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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 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


Fancy Friday!

Shamrocks, we can't wait to see you all in your fancy attire on Friday, May 28th (on campus and on zoom)!


Virtual Magic Show Tonight!

Don't miss out on our last FUNraiser of the year tonight!

A virtual Magic Show with seasoned magician Noah Levine tonight - Friday, May 21st at 6:00pm from the comfort of your home on zoom!

Backstage with a Magician is a virtual magic show featuring interactive sleight-of-hand tricks for all ages (not just the littlest ones) and startling optical illusions. From his home, Noah Levine shares his love for his craft while you watch from the best seat in the house.

  • Our price is only $15 per family/Zoom square.
  • We can accommodate up to 100 squares.
  • You can have as many people as you want in your Zoom square for the $15 (it is not per person).

Noah's show is interactive, family-friendly and super fun! Lena, our fundraising coordinator, has attended Noah's virtual show and can assure he will wow the crowd!

--> Click here to sign up! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4cafa72aa3f94...


Please contact Fundraising Coordinator, Lena Shaw Espinoza, with any questions - Fundraising@stfinnbarr.org.


Magic Show FUNraiser Copy


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


SFB Art Fair

Share your art with SFB! Student Council is excited to host a Virtual Art Fair as we celebrate the end of an unforgettable school year!

Please see the flyer for details. Submissions are due Wednesday, May 19th.

{click flyer below to submit your art}


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


Lifetouch School Pictures

Lifetouch has partnered with Shutterfly for a nice alternative to in-person picture day. Shutterfly has created a temporary "picture day" program to accommodate our distance learners. It's called Snaps@HOME.

The Snaps image saves to the Shutterfly app once you click through, use photo, add to cart, and then proceed to checkout. The image automatically saves from there, so it can then be downloaded onto your phone/computer for use. The packages are a bit different as this program was created as a temporary alternative to in-person picture days during the pandemic.

More information here: https://lifetouch.com/picture-day-snaps-at-home/


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! โ˜˜๏ธ



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.


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



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 ๐—˜๐—น๐—น๐—ฎ ๐—™๐—ถ๐˜๐˜‡๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ฑ by Andrea Davis Pinkney and illustrated by Brian Pinkney.


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.



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


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



Storytime with Ms. Kimble

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



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




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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