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!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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:
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.
Please plan to join us this Friday evening for Movie Night. “Despicable Me 2″ will begin at 6:30pm. We’ll show the movie outside on our jumbo screen, so bring your beach chairs and blankets. This is a free family event. Please no ‘drop-off’s.’ See you then!
The Bonita Vista Middle School Band performed a concert for students on Thursday. We are hopeful that this introduction will inspire Allen students to try different musical instruments and perhaps join a band when they get to middle school. We are very proud of our former Allen students in the band!
In order to improve our schools and programs, the district conducts parent satisfaction surveys each year. The window to complete these surveys is open from February 5- 28. You can complete the survey online or on paper. The online links were emailed to parents last week or you can complete the survey by clicking below. Paper copies can be picked up in the school office. Thank you for providing this valuable feedback.
Parents who wish to learn more about Allen School are invited for a school tour on Tuesday, February 11 from 9:15am-10:15am. The principal, Ms. Faddis, will escort parents through the campus and visit various classrooms. Information will be provided about school programs and there will be time for questions. If you’re unable to attend on Tuesday, there will be another school tour on Wednesday, March 5 at 9:15am.
Moo! Katie, a three year old Jersey cow, visited Allen School this week. The cow travels throughout Southern California in a mobile classroom, sponsored by the Dairy Council. Children in kindergarten-4th grades learned about the anatomy of a cow as well as the milking process. It was an ‘udderly’ good time!
50′s Theme Sock Hop
Please join us on Friday, February 7 from 6:00-8:00pm for a Family Dance. The theme is the 50′s, so get out your poodle skirts and leather jackets. There will be live music in the auditorium and root beer floats will be available for purchase. There’s even going to be a bubble blowing contest! Tickets cost $3 each or 2 for $5. Come join the fun!