Jeans for Jesus Thursday 2/16

Wear your Jeans for Jesus and help a child go to school in Uganda!!
The Uganda AIDS Orphan Children Foundation (UAOCF) is a non-profit charity that helps vulnerable children and those orphaned by AIDS in Uganda. The foundation’s mission is to provide support for orphans to attend residential elementary/secondary and technical schools.

If we raise only $350, our school can sponsor a year of school for an orphan.

2017 Enrollment & Tuition Assistance

Letters went home Friday (2/3) in your Family envelope for Fall 2017 enrollment. We are accepting children going into Kindergarten through 8th grade.

If you think you will need financial assistance from the school you must first apply to the “Bishop Flores Tuition Assistance Program,” which provides limited assistance to qualifying applicants. This process must be completed by the end of February. Apply for this program through the website:

Your enrollment packet will be available Wednesday & Thursday (2/22-23) for First through Eighth grades in the School Hall from 8:30am-5pm on both days. If you are unable to make these times, please contact Yvette in the Front Office to make alternative arrangements.

Our Kindergarten enrollment will begin on Monday, 2/13. If you are interested in enrolling for Kindergarten, you will need to make an appointment with Yvette in the Front Office who will lead you through the process. Please contact her at 760-722-7259.
Thank you!

Scholastic Book Fair

Scholastic Book Fair 2017 opens this Sunday Jan. 29th from 12:00-2:00 pm during our Open House. Come shop a great selection of books from Preschool to Middle School levels, we have books in Spanish too!

You can find an even greater selection of books at our Online Shopping Site. Online shopping is available now until Friday Feb. 3rd. All orders will ship to school for FREE within 7-10 business days after fair ending date. Place your orders now and save time!

Thank you for supporting our fundraising efforts!

Free Throw Contest

Knights of Columbus Free Basketball Throw Championship at St. Mary’s on Friday, 1/27 at 3:00pm!

Students must be 9 years old as of January 1st to participate. Boys and Girls are invited. Participants will receive lunch after the event.

Please print out this entry form and return to Mr. Englund or the office by Monday, 1/22.

When: Friday, January 27h at 3:00pm
What: A free throw contest. You get 15 shots to make as many as you can. There will be two winners from each age group; one girl and one boy.
Who: This event is for students who are 9 – 14 years old. You have to be 9 years old as of January 1st.
What happens after the competition at St. Mary’s?
Right after the competition at St. Mary’s, the participants will receive a certificate of participation and a lunch. The winners from each age group will receive a winner’s certificate and will move onto the next stage of the competition at the district, regional, and state levels. More information will be sent out to those who advance to the next level.

Shoes with Heart!

All students and families are encouraged to donate their gently worn shoes! The 7th and 8th grade students will be collecting these shoes January 3 – February 10.


Grandparents Day

Grandparents Day is Friday, 2/3.  Please RSVP here, or enter information (if you did not turn into the Front Office) so that we may send out an invitation:
Do you bake?  We need your help to supply our grandparents with muffins, cookies, pastries, etc.  This will apply toward your 25hr service commitment.  Please contact if you’re able to help.
We’re also looking for photos of our students and their grandparents for a bulletin board display.  If you would like to share a photo, please submit it to the Front Office in an envelope labeled Grandparents Day/Student Name by Wednesday, 1/20.

Jogathon Prizes: Free Dress & FroYo

To thank our students for their Jogathon donations…

Students that brought $50+ in donations receive Free Dress THIS Tuesday, 11/29.
Students are allowed to wear blue or black jean long pants with a school appropriate shirt design.

Students that brought $100+ in donations will also receive frozen yogurt from FroYo Love at lunch THIS Tuesday, 11/29.
300 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92078


Eligible students received an email reminder Sunday (11/27).  Questions about your child? Please contact

St. Mary’s celebrates Thanksgiving through history

Second and fourth grade students at St. Mary’s Star of the Sea school in Oceanside celebrated Thanksgiving in school dressed up as Pilgrims and Native Americans for Thanksgiving-themed activities on Monday. Teachers Donnah Snear-Williams and Angie Wilburn ran the day’s events with help from parents. The morning including having a feast, making baskets, playing Native American games, and learning about the historic traditions.

Watch the video:

Learning the lessons of Thanksgiving

Students from the fourth grade at St. Mary’s Star of the Sea in Oceanside followed the school’s tradition this week by inviting the second grade to share a Thanksgiving feast in the cafeteria. This year they added a little learning flair to the event by dressing as either pilgrims or Native Americans, learning to make dream catchers, quill pens, sing a Navajo song, play marbles and listen to some of the stories about that first Thanksgiving long ago.