Welcome Back CPJMA Students & Families 2023-2024 School Year

Welcome CPJMA families to the 2023-24 school year! I am excited to begin my 3rd year at CPJMA, and to continue to work alongside our amazing staff family, and our CPJMA parents/families to create another wonderful school year for our students! We will continue to be #BetterTogether, as we work collaboratively to create exceptional learning experiences, and a supportive school environment for our students!
Please take a moment to read the information below. Stay tuned for additional email communication in the coming weeks regarding the first week of school!
With gratitude and appreciation,

Sakeenah

Archived Principal Newsletters from 2023/2024

September 11

I was a college student at Grand Canyon University at this time, and I can remember waking up to the news, seeing and hearing about this horrific tragedy, and all that lost their lives on this day.

On September 11, we are remembering all of the passengers, crew members, and people that lost their lives on September 11 as a result of this immense attack and tragedy.

In addition, I want to take a moment to recognize and give great honor to the heroic men and women that risked their lives and provided unwavering, courageous support and love on September 11, 2001. Thank you to the Firefighters, police officers, EMT's, construction workers, and Military Service men and women for your courage and heroism.

Greetings CPJMA Families,

I hope that you had an incredible weekend with your kiddos and family! At the end of this month, please be on the lookout for the LCFF document that will be sent home with your child. We aim for a 100% LCFF form completion rate for our school. LCFF dollars help us to fund programs, support our teachers and students, and fund integral support staff positions on our campus. We are a small school with a tiny school budget. More information will be included in next week's update regarding LCFF forms and how essential and crucial the 100% completion rate is for CPJMA.

Thank you for your support to our teachers and staff! Thank you for sending your kiddos to CPJMA!

 

Families please save the date for our Fall Open House, which will be held on Wednesday, September 20, from 4:00-5:30 p.m.

 

IMPORTANT - HEADS UP:

Our construction team will be completing a 3-week site water phasing plan beginning September 15. This plan will impact the front entrance gates, but will only impact one front gate entrance area at a time, in order to allow for the use of the opposite gate so that parents and visitors are able to access a front gate entrance. There will be a section that will be safely fenced off that will begin from the area near the back of building 100 (building where all K-5 classes are located), along the perimeter of the blacktop, up to the student water fountains closest to the student bathrooms. The student restrooms will not be blocked off. In addition, a section of the area that students line up at on the blacktop will be fenced in. The back classroom doors will still be accessible. The water fountains near the student restrooms will be blocked off/fenced in. However the student water fountains closest to the UTK classrooms will be accessible. The site water phasing plan is expected to be a 3-week plan.

 

Have a fabulous week ahead!

 

With Gratitude & Appreciation,

 

Sakeenah

--------- Important Information ---------

Important Happenings:

  • Fall Student Behavior Assemblies: This Friday, during the school day. *For CPJMA students and staff only
  • Fall Open House: September 20 from 4:00-5:30. This is an opportunity for you to visit your child's classroom, and hear about the school year at a glance from your child's teacher
  • SAVE THE DATE: Fall Picture Day is on October 5. Picture day fliers will be sent home with students later this month
  • Minimum Day/Wednesdays: A reminder that every Wednesday is a minimum day for ALL CPJMA STUDENTS . Dismissal is at 12:15 p.m. on this day. Please plan accordingly to ensure that your child is picked up on time

--------- Music & Violin At-a-Glance ---------

Winter Concert and Holiday Sing-Along (combined Mrs. Freese & Ms. Li/Violin)

 

Primary Grades (UTK-2nd) - Tuesday, December 12th, 8:00-8:45 am

 

Upper Grades (3rd-5th) - Thursday, December 14th, 8:00-8:45 am

Spring Violin Concerts (Ms. Li) - same date, different times

 

K-2: Thursday, April 25th, 8:00-8:45 am

 

3rd-5th: Thursday, April 25th, time 9:00-9:45 am

Spring Musicals (Mrs. Freese)

 

Primary Grades (UTK-2nd)- Tuesday, April 30th, 8:00-8:45 am

 

Upper Grades (3rd-5th) - Thursday, May 2nd, 8:00-8:45 am

---------Upcoming After School Clubs---------

Young Engineers: Starts tomorrow!

UTK-5th Grade

Starts September 11

2:15-3:30

See link below to sign up:

https://greatersandiego.e2youngengineers.com/ye_product/crown-point-elementary-super-stars-asp/

 

Heartlight Class:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1T2MJ8Rtl1a9S4nOMwqrs44oG2tJ2vjs_pX_84dDWdig/edit?usp=sharing

Kindergarten - 5th Grade

Starting September 27

Wednesdays from 12:15-1:15

 

🎸Music Club:

STARTING THIS TUESDAY:

Fall Music Club with Mr. Champion, Mrs. Freese, & Mr. Chamberlain begins on Tuesday, September 5 and runs through October 3 (No Music Club during Parent-Teacher-Conference weeks). Music Club is for 4th-5th graders, and meets on Tuesdays in the school auditorium from 2:10-3:00 p.m. Music club is free. Performance: Pacific Beach Fest on October 7, 2023

*Music Club is for students in 4th/5th grade and by request/availability/ability/appropriateness for other grade level students at CPJMA

  • Spring Music Club: February 13 - May 7. (No Music Club during Parent-Teacher-Conference weeks or during spring break). Spring Music Club Performance: Gator By the Bay on May 11, 2024

***Please email Mr. Champion regarding any questions about music club: [email protected]

 

🎤Sing n' Speak Spanish:

Mondays & Wednesdays beginning August 28, 2023

See link below for more information and for registration:

https://singandspeakspanish.jumbula.com/#/crown-point-junior-music

Have questions? Please email mailto:[email protected]

 

🔬Crazy Chemistry:

Tuesdays beginning September 12, 2023

See link below for more information and for registration:

https://www.scienceguysofsandiego.com/cpjma

Have questions? Please email mailto:[email protected]

--------- Additional Minimum Days--------- 

CPJMA will continue to have every Wednesday as our minimum day each week (12:15 dismissal). In addition, the following days below have been approved by our district as additional minimum days this school year for CPJMA:

--------- Volunteering on Campus --------- 

We are in great need of parent volunteers during our lunch recess blocks, specifically during our three lunch recess periods: UTK 11:20-11:40, K-2nd 12:00-12:20, 3rd-5th 12:25-12:45. If you are able to volunteer to supervise during a lunch recess period, please complete the volunteer form (see link below) and bring proof of a recent negative TB test.

 

Interested in volunteering in your child's classroom: Many of our teachers send information on options to volunteer in their classrooms usually sometime between the 3rd-6th week of school. In our lower grade classes, it is important to first build independence (at school) in our younger students, to allow them time to learn the classroom routines, structures, classroom environment, and teacher expectations, absent of the parents being in the classroom. Should you have any questions about volunteering in the your child's classroom, please reach out directly to your child's teacher regarding your questions.

 

*Parents that sign up with their child's teacher to chaperone at a field trip during the school year must have a current volunteer application on file, and provide proof of the results of a current TB test

 

SDUSD Volunteer Application: https://sdusdfamilies.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Volunteer-Application-2021-2022-.pdf

*You may also pop by the school office and pick up a volunteer form in the office lobby.

SDUSD Volunteer Process Information: https://sdusdfamilies.org/volunteer-2/

 

***Please email Della our school ESA with questions about your volunteer form: [email protected]

--------- Arrival and Dismissal Logistics ---------

ARRIVAL (Morning Drop-Off)

 

ALL CPJMA students will enter the school through the cafeteria exterior doors located on Pacific Beach Drive. The cafeteria doors will close at 7:40 a.m. sharp. Students that arrive after 7:40 will need to enter through the front of the school gate located on Ingraham.

On the first day of school, parents may walk students directly to their classrooms. After the first day of school, parents may walk students directly to the blacktop each morning and MUST QUICKLY EXIT the campus when the teachers arrive at the blacktop at 7:37/7:40, as we will need to close and lock the cafeteria doors to secure our campus, and to allow for our teachers to begin their day with classes. Please do not congregate with other parents at this time, please exit the school promptly after the students are picked up by their teachers on the blacktop

 

DISMISSAL (Afternoon Pick-Up)

  • UTK - All UTK students will be dismissed out of their classrooms. A UTK staff member will open and remain at the UTK playground gate (green gate) located on Fortuna, and UTK parents may walk directly to the UTK classroom doors to pick up their child. (Older student siblings can be picked up here if the parent has made this prior arrangement with both teachers)
  • Kindergarten & 1st grade students(and older student siblings if the parent has made this prior arrangement with both teachers) will dismiss from the gate area located on Fortuna, directly next to the UTK gate.
  • 2nd - 5thgrade students will dismiss from the cafeteria exterior doors located on Pacific Beach Drive.

Arrival/Dismissal Safety:

In order to facilitate safety and efficiency with our morning drop off and pick up process, we need your help parents. Please be safe and efficient when dropping your child off. When you pull onto the side of the curb/side of the street closest to the arrival/dismissal entry point, we need you to move your car ALL THE WAY FORWARD and QUICKLY drop off or pick up your child. Please try your best to stay in your car (if you are not walking your child onto campus). It is important that we keep traffic moving along. The school police officer assigned to our cluster is not able to support us with traffic duty, as he supports all five of the schools in the Mission Bay Cluster, and is mainly at Mission Bay High School. Please do not double park. Please do not park in the middle of the street. In addition, if your car is parked at the curb while you are actively sitting in it, I will ask you to let your child out of the car so that we can keep traffic flowing in an effort to not back up Pacific Beach Drive. In addition, I am asking all parents to not permit nor encourage your child to walk/or run across the north side of PB Drive without using the crosswalk. Please use the crosswalk with your child. This is extremely important. Please practice safety by using the crosswalk, rather than running/walking across the street/and or allowing your child to run across the street as that is NOT SAFE. Please demonstrate safety, common sense, and patience when dropping your child off at school and picking them up from school. If you are able to help our school with traffic control during morning arrival or afternoon dismissal (by volunteering your time to direct cars to move forward/supporting the flow of traffic, signaling, etc.), please email Principal Smith (me) at [email protected]. Thank you tons!

CPJMA Daily Schedule 2023-2024

Click here for the entire CPJMA daily schedule

 

--------- School Communication ---------

Teacher Communication: Please ensure that you connect with your child’s teacher regarding their preferred method of parent communication (email, Class Dojo, weekly newsletters, etc.). It is imperative that you stay connected with your child’s teacher.

THE TEACHER-PARENT RELATIONSHIP is most critical to the growth and success in your child's educational journey.

 

School Websitehttps://crownpoint.sandiegounified.org/Our school website is run voluntarily by one of our amazing power parents. Thank you Katie Gugino for being our webmaster!!!

 

CPJMA Parent/School Calendar: https://crownpoint.sandiegounified.org/news/events

This calendar is also found on the school website, click on "news", and then drop down to "events".

 

PTO: We have an extremely amazing, active, and supportive Parent Teacher Organization. Our PTO parents have done so much to support our students and staff! I encourage all parents to get involved with our school by supporting our PTO, and consider being on the PTO, and/or helping with PTO fundraising events, as the funds that our PTO raise go directly into the school to create the BEST OPPORTUNITIES for our students (art experiences, science experiences, whole child experiences, field trips, supplies/resources for our teachers, theater/drama programs, supporting with our music/violin programs, celebrations for our students and staff, and extra-curricular events/activities for our students). Please email [email protected] and/or visithttps://friendsofcpjma.com/ for more information on how to get involved with our PTO to support our school.

Breakfast and Lunches:

Click HERE for the Lunch Schedule

School Breakfast will be available free of charge to ALL students on a grab & go cart as students arrive/enter into the exterior cafeteria doors.

School lunch will be available free of charge to ALL students. Students may bring their own lunch to school instead if they would like.

Please visit the Food Services website for information on child nutrition and lunch info.: https://www.sandiegounified.org/departments/food_and_nutrition_services

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August  27, 2023

--------- Important Information ---------

 

Celebration for An AMAZING First Week of School!

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts (myself and our staff fam), for an absolutely amazing first week of school! Thank you parents for your support, kindness, and teamwork with taking your kiddos to school every day this week, and supporting our teachers and staff! We truly had a wonderful first week of school!

 

Arrival & Dismissal Safety Reminder: Parents please use the crosswalk. If you are parking on the North side of PB Drive, please do not send your child running across the street. This is incredibly dangerous. Safety must come before time and must be above anything else. PLEASE USE THE CROSSWALK IF YOU ARE PARKING/AND OR DROPPING YOUR CHILD OFF ON THE NORTH SIDE OF PB DRIVE. IT IS NEVER, EVER, EVER, SAFE TO SEND YOUR CHILD RUNNING ACROSS THE STREET. Please use the crosswalk with your child.

--------- Important Happenings & Dates ---------

  • Minimum Day/Wednesdays: A reminder that every Wednesday is a minimum day for ALL CPJMA STUDENTS . Dismissal is at 12:15 p.m. on this day. Please plan accordingly to ensure that your child is picked up on time.
  • August 30 IS THE LAST DAY TO SIGN UP FOR 🎻 Violin- Violin instruction is free, taught by our AMAZING Suzuki trained violin teacher, Mrs. Joan Li. We provide the violin instrument, free at no charge. Violin instruction takes place during the school day twice a week. You will only have until August 30 to sign your child up for violin this school year. Once the sign up closes, anyone that missed the deadline will have to wait until next school year. We are not able to make any exceptions after this deadline. Violin sign up linkhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd-1SPC4VJ0FThZkInb3kjddm_5p0mJoBJpXVOpnP0XktHXAA/viewform
  • September 7: Lockdown DRILL on campus to practice safety measures/safety behaviors
  • September 4: No School in Observance of Labor Day 🇺🇸. Our campus will be closed on this day, Monday, September 4th
  • September 7: 📚 Library Begins!

--------- Helpful Information ---------

SDUSD Potty Training Resource for UTK Parents

https://sites.google.com/sandi.net/potty-training-resource-guide/home

 

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Volunteering on Campus

We are in great need of parent volunteers during our lunch recess blocks, specifically during our three lunch recess periods: UTK 11:20-11:40, K-2nd 12:00-12:20, 3rd-5th 12:25-12:45. If you are able to volunteer to supervise during a lunch recess period, please complete the volunteer form (see link below) and bring proof of a recent negative TB test.

 

Interested in volunteering in your child's classroom: Many of our teachers send information on options to volunteer in their classrooms usually sometime between the 3rd-6th week of school. In our lower grade classes, it is important to first build independence (at school) in our younger students, to allow them time to learn the classroom routines, structures, classroom environment, and teacher expectations, absent of the parents being in the classroom. Should you have any questions about volunteering in the your child's classroom, please reach out directly to your child's teacher regarding your questions.

 

*Parents that sign up with their child's teacher to chaperone at a field trip during the school year must have a current volunteer application on file, and provide proof of the results of a current TB test

 

SDUSD Volunteer Application: https://sdusdfamilies.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Volunteer-Application-2021-2022-.pdf

*You may also pop by the school office and pick up a volunteer form in the office lobby.

SDUSD Volunteer Process Information: https://sdusdfamilies.org/volunteer-2/

 

***Please email Della our school ESA with questions about your volunteer form: [email protected]

 

*****

 

Upcoming After School Clubs

🎸Music Club:

Fall Music Club with Mr. Champion, Mrs. Freese, & Mr. Chamberlain begins on Tuesday, September 5 and runs through October 3 (No Music Club during Parent-Teacher-Conference weeks)

Music Club is for 4th-5th graders, and meets on Tuesdays in the school auditorium from 2:10-3:00 p.m.

There is no cost for music club. Performance: Pacific Beach Fest on October 7, 2023

 

*Music Club is for students in 4th/5th grade and by request/availability/ability/appropriateness for other grade level students at CPJMA

 

Spring Music Club

February 13 - May 7. (No Music Club during Parent-Teacher-Conference weeks or during spring break)

 

Spring Music Club

 

***Please email Mr. Champion regarding any questions about music club[email protected]

 

🎤Sing n' Speak Spanish:

Mondays & Wednesdays beginning August 28, 2023

See link below for more information and for registration:

https://singandspeakspanish.jumbula.com/#/crown-point-junior-music

Have questions? Please email mailto:[email protected]

 

🔬Crazy Chemistry:

Tuesdays beginning September 12, 2023

See link below for more information and for registration:

https://www.scienceguysofsandiego.com/cpjma

Have questions? Please email mailto:[email protected]

--------- Arrival and Dismissal Logistics ---------

ARRIVAL:

ALL CPJMA students will enter the school through the cafeteria exterior doors located on Pacific Beach Drive. The cafeteria doors will close at 7:40 a.m. sharp. Students that arrive after 7:40 will need to enter through the front of the school gate located on Ingraham.

On the first day of school, parents may walk students directly to their classrooms. After the first day of school, parents may walk students directly to the blacktop each morning and MUST QUICKLY EXIT the campus when the teachers arrive at the blacktop at 7:37/7:40, as we will need to close and lock the cafeteria doors to secure our campus, and to allow for our teachers to begin their day with classes. Please do not congregate with other parents at this time, please exit the school promptly after the students are picked up by their teachers on the blacktop

 

DISMISSAL:

  • UTK - All UTK students will be dismissed out of their classrooms. A UTK staff member will open and remain at the UTK playground gate (green gate) located on Fortuna, and UTK parents may walk directly to the UTK classroom doors to pick up their child. (Older student siblings can be picked up here if the parent has made this prior arrangement with both teachers)
  • Kindergarten & 1st grade students(and older student siblings if the parent has made this prior arrangement with both teachers) will dismiss from the gate area located on Fortuna, directly next to the UTK gate.
  • 2nd - 5thgrade students will dismiss from the cafeteria exterior doors located on Pacific Beach Drive.

Arrival/Dismissal Safety:

In order to facilitate safety and efficiency with our morning drop off and pick up process, we need your help parents. Please be safe and efficient when dropping your child off. When you pull onto the side of the curb/side of the street closest to the arrival/dismissal entry point, we need you to move your car ALL THE WAY FORWARD and QUICKLY drop off or pick up your child. Please try your best to stay in your car (if you are not walking your child onto campus). It is important that we keep traffic moving along. The school police officer assigned to our cluster is not able to support us with traffic duty, as he supports all five of the schools in the Mission Bay Cluster, and is mainly at Mission Bay High School. Please do not double park. Please do not park in the middle of the street. In addition, if your car is parked at the curb while you are actively sitting in it, I will ask you to let your child out of the car so that we can keep traffic flowing in an effort to not back up Pacific Beach Drive. In addition, I am asking all parents to not permit nor encourage your child to walk/or run across the opposite side of the street without using the crosswalk. Please use the crosswalk with your child. This is extremely important. Please practice safety by using the crosswalk, rather than running/walking across the street/and or allowing your child to run across the street as that is NOT SAFE. Please demonstrate safety, common sense, and patience when dropping your child off at school and picking them up from school. If you are able to help our school with traffic control during morning arrival or afternoon dismissal (by volunteering your time to direct cars to move forward/supporting the flow of traffic, signaling, etc.), please email Principal Smith (me) at [email protected]. Thank you tons!

 

CPJMA Daily Schedule 2023-2024

Click here for the entire CPJMA daily schedule

 

--------- School Communication ---------

Teacher Communication: You will receive several papers/forms the first week back that need to be signed and sent back to the campus with your child. Please ensure that you connect with your child’s teacher regarding their preferred method of parent communication (email, Class Dojo, weekly newsletters, etc.). It is imperative that you stay connected with your child’s teacher.

THE TEACHER-PARENT RELATIONSHIP is most critical to the growth and success in your child's educational journey.

 

Principal/School Communication: The school principal will send out an email weekly update message EVERY SUNDAY afternoon with communication about the upcoming school week, important events and dates, etc. Please ensure that your email address that is listed in Parent Portal is accurate and spelled correctly, and that you are checking this email weekly (check your spam folder) so that you do not miss communication from the school. I have heard some parents state to other parents that they do not receive any email communication from the school...I can tell you that this simply is just NOT CORRECT. I send out the weekly principal update every Sunday, and if you are not checking/reading your email (check your spam folder), then please make a commitment this new school year to ensure that you read the principal weekly update EVERY WEEK. Also, contact the school office if you need to make corrections to your email address, or if you are not receiving the weekly email from the school. Many times we have checked when a parent says that they are not receiving our weekly communication, and we have seen that the email address that the parent typed into ParentPortal was spelled incorrectly, and or a letter/number was left off of the email address. I want to restate that I send parent communication out for the upcoming school week EVERY SUNDAY. As a parent, it is your responsibility to ensure that you are receiving and reading this weekly communication in order to stay current in all things CPJMA. We have a very tiny school budget, so about 90% of the parent communication that is sent out to parents/families is sent electronically. Please take the time to check your emails and read the principal’s weekly update every week :). I appreciate you immensely, and thank you in advance for doing this!

 

School Websitehttps://crownpoint.sandiegounified.org/. Our school website is run voluntarily by one of our amazing power parents. Thank you Katie Gugino for being our webmaster!!!

 

CPJMA Parent/School Calendar: https://crownpoint.sandiegounified.org/news/events

This calendar is also found on the school website, click on "news", and then drop down to "events".

 

PTO: We have an extremely amazing, active, and supportive Parent Teacher Organization. Our PTO parents have done so much to support our students and staff! I encourage all parents to get involved with our school by supporting our PTO, and consider being on the PTO, and/or helping with PTO fundraising events, as the funds that our PTO raise go directly into the school to create the BEST OPPORTUNITIES for our students (art experiences, science experiences, whole child experiences, field trips, supplies/resources for our teachers, theater/drama programs, supporting with our music/violin programs, celebrations for our students and staff, and extra-curricular events/activities for our students). Please email [email protected] and/or visithttps://friendsofcpjma.com/ for more information on how to get involved with our PTO to support our school.

--------- Important Calendar Information -----------

Additional Minimum Days for CPJMA this School Year

CPJMA will continue to have every Wednesday as our minimum day each week (12:15 dismissal). In addition, the following days below have been approved by our district as additional minimum days this school year for CPJMA:

 

***Remember that UTK & Kindergarten students have minimum days (12:15 dismissal) every day during the first week of school

 

--------- CPJMA Parent & Family Student Handbook ---------

CPJMA Parent and Family Student Handbook:

*Click the link for our School Family Handbook

   --------- Breakfast and Lunches ---------

 

Click HERE for the Lunch Schedule

School Breakfast will be available free of charge to ALL students on a grab & go cart as students arrive/enter into the exterior cafeteria doors.

School lunch will be available free of charge to ALL students. Students may bring their own lunch to school instead if they would like.

Please visit the Food Services website for information on child nutrition and lunch info.: https://www.sandiegounified.org/departments/food_and_nutrition_services

 

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 August  2, 2023

--------- Important Events and Information ---------

  • August 7th, 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Our CPJMA school office will reopen on this day. If you have any registration/enrollment questions for our office staff, please call our office at (858) 987-5500, or stop by the school during office hours anytime this week and the week thereafter.
  • August 17th, 3:00-4:00 p.m.: CPJMA Resource Fair/Meet the Grade Level Teachers Event. Come out to the school blacktop to meet and chat with our staff and teachers, meet our PTO, meet some community partners, and visit enrichment club tables to hear about upcoming after school clubs, and have an opportunity to sign your child up early for an after school club. *Information on the teacher/class that your child is assigned to for this school year will not be given/discussed during this event. More information about that can be found in a section below.
  • August 18th: Check ParentPortal after 12 p.m. to find out the name of your child's teacher for this school year.
  • August 19th: CPJMA Family Meet and Greet Sponsored by our PTO. Join our PTO and CPJMA new and current students/families at Fanual Park from 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.. This is an opportunity to have fun, meet new and current CPJMA families, and purchase CPJMA Spirit Wear. Address: Fanual Park, 4000 Fanuel St, San Diego CA 92109. View the PTO Welcome Back Letter below for more information. *This is not a school sponsored event. All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • August 21st: First Day of School. Arrival doors open at 7:30 a.m.
  • August 21st 7:50-8:20 a.m. - BOO HOO YAHOO with our UTK & Kindergarten Parents on the first day of school. Q&A with Principal Smith from 7:50 - 8:30 a.m. in our school auditorium for UTK and Kindergarten parents.

 

--------- PTO Announcements ---------

 

WELCOME LETTER FROM PTO

 

Hi Parents, 

Welcome to the 2023/24 school year! I would like to extend a personal welcome to each of you as President of the Friends of CPJMA (PTO Organization). The board members of the Friends of CPJMA (PTO Organization) are excited for the school year and the many fun events planned. We hope that you will join us by attending and volunteering throughout the year! Continue Reading...

 

--------- Back to School Information ---------

 

Who is My Child’s Teacher?

Parents must login to the Parent Portal on August 18th, after 12 p.m. to find out who your child has for their teacher. ***IMPORTANT: Please attempt to login to Parent Portal BEFORE this date to ensure you have the correct login credentials, or call our school office if you need support with your login and password. *We do not accept parent requests for teacher placements.

 

Parent Portal

  • Login to the PowerSchool Parent Portal to access your student’s attendance record, State testing scores, and to view grades at the end of each grading period. (Also to view the class/teacher placement for your child)
  • Visit the SDUSD Parent Portal webpage for more information about setting up your Parent Portal account if you do not already have one

 

RETURNING FAMILIES - UPDATE YOUR CONTACT INFO IN THE PARENT PORTAL

Update your phone numbers, email addresses, and home address in the Parent Portal so we can contact you with important information, in the event of an emergency, and so that you receive important information from the District. You are also welcome to contact [email protected] with updated contact information. *Ms. Nolte will be back on campus when our office opens on August 7th.


NEW FAMILIES - Please reach out to [email protected] for your student’s Access ID, Access Password and any Parent Portal questions. *Ms. Nolte will be back on campus when our office opens on August 7th.

--------- Important Info about the First Day of School ---------

The first day of school is Monday, August 21st at 7:37 a.m.

  • The arrival doors will open at 7:30 a.m. and on the 1st day of school parents/guardians may walk students directly to their classrooms (on the first day of school only). After this date, parents may walk their child to the blacktop and have the option of staying with your child on the blacktop until the teacher walks the class into the classroom at 7:37 a.m.

***The arrival area for all students is located on PB Drive (exterior cafeteria doors). Students will enter the cafeteria doors every morning at 7:30. The cafeteria doors will close at 7:40 a.m. sharp. Students that arrive after 7:40 will need to enter through the front of the school gate located on Ingraham.

  • On the first day of school, parents will be permitted to walk their child to the classroom. Parents will be asked to exit the campus once Principal Smith gives the direction over the school intercom. However, UTK and K parents may come to the auditorium for a Boo Hootime and UTK and Kindergarten question and answer session with Principal Smith from 7:50 - 8:30 that morning.
  • We have our first minimum day for ALL STUDENTS on Wednesday, August 23rd. Dismissal is at 12:15 on this day. Please plan accordingly to ensure that your child is picked up on time.
  • UTK & K Students Have ALL Minimum Days for the First Week of School: All UTK and Kindergarten students will be released from school at 12:15 EVERYDAY during the first week of school. Parents please make arrangements to pick up your UTK and Kindergarten students on time at 12:15 everyday during the first week of school.

CPJMA Daily Schedule 2023-2024

Click here for the entire CPJMA daily schedule

--------- Arrival and Dismissal Logistics ---------

ARRIVAL:

ALL CPJMA students will enter the school through the cafeteria exterior doors located on Pacific Beach Drive. The cafeteria doors will close at 7:40 a.m. sharp. Students that arrive after 7:40 will need to enter through the front of the school gate located on Ingraham.

On the first day of school, parents may walk students directly to their classrooms. After the first day of school, parents may walk students directly to the blacktop each morning and MUST QUICKLY EXIT the campus when the teachers arrive at the blacktop at 7:37/7:40, as we will need to close and lock the cafeteria doors to secure our campus, and to allow for our teachers to begin their day with classes. Please do not congregate with other parents at this time, please exit the school promptly after the students are picked up by their teachers on the blacktop

 

DISMISSAL:

  • UTK - All UTK students will be dismissed out of their classrooms. A UTK staff member will open and remain at the UTK playground gate (green gate) located on Fortuna, and UTK parents may walk directly to the UTK classroom doors to pick up their child. (Older student siblings can be picked up here if the parent has made this prior arrangement with both teachers)
  • Kindergarten & 1st grade students(and older student siblings if the parent has made this prior arrangement with both teachers) will dismiss from the gate area located on Fortuna, directly next to the UTK gate.
  • 2nd - 5thgrade students will dismiss from the cafeteria exterior doors located on Pacific Beach Drive.

Arrival/Dismissal Safety:

In order to facilitate safety and efficiency with our morning drop off and pick up process, we need your help parents. Please be safe and efficient when dropping your child off. When you pull onto the side of the curb/side of the street closest to the arrival/dismissal entry point, we need you to move your car ALL THE WAY FORWARD and QUICKLY drop off or pick up your child. Please try your best to stay in your car (if you are not walking your child onto campus). It is important that we keep traffic moving along. The school police officer assigned to our cluster is not able to support us with traffic duty, as he supports all five of the schools in the Mission Bay Cluster, and is mainly at Mission Bay High School. Please do not double park. Please do not park in the middle of the street. In addition, if your car is parked at the curb while you are actively sitting in it, I will ask you to let your child out of the car so that we can keep traffic flowing in an effort to not back up Pacific Beach Drive. In addition, I am asking all parents to not permit nor encourage your child to walk/or run across the opposite side of the street without using the crosswalk. Please use the crosswalk with your child. This is extremely important. Please practice safety by using the crosswalk, rather than running/walking across the street/and or allowing your child to run across the street as that is NOT SAFE. Please demonstrate safety, common sense, and patience when dropping your child off at school and picking them up from school. If you are able to help our school with traffic control during morning arrival or afternoon dismissal (by volunteering your time to direct cars to move forward/supporting the flow of traffic, signaling, etc.), please email Principal Smith (me) at [email protected]. Thank you tons!

--------- School Communication ---------

Teacher Communication: You will receive several papers/forms the first week back that need to be signed and sent back to the campus with your child. Please ensure that you connect with your child’s teacher regarding their preferred method of parent communication (email, Class Dojo, weekly newsletters, etc.). It is imperative that you stay connected with your child’s teacher.

THE TEACHER-PARENT RELATIONSHIP is most critical to the growth and success in your child's educational journey.

 

Principal/School Communication: The school principal will send out an email weekly update message EVERY SUNDAY afternoon with communication about the upcoming school week, important events and dates, etc. Please ensure that your email address that is listed in Parent Portal is accurate and spelled correctly, and that you are checking this email weekly (check your spam folder) so that you do not miss communication from the school. I have heard some parents state to other parents that they do not receive any email communication from the school...I can tell you that this simply is just NOT CORRECT. I send out the weekly principal update every Sunday, and if you are not checking/reading your email (check your spam folder), then please make a commitment this new school year to ensure that you read the principal weekly update EVERY WEEK. Also, contact the school office if you need to make corrections to your email address, or if you are not receiving the weekly email from the school. Many times we have checked when a parent says that they are not receiving our weekly communication, and we have seen that the email address that the parent typed into ParentPortal was spelled incorrectly, and or a letter/number was left off of the email address. I want to restate that I send parent communication out for the upcoming school week EVERY SUNDAY. As a parent, it is your responsibility to ensure that you are receiving and reading this weekly communication in order to stay current in all things CPJMA. We have a very tiny school budget, so about 90% of the parent communication that is sent out to parents/families is sent electronically. Please take the time to check your emails and read the principal’s weekly update every week :). I appreciate you immensely, and thank you in advance for doing this!

 

School Websitehttps://crownpoint.sandiegounified.org/. Our school website is run voluntarily by one of our amazing power parents. Thank you Katie Gugino for being our webmaster!!!

 

CPJMA Parent/School Calendar: https://crownpoint.sandiegounified.org/news/events

This calendar is also found on the school website, click on "news", and then drop down to "events".

 

PTO: We have an extremely amazing, active, and supportive Parent Teacher Organization. Our PTO parents have done so much to support our students and staff! I encourage all parents to get involved with our school by supporting our PTO, and consider being on the PTO, and/or helping with PTO fundraising events, as the funds that our PTO raise go directly into the school to create the BEST OPPORTUNITIES for our students (art experiences, science experiences, whole child experiences, field trips, supplies/resources for our teachers, theater/drama programs, supporting with our music/violin programs, celebrations for our students and staff, and extra-curricular events/activities for our students). Please email [email protected] and/or visithttps://friendsofcpjma.com/ for more information on how to get involved with our PTO to support our school.

--------- Important Calendar Information -----------

Additional Minimum Days for CPJMA this School Year

CPJMA will continue to have every Wednesday as our minimum day each week (12:15 dismissal). In addition, the following days below have been approved by our district as additional minimum days this school year for CPJMA:

 

***Remember that UTK & Kindergarten students have minimum days (12:15 dismissal) every day during the first week of school

--------- CPJMA Parent & Family Student Handbook ---------

CPJMA Parent and Family Student Handbook:

*Click the link for our School Family Handbook

 

--------- Breakfast and Lunches ---------

 

Click HERE for the Lunch Schedule

School Breakfast will be available free of charge to ALL students on a grab & go cart as students arrive/enter into the exterior cafeteria doors.

School lunch will be available free of charge to ALL students. Students may bring their own lunch to school instead if they would like.

Please visit the Food Services website for information on child nutrition and lunch info.: https://www.sandiegounified.org/departments/food_and_nutrition_services

 

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