Silver Strand Elementary School Events
Over the course of the school year, many events and activities take place at Silver Strand School which helps to enrich our students’ school experience and provide opportunities for families to attend and participate. As the year proceeds, parents will be informed in advance of these events as they appear on our school calendar. Some of these events are listed below. Other fun events our students can look forward to are the Jog-a-Thon, Spelling Bee, Field Day, 5th Grade Colonial Day, Bike Rodeo, Take Your Parent to Lunch Day, Open House, Jump Rope for Heart and What I Want to be When I Grow Up Day.
Friday Flagpole Assemblies
Friday Flagpole Assemblies are held each Friday at 8:15am in Silver Strand’s front courtyard. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend these assemblies where students gather to sing patriotic songs, listen to special announcements and students who have turned in a "Voyager Way" ticket have a chance to win a pencil! Fridays are also Voyager Spirit Days and students can show their school spirit by wearing their Voyager T-shirts or school color (teal/blue).
School Spirit Days
Throughout the school year, Silver Strand students and staff have the opportunity to participate in our School Spirit Days. Students are encouraged to show their school spirit by participating and showing their Voyager Spirit! Students and staff choose the Spirit Day themes and make posters to post through the campus. Some popular Spirit Days in the past have been; Crazy Hair Day, Pajama Day, Mustache Day, Twin Day, and Hawaiian Day is always the Spirit Day theme for our annual PTO Luau event which always takes place in May. We’ve got spirit, yes we do! We’ve got spirit, how about you?
PTO Annual Luau
Our Annual PTO Luau has become a Coronado tradition! It’s fun for the whole family and all are welcome! This event takes place each year in May and features laser tag, a photo booth, rock climbing wall, bounce houses, face painting and carnival games. You can count on delicious food and desserts too. Tickets will be available for the kids’ opportunity baskets, cotton candy, and popcorn. There is also a silent auction during the event thanks to generous and continued support from local businesses, company donations, and class baskets and artwork from our dedicated parents and teachers.
Each year students, staff, and families look forward to attending this amazing event which is the largest fundraiser of the year! All money raised goes right back to the students of Silver Strand School!
PTO Family Fun Nights
Family Fun Nights, which are sponsored by our PTO, take place throughout the school year and are fun for the whole family! There is always a theme for the night and some popular themes have been; BINGO Game Night, Minute to Win It, Popcorn Movie Night, and Voyager Space Mission Night. These events are free for all PTO family members so join the PTO today!
Fifth Grade Promotion
Each year on the last day of school, Silver Strand holds a touching promotion ceremony honoring its fifth grade student body as it’s promoted from Silver Strand School to Coronado Middle School. An auditorium filled with family members proudly watch as students march into the room to the strains of “Pomp and Circumstance”, read speeches, receive awards, and cross the stage to shake the principal’s hand as they receive their promotion certificate. After the ceremony students and families gather to enjoy refreshments and take photos. Students are released to parents immediately following the ceremony.
Annual Holiday Program
Students, families, and staff members look forward to the annual Holiday Program at Silver Strand School each year! Under the direction of Gina Mirtallo, our wonderful VAPA teacher, Mark Margolies our Band director and Linda Kullmann our Choir director, students in all grade levels entertain families by singing a variety of winter and holiday songs.
A video link of the performance is posted each year for family members not able to attend in person (particularly those in the military on deployment or at other duty stations).