Weekly Bulletin January 30th

Muraoka Families,

We hope our Momongas had a wonderful weekend and are ready for the week! Rain in the forecast means that we will not be able to have our Momonga Monday Blacktop Assembly. If your student was scheduled to receive the Model Momonga Award, please join us at our next Momonga Monday Assembly on February 6th to honor your student.

Rainy Day Protocols:

Arrival: This is a friendly reminder that on rainy days, ALL students eat breakfast in the MPR, then, at 8am, we release 3rd-6th students directly to their classrooms while K-2 students are directed to the Innovation Center.

Dismissal: In the event of rain upon dismissal, Kindergarten will be released from the Innovation Center. Now that parents are on campus for dismissal, all student 1st-6th will be released as usual.

Arriving to School On Time:

Did you know your child’s best learning begins at the start of the school day? Ensure your child has proper rest and arrives at school on time every single day. Every minute of learning counts. We love to see all our Momongas on campus, ready to learn on the blacktop by 8:10 am.

 Weekly Covid Date Change:

If your child is currently participating in our weekly testing through Campus Clinic, please note that the date of testing has changed from Wednesday to Friday. Students will no longer be tested each Wednesday and instead will be tested on Friday. Thank you for your understanding with this change and we are excited to be able to continue with this preventative measure to stop the spread of the virus.

If you are interested in signing your child up for testing, please register here: https://campusclinic.org/

Jump Rope for Heart: Wear RED on Friday for Jump Rope for Heart Event

It’s time for the American Heart Association Kids Heart Challenge! Our event is kicking off on January 23rd with a school wide assembly and Muraoka will host its school wide Jump Rope for Heart event on February 3rd, 2023. Please remember to wear red, wear comfortable shoes, bring water and a jump rope if you have one!

Sign up today by downloading the Kids Heart Challenge App or by visiting kids heart challenge site click here. All students received a flyer with more details and an outline of the thank you gifts.

Basketball Tryouts for Grades 5 & 6:

*******Change in date due to rain********

Basketball tryouts will now be held on February 1st, 2023. All guardians must fill out the following form for permission to try out. There are no paper forms that need to be turned in at this time. Please click below to give your 5th or 6th grade student permission to try out.

https://forms.office.com/r/Uibjgr8xtS

Please contact paulina.flores@cvesd.org with any questions!

TK/K Virtual Town Hall Meeting for 2023/24 School Year

Do you have a child who is entering TK or K next school year?  CVESD’s Early Childhood Education and Student Placement Departments present a virtual information session for parents and guardians of students eligible for transitional kindergarten and kindergarten for the 2023-24 school year. Students are eligible for transitional kindergarten if the child turns five on Sept. 2, 2023, through April 2, 2024. If a child turns five on or before Sept. 1, 2023, the child is eligible for kindergarten.  Check out the flyers below with more information.

TK Kinder Town Hall Flyer ENG SPN 

Valentine Grams:

Please support our Student Council by purchasing Valentine Grams! Purchase for your own student or have your student purchase for classmates! Sales will take place after school outside of the front office. All Valentine Grams will be delivered on February 14th!

 

 

 

 

 

Important Dates:

February 1st: Co-ed Basketball tryouts grades 5/6

February 1st: TK/K Registration Town Hall Meeting

February 3rd: Jump Rope for Heart Event- WEAR RED

What to Bring: Comfortable shoes, water, wear red and bring your jump rope if you have one!

February 15th: Registration for the 23-24 school year begins!

February 17th – 20th – No School in Observance of President’s Day

March 9th – 16th – Minimum Days for Parent/Teacher Conferences

March 17th – Last Day of Quarter 3

March 20 – 31st – Spring Break

April 3rd – First Day of Quarter 4 – Minimum Day

 

Weekly Bulletin January 23rd

Muraoka Families,

We are so excited to finally be on campus on a Monday morning! Please remember to wear your school colors and/or spirit gear for our first Momonga Monday assembly of the year!  Do you need Muraoka Spirit Gear? You are in luck! PTO will be selling Spirit Gear before school on Monday, January 23rd beginning at 7:30am.

Mrs. Mazeau and Mrs. Rayray

 

Morning Drop Off Reminders:

We are re-sharing our morning expectations for adults on campus. Please keep these tips in mind as you join us for drop off each morning:

  • 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 leave all pets at home
  • Please exit campus as quickly as possible, preferably at first bell, 8:10 am (with the exception of Kindergarten)

Message from our Library Tech, Mrs. Heather Haas:

We are excited to announce that our Momongas will now be able to use the Accelerated Reader (AR) program!

 AR is a computer-based program that helps teachers track students’ independent practice and progress with reading. Your child picks a book at his own level and reads it at their own pace. Once finished, your child will be able to take a Reading Practice Quiz at school, on the computer. Passing the quiz is an indication that your child understood what was read.

We encourage you and your students to go to www.arbookfind.com when choosing books from your home or the public library to see if they have AR quizzes available. You can search for titles, authors, or books that meet specific criteria, such as books in Spanish. No login is required. 

 Reach our to our Library Tech, Mrs. Haas (heather.haas@cvesd.org), if you have any questions.

Happy reading, Momongas!

YMCA Annual Campaign:

Please consider donating to the YMCA’s annual campaign! Every gift makes an incredible difference! Please feel free to share with any of your friends or family as well. Our goal is $2,000.00 and our fundraiser ends March 14. Thank you for not only supporting our efforts to raise funds for the Y, but also giving back to your community! We appreciate you!

https://www.classy.org/fundraiser/4332450 

 

 

Basketball Tryouts for Grades 5 & 6:

Basketball tryouts will now be held on January 30th, 2023. All guardians must fill out the following form for permission to try out. There are no paper forms that need to be turned in at this time. Please click below to give your 5th or 6th grade student permission to try out.

https://forms.office.com/r/Uibjgr8xtS

Please contact paulina.flores@cvesd.org with any questions!

TK/K Virtual Town Hall Meeting for 2023/24 School Year

Do you have a child who is entering TK or K next school year?  CVESD’s Early Childhood Education and Student Placement Departments present a virtual information session for parents and guardians of students eligible for transitional kindergarten and kindergarten for the 2023-24 school year. Students are eligible for transitional kindergarten if the child turns five on Sept. 2, 2023, through April 2, 2024. If a child turns five on or before Sept. 1, 2023, the child is eligible for kindergarten.  Check out the flyers below with more information.

TK Kinder Town Hall Flyer ENG SPN 

Important Dates:

January 23rd: Momonga Monday Assembly! Wear your spirit gear.

*********Spirit Gear Sale! 7:30 am at Muraoka******

January 30th: Co-ed Basketball tryouts grades 5/6

Sign up here: https://forms.office.com/r/Uibjgr8xtS

February 1st: TK/K Registration Town Hall Meeting

February 3rd: Jump Rope for Heart Event

February 15th: Registration for the 23-24 school year begins!

February 17th – 20th – No School in Observance of President’s Day

March 9th – 16th – Minimum Days for Parent/Teacher Conferences

March 17th – Last Day of Quarter 3

March 20 – 31st – Spring Break

April 3rd – First Day of Quarter 4 – Minimum Day

Weekly Bulletin 1/16-1/20

Muraoka Families,

We hope that our Muraoka families stayed safe and warm on this very wet weekend! Our 3rd quarter is off to a great start and our families are adapting well to our new dismissal procedures. We hope that you have found these procedures to ease some of the congestion we experience at pick up. Muraoka families have done a wonderful job of vacating our campus quickly after connecting with their students. We continue to ask that students refrain from using the play structure after school.  Thank you and have a wonderful week!

Mrs. Mazeau and Mrs. Rayray

TK/K Registration Town Hall Meeting

Do you have a child at home ready to enroll in Kindergarten or TK for the 23-24 school year? If so, please see flyers below for an informational meeting regarding TK and Kindergarten registration. Please note that registration for ALL new students for the 23-24 school year begins on February 15th, 2023.

Student Absences Excused vs Unexcused:

All the absences listed in the graphic are excused absences.  Any other reason would be considered unexcused.  Any student that misses 10% of their school year is considered chronically absent.  In the coming weeks, we will be reaching out to families whose child/children have missed 10% or more of the school year to see how we can work together to improve their attendance.

Just a reminder that school starts at 8:15am each morning and students can arrive on campus at 7:35 for breakfast only.  All students on campus prior to 7:55 must be eating breakfast in the lunch arbor.

ELAC Meeting: Please join us this Thursday, January 19th @ 8:30 am for a coffee chat sponsored by ELAC. The topic of the presentation will be around our upcoming ELPAC testing with strategies and resources that can be used at home! Please join us as there is always an opportunity to ask general questions around other topics. Hope to see you there!

SSC Meeting: Please join us this Thursday, January 19th @ 3:00pm for our School Site Council Meeting. We will be reviewing midyear data from our most recent school wide diagnostic exams.

This is Us Yearbook Contest for 4th-6th grades:

This year, all Muraoka staff and students have engaged in learning and activities that focus on who we are. Each classroom has a wall dedicated to this learning and we have loved reading poems, family recipes and seeing your pictures. This is Us will be the theme for our yearbook cover as we continue to identify our differences and learning to viewing these differences as strengths. Please see the details of the contest in the flyer

 

 

 

 

Basketball Tryouts:

We are so excited to announce our basketball tryouts! Muraoka will have a co-ed team of 5th and 6th grade students. Please be ready to try out on Monday, January 23rd. Additional call backs may be held if needed. Please look for additional information this week! Students can see Ms. Flores for any additional questions.

Information about the CVESD Basketball League:

  • Season runs from February 15 to May 25
  • Games are played Tuesday-Thursday at 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00 PM at selected CVESD schools

Jump Rope for Heart:

It’s time for the American Heart Association Kids Heart Challenge! Our event is kicking off on January 23rd with a school wide assembly and Muraoka will host its school wide Jump Rope for Heart event on February 3rd, 2023.

Sign up today by downloading the Kids Heart Challenge App or by visiting heart.org/KHC. All students received a flyer with more details and an outline of the thank you gifts.

 

Important Dates:

January 16th – No School – Observance of MLK Day

January 19th ELAC Meeting @8:30am: ELPAC testing and resources for home use

January 19th SSC Meeting @ 3pm: Midyear Data Review

January 30th: Co-ed Basketball tryouts grades 5/6

February 1st: TK/K Registration Town Hall Meeting

February 3rd: Jump Rope for Heart Event

February 15th: Registration for the 23-24 school year begins!

February 17th – 20th – No School in Observance of President’s Day

March 9th – 16th – Minimum Days for Parent/Teacher Conferences

March 17th – Last Day of Quarter 3

March 20 – 31st – Spring Break

April 3rd – First Day of Quarter 4 – Minimum Day

 

New Dismissal Procedures

Muraoka Families,

Prior to our Winter Break, we mentioned in our Weekly Bulletin that there would be some modifications to our dismissal procedures to help ease foot traffic in front of the school. We are re-sending those procedures with some minor edits. Thank you for all that you do on a daily basis to keep our large population of students safe! We appreciate you!

Mrs. Mazeau and Mrs. Rayray

New Dismissal Procedures for 2023:

We are aware of the congestion our families experience during our daily dismissal. Beginning on January 10, 2023, you will experience some changes to 1st-6th grade dismissal procedures in hopes of mitigating some of the foot traffic in the front of the school. Please note that NO changes will be made to kindergarten dismissal. Kindergarten dismissal will remain the same as kindergarten requires a hand-to-hand release.  Here are some changes you will see on January 10, 2023, for students in grades 1st-6th:

  1. Gates will open after kindergarten dismissal but prior to 1st-6th grade dismissal. This will allow our families to walk onto campus to meet their student in a predesignated area selected by you (i.e., outside of building, benches, wall ball courts, play structure, side gate, front of school, car loop etc.)
  2. At 2:45, teachers in grades 1st-6th will dismiss students from the building but will NOT be walking students to the gate.
  3. Students are responsible for walking themselves to their designated pick-up area. For some, it may be straight to the car loop, for others, it may be the tree in front of the main gate. Parents may also wait near the building that their child will be released from but please note that there will not be any hand-to-hand release as this is only required for kindergarten students.
  4. There will be no changes for students who get picked up by car. Students who get picked up by car will proceed straight to the car loop after dismissal from their building.
  5. There will be no changes for students who walk home. Students who walk home will proceed directly off campus after dismissal from their building.
  6. ALL students and families are expected to proceed off campus as soon as pick up takes place. Unfortunately, there will not be any opportunities for students or families to linger on campus, no opportunities to stay and play on the playground, play structure, wall bar court etc.
  7. An announcement will be made at 3 pm directing all students remaining on campus to the front office. Identification is required when picking up front the front office.
  8. Please note that bicycles, scooters, skateboards, or pets cannot be brought onto campus at any time.
  9. ALL PETS must remain on the perimeter of Santa Alexia, Santa Diana, and Santa Victoria. Thank you for your cooperation as this is the pet protocol followed by all CVESD schools.

Thank you in advance for your daily support and compliance. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions.

Mrs. Mazeau and Mrs. Rayray

Happy New Year Momongas!

Welcome Back Momongas!

Happy New Year to our Muraoka community! We hope you had a wonderful holiday season with your families! We miss all our Momongas and can’t wait to see them again on January 10th! January 10th will be a minimum day for all K-6 students. Kindergarten will be dismissed at 1 pm and 1-6 will be dismissed at 1:15 pm.  We are so excited to see you bright and early on Tuesday, January 10th. We will have a Welcome Back Tunnel at 8:00 am, so encourage your child to come through the front gates.

Mrs. Rayray and Mrs. Mazeau

COVID -19 Information

If you are feeling sick or have COVID like symptoms, Campus Clinic Kiosks will be open over the break. Campus clinic is now offering flu and COVID testing at their kiosk locations. The kiosks will be open on the following dates:

  • January 3-6
  • January 9 & beyond.

If your child tests positive over the break and needs guidance you can email all questions to covtest4@cvesd.orgPlease report positive home Covid test results over the break here.

2023-2024 School Year Calendar

Our School Board adopted the calendar for the 2023-2024 school year at their last meeting.  Please review the 2023-2024 calendar for important dates, the days for students to attend are highlighted in yellow. Please plan your vacations, family reunions, an other travel during school breaks.

Important Dates for quick reference:

Starting Date: July 19, 2023

Ending Date: June 5, 2024

Key breaks include:
Fall Break – September 25 – October 9, 2023
Thanksgiving Break –  November 20 – November 24, 2023
Winter Break –  December 18, 2023 – January 9, 2024
Spring Break – March 18 – April 1, 2024

CVESD Parent Workshop

Our district will be hosting another great parent workshop next week at our district office. The topic on Thursday, January 12 is 12 Tips for Effective Parenting. Dinner and childcare will be provided for all attendees, stop by and learn ways to support your child.

Weekly Bulletin 12/12-12/16

Muraoka Families,

This week, we are preparing for our upcoming and well-deserved Winter Break. In true Muraoka fashion, we are making our last week of 2022 a memorable one! We have our Holiday Spirit Week and will also be playing the World Cup Games on Tuesday and Wednesday for our Momongas to enjoy during lunch.  We hope that all our Muraoka Families use the Winter Break to rest, recharge and enjoy their favorite holiday traditions. We look forward to receiving our Momongas on campus in 2023!

Mrs. Mazeau and Mrs. Rayray

Spirit Week:

We can’t wait to see all our Momongas decked out in their holiday gear this week! Reminders have been posted on Dojo but here is a peek at the week for your reference.

Spreading Holiday Cheer at Muraoka Sign Up Genius:

Thank you to all of our Momonga Families who have so kindly donated to our efforts to spread holiday cheer on campus and recognize our incredible staff. There is still time to sign up if you are able to contribute.

SIGN UP HERE

Rainy Day Procedures:

We are expecting rain on Monday! In the event that it is actively raining, the Momonga Monday Assembly will be postponed to Friday, December 16th and we will default to our rainy day procedures. Please ensure that your child is dressed for the weather and below you will find some additional reminders:

Arrival:

  1. North Gate (Santa Diana) will open at 7:35 for Breakfast Only. Please do not drop off your child prior to 7:35am. Students will eat in the Multi Purpose room. Unfortunately, there is very limited space and we are unable to accommodate parents in the MPR on rainy days.
  2. Front gates for students who are NOT eating breakfast will open at 8am.
  3. At 8 am, K-2 Students will report to the Innovation Center to wait for their classroom teacher. Thank you for dropping off at the double glass sliding doors as we are unable to accommodate parents in the Innovation Center.
  4. At 8am, 3-6th grade students will report directly to their classrooms.

Dismissal:

If it is actively raining at dismissal:

  1. Kindergarten students are dismissed from the Innovation Center where they were dropped off
  2. 1st grade students are dismissed from the Multipurpose Room
  3. 2nd-6th grade students are dismissed from the front gates as usual.

New Report Cards for Quarter 2

This quarter CVESD has created a new Progress Report (report card) for reporting grades. There will be a revised rubrics utilized by teachers to identify your child’s progress towards the grade-level standards throughout the year. To assist with helping families understand the changes to the reporting process, we will be sending home resources and a parent guide to accompany the updates with the report card. We hope you find the updates beneficial to understanding your child’s academic progress throughout the year. You may reach out to your child’s teacher if you have further questions. Report cards will be sent home by the end of the quarter on Friday, December 16, 2022.

 

New Pick Up Procedures for 2023:

We are aware of the standing congestion our families experience in the front of the school during our daily dismissal. Beginning in January 2023, we will be making some changes to 1st-6th grade dismissal procedures that we hope will improve this congestion. Please note that NO changes will be made to Kindergarten dismissal. Kindergarten dismissal will remain the same.  Here are some changes you will see in January 2023:

  1. Teachers in grades 1st-6th will dismiss students from the building but will not be walking students to the gate.
  2. Gates will open prior to dismissal to allow families on campus to meet their student in a predesignated area selected by you (i.e. lunch tables, wall ball courts, play structure, side gate, front of school etc).
  3.  There will be no changes for students who get picked up by car. Students will proceed to the car loop.
  4. There will be no changes for students who walk home. Students will proceed off campus and home immediately.
  5. All students and families are expected to proceed off campus as soon as pick up takes place. Unfortunately, there will not be any opportunities for students to stay and play on the playground, play structure, wall bar court etc.
  6. Students not picked up will be sent to the front office at 3pm.

We are still refining these procedures, please expect reminders before we return on January 10th, 2023.

Important Reminders:

12/12 – Momonga Monday & Model Momonga Recognitions! Wear your Spirit Wear or School Colors. In the case of rain, the Momonga Monday Assembly and Recognitions will be on Friday, December 16th.

12/12- Winter Wonderland: Wear winter clothing such as beanies, scarves, and mittens

12/13 Pajama Day: Wear your jammies to school!

12/14 Holiday Head to Toe: Wear Hats/Head Pieces and Socks that reflect the holiday you celebrate in December

12/15 Mad for Plaid:  Wear your flannel or plaid

12/16 Sweater Weather: Wear your favorite Holiday Sweater, shirt or vest.

12/16 – Report cards sent home

12/19-1/9 – Winter Break

1/10 – Students Return! Minimum Day!

Weekly Parent Bulletin ~ 12-5-22 to 12-9-22

It was an incredible week for our Momongas as they returned to campus this week! Thank for ensuring your children come to school on time every day, ready to learn! We are grateful for your continued support for our school, and staff. We want to thank our wonderful PTO and amazing volunteers for such a fantastic Winter Fest on Friday! A great time was had by all! Thank you to our families for attending and supporting our PTO!  We are entering the final two weeks of our second quarter and have many events happening across campus, be sure to read our weekly updates and important information from your child(ren)’s teacher.  

Thank you,

Mrs. Rayray and Mrs. Mazeau

Momonga Spirit Wear Sale

Our PTO will be selling Momonga Spirit Wear on Monday both before and after school.   Please stop by the front of the school to purchase your Spirit Wear!

PTO Event at Barnes and Novo Brazil ~ 12/6 /22

Ww are looking forward to Tuesday! Please Join us from 4-9 at Barnes and Noble and Novo Brazil! A percentage of the proceeds will go back to our school!

Arrival and Dismissal Traffic

Traffic during arrival and dismissal requires everyone to have patience as we move through the pick-up and drop-off zones around campus. We are a large school with over 1,100 students coming and going before and after school.   It is important to remember we are in a dense neighborhood and traffic laws must be followed when navigating this area before and after school.  We need to keep all students safe!  You must wait for your child in the drop-off and pick-up zone in the line until reaching the designated yellow zone. It is important our students are not entering vehicles from the street or red zone and are picked-up a the curb in the appropriate yellow school zone. Cars should never park in the yellow or red zone!

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!

Middle of the Year Assessment Window

The assessment window for Achieve 3000 and iReady is now open until December 16th. Please note that teachers and grade levels have selected dates during December to administer the mid-year assessments. Please be on the look out for notices from your classroom teacher for the specific dates of your child’s assessment.

Testing Tips:

  • Get enough sleep— 8-10 Hours of sleep per night helps children have the energy to do their best!
  • Eat a healthy breakfast— Start the day with a meal that includes healthy energy-boosting foods such as eggs, healthy cereal, fruit and/or whole-wheat toast!
  • Exercise— Physical activity helps improve attention!
  • Think positive thoughts— You can encourage your child to take slow deep breaths and think of something that makes them happy when they feel stressed during a test.

New Report Cards for Quarter 2

This quarter the district has created a new Progress Report (report card)for reporting grades. There will be a revised rubrics utilized by teachers to identify your child’s progress towards the grade-level standards throughout the year. To assist with helping families understand the changes to the reporting process, we will be sending home resources and a parent guide to accompany the updates with the report card. We hope you find the updates beneficial to understanding your child’s academic progress throughout the year. You may reach out to your child’s teacher, if you have further questions. Report cards will be sent home by the end of the quarter on Friday, December 16, 2022.

Volunteer Coaches Needed for Winter Sports

We are looking for Volunteer Coaches for our Winter Sports. Please let us know if you are interested in Coaching Girls, Boys, and Co-Ed Basketball or Soccer.  We would like to have a few basketball and soccer teams, but we need several volunteers to make that happen. Please let Mrs. Mazeau or Mrs. Rayray know if you are interested in coaching or assisting. Please email us at gina.mazeau@cvesd.org  or felicitas.rayray@cvesd.org if you can help. The deadline to register our teams is quickly approaching!

New Parent Workshop This Week

We are excited to have our district offer another parent workshop this Thursday on December 8th @ 6 pm at our district office. Join us and about strategies to support parents with behavior. Don’t forget childcare and dinner will be provided for all who attend.

Upcoming Events

12/5  – Momonga Monday, Wear your Spirit Wear or School Colors

12/5 – Safety Patrol Meeting

12/6 – Kickball vs. CVLCC @Muraoka

12/6 – Matsuri and Growth Awards (K, 2nd, 3rd)

12/6 – PTO Event at Barnes and Noble and Novo Brazil

12/8 – Matsuri and Growth Awards (1st, 4th, 6th)

12/9 – Matsuri and Growth Awards (5th)

12/12  – Momonga Monday, Wear your Spirit Wear or School Colors

12/12-12/16 – Holiday Spirit Week (more information to come)

12/16 – Report cards sent home

12/19-1/9 – Winter Break

1/10 – Students Return, Minimum Day

Weekly Bulletin 11/28/22

Muraoka Families,

We hope that this weeklong break was enjoyed by all our Muraoka Families. We are incredibly grateful for our Momongas who come to school every day, ready to learn! We are also grateful for our Muraoka Families who continually support our students, school, and staff.  We are entering the home stretch of our second quarter and our last 3 weeks are filled with assessments, spirit days and our quarterly awards. Please read our bulletin for additional details.

With Gratitude,

Mrs. Mazeau and Mrs. Rayray

Mid-Year Assessments:

The assessment window for Achieve 3000 and iReady will be 11/28-12/16. Please note that teachers and grade levels are selecting dates within this window to administer the mid-year assessments. Please watch for notice from your classroom teacher for the specific dates of your child’s assessment.

Testing Tips:

  • Get enough sleep— 8-10 Hours of sleep per night helps children have the energy to do their best!
  • Eat a healthy breakfast— Start the day with a meal that includes healthy energy-boosting foods such as eggs, cereal, or whole-wheat toast!
  • Exercise— Physical activity helps improve attention!
  • Think positive thoughts— You can encourage your child to take slow deep breaths and think of something that makes them happy when they feel stressed during a test.

PTO Winter Fest:

We can’t wait to welcome our families for this year’s PTO Winterfest on Friday, December 2nd! There will be two showings of the movie Elf, as well as crafts and food vendors. We still need volunteers to help make the event a success. Please sign up to volunteer for a few hours: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e45adab22a0fbcf8-muraoka
If you know a teen or young adult that would like to help, please email muraokapto@gmail.com.Thanks in advance for your support.

Family Focus Series

Learn from experts on meaningful topics including social and emotional well-being behavioral health and more! All meetings are taking place at CVESD district office. 6pm-7:30pm

Nov 30th Bullying Basics: What Families Need to Know.

Community Event: Smart Tools for School with C2K:

Get a computer at an affordable price (as low as $100)! Saturday, Dec. 3rd at Chula Vista High School, 9am-12pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events:

11/28 Return to School Full Day

11/28 Momonga Monday Assembly & Model Momonga Recognitions

12/2 PTO Winter Fest- Crafts, Movie & Food)

12/5 Kickball vs. CVLCC @Muraoka

12/6 Matsuri and Growth Awards (K, 2nd, 3rd)

12/8 Matsuri and Growth Awards (1st, 4th, 6th)

12/9 Matsuri and Growth Awards (5th)

12/12-12/16 Holiday Spirit Week (more information to come)

12/16 Report cards sent home

12/19-1/6 Winter Break

1/10 Students Return Minimum Day

 

Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving Break begins on Monday, November 21st!  We hope everyone enjoys the Thanksgiving Break with loved ones. We are so thankful for all our Momongas. They bring us so much joy!  A big thank you to all our families for their continued support at home in their learning. All students return on Monday, November 28th for a full-day of learning with regular dismissal times.

Weekly Parent Bulletin ~ 11-14-18 to 11-18-22

Muraoka Families,

We had such a wonderful week with our Momongas! We loved getting to honor all our Military Families and Veterans! We appreciate you all joining us for our Momonga Monday assembly! The students loved singing to you! We hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend! We are looking forward to another great week at Muraoka!

Mrs. Rayray and Mrs. Mazeau

Federal Survey Cards

Federal Impact Surveys were sent home on Friday, November 4 and are due back to your child’s teacher no later than Tuesday, November 15th.  Please ensure you complete, sign and turn these surveys in by the 15th.  We need to collect completed forms from every student at Muraoka. Thank you to all our families who have already turned in the yellow forms last week.

Canned Food Drive

The Chula Vista Elementary School District is sponsoring a district-wide food drive in collaboration with the Chula Vista Welfare Council through November 16. The food collected will be boxed and provided to families in Chula Vista. If you are interested in donating for the canned food drive, please drop off your donations in the front office. The season of giving is upon us and this is an easy way to help those in need, ideas for food donations can be found below. Please drop off your donations in the front office, no later than Wednesday, November 16.

  • Proteins: Peanut butter, meat (chicken, tuna, spam, chili w/meat), and bagged dried beans.
  • Healthy carbs: Mixed vegetables, carrots, sweet potatoes, soup, canned tomatoes, and green beans.
  • Fruits:Any canned fruit.
  • Milk: Canned or powdered.
  • Sauces: Tomato, pasta, gravy, and broth.
  • Pasta/carbs: Bagged rice, pasta, mac and cheese, stuffing, rice mix, mashed potatoes, canned pasta, and peas.

ELAC and SSC Meetings

We will be having our monthly English Learner Advisory Committee and School Site Council meetings this Thursday, November 17.   Our ELAC meeting is at 8:30 am and the SSC meeting is at 3:00 pm. Both meetings will be held on campus.  Our agenda items will include the new progress report, upcoming school year budget and site funded positions. Please attend either ELAC or SSC if you are available. We would love to have you join us!

Volunteer Coaches Needed for Winter Sports

We are looking for Volunteer Coaches for our Winter Sports. Please let us know if you are interested in Coaching Girls, Boys, and Co-Ed Basketball or Soccer.  We would like to have a few basketball and soccer teams, but we need several volunteers to make that happen. Please let Mrs. Mazeau or Mrs. Rayray know if you are interested in coaching or assisting. Please email us at gina.mazeau@cvesd.org  or felicitas.rayray@cvesd.org if you can help.

Thanksgiving Break

Don’t forget there will be no classes November 21-November 25 for our Thanksgiving Break. All our students return on Monday, November 28 for a full-day of learning. Kinder students will be dismissed at 2:30 pm and 1st-6th grade students will be dismissed at 2:45 pm. We hope all our Momongas have a wonderful break with family and friends! We are so grateful for all our Muraoka students, staff, and families!

Parent Workshop Series

The Chula Vista Elementary School District is starting a new Family Focus Series for families to learn more about pressing topics such as bullying, social and emotional well-being, and more! This is a wonderful learning opportunity for our families to participate in upcoming workshops. Check out all the topics below! Free childcare and dinner are provided for all attendees.

The first workshop is on November 30.  Monique Myers with the San Diego District Attorney’s Office will present “Bullying Basics: What Families Need to Know.”

 

Muraoka Winter Fest

SAVE THE DATE!! Friday, December 2nd! Muraoka Winter Fest. 5:00-8:30 (gates open at 4:45) Join us to watch Elf, participate in crafts, games, food, and holiday vendor shopping! PRE SALE TICKETS START MONDAY!

Upcoming Dates:

11/14 – Momonga Monday Blacktop Assembly

11/14 –  Momonga Monday Spirit Day ~ Wear your Muraoka Spirit Wear or School Colors

11/15 –  District DAC/DELAC Meeting @ 12pm, ESSC

11/16 – PTO General Membership Meeting @ 3pm, MPR

11/16 – District BAC Meeting @ 6pm, ESSC

11/17 – ELAC  Meeting @ 8:30, MPR

11/17 – SSC Meeting @ 3, Conference Room

11/17 – Kickball game @ Muraoka 4pm

11/17 – BLAC Meeting @ 6 pm, Hedenkamp Elementary

11/21-11/25 – Thanksgiving Break (No School)

12/2 – Muraoka Winter Fest @ 5 pm

12/19-1/9 – Winter Break (No School)