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May 9, 2018

Barnard Elementary Recognized as California Distinguished School

Barnard Mandarin Magnet Elementary School earned the 2018 California Distinguished School award, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced in April. Only 287 of the nearly 6000 elementary schools in the state of California received this honor.
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April 23, 2018

Hands-on Science Program Energizes Students at Barnard Elementary

Barnard Mandarin Magnet Elementary School has partnered with San Diego Youth Science for the second year in a row to give students and teachers the opportunity to create authentic and relevant scientific learning experiences together.
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April 11, 2018

“Robin Hood” Makes A Merry Mark at Barnard Elementary School

The students of Barnard Mandarin Magnet Elementary School showcased their stage talents in an exuberant performance of “Robin Hood” on March 23. More than forty kindergarten through fifth grade students auditioned for the musical production...
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March 27, 2018

Barnard Students Learn That Physics is Fantastic at Annual Science Night

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.
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March 13, 2018

Barnard Students Wow Judges at Language and Culture Competition

Students from Barnard Mandarin Magnet Elementary School triumphed at the 2018 Chinese Bridge Language Proficiency Competition on March 6. The event, held at Pacific Beach Middle School, provided an opportunity for students to express their Chinese proficiency, knowledge, and talents while encouraging their pursuit of learning Chinese language and culture.
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February 28, 2018

Barnard Students Perform “Mulan” at City Festivals

The Barnard Mandarin Magnet Elementary School Performing Arts Group made its debut during this year’s Chinese New Year holiday. The troupe, made up of 23 first through fifth grade students, performed at five venues in San Diego throughout the 2018 Chinese New Year season, including the House of China in Balboa Park, Sea World, and Downtown San Diego.
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February 12, 2018

Barnard Students Say “Ni hao” to the Year of the Dog

Barnard Mandarin Magnet Elementary School welcomed the Year of the Dog in grand fashion. The festivities began the week of February 5 with traditional Chinese lion dancers, a beloved ritual at Barnard that never loses its magic.
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January 31, 2018

Barnard Students Get Crafty at Annual Art Night

Barnard Mandarin Magnet Elementary School held its fourth annual Art Night on January 19th. Students, parents, teachers, and staff arrived at the school’s auditorium in their best “dressed to get messy” ensembles to participate in nature-inspired art activities with family and friends.
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January 18, 2018

Ancient Chinese Arts Enhance Barnard Language Studies

Barnard Mandarin Magnet Elementary School students don’t just learn the Mandarin language… they eat, breathe, sleep, and dance it, too. Barnard students are instructed for 50 – 80% of their day in Mandarin, including in-depth instruction in the ancient Chinese arts.
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December 13, 2017

Latin Dance Heats Up Barnard

Barnard Mandarin Magnet Elementary School held its first ever Latin Dance Night on December 8. Students, parents, teachers, and staff...
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December 6, 2017

Barnard Chess Team Brings Home the Gold!

Barnard Mandarin Magnet Elementary School’s student chess team continues to collect trophy after trophy at local and national chess competitions.
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November 22, 2017

Barnard Students Bring “Peter and Wendy” to Life

More than 50 of Barnard Mandarin Magnet Elementary School’s most talented student thespians took to the stage on November 17 to perform Peter and Wendy, a light-hearted retelling of the J.M. Barrie classic Peter Pan.
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November 7, 2017

Autumn Events Keep Barnard Students Busy

Kindergarten through fifth grade students and their teachers said a collective “No” to drugs in their annual Red Ribbon Week door decoration event. The creativity flowed from Halloween themes to musical doors, such as this one from a first grade classroom. The common thread that tied all 15 classrooms together? A pledge to remain drug-free.
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October 25, 2017

Ghost Writing Night a Treat for Barnard Students

Barnard Mandarin Magnet Elementary School’s annual Literacy Night, held on October 20, was a scary success. A crowd of nearly 200 students, siblings, parents, and volunteers attended this award-winning, annual event, which aims to show children how reading and writing can be fun.
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September 27, 2017

Barnard Elementary Students Offer Inspiration to Visiting Dignitaries

Students from Barnard Elementary School, a Mandarin immersion magnet school in Pacific Beach, performed before representatives from Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s office, San Diego Unified School District Superintendent Cindy Marten, school board trustees, and visiting Chinese dignitaries on September 26.
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September 27, 2017

Barnard Students Showcase Talents at International Moon Festival

In China, the Moon Festival is one of the oldest and most important holidays of the year, a time when family and friends celebrate the autumn harvest together. Students from Barnard, a Mandarin immersion magnet school in Pacific Beach, showcased their Chinese cultural talents to thousands of people on September 23 at the 2017 Moon Festival in Balboa Park.
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September 6, 2017

Barnard for Houston: Kids Helping Kids

When word got out that Hurricane Harvey damaged more than 200 schools and destroyed thousands of homes in the City of Houston, the families of Barnard Elementary School immediately went into action.
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