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.

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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 

 

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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

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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!

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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 
 

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School Starts Tomorrow 7/23/18: Some Reminders

Hi Allen Eagles,

Can you believe it, tomorrow is the first day of school for the 2018-2019 school year? A few things to note to make sure all Allen Eagles have a great start to the year:

  • Tomorrow is a minimum day: Kindergarten through 3rd grade is dismissed at 1:40 and 4th through 6th grade is dismissed at 2:00. Make arrangements for transportation!
  • Please make sure to use the Daly Academy drop off point and follow all traffic laws.
  • Use crosswalks at all times.
  • Park in the Daly Academy Parking lot or on the street. DO NOT park in front of the school.
  • We will have a Meet Up Monday Meeting on the playground at 8:50. Please join us for this weekly meeting. Teachers will meet students on the playground and not in classrooms.
  • We will have staff members available to give you classroom numbers and guide you to the playground.

Please look for information on opportunities for parent leadership for School Site Council, English Language Advisory Committee, and District Advisory Committee in the next week.

I look forward to seeing each of you bright and Early in the morning!

Ms. Garcia

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It’s Official! YMCA Daycare License is Complete!

Hi Allen Families,

Well, the great news is Allen’s YMCA Daycare has been officially licensed by YMCA and the state. That said, we still need to have families sign up so the program starts the first day of school. If you have not gone down to the South Bay YMCA to sign up, please do so today. Please see more information below.

Thank you! Ms. Garcia

YMCA Flyer (dragged)

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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: https://www.ymca.org/programs/child-care/before-and-after-school/allen-elementary

Respectfully,

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!

Thanks!

Ms. Garcia

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