Community Resources Available to Families

Muraoka Families,

We wanted to take a moment to highlight a section on our Muraoka Blog – Community Resources For Families.  We update this page often with community events and resources that are available.  A big thank you to Angelica Maldonado, our CVESD Parent Liaison, who keeps us informed of what is happening around the greater Chula Vista Community for our families.  Check back often to see updates each month!

Dr. Mahoney and Mrs. Sutton

Weekly Message for the Week of November 16th

Greetings Muraoka Families,

There are several important announcements that we would like to share with you this week:

Scholastic Online-Only Book Fair:

Our PTO will be hosting the Scholastic Online-Only Book Fair from 11/18/2020 – 12/1/2020.  More details will come throughout the week.  When it is time to shop, visit our Book Fair page at:
https://www.scholastic.com/bf/saburomuraokaelementary2

Parent Learning Opportunity November 17th – “Balancing Screen Time with Your Kids”

Presenter:  Arlene Pellicane, Chula Vista resident & nationally-recognized author

Date:  Tuesday, November 17

Time:  6:00 – 7:00 PM

Virtual Platform:  ZOOM Link: https://bit.ly/cvesdscreentime

Balancing Screen Time with Your Kids – English

Equilibrando El Tiempo De Pantalla Con Sus Hijos

COVID Testing at Muraoka on Thursday, November 19th

The Chula Vista Elementary School District is working with COVID-19 testing company Kahala Biosciences to host the CVESD Safe! Testing & Tracing Program. We are excited to invite your student and your family members, on a voluntary basis, to test with us on:

Thursday, November 19th  

8:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m. (no appointments 12-1p.m.)

Location: Muraoka Elementary Front Sidewalk

COVID Testing Muraoka Nov 19 

The CVESD Safe! Testing & Tracing Program will help ensure schools are safe for students and staff through a series of COVID-19 tests and wellness evaluations. This program is completely voluntary. We see it as a great opportunity to ensure the safety of our students, teachers, and staff as we work diligently towards bringing the District safely back to school.

Testing involves your choice of Antibody Test (Finger) and/or Viral Test (Nose Swab), at NO COST to you.

How to sign up:

Make sure you bring the following REQUIRED items for each participant on testing day:

  1. Please wear a mask
  2. Government-issued ID or passport
  3. Health Insurance card (if you have health insurance) if you don’t have one, please come anyway

If you have any questions, feel free to contact our district communications director, Anthony Millican at (619) 425-9600 ext. 1328 or anthony.millican@cvesd.org

Military Family Life Counselor is Now at Muraoka!

We are proud to introduce our Military Family Life Counselor (MFLC) Diana Caughlin to our Muraoka community. She will be full time supporting our school this year!  If you are interested in being contacted with more information about supports available, use the link below:

MFLC Interest Link

For more detailed information regarding the MFLC and her services, please visit our new Military Connected Family Page here on our Muraoka Blog.

No School November 23rd – November 27th

Just a reminder that there will be no school next week in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Here’s to a great week! 

Parent Learning Opportunity – “Balancing Screen Time with Your Kids”

Event:  “Balancing Screen Time with Your Kids”

Presenter:  Arlene Pellicane, Chula Vista resident & nationally-recognized author

Date:  Tuesday, November 17

Time:  6:00 – 7:00 PM

Virtual Platform:  ZOOM Link: https://bit.ly/cvesdscreentime

Topics covered:

  1. All tech is not created equal.
  2. Why are certain technologies more dangerous to your child’s development than others?
  3. What is happening in my child’s brain when s(he) is playing a video game?
  4. How can you introduce screen-free activities after school?
  5. What questions should you ask before giving your child a smartphone or allowing social media?
  6. You are more influential than you think –  the power of a parent to guide a child successfully through the pandemic!

BALANCING SCREEN TIME WITH YOUR KIDS (Eng)

BALANCING SCREEN TIME WITH YOUR KIDS (Sp)

Happy Veterans Day!

Greetings Muraoka Families,

Each year we celebrate Veteran’s Day with a school-wide parade. Although we do not get to have our parade this year, we have received many photos celebrating our Active Duty and Veteran family members!

On days like today we remember the sacrifices our service men and women make on a daily basis to ensure our country is protected. With so many of our families Military connected, we want to say THANK YOU.  We recognize and appreciate your service and the impact it can have on your family.  You are our heroes, and we honor you on this day! Please check out our video montage here:

Veterans Day 2020

We also recognize the impact of service on families and our students and are proud to announce and introduce our Military Family Life Counselor (MFLC) Diana Caughlin to our Muraoka community. She will be full time supporting our school this year! Please continue reading for more information and complete this brief survey if you are interested in being contacted with more information about supports available: MFLC Interest Link

For more detailed information regarding the MFLC and her services, please visit our new Military Connected Family Tab here on our Muraoka Blog!

Again, we thank all of our Veterans for your service to our country!

Dr. Mahoney and Mrs. Sutton

Book Fair Coming Virtually to Muraoka!

Dear Muraoka Families:

We are working hard to keep kids reading and raise critical funds for our school with our Scholastic Online-Only Book Fair from 11/18/2020 – 12/1/2020.

The Fair will connect your kids to notable books and inspiring characters — helping them become lifelong readers. And you’ll love the new option to shop for Book Fair exclusives — directly from the interactive booklist.

principal_letter_online_Scholastic book fair V2

Plus, enjoy these special online shopping features:

  • Access to over 6,000 products
  • All orders ship direct to home
  • FREE shipping on book-only orders over $25*
  • All purchases support our school and earn 25% in rewards

Visit our Book Fair homepage to get started with online shopping:
https://www.scholastic.com/bf/saburomuraokaelementary2

Thank you for continuing to support our school.

Happy Reading,

Dr. Mahoney and Mrs. Sutton

 

Weekly Message for the Week of November 9th

Greetings Muraoka Families,

Our community is proud to be home to a large number of Military Connected Families.  On Wednesday, November 11th, we will not have school in observance of Veteran’s Day.  A special message will be sent out to thank our Veterans for their service to our country!

On Thursday, November 12th, we will be having a Coffee Chat alongside of our ELAC Meeting.  At this virtual meeting, we will be presenting a draft of the School Plan for Student Achievement and looking for input from our community.  See the attached agenda below and the link to the meeting is contained inside.  This meeting is open to all who would like to attend.  We look forward to seeing you there!

ELAC MEETING Agenda November 6

Looking ahead, just a reminder that school will be closed Monday, November 23rd through Friday, November 27th in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Here’s to a great week!

Weekly Message for the Week of November 2nd

Greetings Muraoka Families! 

Veteran’s Day Virtual Celebration Information 

Veteran’s Day is quickly approaching and while we can not do our annual parade, we would still like to celebrate our Active Duty and Veteran Families! Please submit a photo of the active duty or veteran adult in uniform with their student to muraokaschool@cvesd.org by November 8th to be featured in our Veteran’s Day Video montage this year! More Celebration Activities to come! 

*Please note that by submitting a photo you are giving permission for this photo to be included in a public video.  

Thursday, November 5 – Virtual SSC Meeting @ 3:00 PM via Zoom:  Nov 5 SSC Agenda

Special Education Parent Session – “Navigating Challenges Virtually” on November 5th  

See the attached flyer below with more information on this upcoming virtual learning opportunity:

CAC Navigating Challenges Virtually English flyer 11-5-20 New  

Have a great week everyone! 

Dr. Mahoney and Mrs. Sutton

Weekly Message for the Week of October 26th

Dear Muraoka Families,

We wanted to take a moment to thank all of our students, families and staff for an outstanding Quarter 1!  Tomorrow is the official start of Quarter 2 and we will continue with Distance Learning until further notice.

Materials Distribution Make-Up Day

On Tuesday, October 27th from 3-4pm will be a make-up day for Materials Distribution.  If you were unable to come last week, please come by and pick up the items your child will need for this quarter.  This distribution is for all students except preschool.

Red Ribbon Week 2020

Red Ribbon Week®, the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the nation, is your opportunity to get the ongoing conversation started. This year’s theme is Be Happy. Be Brave. Be Drug Free.™

Visit www.redribbon.org to learn more about Red Ribbon Week® and get tips for talking to your kids about drugs.

We will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week virtually with the following spirit days:

Monday: Crazy Hair Day

Tuesday: “Turn Your Back on Drugs” – Wear your shirt backward

Wednesday: “Stomp Out Drugs” – Wear two different shoes and mismatched socks

Thursday: “My Drug-Free future is so bright…I’ve got to wear shades!” – Wear your favorite sunglasses

Friday: “Wear Red” – Show that you SAY NO TO DRUGS!

COVID Testing

An email was sent home on Friday about COVID Testing that will be happening at Muraoka.  Please see the attached flyer and FAQ for more information.

COVID Testing Muraoka Oct. 29

FAQ – English

FAQ – Spanish

Thank you again for your continued support.  Here’s to a great week!

Dr. Mahoney and Mrs. Sutton