Voyager Family News

Silver Strand Elementary School January 14, 2019

Spotlights and Reminders

  • NOTE: There is no school this FRIDAY (1/18) for students (Teacher Workday to complete report cards) and the following MONDAY (1/21) in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
  • Winter Enrichment Clubs are starting soon! Click here for calendar and descriptions, and check PeachJar for notices from specific clubs.

  • We are holding a Disaster Drill on Thursday at 1:10 PM including an evacuation to our blacktop area. See more information from Safety and Security Teacher on Special Assignment Karen Pierro below!

  • Semester 1 Report Cards will be sent out to families on January 25th.

  • Our Winter MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) testing window begins next week and extends into February. Kindergarten and 1st graders test in math only; 2nd through 5th graders also test in Reading and English-Language Arts. Score reports will be provided by teachers after testing is complete. For more information about MAP testing, click here.

  • Silver Strand will be participating in the Great Kindness Challenge during the week of January 28-February 1; see this link for more information on how you can incorporate kindness activities at home!

  • Buy your Silver Strand Yearbook for $20 here:
  • This week’s ongoing theme is GOALS: Think about what you’d like to try, make, change, visit, learn, do (more or less of), consider, etc. this week, month, and year!

Silver Strand Safety and Security Support from Karen Pierro

Disaster Drill Preparedness: We’re Not Scared - We’re PREPARED!

Some natural disasters can be predicted, giving schools enough warning to evacuate or take other safety precautions, but others can happen unexpectedly or go through rapid changes that suddenly put a school in danger. Because of those scenarios, here in Southern California we practice for such potential disasters by conducting drills in the event of an earthquake or tsunami.

This week our entire student body will have a disaster drill with evacuation. During this drill, a loud alarm may sound or an announcement will be made (since in a real disaster, that’s what we’d need to expect). Students will then be guided through proper inside procedures, followed by evacuation protocols. Evacuation is practiced in the event some buildings are unsafe in a real disaster.

Please take an opportunity to speak with your children about the information above. Also, please let your child’s teacher know if there is any concern regarding this safety drill.

Happy New Year! Stay SAFE :)

Student Council News

  • Student Council is excited to announce their next community project: Souper Bowl of Caring! Please bring donations of soup (in boxes, cartons, cans, and bags) starting this Monday, January 14 through February 1. All items will be donated to a local food bank.
  • In conjunction with the Great Kindness Challenge, Student Council is promoting a week of Spirit Dress Days from January 28 through February 1. Stay tuned for more details!!

PTO Updates

  • THere is a LUAU organizational and planning meeting on Thursday, January 17th after drop-off in the morning in Strand Hall. Please come share ideas and resources for our most exciting annual Voyager event!
  • PTO is hosting a Family Dance on Friday February 1 from 5:30-7:30, with dinner provided. Donations of juice boxes are requested. 4th and 5th graders may be dropped off with a permission slip and check in and out from parents. Permission slip and more information to follow!
  • March's Family Fun Night will be a Lip Sync Contest--save the date: March 1!

Voyager Yearbook

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

Calendar of Upcoming School Events


MON 1/14

TUES 1/15: 5 PM: SSES CSF Board Presentation at DO

WED 1/16

THUR 1/17: 8:10AM: PTO Luau Planning Meeting

1:10 PM: Disaster Drill with Evacuation
4PM: School Board Meeting

FRI 1/18 End of Semester/No School for Students/Teacher Workday

MON 1/21 NO SCHOOL for Dr. MLK, Jr. Day



TUES 1/22

WED 1/23: 3PM: School Site Council Meeting (location TBD); all are welcome

THUR 1/24: 8:30-9:30 AM: MAP testing in 4th grade


5th GRADE COLONIAL DAY (students bussed to Village Elementary)


January 28-February 1: Great Kindness Challenge and Spirit Week

January 31: Late-Start Thursday

February 1: PTO-sponsored dance

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!

Are you amazingly talented and just waiting for your big break? Audition for Coronado’s Got Talent, presented by Alan Kinzel Realty Group and Donna Salof. All type of acts are eligible! Live auditions are January 12 & 13, or email a video of your performance to The live show is February 23 at the Coronado Performing Arts Center. All proceeds from ticket sales benefit Coronado Schools Foundation

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.

  • Monday January 14, 8:30 AM in the District Board Room: SAFE Coffee Talk on "Back to Basics in the New Year"--parenting and family tips.
  • Monday February 11, 6:30-8:30 PM in the CHS Theatre: Presentation on "The Life of Kids Online and What Parents Need to Know"

See for more information and to register for upcoming events.
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Guest Speaker in 4th Grade

Fourth Grade hosted a guest speaker who demonstrated how native plants and resources were used by people indigenous to San Diego.

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!