Echo Info #23 – February 28

Dear Families,

We hope you all had a great week back at SDFAS.

Upcoming Events

Calendar 2019-2020

Calendar 2020-2021

Organic Lice Guru on Campus
  • March 3rd
  • Head Lice Check
  • Please contact Stephanie Humbert at with questions.
Ciné Club 
Yearbook 2019 – 2020

Gala – March 21st, 2020

Get your Early-Bird Tickets Now! Prices will go up to $225 after March 6th.
Click to Buy your tickets online or stop by the development office.

Volunteers Needed 
We still need a few volunteers, either the morning or evening of the Gala. Please contact Logistics Chair, Anne-Emilie Gold, at or Véronique Rahmati, at

Community Association 

Event Volunteers
If you would like to volunteer for one of our upcoming events, please sign up here.

Sarah Le Boyer,



We would like to remind you of the school protocol regarding tardiness from the Parent-Student Handbook (p.31).

PK0- Mini Forum Permission Slips
PK2 – “Mai au Musée” Mini Forum and Permission Slips
Kindergarten Field Trip
  • March 9th – 8:30 am – 11:30 am – Landmark’s Ken Theater 
  • We will join l’Alliance Française for Festinema, a mini film festival in French.
PK1- Field Trip to Bates Nut Farm
  • March 12th
  • The visit to Bates Nut Farm will conclude our theme “Farm and Farm Animals”. We will go on a hayride, learn the basic facts about farm animals, meet some of the animals and feed them.
  • PK1 – Permission Slip
PK2 – La Jolla Library Field Trip
All PK Parents – Sign In/ Sign Out Permission
  • Due to new regulations, if ever a student is present at school and not signed in / out, we now need parent permission for SDFAS staff to sign children in & out of school.
  • Permission Slip 

Contact Babeth Esterly, Administrative Director of the Pre-Elementary School,, or Sophie Ricouard, Director of the Pre-Elementary School with questions.

Elementary School

1st Grade Field Trip
  • March 5th – 8:30 am – 11:30 am
  • The 1st graders will go downtown to attend “Music for Kids” in Balboa Theater. 
4th, 5th, and 6th Grade Forum
  • March 5th – 8:30 am – Auditorium
  • La Jolla Playhouse will present the 2020 POP Tour to the students.
1st and 3rd Grade Field Trip
  • March 10th – 8:30 am – 11:30 am – Landmark’s Ken Theater 
  • We will join l’Alliance Française for Festinema, a mini film festival in French.
5th Grade Forum
  • March 12th – 8:30 am – Auditorium
  • Students will present their collaborative math projects, in which they used geometry and modeling skills to design and create “vehicles of the future.”
  • Parents invited!
Elementary School Report Cards Available in FACTs
  • March 13th 

Middle School 

Class Councils
  • March 3rd and 4th
  • 6th grade on Tuesday and 7th and 8th grades on Wednesday. 
  • No clubs this week: Antique World Languages, Math Club, and S.T.E.A.M. and L.I.V.E.
6th Grade Presentation
  • March 5th – 8:30 am – Auditorium
  • La Jolla Playhouse will present the 2020 POP Tour to the students.
Slam Workshop
  • March 9th and 10th
  • Sébastien Gavignet will be back on campus to work with our MS students on creating Slam Poetry. They will practice Spoken Words and Poetic Writing together. 
Mask Workshop 
  • March 12th 
  • Decorate your mask for the dance on the MS deck. The PPC will provide paper masks, and you can bring anything you want to decorate them!
Middle School Report Cards Available in FACTs
  • March 13th 
Masquerade Dance 
Contact our Director of Middle School, Micheline Ghattas, with questions regarding Middle School.

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)

Social and Emotional Learning Resources

Contact Erin Stoller, with questions regarding Responsive Classroom, our newly adopted school-wide SEL approach which will be shaping the culture and climate at SDFAS through mindful communication — how we talk to each other; interactive learning structures, knowing that great cognitive growth occurs through social interaction; positive discipline; modeling desired behaviors; knowing and connecting with our students and partnering with our families to build trust and a sense of belonging in a safe, joyful, and inclusive school environment.

Enrichment  Program

ASA 2nd session 
Summer Camp “Le Tour du Monde édition 2020″
  • Register before April 30th to get the early bird discount. 
  • Click here to register.
  • This year our summer camp is open to 2-year olds! 2-year old campers DO NOT need to be potty trained to attend.
  • We are also offering an intensive French-as-a-second language camp for teenage learners. Spread the word!
Extended Care contacts
  • Pre-elementary Grades: (858) 717-5189
  • Kindergarten through Grade 8: (858) 405-9378

Please contact our Director of Enrichment Programs, Valerie Asensio, at with questions.

High School Placement

High School Placement Documents

For questions about High School Placement, please contact Erin Stoller,

#ICYMI (In Case You Missed It)

#Mardi Gras Parade

#3rd Grade Forum- RC Morning Meeting

#100 days of school

#Talent Show 2020 – Video


“How to Access your child’s Gradebook.”

Buy Spirit Wear and Required T-Shirts and Polos via Lands’ End

Student daily schedule


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