Voyager Family News

Silver Strand Elementary School Week of May 13, 2019

Spotlights and Reminders

  • Thank you, Voyager Families and PTO for the love and treats you showered on us during Teacher and Staff Appreciation! It is our honor to serve you!
  • This week is NATIONAL POLICE WEEK, and we will be recognizing our CPD partners at Friday Flagpole. We are grateful for their support, especially on Fridays when our school community gathers outside campus.
  • Please see below for a special SAFE Coffee Talk on anxiety and children taking place on Monday, May 13 at Village Elementary 6:30-8 PM at Village Elementary School.
  • 5th GRADE SCIENCE and Makeup TESTING CONTINUES THIS WEEK! Thank you to our teachers and to TRACI ORTH, who manages our schedule, technology, makeups, and troubleshooting!
  • Save the Date! Our Band and Choir will hold a Spring Concert for families at 9:15 on Thursday, May 30 at 9:15 AM. Please come celebrate our growth in music over the course of the year!
  • Our 5th Graders are soon promoting to Middle School! CMS is inviting 5th grade families to their Spring Faire on Wednesday 5/15 at 5 PM! On Friday 5/17 during the school day, SSES 5th Graders will visit CMS for a campus tour and orientation.
  • CSF Summer Enrichment Camp is back! Registration is now open for Coronado Schools Foundation's 2019 Summer Enrichment Program featuring hands-on STEAM-inspired classes for students, grades TK-12. This educationally focused program offers two, one-week sessions with some classes offered over both weeks. Classes are held from 8:30 to 11:30 am and 12:00 to 3:00 pm with most classes at Village Elementary School. There will be a supervised lunch period from 11:30-12:00 for students taking both morning and afternoon classes. Most classes are taught by credentialed Coronado Unified teachers with Steve Reiss, a local expert, teaching SAT/ACT and Excelsior Chess offering Chess Camp. Class sizes are small with experienced teachers at the helm, planning and executing the curriculum. Registration is now open! Register by May 15th to save $20 off each class!

    Coronadoenrichment.org to register now!

    ENROLL NOW

  • This week’s theme is CHANGE: We are preparing our students for new grade levels, and preparing ourselves to say farewell to students and families we love. How do we embrace as well as acknowledge the difficulty of change? Talking helps!

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Safety Updates from Karen Pierro

As the school year winds down, we want to continue to put student safety first. Here are a few reminders to help keep our Voyager community safe through the end of the school year:

#1) Always use the YELLOW crosswalks at drop-off and pick-up. On rainy days this is even more important since there are so many more drivers who may not be expecting young children to walk through the driving/drop-off lane.

#2) Drive SLOWLY & please be patient when students are present.

#3) Curbside hosts are here to help students exit cars quickly & safely at drop-off. If for any reason you need to physically get out of your car, please park to do so.

#4) Please be courteous of the spots marked “Staff” in our employee parking lot. The back half of the lot is for parents & visitors.

If you have any questions or concerns about safety, please reach out to me: karen.pierro@coronadousd.net

Stay SAFE!

Student Council News

May 22 is Spirit Day--Dress as a favorite or future CAREER!

PTO Updates:

Saturday, May 18 is the SPRING GARAGE SALE at SSES from 7:30-11:30 AM! Families may drop items off May 15-17 before and after school.

Coronado School Foundation Events and Updates

Summer Enrichment is back!

Registration is now open for Coronado Schools Foundation's 2019 Summer Enrichment Program featuring hands-on STEAM-inspired classes for students, grades TK-12.
This educationally focused program offers two, one-week sessions with some classes offered over both weeks. Classes are held from 8:30 to 11:30 am and 12:00 to 3:00 pm with most classes at Village Elementary School. There will be a supervised lunch period from 11:30-12:00 for students taking both morning and afternoon classes.
Most classes are taught by credentialed Coronado Unified teachers with Steve Reiss, a local expert, teaching SAT/ACT and Excelsior Chess offering Chess Camp. Class sizes are small with experienced teachers at the helm, planning and executing the curriculum.
Registration is now open! Register by May 15th to save $20 off each class!

Coronadoenrichment.org to register now!

ENROLL NOW


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! Support our programs through donations to CSF here: https://csfkids.org/

Voyager Yearbook: Last chance to purchase!


Thank you to our parent volunteers who put our yearbook together!

Calendar of Upcoming School Events

This WEEK: National Police Week

MON 5/13: CAASPP Makeup Testing in the AM

TUES 5/14: CAASPP Makeup Testing in the AM/CAST Testing

WED 5/15: CAASPP Makeup Testing in the AM/CAST Testing

3:00-4 PM: School Site Council (SPSA Approval)

5PM: Spring Faire at CMS (5th Grade Families invited)

THUR 5/16: CAASPP Makeup Testing in the AM

4PM: School Board Meeting: Teacher of the Year Recognition (Congratulations Ellen Cody!)

FRI 5/17: Friday Flagpole: National Police Week and Running Club Recognitions

5th Grade Visit to CMS


NEXT WEEK: Paraprofessionals Appreciation at SSES

MON 5/20:

TUES 5/21: ALL DAY: Sanford Harmony Visit

WED 5/22: Spirit Day: Dress for Career

AM: 5th Grade Biztown interviews at VES

5PM: Spring Faire at CMS (5th Grade Families invited)

THURS 5/23: 9:45-10:15: Volunteer Brunch in Strand Hall

FRI 5/24: Friday Flagpole

1PM: Spelling Bee in Strand Hall


ON THE HORIZON:

5/27: No School/Memorial Day

5/30: Band and Choir Concerts

5/30: Chalk Walk

5/31: PTO Gratitude Breakfast

6/12: Awards Assembly

Coronado SAFE Events and Activities

Coronado SAFE supports healthy families and children through workshops/"coffee talks," school programs, speakers, and counseling.


See https://coronadosafe.org/ for more information and to register for upcoming events.

Military Connections

Silver Strand Elementary School is SO fortunate to have the full-time services of our very own MFLC (Military Family Life Counselor), Gia Del George! Our MFLC is available to help students through the emotions and transitions associated with military life. If your family is facing separation due to deployment, or any transitions or challenges, please contact Ms. Gia at MFLC.Strand@coronadousd.net.


And please encourage your child to visit our Connections Room during lunch recess, open to military and non-military students alike in grades 1-5 on M, W, F! The Connections Room has the following activities on these days:

Monday: Board Games

Wednesday: Military Kids Club (MKC) ALL are welcome

Friday: Dance and Sing


For information about military-sponsored activities for youth, visit the Fleet and Family Services website here.

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/