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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.

Dads and Donuts

We invite all dads to join us on Friday, September 24 from 7:30 to 8:15 a.m. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut with your student!

Science Night

Please mark your calendars for Science Night on September 30 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Refreshments are available for purchase. We can't wait to see you there.

Absences

We require families to report to the office and the teacher when their child/ren are absent from school. You must do this by 8:15 a.m. You are also required to state the reason: sick (give symptoms), family time, personal, etc. You can email the office with a copy to the teacher or vice versa. You can also call the office at (619) 588-6398. You can call the office and leave a message on the answering machine. We thank you for your cooperation.

Robotics Club

Attention, students in 4th through 8th grades! Our Robotics Club meets every Friday from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. in room 6. Check it out!

New Athletic Coordinator

We now introduce our new athletic coordinator, Mrs. Laura Besser. We're confident in her abilities and we'll watch with great excitement to see her perform!

Labor Day Holiday

There is no school on Monday, September 6 in observance of Labor Day. Have a safe and enjoyable long weekend!

Back-to-School Night

Please join us for our back-to-school night on Thursday, September 2 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Meet your teachers, get information for a successful school year, sign up for volunteer opportunities, and more. We look forward to seeing you there!

Fall Sports

Get ready for boys and girls football and girls volleyball! The registration deadline is on Monday, September 6 at 5:00 p.m., and the season runs from Saturday, September 18 through Saturday, November 13.

Athletics Coaches

St. Kieran Catholic School is looking for athletics coaches for all sports. Please contact Laura Besser by email if you have an interest in any of these positions.

Pizza Lunches

Tuesday pizza lunches will begin on Tuesday, August 31. Please note that the price has increased to $4.00 per lunch this year. Orders are due by 9:00 a.m. on Friday, August 27, so order your lunch today!

First Day of School - August 23, 2021

Mark your calendars for the first day of school. We can't wait to see you on August 23, 2021! 

We Will Close Our Office Until August 9, 2021

Please be aware that we will close our offices until August 9, 2021, at 7:30 a.m. If you need to contact us, please email us. Emails are checked throughout the summer. 

2021–2022 School Supply List

Come ready to go! We can't wait to see you again in the fall! Make sure you come with all of your 2021–2022 supplies.

New Family Night - August 11, 2021

Please join us for our new family night on August 11, 2021, at 6:30 p.m. in the parish hall. We can't wait to see you there!

Printable Calendars From August Through The End of 2021

Stay informed by using our printable calendars from now through the end of 2021! We look forward to seeing you at all of our events!

Supply List 2021–2022

Get a head start on the 2021–2022 school supply list this summer! This list includes kindergarten through eighth grade! Happy shopping! 

Re-Registration Fee Information

Re-registration fees were $50.00 per child and due by May 28, 2021.

 The balance of fees due by June 25, 2021, includes:

  • $200 for the general book fee per a family
  • $20 PTG dues per child 
  • $25 Diocesan fee per child 
  • $100 Graduation fee per child
  • Full tuition payment due on or before July 16 (there is an application of a 2.5% discount which will not be available after July 16, 2021)
Field Day the Last Day!

Mark your calendars for June 11, 2021! Race to the finish line and come prepared!

Important things to remember: 

  • Wear physical education clothes. Yes, students will wear physical education clothes to Mass
  • There will be an 8:30 a.m. Mass
  • Games will begin at 9:40 a.m. 
  • There will be a noon dismissal

Report Cards

We will mail all report cards K–8 to your home address the week of June 28. Please be sure to check your SchoolSpeak account and be certain that your home address is correct. Thank you in advance!

No School

There is no school on Monday, May 31 in observance of Memorial Day. School resumes on Tuesday, June 1. Enjoy your long weekend!

Graduation

Graduation will take place on Friday, June 4 with Mass at 10:00 a.m. and early dismissal at noon. Congratulations to the class of 2021!

June Calendar

Our June 2021 calendar is now available below. Check out what's coming up next month. We are looking forward to a marvelous June!

Thank You, Families!

Thank you for all your lovely cards, gifts, and expressions of appreciation for teacher appreciation week. Between the tasty treats like empanadas, fruit cream cake, bundt cakes, and donuts; the cards, flowers, and gifts from the students; the fancy Nespresso machine in the faculty room; and the delicious home cooked feast on Friday, our hearts, hands, and stomachs are full! Thanks to the student council for their awesome leadership. We are blessed and humbled by all your thoughtful acts! It’s all a bit overwhelming. 

With happy thanks, 

SKCS Teachers, Staff, and Principal

We Love Our Grandparents

We cannot meet together in person this year to celebrate you, but we want you to know just how treasured you are and how much we love you. Please see the special messages below from your grandchildren to you.

Inland Federal Savings Account

Perhaps the Easter bunny brought some extra cash in the Easter baskets. Consider adding to your Inland Federal Savings account. If you don't have one, it's easy to open one. Just request an application form and make your deposit!

Outstanding Invoices and Payments Owed

Just a friendly reminder all outstanding invoices/payments owed need submission to the school by May 7, 2021! We will deduct from your last facts payment in June of 2021, any outstanding balance. If you are uncertain if you have any outstanding invoices, please email Monica Kearney or call her at (619) 588-6881. 

Last Day of School and First Day of School

Mark your calendars! The last day of school is Friday, June 11, 2021, and the first day of school next year is Monday, August 23, 2021.

April Calendar

Our April 2021 calendar is now available! Check out what's coming up next month. We hope you all are having a happy spring.

Easter Break

Easter break is on Thursday, April 1 through Friday, April 9. School resumes on Monday, April 12. Have a safe and enjoyable break!

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-teachers conferences will take place on Thursday, April 15 and on Friday, April 16. These will be minimum days for students with dismissal at noon. Conferences will be online via Google Meet. We will email you your conference date and time at the end of March.

2021-2022 School Year Re-Registration

Your children have learned and grown so much during their time here at St. Kieran Catholic School, and we are very proud of their progress. We feel very blessed to have been a part of your family this year. Now it is time to start planning for the next school year. We hope you will re-enroll your children in our wonderful elementary school and continue to build on the fine academic and spiritual foundation they have received so far. This is an investment that will pay dividends for the rest of their lives!

You can re-enroll your student directly on our School Speak platform. The deadline for registration is on Friday, May 28. Our goal is to get an accurate enrollment number for planning purposes. Please see our re-registration letter for more information. As always, we are deeply appreciative of your loyalty and support for St. Kieran.

40 Days for Life Campaign

The spring campaign for 40 Days for Life runs from February 17 through March 28. 40 Days for Life Campaign is a continuous prayer vigil for 40 days in front of abortion centers in San Diego County. This is a peaceful, legal event that is occurring at the same time in hundreds of cities throughout the world, including 50 locations in California this year. If you’re not able to join in, pray for those who can and do.

Feast of St. Joseph Mass

Don't forget to spring forward for Daylight Saving Time. Don't forget to spring forward for Daylight Saving Time. Daylight Savings Time begins on March 14. We look forward to those extra hours of daylight!

Kindergarten Open House

Our kindergarten open house is on March 24 at 3:15 p.m. The open house will be in the kindergarten classroom. We invite you to come out and meet the kindergarten teacher, experience a day in the life of a kindergartener, learn about kindergarten readiness, and discover the benefits of a SKCS education. Please spread the word and tell your relatives and neighbors to come and check us out.

Golf Fundraiser

Golf packets were sent home with students on Monday, March 1. This is the last fundraiser of the school year, and it is always a lot of fun. Each family has an obligation of $100 in golf ball sales and $25 toward an auction basket. Please contact us with questions.

Absences

Everyone has been so cooperative and helpful in these days that require extreme caution. As a reminder, please be certain that if your child is absent you notify both the teacher and the office. It is important that you state the reason for the absence. If your child is sick, please provide the symptoms. In these COVID-19 days we have specific protocols that we must follow to maintain in-person learning. Thank you!

2020–2021 Yearbooks

There is nothing else like your school yearbook. Get your hands on the limited edition collection of our stories from the year. Share it with your friends today, and hang on to it for years to come! Please visit the Jostens website to order your yearbook.

Yearbook Art Contest

St. Kieran is hosting its annual art contest for the first and last pages of the 2020–2021 yearbook. This year’s inspirational quote is "We can do hard things with God’s help.” Let your heart guide your hand as you illustrate an image for the first or last page of the yearbook. The due date for submissions is on Friday, February 19. Thank you in advance for all your hard work!

Lent is Coming Soon

Lent is 14 days away. There are many daily Lenten prayer books to help us make Lent a deeply spiritually enriching time in our lives. Whatever fits your spiritual style, there are enriching things to be found.

Family Directory

We will be publishing a family directory to send out to all SKCS families on February 18, 2021. We will create the directory directly from School Speak. We need each family to do the following:

  1. Login to your School Speak account.
  2. Indicate what information you want included/excluded on the directory. You will see a choice you can check. For example, do not show my address in the online directory. 

Please be sure to do this by February 15. Thank you in advance!

Looking for a Landscaper

Are any of our families landscapers? We’d like to renew our garden area outside the school office. We’d like some advice and assistance. We thank  you for your consideration!

Thursday Envelopes

These are returning as of February 4. The oldest child will be responsible for taking it home on Thursday and returning it to school no later than Monday. Please sign the front sheet to verify you’ve received the materials included. Thank you in advance!

Report Cards Coming Soon

It's almost report card time! Please mark your calendars for Thursday, January 28. We will publish report cards on this day.

Important February Dates

Please take note of the following February dates.

  • Thursday, February 11 - Red/purple/pink spirit wear day, Valentine's parties, and noon dismissal
  • Friday, February 12 - Teacher planning day - No school
  • Sunday, February 14 - Valentine's Day
  • Monday, February 15 - Presidents Day holiday - No school
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Celebrate Catholic Schools Week 2021

To celebrate Catholic Schools’ Week, we will be having some fun activities. 

  • Monday, February 1: Pajama Day
  • Tuesday, February 2: Free Dress-Inside Out & Backwards Day
  • Wednesday, February 3: Crazy Mask Day
  • Thursday, February 4: Sports Day
  • Friday, February 5: Purple Pride Day

We will also be doing some videotaping, and other activities to celebrate SKCS. More news later. Please remember to email the SKCS office if you do not want us to use your child/ren’s pictures or videos for publicizing our great school. If we do not hear from you, we assume your consent. 

Please check out our parent's guide to Catholic Schools' Week for more information.

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SKCS Virtual Gala

This year’s gala will look a little different. To remain compliant, we have something special in store—an evening at home with a meal for you! We encourage your participation as well as reach out to family and friends who may want to get in on the raffle and auction opportunities that we will present. Help us reach our $30,000 goal! For more information, please visit our SKCS Gala 2021 Virtual Fundraiser page.

  • Each family two tickets = $120.00

Office Volunteers Needed

We are looking for office volunteers to help on Mondays, Thursdays, and to substitute when needed. If you are willing and available between 12:30 and 3:00 p.m. on these days, please contact us. Duties include answering phones, attending to students, and assisting parents. Thank you for your interest and support!

Deposit Day Canceled

Please note that we have canceled deposit day for Friday, December 18. We wish you all a safe and healthy Christmas break!

Very Merry Spirit Week

Student council is sponsoring a very merry spirit week on Monday, December 14 through Friday, December 18. Join in the fun of the Christmas spirit by participating in the following daily activities:

  • Monday, December 14 - Pajama Day
  • Tuesday, December 15 - Christmas-Themed Hairstyle Day
  • Wednesday, December 16 - Wear Christmas Add-Ons Day
  • Thursday, December 17 - Wear Christmas Socks Day
  • Friday, December 18 - Christmas Spirit Day

Christmas Shop 2020

Come and take a look at the items we have for sale in the Christmas Shop. You can view items in person at the office. The deadline for custom ornament orders is December 10. Your last chance to order other items is December 14. We will deliver all items by December 18.