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4th Grade Mission Projects

We are so impressed with the effort and creativity of our 4th graders' Mission Projects! Well done!

Here are just a few of the wonderful projects -




Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland

Thank you to our alumna Emma (Class of '18), current Junior at St. Ignatius High School, and Makena, also a Junior at St. Ignatius High School for this week's special read aloud in honor of St. Patrick's Day! ☘️



Second Trimester Student Awards

Congratulations to our students earning Honor Roll and Student of the Month awards for the second trimester! In case you missed our award ceremony, please find a recording of the webinar below.


6th Grade - First Honors

Sofia Avalos-Gutierrez

Klara Cardenas

Frederica Chea

Dylan Chemla

Tatiana Deanda

Valentino Delgado-Schaumberg

Peyton Diaz

Aurelia Duverge

Liliana Flamenco

Camila Garcia

Dylan Garcia

Lola Guandique

Isabella Maestas

Indira Maurille

Chloe Ramirez

Ileana Taschek

Mateo Trujillo

Aiden Weyer-Jamora

Sean Wong

Kayley Yang

Harrison Yip

6th Grade – Second Honors

Cristina Bolts

Anthony Caires

Jackson Padilla

Alec Schneider

6th Grade – Third Honors

Maliyah Cerda

Aida Donahue


7th Grade - First Honors

Isaiah Campos

Clarke James Canta

Riley Guajardo

Noah Hudon

Sophia Klosterman

Benjamin McClure

Antonio Moreno

Jonathan Nepomuceno

Martin Novoa

Soffi Parra-Bautista

Alejandro Siopack

Antonio Siopack

Kiara Solares

Aaron Vanegas

Mateo Villarin

Violette Walenne

7th Grade – Second Honors

Anastasia Anderson

Lucian Cheung

Julian Davis

Niko Faba-Escudero

Parker Gumm

Hazel Nagata-Rampata

Sophie Rivadeneyra


8th Grade - First Honors

Isabella Aguilera

Evan Danaher

Clinton Higginbothom

Giovanni Lazo

Dat Ly

Jack Mireles

Fiona Mulderrig

Helena Murguz

Juliana Murguz

Emily Raley

Eduardo Razo

Ean Richardson

Ava Schneider

Leila-Ximone Vasquez

Sofia Wall

Alyssa Wong

Tristan Woo

8th Grade – Second Honors

Alexander Eik

Josephine Espinoza-Schleicher

Mariela Ortiz

8th Grade – Third Honors

Brianna Carrasquilla

William Gonzalez-Eggert

Calvin Portillo


Student of the Month Recipients - Representing our Student Learning Expectations

DECEMBER SLE: Demonstrate curiosity, confidence, and innovation

1st - Charlize Huang

2nd - Eloise De Barros

3rd - Charlie Torres

4th - Oscar Walenne

5th - Natalia Barajas

6th - Aurelia Duverge

7th - Jonathan Nepomuceno

8th - Sofia Wall

JANUARY SLE: Communicate and collaborate meaningfully with others

1st - Jaeliana Rodriguez

2nd - Blanca Mena-Diaz

3rd - Naoto Thompson

4th - Olivia Venegas

5th - Rika Thompson

6th - Dylan Chemla

7th - Jasmine Hernandez

8th - Alyssa Wong

FEBRUARY SLE: Analyze situations, solve problems effectively, and apply strategies to real life

1st - Luca Walenne

2nd - Ryan Fernandez

3rd - Diego Barajas

4th - Alana Fries

5th - Connor Brady

6th - Valentino Delgado-Schaumberg

7th - Antonio Siopack

8th - Dat Ly


SFB Virtual Trivia Night!

The pubs may be closed but that doesn't mean we can't drink good beer, hangout with friends and play some good ol' pub trivia...virtually!

Get ready for a fun adult night "out" playing Virtual Trivia on Friday, March 26th from 7-9PM on Zoom! Our favorite, fun emcee Liam of the Brainstormer Events Off-to-the-Races is back to host our “pub” quiz (BYOB of course).

The evening will include four rounds of fast-paced team trivia. Individuals are encouraged to join too! We’ll create teams of up to six players for those needing a team.

Team and player prizes planned, but you must be present to win. Get your teams together now and make it fun!

To continue to support SFB and to cover the expense of Brainstormer, we are asking for $25 per individual and $125 per team up to six people. We welcome everyone to join in, and with the pandemic challenges, we just ask that everyone pay what you can (contribute within your means).

Ready to join in the fun? Let's go, sign up!

☘️Have a team of up to six players? Click here for the Team Captain to sign up your team.

☘️Don't have a team but want to play? Click here to sign yourself up and we will form a team.

☘️Want to sponsor or make a donation? Click here to pay it forward and purchase a ticket for a community member, to sponsor a trivia round, or to make a monetary donation.

--> Click flyer below for more details!

Looking forward to "seeing" you all for a fun and inquisitive evening like only SFB can do!


This Is The Dream

We are excited to welcome alumna, Emma (Class of '18), current Junior at St. Ignatius High School, and Makena, also a Junior at St. Ignatius High School, to St. Finn Barr Catholic School on a weekly basis for a schoolwide virtual storytime.

This week, Emma and Makena introduce us to This is the Dream by Diane Z. Shore and Jessica Alexander. This story celebrates the Civil Rights movement and the power of non-violent change.


Scholastic Book Fair - Final Week!

As a reminder, this is the final week for our online Scholastic Book Fair! Shop from Monday March 1st - Sunday, March 14th. Support our school and help your child discover new books, favorite characters, complete series, and more! Check out the Virtual Book Fair Flyer!

--> Shop here!


Readers Week

We are so excited to celebrate our love of literacy next week with Readers Week! There are several exciting events on our calendar -

☘️ Author's Fair

Author's Fair submissions are due on Monday, March 1st! Email submissions to Ms. Shimeld - c.shimeld@stfinnbarr.org

☘️ Page Number Challenge

This will be a class challenge, in which we track the class who reads the most book pages in any grade-appropriate book, from March 1st - March 7th. Each student who wants to participate will fill out this link to track the number of pages you read daily.

You may submit the form at the end of each day and at the end of the week, we will total the submissions for each class. Happy reading!

☘️ Book Character Day

On Wednesday, March 3rd we invite you to dress like your favorite book character! (Must be school-appropriate)

☘️ Flashlight Reading

Bring your favorite book and a blanket (in a bag) for independent reading time on Friday, March 5th!

☘️ Scholastic Online Book Fair

Our Book Fair is online this year, from Monday March 1st - Sunday, March 14th! Support our school and help your child discover new books, favorite characters, complete series, and more! You'll love the fun new option to shop for Book Fair exclusives directly from the interactive booklist and enjoy free shipping on book-only purchases over $25. Shop here!

--> Virtual Book Fair Flyer (Click Here!)


SFB Face Mask Fundraiser

The Class of 2022 is selling custom-made SFB Face Masks - new logo style added. Please see the attached flyer for details! Proceeds will go toward the class Yosemite trip, taking place next school year, or graduation costs.

If you would like to place an order, or have any questions, please contact:

Pamela Villarin (Soleil, 3rd & Mateo, 7th) - pamela.malinis@gmail.com

Thank you for your support,

7th Grade
Class of 2022


Stained Glass Windows Using Slopes

Our 8th graders recently completed a project where they learned how to use the slope-intercept form of a linear function to graph and model real-world linear relationships. They learned the slopes of horizontal and vertical lines as well as the negative and positive slopes.

Aside from integrating this lesson in art, students also applied this concept in solving and graphing word problems such as finding the cost of payment when they add credit hours to their college studies, the number of files scanned by a computer virus detection program over time, etc.

Great work, 8th graders! ☘️



Black History Author

We are excited to welcome alumna, Emma (Class of '18), current Junior at St. Ignatius High School, and Makena, also a Junior at St. Ignatius High School, to St. Finn Barr Catholic School on a weekly basis for a schoolwide virtual storytime.

This month, Emma and Makena will feature work by Black authors and share incredible stories that teach us about Black lives from the past and present. Please join us today for a story about 𝗘𝗹𝗹𝗮 𝗙𝗶𝘁𝘇𝗴𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗹𝗱 by Andrea Davis Pinkney and illustrated by Brian Pinkney.


Readers Week: Author's Fair

Calling all Shamrocks! Please enter the Author's Fair, hosted by SFB Student Council during Reader's Week!


Scholastic Online-Only Book Fair!

We are working hard to keep kids reading with our Scholastic Online-Only Book Fair from March 1st through March 14th.

The Scholastic Book Fair will connect your kids to notable books and inspiring characters - helping them become lifelong readers. You'll love the new option to shop for Book Fair exclusives - directly from the interactive booklist.

Plus, you can enjoy special online shopping features:

  • Access to over 6,000 products
  • All orders ship direct to home
  • FREE shipping on book-only orders over $25
  • All purchases support St. Finn Barr Catholic School and earn 25% in rewards

Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with online shopping:

--> St. Finn Barr Online Book Fair

Thank you for continuing to support our school and our strong reading culture!

Happy reading! ☘️


St. Finn Barr Catholic School: Rise Up (Isaiah 60:1-2)

It is hard to believe we are wrapping up Catholic Schools Week, but we had such a wonderful week celebrating the spirit, learning, and growing that occurs each day in our school.

Thanks to Gary Villegas (first and third-grade dad), we can share the beautiful testimony of how strong our community has been during a very unique school year through this awesome video to all of our families and friends of St. Finn Barr. We hope you enjoy!

Thank you for all of the ways you have supported us this year and always! ☘️

Music in this Video -
Song: Rise Up
Artist: Andra Day
Album: Cheers to the Fall


Virtual Peace Parade

Each year during Catholic Schools Week, the students of St. Finn Barr Catholic School parade around the Sunnyside neighborhood to promote organizations studied by each class that support peaceful acts of service in San Francisco and around the world.

While we are unable to walk around the neighborhood to share the spirit of Catholic Schools this year, we invite you to join us for a 𝙫𝙞𝙧𝙩𝙪𝙖𝙡 𝙥𝙚𝙖𝙘𝙚 𝙥𝙖𝙧𝙖𝙙𝙚 that displays beautiful works of art that promote the organizations!



Grandparents & Special Persons' Day

Each year during Catholic Schools Week, we set aside Wednesday as a special day to celebrate our Grandparents & Special Persons. Though we cannot physically be together this Catholic Schools Week to celebrate our Grandparents, we wanted to share a special message with them to thank them for being there for us, especially during this particular school year.

We love our Grandparents, and we thank all of them for the love and support they give us daily, whether near or far!



Black History Month

As we prepare for the month ahead, there are many exciting things on the horizon. We begin the month celebrating our Catholic Schools and Black History Month!



Virtual Open House Welcome

Today is a very special day in our community, as we kick off our annual Catholic Schools Week celebration with our (first-ever virtual) Open House!

Before beginning your virtual visit, please take a moment to view this welcome message from our pastor Fr. William McCain and our school principal, Ms. Megan Kimble.

Welcome to Catholic Schools Week! ☘️


Catholic Schools Week!

We are so excited to kick off 𝗖𝗮𝘁𝗵𝗼𝗹𝗶𝗰 𝗦𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗹𝘀 𝗪𝗲𝗲𝗸 this Sunday with our Virtual Open House at 11am! We have several fun activities planned throughout the week - parents/students, please look on your Beehively pages to see how you can help us celebrate! ☘️

Catholic Schools Week is an annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. Planned events focus on the value Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to Church, local communities and the nation.


Friends of St. Finn Barr Day

On February 1st, we will be holding our annual Friends of St. Finn Barr Day. We will be welcoming guests to the classrooms - virtually. If you are interested in joining us, please rsvp to: development@stfinnbarr.org. Our students look forward to this day every year and we are so excited to continue the tradition in a new format! ☘️



Kindergarten Assessment Day

Our future Shamrocks did a wonderful job today on their virtual Kindergarten Assessment Day! ☘️

𝐖𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐞𝐩𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟏-𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐 𝐬𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐥 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫. 𝐏𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐜𝐭 𝐌𝐬. 𝐌𝐞𝐠𝐚𝐧 𝐊𝐢𝐦𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 - 𝐦.𝐤𝐢𝐦𝐛𝐥𝐞@𝐬𝐭𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐛𝐚𝐫𝐫.𝐨𝐫𝐠


Virtual Open House

Our annual Open House, in celebration of Catholic Schools Week, will be virtual this year! Learn about our vibrant St. Finn Barr Catholic School community from the comfort of your home.

Join us for a special Catholic Schools Week message, followed by our Virtual Open House at 11:00am for an opportunity to talk with teachers and administrators, "visit" classrooms and/or go on a virtual walking tour of campus with our Principal.

Please rsvp using the link below to reserve your space ☘️

--> SFB Virtual Open House RSVP


Happy Birthday, Ms. Kimble!

While we were on holiday break, our wonderful principal celebrated a birthday. 𝙃𝙖𝙥𝙥𝙮 (𝘽𝙚𝙡𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙙) 𝘽𝙞𝙧𝙩𝙝𝙙𝙖𝙮, 𝙈𝙨. 𝙆𝙞𝙢𝙗𝙡𝙚!

We hope you enjoyed your special day!


More birthday messages here!


2020 Rewind

Thank you for being a part of our family! As we reflect on some of our most memorable moments of the past year, we are so inspired by the resiliency, compassion and drive shown by our entire St. Finn Barr community. We are looking forward to a new year of continued partnership with you! ☘️



Happy New Year!

Wishing you a wonderful start to your new year. We pray you took the time to rest, unplug, and enjoy time with your family over these past two weeks. Please take a moment to complete this Return to School Survey, which is an in-depth Health Check provided by the Archdiocese of San Francisco. This survey must be completed before your child(ren) return to school the week of January 4th.

The Weekly Bulletin for the Week of January 4th - January 8th can be found here. This weekly bulletin includes important safety reminders for returning to school and events that are occurring this month. Reminder: Cohort B will return to school on Monday, January 4th and Cohort A will return to school on Tuesday, January 5th.


Merry Christmas!

Wishing a joyous and safe Christmas to all families and friends of St. Finn Barr Catholic School! ☘️


Storytime with Ms. Kimble

A very special reading of "Twas the Evening of Christmas" from Ms. Kimble!



Christmas Greetings and Reminders

Dear St. Finn Barr Families,

We pray you have a safe and joyful Christmas holiday. Please take a moment to view this Christmas greeting and reminders before we begin our break.

We look forward to seeing you all again on Monday, January 4th!


𝘼𝙙𝙙𝙞𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙖𝙡 𝙍𝙚𝙢𝙞𝙣𝙙𝙚𝙧𝙨:

  • Ms. Kimble will send an in-depth Health Check to all families on Friday, January 1st, which must be completed before returning to campus the week of January 4th.
  • The Weekly Bulletin for the week of January 4th - January 8th will be sent to families on the evening of January 3rd.

Virtual Talent Show!

Many thanks to our SFB students, families, and friends who joined us for a fantastic Friday evening to view all of our school's talents hosted by the Student Council. WOW! What a terrific presentation. A special thank you to our Student Council for creating such a wonderful event that allowed us to come together as a community in such a fun and entertaining way! ☘️

In case you missed the show, or want to view it again, here is a recording of our webinar:


Welcome Back, Shamrocks!

Wrapping up our first week with Kindergarten-8th Grade classes on campus, participating in our HyFlex Learning Model! We are so proud of our students for being such great listeners and following all of the new protocols so we can continue keeping each other safe. ☘️



Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing you and your families a blessed and safe Thanksgiving!

We are so grateful for our entire St. Finn Barr Catholic School community!



Holiday Safety and Travel

Please take a moment to listen to this important message from Ms. Kimble regarding holiday safety and travel this year.

Praying you have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!




Welcome Back, Shamrocks! ☘️

We are delighted to welcome our Kindergarten, First and Second Grade students back to campus this week in our HyFlex Learning Model. Thank you for your continued support and patience!



Best of the Best!


We are proud to announce that we have once again received the ɢᴏʟᴅ ᴍᴇᴅᴀʟ for 𝘽𝙚𝙨𝙩 𝙋𝙧𝙞𝙫𝙖𝙩𝙚 𝙀𝙡𝙚𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙖𝙧𝙮 and 𝘽𝙚𝙨𝙩 𝙋𝙧𝙞𝙫𝙖𝙩𝙚 𝙈𝙞𝙙𝙙𝙡𝙚 𝙎𝙘𝙝𝙤𝙤𝙡 in San Francisco/Marin! This year, we were also awarded a medal for achieving Hall of Fame status!

Thank you so much to everyone in our community for helping us achieve this honor!


New Website!

We are excited to announce that our new website is LIVE! Please take some time to look around! We hope you enjoy the streamlined new look.


Thank You, Men's Club!

A huge THANK YOU to the St. Finn Barr Men's Club for helping us prepare the campus for our students! They have dedicated numerous hours over the weekends and in the evenings to ensure our classrooms, yard, hallways, and Goode Hall are marked and ready for students as soon as the Department of Public Health tells us that we can have students on campus. We cannot thank them enough for all of their time and effort!


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