Ramona Parlor #109 is just one of hundreds of parlors throughout the state but the only parlor that owns and operates its own California history museum. Located in San Gabriel's Mission District, students saw slippers, combs and spurs used during the mid-1880's, artifacts and photos from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire, unpublished photographs of Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders and an original "booking log" from the early 1900's. What a blessing to have such rich California history in our backyard!
Science is everywhere! At Mission Elementary this is the time when our students are all a “buzz” about our Science Fair. They explore the ways in which science affects our environment, food, health, and just about everything all the while putting their scientific minds to work. Projects included a placebo lie detector test that tested heart rate, a homemade air conditioner, a pH balance testing project, and too many other fantastic projects to name here. Congratulations to all of our students for their hard work and a special CONGRATS! to our Science Fair winners.
During Catholic Schools Week, students took "walking tours" of their community and visited local agencies. It is a wonderful time for our children to familiarize themselves with those organizations that provide services to others. "Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service" is more than just the theme for Catholic Schools Week. These are the foundational ideas that Catholic Schools infuse into their teachings. We invite all to visit our school and witness how we learn through our communities of faith, knowledge and service.
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!
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!!!
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!
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!