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Summer Camp 2022

Schools out for summer! You know what that means? It is time for summer camp! This summer is the second year Mrs. Gurrola and Ms. Mallek have been running their summer camp at St. John Fisher. The camp welcomes students both from the school and outside

Marine Mammal Care Center

In May, the second grade class visited The Marine Mammal Care Center in San Pedro. Here students learned how staff and volun-teers care for sick and injured animals. Students learned what the most common injuries animals suffer and how the public can help

Celebrating Flag Day at SJF

The TK class celebrated flag day on June 14th by dressing their bicycles and scooters with patriotic decorations. The TK class where very excited to participate in a parade in front of the entire school during morning assembly. During snack and lunch time

Building Families & Communities

Recently, our 3rd grade class visited the 5th Grade Inventor’s Muse-um. Each fifth-grade student researched an inventor and presented their findings to the student body. Students created information boards and had the

California Day

On Tuesday, May 17th fourth grade visited the Irvine Railroad Park in Irvine, California. Students were transported back to the early 1800’s to experience the California Gold rush era and learned how difficult life was back then. They washed clothes in a tub with a wash

A Message from Ms. Noerper

Dear St. John Fisher students and families, It has been a great honor and blessing to have taught your children for the past 14 years. I knew from the moment I had found a second family, and that SJF was a very special place. I have worn many hats over

Happy Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a busy time here at St. John Fisher School. From Transitional Kindergarten to 8th grade, each students prepared a special gift to their mother. Here are just a few examples on how mom was honored by our students.

8th Grade News

In a class of twenty-three, seventeen students applied to Bishop Montgomery High School, three students applied to Loyola High School of Los Angeles, and one student applied to Rolling Hills Preparatory Academy. We are proud to report that every

Technology at SJF

St. John Fisher School has a lab dedicated to computers and technology. All classes TK through 8th grade have computer class twice a week. Young students in TK and Kindergarten learn how to use a desktop computer and mouse.

5th grade at SoFi Stadium!

In November, Fifth grade enjoyed a week full of fun football related activities in preparation to their visit at SoFi Stadium. The Fifth grade classroom was completely transformed into a football stadium, complete with fans, a turf field, and games. The idea behind

Keeping P.E. Fun, Safe and Meaningful

The benefits of having physical activity for memory retention and focus are of great importance for children at school, especially during stressful periods. The same can be said for the positive interactions of social-emotional learning

California Missions

Fourth grade has been busy researching the 21 missions of California. Students selected a mission to visit and research. Students then wrote a paper on their chosen mission. 4th grade then had a mission building day where each group brought supplies and as a team built

Ara Coeli Mass at St. John Fisher School

The Ara Coeli Mass has become a St. John Fisher School tradition put on every Christmas Eve during the 6 pm Mass by the second grade class. This Mass is named for an ancient church and shrine of the Blessed Virgin

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

1st Grade read the story called Martin Luther King, Jr’s BIG words. We then had a discussion on their importance and why we have every 3rd Monday in January off. Afterwards, students shared about

Feast of St. Nicholas at St. John Fisher School

The feast day of St. Nicholas is celebrated on December 6th and our TK-2nd grade students got a very special surprise. Traditionally on the eve of the feast day children leave shoes out in hopes that they will find treats

15th Annual Nativity Exhibit

“Mixed Company – Visitors to the Creche” Curator: Ellen Mintz Once again, the students at St. John Fisher School were invited on a walking field trip to the Mary and Joseph Retreat Center for the 15th Annual Nativity Exhibit. Each class of students visited the exhibits

Grocery Gift Card School Drive

2021 Adopt A Family Holidays should be a joyful time, but for impoverished families it is a time of even greater financial challenge and worry. With this in mind, join the School in conjunction with the Religious Education office in

Festive Fall Season in Grade 1!

1st Grade was in full swing of the Season of Being Thankful! Students learned about Pilgrims and the Wampanoag tribe and the similarities and differences between the two groups. They also wrote about what

October Happenings in Second and Fourth Grade

Second grade went on a field trip to a local pumpkin patch. They had fun playing together, looking at pumpkins, and animals. They even got to pick a pumpkin to take home. The class also worked on a pumpkin

St. John Fisher School Gives Back to Those in Need

The St. John Fisher students have started the school year in a generous spirit of service to others. The eighth grade spear-headed a “Tools for School” drive. Students in grades TK-8 were invited to donate extra school supplies

Irish Dance is Back at SJF!

Come join us for this 8 week program, where SJF students will learn the basics of Irish Dance in a fun and energetic environment while dancing to traditional Irish Music! Registration is open and classes begin September 21st, and will be held every Tuesday after

A New School Year Begins!

Principal Anne-Marie Hudani proudly welcomed families back to campus on August 23rd, marking the start of a new school year here at St. John Fisher Parish School. Student Council members greeted families with welcome banners and warm smiles. Parents enjoyed

SJF Cross Country Team is RUNderful!

St. John Fisher is now offering Cross Country training for students in 4th grade and up. The team, coached by SJF parent Michael Diehl, is Co-Ed, and currently has over forty members! With the help of parent volunteers, practice

Student Soar at the South Coast Botanic Garden

This month Kindergarten has been learning about Butterflies. We have studied their life cycle, parts of a butterfly, how to distinguish them from moths and so much more. We have really enjoyed watching videos and

SJF Returns to Campus

All the grades at SJF have returned to campus ready to serve and to be the light for others. Our eighth graders hosted the first school Mass of 2021 on March 30th, celebrated by Msgr. Sork. The Mass reflected our Catholic Schools Week’s theme of “Be the Light.” We

Welcome Back Students

The past year has been a challenge for all of us. It is a joy walking along the hallways and hearing laughter coming from the classrooms. Students are overjoyed to have the opportunity to see and play with their classmates and interact with their teachers! St. John

Welcome to SJF – Oakley Rose

Oakley Rose is St. John Fisher School’s new auction puppy.  Oakley is a pure bred, American Kennel Club Registered Yellow Labrador Retriever. She was born on October 31, 20019 and arrived at SJF on January 6th.

Masada Fortress

As part of the Sixth Grade Social Studies Curriculum, students are studying the Ancient Israelites. During the past few weeks, students have analyzed the environment, the history of the Israelites, and their interactions with neighboring societies.

Technology at SJF

St. John Fisher School is fortunate to have a dedicated computer lab housing Apple iMac desktop computers.  All classes from TK to 8th grade have computer class twice a week. Young students in TK and Kindergarten learn how to use a desktop computer and mouse,

Catholic School Week

Catholic Schools Week is a national event held annually to celebrate the benefits of a Catholic education.  This week, St. John Fisher School joined Catholic schools all over the country to express their love for God, their country, and their families.

Inspiring Hope in Times of Tragedy

Hearts all over the country were breaking with the news of the horrific helicopter accident that claimed the lives of nine southern California residents on Sunday, January 26.

SJF Science Fair 2020

Our sixth and seventh grade students have been working hard on their Science Fair projects since October under the guidance of their science teacher, Mrs. Gurrola and Jeanine Hoffman, school parent and engineer by

SJF School Pizzeria!

Last week the 5th grade classroom was transferred into an Italian pizzeria! Students arrived at school on Wednesday to find checkered tablecloths, red and white decor, Italian flags and balloons adorning their entire

Starry Night – Annual Spring Fundraiser

Our annual dinner / dance, Live and Silent Auction is the school’s largest fundraiser, and offsets a portion of the school’s operating expenses without significantly raising tuition.  We are so

Fifth Graders Wondrous Celebration

St. John Fisher fifth graders have been reading Wonder by RJ Palacio as a read aloud, and using it as a mentor text for the last five years. Teacher, Mrs. Kroeger, considered using another book when

Bahama Bucks

In response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian, St. John Fisher School is raising money to support relief and rebuilding efforts in Treasure Cay, Abacos Islands. A friend of one of our faculty members has personally been

Inside the Transitional Kindergarten Class

After a restful Christmas break, the students in Transitional Kindergarten at St. John Fisher School are enthusiastic to learn about the content for this week. This week, the students are

Ara Coeli at St. John Fisher Church

For several decades, second grade students at St. John Fisher School have participated in the Ara Coeli Mass, the 6:00pm Mass on Christmas Eve.  This Mass is named for an ancient church

SJF School Advent Music Festival

St. John Fisher Parish School students brought holiday cheer to the community at the annual Advent Music Festival on December 11th.  Under the direction of Mrs. Alison Graff and Mr.

Attendees Rave About the First Ever Designer Bag Bingo

Attendees Rave About the First Ever Designer Bag Bingo at St. John Fisher This past Saturday, December 1, St. John Fisher School celebrated its 1st ever Designer (Jingle) Bag Bingo. Barrett Hall

SJF School Drama Brings Shakespeare to Life

St. John Fisher School Drama Brings A Shakespearean Dream to Life The weekend of November 16-18, Barrett Hall resounded with laughter at the antics of Oberon, Titania, Puck, Bottom,

Science in Third Grade

The students in third grade have really enjoyed doing hands-on science activities at St. John Fisher. They are learning that when scientists work together, they share information effectively and grow each other’s ideas.

SJF Family Groups Remember Veterans

St. John Fisher Family Groups Remember Veterans and Active Service Men and Women Last week, students in grades kindergarten through eighth met in family gourds to honor those who have

Jingle Bag Bingo is Here

It’s BINGO – with handbags! We will play 10 rounds – each for a different designer handbag. The ticket you have purchased will get you 10 bingo cards (one for each round) and a seat at a table. There are also additional raffles for


St. John Fisher students from TK-Gr. 8, ran their hearts our at our annual Jog-A-Thon fundraiser on Friday, October 26, raising approximately $34,0000! After the Jog-A-Thon, families enjoyed an

3rd Annual Mother-Son Luau

SJF school hosted the 3rd Annual Mother-Son Luau on October 12 with almost 100 guests attending the event.  Our school spirit was evident, with both mothers and sons dancing.  Thank you to all those who supported the

Focus on 4th Grade

The phrase “Fun in 4th Grade” certainly holds true at St. John Fisher School.  Students always seem eager to get to class. ready for the school day to begin.  They approach each day with the positive thinking of a growth mindset:

Back to School 2018-2019

On Monday, August 27, the Student Council gave a rousing welcome to our returning school families and the forty nine new students and their parents.  The 2018-2019 school year has officially begun!

(8th) Chapman University: Writing Contest

Chapman University: Annual Holocaust Art and Writing Contest Finalists For the last ten years, St. John Fisher Parish School’s eighth grade students have participated in

(3rd) Field Trip to Knott’s Berry Farm

During the past trimester, the third grade class learned that forces and motion affect their life everyday.  The students studied the different forces and how these forces affect motion.

(2nd) Field Trip to Centennial Farm

The second grade class recently completed their first class novel, Charlotte’s Web, and a social studies unit on geography in which they learned about natural resources

Learning about American History in 5th Grade

Fifth grade social studies curriculum is all about American history and how our country was created! Recently 5th grade students were given a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering

International Students @ SJF

International Students from China and Korea! Students and teachers welcomed International students from China and Korea for a two to three week stay during the months of January and February. Students participated in

SJF’s Annual Holiday Giving

This year, the school continued its long established partnership with the Los Angeles Archdiocese’s Adopt-A-Family program by collecting boxed cereal.  Each year, hundreds of volunteers deliver food, toys, and clothing to

Fun & Learning in TK

The past week, the Transitional Kindergarten (TK) class at St. John Fisher School participated in many activities to learn more about Halloween. The children enjoyed playing with the bat puppets and Halloween masks

Annual Jog-a-thon & Carnival

SJF students, from Tk – Grade 8, ran their hearts out at our annual Jog-a-thon fundraiser on Friday, October 27. After the Jog-a-thon, families enjoyed an afternoon of games, treats, and physical challenges at our

(6th) SJF Summer Camp

During the week of October 9th – 13th, the St. John Fisher School 6th grade class attended Science Camp at the Pali Institute in Running Springs, CA. During their 5-day stay, the students took classes in

(8th) Holocaust Studies

St. John Fisher School’s eighth grade is currently studying the Holocaust and reading the novel Night, by Elie Wiesel. Students began this unit with a trip to the Museum of Tolerance in West Los Angeles, where they

NEW – Improved Courtyard

A New Look for the School Courtyard For decades, students and adults have walked across the lush grass of the school courtyard until in recent years the grass has thinned and worn away exposing large

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