Echo Info #25 – March 13th

Dear Families,

The Online Gala Auction is in full swing! Help fund the new TEACHING KITCHEN and bid to win some extraordinary items!

Upcoming Events

Link your google calendar to our online Calendar of Events

Serbian Frula Concert “Sounds of Balkans”, introducing Neda Nikolic, the best young frula player.
  • March 14th – 7 pm – SDFAS auditorium
  • Serbian Cultural Center proudly presents it’s first cultural event. Tickets.
  • To reserve your Frula Workshop at 10 am or 12 pm, call 760-960-3933. Workshop information.
Yearbook 2019 – 2020
Minimum Day 
  • April 15th
Spring Break Camp
  • April 16th – April 24th

School Calendar 2019-2020

School Calendar 2020-2021

Gala Postponed – New Date: May 16th, 2020

  • May 16th, 2020 – 5:30 pm – Pendry Hotel
  • In light of the rapidly evolving coronavirus crisis, we have decided to postpone our 2020 Gala.
Online Auction Active NOW
  • March 9th – extended to March 22nd at 10:00 pm
  • – Open to the public. You do not need to be a parent to bid.
  • All Teacher Experiences are featured and auctioned online ONLY this year.

Community Association 

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

Sarah Le Boyer,


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 – Postponed Because of Rain
  • New Date: March 20th – 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.
PK2 – La Jolla Library Field Trip
K- Individual Graduation Pictures
  • March 19th – 8:30 am
  • Kindergarten group pictures followed by individual photos.

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

Elementary School

Elementary School Report Cards Available in FACTs
  • March 13th – 4:00 pm
  • To log in: 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 students to speak about their dreams, to draw self-portraits, and to discover the Mexican culture.
  • Parents invited.
2nd B – Grade Bilingual Forum
  • March 26th – 8:30 am to 9 am – Auditorium
  • Anthony Browne’s Voices in the Park inspired 2nd graders to speak about what they see, what they think, what they wonder, and different ways to express feelings.
  • Parents invited.
 Contact our Director of Elementary School, Francis Carlier,, with questions regarding Elementary School.

Middle School 

Middle School Report Cards Available 
  • March 13th – 4:00 pm
  • You will receive an email with both report cards via FACTs.
8th Grade Graduation Pictures – Group and Individual
  • March 19th – 8:30 am to 9:30 am 
  • March 25th 
  • For 8th graders who already signed up.
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

Minimum Day Daycare 
Spring Break Camp
  • April 16th – April 24th
  • SDFAS is offering a vacation camp for PK0-8th grade students from 8:30 am to 4 pm or 5 pm.
  • During the vacation breaks, there is no bus transportation and no lunch with Girard Gourmet.
  • Sign up for camp by April 8th.
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 with questions.

High School Placement

High School Placement Documents

Private High School Admission Results
  • March 13th
  • Of twenty-four 8th grade students, ten have applied to private high schools. Many will attend local public high schools, either as assigned by address, or via the choice application process.

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

Sports League

Sports Calendar

All-League Track and Field Meet
  • March 16th – 3:30 pm at SDFAS 
Girls Basketball 
  • March 23rd – 3:30 pm Varsity Game at SDFAS vs. The Cambridge School
  • March 24th – 3:30 pm V/JV Games at Rhoades vs. The Rhoades School
JV/V Boys Soccer vs. Encinitas Country Day
  • March 24th – 3:30 pm at SDFAS

Please contact Diesa Seidel with questions.

#ICYMI (In Case You Missed It)

#Jon Koehler Sculpture Forum

#Festinema Short Film Festival

#5th Grade Forum

#World Music


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

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