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SVDP School Year 2019-2020

Dear SVDP Community,

It is difficult to believe that the new school year is upon us! We encourage you to enjoy these last few moments of summer before the new school year begins. As you relax and spend time with family and friends, the faculty and staff at SVDP begin to ready the school for our students.

We are working diligently during the summer months to prepare for the coming school year, including some much-needed time to relax and time to reflect on our practice. Intermixed between vacation days and personal days, many teachers are participating in professional development opportunities.

Registration for the up-coming school year is required for all families. Please follow the provided link below.

We look forward to welcoming our brand new kindergartners, our transfer students and, of course, all returning students. As we dream of the 2019-2020 school year, our hope is that it will be a year of learning and growing for all students.

One of our deepest hopes is to see each student growing in faith and spirituality and demonstrating Christian values in all areas of life. We are excited to partner with you in these endeavors.

Thank you in advance for your support and commitment to SVDP.

See you soon!!

Faculty and Staff List - 2019-2020

Homeroom Teachers

Leslie Carmignani -- Kindergarten

Anna Strain -- Kindergarten

Amy Torrano -- Grade 1

Emily Ice -- Grade 2

Rosanne Mattson -- Grade 3

Holly Posner -- Grade 4

Jenifer Spinale -- Grade 5

Tony LesCallett -- Grade 6

Keith Eskinazi -- Grade 7

Timothy Ogburn -- Grade 8

Literacy Coaches

Kersta Bailey -- ELA/Science Coach 3-4

Kerry Kirkpatrick -- ELA 5-6 Coach/Student Life Coordinator

Catherine Ballard -- ELA 7-8 Coach/Social Studies

Rotation Instructors

Dulce Aguilar -- Spanish

Donna Bruno -- Music

Whitney Couch -- Art/STEAM

Susan DellaCella -- Library

Ashley Jenks -- Music/TI Coordinator

Learning Support

Jasmin del Rio -- Instructional Aide/Extended Care

Cathie Kaiser -- Science Instructional Coach

DeAnna Melchior -- Math Support

Arianna Minolli -- Instructional Aide/Design Instructor

Cece Wehrley -- Teaching Partner

Administrative Office

Brenda Barkley -- Development

Mary Barnes -- Receptionist

Marie Ferdon -- Admissions

Marguerite Pini -- Administration

Kenneth Westray -- Pastor

Peter Yeh -- Business Manager


Emma Chen -- Maintenance Staff

William Co -- Facilities Manager

Juan Ferreira -- Lunch Coordinator

Patricia Shanks -- Extended Care Director

Independent Contractors

Rhythm & Moves -- PE

Shakespearience -- Performing Arts

Registration is well on its way!

It is that time of year to complete the registration process for the 2019-2020 school year.

All families, both new and returning, are required to go through the process of registration. The registration process gathers the latest contact information on each family for daily school communication, emergency situations, and required Archdiocesan signature pages.

Please review and update all profile information for all family members and authorized individuals. CLICK on the provided button below to begin the three step registration process.

If you are a new family, you must create a password for your Beehively account before proceeding to the registration portal. For step by step instructions please visit: http://svdpsf.com/2019-2020-school-year

Registration is to be completed by August 15th.

SVDP Registration for 2019-2020

All families must complete the three step process to successfully register for the 2019-2020 school year. Registration is due by August 15, 2019.

Classic Designs -- Our school uniform provider

Thank you to our uniform committee who assembled last year to provide feedback and assess other options for our school uniforms. After a thorough job researching our options, the committee recommended to stay with our uniform provider, Classic Design, and additional items will be made available for purchase through our provider.

All uniform items are to be purchased through our uniform provider.

The following items can be purchased else where:

  • Crew socks, tights and leggings can be purchase from an outside provider as long as they are white (tights and leggings can be white or navy).
  • Undershirts or turtle necks can be worn underneath required shirts (white only)
  • Shoes are to be ALL white leather top tennis/athletic shoes (no logos or color designs permitted)
  • Hair accessories should be school colors (no distracting designs or attachments)

Please visit the website -- Classic Designs


Choicelunch will be returning as our lunch time food provider. All families need to register and create a family account. If your child needs an emergency lunch, they will contact you directly for payment.

The lunch menu is now LIVE and families can start ordering for the beginning of the school year. Following the link to register and order: Choicelunch website

Parent Guild 2019

The Parent Guild needs YOU!

The Parent Guild organization is a vital part of the SVDP community. They are the cream in our coffee, the butter on our bread. These volunteers host our Back2School Dinner/Dance and many other fun events throughout the year!

All SVDP families are automatically members of the guild.

Consider volunteering to serve on the Parent Guild Committee or chair a PG event. Remember that each family is required to volunteer a minimum of 30 hours a year to the school. Get your hours by supporting the Parent Guild.

Contact the board by emailing parentguild@svdpsf.com.

Committee Members needed: Consider volunteering

A committee for the Advancement of St. Vincent de Paul Church and School is currently recruiting for individuals who are passionate about the viability of our faith community and wish to contribute to its sustainability and growth towards its future in the city of San Francisco.

The committee is to be comprised of individuals who are:

  • known in the parish community and in the local geographic community, with deep roots and a solid commitment to the ongoing growth and prosperity of both the parish and the local area

  • willing to research and identify possible sources of funding and are willing to make an initial appeal for money

  • personable, outgoing and sociable

  • willing to work within the boundaries of a subcommittee, working towards a specific task and goal, and may even be willing to take a lead role regarding this subcommittee

  • willing to make a minimum of a two-year commitment as a member of this board/committee/cabinet and are willing to regularly attend monthly meetings

We are also seeking parishioners and parents with fund raising experience.

If you, or some one you know, has any combination of these gifts and talents, please nominate them or encourage them to volunteer. For more information, please contact Fr. Ken Westray or Ms. Marguerite Pini.

Summer Newsletter 2019

Access all summer assignments, classroom supply lists, 2019-2020 school year calendars and other important information here!

Summer Update 2019

Learn about the newest members of our faculty and staff as well as read the executive summary of the feasibility study completed in June 2019.