Weekly Message for the Week of April 29th

Dear Tiffany Families,

I hope this email finds you well on this final weekend of April!  We are closing in on the end of the school year – it does not seem possible!  We held our Multicultural Fair on Wednesday, thanks for the support of our PTA, volunteers, staff and all of the students who worked so hard to make it happen!  Our students, as young as our preschoolers all the way through sixth grade, travelled with their passports to all of the countries!  It was an incredible day!

Here is the information for the week:

PTA Dinner Night Out at Chipotle on Wednesday!

Beginning this week through the end of May, our K-6th grade students will be participating in different types of end of year assessments – CAASPP and Local Measures.  The different assessments per grade levels will be as follows:

  • Smarty Ants Level Set – K/1
  • iReady Math – K-6th
  • Achieve Level Set – 2nd – 6th
  • CAASPP ELA and Math – 3rd – 6th
  • CAST (Science) – 5th only
  • iReady Spanish – DI 3rd and 4th

Click below to view what days your child will have testing.  Your teachers will also share dates with you as well.

Tiffany Testing Schedule 2024

Please make sure that your child comes to school well rested, eats breakfast and is ready to do their best!  Thank you for your support!

PTA Scholastic Book Fair Coming Soon

SIGN UP HERE TO VOLUNTEER

Registration for the 24/25 School Year is OPEN!  If you have a new, incoming student, for the 2024-25 school year, it is not too soon to get your child registered.  Our enrollment determines our staffing for the following year, so the sooner we know how many students to expect, the better idea we have for the staffing we will need to support their learning.

The entire process is online at www.cvesd.org.  Click HERE to go the registration page – you will find the information/documents you will need to fully register.  If you have any questions, please reach out to our office at 619-421-6300.

Parking Lot Safety   

For your review, here are the traffic and parking lot expectations:

  • Red Curbs – “as required under California Vehicle Code Section 21458(a)(1), a curb painted red shall indicate no stopping, standing, or parking whether the vehicle is attended or unattended.” 
  • The left lane in the parking lot is for traffic to move through.  Parking/stopping in the left lane blocks cars from being able to exit.  Students should not exit or enter vehicles that are in the left lane.
  • Use crosswalks for crossing the street and parking lot.  When dropping students off, please be sure that they exit the vehicle on the right so that they get out directly onto the sidewalk closest to the school building.
  • Follow traffic patterns and do not double park along parking spaces.
  • Right turn only out of our lot during arrival and dismissal.
  • Bus loading and unloading areas are for district vans and buses only

If you would like to volunteer in our parking lot, please let me know at crystal.sutton@cvesd.org.

LEAD Clubs for Q4

In case you missed it, visit our previous blog post to sign up for LEAD Clubs that are now underway.  Some of the classes are already full and if that is the case, the link will not work.  CLICK HERE.

Cure CMT4J 3rd Annual 5K – May 18th

Above is a flyer for a community event that is in support of one of our students here at Tiffany – his family has asked that I share it with our school community.  Join us on Saturday, May 18th to help find a cure for CMT4J!  I will be there!  **Please note, this is not a Tiffany Elementary or CVESD sponsored event.

Here’s to a great week!

Take Care,

Dr. Sutton

Weekly Message for the Week of April 22nd

Dear Tiffany Families,

I hope this email finds you well.  I wanted to take a moment to give a special shout out to all of our Military Families, especially our Military Kids!  April is the month of the Military Child and this past week, we celebrated with a fun week of festivities in their honor.  The week finished off with our annual picnic, where many families came out to enjoy a picnic lunch with their children.  It was a beautiful way to end the week and honor our Military Kids!

Here is the information for the week:

Yearbooks On Sale Now and Photos Still Needed

PTA Scholastic Book Fair Coming Soon

SIGN UP HERE TO VOLUNTEER

Beginning at the end of April through the end of May, our K-6th grade students will be participating in different types of end of year assessments – CAASPP and Local Measures.  The different assessments per grade levels will be as follows:

  • Smarty Ants Level Set – K/1
  • iReady Math – K-6th
  • Achieve Level Set – 2nd – 6th
  • CAASPP ELA and Math – 3rd – 6th
  • CAST (Science) – 5th only
  • iReady Spanish – DI 3rd and 4th

Click below to view what days your child will have testing.  Your teachers will also share dates with you as well.

Tiffany Testing Schedule 2024

At our Coffee with the Principal, we discussed the different types of tests that our students will take over the next few weeks.  Below is the PowerPoint from that presentation:

CAASPP for Families – Coffee with Principal

Registration for the 24/25 School Year is OPEN!  If you have a new, incoming student, for the 2024-25 school year, it is not too soon to get your child registered.  Our enrollment determines our staffing for the following year, so the sooner we know how many students to expect, the better idea we have for the staffing we will need to support their learning.

The entire process is online at www.cvesd.org.  Click HERE to go the registration page – you will find the information/documents you will need to fully register.  If you have any questions, please reach out to our office at 619-421-6300.

Parking Lot Safety   

For your review, here are the traffic and parking lot expectations:

  • Red Curbs – “as required under California Vehicle Code Section 21458(a)(1), a curb painted red shall indicate no stopping, standing, or parking whether the vehicle is attended or unattended.” 
  • The left lane in the parking lot is for traffic to move through.  Parking/stopping in the left lane blocks cars from being able to exit.  Students should not exit or enter vehicles that are in the left lane.
  • Use crosswalks for crossing the street and parking lot.  When dropping students off, please be sure that they exit the vehicle on the right so that they get out directly onto the sidewalk closest to the school building.
  • Follow traffic patterns and do not double park along parking spaces.
  • Right turn only out of our lot during arrival and dismissal.
  • Bus loading and unloading areas are for district vans and buses only

If you would like to volunteer in our parking lot, please let me know at crystal.sutton@cvesd.org.

LEAD Clubs for Q4

In case you missed it, visit our previous blog post to sign up for LEAD Clubs that are now underway.  Some of the classes are already full and if that is the case, the link will not work.  CLICK HERE.

Cure CMT4J 3rd Annual 5K – May 18th

Above is a flyer for a community event that is in support of one of our students here at Tiffany – his family has asked that I share it with our school community.  Join us on Saturday, May 18th to help find a cure for CMT4J!  I will be there!  **Please note, this is not a Tiffany Elementary or CVESD sponsored event.

Here’s to a great week!

Take Care,

Dr. Sutton

Weekly Message for the Week of April 15th

Dear Tiffany Families,

I hope this email finds you well on this April weekend.  Thank you to our PTA and all of the volunteers who made our PTA Bingo Night and Auction a success!!

Here is the information for the week:

TK/K will be on the Kindergarten grass areas and the remainder of the grade levels will be on the grass at the main playground.  Please be prepared to sign in and we cannot wait to see all of you this Friday!

Beginning at the end of April through the end of May, our K-6th grade students will be participating in different types of end of year assessments – CAASPP and Local Measures.  The different assessments per grade levels will be as follows:

  • Smarty Ants Level Set – K/1
  • iReady Math – K-6th
  • Achieve Level Set – 2nd – 6th
  • CAASPP ELA and Math – 3rd – 6th
  • CAST (Science) – 5th only
  • iReady Spanish – DI 3rd and 4th

Click below to view what days your child will have testing.  Your teachers will also share dates with you as well.

Tiffany Testing Schedule 2024

At our Coffee with the Principal, we discussed the different types of tests that our students will take over the next few weeks.  Below is the PowerPoint from that presentation:

CAASPP for Families – Coffee with Principal

Registration for the 24/25 School Year is OPEN!  If you have a new, incoming student, for the 2024-25 school year, it is not too soon to get your child registered.  Our enrollment determines our staffing for the following year, so the sooner we know how many students to expect, the better idea we have for the staffing we will need to support their learning.

The entire process is online at www.cvesd.org.  Click HERE to go the registration page – you will find the information/documents you will need to fully register.  If you have any questions, please reach out to our office at 619-421-6300.

Parking Lot Safety   

For your review, here are the traffic and parking lot expectations:

  • Red Curbs – “as required under California Vehicle Code Section 21458(a)(1), a curb painted red shall indicate no stopping, standing, or parking whether the vehicle is attended or unattended.” 
  • The left lane in the parking lot is for traffic to move through.  Parking/stopping in the left lane blocks cars from being able to exit.  Students should not exit or enter vehicles that are in the left lane.
  • Use crosswalks for crossing the street and parking lot.  When dropping students off, please be sure that they exit the vehicle on the right so that they get out directly onto the sidewalk closest to the school building.
  • Follow traffic patterns and do not double park along parking spaces.
  • Right turn only out of our lot during arrival and dismissal.
  • Bus loading and unloading areas are for district vans and buses only

If you would like to volunteer in our parking lot, please let me know at crystal.sutton@cvesd.org.

LEAD Clubs for Q4

In case you missed it, visit our previous blog post to sign up for LEAD Clubs that are now underway.  Some of the classes are already full and if that is the case, the link will not work.  CLICK HERE.

Cure CMT4J 3rd Annual 5K – May 18th

Above is a flyer for a community event that is in support of one of our students here at Tiffany – his family has asked that I share it with our school community.  Join us on Saturday, May 18th to help find a cure for CMT4J!  I will be there!  **Please note, this is not a Tiffany Elementary or CVESD sponsored event.

Yearbooks On Sale Now and Photos Still Needed

Here’s to a great week!

Take Care,

Dr. Sutton

Weekly Message for the Week of April 8th

Dear Tiffany Families,

I hope this email finds you well and that you have all enjoyed the spring sunshine this weekend!  It was a welcomed change from the cold rainy weather we have been experiencing.

Here is the information for the week:

Solar Eclipse Information for Monday

As you may be aware, on Monday, April 8, 2024, an extraordinary celestial event will occur in North America as a solar eclipse will cast its shadow across the continent. While San Diego County will experience a partial eclipse rather than a total one, the event is nonetheless significant. The San Diego region is expected to witness a partial eclipse that will begin around 10 a.m., peak at 11:11 a.m., and end at 12:23 p.m.

To ensure the safety and well-being of all our students and staff during this event, the Chula Vista Elementary School District (CVESD) has implemented a rainy day schedule for all schools on April 8th. This means that recess and lunch activities will be conducted indoors. Parental permission is required for classrooms intending to incorporate eclipse viewing into their curriculum, and adherence to NASA’s safety standards regarding appropriate viewing gear is mandatory.

​Some teachers have sent home permission slips for students whose classrooms plan to engage in educational activities centered around the eclipse outdoors. Please return the permission slip to your classroom teacher on Monday morning.  Students that do not have a permission slip will not be able to participate in those activities outdoors with classroom teachers that have planned activities.  Again, this is only some classrooms that have elected to participate in an outdoor activity.

Our classrooms also will have access to NASA’s livestream of the event so that they can see the full eclipse from the parts of the country who will be in the path.

If you have any additional questions, please let me know. You can also learn more about what CVESD is doing and safety tips by visiting cvesd.org.

Registration for the 24/25 School Year is OPEN!  If you have a new, incoming student, for the 2024-25 school year, it is not too soon to get your child registered.  Our enrollment determines our staffing for the following year, so the sooner we know how many students to expect, the better idea we have for the staffing we will need to support their learning.

The entire process is online at www.cvesd.org.  Click HERE to go the registration page – you will find the information/documents you will need to fully register.  If you have any questions, please reach out to our office at 619-421-6300.

PTA Family Bingo Night This Friday – Tickets On Sale Now

School Site Council – April 9th at 3:30pm

Our next SSC Meeting will be in Room 401 on Tuesday, April 9th.  The agenda as well as the minutes from the previous meeting are below:

February 2024 SSC Minutes

April 9 2024 SSC Agenda

Principal Chat/ELAC – April 11th at 8:45am

Our next Principal Chat will join with ELAC at 8:45am on Thursday, April 11th.  At this meeting, I will be sharing information about Title 1 (review for this year and looking ahead to next year), as well as information about state and local testing that will be starting soon.  Coffee and light refreshments will be provided by PTA.  All are welcome!  We will be meeting in the MPR from 8:45 and will finish by 9:30am.  I hope to see you there!

Students Crossing at Major Intersections and Parking Lot Safety   

I received a call this week from a concerned community member when she witnessed a young elementary student crossing at Rutgers and H Street, against traffic, shortly after our dismissal.  Cars had to stop to accommodate the student crossing when the cars had the right-of-way and the student should have been waiting at the curb to cross.  The student was crossing to an older school-aged student, who was waiting on the other side of the street.

Thankfully, the student was safe due to the careful driving of the drivers at that moment, but it could have been so much worse.  The community member did not know if the student was from Tiffany, but felt compelled to call us to remind our students of this danger, as the proximity to our school and our dismissal time made it possible that it was one of our students.  Please take a moment to remind your children that we must adhere to all traffic patterns and cross when it is safe to do so.  Thank you for your support.

For your review, here are the traffic and parking lot expectations:

  • Red Curbs – “as required under California Vehicle Code Section 21458(a)(1), a curb painted red shall indicate no stopping, standing, or parking whether the vehicle is attended or unattended.” 
  • The left lane in the parking lot is for traffic to move through.  Parking/stopping in the left lane blocks cars from being able to exit.  Students should not exit or enter vehicles that are in the left lane.
  • Use crosswalks for crossing the street and parking lot.  When dropping students off, please be sure that they exit the vehicle on the right so that they get out directly onto the sidewalk closest to the school building.
  • Follow traffic patterns and do not double park along parking spaces.
  • Right turn only out of our lot during arrival and dismissal.
  • Bus loading and unloading areas are for district vans and buses only

If you would like to volunteer in our parking lot, please let me know at crystal.sutton@cvesd.org.

LEAD Clubs for Q4

In case you missed it, visit our previous blog post to sign up for LEAD Clubs that will begin the week of April 8th.  Some of the classes are already full and if that is the case, the link will not work.  CLICK HERE.

Save the Dates

The following events are coming up, more details to follow soon!

April 15th – 19th:  Month of the Military Child Spirit Week

April 19th:  Military Child Picnic at Lunch

Cure CMT4J 3rd Annual 5K – May 18th

Above is a flyer for a community event that is in support of one of our students here at Tiffany – his family has asked that I share it with our school community.  Join us on Saturday, May 18th to help find a cure for CMT4J!  I will be there!  **Please note, this is not a Tiffany Elementary or CVESD sponsored event.

Yearbook Photos Wanted 

Here’s to a great week!

Take Care,

Dr. Sutton

Weekly Message for the Week of April 2nd

Dear Tiffany Families,

I hope this email finds you well and that you have all enjoyed this two week Spring Break.  My two weeks was filled with lots of time spent with family and I look forward to seeing all of our students, families and staff on Tuesday!  School resumes for our first day of Quarter 4 on Tuesday, April 2nd.  Our TK-6th Grade students will be on Minimum Day Schedule on our first day back.  Just a reminder, Minimum Day Schedule is as follows:

  • TK and K Students – 8:45am-1:40pm
  • 1st-6th Grade Students – 8:45am-1:55pm
  • Preschool follows their regular schedule

Here is the information for the week:

PTA Family Bingo Night April 12th

LEAD Clubs for Q4

In case you missed it, visit our previous blog post to sign up for LEAD Clubs that will begin the week of April 8th.  Some of the classes are already full and if that is the case, the link will not work.  CLICK HERE.

Save the Dates

The following events are coming up, more details to follow soon!

April 11th at 9am:  Principal Chat and ELAC – All Families Welcome – Topic will be on Local and State Testing and Title 1 Funds

April 15th – 19th:  Month of the Military Child Spirit Week

April 19th:  Military Child Picnic at Lunch

School Site Council – April 9th at 3:30pm

Our next SSC Meeting will be in Room 401 on Tuesday, April 9th.  The agenda as well as the minutes from the previous meeting are below:

February 2024 SSC Minutes

April 9 2024 SSC Agenda

Yearbook Photos Wanted 

Yearbook Pre-Order Information

PDF to Print – Tiffany Yearbook 2023-24 presale order form

Parking Lot Safety   

We continue to have concerns with safety in our parking lot and bus area during arrival and dismissal.  We have parents who have stepped up to volunteer, Safety Patrol leaders and many families who are following the expectations.  We are very fortunate that our lot does flow pretty well when we all follow the expectations.

Our CVESD buses and vans park on the Northwest side of our campus at arrival and dismissal to pick up and drop off students.  We understand that the use of transportation vans has caused a little confusion and now some of our families are parking in this area.  The only vehicles that can park on this small section of the street (Northwest curb to the right of our exit) are CVESD buses and vans.  When family vehicles park there, it prevents the buses/vans from being able to park, thus blocking all of the other cars that are trying to get into or out of our lot.  Thank you for keeping this in mind when you are looking for a place to load and unload.

For your review, here are the traffic and parking lot expectations:

  • Red Curbs – “as required under California Vehicle Code Section 21458(a)(1), a curb painted red shall indicate no stopping, standing, or parking whether the vehicle is attended or unattended.” 
  • The left lane in the parking lot is for traffic to move through.  Parking/stopping in the left lane blocks cars from being able to exit.  Students should not exit or enter vehicles that are in the left lane.
  • Use crosswalks for crossing the street and parking lot.  When dropping students off, please be sure that they exit the vehicle on the right so that they get out directly onto the sidewalk closest to the school building.
  • Follow traffic patterns and do not double park along parking spaces.
  • Right turn only out of our lot during arrival and dismissal.

If you would like to volunteer in our parking lot, please let me know at crystal.sutton@cvesd.org.

TK/K Registration Is Now Open

Registration for the 24/25 School Year is now open.  The entire process is online at www.cvesd.org.  Click HERE to go the registration page – you will find the information/documents you will need to fully register.  Our office gets very busy during this season, so thank you in advance for your support.

Here’s to a great week first week of Quarter 4!

Take Care,

Dr. Sutton

Quarter 3 – Complete!

Dear Tiffany Families,

Quarter 3 is officially complete – thank you to our students, families and staff for an incredible quarter!

Our first day back from Spring Break will be Tuesday, April 2nd and will be a minimum day for our TK-6th grade students.  Preschool will follow their regular schedule.  Our office will be closed the entire two weeks and will reopen when the students return.

Looking ahead, please mark your calendars for PTA Family Bingo Night and Auction.  Check out the details below:

We wish all of our families a restful break and we look forward to welcoming our students back on Tuesday, April 2nd.

Take Care,

Dr. Sutton