Marin Elementary School

Welcome to Marin! Our main office will be closed June 24-Aug 17. First day of school is Tuesday August 25. Have a wonderful summer break!

Headlines & Announcements

NEWSLETTER 6/5/2015

HOT DOG PICNIC & CRAZY HAT DAY: Wednesday, June 10th, please join us for our spring Hot Dog Picnic & Crazy Hat Day. Parents and siblings are invited to join us for the hot dog (Adelle’s Chicken Apple or Morning Star Veggie) lunch. We must encourage that if you would like a hot dog lunch, to pay for it in advance. Payment by cash
or check can be made only in the office. Please pay $3.50 (cash or check payable to AUSD) for your student with a food service envelope and separately, please pay $4.25 (cash or check payable to AUSD) for yourself and/or siblings. If your child is free, reduced, or already has lunch money in their account, no payment is needed.
Hot Dog 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!

NEWSLETTER 5/29/2015

YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE! The Marin staff is hosting a get-together to honor all of you who do so much to make our school a special place. Please join us Wednesday, June 3rd, in the big yard, in front of the Multi-Use Room, beginning at 8:10 a.m. for breakfast. This special event is for adults only! We hope you can make it! Thank you for all you do!

HOT DOG PICNIC & CRAZY HAT DAY: Wednesday, June 10th please join us for our spring Hot Dog Picnic & Crazy Hat Day. Parents and siblings are invited to join us for the hot dog (Adelle’s Chicken Apple or Morning Star Veggie) lunch. We must encourage, that if you would like a hot dog lunch, to pay for it in advance. Beginning on Monday, June 1st, payment by cash or check can be made only in the office. Please pay $3.50 (cash or check payable to AUSD) for your student with a food service envelope and separately, please pay $4.25 (cash or check payable to AUSD) for yourself and/or siblings. If your child is free, reduced, or already has lunch money in their account, no payment is needed.
Hot Dog 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 5/15/2015

RESPECT MY SPIRIT DAYS: 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 for this event.
Monday: Career Day. Come dressed as what you want to be when you grow up!
Tuesday: College Day. Wear the colors of the college that you root for!
Wednesday: Crazy Hair Day. Do something new to your hair!
Thursday: Marin Colors Day. Wear Marin colors, shirts, sweatshirts & more. Go Marin!
Friday: Pajama Day. No need to get dressed, stay in your PJ’s all day.

MARIN NEWSLETTER 5/8/2015

MARIN MORNING, PRINCIPAL’S COFFEE & ELAC: Wednesday, May 13th, at 8:30am in the big yard, please join us for our next Marin Morning. Immediately after the Marin Morning, please join us in the multi-use room from 8:45 to 10:00am for our last Principal’s Coffee and ELAC meeting for this school year. This is a great opportunity to meet with other parents, share your ideas and ask Principal Ritchie any questions you have. We hope to see you there. All are welcome. There is no childcare provided.

MARIN NEWSLETTER 5/1/2015

ALBANY FAMILIES MUST RE-VERIFY THEIR ADDRESS ANNUALLY: Albany residents are required to re-verify their Albany address beginning April 7, 2015 - June 26, 2015. Parents are encouraged to submit the required documents according to the alpha group schedule by last name. If you’re submitting your documents in person, please bring your documents to the District Office at 1051 Monroe Street on Monday – Friday from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Students with inter-district permits must contact your district of residence to renew your permit for 2015-16 school year. Documents can be submitted by email, fax or in-person.
EMAIL
1. Print the Declaration of Residency Form 2. Scan documents and send file to residency@ausdk12.org
FAX (510) 559-6560
IN-PERSON
1. Print the Declaration of Residency Form from the district website, under Enrollment, or your school website.
2. Make an appointment to bring documents to the District Office 1051 Monroe St. Check the ausd website, under enrollment, to make an appointment.
A-H……..April 7 – May 1 I-P……….May 4 - May 29 Q-Z…….June 1 - June 26

MARIN NEWSLETTER 4/24/2015

FAMILY MATH & SCIENCE DAY - TOMORROW - SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 10-2:30: This Saturday, April 25th, Marin will be hosting its annual Family Math & Science Day with two sessions to choose from: 10AM - 12 NOON or 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM. Come rain or shine. The theme for this year's event is "Ready for the Challenge?" At each of our stations listed below, we have created challenges for families with kindergarteners as well as fifth graders. Our challenge to you is to find what stimulates your family's love for all things math and science. Here is a quick snapshot of the activities that have been planned:
Robotics & Scratch: Participate in Marin’s first Hour of Code event & learn to program robotic balls to do nifty tricks.
Mini-Maker Room: Create string artwork, make straw arrows, fold origami & construct objects to float in wind tunnels.
Solar Oven: Bake cookies & make corn pop in a solar parabolic oven using solely rays from the sun. If it rains, we will have a sonar candy making experiment instead.
Math Games: Expand your gaming skills and learn to use math through games.
Rockets: Launch your own bottle rocket & see Middle School Olympiads in action launch theirs.
Flying Carpets, Parabolas & Mylar Mirrors: Build mylar mirrors & make light sculptures using flying carpets.
Videos: Come see the compilation of award-winning films made by Marin’s very own.
RSVP: If you have not yet RSVP’d, we still encourage you to come. We're going to have a blast!

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Events

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL - EARLY RELEASE DAY
Date: 6/12/2015
Location: Last day of school. Early Release Schedule: Kindergarten 8:30-1:00 schedule, 1st-3rd 8:30-1:45, and 4th & 5th 8:30-1:40.
5TH GRADE PROMOTION CEREMONY
Date: 6/12/2015, 10 AM
Location: Big yard at Marin School
HOT DOG PICNIC AND CRAZY HAT DAY
Date: 6/10/2015
MARIN MORNING
Date: 6/10/2015, 8:30 AM 8:45 AM
Location: Please join us in the big yard at 8:30 am for our Marin Morning.
WALK AND ROLL TO SCHOOL
Date: 6/3/2015

Principal's Message

June 12, 2015

Dear Marin Community,

The end of this year brings many feelings to our beloved Marin; gratitude for the students and families that we were honored to teach and grow with; loss for those we said good-bye to; pride for the academic accomplishments and community impact that our students make daily; and love for a school that continues to be a bellwether for academic excellence in Albany. I would like to take this time to thank two very special teachers who are retiring this year. Karen Fox-Reynolds and Monica Grycz, you have been an inspiration to generations of students and we are grateful to have called you our colleague, mentor and friend.      

SMARTER BALANCED ASSESSMENT CONSORTIUM (SBAC) REPORTING OF SCORES: English and Math, Grades 3-8 and Grade 11 and Science, Grades 5, 8, and Grade 11 The State of California will be providing summary reports to school districts sometime over the summer and Albany USD​ will be​ mailing​ individual student reports to ​families toward the end of summer. Albany USD will also provide information that will help parents understand these new reports.​  We will ​keep you informed as our plans are finalized.​ Albany USD will also provide opportunities in the fall for parents and community members to learn more about how to interpret SBAC scores and how to support student success.

Marin facilities update: We are in the final stages of DSA approval for our plans and the next phase of securing funding will happen after that is complete. At this time, there is no plan to begin construction. We will keep our community updated with information as soon as it becomes available.

Please remember that we are no longer able to post Early Bird/Late Bird and classroom assignments in public venues. This information will be available to individual families through their Aeries Parent Portal. Please read the information that was sent home with each student’s report card or call our main office for assistance.

It has been a delight to learn from your students, to work with this incredible staff and to meet and watch with wonder how Marin families embrace all of the educational opportunities this incredible school has to offer. Have a safe, respectful and responsible summer and I’ll look for you all back at school on August 25!
 
Best regards,

Alexia Ritchie
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