Tuesday Tidbits (March 17, 2020)

Yearbooks + Love Lines

Yearbooks for the 2019-2020 academic year are currently available for purchase online through March 27, 2020 at the Huskies PTA webstore. This will be the last opportunity to purchase a 2019-2020 yearbook. Yearbooks cost $35 each or $40 for a personalized cover version. An option to add a special note to your child that will appear in the 2019-20 yearbook (a.k.a. a “Love Line”) is now an option as well, even if you’ve already purchased a yearbook. Please click here to reserve a Love Line.

Scholastic Resources

Scholastic offers free online resources and activities from the Scholastic Learn at Home site (click to access). There is also information available to parents and children regarding the current pandemic (click here).

Food Distribution Resources and a Message From CVESD Superintendent

Hedenkamp Food Distribution Schedule (https://hedenkamp.wordpress.com/)

  • March 17:  Breakfast 8-8:30;  Lunch 10-12 (will hand out lunch and breakfast for next day)
  • March 18-March 20: Lunch and Breakfast (for next day) will be handed out from 10-12.

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Due to the extraordinary circumstances that our families are facing, the Chula Vista Elementary School District will extend its “grab-and-go” meal service through the two-week Spring Break, March 23 to 27 and March 30 to April 3. The meal distribution will take place at nine school sites across the region. Families will only need to make one trip to the closest school location to pick up lunch and breakfast for the next day for children ages 1 to 18.

The hours are: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (noon) each day.

Students who are receiving the meals must be physically present. Meals are served cold and need to be reheated at home. The locations are:

  • Vista Square Elementary School

540 G Street

Chula Vista, CA   91910

  • Rice Elementary School

915 Fourth AV

Chula Vista, CA   91911

  • Juarez-Lincoln Elementary School

849 Twining Avenue

San Diego, CA   92154

  • Harborside Elementary School

681 Naples Street

Chula Vista, CA   91911

  • Casillas Elementary School

1130 East J St

Chula Vista, CA 91910

  • Salt Creek Elementary School

1055 Hunte Parkway

Chula Vista, CA   91914

  • Loma Verde Elementary School

1450 Loma Lane

Chula Vista, CA    91911

  • Muraoka Elementary School

1644 Santa Alexia Ave

Chula Vista, CA 91913

  • Sunnyside Elementary School

5430 San Miguel Road

Bonita, CA  91902

For additional Food Resources, please review the options listed below.

Both the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank and Feeding San Diego are operating as usual. By calling 211, clients can provide their address and be directed to the closest food distribution in their area. The San Diego Food Bank website will direct to their distribution sites as contained on the 211 website (https://my211.force.com/s/service-directory?code=BD). The San Diego Food Bank is in need of volunteers. Feeding San Diego distributions can be found on the ‘Need Help’ tab (https://feedingsandiego.org/need-help/food-distributions). Non-regular volunteer shifts have been cancelled.

CalFresh (SNAP)

The CalFresh program and local CalFresh application assistance continue to operate as normal. Benefits will be received by enrollees as normal. Feeding San Diego continues to offer application assistance, however, all appointments will be conducted via telephone or Zoom conference. Feeding San Diego will not host any in-person visits or workshops.

San Diego Hunger Coalition

The coalition is putting together a COVID-19 food assistance-specific webpage, where visitors can get updated information on food distribution sites, CalFresh updates, CalWORKS updates, and WIC. They will also have opportunities for advocacy regarding emergency food funds from the State and Federal levels.

Additionally, starting Wednesday, March 18 the Chula Vista Elementary School District Office will be closed to the public, as will all school front offices.  At this time, the District office and school offices are scheduled to reopen on Monday, April 6.

During these uncertain times, it’s important that we remain calm, follow the advice of trusted sources, and remember that we will get through this together.

Sincerely,

Francisco Escobedo, Ed.D.

Superintendent

Tuesday Tidbits (March 10, 2020)

Yearbooks + Love Lines

Yearbooks for the 2019-2020 academic year are currently available for purchase online through March 20, 2020 at the Huskies PTA webstore. Yearbooks cost $35 each or $40 for a personalized cover version. An option to add a special note to your child that will appear in the 2019-20 yearbook (a.k.a. a “Love Line”) is now an option as well, even if you’ve already purchased a yearbook. Please click here to reserve a Love Line.

Souplantation Fundraiser, Happening Now!

Join us and support Hedenkamp PTA when you and your family dine at the Souplantation restaurant located at 1810 Main Court, Chula Vista, CA 91911, tonight! Please be prepared to show this flyer (click here to view) when you check out. Thank you for your support!

Create-a-Tile Night, Tomorrow!

Create-a-Tile Night happens tomorrow, Wednesday, March 11, 2020, from 6:30 until 8:00PM and will be located in rooms 701-702.

Spring BOGO Book Fair, Volunteers Needed!

Our book fair is made possible by the generous support of parent, guardian and community volunteers, just like you! Please sign up here to volunteer; we especially could use volunteer help with set up this Friday, March 13th. We will do our best to accommodate all volunteers’ schedules in order to make it a fun experience for everyone! Questions? Please email our volunteer coordinator at volunteer@huskiespta.com.

The spring Scholastic Buy One Get One Free (BOGO) Scholastic Book Fair happens March 16-19 in the Hedenkamp MPR! Did you know that you can set up ewallet as a cashless option for your child to make purchases at the book fair? Please visit https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/hedenkamp and scroll down to eWallet to get started! Register your child for ewallet at no cost and print out the barcode for your child to present at the book fair. Volunteers can also look up students’ ewallet accounts at the register. Ewallet is the recommended payment method for your child and any remaining funds will be returned to your account once the book fair is over. 

*We also take cash and credit/debit cards with the exception of EBT, Checks, and gift cards
The book fair is a popular event and we could not do it without adult volunteers like you!