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

Week of April 22, 2019

poemApril 22-26 is Pocket Poetry Week. Each student is encouraged to memorize a poem, and recite their poem to as many adults as possible in exchange for chance tickets. We need parent volunteers to be on the playground during recess to listen to poems and give out tickets. If you would like to volunteer, please sign up in the office. Recess times are as follows:
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Let's Get Ready for Kindergarten_imageThe Kinder Open House for incoming kindergarten families is Thursday, April 25, 5:00-6:30. Spread the word to families whose child will be 5 years old by September 1st!

We have some great workshops for parents coming up in May! Join us at Finney on May 2 at 8:00 a.m. for a Stress Management Workshop from Kaiser and on May 3 at 8:00 a.m. for a workshop on creating Positive Homework Habits.

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.

The 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 CVESD School Calendars are now available! Please click here to access CVESD calendars, and plan accordingly. Every school day counts!

testing-infoEnd of Year Testing Begins April 29th. Click here for the 2019 Finney Testing Schedule. Please ensure students are well-rested and on-time for testing days and every day. Encourage your student to relax, and do their best. They have been working hard all year, and we are very proud of them.

A shout-out to Mrs. Gillespie’s class, room 203, for having 99% attendance last week–way to go! Finney’s overall attendance was 94% 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 22-26 Pocket Poetry Week
April 23 DAC/DELAC 12:00-2:00 CVESD
April 23 PTA Elections 2:30 Rm. 201
April 25 Incoming Kinder Open House 5:00 pm
April 29-May 23 End of Year Testing
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: Positive Homework Habits
May 6-10 Staff Appreciation Week

Week of April 15

vapa_web_banner_headerCalling all Finney families! Finney VAPA Family Nights are this Tuesday, April 16 (K-2nd) and Wednesday, April 17 (3rd-6th), 5:00-6:30 in the Art and Music rooms. In Room 503 (Art) you and your child can do an art project together (ongoing all evening). In Rooms 504 & 505 (Music), come see what your student has been working on in music:
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2013Button-298x300April is the Month of the Military Child. This is a chance to recognize our military families for their contributions and sacrifices. Student Council is sponsoring Spirit Days this week:
Monday, April 15th
Purple Up Day- wear purple because purple is a combination of all military branch colors.
Tuesday, April 16th
Crazy Camo Day- wear camouflage or green.
Wednesday, April 17th
Proud to be an American Day- wear red, white, blue and/or flag items.
Thursday, April 18th
Military Children/Families are Super Heroes- dress like a super hero.
Friday, April 19th
Our troops allow America to Shine Bright and Sparkle- wear stars and/or shiny, sparkly items.

Dino-Mite Logo Final_lowThe Scholastic Book Fair is at Finney this week in Rm. 201! You can use the e-wallet program to avoid cash, just click here. 
Book Fair hours are:
7:25-7:45 a.m.
10:00-10:45 a.m. (morning recess)
2:15-2:45 p.m. (Open until 3:00 on Thurs. and 1:00-1:30 on Friday)

The 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 CVESD School Calendars are now available! Please click here to access CVESD calendars, and plan accordingly. Every school day counts.

End of Year Testing Begins April 29th. Click here for the 2019 Finney Testing Schedule.

Upcoming Dates:
April 15 School Site Council 2:30
April 15-19 Scholastic Book Fair
April 16 VAPA Family Night K-2nd 5:00-6:30
April 17 VAPA Family Night 3rd-6th 5:00-6:30
April 15-26 YMCA STRETCH Before/After School Care Applications Due
April 18 Last Day of After School Tutoring
April 18 6th Grade Panoramic Photo
April 23 DAC/DELAC 12:00-2:00 @ CVESD
April 23 PTA General Meeting/Elections for 2019-20 2:30 Rm. 201
April 24 Kinder & 6th Grade Cap & Gown Photos
April 25 Open House for Incoming Kinder Families 5:00-6:30 Rm. 202 & 203
April 29 YMCA STRETCH Before/After School Care Mandatory Parent Mtg. 5:00

Week of April 8, 2019

welcome-back-300x190.gifQuarter 4 begins Monday, April 8th and is a MINIMUM DAY with 1:00 dismissal.

img_2575-e1554396096663.jpgPlease sign and return the Report Card Envelope that was sent home.

The 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 CVESD School Calendars are now available! Please click here to access CVESD calendars, and plan accordingly. Every school day counts.

CAASPP Testing Begins April 29th (California Assessment of Student Progress and Performance). 2019 Finney_CAASPP Schedule

YMCA STRETCH applications for before and after school child care for 2019-2020 will be available on April 8th. Applications must be submitted by a parent to a STRETCH staff member 4/15-4/26.

pkc8zzrTrMontgomery High Basketball players are hosting a basketball league at Finney for 4th-6th grade students. Tryouts are April 10, 12, 15, and 17, 3:15-4:45 on the Finney basketball courts. Interested students can pick up a permission slip in the office.

vapa_web_banner_headerFinney VAPA Family Nights are April 16 (K-2nd) and April 17 (3rd-6th), 5:00-6:30. VAPA Family Night activities will be held in the Art and Music rooms.

2013Button-298x300April is the Month of the Military Child. This is a chance to recognize our military families for their contributions and sacrifices. We invite service members to serve as guest speakers at our Morning Meeting (7:45 a.m.) on the blacktop to share a character message with our students. If you are interested in being a guest speaker, please contact Dr. Prange: beverly.prange@cvesd.org.

Our garden is blooming! Thank you to Finney Garden Club members for all their hard work. The next Garden Work Day is Saturday, April 13, 8:00-12:00–students who help out will receive a No Homework Pass. Grades K-3rd must be accompanied by a parent; 4th-6th grade students must have a parent sign a permission slip when they arrive.

Upcoming Dates:
April 13 Garden Work Day 8:00-12:00
April 15-19 Scholastic Book Fair
April 16 VAPA Family Night K-2nd 5:00-6:30
April 17 VAPA Family Night 3rd-6th 5:00-6:30
April 15-26 YMCA STRETCH Before/After School Care Applications Due
April 18 Last Day of After School Tutoring
April 23 DAC/DELAC 12:00-2:00 @ CVESD
April 23 PTA General Meeting/Elections for 2019-20 2:30 Rm. 201
April 24 Kinder & 6th Grade Cap & Gown Photos
April 25 Open House for Incoming Kinder Families 5:00-6:30 Rm. 202 & 203
April 29 YMCA STRETCH Before/After School Care Mandatory Parent Mtg. 5:00

Week of March 18, 2019

download1:00 dismissal all week for parent-teacher conferences!

Thoughtexchange
 deadline extended to March 22! We need YOUR input about our LCAP Goals!

CAASPP Testing Begins April 29th (California Assessment of Student Progress and Performance). 2019 Finney_CAASPP Schedule

LLS_1808_Art_KDOne more week of Pennies for Patients! We are raising money to fight cancer now through March 22! The class with the most donations wins a Pasta Party! Just click on the link to learn more!

large_before-and-afterYMCA STRETCH applications for before and after school child care for 2019-2020 will be available on April 8th. Applications must be submitted by a parent to a STRETCH staff member 4/15-4/26.instagram-icon_1057-2227Help promote our school! Follow Finney on Instagram and Facebook!

We need your recyclables in the Bulldog Brain Zone: paper towel and toilet paper tubes, cardboard, bottle caps. Anything clean that can be used to build and create.

A shout-out to Mrs. Nguyen’s class, Room 402 for having 99% attendance last week–way to go! Finney’s overall attendance was 95% 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:
March 20 PTA General Meeting/Nominating Committee 5:00
March 20 Garden Club Meeting 5:30
March 22 LAST DAY of Quarter 3
March 25-April 5 Spring Break
April 8 Quarter 4 Begins–Minimum Day
April 8 YMCA STRETCH Before/After School Care Applications Available
April 15-26 YMCA STRETCH Before/After School Care Applications Due
April 29 YMCA STRETCH Before/After School Care Mandatory Parent Mtg. 5:00