Allen Sunday Night Information for our Last Week Before Fall Break!

Hello Eagles, Ms. Garcia here with the Sunday Night Information for 9-16-18 

  • We want to thank families for making attendance such a priority this quarter.  Our attendance has been so amazing. We appreciate you calling Mrs. Baptista when your child be sick or bringing in a doctor’s note when they have been out. This is a collective effort to help our students learn and we are grateful for your teamwork.  Students with perfect attendance will be recognized by their peers this Friday at our Recognition Assembly. Together, We Soar! 
  • Parent Teacher Conferences and minimum days continue until September 21st. 
  • The Scholastic Book Fair begins on Monday and runs through the week before and after school.  Pick up some fun reading for Fall Break. 
  • Friday is the last day of school.  Students return on Tuesday, October 9.  It will be a regular school day.   
  • The Student Recognition Assembly is this Friday for those students that were notified by mail.   
  • Please send in any Box Tops you may have.  Our wonderful coordinator, Mrs. McCallister will be cutting and counting them over Fall Break.  We hope to raise $1,000 this year.  We need your support.   
  • We had a wonderful learning walk with Dr. Escobedo, our superintendent. Check out Twitter @BonitaAllenEagles at to see all the details. He reports that our teachers provide our students with rigorous learning tasks, our instructional practice of collaborative conversations and tasks is strong, and most importantly, our teachers and staff provide learning environments that promote kindness among students and adults. Allen Teachers and staff ROCK!!

That’s it for now, I will see your bright and early at our Monday Morning Meet Up at 8:50 on the playground.

Advertisements

Comments Off on Allen Sunday Night Information for our Last Week Before Fall Break!

Filed under Uncategorized

Parent Conferences & Minimum Days Start Thursday, 9/13.

Hi Allen Eagles,

This year our parent-teacher conferences are different for the first quarter.  Instead of a report card, you will receive a conference form from your child’s teacher after the conference. This form is meant to facilitate and encourage two-way communication between teachers and parents.  This is a perfect opportunity for your child’s teacher to learn from you about how your child works at home and specific strategies that motivate your child to do their best.

You will notice a change in how your child’s progress is being reported to you.  It will highlight the preliminary assessment information that has been collected so far this school year.  This will help create goals and next steps for your child as we continue learning throughout the year.  Come equipped with information on your child’s strengths and areas where you would like to see your child grow.

If you have not scheduled your parent conference, contact your teacher today to do that! Minimum Days start this Thursday, Sept. 13 and continue until Sept. 20th . Please make arrangements for transportation for early dismissal.

Comments Off on Parent Conferences & Minimum Days Start Thursday, 9/13.

Filed under Uncategorized

Sunday Information for the Week of September 10th through September 14th.

Hello Eagles, Ms. Garcia here with your Sunday information for September 9, 2018. 

School Site Council has a meeting on Wednesday, September 12th at 3:30 in Room 405. These are open and public meetings. The agenda will be posted in the Office on Tuesday. 

Student Council has a meeting on Thursday at lunch. 

Thanks to all the parents that came out for our Family First Friday this past Friday. The coffee and conversation is always welcome! Our next Family First Friday will be when we return from break on October 12th from 8:15-9:15.

Finally, Parent/Teacher conferences begin this Thursday and we will be on minimum days through next Friday, September 21st. The conferences this fall will be a little different. Teachers will share beginning of the year information on your child’s assessments and learning with you.  Then, you will have an opportunity to share strengths and set goals for your child together with the teacher. You will not get a traditional report card this quarter as in the past, but you will get a copy of the conference form you and your child’s teacher worked on together. You will get your child’s first report card in December. Please let me know if you have any questions. 

I will see you bright and early at 8:50 at our Monday Morning Meet Up!

Comments Off on Sunday Information for the Week of September 10th through September 14th.

Filed under Uncategorized

Sunday Information for the Week of 9/4-9/7

Hello Eagles, Ms. Garcia here with the Sunday information for September 2, 2018 

  • Just a reminder, tomorrow is Labor Day so there is no school. We hope you have a restful time with family and friends .
  • Ms. Farlow will have Allen School kickball try-outs for grades 4th -6th  on Tuesday 9/4 and Wednesday 9/5 from 3:30-4:30.  If you are interested, you must attend both days of try-outs. Students must have permission slips completed and appropriate athletic attire.  Only 10 spots are available.  Practices will be Tuesdays & Wednesdays and games will be on Wednesdays at 4:00.   
  • Picture make-up day is Wednesday 9/5 for students and volunteers.   
  • We will have our next Family First Friday meeting on Friday, September 7.  We will have some coffee and I will share some information with you about English Language Learners, we will have the YMCA out to sign up for Child Care, and we will have some examples of the Original Art Works products for you to see before you order! 
  • PTC will meet the first Tuesday of each month at 3:20 in Room 401.  Please join us Tuesday, September 4 at 3:30. 
  • Jamba Juice will be on sale after school on the first Friday of each month.  Proceeds will benefit the 6th grade class activities.   
  • Parent-Teacher conferences start on September 13th. We will have minimum days from September 13 through September 21st. Please make pick up and transportation plans now!!

I will see you bright and early for our Meet Up TUESDAY at 8:50 on the playground.

Comments Off on Sunday Information for the Week of 9/4-9/7

Filed under Uncategorized

Sunday Night All Call Information for 8/27-8/31

Hello Eagles, Ms. Garcia here with your Sunday Night All Call  information for 8-26-18: 

We need to keep our students safe during the busiest time of pick-up traffic in the afternoon. When you are picking up students, your driving makes a HUGE difference in student safety. In the afternoon, please remember to: 

  • Pick up students from yellow curb alongside Daly Academy. Do not pick up from the second “through traffic” lane. 
  • Have students use the crosswalk to get to the parking lot. Never wave at students to cross through traffic lanes. 

We will introduce our new Student Council Officers at the Meet Up on Monday at 8:50 AM on the playground. 

Picture Day is Tuesday, August 28th.  If you want pictures and did not order them on-line, please make sure to send in the envelope with the picture selection and money. Smile big! 

Please turn in your final fundraiser orders Monday morning on August 27th.  Thank you for all the support. 

Well, that’s it for now, see your bright and early at our Meet Monday at 8:50 on the playground.

Ms. Garcia

Comments Off on Sunday Night All Call Information for 8/27-8/31

Filed under Uncategorized

Sunday Night All Call Information for 8/19/18

Hello Eagles, Ms. Garcia here with your Sunday Night information!

You should have received an email from me for Parent Committees voting. There is a Survey Monkey link to the voting, so please make sure you vote before 8/22. Our first School Site Council meeting is on August 23rd at 3:30 in Room 405. If you did not receive an email, there are paper ballots in the office or a QR scanner code you can use on your mobile phone. The link will also be right here: Parent Committee Voting Link. Please click!

Tuesday, August 28th is picture day. Keep an eye out for information in backpacks.

If you haven’t done so yet, follow us on Twitter @EaglesBonita today. See all the great learnings, events, and all things Allen in real time!

That’s it. Have a great rest of the evening and I will see you bright and early at Meet Up Monday at 8:50 on the playground.

Comments Off on Sunday Night All Call Information for 8/19/18

Filed under Uncategorized

Sunday Night All Call Information for 8-12-18 through 8-17-18!

Hello Eagles, Ms. Garcia here with your Sunday Night information for August 12, 2018 

Please remember you can get all this information on our Allen School Blog, www.allenelementary.org. Don’t forget to follow the page so you can get updates! 

Traffic Reminders: 

  • Please use the yellow curb at Daly Academy to let students out or in to your car. Do not let students exit your car from the second lane. This is for through traffic. 
  • Never park or stop in red nor double park. 
  • Use crosswalks at the street and at Daly Academy at all times. 

Meet Up Monday: Don’t forget to join us at 8:50 for our weekly Meet Up Monday on the playground. 

Student Council: Students who are running for student council will meet in Room 503 on Tuesday at upper grade recess. You will be discussing your speeches. 

School Site Council: I am still looking for interested parents. We have two seats to fill. Please send me a short biography as to why you are interested (no more than a few sentences) no later than Tuesday, August 14th 

South Korean Teacher Visitors: We have been so thankful for these special visitors. They have been spending time in classrooms and working with students. They are with us for 3 more days next week. Don’t forget to say hello when you see them! 

We now have an Allen School Twitter account! If you use Twitter or want to start, we are the perfect people to follow! We will post events, school happenings, and the wonderful learning that happens every day in our fantastic classrooms! Our Twitter handle is @EaglesBonita and our hashtag is #AllenEaglesBonita. Start following today!! 

Well, that’s it, see you bright and early Monday morning. 

Ms. Garcia 

 

Comments Off on Sunday Night All Call Information for 8-12-18 through 8-17-18!

Filed under Uncategorized

Teacher Visitors from South Korea

It has been such a delight to have our guest teachers visiting from South Korea. Our wonderful partnership with SDSU has reaped great benefits. The teachers have been working in our classrooms with students, learning about how American Schools run, and some of the instructional practices of our awesome teachers. Even more exciting, our teachers and students are learning about South Korean schools and culture. We are building cultural connections at Allen School!

Welcome to Allen Korea

Comments Off on Teacher Visitors from South Korea

Filed under Uncategorized

Sunday Night Information for 8/5/18

Hello Eagles, Ms. Garcia here with your Sunday Night All Call  information for August 5, 2018. 

First, a few traffic reminders.  

  • Do not drop students nor pick them up in the front of the school. 
  • Park on Allen School Rd. And walk to campus if you wish or you can park in the Daly Academy parking lot. 
  • Please be courteous, kind, and patient during our most impacted traffic times. Adults are role model for students, so practice these traits during pick up and drop off. 
  • I will have some parent volunteers helping me with traffic reminders, so please be kind and courteous. 

I want to thank all the parents who came out for Curriculum Night last Thursday. It was a very successful night for teachers and families. 

Thank you to all the students that have submitted applications for Student Council.  The candidate list will be posted by this Friday at the auditorium.  A speech requirement meeting will be held the following Tuesday, August 14.  We are excited to raise up a new group of leaders for our school.  

Korean Teacher Visit: We have 14 teachers from Korea visiting our classrooms from August 9th through August 15th through SDSU’s American Language Institute program. This such a wonderful cross-cultural opportunity for our staff, students, and families. We know there will be a lot of learning going on. Please make sure to give them a warm Allen welcome! 

 Fundraiser kick-off Wednesday: Please keep an eye out for the materials coming home. Additionally, we have various PTC fundraising opportunities through-out the year to help supplement extra-curricular activities and assemblies.  Please feel free to choose the ones that you would like to support.    

Tomorrow, families are welcome to join us on the blacktop at 8:50 for our Meet-up Monday’s.  This is our weekly morning announcement assembly where family members are welcome to join us to hear the upcoming activities for the week along with sharing one of our Sanford Harmony Quick Connection activity.   

Finally, we will have our, Family First Friday meeting this Friday beginning at 8:15am in the Allen School Courtyard.  I will be sharing information on Title 1 funding for our school. Please stop by for this very informal and fun meeting.  Daniel’s Coffee Cart will be here serving coffee.  We feel this is a great opportunity to meet and share ideas with our Allen School families.  At 9:15 I will begin a Volunteer Orientation meeting in the Auditorium for those that are interested in volunteering at our school.

See you bright and early tomorrow morning at 8:50 for Meet Up Monday!

Comments Off on Sunday Night Information for 8/5/18

Filed under Uncategorized

Sunday Night Information! 7/29/18

Hi Eagles,

There will be an informational meeting on Tuesday at first recess for those students in grades 4-6 that would like to be a part of Student Council.  Student Council helps plan various school activities, spirit weeks, for example. New and returning students are welcome to join! If you are interested, please meet at 10:45 in Room 503.  

Curriculum Night is this Thursday.  We will begin with a meeting in the auditorium at 5:30. I will then release parents for a visit to classrooms at 5:50 with a second opportunity to visit your other child’s classroom at 6:20. This is a great opportunity to meet your child(ren)’s teacher and learn of the curriculum plan for this year.  It is also an opportunity to schedule your first parent-teacher conference in September. Ms. Farlow and Ms. Gilman will be selling spirit wear.  They have short and long sleeve t-shirts as well and beanies, and an Allen cinch bag for sale.  We look forward to seeing you here.   

We also want to remind our returning families and let our new families know that you are always welcome to join us on the blacktop for our Meet-up Monday’s.  This is our weekly morning announcement assembly where family members are welcome to join us to hear the upcoming activities for the week along with sharing one of our Sanford Harmony activities.  Please join us tomorrow at 8:50 on the playground.  

Finally, just to clarify, Kindergarteners will be dismissed this week at their regular Monday through Thursday dismissal time of 2:55.  Minimum Day dismissals on Fridays are at 1:40. The regular Monday through Thursday dismissal time for grades 1st through 6th is 3:10. Friday dismissal for Minimum Day is 1:40 for Kinder-3rd graders and 2:00 for 4th through 6th Grade. 

A few traffic reminders.  

  • Do not drop students nor pick them up in the front of the school. 
  • Park on Allen School Rd. And walk to campus if you wish or you can park in the Daly Academy parking lot. 
  • Please be courteous, kind, and patient during our most impacted traffic times. Adults are role model for students, so practice these traits during pick up and drop off. 

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

Ms. Garcia 
 

Comments Off on Sunday Night Information! 7/29/18

Filed under Uncategorized