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 WELCOME TO THE PARENT PORTAL!

We, at St. Pius X-St. Matthias Academy, consider it a privilege to work with parents in the education of their children because we believe parents are the primary educators of their children; "Parents are the first and most important educators of their own children, and they also possess a fundamental competence in this area: they are educators because they are parents." (1994 Letter to Families Pope John Paul II). Therefore, it is your right and your duty to become the primary role models for the development of your child's life-physically, mentally, spiritually, emotionally, and psychologically. Your choice of St. Pius X-St. Matthias Academy involves a commitment and exhibits a concern for helping your teenager to recognize God as the greatest good in their life.

 

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PMA NEWS UPDATE FOR OCT. 14-20 2018

This weekly update is provided as a courtesy to keep the PMA community informed about various school activities and announcements for the upcoming week. These updates are also found under the current families tab on the PMA website and are sent to the email and phone number on file with our registrar’s office.

 

 

From the President: 
 
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 Mr. Rubalcava

erubalcava@piusmatthias.org

562-861-2271 ext. 1015

  
  • REQUIRED FUNDRAISERS: The Hawaii Raffle tickets will be distributed by the end of this week to students. Please see the attached 2018-19 Fundraising requirements.pdf  that are required according to your tuition agreement. Remember, required fundraising is mandatory and hleps the school meet budgetary goals.  
 
 
From the Principal: 
 
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 Mrs. Zozaya

vzozaya@piusmatthias.org

562-861-2271 ext. 1015

 
 
    • QUARTERMANIA FUNDRAISER:   Would you like to have fun, support our students, earn 2 service hours, and win prizes? This is a win-win opportunity! Please join us for our Annual “Quartermania” on October 20 from 12:30pm  to 4:00pm. Tickets are $20 which includes lunch and can purchased in the main office. School families can earn 2 service hours for attending! Not sure what Quartermania is? Open the attached flyer for more info or watch the short video clip. All proceeds go to our end of the year Student Appreciation Day.
    • IMPORTANT INFO ABOUT CEF Cycle 2: The period to apply for tuition assistance from the Catholic Education Foundation (CEF) for next school year (2019-2020) has begun. All parents who currently have CEF are required to make an appointment. Please click the Appointment link to make your appointment, if you have not already done so. You can also follow the steps below:
  1. Log on to www.cefdn.org
  2. At the CEF Home page, on the top menu bar hover over the CONTACT US link and a drop-down menu will appear, SELECT "TAP Appointments"
  3. SELECT “CLICK HERE” on the "TAP Appointments" webpage (Make sure to turn off any “Pop-up Blockers”)
  4. SELECT “Next” on the Welcome Screen
  5. Choose a Location to meet with CEF Representatives (DESIRED HIGH SCHOOL) and SELECT “Next"
  6. Choose a Time to meet with CEF Representatives and SELECT “Next”
  7. Enter in you information to reserve your appointment (Make sure to enter your Cell and Email in order to get text and email reminders) and SELECT “Save”
  8. Please print or save the confirmation page for your records
  • Any new families that meet the financial guidelines are invited to apply. CEF will be at PMA on October 25, 2018. Contact Ms. Garcia at extension 1023 or tgarcia@piusmatthias.org if you need assistance or have any questions. 
From the Asst. Principal: 
 
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 Mr. Delgado

mdelgado@piusmatthias.org

562-861-2271 ext. 1010

  • NO ANNOUNCEMENTS THIS WEEK

From the Dean of Student Success:Adriana Bronzina's Profile Photo

 Ms. Bronzina

abronzina@piusmatthias.org

562-861-2271 ext. 2216

    • THANK YOU:  Our annual PSAT day was a great success. I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the entire school community for your support.  For a second year in a row, we had a remarkable attendance rate.

      • Juniors = 100%
      • Sophomores = 98%
      • Freshman = 100%

       

      CONGRATULATIONS:  This Saturday, our third cohort of parents graduated from Parent University. We wish to extend another round of Congratulations to them.  It was a wonderful experience.  This program is offered annually in the fall.  Please join us next year for this enriching program. 

       

      QUARTER EXAMS BEGIN - (10/15 - 10/17): We will follow a special schedule this week as students take their Midterm Exams.  Students will take two exams each day starting with period 1 and 2 on Monday.  They will be dismissed at 12:04 each day.  They are strongly encouraged to use the time to prepare for their exams on the following day.  These exams mark the end of the first quarter.  

 
From the Dean of Ministry & Student Life:
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Mr. Flores 

mflores@piusmatthias.org

562-861-2271 ext. 1006

 
  • WEEKLY MASS: This week we will continue to have morning mass at 7:40 a.m. on Tuesday morning with Fr. Peter, all members of the community are welcome to join.
  • HOMECOMING WEEK: Thank you for all your support, this week was filled with excitement and school spirit. Next week we prepare for the upcoming SPIRIT Week at the end of October by announcing the theme and dress days.
 
 
From the Dean of International Students: Maggie  Smet`s profile picture
 
  Ms. Smet

msmet@piusmatthias.org

562-861-2271 ext. 1024

  • YEARBOOK CLASS: Yearbook Class is cancelled on Tuesday and Wednesday due to Midterms. Yearbook will have a mandatory after school session on Friday, October 19th from 1:00-2:00.

 
 
 From the Dean of Character & Discipline:Pete Ramos's Profile Photo
 
 Mr. Ramos

pramos@piusmatthias.org

562-861-2271 ext. 1050

    • School Safety: The annual Run, Hide, Fight / Cali  Shake out Assembly will be held on Thursday October 18, 2018. This safety assembly will consist of a School wide lockdown drill as well as an earthquake drill.

From the Dean of Curriculum & Instruction:
 
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 Ms. Washington

nwashington@piusmatthias.org

562-861-2271 ext. 1206

 
 
  • New Mathematics Dept. Faculty Member: We are excited to announce that Ms. Jazmin Morales will be joining the faculty at PMA. Ms. Morales will be teaching Algebra I Honors, Geometry, and Geometry Honors. Ms. Morales comes to PMA with an educational background in Sociology and Mathematics and has a Single Subject Teaching Credential in Foundational Mathematics. She is excited to be a part of the PMA community and to help her students gain a better understanding of mathematics to enable them to pursue the collegiate major of their choosing. Please help us in making Ms. Morales feel at home within our community!

 From the Director of Development & Alumni:
 
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 Ms. Santos

gsantos@piusmatthias.org

562-861-2271 ext. 2205

 
    • 2018 Annual Fund:  If you haven’t yet made your annual fund contribution , please do so at the following link: annual fund 
    • Annual Fund Fundraising Page: Encourage your family and friends to contribute to our annual fund by setting up your personal fundraising page.  Funds raised via your page could be applied towards your minimum annual fund contribution. Visit Annual Fund-Giving Page to set up your page today or contact the development office for further assistance.  Some families have taken advantage of this and covered or exceeded their annual fund commitment.  
    • AMAZON  SHOPPING HELPS PMA:   Shop online and support PMA at the same time using Amazon Smile
 
 
From the Director of Athletics:
 
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 Mr. Morrison

cmorrison@piusmatthias.org

562-861-2271 ext. 1030

 
      • ATHLETIC PARTICIPATION: If you are trying out for a sport or off-season conditioning during the 2018-2019 school year you must complete the athletic clearance information on our website. Go to www.pmawarriorsathletics.com, click on “Warrior HQ” and then click on “Registration”. If you do not have an account register as a new user. You must have all paperwork done with a physical to participate in tryouts or off season workouts during the school year. if you have any questions you can email cmorrison@piusmatthias.org or call the Athletic Director.
      • ATHLETIC WEBSITE UPDATES: Please visit www.pmawarriorsathletics.com  website to see the most current events happening in our athletic department
      • FALL Sports fees: are now due in full for the following sports: Football, Cross Country, Cheer, and Girls Volleyball. Please contact Mrs. Garcia in the finance office if you have any questions or  to make your payment.
      • BOOSTER CLUB MEETING: There will be a Booster Club meeting on Thursday October 18th at 6:30 pm in Room 114. You will receive a service hour for coming to a meeting.
      • WINTER SPORTS PARENT MEETING: There will be a Mandatory Winter sports parent meeting for the following sports Boys & Girls Basketball, Boys & Girls Soccer on Wednesday October 17th at 6:30pm in the cafeteria. If you have any questions feel free to email cmorrison@piusmatthias.org
      • PMA ATHLETIC SOCIAL MEDIA: Please follow PMA Athletics on Twitter  @PMA_Athltics , Instagram PMA_Athletics for the latest info on our sports programs.
      • CLOTHES FOR THE CAUSE:  PMA Athletic Booster will be collecting donations for Clothes For the Cause. If you start cleaning your drawers, closets, and garage now, you can drop off a bag(s) every Monday starting on October 30th, 2018 at morning drop off

       

      ATHLETIC EVENTS THIS WEEK 

Mon. 10/15
  • Girls Basketball Tryouts 3:30-5:30pm

Tues. 10/16
  • Girls Basketball Tryouts 3:30-5:30pm

Wed. 10/17
  • Girls Basketball Tryouts 3:30-5:30pm

Thurs. 10/18
  • Girls Basketball Tryouts 3:30-5:30pm

Fri. 10/19
  • PMA Football vs Bosco Tech ( Senior Night Football & Cheer)
  • Girls Basketball Tryouts 3:30-5:30pm
  • Cross Country @ Mt. Sac Invitational Meet
  
From the Director of OSP:Mr. Rubén Borrero
 
 Mr. Borrero

rborrero@piusmatthias.org

562-861-2271 ext. 1011

 
 
NO ANNOUNCEMENTS THIS WEEK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

PARENT SERVICE HOUR OPPORTUNITIES THIS WEEK

Reminder that any parent service hours served must be recorded on the Parent Service Hours Verification Receipt  and signed by the authorized person in charge. Please be sure to request your service hour verification sheet at the time of your service and keep the yellow copy for your records

  1. Service Hours opportunity for Quartermania on October 20. We need 15 parents to help. Please Contact the front office  for more information and to sign up.
  2. Any parent interested in assisting with our marketing and admissions efforts this year please contact Mr. Delgado at extension 1010 or email him at mdelgado@piusmatthias.org.  Service hours can be given for your time.
  3. The PMA Athletic Booster Club is looking for the following donations: water, gatorade, sodas, chips, cup of noodles, lettuce, tomatoes, hot dogs & buns, french fries, onions, candy, coffee, cookies, napkins, plates, chilli, cheese, and oil. Please contact rhernandez@piusmatthias.org for more information. You will receive service hours for your donations.

 

 

FAITH REFLECTION & PRAYER REQUESTS

 

This week we continue our efforts to promote RESPECT LIFE MONTH during October.  We invite you to have discussions in your family regarding upholding the dignity of human life. You can access resources for your entire family at this website

Please continue to keep the following intentions in your prayers: 

For the sick in our community:

  • For the Valenzuela family who's grandma is in critical condition.
  • Mateo Tapia, the 6 year old son of PMA Board member Stephanie Senteno, who is battling leukemia
  • For St. Matthias alumnae, Daniella Escobar who is fighting cancer
  • Uncle of Junior Daphne Rivera
  • For Christine Morgan who is suffering from severe scoliosis 
  • For the grandparents of Alexis Ceballos
  • For the Bugarin family

 

For those in our community who have died, especially:

  • Sergio Reynoso
  • Martha Urias
  • Robert Barksdale

 

We invite you to submit your prayer request to be included in our community.

 

 
 

OTHER SUPPORT STAFF CONTACT INFORMATION 

ATTENDANCE & REGISTRAR

Ms. Romero

vromero@piusmatthias.org

562-861-2271 ext. 1002

TUITION & FINANCIAL AID 

Mrs. Garcia

tgarcia@piusmatthias.org

562-861-2271 ext. 1023

 

ACADEMICS AND COUNSELING (Grade 9 & 10)

Ms. Arias 

darias@piusmatthias.org 

562-861-2271 ext 1026

 

ACADEMICS AND COUNSELING (Grade 11 & 12)

Mrs. Graciano

mgraciano@piusmatthias.org

562-861-2271 ext 1016

 

CAMPUS MINISTRY & RETREAT COORDINATOR

Mr. Kim

bkim@piusmatthias.org 

562-861-2271 ext 2119

 

STUDENT LIFE COORDINATOR 

Mr. Beza

tgarcia@piusmatthias.org

562-861-2271 ext. 1041