Voyager Family News

Silver Strand Elementary School Week of February 18, 2019

Spotlights and Reminders: Spring Open House this Thursday February 21!

  • NO SCHOOL this Monday, February 18th for Presidents' Weekend

  • Voyager Families, you are invited to our SILVER STRAND SPRING OPEN HOUSE on Thursday, February 21.

    This is an opportunity to visit your student’s learning environments and view 4th and 5th grade science fair and projects and assignments with your child as your guide!*

    Come early to purchase and eat dinner with SSES families!!

    Schedule of Events:

    4-5:30 PM Book Fair Open in the Library; Food Trucks available (check PeachJar for details) and Strand Hall open for dining

    5-5:30 PM: Visits with teachers of Special Education

    5:30-6:30 PM: Campus opens for classroom visits

    6:00 PM: Reminder for families with multiple students to switch classrooms and/or visit Science, Visual and Performing Arts, PE, Academic Support and Enrichment, and Connections Rooms

    6:30 PM: Main campus closes; Book Fair remains open until 7 PM

    7:00 PM: Book Fair closes

    *Note: Our playgrounds will not be open nor supervised for Spring Open House. We request that families remain together for the duration of the evening.

  • We hope you will visit our Visual and Performing Arts classroom on Thursday evening, and Mrs. Beheshti, our VAPA teacher, has created a website showcasing our program and students' work! Check it out here!

  • Our Winter MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) testing window 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.

  • The Coronado Optimist Club is sponsoring their annual Speech/Oratorical Contest for students of ALL ages on Wednesday, February 27th from 3:30-6:30 on the topic "Is There a Fine Line Between Optimism and Reality?" Please see application materials here.

  • This week’s theme is GROWTH. Let’s celebrate how much we’ve grown and learned more than halfway through our school year!

February is American Heart Health Month!

For 12 years, Silver Strand Elementary has supported the American Heart Association through the Jump Rope for Heart program. This year's program, Kids' Heart Challenge, is focused on heart-healthy habits, physical activity, and of course, jumping rope to save lives. This Kids' Heart Challenge supports our health and physical education program with positive health messages and increased levels of physical activity. Students are currently learning jump rope skills in their PE classes. We will use these skills in a culminating Jump Rope for Heart event on Friday February 22nd during PE class.

In addition to supporting our PE program, the American Heart Association raises money for heart research that is used to save lives. The donation potion of the program is entirely optional. All students will benefit from the program regardless of their donation status. If you choose to donate to the American Heart Association please refer to the envelope sent home Monday. You may also visit: for more information or to make an online donation. There is also a free Kids' Heart Challenge app for phones/tablets that can assist with raising donations, promoting health challenges for students, and access to games. Donation envelopes may be dropped off in the front office. The final day to accept donations is Friday, February 22nd.

Please direct questions regarding this program to Mr. Bachman in our Physical Education department: Thank you to Mr. Bachman and the American Heart Association for bringing this program to our students!

Silver Strand Safety and Security Support from Karen Pierro

Happy February! In a continued effort to keep all of our Silver Strand community safe, here are a few safety tidbits for our families:

  • Helmets are required for all bike and scooter riders. These riders also need to walk their bike or scooters across any crosswalks.
  • Cell phones: please refrain from texting while in the drop-off area, whether driving or walking.
  • Staff parking spots have been designated and marked in the main lot. Please use the unmarked spots in the rear of the lot if you are a parent visitor coming on campus.

And lastly, PLEASE continue to use caution and patience with rainy day pick-up.

Thanks & stay SAFE!

Student Council News

  • Stay tuned for upcoming events from Silver Strand Student Council!

PTO Updates

  • 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 2/18: NO SCHOOL/Presidents’ Weekend

TUES 2/19

WED 2/20: MAP Testing


4-7 PM: SSES Spring Open House

FRI 2/22 Friday Flagpole


MON 2/25

TUES 2/26: Noon-2 PM: CSF Behind-the-Scenes Tour

WED 2/27

THUR 2/28

FRI 3/1 Friday Flagpole

11:30: TK/K Take a Parent to Lunch Day

PTO Lip Sync Family Night


3/6, 3 PM: School Site Council Meeting

3/14: CSF Telethon

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!

Coronado’s Got Talent Show, presented by Alan Kinzel Realty Group and Donna Salof, is February 23 at the Coronado Performing Arts Center. All proceeds from ticket sales benefit Coronado Schools Foundation

THE CSF TELETHON IS COMING ON THURSDAY, MARCH 14! SSES Voyagers will host and perform from 5-6 PM. Student Council will participate in a game show, kindergarteners will sing, and some PE students will dance with Mr. Bachman! Stay tuned for more details!

Support our programs through donations to CSF here:

Coronado SAFE Events and Activities

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

Click here to learn more about a "Nurtured Heart Approach" Parent Group beginning on Tuesday morning, February 26 for six weeks!

See for more information and to register for upcoming events.

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!