Mission Spartans are proud of the work they do in the community and we're proud of our students for raising money for the Ronald McDonald House. The classes that raised the most money were 3rd, 4th and 5th. The students were able to enjoy free dress, eat French fries 🍟 and ketchup their teacher! We are grateful to our students and families for their generosity and thank you to our teachers for being such great sports!
Meet King Cluckmose III & Cluckopatra. Our 6th graders are currently learning about Ancient Egypt and mummies in their Social Studies class. Together with Ms. Nunez, what better way to set up a cross-curricular activity than by having students mummify chickens in Science class! Our students have begun a 5 week mummifying process of two chickens, King Cluckmose III & Cluckopatra. Check back with us as we give updates during the mummification process and end our project by sending our chicken mummies into their "afterlife."
On March 18th, Mission student Sofia Ruiz participated in San Gabriel’s annual All-City Pentathlon. The event, which is open to residents from grades 2-8, is held to promote health and fitness through developing general athletic skills and abilities. Each athlete participated in five events throughout the day: 50/100 meter dash, 200 meter run, standing long jump, softball throw, and running long jump. Of the five events, Sofia placed 1st in one event, 2nd in two events, and 3rd in one event. Way to go Sofia! We congratulate her on her participation and performance!
Congratulations to our very own Abigail Platon who was selected to sing the National Anthem at the UCLA vs. Utah softball game on March 18th. Abigail was selected from contestants who responded to a UCLA Facebook ad that was looking for singers to perform before a game. After submitting her video, she was contacted by the UCLA office who indicated that they were delighted to have her perform. Congrats Abigail on being selected and on giving a wonderful performance!
Our campus ministry team, Walking With Christ, planned a retreat for our 5th and 6th graders and the theme of the retreat was “confidence.” The Team Leaders planned many fun and engaging activities to encourage our students to have confidence in themselves! Three of our leaders gave amazing talks about their personal journey with self-confidence. Our students were placed into small groups and had a chance to break off and have small group discussions about their personal experiences. We appreciate all the hard work that the campus ministry team did to make this retreat come alive for our students!
A special thank you to our Campus Ministry Moderator, Ms. Ferraro, who has committed her time and talents to work with her team and find innovative ways to minister to our youth. Ministering to and with youth, from kindergarten to eighth grade, touches every aspect of our students' lives so that new attitudes, norms, and family values can be formed. Mission Elementary is a place where young people can find a welcoming community so that a Christ centered love is fed and developed.
San Gabriel Mission Troop 261 has a long-standing presence at our elementary school, especially since it was established in 1952. And in that spirit of tradition, San Gabriel Mission Troop 261 celebrated their Scouting Anniversary with a "birthday party" called the blue and gold banquet.
In nearly all packs, the blue and gold banquet is the highlight of the year. It brings families together for an evening of fun and cheer. The purpose of the blue and gold banquet is to celebrate the pack's anniversary, thank pack leaders and other adults who have helped the pack, and inspire the leaders, Scouts, and parents. Packs often like to invite former members and other Scouting or community leaders to take part in their blue and gold banquet.
We are grateful to our parents- past and present- and Scout leaders who dedicate their time, talents and energy to our students and Mission families.
On Sunday, March 5, 2017, Mission’s Girl Scouts Troop 8451 attended the UCLA's “I'm Going to College!” Fair. The event began with morning games, the Scouts met with UCLA Athletes, they were taken on a tour of the campus and ended up watching a Gymnastics Meet. It was a wonderful day for the girls!
By providing these types of events, UCLA hopes to further illustrate the benefit of higher education and connect with students in an academic setting. By placing young students into a collegiate atmosphere that stresses the excellence of both education and athletics, UCLA hopes to build positive relationships with young people in the community and motivate them to continue achieving goals in both school and life.
Today we celebrate the wonderful creativity and imagination of Dr. Seuss. No one has been able to touch the lives of children and adults alike. His words are inspiring and his work is fun and infectious. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DR. SEUSS
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.