SVDP School

April 23, 2021

Hello SVDP Community,

We are nearing the end of April, looking ahead to May, and even the 2021-2022 school year. As of now, we are planning to resume a full day schedule with a 2:45 / 3:00 release in August. This plan can change if San Francisco digresses to a different color tier, or if the SFDPH has to adjust school regulations. Please maintain your COVID-safe practices.

Lots of important and fun information is enclosed in this newsletter, including an updated school calendar. Please keep reading.

Have a safe and relaxing weekend.


Tuition Contracts - due April 30

If you did not received your tuition contract in the mail, please contact Peter Yeh, Signed contracts and deposit checks are due no later than April 30, 2021. Returning contracts sooner aids in our planning for the 2021-2022 school year. Any contracts not received by April 30 will also incur a late fee.



Please note, for the 2021-2022 school year, we will no longer have early dismissal on Wednesdays. Mondays we will release at 12:45 / 1:00. There will be no lunch service on Mondays.

As of now, we are planning to host extended care every day when school releases. Again, our plans are completely dependent on the city's COVID status and SFDPH regulations.


Teacher Announcements 2021-2022

For the 2021 -2022 school year, we are pleased to have the following slate of homeroom teachers:

Kindergarten - Leslie Carmignani & Anna Strain

First Grade - Cece Wehrley

Second Grade - Abigail Dann

Third Grade - Rosanne Mattson

Fourth Grade - Holly Posner

Fifth Grade - Jenifer Spinale

Sixth Grade - Tony LesCallett

Seventh Grade - Keith Eskinazi

Eighth Grade - Tim Ogburn

We are excited for Emily Ice and Whitney Couch who are moving on to new adventures!

More information to come regarding co-curricular teachers, teaching partners, and office staff.


BLAZERS & BAUBLES - Luxury Car Giveaway

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Please keep selling your tickets. If every family sells the 10 tickets they were provided, that alone will raise significant funds for our summer project. Please return the completed ticket stubs and money to Brenda Barkley.

Need more tickets? Contact Kathleen Lee at


Annual Giving - 85%

We are excited to announce that this week we hit 85% participation. Check out each class's performance in this table.

Every student benefits, so please participate with a gift of any size.

Questions? Contact Brenda Barkley, Development Director, or 415.346.5505 x 107

Click here for online donations!


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There is a two minute limit for each talent and students can only participate in two videos.



On May 5th, we welcome C.R. Stewart back to SVDP. This time, it will be a virtual visit, but he will share his latest work with grades 3 - 8.
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April Community Service - Sock Drive

SVDP collected 884 pairs of new socks to be donated to St. Vincent de Paul Society shelters. We are grateful to the Parent Guild for arranging this community service project. Thank you to everyone that sent in socks. What an amazing response from our community.


New Retail Partner!

To celebrate Earth Day, we are pleased to partner with Their products are geared towards eliminating plastic by creating bottle-free cleaning products. For the month of April, they will provide you with a 15% discount AND give 20% back to SVDP for every purchase using the code: SVDP. It is that simple.



The Advisory Board and the Administration know that our amazing families are the best spokespeople for SVDP. To remain competitive in the San Francisco school marketplace, we must attract families that share our educational standards, values, and sense of community. For these reasons, the Advisory Board is pleased to announce a Family Referral Program.

Beginning July 1, 2021, if you recommend a family that accepts enrollment and pays all their fees, incidental charges, and tuition through October for the 2022-2023 school year, the Finance Committee will apply a $500 credit to your FACTS account in October 2022. You will get $500 for each successful referral, with a max of three referral credits. Only one SVDP family may claim a referral. The FACTS credit must be used towards tuition, not incidental charges. When a family applies, they should include the name of the referring family on their application. Online applications have been updated to include this information. The referring family does not need to write a letter of recommendation to receive the credit.


Before this program launches in July, we are offering a pilot initiative beginning immediately. From now to June 30, 2021, if a current family refers an incoming family to attend in Grades 1 – 7 (for the 2021-2022 school year), the referring family will receive a $500 credit in October 2021, contingent on the applicant accepting enrollment and paying all fees, incidental charges, and tuition through October 2021.


Uniform Clarification

(reposted from 3/5/21) During HyFlex learning, we were more lenient regarding wearing the full uniform everyday. Beginning immediately, students must always be in full uniform (see attached), which includes the school sweater. In addition, for the remainder of this school year, students may wear the uniform store's fleece or Parent Guild Spirit Store items OVER their sweater (not in place of their sweater) while in the classroom.

Any additional items worn for warmth must be navy or gray and display no logos, graphics, or trademarks.


Together We Are... SVDP School Reopening Plan 2020

Follow the link to read the latest news on our school reopening plan.