Newsletter Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Happy Two’s day! 2/22/22


This weekend we continued the theme of Love in the readings. We are reminded to love our enemies and do good for them. We are called to share with no expectation of receiving anything in return. If we do these things, we are told, that our reward will be great in heaven. I particularly liked this line. “For the measure with which you measure
will in return be measured out to you.” It is a great reminder of the Golden Rule from Friday’s readings…”Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” How can we share love with someone we are at odds with this week? How can we model true sharing to our children this week?
Hot Lunch Santa Sophia Academy will have hot pizza lunches on Fridays beginning February 25th. Parents can pre-order cheese or pepperoni slices for $2.25 per slice. Place your orders via our Pizza order form by 10 a.m. Thursday. Pizza orders will be billed through FACTS. Proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards new water bottle filling stations at SSA. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer to distribute pizza, email ptg@santasophiaacademy.org. Thank you for your support!
Uniforms We have many items in lost and found. Please come and pick up anything that belongs to you. Please check your child’s sweater and jacket for their name. If they have taken home someone else’s by accident please return it to school. 
Skirt length– your girls are growing! Please check their skirt lengths. Remember they should be no more than 1 in above the knee. 
nail polish– The only acceptable colors of nail polish are clear, or french. Please ensure that all other colors of nail polish are removed before coming to school. 
Coffee and Donuts Thank you to those parents who helped with Coffee and Doughnuts this weekend. We have one more weekend. Please sign up to help this weekend! Please click the link to sign up. https://forms.gle/P4oPScQmBmxxPPUx8

Opportunity Drawing We are selling Opportunity Drawing Tickets. Remember each family has an obligation to purchase or sell 2 tickets. Contact the office is you have any questions. 
Mardi Gras Spirit Day- FREE! March 1st your child may wear gold, green, yellow, and purple shirts with jeans or walking shorts to celebrate. See attached flier for more information. 
Mardi Gras Join the Parish as we celebrate “Fat Tuesday” or Mardi Gras on March 1st. It will be a fun event with games and potluck. The Boy Scouts will be having their Derby Car Race. The school was asked to donate candy. Please send in a bag if you are able. Check out the attached flier for details.
Ash Wednesday Soup Supper Wednesday, March 2nd following the Ash Wednesday Mass from 5:30-7, the Academy will be hosting the Soup Supper. Please join us! 
Parents in Prayer Come and pray for our students every Tuesday morning at 7:40 in the Library. All are welcome!
Winter Sports Thank you to all those who supported our athletes. This weekend is our last game of the season. 
Spring Sports Today is the last day to sign up for Spring Sports. The season begins March 12th. 
Track and Field Calling all students interested in joining Track and Field. There are metered races, shot put, javelin and the long jump. We are not sure exactly when the event will be and want to get practices started. Practices will be on Monday’s and Thursday’s. We are looking for additional coaches. Please contact the office to add your child’s name to the list. Once we know the cost we will let you know the fee.
Cub Scouts WOW! PINEWOOD DERBY AND SNOW CAMP Boys and girls are busy working on their cars for the Pinewood Derby – one of the most exciting events in Cub Scouts! Come watch the Derby in the DeMoor room on March 1, the same evening as Santa Sophia’s Mardi Gras for families. If you want to race a car in the Derby, and you are ages 5 to 10, come join our Pack 355!
This month our Scout Troop 355, for boys ages 11-17, is preparing for fun camping in the snow at Mt. Palomar, weather permitting. Join Scouting and see what all of the excitement is about! For additional information, contact Jim Brown at brownfamilybusiness@hotmail.com or TEXT to 619-248-4905.
HELP SAVE LIVES IN EL CAJON – 40 DAYS FOR LIFE You can protect mothers and children by participating locally in this worldwide mobilization! Through prayer and fasting, peaceful vigils and community outreach, 40 Days for Life has inspired over 1 million volunteers! Here is how to take participate: Santa Sophia’s vigil times and locations: 7 am to7 pm on Saturdays at Planned Parenthood, 1685 E. Main St., El Cajon (next to McDonalds). For more information, or to get involved, contact Pat Brown at brownfamilyhs@hotmail.com or TEXT to 619-248-4003.
COVID Updates
If your child has any of these symptoms please keep them at home.

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

When your child returns to school please have them come through the front office to verify they are ready to return.
Important Dates

Monday, February 21st- No School!

Tuesday, February 22nd-Tuesday Assembly/ Guitar /Drama/ Volleyball

Wednesday, February 24th-1-2 Blue Team Soccer/ V BB

Thursday, February 25th- V Boys BB/ Volleyball/ 3-4 Soccer

Friday, February 26th- Mass/ V BB

Sunday, February 27th- Coffee and Donuts!


Monday, February 28th- Tuesday, March 1st- Assembly- Mardi Gras/ Drama/ Volleyball/ Guitar

Thursday, March 3rd- Volleyball

Wednesday, March 2nd- Ash Wednesday/ Mass/ Soup Supper/ Volleyball/Basketball

Friday, March 4th- 1/2 Day/ Mass/Basketball
God Bless!

Miss Klant