Week of September 10, 2018

parent-teacher-conferenceSeptember 13-20 are MINIMUM DAYS with 1:00 dismissal for Parent-Teacher Conferences . The last day of 1st quarter is September 21, and 2nd quarter begins on Tuesday, October 9th.

At the next School Site Council meeting, we will be presenting the draft Comprehensive School Safety Plan to the public for review. Please join us on Monday, September 10 at 2:30 in Rm. 201.

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The 6th Grade Camp Parent Meeting is Wednesday, September 12 at 5:30 pm in the auditorium.

The YMCA STRETCH morning childcare program at Finney is now accepting new students at all grade levels! Students can arrive anytime between 6:30-7:14 am and will get homework help, physical activity, breakfast, and more. Applications are available in the school office. For more information call 619-787-7411 or email stretch-finney@ymca.org.

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Join us for the 1st Annual Finney Campout and Movie Night on Friday, September 14! Rent a camping spot on the Finney field and spend the night! Camping spaces are $15 per space and $25 for a double space. Spaces are on sale before and after school.

Student Council is sponsoring Spirit Days for the last week before break, September 17-21:
Monday 9/17: Twin Day
Tuesday 9/18: Crazy Hair Day
Wednesday 9/19: Mismatch Day
Thursday 9/20: Super Hero Day
Friday 9/21: Finney Friday (wear Finney gear or colors)

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Week of September 3, 2018

91-ogHappy Labor Day! There is NO SCHOOL on Monday, September 3, 2018!

During the next School Site Council meeting, we will be presenting the draft Comprehensive School Safety Plan for review. Please join us on Monday, September 10 at 2:30 in Rm. 201. All are welcome.

slide1.jpegEat pizza and help 6th grade! Eat at Project Pie at the Chula Vista mall on Thursday, September 6 between 5:00-8:00 pm and 30% of proceeds will benefit Finney 6th grade! Just show this flyer at Project Pie.

campout-clipart-1-300x217Join us for the 1st Annual Finney Campout on Friday, September 14! Yes, your family can rent a camping spot on the Finney field and spend the night! Camping spaces are $15 per space and $25 for a double space. Sales start Wednesday, Sept. 5, before and after school.

Campout Schedule:
5:00 pm Set up begins
6:00 pm Dinner served
8:30 pm Movie
7:00 am Breakfast

We will have MINIMUM DAYS with 1:00 dismissal for Parent-Teacher Conferences September 13-20. The last day of 1st quarter is September 21, and 2nd quarter begins on Tuesday, October 9th.

PTA membership drive is going on now! The class with the most members wins a (healthy) popsicle party!

The YMCA STRETCH morning childcare program at Finney is now accepting new students at all grade levels! Students can arrive anytime between 6:30-7:14 am and will get homework help, physical activity, breakfast, and more. Applications are available in the school office. For more information call 619-787-7411 or email stretch-finney@ymca.org.

Upcoming Dates:
Sept. 4 Picture Make-Up Day
Sept. 6-7 Dental Screenings
Sept. 6 Project Pie Fundraiser 5-8 pm @ Project Pie Chula Vista
Sept. 10 School Site Council 2:30 Rm. 201
Sept. 14 Campout
Sept. 15 Finney Garden Build Day
Sept. 13-20 Minimum Days for Parent-Teacher conferences

 

Week of August 27, 2018

thank youThank you to everyone for your support of our Apex Fun Run fundraiser to raise funds for new lunch tables. We earned $7000 for our school!

Slide2Please help keep our children safe by following all traffic laws. The white curb in front of the school is a loading zone only. You may not park and leave your car in the loading zone. If you park on the south side of Byrd Street, please cross only at the corner and not in the middle of the block. Violators of traffic laws may be ticketed.  The red curb in front of the school may not be used for dropping off or picking up students. This lane must be kept clear for buses. Thank you for your cooperation!

San Ysidro Health Center is providing FREE dental screenings at Finney on Sept. 6-7. Please return the permission slip that was sent home.

The YMCA STRETCH program at Finney has openings for 4th and 5th grade students for FREE before and after school child care. Applications are available in the school office. For more information call 619-787-7411 or email stretch-finney@ymca.org.

Stay informed and help us save trees and money! CVESD uses an electronic flyer program called Peachjar. Click to sign up for Peachjar electronic flyers from Finney!

textoptinAre you receiving text messages from Finney? Text YES to 67587 to opt-in.

Upcoming Dates:
Aug. 30 PTA General Mtg. 5:00
Aug. 31 Upper Grade Awards Assembly 8:00
Sept. 3 NO SCHOOL Labor Day
Sept. 4 Picture Make Up Day
Sept. 6-7 FREE Dental Screenings (with permission slip)
Sept. 10 School Site Council 2:30
Sept. 11 DAC/DELAC 12:00-2:00
Sept. 12 6th Grade Parent Meeting 5:30
Sept. 13-21 Minimum Days for Parent-Teacher Conferences

 

Week of August 20, 2018

picture-dayThursday August 23 is Picture Day at Finney! Bring your smile.

The YMCA STRETCH program at Finney has openings for 4th and 5th grade students for FREE before and after school child care. Applications are available in the school office. For more information call 619-787-7411 or email stretch-finney@ymca.org.

legos1We are currently working on creating The Bulldog Brain Zone, a makerspace where Finney students will design, innovate, and create! Click here to make a donation OR consider donating your unneeded Legos.

Don’t miss Finney’s FREE screening of the movie Screenagers about growing up in the digital age. All are welcome to attend! Please spread the word about this FREE showing at Finney on Thursday, Aug. 23 at 6 pm in the Finney auditorium.FAN02August 20 School Site Council 2:30-3:00 pm
August 21 Student Council Assembly 8:00 am
August 23 Fall Picture Day
August 23
 Screenagers Movie 6:00 pm
August 30 PTA General Meeting 5:00 pm

Week of August 13, 2018

fun_runWe need your help to make our fundraiser a success! The Apex Fun Run event is this Friday, August 17th!

Students should be getting pledges to help raise money for the school. They also earn individual awards for their hard work and effort. You can pledge a set amount or a per lap amount. For example a $1 per lap donation should be around $30, depending on how many laps they complete.  To donate please go to myapexevent.com and enter your student’s access code–each student’s special “access code” is printed on their Apex lanyard.

Volunteers are needed for our Apex Fun Run this Friday from 8:00-10:00 am. To volunteer, sign up in the office.

textoptinAre you receiving text messages from Finney? Text YES to 67587 to opt in to our text messaging system.

Girls Scouts are offering an after school program for girls grades K-6 on Mondays starting August 13. Click here for more information.

Please join us at CVESD for the school board meeting this Wednesday, August 15 from 5:00-6:00 to show your support for our Visual and Performing Arts Program. Click here for more information.

Screenagers is a movie about growing up in the digital age for parents and kids ages 10 and up. All are welcome to attend! Please spread the word about this FREE showing at Finney on Aug. 23 at 6 pm.

The Positive Parenting Program is a preventive, early-intervention program that helps parents find solutions to common childhood behavior issues using strategies proven to help improve children’s behaviors and reduce caregivers stress and anxiety. Click on the link for more information about these FREE parenting classes.

Key Dates:
August 17 Apex Fun Run 8:00-10:00 am
August 20 School Site Council 2:30-3:00 pm
August 21 Student Council Assembly 8:00 am
August 23 Fall Picture Day
August 23
 Screenagers Movie 6:00 pm

Week of August 6, 2018

don-t-miss-out-don’t-red-rubber-stamp-over-white-background-86681534Back to School Night is Thursday, August 9th 5-7 pm. Each teacher will present to parents about the curriculum and expectations for the school year. Click here for details.  We need your help to send our 6th graders to camp! Please help by donating items to your grade level’s gift basket for the annual Sixth Grade Gift Basket Auction fundraiser which will take place during Back to School Night. Click here to see the list of requested donations.  Aquí tienen la información en español. 

We will also be holding School Site Council elections and electing our DELAC representative during Back to School Night.  If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else for School Site Council or DELAC Representative, nomination forms are here:
Nomination Form ELAC
SSC Nomination Form

Girls Scouts are offering an after school program for girls grades K-6 on Mondays starting August 13. Click here for more information.

Click here to check out the Donor’s Choose grant page for Finney’s Makerspace: The Bulldog Brainzone. Enter code RIPPLE and your donation will be matched!

IBie2QbwScreenagers is a movie for parents and kids ages 10 and up. All are welcome to attend! Please spread the word about this FREE showing at Finney on Aug. 23 at 6 pm. Childcare will be provided for children under 10. 5th and 6th grade students will view the movie in their classrooms on Aug. 24.
fun_runFinney is participating in the Apex Fun Run fundraiser with a goal of raising $12,000 for new lunch tables. Click here for more information. Fundraiser starts Aug. 7–look for the pledge pack your child will bring home.

Upcoming Dates:
August 6 School Site Council 2:30
August 7-17 Apex Fun Run Fundraiser
August 7 4th-5th Grade Parent Mtg. 5:30
August 9 Back to School Night 5:00-7:00
August 14 DAC/DELAC @ CVESD 12:00-2:00
August 17 Apex Fun Run 8:00-10:00

Back to School Night Aug. 9

BTSBack to School Night is Thursday, August 9th 5-7 pm. Click here for details.  We need your help to send our 6th graders to camp! Please help by donating items to your grade level’s gift basket for the annual Sixth Grade Gift Basket Auction fundraiser. Click here to see the list of requested donations.  Aquí tienen la información en español. 

We will also be holding School Site Council elections and electing our DELAC representative.  If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else for School Site Council or DELAC Representative, nomination forms are here:
Nomination Form ELAC
SSC Nomination Form

Week of July 30, 2018

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Thursday, August 9th is Back to School Night, the Annual 6th Grade Gift Basket Auction, SSC and ELAC Elections 5-7 pm.

 

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Screenagers is a movie for parents and kids ages 10 and up. All are welcome to attend! Please spread the word about this FREE showing at Finney on Aug. 23 at 6 pm. Childcare will be provided for children under 10. 5th and 6th grade students will view the movie in their classrooms on Aug. 24.

Please review the Finney Parent Handbook for important information about our school.

The First Day Packet that was sent home contains several important forms that must be completed and returned to your child’s teacher ASAP. These are:

  • Blue Finney Parent Handbook Form
  • White Disaster Information Card
  • Green Emergency/Health Information Form
  • White CVESD Release of Information
  • White CVESD Annual Parent Notification Form & Internet Use Agreement
  • White Parent Email Communication Form
  • Green Free & Reduced Meals Application (this is required for ALL students as we are being audited this year)

ALL bus riders must complete online application at cvesd.org.

Parents & Pastries is Friday, Aug. 3, 8:00-9:00 in Room 201. Come enjoy some refreshments and find out what’s happening at Finney!

Volunteer Orientation is Friday, Aug. 3 9:00-9:30 in Room 201. All new and returning volunteers should attend.

The Finney School Site Council (SSC) is seeking nominations for 3 parent members. For more information and the SSC Nomination Form, click here.

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 info and the DELAC Rep. Nomination Form.

DELAC Rep. and SSC Member Nomination Forms are due August 7, and elections will take place at Back to School Night on August 9.

Finney is participating in the Apex Fun Run fundraiser with a goal of raising $12,000 for new lunch tables. Click here for more information. Fundraiser starts Aug. 7.

Important Upcoming Dates:
Aug. 3 Parent & Pastries 8:00-9:00 Rm. 201
Aug. 3 Volunteer Orientation 9:00-9:30 Rm. 201
Aug. 7 Apex Fun Run Fundraiser Kickoff
Aug. 9 Back to School Night 5:00-7:00 pm
Aug. 17 Apex Fun Run
Aug. 23 Screenagers Movie 6:00-8:00 pm

 

Week of July 23, 2018

welcome-backThe first day of school is Monday, July 23 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.

Please note that at dismissal, upper grade (4th-6th) students will be dismissed through the gate adjacent to the lunch arbor. This will help relieve congestion at dismissal time.

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 for important information about our school. Also, please read the First Day Packet your child brings home, and sign and return all required forms promptly.

We do not allow visitors and volunteers during the first 2 weeks of school. Visitors and volunteers may begin coming on campus on August 6. Volunteers must attend volunteer orientation on Friday, Aug. 3, 9:00-9:30.

The Finney School Site Council (SSC) is seeking nominations for 3 parent members. For more information and the SSC Nomination Form, click here.

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 info and the DELAC Rep. Nomination Form.

DELAC Rep. and SSC Member Nomination Forms are due August 7, and elections will take place at Back to School Night on August 9.

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