Week of October 14, 2019

Screen Shot 2019-09-15 at 7.44.53 AMDon’t miss the CVESD Parent Academy this Saturday, Oct. 19th at Vista Square!

halloween-clipart-for-kids-37Friday, October 25 is the annual Finney Costume Parade at 8:30 a.m. on the east blacktop. Families are welcome, and can enter through the side gate on the east side of the auditorium for this event. Student costume guidelines:

  • Faces must not be covered up.  Masks will be allowed during parade only.
  • Costumes are to be tasteful and appropriate for elementary school.
  • Blood, guts and/or gore are not allowed.
  • Fake guns, swords, knives or anything resembling a weapon is not allowed.
  • Costumes must not require parent or adult assistance.
  • Students participating in the parade should arrive to school in their costume and remain in costume all day.
  • Students not participating will be supervised in the library.
  • No costumes allowed at school on Oct. 31.

Finney Fall Festival

Screen Shot 2019-10-12 at 1.30.27 PMCongratulations to Mrs. Martinez’s class, Room 303, for having 100% attendance this week! Overall attendance was 96.1% at Finney this week. Our goal is 98%.

Join us this Friday, Oct. 18 for Movie Night to benefit 6th Grade. Doors open at 5:30 and the movie starts as soon as it gets dark! Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult.

Upcoming Dates:
Oct. 15 1st Grade VAPA Showcase Performance 8:00 a.m.
Oct. 18 Movie Night 5:30 p.m.
Oct. 19 Parent Academy 8:00-12:00 at Vista Square Elem.
Oct. 25 Costume Parade 8:30 a.m.
Oct. 25 Fall Festival 4:30-7:00 p.m.

 

 

Week of October 7, 2019

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There is NO SCHOOL on Monday, Oct. 7th. Quarter 2 begins on Tuesday, Oct. 8th, and is a Regular Day, 2:15 dismissal.

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Join us for our PTA General Meeting this Thursday, Oct. 10 at 4:00 pm in Rm. 201.

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Upcoming Dates:
Oct. 10 PTA General Mtg. 4:00 Rm. 201
Oct. 15 1st Grade VAPA Showcase Performance 8:00 a.m. Auditorium
Oct. 18 Movie Night Fundraiser to benefit 6th Grade activities 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Oct. 19 Annual CVESD Parent Academy 8:00-12:00 at Vista Square Elem.

Week of September 16, 2019

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Congratulations to Room 605, Ms. San Agustin’s class, for having 100% attendance last week! Finney’s overall attendance was 96.5%. Our goal is 98%. Remember, every minute of every day counts.

IMG_0235Finney Student Council is sponsoring Spirit Days this Week:
Monday: Mismatch Day
Tuesday: Twin Day
Wednesday: Crazy Hair Day
Thursday: Career Day
Friday: Fun Run Colors

9562359E-8BF1-46B2-8F86-5B86BD462313The Finney Fun Run is this Friday, Sept. 20 at 8:30. Donations are due by Thursday! Volunteers needed. Email finneypta@gmail.com to volunteer, or stop by Rm. 201 after school.Screen Shot 2019-09-15 at 7.44.53 AMThe CVESD Parent Academy is October 19. Sign up at cvesdparentacademy.org.

Does your child need a computer or tablet at home for homework?

Screen Shot 2019-09-12 at 4.28.36 PMThursday, September 19th, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
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Click here for more info.

Key Dates:
Sept. 19 Picture Make Up Day
Sept. 20 LAST DAY OF QUARTER 1
Sept. 23-Oct. 7 Fall Break
Oct. 8 Tuesday, First Day of Quarter 2, Regular Day 2:15 Dismissal
Oct. 10 PTA General Mtg.
Oct. 15 1st Grade Music Performance 8:00 am

Week of September 9, 2019

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Blog-perfect-attendance-01Congratulations to Ms. Dehne’s Class, Rm. 501, for having 100% attendance last week. Finney’s overall attendance was 95.5%. Our goal is 98%. Remember, every minute of every day counts.

Finney VAPA is featured in this video posted at https://www.artsed411.org. We are so proud of our students, families, and teachers!

Want to make a difference in the life of a child? We are in need of volunteers to work with students in small groups for reading support! Training is provided. The commitment is one hour twice a week. If you are interested in volunteering, please email Mrs. Berman at stacey.berman@cvesd.org or call her at 619-690-1334 ext. 300131.

Key Dates:
Sept. 9 School Site Council 2:30 Rm. 201
Sept. 10 CVESD DAC/DELAC Parent Mtg. 12:00-2:00
Sept. 12-19 Parent-Teacher Conferences 1:00 Dismissal
Sept. 19 Picture Make Up Day
Sept. 20 Finney Fun Run 8:30 a.m.
Sept. 20 LAST DAY  of Quarter 1
Oct. 8 FIRST DAY of Quarter 2 (Regular Day, 2:15 Dismissal)

Week of September 2, 2019

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Finney proudly announces we earned Silver recognition for our Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) implementation.

coffee-with-principalJoin us this Friday, September 6 at 8:00 am in Rm. 201 for the ELAC and Coffee with the Principal meeting. Come learn about and give input on our School Safety Plan and Site Plan for Student Achievement!

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Finney’s Art Teacher, Mrs. Clemetson, is headed to Rome, Italy during Fall Break to hang Finney student artwork at the Colosseum! The exhibit will kick off the United Nations’ International Day of Peace. Follow Mrs. Clemetson on Twitter here.

Sadly, no classes had 100% attendance last week. Finney’s overall attendance was 96%. Our goal is 98%. We can only teach them if they come to school…every minute of every day counts! Plan vacations when school is not in session. 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 CVESD Calendars are here.

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PTA is organizing our annual Finney Fun Run fundraiser this year. We are raising money for an outdoor hand washing station and chess club materials. Kick-off is the Tuesday, Sept. 3. Look for information packets going home with students this week.

CVESD is having Parent Preview nights for students in grades 4th-6th to preview Adolescent Growth Education materials. The first preview night is Sept. 16 at 6:00 pm. More info here.

Upcoming Dates:
Sept. 2 NO SCHOOL Labor Day
Sept. 6 ELAC/Coffee w/the Principal 8:00 Rm. 201
Sept. 9 School Site Council 2:30 Rm. 201
Sept. 10 DAC/DELAC Parent Mtg. @ CVESD 12:00-2:00
Sept. 12-20 Minimum Days for Parent/Teacher Conferences
Sept. 23-Oct. 7 FALL BREAK
Oct. 8 Tuesday–First Day of Quarter 2!

Week of August 26, 2019

downloadCongratulations to Ms. Pot’s class, Rm. 405, for having 100% attendance last week! Finney’s overall attendance was 96.7%. Our goal is 98%. Remember, every minute of every day counts!

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Finney PTA is forming a Fun Run committee. The Fun Run is a fundraiser to benefit the whole school. We are raising money for an outdoor hand washing station and chess club materials. Join us on 8/26 at 8:00 am in Rm. 201.

To help keep our school community updated on District budget activities and the impact on our school site budget, we are seeking a parent to serve on the District’s Budget Advisory Committee (BAC) as Finney’s representative. The first meeting of the BAC is October 23, 6:00-7:00 pm at CVESD, 84 East J Street, Chula Vista, 91910. Childcare will be provided. If you are interested in serving at the BAC representative, please contact Dr. Prange: beverly.prange@cvesd.org.

Upcoming Dates:
Sept. 2 NO SCHOOL–Labor Day
Sept. 9 School Site Council 2:30 pm
Sept. 12-20 Minimum Days for Parent-Teacher Conferences
Sept. 20 Finney Fun Run 8:30-9:30 am

 

Week of August 19, 2019

09632953-4471-4b29-95e5-db5f2dc9b6f6Smile! Thursday, August 22 is Picture Day!

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Congratulations to Mrs. Nguyen’s Class, Rm. 402 for having 100% attendance last week. Finney attendance overall was 97.2%. Our goal is 98%. Every minute counts.

BTFE_LogoYou can support Finney with Box Tops for Education. We are currently raising money to purchase iPads for our 2nd grade classes. No need to clip the box tops! Download the app, and it’s as easy as scanning your receipt. Click here for more info.

Please help us keep your children safe by following traffic rules. There is NO student drop off or pick up on the RED curb in front of the school–this is for school buses and emergency vehicles only. Please use the white curb on Byrd Street for drop off and pick up. Do NOT park on the white curb. Please do not park in STAFF parking spots at any time. Violators will be cited. Finney volunteers wearing neon vests are authorized to direct traffic, and interfering with their work is guilty of an infraction, per CVC 2815.

B&A 2.jpegThe YMCA STRETCH program at Finney has openings for FREE before- AND after-school child care for all grade levels. Applications are available in the school office. For more information call 619-787-7411 or email stretch-finney@ymca.org.

Upcoming Dates:
Aug. 20 Student Council Assembly 8:00
Aug. 21 Garden Club Meeting 3:30 Rm. 201
Aug. 22 Picture Day
Aug. 23 VAPA Night/Movie Night/Campout

 

Week of August 12, 2019

82018271528204490774One way to help your child succeed in school is to read to and with them every day. Did you know it’s important to read to your children all the way through elementary school? Here’s a great article that explains why. 

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Please help us keep our students safe by following traffic rules. There is NO student drop off or pick up on the RED curb in front of the school–this is for school buses and emergency vehicles only. Please use the white curb on Byrd Street for drop off and pick up. Do NOT park on the white curb. Please do not park in STAFF parking spots at any time.

The YMCA STRETCH program at Finney has openings for FREE before school child care for all grade levels. Applications are available in the school office. For more information call 619-787-7411 or email stretch-finney@ymca.org.

Upcoming Dates:
Aug. 12 School Site Council 2:30 Rm. 201 (all are welcome)
Aug. 13 DAC/DELAC Mtg. 12:00-2:00 CVESD
Aug. 14 CVESD Board Mtg.–Mrs. Pridmore will be recognized 6 pm
Aug. 15 YMCA STRETCH Open House 5:00 auditorium
Aug. 22 Fall Picture Day
Aug. 23 Movie Night/Campout/VAPA Night

Week of August 5, 2019

curriculumCurriculum Night is Thursday, August 8th 5-7 pm. Each teacher will present to parents about the curriculum and expectations for the school year. Classroom presentations are given twice. The schedule for the evening is:

4:00-4:30 PTA Meeting Rm. 201
4:30-5:00 PTA Food Sales in Lunch Arbor
5:00-5:15  6th Grade Silent Auction bidding in the auditorium
5:15-5:30 Presentation of Finney team in the auditorium
5:30-6:00 Grade level curriculum presentations in classrooms
6:00-6:30 Grade level curriculum presentations in classrooms (repeat)
6:30-7:00 Silent Auction final bids

pexels-photo-1409716We need your help to send our 6th graders to camp! Please help by donating items to your grade level’s gift basket for the annual Sixth Grade Gift Basket Auction fundraiser which will take place during Curriculum Night. Bring items by Wednesday, Aug. 7th.

Kinder: Toy Basket
1st Grade: Gift Card Basket
2nd Grade: Sports Basket
3rd Grade: Movie Night Basket
4th Grade: Game Night Basket
5th Grade: Coffee Basket
6th Grade: Beach Basket
SDC: Gardening Basket
Preschool: Art Supplies Basket

We will also be holding School Site Council elections and electing our DELAC representative during Curriculum Night.  If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else for School Site Council or DELAC Representative, please submit form to the office by Tuesday, Aug. 6th. Nomination forms are here: SSC Nomination Form Nomination Form ELAC 

arc-safety-first-1Please help us keep our students safe by following traffic rules. There is NO student drop off or pick up on the RED curb in front of the school–this is for school buses and emergency vehicles only. Please use the white curb on Byrd Street for drop off and pick up. Please do not park in STAFF parking spots at any time. Many times teachers have gone to lunch and they cannot get to class on time because their spot is taken.

Congratulations Mrs. Pridmore! Finney’s Music Teacher is a Quarterfinalist for the Music Teacher GRAMMY award. She will be recognized at the CVESD Board Mtg. on Aug. 14 at 6 pm.

The YMCA STRETCH program at Finney has openings for FREE before school child care for all grade levels. Applications are available in the school office. For more information call 619-787-7411 or email stretch-finney@ymca.org.

Upcoming Dates:
Aug. 6 6th Grade Camp Parent Mtg. 5:00 auditorium
Aug. 8 Curriculum Night & Gift Basket Auction
Aug. 12 School Site Council 2:30 Rm. 201 (all are welcome)
Aug. 13 DAC/DELAC Mtg. 12:00-2:00 CVESD
Aug. 14 CVESD Board Mtg.–Mrs. Pridmore will be recognized 6 pm
Aug. 15 YMCA STRETCH Open House 5:00 auditorium
Aug. 22 Fall Picture Day

Help Send 6th Graders to Camp!

volunteer-article-headerThe annual 6th Grade Camp Silent Auction Fundraiser will be held this year on August 8, 2019 during our Back to School Night. We are seeking contributions to help defray the costs associated with 6th Grade camp. All funds raised can go directly toward the fund.

We are organizing a Silent Auction for Back to School night. Each grade level will donate a gift basket for the fundraiser. Our grade level basket themes are listed below. We are kindly asking for theme-based donations from our families. Please send donations with your child by Wednesday, Aug. 7. Thank you!

Grade Theme
Kinder Toy Basket
1st Grade Gift Card Basket
2nd Grade Sports Basket
3rd Grade Movie Night Basket
4th Grade Game Night Basket
5th Grade Coffee Basket
6th Grade Beach Basket
SDC Gardening Basket
Preschool Art Supplies Basket