Dear Parents of Stella Maris Academy:
On behalf of our school staff, I hope this note finds you well and that you and your children are enjoying your summer. Here at SMA, we are in the midst of trying to place our students into electives of their choice for Trimester One.
Last year we started our electives program and all students seemed to enjoy this time. Electives meet twice a week for 45 minutes each starting the week of September 5th. Electives will change slightly each trimester and you will be emailed each time to select a new elective for the new trimester. We do our best to place students in the electives of their choice.
Advanced Art — students will delve deeper into all aspects of drawing in Trimester 1.
Sports Skills — a class of additional time to develop specific skills in the sports of the particular season at our school and Catholic Sports League.
Brain Games — laughing while one learns, a class to stimulate one’s brain with friendly individual and team competitions including games, trivia and puzzles.
Choir — students will have time to sing, and this may perhaps lead to become the basis of our “Star Singers Glee Club/Acabellas” as it progresses.
Folklore — In this class, we will explore different kinds of folklore practices including folktales, legends, riddles, games, rhymes, proverbs, greeting formulas, jokes and more. We will we learn how they are structured, discuss their role in society, create our own versions.
Math Mania — Students needing a little extra time of support will do so under the watchful eye of a middle school math teacher. They might strengthen their skills with math games, or maybe tackle the concepts being taught in class and attack upcoming assignments!
Thanks so much for taking the time to let me know what elective your child is interested in for this first trimester. Your children will have the opportunity to select again near the beginning of our second trimester. There may be different electives offered at that time as we continue to explore ways of serving you and your children through the blessings of our school programs!
Please fill out the following FORM by Wednesday, August 23rd.