From the Desk of the Principal…January 6,  2021



Happy New Year 2021

Calendar/Newsletter Highlights

  • APA Board Corner
  • Virtus Training

Happy New Year and welcome back!  We hope everyone enjoyed a safe and joyful holiday season.  We are coming back to two weeks of Zoom and will resume in-person learning for all grades on January 19, 2021. 


IHS first three letters of greek spelling of Jesus

The month of January is traditionally dedicated to the Holy Name of Jesus. After the Blessed Virgin Mary conceived by the Holy Spirit, the angel Gabriel appeared to St. Joseph and told him that the Child’s name should be called Jesus, meaning “God Saves.” According to Jewish law, on the 8th day after his birth a male child was to be circumcised, receive his name, and become a full member of God’s covenant people. According to the old Roman liturgical calendar, the Feast of the Circumcision of Jesus was celebrated on January 1st, eight days after Christmas, the same day that He was given His sacred name. Currently, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Mother of God on January 1st and honor the Holy Name of Jesus on January 3rd. For Catholics, Jesus’ sacred name is the object of a special devotion symbolized by the monogram “IHS,” (sometimes called a Christogram), which is the first three letters of the Greek spelling of His name.

VolunteersAPA Board Corner:

The “Jingle Jangle Raffle” results we made a profit of $6040.10. Thank you families for getting those raffle tickets sold! 

Water Filling Stations:  Two of the three stations will be installed on Monday, January 11.  The hope is to have all three stations by the time we return to in-person instruction.

Thank you to all who participated in the Sharky’s and Urbane Cafe fundraiser. We earned $225.00 from Sharky’s and $265.00 from Urbane Cafe. Here are the other Restaurant Fundraiser to look forward to:

  • January 13th Presto Pasta
  • February 3rd WoodRanch
  • March 10th The Habit

Please keep an eye out for the flyers.

The APA Board thanks you all for supporting our school during these uncertain times. 


school secretary very busy



Hours: The best times to conduct school business in the office are 8:30 to 12:00, 12:40 to 2:15, and 3:00 - 3:30.  Please do not come in during dismissal.  We are calling students for pick-up and are unable to give you uninterrupted attention.  




Axxess Books: There’s no printed book, For 2021, instead of printing on 47 tons of paper, now all merchant offers will be exclusively found on our updated website and mobile app! One membership now includes both Santa Barbara and Ventura County Merchants. You’re getting two memberships for the price of one!

kid playing after schoolRegister for EDC~ Please contact the school for a registration packet.


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If your VIRTUS certificate expired or will expire in January 2020 - December 2020, you may recertify by requesting an OPTION #3 certificate, if you have completed all your VIRTUS continuing ed bulletins.  If you are not current on your bulletins or you do not already have a VIRTUS Online account, you may recertify by completing an online class. Contact for more information.