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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Parent Learning Sessions and Coffee Chat Survey!

Hello Allen Parents and Families,

Please take a few moments to take this survey. I would love to be able to address some of the topics you are interested in learning about in upcoming parent learning sessions and Coffee Chats with the Principal. 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.

If you are an Allen parent or family member, please fill out the survey. If you are not, please skip the survey.

Survey

Thank you,

Ms. Garcia

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Here we go…week of July 31-August 4!

As we continue to roll out our new Social Emotional Learning program Sanford Harmony, I am proud to say every classroom has developed their Allen Harmony goals and continue their daily classroom meetings called Meet Ups. Teachers will be working on the Buddy Up part of the program that pairs classroom peers together to teach positive peer to peer relationships. Buddy up is also an ongoing part of the program. Go Eagles! If you are curious and want to learn more about the program, please visit sanfordharmony.org. 

We have a new dismissal procedure starting tomorrow. The main reason for this is to maintain the learning zone for our children. We ask that you 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 another child 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 Daly Academy. Please refrain from entering through the office unless you have office business.

Get out your calendars. Here are some upcoming important dates. 

August 7th is the volunteer orientation in Room 401 at 9:05. Please make sure to sign in at the office. 

August 11th is the PTC Fall Fundraiser kickoff. 

August 28 is picture day.

Have a great week of learning!

Ms. Garcia

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Welcome Back!! We are Ready for the 2017-2018 school year!

What a wonderful start the 2017-2018 school year! I was so delighted to see everyone back at school ready to learn.

Curriculum Night is this Thursday, July 27 from 5:30-7:30. We will meet in the auditorium at 5:30, then you will be released to visit your child’s classroom at about 5:45. I will then give another opportunity for you to visit another classroom if you have more than 1 child attending Allen. We will have child supervision for children 3-5 in the kindergarten area and for children 6 and up on the main playground. Sorry, we do not have child care for children under the age of 3.

We are very excited to implement two new programs at Allen. The first is an English Language Arts Program called Benchmark Advance which your teachers will share with you during curriculum night. This is a rigorous curriculum focused on developing mastery by the end of the year in reading, writing, speaking, and listening standards. The other program is a social emotional learning program called Sanford Harmony that will help students build social skills, coping strategies,  and peer to peer relationships, in order to become a community of learners.

A few reminders:

Safety Patrol will begin duty this week. Please demonstrate respect and safety by following their signals, obeying all traffic laws, and using crosswalk in front of the school and in the Daly Academy parking lot. We want all our Eagles safe!

Please have your child turn off their cell phones and tablet and put them in backpacks as soon as they walk through the Allen School gates. We want to create a safe and engaging learning environment as soon as children arrive to school. If students are focused on devices, they cannot develop and build successful peer and adult relationships. We appreciate your support.

Ms. Garcia

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Important Information for May 15- May 19

Thanks to all families that sent in wonderful treats for our teachers and our nurses. It was a great week for all! The week of May 22nd we will be celebrating all our support staff. Please look out for an informational email tomorrow.

The final Buy One Get One Book Fair will be held this week in Room 404. It will be open Monday-Friday before and after school. This is a great opportunity to buy some great books for summer reading.

The Variety Show is Wednesday, May 24 at 6:00pm. Tickets will be on sale in the Office starting this week. They will also be sold at the door. The last dress rehearsal is THIS Thursday at 3:15. If your child is a host, crew member or performer in the Variety Show make sure they are there for the rehearsal.

Our Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast will be held on Tuesday, May 23. This is a special opportunity to recognize all our wonderful volunteers for the many ways they help out our students and school. We truly couldn’t do it without you. It takes a village and we are so glad you are a part of the Allen School Village. So PLEASE save the date and join us for a delicious breakfast.

There are a few soft cover yearbooks left for sale. They are $15. They will be sold after school near the 6th grade store. Once they are gone, they’re gone!

Very IMPORTANT: For those students returning to Allen next year, the mandated Verification of Residency will take place on Tuesday, May 30 and Monday June 5 in the Library from 7am to 3pm. You will need to bring a bill with a due date of May 21 or later on it. Additionally you will be updating your emergency and health information for your child. Please mark this very important date on your calendar. This MUST be completed in order for your child to attend school. Thank you!

Attendance is absolutely critical all year, but more so during our testing time. Students perform much better when they are rested and at school on time and every day. Please make sure to be here every day and on time. This week 3rd grade will be testing. We wish them the best of luck.

Daly Academy’s “Something for Everyone” event is May 20th from 10:00-3:00 at the Bonita Community Church parking lot. There will be food, vendors, and Laser Tag! Please show our Eagle support and attend this event! Starting tomorrow, Daly Academy will be selling raffle tickets during our afternoon pickup time. Buy a ticket for a chance of winning half the cash sold during this raffle.

Finally, We are looking for parent volunteers to help man activity stations for our Field Day on June 2nd. Please let the office now you are interested.

Well, that’s it for now!

Ms. Garcia

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