Parent Newsletter

February 24th, 2020

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Join us on a tour of Village Elementary! From 8:30 am-9:15 am and 6:00 pm-6:45 pm.

Location: Village Hall (on H Ave) Doors will be open - Come on in! Tours will begin promptly at 8:30 am and 6 pm. Please plan to arrive a few minutes early to be able to start the tour on time.

What will you see? The designated Kinder Quad, 1st grade Pod, Innovation Lab (ILab), VAPA room, Playground and Cafeteria. The tour is open to current ECDC parents moving to Village in 2020-21 and any prospective families who will be new to Village (all grades).

LATE START: Thursday, March 19th

Dear Preschool Families,

CUSD's final late start will be on Thursday March 19th from 8:00 - 10:00 am. The preschool teachers will be participating in this professional development day and will return to the classroom at 10 am. We will have substitute coverage on this morning so if you would like to send your child, please sign up at Strand or email Tracy for Crown. Please do this no later than Friday March 13, 2020 so staffing can be secured. Crown Extended Care will operate on this morning as normal with no interruption.

Making Life Easier: Running Errands

Tips and suggestions to help make running errands a more positive experience with your child!

Silver Strand Corner

Open House!

Next Thursday, February 27 is Silver Strand Elementary and State Preschool's Open House. This is an opportunity to showcase students work and art projects. The school will also have a Book Fair from 5 to 7 PM. Ms. Luca's classroom will be open from 5:30 - 6:30 PM for any of our families. Hope to see you there!

Crown Corner

Don't forget to Let Us Know!

This past week we noticed children with illnesses, bruises, and cuts that we were not aware of at drop off but noticed throughout the day. We want to ensure every child is sent home everyday they way they came to school! Please remember to take a moment and notify your child's teacher of important information at drop off. We appreciate your cooperation. Thank you!

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2020-21 PreK Registration

Coronado Preschool is happy to announce we are now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year for both preschool locations.

The application is available for download below or from Crown’s website under Admissions and Application. You can also find printed versions at both Crown & Silver Strand preschool offices.

Please bring completed application, along with the other required documents (listed in the application) to our Crown office, at 199 Sixth St. Office hours are 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., M-F.

All returning students are required to reapply but need only bring a completed application along with 2 forms of proof of residency. Siblings will require full packages.

Priority placement will be given to returning student through the month of February only and first come first serve after that. Please visit our website or review the application for full details and contact Ms. Lisa with any questions. Thanks!

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Summer Enrichment, ESY

The Coronado Preschool Program offers a tuition based 4-hour Summer Enrichment Program each year located at 199 Sixth St, Coronado that runs from mid-June to mid-July, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Also known as Extended School Year (ESY), the program offers exciting, age-appropriate activities for our preschool students including arts and crafts, story time, imaginative play, music and movement, learning centers, and outside time for games and fun. NOTE: There will be no Extended Care options offered this summer once the program concludes at noon.

Application is included below and additional paperwork can be found online.

Current students need only return application and payment. Siblings require a complete package.

ESY Application

Apply today for an exciting summer at Crown!

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TK/Kinder Registration

Please see the following Age Requirements for Kinder and TK

  • Kindergarten students must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2020 for the 2020-21 school year.
  • TK is designed for students who turn 5 years old between September 2 and December 2, 2020.

If your child is TK/Kinder eligible, you should receive communication from Village or Strand regarding when to begin registering your child(ren). This typically occurs after we return from spring break in early April. Additional questions can be emailed to Linda Kirk at the ECDC front office (619) 522-8923 Ext. 6097 or to Frankie Guillen at the Strand front office (619) 522-8923 Ext. 4096

US Census Volunteers Needed!

My name is Lisa Mazat, and I am the Recruiting Assistant for the US Census assigned to Coronado and Silver Strand. We currently do not have enough applicants in Coronado and Silver Strand to ensure that we will have enough workers for an accurate count. The Census provides more than a snapshot of a community’s demographics. The Census count determines the allocation of nearly $800 billion among 130+ different programs. Those programs provide funding for schools (Title 1 (Silver Strand Elementary), special education, Head Start, school lunches), medical, roads, SNAP, housing, social block grants, and so much more! It takes a community to get an accurate count, and the Census need Coronado USD’s help!


Census Takers are needed to make sure that all of our kids and people here on the Island and the Strand are counted so that we can maximize the money our local schools receive. The Census hires people from OUR neighborhoods to be Census Takers in OUR neighborhoods! Coronado and the Strand are divided into about 10 tracts by the Census. The goal of the Census is to adequately staff each tract so that census workers do not need to travel far to talk with their own neighbors — who knows your neighbors better than you? In the 2010 Census, Census Takers were responsible for returning 40% of our census numbers. They are very important jobs!

Benefits include great pay ($21 per hour), flexible hours (part/full time and day/weekends/evenings), weekly pay and paid training! This is a once-in-a-decade opportunity! Basic qualifications: 18 years or older (including students!!); must have a valid email address; U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.



I can use your help! Can you please help with the following?

A) Sending our info and flyers in e-blasts to your schools’ families? We have had great success with this in the San Diego Unified schools!

B) Posting our flyers in your office for staff members? Before this job, I was a high school math teacher. As much as teachers are told not to spend their own money on their classrooms, we do! This job can be worked around school hours!

C) Inviting the census to set up a booth at any school events that you can have that would be appropriate where we can engage with local families?

D) Allowing us to have a recruiting event with the high school seniors on campus? I would love to schedule a couple of times where a co-worker and I could be available to sign-up Coronado high school seniors who might be interested in the job. I know this job pays more than my 18 year old daughter’s summer job at Forever 21. It actually helps the community too! In San Diego, I would set up a table during lunch and an advisory time for students to ask questions and apply.

E) Help us identifying families that could benefit from this job and passing our information on them?

I look forward to hearing from you soon. I can be reached by phone (619.395.4495) or email (

Thank you,

Lisa Mazat
Recruiting Assistant
San Diego ACO 3279
U.S. Census 2020
Cell (619) 395-4495

Lunch Menu

Through March 27, 2020

School Calendar and Upcoming Events

-3/19: CUSD Late Start

-3/30-4/3: Spring Break (No School)


Coronado U.S.D. Preschool Program


Lisa Alonso, MS

Director of Preschool & Child Care Services

Coronado Unified School District

(619) 522-6085

Tracy Denault

Office Assistant - Crown

(619) 522-6087

Frankie Guillen

Office Assistant - Strand

(619) 522-4096