Voyager Family News

Silver Strand Elementary School October 29, 2018

Spotlights and Reminders

  • This week we are on an early release schedule (like regular early release Wednesdays) every day to accommodate Parent-Teacher Conferences: If your child is scheduled to attend Sibling Care or After Care, they will be allowed to attend Child Care early on these days (no cost is associated with early release days). Questions? Email
  • This week’s theme is TEAMWORK, as we collaborate with you at conferences this week to best support your child's learning and success! We practice teamwork skills in PE, in classrooms through group problem solving and projects, in Specials, in our morning circles, and more! Extracurricular team activities (athletics, clubs, scouts, etc.) not only help your child practice working with others on shared goals, but they provide another supporting adult to who can give valuable feedback and encouragement to your child.
  • Our APEX Fun Run was a smashing success due to the enthusiasm and endurance of our students, our supportive staff, the talented and inspiring APEX team, our PE coaches, Navy volunteers, Silver Strand PTO, and Voyager families and friends pledging funds to support our programs!! Thank you ALL!
  • Halloween is on Wednesday and it is a SPIRIT DAY! Dress in Halloween-themed outfits or simple costumes. No makeup, masks, or props please!

Silver Strand Safety and Security Support from Karen Pierro

October Is Cyber Security Awareness Month - Part 2

To continue last week’s safety blurb, here are some further tips & suggestions to keep kids safe & secure online:

  • Treat media as you would any other environment in your child's life. Know your children's friends, both online and off. Know what platforms, software, and apps your children are using, what sites they are visiting on the web, and what they are doing online.
  • Create tech-free zones. Keep family mealtimes, other family and social gatherings, and children's bedrooms screen free. Recharge devices overnight—outside your child's bedroom to help him or her avoid the temptation to use them when they should be sleeping.
  • Be careful your child doesn’t use technology as an emotional pacifier. Children need to be taught how to identify and handle strong emotions, come up with activities to manage boredom, or calm down through breathing, talking about ways to solve the problem, and finding other strategies for channeling emotions.
  • Apps for kids – do YOUR homework. More than 80,000 apps are labeled as educational, but there is little research to demonstrate their actual quality. Help your kids find apps that access areas they need educational support in and then monitor as they use them.
  • Remember: Kids will be kids. Kids will make mistakes using media. Try to handle errors with empathy and turn a mistake into a teachable moment. However, some indiscretions, such asbullying, or posting self-harm images, may be a red flag that hints at trouble ahead. If you are made aware of these actions, carefully monitor your child's behavior and, if needed, enlist supportive professional help.

It’s a BIG digital world! Be safe out there!

Student Council News

  • Every Friday is a Voyager Spirit Day! Wear your Silver Strand or community team gear!
  • 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.
  • Friday, November 9 will be a red, white, and blue spirit day!

PTO Updates

  • Come to the PTO Craft Fair from 8-noon on Saturday, November 3 at SSES! Student Council will host a bake sale.
  • 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.

Our Voyager Yearbook Needs Your Help!

Please help us populate our yearbook with photos of our students and events by sending photos you take throughout the year to this email address:

Thank you to our parent volunteers who put our yearbook together!

Upcoming Events


MON 10/29 PM: Parent Conferences

TUES 10/30 PM: Parent Conferences

WED 10/31 SPIRIT DAY: Halloween outfits/simple costumes

Business Day in 5th Grade

PM: Parent Conferences

THUR 11/1 Student Council Meeting at Lunch

PM: Parent Conferences

Letters to Troops due tomorrow

FRI 11/2 8:10am Friday Flagpole Assembly

“Captain Mama” Book Presentations in upper grades

PM: Parent Conferences

SAT 11/3 8 AM-noon: Strand PTO Craft Fair and Student Council Bake Sale


MON 11/5 1PM: All-School Assembly (“BASH” sponsored by Lamb’s Players)

6:30 PM: Restorative Practices Training Sponsored by SAFE

TUES 11/6

WED 11/7 8:30-9:30 AM at Village ES: Military Spouses' Meeting

THUR 11/8

FRI 11/9 8:10am Friday Flagpole Assembly

SPIRIT DAY: Red, White and Blue

Veteran’s Day Family Recognition sponsored by PTO

4th Grade Bring a Parent to Lunch Day


ON THE HORIZON: November 19-23: Thanksgiving Break!

Coronado SAFE Events and Activities

Would you like to learn more about the circles our students participate in to start their days off right? Would you like to learn how "circles" can help your family communicate? SAFE is offering a Restorative Practices training on Monday, November 5 at 6:30 PM in the CHS Theatre. We hope to see you there!

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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