Voyager Family News

Silver Strand Elementary School Week of April 1, 2019

Spotlights and Reminders: Month of the Military Child

  • REMEMBER we have EARLY RELEASE (WEDNESDAY SCHEDULE) DAYS ON WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, AND FRIDAY THIS WEEK for Parent Conferences! You have been contacted by your child's teacher if a conference has been scheduled.

  • It's hard to believe we are in our last session of After-School Enrichment Clubs! Click here to see the options for the spring session and directions for signing up!

  • A Message from the Heart Association: On behalf of the American Heart Association and the millions of Americans we serve, thank you very much for your school's donation of *$780.00. Families and schools are critical links in providing the foundation for cardiovascular wellness in our country. By holding this event at your school each year, you raise awareness about heart-healthy living. And you help us fund more lifesaving scientific research and critically needed education efforts.Thank you. Almost every family in America is touched by heart disease or stroke, and your school's contribution will significantly impact our fight against these devastating illnesses.

  • We will continue the theme of REGULATION this week: Regulating means checking our bodies and minds, identifying feelings, and adapting our approach (tone, activity/energy) to the environment we are in. Adapting can involve deep breathing, brain breaks, reflections, or quick physical activity. When adapting is difficult we may need help sorting through emotions or releasing energy and it‘s important for us to communicate to others how we are feeling.

Silver Strand Sumdog Math Results

Congratulations to Mrs. Hatheway’s class for 20th overall in the Sumdog national contest. Also, congrats to Ethan N. in her class for being 9th overall all out of over 12,000 students!!

Final totals were 12,036 students played, 2,130,506 questions answered with 1,790,829 correct answers! Way to go Voyagers!!

9th Place Overall: Ethan N

Hatheway, Silver Strand Elementary


29th Place Overall: Levi B

Fullmer, Silver Strand Elementary


36th Place Overall: Dylan T

Judd, Silver Strand Elementary


40th Place Overall: Pavla M

Fullmer, Silver Strand Elementary


44th Place Overall: Jessalyn S

Spane, Silver Strand Elementary


Special Focus: Month of the Military Child!

Silver Strand Elementary School is SO fortunate to have the full-time services of our very own MFLC (Military Family Life Counselor), Gia Del George! Our MFLC is available to help students through the emotions and transitions associated with military life. If your family is facing separation due to deployment, or any transitions or challenges, please contact Ms. Gia at

And please encourage your child to visit our Connections Room during lunch recess, open to military and non-military students alike in grades 1-5 on M, W, F! The Connections Room has the following activities on these days:

Monday: Board Games

Wednesday: Military Kids Club (MKC) ALL are welcome

Friday: Dance and Sing

Silver Strand Safety and Security Support from Karen Pierro


Hi students! Want to put your ART skills to use & design a school safety poster to hang in Strand Hall?

If yes, then please follow the directions below!


Each day, we practice LOTS of different ways at school to be SAFE! This poster is to showcase those SAFETY actions.

  • Please put first & last name as well as grade level on the poster.
  • Please choose one of the following to illustrate & label on this poster:

safety in the cafeteria drop-off safety bus riding safety walking through campus safety

safety in the cafeteria safety during PE rainy day safety safety walking to/from home

pick-up safety recess safety classroom safety

*OR, any other area you can think of!

  • Students may use any media: marker, ink, paint, crayon, photographs, etc. The more colorful, the better!
  • Please label what safety action is happening in your picture, and, be sure all spelling is correct!
  • Posters are due to the front office BY Thurs, April 18th. They will be displayed in Strand Hall windows facing the flagpole.

HAVE FUN! Each student who makes a poster will receive a certificate & small treat!

Any questions? Please contact Ms. Pierro

Student Council News

We are looking forward to recognizing Month of the Military Child! During the week of April 8, we will have special dress days and a Friday Flagpole celebration. Stay tuned for more details!

PTO Updates

Thank you to our Silver Strand Voyager parent community for stepping forward to assume roles on the PTO Board! Our school is enriched through our PTO's activities for students and families and donations to our programs. Thank you for your generosity!

ALOHA!....LUAU is coming! Please make sure your luau contributions are to our luau basket parent soon. This will ensure enough time to put the baskets together. Also, look for pre-order forms soon and know you will get 10 raffle tickets for pre-ordering!

Coronado School Foundation Events and Updates

Thank you so much, Voyager Families! Your generous contributions during the CSF Telethon earned us the Mootime Ice Cream Party! Thank you for supporting our Specials Programs, Academic Support and Enrichment, and Band and Choir! We appreciate you! A special thank you to Renee Cavanaugh, Eric Bachman, our TK/Kindergarten and Specials teams, and all our staff, students, and families who supported the CSF Telethon through performances and donations!

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:

Voyager Yearbook: We are approaching deadlines! Send in photos!

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

Calendar of Upcoming School Events

THIS WEEK: Teacher Conferences (NO JOKE!) Month of Military Child/Autism Awareness Month/National Poetry Month

MON 4/1:

TUES 4/2:

WED 4/3: Teacher Conference Schedule/Early Release

4TH Grade field trip to Midway

THUR 4/4: Teacher Conference Schedule/Early Release

FRI 4/5: Teacher Conference Schedule/Early Release

Friday Flagpole


MON 4/8: “Proud to be American” Red, White, and Blue Dress Day

TUES 4/9: “Crazy Camouflage”—Camo Print Dress Day

6PM at CMS: SAFE COFFEE TALK on Talking to Your Child about Drugs

WED 4/10: “Military Supporters are Superheroes”—Superhero Gear Dress Day

THUR 4/11: “Troops Allow Us to Shine Bright & Sparkle”—Sparkly/Shiny/Stars Dress Day

8:30 AM: PTO Meeting

2:00-3:00PM: CSF Ice Cream Party at SSES (details TBD)

FRI 4/12: “Purple Up! For Military Kids”—Wear Purple Dress Day

Friday Flagpole: Month of Military Child Celebration

11:30: Take your Family Member to Lunch for Transitional Kindergarten

2:00-3:00PM: Month of Military Child Pizza Party for SSES


4/18: Safety Poster Deadline

No School Friday April 19 and Monday April 22

Friday, April 26: SSES Luau

April 29-May 3: Screen-Week and beginning of state testing

Coronado SAFE Events and Activities

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

SAFE Special Evening Coffee Talk

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 6:00-7:30 pm

CMS Granzer Hall 550 F Ave


Click here to Register

Join us for Round Table Discussions on How To Talk To Your Kids About Drugs

This presentation will have a brief overview of what students learned at the 6th grade Drug Store Program, however, it will primarily focus on how to talk to your kids about drugs.

· Myths, Reality, & Warning Signs

· Dealers, Online Ordering, “Kid” Friendly Dispensaries

· Recognizing Paraphernalia

· Addressing the Issue Without Breaking or Losing Trust

· Risk Taking and Developmentally Appropriate Behavior Among Pre-Teens and Teens Today

For additional information and resources click here.

See for more information and to register for upcoming events.

Military Connections

For information about military-sponsored activities for youth, visit the Fleet and Family Services website here.

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:

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