Parent Newsletter

Feb. 10, 2020

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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, as of February 3, 2020 for both preschool locations.

The application is currently available on Crown’s website under Admissions and Application, at the Crown preschool office located at 199 Sixth St, and below. Applications will be available at the Silver Strand office soon.

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 families are required to reapply. 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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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

Buying or Receiving School Lunch? PLEASE READ

Effective Monday February 3, 2020 all families buying or receiving school lunches will be required to report child absences no later than 9:00 am the day of to avoid paying a lunch fee. This policy will reduce food waste, cost, and ensure families are complying with the required attendance policy.

*State funded families will be responsible for paying a lunch fee only under this new policy*

Exceptions due to unforeseen circumstances will be considered.

Please feel free to email Ms. Lisa with any questions and thank you for your cooperation.

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Post 9/11 GI Bill Presentation

Educational information for military and dependents. Thursday, Feb 20 @ Coronado HS - Details inside

Coronado Military Spouses Meeting

Supporting your child through deployment. Wednesday, Feb 19 @ Silver Strand Elementary - Details Inside

Visual prompts can be very helpful for your child. Each of our preschool classrooms have many visuals and a visual daily schedule for our students. Visual prompts strengthen a child's brain development and creates mental images that will help children understand processes and easily transition from one activity or event to another. Enjoy this week's article!
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UCSD Eye Mobile

This school year, your child had an eye exam with UCSD as apart of our Quality Preschool Initiative, QPI grant. If your child was recommended for a follow up, please know the UCSD Eye Mobile will return to Crown Preschool on Thursday Feb. 22 @ 8 am, and Silver Strand Preschool also on Thursday Feb. 22 @ 10 am. Your child's teacher can provide you with the exact time your child has a scheduled appointment. For any questions feel free to email Ms. Lisa,

Silver Strand Corner

Silver Strand Preschool Child Care

Are you are interested in Extended Day Care for your preschooler? Please take the following survey to express you interest.

Crown Corner

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Library Applications

Attention Preschool families: Please take this opportunity, if you haven't done so already, to complete a library application for your child. There are applications provided in your child's classroom this week ONLY! We invite our families to sign up and bring in books from the Coronado library to share with the class each week (see section on library books). Your child's classroom has posted the topics we need books for each week. You are also welcome to register for a library application here: register your child(ren) for a free library card!

Library Books!

Our preschool program hopes each family participates and signs up for an opportunity to bring in LIBRARY books. We strongly encourage families to visit the Coronado or any local library with their child, have them select the books to bring to school, and share these books with their peers for the week. It is not required to participate but if you would like to do so, please send only send in LIBRARY books!


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

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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