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
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
Important Dates to Remember
September 19 - October 3
Superintendent's Listening Tour
Tuesday February 28
*Click on the document below for more information*
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: https://calkids.org/
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 Tutor.com
Tutor.com 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 Tutor.com 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: https://tutor.com/military
SAN DIEGO ZOO and SAN DIEGO ZOO SAFARI PARK Free Admission
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 https://coronado.navylifesw.com/programs/b4100479-fe24-41c9-8ed0-c5c71ebaf790. Follow MWR Community Recreation on Facebook and Instagram for the most up-to-date info: @NavyLifeNBC and @SanDiegoNavyCommunityRecreation
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 https://www.everykidoutdoors.gov/index.htm.
CALIFORNIA STATE LIBRARY PARKS PASS
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 https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=30806.
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: https://dodmwrlibraries.org/
WEEKLY ORGANIZATION SPOTLIGHT
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, http://www.sandiegomom.org/
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: https://www.sandiego.org/explore/events.aspx
Naval Base San Diego: https://sandiego.navylifesw.com/
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.
- Stop by the office OR
- Send an email to Karla Brown - firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Maria Preciado - email@example.com
- Administrative Secretary:
- Attendance Secretary:
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.