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Principal's Welcome

 Welcome Students and Families to Silver Strand Elementary School

Jenny Moore
Welcome, Voyager students and families, to the Silver Strand Elementary School 2023-24 school year!  I am proud and grateful to support our unique, small, and special school in Coronado Unified School District and to serve Silver Strand’s dedicated and inspiring staff, kind and curious students, and generous and involved families and community members.  Coronado Unified School District believes every child every day needs a connection, a challenge, and a champion.  We recognize the importance of each child experiencing strong connections with peers and teachers and prioritize social-emotional well-being.  Our Anchored4Life Student Team Leaders welcome new Voyagers to our school, assist peers with transitions, and sponsor community service projects throughout the year. Our students benefit from the resources of both clinical and Military Family Life counselors and community mentors.  Silver Strand Elementary School offers curriculum, instructional strategies, and resources to meet the needs and styles of diverse learners. Each student is challenged to achieve within their areas of strength and growth and through small group instruction and interventions in language arts and math built into the school day. In Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) and Innovation Lab “specials” courses, students discover new areas of interest and excitement in music, art, theatre, dance, computer science, engineering, coding, and robotics. Through funding from the Coronado Schools Foundation, we offer free before-school Band and Choir programs for select grade levels.  Our Silver Strand PTO subsidizes after-school enrichment clubs in the fall and spring.  At Silver Strand Elementary School we believe it is critical to belong to a safe and supportive community which champions the gifts and contributions of each unique individual and which honors diverse backgrounds, values, and perspectives. We emphasize respect, responsibility, safety, and kindness in our classrooms, across campus, and in our community. Our Harmony social-emotional learning curriculum and Playworks recess programs promote peer support through collaborative problem-solving, coping strategies, and mentoring and teamwork. Through the lens of a growth mindset, we encourage our students to celebrate their leaps in both academics and personal responsibility.
Our families hail from the neighboring Liberty Military Housing at Silver Strand, the Coronado Cays housing development, as well as neighborhoods in Imperial Beach and San Diego through inter-district transfers.  Silver Strand Elementary is a proud Purple Star School, and we extend a warm welcome to our military families, recognizing the unique gifts and challenges associated with families who serve.  Silver Strand Elementary and Coronado Unified School District are proud to offer robust resources for students and families through our partnerships with the military, including our Military Family Life Counselor (MFLC), Military Spouse support groups, and mentoring programs (Operation BIGs and PALs).  
We are proud of our award-winning garden and are excited to launch a zero-waste sustainability program at breakfast and lunch this year, part of growing our students’ environmental awareness and responsibility.  
Our programs and opportunities are the result of generous community support.  We encourage you to connect with us and other families through joining and volunteering with our Silver Strand PTO, the Coronado Schools Foundation, Coronado Safe Harbor, and in your child’s classroom. Communicate with your child’s teachers and participate in school activities such as our weekly Friday Flagpole assemblies and Family Fun Nights, fairs, and performances.  
Invest in and champion your child’s education and personal growth this year by talking with your child about daily learning challenges and experiences, and reading, researching, and exploring together. 
We look forward to knowing your children and you.  It’s going to be a wonderful year!
Jenny Moore, Principal
Read our weekly Family Newsletters, consult our website, and like our SSES Facebook Page for additional updates and community resources.