SVDP School

January 29, 2021

Hello SVDP Community,

Next week we celebrate Catholic Schools Week. See the information below regarding special activities.

On Thursday, February 4th, we will host our WCEA/WASC pre-visit via Zoom. This is the kick-off of our assigned accreditation team getting to know our SVDP community.

We are excited to announce our plans to expand our in-person on-campus learning time!

Please see below for the next phase of our roll out.


Catholic Schools Week

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On-Campus Learning - UPDATE

Beginning the week of February 8th, we will be hosting K - 4 on campus for in-person instruction Monday through Friday -- five days a week.

We will maintain our modified school day schedule and pick-up times.

(K - 12:20pm; 1st-2nd - 12:30pm; 3rd-4th - 12:40pm and 7th-8th - 12:45pm)

We are working on a potential plan for the middle school and will keep the community informed as it develops.


100th Day of School

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Another SVDP tradition continued this week with the celebration of the 100th day of school on Thursday, January 28th! Pictured above, our Kindergarten enjoyed many activities relating to the number 100 including being greeting in the morning with 100 colorful balloons.


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Sandwich Drive Continues!

This week the 3rd and 4th grades provided over 300 sandwiches to the St. Vincent de Paul Society Multi-Service Center (MSC). We are grateful that with the help of parents, students, and our Parent Guild leaders, we are able to continue making a positive impact in our community.


Last Weekend to Enter the Free Tuition Raffle

Reminder: January 31, 2021 is the deadline for being entered in the free tuition raffle. How do you get free tuition? One entry for every $1,000 donated, including corporate matching.

Even if you can't give at the $1,000 level, please remember that Annual Giving is very important to our efforts to bring your child the best experience at SVDP and to keep tuition increases at a minimum. Every student benefits from Annual Giving, so your participation is very meaningful.

Tax deductible donations can be made via check (payable to SVDP and sent to Brenda Barkley's attention), FACTS, online, or stocks / securities.

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

Click here for online donations!


Spelling Bee

January 29, 2021

Dear Parents and Students,

Thank you to all the students in grades three through eight who participated in the spelling competition last week. Congratulations to our participants: Third grade – Nora Cassidy, Kathryn Gunning, Ashley Infante, Riley Lee, Noelle Lundgren, Briley Miller, Grace Myers, Amelia Natsch, Beckett Rahn, Sofia Rosenberg, Olivia Syme and William Wraga; Fourth grade – Matteo Avila, Miles Canapary, Gianna Cardinale. Dominic Carmignani. Pippo Doulton, Efua Essien, Deceil Fournouzian, Grant Gazzano, Gemma Gibson, Brooke Gorman, and Georgia Straley; Fifth grade: Stella Brilliant, Stella Cowell, Violet Daters, Olivia Duarte, Shalom Estifanos, Timmy Farrelly, Samantha Gilbert, Claire Gunning, Brianna Hollub, Bradley Kaiser, Ella Kummer, Ava Lindner, Nick Lundgren, Scott McKinnon, Emeric Natsch, Jack Pacula, Bronwyn Rahn, Chloe Schwing, Charlie Syme, Temperly Taisch, Harper Valentine, Olivia Van de Braak, Jack Vieira-Ducey, Anne-Claire Wilson and Luke Wraga; Sixth grade - Luke Porter, Nicholas Rosenberg, Sam Stewart, Stella Strain, Sam Straley, and Harrison Van; Seventh grade - Luca Avila, Jeremy Hornik, and Luke van de Braak; Eighth grade – Jack Brilliant and Cameron MacLeod. Everyone did a fantastic job. This year the initial test was taken online and the top three or four spellers in each grade went on to compete in the oral spelling bee. In the middle school bee, third grader Olivia Syme and fifth grader Ava Lindner, battled it out and finally in the 40th round, Olivia was the victor. The eight junior high students were equally as successful spelling very difficult words. After 23 rounds, eighth grader, Cameron MacLeod, outlasted all participants to take first place. Cameron will represent St. Vincent de Paul School in the Bay Area Regional Spelling Bee. Good luck to you, Cameron.

Thank you to our excellent judges: Rosanne Mattson, and Brenda Barkley. The Spelling Bee ran smoothly because of you.

Thank you to the teachers who helped the students prepare for the test. Your help was appreciated.

Thank you to the parents and faculty for taking the time to watch the Spelling Bee on youtube. Your support adds to our program.


Sue Della Cella

Spelling Bee Coordinator


Together We Are... SVDP School Reopening Plan 2020

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