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News and Announcements

MARIN NEWSLETTER 1/13/2017

Parent Education Evening – Cornell MPR;Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at 7:00 pm "The Dynamics of Status Among School-Age Children" with Patricia Contaxis, MFT.

Civility in public discourse is currently a hot topic. School-age children are developmentally ripe to learn the rules and ways to maintain a civil society. Toward this end, teachers and parents are perfectly situated to teach, encourage, remind and correct the children in their care. In tonight’s talk, Patricia Contaxis, MFT, will explain how children jockey for status, the actual behaviors that they employ to raise and lower their own status and the status of those around them, and how parents and teachers can intervene to correct any adverse effects of these social behaviors. While we will be focusing on children, these behaviors are used throughout the life-cycle and tonight’s talk will also be relevant to adult interactions.

Child care is limited - please contact steffibaldwin@yahoo.com and include names of parent and children, ages of children and phone number.
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MARIN NEWSLETTER 1/6/2017

WELCOME BACK: It may be cool outside, but in Marin classrooms we are busy and warm, settling into the new year. It is good to have all your children back with us. Happy New Year!
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MARIN NEWSLETTER 12/16/2016

WINTER BREAK REMINDER: Albany Schools will be closed for two weeks beginning Monday, December 19, 2016. Friday, December 16, our last day of school, we will be on a regular schedule. We return to school on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. Happy Holidays!
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MARIN NEWSLETTER 12/9/2016

HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE: Please look for the red Food Bank barrel outside the office door. We are accepting donations for nutritious, healthy, and non-perishable foods. Please check the expiration dates before donating. We can make a difference in making this holiday season joyous for everyone.

TOY DRIVE: We are collecting new and "gently used" toys to donate to families at Coronado School in Richmond Items requested are art supplies, puzzles with boxes taped shut, games, toys for all ages, and books in very good condition. Unwrapped donations can be brought to the Marin office, no later than this Tuesday, December 13th. Thank you for your donation in helping others.
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NEWSLETTER 12/2/2016

We can make a difference in making this holiday season joyous for everyone, by making a donation to our Toy Drive and/or our Holiday Food Drive. Thank you for your donation in helping others. Happy Holidays!
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SPEAK UP SURVEY

Dear AUSD parents and community,

This year, for the first time, AUSD is participating in a national survey focused on technology in education in order to better understand our school community's usage of, and opinions about, educational technology.

We are trying to have as many people take the survey as possible in order to gather a broad picture of our community. This includes administrators, teachers, students, parents, and community members. Please be a part of this conversation and take the survey. The survey runs until 1/13/2017.


Instructions for completing the Speak Up survey

Go to this link: http://www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2016
Click on the appropriate survey (Parent, Community member).
Follow the given instructions to access the survey. Begin by entering your school zip (94706) or clicking on the drop down button and select your state, then go to the next line and type in your school name to find your school.
For a list of FAQs, please visit http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/faq_parents.html

To learn more about the project, visit www.tomorrow.org/speakup.

Thank you for participating.
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MARIN NEWSLETTER 11/18/2016

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAYS: There will be no school next Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The Staff and I wish you and your family a happy and peaceful holiday weekend. When school resumes on Monday, November 28th, we will be on our regular schedule.

FALL PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES: Final two days of conferences, Monday,November 21st & Tuesday, November 22nd. These two days will be early release days (Wednesday schedule). We will return to our regular schedule on Monday, November 28th, 2016.
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MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT

AUSD Staff, Parents, Students, & Community:

The results of the Presidential election have invoked strong emotions in our students that may continue for some time. This is a teachable moment as students of all ages are asking questions that need answering. We encourage parents to seek out helpful resource to answer some of those difficult questions and ease some of their children’s concerns.

Although this election has been challenging for many of us, we can count on the Albany community to be thoughtful, caring and compassionate. Together we will model this behavior for our students. AUSD will continue to offer our support to staff, parents, students, and the Albany community as we move on from this election together.

Superintendent Val Williams
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