7th grade retreat at Mission San Luis Rey

Seventh grade students recently embarked on their annual retreat to the Mission San Luis Rey. Under the direction of the seventh grade teachers and the parish youth minister, students used the time to grow in their faith, better understand our Catholic heritage, and forge lasting bonds as a class. The day was filled with prayer,… Read more »

Fall Festival Fun for All!

There was fun for all ages at Saint John School’s annual Fall Festival!  Games, prizes, treats, and community made this a wonderful event. Game booths were sponsored by each class.  Children enjoyed the challenge of each game while earning tickets to spend in the prize booth.  Large inflatable toys topped the list as the favorite… Read more »

Red Ribbon Week at Saint John School

  Saint John School students kicked off Red Ribbon Week by creating a banner commemorating the 2017 National Red Ribbon Week theme, Your Future Is Key, So Stay Drug Free™.  Each student created a small square of the banner which was assembled to represent a key.  On the squares, students made their pledges to lead… Read more »

5th Graders “Walk Through” the American Revolution

Fifth grade students enjoyed learning about our nation’s beginnings in a fun, dynamic way.  Through the use of games, music, and storytelling, history came alive! Students explored the famous events, historical figures, and relevant vocabulary pertaining to the American Revolution. Through dramatic activities, students “became” famous men and women in our nation’s history. Flags, maps,… Read more »

Principal’s Message for October 25th

Dear Parents, We have finished up the initial phase of this year’s Annual Fund. The results are nothing short of spectacular. A record number of families participated and donated a record amount of funds. The participation rate was 85.5% which is outstanding. Families contributed $166,855 with another $14,900 in matching funds for a total of… Read more »

Saint John School Partners with Corazón

Saint John School has partnered with Corazón, an organization which builds community “by strengthening families, enabling service, promoting self-sufficiency and inspiring mutually beneficial relationships across borders.” The idea of Corazón is to provide a sense of community in which all families within it can help themselves while helping others.   Corazón states, “Corazón helps families… Read more »

Saint John School Learning Support Program in Southern Cross

Check out this month’s issue of the Southern Cross.  All are Welcome” describes the Diocese of San Diego Learning Support Steering Committee and its efforts to support the growing trend toward inclusive education in Catholic schools.  Saint John School’s Learning Support Program was included in the article as an example of how the diocesan Catholic… Read more »

Saint John Community Participated in Friends of the Poor Walk

There are many ways that students participated in the annual Friends of the Poor Walk this year. Even before school started in August, a group of seventh graders began working on promoting the walk to the school community. They planned, made posters, sat at tables at the Ice Cream Social and the Walk itself, and… Read more »

Saint John School Blessing of the Animals

To commemorate the Feast of Saint Francis, Saint John School families brought their pets to school.  Father Ben Awongo lead the community in prayer and then blessed all the pets (along with many students) with holy water.  One parent commented, “This is my favorite day of the school year!  It is such a joyous occasion!”… Read more »