Upcoming Placement Tests at Mater Dei

MATER DEI HIGH SCHOOL
Placement Tests

Mater Dei Catholic High School is a debt-free, $80 million, 48-acre campus serving 825 students this Fall! With the largest endowment of any Catholic school in San Diego county, this year we’re offering $4.5 million in scholarships and tuition assistance across 60% of the student body, including 43 HSPT scholars who received an automatic 4-year scholarship of 100%, 75%, and 50% off tuition.

Mater Dei is the only high school with an Academy of Science which this past summer offered 82 students internships in science, technology, educations, arts, and math within real-world research environments across multiple industries throughout San Diego. Mater Dei’s president Mr. John Rey and new principal Mr. Frank Stingo, are committed to providing the highest level of academics, character development and services while making Catholic education available to every family. Come take a tour!

PLACEMENT TESTS will take place on:
April 26 and May 25 from 7:45am—11:30a.m.

Holy Week + Easter Schedule

Holy Week is here, and we are so excited to celebrate Easter this coming weekend!

Our school will have a modified schedule:

  • Holy Thursday (3/29): Half Day with Noon Dismissal
  • Good Friday (3/30): No School
  • Easter Break: Friday, March 30 – Sunday, April 8
  • Classes Resume: Monday, April 9

Pizza Fundraiser on Family Friday!

On March 23rd, we will be making our Family Friday even more fun by having Costco pizza for lunch! Download the form and turn it in at the office. Proceeds from the sale benefit Family Friday.

This tasty $6 meal includes a slice of pizza, chips, and a juice box or water. Additional slices can be purchased for $2/slice. We will also have fruit and other tasty treats available for $0.50.

 

Stations of the Cross for Families

Join us for a beautiful family tradition this Lenten season! Each Friday during Lent, we will be having a child-friendly (all ages) Stations of the Cross, led by our students, followed by a family dinner. Stations will begin at 6:15pm in the school courtyard, followed by dinner in the hall.

Families can join in for Stations, and then bring their meal to the hall to join in with friends for a meal. We will be providing the serveware, plates, and napkins; you can bring a meal for your family (or one to share) along with anything you’d like to drink. See flyer for more details

We can’t wait to join you for a wonderful new Lenten tradition at our school!

100 Mile Running Club

The 100 Mile Club® was started 24 years ago by Kara Lubin, a public school teacher in the Corona- Norco Unified School District in Southern California. 100 Mile Club® is now a non-profit organization whose sole mission is to provide to all individuals the opportunity to experience fitness and personal success by Accepting the Challenge of running (or walking) 100 miles at school.

This year at St. Mary, Star of the Sea School, the 100 Mile Club will be open to all grade levels. Mrs. Lori Ruedi, 4th grade teacher, will be the St. Mary’s 100 Mile Club coach. 100 Mile Club sessions will take place Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-3:30. Children who are interested in being a part of The 100 Mile Club should sign up with Mrs. Ruedi. Each child who signs up for the 100 Mile Club will receive an “Challenge Accepted” ID card, signifying that they are taking part in the 100 Mile Club® challenge. There is no cost to participate.

We have Accepted the Challenge, and we are so excited! Starting February 6th, participants will go out to the playground, stretch out, and earn some miles! The miles and love for running begin to build instantly! Through the journey toward 100 miles, your child will practice personal goal setting, team spirit, perseverance, poise, confidence, and honest self-evaluation. As your child reaches special MILEstones, we all celebrate together.

When your child reaches 100 miles, he or she will be celebrated at our Year-End Ceremony where every participant will receive a special certificate celebrating their total miles run. If you have additional questions about the 100 Mile Club, please contact Mrs. Ruedi at lruedi@stmarystars.com. If your child is interested in signing up for the 100 Mile Club, please return the registration form. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Tuition Assistance Program: Bishop Flores Scholarship

Bishop Flores Scholars: Making a Difference

Last year, the Bishop Flores Scholars Fund will provide one million dollars in tuition assistance to children in the Diocese of San Diego. The 2018-2019 school year will mark the fourth 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 2018; awards will not be given to children enrolling in Preschool in September 2018.

Families may apply for the Bishop Flores Scholars Tuition Assistance Program through February 28, 2018. 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 2018/2019, 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.

IMPORTANT DEADLINES

  • January 2, 2018: applications available and application process begins
  • February 28, 2018: deadline for student applications
  • March 23, 2018: tuition assistance awards finalized. Schools and families will be notified via email late March through early April

Catholic High School Applications and Placement Tests

Are you planning on attending a local Catholic High School? Here are upcoming dates to be aware of:

Christmas Break

Our school will be closed for Christmas Break from Monday, December 18, 2017 through Tuesday, January 2, 2018. School resumes on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. We wish you and yours a beautiful Christmas season and New Year!

We invite you and your family to attend Christmas Eve or Christmas Day Mass; multiple Mass times are available. Come home for Christmas to St. Mary, Star of the Sea!

All Student Mass: Immaculate Conception

Our students will be walking to St. Mary’s church on Friday as we celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, a Holy Day of Obligation. All families are invited to attend Mass with their child; we will begin walking at 11:40am and attending Mass at 12:10pm. Should you not be able to make this time with your child, other Mass times are available.

Why do we celebrate Mary’s conception? Church doctrine teaches us that God preserved Mary from original sin from the moment she was conceived; it was defined as a dogma of the Roman Catholic Church in 1854.