Voyager Family News

May 4, 2020: Distance Learning Week 5

Strand Spotlights and Info:

Dear Voyager Families,

We hope you and your family are well and safe! Thank you for doing what is best for your family's health and well-being. We know there are many questions about what next year's school year will look like and when it will begin. We are beginning planning discussions in our district this week and will keep you informed. In the meantime, continue to stay connected with your teachers and communicate needs and challenges. Our counselor Sophia Frost is available for social-emotional support, as well as counselors at CORONADO SAFE (see section below), and our MFLC Marie Millard can be reached at 619-592-0093.

Top News:

  1. Next week is TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK! Please show your love for your teachers by making signs to show during your Zoom calls, dropping off cards at the school office, and/or sending teachers special messages throughout the week. Teachers are meant to be with their students, but ours are loving and supporting you from afar. Thank you, Voyager Staff, for all you do!! And thank you to our SSES PTO, who is providing lunch and gift cards for staff on Friday May 8.

  2. Next Wednesday is our Coronado Schools Foundation Telethon! You can watch from home and see some of your teachers make you laugh, our TK and kindergarteners dance, and our Band play amazing tunes! Pop some popcorn, and tune in from 5-9 PM Wednesday night!

  3. Your PTO is holding a general meeting on Thursday via Zoom at 7PM. Please register in advance at this link: Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting now Meeting ID: 886 0988 4322/Password: 452167

  4. Get ready for another Voyager Staff Car Parade with a special shout-out to our 5th graders on Friday, May 8 starting at 2 PM. We will follow the same route through Lincoln Military Housing and then cover Coronado Cays Boulevard and Grand Caribe Way. We can’t wait to see you!!!

OUR THEME FOR THE WEEK is APPRECIATION: We will have several celebrations this week: appreciating our teachers for their incredible work, connecting as a district through our Coronado Schools Foundation Telethon, collaborating as families at the PTO meeting, and sharing mutual love during at our Car Parade on Friday. WE are truly ALL IN THIS TOGETHER, and there are ample ways to appreciate our shared journey this week!

Please click here to read the latest CUSD Update.

More News and Updates:

  • May the 4th Be with YOU: Our staff providing meals on Monday will be dressed as their favorite superheroes--feel free to join us at home and/or in your cars at pickup!

  • Drive-thru MEAL PICKUP WILL BE MONDAY this week from 11-1 PM

  • Parents of 5th Graders: Please find CMS 6th Grade Orientation information at the link below:

  • Principal Jenny Moore remains available by email should you have any questions during our closure: Please expect responses within 24 hours on weekdays. We can also arrange online meetings should you and your student(s) need support in any way.

  • All school facilities are closed during this time, including fields, playgrounds, and sports facilities. Please remind your family members that they may not access our grounds for their own health and safety and that of staff members who may need to be onsite to support distance learning.

Community Mother’s Day Card Drive

In celebration of Mother’s Day 2020, The Coronado Recreation Department is asking Coronado school children to hand make a Mother’s Day Card this May for a mom or grandmother who is all alone. These cards will be delivered or mailed to someone who lives alone or lives or works in a nursing home, assisted living facility or hospital.

When making the card, be creative; be thoughtful; be heartfelt. Write a sentiment inside that is appropriate for a mom, mother-to-be, grandmother, aunt, friend’s mom, mother-in-law or “someone who is like a mother.”

This act of kindness will recognize moms who children may not be around to share their love. Plus, all of us can use an extra hug right now! This is a simple way to make a big difference with an incredible impact! Encourage your friends' and neighbors' children to make a card too even if they are preschoolers or teens.

Send your handmade card now in an unsealed envelope, that you put in a larger envelope to mail it to the:

City of Coronado

Recreation Department

1845 Strand Way

Coronado, CA 92118

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 10, 2020 so send your card today.

Any questions, contact the Coronado Call Center at (619) 522-6380.


Grab-and-Go Meal Service at Village Elementary and Silver Strand

Every Monday

Location: Multi-Purpose Rooms at VES (H Street) and Silver Strand Elementary

Distribution Time: 11:00AM - 1:00PM

All families with children 18 and under will be able to pick up free breakfast and lunch meals via curb-side pick-up. Each child will receive one hot lunch (a slice of Papa John’s cheese pizza) and a bag that contains 5 days’ worth of meals for breakfast and lunch. Meals may consist of packaged, refrigerated, and/or frozen items (heating instructions will be provided). Children are not required to be students of Coronado Unified School District.

Students who are receiving meals are encouraged to be physically present at the time of pick-up. Additionally, adults may pick up meals for students not present by printing and submitting this form at the time of pick-up. All meals will be distributed curb-side to decrease the risk of exposure. Only those in cars will be served meals during this pick-up window, no walk ups or bicycles allowed in order to maintain social distancing. If you are unable to pick-up meals by car, please email on or before Friday, April 3 at noon and we will schedule an alternative window to pick-up a meal.

Awesome Online Learning Resources During School Closure!

Find our District's Elementary Learning Plan here.

Our Computer Lab page on the school website has login information for your students and academic websites your students use can be found here. Military-connected students may access for free K-12 education support.

SSES VAPA Teacher Ms. Mirtallo has created a VAPA Google Classroom with EXTRA activities for your child (use code jsobtih to join).

Ms. Moy's INNOVATION PAGE will connect students with engineering activities! Use code xfiijjp.

Coach JD has an awesome PE page with fun activities! Use code 3x7ci5f.

Ms. Moore's Google Classroom has Friday Flagpole video and read-alouds. Use code lnsdirh.

American Heart Association Kids Heart Challenge: sign your family up for 10 days of heart-healthy activities at through our school.

Your APEX Fun Run Team has provided a FANTASTIC packet of daily activities--see the link below this section!

Calendar Events

This Week and Next:

5/4-8: Teacher Appreciation Week

Mon 5/4: Meal Pickup, 11-1 PM; Superhero Spirit Dress Day

Wed 5/6: School Site Council Meeting, 3 PM; Virtual CSF Telethon, 5-9 PM

Thurs 5/7: PTO Meeting via Zoom, 7 PM: Please register in advance at this link: Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting now Meeting ID: 886 0988 4322/Password: 452167

Fri 5/8: Virtual Friday Flagpole; Car Parade 2 PM through housing and Cays.


5/25: Memorial Day Holiday/No School

6/4: General PTO meeting at SSES, 8:30 AM

6/11/20: 5th Grade Promotion/Last Day of School/Early Release

Military Connections: MFLC Availability During Quarantine

Silver Strand Elementary School is SO fortunate to have the full-time services of our very own MFLC (Military Family Life Counselor), Marie Millard! Our MFLC is available to help students and their families through the emotions and transitions associated with military life.

Video Teleconferencing Services Now Available! (see flyer below this section)

Military & Family Life Counselors (MFLCs) are here to listen now more than ever. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, MFLCs can now offer video teleconferencing

services to help Service Members, spouses, children and staff address:

» Deployment and reintegration issues

» Marriage and relationship issues

» Parenting and family issues

» Communication challenges

» Stress and anxiety

» Sadness, grief and loss

» Daily life issues

Consultations and trainings are free and anonymous.* No records are kept. The MFLC Program is intended for all Services, Guard and Reserve components.

After-hours and weekend appointments are available. Group or off-site meetings can be arranged.

Scheduling an appointment is easy!

Just call your MFLC at 619-592-0093.


619 592-0093


Military Spouse Support Meetings:

ECDC Wed. May 20 8:30-9:30 Transitions

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

PTO News and Updates

We are SO FORTUNATE at Silver Strand to have the ongoing support of our PTO. Thank you for all you do with your time, energy, and fundraising!

PTO is having a Zoom meeting on Thursday at 7PM: Please register in advance at this link: Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting now Meeting ID: 886 0988 4322/Password: 452167

Silver Strand Luau: We are so very sad to report that our SSES PTO and Principal Moore have made the difficult decision to cancel our Silver Strand Luau scheduled for April 24. We are so grateful for our PTO volunteers, parents, and staff who were preparing for this amazing event, along with a slate of amazing vendors and services. We fully intend to reschedule and hold our 25th Luau, but are not in the position to designate a new date at this time. Thank you for your donations and volunteerism--we look forward to mobilizing our forces in support of family togetherness and our wonderful school community SOON! We will have SO MUCH to CELEBRATE!

Put your child's Name in Lights on the Silver Strand's Marquee Sign! We now have a convenient online form to easily schedule your Birthday, Welcome or Farewell message! The cost is $20 and your donation supports the SSES PTO! Schedule online now:

Silver Strand PTO Board

  • President: Lori Blauert
  • Vice President: Nellie Ritter
  • Treasurer: Leslie Broussard
  • Secretary: Leigh-Ann Williamson
  • Parliamentarian: Lisa Emme

Silver Strand PTO
Call or Text: 619-537-8782

Join Silver Strand PTO Today!

In addition to building community, supporting curriculum, and enriching students' school experience, the Silver Strand PTO is responsible for Family Fun Nights, Holiday Shoppe, Yearbook and Luau to name a few. Our fundraising efforts provide for school field trips and enrichments clubs. We are unable to do what we do without the support of Silver Strand families, teachers and staff.

Coronado SAFE Events and Activities

Coronado SAFE supports healthy families and children through workshops/"coffee talks," school programs, speakers, and counseling. See flyers below for upcoming events.

Coronado SAFE is here and available to support SSES families. Here are a few things we are doing, please let us know how else we can help during this time:

See the flyer below for resources on navigating physical distancing.

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Coronado Schools Foundation Events & Updates:

VIRTUAL TELETHON on MAY 6, 5-9 PM! Read more here!

Telethon is one of Coronado Schools Foundation’s largest fundraising events of the year, and all proceeds raised through Telethon go directly back to our schools to fund the STEM and Arts Pathways programs impacting the education of every child enrolled in our district. We ask our business partners, community members, donors, and colleagues to work strategically with us to ensure that our rescheduled Telethon is again another exceptional success for our schools. If you feel compelled to give at this time, visit and click on DONATE. All donations will be acknowledged LIVE on air.

Coronado Schools Foundation’s mission is to raise and manage funds to provide exceptional learning experiences for all Coronado Unified School District students. We thank you for your partnership in this time of public uncertainty and applaud each one of you for continuing your commitment to the educational enrichment of our children.

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As our educators, parents, and community come together to connect, challenge and champion our students during our district closure, we are humbled by the outpouring of compliments during these trying times. What a positive testament to our CUSD family!

Click here to recognize a student, family member, employee, or volunteer who goes above and beyond to make a difference. Those who are "caught" will receive a copy of the positive words that were shared about them and a "Caught Being Awesome" decal. Please take a minute or two to brighten someone else's day!

2019-20 Parent and Student Handbook

Our Parent and Student Handbook includes more detailed information about our school programs and policies. Click here to access our handbook (also available on our website).

Community Agreements and Multi-Tiered Systems of Support

We are in year 2 of a district-wide review and revamping of our supports and interventions for students, including academic and behavioral/social-emotional. The aim is for our community to have clear and consistent expectations and interventions with a restorative and supportive focus. Our Silver Strand MTSS committee has drafted a set of Community Agreements for students, staff, and families (see attachment below). We are also working on updated referral/intervention forms and a new look and focus for our "blue slip" incentive forms. We look forward to keeping you posted on our progress and inviting your feedback!

How Does Coronado Unified School District Communicate with Families?

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!