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Tuesday, 11 July 2017 17:49

July Highlights

"A special Fourth of July with Our Lady"


We had the most beautiful experience as we welcomed the pilgrim statue of our Lady of Fatima! The girls at camp where prepared to welcome Our Lady of Fatima by learning about the apparition to three peasant children in the spring of 1916 to nine-year-old Lucia Santos and her cousins Jacinta and Francisco Marto.  They were herding sheep near their home village in the parish of Fátima, Portugal.  We began our morning with the celebration of the Mass thanks to Fr. Luis Oyarzo, SDB. Fr. Luis reminded us of the blessings we have in our country and that we must not forget our heritage and our roots. We have been blessed with so much and so we should not take our freedoms for granted. He challenged all of us to be good citizens and commit ourselves to be of service in our society.  If we each do our part we contribute to the well-being of our country.  We should be proud to live in the USA! The Mass was followed by the veneration of the image of the “Immaculate Heart of Mary”. All were welcomed to approach the statue that had been blessed by Pope Francis.  Each person was invited to bring a personal item such as a rosary and place it on the mantle of Mary and then each person was invited if they wished to be “covered” by the mantle of Mary and pray in silence. It was such a beautiful experience and we really felt the tangible presence of our Lady among us.  The custodians of the statue, Amy and Ying Palmos, shared that they normally do not bring the statue to “schools” and prefer parishes because there is more opportunity for the faithful to come. He said he was so impressed to see so many young girls express their love for Mary in such a simple but powerful way!  We had the opportunity to pray the rosary and it was wonderful to see school parents, ADMA representatives, and members of the Rosary Group join us!  Thank you, Mary, for coming to visit and blessing us with your presence

CHANGES/REMINDERS  for 2017-2018:



     Uniform shoes for 1st -8th-all black

      Uniform shoes for TK-K all black with Velcro 

      PE Shoes-only black and white athletic tennis shoes




·         Fridays will now be 3pm dismissal

·         Most School Liturgy times changed to 11:30AM

·         BRING SCHOOL SUPPLIES on first day of school


·         Only Monday, August 14, the first day of school is an OPEN CARPOOL DAY and it is a FULL DAY of school

·         Monday thru Thursday of first week are FULL DAYS; Friday is NOON DISMISSAL 

·         Salesian Family Luau, Friday August 18, 2017 from 6-8pm on school grounds!  

·         Extended Care will be available starting the first week of school. Available Monday-Friday; 3:30-5pm except for Noon Dismissal days and holidays.

·         September 8, 2017 Come celebrate Grandparent’s Day with Bishop Richard Garcia!   



We thank two new school parent volunteers for coordinating our uniform exchange program for 2017-2018!

Thank you Kristina Maria Jaras and her sister, Alexis Monica Jaras. They both have children in our TK-K program.  We ask that all uniforms that are donated for our uniform exchange MUST be brought to school the week BEFORE school begins. All items must be prewashed and inspected and be in GOOD condition for purchase at a discounted price of $5 or exchanged for another article of similar quality. NO ITEMS that are torn, bleached, or extremely worn out will be accepted for the uniform exchange. In addition, NO non-uniform articles will be accepted. We thank you for your help in “prescreening” all donated uniform articles to ensure quality.


United in prayer and gratitude,

Sr. Ignacia Carrillo, FMA





Wednesday, 05 July 2017 18:27

Welcome to Our NEW Students

We Welcome 20 New Students!

Olivia TK           AthenaTK

Lorenzo TK      Gael TK

Joey TK            Victoria TK

Aiden TK           Dylan K

Sophia K           Raymond K

Kyla K               Evonna 2nd

Carson 2nd       Hayden 3rd

Luis Angel 3rd  Bryan 3rd

Emily 4th           Coy 4th

Aaron 5th          Joshua 5th


"New Family Orientation"

Please join us for orientation on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 10am.

We look forward to seeing all of you soon and welcoming you to our Salesian Family!

United in prayer and gratitude,

Sr. Ignacia Carrillo, FMA


Saturday, 01 July 2017 20:36

June Highlights

The glory of God is the human person fully alive” St. Ireneaus





I hope you are having a fantastic summer with your families and friends! We are midway of our first week of Camp Auxilium and are blessed to have sixty-five girls along with thirteen counselors and eight sisters who have been assigned as the summer camp staff!  Today Fr.  Joseph Paradayil, SDB reminded us at Mass about the life of St. Ireneaus who was martyred for believing and defending the Gospel.   Fr. Joseph’s homily focused on being aware of the temptations of the world which can easily lead us astray if we are not careful. We should strive to practice virtue and follow the good example of those who bring us closer to Jesus.    


Ocean Guardian Update

We are thrilled to announce that our Ocean Guardian Grant has been renewed for the second year for our garden/habitat project thanks to the dedication and hard work of our students and Mr. Silva! If you would like some garden- fresh onions, feel free to come by and pick them up right from our garden!


Two New Puppies!

We welcome two new female puppies to our school family! They are eleven weeks old   and their names are Latte and Mocha! The puppies are yellow labs, the lighter coat is Latte and the darker coat is Mocha.   Nizza is learning to be their big sister and BFF.  The puppies are very smart and they have learned to sit, stay and come when called.   

I am looking for a gently used large kennel to hold the puppies during the night.  If anyone has one they want to get rid of let me know.


  Calendar News

We are excited about our upcoming Family Luau that will be held on August 18 from 6-8pm on our campus. We welcome our returning and new families to our new school year!   We are thrilled that our Booster Club, led by Mr. Luke Gelin, will be hosting this event! Don’t forget to mark your calendar!  This will be a great opportunity to meet the new families and make new friends!



Please NOTE: We have changed “ALL IN ONE” to

“New Family Orientation” and school supplies should be brought on the first day of school, which will be an open carpool day.  

To our NEW families. New Family Orientation is scheduled for:


Date:   August 12, 2017

Time: 10:00AM

Place: School Cafeteria

We are looking forward to seeing all of you soon and welcoming you to our Salesian family!



United in prayer and gratitude,

Sr. Ignacia Carrillo, FMA









Wednesday, 12 April 2017 22:46

Happy Easter!

Friday, 31 March 2017 20:18

Open Enrollment for 2017-2018

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Monday, 30 January 2017 21:59

Open House Invitation

You're invited!

Please join us for Open House on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 from noon - 2pm. Tour our campus, talk with current Salesian families and meet our principal, Sr. Ignacia Carrillo.

Monday, 26 December 2016 21:05

December Newsletter

Dear Salesian Family,

Happy Holy Advent to you and Merry Christmas! I greet you with good tidings and cheer as we close 2016. We have guided our students through their midyear assessments, performed our Christmas Program, and decorated our campus to create the spirit of joy and celebration for Jesus's Birthday!!!

Our Salesian family on a world-wide level also prepares during this time to share what is called the yearly STRENNA. It is the annual spiritual plan for the Salesian Congregation presented by Fr. Angel Artimede, the rector major. This spiritual plan is presented in January. We have received the title of the document which I would like to share with you: "We Are Family! Every Home, a School of Life and Love!" The entire focus is on FAMILY and as a Salesian school that supports families and Catholic Education, we are in a primary spot to support, help, and nurture FAMILIES.

Therefore, it is with great joy that we share our plan to provide affordable Catholic education to all families. Our Salesian Finance Board has been busy formulating a plan to provide more families a Catholic Education at Salesian Elementary and Jr. High. With their guidance, we have developed a plan for a very large reduction in tuition and fees! We want to share this tuition plan in more detail at the next All School Parent Meeting scheduled for January 25, 2017 at 7pm. SAVE THE DATE AND PLAN TO ATTEND! Help pass the word to prospective families who are looking for a school and tell them of this great opportunity. A great way to market our school is by word of mouth. Thank you to our Finance team for their service to our school: Katie Davis, Rosemary Anderson, Rich Bregante, Mike Flynn and Judy Alcantara.

Merry Christmas to you!


United in Hope, Love, and Joy

Sr. Ignacia Carrillo, FMA


Thursday, 22 December 2016 22:55

Playground Field Updates

A big thank you to Mr. David Sabalka and Driscoll's for renovating our field!  The field project began in October and is expected to be completed sometime in the Spring. They just seeded the field and the rain that we were blessed with will help make it grow. We would also like to thank the families who donated toward the materials that were needed to frame the field: Hadayia, McGuire, Whitney, Misa, Candau and Ortega.

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The mission of The Salesian Elementary and Junior High School is a TK-8 private Catholic elementary and junior high school working cooperatively with the Diocese of Monterey to provide a child-centered learning environment within a family atmosphere that embodies the Salesian philosophy of reason, religion, and loving kindness as taught by Saint John Bosco and Saint Mary Mazzarello

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605 Enos Ln Watsonville, CA 95076