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The San Francisco Pacific Academy’s Hall of Fame is reserved for those students and their families who have demonstrated their truly superior achievement though their activities and community involvement, participation in organized school events and out-of-school activities. The goal of the Hall of Fame is to recognize success of our students, regardless of where and when they have achieved their personal success or success as the school representatives.

 

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Congratulations to our 8th grader Maxim who has just came from Maccabi Games in Ohio!

The JCC Maccabi Games are an Olympic-style sporting competition held every summer in North America, and is one of the largest organized sports programs for Jewish teens in the world.

Maxim participated in the swimming competition and brought home 2 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze medals!

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 We are the Champions!

Congratulations to our school’s Chess Team! They won 1st place in the city of San Francisco among other school’s teams at the 2016 San Francisco Chess Championship! This event was hosted by the San Francisco Mechanics' Institute. The tournament was open to all San Francisco-area students in kindergarten through 12th grade.

Nicholas de Firmian, a chess grand-master and three-time U.S. chess champion has visited our school today to personally congratulate our Chess Team and present the 1st Place trophy!

We are so proud of our young chess players! Super great job!

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High Silver Medal at the Regional Dance Competition

SFPA’s very own Dance Team won a High Silver Medal at the regional dance competition held by American Dance Awards at the San Jose Center for Performing Arts. Special congratulations to our dance instructor Alexandra on winning a Young Choreographer Award!

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San Francisco Chess Championship: two prizes won!

In March 2015 the Mechanics' Institute of San Francisco hosted the 2015 San Francisco Chess Championship. Open to all San Francisco-area students in Kindergarten through 12th grade, this tournament let aspiring young chess players compete for prizes, trophies and the respect of their peers.

SFPA’s chess team  won 1st place in the Elementary Section, beating excellent elementary school teams from across the city! In addition, SFPA’s  3rd Grader, Timur  won 2nd place in the 2-3 Grade section!

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First and Second Place in the Positive Energy Kids Triathlon

The Positive Energy Kids Triathlon, organized by Change of Pace foundation, is a kids triathlon for ages 3 to 18 years that incorporates exercise into a fun charitable event with over 700 participants. Triathlon is the combination of three sports: swimming, biking and running, where kids are divided into different age groups. 

Our students Timur, 3rd grade and David, 2nd grade competed with their dads in a parent/child division in the 7-10 age group winning 1st and 2nd place among 23 other families.

 

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Our school's student is the Northern California's Girls State Chess Champion

San Francisco Pacific Academy’s 7th grade student, Simona, won 1st place in the Open Section of the 2015 CALCHESS GIRLS State Chess Championship. Now Simona is an official Northern California State champion and has qualified to represent California in the 2015 USCF National Girls' Invitational Tournament!

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Basketball Champions

Dina and Alisa, 2nd grade, have completed 2014-2015 HI-Five Sports Zone Hoops Basketball Clinic.

The girls had to play in a team with kids from other schools and compete against another team of players. Alisa and Dina worked hard the whole year and were really proud to receive the trophies!

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2nd Place in San Diego Gymnastics Invitational Championship!

Our 3rd grader, Valeria, took 2nd place in the all-around level 5 in San Diego Gymnastics Invitational Championship in February 2015. Valeria was competing against 80 gymnasts from Southern, Northern California and Russia.

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Did you know our students completed 157 math games and contributed towards 169 million UNICEF points which 3P Learning are pledging to turn into UNICEF cash! What a fantastic effort!

We'd like to extend our congratulations to the following math geniuses who scored the top math results:

 

Myron Nayberg

Denis Geller

Maya Kocaman

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Our 7th and 8th graders have started to work on their new STEM project called Future City today. The program was initiated by our Science teacher, Mrs.Benedum and supported by our Computer Science teacher Mr.Dorgan. Ms.Williams, our Middle School Math teacher is ready to join the project as well!

The Future City starts with a question—how can we make the world a better place? To answer it,  students imagine, research, design, and build cities of the future that showcase their solution to a citywide sustainability issue. 

Students present their solutions via a virtual city design (using SimCity); a 1,500-word city description; a scale model; a project plan, and a presentation to judges at Regional Competitions in January. Regional winners represent their region at the National Finals in Washington, DC in February. After the competition is over, student participants are not only prepared to be citizens of today’s complex and technical world, they are poised to become the drivers of tomorrow.

This flexible, cross-curricular educational program gives students an opportunity to do the things that engineers do—identify problems; brainstorm ideas; design solutions; test, retest and build; and share their results. This process is called the engineering design process. With this at its center, Future City is an engaging way to build students’ 21st century skills.

 Our students participating in Future City:

  • Apply math and science concepts to real-world issues
  • Develop writing, public speaking, problem solving, and time management skills
  • Research and propose solutions to engineering challenges
  • Discover different types of engineering and explore careers options
  • Learn how their communities work and become better citizens
  • Develop strong time management and project management skills
  • Experience synergy!
 
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San Francisco Pacific Academy is a TreeRing Green Yearbook School now! 
Since we sold 44 yearbooks last school year, our yearbook's publisher's partner, Trees for the Future, has planted 44 trees in our school's name! 
We aim to sell even more yearbooks this year, so more trees are planted and the planet Earth becomes greener!
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70th Anniversary of World War II

To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII in 2015, San Francisco Pacific Academy’s students and their families are honoring the legacy of service of their grandparents, great-grandparents and other family members of the WWII generation. We are so proud that these heroes are remembered and celebrated by their families!

 
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 Adventures In Music (AIM) program

 

We are delighted that our students have an opportunity to experience the great wealth of musical and cultural traditions that exist here in San Francisco through participation in the Adventures In Music (AIM) program provided by the San Francisco Symphony!

AIM is an interdisciplinary music education program that integrates live music performances and experiences with everyday classroom lessons in language arts, social studies, science and other subjects.

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Pajama Day

San Francisco Pacific Academy celebrated Dr. Seuss' Birthday on March 2, 2015.
All students were invited to join us in pajamas and with their favorite stuffed toy!
We spent time reading Dr. Seuss' books and had special Dr.Seuss-themed activities and songs planned for that day!

Today you are you,

That is truer than true.

There is no one alive

Who is Youer than

You.” – Dr. Seuss

 
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Paint Nite

San Francisco Pacific Academy and its Parent Association are hosting another event for our Women’s Club of San Francisco Pacific Academy!

Our students’ moms are a group of vibrant, unique and diverse women who share a love for their families and professional achievement. This event will surely speak to the natural artist in all of our students’ moms!

Paint Nite is a fun, creative environment in which a professional artist will guide you, step-by-step, in creating your own masterpiece while you enjoy your drink! All you have to do is follow along and be amazed at what you create in two hours. Everything will already be set up for you when you arrive – from your professional painting instructor, to the paints, canvas, and brushes. We will even have aprons to keep you clean!  No special knowledge or previous painting experience is required on your part!!!

 
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Dance Party

On Friday, February 13th, 2015, Middle School students hosted their first ever Valentine’s Day Dance Party on the 4th floor of our school. 

Uniforms were not required on that day and everyone looked very festive dressed in red or pink in honor of St. Valentine’s Day. Students were very enthusiastic about the event.  They came up with the idea for the Dance Party all by themselves and took charge of all the planning, organizing, preparations, and hosting

During the “Chto?Gde?Kogda?” game on January 11th  students held  a Bake Sale and managed to raise $279.80!!!  The money went toward expenses for  the event’s decorations and food. Our enterprising students also decided to collect $10.00 from each SFPA middle school student, and NOT charge any of the guests they invited  to join the Dance Party.

Our students were very excited about the idea of inviting their personal friends to the party too!

We are so glad that the parents and the teachers supported our kids in their idea to spend some fun time together! For them, that is a part of what a real friendship is all about. For parents, that is something you could do to help their friendship last for years to come!

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100 Days of School

February 20th  marked the 100th day of school for the 2014-2015 academic year.  Students in Kindergarten and 1st grade created art projects featuring 100 items such as stickers, feathers, stars, and even tiny origami figures. Our younger children  talked about how they are 100 days smarter than on the first day of school and worked on a writing project about what life would be like  for them in 100 years.  They even entered a “Time Machine” (courtesy of Ms. McClintic's app)  and had a chance to see how they would look in 100 years!  They were very excited to see themselves grow old right before their very eyes.  

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Winter Show  2014-2015

We would like to thank our talented students for their amazing performances during today's annual Winter Show.

We would like to thank all of the parents/grandparents/family members/friends for joining us.

We would also like to express our deepest gratitude to our very dedicated Parents Association and parents volunteers for their efforts in supporting the school and running our most successful Bake Sale Fundraiser.

Thank you, all, for your continuous support and participation!

 Winter Show  2014-2015 youtube video

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 What? Where? When?

San Francisco Pacific Academy hosts the "What? Where? When?" intellectual games in January 2015 with Mr.Alexander Drouz.
Клуб Интеллектуальных Детей школы San Francisco Pacific Academy представляет серию игр "Что? Где? Когда?" в Сан Франциско. Программу ведёт Александр Друзь.

 

"What? Where? When?" Youtube video

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