Dear SCBA Family…

We have lots of exciting events planned for this month, including Catholic Schools Week, Open House, and Grandparents Day. Be sure to notice all of the different activities that will be happening and join us for some or all of the fun!

Also, if you are struggling with the cost of Catholic education, be sure to note the dates for the Bishop Flores Scholars Tuition Assistance Application. In order to be considered for any tuition assistance at SCBA, you must also apply for the Bishop Flores Program. Applications are processed according to need from January 2, 2019, through February 28, 2019.

Praying for you and your family this week and always…

A look ahead…Catholic Schools Week – What to expect!

  • Saturday 1/26 Catholic Schools Night at the University of San Diego!

  • Sunday 1/27 All School Mass – 10:00 a.m.

    Please join us for a special all school Mass to kick-off Catholic Schools Week at SCBA. Students should wear show their school pride by wearing their school uniforms on this special day.

  • Monday 1/28 School Spelling Bee (Grades 6-8) 12:30 p.m.

    Students in Grades 6-8 will participate in this special event. Prior to this event, students in Grades 6-8 will participate in their Class Spelling Bee. The top students from each class will participate in the School Spelling Bee. Our School Champion will move on to the will move on the the San Diego Union Countywide Spelling Bee on March 14, 2019 at the Town and Country Hotel.

  • Tuesday 1/29 Parent/Student Lunch (11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.)

    Join us for lunch on this day. Bring lunch in or purchase lunch from our Hot Lunch menu that is attached to the Tuesday Treasure this week.

  • Wednesday 1/30 Faith Family Activity

    Remember to wear your Olympiad t-shirt!

  • Thursday 1/31 Open House For Prospective SCBA Families 5:30 -7:00 p.m.

    Invite your friends and family to visit Saint Charles Borromeo Academy and learn more about our wonderful community. Share your story with with the people around you and encourage them to come learn more about Catholic education and the positive impact that it makes in the life of your child. Your encouragement makes a difference!

  • Friday 2/1 Grandparents Day

    All grandparents are invited to join us for Mass with Father John, lights snacks in the hall, and classroom visitations on this special day. Please RSVP for this event on the Schoolspeak Homepage by Tuesday, January 22. Invitation to follow.

A few other things…

Financial Aid Assistance – Bishop Flores Scholars

If you are struggling with the burden of financial burden of Catholic Education and think that you will require any financial assistance in the coming year, there may be help available.The Bishop Flores Program will provide tuition assistance in 2019-2020, focused on developing sustainable financial partnerships with families. Our tuition assistance will be awarded on a first-come first-served basis of financial need. The awards are based on household size and income, with grants up to $500 for a single child and $1000 maximum per multi-child family. In order to be considered for any tuition assistance at SCBA, you must also apply for the Bishop Flores Program. Applications are processed according to need from January 2, 2019, through February 28, 2019. For more information, please use the following link:

Box Tops

The winter box top drive is now open for business! Please turn in your box tops in the office between now and Feb. 14. We need everyone to participate, no matter how many or how few, to reach our goal of raising $1000 for the school year. A lot of families had a stockpile of box tops – 11 students submitted 100 or more – so with those turned in during the fall drive, it is more important than ever that everyone contributes to help us reach our goal.

A few reminders:

  • The four-letter product code and expiration date must be visible on the box top.

  • Torn box tops are acceptable only if they contain those two items.

  • Only submit box tops that have not expired.

  • If you have more than 50 box tops to turn in, submit them in groups of 50.

  • Write your child’s name and grade and the count on the outside of the envelope or zip-lock bag.

  • Box tops do not have to be cut out neatly, but try to limit the excess to less than ½ inch on each side to facilitate counting and minimize the cost of mailing the box tops.

  • Turn in box tops early so that the box top coordinator has an excuse to watch football playoff games while counting!


Scrip is an easy way for us to contribute to the school financially with little effort involved. Not sure how to use Scrip? It’s easy! See the handout that details how to sign up and when on the SchoolSpeak homepage!


We need your pictures! If you have taken pictures at SCBA events, please submit the best of these to We are looking for pictures from sports, field trips, and schoolwide events like the Christmas Program and Grandparents Day. Thank you!