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STUDENT DROP OFF SAFETY: In order to ensure student safety, we are helping to
enforce the drop off zone rules on Santa Fe and Curtis. This white zone is not for parking, it is simply a place for parents to pull over and drop children off. We need parent volunteers to help greet families and facilitate drop offs. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Kelley Callahan at
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SPRING BREAK: April 9th-13th is AUSD Spring Vacation Week. There will be no school during the week of April 9th, as teachers and students take a well deserved break. Have a safe and fun spring break!
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AUSD ELEMENTARY FUNDING SURVEY FOR 2018-2019: Please help the elementary school sites prioritize the following programs for the 2018-2019 school year. Community funding can support, fill gaps or enhance high priority programs. This survey will guide our decision-making, as funds become available. Your input is valued and will be taken into consideration for the upcoming school year. 2018 Elementary Funding Survey for Parents and Guardians: If you do not have internet access, there are paper survey copies in the office. The deadline to complete the survey is Friday, April 6th. It only take a few minutes. Thank you!
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MOONLIGHT AUCTION -- TOMORROW NIGHT! Please join the Marin community -
parents, teachers, staff and friends -- for a wonderful evening to raise money for the Marin School PTA. There will be delicious food and drinks, beautiful art projects made by our children, a fun photo booth, many items to bid on, including vacation homes, a sweet bike, tickets to sporting events, theater, music, the list goes on and on! Please purchase your tickets at for $30/person before midnight tonight. Ticket prices go up to $40/person on Saturday. See you tomorrow night at the Albany Veterans Memorial Building at 6pm.
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SCHOOL SAFETY AND SECURITY: In the wake of the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, please know that school safety and your children’s security is in our minds here at Marin. The staff and I, along with the District Leadership Team, have been in discussions about our emergency drill procedures and all the actions we take to ensure safety on campus. We regularly practice all types of safety drills, including lockdown drills, to improve our ability to react in the event of emergency. We revise procedures regularly as we learn new and better ways to be prepared.Please do not hesitate to contact if you have questions or would like to share ideas.
HANDS AROUND MARIN – NATIONAL SCHOOL “WALK-OUT” ON MARCH 14th: Marin will be combining our March, “No Place For Hate” focus, on allies and upstanders with supporting the National School Walk-Out on Wednesday,
March 14th, 10:00-10:17. Each teacher will be showing at least one of the following videos:
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After having a discussion of ally and upstander behavior, students will create cards about safe schools. We'll bring our cards to the "walk-out" on the 14th and pass them around, as we sing and reflect on being allies and upstanders for school safety. Please feel free to join us for this important activity.
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SPRING CONFERENCES: 1st– 5th Grade Conferences will begin this Tuesday, March 6th, and continue through Thursday, March 15th. Spring conferences are for
eight days only; therefore, notices to set up an appointment for a conference will be sent home to families where there might be a concern. Report cards will be going home with all other students on Thursday, March 15th. Students will be on an early release schedule: 8:30-1:45 for grades 1st-3rd and 8:30-1:40 for grades 4th & 5th.
Kindergarten Conferences will begin on Monday, March 12th, and continue through Friday, March 23rd. Kindergarten schedule will remain the same. Friday, March 16th, is Staff Development Day, (school closed) and students will return to school on Monday, March 19th. Please notify all your after school programs and childcare of the schedule change. Thank you!
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MID-WINTER BREAK: School will be closed Monday, February 19th, through Friday, February 23rd, for our mid-winter break. School will resume on Monday, February 26th. Please note the Friday before break, February 16th, is a regular schedule day. Enjoy your mid-winter break.
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WELCOME TO THE 2018 PTA HUNDRATHON CAMPAIGN: The 100th day of school was Wednesday, February 7th. In honor of the 100th day of school we have a yearly Hundrathon fundraiser. This is a critical fundraiser for your Marin School PTA as the money we raise helps ensure we continue to provide numerous worthy programs and events for our children. Just to give you a few examples, your PTA sponsors STEAM day, garden projects, classroom and art supplies, playground equipment, field trip scholarships and, of great importance to our amazing teachers, easy reimbursement funding for all the extras they purchase throughout the year, and a great deal more! Our Marin School community and especially our students, count on us and this fundraiser. Consider donating $100/student, but no contribution is too small. Our goal is to raise $18,000, which is vital to continue the PTA supported programs this year. Please give. Look for the Hundrathon flyer coming home this week in Friday Folders. At school, check out our fundraising progress on the Dolphin banner hanging in the front entrance. Sparkles added for every $200 we raise. How to Donate: Online - By Check - leave in the Hundrathon box in the Main Office; write your child(ren)'s name(s) in the memo. ON BEHALF OF MARIN TEACHERS, STUDENTS AND THE MARIN PTA THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT.
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HEALTHY FOODS REMINDER: We love celebrating birthdays, holidays (Valentine’s Day is coming soon), and special events at Marin School. The staff at Marin work hard to create a warm and nurturing atmosphere. It is important to remember that we offer healthy treats at school. For an event, please bring healthy treats and please do not send your child to school with candy. Thank you!
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