San Onofre School

Creating 21st Century Leaders

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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

  • Yearbooks

    Our Yearbook Signing Party was a great success! Sadly, there are no more yearbooks. But if a parent wants to the can go to this website and order one for $25 plus tax and shipping.

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  • San Onofre School Honored

    San Onofre School been selected by Educational Results Partnership (ERP) and the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE)  as one of 1,714 public schools in California to receive the title of 2015 Honor Roll school. The Honor Roll is part of a national effort to identify higher-performing schools and highlight successful practices that improve outcomes for students. Schools receiving this distinction from leaders in the California academic and business communities have demonstrated consistent high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement levels over time and reduction in achievement gaps among student populations. Star Schools are those with significant populations of socio-economically disadvantaged students that have shown a significant increase in grade-level proficiency over time.

    Additionally, the business community has also recognized San Onofre School in a subset of the Honor Roll that has both high percentages of low-income students and high levels of math and science achievement. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Honor Roll schools will receive special recognition of their accomplishments. 

    We are very honored to have our students, families, and staff recognized for their outstanding success in raising student academic achievement, especially in STEM.

    Honor Roll

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  • Our first students have completed Google's CS-First Music & Sound Club. Using Scratch programming, they've learned to...

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    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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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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