Sunday Message for March 1, 2020

Hello Allen Community!  Here is the Sunday Update for March 1, 2020.

Week at a Glance

Please note that the Family First Friday has been moved to next Friday, March 13, 2020.  Join us on Monday for the Meet Up at 8:50 am and at the Home Basketball Game v. Halecrest at 4 pm.  Tuesday is Election Day (Polls open 7 am to 8 pm).

Next week:  Read Across America Week; Book Fair; Parent-Teacher Conferences and Minimum Days begin


Primary Elections at Allen Elementary

presidential-primary-2020-cardThe Presidential Primary Election in California is happening on Tuesday, March 3, 2020.  We encourage all citizens to participate in the elections!  Ella B. Allen Elementary School will serve as a polling location and polls are open from 7 am to 8 pm that day.

We encourage all Allen families to plan ahead and arrive a few minutes earlier to school as parking/traffic is expected to be more difficult that day due to the elections.


Attendance Update

Ella B. Allen Elementary School continues to have solid daily attendance:  Our families know that when students are present for the entire school day, they make significant attendance mattersacademic progress!  However, too many students arrive 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.  Please encourage your child to wash his/her hands frequently and avoid touching his/her face to stay healthy.


New Student Registration

Kindergarten/New student registration in the school office continues.  Please be sure to bring the following:registration

  1. Child’s birth certificate
  2. Updated immunization record for your child
  3. Government-issued identification for legal parent/guardian
  4. 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.


Zone Transfers/Inter-District Transfers

Zone Transfers (ZT) renewal forms are past transferdue in the office.  Inter-district transfers aredue in April 2020 at the district offices.  More information can be found here:  School Transfers


Weather Reminder

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.  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

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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.


Allen Music Festival


The Allen Music Festival, sponsored by Allen’s 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+.  Invite your friends and family and 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:



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.


YMCA Campaign

It’s that time of year where we all come together to support our community!  Will you join our cause?  In February and March, the YMCA joins its community partners, such as Allen Elementary School, to raise essential funds, which allows our school’s families to have access to many different services.  This year’s focus areas are Closing the Achievement GapSenior IsolationDrowningMilitary SupportObesity and Poverty.  Funds raised allow all families in our community access to needed services:  No one will be turned away due to inability to pay.   Simply drop off a donation to the school office or click the link below:

Each year the Y gives thousands of dollars, donated by people like you, to provide SCHOLARSHIPS to those who need it the most. Your gift provides the resources needed to prevent drowning, reduce obesity, and address poverty. Swimming lessons help children learn safety around water. Group classes and programs like gymnastics, sports and body pump help participants stay healthy. Before and After School care provides academic enrichment and a safe place for parents to leave their children while they work to support their families. Please help us STRENGTHEN our community by giving a gift now.


Remember… Together we SOAR! 

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