Happenings for the week of November 12 through November 16th

Hello Eagles, Ms. Garcia here with your Sunday information for November 11, 2018 

I would like to say thank you to all our Veterans past and present for your service as we observe this Veterans’ Day. As I reflect on this day each year, these words of John F. Kennedy come to mind, “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” Please take the time to show Veterans our gratitude today and every day. 

  • There is no school tomorrow November 12th in observance of Veterans Day. School resumes with a regular day on November 13th.
  • Student Council has teamed with the Chula Vista Elementary School District to support a canned food drive. We only have a few days to collect as much canned and bagged food that we can. The food will help families in our own community. Please bring food into the office. 
  • Mrs. Rechif has entered Allen School in the Chula Vista Starlight Parade, so mark your calendars for December 1st. The theme will be Polar Express and students and families will wear their pajamas. More information will come out soon. 
  • The Allen Eagle Kickball Team will play Muraoka Elementary at 4:00 this Wednesday. Go Eagles! 

Well, that is it for now. See you bright and early on Tuesday at our Meet Up. 

 

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Here is the Sunday information for ya! Week of November 4th through 9th

Hello Eagles, Ms. Garcia here with your Sunday information for November 4, 2018 

  • We want to give a big thank you to our Law Enforcement family members who came out on our Safety Day. It was such a fun and memorable event! We love when our “village” comes together on behalf of our students. I think the coolest thing is we had a parent who also is in law enforcement or service represented at each one of our stations. We appreciate you and the work you do to support our community. What was super exciting is sending 125 stuffed animals that you donated in the Children’s Hospital Emergency Transport helicopter to deliver to Children’s Hospital. 
  • Voting Polls are here on Tuesday, November 6th. If you would like to be a volunteer that day to help show a strong adult presence, please let me know tomorrow. Any time during the school day would work for us! 
  • The yearly Federal Survey Forms will be coming home on Monday. Please complete the form and send it back to school immediately. 
  • Finally, Student Council will help support a Canned Food Drive on behalf of our school district. Food collected will help families in our community that may need some assistance during the holidays. Please look for more information coming soon. 

Well, that is it for now. See you bright and early for our Monday Morning Meet up at 8:50.

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What is happening the week of October 29th through November 2nd? Read and find out!

Hello Eagles, Ms. Garcia here with your Sunday Night information for October 28, 2018.

  • We want to give a big thank you to the Harvest Ball Team for putting on another fun-filled evening on Friday for the Allen School Community. These events provide an opportunity for our families to come together for something fun, so THANK YOU!
  • Monday is the last day of our Teddy Bear Drive, so don’t forget to drop one off in the office. Remember the teddy bears will be a source of comfort for a child. We have had students here at Allen who have been given a furry friend during a stressful ambulance ride and they tell us it makes all the difference.
  • Safety Day is Wednesday, October 31st. Remember, we are not wearing costumes this day, but lots of fun stuff will happen. We have safety agencies here to share information and show you their cool gear and Rady’s Children’s Hospital will fly in to pick up those teddy bears!
  • Art is still in the community. Don’t forget to check it out at Donny’s Café, Bonita Library, and the Chula Vista Mall!
  • Finally, Family First Friday meeting is this Friday. Grab some barista coffee and hear some information about our targeted instructional area for student learning. It begins at 8:15 and I will share information at 9:00.

Well, that is it for now. See you bright and early at our Meet Up Monday on the playground at 8:50 sharp.

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Hey! What is up with the Week of October 22nd -October 26th?? Read on….

Hello Eagles, Ms. Garcia here with your Sunday information for October 21, 2018.

  • The Teddy Bear Drive for Rady’s Children’s Hospital continues through October 29. As a reminder all teddy bears can be dropped off in the office. They will be donated to make sure every child who is picked up by an ambulance and taken to Rady’s has a furry friend to comfort them. We will be giving them to a staff member from Rady’s Children’s hospital on October 31st. 
  • Allen’s Safety Day is October 31st. We will have various members of the safety community such as Chula Vista Police Department, Department of Border Protection, and many others. As a tradition, we do not dress up in Halloween costumes on October 31st at school. We dress up in costumes and go all out during our Harvest Ball. Speaking of which… 
  • The Harvest Ball is on Friday, October 26th . Wristband sales begin on Monday before and after school. Please make sure to sign up on the Sign-Up Genius for a 30 minute slot to support our Harvest Ball. You can continue to donate candy for Trick-or-Treating or store-bought cookies, cakes and cupcakes in the office up until the event. 
  • Allen’s kickball team will play here at Allen School on Wednesday at 4:00 vs. The Tiffany Tigers. Please come on out and support our Eagles! 
  • Families, please remember to look for Allen Artwork around the Community. You can find examples at Chula Vista Center Mall, Donny’s Café, and the Bonita Library. Of course, we have great examples in the office and the auditorium!
  • Finally, November 2nd, next Friday, is our next Family First Friday with our coffee barista, Daniel’s Coffee. Grab a cup, chat with other parents, and listen to my short presentation about Allen’s Targeted Instructional Area and our plan to get our Eagles to continue to learn and grow. If you don’t drink coffee, that’s ok, we want you here anyway! 

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

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Art in the Community!

Allen School is producing amazing artists. Some of artwork is now on display around the community. You can see beautiful examples at Chula Vista Center Mall (between Macy’s and Burlington), Donny’s Cafe, and the Bonita Library. !Viva El Arte!

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Sunday Information for October 14th-October 19th

Hello Eagles, Ms. Garcia here with your Sunday Information. 

  • Our Teddy Bear Drive begins tomorrow. All teddy bears collected will be donated to Rady’s Children’s Hospital so that every child who is picked up in an ambulance will have a furry friend to comfort them. Please bring them into the office now through Monday, October 29th. We will be giving them to staff members from Rady’s Children’s Hospital at our Safety Day on October 31st. 
  • Allen’s kickball team will be at Clearview on Wednesday at 4:00. Please come out and support our team. 
  • It’s that time of year again! Get ready for the Harvest Ball coming up on Friday 10/26!  
  • This week, we can accept any candy donations at the office for the event, and next week any donations for the cake walk…they must be store bought cookies, cakes, and cupcakes.  
  • Admission is free and unlimited wrist bands for all the games will go on sale starting 10/22.  
  • Don’t forget to sign up to volunteer! Even 30 minutes will help out. Look for the sign-up genius being sent on via e-mail.  It takes all of us to make wonderful things happen. We are grateful for your support!
  • Last year over 500 people attended so don’t miss it, because it’s going to be a lot of fun! 
  • Finally, we have a School Site Council Meeting Thursday at 3:30 in Room 405. This is an open and public meeting. 

Well, that is it for now. See you bright and early on for our Monday Morning Meet Up on the playground.

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Student Return TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9th for a regular schedule day.

Hi Eagles,

Students return on Tuesday, October 9th for a regular school day with kinder dismissal at 2:55 and 1st-6th are dismissed at 3:10.

To insure student safety, we will have the gate near the 300 building locked at all times. This will prevent folks from dropping students off in front of the school and students walking through the parking lot. We had a very close call with a student who walked through the lot between parked cars, a driver did not see him and began to back up. Luckily, he stopped and the student was safe. I cannot stress enough, please do not drop or pick up students in front of the school. Please park in the community and walk in through the front gate or drop off at Daly Academy. We appreciate your cooperation.

Don’t forget to register for the CVESD Parent Academy to be help on Saturday, October 13th from 8:00-12:00 at Vista Square Elementary.  Click on this link to register: CVESD Parent Academy

Parent Academy

Well, that is it for now.  I will see you bright and early on Tuesday, October 9th for our Meet Up TUESDAY!

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New Information for When Students Return October 9th!

Hello Eagles,

Well…we had a so much learning going on this past quarter. One of the things that I am proud of is our attendance. We had so many student come to school every day and on time. For this quarter we had a 97.14% rate of attendance. Let’s shoot for 98% in December!

Students return on Tuesday, October 9th for a regular school day with kinder dismissal at 2:55 and 1st-6th are dismissed at 3:10.

To insure student safety, we will have the gate near the 300 building locked at all times. This will prevent folks from dropping students off in front of the school and students walking through the parking lot. We had a very close call with a student who walked through the lot between parked cars, a driver did not see him and began to back up. Luckily, he stopped and the student was safe. I cannot stress enough, please do not drop or pick up students in front of the school. Please park in the community and walk in through the front gate or drop off at Daly Academy. We appreciate your cooperation.

Well, that is it for now. Have a great two weeks off and I will see you bright and early on October 9th for our Meet Up TUESDAY!

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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.

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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.

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