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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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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