San Gabriel Mission Elementary kicks off their admissions season with Open Campus & Tours scheduled once a month. Below is a list of Open Campus dates, but we welcome tours anytime. If interested in touring our campus call our School Office at 626-281-2454. Come and witness Mission Life!
Join us at Shakey's for a fun time and a good meal. See the attached flyer for details.
On Tuesday, December 6, 2016, San Gabriel Mission Elementary School made history as it broke ground to make way for the new TK/K Play Area. His Most Reverend Bishop Dave O'Connell, our Pastor Father Tony Diaz, our Principal, Sister Sharon Dempsey, O.P., and Juli Costanzo, Council Member for the City of San Gabriel, all participated in the ceremony. We thank our parents, alumni parents, our very special donors and benefactors for their financial support of this project. Check back with us as we look to begin construction in the upcoming weeks.
Our students really transformed into California Explorers for their social studies exploration unit! The students wrote journals in the first person point of view to explain the challenges and successes of the explorers who discovered parts of California. Then, students came to school dresses as their explorers to be exhibits in our "museum!" Each student gave a speech as parents and students "visited" our museum. The students said their favorite part was giving the speeches because they really felt like they were the explorer! It made learning come alive for them and they loved having other students come visit the museum to see what we have been learning! What a great adventure!
Congratulations to Ms. Olvera and her students, Mr. Tan and his choir, and Ms. Huerta for a beautiful and moving dramatization of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Students performed for members of our parish community at the 6:30 parish mass. Beautiful job!
This year Mission's annual Jog-a-thon raised money for the new TK/K Play Area that will be constructed soon. Students from Transitional Kindergarten through 8th grade ran, walked, and jogged around our school's track as friends and family sponsored their efforts. Thank you to our entire student body for doing their part for our new Play Area!!!
Nine of our students attended the Missionary Childhood Association Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. Students participated along side other Catholic schools who came from near and far to celebrate together. The Mass, celebrated by Archbishop Gomez, took place inside the beautiful Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. Students were able to soak in the amazing tapestries on the wall and the stunning architecture of the building. It was a blessing to take part in this day with so many other young Catholics!
Job well done! to our Mission students who represented the elementary school at a Veterans Recognition luncheon hosted by San Gabriel's Rotary International Club and the City of San Gabriel. At an event attended by over one hundred community members, our scouts from troops including Mission Troop 261, presented the Color Guard at the opening ceremonies for the event. In addition, hand written "Thank You" cards were made and presented to veterans who attended the event, active military members, and the families who represented veterans who have passed. We are so proud of our scouts as they represented our school honorably!
We would like to share a special message from Sister Carolyn Marie Monahan, O.P. (past Principal at Mission Elementary) to our teachers and staff.
Dear Friends - as we pray together for peace in our communities, our country and our world, know that I am so very grateful to each of you for the many ways you are teaching peace as a living reality in your schools. You encounter so many challenges throughout the days and seek ways to model peace and teach peace as a how we can best live together. May the children you teach today be the peacemakers of the future!
As I was going through files, I found the attached sheet of quotes - Children thinking about peace. Perhaps it can spark some thoughts among your own children. My favorite comes from Robert Fulghum . . . remember the fellow who reminded us that all we really need to know we learned in kindergarten!! I cannot read it without a smile and hope that peace could be this contagious!
Special gratitude and prayer for each of you today - Sister Carolyn Marie
Below please find scheduled VIRTUS training sessions in the San Gabriel Valley Region. If you are a parent, grandparent, guardian, or relative and would like to participate in field trips, yard duty, or other student related activities, you must attend one of these sessions and provide the school with a certificate of completion. Seating is limited so please make your reservation as soon as possible.