October 11, 2021
Dear Muraoka Families,
WELCOME BACK TO QUARTER 2! We hope that all of you had a wonderful two weeks with your children. The staff and I were excited to see your children’s beautiful faces last week. Each class in grades 1 through 6 attended a welcome back/behavior assembly. Mrs. Rayray and I shared the “Muraoka 4,” our behavioral standards that all Momongas should know and demonstrate throughout each school day. We have challenged each student to learn the Muraoka 4 and be able to recite them to anyone who asks. Please ask your children about this. The Momonga 4 are: Be SAFE, Be RESPECTFUL, Be RESPONSIBLE, and Be KIND.
NEW BANNERS AND POSTERS advertising the Muraoka 4, and Behavior Expectations will be displayed this week in various parts of our school. Thank you in advance for helping your children follow these expectations
BREAKFAST PROCEDURE MODIFICATION: Only students eating breakfast are permitted to enter campus at 7:35 when the Santa Victoria gate opens. ALL students entering through the Santa Victoria gate prior to 7:55 will be directed to the cafeteria. Students will remain in the lunch arbor until all gates open at 7:55. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
THE CHULA VISTA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT MASK POLICY will also be posted in front of the school. The policy is as follows:
Students my remove their masks only to play at recess, to eat and drink, and while at P.E.
Student masks are required in school hallways and while traveling to and from the playground and lunch area.
Staff members, Parents/Guardians, and all Adults need to be masked at all times while on District property, including the parking lots.
Thank you for your cooperation.
HELP SELECT THE NEW MURAOKA PRINCIPAL! All parents/guardians and community members are invited to a virtual Town Hall Meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, October 12 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. The purpose of the Town Hall will be for participants to provide input about the desired skills, qualities, and characteristics for the new Muraoka Principal. A link will be provided as soon as we receive it.
PARENT SUPPORT NEEDED FOR $$$ FOR MURAOKA We have been asked to call each parent who has not yet returned the quick, simple survey needed to ensure funding for Muraoka and our District this year. You may be receiving a phone call from a Muraoka employee asking you to please complete and return the survey.
Last year, Muraoka received funding for almost 200 students. This year, very few surveys were returned. Unless surveys are returned, Muraoka’s funding will be severely restricted. 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
MURAOKA AND CVESD CONTINUE TO MONITOR COVID CASES. ZERO NEW SCHOOL CASES have been confirmed since we have returned from fall break. To date, Muraoka has had a total of 34 COVID cases. This is just under 3.5% of our student population. We are grateful that to our knowledge, none of our students have been seriously ill. We continue to work diligently to ensure mask-wearing, monitor possible COVID symptoms, and notify and follow up with COVID cases and close contacts. Thank you for your continued support with keeping your children at home if they have any COVID symptoms and letting the office know the reason for your children’s absences. Please continue to contact us with any COVID-related questions. Please email COVID test results to our Attendance/Health Clerk, firstname.lastname@example.org
CONGRATULATIONS AND WELCOME TO NEW PARENT SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL MEMBER, MRS. JORDAN! Thank you to all Muraoka parents who ran for this position.
COME TO PTO’s Scholastic Book Fair PARENT NIGHT this Friday from 4-7. The Book Fair will be moved outside, and bookshelves will be spread out. Masks will be required for everyone in attendance and numbers of visitors will be monitored for social distancing safety. NO FOOD OR DRINK will be allowed at the Book Fair to ensure that masks will be worn at all times. Students will have the opportunity to visit the Book Fair during school hours this week. Students can purchase books at school or make lists of the books that interest them for later purchase.
PARKING LOT SOLAR PROJECT UPDATE There have been materials delays due to COVID. Actual solar panels will be installed this week. The project is now expected to be completed around November 1.
Monday, October 11-
Wednesday, October 13 Book Fair for students during school hours
Wednesday, October 13 District Budget Advisory Committee (BAC)
Friday, Oct. 15th Picture Retake
Friday, October 15 Outdoor Family Book Fair Night 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Oct. 21 Great Shake Out 10:21-10:45
Thursday, October 21 Virtual SSC Meeting
Oct. 23-31 Red Ribbon Week