NEU Pence Elementary

May 15 - May 19

Coffee with the Principal

Please join us in this very special edition of Coffee with the Principal, we will have Lisa Ringel from ICAC, as a special guest speaker to talk to our parents about the use of the internet, mobile devices and the digital divide between parents and children.

If your student uses the internet, cellphone or a mobile device, you shouldn't miss this presentation. You will be given tips about technology and internet use to prevent crimes against children.

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Jose Montano Foundation 9th Annual 5K Walk/Run

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Therapeutic Horsemanship

SBUSD's Reach out to Families Center is sharing this information to our families regarding Therapeutic Horsemanship, please see below.

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2023 - 2024 Registration

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New and Returning Students may now submit their Registration on ParentVue at


You may click the link below to submit your Student Registration for the upcoming 2023-2024 School Year.

Pence Families are current SBUSD families, even if you are enrolling a new student please use this same link, user name and password as you have used to register your students in previous years.

ParentVue for Current SBUSD Families

Do you need help filling out the registration application?

Registration Application Support at Pence

If you need support completing the online application,

please be aware that we will have dedicated Registration Support on

Wednesdays from 2:30-4:30pm

Thursdays from 3:30pm-4:30pm.

If you require support outside of these days and times, please contact the office to schedule an appointment at (619) 662-8100.

*If you have trouble logging in, please call us to assist prior to making an appointment*

*** Important Dates to Remember ***

Memorial Day Holiday

Monday May 29


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 ever need to revisit previous editions of our Family Friday Newsletter please visit our website under News and Communications menu, then Weekly Family Newsletter

Military Families' Corner

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

San Diego Upcoming Events:

Naval Base San Diego:

Please see below for more information on upcoming events for Military Families:


MWR’s Community Recreation team is planning a full calendar of family-friendly events. Up next: Comedy Night, Roller Skating at Derby United, Car Show and Touch a Truck, Kidz Rule Sports Day, Mommy and Baby Movie Morning, Mom and Son Sock Hop, Pedal and Pups Tour, Parents Date Night, 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


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: Elizabeth Dole Foundation: Caring for Military Families,

The Elizabeth Dole Foundation is the preeminent organization empowering, supporting, and honoring our nation’s 5.5 million military caregivers; the spouses, parents, family members, and friends who care for America’s wounded, ill, or injured veterans. The Foundation strives to strengthen and empower America’s military caregivers and their families by raising public awareness, driving research, championing policy, and leading collaborations that make a significant impact on their lives.

The items in this email are for informational purposes only and does not constitute or imply endorsement by the United States Department of Defense or the United States Department of the Navy.


Over the last 12 years, Camp Corral has served more than 30,000 military-connected children from across the country. Their one-of-a-kind program is tailored to address the most common needs and concerns of military children to include finding peer connections, creating support systems, building confidence, and learning coping skills. Children who participate in their programs experience adventure, test their limits, challenge their fears, celebrate their accomplishments, and make life affirming friendships that assure them they are not alone. Camp Corral is open to children ages 8-15 who have a guardian that is a wounded, ill or injured military/veteran. This is a one-week summer camp that is NO COST to the families.



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


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.



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, 2023.


Counseling Corner

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In Need of Support?

The District's Reach out to Families Resource Center is available to you.

School Counselor

Mrs. Valdivia at

School Social Worker

Veronica Avila -

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 -

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!

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

COVID Updates

  • 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.