February 17, 2020

There is NO SCHOOL on Feb. 14 & Feb. 17. See you Tuesday!

imagesThank you Finney PTA for a super fun Friendship Dance!

High-School-Franklin-MAFinney Family Science Night is Thursday, February 20, 5:00-7:00. Join us for fun, hands-on  science activities for the whole family and FREE PIZZA!

downloadThoughtexchange starts on February 18! Finney Elementary and CVESD are seeking your input regarding our Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) goals. We will be using the online tool Thoughtexchange to gather your input, February 18-March 20. You can read about the current LCAP here. When you complete Thoughtexchange, email beverly.prange@cvesd.org a screenshot of the completion screen, with your children’s names, and each of your students will receive a special prize! Please put Thoughtexchange in the subject line. We will also have devices available at Science Night on Feb. 20th for you to complete the process here at school.

kindergarten2-02Do you know a child who will be 5 years old by September 1st? Kindergarten registration for 2020-2021 begins February 19th. Registration packets are AVAILABLE NOW. Finney welcomes transfers, but space is limited! Register early! Tell your friends, family, and neighbors.

way_to_go_1xCongratulations to Mr. Schafer’s class, Rm. 702, for having 100% attendance last week: Way to go! Finney’s overall attendance last week was 94.7%; our goal is 98%. When kids miss school, they miss out!

The Pennies for Patients drive in going on now through February 28th to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Finney’s online donation page is here.

Feb. 14 NO SCHOOL
Feb. 17 NO SCHOOL
Feb. 20 Finney Speech Contest 8:00 a.m.
Feb. 20 Finney Family Science Night 5:00-7:00
Feb. 29 Finney Garden Work Day 8:00-12:00

February 10, 2020

18398_publication2.rev.1408026819Your feedback is very important to us! Please direct questions and concerns to your child’s teacher or the school principal.

FieldTrips-HeaderPlease note that per CVESD Board Policy 6153 , the purpose of field trips is to provide learning experiences in an environment outside the school. Field trips are an important part of the learning process. Parents may be invited for the purpose of assisting with supervision. Please note that the Finney Parent Handbook clearly states that siblings are not allowed to go on field trips.

New branding 1We are proud to participate in the Pennies for Patients drive to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Finney’s online donation page is here.

1Do you know a child who will be 5 years old by September 1st? Kindergarten registration for 2020-2021 begins February 19th. Registration packets are AVAILABLE NOW. Finney welcomes transfers, but space is limited! Register early! Tell your friends, family, and neighbors.

Congratulations to Mrs. Boulytchev’s class, Rm. 403, for having 98.4% attendance last week: Way to go! Finney’s overall attendance last week was 93.3%; our goal is 98%. When kids miss school, they miss out!

unnamedPTA is hosting a Friendship Dance on Thursday, February 13, 5:00-7:00 pm. Students must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets on sale now: $1 in advance and $2 at the door. Volunteers are needed!

garden_clubJoin us for our next Finney Garden Club meeting, Thursday, February 13 at 4:15 in Rm. 201.

High-School-Franklin-MAFinney Family Science Night is Thursday, February 20, 5:00-7:00. Join us for fun, hands-on  science activities for the whole family and FREE PIZZA!

Upcoming Dates:
Feb. 11 DAC/DELAC 12:00-2:00
Feb. 12 6th Grade Music Showcase 8:00 a.m. Auditorium
Feb. 13 Garden Club Mtg. 4:15 Rm. 201
Feb. 13 Friendship Dance 5:00-7:00 Auditorium
Feb. 14 NO SCHOOL
Feb. 17 NO SCHOOL
Feb. 20 Finney Family Science Night 5:00-7:00 FREE PIZZA

February 3, 2020

attendancematters_logoCongratulations to Mrs. Adams’ class, Rm. 606, for having 99.4% attendance last week: Way to go! Finney’s overall attendance last week was 94.8%; our goal is 98%. Remember, every minute of every day counts!

1Do you know a child who will be 5 years old by September 1st? Kindergarten registration for 2020-2021 begins February 19th. Registration packets will be available on Feb. 5th. Finney welcomes transfers, but space is limited! Register early!

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PTA is hosting a Friendship Dance on Thursday, February 13, 5:00-7:00 pm. Students must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets go on sale Monday: $1 in advance and $2 at the door. Volunteers are needed!

4th Grade will be selling Friendship Grams during morning recess and after school beginning Monday, February 3. Grams are $1: students write a note that will be delivered with a treat to their friend’s classroom on Feb. 13.

Finney Family STEAM Night is Thursday, February 20, 5:00-7:00. Join us for fun, hands-on math and science activities for the whole family!

Upcoming Dates
Feb. 3 School Site Council 2:30
Feb. 7 ELAC/Coffee with the Principal 8:00
Feb. 13 Friendship Dance 5:00-7:00
Feb. 14 NO SCHOOL Lincoln Day
Feb. 17 NO SCHOOL Washington Day
Feb. 20 Family Science & Math Night 5:00-7:00

January 27, 2020

kindness-550x0-550x0The Great Kindness Challenge is this week, Jan. 27-31! Join us as we spread kindness around Finney, throughout our community, and our world. Volunteers are needed Jan. 27-31 from 9:30-10:45 to supervise Kindness Challenge activities (crafts). Sign up in the office!
WEAR BLUE ON FRIDAY for our annual Great Kindness Challenge aerial photo!

12-21-2018-5-53-05-AM-8625390Student Council if holding a Supply Drive for Rady Children’s Hospital during the Great Kindness Challenge (Jan. 27-31). We are collecting new coloring books, picture books, crayons, and colored pencils for children who are in the hospital. Students can bring donated items to their classroom.

Congratulations to these classrooms for having 100% attendance last week: Ms. Dehne’s Class Rm. 501, Ms. San Agustin’s Class Rm. 605, and Mr. Schafer’s Class Rm. 702. Way to go! Finney’s overall attendance last week was 95.8%; our goal is 98%. Remember, every minute of every day counts!

1Do you know a child who will be 5 years old by September 1st? Kindergarten registration for 2020-2021 begins February 19th. Registration packets will be available on Feb. 5th. CVESD is offering Kinder Readiness orientations for parents on Wednesday, January 29. Click here for more info.

Upcoming Dates:
Feb. 3 School Site Council 2:30 pm Rm. 201
Feb. 6 PTA General Meeting 4:00 pm Rm. 201
Feb. 7 ELAC/Coffee with the Principal 8:00 am Rm. 201
Feb. 12 6th Grade Music Performance 8:00 am Auditorium
Feb. 13 Friendship Dance 5:00-7:00 pm Auditorium
Feb. 20 Family Science, Math & Art Night 5:00-7:00

 

January 20, 2020

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The Girl Scouts are offering a 6 week after school program for Finney girls starting Wednesday, January 22! See flyer here.

Do you know a child who will be 5 years old by September 1st? Kindergarten registration for 2020-2021 begins February 19th. Registration packets will be available on Feb. 5th. CVESD is offering Kinder Readiness orientations for parents on January 29. Click here for more info.

screen-shot-2020-01-09-at-12.36.24-pm.pngPrior to 7:40 a.m., student supervision is provided on the track and in the cafeteria. Students earn tokens for each mile! For more information, see the Finney Run Club Flyer. Volunteers are needed, click here to sign up.

kindness-550x0-550x0The Great Kindness Challenge is Jan. 27-31! Join us as we spread kindness around Finney, throughout our community, and our world. Volunteers are needed Jan. 27-31 from 9:30-10:45 to supervise Kindness Challenge activities (crafts). Sign up in the office!

Upcoming Dates:
Jan. 27-31 Great Kindness Challenge
Feb. 3 School Site Council 2:30 Rm. 201
Feb. 7 ELAC/Coffee with the Principal 8:00

 

January 13, 2020

Happy-New-Year-2020-Transparent.pngQuarter 3 begins Tuesday, January 14, and is a Minimum Day with 1:00 Dismissal.

Congratulations to the Finney team and community! The California Department of Education recognized Finney as an Exemplary Arts Education School. We are one of just 13 schools in the state to receive this award this year.download

Your child’s report card was sent home in a large Finney envelope at the end of Quarter 2. Please KEEP the report card and SIGN & RETURN the envelope to your child’s teacher as soon as possible.

School-Events-PNG-2We love our Finney families and we want you to feel welcome at your child’s school! Please see our Events Calendar and Key Dates 2019-20 for school events. Please contact your child’s teacher or the front office for volunteer opportunities.

Per CVESD Board Policy, we work to limit interruptions to instructional time and ensure student safety by maintaining a closed campus:

  • Once the 7:45 bell rings, the instructional day has begun; students and teachers are focusing on learning. Parents are asked to sign in at the office to obtain a badge if they have an appointment to volunteer or observe in the classroom.
  • Please make sure your child has everything they need before coming to school: Water bottles, lunches, homework, backpacks, info regarding pickup, etc. The school office is not permitted to make deliveries or interrupt classroom instruction.

screen-shot-2020-01-09-at-12.36.24-pm.pngThe Finney Walk/Run Club starts this Wednesday, January 15th. Prior to 7:40 a.m., students must be either on the track or in the cafeteria. For more information, see the Finney Run Club Flyer. Volunteers are needed, click here to sign up.

Upcoming Dates:
Jan. 15 Morning Run Club Begins 7:20-7:40 a.m.
Jan. 16 After School Tutoring Begins 2:30-4:00
Jan. 20 NO SCHOOL–MLK Day
Jan. 21 DAC/DELAC 12:00-2:00
Jan. 27-31 Great Kindness Challenge (volunteers needed during recess)

 

December 16, 2019

Parents, please take a moment to remind your children about the Finney Bulldog Expectations: Be Kind, Be Safe, Be Responsible. We appreciate your support!

Monday, Dec. 16_ Holiday Colors (wear green, red, blue, etc.) Tuesday, Dec. 17_ Holiday Headwear (wear holiday hats or headbands or your favorite hat)Wednesday, December 18th_ Holiday or Crazy Socks (wear holiday soc

4d8b85fee253313288ee74b462a89394This is the final quarter of our Arts Academy partnership with La Jolla Playhouse. Join us on December 18, 8:00-9:30 a.m. for a tour of classrooms to see what theater arts integration looks like at Finney! Just sign-in in the front office and meet in the library at 8:00. We will be visiting Kinder, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade classrooms.

Knitted Sweater Sale (1)3rd-6th Grade Parents: immediately following you child’s performance in the auditorium, please join us in the Music Room for more music!

Attendance-MattersCongratulations to Mrs. Nguyen’s class, Room 402, for having 100% attendance last week. Finney’s overall attendance was 96.1%. Our goal is 98%. Remember, every minute of every day counts!

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

You will receive your child’s report card this week. Please KEEP the report card and SIGN & RETURN the envelope to your child’s teacher. Thank you!

f1b4f30433c3b6433a9c7c9b5a3e1364We wish all our Finney families a safe and happy winter break!

Upcoming Dates:
Dec. 18 & 19 Winter Program 5:30
Dec. 20 Last Day of Quarter 2
Dec. 23-Jan. 13 – Winter Break
Tuesday, Jan. 14 – First Day of Quarter 3 (Minimum Day 1:00 Dismissal)

December 9, 2019

Knitted Sweater Sale (1)

4d8b85fee253313288ee74b462a89394This is the final quarter of our Arts Academy partnership with La Jolla Playhouse. Join us on December 18, 8:00-9:30 a.m. for a tour of classrooms to see what theater arts integration looks like at Finney! Just sign-in in the front office and meet in the library at 8:00.
shutterstock_3451008-e1291009379964-1581x700Study Trips (field trips) are an essential part of the curriculum, for all students. No student can be denied participation in a study trip due to inability to pay. If cost is an issue, please contact your child’s teacher or the principal.

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

Attendance-MattersCongratulations to Mr. Turner’s class, Room 404, for having 98.5% attendance last week. Our overall attendance was 94.1%. Our goal is 98%. Remember, every minute of every day counts!

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PTA invites you to visit the Holiday Gift Shop this week in Room 201. Prices range from .25-$5.95. Flyers went home with students on Friday. Gift Shop Hours:
Before School 7:25-7:40 a.m.
Morning Recess 9:40-10:40 a.m.
After School 2:15-2:30 p.m. (1:00-1:30 on Friday)
Volunteers are needed! Help children shop and wrap their gifts. Contact Finney PTA at finneypta@gmail.com or sign up in Rm. 201 before or after school.

Key Upcoming Dates:
Dec. 9  School Site Council 2:30 Rm. 602
Dec. 9-13 Holiday Gift Shop Rm. 201
Dec. 12 PTA General Mtg. 4:00 p.m. in auditorium
Dec. 18 & 19 Winter Program 5:30
Dec. 20 Last Day of Quarter 2
Dec. 23-Jan. 13 – Winter Break
Jan. 14 – First Day of Quarter 3 (Minimum Day 1:00 Dismissal)

 

December 2, 2019

Attendance-MattersCongratulations to Ms. Pot’s class, Rm. 405, for having 100% attendance the week of Nov. 18-22. Finney’s overall attendance was 94.6%. Our goal is 98%. Remember, every minute of every day counts!

Rainy-Day-Activities-for-PreschoolersIn case of rain at arrival time: Beginning at 7:30, K-2nd grade students line up in the library and 3rd-6th grade students line up in the auditorium.

4d8b85fee253313288ee74b462a89394This is the final quarter of our Arts Academy partnership with La Jolla Playhouse. Join us on December 18, 8:00-9:30 a.m. for a tour of classrooms to see what theater arts integration looks like at Finney! Just sign-in in the front office and meet in the library at 8:00.

Knitted Sweater Sale (1)

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Eat at Panda Express on Thursday, December 5, anytime from 9:30 a.m to 11:00 p.m. and Finney 6th Grade will receive 20%! Just use the promo code 305931. No flyer needed; More info here.. Thank you for supporting Finney 6th Grade!

Upcoming Dates:
Dec. 6 – ELAC/Coffee with the Principal 8:00 a.m.
Dec. 9 – School Site Council 2:30 Rm. 602
Dec. 9-13 PTA Holiday Gift Shop Rm. 201 (NOT a fundraiser)
Dec. 12 – PTA General Meeting 4:00
Dec. 18 & 19 – Winter Program 5:30
Dec. 20 Last Day of Quarter 2
Dec. 23-Jan. 13 – Winter Break
Jan. 14 – First Day of Quarter 3 (Minimum Day 1:00 Dismissal)