San Onofre School

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Welcome to San Onofre School!
Home of the Panthers
TK-Grade 8 


San Onofre School, located within the Fallbrook Union Elementary School District, will have a school environment that ensures high academic achievement and self-worth for all kindergarten through eighth grade students. Every student will have an equal opportunity to maximize their learning potential through the core curriculum, support programs and enrichment activities.

Students will be able to develop creativity and higher level thinking skills through an integrated curriculum that is differentiated for all students. Individual and group productivity and responsibility will be recognized and rewarded.

San Onofre School staff will embody a sense of passion and focus of ensuring all students achieve high levels of learning aligned to the Common Core State Standards. They will work collaboratively and receive on-going training to develop the skills necessary to meet the needs of a diverse student population. Effective instructional strategies and approaches such as; Direct Instruction infused with analytical and critical thinking skills, grade level teaming, regrouping, flexible skill groups, and technology, will be utilized by all teachers to insure student success.
The home, school, and community will be a strong and positive partnership that will work collaboratively to improve academic success and personal well-being for all students. To fulfill this goal, all individuals in the partnership will utilize open, constructive communication and will exercise a mutual sense of respect and support for each other. 
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News and Information

  • Staff Appreciation Week

    This week is Teacher Appreciation Week. Looking for ways to show your appreciation? Here are some suggestions from our wonderful PTA.

    Staff Appreciation

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  • Art for Healing


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  • Welcome

    Check out our "Welcome" newsletter.

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  • CBEE

    For the third year in a row, San Onofre School has been selected a California Business for Education Excellence Honor Roll School for 2014! We are very honored to have our students, families, and staff recognized for their "outstanding success in raising student academic achievement."

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  • Our Staff has Talent!

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  • Don Dornon Results

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  • Our adventurous 4th grade students are participating in the traditional overnight trip on the Pilgrim and the Spirit....

    Posted by San Onofre School on Thursday, May 14, 2015
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  • Our first students have completed Google's CS-First Music & Sound Club. Using Scratch programming, they've learned to...

    Posted by San Onofre School on Thursday, May 14, 2015

    Our second group has completed Google CS-First Music & Sound Club! These students used programming skills to create...

    Posted by San Onofre School on Tuesday, May 19, 2015
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  • College and Career Day 2015 
    "Oh the Places You'll Go, Begin with the End in Mind"

    On Friday, February 27, 2015, San Onofre School celebrated their first school wide College and Career Day. Their School Counseling Department organized the speakers and events to motivate students to be college bound and career ready.

    There were a variety of presentations and speakers to appeal to different interest levels of a K-8 school population. The kindergarten through second graders attended an assembly on the importance of reading by Mrs. Crandall, a Scholastic Representative. She shared why reading is essential in each career as she read the book LMNOPeas. The third graders requested hearing from an engineer, as a follow up to a recent field trip about the math and science of hockey. The fourth through eighth graders had the opportunity to hear from many career presenters, such as a veterinarian, a florist, a physician assistant, a photographer, engineers, a real estate agent, a district attorney, an electrician, a submarine lieutenant, an insurance agent, a band director, an Associate Creative Director in Advertising, a writer, etc.

    In addition to the speakers, students also had the opportunity to check out a police car, fire truck, ambulance, and a military truck! They loved crawling through each of the cars, testing out the siren, and talking to the service men and women.

    By the end of the day, students were beginning with the end in mind: creating goals for future careers and the steps needed to get there. Students were proactive in thanking many of their presenters as they left the classrooms.

    This event-packed day created a solid college and career foundation for the students. They were excited by the possibilities and choices for their future. The School Counseling Department is already beginning to plan for next year’s event. The school counselor is also providing classroom lessons on college and career readiness. San Onofre School staff is looking forward to seeing “the places they’ll go!”
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  • Spelling Bee Winners 
    Spelling Bee Winners  
    Congratulations to the following winners:
    1st place: Bryce Davidson (8th grade)
    2nd place: Sebastian Aguilar (8th grade)
    3rd place: Owen Carlton (7th grade)
    Bryce Davidson will soon be representing our school at the San Diego County Spelling Bee.
    Good luck, Bryce! 
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  • Readers are Leaders!
    The annual reading contest for third grade has concluded and the winners are:
    1 Sara Mohr with 2330 minutes
    2 David Ybarra with 2235 minutes
    3 Gracie Nelson with 2085 minutes
    4 Anna Suess with 2064 minutes
    5 Elsie Williams with 1996 minutes
    6 Korbyn Colman with 1861 minutes

    Mrs McConnell's class read the most minutes and went to the moon twice with 765,380 miles! They will enjoy a pizza party!
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  • The Leader in Me Parent Night
    San Onofre held its first Parent Night for The Leader in Me.  This popular, influential program has been embraced by our entire staff. Leadership and 7 Habit activities and language are found throughout the school. The highlight of the evening was our student leaders sharing how the 7 Habits have affected them. 
    Keep checking our website for future events.
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  • Science Exploratorium
    San Onofre School’s media center became a hub of excitement and science inquiry during the annual Exploratorium on January 22. Now in its 16th year, the event featured eighth grade students teaching, demonstrating and engaging third through sixth graders and parent visitors. With an emphasis on interactive science workstations, the hands-on experience showcased physical science concepts while incorporating both Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.

    Each presenter was required to research a topic, conduct pre-test experiments with supporting data, document revisions and present findings in a project notebook along with an informative display. Technology support was evident in Rachel Jones amusement park physics lesson. Along with her model roller coaster, Rachel utilized a web site allowing participants to construct a virtual roller coaster to test their comprehension. Kevin Huffman demonstrated forces and motion with his RC car accompanied by an iPad application to reinforce key concepts. Students were flocking to Annika Rivera’s “Polymer Palace” to take advantage of the diaper dissection and make simple polymers. A chromatography lesson took on a practical application as Andrew Martin had students solve a mystery note problem by comparing ink brands. Students were also able to test their “power potential” at Sebastian Aguilar’s human powered hand battery station. Other interactive stations included pulleys, levers, magnetic fields, light reflection, and a Van de Graaff generator, to name a few.

    A number of seventh grade students accepted an invitation to present as well, and presented lessons related to their life science curriculum; a cow heart dissection, bacteria growth, reaction time and microscopic protozoan examinations.

    Funding for this program was supported though a grant from the Camp Pendleton Officer’s Spouses Club.
    Congratulations to our excellent presenters and their amazing teacher, Mr. Bryan Gunner!
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  • Welcome General and Mrs. Banta
    San Onofre School's Student Council members were school ambassadors for General and Mrs. Banta's recent visit. Our Preppy K and Kindergarteners welcomed them with songs. Then, Mrs. McConnell's third graders shared their Veterans Day writing. Next, they listened as Mrs. Rivera's fifth grader practiced for an upcoming flag ceremony. Finally, Miss Halpern's students shared their use of technology. Our school was honored to have these distinguished guests.
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  • myon
    For login information, contact your child's teacher, Mrs. Flaherty, or check out myON on our website.
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  • Miss Halpern's First Grade Class Honors Our Veterans
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  • Veterans Day Flag Ceremony 
    Posted by the Camp Pendleton Scout:

    The first Thursday each month, San Onofre Elementary school assembles with the staff, students and parents to recite the Pledge of Allegiance and to sing patriotic songs like the National Anthem, Marines' Hymn, Anchors Away and You're a Grand Old Flag. This month veterans were also invited to attend the ceremony in honor of Veterans Day.

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  •  Little Military Hero
    Alexis was recently chosen by Star 94.1 as their "Little Military Hero." She was presented with a laptop to help her blog with her deployed dad. Congratulations!
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The Leader in Me

  • Leadership Flash Mob

    A special thanks to the students who wrote and created the opening script:

    Cassidy Buchanan, Richard Charley, Juan Chantaca, Zack Sharp, Cynthia Madrigal, and Kenzie Whipkey.

    The opening narrators were Zack Sharp and Cynthia Madrigal.

    Our amazing choreographer and producer was Amy Falk.


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  • Buddy Benches
    There is a strong correlation between students’ social/emotional states and their grades and attendance. We try our best to support students to feel safe and connected here at San Onofre!

    One way is through the use of Buddy Benches! We had a group of 4th grade leaders who were interested in bringing the Buddy Benches to San Onofre. They worked hard at getting the materials and painting them!

    The concept is for students to have a place to go when they need a buddy or an activity to engage in at recess. When they sit on one of the benches, other students come over and invite them to play and be their buddy.
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  • What do the 7 Habits Mean to First Graders?
    Miss Halpern and Mrs. Bazzone's first graders conducted and recorded interviews about the Leader in Me's 7 Habits. They definitely exemplify the habit of synergizing!
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  • Check out the fun activities for students by The Leader in Me: 
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  • Miss Halpern's First Grade Class took on the enormous leadership job of making 700 Trick-Or-Treat For Unicef boxes for the school! They were able to do this in just one day!
    Their efforts helped San Onofre School to raise $598.80 for UNICEF, enough for a water pump for a village. The first grade team contributed the most with $234.10.  This earned them an extra Rock 'N Roll recess. This was an outstanding opportunity for our students to make a difference in the lives of other children.
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  • Habit of the Week: 
    Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
    Habit 5
    I listen to other people's ideas and sense their feelings. I try to see things from their viewpoint. I listen to others without interrupting. I listen with my ears, my eyes, and my heart. I look people in the eyes when talking. I am confident in voicing my ideas.
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