Week of July 29, 2019

Every minute counts! (1)Dismissal is 2:15 Monday-Thursday and 1:00 every Friday. To ease congestion at dismissal, 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade teachers will walk students to the front of the school. 4th, 5th, and 6th grade teachers will walk students to the exit next to the auditorium. Students not picked up on time will need to be signed out in the health office by an adult who is on the emergency card, with photo ID.

Please review the Finney Parent Handbook for important information about our school. The handbook is also available in Spanish. Please sign and return all required WHITE forms from the First Day Packet.

The first Coffee with the Principal and ELAC meeting is this Friday at 8:00 am in Rm. 201. Learn about what’s happening at Finney this school year!

We do not allow visitors and volunteers during the first 2 weeks of school. Visitors and volunteers may begin coming on campus on August 5. Volunteers must attend volunteer orientation on Friday, Aug. 2, 8:30-9:00. All classroom visits are at the discretion of the teacher and must be pre-arranged.

The Finney School Site Council (SSC) is seeking nominations for 2 parent members. Click here for more information and the SSC Nomination Form.

Finney 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 at the CVESD district office. Click here for more information and the nomination form.

DELAC Rep. and SSC Member Nomination Forms are due August 6, and elections will take place at Back to School Night on August 8.

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  • Text “YES” to 67587 to receive text messages from Finney and CVESD.
  • Register on Peachjar to receive electronic flyers about important events.
  • Follow Finney on Instagram and Facebook!

Due8BC2p0kJfh2tNNG9pZjZ7NQFynaAozX1lYWXKOvWG1t6K3uuhlp1iMjJSbHmwy6EqDqJUZ99H43t7uIJeCiSF3kHwta7Ts21E5xOZ5ZO7FS5qj5HCUtwcDBqY5TB6Finney PTA will be selling frozen fruit bars for $1 after school starting Monday. Cool off and support Finney!

Upcoming Dates:
Aug. 2 Coffee w/the Principal & ELAC 8:00 (Rm. 201)
Aug. 2 Volunteer Orientation 8:30 (Rm. 201)
Aug. 6 SSC & DELAC nomination forms DUE
Aug. 6 6th Grade Parent Meeting 5:00 (auditorium)
Aug. 8 PTA General Meeting 4:00 (Rm. 201)
Aug. 8 Curriculum Night and SSC/DELAC Rep. Elections 5:00
Aug. 12 School Site Council Meeting 2:30 (Rm. 201)

Week of July 22, 2019

Welcome-Back-To-School-Header-ImageThe first day of school is Monday, July 22 at 7:45 a.m., and is a minimum day with 1:00 dismissal. Students report directly to their classroom on the first day. Class lists will be posted outside the office.

Kindergarten has a special schedule the first week of school:
Monday: Kindergarten Orientation 8:00-9:30 (students and parents leave at 9:30)
Tuesday-Friday: Minimum Days for Kinder 1:00 Dismissal

Parent HandbookPlease review the Finney Parent Handbook for important information about our school. The handbook is also available in Spanish. Please read the First Day Packet your child brings home, and sign and return all WHITE required forms promptly. Colored flyers are for you to keep.

We do not allow visitors and volunteers during the first 2 weeks of school. Visitors and volunteers may begin coming on campus on August 5. Volunteers must attend volunteer orientation on Friday, Aug. 2, 8:30-9:00.

GetInvolved_horizontal_C.pngThe Finney School Site Council (SSC) is seeking nominations for 2 parent members. Click here for more information and the SSC Nomination Form.

Finney 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 at the CVESD district office. Click here for more information and the nomination form.

DELAC Rep. and SSC Member Nomination Forms are due August 6, and elections will take place at Back to School Night on August 8.

Stay informed!

  • Text “YES” to 67587 to receive text messages from Finney and CVESD.
  • Register on Peachjar to receive electronic flyers about important events.
  • Follow Finney on Instagram and Facebook!

We are excited for a great school year! Please reinforce our Finney Bulldog Expectations with your child: Be Kind, Be Safe, and Be Responsible!

 

 

Welcome Back!

61C25hW1LlL._SX425_Finney PTA invites you to a Teacher Meet & Greet Picnic: Friday, July 19, 12:00-1:00 on the Finney field. Class lists will be posted outside the office at 12:00. Enjoy free food. RSVP with student name, parent name, and number of family members attending to finneypta@gmail.com. Click here for flyer.

The first day of school is Monday, July 22 at 7:45 a.m., and is a minimum day with 1:00 dismissal. Students report directly to their classroom on the first day.

Kindergarten has a special schedule the first week of school:
Monday: Kindergarten Orientation 8:00-9:30 (students and parents leave at 9:30)
Tuesday-Friday: Minimum Days for Kinder 1:00 Dismissal

Please review the Finney Parent Handbook (Finney Manual para Padres) for important information about our school. Also, please read the First Day Packet your child brings home, and sign and return all required forms by Friday, July 26.

We do not allow visitors and volunteers during the first 2 weeks of school. Visitors and volunteers may begin coming on campus on August 5. Volunteers must attend volunteer orientation on Friday, Aug. 2, 8:30-9:00.

2019-2020 School Year

161131-7980f73f-d3ee-48a6-85f2-7baf68721b69First Day of School: Monday, July 22, Minimum Day 1:00 dismissal.

meet-the-teacher2Finney PTA invites you to a Teacher Meet & Greet Picnic: Friday, July 19, 12:00-1:00 on the Finney field. Enjoy free food and meet your teacher. RSVP with student name, parent name, and number of family members attending to finnypta@gmail.com. Click here for flyer.

Our school office is open through June 14 and will reopen on July 11. Office hours are 7:30-4:00.

never-stop-learning-lettering-phrase_68514-14Did you know? Finney students can access all computer programs during vacation. Just click here. And don’t forget your local public library is a great source for activities and books.

Week of June 3, 2019

download (1)The last day of school is Wednesday, June 5th–minimum day, 1:00 dismissal. Thank you all for an amazing year.

The 2019-20 school year begins on Monday, July 22, a minimum day. We wish everyone a safe and fun summer break!

Our school office is open through June 14 and will reopen on July 11.

Finney PTA is hosting a Meet & Greet Picnic on Friday, July 19 from 12:00 -1:00 p.m. Free food! Meet your teacher!

K-5th Parents: The time to verify residency is NOW. We will be open until 7 pm on June 4th. Click here for residency verification information. 17ebb8_d95a42c886734c629dbaa6d719edef8e_mv2Please take a few minutes to complete our Hanover customer service survey by June 5th.

PK_RegistrationFinney Preschool still has space available for next school year! FREE preschool for 3 and 4 year olds! Call 619-425-2362. Please help us spread the word about preschool.

June 4 AM State Preschool Promotion 8:30 (auditorium)
June 4 AM SDC Preschool Promotion 9:30 (auditorium)
June 4 PM SDC Preschool Promotion 1:00 (Rm. 607)
June 5 6th Grade Promotion 8:30
June 5 Kinder Celebration 10:30
June 5 PM State Preschool Promotion 1:00 (auditorium)
June 5 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL–Minimum Day
July 19 Meet & Greet Picnic 12:00-1:00
July 22 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL–Minimum Day

Week of May 27, 2019

downloadNO SCHOOL Monday, May 27–Memorial Day

Finney Student Council is sponsoring Spirit Days this Week:
Tues. May 28th- Red, White and Blue Day (in honor of Memorial Day)
Wed. May 29th- Out of this World Day (Space Gear)
Thurs. May 30th- Star Wars Day (Star Wars Gear)
Fri. May 31st- Finney Colors Day (Wear Finney Colors)

Are you returning to Finney next year_K-5th Parents: The time to verify residency is NOW. We will be open until 7 pm on June 4th. If your child will NOT be returning to Finney next year, please email Dr. Prange: beverly.prange@cvesd.org by Thursday, May 30.

surveyPlease take a few minutes to complete our Hanover customer service survey by June 5th.

PK_RegistrationFinney Preschool still has space available for next school year! FREE preschool for 3 and 4 year olds! Call 619-425-2362. Please help us spread the word.

what_is_arts_integration_-_headerOur Kinder, 1st, 2nd, and SDC classes have been working with teaching artists from the La Jolla Playhouse during Q1 and Q2. We invite you to visit our classrooms this Thursday, May 30th, 8:00-9:30 to see this amazing work. RSVP to education@ljp.org by Wednesday, May 29th. Click here for more information.

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Finney’s overall attendance was 94% last week. We can do much better! Our goal is 98%. Be sure to bring your child to school every day on time. Every minute of every day counts!

Upcoming Dates:
May 27 NO SCHOOL–Memorial Day
May 29 Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast 8:30-9:30 a.m.
June 4 AM State Preschool Promotion 8:30 (auditorium)
June 4 AM SDC Preschool Promotion 9:30 (auditorium)
June 4 PM SDC Preschool Promotion 1:00 (Rm. 607)
June 5 Last Day of School Min. Day
June 5 6th Grade Promotion 8:30
June 5 Kinder Celebration 10:30
June 5 PM State Preschool Promotion 1:00 (auditorium)
June 5 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL–Minimum Day

Week of May 20, 2019

FINNEY LEARNING FAIR Tuesday, May 21 5-7 pm

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surveyIt’s time for the annual Hanover customer satisfaction survey! Please take a few moments to let us know how we are doing. The survey closes on June 5th.

Residency VerficaitonResidency verification is May 22-June 13. You must provide verification of residency in order for your child to be placed on a class list for 2019-20.  Click here for details about residency verification.

Soft-cover Finney 2018-2019 yearbooks are for sale for $20. Submit orders to your child’s teacher or in the front office. Supplies are limited.

A shout-out to Mrs. Nguyen’s class, Rm. 402, for having 99% attendance last week–way to go! Finney’s overall attendance was 96.3% last week. Our goal is 98%. Be sure to bring your child to school every day on time. Every minute of every day counts!

Upcoming Dates:
May 21 DAC/DELAC 12:00-2:00 p.m.
May 21 Learning Fair 5:00-7:00 p.m.
May 22 PTA General Mtg. 5:00 p.m.
May 22 Garden Club Mtg. 5:30 p.m.
May 27 NO SCHOOL–Memorial Day
May 29 Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast 8:30-9:30 a.m.
June 5 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL–Minimum Day

Week of May 13, 2019

Parent-Engagement-SurveyIt’s time for the annual Hanover customer satisfaction survey! Please take a few moments to let us know how we are doing. The survey closes on June 5th.

State and district end-of-year testing is ongoing through May. Click here for the testing calendar. Please ensure children arrive on time to school every day, get plenty of sleep, eat breakfast, relax and do their best!

Residency VerficaitonResidency verification is May 21-June 13. You must provide verification of residency in order for your child to be placed on a class list for 2019-20. Click here for details about residency verification.

Student safety is very important to us, and all students must be supervised at all times. As a reminder, the earliest students can arrive at school is 7:15 for breakfast, and 7:30 if they are not eating breakfast. If your child needs to arrive at school earlier, please enroll them in the morning child care program offered through the YMCA.

ymca-logo-orange.pngYMCA STRETCH is still accepting applications for 2019-2020 for before and after school care. You can pick up an application in the school office. The STRETCH acceptance list will be posted in the cafeteria on May 17.

1571157It’s time for the annual Finney Learning Fair! Join us on Tuesday, May 21, 5:00-7:00 pm to see student projects in grades K-6th and enjoy free food!

A shout-out to Mrs. Boulytchev’s class, Rm. 403 and Ms. Longo’s class, Rm. 406, for having 100% attendance last week–way to go! Finney’s overall attendance was 96.8% last week. Our goal is 98%. Be sure to bring your child to school every day on time. Every minute of every day counts!

Upcoming Dates:
May 21 DAC/DELAC 12:00-2:00 p.m.
May 21 Learning Fair 5:00-7:00 p.m.
May 22 PTA General Mtg. 5:00 p.m.
May 22 Garden Club Mtg. 5:30 p.m.
May 29 Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast 8:30-9:30 a.m.
June 5 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL–Minimum Day

 

Week of May 6, 2019

ISCQ-101514-1State and district end-of-year testing is ongoing through May. Click here for the testing calendar. Please ensure children arrive on time to school every day, get plenty of sleep, eat breakfast, relax and do their best!

thankyouteachers_staff-1524624877May 6-10 is Staff Appreciation Week at Finney! If you’d like to surprise a staff member, one of the best gifts is a sincere thank you note. Want to know your teacher’s favorite things? We have compiled this list of: Finney Staff Gift Preferences.

We are asking parents to help provide breakfast treats for staff during the week of May 3-10. Volunteers will set up the breakfast for our staff in the staff lounge each day.  Each grade level is assigned specific items to bring:
Screen Shot 2019-05-02 at 7.29.44 AMWe appreciate your help celebrating our wonderful staff! If you would like to help setting up the breakfast, please come to the office at 7:15

A shout-out to Ms. Hidalgo’s class, Rm. 302 and Mr. Schafer’s class, Rm. 702, for having 100% attendance last week–way to go! Finney’s overall attendance was 96.5% last week. Our goal is 98%. Be sure to bring your child to school every day on time. Every minute of every day counts!

Parent-Engagement-SurveyIt’s time for the annual Hanover customer satisfaction survey! Please take a few moments to let us know how we are doing. The survey closes on June 5th.

Upcoming Dates:
May 6 School Site Council 2:30
May 7 4th & 5th Grade Parent Meeting & Performance 8:00 a.m.
May 21 DAC/DELAC 12:00-2:00
May 21 Learning Fair 5:00-7:00 p.m.
May 29 Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast 8:30-9:30 a.m.
June 5 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL–Minimum Day

Week of April 29, 2019

testingState and district end-of-year testing begins Monday, April 29th. Click here for the testing calendar. Please ensure children arrive on time to school every day, get plenty of sleep, eat breakfast, relax and do their best!

Grade 3rd-6th grade parents, please support your child by writing them a brief note of encouragement. We will give these to them on their first day of state testing.

stress-14tips690x400Please join us on Thursday, May 2, 8:00-9:00 a.m. in the Finney auditorium for a special workshop from Kaiser Permanente for parents on Managing Stress. All participants will receive a free gift.

Screen Shot 2019-04-21 at 9.13.13 AM.pngJoin us for the annual CVESD Family Fiesta, Special Education Resource Fair on Thursday, May 2 at Rogers Elementary.

Due8BC2p0kJfh2tNNG9pZjZ7NQFynaAozX1lYWXKOvWG1t6K3uuhlp1iMjJSbHmwy6EqDqJUZ99H43t7uIJeCiSF3kHwta7Ts21E5xOZ5ZO7FS5qj5HCUtwcDBqY5TB6Congratulations to the Finney PTA Executive Board for 2019-2020:
President: Veronica Carlos
Vice President: Marcelo Ochoa
Secretary: Claudia Alanis
Treasurer: Crystal Allmon
Auditor: Alexa Farmer
Historian: Josefina Vega

Way to go Finney! We raised over $1000 for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society during Pennies for Patients! Mrs. Haase’s class raised the most and they win a pasta party.

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Join us on Friday, May 3 at 8:00 in Room 201 for Parents & Pastries/ELAC. We will be sharing results from the Thoughtexchange survey.

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Movie Night is Friday, May 3, 7:00-9:30. Proceeds support 6th grade. Tickets are $1 in advance and $2 at the door. Tickets are for sale all week before and after school.

staff_appreciation_week_1May 6-10 is Staff Appreciation Week at Finney! If you’d like to surprise a staff member, one of the best gifts is a sincere thank you note. Want to know your teacher’s favorite things? We have compiled this list of: Finney Staff Gift Preferences.

We are asking parents to help provide breakfast treats for staff during the week of May 3-10. Volunteers will set up the breakfast for our staff in the staff lounge each day.  Each grade level is assigned specific items to bring:
Screen Shot 2019-05-02 at 7.29.44 AMWe appreciate your help celebrating our wonderful staff!

A shout-out to Ms. Longo’s class, room 406, for having 99% attendance last week–way to go! Finney’s overall attendance was 94.8% last week. Our goal is 98%. Be sure to bring your child to school every day on time. Every minute of every day counts!

Upcoming Dates:
April 29-May 23 End of Year Testing for All Grades
April 29 Mandatory Mtg. for YMCA STRETCH Program 5:00 pm
May 2 Stress Management Workshop for Parents @ Finney auditorium 8:00 am
May 2 Resource Fair @ Rogers Elem. 5-7 pm
May 3 Parents & Pastries/ELAC Rm. 201 8:00 am
May 3 Movie Night 7:00 pm
May 6-10 Staff Appreciation Week
May 21 Learning Fair 5:00-7:00