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 »

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 »