CVESD Thought Exchange
Earlier this week you should have received a message about providing your input through Thought Exchange. Your feedback will help our school and district prioritize LCAP Funding for the next three years. Please consider answering the three, open-ended questions before March 20th. Your voice is important! Here is the link: https://my.thoughtexchange.com/?lang=en#p993085497
This week is Literacy Week. PTA has planned a series of events to promote literacy and celebrate reading. The school’s walls are decorated to showcase what students are reading in class.
YMCA Annual Campaign
Here at Tiffany School, we want to make an incredible difference in our community by volunteering to advocate and fundraise for the South Bay Family YMCA!With so many demands on today’s families, parents need all the support they can get. That’s why child care at the YMCA of San Diego County is about more than just supervising children. It’s about nurturing their development by providing a safe place to learn foundational skills, develop healthy and trusting relationships, and build self-reliance. No matter the age or needs of your child, we can help you care for them in a way that sets them up for success in life. We offer preschool, early-learning readiness, and before-and-after-school programs for each stage of your child’s development and more. Our trained child-care professionals give every child the safety and structure they need to flourish, including children with special needs. Not every parent can afford to have their child attend these programs. That is why our staff and volunteers come together every year to raise money for our scholarship fund. Please help us reach our goal by making a gift today!
Here is the link to donate. Every little bit helps.
-Week at a Glance-
- VAPA 5,2
- Tiffany Basketball at Otay 4:00
- VAPA 6,4
- Tiffany Soccer @ Hedenkamp 4:00
- VAPA 5
- Ninja Warrior
- GATE Classes
- Popsicle Sale for YMCA After School
- Staff Meeting MPR
YMCA Annual Campaign
It’s that time again where we all come together to support our community. Will you help and join our cause? Once a year, from February to March, YMCA comes together with their community partners to help raise funds allowing all families to have access to services. Our principal, Mr. Morello, YMCA and DASH will come together and begin our campaign efforts. Our community focus areas are Achievement Gap, Senior Isolation, Drowning, Military Support, Obesity and Poverty. Funds raised allow all families in our community access and not be turned away due to inability to pay for services.
How you can Support?
We’d like to ask each one of you to help us spread awareness of our cause by having a coin jar. Each coin jar will be decorating by our Y students on what the Y means to them. Each classroom will have a coin jar where any student/teacher can help with a monetary donation. The classroom with the most amounts raised will be given extra time for recess!!
You can also donate by clicking here:
Annual Campaign Goal: $1,000
Focus Areas Facts
- Achievement Gap – 54% of SD County 3rd graders do not meet literacy achievement standards
- The Y’s Response – 64+ child & youth development sites caring for over 6,000 children every day
- Senior Isolation – 42% of SD County seniors live in isolation
- The Y’s Response – Over 500 member 65 and older are engaged at the Y
- Drowning – Drowning is the 2nd leading cause of death for children under 14
- The Y’s Response – Over 6,000 children are taught lifesaving swim lessons at the Y each year
- Military Support – 1 in 5 of our member serves in the military
- The Y’s Response – We subsidize every military membership
- Obesity – 50% of the children in National City and 38% in Chula Vista are considered overweight or obese
- The Y’s Response – Over 5,000 children in our sports and gymnastics programs participates in physical activity, learn teamwork and build self-confidence.
- Poverty – 1 in 4 families in Chula Vista and 1 in 3 in National City are living in poverty
- The Y’s Response – 6,060 scholarships were distributed by the Y last year
-Week at a Glance-
- President’s Day (No School)
- Tiffany Basketball @ Heritage Park
Tiffany PTA Auction
Family Read this Friday
Please join us this Friday, February 7th for our fourth family read. Come to the MPR right after drop off (8:50) for some food and a quick presentation. Then, meet your child in their classroom to read.
English Language Proficiency Assessment for California
Our Tiffany students who are learning English as their second language will be starting to take the ELPAC next week. The testing window is open from now until just before Spring Break. Students are assessed in four domains:
For more information about the assessment, or to see samples of what students are being asked, please use this link: ELPAC Sample Questions
Visitors to Tiffany
On Thursday, February 6th, about 50 district employees will be visiting Tiffany to walk the campus and view instruction. There may be less parking that morning than usual so please plan on arriving well before the first bell.
Our coed basketball team got its first win last week vs. Camarena. We play again this Thursday at Tiffany (4:00). Please come and support our team. Thank you to Mr. Basillio and Mrs. Loyola for coaching the team.
Week at a Glance
- Guided Visit at Tiffany
- Halecrest @ Tiffany Basketball 4:00
PTA Family Events
Thank you to our AMAZING PTA for hosting our two family events this Saturday. A fun time was had by all who attended.
English Language Advisory Council Meeting
This Thursday, our English Language Advisory Council will be meeting to learn more about upcoming testing. All parents of English language learners are encouraged to attend. Please join us 1/30 at 8:50am in the Tiffany MPR.
Ninja Warrior This Friday
All families are invited to our Ninja Warrior event this Friday before school where we set up an obstacle course for our students around the track in the morning. We hope to see you then.
Jump Rope for Heart
Our school has officially kicked off Kids Heart Challenge with the American Heart Association.Be sure to check your student’s backpack for all the details. We are learning how to keep our hearts happy and healthy! Get started now by downloading the FREE APP called Kids Heart Challenge for Apple or Android OR visit www.heart.org/kidsheartchallenge and search Burton C Tiffany Elementary to join our team then click on the “connect to Facebook” button in your online headquarters to reach even more people with your message of heart health!Earn a wristband and ALL the Heart Heroes… Perrie, Knox, Nico, Sofie, Crush, and Sunnywhen you raise lifesaving donations. Use the APP to share on social media and send 10 texts TODAY! Nico loves making others happy by showing kindness. Thank you for your kindness and helping our school and the American Heart Association save lives!
The top fundraisers will receive special recognition at an assembly!
Reminder that if students bring cell phones to school they must be turned off and stored in the child’s backpack during the instructional day.
Week at a Glance
We hope that you had an amazing Winter Break. We are looking forward to seeing students on Tuesday, January 14th which is the first day back for students and a minimum day.
Here is what is happening this week:
-Week at a Glance-
- Students return (Minimum Day)
- VAPA 3
- VAPA 4
- Staff Meeting/Continue Vertical Alignment
Upcoming Dates for January
- 1/20 No School MLK Day
- 1/21 SSC Meeting
- 1/31 Ninja Warrior
February and March
- 2/4 PTA Meeting
- 2/7 Family Read
- 2/11 SSC
- 2/14 & 2/17 No school
- 2/28 Ninja Warrior
- 3/6 PTA Auction