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Recent news & Upcoming events


OPEN HOUSE AND SCIENCE INVESTIGATION: Next week on Thursday, May 23rd, we will hold our annual Open House from 7 to 8 pm. Our Science Investigations Fair will be held in the multipurpose 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. I hope to see you at this wonderful event!


YOUR CHILD’S ATTENDANCE IS IMPORTANT: Regular attendance is vital to your child’s success in school, and to the fiscal health of the district. Thank you for helping to ensure that your child attends school every day, unless they are ill. If at all possible, we ask that you schedule medical appointments after school, and that you plan family vacations for days when school is out. In the event that your child is going to be absent, please call our attendance line at 558-4787 before 9:30 am.


ANNUAL RESIDENCY VERIFICATION FOR THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR: Per Board Policy, parents/guardians of students who are Albany residents, are required to verify their Albany address each school year (AR 5111.1). This year, address verification is from April 1st, 2019 – June 29th, 2019. Your time is valuable and we encourage you to complete the address verification via email, or through our new address verification website. The piloted website is also mobile phone friendly. Walk-ins to the district's Enrollment Center, located at 1200 Solano Ave, are also welcome. For instructions on how to complete your residency verification, please visit the AUSD website at ;“Recent news & Upcoming events”.


SITE COUNCIL NEEDS YOU! Do you know what the Marin School Site Council does? Site Council finalizes and votes 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 three parent members for this coming year to serve a two-year term, beginning in August 2019. Nominations are now open. The nomination box is in the office.


SMARTER BALANCED ASSESSMENT CONSORTIUM (SBAC): PLEASE MARK YOURCALENDARS (3rd-5thGrade) Monday, April 15th- Friday, May 10th. Please look for specific schedules for your child in grades 3-5, to be shared from your classroom teachers. We ask that you do all you can to have your children attend school on those days and times. Testing with the class at the scheduled times, allows for an optimal environment. If you need to take your child to any appointments, please arrange them around these times. Of course, if children are sick, they should be kept home and can take the make-up test at a later date. For the day-to-day routines, a few tips for parents. Students should... ■ Be at school every day. Please. Make up tests are difficult for everyone. ■ Be on time. Testing sessions are usually in the morning and often, shortly after school gets underway. Time to get settled into the classroom before testing begins each day, will help students relax. ■ Be rested and fed. Make sure that students have a good night's sleep and enough breakfast to sustain them. This is always important. Do not, however, think that your child should load up on a big breakfast for testing, when a lighter meal is their usual routine. ■ Be encouraged to do their best and relax. The best state of mind for learning and for testing is what researchers refer to as "relaxed alertness" - not stressed, not too casual – awake, but not alarmed or anxious.
May 23


Time: 6:30 PM – 8 PM
Location: Science 6:30-8:00 pm - MUR Open House 7:00-8:00 pm - In Classrooms
Jun 5


Time: 8:30 AM – 8:45 AM
Location: Parents, Guardians and Caregivers, please join us for our first Marin Morning of the school year. Please join us in the big yard.