Parents & Students
In addition to daily specials, the Bistro also offers cold sides (including salads and wraps) and pizza every school day.
Monday - Apr. 12
Bowls: Creamy Pesto with Penne; Chicken Teriyaki with Rice and Veggies
Cantina Corner: Chicken Al Pastor Burrito with Beans, Rice, and Cheese
Hot Sandwich: Ham and Brie Panini; Orange Chicken Asian Wrap
Tuesday - Apr. 13
Bowls: Pork Sugo Lasagna with Spring Veggies and Mozzarella Cheese; Chicken Tostada Bowl with Rice and Beans
Taco Tuesday: Slow-Roasted Beef Tacos with Charred Tomatillo Salsa
Hot Sandwich: Tomato and Mozzarella Panini; Buffalo Chicken Wrap
Wednesday - Apr. 14
Bowls: Spaghetti and Meatballs with Parmesan Cheese; Chicken Curry Pot Pie with Potatoes and Carrots
Cantina Corner: California Carnitas Burrito with Cilantro Lime Crema
Hot Sandwich: Three Cheese Panini; Grilled Veggie Wrap
Thursday - Apr. 15.
Bowls: Tomato Provencal with Ziti; Beef Barbacoa with Cilantro Lime Rice, Beans, and Avocado Crema
Cantina Corner: Chicken Bacon Ranch Quesadilla
Hot Sandwich: Muffuletta with Olive Tapenade; Pulled Pork Sandwich
Friday - Apr. 16
Bowls: Creamy Grits with Sausage and Bell Peppers; Baked Mac and Cheese with Crispy Bacon
Cantina Corner: Chicken Enchiladas with Rice and Beans
Hot Sandwich: Grilled Chicken Sandwich; Patty Melt
COVID DATA FOR MARCH 31-APRIL 7
Newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 at JSerra for the week of March 31-April 7: 0 Staff, 0 Students. When the school becomes aware of a positive case, those who have had close contact with the positive case will be notified as part of JSerra’s contact tracing protocols.
YOU'RE INVITED TO VIRTUAL COFFEE WITH THE PRESIDENT AND PRINCIPAL
Please join President Rich Meyer and Principal Eric Stroupe for this quarter's virtual Coffee with the President and Principal on Friday 4/16 from 8:15-9:15 a.m.. Everyone is invited and welcome to attend. Please register online to obtain the Zoom link. For questions, please contact Mrs. Mary Miraglia at firstname.lastname@example.org or 949.493.9307 Ext. 1142.
APPLICATIONS FOR STUDENT GOVERNMENT OPENS NEXT WEEK
Students, do you want to take part in the planning and implementation of student activities? The application process for Student Government begins this Tuesday 4/13 and be picked up outside ASG Room #3217. All applications are due by 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday 4/20 to Mrs. Jessica Summers in Room #3217 or 3210. If you have questions, please stop by the ASG classroom to speak with Mrs. Summers or any current ASG Senate members.
LOOKING TO BUILD YOUR LEADERSHIP RESUME?
First Year Advisors (FYA), a college-based organization and replacement of Life Leaders, is looking for current sophomores and juniors to help usher in the Class of 2025 to JSerra. As a mentor and model, the FYA will serve as a vital component of the educational experience. The FYA mission statement is "to empower first year students to develop and implement sound educational and social plans that are consistent with their own personal values, goals, and future plans." Most service requirements will take place over a few days in the summer and at Freshmen Orientation and will conclude with communications in the fall. Applications can be found outside ASG Room #3217 and are due by 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday 4/21. Questions? Please see Mrs. Jessica Summers in Room 3210 or 3217.
TEST PREP OPPORTUNITIES THIS SUMMER
JSerra will be hosting test prep opportunities for the SAT and ACT in person AND virtually this summer. Test Prep Gurus and Revolution Prep have partnered with JSerra to offer pricing to match our summer school rates. For questions regarding test prep or the classes, please contact the companies directly.
- In-Person Test Prep: Test Prep Gurus will be hosting in-person test prep on the JSerra campus.
- Virtual Test Prep: Revolution Prep will be hosting virtual test prep this summer.
- Information and registration can be found here.
COUNTDOWN TO SPRING SPIRIT WEEK: APRIL 19-23
We will be celebrating everything(!) on Monday 4/19 through Friday 4/23. Consider it a Spring Spirit Week with lots of surprises in store for all students!
- Monday 4/19: Happy Halloween! Let's celebrate all the Ghouls and Boos.
- Tuesday 4/20: Merry Christmas! Wear all your Holiday Cheer.
- Wednesday 4/21: Happy New Year's Eve! Dress to the Nines or wear Gold and Silver.
- Thursday 4/22: Happy 4th of July! Celebrate by wearing Red, White, and Blue.
- Friday 4/23: Happy Homecoming! Wear Summer-Ready clothing and enjoy food trucks at lunch.
All clothing must meet JSerra Dress Code rules according to the Parent Student Handbook and be content appropriate. No leggings, low-cut, sheer, ripped, tight/form-fitting, backless, or revealing clothing. Dresses must touch the knees.
COLLEGE CHAT: INSIDER'S GUIDE TO THE COLLEGE ADMISSIONS TESTS
Our fourth College Chat will be held virtually this Tuesday 4/13 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. We will discuss the differences between the PSAT, SAT, and ACT, and the challenges of each. Families will learn about the various types of college admission exams that students will encounter, how these are different from typical tests in school, the importance of your student’s academic grades, and the current state of college admissions. Students and parents are asked to pre-register here before the event. It will be recorded and posted on the JSerra Counseling YouTube later in the week.
TNL: EASTER CELEBRATION AT RUBY'S LAGUNA BEACH
Come celebrate Easter with Campus Ministry! We will be hosting a complimentary burger buffet on the rooftop of Ruby's Autodiner in Laguna Beach this Tuesday 4/13 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. Attendance is limited and students must pre-register here to reserve their spot. For questions, please contact Director of Campus and Sports Ministry Zach Eckert at email@example.com.
A CAN'T-MISS RETREAT FOR SENIORS
Registration for the upcoming Kairos (Senior Retreat) in April (Saturday 4/17-Sunday 4/18) is now closed but there are still a few spots available for the May retreat (Saturday 5/15-Sunday 5/16). Both retreats will include many of the same components that have made Kairos so beloved in years past! The cost is $125 per senior and includes a COVID rapid test, four meals, a commemorative t-shirt, and supplies to run the program. For more information include times, parent information meetings, and registration, please visit jserra.org/kairos.
APPLY FOR NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
Applications for the National Honor Society's 2021-2022 school year are now being accepted! Rising juniors and seniors, you have until 3:00 p.m. on Friday 4/30 to get your applications to Mrs. Carol de Boisblanc in Room 3205. Late applications will not be accepted and all applications must be in hard copy — no electronic versions accepted! Go to jserra.org/NHS for the forms and further information. Questions? Please see Mrs. de Boisblanc in Room 3205.
LAST DAY TO COMPLETE A SURVEY AND GET A CHANCE TO WIN APPLE AIRPODS
The Bistro is eager to gain the insight and feedback of students in order to deliver the best possible dining services. Please complete this survey by tomorrow 4/9 to be entered into a raffle to win Apple AirPods. The winner will be announced one week after the survey closes. This survey is only for students.
REGISTER FOR SUMMER SCHOOL
Registration is now open for Summer School! There will be two sessions: the first (6/14-7/1) reflects the first semester; the second (7/6-7/23) reflects the second semester. This year we are offering a wide variety of courses to fit the needs of all our students:
- Remediation: For students who may have had a previous D or F grade, the summer curriculum is also designed to help them recover credits. (Must contact College Counselor to register.)
- Advancement: For students who want to get ahead on their course load. (Must contact Counselor to register.)
- Online Education: For students who require more flexibility this summer. (Must contact Counselor to register.)
- Enrichment: For students who want extra preparation for the rigors of high school or the college application process. This year we offer College Application Bootcamp (see next announcement below) and "Readiness" courses for Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and English 1!
- Freshman Courses: It is strongly recommended that incoming freshmen take FYS (First Year Seminar) and Health.
Visit jserra.org/summerschool to review class schedules, registration deadlines, and late fees. To register for a course, please email your College Counselor to ensure that you are registering for the correct course; once your request has been reviewed and approved, you will receive a link from your Counselor to complete the registration process.
Incoming freshmen do NOT need to contact a counselor prior to registering for summer school. Incoming freshmen may not take classes for advancement or take Online Education courses. Register for First Year Seminar, Health, and/or Readiness courses here.
LIMITED SPACE FOR COLLEGE APPLICATION BOOTCAMP
Seniors who want to get a jumpstart on their college applications should attend the online College Application Bootcamp this summer! The JSerra Counseling Staff partners with College Admissions professionals to provide a highly informative step-by-step guide on how to produce effective college applications. We will help students write their college essays, create resumes that highlight their achievements, and practice college interviews. College Admissions professionals will be on hand to review college essays to make sure students present their best selves and wow college admissions readers!
Space is limited. We highly advise rising seniors to sign up for one of the following sessions as soon as possible.
- Session 1: June 7-11, 2021
- Session 2: August 2-6, 2021
Both sessions will take place virtually from 12:30-4:00 p.m. The fee is $550 per senior. Register today!
SENIOR MEMORY VIDEO PHOTOS DUE NEXT MONDAY
Parents and students are asked to send in photos of graduating seniors and their friends from JSerra events for the senior video. Please send photos to firstname.lastname@example.org with the senior's name in the subject line. The submission deadline is Monday 4/19.
REMINDER: CHRISTIAN SERVICE DEADLINE IS APRIL 30
Seniors, the deadline to submit Christian Service Hours is quickly approaching on Friday 4/30! There are plenty of opportunities for seniors with fewer than the required 80 hours (adjusted for transfer students). If you are looking for opportunities or have any questions, please contact Director of Campus and Sports Ministry Zach Eckert at email@example.com.
Underclassmen, the deadline to submit any completed Christian Service Hours is also Friday 4/30. As a reminder, it is not mandatory to have 20 hours per year. Students may work at their own pace. The deadline is to submit any service that has been completed within the Spring semester. Please keep in mind that it is strongly encouraged to have 20 hours per year to stay on a positive track. If you are looking for opportunities or have any questions, please contact Mr. Eckert.
CATCH UP ON HOLY WEEK LENTEN REFLECTIONS
Every day during Holy Week we are posting a Gospel reading and related written, music, and art reflections on our Lenten reflection online resource, Walk on Water. Catch up on the latest reflections at jserra.org/lent today!
PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: USED UNIFORM SALE
Like to clean out closets and organize clothing? Do we have a job for you! We need parents to head up the Used Uniform Sale in May. Please email Community Life Coordinator Stacy von der Linden at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
NEW ISSUE OF THE PAW PRINT
The March issue of JSerra's student-run publication, The Paw Print, is out now! You can view the full archive or flip through and download just the March issue. The latest Paw Print is full of entertaining reads including the newest faculty band, choosing a college, updates on the CARE Initiative, and more!
JSERRA PRAYER HOTLINE
All are encouraged to submit your prayer requests on the JSerra Prayer Hotline. These prayer requests will be offered up each week by the Dominican Sisters and the Mom’s in Prayer group. Let us pray together and for one another!
|Mon 4/12||Classes Resume|
|Tue 4/13||5:00-6:00 p.m.||Counseling College Chat||Virtual|
|Tue 4/13||7:00-8:30 p.m.||TNL Easter Celebration||Ruby's Autodiner Rooftop (Laguna Beach)|
|Fri 4/16||8:15-9:15 a.m.||Coffee with the President and Principal||Virtual|
|Sat 4/17-Sun 4/18||Kairos (registration closed)||DuPont Carlson Private Residence|
|Mon 4/19-Fri 4/23||Spring Spirit Week|
|Mon 4/19||Deadline for Senior Memory Video Contributions|
|Tue 4/20||2:45-3:15 p.m.||NHS Meeting||Virtual|
|Tue 4/20||7:00-8:30 p.m.||TNL Senior Night Bonfire||Monarch Bay|
|Thurs 4/22||8:30-10:30 a.m.||JSPA Presents||Pavilion|
|Sat 4/24||5:00-8:00 p.m.||Concert on the Quad||Quad|
|Mon 4/26||10:00-10:30 a.m.||Kairos Parent Information Meeting||Virtual|
|Tue 4/27||7:00-8:30 p.m.||TNL Summer Send-off|
|Fri 4/30||AP Online Program Course Completion Deadline|
|Fri 4/30||Christian Service Deadline|
|Fri 4/30||7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.||AP Online Program Finals (in-person)||Busch Hall Library|
|Fri 4/30||7:00-9:00 p.m.||Spring Play: Radium Girls||Virtual|
|Sat 5/1||7:00-9:00 p.m.||Choir Concert||Quad|
|Mon 5/3-Fri 5/7||AP Exams|
|Mon 5/3-Fri 5/7||Teacher Appreciation Week|
|Thurs 5/6||National Day of Prayer|
|Fri 5/7||12:00-3:00 p.m.||Used Uniform Sale||TBD|
|Sat 5/8||10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.||Mother Son Brunch (details coming soon)||TBD|
|Mon 5/10-Fri 5/14||AP Exams|
|Fri 5/14||Last Day of Class for Seniors|
|Fri 5/14||7:00-9:00 p.m.||Spring Dance Concert||TBD|
|Sat 5/15-Sun 5/16||Kairos||DuPont Carlson Residence|
The calendar is subject to change. For the latest updates, please refer to jserra.org/calendar.
SAVE THE DATE: CONCERT ON THE QUAD
Mark your calendar for our annual Concert on the Quad from 5:00-8:00 p.m. on Saturday 4/24! This special live outdoor concert will feature our talented Rock Bands, Jazz Band, and two Orchestras! You'll want to bring your own beach chair and picnic basket. More details to come!
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