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St. Kieran Catholic School
50 Years of Teaching God's Children

School News

We have dedicated this page to keeping you informed of all things new and noteworthy at St. Kieran Catholic School. While you’re here, be sure to check out our newsletters at the side of the page. Please also visit our Calendar page for important dates to remember for the school year.

Spirit Wear

Check out the spirit-wear rack in the lower hallway. You will find some brand new items, such as stadium seats ($25), polar fleece jackets ($25), short-sleeved polo shirts ($25), and long-sleeved cotton shirts ($25). Let’s show our spirit! 

Sports Picture Day

Sports picture day is on Friday, May 4. We will take the pictures at 12:15 p.m. All students who participated in sports this year should come take a team picture for the school yearbook! We will provide uniform jerseys if the sports season has ended. Please bring your current uniform for the spring season. 

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-teacher conferences are on Thursday, April 12 and on Friday, April 13. We will dismiss students at 12:00 p.m. on both days. Our faculty really values this opportunity to share good news about the many ways the children are growing and to collaborate with parents to improve their learning. Thank you for taking the time out of your busy work days to participate in these important conferences.

First Holy Communion

Many of our second graders, some of our newer students, and several students in the St. Kieran Parish religious education program will be receiving their first holy communion on Sunday, April 22 at the 10:00 a.m. mass. They have been preparing for this special day for a long time, and they are getting very excited.

Art Show

Please join us for our art show on Friday, April 27 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Check with your room parent to see if your art docent could use help mounting pictures and setting up classrooms for the show.

Spring Sports Season

Our spring sports season is underway! We appreciate the support you give our teams. Please note, we will not have any games during Easter break. This break is on the calendar for April 2 through April 6.

Re-Registration Materials

Re-registration materials are available in the latest family envelope. Please review carefully, and observe deadlines. Our first deadline for re-registration is on Wednesday, March 28. If you have special circumstances, please talk to Mrs. Provo as soon as possible.

University of San Diego Baseball

University of San Diego (USD) baseball invites all kids through 8th grade to attend any Sunday game this season for free. If you have not attended a game at Fowler Park on the campus of USD, you are in for a treat. It is a fantastic venue to watch a game. Please pass along this information to all of your families, and see the USD website for more information.

Bingo Night

Mark your calendars and plan to join us for our St. Patrick’s Day Bingo Night! Bingo night will be on Wednesday, March 14 at 6:00 p.m. Our fifth graders are hosting this fun event to help fund next year's sixth grade camp. We will have dinner available for $3.00 and desserts for $1.00. You must be wearing St. Patrick's Day attire to enter! We'll see you there!

St. Kieran Catholic School St. Patrick’s Day Theme Bingo. Wednesday, March 14th, 6:00 pm. Hosted by 5th Grade. All proceeds help fund next year’s 6th Grade Camp. Dinner combo $3: Hot dog, chips and drink. Dessert available, $1. Contest: Come dressed up in your St. Patrick’s Day attire and get entered into a drawing. Must be wearing St. Patrick’s Day attire to enter!

No School

There is no school on Monday, February 19 in observance of the President's Day holiday.  Enjoy your long weekend!

Soup 'N Bread

The school will provide the meal for the Friday, March 9 soup 'n bread, and we need your help. Please consider providing one pot of meatless soup for this event.  Thank you!

SKCS Annual Golf Ball Drop and Tournament

Mark your calendars! Our annual golf-ball drop will be on Thursday, May 17, and our golf tournament will be the following day on Friday, May 18. Golf balls for the drop are now on sale. Please complete our golf registration form and return it to SKCS. Anyone can purchase golf balls, and you will be entered to win a cash prize. We hope you will join us for this fun event!

Sports News

As a reminder, the purpose of the St. Kieran Catholic School (SKCS) Sports Program is to teach and exemplify the basic human and Christian values of sportsmanship, cooperation, and teamwork. We have also established the SKCS Sports Program to help foster friendships, provide leadership opportunities, and help the students develop a positive attitude toward sports and athletic competition. The extracurricular sports program is not a “win at all costs” program.

Check out our newsletters for more information on our sports programs.

Reminder - Obligations are Past Due

Please remember that your financial obligations for the jog-a-thon and gala are past due. If you have not paid your obligation per your financial agreement, we will deduct your obligation from your FACTS payment in March 2018. If you have any questions, please contact Monica Kearney. Thank you to those who have paid their obligation! 

Bake Sale

Make sure to join us for the Altar and Rosary Valentine Spring Bake Sale on February 10 and 11 after all Masses. We hope to see you there!

Catholic Schools Week

Please join us in celebrating Catholic Schools Week by participating in the activities planned during our special week at St. Kieran Catholic School. Each day has a special theme and there are fun events all throughout the week! We can’t wait! For detailed information about each of the days, please view our recent newsletter from January 18.

Congratulations to Leadership Award Winners!

Congratulations to 8th graders Mallory Tarrant and Michael Patterson! They were chosen by SKCS to receive the leadership award from Cathedral Catholic High School. We are very proud of these two student leaders!

Bishop Flores Scholarship Fund

The Bishop Flores Scholarship Fund is currently accepting applications for tuition grants. Applications are processed according to need from January 2 through February 28. Participating families are required to contribute some portion of the total tuition cost for their children’s Catholic education, as well as costs not covered by the tuition assistance. Tuition assistance is a one-year commitment with the opportunity to re-apply and renew annually. This is open to all K-12 students. You can find more information and apply on the Bishop Flores Scholars website.

Gala Donations

Please turn in any donations that you have for the gala by Wednesday, January 17 to the office, although the sooner the better. The items we need are:

  • Bottles of wine - 80 points or higher. Check your wine cupboard and please consider donating anything you will not drink (craft beers and hard alcohol also accepted.)
  • Cigars and coffee
  • Complete themed baskets
  • Gift cards (restaurants, movies, or shopping)
  • Sporting equipment or rounds of golf
  • Theme park tickets
  • Collectibles
  • Any goods and services from community
  • Handmade items (quilts or crafts)

Please contact Melissa McKindley by calling or texting (858) 752.9072. Thank you for your generosity!

Middle School Volunteers

The next session of middle school electives runs January 12, 19, and 26. So far, we have classes in first aid, arts and crafts, crochet, basic building skills, and fencing. We need a volunteer for cooking and the student store, and we have a few requests from the students for new classes, such as dodgeball, golf, dancing, sewing, drawing, and painting. Please join us and share your wisdom and skills with the kids! If you are able to volunteer for the three days of electives from 1:30 p.m. until 2:45 p.m., we would really appreciate it. If you can help us out, please e-mail Diane or text (619) 889.1205. Thank you!

80's Party

St. Kieran Catholic School presents an 80's party on Saturday, January 27 at 5:30 p.m. at the Barona Events Center. The cost is $60 per person and includes dinner, dancing, an auction, and more! Please see our 80's party flyer for more information.

Spirit of Giving

Spirit of Giving FlyerSKCS' 2nd and 5th grade will be collecting the following types of items until December 15 and then over the Christmas break will deliver little bags to the kids who cannot leave Rady Children's Hospital this Christmas season.

  • Activity Books
  • Crossword Puzzles
  • Decks of Cards
  • Coloring Books
  • Crayons
  • DVD Movies for Kids
  • Play-Doh
  • Games
  • Board Games
  • Other fun items kids like

Drop-off bins are located in the elementary and middle school halls. Please help us bring joy to some wonderful kids.

SKCS Annual Christmas Program

Please join us for our annual Christmas program on Wednesday, December 13. There are two performances to chose from at 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

For the evening performance, students should arrive to the church by 5:45 p.m. Similar to last year, students will sit with their families throughout the performance, coming to the altar when it is their class's turn to perform, then returning to their seats. Please plan to stay for the entire performance, as the whole school participates in the final songs. After the program, we invite all families to enjoy Christmas cookies in the hall.

Parents in Prayer

Come join us for parents in prayer. Pray for our school and other intentions. Our world sorely needs our prayers. We meet every Tuesday at 8:15 a.m. for 30 minutes.

If you come, you receive 30 minutes volunteer time. We are also looking for a parent to take the lead for next year. Please stop by and talk to Kelly Sinclair.

Sports Program Coaches Needed

The sports program is currently recruiting coaches for the new school year. If you’re interested in coaching, being an assistant coach, or a team mom/dad, please contact Angel PinaHardin. All coaches must attend an online safe environment meeting and sign the coaches conduct form.

Share Your Pictures for the SKCS Yearbook!

We now have a fun way for our SKCS students to share their photos for our yearbook! Just follow the steps below to share the photos you take at school events.

  • Download the free ReplayIt app
  • Enter Saint Kieran Catholic School
  • Login to SKCS's photo sharing site
  • Upload your photos
Spirit Day and Halloween Day

We have special dress days on October 27 and October 31.

October 27 - Spirit day

  • Any SKCS Spirit Wear or
  • Halloween Colors (black, orange, green, purple)
  • $ denim

October 31 - Halloween

  • Halloween costumes - light hearted (fun)
  • No horror or gore
  • Modest/appropriate
  • No weapons

SKCS Turkey Trot Jog-A-Thon - Thursday, November 9, 2017

What is the Turkey Trot Jog-A-Thon, you ask?

Turkey TrotThe Jog-A-Thon is one of St. Kieran Catholic School’s main fundraisers where families, friends, and neighbors pledge money to support the students as they jog on campus. It takes place during your child’s regular school day. The funds raised are used to assist with school curriculum and technology. This is a fun event with music, exercise and lots of school spirit!

How do we raise money? Before the day of the Jog-A-Thon, each student obtains pledges and donations in support of his/her Jog-A-Thon efforts. Our goal is to raise at least $20,000. Your family sponsorship commitment is $150.

Can I get involved? ABSOLUTELY! There are many opportunities to help out with this event before, during and after! Please contact Samantha Yeats at samantha030411@gmail.com or office@saintkierancatholicschool.org.

Remember, all school parents must earn 15 of their service hours helping with one of our fundraisers.

What do I do next?

  • Please send your child to school with the names and ADDRESSES of five (5) family members, friends or neighbors they can write to seek sponsorship and 5 first-class postage stamps. We will provide the template letter, envelope, and return envelope for them to compile and mail out from school. Note: It is acceptable to send the same names and addresses with each child in the family if you choose. Students will practice their letter and envelope writing skills (ELA standards) to complete pledge letters.
  • Enclosed is your Jog-A-Thon pledge sheet. Please use one per child. Ask family, relatives, friends, co-workers, employees, etc. for support. Pledge sheets are due on Thursday, November 9, 2016.
  • Additional letters and pledge sheets can be found in the school office as needed.
  • Remind sponsors that their donations are tax deductible.

PRIZES! PRIZES! PRIZES! After the Jog-A-Thon, students will have the opportunity to earn prizes as a way to say “thank you” for their hard work in doing their best to help their school and for collecting their pledges on time. All donations must be collected and turned in to the school office by 12/11/17.

Vision Screenings

Students in preschool through 3rd grade will have vision screenings on Friday, October 27. Please contact the school with any questions.

St. Kieran Catholic School Scrip

Scrip cards are now available. We carry Domino's Pizza cards, Pizza Hut cards, In N' Out Burger cards, and more! We can also order cards of your choice. Please contact Susan Galichon via e-mail or phone at 619.889.1259 for more information.

Science Night

Please join us for science night on Wednesday, October 18 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Dinner will be available for $5.00. Watch for more information coming soon!

No School

There is no school for students on Friday, October 20. All teachers will be attending a Diocesan inservice. Enjoy your long weekend!

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-teacher conferences are on Thursday, November 2 and Friday, November 3 beginning at 12:45 p.m. on each day. We will notify you of your conference time and day well in advance. 

Design a Turkey!

Attention Students, design a turkey and your drawing can be featured on St. Kieran's Jog-a-thon T-shirt! Drawings must be submitted by Thursday, October 19.Attention students! Design a turkey for our St. Kieran Jog-a-Thon T-shirt! Please submit your drawings by Thursday, October 19. Some ideas to include in your drawing:

  • St. Kieran Catholic School
  • Running Shoes
  • Cross
  • Turkey Feathers
  • Turkey
Printer Cartridges

Did you know that St. Kieran Catholic School recycles used printer cartridges of all makes? Please bring in your used cartridges and look for the boxes near the hallway door. Thank you!

Policy on Non Discrimination

The Catholic Schools in the Diocese of San Diego, mindful of their mission to be witnesses to the love of Christ for all, admit students of any race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the schools. The Catholic Schools in the Diocese of San Diego do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin, age, sex, or disability in the administration of educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Likewise, the Catholic Schools in the Diocese of San Diego do not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of sex, age, disability, race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin.

Blessing of the Animals

We invite you to bring your pet for a special blessing on Monday, October 2 at 8:15 a.m. If you would like to bring your pet, please follow these guidelines:

  • Families must bring their pet and take it home after the blessing.
  • Pets must be in a cage or on a leash.
  • Please keep control of your pets at all times.

Please note, families may bring a picture of their pet, if they are unable to bring their pet.

Student Roster & Family Directory

In your envelope, you should find a roster of students and faculty for the 2017-2018 school year, as well as a directory of SKCS families. We encourage you to keep this handy for reference and insert it into your handbook. You’ll notice it lists teacher’s full names and e-mail addresses, number of boys and girls in each class, as well as the members of the class. You will find family addresses, phone numbers and e-mails (as the family chooses), and a list of children attending SKCS. Keep it handy!

Let's Glow Crazy!

Come join in the fun for the entire family on Friday, September 22 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

We’ll have a glowing good time with DJ Eddie V, glow in the dark games, contests, and raffles.

You won’t want to miss out on our contests, so come prepared with your best crazy glow hair and your neon/bright/80’s attire for our best dressed and crazy hair competitions.

Each ticket you purchase receives a slice of pizza and a bottle of water. Additional pizza and waters will be available for purchase along with desserts. We will have raffle tickets for sale at the door.

We accept cash or checks. Please review our ticket options, fill out the form, and return with payment.

Recycling Day

Every Thursday at St. Kieran Catholic School is recycling day. Drop off your recycling before the end of the school day. Be sure to label your bag with your child's name and grade. Thank you!

In Need Of Coaches

The sports program is currently recruiting coaches for the new school year. If you have an interest in coaching, being an assistant coach, or a team parent, please let us know.

Let's Glow Crazy

Save the date for our glow in the dark dance on Friday, September 22. There will be fun for the whole family. Be sure to wear white or neon bright to really glow under the lights!

Let's Glow Crazy

A Catholic School Response To Hurricane Harvey

Schools in our diocese are teaming up with the National Catholic Association to make a nationwide effort to help Catholic schools in areas affected by hurricane Harvey. Our goal at St. Kieran Catholic School is to collect a minimum of $1 per student, but we are hoping for much more. We will collect donations from September 5 through September 29 in the school office. We will use the funds to help Catholic schools impacted by the storm to re-build, re-open, and re-enroll students. The number of affected schools is still being determined, but more than 150 Catholic schools were in the storm’s path.

Deposit Days

Instill the importance of saving money in your children by having them participate in our deposit days. A representative from Inland Federal Credit Union comes directly to the school twice a month to take deposits. Check your e-mail for account set up information. It couldn't be easier to start saving!

First Fridays

Attention, parents! Please note that all first Fridays of the month are minimum days, and we will dismiss students at 12:00 p.m.

Labor Day Holiday

There is no school on Monday, September 4 in observance of Labor Day. Enjoy your holiday weekend!

Back To School Night

The new school year is off to a great start! Please join us to learn more about our plans for the year at our back to school night on Wednesday, September 6 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. We look forward to seeing you there!

Fall Sports

Welcome back to another great year of St. Kieran Catholic School sports! We are offering flag football, girls volleyball, and cross country this fall season. All fall sports registrations are due on Monday, September 11. We are looking forward to a great season!

New Parent Night

Is your child new to St. Kieran for the 2017-2018 school year? Please join us for new parent night on August 10, 2017, from 6:30-7:15 p.m. in the hall. Come and learn everything you need to know to help your child be successful here at St. Kieran. We look forward to meeting you!

2017-2018 Supply List

Please be sure to check out the 2017-2018 supply list in the sidebar of this page!

First Day of School

Mark your calendars! The first day of school is Monday, August 28.