Parents & Students
Below are the daily specials for Oct. 19-23:
- Panini: Turkey Club, BBQ Chicken
- Noodle Bar: Stir Fry Chicken with Yakisoba Noodles and Vegetables
- Panini: Italian Meatball Panini w/Mozzarella, Basil & Marinara, BBQ Chicken
- Bowl: Farfelle Pasta with Italian Sausage, Vegetables, and Parmesan
- Panini: Honey Ham & Swiss, BBQ Chicken
- Bowl: Chicken with Rice and Vegetables
- Panini: Turkey, Ham Swiss & Bacon, BBQ Chicken
- Bowl: BBQ Pork with Red Rice and Vegetables
- Panini: Tomato, Basil & Buffalo Mozzarella, BBQ Chicken
- Bowl: Cavatappi Pasta with Grilled Chicken, Vegetables, Cheese, and Bacon
COVID DATA FOR OCTOBER 14-21
Newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 at JSerra for the week of October 14-21: 0 Staff, 0 Students. JSerra will provide a weekly update of known confirmed cases in the Lion Lowdown. 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 contract tracing protocols.
COUNTDOWN TO UNCORKED: JSERRA STRONGER TOGETHER
We are just 17 days away from Uncorked: JSerra Stronger Together on Saturday 11/7! We are thankful for your support and commitment to our community, charity, and — most importantly — our students. This annual fundraiser supports our COVID compliancy efforts, infrastructure expenses, financial aid, and more. Due to COVID compliance, our on-site event at the Surf and Sand Resort is limited to a smaller number of attendees; tickets for the on-site event sold out within 24 hours. However, you can still participate by joining us at Uncorked@HomeWithFriends for an afternoon of fun in the comfort of your backyard! At $2,500, it is a great way to gather your group to pitch in and help support our cause. If you plan to participate in this option, please register by this Monday 10/26. Please enjoy this brief video showcasing what's included and the amazing times to be had with JSerra's Uncorked@HomeWithFriends. Questions? Contact Advancement Coordinator Hallie Lorimer at email@example.com.
CATHOLIC EDUCATION VIRTUAL EVENT
JSerra belongs to a nationwide organization called Duc In Altum Schools Collaborative ("DIA" for short.) Next week from Wednesday 10/28 to Friday 10/30, DIA is hosting a virtual conference with a number of speakers that may interest parents who are seeking to form their children in faith and character. Consider checking out the lineup of speakers and registering here. Though the conference stretches over three days, all of the content will be recorded and available for attendees through the end of November.
NEW PODCAST EPISODE OF PLUGGED IN
The latest episode of Plugged In is now available on iTunes and our website. In this episode, host and Vice President of Mission and Faith Pat Reidy discusses talks to Catholic lay leader Damon Owens, who shares his thoughts on race, injustice, the current political unrest, and the proper Catholic response. Tune in today!
STUDENT MORNING DROP-OFFS
There is still some confusion about the morning start and drop-off times. The chart below reflects both the time school starts as well as when the gates open for check-in.
|Gates Open||7:00 a.m.||7:00 a.m.||8:00 a.m.||7:30 a.m.||7:00 a.m.|
|School Starts||8:00 a.m.||8:00 a.m.||9:00 a.m.||8:30 a.m.||8:00 a.m.|
Students are not permitted to enter the North (Academic) Campus prior to 7:00 a.m.
If a student arrives prior to 8:00 a.m. on Wednesdays or 7:30 a.m. on Thursdays, they may only enter the North Campus at the roundabout entrance, where our Campus Security will check in students prior to when the gates open.
The JSerra website calendar updates each day's bell schedule when necessary. If you are unsure of a start time, please go to jserra.org/calendar.
PINK SPIRIT DAY TOMORROW IN RECOGNITION OF BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
Support the fighters, admire the survivors, and honor the taken by wearing pink tomorrow 10/23. All clothing must adhere to JSerra Dress Code Standards. No leggings, pants with holes, or midriff shirts.
COLLEGE REP VISITS WITH JSERRA FAMILIES
We had 20 colleges visit with JSerra students and parents this week. These are the colleges visiting today 10/22: UC Irvine, UC Santa Cruz, College of the Holy Cross, University of Oklahoma, DePaul University, Trinity College Dublin (2 + 2 program with Columbia University in NYC), and University at Buffalo.
Next week's visits include UCLA, Baylor, Syracuse, University of Washington, University of Arizona, and more. Students must register on Cialfo under "College Visits" to get the Zoom links. Parents are welcome to attend but they must get the login information from their student.
SENIOR COLLEGE ESSAY AND APPLICATION REVIEWS NEXT WEEK
From 3:00-4:00 p.m. on Tuesday 10/27 and Wednesday 10/28, we will have college admission representatives review essays and applications so seniors can get their apps completed. The counselors will also be available to assist students during that time.
Seniors, please click here to see if you are signed up for a specific time. If you can no longer attend, email Ms. Myra Castro at firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP so we can open your spot up to someone else. If you did not get a designated time but would still like to get your application or essays reviewed, you can show up at the beginning of the session and let Ms. Castro know you would like help. So far, we have been able to get everyone who attended seen. All seniors will be emailed the Zoom link for the office hours and essay/app reviews that day, so make sure you are checking your emails.
TLC SPOOKY EVENT NEXT WEEK
Transfer Lions Club will be hosting our monthly event from 3:00-3:45 p.m. on Thursday 10/29 after school on the grassy knoll. All transfer students are invited to attend our Spooky Event complete with goodies and fun!
CLASS OF 2024 OFFICER APPLICATIONS DUE THIS WEDNESDAY
Class of 2024, are you interested in holding an influential role in the Associated Student Government (ASG)? Consider running for a Freshman Class Officer position! Application packets can be picked up outside room #3217 and are due by 3:00 p.m. this Wednesday 10/28. If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Summers at email@example.com.
REQUIRED PERSONAL COUNSELING FORM DUE NEXT FRIDAY
JSerra has a team of Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists to support you and your adolescent. We are asking all parents to complete the Personal Counseling Form by Friday 10/30 so we can best serve the needs of our community. Further information about our program, team, and how to access support can be found here.
JOIN US FOR THE NEXT JSPA PRESENTS: "YOUR TEEN AND ANXIETY"
All parents are invited to "Your Teen and Anxiety" from 8:30-9:45 a.m. on Thursday 11/5 in the Pavilion. Speaker Clifton Patterson, MFT is not to be missed! His specialty is helping parents of teenagers use very practical solutions for a happy child and home. Come grab a cup of joe, invite a friend, and let's be socially distant together in the gym! RSVP by emailing Mrs. Jeanne Noonan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR SAT TEST ON NOVEMBER 7
JSerra is hosting the SAT Test on Saturday 11/7 on the JSerra campus. We need parent volunteers to check in students for one hour from 7:15-8:15 a.m. Click here to sign up.
HOST A HALLOWEEN TRUNK FOR CHRISTIAN SERVICE
Students, host and decorate a Halloween trunk during our 1st Annual Community Trunk or Treat for our local San Juan Capistrano elementary schools in the Senior Parking Lot. Earn up to 4 hours on Friday 10/30 from 3:30-6:00 p.m. (including set-up and clean-up). We are limited to 90 spots and a maximum of 2 students per spot. For rules and regulations, please see the flyers posted around our campus. Reserve your parking spot here. For further questions, please see or email Mrs. Jessica Summers at email@example.com.
CATCH UP ON THE NEWEST SEASON OF THE LION REPORT
Are you all caught up on season 7 of JSerra's very own Lion Report show? It's a great way to hear our daily announcements as well as witness the creativity and broadcasting talents of our reporters. Watch and subscribe now on YouTube!
|Fri 10/23||Pink Spirit Day|
|Tue 10/27-Wed 10/28||3:00-4:00 p.m.||College Essay and Application Reviews for Seniors||Virtual|
|Wed 10/28||3:00 p.m.||Freshman Class Officer Applications Deadline|
|Wed 10/28-Fri 10/30||Duc In Altum Schools Summit||Virtual|
|Thurs 10/29||3:00-3:45 p.m.||TLC Spooky Event||Grassy Knoll|
|Fri 10/30||Black and Orange Spirit Day|
|Fri 10/30||Personal Counseling Form Deadline|
|Fri 10/30||11:40 a.m.-1:00 p.m.||Trunk or Treat (for JSerra Students)||Parking Lot (by the lunch tables)|
|Fri 10/30||4:00-5:30 p.m.||1st Annual Community Trunk or Treat||Senior Parking Lot|
|Tue 11/3||2:45-3:45 p.m.||Mandatory International Students Meeting||Lunch Tables|
|Wed 11/4||Operation Christmas Love Begins|
|Thurs 11/5||8:30-9:45 a.m.||JSPA Presents: "Your Teen and Anxiety"||Pavilion|
|Sat 11/7||2:00-5:00 p.m.||Uncorked @HomeWithFriends||At Home|
|Sat 11/7||3:00-6:00 p.m.||Uncorked: JSerra Stronger Together (SOLD OUT)||Surf and Sand Resort (Laguna Beach)|
|Tue 11/10||TBA||TNL Holiday Series||TBA|
|Thurs 11/12||6:30-8:00 p.m.||Junior Parent and Student Night (Counseling Event)||Virtual|
|Tue 11/17||8:15-9:15 a.m.||Counseling College Chat||Virtual|
|Tue 11/17||TBA||TNL Holiday Series||TBA|
|Wed 11/18||6:30-8:00 p.m.||Junior Parent and Student Night (Counseling Event)||Virtual|
|Thurs 11/19||6:30-8:30 p.m.||Lady Lions Wine and Sign||Virtual|
|Mon 11/23-Fri 11/27||Thanksgiving Break (School Closed)|
The calendar is subject to change. For the latest updates, please refer to jserra.org/calendar.
RESPECT LIFE MONTH ARTWORK
October is Respect Life Month in the Catholic Church. In support of that theme, students from our AP Drawing and Painting classes were asked to design projects that reflect the "beauty and dignity of the human person" in all its stages. Next week is your last chance to check out these beautiful works on display in the waiting rooms to the left and right of the Front Desk.
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