Voyager Family News
Week of November 18, 2019
Strand Spotlights and Info
LOCKDOWN DRILL: Our students and staff did an exceptional job of securing themselves on campus today during our drill. It was gratifying and reassuring to walk the campus during the lockdown drill and find no visual or audible evidence of activity or people. Thank you for having conversations about safety at home as well.
After-School Enrichment Clubs: The final week of this session of clubs is next week; Nov 18-22.
This week’s theme is GRATITUDE: Thanksgiving is an opportunity to express gratitude for family, friends, and all we enjoy in life. I am grateful to work here at SSES and with all of you in our Voyager Family.
Chargers Foundation Grant Visit
FAMILY PROJECT OPPORTUNITY: MAKE A HOLIDAY SNOWMAN!
Help Silver Strand Decorate Our Library for the Winter:
MAKE A HOLIDAY SNOWMAN!
Snowmen or snowwomen need to be free-standing.
No bigger than 2 ft tall.
They may have a winter or holiday “scenery” base or background.
Some suggested materials to use: socks, felt, wood, styrofoam, tissue box, clay, recycled plastic bottles (NO FOOD pls)
Please bring in snowpeople ON December 6, 2019.
They will go home with students on January 31st.
This is a child/family project (not a contest).
Students completing a snowman will
each receive a certificate & small treat.
PLEASE BE SURE STUDENT & TEACHER NAMES ARE ON PROJECT!
Contact Ms. Pierro with any questionsKaren.firstname.lastname@example.org
Running Club Updates
Run Club Morning Schedule:
- 7:25-7:30 am - Line up at the gate wearing tracker cards. (no supervision before 7:25 am)
- 7:30 am - Gate opens and immediately closes
- 7:30-7:35 am - Runners are escorted to the field. They drop backpacks and line up.
- 7:35-7:55 am - Run begins.
- 7:50 am - Final Lap Call
- 7:50-8:05 am - Runners receive run feet, collect backpacks, sit at class cones until bell rings. (Kinder/TK will have a parent PTO Volunteer help)
- 8:05 am - Parents & Volunteers must be off-campus. Please do not take your child to class as this can be distracting to the class's morning routine.
To register your child, sign up here!
This Week and Next:
Wed 11/20: MilSpouse Meeting at Village, 8:30 AM
Thurs 11/21: Theatre Club Performance at Strand Hall, 6 PM
Fri 11/22: PTO Pies for Teachers
11/25-29: Thanksgiving Holiday/No School
Wed 12/4: Luau planning committee meeting @Calypso Cafe 6PM
Fri 12/6: Holiday Snowmen due to Library; Coronado Holiday Parade and Open House
Wed 12/11: SSES Choir performs at Hotel Del Holiday Event, 4:30 PM
12/9-13: Holiday Shoppe at SSES
Wed 12/18 @8:30 AM: SSES Holiday Concert featuring TK-5th Grade classes and Band & Choir
Fri 12/20-1/3/20: Winter Holiday/No School
Mon 1/6/20: School Resumes
Thurs 1/9: General PTO meeting at SSES, 8:30 AM
Fri 1/17/20: Teacher Workday/No School for Students
Mon 1/20/20: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday/No School
Thurs 1/30: Late-Start: all students start at 10:00AM and Math Night at SSES
Fri 1/31: 3rd Grade Bring a Parent to Lunch (12:15PM)
Thurs 2/6: General PTO meeting at SSES, 8:30 AM
Fri 2/14-Mon 2/17: Presidents' Weekend/No School
Thurs 2/27: Spring Open House
Fri 2/28: 2nd Grade Bring a Parent to Lunch (12:15)
Thurs 3/5: General PTO meeting at SSES, 8:30 AM
Fri 3/13: PTO Family Fun Night: Freaky Friday Dance
Wed 3/18, 4:30-9 PM: CSF Telethon at CHS
Thurs 3/19: Late-Start: all students start at 10:00AM
Fri 3/27: 1st Grade Bring a Parent to Lunch (11:50)
3/30-4/3: Spring Break Holiday/No School
Tues 4/7-Thurs 4/9: Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences (Students Early Release)
Thurs 4/9: General PTO meeting at SSES, 8:30 AM
Fri 4/10-Mon 4/13: District Holiday/No School
Fri 4/24: Kindergarten Bring a Parent to Lunch (11:50) and 25th SSES Luau!
Thurs 5/7: General PTO meeting at SSES, 8:30 AM
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
PTO News and Updates
SEE BELOW FOR THE OCT/NOV PTO NEWSLETTER!
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
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.
After-School Enrichment Clubs
Our SSES PTO is proud to sponsor and coordinate after-school enrichment clubs for students in grades K-5 from 3-4 PM Monday through Thursday (note that these clubs are not part of the CUSD/SSES instructional day, and clubs are run by private organizations/non-CUSD employees).
SSES Teacher Karen Pierro works with our PTO as a coordinator/liaison.
The Clubs Schedule is posted here. The last week for this session of clubs is Nov 18-21.
Coronado SAFE Events and Activities
Coronado SAFE supports healthy families and children through workshops/"coffee talks," school programs, speakers, and counseling.
SAFE COFFEE TALK on Anxiety and Youth on Monday, December 9, 8:30-9:30 at CUSD Board Room. See https://coronadosafe.org/ for more information and to register for upcoming events.
Morning Dropoff and Afternoon Dismissal in 2019-20
Our new bell schedule means ALL students TK-5th Grade will start school at 8:10 AM (same as this past year), and ALL Kindergarten-5th Graders will release at 2:55 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, and at 1:40 on Wednesdays (Transitional Kindergarten will release at 11:50 each day).
Adult supervision outside school in the morning does not begin until 7:50 AM; please do not plan to drop your child off prior to this time unless they are participating in band/choir/other officially supervised school activities.
IN THE MORNINGS: TK and Kindergarten students will line up outside the gate to the right of our office door each morning by 8:05 AM to be picked up by their teachers and escorted to class. First graders will enter the same gate and proceed to class at the first bell. All other grades enter the gates to the left by Strand Hall when the first bell rings to line up by class on the blacktop.
IN CASE OF RAIN OR INCLEMENT WEATHER, students will report to Strand Hall and line up in designated areas in the Hall.
At the end of the school day, Kindergarten teachers will escort their students to the PRESCHOOL GATE for parent pickup ahead of other students, so parents of kindergarteners should plan for their students to be ready to reunite with you 5-10 minutes before 2:55 (or 1:40 on Wednesdays).
We encourage those students/families who can walk/bike/scooter to do so!
The blue crosswalk in the middle of the dropoff/pickup area is reserved for use by school community members with disabilities during our busiest times. If you park to walk into school with your child, please use the crosswalk by Strand Hall.
When dropping off or picking up your students, please stay to the right. The left lane is for parking and is not safe for passing, except when directed by school staff/crossing guard in the afternoons.
Military Connections: Focus on Anchored4Life
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 through the emotions and transitions associated with military life.
Thank you to our community advisory members, MFLC, and students who attended the Anchored4Life Club training in October! Our students learned how to help their peers who are experiencing transitions. The Anchored4Life program at our school focuses on helping new students adjust to Silver Strand, lifts up students whose loved one is leaving for or returning from deployment and sending our warm wishes with students who are relocating. The Team Leads provide care package "Kits" with a theme designed to support each of the four transitions. The kits contain comforting items, coping skills, DVDs to help kids understand that they are not alone and helpful tools for parents. If your child will be experiencing one of these transitions this year, please inform their teacher or the MFLC to receive a free transition kit. The MFLC's information is always available in the Silver Strand office with the other resource materials.
You will also see our Anchored4Life Team Leads around campus this year presenting uplifting messages, helping with service projects and growing in their leadership skills. We are excited to be partnering with Anchored4Life to provide this service to all of our students.
Nominations and Applications Open for Operation Homefront’s 2020 Military Child of the Year® Awards
ABOUT THE AWARDS
Six Military Child of the Year® (MCOY) Awards are presented to one outstanding child from each service branch: Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and the National Guard. The awards recognize the recipients for their resiliency, leadership, and achievement during their parents’ service. Each recipient receives a free trip along with two guests to Washington, D.C., a laptop, and a cash award of $10,000.
The seventh award is the Military Child of the Year® Award for Innovation. This award goes to a military child who has designed a bold and creative solution to address a local, regional, or global challenge. The recipient receives a $10,000 cash award, a laptop, a free trip along with two guests to Washington, D.C., and donated business expertise in bringing the solution to market. Booz Allen Hamilton has presented this award and provided the experts for the last four years.
Recipients and their families will arrive in Washington, D.C., on March 30-31, 2020, for events, tours, and activities leading up to the Awards Gala. The gala will be held the evening of Thursday, April 2, 2020.
All applicants must meet each of the following eligibility criteria:
- Be a legal dependent of a service member or military retiree (Finalists must provide DEERS enrollment form)
- Be between the ages of 13-18 at time of nomination
- Be able to travel to Washington, D.C., to attend the MCOY Gala and other events (March 30 or 31 – April 3, 2020)
- Agree to a background check (if selected as finalist)
- Provide letters of recommendation (if selected as a semifinalist)
- Be willing to participate in media and donor opportunities
WHO MAY NOMINATE FOR THE MILITARY CHILD OF THE YEAR® AWARD
Parents, siblings, teachers, coaches, clergy, neighbors, grandparents, and anyone familiar with the child’s achievements.
HOW TO NOMINATE SOMEONE FOR A MILITARY CHILD OF THE YEAR® SERVICE BRANCH AWARD
Simply go to www.militarychildoftheyear.org and click the Nominations tab. Nomination fields include when and how long a parent has deployed, number of family moves, Gold Star Family or EFMP status, whether a parent is a wounded service member, nominee’s volunteerism, and five short answers as to why the nominee is deserving.
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE MILITARY CHILD OF THE YEAR® AWARD FOR INNOVATION
Youth ages 13-18 may apply for the Innovation Award at www.militarychildoftheyear.org during the application period. They are not required to be nominated by another person.
WHEN TO NOMINATE OR APPLY
The nomination and application periods open September 17, 2019, and close December 9, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern.
Please visit our website, www.militarychildoftheyear.org, and click (FAQs) frequently asked questions. The website provides a wealth of program details, including profiles of previous recipients. For further information, contact Jenny Valderas, Director of Family Support Services, (210) 549-4603 or Jenny.Valderas@operationhomefront.org.
Military Spouse Support Meetings:
Village Wed. Nov. 20 8:30-9:30 Building Resiliency in Children
Strand Wed. Feb. 19 8:30-9:30 Supporting Your Child Through Deployment
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.
Coronado Schools Foundation Events & Updates
Coronado Schools Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeanmarie Bond as President and CEO effective November 11, 2019.
Jeanmarie has ten years experience working for the University of California San Diego Foundation and University Advancement in various roles. Most recently, she worked with the UCSD Foundation Board of Trustees, the CFO, the Chancellor, Vice Chancellors and Deans of various academic areas as well as high-level donors.
Prior to her roles at UCSD Jeanmarie was Education Director for the San Diego County Bar Association; a substitute teacher at Coronado High School (Sophomore Honors and Freshman English) and Director of Junior Achievement at Coronado Middle School; Director of Public Relations at Grey Advertising and Assistant to the Dean of Development and Alumni Relations at Linfield College.
Jeanmarie has lived in Coronado for more than 20 years. Her two adult sons, Phil and Christian Bond, both graduated from Coronado High School. Jeanmarie finds it truly exciting and inspiring to serve her own Coronado community by leading CSF. Learn more at www.csfkids.org.
Coronado Public Library Events
2019-20 Parent and Student Handbook
Community Agreements and Multi-Tiered Systems of Support
How Does Coronado Unified School District Communicate with Families?
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