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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.






Week of August 18-24, 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

562-861-2271 ext. 1015


It was a great joy to see you and welcome you back at our Mandatory Parent Meeting this past week.  Below are the slides of the presentations that you can reference at your convenience:


Please remember to return the forms that were issues and required your signature at Back to School Night if you have not already done so including:

  • Parent Student Handbook Form
  • Spring Fundraising ticket Designation Form
  • AUP TechnologyForm
  • Photo/Video Release
  • Boundary Guidelines for Youth
  • Couseling Partners Los Angeles Form (Optional)

Feast of St. Pius X: This week on August 21st we celebrate the feast day of one our patron saints, St. Pius X. We will be gathering for adoration on this day to thank God for the gift and blessings of Pope St. Pius X, whose service as Pope inspired a greater love and devotion to Jesus in the Eucharist. I invite you to learn more about our patron here.  

We appreciate your partnership and continued support!


From the Principal: 
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 Mrs. Zozaya

562-861-2271 ext. 1015



Dear PMA Parents,

We are so excited and blessed to have students back this week in our classroom and hallways filling them with energy and enthusiasm for learning. It is our mission to make every student feel welcome, connected and part of the PMA family. Our teachers have been working really hard planning and making sure students are engaged in learning.

We hope you find our website useful.  Also please note that all information via email can be found on our website.  Please, if you are not receiving our phone call or emails please call the office and make sure we have the right information.  

If you have any concerns please do not hesitate to email me at or my Administrative Secretary Mrs. Santiago at


God Bless you all,

Mrs. Zozaya

NCEA Parent Letter(English)

NCEA Boletin para Padres (Espanol)

  • Important upcoming dates to remember:
    • Adoration at 9:30 am in gym
    • Back-to-School Night
      • Time: 6:30 pm -8:30 (check in: 6:00pm)
      • Location: Gym/Classrooms
      • Representatives for Herf Jones will be present:
      • Junior Ring orders will be taken
      • Seniors Cap and Gown orders will be taken
    • Wednesday August 21st: 
    • Thursday August 22nd: Early Dismissal 12:45pm.


From The Tuition Office:

  • Service Hours Opportunities - We are in need of gift cards from Costco, Smart & Final and Starbucks. Every $10 donation equals 1 hour of service.  Please submit the gift cards along with the receipts to the front office. 
  • If you need assistance in setting up your Smart account or have questions regarding your tuition  please contact Mrs. Garcia at
From the Vice Principal: 
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 Mr. Delgado

562-861-2271 ext. 1010

FALL DRAMA PRODUCTION:  PMA Drama department will hold an Informational Meeting for our Fall Production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol adapted by Ed Monk. Students interested in participating will have a chance to receive their audition/crew application forms early, ask questions about the show and audition process. The meeting will be held on Monday August 19th at 3:15pm in the Large Group Room.

FALL PLAY AUDITIONS: Auditions for Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol adapted by Ed Monk will be held on Monday August 26th and Tuesday August 27th from 3:15PM to 5:15 PM with Call Backs on Thursday August 29th from 1:15 to 3:15 PM. Please prepare a one minute monologue. Memorization is not required but is strongly encouraged.

From the Dean of Campus Ministry:

Mr. Kim

562-861-2271 ext. ...


  • WEEKLY MORNING MASS BEGINS: Starting this Tuesday August 20, we will begin having our weekly morning Mass which will be every Tuesday at 7:30AM. All are welcome to join us in prayer.
  • ADORATION & HOLY HOUR:  We will be having our first school-wide Adoration next Wednesday August 21st. Parents are more than welcome to join us in the gym at 9:30 am

From the Dean of Student Success:


 Ms. Valenzuela

562-861-2271 ext. 2216

  • STAR TESTING: The STAR Testing Window #1 begins next week and ends on September 16th. All students in grades 9th-11th will take the reading test the week of August 19th. Students in Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II take the math test the week of August 26th. The STAR test is used by parents and educators to pinpoint students' strengths and deficiencies in reading/math and offers specific insight into which areas need improvement. Data from this assessment is also used to inform instruction, gauge students' progress, and identify whether or not students are meeting the expectations of state standards
From the Dean of Student Life:
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  Mr. Ramos

562-861-2271 ext...

  • STUDENT CLUB DAY: As we start the school year we would like for students to start thinking about clubs they would like to create or participate in on campus. Club Day is on Sept. 13 and we would like a vibrant selection of clubs for students to choose from. Club ideas can be submitted to an ASB member or to Mr. Ramos in the Student Life Office.
 From the Dean of Character & Discipline:

562-861-2271 ext. 1050

  • Campus Drop off and Pick Up: In regards to the drop off and pick up.. Please, do not drop off in front of school, use areas designated 1. front of Football field/student parking area 2. in back of school on Consuelo St..  Please try not to sit and wait in the pick-up line as it causes a back-up in the flow of traffic. Also please remember there is no speeding in the parking lot or on campus at any time and be aware of Students/pedestrians in the area.
  • Uniform Violations: Please remind your student that any non-PMA gear (sweaters, sweatshirts, jackets etc). may not be worn during the school day. Violation of this school policy will result in/but is not limited to confiscation of the non-PMA item.
From the Dean of Curriculum & Instruction:
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 Ms. Washington

562-861-2271 ext. 1206

  • Back to School Night - Wednesday August 21, 2019: Please join us on Wednesday August 21, 2019 for Back to School Night from 6:30-8:30pm (check in: 6:00-6:30pm).  We will begin the evening with a brief meeting in the gym followed by classroom visits. Back to School Night is an opportunity for parents/guardians to learn more about the courses your son/daughter will be taking this academic school year. During classroom visits teachers will share an overview of course curriculum, discuss required textbooks & materials, and course policies. We look forward to seeing you!
From the Director of Alumni Relations:
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 Ms. Santos

562-861-2271 ext. 2205

  • PARENT REMINDER- the deadline to submit Fundraising Event Ticket Designation Order Forms is Wednesday, August 21st at Back to School Night
  • SERVICE HOUR OPPORTUNITIES: First semester opportunities for service hours:  
    • Grand Reunion - October 12th
    • Homecoming Alumni Tailgate - October 25th
    • Please contact Ms. Santos for more information
From the Director of Development:
 Mrs. Salvador

562-861-2271 ext. 2205

From the (Interim) Director of Athletics:
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 Mr. Santisteven

562-861-2271 ext. 1030

Welcome to all parents and athletes to the new school year!

  • PRACTICE THIS WEEK: This week practice continues for cross country, volleyball, and football.
  • GIRL'S VOLLEYBALL: Varsity Volleyball continues playing Thursday August 22 & Saturday August 24 in the Lakewood Tourney.
  • FOOTBALL:  Football has their scrimmage vs Hawthorne on Friday August 23 here at PMA at 4:00.
  • SPORTS PHYSICAL'S: Reminder that all athletes must have their physical exam and all forms turned in order to continue practicing this week!
From the Director of OSP:Mr. Rubén Borrero
 Mr. Borrero

562-861-2271 ext. 1011


PMA relies on the skills, talents and contributions of our parents to help better serve our students and families.  This section will usually include service hour opportunities that parents can take advantage of in order to fulfill service hour obligations.  Please take a moment to complete the parent volunteer resource form below:


  1. MARKETING SERVICE HOURS:  Any parent interested in assisting with our marketing and admissions efforts this year please contact Mr. Boulahoud or email him at  Service hours can be given for your time.
  2. BOOSTER CLUB SERVICE HOURS:  The 2019-2020 Fall Sports season is upon us.   If you are looking for Parent Service hour opportunities, you have three ways to earn them through the Booster Club. 
    1. One, donate concession items and or gift cards (Smart and Final, Costco, Walmart, etc.) to the Booster club.  Every $10.00 donated, you will receive 1 service hour.  Send an email to to make arrangements or drop them off at the front office and label the box/envelope “Booster Club”.  The Booster Club truly appreciates every donation. 
    2. Second, attend the next Booster Club meeting in the PLC room and earn a service hour.
    3. Third, Sign-up for one or more of the opportunities listed on sign up Genius.   Here is the link to  
  3. DEVELOPMENT/ALUMNI SERVICE HOURS:  Earn First semester opportunities for service hours by assisting at the following events:
    • Grand Reunion - Saturday, October 12th
    • Homecoming Alumni Tailgate - Friday, October 25th
    • Please contact Ms. Santos for more information






prayer corner


Prayers & Faith Reflection 

    • As a community of faith, PMA is committed to assisting your family grow in both knowledge of and experience of our Catholic faith.  To support your family faith formation, you are invited to a new platform available to PMA families. The FORMED platform offers you access to inspiring Catholic studies, movies, audios, and books available on the platform.  PMA families can now access this platform by visiting and register to creat your own personal account. It is our hope that this platform provide you with the tools necessary to help you and your family grow in faith. 


    • We also invite you to join us in praying for the needs of our community by including your prayer request here. Your prayer request will be included in our daily and weekly prayer gatherings as a school community.  



    • Please keep the following intentions in your prayers: 

      • For the blessings and grace of a new school year upon our students and teachers

      For the sick in our community:

      • Those who struggle with physical and/or mental illness

      For those who have died or recently lost a loved one, especially for the repose of the souls of:

      • For the victims of violence and war






Ms. Dauphiney

562-861-2271 ext. 1002


Mrs. Garcia

562-861-2271 ext. 1023



Ms. Torres 

562-861-2271 ext 1026



Ms. Acker

562-861-2271 ext 1016