Marin Elementary School

Welcome to Marin! Please call in all absences to (510) 558-4740. No school February 16-20 for mid-winter break. Parent conference early release schedule March 9-19.

Headlines & Announcements

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 did not receive an automated phone call or email about the recent school closure on December 11, 2014; 2) You do not currently receive any automated phone calls or emails from the district or school; and/or 3) 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!
MARIN NEWSLETTER 2/6/2015
MID-WINTER BREAK: School will be closed Monday, February 16th, through Friday,
February 20th, for our mid-winter break. School will resume on Monday, February 23rd. Please note the Friday before break, February 13th, is a regular schedule day. Enjoy your mid-winter break.
Invitation to the public to attend the LCAP Advisory Committee Meetings Wed., 3/11/15 (click for info)
Measles Alert: A Message from the Alameda County Public Health Department
As of January 27, 2015 Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD) has confirmed 6 cases of measles. We can confirm that there are NO reported cases within Albany Unified School District (click for info).
MARIN NEWSLETTER 1/30/2015
MARIN MORNING AND PRINCIPAL’S COFFEE: Please join us in the big yard at 8:30 am on Wednesday, February 4th, for our next Marin Morning. Immediately following the Marin Morning, you are invited to our Principal’s Coffee in the multi-use room.
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Events

MARIN SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL MEETING
Date: 3/3/2015, 6:30 PM 7:30 PM
Location: Room 5
Parent Information Night for Childhelp Speak Up Be Safe curricuum for grades 1st-5th
Date: 3/5/2015, 6 PM 7 PM
Location: Marin School Multi-Use room
SPRING PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES
Date: 3/9/2015
Location: Spring Parent Teacher Conferences - Early Release Schedule
SPRING PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES
Date: 3/10/2015
Location: Spring Parent Teacher Conferences - Early Release Schedule
SPRING PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES
Date: 3/11/2015
Location: Spring Parent Teacher Conferences - Early Release Schedule

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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