Week of May 30, 2022

NO SCHOOL Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day. Please consider taking a moment of silence in honor of those who have sacrificed their lives in the past and for those who continue to stand up for freedom for all today.  

Friday’s Field Day was a blast! Thank you to all the parent volunteers who helped make it happen!

Congratulations to the Finney Bulldogs Soccer Team, CVESD Western Co-Ed Division Soccer Champions for 2021-2022! First time in history! A huge thank you to volunteer Coach Mr. Hoffman and Assistant Coach Mr. Turner.

Residency verification for 2022-23 is online.  All students returning to any school in the Chula Vista Elementary School District for the 2022/23 school year are required to prove residency with their school of attendance before the start of school in order for their child’s name to be placed on a class list.  

You will be receiving an email that will contain a unique “Snap Code” for each of your children enrolled at Finney and a link to the website where you will be able to update information for your child and upload your residency for the 22/23 school year. For a list of acceptable residency documents, please see residency form below:

Click here to read this quarter’s VAPA Newsletters for each grade level.

COVID cases are on the rise. Please check your children for symptoms every day! Those with COVID-like symptoms (fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea) must stay home and get tested. You can order free rapid home tests here https://www.covid.gov/tests. We also have test kits in the school office.

May 30 NO SCHOOL MEMORIAL DAY
June 3 6th Grade Promotion 8:30 a.m. on the Blacktop
June 3 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
June 17 School Office Closes
July 19 Meet the Teacher Picnic 1:00-2:00 p.m.
July 20 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL (Minimum Day)

Week of May 23, 2022

Each grade level is asked to wear a different color for FIELD DAY on Friday:

CVESD invites you to the Community Expo on Saturday, July 23rd.

Please read Friday’s CVESD Covid-19 Newsletter for the latest Covid news.

Please check your children for symptoms every day! Those with COVID-like symptoms (fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea) must stay home and get tested. You can order free rapid home tests here https://www.covid.gov/tests. We also have test kits in the school office.

Weekly Covid PCR testing continues every Tuesday at Finney. You can sign your child up for Tuesday testing at school.covidclinic.org. For questions about testing, contact k12@covidclinic.org. If your child is signed up for weekly testing at school, they do not need additional tests when they are exposed to a positive case in the classroom.

We still have spaces for parent volunteers to help run activities at the Finney Field Day on May 27, 8:15-11:30. If you are interested in helping at this event, please email Ms. Longo. giulia.longo@cvesd.org

Register for kindergarten NOW at cvesd.org! Do you know a child who will turn 5 by September 1, 2022? Please spread the word to friends, family, and neighbors. We are accepting transfers in all grade levels!

No GUM or CANDY is allowed at school. Water only allowed in classrooms. No sharing of food allowed at school.

May 27 Field Day! Please wear sunscreen, hat, P.E. shoes, and your grade level color
May 30 NO SCHOOL MEMORIAL DAY
June 3 6th Grade Promotion 8:30 a.m. on the Blacktop
June 3 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
July 19 Meet the Teacher Picnic 1:00-2:00 p.m.
July 20 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL (Minimum Day)

Week of May 16, 2022

We are seeking parent volunteers to help run activities at the Finney Field Day on May 27, 8:15-11:00. If you are interested in helping at this event, please email Ms. Longo by Friday, May 20. giulia.longo@cvesd.org

Some grade levels are still completing state testing. Scroll down to see the calendar.

Register for kindergarten NOW at cvesd.org! Do you know a child who will turn 5 by September 1, 2022? Please spread the word to friends, family, and neighbors. Transfers are welcome!

Those with COVID-like symptoms (fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea) must stay home and get tested.

Covid testing continues every Tuesday at Finney. You can sign your child up for Tuesday testing at school.covidclinic.org. For questions about testing, contact k12@covidclinic.org. If you child is signed up for weekly testing, they do not need additional tests when they are exposed to a positive case in the classroom.

No GUM or CANDY is allowed at school. No Gatorade, juice, or sugary drinks please. No sharing of food allowed at school.

May 17 DAC/DELAC In-Person 12:00-2:00 at ESSC, 84 East J Street, Chula Vista
May 18 CVESD Board Meeting 6:00 p.m. at ESSC, 84 East J Street, Chula Vista
May 19 B-LAC Black Learners Advisory Council 6:00 p.m. at Muraoka Elementary
May 27 Field Day!
May 30 NO SCHOOL MEMORIAL DAY
June 3 6th Grade Promotion 8:30 a.m. on the Blacktop
June 3 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
July 19 Meet the Teacher Picnic 1:00-2:00 p.m.
July 20 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL (Minimum Day)

Week of May 9, 2022

Register for kindergarten NOW at cvesd.org! Do you know a child who will turn 5 by September 1, 2022? Please spread the word to friends, family, and neighbors. Transfers are welcome!

Covid testing continues every Tuesday at Finney. You can sign your child up for Tuesday testing at school.covidclinic.org. For questions about testing, contact k12@covidclinic.org.

We need your help to protect our floors and carpets. No GUM or CANDY is allowed at school. No Gatorade, juice, or sugary drinks please.

It is time for state and district academic testing. Please be sure students have a good night’s sleep, eat breakfast, and arrive to school on time. Most testing is in the morning. Remind students to relax and do their best.

Upcoming Dates:
May 9 School Site Council 2:30
May 10 Peace Run Assembly 1:00
May 27 Field Day!
May 30 NO SCHOOL MEMORIAL DAY
June 3 6th Grade Promotion 8:30 a.m.
June 3 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
July 20 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

Week of May 2, 2022

We love our Finney teachers and staff! This week is Staff Appreciation Week! The best gift from a student is a note of appreciation. If you are wondering about your favorite Finney staff member’s gift preferences, click here.

Register for kindergarten NOW at cvesd.org! Do you know a child who will turn 5 by September 1, 2022? Please spread the word to friends, family, and neighbors. Transfers are welcome!

It is time for state and district academic testing. Please be sure students have a good night’s sleep, eat breakfast, and arrive to school on time. Most testing is in the morning. Remind students to relax and do their best. Here is the Finney testing calendar by grade level (scroll down to see calendar view):

Weekly Tuesday testing at Finney helps us slow the spread of Covid-19. You can sign your child up for Tuesday testing at school.covidclinic.org. For questions about testing, contact k12@covidclinic.org.

Upcoming Dates:
May 2-6 Staff Appreciation Week
May 6 Coffee Chat/ELAC Parent Meeting (virtual) 8:30
May 9 School Site Council 2:30
May 10 Peace Run Assembly 12:45 on the blacktop

Week of April 25, 2022

State and district end of year tests start now. Please be sure students have a good night’s sleep, eat breakfast, and arrive to school on time. Most testing is in the morning. Remind students to relax and do their best. Here is the Finney testing calendar:

Weekly Tuesday testing at Finney helps us slow the spread of Covid-19. You can sign your child up for Tuesday testing at school.covidclinic.org. For questions about testing, contact k12@covidclinic.org. Those who have had Covid-19 within the past 90 days should not test with Covid Clinic.

Kindergarten registration is going on NOW at cvesd.org! Do you know a child who will turn 5 by September 1, 2022? Please spread the word to friends, family, and neighbors. Transfers are welcome!

Children who will turn 5 between September 2, 2022 and February 2, 2023 are eligible for Transitional Kindergarten. The closest school with TK for 2022-23 is Los Altos. Students need to enroll for TK at their home school.

Please ensure students wear clothing appropriate for school. Shirts must cover midriff. Heelys, Crocs, flip-flops, and slippers are not safe for school. Shoes must be appropriate for physical education. Long fingernails are not safe for school. Please leave all valuables and special items (e.g. jewelry) at home.

Staff Appreciation Week is May 2-6. The best gift from a student is a note of appreciation. If you are wondering about your favorite Finney staff member’s gift preferences, click here.

May 2-6 Staff Appreciation Week
May 9 School Site Council 2:30
May 10 Peace Run Assembly 12:45 on the blacktop

Week of April 18, 2022

YMCA STRETCH before and after school program is now accepting registrations for 2022-23 school year. Click here to apply.

Thought Exchange is the survey tool CVESD uses to gather your input on “What do you feel are the most important priorities in the LCAP that our District should emphasize in order to support all students?” Click here to participate now through April 22.

San Ysidro Health Center is holding a FREE Dental Clinic at Finney on Friday, April 22. Complete and return the consent form your child brought home last week if you would like them to be screened.

Kindergarten registration is going on NOW! Do you know a child who will turn 5 by September 1, 2022? Please spread the word to friends, family, and neighbors. Transfers are welcome!

Children who will turn 5 between September 2, 2022 and February 2, 2023 are eligible for Transitional Kindergarten. The closest school with TK for 2022-23 is Los Altos. Students need to enroll for TK at their home school.

District and State End of Year testing starts soon! Here is the Finney Testing Calendar:

April 19 CVESD DAC/DELAC Meeting 12:00-2:00
April 21 Spring Picture Day
April 21 6:00 pm CVESD B-LAC Parent Forum at Muroaka Elementary
May 2-6 Staff Appreciation Week
May 10 Peace Run Assembly 12:45 on the blacktop

Week of April 11, 2022

Please send only plain water in student water bottles. Please NO gatorade, juice, etc., as this stains our carpets and attracts pests. NO GUM AND NO CANDY please.

PTA Members: Please consider running for the 2022-23 Finney PTA Board. Click here for job descriptions for all open PTA Board positions. Elections are Thursday, April 14 via Zoom.

Thought Exchange is the survey tool CVESD uses to gather your input on “What do you feel are the most important priorities in the LCAP that our District should emphasize in order to support all students?” Click here to participate now through April 22.

San Ysidro Health Center is holding a FREE Dental Clinic at Finney on Friday, April 22. Complete and return the consent form your child brought home last week if you would like them to be screened.

District and State End of Year testing starts soon! Here is the Finney Testing Calendar:

Kindergarten registration is going on NOW! Do you know a child who will turn 5 by September 1, 2022? Please spread the word to friends, family, and neighbors. Transfers are welcome!

Are you receiving texts from Finney? Text YES to 67587. Please have grandparents, daycare providers, and whoever else picks up your child sign up for texts from Finney and follow the Finney blog, so that they will be aware of important information such as minimum days.

Upcoming Dates:
April 11 School Site Council 2:30
April 13 CVESD Board Meeting 6:00 pm
April 14 PTA Board Elections 4:00
April 21 6:00 pm CVESD B-LAC Parent Forum at Muroaka Elementary