Week of November 16, 2020

Click here to read the Finney PTA November Newsletter including directions for the winter fundraiser, NOW through Nov. 20th.

Please join us on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 6:00-7:00 pm for a special event for PARENTS: “Balancing Screen Time with Your Kids” with author Arlene Pellicane. Click here for the flyer in English and in Spanish. Click here to join the event via Zoom.

We are excited to announce we will be creating a Finney School Song music video with as many Finney students as possible! It will be this type of video. If you would like your child included in this project and others, please click here to complete the CVESD Media Release Form.

FREE COVID TESTING AT CVESD SCHOOLS Nov. 16-20: CVESD is working with COVID-19 testing company Kahala Biosciences to host the CVESD Safe! Testing & Tracing Program. Open to the CVESD community. Tuesday, November 17, 9 am-4 pm at Silver Wing Elementary, 3730 Arey Drive, San Diego, 92154. You can pre-register or walk-in. Additional dates & locations are here.

Upcoming Dates:
Nov. 18 6:00 pm CVESD Board Meeting
Nov. 23-27 Thanksgiving Break NO SCHOOL
Dec. 3 Materials Distribution #4

Week of November 9, 2020

There is NO SCHOOL on Wednesday, November 11 in observance of Veterans’ Day.

Families with multiple children can pick one time to come.

Click here to read the Finney PTA November Newsletter which includes directions for the winter fundraiser, which starts on Monday, Nov. 9.

Please take a moment to read this letter to families about Social Justice. Aquí está la carta en español.

We are excited to announce we will be creating a Finney School Song music video with as many Finney students as possible! It will be this type of video. If you would like your child included in this project and others, please click here to complete the CVESD Media Release Form.

Upcoming Dates:
Nov. 9 School Site Council Meeting 1:00
Nov. 11 Veterans’ Day NO SCHOOL
Nov. 12 School Picture Day (in the Parking Lot)
Nov. 23-27 Thanksgiving Break NO SCHOOL
Dec. 3 Materials Distribution #4

Week of November 2, 2020

El tema del próximo Café con la Directora/junta de ELAC será “Los efectos del Estrés y Trauma en los Niños”. Viernes, 6 de Nov. a las 8:30 de la mañana.
Congratulations to Emily O. from Mrs. Boulytchev’s class for having the winning poster in the Red Ribbon Week Healthy Choices Poster Contest!

Food Distribution continues at Finney every Thursday, 12:00-2:00. Students can also reserve books from the Finney Library and pick them up at this time. Click here for how to reserve books.

Are you receiving flyers from CVESD and Finney via Peachjar? Click here to sign up.

Click here to let us know what topics your would like to see covered in our Virtual Coffee Chats/ELAC Meetings this school year.

Upcoming Dates:
Oct. 31-Nov. 3 Finney is a Polling Place–Remember to Vote!
Nov. 6 ELAC/Coffee Chat 8:30 a.m.
Nov. 9 School Site Council Meeting 1:00
Nov. 11 Veterans’ Day NO SCHOOL
Nov. 12 School Picture Day (in the Parking Lot)

Week of October 26, 2020

Quarter 2 begins Monday, October 26th. We are back to our regular schedule for Distance Learning.

Materials Distribution #3 is this Thursday, October 29th.
PK-1st 3:00-4:00
2nd-4th 4:00-5:00
5th-6th 5:00-6:00
Materials can also be picked up during Food Distribution, 12:00-2:00.
You can pick up materials for all your Finney students at the same time.

Red Ribbon Week is a nationwide event to help teach children about making healthy choices. Student Council is sponsoring spirit days and a Healthy Choices Poster Contest. Students can submit posters promoting healthy choices to their teachers.

Are you receiving flyers from CVESD and Finney via Peachjar? Click here to sign up.

Click here to let us know what topics your would like to see covered in our Virtual Coffee Chats/ELAC Meetings this school year.

Upcoming Dates:
Oct. 31-Nov. 3 Finney is a Polling Place–Remember to Vote!
Nov. 11 Veterans’ Day NO SCHOOL
Nov. 12 School Picture Day (in the Parking Lot)

Week of October 19, 2020

Parent Teacher Conferences are Thursday, Oct. 15- Friday, Oct. 23. We will have a modified schedule for these dates, with synchronous Distance Learning from 8:00-10:00. Please note: your child has ASYNCHRONOUS assignments (independent work) to complete from 10:00 to the end of the regular school day.

Is your child reading and being read TO every day? This is the most important thing you can do to help your child develop their reading skills. Please use our online checkout system to borrow books from the Finney library. Also, the Book Fair is going on now through Oct. 25!

The Finney Scholastic Book Fair is October 12-25. It’s online and they will ship directly to your home!

Are you receiving flyers from CVESD and Finney via Peachjar? Click here to sign up.

Click here to let us know what topics your would like to see covered in our Virtual Coffee Chats/ELAC Meetings this school year.

Upcoming Dates:
Oct. 23 Last Day of Quarter 1
Oct. 26 First Day of Quarter 2
Oct. 26-30 Red Ribbon Week
Oct. 29 Material Distribution #3
Oct. 31-Nov. 3 Finney is a Polling Place–Remember to Vote!

Week of October 12, 2020

Parent Teacher Conferences are Thursday, Oct. 15- Friday, Oct. 23. We will have a modified schedule for these dates, with synchronous Distance Learning from 8:00-10:00 ONLY. Your child’s teacher will schedule an online meeting with you to discuss your child’s learning.

CVESD will continue in Distance Learning for all students until further notice. For more information on the Reopening Plan please see, CVESD Frequently Asked Questions. If you missed the CVESD Town Hall on Oct. 5, you can view it here.

Please click here for important PTA Events this week!

The Finney Scholastic Book Fair is October 12-25. It’s online and they will ship directly to your home!

Are you receiving flyers from CVESD and Finney via Peachjar? Click here to sign up.

Click here to let us know what topics your would like to see covered in our Virtual Coffee Chats/ELAC Meetings this school year.

Upcoming Dates:
Oct. 12 School Site Council meeting 1:00-2:00
Oct. 14 PTA General Meeting 3:00
Zoom Meeting ID: 864 3728 6980 / Passcode: 378978
Oct. 15-23 Parent-Teacher Conferences (Distance Learning 8:00-10:00 a.m.)
Oct. 16 Panda Express Fundraiser for Finney!
Oct. 23 Last Day of Quarter 1
Oct. 26 First Day of Quarter 2

Week of October 5, 2020

Don’t miss the CVESD Town Hall Meeting on Monday, Oct. 5 at 6:00 p.m. Please read the Superintendent’s Newsletter that was sent out last Friday. Here are CVESD Frequently Asked Questions regarding school reopening. Please complete this Commitment Form to let us know your choice regarding students returning to in-person school.

Parent Teacher Conferences are Thursday, Oct. 15- Friday, Oct. 23. We will have a modified schedule for these dates, with Distance Learning from 8:00-10:00 ONLY. Your child’s teacher will schedule an online meeting with you after 10:00 to discuss your child’s learning.

Click here to let us know what topics your would like to see covered in our Coffee Chats/ELAC Meetings this school year.

Here is the latest Finney PTA Newsletter!

PTA is excited to announce the Virtual Book Fair, October 12-25. Click here for details.

Upcoming Dates:
Oct. 5 School Site Council 1:30 pm
Oct. 15-23 Parent-Teacher Conferences
Oct. 16 Panda Express Fundraiser for Finney!
Oct. 23 Last Day of Quarter 1
Oct. 26 First Day of Quarter 2

Week of September 28, 2020

Please read the Superintendent’s Newsletter that was sent out on Friday. Please complete this Commitment Form to let us know your choice regarding students returning to in-person school.

Please click here to read the Annual Notification packet in English or Spanish. Please click here to sign that you received the Annual Notification packet and the Finney Parent Handbook. Aquí está el Manual para Padres en Español.

The CVESD Acceptable Use Policy governs the use of technology for students. This policy is part of the Annual Notification.

There is still time to join Finney PTA! Just click here for the link to join.

Our second Materials Distribution for Distance Learning is Thursday, October 1st. To avoid a traffic jam, please try to come at the assigned time for your grade level (families with more than one student can pick up for all students at the same time). You can also pick up during Meals Distribution, 12:00-2:00.

Thursday, Oct. 1
PK-K: 3:00-4:00
1st-2nd 4:00-5:00
3rd-4th 5:00-6:00

5th-6th 6:00-7:00

We are excited to announce the Finney Library is now open! Your child can reserve books online and you can pick them up on Thursdays, 12:00-2:00 during Food Distribution. Each student can check out 2 books per week. Students must return or pay for overdue/lost books before checking out additional books. Click here for instructions on accessing the Finney Library catalog.

Upcoming Events:
Oct. 1 Thursday Drive-Thru Meals Distribution 12:00-2:00
Oct. 1 Thursday Drive-Thru Library Books 12:00-2:00
Oct. 1 Drive-Thru Materials Distribution #2 3:00-7:00 pm
Oct. 5 School Site Council 1:30 pm
Oct. 15-22 Parent-Teacher Conferences

Week of September 21, 2020

State and federal laws require that school districts notify parents/guardians of minor pupils of their parental rights (California Education Code Section 48980.) Please click here to read the Annual Notification packet in English or Spanish. Please click here to sign that you received the Annual Notification packet and the Finney Parent Handbook. Aquí está el Manual para Padres en Español.

If you need assistance with technology, you can call the CVESD Parent Help Line 619-409-6638, M-F 8:00–5:00. We are also available here at the school to help you, 7:30-4:30.

For student absences, please call the school 619-690-1334 or email Ms. Olivas, our Attendance Secretary, at patrici.anrakuolivas@cvesd.org.

We are excited to announce the Finney Library is now open! Your child can reserve books online and you can pick them up on Thursdays, 12:00-2:00 during Food Distribution. Each student can check out 2 books per week. Students must return or pay for overdue/lost books before checking out additional books. Click here for instructions on accessing the Finney Library catalog.

The Finney School Site Council (SSC) is seeking nominations for 3 parent members. SSC works to ensure that our school’s budget is aligned with the academic program. The SSC is also responsible for continually identifying and implementing instructional practices to strengthen the core academic program. If you would like to nominate yourself for School Site Council, please email Dr. Prange beverly.prange@cvesd.org by Friday, Sept. 25.

Finney’s English Learner Advisory Committee needs a Parent Representative to represent Finney’s English Learner parents at the monthly District Advisory Council/District English Learner Advisory Committee (DAC/DELAC) meetings, held on Tuesdays, 12:00-2:00 online. If you would like to serve as the ELAC Parent Representative for Finney, please email Dr. Prange beverly.prange@cvesd.org by Friday, Sept. 25.

Upcoming Events:
Sept. 24 Thursday Drive-Thru Meals Distribution 12:00-2:00
Sept. 24 Thursday Drive-Thru Library Books 12:00-2:00
Sept. 24 ELAC & Coffee w/the Principal Mtg. 5:30 pm
Sept. 25 ELAC & Coffee w/the Principal Mtg. 8:30 am
Oct. 1 Drive-Thru Materials Distribution #2 4:00-7:00 pm
Oct. 5 School Site Council 1:30 pm