Echo Info #27

Dear Families,

Thank you for making everyone feel so appreciated this week!

Virtual Gala starts next Friday!

  • From Friday, May 15th through Sunday, May 17th
  • Join us online, as we need your help to raise critical funds for the Covid-19 Solidarity Fund in support of professional development and financial aid.
  • Bid on a variety of auction items and make a donation at
  • Click here for the auction catalog. 

Upcoming Events

Zoom Password this week : 055602 

Head of School, Happy “Zoom Half” Hour
Parents are invited to join Mark for Happy Hour. Enjoy the beverage of your choice and connect with each other and with Mark.
  • Monday, May 11th
    • 1st Grade – 5 pm to 5:30 pm
    • 4th Grade – 6 pm to 6:30 pm
  • Tuesday, May 12th
    • 2nd Grade – 5 pm to 5:30 pm
    • 3rd Grade – 6 pm to 6:30 pm
  • Click here for zoom link for Happy “Zoom Half” Hour with Mark
    • Meeting ID: 930-151-4147
    • Password: 055602
Modifications to the School Calendar
Catch-up days for teachers and students in the event distance learning continues into June:
  • Monday, May 11th – No School
  • Monday, May 25th (Memorial Day) – No School
  • Friday, June 5th – No School
DELF Cancelled
  • Please note that your FACTS account will be credited with the fee.
Virtual International Week 
  • May 18 – May 22
  • Preschool
    • Volunteer parents will present their country to their child’s class  during a zoom meeting.
    • If you would like to present, please reach out to your child’s teacher.
  • Elementary School and Middle School
    • Students present to their class according to the “International Spirit Week” agenda. Please coordinate with your teachers.
      • Tuesday: Family Recipe 
      • Wednesday: Artifact (accessory/costume) telling a family story
      • Thursday: Place – Share about your roots.
      • Friday: Music/Dance (from family origins)
Yearbook 2019 – 2020
  • Order online here by May 31st
  • Delivery date TBD
  • SDFAS Yearbook code: 12766720
  • Send photos of remote learning that may be included in this year’s Yearbook activities, classes, etc… Be creative!
  • Purchase business advertising or “Love lines” (personal photos and messages for students).
    • Full page – $250
    • 1/2 page – $180
    • 1/4 page – $100
  • Send photos and ads to Andrew Ericson,

Community Building

Crowd Pleasing and Healthy Mexican Food
  • Enjoy a cooking class with Maru Davila during International Week!
  • Tuesday, May 19th at 5pm
    • On the menu:
      • Magic Guacamole
      • Plant-based Burritos
      • Chia Pudding
    • Sign up here to participate.
“Maintaining Your Sanity While Living with Young Children”
  • Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 12 pm 
  • Sign up here for a Parenting Workshop lead by Jeanne-Marie Paynel M.Ed on how to raise self-sufficient and resilient children.
  • Get the support you deserve!
SDFAS “Food Drive” in partnership with Feeding San Diego
Mask Sewing Donations
  • Through May 31st
  • Home-sewn masks need to be dropped off in sealed ziplock bags and placed in the same large cardboard box as for the food drive placed outside of the school’s front office door.
  • Please click here for Mask Sewing instructions.
Sarah Le Boyer,

SDFAS Parent Connect forum

As parents, we most certainly need to connect with each other during this period of social distancing! Let’s share what is working for us and our families and how we’ve overcome challenges as we adapt to the current situation. Others among us might then benefit from any tips or advice…Happy posting! Click here to enter the SDFAS Parent Connect Forum.


“The Path to High School”
  • Hosted by Erin Stoller, High School Placement Counselor
  • Click here to watch the recording of the zoom webinar.
  • Password: 8Q$s0#$. (DO include the “.”)
  • Documentation and reminders on High School Placement can be found on the High School Resources Page.

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