Voyager Family News

Silver Strand Elementary School

Spotlights and Reminders

  • This week we have a LATE START schedule for Thursday (school starts at 10 AM) and will have an Earthquake Drill shortly after, at 10:18 AM.
  • This week’s theme is STRONG, aligned with the APEX Fun Run. Strength isn’t just about muscles; strength and endurance are what we use when we are doing something difficult, like finishing challenging work, or solving a problem with friends or classmates. Voyagers will be practicing strength in running, learning, and relating to others!
  • The APEX Fun Run will hold its kickoff assembly on Tuesday morning right after the bell. Students will be inspired to do their best running at our annual APEX fundraiser, and we hope your runners will gain sponsors from friends and family members. The Fun Run is scheduled for Thursday, October 25th, during students' PE classes.
  • If you have a Halloween costume to donate or trade, come to Friday Flagpole to swap costumes or donate to a local Girl Scout Troop collecting costumes for students at the Monarch School (bin in the office).

Silver Strand Safety and Security

Great California Shake Out: 10/18/2018 at 10:18 a.m.

On Thursday, October 18th at 10:18 a.m. our school, along with thousands of others, will participate in “The Great California Shake-Out” drill. This practice drill will give our students & staff an opportunity to practice how to protect themselves during an earthquake. In preparation, staff has taken appropriate measures within the past month to be sure classroom disaster supply bags are fully stocked and readily accessible. When the alarm sounds on Oct. 18th, teachers will give directions to “Drop, Cover, and Hold On,” an action that can save lives and reduce the risk of injury. After the drill, teachers may follow-up with their individual classrooms about earthquake safety. Please discuss your earthquake readiness plans at home as well.

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Stay Connected with Silver Strand Elementary School!!

We want you to be "in the know"! Read our weekly email, and please check our website to stay up to date on school news, programs, and upcoming events. There is a "Search and Popular Pages" tab on the middle righthand side of our Home Page. This contains Voyager Family Emails, PTO link, Menu, Calendar and other important information. There is also an orange PeachJar tab on the bottom right of the Home Page. PeachJar contains flyers for Enrichment Clubs and other organizations hosting events at our school and in the community. The link to our homepage is:

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Student Council News

  • Every Friday is a Voyager Spirit Day! Wear your Silver Strand or community team gear!
  • Wednesday, October 17 is mismatch sock day!
  • Halloween (Wednesday, October 31) will be a Spirit Day at SSES. Students may wear seasonal tee shirts, socks, or accessories, or simple costumes to school on Halloween but NO MASKS, MAKEUP, or PROPS please. Students should be able to use the bathroom and participate in PE in their costumes.

PTO Updates

  • Next PTO Meeting is Thursday, November 15 at 6:30 PM at SSES. This is an evening meeting and we hope to have great participation! Ms. Moore will host a Q&A with the Principal at the conclusion of PTO business.
  • PTO is sponsoring a Halloween costume exchange. Come swap costumes at Friday Flagpole this week!
  • Thank you to all participants in the PTO Bargain Fair this weekend.
  • Running Club is off to a great start for the primary grades; thank you to parent volunteers for coordinating and supervising. Upper grades need a few more volunteers to get our students sprinting; email if you are interested.
  • We are kicking off our APEX Fun Run Fundraiser with a student assembly on Tuesday, October 16 and the Fun Run during PE on Thursday, October 25. Get ready to sign up some sponsors!

Upcoming Events


MON 10/15

TUES 10/16 8:15-9:05 APEX Fun Run Kickoff Assembly

WED 10/17 Spirit Day: Mismatch Socks

7:30-9:30 AM: Karl Mueller Site Visit


10:18 AM: Earthquake Drill

4PM: Board Meeting

FRI 10/19 8:10am Friday Flagpole Assembly

Pop Warner Night at CHS Football Game

SAT 10/20 CSF Auction/Gala


MON 10/22

10 AM: Karl Mueller Site Visit

TUES 10/23 Principal Moore at Jury Duty

WED 10/24

THUR 10/25 APEX Fun Run in PE Classes


8:10am Friday Flagpole Assembly


10/29-11/2: Parent-Teacher Conferences

10/31: Spirit Day: Halloween Outfits/Costumes

11/3: Strand PTO Craft Fair

11/5: 1 PM: Lamb’s Players BASH Assembly