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combs and spurs used during the mid-1880's, artifacts and photos from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire, unpublished photographs of Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders and an original "booking log" from the early 1900's. What a blessing to have such rich California history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.
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!