Important Information for the week of March 12-17, 2017

Hello Eagles, get your calendars out for some important information.

  • We are continuing with minimum day schedule this week until March 17th, then we will be on break until April 3rd.
  • The California School Parent Survey was sent to you last week via email.  I’d like to remind you to please take the time to fill out that survey.  Your input is very important to help make improvements in our school and District.
  • As you may know, our District is conducting an online dialogue called “Thoughtexchange.” This process enables us to hear more about your concerns as well as the things you appreciate about our schools and District. We’ve completed the first step, where we learned about your concerns as well as the things you appreciate about our schools and District. We have now moved to the second step in the process, where we learn about your priorities. From March 3-19, we ask that you assign stars to ideas that have been shared and that most align with your priorities. The purpose is to help us improve our educational system so we can better serve the needs of students.
  • In preparation for our next school year, please make sure, for those that are on a Zone Transfer, to turn in your renewal transfer this week.  If for some reason you will not be returning to Allen next year, please let the office staff know as soon as possible.
  • 6th Grade promotion pictures along with a panoramic picture will be taken this Thursday. Prepayment for the panoramic picture is necessary but there is no prepayment for the promotion pictures, they will come home for your review.
  • We will continue on the minimum day schedule this week during Parent/Teacher conferences.
  •  Friday is our last day of school before Spring Break.  Students return to school on Monday, April 3.  It will be a minimum day.

Thank you,

Ms. Garcia

 

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Read Across America Week in Honor of Dr. Seuss: February 27, 2017 through March 3, 2017

Our Student Council is kicking off a, “Read Across America Spirit Week,” next week, 2/27-3/3/17.   Each day is associated with a Dr. Seuss book in celebration of his birthday on March 2.  We will have Community Readers coming to the school on Thursday to read to children in the classrooms.  Additionally we have two contests going on, a Classroom Door Decorating contest as well as a Book Cover contest. Here is the schedule of events

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Important Information for the Week of February through March, 2017

As a reminder, you are welcome at any point in the year to fill out a free and reduced lunch application. We want to make sure to support families with lunches as well as helping the school with categorical funding. It’s a win-win. Please come to the front office for an application.

Wednesday, March 1st is the beginning of  registration and renewal for zone transfers. Please make sure to take care of this important paperwork for the 2017-2018 school year. Additionally, I will be reviewing attendance reports. Please know that excessive absences and tardies can affect the approval of a zone transfer.

Our Student Council is kicking off a, “Read Across America Spirit Week,” next week, 2/27-3/3/17.   Each day is associated with a Dr. Seuss book in celebration of his birthday on March 2.  We will have Community Readers coming to the school on Thursday to read to children in the classrooms.  Additionally we have two contests going on, a Classroom Door Decorating contest as well as a Book Cover contest.  Here is the schedule of events. read-across-america-spirit-week-activities_2017

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the office at, 479-3662.

 

Along with the exciting week of Read Across America spirit activities planned for next week, we will also have Spring pictures taken on Wednesday, March 1.  This is the day that students have the opportunity to dress up like their future career coinciding with Dr. Seuss book, “Oh the Place You’ll Go.”  We thought what a fun picture to have years from now to look back upon with them dressed as their future career!  Of course if you would prefer them in “regular” clothes, you are more than welcome to dress them however you would like.

Also remember that you do not send in money for Spring pictures.  Send in the form showing the selection of the pose you would like.  After picture day, you will receive a portrait package to review and purchase.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the office staff.

Minimum days for parent conferences starts on Thursday March 8 next week. Please make arrangements for pick up.

Bonita Valley Culture and climate committee along with Valley Vista and Sunnyside is hosting a Literacy Parent Training at Valley Vista School this Thursday, March 2nd from 6:00-7:00. We hope to see you there for some great learning.

Have a great Sunday and see you bright and early in the morning!

Ms. Garcia

 

 

 

 

 

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Minimum day TODAY 2/16! No school 2/17 and 2/19

Hi Eagles,

Please make sure to pick students up on time for our minimum day today. There will be no after school programs like Jumpstart or Extended Day. DASH is still in session today.

There is no school on 2/17 and 2/19 in observance of President’s Day.

 

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Prospective Student Presentation and Tour February, 21, 2017 at 5:30 PM

Hello Prospective Allen Families,

We are having a short presentation and school tour for parents of incoming kindergarten students and prospective Allen students next Tuesday, February 21, 2017 in the auditorium from 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM. Please join me as I share a bit about Allen school and take you through a short tour of the campus (we are a small school, so it will be short!).

 We ask you leave students and children at home for this presentation. Thank you.

See you then!

Ms. Garcia

Principal

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Information for the Week of February 13th through February 16th

First, a reminder that Thursday, February 16th is a minimum day. Dismissal is at 1:40 for K-3 grades and 2:00 4-6 grades.

Friday, February 17th and Monday, February 20th are holidays for President’s Day. There is no school!

Our heart is a muscle and needs to be exercised in many ways. Either through physical exercise and/or through emotional exercise.  We are doing both this week.  First, we are asking your offering for this Valentine’s Day to be an emotional exercise of giving of the heart.  We are asking families to bring in new socks which we will donate to the homeless in our community.  There will be a bin in the office and we hope to fill it up with donations of big love on Tuesday, February 21st.  Second, we will exercise our heart physically as we Jump for Heart on Thursday, February 16.  In order for your child to jump, they must have a signed permission slip.  There is also an opportunity to donate to the American Heart Association either by cash, check or on-line but it is not necessary for your child to jump.  Information is on the permission slip.

Our District had so much fun learning and sharing with parents at our inaugural Parent Academy that we decided to do it again! The 2nd Annual CVESD Parent Academy will be held at Hedenkamp Elementary on Saturday, February 25, 2017. The Parent Academy consists of a series of inspirational workshops covering a wide variety of topics—from how to help your children in reading and math to bullying prevention and improving student health and wellness. Please see the Allen School blog which has information on how to register.

I would like to ask you again to please share your thoughts with us via ‘Thoughtexchange,’ an on-line learning process to help us better understand what is important to you. Our dialogue through Thoughtexchange enables us to hear more about your concerns as well as the things you appreciate about our schools and District. Please prioritize a few moments of your time to contribute to the success of our educational system by providing feedback that will better inform our decision-making. Here is the link if you have not received an email from CVESD ThoughtExchange

I will be having a short presentation and a school tour for prospective students on February 21st at 5:30-6:00 in the auditorium. If you know families that are ready to register their kindergartners or other students, pass the word on to them.

And last but not least, I had a blast getting down and dirty with our 6th graders who were up at camp last week.  We hope they are all rested up and we look forward to welcoming them all back tomorrow morning.

Have a great week,

Ms. Garcia

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Information for the week of February 6th, 2017

We had a great success our Trek for Technology on January 27th. We need to thank Tracy Salguero, Lavonne Danley, and all the wonderful family volunteers that came out to make it such a great success. Not only did we get great exercise and have fun but we also raised nearly $4,500 for technology for our school. Way to go Team! Allen Eagles, together we are strong…and fast!

And speaking of getting our hearts pumping with great exercise, next week on February 16 we will have our Jump for Heart event. Look for permission slips coming home this week. If you child will be jumping rope, they must have a signed permission slip. You are welcome to donate to the American Heart Association either by cash, check, or on-line. It is not necessary to give a donation in order for your child to jump. More information is on the permission slip.

Share your thoughts with us via ‘ThoughtExchange,’ an on-line learning process to help us better understand what is important to you. Our dialogue through ThoughtExchange enables us to hear more about your concerns as well as the things you appreciate about our schools and District. Please prioritize a few moments of your time to contribute to the success of our educational system by providing feedback that will better inform our decision-making. If you do not get an email from CVESD, you can always register online on the following links.

English: ThoughtExchange English

Spanish: ThoughtExchange Spanish

Our 6th grade students headed to camp this morning. We are excited for this great opportunity for our students and know they will make great memories!

Thank you,

 

Ms. Garcia

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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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