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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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