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Computer Lab
Ms. Leslie Whitfield

Art (Grades 5-8)
Mrs. Diane Colucci

Art (Grades K-4)
Mrs. Shelly Klace

Spanish (Grades K-8)
Ms. Ada Ramos

Music (Grades K-8)
Mrs. Kathleen Ward-Burtch

Library (Grades K-8)
Mrs. Michelle Swofford

 

Specialties

  Religion
St. Francis de Sales follows the Grade level Standards for Catholic Schools from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles — Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Department of Catholic Schools. (website)
— Scripture/Christian Life
— Sacraments/Worship
— Morality/Social Justice
— Christian Faith and Practice

  Active in Catholic Faith
— Understands the basic doctrines and beliefs of the Catholic Faith
— Integrates Jesus' teachings and principles into daily decisions
— Participates in the sacramental life of the Church
— Prays daily to strengthen his or her relationship with God
— Participates in Catholic Community through service to others

  Technology
— 1:1 iPad Program
— Integrated Learning
— Information Literacy and Applications training starts in Kindergarten
— Google Suite for Education integrated school-wide
— Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher, Web Design
— Strong emphasis on Keyboard
— Problem Solving Critical Thinking
— Safety on-line
— Research Skills, including Ethics and legal responsibility
— Demonstration and Application
— Split Classrooms for higher learning K-8
— Multimedia Center to enhance student learning

  Science
— A core subject of the curriculum
— Physical, Earth, and Life Sciences
— Encourage scientific inquiry Investigation through application and demonstration
— Science Lab
— Safety
— Enable students to exercise good judgment in dealing with challenging social issues
— Instill in students to become stewards of the global environment

  Fine Arts
— Connections, Relationships and Applications
— Annual student art show
— Music curriculum begins in kindergarten
— Theory, History
— Annual Spring Concert
— Children's Choir
— Drama Club grades 3-8

  Foreign Language — Spanish
— Word Analysis, fluency, systematic Vocabulary development
— Reading Comprehension
— Literary response and analysis
— Writing
— Written Oral and communication Skills
— Listening and Speaking

  Physical Education
— Essential part of the educational process
— Large/small motor skill development
— Spatial awareness
— Team play, sportsmanship
— Competitive play

 
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Phone: (818)784-9573 Fax: (818)784-9649
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