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St. Finn Barr Feast Day

The Feast Day of St. Finn Barr will be celebrated at the 9:00am mass on Sunday, September 26th. We would like to host an outdoor coffee and donut social time afterward to celebrate St. Finn Barr's Feast Day.

We are in need of volunteers to help us host this event so that it is a safe and fun time for everyone!

Please sign up below if you are interested in helping!


Outdoor Movie Night

Save the date for St. Finn Barr Catholic School's first ever Outdoor Movie Night on Friday, September 24th, featuring the Disney & Pixar film - Luca!

This outdoor event will require masks, social distancing and an RSVP (since we are permitting a limited number of guests to ensure proper distancing).

Please look out for the RSVP link in Ms. Kimble's Sunday bulletin.


Fall Sports Update

If you have any questions, please contact:

Rosie Perieff
Athletic Director
ad@stfinnbarr.org


First Week

Thank you for an amazing first full week of school!


Back to School Mass


Reminders for Morning Drop Off


Welcome Back

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year!

Lord, thank you for the unique gifts of every child as they transition into a new school year. Fill each student with fresh enthusiasm and a heart that is excited to learn and grow. Cover them with your enduring love, give them confidence and grace, and equip them with the ability to persevere through trials. Bless their teachers with wisdom, understanding, and a heart to serve, as they embark on the journey together.


First Day Reminders

We are eager to welcome our students back to the St. Finn Barr Catholic School Campus tomorrow. Please take a moment to review some reminders for tomorrow and the three days ahead.

Please also take a moment to review the Quarantine Protocol in case your child must isolate or quarantine due to COVID-19 exposure or testing positive.

Masks are required on school grounds.


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Updated Quarantine Protocol

Please read carefully.

If a child tests positive for or is exposed to COVID-19, each teacherโ€™s online learning platform and gradebook will support home-school communication.

These tools will be utilized to assign and collect student work both in the classroom and at home, ensuring students and parents know what is expected, can complete assignments, and can monitor student progress.

In cases where a student will need to isolate or quarantine due to COVID-19 exposure or testing positive, the following steps are planned:

  • The family of the student on quarantine or isolation procedures will be provided instructions for accessing the grade-level appropriate online learning platform for a modified classroom curriculum.
  • Students who are sick or unable to attend school for reasons other than required quarantine will not be offered or required to complete this modified curriculum.
  • At most, families should expect instructional resources from teachers by the 2nd day of quarantine. Resources and assignments will be provided throughout the quarantine period, rather than provided all at once.

The three components of the quarantine curriculum (modified curriculum) are:

  • Asynchronous Instruction can be delivered in a variety of ways. Adaptive software such as AR Reading, BrainPop, Flocabulary, FOSS Web, History Alive, IXL, Lexia, Mathletics, and RAZ Kids, etc. may include instructional videos and activities.
  • Assignments for practice and formative assessment will be varied and substantive. Adaptive software will include practice and assessments, but students will also have an opportunity to access the activities their classmates are completing in school. Google Classroom, Seesaw, and the like will be used to send and collect those assignments. For K-2, some assignments may be delivered via email or will be available through the office.
  • Teacher check-ins ensure a continued connection to the classroom community. Teachers will check-in with students. The principal of the school or the classroom teacher will send a follow-up email to the child's guardian to create a plan for teacher check-ins.

In order for any student to return after the period of quarantining, a note from the childโ€™s doctor must be provided to Ms. Kimble before they can return to school.

Any student who is quarantining, cannot participate in any outside activities such as but not limited to sports, after school program, enrichments, etc.


Technology Update

Third, Fourth, and Fifth-Grade

The third through fifth-grade classes will have class sets of Chromebooks available in their classrooms. Each student will have an assigned Chromebook, and all students will only use the Chromebooks provided and assigned to them in the classroom.

Middle School

It is recommended that the sixth through eighth-grade students bring their own device - "BYOD" - (laptop, Chromebook, tablet, or iPad) to school. While students are encouraged to bring their own device to school, each classroom will have Chromebooks available for student use if a student does not bring a device to school.

Click below to access your child's technology contract.

The last page of the contract is due to teachers on Thursday, August 19th.


Welcome Back to School

We are so excited to welcome you all to the 2021-2022 school year!

As we prepare for the first few days of school, please take a moment to carefully read Ms. Kimble's bulletin here.



Kindergarten Information Night


Support the Middle School Classroom Library

Support the Middle School Classroom Library and get your hours by clicking here.

Any book donated to the class library will have a sticker that tells students who donated the book.

$10 = 1 hour

Thank you!


WASC/WCEA Accreditation

We are proud to share that the 2021 WASC/WCEA Accreditation process proved a great success for St. Finn Barr Catholic School! The self-study report developed by the faculty and staff in collaboration with school parents was affirmed by the visiting committee, who rated the school "highly effective" in nine out of ten accreditation factors.

As a result, the school was granted a ๐—ณ๐˜‚๐—น๐—น ๐Ÿฒ-๐˜†๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป status. For each year before 2027, the school will submit a report on the Action Plan generated by the 2021 self-study document.


Art Fair

Student Council is proud to present the following Art Fair Gallery! Thank you to all students who participated in this year's art fair!

SFB Art Fair Gallery


Celebrate the Class of 2021

๐—š๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ! Tune in to celebrate the Class of 2021 live at 5:00pm (PST). ๐ŸŽ“

St. Finn Barr Catholic School Eighth Grade Graduation Mass and Ceremony
Jun 3, 2021 05:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88157515440?pwd=bWhZRkQr...

Passcode: SFB2021


Class of 2021

Please keep our 8th graders and their families in your prayers as they celebrate the end of their journey at St. Finn Barr Catholic School in a graduation ceremony this evening.

๐—–๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿญ - We are so proud of each and every one of you! The future is yours! โ˜˜๏ธ



Third Trimester Award Ceremony

Congratulations to our students receiving Student Learning Expectation and Honor Roll awards for the third trimester!



Kindergarten Graduation

Special prayers for our youngest Shamrocks today as they graduate from Kindergarten!

We are so proud of your accomplishments this year! โ˜˜๏ธ


Career Day

A world of possibilities! Thank you for participating in career day, Shamrocks!


Pajama Day

First grade is full of Pajama Day spirit! โ˜˜๏ธ


2021-2022 Registration

Dear Parents/Guardians,

2021-22 registration forms are now available in your School Speak account.

  • Log into your School Speak account (contact LaChon Richardson if you need your login information).
  • On the left side of the screen, click on "Registration 2021-22" under "school".
  • Step 1- You will be asked to update your profile. Please update both parent & student profiles. It is important to complete this step.
  • Step 2- These are the registration forms that you will need to complete (code of conduct & tuition contract).
  • Click on "submit" when the forms are complete.
  • Informational forms are attached to the registration page (uniform information, tuition rates, yearly calendar etc)
Note:
  • The 2021-2022 tuition rates are attached to the registration page.
  • We are excited to announce a new uniform jumper option for K-5th grades. The jumpers are available at Simply Uniform.

Please complete the registration forms by May 28th.

Contact LaChon Richardson, L.Richardson@stfinnbarr.org, with any questions.


Virtual Workout FUNraiser

Coach Zack of O2 BodyFit (a local bootcamp started by an SFB alum!) will be leading a fun and high-energy workout Sunday morning, May 16th from 10:00am-11:00am. Click here for more details and to signup/pay online. This event can handle 100 squares at $10 per link.

Invite friends and family...all are welcome and encouraged to join! We welcome donations in any amount even if you are not able to do the workout.

Thank you for your support!


May Crowning

May is the month of Mary! During May, throughout the Catholic world, special devotions honor the Virgin Mary. "May Crowning" is a traditional Catholic ritual that occurs in the month of May and recognizes Mary as Queen of heaven and earth.

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A Message from Our Pastor

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! To the staff and faculty at St. Finn Barr School, thank you for creating a fun and safe educational environment for our boys and girls! All the hard work you put in day after day does not go unnoticed.

Thank you for everything! God bless you and your families!



Thank You, Teachers!

This week we celebrate our amazing teachers and staff!

Thank you for your unwavering commitment to the students and families of St. Finn Barr Catholic School! โ˜˜๏ธ


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 -




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! โ˜˜๏ธ



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! โ˜˜๏ธ

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 ๐™ซ๐™ž๐™ง๐™ฉ๐™ช๐™–๐™ก ๐™ฅ๐™š๐™–๐™˜๐™š ๐™ฅ๐™–๐™ง๐™–๐™™๐™š 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! โ˜˜๏ธ


Catholic Schools Week!

We are so excited to kick off ๐—–๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ต๐—ผ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐—ฆ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—น๐˜€ ๐—ช๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ธ 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! โ˜˜๏ธ

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.



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 โ˜˜๏ธ

--> SFB Virtual Open House RSVP


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! โ˜˜๏ธ



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! โ˜˜๏ธ

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. โ˜˜๏ธ

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