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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.


Registration is in full swing. The deadline to register without penalty is June 9. If you need more time, let the office know. Otherwise, there is a $250 fee for late registration.

The registration process in FACTS is very specific and requires you to pay very close attention to all requried items. One thing families have been missing is making sure they upload both completed pages of the returning family financial agreement.

Then login to your current FACTS account. Do not create a new one if you already have one. If you haven't had a FACTS account, sign up for a new one. If you are not planning to re-enroll, please do us the courtesy of letting the office know.

PTG President Needed

How would you like to assume this leadership role for our school? If you have an interest in this role, please submit your name to the school office. We will hold an election in June.

Variety Show

Please join us for our variety show on Monday, May 22 at 11:30 a.m. We look forward to seeing you there!

Kindergarten Promotion

Kindergarten promotion will take place on Monday, June 5 at 11:00 a.m. We look forward to celebrating our kindergarteners!

Last Day of School

Our last day of school is on Friday, June 16. This will also be our field day. Have a safe and enjoyable summer!

Congratulations to the Varsity Boys Soccer Team
Varsity boys soccer team posing for a picture on the outdoor track

Our varsity boys soccer team recently won the San Diego County Parochial League championship at Saint Augustine. The game came down to penalty kicks with keeper Jiovanni Mansour making an amazing save and Finn Massey scoring the final penalty kick for the win!

There was great teamwork and perseverance by this team to bring home the trophy for Saint Kieran!

Scrip Coordinator Needed

We are in need of a Scrip coordinator for next school year. You can begin shadowing Kathy Smith, who has taken on this task for us and is now completing her service. We encourage you to step up and take on this challenge. It's an important fundraiser for our school. 

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Day

Teacher and staff appreciation day is on Friday, May 5. Please be sure to let our wonderful teachers and staff know how much you appreciate them!

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School at St. Kieran will take place on Monday, June 26 through Friday, June 30. Please register at the St. Kieran parish office.

Golf Benefit Tournament Incentives

It's not too late to make your student(s) excited! If they have $350 in Ball Drop sales by April 28, they will get a Golf PE shirt. If they turn in $450 by May 15, your student(s) will get to attend the water party! They will enjoy a hot grilled lunch, an eighteen-foot water slide, a second water inflatable, a 1500 water balloon fight, snow cones, and more!

Art and Dinner

Please join us on June 2 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. for an art show presented by SKCS students. Atar & Rosary will also present a delicious pasta dinner. We hope to see you there!

Re-registration 2023–2024

Re-registration for the 2023–2024 school year will open in mid-May. We will integrate our school information system and payments into FACTS! You will complete re-registration through your FACTS Family Portal. We anticipate the rollout in mid-May. Watch for it!

Knights of Columbus Breakfast

The Knights of Columbus are serving up a fabulous breakfast after all Masses on Sunday, April 23. Please contact Calvin Marusin via email or phone at (619) 319-1313 if you would like to volunteer.

Easter Break

Our Easter break is on Thursday, April 6 through Friday, April 14. School resumes on Monday, April 17. Be sure to rest, relax, and renew!

Catholic Schools Night with the San Diego Padres

Catholic Schools Night is back for another fun outing with discounted tickets to the ballpark! Join us on Friday, June 2 at 6:40 p.m. as the San Diego Padres take on the Chicago Cubs. All ticket orders are due by Monday, May 8. Please see our Catholic Schools Night flyer for more information.

Kindergarten Open House

Our kindergarten open house is on Tuesday, March 28 at 3:00 p.m. Tell your friends with kindergarten age children to stop by and explore our outstanding kindergarten program.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-teacher conferences will take place on Thursday, April 20 and on Friday, April 21. We are sending your conference date and time out early because of Easter break. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.

Book Fair

The book fair starts on March 20! So many exciting books to choose for your kids to read and enjoy. Book sales begin on Monday after school. Thanks to our librarian, Rachelle Hiebing, our library has become a clean, well organized, and inviting space. 

Thank you Connie Tellez for organizing the book fair! Proceeds are designated toward a new desk for the library.

PTG Meeting

Please join us for our next PTG meeting on Thursday, March 16 at 6:00 p.m. in the hall. If anyone has an agenda item to add, please contact PTG President Donna Foster via email by Sunday, March 12. Thank you!

Golf Ball Drop

To raise money for our school, we ask families to buy or sell at least $100 worth of numbered golf balls for the ball drop. Our goal is to sell 5,000 golf balls at $5 each. Each ball has a number on it. The family that sells the most golf balls wins $200. The family that sells the winning golf ball takes home $100. Balls are available for purchase through each family or from a form at the school office.

Leprechaun Traps

Attention, families of kindergarten through 5th graders! Can you build a trap that will catch the little guys? Remember, they like gold and sparkly things. Bring in your traps on Tuesday, March 14.

2022–2023 Yearbooks

2022–2023 yearbooks are on sale now! Purchase a yearbook online today.

Spring Sports

Get ready for spring sports! Our spring sports start on March 11, 2023.

San Diego Sockers Game

Don’t forget to buy tickets to the San Diego Sockers game on March 4. Saint Kieran pee wee soccer teams will participate in the parade of champions on the field prior to the game. You don’t want to miss it.

The Knights of Columbus Breakfast

The Knights of Columbus are hosting breakfast on Sunday, February 19. We are having pancakes, sausage, french toast, biscuits and gravy, and more! We hope to see you there!

Vision Screenings

We will have vision screenings beginning on Monday, February 13 through Thursday, February 16 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. each day. Please remember to let the office know in advance if you do not want your child's vision screened.

Bake Sale

The Altar and Rosary Society is sponsoring a bake sale on Saturday, February 11 and on Sunday, February 12 after all masses. Come and pick up your sweet treats!

Vision Screenings

Vision screenings will take place for preschool through 6th grade on Monday, February 13 through Thursday, February 16. Please contact us with any questions or concerns.

Catholic Schools Week

Catholic Schools Week is on Sunday, January 29 through Saturday, February 4. Activities for the week are as follows:

  • Sunday, January 29: Wear Your Uniform to Mass Day
  • Monday, January 30: Pajama Day
  • Tuesday, January 31: Wear Your Grade’s Color Day
  • Wednesday, February 1: Crazy Sock Day
  • Thursday, February 2: Sport Shirt Day
  • Friday, February 3: Matching Outfits Day
  • Saturday, February 4: Gala Day
Lunch on the Lawn

Join your student for lunch on the field on Wednesday, February 1 from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Bring your picnic, blanket, and chairs, and enjoy the beautiful afternoon. We will dismiss all students at 1:00 p.m. If you would like to leave right after lunch, please check out with your teacher.

Library Readers Needed!

We need someone, a parent or grandparent from any grade, to read a novel to second and third grade on Tuesday mornings 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. and to fourth grade on Thursday mornings 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.

No School

There is no school on Monday, January 16 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Enjoy your long weekend!

Scrip Sellers Needed

Volunteers are needed to sell scrip (gift cards) after Mass on Saturday nights (5:00 p.m.) and Sunday mornings (8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.). This is an easy way to earn service hours. It’s also a great way to help you meet your scrip obligation. If you sell to someone who does not need the credit, you may put your name down as the person to receive the credit from the sale. Please email Colleen Gilbert or phone (619) 944-7409 to let her know which Mass you are available for. No experience is necessary; Colleen will train you on how to sell the scrip.


Don't forget to log your hours in SchoolSpeak. It's easy and gives you a tuition discount for the next school year.

  1. Log into SchoolSpeak.
  2. Click on "Service Hour Tracker" on the left-hand side.
  3. Scroll down the page to "Submit Entries."
  4. Enter the date, select the task, and how many hours.
  5. Click Add.

That's it! A report will be sent to you for each quarter.

Want to Help with the Gala?

Help plan the party of the year! (and meet your service obligation!)

  • Collect donations.
  • Help set up and or clean up the event.
  • Help check people in or out that night.

If you can't help, how about donating items for the silent or live auction? Great items to donate are:

  • gift cards
  • hotel stays
  • sport tickets
  • photography package
  • amusement park tickets
  • jewelry

Thank You!

It can't be said enough to all the wonderful people who made our Christmas program such a success. Thank you! Thank you to our choir director, Mr. Horning. Thank you to all the teachers for all the extra work they put in and to Diane Adkins for the lovely programs and song booklets. Thank you, Eddie Vandiver, for being our sound master. Thank you, PTG board, for the decorations, refreshments, and for arranging the taco truck. Thank you, Samantha Yeats, for picking up the delicious hot cocoa and the stage skirt.

St. Kieran Catholic School Gala

Save the date for the St. Kieran Catholic School gala on Saturday, February 4. Watch for more information coming soon!

Class Christmas Parties

Class Christmas parties will take place on Friday, December 16 at 2:00 p.m. Please sign in at the office before setting up and attending.

Christmas Break

Our Christmas break is on Monday, December 19 through Monday, January 2. School resumes on Tuesday, January 3. Have a safe and enjoyable holiday season!

Paint Night

Please join us for our paint night on Friday, December 2 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The cost is $20 and includes all supplies plus food and drinks. We hope to see you there!

Christmas Program

Please join us for our Christmas program on Wednesday, December 14. The performances are at noon at 6:00 p.m. and will take place outside. Attire for students for the evening program is festive Christmas. Please no Santa or elf hats, but regular beanies, mittens, and scarves are acceptable. Please see our Christmas program flyer for more information.

Christmas Shop

Each class will get to preview our Christmas shop on Monday, November 28. Students will receive a list so they can plan their gift giving and budget. The shop will be open for purchasing on Tuesday, November 29 through Friday, December 2. All prices include tax and a gift bag. Students will receive their wrapped gifts the next day in their classrooms.

Thanksgiving Play & Feast

Kindergarten and first grade's Thanksgiving play and feast is on Thursday, November 17. The play starts at 11:00 a.m. with lunch to follow. Please remember to RSVP! Volunteers and visitors please make sure to sign in.

Thanksgiving Break

Our Thanksgiving break begins on November 21 and lasts through to November 27. Happy Thanksgiving!

Registration for Winter Sports

Registration for winter sports is due by Friday, November 18. The registration packet is available on SchoolSpeak, on the Athletics page, and in the office. The sports available are fifth through eighth-grade boys basketball, fifth through eighth-grade girls soccer, and kindergarten through fourth-grade peewee soccer. 

Scrip Fundraising

In this week’s Thursday envelope, please find your scrip report. This report shows your family’s scrip purchases from June 1, 2022, through October 24, 2022. Please note that the format of the report has changed.

Each family agreed at enrollment to support the school by purchasing a minimum of $6,000 of scrip for this school year ($4,000 for new families) or buying out. If your report seems inaccurate or if you want more information, please email the scrip coordinator, or please leave a message at the parish office at (619) 588-6881. If you "bought out" scrip, you won’t get a report.

Free Dress Passes

When your student earns a free dress pass, we will give it directly to them. We will not issue a duplicate if it is lost. We will let you know when we distribute passes, and you have five days to let us know if your child says he or she did not receive it.


Our jog-a-thon is on Thursday, November 10. Watch for more information coming soon!

Bake Sale

There will be a bake sale on Saturday, November 19 and on Sunday, November 20. Donations are welcome. Thank you for your support!

Halloween Is Coming!

Halloween class parties are on October 31 at 2:00 p.m. You must be CMG certified and have your background check completed before you can attend the party. If you need to know if your certification has expired, we can check for you.