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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 NOV. 25, 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: 
 
 Erick  Rubalcava`s profile picture
 
 Mr. Rubalcava

erubalcava@piusmatthias.org

562-861-2271 ext. 1015

  
 
  • 6th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING: Please join us this Friday November 30th as we welcome the holiday season with the 6th Annual Advent Candle & Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. We are pleased to welcome the school choirs from Our Lady of the Rosary School in Paramount and St. Raymond's School to join us in this community event. The Hawaii Raffle drawing will take place at the conclusion of this event. Please be sure to turn it your ticket stubs this week.  
 
  • PMA OPEN HOUSE: Please help us promote our OPEN HOUSE taking place this coming Sunday December 2nd at 12:00 noon -2:00 pm.  Help us spread the word on the growth we are experiencing at PMA with your family and friends who may be exploring Catholic high school options.  Reservations for Open House Tours can be made at https://www.piusmatthias.org/apps/news/article/952378
 
 
 
From the Principal: 
 
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 Mrs. Zozaya

vzozaya@piusmatthias.org

562-861-2271 ext. 1015

 
 
  • PARENTS OF WARRIORS SOCIAL EVENING:  I would like to personally invite you to join us  at our Parent of Warriors  Social Evening Meeting on December  5th from 7:00-8:00 pm in the cafeteria. Please join Mr. Rubalcava, myself  and our leadership team for a night of Fellowship with appetizers and ice breakers. It’s a way to get to know each other more and meet new families. 
  • VIRTUS CLASS: PMA will be offering a VIRTUS certification session on Wednesday , December 12th, on campus from 5pm to 8pm.  This training is required by the Archdiocese for any adult having contact with students in a supervisory role.  Assisting with carpooling students is one example among several others. Please contact the front office to register or with any questions.  Registration will end on Friday, Nov 30th at 4 pm - no exceptions can be made. There is no fee for the session and materials will be provided. Please sign up in the front office. You can come in or call Ms. Veronica Romero.
  • FROM THE TUITION OFFICE: We are preparing for the 2019-2020 school year.  A mailer was sent out last week with information regarding  Smart Aid. All families who do not receive CEF must complete the online Smart Aid application for financial assistance.  Priority deadline is December 14, 2018. If you meet the income guideline for CEF and have not completed your application, please pick up the application in the office. Completed applications must be turned in before December 1, 2018. 
  • 1st SEMESTER PARENT SERVICE HOURS: Please remember that your first semester requirement of 20 service hour are due by December 15, 2018. All tuition account must be current before December 1, 2018. It you have any question, regarding the information from the tuition office, please contact Ms. Garcia at extension 1023 or by email,   tgarcia@piusmatthias.org
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

  • UC & CSU APPLICATIONS DUE - NOVEMBER 30TH: Be sure to meet the application deadlines for the University of California (UC) and the California State University (CSU) systems.  Do not wait until the last minute to submit.
  • COLLEGE & CAREER SEMINAR - NOVEMBER 28TH: During the assembly period on Wednesday, November 28th, all students will break into their smaller, grade-level groups to work on college and career planning tasks.  See your College & Career Google Classroom pages for more details.
 
From the Dean of Ministry & Student Life:
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Mr. Flores 

mflores@piusmatthias.org

562-861-2271 ext. 1006

 
  • DECEMBER DANCE: The ASB will host a free Dance on Saturday December 8th from 7:30pm to 11:30pm for all the PMAStudents that attended the Homecoming Dance...We will have a DJ and refreshments. As much fun we had with last two dances, we know this dance will be a big hit. Any and all additional questions please email, Mr. Beza at tbeza@piusmatthias.org
  • MASS:  Please join us on Tuesdays for mass at 7:40 in our school chapel with Fr. Peter. All are welcome. 
  • ADOPT-A-FAMILY: The office of Student Life and Ministry would like to announce that this year we are adopting two families this Christmas, students will have the opportunity to bring in gifts for two specific families. More information will be posted on the school website during the thanksgiving break.
 
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

 
  • MID QUARTER PROGRESS REPORTS (NOVEMBER 2018): Your son/daughter received a printed Mid Quarter Progress Report this past week (11/13-11/16) from each of their instructors (for each course that he/she is enrolled in). Please review each Mid Quarter Progress Report (a total of 6) with your son/daughter and provide a parent/guardian signature to acknowledge that you are aware of your son/daughters current progress in each course. All students are required to return their Mid Quarter Progress Reports to their instructors upon return from Thanksgiving Break
 From the Director of Development & Alumni:
 
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 Ms. Santos

gsantos@piusmatthias.org

562-861-2271 ext. 2205

 
  • 2018 Giving Tuesday:  PMA will participate in the #GivingTuesday campaign. #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this year’s #GivingTuesday will take place on November 27th and will kick off the giving season by inspiring people to collaborate and give back. This year our goal is to raise $10,000 on Giving Tuesday for our Annual Fund. Our board has offered to match every donation on this day up to $36,500.  Please help us by sharing the annual fund giving pageon Tuesday November 27th with your social networks to encourage their support or by setting up your own personal fundraising page.
 
 
  • PERSONAL FUNDRAISING PAGE:  Please consider setting up 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. 
  • 2018 Annual Fund:  Thank you to all the parents who have made their contribution.  You will be receiving an acknowledgement for tax purposes in the mail. If you haven’t yet made your annual fund contribution , please do so at the following link: annual fund 
  • 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

 
  • 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 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.orgor call the Athletic Director.
  • Please visit pmawarriorsathletics.comwebsite to see the most current events in our athletic department
  • Sports fees are now due for the following sports: Girls & Boys Soccer, and Girls & Boys Basketball. Please contact Mrs. Garcia in the Finance Office if you have any questions or to make your payment.
  • All winter sports athletes your sports fee participation forms are due. You must have the signed form in to participate. Please bring them to the front office. If you have any questions stop by the athletic office or email cmorrison@piusmatthias.org.
  • All girls that have participated in volleyball please return your jersey to the athletic office to avoid being charged for your jerseys. If you have any questions email cmorrison@piusmatthias.org
  • Please follow PMA Athletics on Twitter  @PMA_Athltics, Instagram @PMA_Athletics for the latest info on our sports programs.
  • 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) everyday in the morning. If you have any questions please email rhernandez@piusmatthias.org
  • Parent s the fall Sports Banquet will be held on Friday December 7th at 6:30pm in the gym. Flyers will be handed out to all fall sports athletes on Tuesday November 13th. You must RSVP by December 3rd. Price will be $15 per person for athletes and guests. If you have any questions email cmorrison@piusmatthias.org

 

  

ATHLETIC EVENTS THIS WEEK 
Mon. 11/26
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Tues. 11/27
Wed. 11/28
Thurs. 11/29  
Fri. 11/30  
Sat. 12/1
  
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-Feast of Christ the King

Today the Church throughout the world celebrates the Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe and the end of the liturgical year.  We reflect on today's gospel where, Pontius Pilate says to Jesus,  "Then you are a king?"  Jesus answered, "You say I am a king.  For this I was born and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth.  Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice." 

By our thoughts, words, and actions, we can choose to pledge our lives to the unsatisfying kingdom of this world or lay them down before the throne of Jesus. We can choose to take up our crosses and follow Him to His everlasting kingdom of love, goodness, and truth.

 

Please continue to keep the following intentions in your prayers:

  • For the health and saftey of exepectant mothers and their babies, especially Jennifer Anguiano
  • Those who lost their lives and property in the recent fires in California
 

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

  • Tom Moran, Principal of St. Francis High School in La Canada.  
  • Jose Magdaleno uncle of Gustavo Magdaleno who is battling Cancer
  • Esther Cervantes, aunt of Mrs. Zozaya who is battling Kidney Cancer
  • For Salvador Martinez Salvador, relative of one of our fellow students who is very ill
  • Nathan Topete who is experiencing serious health issues with his liver
  • Jayna Valdez, who is suffering with a broken ankle
  • Mrs. Angela Grey, principal of St. Anthony’s elementary school in Gardena, who is battling cancer.
  • 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
  • Daniela Escobar, St. Matthias Alumnae '12
  • 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