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[27 Aug 2010 | admin | Comments Off | 2,649 views]
Breakthrough San Juan Capistrano’s Fifth Successful Year Kicked Off with an Exciting New High School Transition Program and Engaging Academic Electives

As the fifth successful year of Breakthrough San Juan Capistrano kicked off with Summer Session 2010, the program’s students and teachers were filled with great optimism for the future.
Forty-eight middle school students completed an intensive six-week, eight-hours-a-day, academic enrichment session at St. Margaret’s Episcopal School this summer. The summer schedule included required classes in math, English, history and science. Students were also given the option to take two elective courses throughout the session: sketch writing, poetry, French, paintings, kitchen chemistry, real money, current events and creative writing.
“In addition to the …

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[4 Jun 2010 | admin | Comments Off | 804 views]

Wednesday, August 18, 6 p.m. Location: SJC Historic Town Center Park
Mark your calendar: Join us for the 2010 San Juan Summer Nites Concert Series, August 18, 6 – 8 p.m., featuring the jazz sounds of “Moonlight Express.” St. Margaret’s is proud to sponsor this fun-filled family event in our community since its inception in 2003. The Concert Series is held in San Juan Capistrano’s Historic Town Center Park at 31852 El Camino Real and features food, drinks and kids’ activities.
St. Margaret’s is honored to be partnering once again with …

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Announcements »

[6 May 2010 | admin | Comments Off | 668 views]
Please Consider Hosting a College Student This Summer for Breakthrough

Breakthrough San Juan Capistrano needs St. Margaret’s families to offer a guest room this summer to a college-age student who will be teaching in the program.
The student teacher would need a guest room from June 14–August 14 with access to a bathroom and a washer/dryer and kitchen. They are on St. Margaret’s campus 7:45 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Most breakfast and lunch meals are taken care of here at school, so they would just need something for dinner, whether it is dinner with your family or something to warm up when …

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[29 Apr 2010 | admin | Comments Off | 827 views]

-Breakthrough Information Night for Prospective Students, Next Thursday 6:30 p.m. at St. Margaret’s-
Breakthrough San Juan Capistrano is now accepting applications from San Juan Capistrano students in grade six. This free program sponsored by St. Margaret’s Episcopal School helps high-potential, low-income middle school students from San Juan Capistrano prepare for a college-track curriculum in high school and along a path to college.
Breakthrough SJC is a year-round program with an intensive, six-week summer program, serving about 50 local middle school students a year. Students in the program will take exciting and …

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From the Classroom »

[23 Apr 2010 | admin | Comments Off | 1,454 views]
Our Conversation With Mr. Gaddi Vasquez

In a world where 24,000 people die every 24 hours of hunger or diseases related to it, Mr. Vasquez spoke of the importance of everyone finding ways to improve the lives of others.

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[22 Apr 2010 | admin | Comments Off | 747 views]

Dear Friends,
In 2008 my husband Duraid, our two children, and I opened our home to our first Breakthrough teacher. He was a 20-year-old college student who stayed with us for two months. We were pleased to welcome him into our home, a young man who was visibly enthusiastic about the journey he embarked upon. It was a pleasure watching him make progress with his students, working diligently to ensure they were getting the most out of Breakthrough and all it had to offer. He formed bonds and genuinely cared for …

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[16 Apr 2010 | admin | Comments Off | 2,100 views]
Support US Economics Class Business Project—Plaid Card

Each class had to create a different business. Our D Block class has created a discount card, the “Plaid Card” with the proceeds of this card going to Doctors Without Borders, an international medical humanitarian organization.

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[16 Apr 2010 | admin | Comments Off | 786 views]

Thanks to all who participated, St. Margaret’s donated almost 5,000 books recently, as noted in “Caring Kids Communities.” The book drive was part of Celebrating Community, the school-wide community service celebration of St. Margaret’s 30th year. The article provides information about where the books went, and how to donate books if you did not have the opportunity during the book drive. The article was in the April/May 2010 issue of “Caring Kids Communities,” a community newspaper with news and feature stories highlighting “kids and communities working together for our future.” …

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[16 Apr 2010 | admin | One Comment | 742 views]

The April/May 2010 issue of “Caring Kids Communities,” a community newspaper with news and feature stories highlighting “kids and communities working together for our future,” has published an article on St. Margaret’s Pioneer Day. The article emphasizes the event’s contribution to the local community, including hand-woven baskets donated to the local Native American Acjachemen Nation, flowers donated to Brighton Gardens, and fresh produce donated to Father Serra’s Pantry. Read the article.

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[16 Apr 2010 | admin | Comments Off | 1,943 views]
Come Out Friday to Cheer Our Tartans —Game to be Aired on Cox TV 3

Come out to support our St. Margaret’s Tartan Varsity Lacrosse team when they face the Santa Margarita Eagles in a highly anticipated Trinity League matchup Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. at Mission Viejo High School. Both teams are highly ranked, and previous encounters have resulted in hard-fought battles.
The game will be televised as the “Game of the Week” on Cox 3 on Saturday, April 17, and Sunday, April 18, at 1 p.m.
Celebrating our 10th year of lacrosse, the Tartans are currently ranked #3, and Santa Margarita is ranked #5 in …

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