Week of January 30, 2023

Finney PTA is hosting a Panda Express Fundraiser Monday January 30th, 2023 all day event (9am-9pm)
20% of proceeds will directly benefit Finney students!
Location: Panda Express: 1820 Main Court Chula Vista 91911
Just show the flyer, order online using Code 349623 in “Fundraiser Code Box” 

Please join us for our next ELAC/Coffee Chat Parent meeting Friday, February, 8:00 in the Finney auditorium, or virtually. Finney Counselor, Ms. Rose Gonzalez will present on social-emotional wellness.

There is NO GUM and NO CANDY allowed at school. Please leave these items at home.

Finney attendance last week was 90.6% – our goal is 98%. Congratulations to Ms. Aguilera’s Class for having 99% attendance last week! Regular school attendance is a major factor in success in school and in life!

COVID: Please report positive Covid tests on this form.

Upcoming Dates:
Feb. 2 6th Grade Class Panoramic Photo
Feb. 2 3rd Grade Ukulele Performance 1:30
Feb. 3 ELAC/Coffee Chat 8:00 in auditorium or via Teams Live Event
Feb. 7 DAC/DELAC Meeting 12:00-2:00
Feb. 8 PTA Association Meeting 2:30 Rm. 602
Feb. 10 Kids’ Heart Challenge (Jumprope for Heart)

Week of January 23, 2023

The Great Kindness Challenge is global week-long celebration of kindness, January 23-27. We need parent volunteers to help with kindness activities during morning recess, 9:30-10:45 a.m. this week. If you are interested, please contact Mrs. Rose Gonzalez rosemary.gonzalez@cvesd.org.

Important! On FRIDAY we will take our aerial photo of the whole school. Please wear your grade level color!

Finney attendance last week was 91.2% – our goal is 98%. Congratulations to Ms. Siegel’s Class for having 98% attendance last week! Regular school attendance is a major factor in success in school and in life!

COVID: Please report positive Covid tests on this form.

Please help the YMCA continue to provide before and after school services for Finney students! Contribute to the annual YMCA fundraising campaign. Finney’s goal is $650 and we have raised $524 so far! Click here to support programs for Finney students. Thank you!!!

Upcoming Dates:
Jan. 24 3rd Grade & Rm. 701 VAPA Showcase 8:00
Jan. 27 Kindness Photo – Wear Grade Level Color!
Jan. 27 Speech Contest 8:00 a.m.
Jan. 30 5th Grade VAPA Showcase 8:00
Feb. 2 6th Grade Panoramic Photo
Feb. 2 3rd Grade Ukelele Performance 1:30
Feb. 3 ELAC/Coffee Chat Parent Mtg. 8:00 Social-Emotional Wellness

Week of January 16, 2023

NO SCHOOL Monday, January 16, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

The Great Kindness Challenge is global week-long celebration of kindness, January 23-27. We are seeking parent volunteers to help with kindness activities during morning recess, 9:30-10:45 a.m. during that week. If you are interested, please contact Mrs. Rose Gonzalez rosemary.gonzalez@cvesd.org.

We are planning to take an aerial photo of the entire school body on Friday, Jan. 27 for the Great Kindness Challenge. If you have access to a drone to help us take our photo, please let Dr. Prange know. Here’s the photo we took for the 2018 Great Kindness Challenge:

Our lost and found bin is full of sweaters and jackets! Please come pick up your lost items. The bin is located in the cafeteria.

Here is the CVESD 2023-2024 Calendar. Please consider the school calendar when making plans–there are only 180 days of school and every day counts! If you would like a hard copy, we have them in the front office.

Finney attendance last week was 93.1% – our goal is 98%. Congratulations to Mrs. Aguilera’s Class and Mrs. Martinez’s Class for having 100% attendance last week! Regular school attendance is a major factor in success in school and in life!

COVID: Please report positive Covid tests on this form. Positive individuals are considered infectious 2 days before symptom onset or the date of positive test collection if not symptomatic.

  • A minimum of 5 days of isolation starting from the date of onset of symptoms day zero, or a positive test if asymptomatic
  • Proof of a negative test is required to return to school or work after day 5 and before day 11
  • If an individual continues to test positive after day 5, they can continue to try to test out every day. They can return to school without a test on day 11.

Please help the YMCA continue to provide before and after school services for Finney students! Contribute to the annual YMCA fundraising campaign. Finney’s goal is $650! Click here to support programs for Finney students. Thank you!!!

Upcoming Dates:
Jan. 16 NO SCHOOL–MLK Day
Jan. 17 DAC/DELAC Meeting 12:00-2:00
Jan. 18 CVESD Board Meeting 6:00
Jan. 23-27 Great Kindness Challenge

Week of January 9, 2023

Quarter 3 starts on Tuesday, January 10th and is a MINIMUM DAY with early dismissal:
Kinder 12:45
1st-2nd 12:55
3rd-6th 1:00

Here is the CVESD 2023-2024 Calendar. Please consider the school calendar when making plans–there are only 180 days of school and every day counts! If you would like a hard copy, we have them in the front office.

Finney attendance for the week of Dec. 12-16 was 91.6% – our goal is 98%. Congratulations to Mr. Turner’s class, Rm. 404, for having 98% attendance the last week of quarter 2! Regular school attendance is a major factor in success in school and in life!

Your child’s report card was sent home on Dec. 16 in a large white Finney envelope. Please keep the report card, sign the envelope, and return the envelope to school. You can also access report cards online in the Home Access Center. Here is a guide to the new CVESD report card in English and Spanish.

Please help the YMCA continue to provide before and after school services for Finney students! Contribute to the annual YMCA fundraising campaign. Finney’s goal is $650! Click here to support programs for Finney students. Thank you!!!

Upcoming Dates:
Jan. 16 NO SCHOOL–MLK Day
Jan. 17 DAC/DELAC Meeting 12:00-2:00
Jan. 18 CVESD Board Meeting 6:00
Jan. 23-27 Great Kindness Challenge

Week of December 12, 2022

If you’re wondering what gift a teacher or staff member might like, check out the Finney Staff Gift Preferences.

Please help the YMCA continue to provide before and after school services at Finney by donating to the YMCA Annual Campaign. Each school is required to raise funds for the YMCA – Finney’s goal is $650. Thank you!

Please remind your child of our Finney School-wide Expectations: Be Kind, Be Safe, and Be Responsible.

Our attendance rate last week was 91%–our goal is 98%. Congratulations to Mr. Barraza’s class, Room 406, with the best attendance last week: 95%!

Students should only miss school if they are sick. Those with symptoms can return with a negative Covid test, no fever for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication, and symptoms improving. We have plenty of rapid tests at school–just ask in the office. If you have a special circumstance and need an independent study, please let us know.

Please schedule appointments after school or on non-school days. There are only 180 days of school each year. The CVESD calendar is here. If you would like a hard copy, we have them in the school office.

You will receive your child’s report card in a large white Finney envelope on Friday, December 16. Please keep the report card, sign the envelope, and return the envelope to school in January. You can also access report cards online in the Home Access Center. Here is a guide to the new CVESD report card in English and Spanish.

We wish everyone a happy and healthy Winter Break! We return on Tuesday, January 10, a minimum day.

Upcoming Dates:
Dec. 15 VAPA Showcase Kinder 1:30 in the Auditorium
Dec. 16 Last Day of Quarter 2
Dec. 16 Report Cards Sent Home & Available online in Home Access Center
Dec. 19-Jan. 9 Winter Break
Jan. 10 First Day of Quarter 3–Minimum Day

Week of December 5, 2022

In case you missed it, here is a recording of our ELAC and Coffee Chat meeting held on Friday, Dec. 2.

Our attendance rate last week was 87%–our goal is 98%. Congratulations to Mr. Turner’s class, Room 404, with 95%!

Students should only miss school if they are sick. Those with symptoms can return with a negative Covid test, no fever for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication, and symptoms improving. We have plenty of rapid tests at school–just ask in the office. If you have a special circumstance and need an independent study, please let us know.

Please schedule appointments after school or on non-school days. There are only 180 days of school each year. The CVESD calendar is here. If you would like a hard copy, we have them in the school office.

This week is a special music class. We are recording a winter video, telling the story of “Snowmen at Night” with the WHOLE SCHOOL! We are filming during music class next week.

All students are invited to wear white or blue (ice colors), hats, scarves, winter themed pajamas, holiday clothing, or snowmen costumes on their VAPA day.

Here is the VAPA filming schedule:
Monday- 6th and 3rd grade
Tuesday- 4th and 5th grade, 4/5 combo
Wednesday- 2nd and 1st
Thursday- SDC and Kindergarten


Please join us for the Finney PTA Movie Night fundraiser on Friday, December 9 for The Grinch on the Finney Field. Bring your chairs, jackets, hats, and blankets! Admission is $2. Proceeds to benefit activities for Finney students.

Food sale 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Movie starts 5:30 pm
Food combo: Hotdog or hamburger, chips and soda $10.00
Water or soda $1.00
Hot chocolate or coffee $2.00
Donuts $2.00

Volunteers are welcome and needed to help with set up and clean up. Even 10 minutes helps out. Email finneypta@gmail.com if you are interested in volunteering to help at Movie Night.

Upcoming Dates:
Dec. 5 VAPA Showcase 6th Grade 8:00 in the Auditorium
Dec. 5 School Site Council 2:30 Rm. 602
Dec. 7 PTA Association Meeting 2:30 Rm. 602
Dec. 9 Movie Night Fundraiser 5:30
Dec. 15 VAPA Showcase Kinder 1:30 in the Auditorium
Dec. 16 Last Day of Quarter 2
Dec. 16 Report Cards Sent Home & Available online in Home Access Center
Jan. 10 First Day of Quarter 3–Minimum Day

Week of November 28, 2022

Our attendance rate last week was 88%–our goal is 98%. Congratulations to Mrs. Martinez’s class, Room 303, with 96.8%!

Students should only miss school if they are sick. Those with symptoms can return with a negative Covid test, no fever for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication, and symptoms improving. We have plenty of rapid tests at school–just ask in the office. If you have a special circumstance and need an independent study, please let us know.

Please schedule appointments after school or on non-school days. There are only 180 days of school each year. The CVESD calendar is here. If you would like a hard copy, we have them in the school office.

During the week of Dec. 5-9, Mrs. Pridmore will be recording a video to share with families . We are asking students to wear pajamas on their VAPA day the week of Dec. 5-9:

DayGrades
Monday 12/55th, 4th/5th combo, & 6th
Tuesday 12/63rd & 4th
Wednesday 12/71st & 2nd
Thursday 12/8Kinder & SDC
Please wear pajamas on this day.

Eat at Panda Express on Tuesday, November 29, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. 1820 Main Court Chula Vista CA 91911 and 20% goes to Finney! Online orders will be accepted; you MUST enter “347128” in the “Fundraiser Box” or bring flyer or show flyer on smart phone. Click here for the flyer. Here is the Spanish flyer.

Please join us for the Finney PTA Movie Night fundraiser on December 9 at 5:30. Bring your chairs and blankets! Admission is $2. Proceeds to benefit activities for Finney students.

Upcoming Dates:
Nov. 29 Panda Express Fundraiser 10 a.m.-9 p.m. 1820 Main Court Chula Vista CA 91911
Dec. 2 ELAC/Coffee Chat 8:00-9:00, Finney Auditorium or virtual option
Dec. 5 VAPA Showcase 6th Grade 8:00 in the Auditorium
Dec. 5 School Site Council 2:30 Rm. 602
Dec. 7 PTA Association Meeting 2:30 Rm. 602
Dec. 9 Movie Night Fundraiser 5:30

Week of November 14, 2022

We are collecting food for families in need Nov. 14 through 18!

Our attendance rate last week was 85%–our goal is 98%. Congratulations to Mrs. Silva’s class, Room 305, with 98.6%!

Students should only miss school if they are sick. Those with symptoms can return with a negative Covid test, no fever for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication, and symptoms improving. STUDENTS DO NOT NEED TO BE SYMPTOM-FREE to attend school. We have plenty of rapid tests at school–just ask in the office. If you have a special circumstance and need an independent study, please let us know.

Upcoming Dates:
Nov. 15 DAC/DELAC Parent Meeting 12:00-2:00, CVESD District Office
Nov. 21-25 NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Break
Dec. 2 ELAC/Coffee Chat 8:00-9:00, Finney Auditorium or virtual option
Dec. 5 School Site Council 2:30


Week of November 7, 2022

There is NO SCHOOL on Friday, November 11, Veterans’ Day.

YELLOW FEDERAL SURVEY FORMS were sent home on Friday 11/4 and are due Wednesday, November 9. The most important information on the card is the physical work address (including the street number and zip code). Post Office Boxes cannot be accepted. It is very important that we have a form for every child. Please take the time to complete and return these cards immediately for the benefit of the students of Finney Elementary. 

Our attendance rate last week was 85% and no classes met our goal of 98%. Students should only miss school if they are sick. Those with symptoms can return with a negative Covid test, no fever, and symptoms improving. We have plenty of rapid tests at school–just ask in the office.

Finney PTA is holding a membership drive October 17-November 14. The class with the highest percentage of PTA members will win a movie party. Here is the link to join PTA.

Upcoming Dates:
Nov. 9 2nd Grade VAPA performance 8:00 a.m. in the auditorium
Nov. 11 NO SCHOOL Veterans Day
Nov. 21-25 NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Break