Parents & Students
In addition to daily specials, the Bistro also offers cold sides (including salads) and pizza every school day.
Monday - Jan. 18
Tuesday - Jan. 19
Bowls: Baked Penne Pasta with Parmesan Cheese; Chicken Al Pastor with Rice and Beans
Chef's Table: Beef Quesadilla
Hot Sandwich: Meatball; Turkey Avocado Panini
Wednesday - Jan. 20
Bowls: Pesto Bucatini; Bulgogi with Rice and Stir Fry Vegetables
Chef's Table: BBQ Chicken Quesadilla
Hot Sandwich: Buffalo Chicken Wrap; Ham and Swiss Panini
Thursday - Jan. 21
Bowls: Chicken Alfredo with Farfalle Pasta; Carne Asada Bowl
Chef's Table: Carne Asada Quesadilla
Hot Sandwich: Falafel Wrap; Chicken Pesto on Focaccia
Friday - Jan. 22
Bowls: Penne with Bolognese Sauce; Grilled Harissa Chicken with Couscous and Grilled Zucchini
Chef's Table: Chicken Tamales
Hot Sandwich: Turkey Club Panini; BBQ Chicken
COVID DATA FOR JANUARY 13-20
Newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 at JSerra for the week of January 13-20: 0 Staff, 1 Student. 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.
APPLY FOR CSF MEMBERSHIP
The California Scholarship Federation (CSF) is an honor organization established for the purpose of fostering high standards of scholarship, service, and citizenship on the part of students at California’s high schools. Sophomore, junior, and senior students who earned mostly A’s and B’s last semester are eligible for membership in CSF. Find more information (including forms) at jserra.org/CSF. Deadline for spring membership application submission is Friday 2/5.
COUNSELING COLLEGE CHAT: COLLEGE PLANNING TOOLS & PARENTS' ROLES IN THE APPLICATION PROCESS
College planning can be a stressful time for students and their parents, but there are things parents can do to assist their children in a supportive way while allowing them to take ownership of the college application process. Find out how from 5:00-6:00 p.m. on Tuesday 2/9 on Zoom, where we will discuss the best way for you to guide your students and give you tools to help them find the college(s) of their dreams! Please register in advance here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
JSPA ANNUAL VALENTINES CANDY BAR
Parents, you can help celebrate our teachers and staff and make Valentine's Day an extra sweet one for them by dropping off a candy donation to the Front Desk by Wednesday 2/10. Sign up here to find out what items are needed. Thank you for your generosity!
NEW CHRISTIAN SERVICE OPPORTUNITY: MAKE PARACORD BRACELETS FOR FIRST RESPONDERS AND TROOPS
Not only do paracord bracelets look cool but they can also be used to save a life in an emergency situation! Operation Gratitude needs paracord bracelets to be included in care packages because they’re both functional and meaningful. All bracelets are handmade by Americans who wants to show their appreciation to our Troops and First Responders. Please visit Operation Gratitude for more details on how to purchase, make, and mail a paracord kit. For every 5 bracelets purchased, made, and mailed, a student may record 3 hours of service. Questions? Contact Director of Campus and Sports Ministry Zach Eckert at email@example.com.
STANFORD SEEKING VOLUNTEERS FOR COVID-19 DATA PROJECT
An area Stanford student is looking for volunteers to help track data related to COVID-19. The student, a rising Electrical Engineering junior named Erika Hunting, is working full-time in the Snyder Lab at Stanford Medical School running COVID-19 studies with the goal of mitigating the spread of the virus by determining whether information from wearable devices can help detect the virus before symptoms emerge (thus allowing people to self-isolate before spreading the virus).
The study needs participant volunteers over 13 years old, who have never been tested positive, are at high risk of getting COVID-19 because of high-risk jobs (e.g., health care workers, grocery workers, teachers and students on campus, etc.), and/or are living with someone who is at high risk of exposure to the virus. This is a 30-day study that requires volunteers to download the Empatica mobile app and share their wearables data with the study team; collect saliva samples every day to check if they have COVID-19; complete a short daily symptoms survey via email; and provide pulse oximeter data daily.
SOPHOMORE STUDENT & PARENT NIGHT IS TONIGHT
Sophomores and parents of sophomores, please plan to attend the virtual Sophomore Student and Parent Night from 6:30-7:30 p.m. tonight 1/21. A representative from Collegewise will be speaking on topics such as:
- Getting more involved in school activities and extracurricular clubs
- Visiting colleges and meeting college reps during a pandemic
- How to stand out on your college application
Click here to register and join the webinar. This meeting will be recorded.
LAST DAY FOR SENIOR YEARBOOK TRIBUTES
The last day to turn in senior yearbook ads is today 1/21! Information on creating your senior ad is in your Senior Graduation Guidebook (page 23 under "Yearbook Senior Tributes").
LAST CHANCE TO ORDER CLASS OF 2021 SWEATSHIRTS
Seniors, are you interested in purchasing a Class of 2021 sweatshirt to accompany your senior t-shirt? Sweatshirts are $28 (an additional $2 for 2XL) and can be purchased online. All purchases must be made by 3:00 p.m. tomorrow 1/22. A minimum of 75 sweatshirts total must be purchased for us to fulfill the required minimum order; if the minimum is not met, you will receive a refund. Place your order today!
INTERESTED IN ESTABLISHING A NEW CLUB?
Students who are interested in establishing a new club on campus need to print and complete the Club Application and Standard Operating Procedures. Download the application and SOP at jserra.org/clubapp. Please turn in your forms to the ASG mailbox or directly to Activities Director Jessica Summers by Thursday 1/28. Questions? Email Mrs. Summers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2021-2022 CLASS SCHEDULING
Juniors will be meeting with their College Counselors at the end of this month to review courses for next year and get a start on college planning. Counselors will be in touch with juniors to schedule their meetings. The meeting will be for students only. To plan ahead, please review the Course Catalog for pre-requisites and course descriptions.
Sophomores and freshmen will be meeting with their College Counselors throughout February and March. Be on the lookout for more information in the coming weeks!
YEARBOOK PHOTOS NEEDED
Mr. Jeff Kahl and his Yearbook staff need photos for the yearbook and, given the uncertainty of the pandemic, they are creating "wild card." If you have any photos to share (especially ones with students in the photos), please upload your photos to the appropriate folder in their Google Drive. Thank you for your help in creating what will surely be a most unique yearbook! If you have any questions, please email Mr. Kahl at email@example.com.
|Thurs 1/21||Deadline for Senior Yearbook Tributes|
|Thurs 1/21||6:30-7:30 p.m.||Sophomore Student & Parent Night (Counseling Event)||Virtual|
|Fri 1/22||Jeans Day (for students who donated toys to Marine Toy Drive)|
|Fri 1/22||3:00 p.m.||Deadline to Order Class of 2021 Sweatshirt|
|Thurs 1/28||7:15-8:00 a.m.||Business Magnet Meeting||TBD|
|Thurs 1/28||3:00-3:30 p.m.||TLC Event||Quad|
|Fri 1/29||Jeans Day (for students who donated toys to Marine Toy Drive)|
|Mon 2/1-Fri 2/5||Counselor Appreciation Week
National Catholic Schools Week
|Tue 2/2||2:45-3:15 p.m.||NHS (National Honor Society) Meeting||Virtual|
|Tue 2/2||7:00-8:00 p.m.||TNL||Virtual|
|Fri 2/5||Deadline for CSF Membership Application|
|Tue 2/9||5:00-6:00 p.m.||Counseling College Chat: College Planning Tools & Parents' Roles in the Application Process||Virtual|
|Tue 2/9||7:00-8:00 p.m.||TNL||Virtual|
|Fri 2/12||Student Holiday (No School)|
|Mon 2/15||President's Day (School Closed)|
|Mon 2/15||Returning Family Contracts Sent|
|Tue 2/16||Fat Tuesday|
|Tue 2/16||7:00-8:00 p.m.||TNL||Virtual|
|Wed 2/17||Ash Wednesday|
|Fri 2/19||8:30-9:30 a.m.||Coffee with the President and the Principal||TBD|
The calendar is subject to change. For the latest updates, please refer to jserra.org/calendar.
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Girls Soccer will be holding tryouts for this upcoming season for the next two Tuesdays (1/26 and 2/2) and Fridays (1/29 and 2/5) from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Tryouts will take place on the back field. Please make sure to have your Athletic Eligibility Packets complete prior to attending. Questions? Please email Coach Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.
None at this time.