Voyager Family News

Silver Strand Elementary School December 10, 2018

Spotlights and Reminders

  • PTO is sponsoring its annual Holiday Shop for students this week. Your children will shop for holiday gifts on their designated Library special time this week. Thank you, PTO, for this wonderful and generous tradition!
  • Mark your calendars for our Holiday Concert, featuring songs from preschoolers through 5th grade and Band and Choir, starting at 10:15 on Wednesday, December 19. We will begin with lower grades and end with upper grades and Band and Choir. Ask your child to practice songs at home!
  • This week’s theme is GENEROSITY: There are SO many ways to be giving and generous, by sharing, by giving our time, help, and attention, and by making or giving gifts to one another. Another form of generosity is forgiving and letting things go--embracing opportunities to NOT argue, bicker, criticize, or blame. Talk to your children about opportunities for generosity within your household and at school and in the community.

Silver Strand Safety and Security Support from Karen Pierro

School Bus Safety

Whether your children ride the bus to school daily, or just for class field trips, below is some important information from the National Safety Council (NSC.ORG) on bus riding safety:

Tips for a Safe Ride

School buses are the safest way for students to travel, but children also need to do their part to stay alert and aware of their surroundings to prevent injury. NSC urges parents to teach their children the following safety rules for getting on and off the bus, and for exercising good behavior while riding.

Getting on the Bus:

  • When waiting for the bus, stay away from traffic and avoid roughhousing or other behavior that can lead to carelessness

  • Do not stray onto the street, alleys or private property

  • Line up away from the street or road as the bus approaches

  • Wait until the bus has stopped and the door opens before approaching the bus

  • Use the handrail when boarding

Behavior on the Bus:

  • If seat belts are available on the bus, buckle up

  • Don't speak loudly or make loud noises that could distract the driver

  • Stay in your seat

  • Don't put your head, arms or hands out the window

  • Keep aisles clear of books and bags

  • Get your belongings together before reaching your stop

  • Wait for the bus to stop completely before getting up from your seat

Getting Off the Bus:

  • Walk, and use the handrail when exiting

  • If you have to cross in front of the bus, first walk at least 10 feet ahead until you can see the driver

  • Make sure the driver can see you

  • If needed, wait for a signal from the driver before crossing any streets

  • When the driver signals, look left, right, then left again. Walk across the road and keep an eye out for sudden traffic changes

  • Stay away from the rear wheels of the bus at all times

Thanks for always being SAFE, Silver Strand!

Student Council News

  • Student Council is hosting a "Sock it to Me!" Kids' Sock Drive through December 13. Please bring new socks to donate to the front office and "make someone's feet and heart happy!"
  • Student Council will be promoting a week of Holiday Spirit Days starting on Monday, December 17 with Holiday Pajamas! Tuesday: Holiday Hat/Head Gear; Wednesday: Dress for Holiday Show (check with teachers for guidance); Thursday: "Deck Your Neck"

PTO Updates

  • PTO is sponsoring its annual Holiday Shop for students the week of December 10-14. Your children can shop for holiday gifts on the day of their designated Library special time that week. Your child will come home with an envelope for $ and guidance soon! Thank you, PTO, for this wonderful and generous tradition!
  • Next regular PTO meeting, December 13, 8:30 AM

Our Voyager Yearbook Needs Your Help!

Please help us populate our yearbook with photos of our students and events by posting photos you take throughout the year at

Enter project number 925811

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

Calendar of Upcoming School Events

THIS WEEK: Holiday Shop in the Library

MON 12/10: SAFE COFFEE TALK ON Cyber Safety:

TUES 12/11: Holiday Shop for 2nd and 3rd Grade

WED 12/12

THUR 12/13: Holiday Shop for 4th and 5th Grade

4PM: Board Meeting: Annual Silver Strand Learning Report

FRI 12/14 8:15 Friday Flagpole

Holiday Shop for Preschool, TK, Kindergarten, and 1st Grade

Ice Cream Friday


MON 12/17: Spirit Day: Holiday Pajamas

10:15 AM/Strand Hall: Matsiko World Orphan Choir Optional Assembly Performance for students, and families invited:

1PM: Rehearsal for Holiday Concert

TUES 12/18: Spirit Day: Holiday Hats/Head Gear

WED 12/19: Spirit Day: Holiday Concert Wear

10:15 AM/Strand Hall: Voyager Holiday Concert

THUR 12/20: Spirit Day: "Deck Your Neck" Day



January 7, 2019: Happy New Year; Back to School!

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!

Support our programs through donations to CSF here:

Mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

Thursday, March 14, 4:30-9PM: CSF Telethon

Coronado SAFE Events and Activities

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

See for upcoming events, including a Coffee Talk on Monday, December 10 at 8:30 AM about Cyber Safety:

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:

Check out and "like" our Facebook page to see photos of student events and programs!