NEU Pence Elementary

September 12 - September 16

Coffee with the Principal & San Ysidro Health Center

Thursday September 15

Join Ms. Preciado at Coffee with the Principal

Pence Auditorium

Morning session at 9 am and evening session at 5:30pm

San Ysidro Health Center will join us with a special Presentation at Coffee with the Principal

September is Attendance Awareness Month

September is Attendance Awareness Month. Here are some helpful tips to help you get your student to school each and every day.

Help Your Child Succeed in School.

Ayude a su Hijo Tener Exito en la Escuela.

Happy Attendance Awareness Month!

The Achievement Initiave

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Important Dates to Remember

Fall Break

September 19 - October 3

Superintendent's Listening Tour

Tuesday February 28

*Click on the document below for more information*

Nutrition Information

Click on the button below to see the Monthly Child Nutrition Menus

You may also sign up to receive them directly to your inbox each month!

Counseling Corner

In Need of Support? The district’s ROTF resource center is available to you. Please reach out to our School Counselor, Mrs. Valdivia at for more information.

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Military Families' Corner

Please see below for upcoming events and information pertaining to our Military Families:

South Bay Union School District

Oneonta/IB Charter/Emory, Lisa Poli – 619-403-0686


Big Brothers and Big Sisters of San Diego County is now enrolling youth in Operation Bigs; a free program providing mentoring and support to students of military families. Youth must be a least 7 years old, a military dependent, and able to participate 2-4 times a month for at least one calendar year. Please see flyer below.

Questions/Enroll: Vanessa Hewitt, 858-536-4900 ext. 221

School-based Military Family Life Counselors

Your school-based MFLCs are here and ready to listen and provide confidential feedback to support military students and parents through short-term, situational, problem-solving counseling sessions. MFLCs are also available to provide school-based support to school staff. Start your conversation today!

CALKIDS - California Kids Investments and Development Savings Program

The California Kids Investment and Development Savings Program (CalKIDS) is a taxpayer-funded scholarship program designed to help kids start saving for college from the day they're born. Every child born in California on or after July 1 of this year will be automatically enrolled in CalKIDS, and can receive $100 in free deposits by registering in the online portal. For older children, CalKIDS will automatically grant $500 to all eligible low-income students in grades 1-12, plus up to an additional $1,000 for those in foster care or experiencing homelessness.

Learn More/Register:

Free Transit for Youth

Anyone aged 18 and under can ride transit for free as part of the SANDAG Youth Opportunity Pass pilot program. Get your Youth PRONTO app account or card today to get unlimited rides on the bus, Trolley, COASTER, and SPRINTER through June 30, 2023.


Around-the-clock Help with is a program that provides on-demand, online tutoring and homework help at no cost to eligible service members, civilian personnel, and their dependents. With live, expert tutors available 24/7, military-connected students can receive academic help at their moment of need—anywhere they have an internet connection.

1. Work with a tutor from any internet-connected device, anywhere in the world

2. Connect to an expert tutor available on demand 24 hours a day, 7 days a week*

3. Get online tutoring help three ways: request a tutor’s help right now, schedule a future tutoring session, or upload a document for offline review and get comments back within 24 hours

4. Use the free app for IOS and Android mobile devices—take a picture of a homework problem and upload it for the tutor to see

Get Started Today:


For Active Duty All Year

Active duty U.S. Armed Forces personnel receive free admission (all year long) and all the benefits of the 1-Day Pass to the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park upon presenting a Common Access Card (CAC) or Uniformed Services ID Card at the front gates. Complimentary admission is reserved exclusively for active duty service members upon presenting valid ID. Military spouses and dependents 3 years and older are encouraged to purchase discounted tickets through the base MWR Ticket Office or may receive a 10% discount off the 1-Day Pass at a park ticket window.


SEAWORLD Free Admission for Active Duty Military and Families

For your service and sacrifice, SeaWorld thanks and salutes you. SeaWorld holds the men and women of our armed forces and their families in the highest regard, and are honored to host you at their parks as their guests. Through the Waves of Honor program, military personnel and up to three direct dependents may enjoy one complimentary admission to SeaWorld® San Diego. Offer is available online and for visitation thru Dec. 31, 2022.


Family-Friedly Fun with MWR’S Community Recreation

MWR’s Community Recreation team is planning a full calendar of family-friendly events. Up next: Goat Yoga, Dig Day, Golf Clinic, Star Gazing, iFly STEM Program, Dino Dig Day, Back to School Cosmic Family Bowling, Superhero Challenge, NBSD Centennial Celebration, Bark in the Park, Family BINGO, Dive in Movie, Camping Trip, and SO much more. Check them out (and register) at Follow MWR Community Recreation on Facebook and Instagram for the most up-to-date info: @NavyLifeNBC and @SanDiegoNavyCommunityRecreation

Info: 619-437-3028

Free Entrance for 4th graders

U.S. fourth graders can bring their families to national parks, wildlife refuges and other Department of the Interior managed public lands and waters for free through August 31, 2022! Get full details at


Californians can now check out a FREE vehicle day-use pass at your local public library for entry to over 200 participating state parks. The pass is valid for entry of one passenger vehicle with the capacity of nine people or less or one highway licensed motorcycle. For full details and to view an interactive map with CA’s public libraries and nearby participating state parks, visit


Free resources for children, teens and adults. DoD MWR Libraries offers a huge selection of learning resources and content for all ages and interests, including:

9. E-books and audiobooks

10. Movies and music

11. Newspapers and magazines

12. Academic support (prep tests and online tutoring)

13. Professional development

14. Reference and research

15. DIY activities and projects

Set up your profile today:


There are numerous organizations who provide valuable assistance and resources to military families. Each week, I will highlight one such organization.

This week’s organization:

San Diego Military Outreach Ministries,

(619) 461-4164

San Diego Military Outreach Ministries' (SDMOM) is a nondenominational organization, guided by Christian values, whose mission it is to provide help with some basic needs, as well as hold events that enhance the quality of life, for all military junior enlisted families (E5 and below) living in San Diego County.

San Diego Upcoming Events:

Naval Base San Diego:

COVID Updates

Covid Test Kits for Students

Dear Pence Families,

Starting on Thursday September 15, we will be sending COVID testing kits home in backpacks. We are asking that all students use these tests before returning to school on October 4, 2022.

Thank you for helping us ensure a safe return to school!

*Actual test kits may not be the ones pictured*

  • We would like to remind our Pence Families that parents and guardians are not allowed inside the campus due to the Covid restrictions.

  • For the most updated COVID Information and Decision Tree, please visit the District's website.

Extended Learning Program at Pence

Click on the link below to fill out an Interest Form if you would like your student(s) to be added to the waitlist for the Boys and Girls Club Morning or Afternoon Program at Pence.

School Attendance

Please let us know when and why your child was absent.

You can:

  • Stop by the office OR
  • Send an email to Karla Brown - OR
  • Return the blue slip to the office or to your child's classroom teacher

Pence Elementary School

Office Hours are Monday - Friday from 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

  • Principal:

Maria Preciado -

  • Administrative Secretary:
Ana Macias -

  • Attendance Secretary:
Karla Brown -

Stay Connected with Pence Elementary

  • Please visit our School's Website for all the most requested information including Schedules, Minimum Days, Student School Year Calendar, Upcoming Events and our Family Handbook.

  • You can also contact us at Let's Talk on the District's Website, you will find the link on the left-hand side of the main page.

  • If you would like a hard copy of our Family Handbook, please come by the Office from 12pm - 4pm to pick up one.