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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.







  • STUDENT SAFETY: In light of the recent school tragedy in Florida and other school safety concerns nation-wide at this time, please join us in praying for the victims and their families and all those affected.  We want to reassure you that that the safety of your child and of the entire PMA community is a top priority. With that in mind, the PMA administration has decided on a new protocol for the morning drop off. Starting on Tuesday February 20, 2018, the Gardendale street parking lot gates will not be opened until 6:45 am daily. We ask that students not be dropped off prior to 6:45am. Any students being dropped off prior to 6:45am must be dropped off in front of the school and enter the school building through the front doors on Gardendale St. Further, the west end school building entrance nearest the Gardendale parking lot will be used for emergency purposes only and will no longer be used as an entrance to the building in the morning. Students will be able to enter the school building in the morning from the building entrances nearest the gym. Be assured that we are diligently monitoring the campus though-out the school day. Also, please reiterate to your student that every PMA student must have their PMA ID on them at all times.
  • LENTEN PRAYER PRACTICES: To assist in our Lenten journey, we invite parents, staff, and students to come and join us this Lenten Season for Liturgy of the Word/Communion Service on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 am and/or Family Rosary and Mass on Wednesdays at 730 am. All prayer services take place in the Chapel of St. Pius X. 
  • ADORATION: On Wednesday, February 21, we are having all school Adoration. This is open to the community and begins at 9:45am in the gymnasium.  Come pray with us
  • BISHOP’S HOLIDAY:  There is no classes on Thursday February 22nd due to the Bishop’s Holiday. Students are encouraged to support the Military Career Day being hosted at PMA on this day.  Please see announcement below for more info.
  • DOWNEY MILITARY CAREER DAY: PMA, the City of Downey, and the Downey Unified School District will be hosting the 1st Annual Downey Military Career Day at PMA on Thursday February 22, 2018.  This event will bring together students from the local Downey High Schools including: Downey HS. Warren HS, Columbus HS, Calvary Chapel HS, and PMA in order for students to learn about the numerous avenues for educational and career opportunities beyond high school. Tentative participants include the US Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Army, Coast Guard, National Guard, and Jr. ROTC.  The Military Career Day will be held on our PMA Campus beginning at 8:30am-2:00 pm There are only 75 spots available for PMA students. Please see Mrs. Graciano to sign up.
  • STUDENT ACTIVITIES: On Tuesday, February 20, we are in house competitions and games!
  • PHYSICS FUNDRAISER: Support the Physics and Calculus field trip to Six Flags Magic Mountain by participating in a fundraiser at Buffalo Wild Wings at Stonewood Mall (Downey) on February 21st from 11:00am-11:30pm. 10% of the proceeds will be donated to the Physics and Calculus class in support of their field trip to Six Flags. Please see the flyer for more info. 
  • CAMPUS MASTER PLAN UPDATES: As you may have noticed, the demolition of the old Faculty house/Commons area has been completed and work has begun on the construction of the new PMA Softball field.  For student safety, all areas near construction zones are off limits to students and unauthorized personnel.  You can now follow our progress at
  • PMA MISSION SURVEY: If haven’t already done so, please take a moment to complete a short survey on our PMA Mission, Vision and ISO’s in preparation for building a strategic plan which will guide our future beyond 2020. Your feedback is valued and appreciated.  Please take a few moments to submit your responses on the survey in English or Spanish:
  • PMA GOLF TOURNAMENT: Please join us at PMA's Inaugural Warrior Cup Golf Tournament on June 15th at the Rio Hondo Golf Course. All proceeds will go to support our athletic programs. To become a sponsor or sign up visit:
  • LA CATHOLIC SCHOOL SURVEY: Please take a moment to complete the survey from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and share the link with any Catholic parent in your community!



  • BOOSTER CLUB MEETING: Booster Club meeting will be on Friday February 23rd at 6:30pm.
  • SHAKEY’S FUNDRAISER: Please join our Boys Volleyball team on Monday February 26th at 6:00pm at Shakey’s in Downey for food fun and fellowship fundraiser.
  • SPORTS CLEARANCE: If you are trying out for a sport or off season conditioning during the 2017-2018 school year you must complete the athletic clearance information on our website. Go to click on warrior HQ and then click on registration. On the right hand side of the page you will see athletic clearance. 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 or call the athletic director.
  • SERVICE HOUR OPPORTUNITY: The Booster club is looking for parents who want to earn service hours working at PMA athletic events or donation of items for the snack bar for the 2017-2018 school year. We are in need of sodas, Gatorade, candy, chips, and water. Please email the athletic director for more information.
  • VARSITY LETTERMAN: If you have earned a varsity letter and need info on where to purchase your lettermen jacket please email
  • FALL SPORTS SURVEY: Fall sports athletes please go online to complete your fall sports survey. If you have any questions stop by the athletic office.
  • SPORTS FEES: If you have any outstanding sports fees please submit payment to the front office.
  • WINTER SPORTS BANQUET: PMA will be having our winter sports banquet on March 22, 2018 at Rio Hondo Golf Course at 6:30pm. RSVP flyers have been handed out to all parents please return them by March 15th. Winter sport athletes are free additional guest are $25 per person. If you have any questions feel free to email the Athletic Director or pick up a flyer in the front office.
  • SPRING SPORTS AGREEMENTS: Parents if you attended the Mandatory Spring Sports parent meeting on Friday 2/9, your signed sports fee agreement was due on Monday 2/12. Sports payment Fee is due on February 23rd. If you have any questions about this form you can email or contact the finance office for more information. Students that don’t have a signed form on file will not be allowed to participate in a spring sport.
  • WINTER SPORTS PLAYOFFS: Congratulations to all our winter sports teams. They all have a chance to go to the playoffs. Boys’ soccer has advanced to the 2nd round of playoffs and will play at home on Wednesday at 3pm.  Please  We will get more information this weekend on where our teams will be playing. Please check the athletic calendar or the PMA website for game dates and times.
  •  Please visit website to see the most current events happening in our athletic department.


Faith Reflection for the week: 


As we enter into this Season of Lent, we invite you to consider growing in understanding of faith and encounter Jesus more deeply. Sign up for short daily Lenten Reflections on the FORMED on-line platform. Click below for more information:





Mr. Barba

562-861-2271 ext. 1004



Ms. Arias and Mrs. Graciano -

562-861-2271 ext 1026 and ext 1016



Mr. Ramos

562-861-2271 ext. 1050



Ms. Romero

562-861-2271 ext. 1002



Mr. Morrison

562-861-2271 ext. 1030




Mr. Raymundo

562-861-2271 ext. 1041

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