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. Last day of school is a minimum day on Friday, June 10, 2016.

Headlines & Announcements

MARIN NEWSLETTER 6/10/2016

I want to wish you and your family a safe, respectful and responsible summer break and I look forward to seeing you on the first day of school, which is Monday, August 29, 2016. Alexia Ritchie, Principal

MARIN NEWSLETTER 6/3/2016

HOT DOG PICNIC & CRAZY HAT DAY: Wednesday, June 8th, please join us for our spring Hot Dog Picnic & Crazy Hat Day. Parents and siblings are invited to join us for the hot dog (Turkey or Veggie) lunch. We must encourage, that if parents and families would like a hot dog lunch, to pay for it in advance. Please pay for your hot dog lunch in the office. Payment by cash or check (payable to AUSD). Students are $3.50 with the food service envelope and $4.25 for non-students (adults and children/non-student). If your student has money in their lunch account, they can use these funds.
Lunch will be served at the following times:
Kindergarten at 11:30 1st, 2nd & 3rd at 11:45 4th & 5th at 12:00 noon
I hope you can join us for a day of Marin fun! Don’t forget to wear your crazy hat!

MARIN NEWSLETTER 5/27/2016

Monday, May 30th, is Memorial Day. NO SCHOOL!

RESPECT MY SPIRIT DAYS – JUNE 6TH – 8TH: These days are designed to respect differences, to encourage positive peer interactions and to have fun! This is not a contest, please do not purchase anything extraordinary or costumes.
Monday, June 6th: Sports Day. Come dressed in your favorite team wear!
Tuesday, June 7th: Marin School Colors Day. Wear Marin colors, shirts, sweatshirts & more.
Wednesday, June 8th: Crazy Hat & Hot Dog Picnic Day. Wear your favorite crazy hat!

MARIN NEWSLETTER 5/20/2016

YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE! The teachers at Marin are hosting a get-together to honor all of you, who do so much, to make our school a special place. Please join us Wednesday, May 25th, in the big yard in front of the Multi-Use Room, beginning at 8:10 a.m. for breakfast. We hope you can make it! Thank you for all you do!

OPEN HOUSE AND SCIENCE INVESTIGATION: On Thursday, May 26th, we will hold our annual Open House from 7 to 8 pm. Our Science Investigations Fair will be held in the multi-purpose room from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Ms. Wong, our Science Specialist, is working with our 4th and 5th graders to prepare for this exciting evening. Participation is optional for K-3rd grade students. K-3rd Science Fair Packets are available in the office. During science fair and classroom visits, please ensure that your students are well supervised and they follow all general school rules. This event will end promptly at 8:00 pm for classroom visits and 8:30 pm for science fair.

MARIN NEWSLETTER 5/13/2016

PTA AND SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL NEEDS YOU! If you value the programs that the PTA runs at Marin--from the Kindergarten play dates to the 5th Grade Graduation Picnic at Roberts Park and so, so very much in between, please become a PTA officer! At our final PTA meeting of the year, May 17, 6:30-8:00 pm, in the Multiuse Room, officers will be elected. Offices are President, Vice President, Treasurer, Financial Secretary and Secretary. Come to the meeting and please consider stepping forward, because your child's experience at Marin depends on the PTA. Do you know what the Marin School Site Council does? Site Council will meet as part of the PTA meeting, to finalize and vote on the Single Plan for Marin. This document sets the course for the coming school year and governs on-site educational interventions. Our School Site Council is a group of staff and parents who meet monthly, to give input on programs at Marin. Serving on Site Council is a great way to become involved in our school. We need five parent members for this coming year, each to serve a two-year term, beginning in August 2016. Nominations are now open. Box in office.Be a part of your child's education.
Childcare available – please sign up in the office. Thank you!

MARIN NEWSLETTER 5/6/2016

YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE! Please mark your calendar.....The teachers at Marin are hosting a get-together to honor all of you who doso much to make our school a special place. Please join us Wednesday, May 25th, in the big yard in front of theMulti-Use Room beginning at 8:10 a.m. for breakfast. We hope you can make it! Thank you for all you do!

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Events

KINDERGARTEN PLAY DATE AT TERRACE PARK
Date: 8/20/2016, 1 PM 4 PM
Location: Informal get-together for our new kindergartners and their families.
KINDERGARTEN MEET AND GREET
Date: 8/26/2016, 3 PM 3:30 PM
Location: Our kindergarten teachers will host a Meet and Greet , in their classrooms, for new kindergarten families.
KINDERGARTEN ICE CREAM SOCIAL
Date: 8/28/2016, 2 PM 4 PM
Location: Meet your new classmates and their families in the small play yard. Free ice cream.
WELCOME BACK PARTY
Date: 8/28/2016, 4 PM 6 PM
Location: Join a casual get-together in the Big Yard. Great opportunity to meet up with friends and get psyched for the beginning of school. Free popcorn and lots of fun!
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL 2016/2017
Date: 8/29/2016
Location: Kindergarten, 4th and 5th will be on a regular schedule. 1st - 3rd will be on an early release schedule (8:30 am - 1:45 pm).

Principal's Message

June 10, 2016

Dear Marin Families and Community,

The 2015-16 year is almost over and we are wishing a safe journey to our 5th graders and families who have spent many years at our school.  It has been a fantastic year filled with events that have brought us closer together.  I would like to thank you for your ongoing support throughout the year.  We could not offer such a rich education to our students without the continuing effort and support that you all give.

I appreciate the dedication of the various leadership groups this past year including outgoing PTA president Kim Trutane and treasurer Kat Bliss. I also wish to thank the outgoing School Site Council members Kat Bliss,  Zuleica Gutierrez, Rebecca Long and Mike Norton. A big welcome to those joining us on the Site Council in the fall, Jeanne Cajina, Brian Doss, Heike Fetes, Doris Mitchel and Fiona Rhea.  For the Marin parents and caregivers, your genuine interest in your child’s education is evident and the students ultimately benefit from your love, guidance and respect.  We appreciate and thank all of our volunteers for the countless hours involved in so many behind the scenes activities such as fundraising, working in the gardens, and assisting with countless learning opportunities in and around the classrooms.

The end of the year also comes with staff changes and family moves.  I would like to take this opportunity to wish those students and families leaving us this year all the best in your new schools and homes.  I want to extend my sincere appreciation and best wishes to Teacher Chris Engemann on her retirement and for her outstanding contributions to the students and staff at Marin.  Furthermore, to the entire Marin staff, I am grateful for the positive learning environment you provide our students with everyday.

As we enter these next few months of summer, I want to wish you and your family a safe, respectful and responsible break and, I look forward to seeing you on the first day of school, which is Monday, August 29, 2016.

Yours in partnership,

Alexia Ritchie, principal

 

 
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