Sunday Message for Feb. 9, 2020

Happy Sunday Allen Families!

Here is your weekly update for Ella B. Allen Elementary School:

Family First Friday (2/7/2020)

Thank you to the over fifty parents who came to last Friday’s Family First Friday!  I am looking forward to strengthening the partnership between families and our school.  Thank you to Daniel’s Coffee Cart for providing coffee and tea as well!

Week at a Glance

There is a lot happening in this four day school week.  A reminder that there is no school on Friday 2/14 and Monday 2/17!

Monday 2/10 – Meet Up at 8:50 am (weather permitting); Bonita Vista Middle Course Selection for 6th grade students; Allen PTC Meeting at 6:00 pm in room 402

Tuesday 2/11 – CVESD DAC/DELAC from 12 noon to 2 pm in board room C

Wednesday 2/12 – I Love a Clean San Diego Assemblies in the afternoon

Thursday 2/13 – Jump Rope for Heart (Kids Heart Challenge) on the blacktop (9:15 am for primary students and 9:50 am for upper grade students)

Friday 2/14 – No School (Lincoln Holiday)

Monday 2/17 – No School (Washington Holiday)

Tuesday 2/18 – Meet Up at 8:50 am

Zone Transfers and Kindergarten Registration

Zone Transfers (ZT) renewal forms are due on or before Thursday, Feb. 13th in the office.  If your child attends Allen on ZT and you would like them to attend Allen next year, please complete this important step.  Ms. Reza and Ms. Baptista would be happy to assist you with this in the office.

Kindergarten registration is coming soon as well.  If you have an incoming kindergarten student, you can pick up registration materials.  Please make sure to let family and friends know that Allen School has plenty of space for students entering kindergarten.

Weather Reminder

Even though we live in paradise, the weather in San Diego County can change day to day.  Please encourage your child to dress accordingly for the day’s weather.  A sweatshirt or hoodie can keep him/her warm on those chilly winter mornings and be easily taken off in the warmer afternoons.  A raincoat and/or umbrella might be helpful on the days it is forecasted to rain.  Thank you for your support with this matter.

Lost and Found

Please remember to check the Lost and Found bins and tables in front of the MPR for any misplaced items.  We would also like to encourage all students to write both their first and last name in permanent marker on all lunch bags, jackets, sweaters, water bottles, hoodies, etc… . All items remaining in the Lost and Found at Spring Break will be donated to a local charity.

4th Annual Sock Drive

Allen School’s 4th annual Sock Drive is from February 3rd to the 21st, 2020.  Please bring pairs of new, unused socks to your child’s classroom.  These socks will be delivered to a local homeless shelter.  There will be a popsicle party for the primary and upper grade classrooms that collect the most socks.  Thank you Mrs. Burnham for organizing this Allen tradition.

Allen Music Festival

Save the date: The Allen Music Festival, sponsored by the amazing PTC, will be on Friday, March 13, 2020 at 6 pm at the Chula Vista Golf Course.  This event is for adults 21+.  Come for community, food, beverage, and the silent auction.  This event will help fund important programs to benefit our students, such as field trips, arts, and science activities at our school!  More details coming soon!

Sixth Grade Parents

Is your Allen Eagle ready to fly to middle school?  Bonita Vista Middle will be at Allen on Monday, Feb. 10 during the school day to speak with sixth grade students.  All Allen Sixth Grade families are invited to attend Bonita Vista Middle’s Coffee with the Principal on Thursday, March 5 at 5 pm at Bonita Vista Middle School.    In addition, both Arroyo Vista Charter and Discovery Charter are holding informational meetings regarding their middle school programs for families both on Thursday, February 19 at 6 pm at their respective schools.

  • Arroyo Vista Charter Middle School Orientation:  2/19 at 6 pm (2491 School House Road, Chula Vista, CA  91915)
  • Discovery Charter Middle School Orientation:  2/19 at 6 pm (1100 Camino Biscay, Chula Vista, CA 91910)
  • Bonita Vista Middle School Coffee with the Principal:  3/5 at 5 pm (650 Otay Lakes Rd, Chula Vista, CA 91910)

Make it a great week Eagles!

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