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!

 

 

Week of June 4, 2018

SummerThe 2018-19 school year begins on Monday, July 23, 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 12.

Finney PTA is hosting a Meet and Greet Picnic on Friday, July 20 at 12:00 p.m. RSVP here.

Screen Shot 2018-06-03 at 6.58.14 AMThe Finney Garden Club is having a Garden Clean-Up Day on Saturday, June 30, at 8:00 a.m. in the school garden. Help us prepare the area for a brand new garden! Click here for more information.

 

Week of May 28, 2018

best_crop_c43f14f704d80d585088_18700414_10210109053106130_4768158377869443684_o@2xTHERE IS NO SCHOOL Monday, May 28, Memorial Day

Residency verification is May 23-June 1. You must provide verification of residency in order for your child to be placed on a class list for 2018-19. Documents must be dated May 23, 2018 or later. Finney Office will be open late on Thursday, May 31st, 4:00-7:00 pm. Click here for more information about residency.

Please review the 2018-19 CVESD calendar as it has many changes this year. School starts on MONDAY, July 23.

Do you know a child who will turn 5 by September 1, 2018? We are currently recruiting kindergarten students for our fabulous kindergarten program! Finney is one of the only schools in the area with full time music and art teachers! We accept transfers from other schools and school districts. Please tell your friends, neighbors, and family members to register NOW.

Here are some great suggestion to make sure children read over the summer break.

It’s time for the annual Hanover Customer Service survey. Click here to complete the survey.  The survey will remain open through May 31st. Thank you for your feedback!

May 28 NO SCHOOL Memorial Day
June 1 6th Grade Promotion 8:30 am
June 1 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
July 23 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
July 23 Kindergarten Orientation

Week of May 21, 2018

1571157It’s time for the annual Finney Learning Fair! Join us this Thursday, May 24, 5:00-7:00 pm to see student projects in grades K-6th.

Residency verification is May 23-June 1. You must provide verification of residency in order for your child to be placed on a class list for 2018-19. Click here for more information about residency.

kindergarten_registrationDo you know a child who will turn 5 by September 1, 2018? We are currently recruiting kindergarten students for our fabulous kindergarten program! Finney is one of the only schools in the area with full time music and art teachers! We accept transfers from other schools and school districts. Please tell your friends, neighbors, and family members to register NOW.

PTA Elections are Wednesday, May 23 at 4:00 pm. Any PTA member who has been a member for at least 30 days can run for a position on the 2018-19 Finney PTA Board.

The Finney Garden Club will meet on Wed., May 23 at 5:00 pm in Room 201.

College for Kids is an exciting summer program at Southwestern College. Click here for application and scholarship information.

Border View YMCA offers a variety of summer camps. Scholarships are available. More information here.

It’s time for the annual Hanover Customer Service survey. Click here to complete the survey.  The survey will remain open through May 31st. Thank you for your feedback!

Upcoming Dates:
May 22 STRETCH Dance Show 5:00 pm
May 23 Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast 8:00 am
May 23 PTA Elections 4:00 pm
May 24 Learning Fair 5:00-7:00 pm
May 25 6th Grade Dance 6:00-8:00 pm
May 28 NO SCHOOL Memorial Day
June 1 6th Grade Promotion 8:30 am
June 1 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
July 23 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

Week of May 14, 2018

feedback-2It’s time for the annual Hanover Customer Service survey. Click here to complete the survey.  hanover qrThe survey will remain open through May 31st. Thank you for your feedback!

Students are taking district and state tests during the month of May. Please ensure students get a good night sleep and arrive to school on time. Encourage children to relax and do their best!

College for Kids is an exciting summer program at Southwestern College. Click here for application and scholarship information.

Looking for a summer program for kids? Border View YMCA offers summer camps. Scholarships are available. More information here.

PTA_electionPTA Elections are Wednesday, May 23 at 4:00 pm. Any PTA member who has been a member for at least 30 days can run for a position on the 2018-19 Finney PTA Board.

Do you know a child who will turn five by September 1, 2018? We are currently recruiting kindergarten students for our fabulous kindergarten program! We accept transfers from other schools and school districts. Please tell your friends, neighbors, and family members to register NOW.

Upcoming Dates:
May 22 STRETCH Dance Show 5:00 pm
May 23 Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast 8:00 am
May 23 PTA Elections 4:00 pm
May 24 Learning Fair 5:00-7:00 pm
May 25 6th Grade Dance 5:00-7:00 pm
May 28 NO SCHOOL Memorial Day
June 1 6th Grade Promotion 8:30 am
June 1 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
July 23 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

Week of May 7, 2018

A-teacher-affects-eternity-he-can-never-tell-where-his-influence-stops.Henry-AdamsThis week 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 a list of staff gift preferences: click here.

We are asking parents to help provide breakfast treats for staff during this week. Each grade level is assigned specific items to bring. Please see list here.
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SurveyIt’s time for the annual Hanover Customer Service survey. Click here to complete the survey.  The survey will remain open through May 31st. Thank you for your feedback!

Students are taking district and state tests during the month of May. Please ensure students get a good night sleep and arrive to school on time. Encourage children to relax and do their best! See the updated testing calendar here.

College for Kids is an exciting summer program at Southwestern College. Click here for application and scholarship information.

We are working on a plan for the school garden for next school year. The Finney Garden Committee will meet on Monday, May 7, 5:00-5:30 pm in Room 201.

Week of April 30, 2018

testingStudents are taking district and state tests during the month of May. Please ensure students get a good night sleep and arrive to school on time. Encourage children to relax and do their best! See the updated testing calendar here.

We are working on a plan for the school garden for next school year. The Finney Garden Committee will meet on Monday, May 7, 5:00-5:30 pm in Room 201.gardening

Don’t miss out! Arts=Opportunity is offering a FREE class for families at Finney: Reading Through The Arts. Two Friday sessions, 1:15-3:00 pm May 4 and 11, and a FREE museum field trip for families on Saturday, May 12. Register here or in the school office.

Join us for the annual Special Education Resource Fair on Thursday, May 3, 5:00-7:00 pm at Greg Roger’s Elementary. Community agencies, food, kids’ crafts, raffles, and more!

April is Month of the Military Child. We salute our military families. Military children and families will be recognized on Monday, April 30 during announcements. Please join us at 7:45 on the blacktop! Everyone is encouraged to wear red, white and blue or PURPLE on April 30.spot_PurpleUPLogo2013

staff_appreciation_week_1May 7-11 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 a list of staff gift preferences: click here.

We are asking parents to help provide breakfast treats for staff during this week. Each grade level is assigned specific items to bring. Please see list here.
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