Week of January 25, 2021

Although we still DO NOT have a date for return to in-person school, once we get to the RED Tier we will have the option to reopen. We need your help. Please complete this quick survey (one for each child) by January 25, 2021. Thank you to all of you who already responded! We really need to hear from everyone so we know your preferences and can plan accordingly. For the Spanish version of the survey, you can change the language in the upper right corner.

This week is the Great Kindness Challenge, an international movement to spread kindness. You can learn about it in this video. Students will work on completing their Kindness checklists this week, and do other kindness activities. Here is the Kindness Checklist in English and Spanish. If you scan the QR code on the checklist, you can download a free app for the Kindness Challenge. We are also having Kindness Spirit Days, sponsored by Finney Peace Patrol.

The community has the opportunity to review and give input on the Comprehensive School Safety Plan at our next School Site Council online meeting on Monday, January 25, at 1:00 via Teams.

Students can check out library books from Finney any school day! Books will be available for pickup by knocking on the front office door the day after books are reserved. Click here to learn how to reserve books.

Upcoming Dates:
Jan. 25 School Site Council 1:00
Feb. 10 CVESD Board Mtg. 6:00
Feb. 11 Materials Distribution
Feb. 12 NO SCHOOL Lincoln’s Birthday
Feb. 15 NO SCHOOL Washington’s Birthday
Feb. 18 Free Covid-19 Testing at Finney

Week of January 18, 2021

There is NO SCHOOL Monday, January 18, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Although we still DO NOT have a date for return to in-person school, once we get to the RED Tier we will have the option to reopen. We need your help. Please complete this quick survey (one for each child) by January 25, 2021. All students who do not have a survey completed by 1/25/21 will be placed in a distance learning class.

Students can check out library books from Finney any school day! Books will be available for pickup by knocking on the front office door the day after books are reserved. Click here to learn how to reserve books.

Food Distribution is every THURSDAY, 12:00-2:00.

The community has the opportunity to review and give input on the Comprehensive School Safety Plan at our next School Site Council online meeting on Monday, January 25, at 1:00 via Teams.

Upcoming Dates:
Jan. 18 NO SCHOOL MLK Day
Jan. 21 Coffee Chat/ELAC Parent Mtg. 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Jan. 25 School Site Council 1:00
Jan. 25-29 Great Kindness Challenge

Week of January 11, 2021

Our next Materials Distribution is this Thursday, January 14. This is a no-contact drive-thru event in the parking lot. Please wear a mask and stay in your car. Materials for all grades can be picked up during Meals Distribution 12:00-2:00 or anytime until 6:00 pm. To expedite the process, please write your child’s name, teacher, and grade in large print so you can show us when you arrive.

The next PTA General Meeting is Thursday, January 14 at 2:00 via Zoom.

If your child borrowed a laptop or wifi hotspot in the past, and is not using it, please return it to the school.

If you are not receiving a weekly email from Finney on Sunday, you may have Finney emails blocked. Please unblock us to stay informed. Also, please text YES to 67587 to Opt In to texts from Finney.

If you would like some tips for talking to kids about current events, here are some resources:
Helping Kids Understand the Riots at the Capitol (disponible en español)
Helping Children Cope with Frightening News (también en español)
Talking to Kids about the Violence at the U.S. Capitol

CVESD has a great Social Emotional Learning Newsletter for Parents. Here is the January edition in English and Spanish.

Students can check out library books from Finney any school day! Books will be available for pickup by knocking on the front office door the day after books are reserved. Click here to learn how to reserve books. The Chula Vista Library and San Diego Library are also a great source for books.

Food Distribution is every THURSDAY, 12:00-2:00.

The community has the opportunity to review and give input on the Comprehensive School Safety Plan at our next School Site Council online meeting on Monday, January 11, at 1:00 via Teams.

Upcoming Dates:
Jan. 11 School Site Council 1:00
Jan. 14 Materials Distribution 12:00-6:00 pm
Jan. 14 PTA General Meeting 2:00
Jan. 18 NO SCHOOL MLK Day
Jan. 21 Coffee Chat/ELAC Parent Mtg. 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Week of January 4, 2021

Quarter Three starts TUESDAY January 5! We are continuing in Distance Learning until further notice.

Parents, we know this school year is hard on everyone, and we appreciate your patience and cooperation more than you can imagine. Please note that students in grades K-6 will take mid-year district assessments this month. The purpose of assessments is to give teachers needed information about how to better support your child. Please help your child’s learning by NOT giving hints or answers when they are taking a test. Thank you for all your support!

If you missed the Superintendent’s most recent Town Hall Meeting on December 17, you can view the recording here. Here is the Spanish version.

Our next Materials Distribution is Thursday, January 14.

Food Distribution is every THURSDAY, 12:00-2:00.

Upcoming Dates:
Jan. 11 School Site Council 1:00
Jan. 14 Materials Distribution
Jan. 18 NO SCHOOL MLK Day

Week of December 14, 2020

Student Report Cards will be emailed to you by Friday, December 18. Please note that mid-year district tests will be given in January, so you will receive scores at the end of January for Smarty Ants (K-2nd), Achieve3000 (2nd-6th) and i-Ready Math (K-6th).

We are excited to announce the Finney Virtual Winter Performance! All students, staff, and family members are invited to submit a video for this virtual singalong project. Students will need adult assistance to create a free account for the app we are using, and will need plug-in headphones with a microphone. Here is a video you can sing along to for practice before you record. Click here for all the details, and direct any questions to Finney’s Music Teacher, Mrs. Pridmore crystal.pridmore@cvesd.org. Submissions are due by Tuesday, December 15th.

If you’re wondering what holiday gift your teacher might like, check out the Finney Staff Gift Preferences.

Finney Student Council is sponsoring a Spirit Week this week.

Students can check out books from the Finney library and pick up any day of the week. Books will be available the day after they are reserved. Click here for instructions!

Are you receiving weekly emails and calls from Finney every Sunday at 5:00 pm? If not, please update your contact information! You can email updated contact information to Mrs. Patty Olivas at patrici.anrakuolivas@cvesd.org.

Upcoming Dates
Dec. 14 School Site Council 1:00
Dec. 18 Last Day of Quarter 2
Dec. 21-Jan. 4 Winter Break
Jan. 5 First Day of Quarter 3

Week of December 7, 2020

We are excited to announce the Finney Virtual Winter Performance. All students are invited to submit a video for this virtual singalong project. Click here for all the details, and direct any questions to Finney’s Music Teacher, Mrs. Pridmore crystal.pridmore@cvesd.org. Submissions are due by December 15th.

Do you need holiday assistance, or know someone who does? Click here for the invitation to Toys for Joy. Here is the invitation in Spanish. Here is the link to register.

If you’re wondering what holiday gift your teacher might like, check out the Finney Staff Gift Preferences.

Finney Student Council is sponsoring a Spirit Week the week of December 14-18.

Are you receiving weekly emails and calls from Finney every Sunday at 5:00 pm? If not, please update your contact information! You can email updated contact information to Mrs. Patty Olivas at patrici.anrakuolivas@cvesd.org.

Upcoming Dates
Dec. 7 School Site Council 1:00
Dec. 18 Last Day of Quarter 2
Dec. 21-Jan. 4 Winter Break
Jan. 5 First Day of Quarter 3

Week of November 30, 2020

Are you receiving weekly emails and calls from Finney every Sunday at 5:00 pm? If not, please update your contact information! You can email updated contact information to Mrs. Patty Olivas at patrici.anrakuolivas@cvesd.org.

FREE COVID TESTING AT CVESD SCHOOLS Nov. 30-Dec. 4: CVESD is working with COVID-19 testing company Kahala Biosciences to host the CVESD Safe! Testing & Tracing Program. Open to the CVESD community. Tuesday, December 1, 9 am-4 pm at Silver Wing Elementary, 3730 Arey Drive, San Diego, 92154. You can pre-register or walk-in.

To support your child’s learning, it is important to provide structured time for them to practice what they are learning in school. The more your child practices what they are learning, the better they will learn. Be sure to include time for READING BOOKS, Smarty Ants or Achieve 3000, iReady Math, and ST Math.

Materials Distribution #4 is this Thursday, December 3rd.
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.

Upcoming Dates:
Dec. 3 Materials Distribution #4
Dec. 7 School Site Council 1:00
Dec. 18 Last Day of Quarter 2
Dec. 21-Jan. 4 Winter Break
Jan. 5 First Day of Quarter 3

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