St. Adelaide Catholic Academy

Family Newsletter

Developing Catholic Stewards, Scholars and Leaders


May 8, 2019

“The month of May is a special time for us Catholics to pay homage to our Blessed Mother Mary. Note that I say we pay homage to her. Contrary to a distressing misconception found among Evangelicals and Protestants, we honor Mary. We do not worship her.

She has a unique role in salvation history as the Mother of God, conceived without Sin, who by her own free will agreed to bring the “Word made flesh”, (John 1:14) our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ into the world.

Mary is prefigured as the one who would crush the head of the serpent (a figure of Satan) in Genesis 3:15 through her Divine Son. Still she in no way overshadows Him, nor would she ever wish to!

Her life in the Gospel years was one of service and great devotion to Jesus, from the cave in Bethlehem where she gave birth to Him, to Calvary in Jerusalem where she stood by His cross in His Crucifixion, from Crib to Cross, as it were.

While she has a somewhat low profile in the Gospels, her words there still resonate with us today and challenge us to follow her example of humility, obedience, and service to God.”

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Please join us as we honor our Blessed Mother at our May Crowning Mass on Friday, May 17th at 8:15. See more details regarding this event in this newsletter.

I thank you for your commitment to Catholic education and all that you do to support St. Adelaide Academy. I invite you to become involved in our school community.  If you have resources that would help our school, please let me know.


Ms. Malouf, Principal

Prayer Corner

Please keep Smiley Hernandez in your prayers, as he heals from surgery. We also ask for prayers for Gilbert’s family as they mourn the loss of his aunt. Please pray for those affected by the shooting in Colorado and all in our school families who need our prayers.

Campus Beautification/Bathrooms

The school’s new cleaning company began last week. The bathrooms and kitchen are shining!  The company will continue with weekly cleanings. In addition, our custodian cleans daily.

We would still like to have some decorative painting done in our bathrooms. (Bathrooms walls were painted at the beginning of the school year) One parent has come forward to help with this project. If you would like to help, please let Ms. Malouf know.

We recently had Aquinas students on campus to do a “Day of Service”. They did a wonderful job weeding planters, general cleaning, helping in the classrooms and office.

Our Student Council is taking the lead on beautifying Ms. Theresa’s Garden. We are excited to see the results!

If you would like to help with any other beautification project, please let Ms. Malouf know.

Bulletin Boards

We have two new bulletin boards near the school office (one to be installed) as well as a repaired board which will be moved to the lunch area. Thank you to Mr. Ed Tapia for your generous donation. Thanks also to Coach Dan, who assisted with installation. These boards will give us more opportunities to highlight the upcoming events as well as showcase the work of our students.

Healthy Hearts

We received this message from the American Heart Association:

On behalf of the American Heart Association and the millions of Americans we serve, thank you very much for your school’s donation of $2,800.00. Families and schools are critical links in providing the foundation for cardiovascular wellness in our country. By holding this event at your school each year, you raise awareness about heart-healthy living. And you help us fund more lifesaving scientific research and critically needed education efforts. Thank you.

Almost every family in America is touched by heart disease or stroke, and your school’s contribution will significantly impact our fight against these devastating illnesses.

We hope that you, your faculty and your students found this lifesaving effort rewarding and enjoyable. You are touching so many lives – and life is why we exist as an organization. Your help and support are greatly appreciated, and we look forward to partnering again with you next year!

Electronic Waste/School Cents

The next E-Waste event is on Saturday, May 11th at the Inland Empire Mall. We receive 2000 School Cents points for each item that has a screen that is 4” or more. We will bring your items to the mall if you bring them to the school by Friday, May 10th. We are currently in 4th place. Please help us to move ahead.

You could also help our school by logging your receipts. All you do is take the receipts of anything you purchase at the Inland Center Mall, even food purchases, to the Guest Services Desk and ask them to stamp the receipts for St. Adelaide School. You can also log in your receipts online by going to  A third option is to bring your receipts to the school office. We receive 50 points per dollar spent.  Your help can result in the school receiving up to $2000 in merchandise/supplies. This program runs through May 31st.

Panda Express Fundraiser

Thank you to all who participated in the Panda Express fundraiser. We received $916.60. We will put this toward projectors for our 1st and 2nd grade classrooms.

We have more restaurant fundraisers coming up. More info to come…

Volunteer Appreciation Lunch

Our school faculty and staff would like to show our appreciation for our many volunteers who share their time, talent and treasures to make our school better. Your dedication has impacted the lives of our students, families and staff. We are hosting a special lunch on Friday, May 24th at 1pm in the Parish Center to show our appreciation to all of you. Child care will be provided at no cost. Please RSVP by May 10th. You can RSVP in the school office or through our St. Adelaide Events Remind. To join that Remind you need to text the message @ac22d7 to 81010. We hope to see you there!

Mother’s Day Celebration/May Crowning

We will be celebrating our Blessed Mother and our earthly moms on Friday, May 17th at a special Mass at 8:15am. Our 8th graders will all be part of the crowning court. Nikki Torres and Miguel Velasquez will have the honor of crowning Mary. Our First Communicants from third grade will have a special part in the Mass. All are asked to bring flowers to honor Mary.

Following Mass, we will have a celebration of moms in the Parish Center. Our DADS will help with a continental breakfast with music and a special video featuring your children. You don’t want to miss this wonderful event.

Field Day

Our annual field day is on Thursday, June 6th. Coach Leo and Coach Dan are planning a fun morning of activities for our students. We will also have Kona Ice here for sale. If you would like to help make this a fun event, please see Leo or Dan. We are also accepting donations of small water bottles to keep our kids hydrated.

2019-2020 School Year

It’s not too late to save your child’s spot for next year. Turn in your intent forms ASAP.

Please note that our tuition has not changed. However, the way to reach your fundraising obligation of $650 has changed. The school is requiring a minimum of $100 of that $650 to come from Scrip credit. We want all our families to participate in this program and see how easy it is to get credit for things that you already purchase (food, gas, etc.). It is simply using gift cards instead of cash. The remaining $550 can also be achieved through Scrip or through our other fundraising opportunities offered throughout the year.

We will have a staff change in middle school. Mrs. Taylor will not be returning next year. We wish her all the best, including a healthy baby. Mrs. Malouf is currently looking for a dynamic teacher. She is working with the diocese and interviewing at a job fair to find the best candidate for our middle school team of teachers.

We will be calendaring events at our PTG meeting on June 3rd. Please come and be part of the planning!

New Trees

We have two new fruitless plum trees which were generously donated by the Nguyen family. These trees were planted in the grass area west of the store shed. They will honor Bishop Barnes’ 25 years of service to the Diocese of San Bernardino. A plaque will be placed in that spot as well.

Summer School

Give your child the gift of confidence, personalized learning, experiential learning, challenge, socialization and fun. Sign them up for our Summer School today. Brochures went home with your child. You can choose the entire program or just the weeks you want. Each week has a specific theme and the students will have part of the day devoted to academics. Please see Mrs. Suquett or Ms. Malouf for any questions.

Pancake Fundraiser

Our PTG sponsored a Pancake breakfast on Palm Sunday. The breakfast was a great success. We raised $1347.11. Our profit will help pay for security needs at our school.

Thanks to all who helped with this event.