Welcome to Finney Elementary!

school logoOur mission at Myrtle S. Finney School is to nurture and teach students so that they will become confident, critical thinkers who posses a deep sense of responsibility to self and to the community. We create a safe learning environment, where our students engage in rigorous academic work and learn to communicate effectively, develop technological skills to keep up with the rapid changes of today's world. We instill in them an appreciation for diversity by promoting positive interactions between all students, and we encourage them to pursue their lifelong dreams.

A variety of programs are offered to meet the needs of our students. We have a full-time art teacher and full-time music teacher.  Our standards-based curriculum promotes critical thinking and a love of learning. An SDC preschool program is on site along with three full-day Moderate/Severe special education classes for students TK-6, a Resource Specialist Program, and Speech & Language Therapy preschool through grade 6. To support our English Leaners, teachers incorporate both integrated and designated English Language Development (ELD) instruction.

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A Celebration of Black History Month
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A Celebration of Black History Month
Posted on 02/01/2021
Throughout February, a multimedia campaign will give voice to various segments of our learning community about Black History Month.
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Wear Red on February 5 to support women's health and heart month.
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Be Heart Smart, Go Red for Women on Feb. 5!
Posted on 01/29/2021
“Go Red!” on Friday, February 5 to honor heart month and women’s health.
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Vaccine
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Health-Focused Employees Offered COVID-19 Vaccine
Posted on 01/15/2021
Nearly 150 Chula Vista Elementary School District employees have been notified of immediate eligibility to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. This effort t
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Kids Enjoying Distance Learning Activity
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CVESD’s 'Station' Experiences Pivoted to Virtual Events after Pandemic
Posted on 12/18/2020
From dissecting a squid to building a solar tower, students in the Chula Vista Elementary School District explore exciting science, technology, engine
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CVESD Safe! Testing and Tracing Program Launched
Posted on 11/12/2020
CVESD Safe! Testing and Tracing Program launched last week at six school sites over five days.
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Rhoda Murillo Library Media Technician
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Curbside Book Service Supports Students’ Love of Reading
Posted on 10/16/2020
What’s a school library to do when schools are closed to in-person instruction because of the pandemic?
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CVESD Awarded Nearly $900,000 Grant by Department of Defense Program for Military Dependents
Posted on 10/13/2020
The Chula Vista Elementary School District is excited to announce its recent award of a nearly $900,000 grant from the Department of Defense Education
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Burlington Stores Makes $5,000 Donation to CVESD School
Posted on 09/21/2020
As ‘Welcome to the Neighborhood!’ gifts go, Burlington Stores created a great first impression.
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'Wellness Champions' Fit to Be Honored
Posted on 09/15/2020
The Board of Education recently recognized its “District Wellness Champions” for 2019-20, which are individuals or schools that have worked diligently
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