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Monthly Archives: June 2018

Lake of Love Field Trip

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Twenty-five GMLS students, two parents, six staff members and some of their children, and a U-Haul truck FULL of donated items headed to Palomar Family Counseling Services headquarters on May 30th to deliver hope to countless families living well under the poverty line.  This hope came in the form of gently used clothing, shoes, toys, […]

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Marvelous Mensches Monthly Ice Cream Parties

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Throughout the year, Mrs. King has enjoyed inviting a “super mensch” from each class for monthly ice cream parties. We had our last ice cream party of the year this past week. One of the best things we learned this year is how to dispense whip cream from a can without it getting sprayed all […]

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Levana’s Garden Farm Stand – A huge success!

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We are so glad that so many people could come out and shop at our first ever Farm Stand. Parents and students picked up a variety of organic items, including mulberries, basil, sage, tea, cherry tomatoes, potatoes, zucchini, edible flowers and more. It is all a part of the beautiful and growing connection between food […]

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Gratitude for a Year with You – By Kelley King

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“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” – William Arthur Ward As I walked down Market Street a few days ago, I saw this quote written on a wall. What a good and timely reminder it was for me. The Hebrew word for gratitude is hakarat hatov […]

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Meet New Kindergarten Teacher, Ms. Mathews

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Lauren Mathews grew up in Southern California. She received her B.A. in Anthropology and her teaching credential from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 2011. For the past three years, Lauren has been teaching first grade in San Diego. Previously, she taught preschool in Colorado for 2 years. Through San Diego State University, Lauren added a […]

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Ms. Shappy is Super Happy!

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Next year, I am super happy to be taking on a new role here at SDJA! Many of you know that I was the computer teacher here for eleven of my 16 years. I have presented at conferences in the EdTech industry on Global Collaboration, EdTech, and Design. A few years ago, I attended an […]

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Meet New 1st Grade Teacher, Ms. Ramseyer

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Alli Ramseyer is thrilled to be joining the First Grade teaching team at SDJA.  She has been teaching since 2002, after graduating from Vanderbilt University.  After teaching in Brooklyn, NY for many years, she received her Masters degree from Columbia University’s Teachers College in Lucy Calkins’ Literacy Specialist program.  Her biggest passion is helping spark […]

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Junior Achievement Summer Camp

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Over the last few years, many of our students have participated in the Junior Achievement Summer Programs and have had a blast. Not only are they fun, but these offerings are also a great warm up for the academic school year. Your child will get a “head start” on learning about personal finance, economics and […]

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