We kicked off the school year with our first Mass celebrated by our new Claretian priests, Father Ray Smith and Father Paulus Marandi. Celebrating Mass as a student body is a gift for our families, staff, and students and we are most grateful for the opportunity to live our faith. In the words of Pope Francis, "Let us thank all those who teach in Catholic schools. Educating is an act of love; it is like giving life."
Always one of the best days of the school year, Mission Day was a great success! The star attraction was the jail, where many faculty, staff, and students spent time....even our very own Principal, Sister Sharon. Thank you to our students and families for supporting this enjoyable event.
San Gabriel Mission Elementary School gratefully announces receipt of a "C3 Ignite" Grant from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles' Department of Catholic Schools. The C3: Ignite Grant will provide Mission Elementary with Sprint connected Apple iPad air devices to accelerate the learning and growth of all our students starting in the new school year. The grant further provides educational content resources and training and support for our teachers. Archbishop José H. Gomez remarked, “C3: Ignite will enable our schools to utilize the power of technology with their compelling focus on faith formation, academic excellence and improved opportunities for the students and their families.” We are both excited and thankful to embark on this new program that will help us focus on personalized learning for our students.
On Tuesday, May 10th, San Gabriel Mission Church will be offering fingerprinting for those parents or relatives who are interested in participating in any school-related events. Please call the Rectory Office at (626) 457-3035 to make an appointment.
Our Bricks4Kidz classes have begun and are off to a great start! The response was so great that we had to have two sessions - Monday and Friday. We are getting great feedback from our students so any parent interested in the next session can call the School Office for more information!
Thank you to our students and teachers for making blankets for the local homeless shelter. The blankets were delivered to Union Station Homeless Shelter & Services in Pasadena before Easter break where they were happily received! During this Easter season let us pray for all the families that this shelter serves!
Thank you to our junior high students for their memorable dramatization of the Palm Sunday gospel this past weekend. And a special thanks to the faculty for their instruction and presentation.
A very big congratulations to all the members of our Academic Decathlon Team who competed over the weekend. We are proud of your commitment and dedication to making our school proud!
Please join us next week for Open Campus & Tours, or if you are unable to make those dates, call the school office (626-281-2454) for an appointment.
Congratulations to our Speech & Debate Team as well as their Moderator, Ms. Johnson, on their recent competition. Awards were won in the following events: Story Telling - 2nd, 4th & 5th place and Public Forum Debate - two 3rd place winners. Congratulations to all!