Information for the Week of January 16th, 2017

It was so great to see all the kids back after Break. It’s amazing to see how so many of them have grown just in 3 short weeks.  Speaking of breaks, remember that Monday, January 16th there is no school in honor of  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  It will be a regular school day on Tuesday.   

Extended Day for those students enrolled, will begin this week.  You should have received a notice or an email from me noting the teacher, dates and times. I may need to make some class changes, but those will not occur until the week of January 23rd. I will contact you directly if there is a change. In the meantime, please send students to the classes I have communicated to you about previously. For those classes after school, please make sure to pick up your students promptly at the end of class as there is no supervision for students after the program.  Thank you for all your efforts in having your children participate in this very worthwhile program.

I wanted to take a moment to thank all the families that collect and bring in BoxTops for the school along with Mrs. McCallister for continuing to organize and submit them.   We received a check for almost $350.00 for this past submission.  So please keep sending them in, they do add up!

Finally, we have our Trek for Technology coming up on Thursday, January 26th.  Information went home before the Winter Break.  We hope to make this a great success as all proceeds will be used to purchase technology for our school.

Thank you and we will see you all bright and early Tuesday morning.

Ms. Garcia






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VAPA Spectacular

Tomorrow is our VAPA spectacular from 6-7pm. If your student is performing AND they have turned in a permission slip, please have them meet in Room 701 at 5:30, which is the VAPA room to get ready to perform. Since this is our first VAPA spectacular, we are not sure how many people to expect. We can only accommodate 200 people in our auditorium. To help alleviate seating issues, here is the schedule of our performances: Promptly at 6pm, our kindergartner through 2nd grade will perform their numbers. Doors will open at 5:45. Then at 6:30pm, our 3rd -6 th grade will perform their numbers. This will allow some time for the audience to transition so you can see your child perform. The best part is during the transition, student counsel will sell hot chocolate and popcorn and a photo booth opportunity. We thank the Ryan family for the hot chocolate donation. Again we are excited about this event and we hope all goes smooth and we appreciate your patience before during and after the performances.

Have a great evening and we will see you tomorrow.

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Information for the week of December 5th through December 9th

Hi Eagles,

As always, we are busy around these parts. Here are some things to keep an eye out for this week.

Safety Patrol:  Our Master Sergeants of safety patrol would like to remind drivers not to drop off students at or near staff parking in the front of the school. Make sure to drop off at Daly or park in the gravel along Allen School Road. Please remember to drive safely and use the cross walk at all times.

Student Council toy drive is still in effect, please drop off a new unwrapped toy in the front office.

The performance and VAPA celebration will be from 6-7 in the auditorium. This is our first year for this event so we are not quite sure what to expect. Please practice patience and kindness. If you see an elderly person or disabled person who may need a seat, please offer it to them. Student council will have a photo opportunity for sale along with hot chocolate and popcorn. Proceeds from the student council sales will benefit Rady’s Children’s hospital.

Ident-a-kid pictures will happen on December 9th. Please make sure to turn in the paperwork on this day.

Quarter 2 Extended Day classes will finish up this week. We have a different Extended Day and Jumpstart opportunities for invited students next quarter. Please keep an eye out for this invitation.

That is it for now! Have a great week!

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Important information for the Week of November 28th-December 2nd.

It is hard to believe that we just finished Thanksgiving Break and we have 3 weeks until Christmas Break! That’s ok, because Allen Eagles always finish strong. Here are some things to note for this week.

Safety Patrol: Our Master Sergeants of Safety Patrol would like to remind drivers to listen to the whistle and stop at the stop signs so students and families can cross safely. Also, when crossing the street, use crosswalks at all times in front of the school and in the Daly Academy parking lot. On another note, please come join and cheer on Allen’s Safety Patrol at the Chula Vista Starlight Parade on 3rd Street at 6:00, December 3rd. 

Student Council: Your student council officers invite you to join our Toy Drive and bring in a new and unwrapped toy for local children in our neighborhood. The drive starts on Monday, 11/29. Help all our kids have a bright holiday!

Tuesday, Novembers 29th  from 8-9 AM in room 404, a parent training will occur for parents/families of 2nd-6th graders on the Achieve 3000 reading program. A representative from the organization will provide the training as to how families can support their child(red) in using this reading program at home.  Light snacks, juice, and coffee will be available!

Please look out for the permission slip for the Dec. 7 VAPA Showcase. These are to be returned on the hard deadline of November 30th to participate in the performance. Also save the date in your calendar. The performance and celebration will be from 6-7 PM in the auditorium. Student council will have a photo opportunity for sale along with hot chocolate and popcorn. Proceeds will benefit student council events and projects.

Ident-a-kid pictures will happen on December 9th. Flyers with more information will go this next week.

Extended Day/Jumpstart Additional Instruction Programs: This is a instructional program that provides additional time with literacy skills outside of the regular school schedule. This program will start during the week of January 9th. This in an invitation only program for students who meet a specific criteria based on CAASPP  (California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress, Grades 4-6) results, Local Measures results (Grade 3), and results on RFSA (Reading Foundational Skills Assessment, Grades K-2). Some classroom teachers have sent out invitations on Friday, November 18, many others will send the invitations home this week. Please check all backpacks for this important letter and send it back to school as soon as possible. Once registration forms are returned by December 9th, we will give you the days and times of the program. Remember this is by invitation only, not all students will get an invitation. Questions? Feel free to contact Ms. Garcia, school principal, any time!

Have a great week!

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Spirit Week October 24th through October 28th


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Upcoming Events

Hello Eagles,

Here are some upcoming events for Allen School!

  • Student Council is sponsoring a Spirit Week in conjunction with Red Ribbon Week from October 24th though October 27th.
    • Monday 10/24: Crazy Hair Day
    • Tuesday 10/25: Mix-Match Day
    • Wednesday 10/26: Pajama Day
    • Thursday: Wear RED Day
    • Friday: Sports Jersey Day
  • Harvest Ball on Friday 10/28 from 5:00 to 8:30. Admission is free! All children under 18 must be supervised by parent or adult.
  • Election Day, November 8th. Our school is a polling place, so please take extra time that day for drop off and pick up.
  • Cohort of Schools Board Report (Allen, Daly Academy, CVLCC, Loma Verde, Hedenkamp, Camarena). Join us as our schools report our work, success, and next steps to the Board of Education. Students from each of our schools will deliver the report to the board. November 16th 6:00 PM in the Board Room at Chula Vista Elementary School District Office on 84 E. J Street.
  • Family learning opportunity with students in Grades 2-6: Engage Families with Achieve 3000 Solutions. November 29th. 8:00-9:00 AM in auditorium.

Can’t wait to see you at each event!

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Minimum Days, Parent Conferences, and Report Cards

Hello Allen Families!

Starting this Thursday, September 8th are minimum days for parent/teacher conferences. Students will be released early. Minimum Days will run from September 8th through September 16th. If you have not done so yet, please schedule a conference with your child(ren)’s teacher.

During this conference, you will be reviewing your child’s report card and discussing progress. One really important thing to note is the Chula Vista Elementary School District report card is a standards-based report card aligned with the California Content Standards. Teachers give students Performance Levels related to how students are progressing toward the end-of-the year standard. These are the Performance Levels to look for…

  • 4- Exceeds mastery of standards: This indicates that the student is consistently performing beyond the end-of-the year grade level standard and demonstrates deep understanding.
  • 3- Proficient mastery of standards: This indicates that students can demonstrate understanding of the end-of-the year standard. This is what we are looking for at the end of the year.
  • 2-Progressing toward mastery of standards: This indicates the student is learning the standard and is progressing toward the end-of-the year standard.
  • 1-Minimal mastery of standards: This indicates that the students may have a basic understanding of end-of-the year standard and may need some additional classroom support to progress. Teachers often will work with students in a small group to make sure students are understanding the concepts needed to continue to grow.

It is important to note that these Performance Levels do not have a direct correlation to a traditional grading system of letter grades A, B, C, D, and F. This report cards focuses in on growth of students understanding and mastery of a given standard throughout the year. If you have any questions, feel free to ask your child(ren)’s teacher! Since we are talking about asking questions, here are some good ones to ask during your conference…

  • What are the strengths of my child in academics? What are some challenges?
  • Does my child participate in class?
  • How does my child collaborate in class with other students?
  • What seems to be the best way they learn?
  • What can I do to help?

Well, that is it for now! Don’t forget to thank the teacher for their time and commitment. Make sure to keep in touch with the teacher all year long, because….Allen Eagles, together we are strong!!

Ms. Garcia

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Oops! Scheduling Mistakes

HI Eagles,

My apologies for the mix up on some important dates. Please note to following…

Tuesday, August 16: SSC Meeting 2:45-3:45 (Previously scheduled for August 9th from 3:30-4:30) Room 405

Thursday, August 18th: Volunteer Orientation in Auditorium at 9:15 (I previously stated August 10th)

Friday, August 19th: 80’s Dance in Auditorium from 5:00-7:30 ( I previously stated August 12th.)

My apologies for the errors. Don’t forget to M=mark your calendars!



Ms. Garcia

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GATE Parent Meeting

Hello Eagles!

Please join us tomorrow, August 10th from 9:15 to 10:15 in the auditorium for a GATE Parent Meeting. This is an informational and advisory meeting for parents of GATE students in grades 4th through 6th.


Thank you.

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Curriculum Night is Wednesday, August 3rd.

Hello Families,

Please join us on Wednesday, August 3rd from 5:00-6:30 for Curriculum Night. This is a great opportunity for families to understand our classrooms and Allen’s learning environment. Before going to visit your child’s classroom, there will be a general meeting in the auditorium at 5:00. At 5:15, families will be invited to visit their child’s classroom to learn about California Content Standards, curriculum, and other important information about the class. At 5:45, that will be the conclusion of the first teachers’ presentation and there will be an opportunity to see the presentation in another classroom if you happen to have more than one student at Allen. We look forward to seeing you!

Please disregard the date stated in the Sunday All-Call for 7/24/16. I stated the date for Curriculum Night was August 5th. That is an error. The date is August 3rd. I apologize for any inconvenience. Thanks! Ms. Garcia 

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