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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.

New Price for Personal Pizza

Price of Tuesday personal pizza is increasing on new orders to $3.50. This is effective immediately.

Pasta Dinner and Art Show

Please mark your calendars for our pasta dinner and art show. Hosted by the Altar and Rosary Society, the dinner and show will take place in Mercy Hall on April 24 from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Ticket costs are $10 for adults and $7 for children. The dinner includes pasta with meat sauce, salad, bread, ice cream, and punch or coffee. Beer, wine, cannoli, pizzelle, and a 50/50 raffle are available for purchase. We hope to see you there!

Golf Tournament

The golf tournament and golf ball drop are coming up on May 21 and 22.

We have a few things you can do to help us get busy!

  • Plan the event
  • Sell the golf balls and win great prizes
  • Get your golf buddies to play the course

Students will soon begin receiving their golf packets. This is our last fundraiser of the school year, and we appreciate your help!

SchoolSpeak Account

Your SchoolSpeak account is now accessible. SchoolSpeak is an intranet designed to serve our school community. You may access all school information any time, from anywhere through your account. Our goal is to be more green and to use less paper but maintain the standards of communication. Check your email for your login credentials. Please visit the SchoolSpeak Portal.

Best Lent Ever

Looking for ways to make this the best Lent ever? Check out Dynamic Catholic's website. It is a great way to boost your faith during Lent.

PE Uniforms

We will collect PE uniform orders for the month, fill the order, and deliver the uniforms the first week of the next month. For example: if you order online on February 16, your order will be ready for pickup in the first week of March.

Heartfelt Thanks

The sixth-grade families would like to say a hearty thanks to all who participated in their Panda Express Fundraiser. They raised $86.01 to help offset the cost of 6th-grade camp. They will be heading to camp the week of April 20. Many thanks, and they will help you out when it’s your turn!

Remember, It's Flu Season

Please understand that sending your child to school sick will prolong their illness, spread the illness to others at school as well as family members. Our teachers and staff understand that children become ill and are working diligently to assist students that are experiencing illness. Please inform the office or your child's teacher if your child received a diagnosis of influenza. Thank you in advance!

Ash Wednesday

Lent is just ahead! Lent begins with Ash Wednesday on February 26. We invite you to join us for the school Mass at 10:00 a.m. If that is too late for you, there will be a Mass at 7:30 a.m. that day as well. 

Catholic Schools Week

Catholic Schools Week is on Sunday, January 26 through Friday, January 31. Please participate in the following daily activities:

  • Sunday, January 26 - Mass at 10:00 a.m.
  • Monday, January 27 - Pajama Day - Students may wear their favorite pajamas to school instead of their school uniforms.
  • Tuesday, January 28 - Color Day - Preschool wears purple, kindergarten wears red, 1st grade wears orange, 2nd grade wears yellow, 3rd grade wears green, 4th grade wears light blue, 5th grade wears purple or pink, 6th grade wears grey, 7th grade wears dark blue, and 8th grade wears black or white.
  • Wednesday, January 29 - Wacky Add-Ons Day - Show your school spirit and be creative wearing some silly, wacky add-ons such as hats, hair embellishments, and socks. 
  • Thursday, January 30 - Sports Day - Students may wear their favorite sports team jersey, t-shirt, or team uniform.
  • Friday, January 31 - Take the Purple Plunge and Wear Your School Color Day - Show your school spirit by wearing purple accessories and add-ons, or dress in purple from head to toe.

Football Uniforms

Attention, all football players! Please turn in uniforms by Saturday, February 1. Thank you!

8th Annual San Diego Walk for Life

All are welcome at the 8th Annual San Diego Walk for Life. This event is on Saturday, January 18, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Balboa Park. There are activities for all ages. For more information visit the San Diego Walk for Life website.

Sixth-Grade Camp Fundraiser

Please join us at the Panda Express located at 131 Broadway Ave (near the El Cajon Del Taco) on Saturday, January 25 anytime during their business hours. This fundraiser will help to send our sixth graders to camp. All you need to do is show up, order food, and show the paper or digital version of the Panda Express flyer. A flyer will follow in the Thursday, January 23 envelope and we will send an email with the flyer before the event. Thank you for your support!

Winter Sports

The winter season will begin on Saturday, January 11. Please turn in all uniforms from fall sports. Combo varsity basketball practice will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:45 until 4:00 p.m. If you’re interested in coaching, being an assistant coach, or a team mom/dad, please let us know. Please see our December 12 newsletter for more information on our winter sports.

Flu Vaccine

As family and friends gather for the holidays, flu activity is increasing. Now is the time to get a flu vaccine if you haven’t yet. The flu makes a lousy Christmas gift!

Thank You

We would like to thank everyone for your support of our Rubio’s fundraiser. We raised $264.76 for our sixth-grade camp fund. Please stay tuned for another fundraiser to come in January.

A Celebration of Advent and Christmas

We invite you to join us in celebrating Advent and Christmas on Wednesday, December 18, 2019, in St. Kieran Church. We have performances at 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 pm. The 2:00 p.m. performance is less crowded and is a great option for people who prefer not to drive at night. This year, we have the blessing of having a professional videographer in our community who will video both performances so our parents can relax and enjoy the program. We will email a link to the videos to our families. May your Advent meditations bring you closer to Jesus and others this holy season!

Christmas Shopping

Are you planning on doing your Christmas shopping through Amazon this year? Order your gift cards now, and then use them online to make your purchases! It is a win-win: you get scrip credit and the school gets a percentage.

It is very simple.  When making your purchase, log in through our special Amazon link. Sign in with your Amazon credentials, and your order will give back to St. Kieran School. Thank you!

Congratulations

We would like to congratulate all our students who made the first quarter honor roll! 

Sixth Grade:
Anthony DiGiovanni, Kisha Encarnacion, Ariana Heninger, Isabelle Horning, Jazlene Issak, Natalie Macelt, Maximus Martinez, Andrew Petrich, Kaelyn Saner, Ashley Smith, Rebecca Wharton, and Gianni Yousif

Seventh Grade:
Nathan Koke, Isabella Mancini, Grayson McNamara, Alexis Serrano, and Rosalyn Wisniew-Colwell

Eighth Grade:
Melani Callicott, David Castro, Cambria Cremeans, Janna Encarnacion, Donovan Faranso, Michael Heninger, Patrick Hormiz, Sage Masi, Drew Patterson, Robert Petrich, and Nevin Steinbuch

December 9 Mass

Please note that the December 9, 2019, Mass is at 10:00 a.m. Please visit our Calendar page for a complete list of upcoming events.

6th Grade Camp Fundraiser

Please join us at the Rubio’s in Parkway Plaza on Saturday, November 16 from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. to raise money for the 6th grade camp fund. Just show the flyer from the Thursday envelope, or download it on your cell phone from the St. Kieran Catholic School’s Facebook page. Thank you for your support!

Thanksgiving Play and Feast

Our kindergarten and 1st grade Thanksgiving play and feast is on Thursday, November 21 from 11:00 a.m. to noon. We look forward to seeing you there!

Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving break is on Monday, November 25 through Friday, November 29. School resumes on Monday, December 2. Have a safe and enjoyable break!

60th Anniversary Gala

Mark your calendars for the upcoming gala! This event is on Saturday, February 1, 2020, at the Barona Event Center. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. We will have a live band, casino games, silent auction, and raffles. The tickets are $60. RSVP by Friday, January 24. You can RSVP online at Paperless Post. For more information, please email Michelle Stephenson, chair of the gala.

Coming Soon: Tracking Service Hours

Soon, we will let you know how to go about logging your service hours online. Keep an eye out for this important information. In the meantime, keep your own list of the service hours that you have already devoted to SKCS. When it’s up & running, you can add them to your online log. Please know how much we appreciate you and count on you! You bring so much energy and enthusiasm to all our school activities. The PTG board thanks you!

Feast of All the Saints School Mass

Our Feast of All the Saints school mass is on Friday, November 1 at 10:00 a.m. We encourage students to come dressed up as their favorite saint.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-teacher conferences are on Thursday, November 7 and on Friday, November 8. We will dismiss students at noon on both days. Please note that we will give out report cards at conferences. 

Jogathon

Our annual fundraiser is here. The Jogathon is October 18, 2019. Wear your Jogathon t-shirt, PE shorts, sneakers, sunscreen, and a hat. Dismissal is at noon, and we will have lunch for those who order it. 

Safe Environment Training

We invite everyone to complete the safe environment training. You can access the training on the CMGConnect website. Once connected, please follow the below instructions.

  • Watch the safe environment training video.
  • Acknowledge the Code of Ethical Standards that follow the video.
  • Complete the information for the background check. 

Please do not delay in completing this training. For more information please see the safe environment flyer.

Safe Environment Training

Winter Sports Registration

Winter sports registration is open until November 22. The winter sports season will begin on January 11. Please register on our Winter Registration page. The sports that we offer are:

  • Girls Soccer – grades K through eighth
  • Boys Soccer – grades K through fourth
  • Basketball – grades fifth through eighth

We encourage our athletes to play with honor!

Halloween Costumes

You may wear your Halloween costume to school on October 31. Costumes must be modest, light-hearted, and appropriate. The costume parade is at 2:00 p.m. Uniforms should not have violent themes or gore, no weapons of any kind, only a small amount of face paint, etc. You can also wear orange and black.

Check Presentation

Chairman Romero of the Barona Band of Mission Indians and California State Assemblyman Randy Voepel from the 71st District presented St Kieran Catholic School with a check for $5,000. We are so thankful!

Thank you! From all of us at Saint Kiernan Catholic School, we thank you for your support! 2019 Barona Education Grant
Blessing of the Animals

Please mark your calendar for the blessing of the animals. This event will occur on Monday, October 7 at 8:15 a.m. Let all creation praise the Lord, you animals, wild and tame, you creatures that crawl and fly. Ps. 148

Guidelines:

  • We invite you to bring your pet for a special blessing.
  • If you can’t bring your pet, you might bring a picture.
  • Families must bring the pet and take it home after the blessing.
  • Pets must be in a cage or on a leash.
  • You must control your pets at all times.

We look forward to your participation and blessing your pet.

Student Absences

If your child is absent or will be late for some reason, email the teacher with a copy to the office with an explanation. You can also call the office. If your child returns from a medical or dental appointment, we require he/she to bring a slip from the medical office verifying he/she was present at the appointment. Thank you for your understanding.

St. Kieran Student Council

Congratulations to the members of our St. Kieran Student Council!

  • President: Sage Masi
  • Vice President: Robert Petrich
  • Treasurer: Alexis Serrano
  • Secretary: Nathan Koke
  • Religious Affairs: Patrick Hormiz
  • School Spirit: Cayden Kellum
  • Photographers: Cambria Cremeans, Janna Encarnacion, and Leo Martinez

Our class representatives are:

  • 3rd Grade: Broc Thorn & Cooper McNamara
  • 4th Grade: Chanel Hormiz & Phillip DiGiovanni
  • 5th Grade: Finn Massey & Gillian McKindley
  • 6th Grade: Isabelle Horning & Maximus Martinez
  • 7th Grade: Alexis Serrano & John Hardin
  • 8th Grade: Donvan Faranso & Nevin Steinbuch

Thank you to all for representing our school!

Traffic Tie-Up

At drop off in the morning, please keep the line of traffic moving. If you stop and chat with other parents, and/or get out of your vehicle, you hold everybody else up. Please keep the traffic line moving. Drop off your kids and move on. If you need to talk to other parents, please park out of the way. Thank you for your understanding and your support!

Support Our 6th-Grade Band

Do you use Amazon? If so, please consider changing your Amazon account to smile.amazon/ch/27-3859639 to directly donate to Pastor of St. Kieran Catholic Parish (St. Kieran School). All donations are applied to our 6th-grade camp fund. Thank you for your support!

Coaches Needed

The sports program is currently recruiting coaches for the 2019–2020 school year. If you’re interested in coaching, being an assistant coach, or a team mom/dad, please let us know.

Open House

Please mark your calendars for Sunday, September 15. Our open house will be after the 10:00 a.m. mass. We invite you to bring along your family, friends, and neighbors to come check out our fabulous school! The time of this event is from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. We hope to see you there!

Box Tops Contest

We are having a back-to-school contest for box tops. Please send in your box tops through Friday, September 27. Place all box tops in ziplock bags with your child’s name and grade. The top two students who submit the most box tops will get a free dress pass courtesy of Mrs. Provo.

Open House

Please join us for our open house on Sunday, September 15 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Invite your family, friends, and neighbors to check out our fabulous school.

New Online Fall Sports Registration

Our fall sports season will begin on Saturday, September 21, and our new online system is up and running for fall sports registration. Please visit the sportsengine website to register online today! Our registration deadline is on Monday, September 9. Check out our August 29, 2019, newsletter for additional details.

No School

There is no school on Monday, September 2 in observance of Labor Day. Enjoy your long weekend!

Back-to-School Night

Our back-to-school night is on Thursday, September 5 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Please attend this important event to learn about our school's goals for the year, meet your child's teachers, and find our how you can collaborate with them to help your child have a successful year of learning. We look forward to seeing you there!

Medication

If your child needs to keep medication at school, parents must bring it into the office in the original packaging and complete the proper forms. Children may not carry medications, even cough drops, on their person or in their backpacks. Thank you for your cooperation.

Back to School Mass

Please join us at the back to school 10:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, August 25, followed by a picnic. For the picnic immediately following the mass please bring chairs, a blanket and lunch, or you can purchase lunch from the food truck that will be onsite. We hope to see you there!

Uniforms

Be sure to order new PE uniforms from San Diego Silkscreen & Embroidery and new formal uniform items from Dennis Uniform. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about ordering your uniforms. Thank you!

Play Flag Football or Girls Volleyball

Sign-up now to play flag football or girls volleyball for the 2019–2020 school year! If you are interested, please email Mrs. Pina-Hardin.

Report Cards

Please be aware, report cards are not given on the last day of school. Teachers need time to fully complete the 4th quarter. We mail reports the week of June 21. You can pick up originals before June 28, or when school reopens. Thank you for your understanding.

First Day Of School

The first day of the 2019–2020 school year is on Monday, August 26. We are looking forward to seeing you for another great year!