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2022-2023 NEWS ARCHIVE

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March 2023
March 5
March 12
March 19
March 26

February 2023
February 5
February 12
February 19
February 26

January 2023
January 1 (New Years Day - no St. Serra Sunday News)
January 8
January 15
January 22
January 29

December 2022:
December 4
December 11
December 18
December 25 (Christmas Day - no St. Serra Sunday News)

November 2022:
November 6
November 13
November 20 (no St. Serra Sunday News due to Thanksgiving week)
November 27

October 2022:
October 2
October 9
October 16
October 23
October 30

September 2022:
September 4
September 11
September 18
September 25

August 2022:
August 14, 2022
August 21, 2022
August 28, 2022

March 23, 2023: Mrs. Suzanne Edwards to Join St. Serra as Lower School Principal
March 10, 2023: Second Trimester Student Learning Assessments
March 6, 2023: Anchor Ball Friendly Reminders
March 1, 2023: St. Serra Parent Education Series - What Parents Need to Know About the Fentanyl Crisis

February 17, 2023: St. Serra Parent Education Series - Parenting in a Digital World
February 16, 2023: Mrs. Carol Reiss Announces Retirement
February 10, 2023: Summer School is Back!
February 1, 2023: 2023-24 Registration for Current Families Update

January 31, 2023: Reserved Parking Reminder
January 30, 2023: Memorial Mass for Audrey Tellers
January 23, 2023: Important Safety Reminder
January 18, 2023: St. Serra Parent Education Series - The Battleground: Parents vs. Children
January 11, 2023: 2023-24 Registration for Current Families Reminder
January 2, 2023: 2023-24 Registration for Current Families Now Open

December 25, 2022: Christmas Blessings 2022
December 20, 2022: St. Serra Update
December 15, 2022: 2023-24 School Year Registration for Current Families
December 9, 2022: Sylvia Peterson Named St. Serra's Teacher of the Year
December 7, 2022: Charism Crusader Award Winners for Trimester 1
December 2, 2022: First Trimester Student Learning Assessments

November 24, 2022: Thanksgiving Blessings 2022
November 18, 2022: Giving Week Incentive Winners
November 15, 2022: St. Serra Parent Education Series - Raising Holistically Well-Grounded Children
November 14, 2022: Giving Week Results

October 4, 2022: Candlelight Vigil for Grace Scheipe '19

September 2, 2022: St. Serra Updates

August 30, 2022: St. Serra Welcomes New Director of Campus Safety
August 23, 2022: Display Traffic Placards
August 19, 2022: Back to School Updates
August 5, 2022: St. Serra Catholic School 2022-2023 School Year Information



Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Stephanie Leavey (March 12, 2023)

March 14, 2023
By St. Serra Marketing Communications

As the teacher for Advanced Plus ELA and Math for Grades Two and Four, Mrs. Stephanie Leavey finds that working with different age groups is especially rewarding. She shares, “I get to see the students in two different stages of development.” She also enjoys bringing her experience as a former Catholic school student into her role at St. Serra, remembering fondly, “how kind and patient the teachers and nuns were at my elementary school.”

Mrs. Leavey attended Catholic school herself, starting in Kindergarten and continuing through her senior year of high school. She believes her faith was strengthened as a result of being able to talk and learn about religion at school. She is a graduate of Chapman University and worked in the Garden Grove Unified School District, teaching first and second grades, until she had her first child. She feels fortunate that she was able to stay home with her children when they were little. She returned to teaching when her youngest child was in first grade, which is when she first started St. Serra.

Mrs. Leavey’s husband, Greg, is also a teacher. He teaches U.S. History to eighth graders at Corona Del Mar Middle School. They are looking forward to celebrating twenty-three years of marriage this July. Both of their children, Emily and Kellen, attended school at St. Serra from TK through eighth grade, and then went on to Santa Margarita Catholic High School (“SM”). Emily is now a sophomore at Butler University in Indianapolis. Their son, Kellen, is a senior at SM and currently deciding on where he will attend college. They also have an Italian greyhound named Finn, who keeps them very busy. He is affectionately referred to as their “third child.”

In her spare time, Mrs. Leavey loves to cook and bake. She is always trying out new recipes, which are not hard to come by due to her sizable collection of cookbooks! A fun fact that she shares: “Right after college graduation my roommate and I were on Supermarket Sweeps and won! My five minutes of fame!”

Mrs. Leavey’s second graders are currently reading The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary. It is the second of three novels they are reading this year - they already read Freckle Juice by Judy Blume, and their next read will be E.B. White’s Charlotte’s Web. In math they are working on multiplication facts. Her fourth grade students are starting the Sid Fleischman novel, By the Great Horn Spoon!, which is a tale that takes place during the California Gold Rush. In math they are currently enjoying lessons on fractions.

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