NEU Pence Elementary

September 5 - September 9

Labor Day - Monday September 5

A reminder that Monday, September 5 is the Labor Day holiday and there is no school.

We look forward to welcoming students back to school on Tuesday, September 6.

Picture Day is coming up on Thursday September 8, please use the link above to pay for your picture packages in advance or use the envelope provided by the Teacher to send payment on that same day. Payment envelopes also available at the Office Information Wall.


Remember that on Picture Day uniforms are optional, but please send your students with closed-toe shoes for safety and follow our dress code, no showing midriff or spaghettis straps.

Coffee with the Principal & San Ysidro Health Center

Thursday September 15

Join Ms. Preciado at Coffee with the Principal

Pence Auditorium

Morning session at 9 am and evening session at 5:30pm

San Ysidro Health Center will join us with a special Presentation at Coffee with the Principal

Important Dates to Remember

Labor Day Holiday

No Classes

Monday September 5

Fall Picture Day

Thursday September 8

School Board Meeting

Thursday September 8

Fall Break

September 19 - October 3

Superintendent's Listening Tour

Tuesday February 28

*Click on the document below for more information*

Pence ELAC Interest Form

We are looking for parents to join ELAC!

ELAC is a school-level committee of parents, staff and community members that advise parents on programs and services for English Learner (EL) students. ELAC serves as a vehicle to facilitate a two-way communication system between the school and the parents of EL students.

Please sign up before Friday September 9, 2022

Click here to fill out the interest form!

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NEW! Counseling Corner

Calling All Families:

In Need of Support? The district’s ROTF resource center is available to you. Please reach out to our School Counselor, Mrs. Valdivia at for more information.

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September - Attendance Awareness Month

September is Attendance Awareness Month. Here are some helpful tips to help you get your student to school each and every day.

Help Your Child Succeed in School.

Ayude a su Hijo Tener Exito en la Escuela.

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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

Military Families' Corner

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

School-based Military Family Life Counselors

Your school-based MFLCs are here and ready to listen and provide confidential feedback to support military students and parents through short-term, situational, problem-solving counseling sessions. MFLCs are also available to provide school-based support to school staff. Start your conversation today!

South Bay Union School District:

1. Oneonta/IB Charter/Emory, Lisa Poli – 619-403-0686

CALKIDS - California Kids Investments and Development Savings Program

The California Kids Investment and Development Savings Program (CalKIDS) is a taxpayer-funded scholarship program designed to help kids start saving for college from the day they're born. Every child born in California on or after July 1 of this year will be automatically enrolled in CalKIDS, and can receive $100 in free deposits by registering in the online portal. For older children, CalKIDS will automatically grant $500 to all eligible low-income students in grades 1-12, plus up to an additional $1,000 for those in foster care or experiencing homelessness.

Learn More/Register:

Free Transit for Youth

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, 2023.


ANCHORED4LIFE E-Learning Series

Anchored4Life invites families and caregivers to view and utilize a series of videos full of fun and engaging activities to introduce, practice, and strengthen resiliency life skill development with youth. From “Choices & Consequences” or “Communication” to “Goal Setting,” “Positive Attitude” or “Stress Management” and more, there are dozens of great videos to tap into:

Parent Education Virtual Workshops

Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) Parent Programs is offering a new series of Parent Education Virtual Workshops for military-connected parents and professionals who work in support of military-connected children.

1. Tackling Homework Hassles for Military Families, August 30, 9 am

2. Understanding Your Military Child’s IEP, September 7, 9 am

3. Financial Aid Benefits for Your College-Bound Military High School Student, September 8, 9 am


Not available to attend the live webinar? Register at the links above to receive the recording. Plus visit the website to view recordings of previous webinars.

Task Workshops

TASK helps families navigate special education, disability services and assistive technology. They provide families with emotional support, information, and direction. TASK is the Parent Training and Information Center (PTI) for San Diego County. They offer multiple workshops and support groups to help you navigate the challenges you face. Workshops are available in English or Spanish and are offered free of charge.

1. Proceso de Evaluacion Webinar – August 30, 9:30 am

2. Disability Awareness and Self-Advocacy in the Workplace Webinar – September 1, 9 am

3. Tecnologia de Asistencia para el Aprendizaje Temprano Webinar – September 8, 10 am

4. Derechos Basicos y Responsabilidades Webinar – September 13, 9 am

5. Restorative Connection Online Support Group – September 14, 6 pm

6. Navigating IEPs Webinar (English & Spanish) – September 15, 10:30 am

7. Basic Rights and Responsibilities Webinar – September 15, 2 pm

8. AT for Early Learning Webinar – September 16, 10 am


Special Education Workshop Series

Virtual workshops provided by the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) to give a special education overview with details and ideas on how to ask and what to ask. Plus strategies and tips for creating the best IEP for your child.

1. Wednesday, August 31, 10-11 am – IEP Goals

2. Wednesday, September 14, 10-11 am – IEP Assessments

3. Wednesday, September 28, 10-11 am – IEP Strategies & Tactics


FALL 2022 Student Success Webinars

Join in a series of FREE webinars this fall hosted by! All webinars start at 12 pm.

1. September 15 – How to Gain Confidence in Class


2. September 22 – Goal Setting and Decision Making


3. October 13 – Becoming a Confident Writer


4. October 27 – Overcoming Test Anxiety


5. November 3 – Critical Thinking and Research Skills


Can’t attend LIVE? Register and you’ll receive the final recorded webinar via email.

Healthy Relationships Workshop

Monday, September 19, 9:30-11 am

Coronado Public Library – Winn Room, 640 Orange Ave

Join Safe Harbor Coronado as they host a free workshop with Adama Dyoniziak, director of Champions for Health.

1. Learn how to help your youth make and keep friends

2. Learn appropriate behavior for your youth’s age

3. Learn how as parents you can make a difference in your youth’s social development


Around-the-clock Help with is a program that provides on-demand, online tutoring and homework help at no cost to eligible service members, civilian personnel, and their dependents. With live, expert tutors available 24/7, military-connected students can receive academic help at their moment of need—anywhere they have an internet connection.

1. Work with a tutor from any internet-connected device, anywhere in the world

2. Connect to an expert tutor available on demand 24 hours a day, 7 days a week*

3. Get online tutoring help three ways: request a tutor’s help right now, schedule a future tutoring session, or upload a document for offline review and get comments back within 24 hours

4. Use the free app for IOS and Android mobile devices—take a picture of a homework problem and upload it for the tutor to see

Get Started Today:


For Active Duty All Year

Active duty U.S. Armed Forces personnel receive free admission (all year long) and all the benefits of the 1-Day Pass to the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park upon presenting a Common Access Card (CAC) or Uniformed Services ID Card at the front gates. Complimentary admission is reserved exclusively for active duty service members upon presenting valid ID. Military spouses and dependents 3 years and older are encouraged to purchase discounted tickets through the base MWR Ticket Office or may receive a 10% discount off the 1-Day Pass at a park ticket window.


SEAWORLD Free Admission for Active Duty Military and Families

For your service and sacrifice, SeaWorld thanks and salutes you. SeaWorld holds the men and women of our armed forces and their families in the highest regard, and are honored to host you at their parks as their guests. Through the Waves of Honor program, military personnel and up to three direct dependents may enjoy one complimentary admission to SeaWorld® San Diego. Offer is available online and for visitation thru Dec. 31, 2022.


Family-Friedly Fun with MWR’S Community Recreation

MWR’s Community Recreation team is planning a full calendar of family-friendly events. Up next: Goat Yoga, Dig Day, Golf Clinic, Star Gazing, iFly STEM Program, Dino Dig Day, Back to School Cosmic Family Bowling, Superhero Challenge, NBSD Centennial Celebration, Bark in the Park, Family BINGO, Dive in Movie, Camping Trip, and SO much more. Check them out (and register) at Follow MWR Community Recreation on Facebook and Instagram for the most up-to-date info: @NavyLifeNBC and @SanDiegoNavyCommunityRecreation

Info: 619-437-3028

Free Entrance for 4th graders

U.S. fourth graders can bring their families to national parks, wildlife refuges and other Department of the Interior managed public lands and waters for free through August 31, 2022! Get full details at


Californians can now check out a FREE vehicle day-use pass at your local public library for entry to over 200 participating state parks. The pass is valid for entry of one passenger vehicle with the capacity of nine people or less or one highway licensed motorcycle. For full details and to view an interactive map with CA’s public libraries and nearby participating state parks, visit


Free resources for children, teens and adults. DoD MWR Libraries offers a huge selection of learning resources and content for all ages and interests, including:

9. E-books and audiobooks

10. Movies and music

11. Newspapers and magazines

12. Academic support (prep tests and online tutoring)

13. Professional development

14. Reference and research

15. DIY activities and projects

Set up your profile today:


There are numerous organizations who provide valuable assistance and resources to military families. Each week, I will highlight one such organization.

This week’s organization:

Courage to Call,

Courage to Call dedicated to improving mental wellness for active duty military personnel, veterans, reservists, guard members, and their families via countrywide outreach and education, a 24/7 peer line, as well as individual short-term, solution focused prevention-oriented plans. This program is led by veterans and their family members. They even offer an optional deeper level of care with case management and can assign a veteran peer navigator to your case to help you navigate the resources and will advocate on your behalf.

San Diego Upcoming Events:

Naval Base San Diego:

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.

COVID Updates

  • We would like to remind our Pence Families that parents and guardians are not allowed inside the campus due to the Covid restrictions.

  • For the most updated COVID Information and Decision Tree, please visit the District's website.

Covid Test Kits for Students

Dear Pence Families,

The week prior to Fall Break, we will be sending COVID testing kits home in backpacks. We are asking that all students use these tests before returning to school on October 4, 2022.

Thank you for helping us ensure a safe return to school!

*Actual test kits may not be the ones pictured*

Pence Elementary School

Office Hours are Monday - Friday from 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

  • Principal:

Maria Preciado -

  • Administrative Secretary:
Ana Macias -

  • Attendance Secretary:
Karla Brown -

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 would like a hard copy of our Family Handbook, please come by the Office from 12pm - 4pm to pick up one.