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School Starts Tomorrow 7/23/18: Some Reminders

Hi Allen Eagles,

Can you believe it, tomorrow is the first day of school for the 2018-2019 school year? A few things to note to make sure all Allen Eagles have a great start to the year:

  • Tomorrow is a minimum day: Kindergarten through 3rd grade is dismissed at 1:40 and 4th through 6th grade is dismissed at 2:00. Make arrangements for transportation!
  • Please make sure to use the Daly Academy drop off point and follow all traffic laws.
  • Use crosswalks at all times.
  • Park in the Daly Academy Parking lot or on the street. DO NOT park in front of the school.
  • We will have a Meet Up Monday Meeting on the playground at 8:50. Please join us for this weekly meeting. Teachers will meet students on the playground and not in classrooms.
  • We will have staff members available to give you classroom numbers and guide you to the playground.

Please look for information on opportunities for parent leadership for School Site Council, English Language Advisory Committee, and District Advisory Committee in the next week.

I look forward to seeing each of you bright and Early in the morning!

Ms. Garcia


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It’s Official! YMCA Daycare License is Complete!

Hi Allen Families,

Well, the great news is Allen’s YMCA Daycare has been officially licensed by YMCA and the state. That said, we still need to have families sign up so the program starts the first day of school. If you have not gone down to the South Bay YMCA to sign up, please do so today. Please see more information below.

Thank you! Ms. Garcia

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Finally! YMCA Licensed Before and After School Day Care at Allen

Hi Allen Families,

You spoke up through ThoughtExchange and to me directly for the need for before and after school child care at Allen School. Though our partnership with the South Bay YMCA, this can now be a reality…but we need you! For this program to open on July 23rd, we need a minimum of 6 students to register. If you haven’t done so yet, check out the benefits of this program. The best thing, it is right here at Allen. Please sign up today!

Click on this link here:


Ms. Garcia

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Lunch Schedule Changes for 2018-2019 School Year.

Dear Allen Families,

After a ton of observation and thought, the Allen staff and I decided to make some changes to the lunch schedule. The changes on time are minor, but we are hoping for major impact! The main purpose for the change is to provide more supervision for students during the unstructured time of lunch recess. With a smaller ratio of students to noon duty supervisors, we believe the adults will be able to better support students social and emotional learning at this time by modeling conflict resolution skills, turn taking, and decision-making. Please see the new schedule below.

10:25am – 10:40am…………………………….Grades K-3 Recess

10:45am – 11:00am…………………………….Grades 4-6 Recess

11:40am – 12:25pm…………………………….Grades K Lunch

11:45am – 12:30pm…………………………….Grades 1-2 Lunch

12:00pm – 12:45pm………………………………Grades 3-4 Lunch

12:30pm – 1:15 pm………………………………Grades 5-6 Lunch

1:50pm – 2:10pm………………………………..Grades 1-3 Recess

2:00pm – 2:20pm………………………………..Grades K Recess

See you soon!

Ms. Garcia

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All the Allen Happenings: Week of January 15-19

Hi Eagles,

Remember, there is no school on Monday, January 15 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. School resumes on Tuesday with a regular schedule.

Extended Day and Jumpstart will start next week. Please make sure to see the front office if you need to turn in student registration forms or if you have any questions about schedules, locations, or teachers. They can certainly help you out with that.

Soccer try-outs will be Tuesday , January 16th after school until 4:30.

Basketball try-outs are after school Wednesday, January 17th and Thursday, January 18th until 4:30. Please make sure to have all your paperwork completed and ready to go for both sports.

6th grade parents, don’t forget camp money is due. Please make sure to coordinate with your child’s teacher.

Time to stop thinking about the variety show and start to get ready for it! The audition date is Thursday, February 8th  after school. We look forward to seeing performers of all ages. We are also looking for 6th grade student hosts and  4th, 5th, and 6th grade crew members too. Permission slip forms are in the office and need to be turned in by Friday, February 1st. So get your act together and we will see you then!


Ms. Garcia

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School Dance…THE SNOW BALL Dec, 1st from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Come join us as the 6th grade Committee hosts a fun dance on Friday, December 1st from 5:00-8:00 PM. Buy tickets before or after school for $2.50 or $3.00 the day of the event. Refreshments will be sold, too. All proceeds benefit 6th Grade’s camp and end of the year activities. Please remember, an adult must accompany students. This is not a drop off event. Thanks!

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Project Pie Night TONIGHT 11/13/17

Hi Eagles,

The 6th grade class is sponsoring a night at Project Pie TONIGHT Monday, November 13 from 5:00-8:00pm. Proceeds will help the 6th grade class with end of the year activities. Please come out for a night of food and fun while also helping to support the 6th grade class. If you must take a flyer for the school to get credit. If you need one, please come to the school office.  The Project Pie is located on 2260 Otay Lakes Rd, Chula Vista, CA 91915.

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Get out your Calendars for this week!

Hello Eagles,

I hope you are having a restful weekend. The first week of school just whizzed by. Before you know it, Winter Break will be coming upon us. So, let’s make the most of this quarter! Here are the upcoming events for the next two weeks.

This Wednesday is  our first Aztec and College Day. We are lucky enough to have 30 students from SDSU’s teaching credential  program taking Math and Science classes on our campus on Wednesdays. We want to show our support for this very important relationship we have with SDSU. So, every Wednesday, you can wear SDSU gear, red and black or a college shirt of your choice. 

Don’t forget that Fridays are spirit days, so Allen Spiritwear or green works very well to show your Eagle spirit!

Wednesday, 10/11 make up picture day 

Saturday, 10/14 is the Parent Academy at Hedenkamp from 8:00-12:00. Sign up on the Chula Vista Elementary School District website.

Wednesday, 10/18 SSC, we will discuss our safety plan among other topics.

Thursday, 10/19 Coffee Chat in Room 201 at 8:00. Playground Supervision is available for students.

Friday, 10/27 Harvest Ball 5:00-8:30 Food, fun, games. Wear your costumes. All children must be supervised by a parent or trusted adult. There are no drop offs and pick ups of children at this event. 

That’s it for now! See you bright and early in the morning,

Ms. Garcia

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Let’s get Quarter 2 started!!

Hi Eagles,

School resumes on TUESDAY, October 3 for a regular day. Monday is a teacher preparation day.

Just a couple of things for you to save the date, so bring out those calendars:

October 11 is Make Up Picture Day so if students were absent or just started at Allen, please make sure they are ready for their close up!

October 14 from 8:00-12:00 (registration and breakfast is at 7:30) is Chula Vista Elementary School District’s Parent Academy. Please take this opportunity to connect and learn! The Parent Academy will be held at Hedenkamp School. Please click on the link to register. I hope to see you there! Parent Academy Link

Great news, our attendance was great during Quarter 1 with 97% attendance every day. I know we can make our Quarter 2 goal with 98% attendance every day. Here is how we can reach that goal; bring students to school on time (at 8:50 they should be in their classroom or with their teachers), make appointments for after school, and absences should be for medical reasons only. I know we can do it! Thanks for all your help and support.

Well, that is it for now. I can’t wait to see all my Eagles on Tuesday, October 3rd for the 1st day of Quarter 2. Yahoo!

Ms. Garcia

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Bring out your calendars…Week of September 4 through September 8.

Hello Eagles,

Don’t forget, tomorrow is Labor Day so there is no school. This week we also start minimum days for parent teacher conferences on Thursday, September 7th so mark your calendars and arrange your transportation. Minimum days will run until the last day of the quarter on September 15th. 

Tuesday, September 5th is our School Site Council meeting in Room 405 at 3:30. This is an open and public meeting. 

Do you have your calendars out? Let’s mark September 15th as our Student Council will host a Continental Breakfast with Grandparents from 8:15-9:15. We will have some treats along with an activity to share with our grandparents! 

Well, that’s it for now! We’ll see you bright and early on Tuesday.

Ms. Garcia

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