Weekly Message for the Week of March 1st

Greetings Muraoka Families,

Below you will find the information for our upcoming week:

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held virtually March 18th through March 25th.  During that week, students will have 120 minutes of synchronous (live) instruction and the remainder of their day will be asynchronous.  Be on the lookout for more information coming soon.

Tentative Reopening Update

As long as San Diego County is in the Purple Tier, we will not be allowed to reopen and will remain in Distance Learning.  If San Diego County numbers continue to decline and we are placed in the Red Tier, reopening in the Hybrid Model can be considered.  We have been reaching out to families and are making plans so that if we can reopen, we will be ready.  As soon as we have information regarding any changes, we will share it with our community.  Again, we thank you for your patience and ongoing support.

School Site Council (SSC) – Thursday, March 4th at 3:00pm

Our next SSC Meeting will be held on Thursday, March 4th at 3pm on Zoom.  Please see the attached agenda which also includes the link to join the meeting.  SSC is open to the public.  March 4 SSC Agenda

Here’s to a great week!

Dr. Mahoney and Mrs. Sutton

Weekly Message – February 22nd

Greetings Muraoka Families,

We hope this message finds you well.  Here are the upcoming events for our school community:

Tuesday, February 23rd at 4pm to 5pm – CVESD Military Parent Meet and Greet  CVESD Military Parent Meet Greet Flyer

Tuesday, February 23rd from 6pm – 7:00pm – “Social Emotional Learning Begins at Home” – Please join us for a presentation addressing social-emotional
learning (SEL) at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Learn what social-emotional learning is and how parents can strengthen their children’s social-emotional skills at this time.  See flyer for link to attend: Social Emotional Learning Begins at Home Flyer

Here are all of the upcoming parent sessions around supporting children with their social emotional wellness:  Parent Series Flyer

Thursday, February 25th at 6pm to 7:30pm – B-LAC – Black Learner Advisory Council – Would you like to help create a strategic plan to support Black students, staff, and families within the Chula Vista Elementary School District? Join the newly developed B-LAC for our inaugural first council meeting. Thursday, February 25, 2021 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Zoom Virtual Meeting.  All families are welcome to attend!  2021 BLAC flyer – meeting invitation

Looking Ahead – Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held virtually March 18th through March 25th.  During that week, students will have 120 minutes of synchronous (live) instruction and the remainder of their day will be asynchronous.  Be on the look out for more information coming soon.

Have a great week!

Dr. Mahoney and Mrs. Sutton

YMCA Annual Campaign

 

Muraoka Families,

The YMCA is a long-standing partner in our community.  Each year, the South Bay YMCA’s Annual Campaign helps to support programs that the YMCA provides for families in the City of Chula Vista.  Our school has benefitted from the YMCA in the past and has been tremendous through this pandemic.  We are helping to raise funds as part of this campaign.  If you are interested in making a tax-deductible donation, please view the attached flyer for more information.

Muraoka Flyer with QR Code

Link to Fundraising Page

Thank you, as always, for your continued support!

Dr. Mahoney and Mrs. Sutton

Weekly Message for the Week of February 15th

Greetings Muraoka Families,

Just a reminder that there is no school tomorrow, February 15th in observance of President’s Day.

Parent Survey Information Update

Thank you to our families for responding to the recent parent survey to help us plan for reopening.  As long as San Diego County is in the Purple Tier, we will not be allowed to reopen and will remain in Distance Learning.  If San Diego County numbers decline and we are placed in the Red Tier, reopening in the Hybrid Model can be considered.  As soon as we have information regarding any changes, we will share it with our community.  Again, we thank you for your patience and ongoing support.

Virtual Military Kids Club 

Our Military Kids Club is going strong!  If you are a Military Connected Family and would like your child to participate, please click on the links below for more information.

Military Kids Club Group Flyer

Military Kids Club Group Guardian Letter

Upcoming Events: 

Virtual Town Hall with Dr. Escobedo – Tuesday, February 16th at 6pm – Link on http://www.cvesd.org

Parent Learning Session – “Strategies for Supporting Social Emotional Wellness for Learning and Life” on Thursday, February 18th at 6:00 – 7:15pm.  Click Here for Flyer

CVESD Military Parent Meet and Greet – February 23, 2021 and March 23, 2021 from 4 – 5pm. CVESD Military Parent Meet Greet Flyer

B-LAC – Black Learner Advisory Council – Would you like to help create a strategic plan to support Black students, staff, and families within the Chula Vista Elementary School District? Join the newly developed B-LAC for our inaugural first council meeting. Thursday, February 25, 2021 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Zoom Virtual Meeting.  All families are welcome to attend!  2021 BLAC flyer – meeting invitation

Have a great week!

Dr. Mahoney and Mrs. Sutton

Camera Issue on Microsoft TEAMS

Dear Families,

Microsoft TEAMS is currently experiencing a glitch in their system nation-wide where the camera is not working on some individual accounts.  It is a problem within the program, not on the device itself.  Some users have had success by using the web version of the application. Below are the steps you can take to access the online version of TEAMS.  This has worked for most, but not all users.

Microsoft is working on this matter and hopes to have it resolved soon.  Teachers are aware that this is happening with some of our students.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

Take Care,

Dr. Mahoney and Mrs. Sutton

Video Screencast on How to Access Office 365

Weekly Message for the Week of February 8th

Greetings Muraoka Families,

We hope this message finds all of you well.  This week’s message was not delivered by phone.  All of our weekly messages going forward will be posted on our Muraoka Elementary Blog, Class Dojo, Facebook and by email.  We would like to reserve phone calls for more urgent information.  Thank you!

Here is what is upcoming here at Muraoka:

Tuesday, February 9th

Parent Training Session on how to support Smarty Ants at home.  The session will be held virtually from 5:30 – 6:00pm.  Please see the attached CVESD_Parent Session Flyers_Smarty Ants for more information.

Wednesday, February 10th – COVID TESTING AT MURAOKA

We are pleased to announce that the next round of Antibody and Viral Testing for COVID-19 will take place here at Muraoka on Wednesday, February 10th.  Staff, students and families are welcome to attend.  Testing is voluntary and is scheduled to take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (no appointments are scheduled during 12-1 lunch break).

The antibody test consists of a light finger prick; results as quickly as 15 minutes for those who stay around for their results. The viral test is the shallow nose swab test; results available within three-to-four business days. Learn more here: Viral Test for COVID-19

Participants have the option of only doing one of the tests or both, and they are offered at no cost (covered through health insurance or reimbursable to testing provider Kahala Biosciences under the CARES Act for those who do not have insurance). Per requests, immediate family/household members are also eligible to participate. To schedule an appointment, please click here or cut and paste the following into your web browser: https://kahalabiosciences.com/cvesd-safe/ 

Thanks again for your support of CVESD Safe!, our voluntary testing and tracing program.

No School – February 12th and 15th in observance of President’s Day 

Looking Ahead – Mark Your Calendars

Virtual Town Hall with Dr. Escobedo – Tuesday, February 16th at 6pm – Link on www.CVESD.org

Parent Learning Session – “Strategies for Supporting Social Emotional Wellness for Learning and Life” on Thursday, February 18th at 6:00 – 7:15pm.  Click Here for Flyer

CVESD Military Parent Meet and Greet – February 23, 2021 and March 23, 2021 from 4 – 5pm. CVESD Military Parent Meet Greet Flyer

B-LAC – Black Learner Advisory Council – Would you like to help create a strategic plan to support Black students, staff, and families within the Chula Vista Elementary School District? Join the newly developed B-LAC for our inaugural first council meeting. Thursday, February 25, 2021 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Zoom Virtual Meeting.  2021 BLAC flyer – meeting invitation

Have a great week!

Dr. Mahoney and Mrs. Sutton

South Bay YMCA Spring Break Camp Information

Registration for the YMCA Spring Break Camp is now open.  Spring Break this year is March 29th – April 2nd.  Here is some information from the YMCA:

“Our camps are an exciting way to spend a school break! We include lots of action-packed activities that keep your children engaged and happy, like arts & crafts, sports and games. Set in the YMCA style of different crazy activities each and every day, your camper will have a great time while parents have peace of mind knowing their camper is safe.”

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Andrew Lopez andlopez@ymcasd.org

Flyer: South Bay Spring Break

Weekly Message for the Week of February 1st

Greetings Muraoka Families,

A few weeks back, CVESD in collaboration with the San Diego District Attorney’s office offered a parent training on Internet Safety.  If you didn’t have the chance to go, here is the link to the recorded session.  Keeping our children safe online is important, so we hope you will be able to view this presentation.  Internet Safety for Parents

Our next SSC Meeting will be held on Thursday, February 4th at 3pm on Zoom.  Click on the link to view the agenda and for the Zoom link to join.  Feb 4 SSC Agenda

Finally, our CVESD Parent Liaison, Angelica Maldonado, puts together calendars each month with the resources that are available in our community.  We post these resources here on our Muraoka School Blog on the Community Resources for Families Page.  Here is the one for this month:  JanFeb2021 MRC (2)

Here’s to a great week!

Weekly Message for the Week of January 25th

Greetings Muraoka Families!

Monday, January 25:

  • Final Day to complete the Parent Survey (see info below)

Thursday, January 28:

Reopening Survey Information

Muraoka Elementary School and the Chula Vista Elementary School District (CVESD) continue to prepare for an eventual return to schools.  Please complete a required at Parent Survey by January 25, to help with re-opening plans. All surveys NOT completed by January 25th will automatically be counted to remain in Distance Learning.

To assist you with completing the survey, Muraoka Elementary has created a brief video that can be found HERE

When we re-open schools, all families who wish to remain at home with Distance Learning, or send students to school, will have the option to do so.  Going forward, please trust we will make every effort to accommodate the needs of our families.

For general information and answers to frequently asked questions regarding CVESD’s plan to re-open schools, visit:  http://bit.ly/FAQHybridInPersonInstruction .  Your Parent Survey information is important to us.

For additional information or questions regarding reopening and the survey, please email erin.mahoney@cvesd.org

Have a great week!