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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 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 »

Homework Update

One of the many areas of current interest in education is the effectiveness of homework. The type and quantity of homework is the subject of much debate these days. Our staff has also been reflecting on this topic and several of our recent staff meetings have been devoted to discussing this at length. We have… Read more »