Integrating the Beatitudes

During the second trimester, Saint John middle school Faith in Action classes have been busy with many projects designed to integrate the Beatitudes into their daily lives. The eighth graders organized and served a fresh breakfast to people who obtain food at the parish pantry. Several students also worked alongside the adult volunteers in the… Read more »

Saint John Students Rap to Serve Others

Saint John School Faith in Action teacher, Karen Klenk, had no idea when she assigned a final assessment on her unit on the Beatitudes that two of her students would display their knowledge in such a creative way.  Beyond a traditional test on the material, Mrs. Klenk allowed students to create a project to demonstrate… Read more »

Saint John Students to distribute “Blessing Bags”

More than 170 “blessing bags” were put together May 22 by a team of dedicated volunteers (and their families) from the current Saint John School sixth grade Faith in Action class, which organized the project. Now anyone from the school may fill out a permission slip to receive bags to distribute to people who would benefit from… Read more »

Saint John Faith in Action Students Busy to the End

Saint John School Faith in Action classes in the third trimester have been quite busy planning a variety of projects. The sixth grade has come up with a particularly ambitious project to put together bags of essential items for people who may be homeless. They have had several meetings with the school administration and have… Read more »

Saint John School Read-a-Thon Supports Needs in Burundi, Africa

Saint John School 3rd graders supported Burundi Friends International (BFI) for their Faith in Action project.  Burundi Friends International is an organization that is committed to fighting poverty, educating youth and providing hope in the one of the most economically challenged places on earth: Burundi, Africa. A couple of years ago, the Saint John School… Read more »

FIA Retreat Tightens Relationships among Diocesan Schools

By Marco Alvarez and Thomas Salzar, Eagle Pride Publisher reporters Eighth graders in the Faith in Action class this trimester hosted a service retreat focused on the Works of Mercy for Saint John School and three other schools in the diocese, including St. Mary Star of the Sea in Oceanside, Notre Dame Academy in Carmel… 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 »

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 »