Education Notebook: Kate Sessions’ online auction will go live on April 9
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Barnard Elementary School student Jasmine V. stands next to the school’s new 3D printer.
Barnard Elementary School student Jasmine V. stands next to the school’s new 3D printer.
Mission Bay High

- The Mission Bay High School Talent Show will take place 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 13. The community is welcome to enjoy the performances of the talented students in the school’s auditorium, with celebrity judges and cash prizes to the top performers. The price of admission is $5. 

- Congratulations to Lynsey Littlefield for winning San Diego Unified's Teacher of the Year award and Erin Leszynski, vice principal, as she won Assistant Administrator of the Year award for Region 18.

Those MBHS teachers join J.P. Balmat, Teacher of the Year for San Diego Unified in 2017, and Ron Lancia, Teacher of the Year for the County of San Diego in 2015. 


- Join Crown Point Junior Music Academy from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, April 7 at Mission Bay Yacht Club to support the school’s PTO fundraising event. This is an adult-only event. Child care is available for $5 per child. For ticket information, visit

Kate Sessions

- Sessions’ Online Auction will go live on April 9. They are asking for donations. If you own a local business and would like to donate, contact sessionsauction@gmail. If you are interested in bidding on the items, go to

- Sessions would like to thank sponsors:  Fish Shop, Duck Dive, PB Shore Club, and Shawn VanMeter of Coldwell Banker.

Barnard Elementary

- Barnard Mandarin Magnet Elementary School held its annual Science Night on March 14. The school’s auditorium was filled with students and their families who wanted to experience science in action. This year’s theme, “Physics is Fantastic,” offered many opportunities for fun, hands-on, and engaging activities for science enthusiasts of every age.

The Fleet Science Center brought a series of experiments that explored concepts like air pressure, gravity, buoyancy, electricity, motion, sound, and light.

In addition, award-winning Point Loma Nazarene University physics professor Heide Doss helped the kids explore electromagnetism. A highlight of the event was the unveiling of the school’s new 3D printer, which wowed students with its ability to make three-dimensional solid objects from a digital file.

The Da Vinci Jr 1.0 Pro 3D Printer was hard at work making sea creature figures and Barnard name plaques one layer at a time. The tool will continue to be used within classrooms at Barnard and for after-school enrichment programs.

“I love science because you can do fun experiments, learn new things, and answer tough questions,” said second grader Jasmine V. “I’d like to work in science some day for my job so I can do experiments and solve problems. Then I can tell the results to my coworkers so that they will know more, too.”

It is no coincidence that Barnard’s Science Night was held on March 14, which is otherwise known as National Pi Day. In addition to the array of science stations presented at the event, pies of all sorts were served up for attendees.

The students and their families now have scientific proof that nothing pairs as well with physics as a slice of pi(e)! For more information on Barnard Elementary, or to find out about the SDUSD’s School Choice program, visit


- The Friends of Pacific Beach Secondary Schools meeting will take place 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25, at the Mission Bay High School library.

- May 18 will be the night of fun and fund raising at the annual FOPBSS Auction at the Soledad Club. More details to come.

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