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)

Weekly Bulletin 10/31

Muraoka Families!

What a week to be a Momonga! We had such fun with our Red Ribbon Spirit week and our 1st Annual Trunk or Treat. We would like to thank our Muraoka Family Night Committee and PTO for putting together such a successful event. We would also like to give a special shout out to our Momonga Families who attended! We still have our Costume Parade tomorrow, October 31st, please read below for additional details.

Mrs. Mazeau and Mrs. Rayray

Muraoka Costume Parade:

We are looking forward to our Fall Costume Parade on Monday, October 31 at 8:30 am. We appreciate your understanding as this will be a staff and student event only due to limited space on our blacktop. Parents are always welcome to watch from the outside perimeter of the school. The best viewing spots will be from the parking lot on Santa Diana and the south gate along Santa Victoria. An alternate activity will be provided for students who do not wish to participate in the costume parade. Please ensure that your teacher is aware if your child is to have an alternate activity during this time.

  • Students should arrive to school in costume by 8:15 am
  • Students should wear their regular clothes under their costumes
  • Students will remove their costume after parade (please bring a bag)
  • Costumes should be cute, funny, or only mildly scary. No weapons, violent or gory themes.

CVESD Wellness Policy:

This is friendly reminder that per the CVESD wellness policy, our school campus is to be free of all candy and gum. Please help us by ensuring that no Halloween candy makes it way onto campus via your child’s lunch or snack. Unfortunately, they will not be permitted to eat it.

 

 

 

 

New Secretary at Muraoka:

On November 2nd, we will welcome our new secretary, Lourdes Garcia. She comes with almost 2 decades of experience in CVESD and she was most recently at Veterans Elementary as the Attendance Health Specialist. Thank you in advance for welcoming her to our incredible school!

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Dates:

10/31 Fall Costume Parade 8:30 am (Students and Staff only)

11/1 Peace Patrol Meeting 2:50 pm in MPR

11/3 Kickball game @Rogers 4pm

11/21-11/25 Thanksgiving Break No School

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

 

Weekly Bulletin 10/23-10/31

Muraoka Families,

We hope you are ready for a busy week at Muraoka! We have many events and spirit days to look forward to! These include our Student Council Red Ribbon Spirit Week, Trunk or Treat and our Costume Parade (10/31)! Please read our weekly bulletin carefully so you have all the details!

Mrs. Mazeau and Mrs. Rayray

Student Council Red Ribbon Spirit Week:

 Red Ribbon History:

Enrique “Kiki” Camarena was a Drug Enforcement Administration Agent. In honor of Kiki’s memory and his battle against illegal drugs, friends and neighbors began to wear red badges of satin. Parents then began to form coalitions using Camrena as their model while embracing his belief that one person can make a difference. These coalitions adopted the symbol of Camarena’s memory the Red Ribbon. Today, the Red Ribbon serves as a catalyst to mobilize communities to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities.

ELAC Meeting Presentation:

This past Thursday, Mrs. Mazeau and Mrs. Rayray held a parent meeting sponsored by ELAC and reviewed our District sponsored Technology accelerators (Achieve 3000, iReady and Smarty Ants, our school wide instructional focus and gave parents an opportunity to rate thoughts on ThoughtExchange.  Please feel free to review the PowerPoint if you were unable to attend.

ELAC Meeting 102022

Trunk or Treat

We are so excited for our 1st Annual Trunk or Treat Event at Muraoka! Staff Members are decorating cars and passing out candy in our school parking lot of Friday, October 28th from 3:30-5:30. There will also be photo opportunities and story time! This is a walking event, so we recommend you park on surrounding streets or walk to school. While there is no fee to participate in the trick or treating, several grade levels will be selling food and treats.  

PTO CANDY DRIVE:

We would love your help making our first Trunk or Treat a success by donating any size bag of candy. Candy can be dropped off in the Candy Monster receptacle located inside the front office. Thank you in advance for your support!

10/31 Fall Costume Parade 8:30 am

We are looking forward to our Fall Costume Parade on Monday, October 31. Please read below for additional details. We appreciate your understanding as this will be a staff and student event only due to limited space on our blacktop. An alternate activity will be provided for students who do not wish to participate in the costume parade.

  • Students should arrive in costume
  • Students should wear their regular clothes under their costumes
  • Students will remove their costume after parade (please bring a bag)
  • Costumes should be cute, funny, or only mildly scary. No weapons, violent or gory themes.

Upcoming Dates:

10/24-10/28 Red Ribbon Spirit Week (see flyer)

10/24 Momonga Monday Assembly and Monthly Model Momonga Awards!

10/24 Peace Patrol Meeting 2:50 pm in MPR

10/25 Kickball game @Hilltop 4pm

10/27 Kickball game @Muraoka 4pm

10/28 Trunk or Treat Event at Muraoka 3:30-5:30

10/31 Fall Costume Parade 8:30 am (Students and Staff only)

 

Weekly Bulletin 10/17-10/21

Muraoka Families,

Thank you to our amazing PTO for organizing the first PTO Movie Night of the year!! We had such an incredible turn out that we needed two screens to accommodate all our families. Thank you to all our grade levels who sold food to raise money for field trips and our outside vendors were also a hit. It truly was a spectacular night and representative of the amazing community we have here at Muraoka! Please read below to stay informed about upcoming events.

Mrs. Mazeau and Mrs. Rayray

Parents 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 

Traffic and Safety:  

We recently met with the City Engineer regarding the traffic concerns surrounding Muraoka. We are working together to create an additional drop off/pick up loop for families. Until these plans are in place, please help us keep are students safe by adhering to the following:

  • Orange cones: Thank you in advance for respecting the orange cones. They are strategically placed to keep our students and families safe.
  • Red Curbs – “as required under California Vehicle Code Section 21458(a)(1), a curb painted red shall indicate no stopping, standing, or parking whether the vehicle is attended or unattended.”
  • Yellow curbs are for loading and unloading only – cars should not be parked and left unattended.  If you are on a yellow curb, you should be in your vehicle.
  • Use crosswalks for crossing the street and parking lot.  
  • When dropping students off, please be sure that they exit the vehicle on the right so that they get out directly onto the sidewalk closest to the school building.
  • Follow traffic patterns and do not double park along parking spaces

Please reach out to Mrs. Mazeau or Mrs. Rayray if you can volunteer before or after school 1-5 days a week.

 ELAC Meeting:

Please join us for a Coffee Chat sponsored by ELAC. We will be reviewing our District Technology Accelerators (Smarty Ants, Achieve 3000, iReady) and our school wide instructional focus in Writing. We hope to see you there! All parents are welcome.

PTO CANDY DRIVE:

We are so excited for our 1st Annual Trunk or Treat Event at Muraoka! Staff Members are decorating cars and passing out candy in our school parking lot of Friday, October 28th. There will be photo opportunities and story time! This is a walking event, and we would love your help making it a success. Please donate any size bag of candy so that we have plenty of candy to pass out to our Momongas! Candy can be dropped off in the Candy Monster receptacle located outside of the front office. Thank you in advance for your support!

 Upcoming Dates:

10/20 ELAC Meeting 8:30am in MPR

10/20 SSC Meeting 3:00pm Conference Room

10/24-10/28 Red Ribbon Spirit Week (more details to come!)

10/28 Trunk or Treat Event at Muraoka 3:30-5:30

10/31 Fall Costume Parade 8:30 am

 

 

Happy Fall Break!

FALL BREAK

Fall break begins on Monday, September 26 and continues through October 10.  School resumes on October 11, which is  a minimum day with dismissal at 1:00 pm for Kinder and 1:15 pm for 1st-6th grade.  We hope every enjoys the time off with family and friends.

Students can use all district online programs over break: i-Ready Math, Smarty Ants Reading (K-2nd grade), and Achieve3000 Reading (2nd-6th grade). Click here for the student sign on page. Also, make sure your child READS every day. Reading for pleasure is one of the best ways to get better at reading! Have a wonderful break! We look forward to seeing our Momongas on October 11th!

Weekly Parent Bulletin ~ 9/19/22 – 9/23/22

Dear Muraoka Families,

It is hard to believe that we are beginning our last week of the quarter! Our 1100 Momongas have been working diligently and will now be able to enjoy a well-deserved break! Don’t forget that district technology accelerators such as SmartyAnts, iReady and Achieve 3000 are still available for use over the break.  Please read below for new information regarding attendance rates, kickball team tryouts and newly elected SSC members.

As always, please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions.

Mrs. Rayray and Mrs. Mazeau

PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES

We will continue parent teacher conferences this week! Remember, all 1st-6th grade students will be dismissed at 1:15 p.m. and Kindergarten students will be dismissed at 1:00 p.m. Preschool schedules will remain the same.  Please make appropriate transportation and childcare arrangements. Your partnership is essential to your child’s success! Thank you for taking the time to meet with us, we look forward to seeing you at your child’s conference! If you have not scheduled your child’s conference yet, please reach out to your child’s teacher.  Virtual options are available upon request.

SSC Members:

Congratulations to Anna Davenport and Roxanna Cooper! They will be representing our Momonga parents on School Site Council. We are still in need of one more parent to serve on School Site Council, please contact Mrs. Rayray if you are interested in this opportunity.

BAC:

We are looking for a parent representative for our District Budget Advisory Committee (BAC).

2022-23 SCHOOL SITE BUDGET ADVISORCOMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVE

The first BAC meeting is scheduled as follows:

  • DATE:    October 26, 2022
  • TIME:    6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
  • PLACE:  Room C, CVESD

Some of the key areas to be discussed at the October 26 BAC meeting will be:

  • Introductions and BAC roles and responsibilities.
  • Report on District and School Site budget process.
  • BAC meeting dates.

Please contact Mrs. Rayray if you are interested!

Attendance Rates for Q1:

If you were able to attend our parent meeting on Thursday, you know that increasing attendance rates is a district wide goal.  Now that Covid is less prevalent, we are returning to monitoring attendance closely. We will be encouraging attendance for our all students through various incentives and programs. If your child is healthy, we want them at school and on time every day.

Attendance tip: Did you know that picking your child up early from school, without a doctor’s note, is considered an unexcused absence? Be sure to schedule appointments after school or bring in a doctor’s note to clear your early dismissal.

Congratulations to the following classrooms for having the highest attendance rate for Quarter 1! Amazing!

Rabine – Room 208 ~ 98%

Regalado – Room 224 ~ 97.4%

Gonzalez – Room 113 ~ 97%

Muraoka Intramural Sports

Thank you to Mr. Lopez, Impact Teacher, who has volunteered to coach a Muraoka Kickball Team. He will be holding tryouts this Wednesday, September 21st for 5th and 6th grade students only. If your student is in the 5th or 6th grade and interested in trying out, please ensure they have a permission slip signed and submitted. Permission slips can be picked up in the front office.

Unfortunately, we did not secure volunteer coaches for Flag Football or Volleyball.

Parent Safety Patrol:

Are you interested in contributing to the safety of our Momongas? Do you have a morning or afternoon available to help with arrival or dismissal? If so, please consider volunteering for our Parent Safety Patrol. We will work around your schedule, and you can volunteer as many or as few days as you would like. Please contact Mrs. Rayray if you are interested!

FALL BREAK

Fall break begins on Monday, September 26 and continues through October 10.  School resumes on October 11, which is a minimum day with dismissal of 1:00 pm for Kinder and 1:15 pm for 1st-6th grade students.

Upcoming Events:

9/19 – Momonga Monday ~ Wear your Spirit Wear or School Colors

Model Momonga Assembly

9/19 3-4 pm PTO General Meeting: Please join us in MPR!

9/20 MATSURI Awards

  • Kindergarten 8:20 am
  • 3rd Grade 9:00 am
  • 2nd Grade 10:00 am

9/22 MATSURI Awards

  • 1st Grade 8:20 am
  • 4th Grade 9:00 am
  • 6th Grade 9:40 am

9/21 Kickball Tryouts

  • 2:50-3:20 5th Grade
  • 3:30-4:00 6th Grade

9/23 MATSURI Awards

  • 5th Grade 8:20 am

****** 9/26 – 10/10 FALL BREAK ******

10/11 ~ School Resumes, Minimum Day

10/14 @ 5:30- 8:30 Fall Movie Night

10/28 @ TBD – Trunk or Treat!

Weekly Parent Bulletin ~ 9/12/22 to 9/16/22

Dear Muraoka Families,

We are so grateful for all your donations for our Staff Appreciation event last week!  Our staff absolutely loved the baseball themed treats for the 7th Inning Stretch! Our community is the best! We have just two weeks left in our first quarter.  We will finish the quarter strong with lots of Learning and Fun! Please read the parent bulletin for all the details and as always, reach out via email with any questions!

Mrs. Rayray and Mrs. Mazeau

PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCE

Parent Teacher Conferences begin this week on Thursday, September 15th.  Remember, all 1st-6th grade students will be dismissed at 1:15 p.m. starting on Thursday, September 15 through Thursday, September 22. Kindergarten students will be dismissed at 1:00 p.m. Preschool schedules will remain the same.  Please make appropriate transportation and child care arrangements. Your partnership is essential to your child’s success! Thank you for taking the time to meet with us, we look forward to seeing you at your child’s conference! If you have not scheduled your child’s conference yet, please reach out to your child’s teacher.  Virtual options are available upon request.

Scholastic Book Fair

Our Scholastic Book Fair starts Monday!!! The book fair runs from 9/12 through 9/16. Classes will have an opportunity to purchase when their classes visit, after school Monday- Tuesday until 3:30, and Wednesday at our Family Event! Easiest and most convenient way to shop at the fair is with an EWALLET! https://www.scholastic.com/bf/saburomuraokaelementary

Momongas mark your calendar: Wednesday, September 14th from 5 – 7 p.m.! All families are welcome to visit our book fair! There will be food, games, raffle baskets, merchandise, and so much more will be happening! Hope to see you there!

SEPTEMBER IS ATTENDANCE AWARENESS MONTH

Every minute counts when students are at school. This year we are working on improving attendance for all our students. Let’s help all our Momongas build a habit of good attendance early to set them up for success as they move into middle school and high school. Review our Attendance Pro Tips provided:

  • Make sure students come to school well rested with a good night’s sleep.
  • Allow plenty of time to get ready, get out the door, and transition to school.
  • Have clothes and shoes ready and homework in the backpack the night before.
  • Call the school for each day of illness or injury.
  • Bring doctor notes to the school office the day after an appointment.
  • Respond to school messages about your student’s attendance.
  • Talk with the teacher and principal if your student has concerns about attending school.

Learn more about chronic absenteeism and truancy here

We receive frequent requests for early release of students. We ask that you try to schedule appointments after school when possible and remember that if your child is being pulled out of school early, their absence is unexcused unless accompanied by a doctor’s note.

SSC & ELAC MEETINGS

We will host our School Site Council and English Learner Advisory Committee meetings on Thursday, September 15.  Our ELAC meeting takes place at 8:30 am and our SSC meeting  takes place at 3;00 pm.  Both meetings will be held on campus.  We will ask for approval of our Single Plan for Student Achievement and our Comprehensive School Safety Plan. We will have an opportunity for all families and staff to provide input on both plans before any approval. All are welcome to attend! We hope you can join us!

Coaches Needed

We are looking for coaches to provide 4th-6th Muraoka students the opportunity to participate in CVESD co-ed volleyball or flag football league. The leagues for these sports run October – December. If you are interested in being a volunteer coach, please contact Mrs. Rayray by September 9.  If we can secure coaches, then notification about trying out will be sent out to families in grades 4th-6th..

Traffic and Safety:

We recently met with CVESD’s Emergency Preparedness and Security Manager regarding the traffic concerns surrounding Muraoka. We are working on putting a plan in place that includes School Resource Officer presence on campus, Student Safety Patrol and Traffic Parent volunteers. Please reach out to Mrs. Mazeau or Mrs. Rayray if you can volunteer before or after school 1-5 days a week.

Here are the most critical reminders for this week:

  • Red Curbs – “as required under California Vehicle Code Section 21458(a)(1), a curb painted red shall indicate no stopping, standing, or parking whether the vehicle is attended or unattended.” 
  • Yellow curbs are for loading and unloading only – cars should not be parked and left unattended.  If you are on a yellow curb, you should be in your vehicle.
  • Use crosswalks for crossing the street and parking lot.
  • When dropping students off, please be sure that they exit the vehicle on the right so that they get out directly onto the sidewalk closest to the school building.
  • Follow traffic patterns and do not double park along parking spaces

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!

FALL BREAK

Fall break will start on Monday, September 26 and continue through October 10.  School resumes on October 11, which is  a minimum day with dismissal of 1:00 pm for Kinder and 1:15 pm for 1st-6th grade students.  We hope every takes time to enjoy family and the wonderful area we live in.

 

Upcoming Events

9/12 – 9/16 BOOK FAIR

9/12 – Momonga Monday ~ Wear your Spirit Wear or School Colors

9/14 @ 5-7 Book Fair Family Night – Field/ MPR

9/15 @ 8:30 am ELAC Meeting

9/15 @ 3:00 pm School Site Council Meeting

9/15-9/22 Parent Teacher Conferences Minimum Days

9/26 – 10/10 – FALL BREAK

10/14 @ 5:30- 8:30 Fall Movie Night – Field

10/28 @ TBD – Trunk or Treat

Weekly Bulletin 9/5-9/9

Muraoka Families,

We hope that you all enjoyed the long weekend. It is hard to believe that we are approaching the final stretch of the 1st quarter. We still have many events to look forward to including the Book Fair, Student Council Elections, MATSURI Awards and Parent Teacher Conferences! Please read the parent bulletin for additional details and as always, reach out via email with any questions!

Mrs. Mazeau and Mrs. Rayray

September is National Attendance Month:

   Every minute counts when students are at school. This year we are working on improving attendance for all our students. Let’s help all our Momongas build a habit of good attendance early to set them up for success as they move into middle school and high school. Review our Attendance Pro Tips provided:

  • Make sure students come to school well rested with a good night’s sleep.
  • Allow plenty of time to get ready, get out the door, and transition to school.
  • Have clothes and shoes ready and homework in the backpack the night before.
  • Call the school for each day of illness or injury.
  • Bring doctor notes to the school office the day after an appointment.
  • Respond to school messages about your student’s attendance.
  • Talk with the teacher and principal if your student has concerns about attending school.

Learn more about chronic absenteeism and truancy here

Friar Friday & 7th Inning Stretch Treats for Teachers

We love Spirit Days here at Muraoka! Don’t forget to wear your Padre Gear (or other baseball team) on Friday, September 9th! We will also be honoring our teachers and staff with 7th Inning Stretch Treats in the Lounge on this day. Please feel free to sign up to donate HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

Coaches Needed

We are looking for coaches to provide 4th-6th Muraoka students the opportunity to participate in CVESD co-ed volleyball or flag football league. The leagues for these sports run October – December. If you are interested in being a volunteer coach, please contact Mrs. Rayray by September 9.  If we can secure coaches, then notification about trying out will be sent out to families in grades 4th-6th.

 

SSC

While we are still in need of one more School Site Council Representative, we do have two candidates for the 3 positions available. Please be sure to click on this link to vote for TWO candidates.

SSC Ballot

Parent Teacher conferences

Parent teacher conferences  and minimum days will begin on Thursday, September 15th – Thursday, September 22nd . This is a wonderful time to connect with the classroom teacher, learn more about your child’s progress and create goals for the school year. Teachers will be scheduling conferences with all parents/guardians (no students please). If you have not received a notification to sign up for a conference time, please reach out to your classroom teacher to sign up. Virtual option is available by parent/guardian request.

Social Emotional Learning Focus

If you attended our SEL Parent Chat sponsored by ELAC, you know that Social Emotional learning is an important focus of ours at Muraoka.  We know that when we have clear expectations for students and a common language across all grade levels that students thrive! Here is a little bit about what we have been learning and the expectations at Muraoka:

Momonga 4:

The Momonga 4 are our 4 pillars or our 4 expectations. They are: Be safe, Be respectful, Be responsible and Be kind. Teachers and staff have gone into detail about what these expectations look like in different parts of the school. Each week, at our Momonga Monday Blacktop Assembly, we choose a different area to of focus. For example, we recently focused on lunch arbor expectations. We know that when students are aware of the expectations it is easier for them to meet them! We love recognizing our Momongas for meeting expectations (pink slips/golden tickets).

Zones of Regulation:

We use the first quarter of school to build emotional self-understanding and develop self-awareness in our Momongas through the Zones of Regulation program. Students are taught to identify what zone they are in and explore tools they can use to get them into the preferred zone for learning. Zones of regulation lessons are taught in the first quarter and reinforced throughout the year.

Positivity Project:

Muraoka uses the Positivity Project as our character program to empower students and to build positive relationships and be their best selves. Some of the strengths include humility, bravery, self-control, and perseverance. This week: Cheering Other’s Successes.

Traffic and Safety:

We recently met with CVESD’s Emergency Preparedness and Security Manager regarding the traffic concerns surrounding Muraoka. We are working on putting a plan in place that includes School Resource Officer presence on campus, Student Safety Patrol and Traffic Parent volunteers. Please reach out to Mrs. Mazeau or Mrs. Rayray if you can volunteer before or after school 1-5 days a week.

Here are the most critical reminders for this week:

  • Red Curbs – “as required under California Vehicle Code Section 21458(a)(1), a curb painted red shall indicate no stopping, standing, or parking whether the vehicle is attended or unattended.” 
  • Yellow curbs are for loading and unloading only – cars should not be parked and left unattended.  If you are on a yellow curb, you should be in your vehicle.
  • Use crosswalks for crossing the street and parking lot.
  • When dropping students off, please be sure that they exit the vehicle on the right so that they get out directly onto the sidewalk closest to the school building.
  • Follow traffic patterns and do not double park along parking spaces

Upcoming Events

9/5 Labor Day No School

9/6 Student Council Posters Due

9/6 Student Council Speeches Due (no exceptions)

9/8 – BLAC MEETING @ 6 – 7 P.M.

9/9 Student Council Speeches & Election MPR 8:30 am

9/9 Friar Friday Spirit Day (wear Padres or other baseball gear)

9/9 7th Inning Stretch Treats for Teachers and Staff

9/12 – 9/16 BOOK FAIR

9/14 @ 5-7 Book Fair Family Night – Field/ MPR

9/15-9/22 Parent Teacher Conferences & Minimum Days

1pm release for Kinder

1:15 Release for 1st-6th grade

9/26 – 10/7 – FALL BREAK- No School

10/14 @ 5:30- 8:30 Fall Movie Night – Field

10/28 @ TBD – Trunk or Treat