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

Week of September 14, 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.

Click here for information about joining Finney PTA. It’s easy to join online, and a simple way to support your child’s school.

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. 18.

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. 18.

Join us for the District Advisory Council/District English Learner Advisory Committee meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 15 DAC/DELAC 12:00-2:00

Week of September 7, 2020

Monday, September 7 is Labor Day and there is NO SCHOOL!

Thank you all for your patience and understanding as we work through technical issues in Distance Learning. 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.

If you need help with Microsoft Teams, here is an intro video for parents.

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.

Parents, to help minimize distractions during distance learning, especially if more than one child is online in the same space, we suggest using headphones.

Click here for information about joining Finney PTA. It’s easy to join online, and a simple way to support your child’s school.

Upcoming Events:
Sept. 9 6:00 CVESD School Board Meeting
Sept. 10 5:30-6:30 Finney Back to School Night (your child’s teacher will send you a link)
Sept. 15 DAC/DELAC 12:00-2:00

Week of August 31, 2020

Welcome to the 2020-21 school year at Finney! School begins Monday, August 31. Students in K-6 need to log into Teams at 8:00 a.m. Here is a step by step guide to logging into Teams for CVESD students.

For the first week of school, teachers will be online with students 8:00-10:00 a.m.

General Education Kindergarten Orientation (Mrs. Haase & Mrs. Gillespie)
Monday, 8/31/20 8:00 a.m.

If you have not yet picked up your child’s school materials, please stop by the school office 7:30-4:30.

For tech support, please call the CVESD Parent Help Line 619-409-6638. You can also call the school office 619-690-1334.

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.

Please consider supporting Finney by joining Finney PTA. Membership information and more is in the first edition of the Finney PTA Newsletter.

Get to know the Finney Team! Here’s a Virtual Directory with some fun facts about your Finney teachers. Thank you to Mrs. Alanis, PTA President, for putting together this informative slide show.