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Barnard Asian Pacific Language Academy News

  • Thursday, November 17 is National Parent/Family Involvement Day. Barnard's staff would like to take this opportunity to express our deepest gratitude to all of our volunteers. You truly help our school run smoothly. It's wonderful having your help in providing the education your children deserve.
  • Barnard's Latin heritage was celebrated on November 2nd, "The Day of the Dead" with an altar honoring those who are no longer with us. Even though this day is close to Halloween, it really has nothing to do with Halloween. It is a festive day to celebrate the lives of those who have passed away.
  • Principal Hernandez will be holding a GATE/Seminar Parent Meeting in the auditorium on October 11, from 5:00 to 6:00 PM. A representative from the Gifted and Talented Education Office will also be on hand to explain the program and answer questions. Parents of GATE and Seminar students are invited to attend to learn what it means to have a gifted child.
  • Tours for parents interested in touring our school will begin on Monday, September 12, at 10:15 am. They will take place every Monday until February, 2017. The CHOICE application period has changed this year. The time frame to apply for next school year is October 3 to November 14.
  • Barnard Asian Pacific Language Academy now offers a comprehensive K - 5th grade Chinese Language Arts program. The Better Immersion Mandarin Curriculum program ensures academic rigor, foundational language consistency, a balanced literacy approach, and instructional supports for differentiated instruction that meet each learners needs. Barnard Asian Pacific Language Academy is the only school in San Diego to offer the Better Immersion Curriculum program. Schedule an appointment to tour our school and see the wonders going on in our classrooms!
  • All 3rd thru 5th grade students enrolled in Barnard's Mandarin Immersion program participated in the Children's Chinese Competency Certification exam in the Spring of 2016. I am very proud to announce that 97% of our students passed the certification exam. Congratulations to all of our students for such a tremendous accomplishment! Principal Hernandez
  • Join us from 2:00-3:00 pm on August 26 for TK and Kinder Orientation. Students, you can find out who your teacher will be and get a look at your classroom. At 3:00 our wonderful PTA will be hosting a "back to school" social so all can mingle and get to know each other. Starting at 4:00 we will post class schedules for all students.
  • Congratulations to our fantastic intern, Dolly (Chi-Jung Chuang), who received the Emily Stowell Scholarship Award. She was surprised by Principal Hernandez at our Monday morning assembly. She was chosen for her engagement not only at our school but also among the parents and in the wider community. Barnard is very proud of Dolly!
  • Please join us in the auditorium on June 10 at 8:30 am. Meet Principal Hernandez and get an overview of what your child's transitional kindergarten or kindergarten year will look like. Attached is a message from our PTA who will also be at the orientation.
  • Congratulations go out to Cecelia and Victoria.