Our new bakers!

Our new bakers!

This week class 3B teamed up to bake bread in the classroom! Divided into small groups, they worked autonomously and used a scale to measure ingredients in grams and milliliters. A great way to apply already learned math skills! End result: delicious bread that was appreciated by all!

7th Grade School Supplies – 2020-21

Reader’s Choice Award – 1st Grade

Le Prix Albertine Jeunesse, a reader’s choice award, invites children between 3 and 14 years of age to choose their favorite book from a selection of works of Francophone youth literature. The prize seeks to reinforce the practice and love of reading among children. First graders picked their favorite book, too! You are in for a treat as the author does a live reading at the end of this video.

3rd Grade Art History

3rd Grade students replicated famous paintings by Vermeer. These are the projects, they are beautiful!

SDFAS Track & Field Place 1st

Yesterday, the Boys and Girls Track & Field Teams dominated the competition at the league’s first meet of the season.
The Boys 5th/6th Division, Boys 7th/8th Division, Girls 5th/6th Division, AND Girls 7th/8th Division ALL placed first overall as a team, beating out Encinitas Country Day, The Cambridge School, Chabad Hebrew Academy, The Rhoades School, and Nelson Middle Years.

Track Events: 4 x 100m, 1600m, 400m, 100m, 800m, 200m, 4 x 400m
Field Events: Shot Put, Discus, Long Jump, Triple Jump

Next Track & Field Meet: Monday, April 8th @ SDFAS, 3:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Girls Basketball Win Season Opener

The SDFAS Varsity Girls Basketball team defeated The Grauer School, 22 – 2, in their season opener last Thursday.
The girls executed Ch team offense as their “sauvage” defensive pressure forced turnovers. SDFAS controlled the tempo of the game from tip off, leaving no chance for their opponent to catch up.
The team was led by Tahlia Zadeyan, Sophie Diamond, Chloe Vargas, Lily Baglin-Bunod, Jade Messaoudi, Saliha Choma, Amaia Navarro, and Lia Benshlush.

Next Game: Thursday, March 21 @ The Cambridge School

Girls Volleyball Sweep Rhoades

Congratulations to the Girls Volleyball team in their 2-1 victory over The Rhoades School. Lisa Abtmayr lead the team during the first set with her stellar serves, scoring 17 points, resulting in 25-6 win. Rhoades took the second set, tying the match 1-1. SDFAS stayed focus and played hard during the tie-breaker, as Sophie Diamond secured the final points to win 15-10.

Next Game: Tuesday, October 2nd, 3:30 pm @ Nelson Middle Years


SDFAS Volleyball Team Celebrates their season opener Victory

SDFAS Volleyball Team Celebrates their season opener Victory


Math Olympics!

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MOEMS — Math Olympiads for Elementary and Middle Schools (MOEMS – http://www.moems.org) is a large and popular mathematics problem solving competition for students in grades 4-8, run by a non-profit organization. Last year nearly 170,000 students from 6,000 teams worldwide participated in the Olympiads. All 50 states and about 30 other countries were represented.

Our own French Math Teacher, Nicolas Giot, organized a MOEMS tournament on our campus on Friday, April 13, inviting students and teachers from two local independent schools, The Grauer School and Warren Walker School, to participate along with a group of SDFAS Middle Schoolers from the Math Club. Altogether, we had 6 teams of 5 to 6 students, along with their math teachers.

It is worth noting that the MOEMS competition is for teams, not for individuals, and that each team today was composed of members from each of the three schools.

Beyond the mathematical component, the tournament strengthened the links between our schools, created an opportunity for students who did not know each other to develop their collaborative skills by working together to solve problems, and opened the door for new friendships to begin.

MOEMS GOALS as explained on www.moems.org:
• To stimulate enthusiasm and a love for Mathematics
• To introduce important Mathematical concepts
• To teach major strategies for problem solving
• To develop Mathematical flexibility in solving problems
• To strengthen Mathematical intuition
• To foster Mathematical creativity and ingenuity
• To provide for the satisfaction, joy, and thrill of meeting challenges

Girls Basketball Defeat Grauer and Soille Hebrew Day

The SDFAS Varsity Girls Basketball Team played a doubleheader this afternoon against The Grauer School and Soille Hebrew Day. The team’s “sauvage” full court press defense forced turnovers and sparked the SDFAS offense. In both games, SDFAS took the lead early in the 1st half and secured both victories with their defensive hustle, precision passing, and team play.
SDFAS 28, The Grauer School 10.
SDFAS 12, Soille Hebrew Day 6.

SDFAS finishes 1st in Track Meet

On Monday afternoon, SDFAS competed in our second sports league track & field meet. Five middle schools competed in 11 disciplines: 4 x 100, 1600, 400, 100, 800, 200, 4 x 400, long jump, triple jump, shot put and discus. The SDFAS boys and girls swept the competition, finishing in 1st place as a team in all age divisions.

Next Track & Field Meet: Tuesday, April 17th @ 3:30 pm


Fay Awad passes the baton to Juji Riche in the girls 4 x 100 relay (5th/6th division)

Fay Awad passes the baton to Juji Riche in the girls 4 x 100 relay (5th/6th division)

Nicola Redon (7th grade) jumps 28 ft and places 1st in the Triple Jump.

Nicola Redon (7th grade) places 1st overall in the Triple Jump with a distance of 28 ft.