Week of August 26, 2019

downloadCongratulations to Ms. Pot’s class, Rm. 405, for having 100% attendance last week! Finney’s overall attendance was 96.7%. Our goal is 98%. Remember, every minute of every day counts!

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Finney PTA is forming a Fun Run committee. The Fun Run is a fundraiser to benefit the whole school. We are raising money for an outdoor hand washing station and chess club materials. Join us on 8/26 at 8:00 am in Rm. 201.

To help keep our school community updated on District budget activities and the impact on our school site budget, we are seeking a parent to serve on the District’s Budget Advisory Committee (BAC) as Finney’s representative. The first meeting of the BAC is October 23, 6:00-7:00 pm at CVESD, 84 East J Street, Chula Vista, 91910. Childcare will be provided. If you are interested in serving at the BAC representative, please contact Dr. Prange: beverly.prange@cvesd.org.

Upcoming Dates:
Sept. 2 NO SCHOOL–Labor Day
Sept. 9 School Site Council 2:30 pm
Sept. 12-20 Minimum Days for Parent-Teacher Conferences
Sept. 20 Finney Fun Run 8:30-9:30 am

 

Week of August 19, 2019

09632953-4471-4b29-95e5-db5f2dc9b6f6Smile! Thursday, August 22 is Picture Day!

camping clipartFinney’s VAPA Night, Movie Night & Campout is this Friday, August 23. VAPA Night is FREE–come make music and art with your students from 4:30-5:30. Then stay for the movie and spend the night! Camping spots are for sale; look for the flyer on Monday.

Congratulations to Mrs. Nguyen’s Class, Rm. 402 for having 100% attendance last week. Finney attendance overall was 97.2%. Our goal is 98%. Every minute counts.

BTFE_LogoYou can support Finney with Box Tops for Education. We are currently raising money to purchase iPads for our 2nd grade classes. No need to clip the box tops! Download the app, and it’s as easy as scanning your receipt. Click here for more info.

Please help us keep your children safe by following traffic rules. There is NO student drop off or pick up on the RED curb in front of the school–this is for school buses and emergency vehicles only. Please use the white curb on Byrd Street for drop off and pick up. Do NOT park on the white curb. Please do not park in STAFF parking spots at any time. Violators will be cited. Finney volunteers wearing neon vests are authorized to direct traffic, and interfering with their work is guilty of an infraction, per CVC 2815.

B&A 2.jpegThe YMCA STRETCH program at Finney has openings for FREE before- AND after-school child care for all grade levels. Applications are available in the school office. For more information call 619-787-7411 or email stretch-finney@ymca.org.

Upcoming Dates:
Aug. 20 Student Council Assembly 8:00
Aug. 21 Garden Club Meeting 3:30 Rm. 201
Aug. 22 Picture Day
Aug. 23 VAPA Night/Movie Night/Campout

 

Week of August 12, 2019

82018271528204490774One way to help your child succeed in school is to read to and with them every day. Did you know it’s important to read to your children all the way through elementary school? Here’s a great article that explains why. 

large_6612500f-afdf-400c-bea9-43fcd166bcd3.pngCongratulations to Mrs. Boulytchev’s Class, Rm. 403 for having 99% attendance last week. Finney attendance overall was 96.4%. Our goal is 98%. Every minute counts.

Please help us keep our students safe by following traffic rules. There is NO student drop off or pick up on the RED curb in front of the school–this is for school buses and emergency vehicles only. Please use the white curb on Byrd Street for drop off and pick up. Do NOT park on the white curb. Please do not park in STAFF parking spots at any time.

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

Upcoming Dates:
Aug. 12 School Site Council 2:30 Rm. 201 (all are welcome)
Aug. 13 DAC/DELAC Mtg. 12:00-2:00 CVESD
Aug. 14 CVESD Board Mtg.–Mrs. Pridmore will be recognized 6 pm
Aug. 15 YMCA STRETCH Open House 5:00 auditorium
Aug. 22 Fall Picture Day
Aug. 23 Movie Night/Campout/VAPA Night

Week of August 5, 2019

curriculumCurriculum Night is Thursday, August 8th 5-7 pm. Each teacher will present to parents about the curriculum and expectations for the school year. Classroom presentations are given twice. The schedule for the evening is:

4:00-4:30 PTA Meeting Rm. 201
4:30-5:00 PTA Food Sales in Lunch Arbor
5:00-5:15  6th Grade Silent Auction bidding in the auditorium
5:15-5:30 Presentation of Finney team in the auditorium
5:30-6:00 Grade level curriculum presentations in classrooms
6:00-6:30 Grade level curriculum presentations in classrooms (repeat)
6:30-7:00 Silent Auction final bids

pexels-photo-1409716We 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 Curriculum Night. Bring items by Wednesday, Aug. 7th.

Kinder: Toy Basket
1st Grade: Gift Card Basket
2nd Grade: Sports Basket
3rd Grade: Movie Night Basket
4th Grade: Game Night Basket
5th Grade: Coffee Basket
6th Grade: Beach Basket
SDC: Gardening Basket
Preschool: Art Supplies Basket

We will also be holding School Site Council elections and electing our DELAC representative during Curriculum Night.  If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else for School Site Council or DELAC Representative, please submit form to the office by Tuesday, Aug. 6th. Nomination forms are here: SSC Nomination Form Nomination Form ELAC 

arc-safety-first-1Please help us keep our students safe by following traffic rules. There is NO student drop off or pick up on the RED curb in front of the school–this is for school buses and emergency vehicles only. Please use the white curb on Byrd Street for drop off and pick up. Please do not park in STAFF parking spots at any time. Many times teachers have gone to lunch and they cannot get to class on time because their spot is taken.

Congratulations Mrs. Pridmore! Finney’s Music Teacher is a Quarterfinalist for the Music Teacher GRAMMY award. She will be recognized at the CVESD Board Mtg. on Aug. 14 at 6 pm.

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

Upcoming Dates:
Aug. 6 6th Grade Camp Parent Mtg. 5:00 auditorium
Aug. 8 Curriculum Night & Gift Basket Auction
Aug. 12 School Site Council 2:30 Rm. 201 (all are welcome)
Aug. 13 DAC/DELAC Mtg. 12:00-2:00 CVESD
Aug. 14 CVESD Board Mtg.–Mrs. Pridmore will be recognized 6 pm
Aug. 15 YMCA STRETCH Open House 5:00 auditorium
Aug. 22 Fall Picture Day

Help Send 6th Graders to Camp!

volunteer-article-headerThe annual 6th Grade Camp Silent Auction Fundraiser will be held this year on August 8, 2019 during our Back to School Night. We are seeking contributions to help defray the costs associated with 6th Grade camp. All funds raised can go directly toward the fund.

We are organizing a Silent Auction for Back to School night. Each grade level will donate a gift basket for the fundraiser. Our grade level basket themes are listed below. We are kindly asking for theme-based donations from our families. Please send donations with your child by Wednesday, Aug. 7. Thank you!

Grade Theme
Kinder Toy Basket
1st Grade Gift Card Basket
2nd Grade Sports Basket
3rd Grade Movie Night Basket
4th Grade Game Night Basket
5th Grade Coffee Basket
6th Grade Beach Basket
SDC Gardening Basket
Preschool Art Supplies Basket

 

 

 

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