Echo Info #24 – March 6th

Dear Families,

The well-being and safety of students is our number one priority at SDFAS. Parents’ cooperation keeps our campus safe at all times and especially during the very busy morning drop-off. Limiting the number of adults in the main playground serving our K through 8 students greatly empowers teachers to effectively supervise the students before classes start.  We kindly ask parents entering campus to remain gathered next to the main entrance of the school, in the area delineated by the wood benches.

Listen in! Middle School Journalism Elective just completed their 2nd podcast on “MS Clubs and Electives“.  

Upcoming Events

Calendar 2019-2020

Calendar 2020-2021

Ciné Club 
Spirit Day – Lucky Day!
  • March 13th 
  • Wear your SDFAS apparel and an accessory, or two, to share that you are feeling “lucky”. Or wear green to share the luck of the Irish.
Serbian Frula Concert “Sounds of Balkans”, introducing Neda Nikolic, the best young frula player.
Yearbook 2019 – 2020

Gala – March 21st, 2020

Today is the last day for Early-Bird Tickets at $185! Prices will go up to $225 starting tomorrow.
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 goldanneemilie@gmail.com or Véronique Rahmati, at development@sdfrenchschool.org.

Community Association 

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

Sarah Le Boyer, sleboyer@sdfrenchschool.org.

Preschool

PK0-PK1 Mini Forum 
  • March 18th – 9:00 am to 9:30 am
  • You have already signed the permission  slip.
  • Parents invited!
PK1- Field Trip to Bates Nut Farm
  • March 12th – 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • 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
Kindergarten – Festinema Field Trip
  • March 9th – 8:30 am to 11:30 am – Landmark’s Ken Theater 
  • We will join l’Alliance Française for Festinema, a French mini-film festival in French for young children.
K- Individual Graduation Pictures
  • March 19th – 9:30 am
  • Kindergarten group pictures followed by individual pictures.

Contact Babeth Esterly, Administrative Director of the Pre-Elementary School, besterly@sdfrenchschool.org, or Sophie Ricouard, Director of the Pre-Elementary School sricouard@sdfrenchschool.org with questions.

Elementary School

Elementary School Report Cards Available in FACTs
  • March 13th – 4:00 pm
  • Enter your “Family Portal with your personal login information, click on the “Student” section, click “Report Card.”
1st Grade Forum
  • March 19th – 8:30 am to 9 am – Auditorium
  • Anthony Browne’s Frida Kahlo inspired 1st graders to speak about their dreams, to draw self-portraits and to discover the Mexican culture.
  • Parents invited.
1st and 3rd Grade Field Trip
  • March 10th – 8:30 am to 11:30 am – Landmark’s Ken Theater 
  • We will join l’Alliance Française for Festinema, a short-film festival in French.
4th and 5th Grade Trimester 3 World Music
  • Begins March 10th 
  • Students will be exposed to the Balinese Gamelan, North Indian Tabla, or American Clawhammer Banjo.
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!
5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Pi Day (organized by Math Club Students with Nicolas Giot)
  • March 13th – 8:30 am to 12 pm – Auditorium
  • Math games and logical problem solving, Pi baking contest, taste testing.
  • Pi baking contest: bake the best pie/cake with a mathematical theme. Bring it to the auditorium between 8:00 and 8:30 am.
  • Parents welcome until 8:45 am.

Middle School 

Middle School Report Cards Available 
  • March 13th – 4:00 pm
Slam Workshop CANCELLED
  • March 9th and 10th
  • Unfortunately, Sébastien Gavignet will not be able to come to work with our MS students.
6th, 7th and 8th Grade Trimester 3 World Music
  • Begins March 10th 
  • Students will be exposed to the Balinese Gamelan, North Indian Tabla, or American Clawhammer Banjo.
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!
Masquerade Dance 
6th, 7th, 8th and 5th Grade Pi Day (organized by Math Club Students with Nicolas Giot)
  • March 13th in the auditorium – 8:30 am to 12 pm
  • Math games and logical problem solving, Pi baking contest, taste testing.
  • Pi baking contest: bake the best pie/cake with a mathematical theme. Bring it to the auditorium between 8:00 and 8:30 am.
  • Parents welcome until 8:45 am.
8th Grade Graduation Pictures – Group and Individual
  • March 19th – 9:15 am group pictures
  • 10:40 am – Individual Pictures

Contact our Director of Middle School, Micheline Ghattas mghattas@sdfrenchschool.org, with questions regarding Middle School.

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)

Social and Emotional Learning Resources

Contact Erin Stoller, estoller@sdfrenchschool.org 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!
  • Friend Referral – Coupon code: referafriend – Terms and Conditions
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 vasensio@sdfrenchschool.org with questions.

High School Placement

High School Placement Documents

For questions about High School Placement, please contact Erin Stoller, estoller@sdfrenchschool.org.

Sports League

Sports Calendar

JV/V Boys Soccer vs. Nelson Middle Years 
  • March 10th – 3:30 pm at Nelson Middle Years
V Girls Basketball vs. Encinitas Country Day
  • March 10th – 3:30 pm at SDFAS 
All-League Track and Field Meet
  • March 16th – 3:30 pm at SDFAS 

Please contact Diesa Seidel dseidel@sdfrenchschool.org with questions.

#ICYMI (In Case You Missed It)

#Jon Koehler Sculpture Forum

#Mardi Gras Parade

#3rd Grade Forum- RC Morning Meeting

#100 days of school

 

“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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