after Mass

Tuesday, March 20th
School-wide Reconciliation
2nd Grade Field Trip to Zoo

Wednesday, March 21st
3rd Grade to Marine Science Floating Lab

Thursday, March 29th
Holy Thursday Noon Dismissal- No PM Daycare

Friday, March 30th-Friday, April 6th
Easter Break

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And now these three remain,

Faith, Hope and Love
But the greatest of these is Love.

— Corinthians 13:13 —

Honor Roll
7th & 8th Honor Roll

Third Week of Lent

Loving Father,
So many times I turn away from you
and always you welcome me back.
Your mercy and love gives me confidence
Thank you for the invitation to share, fast and pray
so that you can form a new heart within me.
Your powerful compassion for my weaknesses
leads me to ask for mercy
and await with great hope the Easter joy you share with us. Amen.

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And now these three remain,

Faith, Hope and Love
But the greatest of these is Love.

— Corinthians 13:13 —

Second Week of Lent

God of Love,
through this Lenten journey,
purify my desires to serve you.
Free me from any temptations to judge others,
to place myself above others.
Please let me surrender even my impatience with others,
that with your love and your grace,
I might be less and less absorbed with myself,
and more and more full of the desire
to follow you, in laying down my life
according to your example. Amen.

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

Wednesday, February 28th
Deadline TODAY
to apply for Bishop Flores Scholarship

February 28th-March 1st
12:00 Dismissal for Optional Parent/Teacher Conferences

Thursday, March 1st
Parents in Prayer Following Mass
3rd Grade Wax Museum

Friday, March 2nd
8:00 a.m. Mass hosted by 3rd Grade, Peacemaker and Honor Roll Awards
12:00 Dismissal/Faculty Professional Development

Sunday, March 4th
Encinitas Half Marathon-SJA Hosting Water Station
11:30 SJA Mass- Please join us

SAVE THE DATE:

Monday, March 5th
3rd Trimester Pizza Order Forms Due in SJA Office

Thursday, March 8th
8:00 a.m Parent Council Meeting, Parish Ministry Center
SJA Spirit Day

Friday, March 9th
8:00 a.m. Mass hosted by 1st Grade

Saturday, March 10th
5:00 p.m. Annual Gala at Lomas Santa Fe Country Club

Friday, March 16th 8:00 a.m. Mass hosted by 2nd Grade
9:00 a.m. Feast of St. Joseph for 8th Grade Sons and Dads

February Virtue: Obedience

February Saint: St. Padre Pio

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And now these three remain,

Faith, Hope and Love
But the greatest of these is Love.

— Corinthians 13:13 —

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

Thursday, February 22nd
—Kindergarten Screenings for the 2018-2019 school year

Friday, February 23rd
—8:00 a.m. Mass, 4th Grade
—6:00 p.m. Parish Fish Feasts hosted by SJA
—2:00 p.m. School Families

SAVE THE DATE:

Monday, February 26th
—Report Cards Sent Home

Wednesday, February 28th
—Deadline to apply for Bishop Flores Scholarship

February 28th-March 1st
—12:00 Dismissal for Optional Parent/Teacher Conferences

Thursday, March 1st
—3rd Grade to Wax Museum

Friday, March 2nd
—8:00 a.m. Mass hosted by 3rd Grade
—12:00 Dismissal/Faculty Professional Development

Sunday, March 4th
—Encinitas Half Marathon-SJA Hosting Water Station

February Virtue: Obedience

February Saint: St. Padre Pio

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And now these three remain,

Faith, Hope and Love
But the greatest of these is Love.

— Corinthians 13:13 —

lent

Ash Wednesday, First Day of Lent

Lord, grant us simplicity of faith
and a generosity of service
that gives without counting cost.
A life overflowing with Grace
poured out from the One
who gave everything,
that we might show
the power of love
to a broken world,
and share the truth
from a living Word.
Lord, grant us simplicity of faith,
and a yearning to share it. Amen.

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

Thursday, February 15th—End of the 2nd Trimester

Friday, February 16th—Parish Fish Feasts Begin

Friday, February 16th- 20th NO SCHOOL—Presidents’ Day Holiday

SAVE THE DATE:

Thursday, February 22nd—Kindergarten Screenings for the 2018-2019 school year

Friday, February 23rd—8:00 Mass, 4th Grade
2:00 p.m. School Families
Fish Feast hosted by SJA

Monday, February 26th—Report Cards Sent Home

Wednesday, February 28th—Deadline to apply for Bishop Flores Scholarship

February 28th-March 1st—12:00 Dismissal for Optional Parent/Teacher Conferences

Friday, March 2nd—12:00 Dismissal/Faculty Professional Development

February Virtue: Obedience

February Saint: St. Padre Pio

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And now these three remain,

Faith, Hope and Love
But the greatest of these is Love.

— Corinthians 13:13 —

Grandparents
Grandparent Reception

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

Thursday, February 8th
8:00 a.m. Parent Council Meeting in Ministry Center

Friday, February 9th
8:00 a.m. Mass led by 6th

Junior High Dance

Saturday, February 10th
7:00 p.m. Father/Daughter Dance

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Kathy Dunn & Christine Lang
Principals, St. James Academy

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