Voyager Family News
Silver Strand Elementary School Week of March 4, 2019
Spotlights and Reminders
We love furry friends and that many of you walk your children and your pets to school! For reasons of health (allergies) and safety, however, you may not bring your pets onto school property (including our flagpole plaza). If you walk your pets to school for dropoff or pickup, please plan on waiting with your pet by the bike racks adjacent to our parking lot. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
We have a School Site Council Meeting on Wednesday at 3 PM. All are welcome to attend.
Mrs. Beheshti, our VAPA teacher, has created a website showcasing our visual and performing arts program and students' work! Check it out here!
This week’s theme is Women’s Contributions in History and Society: Let’s recognize and celebrate the contributions and achievements of women in society, including trailblazers like the first female Green Beret.
Important Health Information about the Flu
In Coronado Unified School District, our first priority is to provide a safe and healthy learning environment for our students. After all, we can’t educate children if they’re not in school and healthy. That’s why we want to share these important prevention tips that can keep your child healthy in the face of the recent death of 14-year-old San Diego County girl from influenza.
The seasonal flu vaccine is recommended for most everyone six months of age and older, unless determined otherwise by a medical provider. It is important to note that all of the strains for which the flu vaccine provide protection are currently causing illness in the county, according to county Public Health Officer Dr. Wilma Wooten. The vaccine is the best defense to protect from illness, and can help prevent severe complications and hospitalization. The flu vaccine cannot make a person sick, and the most common side effects are soreness, redness, or swelling at the injection site.
Wooten said there are several everyday prevention steps that students, parents, and school employees should take:
- Practicing respiratory etiquette, including covering one’s mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing, or to cough into one’s elbow.
- Practicing good hand hygiene, which means washing hands with soap and water for 20 seconds.
- Routinely cleaning surfaces that are touched often, such as desks, countertops, doorknobs, computer keyboards, any hands-on learning objects, faucet handles, and phones.
- Keeping students who are ill at home, including remaining at home until at least 24 hours after a fever subsides.
- Completing any course of prescribed antiviral medication.
Many respiratory infections can spread from person to person and cause symptoms similar to the flu, and taking those prevention steps also may help reduce the spread of other viruses and bacteria.
For more information on the county’s influenza situation, visit the Health and Human Services Agency’s Influenza page.
Silver Strand Safety and Security Support from Karen Pierro
As the school year progresses, we sincerely appreciate our parents and visitors taking safety seriously. Below are a few visual reminders for the drop-off / pick-up area. Please continue the great job you all do when driving, walking, and biking safely to our campus! If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Drop-Off and Pick-Up Lanes
Please use the far right near the curb to drop off and pick up (do not leave your car). The left side is for parking--please avoid passing along this side unless directed by staff to do so.
The cross walk in the middle of our drop-off and pick-up zone is reserved for visitors and families with individuals with disabilities. When parking or walking with students to school, please use the crosswalk adjacent to Strand Hall/campus.
Drop-Off and Pick-Up Lanes
Student Council News
Student Council will be collaborating with Yearbook to plan an all-school photo at Friday Flagpole--stay tuned for date and details!
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!
- Buy your Silver Strand Yearbook for $20 here: https://bit.ly/2qREOAc
- Please help us populate our yearbook with photos of our students and events by posting photos you take throughout the year at http://sw.balfour.com/tops-services/publicupload/loginForm; Enter project number 925811
Thank you to our parent volunteers who put our yearbook together!
Calendar of Upcoming School Events
THIS WEEK: READ ACROSS AMERICA DAY
WED 3/6: 3:00-4:00: School Site Council Meeting
THUR 3/7: 4PM: School Board Meeting
FRI 3/8: Friday Flagpole
NEXT WEEK: LATE START THURSDAY
THUR 3/14: CSF Telethon featuring SSES from 5-6 PM!
FRI 3/15 Friday Flagpole
ON THE HORIZON:
3/25-29: Spring Break!
Coronado School Foundation Events and Updates
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: https://csfkids.org/
Coronado SAFE Events and Activities
Coronado SAFE supports healthy families and children through workshops/"coffee talks," school programs, speakers, and counseling.
Coronado SAFE is hosting QPR Suicide Prevention Training on March 18. Find more information here.
See https://coronadosafe.org/ for more information and to register for upcoming events.
Voyager Encouragement Wall
Mrs. Cavanaugh's class contributed words of encouragement!
Beautiful art from our VAPA program!
Stay Connected with Silver Strand Elementary School!!
Check out and "like" our Facebook page to see photos of student events and programs! https://www.facebook.com/Silver-Strand-Elementary-School-176775765849277/