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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! โ˜˜๏ธ



Kindergarten Assessment Day

Our future Shamrocks did a wonderful job today on their virtual Kindergarten Assessment Day! โ˜˜๏ธ

๐–๐ž ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐š๐œ๐œ๐ž๐ฉ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐š๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ข๐œ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ-๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ ๐ฌ๐œ๐ก๐จ๐จ๐ฅ ๐ฒ๐ž๐š๐ซ. ๐๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ž ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ญ๐š๐œ๐ญ ๐Œ๐ฌ. ๐Œ๐ž๐ ๐š๐ง ๐Š๐ข๐ฆ๐›๐ฅ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ž ๐ข๐ง๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ฆ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง - ๐ฆ.๐ค๐ข๐ฆ๐›๐ฅ๐ž@๐ฌ๐ญ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ง๐ง๐›๐š๐ซ๐ซ.๐จ๐ซ๐ 


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


Welcome to SFB Ms. Esola and Miss Shayla!

This week we welcomed Ms. Esola to St. Finn Barr Catholic School. Ms. Esola has a long history with Catholic schools and joins us as the long-term substitute teacher in 2nd grade. She already fits right into the SFB family!

Join us in giving a big Shamrock welcome to Ms. Esola! โ˜˜๏ธ


We are also excited to welcome Miss Shayla Richardson back to St. Finn Barr Catholic School! Miss Shayla is a graduate of the St. Finn Barr Class of 2011 and now joins our staff as an Instructional Aide.

๐ป๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐‘Ž ๐‘“๐‘’๐‘ค ๐‘ค๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘‘๐‘  ๐‘“๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘š ๐‘€๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘  ๐‘†โ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ฆ๐‘™๐‘Ž:
"I am a proud alumna of St. Finn Barr Class of 2011. I recently graduated from UC Irvine last year with a Bachelor's degree in Film and Media Studies. I love to play video games, spend time with family and friends, and be a frequent guest at Disneyland. If I had to describe myself in three words, they would be: caring, lovable, and sociable. I'm excited to come back and work with the amazing Shamrock community and look forward to seeing everyone's smiling faces."

Join us in giving a big Shamrock welcome (back) to Miss Shayla! โ˜˜๏ธ



Happy Birthday, Ms. Kimble!

While we were on holiday break, our wonderful principal celebrated a birthday. ๐™ƒ๐™–๐™ฅ๐™ฅ๐™ฎ (๐˜ฝ๐™š๐™ก๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š๐™™) ๐˜ฝ๐™ž๐™ง๐™ฉ๐™๐™™๐™–๐™ฎ, ๐™ˆ๐™จ. ๐™†๐™ž๐™ข๐™—๐™ก๐™š!

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! โ˜˜๏ธ



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! โ˜˜๏ธ


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!


๐˜ผ๐™™๐™™๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ก ๐™๐™š๐™ข๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™™๐™š๐™ง๐™จ:

  • 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! โ˜˜๏ธ

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


Virtual Art Programs with Mr. B

Our very own Mr. B will be running after school virtual art programs beginning in January, via the Sirron Norris Academy. Please see the flyer for details and reach out to Mr. B with any questions - b.metcalf@stfinnbarr.org

--> Virtual Art with Mr. B


Trimester 1 Honor Roll & Students of the Month

Congratulations to all of our Trimester 1 Honor Roll students, as well as the Students of the Month for September-November!

6th Grade

First Honors

Klara Cardenas

Tatiana Deanda

Valentino Delgado-Schaumberg

Peyton Diaz

Aurelia Duverge

Liliana Flamenco

Camila Garcia

Dylan Garcia

Isabella Maestas

Indira Maurille

Ileana Taschek

Kayley Yang

Harrison Yip


Second Honors

Dylan Chemla

Lola Guandique

Chloe Ramirez

Mateo Trujillo

Aiden Weyer-Jamora

Sean Wong


Third Honors

Sofia Avalos-Gutierrez

Cristina Bolts

Anthony Caires

Maliyah Cerda

Frederica Chea

Aida Donahue

Jackson Padilla

Alec Schneider


7th Grade

First Honors

Riley Guajardo

Parker Gumm

Sophia Klosterman

Jonathan Nepomuceno

Martin Novoa

Soffi Parra-Bautista

Alejandro Siopack

Antonio Siopack


Second Honors

Isaiah Campos

Clarke James Canta

Lucian Cheung

Julian Davis

Noah Hudon

Benjamin McClure

Antonio Moreno

Hazel Nagata-Rampata

Kiara Solares

Aaron Vanegas

Mateo Villarin

Violette Walenne


Third Honors

Anastasia Anderson

Dylan Choi

Niko Faba-Escudero

Sophie Rivadeneyra


8th Grade

First Honors

Isabella Aguilera

Evan Danaher

Giovannie 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


Second Honors

Clinton Higginbotham


Third Honors

Justin Basada

Marco Romero

Sienna Cortes

Calvin Portillo

Josephine Espinoza-Schleicher


Students of the Month - representing our Student Learning Expectations (SLEs)

September - Demonstrates respect for family, the local and global community, and the earth through acts of stewardship.
1st Grade: Ani Hernandez

2nd Grade: Somaya Coleman

3rd Grade: Ella Brady

4th Grade: Joaquin Tamanaha

5th Grade: Camilo Vasquez

6th Grade: Liliana Flamenco

7th Grade: Parker Gumm

8th Grade: Evan Danaher


October - Live Gospel values as Jesus taught us through prayer, study, and acts of service.
1st Grade: Maya Wade

2nd Grade: Arabella Lam

3rd Grade: Kyndle Martinez

4th Grade: Chloe Suggitt

5th Grade: Eric Jimenez

6th Grade: Dylan Garcia

7th Grade: Soffi Parra-Bautista

8th Grade: Isabella Aguilera


November - Serve as builders of unity and instruments of reconciliation.
1st Grade: Avery Villegas

2nd Grade: Andrew Villasenor

3rd Grade: Seth Martinez

4th Grade: Bailey Moreno

5th Grade: Elisia Ortegon

6th Grade: Tatiana Deanda

7th Grade: Alejandro Siopack

8th Grade: Giovanni Lazo


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



SFFD Virtual Toy Drive

St. Finn Barr Catholic School is proud to partner with the SFFD Toy Program and help brighten the holiday season for children in need! This year our annual toy drive will be virtual. At the end of the drive, all toys will be shipped to the SF Firefighters for distribution.

Join us in spreading holiday cheer to children in our community! Simply click here!

Thank you so much for your generosity!


SFB Talent Show!

SFB Student Council is hosting a virtual Talent Show on Friday, December 11th at 6:30pm.

If you would like to audition, please film your act and submit here.

Acts must be under three minutes in length. Submissions should be posted to the above link by Friday, December 4th in order to be considered.

Please email Ms. Shimeld if you have any questions!

SFB Talent Show



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!



Holiday & Travel Letter from Superintendent of Catholic Schools

Dear Families,

Please take a moment to read this important letter from our Superintendent, Ms. Pamela Lyons, regarding holiday safety and travel.

Holiday Safety & Travel Letter From Superintendent

--> Bay Area Region's Recommendations for Staying Safe from COVID-19 During the Holidays

--> SF County of Public Health Travel Advisory




Welcome Back, Shamrocks! โ˜˜๏ธ

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 ษขแดสŸแด… แดแด‡แด…แด€สŸ for ๐˜ฝ๐™š๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™‹๐™ง๐™ž๐™ซ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š ๐™€๐™ก๐™š๐™ข๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ง๐™ฎ and ๐˜ฝ๐™š๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™‹๐™ง๐™ž๐™ซ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š ๐™ˆ๐™ž๐™™๐™™๐™ก๐™š ๐™Ž๐™˜๐™๐™ค๐™ค๐™ก 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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