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  Thursday, March 30, 2017

2nd Grade Field Trip to Wild Willows Farm

By Francis Carlier

The 2nd grade classes visited Wild Willows Farm in Imperial Beach on March 27th. There the students observed a variety of plants in a sensory garden, noticed different adaptations plants had for survival, and picked vegetables and ate from the garden. Students even tasted flowers, leaves and succulents! We also learned about the best ways to grow and acquire food in the most healthy way for both the consumer and the Earth. The students enjoyed this adventure and learned a lot. There are volunteer opportunities on Saturdays to help out and learn at the Wild Willows Farm if interested.

Emily Loomis – Murielle Brimaldi – Nicolas Margarot



  Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Gamelan in 5th grade

By Francis Carlier

For this last trimester, 5th graders will experiment a traditional ensemble music of Java and Bali. Hirotaka Inuzuka, who has been teaching Gamelan for three years in our school, is pleased to welcome the students in this new adventure.

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  Friday, March 24, 2017

International Day – La Journée Internationale – March 23rd, 2016

By Admissions

On March 23, many students participated in the presentation during the International Day. They dressed up in their national costume or presented a famous character or legendary figure from their country.

The guest country this year was India, and students learned about this country at the morning Forum and discovered traditional Indian dance and music in the afternoon.

Enjoy some pictures of the event!

  Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Missions Project in 4th Grade

By Francis Carlier

Fourth Grade students at SDFAS have worked very hard over the past few weeks to research, write a report, and complete a model of one California Mission of their choice. The students presented their reports and creative models orally in front of the class to share what they had learned. The missions were on display in the fourth grade classrooms for other students to view and ask questions to gain a better understanding of Spanish influence on California’s history.

Cathleen Anderson






5th graders visiting the class


3rd graders visiting the class.







AEFE Eldorado Project is coming along nicely

By Francis Carlier

Students of 3rd grade and 7th grade are involved in the 2nd international contest of collaborative writing organized by the International Federation of French Teachers and the Florilège International des Ecrivains en Herbe Francophones. The theme of this year is “Eldorado…”. This trans-diciplinary project blends several disciplines such as history, geography or writing, but also develops the aptitude of students to work collaboratively.

Marion Addo, Alexandre Franquet

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  Thursday, March 9, 2017

La Jolla PlayHouse

By Francis Carlier

On Wednesday, March 1st, students from 3rd to 6th grade have enjoyed a play from La JollaPlayhouse. At the end of the play, students were able to ask questions to the actors.


  Friday, March 3, 2017

5th grade Advanced Spanish Class

By Francis Carlier

Teresa Sekiguchi and Yuriko Patino have invited the parents of the students taking this Advanced Spanish class to an open class.  They shared a few stories and learning they have had.