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!
We would like to take a moment to wish you a safe and happy Winter Break. Enjoy the time away from school and time spent with family and friends. We look forward to the new year and that your student returns to school rested and ready for new adventures!
As we head into winter and the cold and flu season, I would like to offer a few reminders:
- If you have not gotten the flu vaccine, contact your healthcare provider about getting the vaccine while on break
- Use good hand washing and remember to cover your cough to prevent the spread of the cold & flu viruses
- Get plenty of rest, healthy nutrition, and regular physical activity
Additionally, if you still have not completed the required physical or dental exam for school entry (Kindergarten or 1st grade), try to take time to get appointments scheduled. The physical exam requirement for 1st graders is now overdue and the dental exam must be completed by May, 2014. Your school nurse can provide more information for you, if needed. If you have not submitted doctor orders and medication for your student, it would be a good time to get those items completed, too.
One last reminder – be mindful of symptoms of head lice and inspect and treat, if needed, per product guidelines. Head lice are passed from direct head-to-head contact – sharing hygiene tools, such as combs and brushes, hats, sleepovers – sharing bedding/pillows, etc. By the time you discover head lice, they have been present for 3-4 weeks. It is recommended that you check your child for head lice throughout the year. If you have questions about head lice, you can discuss with your doctor or school nurse and obtain a copy of “Parents Guide to Head Lice” on the district website at http://www.cvesd.org/Community/Pages/Nursing.aspx
Take care and have a wonderful break!
Each quarter we hold awards assemblies to celebrate the accomplishments of individual students and classes. These assemblies are very important to children and their parents, so we have a large turnout each time. Unfortunately, our auditorium isn’t large enough to hold all of the parents and grandparents who want to see their children accept their awards. To make more everyone more comfortable, we will have three awards assemblies on Friday, December 20. Please note the time changes:
9:00-9:30 4th, 5th, and 6th grades
9:45-10:15 kinder and 1st grades
10:45-11:15 2nd and 3rd grades
Please note that the Winter Break lasts for 3 weeks. Students return to class on Tuesday, January 14, 2014. It will be a regular day schedule.
Allen School’s 2013
Friday, October 25, 2013
Costume Contest Categories
Most Creative Pumpkin
Best Stencil on Pumpkin
Best Pumpkin in Show
Pumpkin Contest Considerations:
- Pumpkins must be carved off school property
- Pumpkins cannot require school electricity
- No large candles; tea lights are OK
- Pumpkins must be submitted by 6:30PM for contest entry
Costume Contest Categories
Most Creative Girl Costume
Most Creative Boy Costume
Best Parent Costume
Wild Card Category
Costume Contest Considerations:
Costumes should be school appropriate
Not to gory or bloody
No bare mid-riffs
No toy weapons
3 Glow Stick – $1
1 Glow Glasses – $1
Haunted House – $2
Food Truck – $3-4 sliders, $3 fries
Cotton Candy – $1
Coffee Donated by Ryan Bros.
A percentage of food purchases will go towards the 6th grade committee.
Thriller Group Dance
Please join us for Freaky Fun!!!
Learn the dances!
The Time Warp
We still need volunteers!
Volunteering for even 30 minutes for this event would be greatly appreciated!
To signup online, Go to to SignUp Genius for the Allen School Havest Ball.