Marin Elementary School

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Welcome to Marin! Please call (510) 558-4740 for the office and (510) 558-4787 for all absences. Back-To-School-Night is Thursday, September 15 from 7:00-8:00. ELAC meeting will be from 6:30-7:00 in the library. This is an adult only evening. Thank you.

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FIRST PTA MEETING: Come kick off the year with us at the first PTA Membership Meeting of the year, on Tuesday, September 27, 6:00-8:00 pm in the Multipurpose Room. Get information on several exciting topics. Our main speaker: Chef Clell, AUSD's Executive Chef and Food Service Director, will describe his healthy
approach to school meals, explain about "California Thursdays" and promote his new mobile app. Back by popular demand, Clell will bring his Garden Bar for parents to sample the same foods our kids eat. School lunches have definitely changed since you were a student! Also, review our 2016/2017 budget and discuss the upcoming events. Everyone is invited! If you are not a PTA member, don't worry! You can join at the meeting or just visit. Light refreshments will be provided. Free childcare and snacks (4 yrs & up), available on a first come, first serve basis. Please sign up in advance for childcare in the office. We hope to see you there!


GREAT TURN OUT AT BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT! Thank you for coming and for
being an active partner in your child’s education. The staff and I feel very supported and fortunate to work in this community of caring parents and great kids.


BACK-TO-SCHOOL NIGHT: All Parents (1st – 5th grades) are invited to Marin Back-to-School Night, Thursday, September 15th, 7:00-8:00 pm. I will welcome you at 7:00 pm in the Big Yard, next to the picnic tables to introduce staff. PTA Co-Presidents Abby Wentworth and Jeanne Cajina will speak briefly about PTA. Following this brief presentation, teachers will meet you in their classrooms. I encourage you to make every effort to attend - teachers will be communicating many essential details about curriculum and their plans for the year. If you have specific questions/concerns about your child, please talk to the teacher at another time. Back to School Night is an adults-only evening. Please arrange child care in advance.


LABOR DAY! Monday, September 5th, is Labor Day. School will be closed.
SPLIT READING: Tuesday, September 6th, we begin our split reading (early bird/late bird) schedule for grades 1, 2 and 3.
Early Schedule: 8:30-1:55 Late Schedule: 9:40-3:05.


City of Albany
Construction Projects for
Albany Middle School & Marin Elementary School
August 2016

Albany Middle School: Construction Project on Brighton

The City of Albany is creating a bio-swale on the Albany Middle School campus near the library to filter water running off of street to prevent pollution. This project is part of a grant that the City received and includes an education component for Albany Middle School students. The Raingarden will be constructed for teachers and students to see how bioswales work, and teachers can use this area as an opportunity for teaching cross curricular lessons. During construction, the North sidewalk in front of school will be inaccessible. We asked the City to ensure that the noisiest portion of the construction occurs before students return to school. However, construction will occur during the first two to three weeks of school.

Parking in front of Albany Middle School will be limited due to the work area. There will be ample signage and barriers to keep children and motorists out of the construction area. In addition, flashing school signage will be installed on Brighton.

If possible, please drop students off on Key Route or Masonic Avenue and remind them to cross Brighton on the crosswalks.

Marin Elementary School: Construction Project on Curtis Street

The Marin sidewalk improvement project started on August 8th with a projected completion date of September 8th. This project is designed to improve pedestrian safety and traffic flow in the Curtis/Marin area. Most of the demolition work/noise making activities were completed in the first two weeks of the project. The West side of Curtis (closest to school) is phased to be completed first.

There will also be flashing school signage installed on Marin and Curtis. There will be raised crosswalks installed on the North corner of Sonoma crossing Curtis. A speed bump will also be installed on Sonoma approaching the intersection of Curtis. Please use caution when using these corners as you walk and drive to Marin School. One of the safest alternatives is using the light at Santa Fe and Marin Ave where there are also two crossing guards. Thank you for your cooperation and diligence during this construction project.

Alexia Ritchie, Principal
Marin Elementary School

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Date: 9/28/2016
Location: Wednesdays are early release days for grades 1st - 5th. 1st-3rd (8:30 - 1:45) and 4th & 5th (8:30-1:40) Kindergarten schedule does not change.
Date: 9/30/2016, 5:30 PM 7:30 PM
Location: In the evening, please join us at Marin School in the big yard. Last names starting with A-S bring an entree and T-Z bring a dessert. You are encouraged to bring your own reusable utensils and plates, to keep things green.
Black Parent Engagement meet and greet
Date: 10/1/2016, 10 AM 12 PM
Location: Memorial Park in Albany
Date: 10/5/2016
Location: Wednesdays are early release days for grades 1st - 5th. 1st-3rd (8:30 - 1:45) and 4th & 5th (8:30-1:40) Kindergarten schedule does not change.
Date: 10/5/2016, 8:30 AM 8:45 AM
Location: Please join us in the big yard for our Marin Morning .

Principal's Message

 Please read the attached letter for important updates and information. Thank you for taking the time to read it!


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