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)

Weekly Bulletin 11/7

Muraoka Families,

We are so proud to announce that Muraoka has been awarded with the highest attendance in CVESD for the month of October! We are so proud of all our Momongas since we know that being at school on time each day has an incredible impact on student learning. Let’s keep it up, Momongas!

We are excited to kick off the Month of the Military Family on Monday, November 7th. We will have a special Military Mingle beginning at 7:45 am and Military family members will be invited to stay for our Momonga Monday Assembly beginning at 8:15 am. Our MFLC, Daniella Esparza, will also be in attendance.  She is on our campus full time and serves our military connected children and their families in a variety of ways.  Her email is daniella.d.esparza@leidos.com if you ever have any questions for her. We will not have school on Friday, November 11th in observance of Veterans Day.  Thank you to all our Muraoka Families members who serve or have served our country!

Mrs. Mazeau and Mrs. Rayray

Spirit Day 11/7

Please wear red/white/blue or camouflage as we kick off our Month of the Military Family.

Federal Survey Cards:

Yellow, Federal Survey Cards are going home on Monday, November 7th. Please be on the lookout and please return by Thursday, November 10th. This is required for all families as it greatly impacts our funding. Thank you in advance!



Parking Lot Reminders:

We understand the challenges our families face during pick up and drop off. The amount of foot traffic and vehicular traffic makes it even more important to abide by traffic rules.  Please keep the following in mind during pick up and drop off:

Yellow Curb: Loading zone. Please do not leave your car unattended. If you would like to get off your vehicle to pick up your student, please park in an available parking spot.

Red Curb: We have seen a decrease in parked cars in the red zone! Thank you!

The parking lot on Santa Diana is coned off at approximately 7:45am each morning. This is to keep our pedestrians safe. Please do not move the orange cones to access the parking lot. Thank you so much for helping us keep our walking Momongas safe!

Upcoming Dates:

11/7 Military Mingle 7:45 am Innovation Center

11/7 Momonga Monday Spirit Day (wear red/white/blue or camouflage)

11/9 Kickball game @Muraoka 4pm

11/9 District Board Meeting- 6pm Muraoka to receive attendance recognition!

11/10 Kickball game @Heritage 4pm

11/10 Author, Dawn McCuin, to visit Muraoka with her new book!

11/11Veteran’s Day – No School

11/21-11/25 Thanksgiving Break No School

12/19-1/9 Winter Break (No School)