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The preschool is now planning its summer program, so please be thinking about whether or not your preschooler, and possibly a new sibling, will be attending.
The summer program will begin June 26—June 30 (for our full time only mini -camp), and then July 3 through Aug 15 for all of our Summer Campers. We have begun to enroll children from the waiting list for summer openings. If you have registered your child for the summer, please remember that we are counting on you for the weeks you have requested. We have staffed according to all of your responses. If you have friends or neighbors interested in the summer program, please invite them to call. We are going to have a blast this summer!
We will have a “mini camp” for full day kids only from June 26-June 30. If you decide to take the summer off, we will fill those spots with incoming siblings and new preschoolers. You won’t lose your spot for September.
Preschool registration is here! Key dates to remember are below…you can also print out the Preschool Registration Form as well as the Tuition Agreement Form and bring with you when you register your child(ren).
February 6 and 7: September 2017 Registration packets go home to current preschool families only
February 10: September 2017 Registration packets go home to current elementary families in the family envelope
February 15: 7:00AM On a first come first serve basis, the preschool will begin to accept September 2017 registration for current preschoolers only. Registration cannot be accepted without the $75.00 registration fee.
February 21: 7:00AM On a first come first serve basis, the preschool will begin to accept September 2017 registration for brothers and sisters of current preschoolers only . Registration cannot be accepted without the $75.00 registration fee.
February 23: 7:00AM On a first come first serve basis, the preschool will begin to accept September 2017 registration for brothers and sisters of current elementary students. Registration cannot be accepted without the $75.00 registration fee.
February 27: Open registration will begin. The preschool will begin to fill openings from the waiting list.
**No registration will be accepted without registration fees or prior to the above dates. **
Bishop Flores Scholars: Making a Difference
In 2016, the Bishop Flores Scholars Fund will provide one million dollars in tuition assistance to children in the Diocese of San Diego. The 2017-2018 school year will mark the third year of the “Bishop Flores Scholars Tuition Assistance Program,” which provides limited tuition assistance to qualifying families. This assistance is available ONLY for families entering Kindergarten-8th Grade in September 2017; awards will not be given to children enrolling in Preschool in September 2017.
Families may apply for the Bishop Flores Scholars Tuition Assistance Program beginning January 2, 2017 through February 28, 2017. It’s a short window, so do not wait to apply. If you plan on seeking tuition assistance from St. Mary, Star of the Sea Elementary School for 2017/2018 , you must first apply to the Bishop Flores Tuition Assistance Program before applying to the school for assistance.
You may apply for this program through the website: http://www.bishopfloresscholars.org. If you have any questions, please talk to the elementary office at 760-722-7259.
Interested in learning more about why your child behaves the way they do, and what you can do about it? Healthy Development Services (HDS) offers a wide range of high-quality, no cost services to support your child’s development and behavior.
This class is for parents of children ages birth to five years old (pre-K) who would like support with common behavior concerns. Childcare is provided by the school for parents attending the class for just $5 per child. Free parking is available in the school lot.
Classes are 2 series of 5 classes each that will be held back to back for ten weeks on Wednesday evenings from 6-7:30pm.
Location: St. Mary, Star of the Sea Preschool
To Register: Call 858-966-8235
Class Dates: January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22
Getting pretty cold out there? Imagine for a moment being hungry and homeless in this cold. We know how busy this time of year, but please consider taking a few minutes of family time and help your child learn more about sharing and loving others during the Christmas Season. It would be wonderful if you could help your child find one used warm jacket or sweater to bring to school for someone less fortunate.
Every day, St. Mary’s Church has families come to them for food and emergency clothing…not just men, but women and children as well. We will deliver your donations of warm outerwear to the Parish Office every day. You may make the difference in someone’s life today.
Thank you so much for caring – may God bless us all!
The preschool will be closed Monday, December 19 through Friday, December 30. We will be back on Monday, January 2.
Tuition for the month of December will be the normal amount.
The teachers and staff would like to wish you a very safe and blessed Christmas and thank you for this gift of vacation with your families. Bless your hearts!
A brief look at your children’s first months of school will be coming home at the end of the month. This will just be a quick description of their favorite things to do at school so far, and how they are adjusting to their classroom surroundings. All school conferences will be scheduled in May, but teacher meetings are available at any time. Your child’s teacher is always just a phone call away!
St. Mary, Star of the Sea School invites you to help raise money by turning in quarters, nickels or dimes during the month of October! Take a close look around your home…in the laundry, between seat cushions, just about anywhere.
*Please do not bring in pennies or dollar bills; remember this is silver pumpkin*
Coins are to be turned in to your teacher. Our school is raising money to benefit the Garden of Joy. Thank you as always for helping to support our school!
Our annual Magazine Drive Fundraiser runs from Sept 20 – Oct 11, 2016. All Great American magazines are offered at up to 90% off newsstand prices, with over 650 offers! You can even earn college tuition credits by participating.
Please click here for more information.