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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.

Barbara Caster

It is with profound sadness that we share the news of Barbara Caster’s passing on August 20, 2018. Our sadness is for ourselves as we will miss her dearly each and every day. We rejoice in knowing that she is in heaven with our Lord. Our greatest source of peace is knowing that she is in God’s loving embrace and reunited with her beloved family members who were there to welcome her to God’s kingdom.

Please join us for a rosary service on Friday, August 31 at 7:00 p.m. at Our Mother of Confidence Catholic Church (3131 Governor Drive, San Diego.) Please also join us for Barbara’s funeral on Saturday, September 1 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Mother of Confidence Catholic Church. There will be a luncheon at the parish hall after Mass. 

In lieu of flowers, the Caster family would like donations for Cristo Rey San Diego. If writing a check, please make it out to Catholic Community Foundation of San Diego with the memo Cristo Rey San Diego/Barbara Caster. Mail to CCFSD P.O. Box 81023 San Diego, CA 92138.

It is with profound sadness that we share the news of Barbara Caster's passing on August 20, 2018.Rosary Service and Funeral Service Flyer
    First Day Of School

    The first day of the 2018-2019 school year is on Monday, August 27, 2018. We are looking forward to another wonderful year!

    No School

    There is no school on Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day. School resumes on Tuesday, May 28. Enjoy your long weekend!

    Sports Fees

    All sports fees are due for winter and spring sports. Please submit payment to the school office. Sports fees are $50 per athlete.

    Grandparents Day

    Special people deserve a special day. Please join us for our Grandparents Day on Wednesday, May 22 from 10:00 a.m. to noon. The day will include Mass and Crowning of Mary, classroom visits, and refreshments. We hope to see you there!

    Registration Fees

    Please keep in mind that the balance of registration fees is due on or before Friday, May 31. Please contact us with any questions or concerns.

    Last Day of School

    Our last day of school is on Wednesday, June 12. This is also a minimum day. It has been a wonderful school year, and we wish everyone a safe and enjoyable summer!

    Maui Wowi Hawaiian Smoothies

    Don't miss out on the fun! Enjoy a delicious Maui Wowi smoothie during the golf ball drop on Thursday, May 16. Available flavors include strawberry, mango orange, and lemon wave. The cost is $5 per smoothie. Please send money with your child.

    Catholic Schools Night

    Join St. Kieran Catholic School for Catholic Schools Night with the San Diego Padres on Friday, May 31 at Petco Park. The Padres will be playing against the Miami Marlins at 7:10 p.m. Be sure to order your reserved group ticket soon! Check out our May 2, 2019, newsletter for all the details.

    Easter Break

    Easter break is on Thursday, April 18 through Friday, April 26. School resumes on Monday, April 29. Have a wonderful holiday and a safe and relaxing break!

    Golf Ball Drop

    Our golf ball drop is on Thursday, May 16 at 2:00 p.m. on the field. First prize is $2,000, second prize is $300, and third prize is $200. The top student seller wins $200, and the student who sells the winning number gets $100!

    Book Fair

    We will be hosting a school book fair the week of April 8 through April 12. Come visit, and purchase books. Our book fairs help support our school library with new books. There are books for all ages and reading levels, so come look at the great selections.

    Sports Fees

    All sports fees of $50 per athlete are due for winter and spring sports. Please submit payment to the school office. Thank you!

    Parent-Teacher Conferences

    Parent-teacher conferences are on Thursday, April 11 and on Friday, April 12. We will email you your conference date and time on or before Monday, April 1. We look forward to discussing your student's progress with you.

    Spring Box Top Contest

    All box tops are due by Wednesday, April 17 for our spring contest. The winning class gets a pizza party. Please remember to label your bag with your student's name and grade. 

    No School

    There is no school for students on Friday, March 29 due to a teacher in-service day. Enjoy your long weekend!

    Sports Fees Due

    All sports fees are due for winter and spring sports. If you have not paid, please submit payment to the school office. Sports fees are $50 per athlete.


    Don't forget to purchase your St. Kieran Catholic School yearbook. Yearbooks are only $30, and the memories are priceless! The last day to purchase a yearbook is on Monday, June 3. Place your order online today!

    I regret buying a yearbook, said no one ever - Buy a Yearbook - Jostens
    Volunteer Needed

    If you like parties and love SKCS, you won't want to miss out on helping us! You'll be able to get service hours and get involved in planning our gala for the 2019-2020 school year. Noor Potrus is our gala's chairperson and needs a co-chair. Please contact Noor if you are interested at 619.519.3610.

    Athletics Registration Packet

    Is your child going to play sports? Please check our athletics registration packet.

    Catholic Sports League Track Meet

    Register now for our Catholic sports league track meet. The meet is Saturday, March 9, 2019, at Cathedral Catholic High School, 5555 Del Mar Heights Rd, San Diego, CA 92130.

    Grades K-4 need to arrive at 11:00 a.m. They will start at 3:00 p.m. Grades 5th to 8th begin at 11:00 a.m. 

    We need coaches. Coaches must complete the CMG Connect Training.

    Spring Sports Registration

    Spring sports offered. Sign up now! Registration closes February 22, 2019. Please make note, we need coaches.

    • Boys JV Soccer (5th & 6th grade) – girls may play on boys team
    • Boys Varsity Soccer (7th & 8th grade) – girls may play on boys team
    • Boys Pee Wee Basketball (3rd & 4th grade) – girls may play on boys team
    • Girls Pee Wee Basketball (3rd & 4th grade)
    • Girls JV Basketball (5th & 6th grade)
    • Girls Varsity Basketball (7th & 8th grade)

    Save the Date

    Be sure to save the date for our St. Paddy's Bingo Night on Thursday, March 14 at 6:00 p.m. You won't want to miss this fun night. Additional details will be coming soon!

    SKCS Benefit Golf Tournament & Dinner

    Mark your calendars for our golf tournament and dinner scheduled for Friday, May 17, 2019. This will be a fun event, but we would love some extra help. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Diane Adkins via email.

    Sports Fees

    All sports fees are due for winter sports. If you have not paid, submit payment to the school office by Tuesday, February 19. Sports fees are $50 per athlete.

    Thank You

    Our 2019 gala has come and gone, and it was a beautiful evening of fellowship, raffles, games, and dancing. Thank you to all our St. Kieran family and friends who attended the event to make it such a wonderful evening! A special thank you goes out to our gala committee and parents who helped set up for the evening. We could not have had such a wonderful night without the people there to celebrate our outstanding school and to make the evening a success.

    As you all know, our fundraisers each year help keep our school alive and well. We appreciate all the families who participate in our annual gala. We look forward to next year's gala and are ready to have you on the gala committee to help make next year a bigger success!

    Catholic Schools Week

    Join us Sunday, January 27 through Friday, February 1 as we celebrate Catholic Schools Week.

    • Sunday, January 27 - Join us for Mass at 10:00 a.m. with our parish.
    • Monday, January 28 - Pajama Day
    • Tuesday, January 29 - Tie-dye Day, wear bright and crazy colorful and fun socks
    • Wednesday, January 30 - Wonderful World of Disney
    • Thursday, January 31 - Sports Day, wear your favorite team uniform and cheer on the 8th graders vs teachers dodgeball game.
    • Friday, February 1 - Purple Plunge, Mass, and lunch on the lawn

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    There is no school on Monday, January 21 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Enjoy your long weekend!

    Lunch on the Lawn

    Please join us for lunch on the lawn on Friday, February 1 at 12:00 p.m. Hot dog meals are $5, and burger meals are $6. Orders are due by Wednesday, January 30, and the proceeds will help send our 6th graders to camp. We look forward to seeing you there!

    Please Pray for Paul Stabile

    St. Kieran families: please pray for Paul Stabile, the sports league director. He is in the ICU with pneumonia and a secondary infection. Your prayers are very appreciated.

    Casino Royal

    St. Kieren presents Casino Royal on Saturday, January 26 at 5:30 p.m. This is a black-tie event, and we invite everyone to join us! Tickets are $60, and we ask that you please RSVP by January 18. To reserve a room at the Barona Hotel, call (877) 287.2624. The rate is $149 plus an 8% tax if you use the group code, which you can find in our newsletter, along with other information. We hope to see you there!

    Box Tops Contest

    We are in the middle of our Box Tops contest, which goes from December 1 to 31. Keep bringing in your Box Tops and be sure to label them with your name and grade. The winning class will get a pizza party!

    Morning Reminders

    Please note that when you arrive in the morning for school, you are late if you do not join your class at the benches. If the class has left the benches, parents need to bring children to the office for a late slip. Thank you!

    Christmas Play

    Please join us for our annual Christmas play on Wednesday, December 19 at 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. We look forward to performing for you.

    Christmas Break

    Christmas break begins on Friday, December 21 and continues through Friday, January 4. School resumes on Monday, January 7. We wish you and your families a safe and enjoyable holiday season!

    Jog-a-thon Money

    All pledge money is due by the end of the day on December 14 to qualify for prizes. There is a $150 minimum per family.

    What is #iGiveCatholic?

    #iGiveCatholic is an online giving event for one day only on #GivingTuesday, November 27, 2018. This giving event is for faithful archdioceses across the nation (and the world)! Join together with us to raise as many charitable dollars as possible for Catholic parishes, schools, and nonprofit ministries. 

    Please help St. Kieran Catholic School raise money for facility improvements, enrichment programs, and new technology! With your help, we will reach our $20,000 fundraising goal on the #iGiveCatholic giving day! Please visit our #iGiveCatholic fundraising site for more information. We thank you! God bless!

    #iGiveCatholic. November 27, 2018.
    Thanksgiving Break

    Thanksgiving break is on Monday, November 19 through Friday, November 23. School resumes on Monday, November 26. Have a safe and relaxing break!

    Fundraising Incentives

    We want to remind everyone about our great fundraising incentives! Please remember the last day to submit money is December 14. For any questions, please email Samantha Yeats or call (601) 219-0808.

    • $250 - Ice Cream Social and One Free Dress Pass
    • $350 - Bingo Party with Prizes and Treats and One Free Dress Pass
    • $500 - Bowling, Arcade Tokens, Pizza Lunch with Principal, and One Free Dress Pass
    • Top 5 Earning Families - Game Truck Experience
    Sports News

    The last day to register for sports is on Monday, November 19, 2018. Registration is now open for various basketball and soccer teams. Please check out the Sports News section of the November 8, 2018, newsletter for all the details.

    Holiday Bake and Craft Sale

    There will be a holiday bake and craft sale the weekend of Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18. The sale will be in the Divine Mercy Hall after all masses.

    Jog-A-Thon Lunch Combos

    We will be selling lunch combos immediately following the jog-a-thon on Friday, November 16. Each combo will include chips, watermelon slices, vegetables, and bottled water. Hamburger combos are $6, and hot dog combos are $5. Please complete and return the order form to the office no later than Monday, November 12. Thank you!

    Catholic Schools Night at USD Men's Soccer

    Catholic Schools Night at USD Men's Soccer FlierPlease join us on Friday, November 9, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. for All family members are welcome to attend the game, and the evening will include a special pre-game event for middle school students before the USD Toreros vs. Santa Clara Broncos soccer game. Tickets are complimentary; please visit the ticketing website below to register. The evening's event schedule is also below:

    • 4:30 - Meet at Eagan Plaza in front of Torero Stadium for check-in
    • 4:35 - Fundamentals of soccer - USD Men's Soccer clinic in Torero Stadium
    • 5:30 - Fundamentals of spirituality with the USD University Ministry
    • 6:00 - College readiness and application process with USD Admissions
    Make-Up Picture Day

    Make-up picture day is on Tuesday, November 6. Dress your best, and be ready to smile!

    Parent-Teacher Conferences

    Parent-teacher conferences are on Thursday, November 8 and on Friday, November 9. We will dismiss students at 12:00 p.m. on both days. Your conference date and time were sent out via email. If you cannot keep your scheduled time, be sure to communicate with your child's teacher to arrange another time. If you did not receive the email, please call the office, and we will give you the information.

    Halloween Costume Reminder

    We allow students to wear costumes or to dress in Halloween colors on Halloween! We would like to remind parents, guardians, and students that we require costumes to be modest, light-hearted, and appropriate. Please see our latest newsletter for more information about our costume requirements. You may contact us with any questions.

    Recycling and Box Tops Update

    Our recycling efforts recently made $43 for our sixth grade camp! We will also receive $55.50 for our collection of 550 Box Tops! We appreciate your efforts and urge you to keep collecting!


    Be sure to read our school newsletter! We post our newsletter to this page each week. Our newsletter contains the latest information about what's going on here at St. Kieran Catholic School.

    St. Kieran Raffle

    Tickets are now available for the St. Kieran raffle. Prizes include turkeys, a honey baked ham certificate, and a Super Nintendo Classic. Buy your tickets before and after school, at church on Sunday, and in the school office. 


    We truly appreciate all of our volunteers! Please take the time to complete the safe environment training. Once your training is complete, please send certificates to school as verification. Below you will find additional information on the training as well as a link to the training itself.

    Turkey Trot

    Our turkey trot is on Friday, November 16. Please turn in your neon forms as soon possible. We are looking forward to a great time!

    Driving For Field Trips

    All field trip drivers must complete the following steps prior to driving:

    Be sure to choose St. Kieran School, not St. Kieran Parish, when completing the online information. Please print or email the certificates of completion to the school. Thank you!

    St. Kieran Parish Youth Choir

    St. Kieran parish is looking for youth members to join the choir. 2nd through 8th grade will sing at the 10:00 a.m. mass on the first two Sundays of each month, and 9th through 12th grade will sing at the 10:00 a.m. mass on the third, fourth, and fifth Sundays of each month. There will be a 30 minute rehearsal after mass for all choir members. Please contact Mrs. Charfauros via email for more information.

    October Dates to Remember

    October Dates to RememberBe sure not to miss these exciting October events!

    • October 1 - Blessing of the Animals at 8:15 a.m.
    • October 5 - Half Day (Noon Dismissal) 
    • October 9 - PTG Meeting at 6:00 p.m.
    • October 11 - Spirit Day + $1 Denim
    • October 12 - Pictures and Family Dance at 6:00 p.m.
    • October 19 - No School
    • October 24 - Science Night at 6:30 p.m.
    • October 26 - Free Dress Pass Friday
    • October 31 - Halloween
    Monster Mash Dance

    Join us for the Monster Mash Dance Friday, October 12, 6-9:00 p.m. in hall – Fun for the whole family – Costume contest, raffles, dancing, SKCS dad DJ Eddie Vandiver – Dinner & desserts available for purchase. $3.00 = a slice of pizza, chips, & a drink - $1.00 = desserts – Pre-RSVP - $20/family or $5 per person – At door - $30/family or $10 per person – Pre-RSVP due by 3:00 Thursday, October 11. St. Kieran Catholic SchoolPlease join us for our monster mash dance on Friday, October 12 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the hall. There will be fun for the whole family including a costume contest, raffle, dancing, and St. Kieran Catholic School dad DJ Eddie Vandiver. Dinner and desserts will be available for purchase. A slice of pizza, chips, and a drink will be $3.00, and desserts are all $1.00 each. If you pre-RSVP by 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 11 the cost is $20 per family or $5 per person. The cost at the door is $30 per family or $10 per person. We are looking forward to spooky good time!

    Blessing Of The Animals

    We invite you to bring your pet for a special blessing on Monday, October 1 at 8:15 a.m. Families must bring the pet and take it home after the blessing. All pets must be in a cage or on a leash, and families must control pets at all times. If you are not able to bring your pet, you can bring a picture of your pet to the blessing.

    Reporting Absences

    If your child is absent from school, you will need to report the absence and the reason to the school by 9:00 a.m. Please email the teacher and copy the office, or email the office and copy the teacher. You can also call the school office, and the office will let the teacher know. You can record messages before and after office hours on our answering machine.

    2018-2019 Roster And Directory

    A complete student roster and our family directory were recently included in the weekly envelope. Please keep both items handy for reference, and let us know if you note any errors. Thank you!

    SKCS Moms' Paint Night

    SKCS Moms' Paint Night flyerRelax and let your inner artist have some fun! Please join us on Friday, September 21 from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. for our SKCS Moms' Paint Night! We will meet at St. Kieran Divine Mercy Hall. The cost to take part is $30. You will receive a complimentary glass of wine while you paint! Please RSVP via email or call (619) 588.6398 by Thursday, September 20. Attendees must be at least 21 years of age. We hope to see you there!

    Open House

    Please join us for our open house on Sunday, September 16 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity to tour the campus and meet our teachers and students. We encourage you to invite relatives, friends, and neighbors who have school-age children to visit our amazing school!

    Coaches For Sports Program

    The sports program is currently recruiting coaches for the 2018-2019 school year. If you have an interest in coaching, being an assistant coach, or a team mom/dad, please contact us via email.

    Pantry Thank You

    St. Joseph Pantry of St. Kieran Church thanks St. Kieran Catholic School students, staff, and parents for collecting and donating lots and lots of toiletry items for distribution to our needy and homeless clients. Your generosity in living the corporal works of mercy allows our pantry to help the poor in our own neighborhood. Not only do your classes help bag food items, but with your generosity, our pantry additionally is able to distribute these personal hygiene items. In this way, we acknowledge the dignity of every person. May our Lord continue to bless our Catholic school!

    Daycare Reminders

    Welcome back, families! This is just a reminder that all students dropped off at school before 8:00 a.m. must have a parent or legal guardian sign them into daycare. If another family is picking up your child(ren), please send an email stating which persons may pick them up. If they are planning on going home with another student, we need vocal confirmation or an email stating that another parent can take your child(ren) home with them. If you have any questions, please send us an email or call the daycare office at (619) 588.4540. Thank you and have a blessed school year!

    Labor Day Holiday

    There is no school on Monday, September 3 in observance of Labor Day. Enjoy your long weekend!

    Back To School Night

    Please join us for our back to school night on Thursday, September 6 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Set your child up for success this year by meeting the teacher and talking together about goals, procedures, expectations, and communication. Don't miss this opportunity!

    Fall Sports

    Attention, 4th through 8th grade athletes! Flag football and volleyball registration will continue until Sunday, September 9. Please turn in your permission forms as soon possible. We are looking forward to another wonderful year of sports!

    2018-2019 Dates To Remember

    We have a lot going on as we start the new 2018-2019 school year. To help you stay organized, we have listed some important dates coming up below. We look forward to seeing you soon.

    2018-2019 School Supply Lists

    Whether you are excited that school is out, or anxious for it to start again, it is never too early to prepare! School supply lists are now available below. These lists will ensure that your student is ready for the new school year.

    Parent-Teacher Group Open Positions

    SKCS PTG Openings 2018 to 2019 school year Saint Kierans PTG Parent Teacher Group helps facilitate events with parental participation in a school Open Positions Vice President Box Top Coordinator Recycling Coordinator Art Docent Coordinator Parents in Prayer Leader Great way to be involved and earn service hours Help needed If you are interested please contact PTG at saint kieran catholic school dot orgSt. Kieran's Parent-Teacher Group (PTG) helps facilitate events with parental participation in a school. The following open positions are available for the 2018-2019 school year:

    • Vice President
    • Box Top Coordinator
    • Recycling Coordinator
    • Art Docent Coordinator
    • Parents in Prayer Leader

    The PTG is a great way to be be involved and earn service hours! If you have an interest in one of the open positions, please contact the PTG via e-mail.

    Coffee Cans

    Preschool is in need of clean, empty two pound metal coffee cans. Feel free to drop off your coffee cans any time. Thank you!

    Summer Camps

    Looking for something fun to do this summer? How about attending a summer camp at a local Catholic school? It’s a great way to meet new friends and have an awesome time. The following schools are offering summer camps. Check them out!

    Box Tops

    Summer Box Top Contest Collect Box Tops all summer and fill up the attached two sheets and earn one free dress pass to be used September 14 Both sheets are due Friday August 31It's time to turn in your Box Tops! Below are the Box Tops collection sheets due this Friday, August 31 for a free dress pass. If you fill up both sheets and turn them in Friday, August 31, you will earn one free dress pass available to use on September 14. Thank you!