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The Bistro is open 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. during regular school days. Daily specials are subject to change.

  • Monday 8/20 - Turkey chili and rice bowl with vegetables
  • Tuesday 8/21 - Teriyaki chicken and brown rice
  • Wednesday 8/22 - Grilled Italian turkey and noodles
  • Thursday 8/23 - Pan seared cod with roasted potatoes and vegetables
  • Friday 8/24 - SCHOOL CLOSED

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CATCH THE FIRST FOOTBALL HOME GAME TOMORROW IN-PERSON OR VIA LIVE STREAM
Join us for the first home football game of the season tomorrow against Corona del Mar! The pre-game festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. in the north campus quad. Tacos are *free* for students with their student ID and $5 for all other attendees.

Kick-off is at 7:00 p.m. on the Varsity Field on the south campus. JSerra student tickets to the game are free with student ID. Tickets for adults are $10, $5 for seniors (65+), and $3 for children (5-14).

Can't make the game? It will be live streamed here starting at 6:30 p.m.

INTRODUCING LION LINE
We are kicking off a new JSerra home game tradition this year: the Lion Line! For the first home football game of the season freshmen will have the opportunity to line up on the field with the cheerleaders to welcome our football players; the last home game of the season the seniors will have the opportunity to do the same. Freshman students should arrive no later than 6:30 p.m. to the student section on the Varsity Field in their blackout shirts (which they received at Orientation) so that they can be lined up on the field. Don't miss the first moments of a new Lion tradition!

ANNOUNCING THE FIRST SPEAKER SERIES EVENT OF THE NEW YEAR
Join us for our first Speaker Series event of the year at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday 9/13 in the Pavilion with Julie Lychott-Haims, who served as the Dean of Freshmen and Undergraduate Advising at Stanford University and is now a well-renowned author of the the best-selling books How to Raise an Adult and Real American. She has hosted multiple successful TED talks and speaks across the country on the dangers of over-parenting as well as ways to “throw out the check-listed childhood.” Lychott-Haims has a clear sense of how we become the humans we want to be and what gets in our way. Tickets are free but seats are limited. RSVP here and don't forget to invite your friends!

JSERRA CO-FOUNDER TIM BUSCH TO SPEAK ON PRINCIPLED ENTREPRENEURSHIP
The San Juan Capistrano Chapter of Legatus will be hosting JSerra co-founder Tim Busch on the evening of Thursday 9/13 in the Center Room. Mr. Busch will speak on the topic of Principled Entrepreneurship. Legatus is a membership organization for Catholic business leaders and CEO's. Learn more about qualifications and membership at legatus.org. If you would like to attend, RSVP to sanjuancapistrano@legatus.org. The agenda is below:

  • 5:15 Rosary
  • 5:45 Mass
  • 6:30 Reception
  • 7:00 Dinner
  • 8:15 Tim Busch’s Presentation

JSERRA PODCAST "PLUGGED IN" IS BACK WITH DR. LEONARD SAX
Plugged In is back for its second season with a new podcast hosted by JSerra Vice President of Mission and Faith Pat Reidy. In this episode, Mr. Reidy interviews Dr. Leonard Sax, the best-selling author of The Collapse of Parenting. Dr. Sax addresses the unique deficiencies that young Americans are experiencing and formulates a plan that can make parents confident and effective without enabling. Tune in today on the JSerra web site! This podcast is also available on iTunes and Libsyn.

WELCOME BACK MASS & BASH THIS SATURDAY
All JSerra families are invited to the Welcome Back Mass & Bash this Saturday 8/18. It's a carnival-style event to celebrate the new school year! Mass begins at 5 p.m. in the Pavilion followed by *free* food and games from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Enjoy hamburgers, pizza, street tacos, and ice cream as well as inflatable slides, photo booth, bungee jumping, robo surfing, and a rock climbing wall. Bring the whole family and make some new friends, too!

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT AND STUDY ABROAD PRESENTATION
All parents are invited to attend Back to School Night from 6:45-8:30 p.m. next Thursday 8/23. Parents may check in between 6:20-6:40 p.m. in the Quad and pick up their schedules for the evening.

A half-hour Summer Abroad presentation will take place at 8:45 p.m. in the Center Room. Learn more about JSerra Summer Abroad 2019's trip to Austria, Czech Republic, and Germany! Save $500 if you register online by Thursday 8/30. Download the brochure here. Questions about Summer Abroad? Contact Laura Kennedy at lkennedy@jserra.org.

PERU MISSION TRIP APPLICATION DUE TOMORROW
If your student would like to attend a Peru Mission Trip (over Thanksgiving or Easter break), he or she must complete the online application at jserra.org/peruapp by tomorrow 8/17. Freshman are not eligible for the trip. Questions about the Peru Mission Trip? Contact Laura Kennedy at lkennedy@jserra.org.

JSPA Q1 MEETING WITH SPECIAL SPEAKER KATHLEEN CHAPMAN
All current parents are invited to the first quarter JSPA meeting from 8:30-9:30 a.m. on Thursday 8/30. Coffee will be served. The guest speaker is inspirational speaker Kathleen Chapman, who has worked with children's theater and children's church ministries for over 35 years. She is the author of four books related to children’s theater and her book Teaching Kids Authentic Worship is heading for its eighth printing. As the president of Star P.A.K. Christian Theatre, she writes, directs, produces and teaches children’s theater for schools and churches. Her topic will be "Understanding Temperaments and Its Impact on Family Life."

WELCOME BACK DANCE: "GLOW OUTTA THIS WORLD"
Online ticket sales for the Welcome Back Dance will automatically close at 10:00 p.m. on Thursday 8/23. Online tickets are $20 and may be purchased at jserra.org/glow. Tickets may also be purchased at the door for $40 (CASH ONLY). The dance takes place Saturday 8/25 from 8:00-11:00 p.m. Be sure to review the dress code and other rules before attending.

SCHEDULE CHANGE REQUEST FORM DUE NEXT WEEK
If your student needs to change his or her schedule, please visit the Counseling Portal for more information. The Schedule Change Request Form will not be accepted after 4:00 p.m. on Thursday 8/23. If you have questions, please contact your student's College Counselor.

LADY LIONS MEET AND GREET AT BUENO BUENO KITCHEN IN SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO
Come kick off the school year and meet some new JSerra moms over chips, salsa, and margaritas! Join us on Wednesday 8/22 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Bueno Bueno Kitchen. This is a no-host bar event. Light appetizers will be served. Bring a friend and get ready to make some new ones, too! For more information, email Stacy von der Linden at svonderlinden@jserra.org.

SEE DR. PHIL WITH THE LADY LIONS
The Lady Lions are going to a taping of Dr. Phil on Tuesday 9/11! We will meet at the JSerra lunch tables at 6:00 a.m. and return around 3:00 p.m. Tickets are only $25 and include transportation, morning coffee/donuts, boxed lunch, and snacks with beverages for the ride home. Space is limited so click here to buy your ticket today!

SIGN UP FOR CAMPUS MINISTRY RETREATS
Registration is now open for all Campus Ministry Retreats. These dynamic, moving, and insanely fun retreats are designed for each grade level and hosted at an off-campus site. Retreats include time for recreation via swimming pools, water slides, challenge courses, and game rooms, while taking advantage of natural surroundings conducive to personal reflection and an encounter with Christ through prayer, Mass, Confession, praise, and worship. Click here for details and registration information for each retreat.

GET THE JSERRA APP FOR IPHONE/IPAD
If you have an iPhone or iPad, you can download the JSerra app to have the latest news and events at your fingertips. Click here to download the app today.

DATE
TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
Fri 8/17

Spirit Shirt and Jeans Day

Fri 8/17
5:30-7:00 p.m.
Pre-Game Tailgate
Quad
Fri 8/17
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Varsity Football vs Corona del Mar
JSerra Varsity Field
Sat 8/18
5:00-8:00 p.m.
Welcome Back Mass and Bash
Pavilion and Fields
Tues 8/21
7:00-8:30 p.m.
TNL
Chic-Fil-A (Laguna Niguel)
Wed 8/22

Make-up School Photos

Wed 8/22
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Lady Lions Meet and Greet
Bueno Bueno Kitchen
Thurs 8/23
4:00 p.m.
Last Day to Make Schedule Changes

Thurs 8/23
6:45-8:30 p.m.
Back to School Night
Quad
Thurs 8/23
8:45-9:15 p.m.
Summer Abroad Presentation
Center Room
Fri 8/24

Diocesan Convocation (Student Holiday)

Fri 8/24
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Varsity Football vs Calabasas
Calabasas
Sat 8/25
8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
SAT and Subject Tests
Varies
Sat 8/25
8:00-11:00 p.m.
Welcome Back "Glow" Dance
Pavilion
Tue 8/28
7:00-8:30 p.m.
TNL Dodgeball Tournament
Pavilion
Thurs 8/30
8:30-9:30 a.m.
JSPA 1st Quarter Meeting
Center Room
Thurs 8/30
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Senior Parent Night
Center Room
Fri 8/31
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Varsity Football vs Bishop Amat
Bishop Amat
Mon 9/3

Labor Day (School Closed)

Tues 9/4
7:00-8:30 p.m.
TNL
Center Room
Thurs 9/6
6:30-9:00 p.m.
Freshman Parent Night
Center Room
Sat 9/8
4:30-6:30 p.m.
Varsity Football vs Pinnacle
Moorpark High School

The calendar is subject to change. For the latest updates, please refer to jserra.org/calendar.

FOOTBALL
The Lions open up with their first game at home versus the Corona Del Mar Sea Kings tomorrow 8/17 at 7:00 p.m. The team has a preseason ranking of #4 in Orange County and the Sea Kings are #6 according to OCVarsity. Come out and support your Lions as they kick off the 2018 campaign under the lights at home!

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL
Girls Volleyball participated in the Queen’s Court Tournament last weekend in Anaheim and took third in the Elite Division, which included Trinity League rivals Santa Margarita and Mater Dei. The team went undefeated on Saturday and advanced to the semi-finals, where they lost to Mater Dei in three games with scores of 23-25, 20-25, 12-15. The Lady Lions battled for every point and we are very proud of how they are starting the season! On Tuesday they traveled to Saddleback Valley Christian where they won their first match of the regular season in three games (25-14, 25-13, 25-12). The season home opener takes place this Tuesday 8/21 against Capo Valley with Frosh/Soph playing at 4:00 p.m., JV at 5:00 p.m., and Varsity at 6:00 p.m. Please come out and support these talented athletes!

ICE HOCKEY
The JSerra Ice Lions are just months away from beginning their 11th season. Any JSerra student with ice hockey experience is invited to come out to our skates this month. Please contact Coach James Shafiyoon at jshafiyoon@jserra.org or at 949.493.9307 x 7113.

RUGBY
The JSerra Rugby Football Club is gearing up for another exciting season. The competition season for high school rugby starts this December and runs into the first week of February. Preseason conditioning will start late August. Please email Coach Louis Mosconi at louis.mosconi@jserra.org for more information and stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks!

SAILING
The JSerra Sailing Team starts practicing in September. No experience is necessary to join this co-ed team and learn to sail. Come to our free demo days to see our fleet of boats and get out on the water with an experienced sailor and coach — then you can decide if racing is for you! Email Mrs. Adam at wendym.adam@jserra.org for more information.

SURF CLUB
Calling all surfers and wave riders! Join the 2018-2019 JSerra Surf Team. All levels are welcome whether your student is a beginner or advanced surfer. Longboards, shortboards, stand-ups, bodyboards . . . we welcome all wave riding enthusiasts. Contact Coach Jeff Noviello at jeff.noviello@jserra.org for more information.

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