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

Weekly Message for the Week of October 19th

Greetings Muraoka Families,

Parent teacher conferences are in full swing and teachers have shared with us just how amazing it has been to connect with each one of you so far.  We all look forward to continuing with conferences this coming coming week through Thursday, October 22nd.  On Friday, October 23rd, we will return to our regular Distance Learning School Schedule.

Quarter Two Materials Distribution

Quarter Two Materials Distribution will be happening this week.  We have three days and times available for our families, with no specific days for grade levels.  You are welcome to choose what works best for you and your family.

We will use the same traffic pattern as our previous distributions – you can drive or walk up.  Please be sure to adhere to all social distancing protocols and wear a mask.  We look forward to seeing you throughout the week as you pick up materials for your students.

Here’s to a great week!

Weekly Message for the Week of October 12th

Dear Muraoka Families,

We hope that this message finds you safe and well.  Here are a few reminders for the upcoming school week:

Parent Teacher Conferences

We will be holding Parent Teacher Conferences virtually from Thursday, October 15th through Thursday, October 22nd.  During this timeframe, all students, grades K-6, will have SYNCHRONOUS instruction from 8:15am – 10:15am and ASYNCHRONOUS for the remainder of their instructional day as follows:

Grade Level Synchronous Asynchronous
Kindergarten 8:15 – 10:15am 10:15 – 11:30am
First, Second, Third 8:15 – 10:15am 10:15am – 12:20pm
Fourth, Fifth, Sixth 8:15 – 10:15am 10:15am – 12:30pm

Students who receive services in accordance with their IEP will continue receiving those services unless otherwise notified by the service provider(s).

Your child’s classroom teacher will be reaching out to you, if they haven’t already, to schedule a conference time.  Again, the conferences will be held virtually for all families.

Our teachers look forward to meeting with all of our families to celebrate your student(s) and their growth so far.  If you have any questions, please reach out to your child’s teacher.  We thank you for your continued support!

YMCA Child Care – Fee Based Opportunity

 The South Bay YMCA is now offering a 4-hour, fee-based enrichment program from 2pm- 6pm (M-F) at the Eastlake YMCA.

  • Activities include physical education, arts & crafts, STEM, ninja warrior & more.

For more information, please visit our previous Blog Post – https://muraokaelementary.edublogs.org/2020/10/08/ymca-fee-based-child-care-information/

 Reopening Delayed

 You should have received an email early last week from Dr. Escobedo stating that our tentative reopening on October 26th has been put on hold at this time.  As more information becomes available, we will be sure to share that information with all of our families.

Dr. Mahoney and Mrs. Sutton

YMCA Fee-Based Child Care Information

Dear Muraoka Families,

The South Bay YMCA is now offering a 4 hour, fee-based enrichment program from 2pm- 6pm (M-F) at the Eastlake YMCA.

  • Activities include physical education, arts & crafts, STEM, ninja warrior & more.

Below are the flyers that contain more information if you are interested.

Part Day Enrichment_SouthBay 2020_Updated

YMCA school-age care scholarship flyer English, updated

YMCA school-age care scholarship flyer Spanish, updated

Weekly Message – October 5, 2020

Greetings Muraoka Families!

We know there are many questions about our reopening plan and commitment form that was shared last weekend and throughout the week. Please make sure to join our Superintendent on Monday, October 5th at 6 pm for a Town Hall Meeting with some important information about this plan.

Also, while we do not have all of the details for our specific school site complete yet, we will be hosting our own Town Hall closer to reopening with specifics about teacher placement, sanitizing routines, check in/out procedures, lunch routines, and other factors that will be important as we move forward with this plan.  Thank you for your continued understanding and support during this time.

District Email Regarding Virtual Town Hall Meeting

The Chula Vista Elementary School District will hold a Virtual Town Hall meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, October 5. Join us to hear more about plans for a proposed phased reopening of schools to in-person instruction. The time and date of the meeting were moved up in response to parent and staff feedback, and to accommodate the inclusion of two medical professionals with extensive experience and knowledge of the health and care environment, especially in regard to our local community. Superintendent Francisco Escobedo, Ed.D., will be joined by Jeannette Aldous, M.D., and Shaila Serpas, M.D., for this informational and educational presentation.

Dr. Aldous is the Clinical Director of Infectious Disease at San Ysidro Health.  She was awarded the “Live Well San Diego Public Health Champion” award for the Individual category, which honors an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the prevention of disease or injury, and/or the promotion of health, in the San Diego County community.

Dr. Aldous has more than 10 years of experience in public health and gives a valuable community provider perspective as an expert in infectious diseases.. She has an impressive resume that includes local, state, and international public health experience, especially in infectious disease treatment and prevention.

Dr. Serpas has a passion for obstetrics and adolescent health, working to continually enhance residency curriculum as associate director of Scripps Family Medicine Residency Program. She was instrumental in establishing and maintaining three school-based adolescent clinics as core residency teaching sites. Since 1994, she has provided care in federally-qualified health centers. Dr. Serpas completed her Master of Public Health through the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health.

Dr. Serpas partners with Scripps residents to implement community-based research projects, school-based programs, and advocacy activities. Her clinical interests include reducing health disparities in the areas of childhood obesity, lactation, and migrant health and improving access to healthy environments.

To access the meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, please click on the link below: