Coronavirus Action Plan – SMSC Closed March 20 – April 3

DATE: March 19, 2020

TO: Parents/Caregivers/SDRC

FROM: St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center

RE: Coronavirus Action Plan

Based on California Department of Public Health Guidance surrounding the prevention of COVID-19 transmission for gatherings, St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center (SMSC) has made the difficult decision to temporarily close programs until April 6, 2020.

Effective Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 3:00 pm through Friday, April 3, 2020, SMSC Adult Day Service Programs will be closed.

This includes all services and activities provided at the following locations:

  • SMSC Main Campus (2119 East Madison Avenue, El Cajon, CA 92019)
  • Sophie’s Gallery El Cajon (140 East Main Street, El Cajon, CA 92020)
  • Sophie’s Gallery Kensington (4186 Adams Avenue, San Diego, CA 92116)

Supported Employment-Individual Placement services will continue as long as job sites remain open.

During this time we will continue to closely monitor developments related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) to see if an extended closure should be recommended.

If you have any questions regarding this, please contact the appropriate program at the information below.

  • ADC Program Manager – Rachel Ramsey: 619-442-5129 ext. 338 or rramsey@stmsc.org
  • AC Program Manager – Katrina Lauifi: 619-442-5129 ext. 104 or klauifi@stmsc.org
  • BMod Assistant Program Manager – Carlos Salazar: 619-442-5129 ext. 443 or csalazar@stmsc.org
  • Supported Employment Program Manager – Shanell Sands: 619-442-5129 ext. 126 or ssands@stmsc.org
  • Senior Program Manager – Mark Fisher: 619-442-5129 ext. 108 or mfisher@stmsc.org

We realize this closure will be difficult for many families and caregivers, but we must follow recommendations to keep our staff and students safe during this crisis. We appreciate your cooperation to help keep SMSC safe and healthy.

Respectfully,

Debra Emerson                                                                                 Thomas Carr
Chief Executive Officer                                                                  Director of Programs

Morning Glory Brunch Rescheduled to April 2021

We would like to express our deepest gratitude for your interest in supporting St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center through our 19th Morning Glory Brunch.  Unfortunately, with ever-changing events and recent recommendations by public health officials to slow the spread of COVID-19, we have decided to reschedule the event to April 2021.

As we continue to work to serve our mission during these trying times, it is with disappointment for our staff, students and guests that we do not get to invite the community to this beautiful campus and showcase our garden and aquatics programs.  If you would like to show your support for these two unique and valuable programs you can make a donation by mail or CLICK HERE to donate online today.

For now, please look to the future with us, stay positive and join us for our Haute with Heart Fashion Show & Luncheon on August 29, 2020!

Thank you for your understanding.  We wish the best of health and safety for you and your loved ones.    Should you have any questions please contact myself or for event related questions contact Julie Rausch at 619-442-5129 ext. 352 or jrausch@stmsc.org.

Warmly,

Debra Emerson, MBA

Chief Executive Officer

Alley Cat Art Walk – September 14

ENJOY a FREE evening of fine art, crafts, live music, vendors, craft booths, food, wine, beer, Pallet Art Contest and fabulous prizes in Downtown El Cajon’s Arts Alley between Main St. and Rea Ave.

 

 

Participating galleries and businesses include: Maximon Botanical, Studio C, White Sage Gallery, Sophie’s Gallery, St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center, Silver Creek Fine Art & Custom Framing, Por Favor, Downtown Cafe, Courtyard Marriott, Rock A Betties, The Rich Artist, El Cajon German American Club, Olaf Wieghorst Museum, Glamour Girlz Boutique, The Elegant Man, Red Rose, One Salon, Helm Native American Artifacts, El Gatito Gallery, Teana Market, Sara’s Fashions and more!
Participating guest artists and booths include: BJ’s Rust, BLA Productions, Black Horse Gourd Art, Dirty Goat Soap, Iraqi Culture and Art Association, John Sweeney American Artist, JPaulArt, Maria Louisa Dominquez, Marlie Nicholas, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Michelle Joy Montrose, Purses and Accessories by Dianna Thomas, Radiant Crush Cosmetics, Unchained Ideas by Linda Barton, Virginia’s Silk Garden and more to come!
Join us in Arts Alley and stroll through the artisanal craft booths, boutique vendors, children’s interactive art booths, live music and entertainment!  Visit the participating businesses for wine, beer, food and fine art from the alley doors or on Main Street and Rea Avenue.
Pick up an event “Passport” and get it stamped by all the featured businesses to enter the opportunity drawing!
Bring your friends and family… it’s FREE and something to SEE!

Presented by: El Cajon’s Historic Downtown Small Businesses

Supported by: San Diego County Community Enhancement Program

To participate as a vendor CLICK HERE to view the application.  For questions call Nichole Duarte at 619-442-5129 ext. 115.

Alley Cats (c) Mark Rimland 1998