It’s the third week of quarter 2! Don’t forget that there is NO SCHOOL this Wednesday, November 11, 2020. There will be no online class or Distance Learning Support Program on this day in honor of Veterans Day.
Mr. Greenwell’s Message of the Week
Join the Allen PTC and Make a Donation: Visit the PTC website at AllenPTC.org to become a member of the PTC and make a donation. Allen’s PTC is a 501(c)(3) organization that supports the school’s educational mission through funding programs and initiatives. Use an Amazon Smile account to place your orders on Amazon and help our PTC! Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible Amazon Smile purchases to the charities selected by you! It doesn’t increase the cost of the product and is a one-time, simple extra click to your Amazon purchases initially. Please choose Allen Elementary School Parents Teachers Club Inc by clicking this link for your Amazon purchases: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/95-4403426
A reminder of our school’s Core Values and Common Courtesies:
This week’s Core Value is Responsibility. This week’s Common Courtesy is “Excuse me.”
If you need to conduct business with the school office, please contact the school office between the hours of 8 am and 3 pm, Monday through Friday. Anyone coming to the school office must follow all safety protocols, including wearing a facial covering. Please contact the office directly and we will arrange an appointment with you.
A friendly reminder that school starts online for all students at 8:50 am. Attendance and student engagement continue to be tracked and monitored, according to state law and AB 77 and SB 98. Please contact the school office at (619) 479-3662 if your child is having trouble accessing class online.
A Look Ahead:
Monday, November 9 – Meetings for Parents
- ELAC at 3 pm (Click link here to access this meeting)
- SSC at 3:30 pm (Click link here to access to access this meeting)
- PTC at 6 pm (Click link here to access to access this meeting)
Tuesday, November 10 – School Photo Day (see schedule below)
Wednesday, November 11 – Veterans Day Holiday (NO SCHOOL)
November 23 – 27: Thanksgiving Break (NO SCHOOL)
Friday, December 4 – Virtual Family First Friday
Allen Spirit Gear
The deadline to place orders was November 6, 2020. Families will be notified by phone and email when items arrive in the school office. Please ensure that the school office has your correct phone number and email address on file.
Curbside Picture Day – Nov. 10
Curbside Picture Day is coming for all Allen and Daly students! We want to make this as safe, fun, comfortable, and convenient as possible. Please follow the mapping guidelines and schedule to ensure the flow on picture day. Please also follow all safety guidelines such as maintaining physical distance of at least 6 feet and wearing a facial covering or mask.
Picture Day Schedule
- 11:30 am – all Daly Academy students
- 11:40 am – Ms. Davies’ Kindergarten class
- 12 noon – Ms. Gurule’s Kindergarten class
- 12:20 pm – Ms. Blum’s 1st grade class
- 12:40 pm – Ms. Landay’s 1/2 combo class
- 1 pm – Ms. Sinong’s 1st grade class
- 1:20 pm – Mr. B’s 2nd grade class
- 1:35 pm – Mrs. Burnham’s 2nd grade class
- 1:55 pm – Ms. Farlow’s 3rd grade class
- 2:10 pm – Ms. Kriss’ 3rd grade class
- 2:25 pm – Ms. Michel’s 4th grade class
- 2:40 pm – Ms. Rechif’s 4/5 combo class
- 2:45 pm – Ms. Acosta’s 5th grade class
- 3:00 pm – Ms. Schultze’s 5th grade class
- 3:15 pm – Ms. Linderman’s 6th grade class
- 3:30 pm – Mr. Manaig’s 6th grade class
- 3:45 pm – Last call! Photographers start cleaning up.
- Families with children in multiple grades may come at any of the above time slots. Staff may also take photos at any time slot listed above.
Some helpful reminders:
- Kindly follow the directions of the PTC volunteers who will be assisting Chalkboard Photography as all of this will occur outside of school fences, following district and county guidelines. Masks are required, but students will be allowed to remove them momentarily for the photograph when the photographer instructs them to do so.
- Teachers may need to adjust schedules for that day to accommodate for Curbside Picture Day (i.e., Students may have more asynchronous time to meet instructional minutes).
- Families may purchase “Advance Pay” credits and receive FREE shipping w/ tracking on orders. Plus, all orders come with a Digital Life Safety Cards. Click here for Advance Pay: https://galleries.photoday.io/gallery/AllenDaly2020/8fcf4a4e-7af4-41e6-9318-10a7be03d653/advance-pay.
First Quarter Awards Ceremonies
We have so much to celebrate as we enter the second quarter of the school year! Teachers will celebrate student successes in awards ceremonies scheduled during the school day the week of November 9th. Please contact the office to schedule a time to pick up your child’s award certificate.
SciTech Free Enrichment Program for Girls
The Fleet Science Center is bringing its after school SciTech Program to our school! Spaces are limited to 30 female students in Grades 4-6. Students will be selected to engage in weekly hands-on science investigations on everything from solar car design to household chemistry. Through these virtual project-based learning workshops, students will make concrete connections to everyday life while developing creative thinking and problem-solving skills that they will use throughout their lives. Students that participate in SciTech will receive:
- Opportunities for science awareness
- Video content that introduces the challenge designed specifically for SciTech
- Provided materials ranging from craft supplies to science specialty items selected by our SciTech Educator
- Designated live virtual weekly meetings to share experiment results and ask questions
- Access to an interactive and social community to keep classmates, teacher, and SciTech Educator all connected and engaged outside of their weekly sessions
To participate, please email Ms. Farlow at firstname.lastname@example.org
This free Science Enrichment for Girls will be on Wednesdays, starting on November 18, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm. Families must make the commitment to attend each week. Sessions will be held online, virtually. All supplies required for students are included in this free program.
For more details:
The CVESD Caring Crew and YOU!
We would like to remind our entire community that following the four pillars of health can prevent the spread of COVID-19. As we prepare for the eventual return of some students to campus in phases, our District and school will be enforcing the four core principles (also known as four pillars) for the prevention of COVID-19. These include:
- Daily Health Screenings
- Mask Wearing
- Physical Distancing, and
- Frequent Hand Washing.
Please speak to your children about the importance of following these four core principles.
School Meals Program
Meal distribution will occur every Monday from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm for all students. Pick up the 5 days worth of meals at the front of the school. Please drive to the front of the school, open your trunk, and be prepared to carry meals from our CNS staff to your car.
Would you like your child to eat school meals this year? The school encourages all families who may need assistance to apply for free and reduced meals via the district website. These forms must be completed again every year, so please do not wait to fill them out! Find the forms and information at the district link here:
If you are unsure if your family needs to fill out this application, please contact our school office at (619) 479-3662 between 8 am and 3 pm.
Distance Learning Resources
Looking for resources for distance learning such as the online waivers for a school laptop or district-provided wifi hot spot device? Click here or find the “Programs” tab in the menu at the top of this page and click “Distance Learning.”
Meetings for Parents and Legal Guardians
Allen School needs parents and guardians to support our school through important parent groups, such as the PTC (Parent Teacher Club), the School Site Council (often referred to as SSC), and the English Language Advisory Committee (often referred to as ELAC). The site-based groups work with the Principal, staff, and other community members to ensure that community voice is part of the shared decision making process of a public school.
English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC)
Ella B. Allen’s next ELAC Meeting will be held on Monday, November 9th at 3 pm and will be held online. Public elections will be held for officer positions at this meeting. Officers must be the legal parent/guardian of a student designated as an English Learner. Click here or please email email@example.com for the meeting link at least one day prior to access this online meeting.
School Site Council (SSC)
Allen School’s next SSC Meeting is Monday, November 9th at 3:30 pm and will be held online. Click here or please email firstname.lastname@example.org for the meeting link at least one day prior to access this online meeting.
SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL (SSC) is composed of five elected parent/community representatives and five elected staff/teacher representatives. The role of the SSC is to develop, approve, and monitor the School Plan for Student Achievement.
With a few exceptions, meetings are held the second Monday of every month. Until further notice, meetings will be held online. All parents and staff are welcome to attend. Council members serve for two year terms.
Parent Teacher Club (PTC) Meeting
Allen’s PTC meets the second Monday of every month at 6pm. Until further notice, all meetings will be held online via this link. The next PTC meeting is Monday, November 9th at 6 pm. Please also check out the new PTC website to become a member and make a donation: AllenPTC.org
Virtual Family First Friday Meeting
The first Friday of every month is reserved for our Family First Friday, Allen’s version of Coffee with the Principal. Our next Virtual Family First Friday will be on December 4th at 8 am. We encourage parents and legal guardians to join an online meeting with a cup of hot coffee or tea and listen to Mr. Greenwell give an update on the school year. The link will be posted on our blog and in an email shared with parents. You may also email email@example.com for the meeting link at least one day prior to access this online meeting.
CVESD Board of Education Meeting
The district’s Board of Education meetings are also being held online and generally occur the second Wednesday of each month. The next CVESD Board of Education meeting is Wednesday, November 18 at 6:00 pm.
To access these public meetings, please click the link here: https://www.cvesd.org/board_of_education/board_meetings
CVESD DAC/DELAC Meeting
District Advisory Council (DAC)
The DAC is composed of parent and staff representatives from each School Site Council. It meets regularly during the school year in open public forum to share information, study instructional issues, approve school planning schedules, and make recommendations to the Board of Education on specific items. District meetings take place once a month, mid-afternoon. Most meetings occur on Tuesdays from 12 – 2 pm, with a parent training beforehand. This is an elected position to serve a one-year term.
District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC)
The district will continue to conduct all meetings online until further notice, including all DAC/DELAC meetings. DAC is the District Advisory Committee. DELAC is the District English Learner Advisory Committee. Both of these groups are designed to support and inform parents in a shared communication setting with the district. Parents learn with other parents and district leadership at the DAC/DELAC meetings.
The next DAC/DELAC Meeting will be on November 17th from 12 noon to 2 pm.
Below is a schedule of all DAC/DELAC meetings for the upcoming school year. I recommend all parents download this schedule if they are interested in learning more about theses district meetings.
Be well Eagles! We love you and we miss you.