Back to School

Kids-going-back-to-schoolHello Allen Families!

We hope you are having an enjoyable summer!  We have a few reminders regarding the upcoming school start.

VERIFICATION OF RESIDENCY
If you have not completed the mandated Verification of Residency process, please come into the office on Monday between 8-4pm.  You must present one current document to verify your residency before school starts.  An example of documents is:  SDG&E, Water, Sewer, Trash, Cable, Pay Stub.  The bill must have a date of May 27 or later on it and not be past due. If you have a question of which document you can use, please call the office at 479-3662.

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT 7/22
The PTC will sponsor a Back to School night on Tuesday, July 22 from 5 to 7pm.  There will be school tours for new students.  Hot dogs and snacks will be sold.  The proceeds will benefit the six grade class.  Class lists will be posted about 6:30pm.  This is a fun night to come out and catch up with your Allen School friends….and meet some new ones!  This is also a great time to meet our new principal, Ms. Sisi Garcia.

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL 7/23
Wednesday, July 23 2014 is the first day of school.  This will be a minimum day.  K-3 will dismiss at 1:40 and 4-6 at 2:00.

BACK TO SCHOOL PACKETS
You should be receiving a packet on the first day of school filled with various information and forms.  Please make sure to review the packet and send back any necessary forms with your child on Thursday.

We are excited to see all of you and look forward to a great school year!

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Community Forum for New Principal

Dear Allen Parents/Guardians and Staff:

It is with mixed feelings that I write to inform you that I am leaving Allen Elementary to accept the position of Principal at Juarez-Lincoln Elementary in the Chula Vista Elementary School District. While it saddens me to leave behind such talented and wonderful students, parents, and staff members, I know that everyone here will continue to work hard and stay focused on our students to ensure their success.

During the past seven years, I have watched our students grow and thrive at Allen Elementary. These years have rewarded me personally and professionally. I’m proud of the progress that each child has made and attribute that success to the partnerships between our parents and staff. Allen Elementary will always have a special place in my heart.

In order to fill the principal position, a Community Forum has been scheduled for Wednesday, June 18. The forum will take place from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the school’s multipurpose room. Childcare and Spanish interpretation services will be available. This forum will offer you an opportunity to provide input on the skills and experiences you would like to see in your new principal.

If you are unable to attend this forum, you may provide your input on the enclosed form. Kindly return it by Tuesday, June 17. Your input will be used to create a profile to help select your new principal.

Please notify the CVESD Human Resources Office at (619) 425-9600, ext. 1340, by Tuesday, June 17 if you plan to attend the forum. You may also fax your confirmation or comments to (619) 427-3271 or email to: laura.mcclendon@cvesd.org.

Once again, let me express my sincere gratitude for all our work together over the past seven years. I will always be grateful for the many wonderful memories I take with me. It has been an absolute honor to serve our children and this learning community.

Sincerely,
Toni Faddis
Principal

Click here to download letter in English and Spanish, and the form to submit input to the district office.

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Verification of Residency

Parents:

Each year the Chula Vista Elementary School District requires all parents to provide Verification of Residency for their children attending CVESD schools.  At Allen, this process is scheduled for June 11 and 12 from 8:00am-3:00pm.  Please bring a utility bill or a landline phone bill dated May 25 or later.   Thank you in advance for your cooperation to complete this mandated process.

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Promotion Week

Wow!  The school year has flown by!  Kindergarten Promotion is scheduled for Monday, June 2 at 9:30 in the auditorium.  6th Grade Promotion will be on Thursday, June 5 at 9:30 on the blacktop.  Although students will be awarded promotion certificates, they are still required to attend school until Friday.  Friday is officially the last day of the quarter.  Parents will return for Verification of Residency on June 11 or June 12.  The first day of the new school year will be Wednesday, July 23.  Have a great summer!

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School Tour on Friday, May 30

Please join Ms. Faddis for a school tour on Friday, May 30 from 9:00-10:00.  New parents will be able to see the different areas of the campus and visit classrooms.  Hope to see you there!

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Spring Carnival This Friday

Allen Ranch 2014Join us this for some country fun during the Spring Carnival  this Friday evening, April 25, from 5:00-8:00pm.  There will be games, booths, the FotoBox, food, and more so get out your cowboy boots and hats.  It’s going to be a hoe-down!

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NBC’s Whitney Southwick Visits Allen

Whitney 2014Whitney Yahir

Whitney Southwick, the weatherman from NBC, visited Mrs. Gunter’s 5th grade class on Tuesday.  He inspired students with his enthusiasm for science and innovation.  Mr. Southwick presented Yahir Saavedra with a new bike, courtesy of the Salvation Army, for being a hard-working and eager student.  The segment will air on NBC Channel 7/39 on Tuesday, April 22 at 5:15am.  Congratulations to Yahir!

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Kindergarten Literacy Night

Kindergarten Literacy Night is a fun event that combines familiar stories with the theater arts.  It will be held on Thursday, April 6 from 6:00-7:00 in the auditorium.  Our outstanding drama teachers, Mr. and Mrs. Jennings, will involve the kinders on the stage to create a dramatic production while learning about story plot, action, and expression.  It’s sure to be an exciting night, so bring your cameras.

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Yearbook Pictures Needed

The Yearbook Committee needs more pictures to enhance the pages of the yearbook.  Pictures of the different events, field trips, and activities are needed.  Please email the pictures you’ve taken this year to office staff or to Yearbook Committee member Allison Kaastra.  Her  email address is zooluvin@yahoo.com and she can be reached at (714) 317-4577 to assist should you need help.

Please help the committee to capture all school-related activities into the yearbook so your child can have a precious keepsake.

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Trek for Technology on Friday

Parents:  Come jog for a cause with your kids this Friday.  The weather is supposed to be nice and it’s a great way to exercise with your children.  Students will be jogging to raise money for more technology at Allen School.  Our school goal is to raise $16,000 so we can purchase new tablets to better prepare students with 21st Century learning skills.  The times are:

Kinder:  9:00-9:25
1st grade:  9:30-9:55
2nd and 3rd grades:  10:00-10:30
4th and 5th grades:  10:45-11:25
6th grade:  11:30-12:10

We also need help at the water stations.  Thank you for supporting our school.

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