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Kids Care–Nurturing Empathy in Children

I will never forget Daniel’s face that day. His wide eyes and earnest expression. The flush in his cheeks and freckled nose from running all the way to the office. His singular determination and belief that he was about to change the world. I will never forget the sound of eighteen dollars and forty three […]

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Helping Kids Grow Their Mindsets

      Serendipity School’s September Growth Mindset Motto: “EVERYONE CAN LEARN” Childhood is about constant change. Every second, every minute, children are growing and changing: in stature, in knowledge, and in personal and interpersonal skills and abilities. Ironically, and seemingly in spite of this, children crave stability; they often find it difficult to understand […]

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Help a Child… Help Your Community… SAMARITAN HOUSE BACK TO SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE

  Donate School Supplies to the Samaritan House Back to School Drive Dear Serendipity School families, friends, and neighbors, Serendipity Preschool and Elementary School invite you to join our 2nd annual Back to School Supply Drive, in partnership with Samaritan House of San Mateo. Every fall, many school-aged children in our own neighborhoods head back […]

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3rd Grade Pioneer Day

Third Graders have been studying the human history of California, including indigenous peoples, European explorers, and waves of pioneers who flocked to the west coast of the United States in search of freedom from religious persecution, adventure and fame, Manifest Destiny, and the promise of wealth and prosperity. Students’ recent explorations of the “Pioneer Life” […]

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Young Engineers Day: Thursday, April 13th

Dear Serendipity Families, It’s back! This year’s Young Engineers Day Challenge is the Egg Drop. Students will compete to engineer, build, and test contraptions capable of carrying precious cargo (whole, raw eggs) safely to the ground from the school roof. This year, however, the build will be done entirely at school. While no work will be […]

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Thank You for Sharing the Joy of Reading

There’s nothing like a good book! Serendipity School enjoyed a wonderful Celebrate Reading Week during the first week of March. Our school community read over 40,000 pages, in every genre! During this time, we also kicked off a book drive to benefit the Children’s Book Project of San Francisco. Thanks to generous donations from our […]

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A Note From The President

Dear Serendipity Community, Hello, my name is Jaden, and I am your student body president. I have been proud to be your president this year and also been proud of what we, your Student Council officers, have done as your leadership. Here are some of the highlights from this year as well as what is […]

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Meet Scratch Cat

The students of Serendipity school have all caught Scratch Fever!  With the help of this cute cat and our own super brainpower, we are learning how to create code that will allow our sprites to sing and dance, to answer questions, to draw pictures and to tell stories (among other things). Scratch also has a […]

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Celebrating Reading at Serendipity School

It’s Celebrate Reading Week at Serendipity School—today was Hat Day, in honor of Dr. Seuss and his much loved book The Cat in the Hat. Celebrate Reading Week is held in conjunction with Read Across America, an annual national reading celebration founded and sponsored by the National Education Association. It is held every year on March […]

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W.O.L.F. School: Though It Seems That We’ve Just Met, You’re The One I Won’t Forget

Wolf school this year was nothing short of an adventure. It all started last Tuesday when we braved the weather and headed out on the road. As we approached the back half of highway 17, we were turned around. A severe mudslide had blocked our path and we were redirected to an alternate route, Old […]

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