Happy Fall Break!

FALL BREAK

Fall break begins on Monday, September 26 and continues through October 10.  School resumes on October 11, which is  a minimum day with dismissal at 1:00 pm for Kinder and 1:15 pm for 1st-6th grade.  We hope every enjoys the time off with family and friends.

Students can use all district online programs over break: i-Ready Math, Smarty Ants Reading (K-2nd grade), and Achieve3000 Reading (2nd-6th grade). Click here for the student sign on page. Also, make sure your child READS every day. Reading for pleasure is one of the best ways to get better at reading! Have a wonderful break! We look forward to seeing our Momongas on October 11th!

Weekly Parent Bulletin ~ 9/19/22 – 9/23/22

Dear Muraoka Families,

It is hard to believe that we are beginning our last week of the quarter! Our 1100 Momongas have been working diligently and will now be able to enjoy a well-deserved break! Don’t forget that district technology accelerators such as SmartyAnts, iReady and Achieve 3000 are still available for use over the break.  Please read below for new information regarding attendance rates, kickball team tryouts and newly elected SSC members.

As always, please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions.

Mrs. Rayray and Mrs. Mazeau

PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES

We will continue parent teacher conferences this week! Remember, all 1st-6th grade students will be dismissed at 1:15 p.m. and Kindergarten students will be dismissed at 1:00 p.m. Preschool schedules will remain the same.  Please make appropriate transportation and childcare arrangements. Your partnership is essential to your child’s success! Thank you for taking the time to meet with us, we look forward to seeing you at your child’s conference! If you have not scheduled your child’s conference yet, please reach out to your child’s teacher.  Virtual options are available upon request.

SSC Members:

Congratulations to Anna Davenport and Roxanna Cooper! They will be representing our Momonga parents on School Site Council. We are still in need of one more parent to serve on School Site Council, please contact Mrs. Rayray if you are interested in this opportunity.

BAC:

We are looking for a parent representative for our District Budget Advisory Committee (BAC).

2022-23 SCHOOL SITE BUDGET ADVISORCOMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVE

The first BAC meeting is scheduled as follows:

  • DATE:    October 26, 2022
  • TIME:    6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
  • PLACE:  Room C, CVESD

Some of the key areas to be discussed at the October 26 BAC meeting will be:

  • Introductions and BAC roles and responsibilities.
  • Report on District and School Site budget process.
  • BAC meeting dates.

Please contact Mrs. Rayray if you are interested!

Attendance Rates for Q1:

If you were able to attend our parent meeting on Thursday, you know that increasing attendance rates is a district wide goal.  Now that Covid is less prevalent, we are returning to monitoring attendance closely. We will be encouraging attendance for our all students through various incentives and programs. If your child is healthy, we want them at school and on time every day.

Attendance tip: Did you know that picking your child up early from school, without a doctor’s note, is considered an unexcused absence? Be sure to schedule appointments after school or bring in a doctor’s note to clear your early dismissal.

Congratulations to the following classrooms for having the highest attendance rate for Quarter 1! Amazing!

Rabine – Room 208 ~ 98%

Regalado – Room 224 ~ 97.4%

Gonzalez – Room 113 ~ 97%

Muraoka Intramural Sports

Thank you to Mr. Lopez, Impact Teacher, who has volunteered to coach a Muraoka Kickball Team. He will be holding tryouts this Wednesday, September 21st for 5th and 6th grade students only. If your student is in the 5th or 6th grade and interested in trying out, please ensure they have a permission slip signed and submitted. Permission slips can be picked up in the front office.

Unfortunately, we did not secure volunteer coaches for Flag Football or Volleyball.

Parent Safety Patrol:

Are you interested in contributing to the safety of our Momongas? Do you have a morning or afternoon available to help with arrival or dismissal? If so, please consider volunteering for our Parent Safety Patrol. We will work around your schedule, and you can volunteer as many or as few days as you would like. Please contact Mrs. Rayray if you are interested!

FALL BREAK

Fall break begins on Monday, September 26 and continues through October 10.  School resumes on October 11, which is a minimum day with dismissal of 1:00 pm for Kinder and 1:15 pm for 1st-6th grade students.

Upcoming Events:

9/19 – Momonga Monday ~ Wear your Spirit Wear or School Colors

Model Momonga Assembly

9/19 3-4 pm PTO General Meeting: Please join us in MPR!

9/20 MATSURI Awards

  • Kindergarten 8:20 am
  • 3rd Grade 9:00 am
  • 2nd Grade 10:00 am

9/22 MATSURI Awards

  • 1st Grade 8:20 am
  • 4th Grade 9:00 am
  • 6th Grade 9:40 am

9/21 Kickball Tryouts

  • 2:50-3:20 5th Grade
  • 3:30-4:00 6th Grade

9/23 MATSURI Awards

  • 5th Grade 8:20 am

****** 9/26 – 10/10 FALL BREAK ******

10/11 ~ School Resumes, Minimum Day

10/14 @ 5:30- 8:30 Fall Movie Night

10/28 @ TBD – Trunk or Treat!

Weekly Parent Bulletin ~ 9/12/22 to 9/16/22

Dear Muraoka Families,

We are so grateful for all your donations for our Staff Appreciation event last week!  Our staff absolutely loved the baseball themed treats for the 7th Inning Stretch! Our community is the best! We have just two weeks left in our first quarter.  We will finish the quarter strong with lots of Learning and Fun! Please read the parent bulletin for all the details and as always, reach out via email with any questions!

Mrs. Rayray and Mrs. Mazeau

PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCE

Parent Teacher Conferences begin this week on Thursday, September 15th.  Remember, all 1st-6th grade students will be dismissed at 1:15 p.m. starting on Thursday, September 15 through Thursday, September 22. Kindergarten students will be dismissed at 1:00 p.m. Preschool schedules will remain the same.  Please make appropriate transportation and child care arrangements. Your partnership is essential to your child’s success! Thank you for taking the time to meet with us, we look forward to seeing you at your child’s conference! If you have not scheduled your child’s conference yet, please reach out to your child’s teacher.  Virtual options are available upon request.

Scholastic Book Fair

Our Scholastic Book Fair starts Monday!!! The book fair runs from 9/12 through 9/16. Classes will have an opportunity to purchase when their classes visit, after school Monday- Tuesday until 3:30, and Wednesday at our Family Event! Easiest and most convenient way to shop at the fair is with an EWALLET! https://www.scholastic.com/bf/saburomuraokaelementary

Momongas mark your calendar: Wednesday, September 14th from 5 – 7 p.m.! All families are welcome to visit our book fair! There will be food, games, raffle baskets, merchandise, and so much more will be happening! Hope to see you there!

SEPTEMBER IS ATTENDANCE AWARENESS MONTH

Every minute counts when students are at school. This year we are working on improving attendance for all our students. Let’s help all our Momongas build a habit of good attendance early to set them up for success as they move into middle school and high school. Review our Attendance Pro Tips provided:

  • Make sure students come to school well rested with a good night’s sleep.
  • Allow plenty of time to get ready, get out the door, and transition to school.
  • Have clothes and shoes ready and homework in the backpack the night before.
  • Call the school for each day of illness or injury.
  • Bring doctor notes to the school office the day after an appointment.
  • Respond to school messages about your student’s attendance.
  • Talk with the teacher and principal if your student has concerns about attending school.

Learn more about chronic absenteeism and truancy here

We receive frequent requests for early release of students. We ask that you try to schedule appointments after school when possible and remember that if your child is being pulled out of school early, their absence is unexcused unless accompanied by a doctor’s note.

SSC & ELAC MEETINGS

We will host our School Site Council and English Learner Advisory Committee meetings on Thursday, September 15.  Our ELAC meeting takes place at 8:30 am and our SSC meeting  takes place at 3;00 pm.  Both meetings will be held on campus.  We will ask for approval of our Single Plan for Student Achievement and our Comprehensive School Safety Plan. We will have an opportunity for all families and staff to provide input on both plans before any approval. All are welcome to attend! We hope you can join us!

Coaches Needed

We are looking for coaches to provide 4th-6th Muraoka students the opportunity to participate in CVESD co-ed volleyball or flag football league. The leagues for these sports run October – December. If you are interested in being a volunteer coach, please contact Mrs. Rayray by September 9.  If we can secure coaches, then notification about trying out will be sent out to families in grades 4th-6th..

Traffic and Safety:

We recently met with CVESD’s Emergency Preparedness and Security Manager regarding the traffic concerns surrounding Muraoka. We are working on putting a plan in place that includes School Resource Officer presence on campus, Student Safety Patrol and Traffic Parent volunteers. Please reach out to Mrs. Mazeau or Mrs. Rayray if you can volunteer before or after school 1-5 days a week.

Here are the most critical reminders for this week:

  • Red Curbs – “as required under California Vehicle Code Section 21458(a)(1), a curb painted red shall indicate no stopping, standing, or parking whether the vehicle is attended or unattended.” 
  • Yellow curbs are for loading and unloading only – cars should not be parked and left unattended.  If you are on a yellow curb, you should be in your vehicle.
  • Use crosswalks for crossing the street and parking lot.
  • When dropping students off, please be sure that they exit the vehicle on the right so that they get out directly onto the sidewalk closest to the school building.
  • Follow traffic patterns and do not double park along parking spaces

It is important we be courteous and safe during these times, patience in understanding the traffic patterns and wait time during before and after-school is greatly appreciated. Remember, our children watch our example, so please always be safe and respectful. Our goal is to always keep all Momongas safe!

FALL BREAK

Fall break will start on Monday, September 26 and continue through October 10.  School resumes on October 11, which is  a minimum day with dismissal of 1:00 pm for Kinder and 1:15 pm for 1st-6th grade students.  We hope every takes time to enjoy family and the wonderful area we live in.

 

Upcoming Events

9/12 – 9/16 BOOK FAIR

9/12 – Momonga Monday ~ Wear your Spirit Wear or School Colors

9/14 @ 5-7 Book Fair Family Night – Field/ MPR

9/15 @ 8:30 am ELAC Meeting

9/15 @ 3:00 pm School Site Council Meeting

9/15-9/22 Parent Teacher Conferences Minimum Days

9/26 – 10/10 – FALL BREAK

10/14 @ 5:30- 8:30 Fall Movie Night – Field

10/28 @ TBD – Trunk or Treat

Weekly Bulletin 9/5-9/9

Muraoka Families,

We hope that you all enjoyed the long weekend. It is hard to believe that we are approaching the final stretch of the 1st quarter. We still have many events to look forward to including the Book Fair, Student Council Elections, MATSURI Awards and Parent Teacher Conferences! Please read the parent bulletin for additional details and as always, reach out via email with any questions!

Mrs. Mazeau and Mrs. Rayray

September is National Attendance Month:

   Every minute counts when students are at school. This year we are working on improving attendance for all our students. Let’s help all our Momongas build a habit of good attendance early to set them up for success as they move into middle school and high school. Review our Attendance Pro Tips provided:

  • Make sure students come to school well rested with a good night’s sleep.
  • Allow plenty of time to get ready, get out the door, and transition to school.
  • Have clothes and shoes ready and homework in the backpack the night before.
  • Call the school for each day of illness or injury.
  • Bring doctor notes to the school office the day after an appointment.
  • Respond to school messages about your student’s attendance.
  • Talk with the teacher and principal if your student has concerns about attending school.

Learn more about chronic absenteeism and truancy here

Friar Friday & 7th Inning Stretch Treats for Teachers

We love Spirit Days here at Muraoka! Don’t forget to wear your Padre Gear (or other baseball team) on Friday, September 9th! We will also be honoring our teachers and staff with 7th Inning Stretch Treats in the Lounge on this day. Please feel free to sign up to donate HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

Coaches Needed

We are looking for coaches to provide 4th-6th Muraoka students the opportunity to participate in CVESD co-ed volleyball or flag football league. The leagues for these sports run October – December. If you are interested in being a volunteer coach, please contact Mrs. Rayray by September 9.  If we can secure coaches, then notification about trying out will be sent out to families in grades 4th-6th.

 

SSC

While we are still in need of one more School Site Council Representative, we do have two candidates for the 3 positions available. Please be sure to click on this link to vote for TWO candidates.

SSC Ballot

Parent Teacher conferences

Parent teacher conferences  and minimum days will begin on Thursday, September 15th – Thursday, September 22nd . This is a wonderful time to connect with the classroom teacher, learn more about your child’s progress and create goals for the school year. Teachers will be scheduling conferences with all parents/guardians (no students please). If you have not received a notification to sign up for a conference time, please reach out to your classroom teacher to sign up. Virtual option is available by parent/guardian request.

Social Emotional Learning Focus

If you attended our SEL Parent Chat sponsored by ELAC, you know that Social Emotional learning is an important focus of ours at Muraoka.  We know that when we have clear expectations for students and a common language across all grade levels that students thrive! Here is a little bit about what we have been learning and the expectations at Muraoka:

Momonga 4:

The Momonga 4 are our 4 pillars or our 4 expectations. They are: Be safe, Be respectful, Be responsible and Be kind. Teachers and staff have gone into detail about what these expectations look like in different parts of the school. Each week, at our Momonga Monday Blacktop Assembly, we choose a different area to of focus. For example, we recently focused on lunch arbor expectations. We know that when students are aware of the expectations it is easier for them to meet them! We love recognizing our Momongas for meeting expectations (pink slips/golden tickets).

Zones of Regulation:

We use the first quarter of school to build emotional self-understanding and develop self-awareness in our Momongas through the Zones of Regulation program. Students are taught to identify what zone they are in and explore tools they can use to get them into the preferred zone for learning. Zones of regulation lessons are taught in the first quarter and reinforced throughout the year.

Positivity Project:

Muraoka uses the Positivity Project as our character program to empower students and to build positive relationships and be their best selves. Some of the strengths include humility, bravery, self-control, and perseverance. This week: Cheering Other’s Successes.

Traffic and Safety:

We recently met with CVESD’s Emergency Preparedness and Security Manager regarding the traffic concerns surrounding Muraoka. We are working on putting a plan in place that includes School Resource Officer presence on campus, Student Safety Patrol and Traffic Parent volunteers. Please reach out to Mrs. Mazeau or Mrs. Rayray if you can volunteer before or after school 1-5 days a week.

Here are the most critical reminders for this week:

  • Red Curbs – “as required under California Vehicle Code Section 21458(a)(1), a curb painted red shall indicate no stopping, standing, or parking whether the vehicle is attended or unattended.” 
  • Yellow curbs are for loading and unloading only – cars should not be parked and left unattended.  If you are on a yellow curb, you should be in your vehicle.
  • Use crosswalks for crossing the street and parking lot.
  • When dropping students off, please be sure that they exit the vehicle on the right so that they get out directly onto the sidewalk closest to the school building.
  • Follow traffic patterns and do not double park along parking spaces

Upcoming Events

9/5 Labor Day No School

9/6 Student Council Posters Due

9/6 Student Council Speeches Due (no exceptions)

9/8 – BLAC MEETING @ 6 – 7 P.M.

9/9 Student Council Speeches & Election MPR 8:30 am

9/9 Friar Friday Spirit Day (wear Padres or other baseball gear)

9/9 7th Inning Stretch Treats for Teachers and Staff

9/12 – 9/16 BOOK FAIR

9/14 @ 5-7 Book Fair Family Night – Field/ MPR

9/15-9/22 Parent Teacher Conferences & Minimum Days

1pm release for Kinder

1:15 Release for 1st-6th grade

9/26 – 10/7 – FALL BREAK- No School

10/14 @ 5:30- 8:30 Fall Movie Night – Field

10/28 @ TBD – Trunk or Treat

Weekly Bulletin 8/29

Muraoka Families,

The highlight of the week was certainly the APEX Fun Run on Thursday! Thank you to all our families and donors for making it so memorable for our Momongas! Our final numbers are not in, but it is estimated that we raised over 130,000 dollars, incredible! We appreciate all your support with our biggest fundraiser of the school year. Please read our parent bulletin carefully as we have included some important reminders.

Visits and Phone Calls to Front Office:

Our front office staff is incredibly busy servicing the families’ of 1115 students. We love our Momonga community but would like to remind you to limit your visits and calls to essential business only. Please refer to our SchoolDojo, ClassDojo or Muraoka blog for information on release times, schedules, and upcoming events. Thank you in advance for sending your child to school with their lunch/snack/water in hand as we do not have the staff to deliver lunches or water bottles to classrooms throughout the day.

Early release:

We receive daily requests for early release of students. We ask that you try to schedule appointments after school when possible and remember that if your child is being pulled out of school early, their absence is unexcused unless accompanied by a doctor’s note.

Traffic and Safety

It takes all our entire community to help uphold the safety expectations.  When we do not, it compromises the safety of everyone, but most importantly, the safety of our students.  If you are interested in volunteering to help with traffic control, please email felicitas.rayray@cvesd.org

Here are a few important reminders:

  • Walk to school if you can!
  • Muraoka has only ONE drop off loop: the southern parking lot directly in front of the front office.
  • Red Curbs – “as required under California Vehicle Code Section 21458(a)(1), a curb painted red shall indicate no stopping, standing, or parking whether the vehicle is attended or unattended.” 
  • Yellow curbs are for loading and unloading only – cars should not be parked and left unattended.  If you are on a yellow curb, you should be in your vehicle.
  • Use crosswalks for crossing the street and parking lot.
  • When dropping students off, please be sure that they exit the vehicle on the right so that they get out directly onto the sidewalk closest to the school building.
  • Follow traffic patterns and do not double park along parking spaces.

Thank you for your help in keeping our parking lot and neighbor safe, which ultimately keeps our students safe.

Sports Teams @ Muraoka:

Are you interested in coaching a sport at Muraoka? We are lucky to be a part of the largest Elementary Intramural Sports Lleague in the nation! These are the sports offered this fall that would compete against other CVESD schools:

  • Girls and Boys Volleyball
  • Co-ed Kickball
  • Co-ed Flag Football

Please email Mrs. Rayray at felicitas.rayray@cvesd.org by September 2nd, 2022 if you are interested in coaching. The season for these 3 sports begins October 13, 2022.

SSC

Please use the link below to vote for our SSC candidate.

SSC BALLOT

Upcoming Events

8/29 Safety Committee Meeting in MPR 3pm

8/31 Weekly Covid Clinic

9/1 Picture Day

9/2 School Wide Lock Down Drill

9/2 Safety Patrol Training with SRO

9/5 Labor Day No School

9/8 – BLAC MEETING @ 6 – 7 P.M.

9/9 Friar Friday Spirit Day

9/12 – 9/16 BOOK FAIR

9/13 Garden Bud Applications Due

9/26 – 10/7 – FALL BREAK

As always, please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.  Email is still the best way to reach us.

Mrs. Mazeau and Mrs. Rayray

Weekly Bulletin 8/21

Muraoka Families,

We are so thrilled to be welcoming back Mrs. Mazeau as the principal of Muraoka. She was greatly missed but we know that she will be so proud of all that we have accomplished the first five weeks of school. Mrs. Rayray will return to being the very proud Associate Principal of Muraoka and we are thankful for the time that Mrs. Callado supported our wonderful school community.

APEX Fun Run:

We are halfway to our 100k goal! Please continue to share your student’s fundraising page as every donation, big or small, counts! All students will receive an Apex dry fit shirt, so please remember to log in and select the shirt size for your student. We are thankful for your commitment to creating a brand-new library space for student and community use at Muraoka. We are incredibly excited to start stocking the space with new books for our Momongas.

Volunteers for APEX:

Each classroom teacher will designate 2 parent volunteers to support this event (hydration stations and shirt marking). These parent volunteers must be cleared prior to our event on Thursday. Unfortunately, only designated parent volunteers, staff and students will be allowed on campus for this event. The event will take place on the southern lawn and all other spectators may watch from the street side of the fencing along Santa Victoria Rd. Thank you for your understanding as we are unable to accommodate any additional spectators on our campus.

Please do not forget sunscreen and water for your student!

Volunteers will support their grade level based on the schedule below:

8:25-9:10 Kindergarten

9:15-10:00 1st and 2nd

10:05-10:50 3rd and 4th

10:55-11:40 5th and 6th

Morning Arrival:

We have many students who are arriving to school prior to 7:35 am. This is a friendly reminder that our breakfast gate does not open until 7:35 and students should NOT arrive prior to this as we have no supervision. If your child is not eating breakfast on campus, they should arrive no earlier than 7:55am. Thank you for your cooperation as we continue to make the safety of our students a priority.

CVESD Cell Phone Policy:

As stated in our parent handbook, the CVESD cell phone policy requires students to turn off and store cell phones as soon as they arrive on campus. There are no exceptions. Cell phones that are seen out will be stored and returned to students at the end of the day. Watches must only tell the time. All other features on the watch must be deactivated. Thank you for supporting our District cell phone policy.

Upcoming Events

8/25 Apex Fun Run Event

8:25-9:10 Kindergarten

9:15-10:00 1st and 2nd

10:05-10:50 3rd and 4th

10:55-11:40 5th and 6th

 8/25 New Date: SSC Meeting 3:00 pm

9/8 – BLAC MEETING @ 6 – 7 P.M.

9/12 – 9/16 BOOK FAIR

9/26 – 10/7 – FALL BREAK

As always, please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.  Email is still the best way to reach us.

Mrs. Mazeau and Mrs. Rayray

 

Parent Meetings on August 18th

Muraoka Families,

This is a friendly reminder that we have 3 different parent meetings this Thursday, August 18th. This will be an opportunity to meet your Interim Principal, Mrs. Rayray and Interim Associate Principal, Mrs. Callado as well as meet other parents and learn more about Muraoka! Please read below for a short description of each meeting.

1. ELAC (English Learner Advisory Committee) 8/18 at 8:30 am in MPR:

This meeting is especially for parents of English Learners but all families are welcome as we discuss topics that are relevant to all Muraoka families. This month, we will give a short introduction to ELAC as well as share what Social Emotional Learning looks like at Muraoka.

2. Parent Volunteer Meeting: 8/18 9:30-10:00 am and 4:30-5:00 pm in MPR:

Are you interested in volunteering this school year? If so, this parent meeting meeting is for you! Parents will learn the volunteer expectations and attendance is part of the clearance process for volunteering on campus. We will offer an additional opportunity next quarter as well.

3. Garden Bud Parent Volunteer Meeting: 8/18 3:15pm in MPR:

Garden Buds is coming back, and we are looking for adult family volunteers to help out!
Volunteers would commit to helping once every other week (with either A Group or B Group, same as their student).
Volunteers will be assigned to a small group alongside a Muraoka teacher to lead a simple activity (Reading a story/planting/weeding).
VOLUNTEER APPLICATION: https://forms.gle/E4JniuwteeNA99g88

We hope to see you on Thursday. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions.

Mrs. Rayray and Mrs. Callado

Parent Bulletin 8/14

Muraoka Families,

It is hard to believe that we are starting our 5th week of the quarter! Our Momongas are working hard to finish their beginning of the year assessments and learn the routines and procedures of their new grade. We are so proud of them! Please read carefully for this week’s important announcements.

Morning Arrival:

Thank you for exiting campus quickly at our 8:15 bell. Thanks to you we have been able to lock the gates approximately 3 minutes after the bell has rung. This is impressive considering the size of our school. Please continue to keep the following in mind:

  • Please opt to send an email or dojo message to the classroom teacher if there is something that needs to be communicated at the start of the day.
  • Please allow only the teacher to walk students into the building
  • Breakfast: Only Muraoka students should sit in the arbor to enjoy our school breakfast. Please stand around the perimeter of the lunch arbor if you are accompanying your child during this time.

Traffic and Safety

It takes all our entire community to help uphold the safety expectations.  When we do not, it compromises the safety of everyone, but most importantly, the safety of our students.  If you are interested in volunteering to help with traffic control, please email felicitas.rayray@cvesd.org

Here are a few important reminders:

  • Walk to school if you can!
  • Muraoka has only ONE drop off loop: the southern parking lot directly in front of the front office.
  • Red Curbs – “as required under California Vehicle Code Section 21458(a)(1), a curb painted red shall indicate no stopping, standing, or parking whether the vehicle is attended or unattended.” 
  • Yellow curbs are for loading and unloading only – cars should not be parked and left unattended.  If you are on a yellow curb, you should be in your vehicle.
  • Use crosswalks for crossing the street and parking lot.
  • When dropping students off, please be sure that they exit the vehicle on the right so that they get out directly onto the sidewalk closest to the school building.
  • Follow traffic patterns and do not double park along parking spaces.

Thank you for your help in keeping our parking lot and neighbor safe, which ultimately keeps our students safe.

Campus Clinic

Campus Clinic, operated by COVID Clinic, is the organization that will be providing testing for students and staff here on campus each Wednesday at Muraoka Elementary.

Optional testing will take place every Wednesday.  Campus Clinic staff will be on campus and will test only students and staff who have consent to be tested.  PCR tests will be used, and results are shared with parent(s) via email within 24-48 hours.  If your child has tested positive within the last 90 days, PCR tests are NOT recommended because they can pick up small fragments of the virus.  Antigen testing is not available through Campus Clinic yet.  If that changes, we will let our community know.

If you did not receive an email from Campus Clinic and want to have your child participate, please email support@campusclinic.orgThey will be able to assist you with registration.  Our front office does not handle registration for testing.   Again, this is optional.

APEX Fun Run:

Apex Leadership co. is our biggest fundraiser effort of the school year. Apex combines fitness, fundraising and leadership into a united event that will build student character and raise funds for our school. Please be on the lookout for pledge packets on August 15th. The fundraiser culminates with a fun-run on August 26th for grades K-6. Each classroom teacher will be looking for 2 parent volunteers to help on the day of the event. Approved volunteers, staff and students will be the only people this event will be able to accommodate. Please wait for more information through your classroom teacher.

XFACTOR

ELAC and SSC Parent Representatives: We are looking for a parent representative for these two committees. Please email Mrs. Rayray by August 12th if you are interested in serving as a parent representative for either committee. felicitas.rayray@cvesd.org

Upcoming Events

8/16 Apex Leadership Assembly for Students

8/17 – RUBIO’S DINE OUT @4 – 8 P.M.
8/15 – 8/26 – APEX Fun Run

8/18 ELAC Parent Meeting in MPR 8:30 am

8/18 Parent Volunteer Training in MPR 9:30 am or 4:30pm
8/18 – BLAC MEETING @ 6 – 7 P.M ZOOM

8/25 Apex Fun Run Event!

8/25 New Date: SSC Meeting 3:00 pm

9/8 – BLAC MEETING @ 6 – 7 P.M.

9/12 – 9/16 BOOK FAIR

9/26 – 10/7 – FALL BREAK

As always, please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.  Email is still the best way to reach us.

Mrs. Rayray and Mrs. Callado

felicitas.rayray@cvesd.org

kim.callado@cvesd.org

Parent Bulletin 8/7/22

Muraoka Families,

Please help me welcome Kim Callado as she comes from Harborside where she currently serves as Associate Principal. She will be supporting Muraoka as Associate Principal until Mrs. Mazeau returns while I continue to serve as Interim Principal.  I know that Mrs. Callado will thoroughly enjoy her time as a Momonga!

Momonga Monday: Wear your Spirit Gear! Blacktop Assembly

We will begin as soon as all families have made their way off campus. Thank you for your cooperation!

ELAC and SSC Parent Representatives: We are looking for a parent representative for these two committees. Please email Mrs. Rayray by August 12th if you are interested in serving as a parent representative for either committee. felicitas.rayray@cvesd.org

A School Site Council (SSC) is a group of teachers, parents, administrators, and interested community members who work together to develop and monitor a school’s improvement plan.

ELAC is a school-level committee comprised of parents, staff, and community members designated to advise school officials on English learner programs and services.

APEX Fun Run:

Apex Leadership co. is our biggest fundraiser effort of the school year. Apex combines fitness, fundraising and leadership into a united event that will build student character and raise funds for our school. Please be on the lookout for pledge packets on August 15th. The fundraiser culminates with a fun-run on August 26th for grades K-6. Each classroom teacher will be looking for 2 parent volunteers to help on the day of the event. Approved volunteers, staff and students will be the only people this event will be able to accommodate. Please wait for more information through your classroom teacher.

Student Leadership Organizations: Do you have a 5th or 6th grade student looking to get involved at school? These are the organizations that will be starting up soon:

Safety Patrol:

Advisors: aimee.cisneros@cvesd.org and Lisa.baltzer@cvesd.org

Muraoka is looking for 5th and 6th grade Momonga Leaders who are interested in serving on Safety Patrol!  This is a before and after school commitment.  Application packets will be available in the front office beginning Monday, August 8 at 7:45 am.   All permission slips must be turned into your teacher no later than Friday, August 12 at 2:45 pm.  You will also need to submit a Flipgrid.  Here is the link for the Flipgrid: Flip | Muraoka Safety Patrol

Student Council:

Advisors: Kaily.regalado@cvesd.org and Graciela.padilla@cvesd.org

Peace Patrol: More Information coming soon!

Advisors: kendall.reeves@cvesd.org paulina.flores@cvesd.org & Donaji Cordice (email coming soon)

 

Upcoming Events

8/8  Momonga Monday- Wear your Spirit Gear!

8/9 – PLAY CITY MOMONGA EVENT @ 10 am-8pm

8/17 – RUBIO’S DINE OUT @4 – 8 P.M.
8/15 – 8/26 – APEX Fun Run

8/18 ELAC Parent Meeting in MPR 8:30 am
8/18 – BLAC MEETING @ 6 – 7 P.M.

9/8 – BLAC MEETING @ 6 – 7 P.M.

9/12 – 9/16 BOOK FAIR

9/26 – 10/7 – FALL BREAK

 

As always, please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.  Email is still the best way to reach us.

Mrs. Rayray and Mrs. Callado

felicitas.rayray@cvesd.org

kim.callado@cvesd.org

 

Parent Bulletin 7/25

Muraoka Families,

First and foremost, we would like to thank you for an incredible start to the school year. It was a joy to see our students and families on campus together again.  We will continue to send a parent bulletin every Sunday with reminders and upcoming events.

We will continue to allow parents to walk their child to their line if it does not begin to pose a safety concern.  Please remember the following:

  • Please keep everything with wheels outside of the front gate
  • Please allow students to eat independently in lunch arbor, parents can stand near fence
  • Please line up behind student lines to keep students visible and to give teachers direct access to their students
  • Please send teachers emails or dojo messages and limit conversations with the teacher as this allows them to return to class quickly to begin their instructional day
  • Please say goodbye to your child at the line and allow only the teacher to lead students to the building
  • Please exit campus as quickly as possible

Kindergarten Arrival: For a smoother, safer arrival, kindergarten students will be lining up outside of our Innovation Center, through our front gates. A separate message has been sent to Kinder parents with protocols, but we would like all families to be aware of this added congestion as Kindergarten parents are required to wait with their child.

Dismissal: If your student is in 3rd-6th grade, we encourage you to create a meeting spot for your child away from the front gate. The school design is slightly flawed as it creates congestion around the dismissal gates, and we would like to make it as safe as possible. Thank you for your support.

Front Office Visits and Calls: This is the busiest time of the year for us in the front office! Thank you for limiting your visits and calls to essential business. Please look to our SchoolDojo, ClassDojo or Muraoka blog for information on release times, schedules, and upcoming events. Thank you in advance for sending your child to school with their lunch/snack/water in hand as we do not have the staff to deliver lunches or water bottles to classrooms throughout the day.

Back to School Night: Wednesday, August 3rd (5pm/5:30pm/6pm) For Grades 1-6 ONLY

Come meet your classroom teacher and learn about the expectations for your new grade level. Presentations will be held inside of classrooms and there are 3 options for you to choose from. Please choose only one time to attend as they will be repeated presentations. This is a parent only event.

PTO Membership: I am sure you have seen our awesome PTO working away to ensure our students, parents and teachers had an amazing start to the year. PTO provided teachers with a welcome back breakfast, provided all signage, balloons, and welcome back snacks at Meet the Teacher. Please consider joining our PTO to ensure that these wonderful services are provided for our students all year long. Please see attachments to join! All forms can be dropped in our PTO box in the front office.

Wellness Policy: Please visit CVESD Wellness Policy to learn more about our District Wellness Policy. Please help us enforce this wellness policy by ensuring your child only has water to drink in class and milk/water/100% juice in their lunchbox.  Thank you for refraining from sending treats such as candy, large bags of chips (snack size with a balanced meal are ok) or large portions of cookies (snack size with a balanced meal are ok). Please know that no food will be taken away from your child, but they may be asked to put item away until afterschool. Thank you for your support.

LCFF Forms:

PLEASE complete and submit the short, simple LCFF Survey, which will ensure that Muraoka receives the maximum amount of funding for our students.  Muraoka’s funding will be severely restricted unless surveys are returned.  PLEASE USE THE LINK BELOW TO ACCESS THE SURVEY THAT TAKES LESS THAN TWO MINUTES TO COMPLETE.

Benefits for your child(ren) include:

  • Instructional materials
  • Classroom technology
  • Additional staffing to provide support for students
  • Extended learning opportunities for students
  • Before and after school programs

https://cloud.docfinity.com/cvesd/forms/form.jsp?mode=edit&formname=LCFF%20Form%20(Blank)&schoolName=Muraoka

 

Upcoming Events

7/28 All day  Dine out: Menchies Yogurt. Mrs. Rayray will be there at 5-6pm! Come say hi!

8/3 Back to School Night (grades 1st -6th) 5pm, 5:30pm, 6pm

8/3 – PLAY CITY MOMONGA EVENT @ 4

8/17 – RUBIO’S DINE OUT @4 – 8 P.M.
8/15 – 8/26 – APEX Fun Run
8/18 – BLAC MEETING @ 6 – 7 P.M. 9/8 – BLAC MEETING @ 6 – 7 P.M. 9/12 – 9/16 BOOK FAIR 9/26 – 10/7 – FALL BREAK

 

As always, please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions, concerns or compliments!  Email is still the best way to reach us.

Mrs. Mazeau and Mrs. Rayray

felicitas.rayray@cvesd.org