Marin Elementary School

Welcome to Marin! Please call in all absences to (510) 558-4740. Parent conference early release schedule March 9-19. No school March 20 due to staff development.

Headlines & Announcements

MARIN NEWSLETTER 3/27/2015
MOONLIGHT AUCTION: TOMORROW- SATURDAY, MARCH 28TH,
6:00-10:00 PM AT THE VETERANS MEMORIAL HALL

Tickets: Do you enjoy shopping, especially for a good deal? What about delicious gourmet treats paired with a nice glass of wine or a fresh Moonlight cocktail? Do you need an excuse to leave the kids with grandma or a baby sitter so you can have some adult time? This is the party for you. You get all those things plus a live string quartet, dancing after hours, friends to chat with, a lot of really great unique auction items and, best of all, it is all for a good cause - Your children's education! You can't say no to that! So come join us this Saturday night at Veterans Memorial Hall!
Tickets are on sale for $30 through Friday, but will be $40 at the door, so buy now!
MARIN NEWSLETTER 3/19/2015
STAFF DEVELOPMENT DAY: Tomorrow, Friday, March 20, is Staff Development Day. School is closed for students. Tupelo will be open for Tupelo students only! We will return to our regular schedule on Monday, March 23.
MARIN NEWSLETTER 3/13/2015
Conferences will continue through Thursday, March 19.
Next Friday, March 20, is Staff Development Day. School is closed for students. Tupelo will be open for Tupelo students only!
AUSD Elementary 2015-16 Funding Survey is Available!
AUSD Wins Keeping America Beautiful - National Recycle Bowl Winners! (click for info)
Emergency Communication Process

Emergency Communication Process Please ask the school secretary to assist you if:
1) You do not currently receive any automated phone calls or emails from the district or school; and/or 2) You do not know how to access the AUSD website or the AUSD Facebook page. (click for additional info)
Calling all young writers! One Sqaure Mile is looking for submissions!
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Events

WALK AND ROLL TO SCHOOL
Date: 4/1/2015
MARIN MORNING
Date: 4/1/2015, 8:30 AM 8:45 AM
Location: Please join us in the big yard at 8:30 for our Marin Morning.
PTA MEETING - MORNING
Date: 4/8/2015, 8:45 AM 9:45 AM
Location: Please join us for our morning PTA meeting.
SPRING BREAK
Date: 4/13/2015
Location: School Closed for Spring Break
SPRING BREAK
Date: 4/14/2015
Location: School Closed for Spring Break

Principal's Message

January 5, 2015

Dear Marin community,

Welcome back to school and to our new year 2015! I wanted to take this opportunity to reflect on our hard work in 2014 and to update our students and families on what’s ahead for this year.

  • Did you know that in 2014, state funding for schools was modified to include a very important process that incorporates multi-stakeholder input including parents? That process is called the LCAP, or Local Control Accountability Plan.  I am looking for two or three parents to participate in the AUSD Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAP) Advisory Committee.   California's new school funding law, called the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) is  a way for schools to focus on student success when determining funding priorities. The Local Control Funding Formula is a huge opportunity for parents to shape the vision for your children's education. The LCFF requires school districts to involve parents in planning and decision making as well as in developing Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAPs).
Please contact me if you are interested in being a member or have questions at aritchie@ausdk12.org. We are especially looking for parents who can keep a broad overall view of the district and focus on the interests and needs of English Learners, Low Socio Economic Students, Minority, and Foster Youth. The first meeting is scheduled for January 13, 2015 @ 5:30pm. We will be scheduling the remaining dates with the committee. Thank you in advance for your consideration.
  • Much gratitude to the Marin School design team that has been working since late 2013 to develop the blueprints for our new school. As of now, we have no plans to demolish or move students as state funding for construction is still being pursued by our AUSD business office. It was essential to have “shovel-ready” plans available for state agencies to review, and hopefully approve, our application for funding. For their time, expertise and commitment to the project, I’d like to acknowledge the Marin parents, staff, neighbors and our Superintendent Val Williams and Chief Business Officer Allan Garde, for their continued support. Please visit the Marin PTA website at http://www.marinschoolpta.org/ to see preliminary sketches shared at one of our meetings in 2014.
Please take a moment to view an outstanding video created by 2nd grade teacher Stephen Naiff at our Albany USD website www.ausdk12.org. I think it will sum up the sentiment that “Team Marin” is ready for any challenges, or changes, that this year has in store.

All my best to you and your families,

Alexia Ritchie

Principal
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