Memorial Day Holiday – 5-30-22
On Monday, May 30th our school will be closed in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Students will return to school on Tuesday, May 31st for a full day of learning. Our last week of the school year will be a four day week! Summer is so close! As we end the school year, please know we have two promotion events this week. Parking will be limited and traffic will be increased on both June 1st and 2nd due to these events. We encourage families to walk to school on both these days. Thank you in advance for your cooperation with this request!
Student Safety and Support
We are all deeply saddened by last week’s senseless tragedy in Uvalde, Texas. At Saburo Muraoka Elementary, we must work together to keep our school community safe. A starting point is, if you see or hear something, say something. Discuss with your children that we do not make jokes about harming others. Please remind your children that if they see or hear any threats or concerning things, they should speak up immediately. We ask that families also speak up if they notice any safety concerns so we can address them promptly. We encourage families to have age-appropriate conversations with your children about what happened in Texas last Tuesday. Our school counselor and school psychologist, are available to provide support for students on campus, but we know that parents and guardians are a vital part of a child’s education that extends outside of school hours.
We would like to share two resources with you to support these conversations. The San Diego County Office of Education created a resource for parents and educators to discuss school shootings: https://www.sdcoe.net/about-sdcoe/news/post/~board/news/post/resources-to-discuss-school-shootings
Another great resource is Sandy Hook Promise: https://www.sandyhookpromise.org/
Children and educators should be able to go to school free from violence. As we move forward together, we call on our school community to remember that every action begins with each one of us. We urge each of you to take good care of yourselves and your families and to find ways to connect with one another through compassion. Please know that our school can provide resources to any families who feel they need support.
Together, we can provide the safety and care needed for our children. We pledge to partner with families to ensure student safety and student well being at our school. We know you have questions about safety and security at our school. Please know our main priorities are always student safety and learning. We care deeply about each and every student and have procedures and protocols to keep students and staff safe at all times. We develop a Comprehensive School Safety Plan(CSSP) annually. The plan addresses emergencies, outlines emergency command structure, defines roles and responsibilities, provides detailed explanations of emergency procedures and drills, and identifies potential risks to the school and ways to mitigate those risks. Our Chula Vista Police Department partners review this plan annually and offer ways to improve upon the plan. If you have questions about our Comprehensive School Safety Plan or are interested in reviewing it, please let us know.
LOST & FOUND ITEMS
There is a large amount of clothing, water bottles, and lunch bags that have been lost over the course of the year. This week we will be placing all lost and found items outside of the school near the main office before and after school for you to browse for any of your child’s belongings. Any belongings left after the last day of school will be donated. Please take a moment this week to stop by to look for items, if your child has lost items this year.
HANOVER SURVEY IS HERE!
Don’t forget our Hanover Survey for parents and upper grade students will go live this week on Tuesday, May 31st. The link to the survey will be provided to you via our district communication platform starting Tuesday. Be sure to check your junk and spam folders for the email. Please make every effort to fill out this very important survey. Each year, we analyze the results of the survey. Your opinions count and we will thoughtfully and purposefully take your ideas to make our school a better place for children. Topics on this important survey include school appearance, finances, technology, instruction, as well as attitudes about safety, transportation, climate and communication. Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey!
Congratulations to our 22-23 PTO Board
We are excited to announce our PTO Board for the new school year! We only received enough nominations to fill 4 positions so we did not need to have the community vote. Welcome to our PTO leaders:
Last week you received an email from “Power School” to be able to submit your annual residency requirement. Through this system you will be able to upload your proof of residency documents, complete the residency from and update your contact information by June 3, 2022. If you do not complete the residency verification process, your child will not be placed on a class list for the new school year. We are a heavily impacted school, so please be sure to secure your child’s placement for the new year.
Verification Documents must have a due date after May 20th, 2022.
UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR
As summer break starts next week, please review the upcoming 2022-23 school calendar as you make plans for the next year. Please plan any vacations during our breaks throughout the year. All students return for the 2022-23 school year on July 20, 2022. The first day of school is a minimum day.
5/30 Memorial Day No School
5/31 Final Momonga Monday (on a Tuesday) Assembly of the Year – Please wear your Spirit Gear or School Colors
6/1 Kindergarten Promotion @ 9 am
6/2 6th Grade Promotion @ 9 am
6/3 Last Day of School, Minimum Day
6/15 Office Closes for the Summer
7/20 First Day of 22-23 School Year
We are looking forward to ending our school year strong! Thank you for your continued support!