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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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PARENT NEWS & INFORMATION

 

PMA NEWS UPDATE FOR Mar. 3-9, 2019

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

  
 
  • ASH WEDNESDAY: This Wednesday, March 6th, is Ash Wednesday and Christians around the world begin the season of Lent.  We invite parents and families to join us as we enter our Lenten journey with Holy Mass at 9:43 am in the Gymnasium. Students must be in formal uniform.
  • LENTEN PROGRAM OF PRAYER: As we begin the season of Lent, we invite you to view Preparing for LENT. We encourage all PMA families to participate in our annual Lenten Program of Prayer, Penance, and Charity.  Let us enter this season as a community of faith praying for each other as we recommit to go deeper in relationship with Jesus. 
  • DEPARTMENT OF CATHOLIC SCHOOLS SURVEY: Each year the Department of Catholic Schools ask parents to provide input on the schools effectiveness in serving your family. Please take a moment to complete the parent survey about PMA https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7M8V5NC
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From the Principal: 
 
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 Mrs. Zozaya

vzozaya@piusmatthias.org

562-861-2271 ext. 1015

 

Dear PMA Parents,

Hope your weekend was very enjoyable.

Great Article on how to help students with Stress

We need your feedback. We ask that you please fill out the Parent Survey.  We really appreciate it.

 

From The Tuition Office

Tuition Suspension is March 5, 2019.  All past due tuition and outstanding fees must be paid before the March 5th, to avoid tuition suspension. Any questions, please contact the tuition office at extension 1023.


From the Asst. Principal: 
 
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 Mr. Delgado

mdelgado@piusmatthias.org

562-861-2271 ext. 1010

  • PARENT REFERRAL PROGRAM: Any current PMA family who refers a family to apply and enroll will receive $100 off of tuition for each family.  This Parent Referral Program is sponsored by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Mr. Delgado in the Admissions Office.  Please click the link below for more information:  Parent Referral Program

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

 Ms. Bronzina

abronzina@piusmatthias.org

562-861-2271 ext. 2216

  • SPRING SAT PREP CLASS REMINDERS: Weekday Session(s): Tuesday, March. 5th from 3:30 to 5:30 pm only.  There is NO Thursday session this week.
  • HONORS/AP APPLICATIONS FOR 2019-2020 OPEN: At our College Planning Assembly last week students were given an overview of the process for taking an Honors or AP course.  Be sure to review these applications with your students if you feel they might be ready to take on the challenge of one or more of these courses.  We will begin the full course selection process on March 21st. You can preview courses being offered in the upcoming year by accessing our Course Catalog on the Academics tab of our school website.
  • QUARTER EXAMS BEGIN MARCH 11th - NEXT WEEK: The quarter comes to a close in a few weeks.  Students are encouraged to attend tutoring and review sessions as needed to prepare for these important assessments.  
 
From the Dean of Ministry & Student Life:
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Mr. Flores 

mflores@piusmatthias.org

562-861-2271 ext. 1006

 
  • MORNING MASS:  Please join us for morning mass on Tuesday in the PMA Chapel.
  • ASH WEDNESDAY MASS: Our school mass will be held at 9:45 in our gym Wednesday March 6th, all family and alumni are welcome to attend. 
  • THANK YOU: Thank you to ASB student leaders that hosted and lead the PMA Jr. High Leadership Day with TASC this past Friday.
  • WELCOME BACK: To our Juniors and Seniors of KAIROS 9, KAIROS is a 4-day spiritual retreat that guides participants through the sacraments
 
From the Dean of International Students: Maggie  Smet`s profile picture
 
  Ms. Smet

msmet@piusmatthias.org

562-861-2271 ext. 1024

  • NO ANNOUNCEMENTS THIS WEEK
 
 
 From the Dean of Character & Discipline:Pete Ramos's Profile Photo
 
 Mr. Ramos

pramos@piusmatthias.org

562-861-2271 ext. 1050

  • NO ANNOUNCEMENTS THIS WEEK
From the Dean of Curriculum & Instruction:
 
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 Ms. Washington

nwashington@piusmatthias.org

562-861-2271 ext. 1206

 
  • NO ANNOUNCEMENTS THIS WEEK
 From the Director of Development & Alumni:
 
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 Ms. Santos

gsantos@piusmatthias.org

562-861-2271 ext. 2205

 
      • REGISTRATION FEE RAFFLE: Would you like to win a Free PMA Registration for the 2019-2020 school year? The Aquistapace Foundation is committing to match every dollar raised up to $2,500.  Our school could raise $5,000 toward our technology fund and you could win $350 that goes to pay for 1 registration fee.  Tickets on sale now at the front office for $10 a chance till March 20th.
      • PMA BLEACHER SEAT:  Thanks to all the parents that have submitted your Spring Fundraiser Surveys.  Deadline for  submitting a gym bleacher seat request is March 8th.  Please contact Ms. Santos for more information.
      • Annual Fund Fundraising Page: Encourage your family and friends to contribute to our annual fund by setting up you personal fundraising page.  Funds raised 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.
 
 
 
From the Director of Athletics:
 
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 Mr. Morrison

cmorrison@piusmatthias.org

562-861-2271 ext. 1030

    • 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.
    • Please visit www.pmawarriorsathletics.com  website to see the most current events in our athletic department
    • Sports fees are now due for the following spring sports: Boys Volleyball, Track & Field, Baseball and Softball. Please contact Mrs. Garcia in the Finance Office if you have any questions or to make your payment.
    • Please follow PMA Athletics on Twitter  @PMA_Athltics, Instagram @PMA_Athletics for the latest info on our sports programs.
    • If you played a fall or winter sport please go on the athletic website on the MORE section click on 2018-2019 Fall Sports Survey and tell us about your experience in fall sports. If you have any questions feel free to email cmorrison@piusmatthias.org.
    • All Spring sport athletes your sports participation fee are due. If you have not turned them in you will not be able to attend practice. Please turn them in on Tuesday 2/19. If you have any questions please email cmorrison@piusmatthias.org
    • On Thursday March 7 at 6:30pm in the gym we will have the Winter Sports Athletic Banquet. Flyers have been handed out to all athletes by their coaches. Its $15 dollars per person Please RSVP and pay in the front office. We still have spaces open for the banquet. If you have any questions feel free to email cmorrison@piusmatthias.org Please follow the link for flyer Winter Sports Banquet Flyer
    • Parents if you take photos at games you can now email them to athleticphotos@piusmatthias.org to have them put on the athletic website.

     

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  • Athletic Events This Week

     

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  • Tuesday 3/5

    PMA Baseball @ St. Monica 3:00pm

    PMA Softball vs St. Bernard 3:00pm

    PMA Varsity Boys Volleyball @ Artesia 5:00pm

     

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  • Wednesday 3/6

    PMA Track & Field League Meet 1 2:30pm

     

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  • Thursday 3/7

    PMA Softball  vs Cantwell 3:00pm

    PMA Winter Sports Banquet 6:30pm

     

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  • Friday 3/8

    PMA Varsity Boys Volleyball vs Pacific Lutheran 5:00pm

    PMA Baseball @ Verbum Dei (Compton College) 7:00pm

     

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  • Saturday 3/9

    PMA Track & Field @ St. Paul Invitational (TBA)

    PMA Softball @ Sante Fe Tournament (TBA)

    PMA Baseball vs Whitney 10:00am

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. 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.

  2. 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. You can also sign up for athletic booster club hours please click on the link Athletic Booster Club (Service Hours) Sign Up Sheet

 

 

FAITH REFLECTION & PRAYER REQUESTS

 

 

Faith Reflection 

    • As we begin the Lenten Season, we invite you to enter more deeply into the compassion and Mercy of Jesus by taking time during this season to be more spiritually fulfilled through the LENT TO REMEMBER SERIES found on our FORMED platform https://piusmatthias.formed.org

      Please keep the following intentions in your prayers:

      • For our school and community: may we promote and defend the beautiful gift of marriage and the dignity of all human life from conception to natural death.
      • Fo those who serve our community in civic government.
      • For all those discerning their vocations: may they be guided by the Holy Spirit working in their hearts to recognize and respond to the call of God.
      • For all expectant mothers and fathers as they prepare to welcome the gift of life: may they be encouraged and supported in their roles as first educators of their children and primary models of Christian living.
      • For those who are struggling with lost jobs, homelessness, and providing basic needs for their families.
      • For those who struggle with lonliness, depression and anxiety 
      • For all donors, benefactors, and supporters of PMA

      For the sick and others in our community who need our prayers:

      • Uncle of Anthony (11) & Nathan (9) Topete suffering from paralysis
      • Mr. Marcello Fodera, the father of 11th grader Marcello Fodera
      • And for all of our friends and relatives who are ill. Grant to all of them, Lord, your healing presence.

      For those in our community who have died, especially the repose of the souls of:

      • All the Souls in Purgatory
      • We invite you to submit your prayer request to be included in our community.

       

 

 
 

OTHER SUPPORT STAFF CONTACT INFORMATION 

ATTENDANCE & REGISTRAR

Ms. Dauphiney

idauphiney@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