Voyager Family News
Silver Strand Elementary School Week of February 11, 2019
Spotlights and Reminders: Happy Valentine's Day
NO SCHOOL this Friday, February 15th and Monday, February 18th for Presidents' Weekend
Our Winter MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) testing window extends into February. Kindergarten and 1st graders test in math only; 2nd through 5th graders also test in Reading and English-Language Arts. Score reports will be provided by teachers after testing is complete. For more information about MAP testing, click here.
Voyager Families, you are invited to our SILVER STRAND SPRING OPEN HOUSE!!
This is an opportunity to visit your student’s learning environments and view 4th and 5th grade science fair and projects and assignments with your child as your guide!*
Come early to purchase and eat dinner with SSES families!!
Schedule of Events:
4-5:30 PM Book Fair Open in the Library; Food Trucks available and Strand Hall open for dining
5-5:30 PM: Visits with teachers of Special Education
5:30-6:30 PM: Campus opens for classroom visits
6:00 PM: Reminder for families with multiple students to switch classrooms and/or visit Science, Visual and Performing Arts, PE, Academic Support and Enrichment, and Connections Rooms
6:30 PM: Main campus closes; Book Fair remains open until 7 PM
7:00 PM: Book Fair closes
*Note: our playgrounds will not be open nor supervised for Spring Open House. We request that families remain together for the duration of the evening.
The Coronado Optimist Club is sponsoring their annual Speech/Oratorical Contest for students of ALL ages on Wednesday, February 27th from 3:30-6:30 on the topic "Is There a Fine Line Between Optimism and Reality?" Please see application materials here.
- This week’s theme is LOVE. We love our Voyagers! Enjoy Valentines week and celebrating love for people, creatures, places, foods, activities, etc.
African-American History Month
Silver Strand Safety and Security Support from Karen Pierro
Happy February! In a continued effort to keep all of our Silver Strand community safe, here are a few safety tidbits for our families:
- Helmets are required for all bike and scooter riders. These riders also need to walk their bike or scooters across any crosswalks.
- Cell phones: please refrain from texting while in the drop-off area, whether driving or walking.
- Staff parking spots have been designated and marked in the main lot. Please use the unmarked spots in the rear of the lot if you are a parent visitor coming on campus.
And lastly, PLEASE continue to use caution and patience with rainy day pick-up.
Thanks & stay SAFE!
Student Council News
- Student Council is promoting a Valentine's Spirit Day: wear red, purple, pink, hearts...spread the love!
- The next PTO Meeting is February 14 after dropoff (8:15 AM)
- March's Family Fun Night will be a Lip Sync Contest--save the date: March 1!
- Buy your Silver Strand Yearbook for $20 here: https://bit.ly/2qREOAc
- Please help us populate our yearbook with photos of our students and events by posting photos you take throughout the year at http://sw.balfour.com/tops-services/publicupload/loginForm; Enter project number 925811
Thank you to our parent volunteers who put our yearbook together!
Calendar of Upcoming School Events
THIS WEEK: Short Week/NO SCHOOL FRIDAY for PRESIDENT'S DAY
MON 2/11: 6:30-8:30 PM, CHS Theatre: SAFE presents: The Life of Kids Online--What You Need to Know
THUR 2/14 VALENTINE'S DAY! 8:15 AM PTO Meeting
FRI 2/15 NO SCHOOL/Presidents’ Weekend
NEXT WEEK: Short Week/NO SCHOOL MONDAY for PRESIDENT’S DAY
MON 2/18 NO SCHOOL/Presidents’ Weekend
TUES 2/19 MAP Testing
THUR 2/21 CALIFORNIA HEALTHY KIDS SURVEY IN 5TH GRADE
5-7 PM: SSES Spring Open House
FRI 2/22 Friday Flagpole
ON THE HORIZON:
2/23: Coronado's Got Talent Show, CHS Theatre
Coronado School Foundation Events and Updates
Coronado’s Got Talent Show, presented by Alan Kinzel Realty Group and Donna Salof, is February 23 at the Coronado Performing Arts Center. All proceeds from ticket sales benefit Coronado Schools Foundation www.csfkids.org.
THE CSF TELETHON IS COMING ON THURSDAY, MARCH 14! SSES Voyagers will host and perform from 5-6 PM. Student Council will participate in a game show, kindergarteners will sing, and some PE students will dance with Mr. Bachman! Stay tuned for more details!
Support our programs through donations to CSF here: https://csfkids.org/
Coronado SAFE Events and Activities
Coronado SAFE supports healthy families and children through workshops/"coffee talks," school programs, speakers, and counseling.
- Monday February 11, 6:30-8:30 PM in the CHS Theatre: Presentation on "The Life of Kids Online and What Parents Need to Know"
See https://coronadosafe.org/ for more information and to register for upcoming events.
Stay Connected with Silver Strand Elementary School!!
Check out and "like" our Facebook page to see photos of student events and programs! https://www.facebook.com/Silver-Strand-Elementary-School-176775765849277/