On Wednesday, February 8, St. Lucy’s will welcome 70 guests from Uekusa Gakuen School of Chiba, Japan
On February 8, 2017 St. Lucy’s will welcome female students from Uekusa Gakuen High School of Chiba, Japan. Since 2003, St. Lucy’s has welcomed the girls of Uekusa Gakuen to experience a day as a Regent by shadowing a Junior or Senior in their classes, joining friends for shared lunch, touring the campus, and closing the day with a special Cultural Presentation from both schools. Previous presentations have included dance and vocal performances, calligraphy and origami art for all students.
St. Lucy’s Thanksgiving “We Scare Hunger” Drive 2016
St. Lucy’s chosen as one of the 2016 Top 50 schools for Vans Custom Culture!
Congratulations to Freshman – Sarah Soza, Sophomore – Elizabeth Alderete, Junior – Alexa Teran, and Senior – Julia Do, for their Vans Custom Culture shoe design submissions. Starting Wednesday, April 27 until Wednesday, May 11 show your support for the hard work and effort of our Regent artists by submitting your vote for our shoe design entries (vans.com/customculture). You are allowed to cast one vote per region per day until voting ends at 5pm PST on May 11. Help our student entries advance to the Final Event in Los Angeles, CA June 6-9, 2016.
To vote for our shoe designs visit: vans.com/customculture
Jackie Bristow Memorial 5K
Thank you to everyone who supported the 2016 Jackie Bristow Memorial 5K on January 9, 2016. This inspiring event helps to raise awareness about eating disorders, and is in honor of a St. Lucy’s alumna, Jackie Bristow, who passed away in 2008. For more information, visit their website at jackiememorial.org.
St. Lucy’s hosted a booth at an archdiocesan Academic Decathlon for thousands of 5th- 8th grade students and their families Saturday, March 7, 2015 at the Los Angeles Sports Arena.
Project Peanut Butter
This Lenten season, our goal as a regent community is to raise money for the charity, “Project Peanut Butter.” “Project Peanut Butter” is a non-profit organization that produces and provides ready-to-use therapeutic food to malnourished children in sub-Saharan Africa. To view the flyer, click here.
Please click on the following links about “Project Peanut Butter” and the therapeutic food known as Plumpy’nut for more information:
Vote for the Pomona Valley Hospital “Pink Glove Dance”
St. Lucy’s Volunteers are encouraging St. Lucy’s students to Vote for the Pomona Valley Hospital “Pink Glove Dance”.
To learn more about “Pink Glove Dance,” click here.
Incoming Freshman Class of 2018 Attends the Musical
On Friday, April 4, roughly 100 incoming freshmen attended the St. Lucy’s Musical. The girls enjoyed a pizza dinner, goodies, and each other’s company. It was a great opportunity for them to beginning forming their St. Lucy’s sisterly bond.
St. Lucy’s Honors Local Heroes
The St. Lucy’s community was invited to participate in a Pancake Breakfast for all of the Fire Fighters, Forestry Service, Pilots and Police officers that battled the Colby Fire in January. It took place in the parking lot of Glendora’s Clubhouse 66 to honor the local heroes that were instrumental in keeping beautiful St. Lucy’s campus safe.
Sr. Monica, Ms. Katie Rossi, Mary Serafin (ASB President, ’14), and Alyssa Plourde (ASB Vice President, ’14) attended as representatives of St. Lucy’s.
St. Lucy’s Read Across America Initiative with St. Turibius Elementary School
On Monday, March 3, 2014, St. Lucy’s invited 140 St. Turibius Elementary School students, their teachers, and parents to St. Lucy’s to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ annual campaign to Read Across America. This reading motivation and awareness program calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on the birthday of beloved children’s author, Dr. Seuss.
The student visitors arrived on campus around 9:00 a.m. and experienced a day full of literacy activities. They were hosted by St. Lucy’s students from various campus groups, including ASB, Social Issues Club, and the Regent Ambassador program. They participated in a Seuss-themed rally, received a walking tour of the campus, visited a classroom for a book reading and activity, participated in an all-school assembly, and enjoyed a pizza lunch with their hosts.
The students and faculty at St. Lucy’s participated in a Bring the Bus campaign that raised funds for their visit. St. Lucy’s students also contributed to a campus-wide Book Drive, and donated nearly 2,000 books for St. Turibius to bring back to their school library. St. Lucy’s looks forward to a continued partnership with St. Turibius Elementary School.
The student body recognized our local Los Angeles County Fire Department and our own incredible Maintenance and Security Staff for all of their hard work in the aftermath of the Colby Fire. With so much destruction that surrounded us, our students, faculty and staff were lucky enough to return Tuesday morning to our beautiful campus. We knew it was only right to express our “attitude of gratitude” to those who spent time away from their homes to help us restore ours.
Check out this link to a Student Profile written by Senior, Victoria G. Perez.
She is featured on the LA Private School Guide website, which highlights current admissions and recruitment news for private schools in the Los Angeles area.
Partnership with St. Turibius Elementary School
For the past few years, St. Lucy’s has developed a special partnership with St. Turibius Elementary School in Los Angeles. Mr. Joseph Murillo, the first grade teacher at St. Turibius, reached out to us for a simple brochure encouraging continued Catholic education for his students. He is passionate about relaying the message to his first grade families that it is possible to keep their children in Catholic schools k-12 if they begin saving money now.
Every year, Ms. Katie Rossi, St. Lucy’s Director of Public Relations and Enrollment, visits the school as a guest reader for Read Across America Day in March. We have also welcomed small groups of their students onto our campus for tours and special activities. Students from the Social Issues Club are pen pals with the current third grade class and enjoy fundraising to send special treats to their little buddies.
On Monday, March 3, 2014, St. Lucy’s is inviting all of St. Turibius’ 162 students onto our campus to celebrate Read Across America Day with our students by promoting literacy from transitional kindergarten to eighth grade.
Here are some photos from Ms. Rossi’s visit to the school as a guest reader for Read Across America Day this past March and St. Turibius’ recent visit to St. Lucy’s.
Reader’s Choice Awards 2013:
St. Lucy’s Voted San Gabriel Valley’s Favorite Private School
Thank You 2012-2013 Regent Ambassadors
On behalf of Ms. Rossi and St. Lucy’s, we would like to thank and congratulate our very talented group of Regent Ambassadors who committed their time and energy this year to promoting St. Lucy’s. We would especially like to honor a few students who went above and beyond their call of duty and served valuable leadership roles: Arden Davis, Christi Cameron, Katrina Marie Sim, Karissa O’Hanlon, Heather Seman, Zayi Reyes, Madison Hunt, MacKenna Wenzl, Livier Capristo, Aubrie Jaime, Emily Martin, Kathryn Reid, Rebecca Frankeberger, and Kenna Arana. We are grateful for your dedication and commitment to the Regent Ambassador Program!
St. Dorothy’s Oak Tree Festival
St. Dorothy School in Glendora held their annual Oak Tree Festival during the weekend of May 19-21. The event draws nearly 30,000 people from across the San Gabriel Valley each year. It is the St. Dorothy Church’s largest fundraiser and all proceeds enable their ministries to serve those in need in the community. In addition to hosting a St. Lucy’s booth, alongside Damien and Pomona Catholic high schools, several St. Lucy’s students volunteered to assist in various game booths throughout the weekend.
Incoming Freshmen Attend the St. Lucy’s Musical
On Saturday, April 27, 2013, over 80 incoming freshmen attended the St. Lucy’s Musical and were greeted by Ms. Rossi, Ms. Johnston, and several Regent Ambassadors. The girls received a free ticket to the show, enjoyed a pizza dinner, and snacked on treats while they mingled with their new classmates.
Glendora Earth Day Festival
On Saturday, April 20, 2013, students from the Thirst Project and Recycling Club hosted a St. Lucy’s booth at the annual Glendora Earth Day Festival outside of Glendora City Hall. Seniors, Ingrid Garcia, Alexis Martinez, Chanel Nye, and Bobbi Stalnaker, represented Thirst Project while junior, Kristen Sale, represented the Recycling Club. The students interacted with members of their community to educate them about how St. Lucy’s gives back, not only to the Earth, but to the people in it.
Immaculate Conception and Annunciation Catholic School Reverse Science Fair
On Tuesday, April 16, 2013, ICA Catholic School in Monrovia hosted their first annual Reverse Science Fair. Mr. Brian Kays and five of his hardworking science students ran an experiment called “Sugar Thermodynamics” to demonstrate the oxidation of a Gummi bear and illustrate the amount of energy available in carbohydrates. The ladies did a wonderful job and represented us well! Following the presentations, little girls ran up to inform the Regent Ambassadors that they too will be attending St. Lucy’s in the future.
Second Graders from St. Turibius Elementary Visit St. Lucy’s
On Thursday, March 21, 2013, second graders from St. Turibius Elementary School in downtown Los Angeles visited St. Lucy’s to celebrate the feast day of St. Benedict. The kids were paired up with students from the Social Issues Club and were welcomed with open arms. Their itinerary included a book reading, art project, visit to Mrs. Belanger’s senior religion class, all-school assembly, and pizza with their buddies by the famous oak tree. The students also enjoyed a visit by Officer Steve, father of senior, Madison Hunt, who spent his lunch hour reading and interacting with the children.
Read Across America at St. Turibius Elementary
On Friday, March 1, 2013, Ms. Katie Rossi spent the morning with the students of St. Turibius Elementary School in downtown Los Angeles to celebrate Read Across America. She had the pleasure of reading to the students in their classrooms and served as a guest reader at their all-school Dr. Seuss Assembly. Over 25 Dr. Seuss books were donated to the second grade class and the Social Issues Club offered some tips on “10 ways to be a good classmate.”
St. Lucy’s has shared a very special relationship with St. Turibius over the past year and we hope to continue inspiring ongoing academic success for these young students.
St. Lucy’s Regent Ambassadors Promote Catholic Schools Week at O.L.A.!
Five Regent Ambassadors from St. Lucy’s helped kick off Catholic Schools Week for Our Lady of the Assumption School in Claremont. Senior, Mara Carcamo, and juniors, Alexa Baldizon, Arriane Datuin, Annemarie Guillen, and Isabella Paseta, enjoyed mingling with the families and students of O.L.A. while distributing cotton candy. They provided information, answered questions, and shared their St. Lucy’s experience to promote continuing education in Catholic schools.
St. Lucy’s presents at the St. Philip the Apostle School Reverse Science Fair
On Friday, November 2, 2012, St. Philip the Apostle School in Pasadena hosted a Reverse Science Fair that gave junior high students the opportunity to experience real science in action. Scientists, engineers, and doctors were invited to present a lesson and share their passion for science. The presenters inspired the students through the topics of anatomy, nutrition, water, athletic science, physics, music/sound, medicine, and electricity. St. Lucy’s Science Department Chairperson, Mr. Brian Kays, volunteered to participate in this event and impressed the students with his innovative lesson about the physics and chemistry of the biological metabolism of gummy bears. In the short amount of time allotted, he managed to differentiate his instruction through the effective use of technology and tactile engagement (students worked with actual gummy bears). In addition to this, Mr. Kays engaged the students by heating up their gummy snack in a glass beaker to demonstrate its explosive release of energy. St. Lucy’s hopes to participate in this event again next year!