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

FEBRUARY IS BLACK HISTORY MONTH. At Silver Strand Elementary School, we are committed to seizing opportunities to learn about, better understand the experiences of, and empathize with members of our community and their unique backgrounds and experiences. African Americans have contributed to and enriched the culture and evolution of this country, and this month we celebrate and recognize those contributions and achievements. Why do we have a designated month for this recognition? Because while this nation is hundreds of years old, for the majority of those years, African Americans were prevented from equal participation in our society and from the opportunities for advancement. The people of African American descent you know are likely to have family members who easily recall this time and who had direct experiences with institutionalized racism or segregation. This is also a month to honor the ways that African American people have persevered despite legal, economic, and social challenges, to contribute to ALL aspects of this country’s rich culture. We use this month to raise awareness and to seek to better understand the experiences of those around us and to avoid assumptions and stereotypes.

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!

PTO Updates

  • 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!

Voyager Yearbook


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

TUES 2/12

WED 2/13

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

WED 2/22

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

Did you know that the Coronado Schools Foundation supports the Silver Strand Band, Choir, Science Lab, Visual and Performing Arts Programs, Technology Resource Teacher, Library, and academic support teachers? CSF brings STEAM to Silver Strand Elementary!


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!!

We want you to be "in the know"! Read our weekly email, and please check our website to stay up to date on school news, programs, and upcoming events. There is a "Search and Popular Pages" tab on the middle righthand side of our Home Page. This contains Voyager Family Emails, PTO link, Menu, Calendar and other important information. There is also an orange PeachJar tab on the bottom right of the Home Page. PeachJar contains flyers for Enrichment Clubs and other organizations hosting events at our school and in the community. The link to our homepage is: https://strand.coronadousd.net/.


Check out and "like" our Facebook page to see photos of student events and programs! https://www.facebook.com/Silver-Strand-Elementary-School-176775765849277/