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

Week of November 2, 2020

El tema del próximo Café con la Directora/junta de ELAC será “Los efectos del Estrés y Trauma en los Niños”. Viernes, 6 de Nov. a las 8:30 de la mañana.
Congratulations to Emily O. from Mrs. Boulytchev’s class for having the winning poster in the Red Ribbon Week Healthy Choices Poster Contest!

Food Distribution continues at Finney every Thursday, 12:00-2:00. Students can also reserve books from the Finney Library and pick them up at this time. Click here for how to reserve books.

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. 31-Nov. 3 Finney is a Polling Place–Remember to Vote!
Nov. 6 ELAC/Coffee Chat 8:30 a.m.
Nov. 9 School Site Council Meeting 1:00
Nov. 11 Veterans’ Day NO SCHOOL
Nov. 12 School Picture Day (in the Parking Lot)

Week of October 26, 2020

Quarter 2 begins Monday, October 26th. We are back to our regular schedule for Distance Learning.

Materials Distribution #3 is this Thursday, October 29th.
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.

Red Ribbon Week is a nationwide event to help teach children about making healthy choices. Student Council is sponsoring spirit days and a Healthy Choices Poster Contest. Students can submit posters promoting healthy choices to their teachers.

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. 31-Nov. 3 Finney is a Polling Place–Remember to Vote!
Nov. 11 Veterans’ Day NO SCHOOL
Nov. 12 School Picture Day (in the Parking Lot)

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