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  Friday, January 12, 2018

JMUN welcomes SDDC delegates

By Bénédicte Brouder

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This Friday January 12, 2018, students from the JMUN club had the opportunity to welcome 20 delegates from the San Diego Diplomacy Council on campus. This was a unique chance to discuss with international citizens about topics in relation with topics and issues they do explore within the scope of the JMUN club experience.

Thank you to Ms. Aseltine and the students, for their carefully and deep questions! Thank you to Ms. Addo and Mr. Baron for their presence and help, and thank you to our visitors, whom we were delighted to welcome at SDFAS!

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  Wednesday, January 3, 2018

6th graders enjoyed a Nutcracker Performance on December 15, 2017

By Bénédicte Brouder

On December 15, 2017, the 6th graders enjoyed a Nutcracker performance at a Downtown San Diego Theater. They were supporting one of their classmate, who was on stage dancing and performing. Thank you to their 6th grade teachers, Ms. Reagan and Ms. Bunod, for organizing this ever enjoyable and beautiful show!



Sport League – Girls’ Soccer – December 2017

By Bénédicte Brouder

Right before the Holiday Break, our soccer team played and fought hard on SDFAS campus.

Enjoy a few pictures!

Girls’ soccer with Coach Julien Moncelet

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8th grade Fundraising initiative

By Bénédicte Brouder

The 8th graders are keeping up with their efforts for the fundraising of their Montreal trip in June 2018. On December 15, it was pizza sale.

Thank you to all of you, shoppers, for your support and generosity!

We are back on the blacktop each Wednesday from 2:45 pm to 4:15 pm with baguettes and pains/chocos!


  Friday, December 15, 2017

7th grade Science Field Trip to Torrey Pines

By Bénédicte Brouder

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This morning, 7th graders went to the Torrey Pines Reserve in order to study erosion, They were able to experience the impacts of water, wind, rain, invasive plants, animals and humans.


  Thursday, December 14, 2017

A French writer visited the 6th graders

By Bénédicte Brouder
Elsa Devernois is a French children’s books author.
She has published about 200 stories in books and magazines. She came to our school on December 7th and 8th to talk about her craft with students in PK2, Kinder, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 6th grade.
Our students had prepared questions which she answered with honesty and humor, encouraging our budding authors to keep cultivating their imagination.
This wonderful event was in part funded by the profits from the October book fair organized by the PA.

Chapeau Ticket Store in middle school on December 14, 2017

By Bénédicte Brouder

Students, thank you for shopping at the Chapeau Ticket Store!

On December 14, students were able to use their chapeau tickets at the store run by Diesa Seidel. They enjoyed snacks, sweets, books and were also able to stock on foosball balls and ping pong balls!

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  Wednesday, December 13, 2017

5th and 6th grade Math Project: this time, they embellished La Jolla Shores Sands!

By Bénédicte Brouder

On Tuesday December 12, 2017, on the sands of La Jolla Shores!

Thank you again, Mr. Giot and Mr. Moncelet, for this integrated Math sequence! Congratulations to all 5th and 6th graders for their excellent work.

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  Saturday, December 9, 2017

of Mice and Men : mock trial in French

By Bénédicte Brouder

After the mock trial in English, students run a mock trial in French. The comparaison of the two legal systems was extremely interesting, and students enjoyed the learning experience a lot!

Congratulations to Ms. Aseltine and Ms. Addo for this brilliant bilingual project!


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  Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Tracing Giant Geometric Shapes at the Beach: 5th/6th graders Math Project

By Bénédicte Brouder

This project has been running for several weeks. Carefully crafted by Nicolas Giot (MS Math teacher) and Julien Moncelet (5th grade French teacher), the project involved several collaborative classes (5th + 6th graders together) in class, in order to work on the geometric knowledge. Then came the opportunities to apply it: first, a small scale (in class, paper) – a medium scale (on the blacktop, 2 meter diameter shapes – refer to the last ECHO for the video taken with a drone) – a large scale (on the sands of Pacific Beach on Dec 4 5B/6B – on Dec 12 5A/6A) with 10 meter diameter shapes.

Here are the 5B/6B on December 4th, 2017 at Pacific Beach!

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