Happy Sunday Allen Families! I hope you are enjoying the four day weekend.
Week at a Glance
There is a lot happening in this four day school week. A reminder that there is no school on Monday 2/17!
Monday 2/17 – No School (Washington Holiday)
Tuesday 2/18 – Meet Up at 8:50 am
Wednesday 2/19 – New Student/Kindergarten Registration begins for the 2020-2021 School Year begins and La Jolla Playhouse POP Assembly in the MPR
Thursday 2/20 – Spring Photos
Friday 2/21 – Home Basketball Game v. Parkview Elementary at 4 pm
Tardies and Absences
Ella B. Allen Elementary School continues to have great daily attendance! However, too many students are arriving late to school. With a later start time of 8:50 am, our school should be number 1 in the district! We recommend that students arrive at school by 8:30 am to ensure that they can eat breakfast, use the bathroom, drink some water, and talk to friends on the blacktop. This sets up your child for a successful day! If your child is ill, please notify Ms. Baptista in the office.
New Student Registration/Kindergarten Registration
Kindergarten/New student registration begins Wednesday, Feb. 19 in the school office. Please be sure to bring the following:
- Child’s birth certificate
- Updated immunization record for your child
- Government-issued identification for legal parent/guardian
- Proof of residency
More information about the required documents can be found here: CVESD Registration Documents
If you have an incoming kindergarten student or a new student to Allen, you can pick up registration materials in the school office. Please make sure to let family and friends know that Allen School has plenty of space for students entering kindergarten.
Be ready to look your best Eagles on 2/20 as Spring Pictures are this Thursday at Allen. No money is needed up front as pictures will be taken and then sent home for review and purchase.
Zone Transfers/Inter-District Transfers
Zone Transfers (ZT) renewal forms were 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 contact the school office ASAP. Inter-district transfers are due in April 2020 at the district offices. More information can be found here: School Transfers
Please encourage your child to dress accordingly for the day’s weather. A sweatshirt or hoodie can keep him/her warm on those brisk winter mornings and be easily taken off in the warmer afternoons. The weather forecast for this week calls for temperatures in the lower 40s for the mornings and the mid 70s for the 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 bins at Spring Break will be donated to a local charity.
4th Annual Sock Drive
This is the last week for the sock drive: Allen School’s 4th annual Sock Drive ends on February 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. Please see Mrs. Burnham with questions.
Allen Music Festival
The Allen Music Festival, sponsored by the amazing PTC, will be on Friday, March 13, 2020 from 6 pm to 10 pm at the Chula Vista Golf Course. This event is for adults 21+. Join us for a fun adult night out featuring great Mexican food, craft beers, great music, and dancing. This event will help fund important programs to benefit our students, such as field trips, arts, and science activities at our school! Purchase your tickets here: allenmusicfestival.com
Sixth Grade Parents
Is your Allen Eagle ready to fly to middle school? Allen School would like to share some of the school choices available to our families. All Allen Sixth Grade families are invited to attend Bonita Vista Middle School’s Orientation on February 27 at 5:30 pm or at their next Coffee with the Principal on Thursday, March 5 at 5 pm, both 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 this 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 Orientation: 2/27 at 5:30 pm (650 Otay Lakes Rd, 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)
Allen Eagles are known for being the smartest, kindest, and hardworking students. Kindly remind your child about respect at school and the importance of respecting themselves and others. Students should only be using appropriate words at school and they need to ALWAYS keep their hands and feet to themselves.
Remember… Together we SOAR!