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OPEN HOUSE AND SCIENCE INVESTIGATION: On Thursday, May 24th, we will hold our annual Open House from 7 to 8 pm. Our Science Investigations Fair will be held in the multi-purpose 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 children 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!
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I want to recognize students at our school who have had the courage to speak up and get adult support to address the use of inappropriate language at school. We know the importance of providing a safe and respectful environment for all students, and I applaud those who have used the ally and up stander tools we have been working on this year.
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SITE COUNCIL NEEDS YOU! 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 two more parent members for this coming year, to serve a two year term, beginning in August 2018. Nominations are now open. The nomination box is in the office.
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NO PLACE FOR HATE: Marin is looking forward to celebrating our work with the Anti-Defamation League on Wednesday, May 2nd, at 8:30 am during our Marin Morning. We will be receiving official designation as a “No Place for Hate” school. Please join us!
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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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