Marin Elementary School

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News and Announcements

MARIN NEWSLETTER 9/1/2017

LABOR DAY! Monday, September 4th, is Labor Day. School will be closed.
SPLIT READING: Tuesday, September 5th, we begin our split reading (early bird/late bird)schedule for grades 1, 2 and 3. This allows for an one-hour of small group reading instruction at the beginning and end of each day. Language Arts instruction takes place during that time, giving a smaller setting for reading, writing and discussion. Classroom teachers make the schedule assignments based on
what they consider to be the best instructional setting for your child. All of the childcare programs in the area are aware of our staggered schedule, but please remind your caregiver and advise them of your child’s early or late schedule. As educators, we are committed to the benefits of this instructional program. We know that families have scheduling difficulties too. We ask your support for this program:
Early Schedule: 8:30-1:55 Late Schedule: 9:40-3:05. Wednesday schedule: 1st-3rd graders follow an early release schedule, 8:30-1:45 4th-5th graders follow an early release schedule, 8:30-1:40. Kindergarten schedule does not change.
Reminder: Students who begin school at 8:30 am should not be on campus prior to 8:10 am. We ask that children who start classes at 9:40 am arrive during the recess period (9:30-9:40) and that children dismissed at 1:55 pm go directly home or to daycare. School is still in session. No child or parent should be on the yard. We do not have staff available to supervise the yard beyond those times and the playground is being used by PE. Thanks for your cooperation.
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MARIN NEWSLETTER 6/16/2017

My Dearest Marin Community,
There are a few things that I know for sure at this time of year. One, that summer is right around the corner and it is time to rev up and rest up with family and friends. The other, is that change is inevitable for everyone, as demonstrated by your students moving to a new grade, a new school, or a new hometown. I join you in that journey and invite you to stay connected as your student moves from middle school to high school. The students, staff and families of Marin have been a source of strength for me, on a personal and professional level; you make my heart smile daily.
Here's wishing you a restful and restorative summer break. Thank you for everything!

The Marin School Office will be closed, June 26th - August 11th, for summer vacation.
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MARIN NEWSLETTER 6/9/2017

END OF THE YEAR REMINDERS:
1. Library books were due by Monday, June 5th. Please help your child find an return their library books to the classroom box or to the library.
2. Please pay your overdue lunch account.
3. Please check the lost and found outside the office. Items not claimed by Friday, June 16th, will be donated.
4. Please plan to pick up your child’s medicines, including inhalers, from the office by Friday, June 16th. Any remaining in the “nurse’s room” after that date will be discarded.
5. Present kindergartners need to have the “Physical exam form” and the “Oral Health form” completed by their doctor/dentist, on file in the office before the start of 1st grade.
6. Friday, June 16th, is the last day of School! The 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony will be 10:00am in the big yard. This is an early release day. All K-5th grade students arrive at 8:30. Dismissal time is 1:40 for 4th & 5th grade, 1:45 for 1st-3rd grade, and 1:00 for Kindergarten.
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MARIN NEWSLETTER 6/2/2017

HOT DOG PICNIC & CRAZY HAT DAY: Wednesday, June 14th, please join us for our spring Hot Dog Picnic & Crazy Hat Day. Parents and siblings are invited to join us for the hot dog (All Natural Chicken or Veggie) lunch. We must encourage, that if your student would like a hot dog lunch, to pay for it in advance with a food service envelope. Envelopes are available in the office. If your child is free, reduced, or already has lunch money in their account, no payment is needed. Student lunch is $4.00 and Non-student (parents and siblings) is $4.50. Parents and siblings can buy the same lunch on that day (no pre orders), cash or check payable to AUSD.
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!
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MARIN NEWSLETTER 5/26/2017

SITE COUNCIL NEEDS YOU! 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 one parent member for this coming year, to serve a two-year term, beginning in August 2017.
Nominations are now open. The nomination box is in the office.
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NEWSLETTER 5/12/2017

SITE COUNCIL NEEDS YOU! 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 one parent member for this coming year, to serve a two-year term, beginning in August 2017. Nominations are now open. Box in office.

SITE COUNCIL MEETING: Our last Site Council Meeting for this school year is Wednesday, May 17th. Please join us in room 5 at 6:30 pm. All are invited!
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MARIN NEWSLETTER 5/5/2017

ALBANY FAMILIES IN THE ALBANY SCHOOLS MUST RE-VERIFY THEIR ADDRESS: Parents/Guardians of students who are Albany residents, are required to verify their Albany address each school year. This year address, verification will be April 3, 2017 – June 30, 2017. For instructions on how to complete your residency verification, please visit our website at ausdk12.org, click on Enrollment, then Annual Residency Verification or at the following link:
http://www.ausdk12.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=92418&type=d&pREC_ID=371944
We encourage parents/guardians to follow this schedule. Last Names Beginning with the Letters:
A-H (April 3 - April 28), I-P (May 1 - May 31), and Q-Z (June 1 - June 30).

END OF YEAR ATTENDANCE–STUDENTS LEAVING EARLY FOR SUMMER VACATION: Students who are absent 10 or more consecutive days and are not returning before the last day of school, will be dis-enrolled, to avoid being reported as truant. Students must re-enroll at the District Office upon returning to Albany. Returning students will be assigned to an elementary school based on space availability. Middle school and high school students will not be guaranteed to receive the courses previously selected for 2017-18. Courses, including electives, will be assigned on a space-available basis. Parents must also verify their Albany address at the time of re-enrollment. If you have any questions, please contact Claudia Thio, Student Services Coordinator cthio@ausdk12.org.
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