SMA Newsletter • August 3, 2023
Mission Statement
St. Martin of Tours Academy fosters confidence, curiosity, and independence through a climate of cooperation and trust by preserving dignity throughout the learning process, accentuating all children’s God-given gifts in a Catholic environment.
Dear SMA Community,

Crews are hard at work creating a beautiful environment for our students despite the hot sun. Every day counts as we prepare for the new school year. Please keep these crews in your prayers.

This week the newly formed SMA Safety Team attended 2 days of the 4-day Diamond Safety Training sponsored by the San Diego County Office of Education. We were fortunate to be trained in the same environment in which police officers, Navy SEALs, and other agencies train. We took part in scenarios that included live actors, blank rounds, and fake blood. Our mission was to keep students, staff, and ourselves safe while doing our best to stop bleeding among the injured. Our tools included a CAT tourniquet, packing gauze, and bandages. Our team, consisting of myself, Mrs. Hickman, Mrs. Tallman, and Ms. Johnson, successfully saved several injured actors who had lost a limb or suffered deep wounds.

On a different note, Sacramental Preparation registration begins on August 7. The Sacramental Preparation for Reconciliation and First Holy Communion is a shared experience with parents attending sessions with their child. We hope to see many of our students receive these sacraments this school year. You will find more information at the bottom of this newsletter.

Below, you can also find information about the after school classes we will be offering. Fall sports will begin in September, including Cross County. Cross Country is open for all grades and Boy's Flag Football and Girls Volleyball are open for students in grades 5-8. Practice dates will be determined in late August.

Summer Blessings,
Jennifer Miller

Click HERE for the August Calendar! Check out each month by clicking "Calendar" on SchoolSpeak.

After School Classes
Tuesdays K-5

Join Yoga Rascals in the Peace Garden on Tuesdays.

Thursdays K-8

Receive a 10% early bird discount if registered by 8/16/23.

Fridays K-4 "Science in Action"

Folklorico Mexican Dance Class
Wednesday's Sept. - May
Parish Hall

Registration will open on August 16th through SchoolSpeak.
Parochial Sports information for Girls Volleyball and Boys Flag Football will be the distributed the first week of school. Grades 5-8
Sacramental Prep - 1st Communion & Reconciliation
This is the time to register your child to receive the Sacraments.
Click HERE to register on the parish website.

Turn in or email Contact and Release form, before school begins.
Alumni News

Why Saint Martin of Tours Academy is Special

There are a few reasons St. Martin Academy is special to students. One of the main reasons is our Workshop Way Philosophy. It gives students time to learn, and to understand a concept. The students are able to learn at their own pace. Another reason is how the staff always welcome the students. No matter who they are, they treat everyone fairly, and make them feel at home. The final reason is how St. Martin Academy always gives students the opportunity to shine. Every year, through things like the Talent Show, SeaPerch, Decathlon, Student Council, Yearbook etc. students are able to show what they are capable of, and it’s very rewarding to see the students be proud of what they have done at the end of the year. St. Martin Academy has been a special school for a lot of our students and alumni, it really does just feel like a second home. 

Yang Li, Class of 2023, will be attending Mater Dei High School
in the Fall. We wish him great success!
Parish News

Keep up with parish activities, programs and Mass schedules. Read the weekly bulletin HERE.

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