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Lunar New Year Celebrations
Posted by on Monday, January 27, 2020
Our Preschoolers had an opportunity to hear the story of Lunar New Year from a very special storyteller!   Thank YOU to our outstanding parent volunteers who helped coordinate an amazing celebration!
Click Here to Learn More about Girls Leadership
Posted by on Friday, January 24, 2020
Girls Leadership will host a workshop for 4th/5th grade girls (and a grownup) this March on our Mission Campus. La Scuola families have priority registration, using the link and password below. After Feb. 1st registration will open to the community and non-La Scuola families. Girls Leadership equips young girls with the skills to exercise the power of their voice. We hope to see our 4th and 5th-grade girls at this empowering set of workshops.  Visit: girlsleadership.org/lascuola45 password:... Read More
Click Here to Download the 2020-21 Calendars
Posted by on Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Please click the image to download.                   FIRST DAYS OF SCHOOL August 11 - Preschool (Dogpatch Campus) August 18 - Lower School (K-4 Fell Campus) August 19 - Middle School (5-8 Mission Campus) August 24 - Spazio Gioco​​ (Dogpatch Campus) SCHOOL CLOSED September 7 - Labor Day October 9 - Professional Development October 12 - Italian Heritage / Indigenous People's Day October 23 - Parent-Teacher Conferences for Lower and Middle School Only Normal Schedule... Read More
Students learn about Saint Lucia.
Posted by on Friday, December 13, 2019
Preschoolers learned about Santa Lucia, who is celebrated in various areas of Italy on December 13. Celebrations are timed to coincide with the winter solstice according to an earlier calendar – is a symbol of light in the darkness (Lucia derives from lux, the Latin word for light). According to tradition, Santa Lucia arrives at nighttime with her mule cart, bringing presents to the children who have been nice. To get ready for her arrival, children leave hay for the mule and something to eat... Read More
Click Here to Read More about Dr. Fabio Visiting Kindergarten Arancioni
Posted by on Thursday, December 12, 2019
Kindergarten Arancioni had a special visit from a scientist devoted to Kindergarten! Dr. Fabio is a researcher specializing in germs, and visited La Scuola to carry out an experiment on hand germs: how can we confirm that those who wash their hands well have fewer germs than those who do not wash them? How can we see it? Dr. Fabio brought special equipment for the children to observe and research some germs around the school. Grazie Dr. Fabio!  
Students Hold Up their Hands with Paint
Posted by on Thursday, December 12, 2019
Congratulazioni! Our 5th-grade families became the first class to reach 100% participation with our Annual Fund! Grade 1 Arancioni is close behind with 94%. We deeply appreciate your continued commitment to our mission of inspiring brave learners who shape the future. Grazie mille!
Click Here to Read More about Preschoolers Learning Ballet
Posted by on Wednesday, December 11, 2019
As part of the Unit on relationships, Grandissimi Arancioni worked on how to express themselves through artistic languages. To conclude their research on movement: rhythm, emotions and dialogue, they went on a field trip to visit the Smuin Ballet Company at their new location in Potrero. They danced with the company and saw them performing parts of their Christmas ballet. A special thank you to all of the Smuin ballet staff and dancers for this amazing experience!
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Posted by on Wednesday, November 20, 2019
This Wednesday marked La Giornata Internazionale dei Diritti dell'Infanzia (International World Children's Day)! This year, we asked some of the preschool children to give some tips to grown ups (the topics were food, games and general tips)! "What would you like to tell grown ups?" "Thank you, because for all the stuff they do for me" - Jack  
Preschoolers making pasta noodles.
Posted by on Wednesday, November 20, 2019
For la Settimana della Cucina Italiana, our preschoolers spent the day making pasta! Megan taught them how to roll out the dough and make various types of pasta such as spaghetti and linguine. Each student got to try the process and bring their own pasta home - buon appetito!
Students look through reusable materials.
Posted by on Monday, November 18, 2019
On Monday, our Grade 1 students went to the East Bay Depot for Reuse in Oakland to see how a place full of reused materials is organized and take some ideas for our materioteca (library). When they arrived, a lady named Natasha explained what kind of materials are collected and how they work in there. It was a great experience and they also got to bring back some materials to enrich their future materioteca!    

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