Finally! YMCA Licensed Before and After School Day Care at Allen

Hi Allen Families,

You spoke up through ThoughtExchange and to me directly for the need for before and after school child care at Allen School. Though our partnership with the South Bay YMCA, this can now be a reality…but we need you! For this program to open on July 23rd, we need a minimum of 6 students to register. If you haven’t done so yet, check out the benefits of this program. The best thing, it is right here at Allen. Please sign up today!

Click on this link here:


Ms. Garcia


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Lunch Schedule Changes for 2018-2019 School Year.

Dear Allen Families,

After a ton of observation and thought, the Allen staff and I decided to make some changes to the lunch schedule. The changes on time are minor, but we are hoping for major impact! The main purpose for the change is to provide more supervision for students during the unstructured time of lunch recess. With a smaller ratio of students to noon duty supervisors, we believe the adults will be able to better support students social and emotional learning at this time by modeling conflict resolution skills, turn taking, and decision-making. Please see the new schedule below.

10:25am – 10:40am…………………………….Grades K-3 Recess

10:45am – 11:00am…………………………….Grades 4-6 Recess

11:40am – 12:25pm…………………………….Grades K Lunch

11:45am – 12:30pm…………………………….Grades 1-2 Lunch

12:00pm – 12:45pm………………………………Grades 3-4 Lunch

12:30pm – 1:15 pm………………………………Grades 5-6 Lunch

1:50pm – 2:10pm………………………………..Grades 1-3 Recess

2:00pm – 2:20pm………………………………..Grades K Recess

See you soon!

Ms. Garcia

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All the Allen Happenings: Week of January 15-19

Hi Eagles,

Remember, there is no school on Monday, January 15 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. School resumes on Tuesday with a regular schedule.

Extended Day and Jumpstart will start next week. Please make sure to see the front office if you need to turn in student registration forms or if you have any questions about schedules, locations, or teachers. They can certainly help you out with that.

Soccer try-outs will be Tuesday , January 16th after school until 4:30.

Basketball try-outs are after school Wednesday, January 17th and Thursday, January 18th until 4:30. Please make sure to have all your paperwork completed and ready to go for both sports.

6th grade parents, don’t forget camp money is due. Please make sure to coordinate with your child’s teacher.

Time to stop thinking about the variety show and start to get ready for it! The audition date is Thursday, February 8th  after school. We look forward to seeing performers of all ages. We are also looking for 6th grade student hosts and  4th, 5th, and 6th grade crew members too. Permission slip forms are in the office and need to be turned in by Friday, February 1st. So get your act together and we will see you then!


Ms. Garcia

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School Dance…THE SNOW BALL Dec, 1st from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Come join us as the 6th grade Committee hosts a fun dance on Friday, December 1st from 5:00-8:00 PM. Buy tickets before or after school for $2.50 or $3.00 the day of the event. Refreshments will be sold, too. All proceeds benefit 6th Grade’s camp and end of the year activities. Please remember, an adult must accompany students. This is not a drop off event. Thanks!

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Project Pie Night TONIGHT 11/13/17

Hi Eagles,

The 6th grade class is sponsoring a night at Project Pie TONIGHT Monday, November 13 from 5:00-8:00pm. Proceeds will help the 6th grade class with end of the year activities. Please come out for a night of food and fun while also helping to support the 6th grade class. If you must take a flyer for the school to get credit. If you need one, please come to the school office.  The Project Pie is located on 2260 Otay Lakes Rd, Chula Vista, CA 91915.

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Get out your Calendars for this week!

Hello Eagles,

I hope you are having a restful weekend. The first week of school just whizzed by. Before you know it, Winter Break will be coming upon us. So, let’s make the most of this quarter! Here are the upcoming events for the next two weeks.

This Wednesday is  our first Aztec and College Day. We are lucky enough to have 30 students from SDSU’s teaching credential  program taking Math and Science classes on our campus on Wednesdays. We want to show our support for this very important relationship we have with SDSU. So, every Wednesday, you can wear SDSU gear, red and black or a college shirt of your choice. 

Don’t forget that Fridays are spirit days, so Allen Spiritwear or green works very well to show your Eagle spirit!

Wednesday, 10/11 make up picture day 

Saturday, 10/14 is the Parent Academy at Hedenkamp from 8:00-12:00. Sign up on the Chula Vista Elementary School District website.

Wednesday, 10/18 SSC, we will discuss our safety plan among other topics.

Thursday, 10/19 Coffee Chat in Room 201 at 8:00. Playground Supervision is available for students.

Friday, 10/27 Harvest Ball 5:00-8:30 Food, fun, games. Wear your costumes. All children must be supervised by a parent or trusted adult. There are no drop offs and pick ups of children at this event. 

That’s it for now! See you bright and early in the morning,

Ms. Garcia

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Let’s get Quarter 2 started!!

Hi Eagles,

School resumes on TUESDAY, October 3 for a regular day. Monday is a teacher preparation day.

Just a couple of things for you to save the date, so bring out those calendars:

October 11 is Make Up Picture Day so if students were absent or just started at Allen, please make sure they are ready for their close up!

October 14 from 8:00-12:00 (registration and breakfast is at 7:30) is Chula Vista Elementary School District’s Parent Academy. Please take this opportunity to connect and learn! The Parent Academy will be held at Hedenkamp School. Please click on the link to register. I hope to see you there! Parent Academy Link

Great news, our attendance was great during Quarter 1 with 97% attendance every day. I know we can make our Quarter 2 goal with 98% attendance every day. Here is how we can reach that goal; bring students to school on time (at 8:50 they should be in their classroom or with their teachers), make appointments for after school, and absences should be for medical reasons only. I know we can do it! Thanks for all your help and support.

Well, that is it for now. I can’t wait to see all my Eagles on Tuesday, October 3rd for the 1st day of Quarter 2. Yahoo!

Ms. Garcia

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Bring out your calendars…Week of September 4 through September 8.

Hello Eagles,

Don’t forget, tomorrow is Labor Day so there is no school. This week we also start minimum days for parent teacher conferences on Thursday, September 7th so mark your calendars and arrange your transportation. Minimum days will run until the last day of the quarter on September 15th. 

Tuesday, September 5th is our School Site Council meeting in Room 405 at 3:30. This is an open and public meeting. 

Do you have your calendars out? Let’s mark September 15th as our Student Council will host a Continental Breakfast with Grandparents from 8:15-9:15. We will have some treats along with an activity to share with our grandparents! 

Well, that’s it for now! We’ll see you bright and early on Tuesday.

Ms. Garcia

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What’s Happening? Week of August 21 through August 25

Hi Eagles!

On Monday 8/21, we will treat morning recess as we would a rainy-day schedule due to the Solar Eclipse that will be occurring. We are excited about this fantastic event, but want to make sure we keep students safe. I will have the auditorium available for students to watch the NASA live streaming or teachers may choose to keep students in the classroom as do an activity or watch the live streaming as a class. By the time lunch comes, it will be pretty much finished at noon. For Kinder students lunch, we will have students eat in the auditorium.  

We will have some exciting guests on our campus Wednesdays and Thursdays from the SDSU Teacher Education Program. Allen is hosting these aspiring teachers as they take classes here to become future teachers. You may notice more adults on campus during Wednesdays and these are our SDSU Aztec students. Some of the students may teach a lesson or two in your child’s classroom under the supervision of the university and our own teachers. If you happen to see one of these scholars, give them a warm Eagle Welcome! 

Coffee Chat with the principal will be on Thursday, August 24th  at 8:00 AM. This time it will be held in Room 404. We will discuss a little about our plan for student achievement and our Safety Plan. I hope to see you then! 

Picture Day is coming on August 28th.  I better get my hair done before that! Flyers went home, so take a look at those to get more information. Of course, we can’t do picture day without volunteers, so thank you for helping out! If you need another from, please stop by the office.

That is it for now! See you on Monday.

Ms. Garcia

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Things to note…Week of August 7th-August 11th

First, I want to thank you for following our new dismissal procedure.  This new procedure has allowed us to maintain a quiet learning zone for our children.  As a reminder, we are asking you to remain outside the gates until they open at 3:05.  Then we ask that you wait in the Allen Commons (the main courtyard) until dismissal, keeping hallways near classrooms totally free.  Kinder parents, if you have a child also dismissing at 3:10, we ask that you pick up children at the ramp gate near kinder and exit until the gates open in the front or at Daly Academy.    

Tomorrow, we will have our Volunteer Orientation at 9:05 am Room 404.  All those interested in volunteering here at school are invited and encouraged to attend.  Before volunteering at school, you will need a current TB test on file as well as a 2017-18 volunteer form.  If you currently have a TB test on file, you may check with Michelle in the office to see if it is still valid.  Both forms must be turned in together.  We look forward to seeing you here.   

Our fundraiser kick-off assembly will be this Friday.  Look for materials coming home with your child.  Thank you in advance for your support of this fundraiser.  Proceeds help support our school in so many areas.   

Please take a few moments to take the survey about topics you are interested in learning about in upcoming parent learning sessions and Coffee Chats with the Principal. It was sent to you via email or you can find a link to the survey on our school blog. Our first Coffee Chat with the Principal is on August 24th at 8:00 in Room 201. We have supervision on the playground, so students can head on out. 

Additionally, I sent an email out to you for voting in our parent representatives for SSC and DAC/DELAC. It is critical that you take the time to vote. If you do not receive email from us, we will have paper ballots in the office. 

That is it for now! Have a great week of learning!


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