Bridge Club at Allen

Allen Elementary announces the After-School Bridge Club.

Who: 4, 5 & 6 grade students

When: Mondays 3:10-4:10 PM

Start Date: October 13, 2014

Where: Allen Elementary, Room 403

For more information, download this PDF: Bridge at Allen

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Official School Website

Allen Parents,

It is so exciting to see the official Allen Elementary School website up and running. Kudos to our new principal Mrs. Garcia for regularly updating and maintaining this site. You can visit the Chula Vista Elementary School District’s sponsored school website at

Here are some of the upcoming events Mrs. Garcia has posted on the school website:

Title 1 Parent Meeting
Sep 4 at 9:00 AM
School Site Council
Sep 8 at 9:00 AM
6th Grade Parent Meeting
Sep 12 at 8:00 AM
70’s Car Wash
Sep 13 at 9:00 AM
Fall Break
Sep 22-Oct 6

For the last couple of years, I’ve been developing, maintaining and updating this blog for Allen Elementary School, hosted by the PTC, and in collaboration with Allen’s Administrative Staff. As I continue to bring you the latest news and updates, please feel free to leave me a comment on how I can make this site better serve you, the parent at Allen Elementary School. You can also let someone know at the school office or email me at “natalia [at] valerdi [dot] com.”

See you around,


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School Pictures

This is a reminder that school pictures are this Friday, August 22.  If you would like to purchase pictures, please send in the money with your child on Friday.  The money needs to be turned in to the teacher and given to the photographer when your child is photographed.  You will note on the flyer that there is a price discrepancy.  The top portion shows a higher price than the portion on the envelope.  The photo company increased their prices, however they did make the revision in both places.  They will honor either payment.

Additionally, volunteers are invited to come at 8:15 AM to take a picture for a volunteer badge.

Bring your smiles everyone!

Click to download form: School Pictures_2014

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Nutrition Updates

SchoolLunchCVESD Nutrition Services is going green! To download current information about breakfast and lunch menus, go to to retrieve a school menu. A hard copy will no longer be distributed to each student.

Here is the flyer distributed by CVESD on the 2014-2015 new nutrition options: CNS Menu Info_14-15

This information is also found on our Lunch page.

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Book Fair and Curriculum Night

Welcome back Allen Families!
This is our third week back in school and we have some exciting activities coming up:

Aug 4 – 8 before and after school – Book Fair
August 7 at 5:30 PM – PTC General meeting. All are welcome.
August 7 from 6:00 – 7:00 PM – Curriculum Night
The Book Fair will be open on Curriculum Night from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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:

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.

Toni Faddis

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


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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