Second Graders Rejoice in the Third Week of Advent

Saint John School second grade students lead the school assembly during the third week of Advent.  Students from Mr. Preston’s class shared the joy of Jesus’ birth by reading the story of the Nativity and “lighting” the rose colored candle on the school’s large Advent wreath. Standing behind the Advent wreath is a large Jesse… Read more »

A Christian Foundation

Five years ago, when I made my first phone call to Saint John School, I felt I had discovered a secret garden. The staff, faculty, and parents opened their arms to my family and accepted us into the Saint John Community. At the time, I believed my prayers had been answered and five years later… Read more »

Saint John School Competes at STEAM Maker Fest

The STEAM Maker Festival is held yearly at the Del Mar Fairgrounds to give children and adults of all ages a chance to engage in hands-on science, technology, engineering, art, and math activities. There are many competitions that run all day long for children to be a part of. Saint John School competed in five… Read more »

Principal’s Message for December 7th

Dear Parents Advent is always a special time for our Catholic school as we eagerly anticipate the coming of the Lord at Christmas. It is a time of year full of activities for children and parents alike. Christmas food basket collections, prayers at Benediction, candy canes on St. Nicholas day, Christmas concerts, penance service reflections,… Read more »

Kindness Rules in 5th Grade!

Saint John School 5th grade students have been discovering the power kindness.  They have been enthralled with reading the book, Wonder by R.J. Palacio.  The book tells the story of a boy with facial differences caused by a rare genetic condition who enters 5th grade after being home schooled. It deals with the community as… Read more »

4th Graders Enthusiastic about Thanksgiving Outreach

For two weeks, the Saint John School 4th graders have been enthusiastically supporting their Faith in Action Thanksgiving Outreach project for Brother Benno’s, a non-profit, all-volunteer organization that serves the poor and homeless in the North San Diego County. The students’ hope was to collect enough Thanksgiving food to give to 40 families in desperate… Read more »

5th Grade Visits BizTown

Saint John School 5th Grade students enjoyed a unique field trip to the McGrath Family Junior Achievement BizTown. BizTown is a 10,000 sq. foot mini-city in which students explore the workings of the “real world.”  The 5th graders were “employed” by one of 21 businesses while making personal and professional financial decisions, holding business meetings,… Read more »

Students Celebrate All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day

Saint John School students celebrated All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day during the first week of November.  On November 1, students honored the saints.  After attending Mass where they sang the Litany of the Saints, they participated in a Saints Parade.  Students dressed as their favorite saints and paraded around the school courtyard.  Saint… Read more »