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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 May 5-11, 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

  
 
 
  • SENIOR EXIT INTERVIEWS:  Thank you to the Class os 2019 and all teachers, board members who participated in the Senior Exit Interviews last Friday.  A special note of gratitude to Mr. Delgado and Mrs. Zozaya who spearheaded this effort at PMA!  
  • ONE DAY WITHOUT SHOES: St. Pius X – St. Matthias Academy will participate in the annual “One Day Without Shoes”. On Friday May 10th students are encourage to attend classes and school activities in bare feet to raise global awareness for children’s health and education and experience what it’s like for millions of children worldwide who spend every day without shoes. Students who participate will be asked to give a minimum donation that will go to help "WELLS 4 LIFE" to build a well in Uganda. Permission forms are required and can be downloaded here: One day Without Shoes Permission Form and can be turned in at morning community to Mr. Kim and campus ministry to receive a wristband clearing students for participation.
 
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From the Principal: 
 
Veronica Zozaya's Profile Photo
 
 Mrs. Zozaya

vzozaya@piusmatthias.org

562-861-2271 ext. 1015

 

Dear PMA Parents,

Hope your weekend was very enjoyable.

  • Dinner with Mom:  has been canceled due to low ticket sales.  I apologize
  • Attention all Sophomore Parents
    • Thursday, May 9th @ 12:41 - Class of 2021 Ring Orders 
    • Thursday, May 16th @ 12:41 - Class of 2021 Ring Orders
  • LA COUNTY MEASLES OUTBREAK: The United States, California, and Los Angeles County are experiencing a significant increase in measles cases and many outbreaks. A number of Los Angeles County residents have recently developed measles and more cases will likely occur among people who have had contact with persons who were infected. We have provided the following information  to answer questions that you may have about measles and to help you protect your family against this disease. Additional Resources can be found at: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/measles/

From The Tuition Office:

  • PARENT SERVICE HOURS:If you did not complete you 2nd semester service hour, you will be billed on your Smart Tuition account, your uncompleted hours at the rate of  $20.
  • REGISTRATION: If you have not returned your Intent to Register Form and/or paid your $400 registration, for next school year, please submit your form and payment to the main office.  Also, if you paid your registration fee but have not complete your contract, please return the signed yellow copy to the office.
  • FEES:  All balances of unpaid sports and sciences fees have been applied to your Smart Tuition account.
  • FINALS: All current 9th, 10th & 11th graders, tuition accounts must be paid in full, for the student to take finals.  All accounts must be paid in full by, May 24, 2019.
  • If you have any questions regarding the above items, please contact Ms. Garcia at extension 1023 or at tgarcia@piusmatthias.org.    

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

    • AP EXAMS BEGIN THIS WEEK: Is your student currently enrolled in an AP Class?  Beginning next week all students who are enrolled in an AP course will take the official College Board exam for their course.  Many students will be taking multiple exams. These are very long and challenging exams. Students are excused from all other classes on the day of their exam.  Please encourage your child to get a lot of rest the night before the exam and eat a healthy breakfast. Students need to report for morning exams by 7:45 am and afternoon exams by 11:45 am.  Please see the AP Bulletin for Students & Parents (which was given to each AP student) for more information.   
      • Monday, May 6th: US Government & Politics (7:45 - 12pm)
      • Tuesday, May 7th: Spanish Language & Culture (7:45 - 2pm)

    Wednesday, May 8th: English Literature & Composition (7:45 - 12pm)

    • Wednesday, May 8th: European History (11:45 - 4 pm)
    • Thursday, May 9th: Spanish Literature & Culture (7:45 - 12pm)
    • Thursday, May 9th: Psychology (11:45 - 4pm)
    • Friday, May 10th: United States History (7:45 - 12pm)
    • Monday, May 13th: Biology (7:45 - 12pm)
    • Tuesday, May 14th: Calculus (7:45 - 12pm)
    • Wednesday, May 15th: English Language & Composition (7:45 - 12pm)
    • Over 238 students applied to take Honors & Advanced Placement courses in the upcoming year.  All students who applied for a recommendation will receive a decision letter from the committee this week.  Students who earn a recommendation from the committee will be given priority for course registration. Students who did not apply or did not earn the recommendation for their course will be able to petition for reconsideration (see the letter for more information).  Please be on the lookout for the Mandatory AP Information Meeting in May.
    • MID-QUARTER REPORTS SENT HOME THIS WEEK - PLEASE SIGN & RETURN: This week teachers will provide students with a mid-quarter grade report for each class.  We hope this report will provide you with an up-to-date reflection of your child's progress in each class.  Please be sure to review and sign these reports. If you have concerns or questions regarding the grades, please reach out to the teacher.  Please note that students in Grades 9 & 10 will also receive their STAR Math & Reading Assessment Results. If you have questions about these scores, please reach out to our Guidance Counselors or Ms. Bronzina for more information.
    • SUMMER SCHOOL REGISTRATION: If your child needs to register for summer school for a first semester course or a course from a prior year please don’t delay. General summer school  registration is now open. 

    Recovery Program: If you know that your child needs to attend summer school based on prior recovery needs or his/her grades last semester, REGISTER NOW.  Avoid the late registration fees. All courses must be made up at PMA and will be taught in a classroom-based setting. For more information, contact our guidance counselors or Ms. Bronzina.

    Advancement Courses (Get Ahead!): Algebra II A & B; Geometry A & B Registration forms are available in the main office.

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

mflores@piusmatthias.org

562-861-2271 ext. 1006

 
  • TUESDAY MORNING MASS:All parents and students are welcome to our Tuesday Morning Mass that begins at 7:45 in the school chapel, if you and your PMA student would like to read at mass- please contact Mrs. Lozano at Klozano@piusmatthias.org.
  • SENIOR RETREAT:The FINAL Class of 2019 Senior Retreat will take place on Friday May 24th. Any questions please contact Mr. Kim at bkim@piusmatthias.org
 
From the Dean of International Students: Maggie  Smet`s profile picture
 
  Ms. Smet

msmet@piusmatthias.org

562-861-2271 ext. 1024

  • YEARBOOK: Yearbooks will be distributed on Friday, May 10. Students who have a past due balance for tuition will need to contact the Business Office to settle their account before receiving their yearbook.
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 From the Dean of Character & Discipline:Pete Ramos's Profile Photo
 
 Mr. Ramos

pramos@piusmatthias.org

562-861-2271 ext. 1050

  • SECURITY:Please note that student lockers are to be kept locked at all times and student valuables, including laptops etc. must be secured at all times in a locked locker, including during extra-curricular activities. The school is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • UNIFORM: All students must wear their PMA collared polo shirt on a daily basis unless otherwise stated.
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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

 
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  • Hour of Gratitude rescheduled:  The last mandatory meeting will take place during lunchtime on  Wednesday, May 8th .
  • GET A HEAD START ON PARENT SERVICE HOURS FOR NEXT YEAR: Please contact Mrs. Santos gsantos@piusmatthias.org  if  you would like to get a head start on your service hours for next school year.
    • 2 opportunities available:
      • Warrior Cup on June 28th from 9am - 9pm (donations of water, gatorade, beer and  individual bags of chips will also count toward service hours)
      • Senior Breakfast on May 18th from 7:30 am -Noon
 
 
From the Director of Athletics:
 
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 Mr. Morrison

cmorrison@piusmatthias.org

562-861-2271 ext. 1030

  • Please visit pmawarriorsathletics.com  website to see the most current events in our athletic department
  • SPORTS FEES: 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.
  • ATHLETIC SOCIAL MEDIA: Please follow PMA Athletics on Twitter  @PMA_Athltics, Instagram @PMA_Athletics for the latest info on our sports programs
  • ATHLETIC PROGRAM STUDENT SURVEYS: If you played a fall, winter, or spring 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.
  • PHOTO SHARING:  Parents if you take photos at games you can now email them to athleticphotos@piusmatthias.org to have them put on the athletic website.
  • SPRING SPORT'S BANQUET: Parents we will have the Spring Sports Banquet on May 17th at 6:30pm in the gym. The cost is $15 dollars per person. Coaches will pass out RSVP flyers to athletes at practice this week.RSVP is due by                     FRIDAY MAY 10TH If you have any questions feel free to email cmorrison@piusmatthias.org
  • ATHLETIC LOCKERS & SECURITY: Parents if you have students involved in sports after school, please have them lock their belongings in their locker. They must use a PMA lock on their locker. If they don’t have one they can purchase a lock in the student store. If you have any questions please email cmorrison@piusmatthias.org for further information about purchasing a lock. The school is not responsible for lost or stolen items. 
  • Congratulations to all of our spring sports teams on a successful season.
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 and need hours  helping us with Student Appreciation on May 10th from 8:00am to 2:00 pm or any time between these hours please call Mrs. Bobadilla.  Thank you.
    1. GET A HEAD START ON PARENT SERVICE HOURS FOR NEXT YEAR: Please contact Mrs. Santos gsantos@piusmatthias.org  if  you would like to get a head start on your service hours for next school year.     2 opportunities available:

     

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  • Warrior Cup on June 28th from 9am - 9pm (donations of water, gatorade, beer and  individual bags of chips will also count toward service hours)

    Senior Breakfast on May 18th from 7:30 am -Noon

 

 

FAITH REFLECTION & PRAYER REQUESTS

 

 

Faith Reflection 

    • The Gospel reading for today from John 21:1-19,  has many themes. A week-long retreat could be given on this Gospel passage because so much is contained within it. Perhaps, we could each take that on this week: Pray
      with a different verse from today’s Gospel every day this week and enter into deep, daily encounters with Jesus.

      • Monday: “That night they caught nothing.” We can’t do anything in the dark. If we’re in spiritual darkness — not praying, not repentant, not going to Mass — we will catch nothing. We need to be in the light of Christ.
      • Tuesday: “Cast the net over the right side of the boat.” In prayer, don’t give up so easily. Don’t leave and move on to the next thing. Stay where you are and keep fishing.
      • Wednesday: “He tucked in his garment, for he was lightly clad, and jumped into the sea.” To encounter Christ, be lightly clad. Don’t overwhelm your life with a ton of things God isn’t actually asking you to do. What natural gifts has He given you? What are you passionate about? Let go of everything else and jump into the sea. Dive in, head first.
      • Thursday: “Simon Peter went over and dragged the net ashore full of one hundred fifty-three large fish.” Some scholars believe this represents the 153 known nations of the world at the time John wrote the Gospel. The Good News and the Church — led by Peter and his successors — are meant for everyone. Who in your life needs to encounter God’s love and mercy? 
      • Friday: “When they climbed out on shore, they saw a charcoal fire.” There’s only one other time a charcoal fire is mentioned in the Gospel of John: Peter’s denial of Jesus. Christ undoes past fires of sin with the fire of repentance and forgiveness. 
      • Saturday: “Someone else will dress you and lead you where you do not want to go.” Our lives are not our own. They are a gift from God, a gift that is meant to be given to someone else.

      May the Risen Christ journey with you in everything you do this week!

      Please keep the following intentions in your prayers:

      • For all PMA Seniors who are discerning their journey after PMA  
      • For 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 those who are struggling with lost jobs, homelessness, and providing basic needs for their families.
      • For the people of Venezuela
      • For an increase in religious freedom around the world
      • 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:

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        • The victims of the terror attacks and violence and those who are martyred for their religious beliefs throughout the world.
        • 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