NEU Pence Elementary

September 18 - September 22

Coffee with the Principal

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SPIRIT WEEK: Fall Break Attendance Countdown

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We will welcome our Penguins Back to School on

Monday October 9 and is a Minimum Day!

September - Attendance Awareness Month

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Counseling Corner

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In Need of Support?

The District's Reach out to Families Resource Center is available to you.

School Counselor

Mrs. Valdivia at

School Social Worker

Veronica Avila -

Military Families' Corner

Please see below for upcoming events and information pertaining to our Military Families:

San Diego Upcoming Events:

Naval Base San Diego:

Please see the Military Families' Newsletter for the month of September:

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Current US military members and their dependents get free entrance to more than 2,000 Federal recreation sites with the Interagency Military-Annual Pass. Plus, check out the free Interagency Military-Lifetime Pass for Gold Star families and Veterans.



Anyone aged 18 and under can ride transit for free as part of the SANDAG Youth Opportunity Pass pilot program. Get your Youth PRONTO app account or card* today to get unlimited rides on the bus, Trolley, COASTER, and SPRINTER through June 30, 2024.


*NOTE: The Navy School Liaison has a limited number of Youth PRONTO cards on hand. Please call 619-991-2509 to arrange distribution.


Big Brothers and Big Sisters of San Diego County is now enrolling youth in Operation Bigs; a free program providing mentoring and support to students of military families. Youth must be a least 7 years old, a military dependent, and able to participate 2-4 times a month for at least one calendar year.

Questions/Enroll: Vanessa Hewitt, 858-536-4900 ext. 221 or Gabriel Lopez, 858-746-9128


Are you experiencing pay problem and expecting back pay? Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) may provide financial assistance in the form of an interest-free bridge loan to be repaid immediately upon receipt of the missing pay. Assistance is intended to replace only Basic Pay, Special Pays provided monthly, such as Sea Pay, Sub Pay, etc., Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH), and Basic Allowance for Subsistence (BAS). The amount of financial assistance provided to a service member due to a verified no-fault pay error is normally limited to the amount of pay shorted for a single pay period (15th or EOM pay). A command verified pay problem form may be obtained by emailing or come to the North Island NMCRS office in Building 318, Room 119. If you are short of pay due to recoupment of a prior overpayment, contact the office at 619-545-4477 to schedule an appointment.


Navy Child & Youth Programs is happy to bring military families a FREE resource to support you in your Special Education journey…access to Special Ed Connection. Special Ed Connection provides easy to use resources and tools to help you gain a clear understanding of special education requirements and services and how they work. From legal rights to practical application and from student referrals to IEPs, this resource explains specific procedures and provides real-world application strategies to help you learn the complexities surrounding special education supports and services.

For access, email:

Penguin Shirt Sales

T-shirt sales are currently ongoing, please contact the PTA Office if you have any questions


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Stay Connected with Pence Elementary

  • Please visit our School's Website for all the most requested information including Schedules, Minimum Days, Student School Year Calendar, Upcoming Events and our Family Handbook.

  • You can also contact us at Let's Talk on the District's Website, you will find the link on the left-hand side of the main page.

  • If you ever need to revisit previous editions of our Family Friday Newsletter please visit our website under News and Communications menu, then Weekly Family Newsletter

Become a Volunteer!

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Please CLICK on the document below for information on becoming a Volunteer!

Lunch Monthly Menus

Pence Families, please be aware that every week on this newsletter you will find a link at the bottom that will take you to the Child Nutrition website where you can see the monthly menus and sign up to receive them directly to your email.

Nutrition Information

Click on the button below to see the Monthly Child Nutrition Menus

You may also sign up to receive them directly to your inbox each month!

School Attendance

Please let us know when and why your child was absent.

You can:

  • Stop by the office OR
  • Send an email to Karla Brown - OR
  • Return the blue slip to the office or to your child's classroom teacher

Pence Elementary School

Office Hours are Monday - Friday from 7:45 am - 4:15 pm

  • Principal:

Maria Preciado -

  • Administrative Secretary:
Ana Macias -

  • Attendance Secretary:
Karla Brown -

Extended Learning Program at Pence

Click on the link below to fill out an Interest Form if you would like your student(s) to be added to the waitlist for the Boys and Girls Club Morning or Afternoon Program at Pence.