NEU Pence Elementary

December 12 - December 16

Spirit Week

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Coffee with the Principal: Meet & Greet with Mr. Espinoza

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Happy Winter Break!

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We hope you enjoy this time with your families Pence Penguins. We look forward to welcome you back on Tuesday January 10, which will be a Minimum Day.

Winter Break Dates

December 19 - January 9

Back to School

Tuesday January 10 - Minimum Day

Dress Code Guidelines Reminder - Uniform and Clothing Expectations

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Pence Families,

We would like to remind you that Pence is a uniform school, we follow Uniform and Clothing Expectations under our No Excuses University Pledge.

Which include:

No hats inside classrooms/ offices

No ripped jeans (including Fridays when jeans are allowed)

Navy Blue, Red and White Tops

Navy Blue and Khaki Bottoms

*Violations of dress code will be directed handled at the school office*

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Important Dates to Remember

Coffee with Superintendent Espinoza and Principal Preciado

Followed by ELAC Meeting

Thursday December 15

9 am

Last Day of School

Friday December 16 - Minimum Day

Winter Break Dates

December 19 - January 9

Back to School

Tuesday January 10 - Minimum Day

Superintendent's Listening Tour

Tuesday February 28

*Click on the document below for more information*

After School Clubs - Extended Learning Program

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As a part of the CA State Budget, the Expanded Learning Opportunities Program (ELO-P) has been established to provide funding for before/after school and intersession enrichment programs for TK through sixth grade students.

For more information contact Christina Alton


Click here for the Club Registration at Pence

Lost and Found items

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Pence Families, please be advised that Friday December 16 will be the last day to retrieve items from the lost and found cart in front of the office.

Items that are not claimed will be donated to a local organization after that date. Thank you.

MTS Pronto Youth Pass for Students

The Youth Opportunity Pass pilot program allows anyone 18 and under to ride transit for free in San Diego County with a PRONTO youth account, including unlimited rides on the bus, Trolley, COASTER, and SPRINTER through August 31st, 2023.

Please follow THIS LINK to get more information!

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Military Families' Corner

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

South Bay Union School District

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

San Diego Upcoming Events:

Naval Base San Diego:

Please see below for more information on upcoming events for Military Families:


The Metro San Diego EFMP team produces a great, monthly newsletter full of information, webinars, resources, and contact numbers. Check out the December 2022 edition attached. For questions about enrollment, call the Regional MTF Coordinators Office at 619-532-8586.


California fourth graders are invited to apply for a California State Park Adventure Pass today and receive a free pass to visit 19 participating state parks. Get full details and apply for your free pass by visiting

Health Fair

Please see below for more information of the 12th Annual Health Fair in our community.

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Counseling Corner

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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.

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!

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.

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

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.

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.