Office for Schools

Diocese of San Diego ~ May/June 2017 2.0 Edition

An End of Year Blessing

May God's blessing go with us today,

At the end of this school year we pray.
That you keep us safe and give us rest
So we start again renewed and refreshed.
Full of health, full of fun
Ready to come and learn again.

May God's blessing go with us today,
As we begin our school holiday.
Give your peace and your joy,
To every girl and every boy.
Help the teachers to enjoy the break,
and prepare and plan for the new intake.

May God's blessings await us next year,
To embrace each new challenge without fear.
Fill this school with your love,
and guide our hearts from above.
Full of faith, full of hope,
full of joy, and full of love.

Amen.

Did You Know...

  • Almost 1,500 parents and students participated in the Annual Catholic Schools' Night at the Padres! They lost big time, but a good time was had by all! Thank you to Mr. Joseph Advento for skillfully conducting the All Star Choir in the National Anthem! View the video here.
  • The Office for Schools held our 3rd Annual Educator Awards Banquet at the Academy of Our Lady of Peace. Check out photos from the event with Bishop-Elect John Dolan & Director of Schools, John Galvan.
  • We recently held our 3rd Annual STEAM competition at Good Shepherd. Thank you and congratulations to all participating schools! Special congrats to the top 3 teams: 1) Good Shepherd 2) Our Lady of the Sacred Heart 3) Notre Dame Academy
  • We have completed the first year of our diocesan teacher induction program (BTSA). View photos from this year's colloquium. If you are interested in becoming a Support Provider for one of our Induction candidates next year, please complete this interest form.

Diocesan Collaboration & Professional Learning Opportunities

Annual Back to School Religion Convocation at USD

School administrators are in the process of registering faculty & staff. Shiley Theatre is limited to 400 participants, so make sure to register early!

2017-2018 Induction (BTSA) Information

Professional Learning Portal

Updated regularly - send opportunities to jcantillon@sdcatholic.org to be included in the Portal

Celebrating Our Catholic Schools

View Recent School Tweets

Mrs. Donna Wittouck, Principal of School of the Madeleine, Retires After Many Years of Service!

Congrats to Fox 5 News Thank a Teacher Awardee, Mrs. Renteria, from OLSH!

Thank you for all you do for our children, Mrs. Renteria! You can also #ThankATeacher for their exceptional contributions! See the video of her celebration here.

Holy Family Teacher Wins Channel 105.7's Max Out My Class Award!

Congratulations to Mrs. Vivien Guico and her Kindergarten class at Holy Family Catholic for being Max Out My Class winners! View photos here.

CONGRATULATIONS TO MRS. CLAMON!

Mrs. Clamon, fourth grade teacher at School of the Madeleine, was nominated and chosen for the KSON’s Teachers are Heroes Program. This is a teacher recognition program sponsored by Azusa Pacific University and KSON. This program is coordinated by the San Diego County Office of Education. Mrs. Clamon received a gift card to Staples for school supplies. Her class was invited to Legoland, with admission and food included. Students also received a classroom pizza party! Mrs. Clamon was honored and recognized at an assembly at the school on March 31.


In addition, Mrs. Clamon was recognized as the March Classroom Heroes sponsored by iHeartMedia as an outstanding educator in San Diego. As you drive down Morena Blvd., look for the billboard announcing Mrs. Clamon as the winner.

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Sharing Best Practices Across the Diocese

Approximately 15 of our teachers & administrators presented at the first annual Catholic Curriculum Summit in Orange County. Here are the topics our educators shared: Leading Change Through Curriculum Mapping; The 5E Model as a Framework for NGSS Lessons; Teaching Religion in ELA/Math; Mentor Sentences; Unpacking Thinking in Social Studies & Science; Lectio Divina, and Meeting the Needs of All Learners. Congrats to our presenters!

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Other Important News

Shared Office for Schools Google Drive

In this Google Drive you will find resources for our educators and principals. Please send your favorite resources to jcantillon@sdcatholic.org and I will add them to our Drive. Thank you!

Christ-Centered ~ Student-Focused ~ Forward Thinking