Weekly Bulletin 8/29

Muraoka Families,

The highlight of the week was certainly the APEX Fun Run on Thursday! Thank you to all our families and donors for making it so memorable for our Momongas! Our final numbers are not in, but it is estimated that we raised over 130,000 dollars, incredible! We appreciate all your support with our biggest fundraiser of the school year. Please read our parent bulletin carefully as we have included some important reminders.

Visits and Phone Calls to Front Office:

Our front office staff is incredibly busy servicing the families’ of 1115 students. We love our Momonga community but would like to remind you to limit your visits and calls to essential business only. Please refer to our SchoolDojo, ClassDojo or Muraoka blog for information on release times, schedules, and upcoming events. Thank you in advance for sending your child to school with their lunch/snack/water in hand as we do not have the staff to deliver lunches or water bottles to classrooms throughout the day.

Early release:

We receive daily 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.

Traffic and Safety

It takes all our entire community to help uphold the safety expectations.  When we do not, it compromises the safety of everyone, but most importantly, the safety of our students.  If you are interested in volunteering to help with traffic control, please email felicitas.rayray@cvesd.org

Here are a few important reminders:

  • Walk to school if you can!
  • Muraoka has only ONE drop off loop: the southern parking lot directly in front of the front office.
  • 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.

Thank you for your help in keeping our parking lot and neighbor safe, which ultimately keeps our students safe.

Sports Teams @ Muraoka:

Are you interested in coaching a sport at Muraoka? We are lucky to be a part of the largest Elementary Intramural Sports Lleague in the nation! These are the sports offered this fall that would compete against other CVESD schools:

  • Girls and Boys Volleyball
  • Co-ed Kickball
  • Co-ed Flag Football

Please email Mrs. Rayray at felicitas.rayray@cvesd.org by September 2nd, 2022 if you are interested in coaching. The season for these 3 sports begins October 13, 2022.

SSC

Please use the link below to vote for our SSC candidate.

SSC BALLOT

Upcoming Events

8/29 Safety Committee Meeting in MPR 3pm

8/31 Weekly Covid Clinic

9/1 Picture Day

9/2 School Wide Lock Down Drill

9/2 Safety Patrol Training with SRO

9/5 Labor Day No School

9/8 – BLAC MEETING @ 6 – 7 P.M.

9/9 Friar Friday Spirit Day

9/12 – 9/16 BOOK FAIR

9/13 Garden Bud Applications Due

9/26 – 10/7 – FALL BREAK

As always, please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.  Email is still the best way to reach us.

Mrs. Mazeau and Mrs. Rayray

Weekly Bulletin 8/21

Muraoka Families,

We are so thrilled to be welcoming back Mrs. Mazeau as the principal of Muraoka. She was greatly missed but we know that she will be so proud of all that we have accomplished the first five weeks of school. Mrs. Rayray will return to being the very proud Associate Principal of Muraoka and we are thankful for the time that Mrs. Callado supported our wonderful school community.

APEX Fun Run:

We are halfway to our 100k goal! Please continue to share your student’s fundraising page as every donation, big or small, counts! All students will receive an Apex dry fit shirt, so please remember to log in and select the shirt size for your student. We are thankful for your commitment to creating a brand-new library space for student and community use at Muraoka. We are incredibly excited to start stocking the space with new books for our Momongas.

Volunteers for APEX:

Each classroom teacher will designate 2 parent volunteers to support this event (hydration stations and shirt marking). These parent volunteers must be cleared prior to our event on Thursday. Unfortunately, only designated parent volunteers, staff and students will be allowed on campus for this event. The event will take place on the southern lawn and all other spectators may watch from the street side of the fencing along Santa Victoria Rd. Thank you for your understanding as we are unable to accommodate any additional spectators on our campus.

Please do not forget sunscreen and water for your student!

Volunteers will support their grade level based on the schedule below:

8:25-9:10 Kindergarten

9:15-10:00 1st and 2nd

10:05-10:50 3rd and 4th

10:55-11:40 5th and 6th

Morning Arrival:

We have many students who are arriving to school prior to 7:35 am. This is a friendly reminder that our breakfast gate does not open until 7:35 and students should NOT arrive prior to this as we have no supervision. If your child is not eating breakfast on campus, they should arrive no earlier than 7:55am. Thank you for your cooperation as we continue to make the safety of our students a priority.

CVESD Cell Phone Policy:

As stated in our parent handbook, the CVESD cell phone policy requires students to turn off and store cell phones as soon as they arrive on campus. There are no exceptions. Cell phones that are seen out will be stored and returned to students at the end of the day. Watches must only tell the time. All other features on the watch must be deactivated. Thank you for supporting our District cell phone policy.

Upcoming Events

8/25 Apex Fun Run Event

8:25-9:10 Kindergarten

9:15-10:00 1st and 2nd

10:05-10:50 3rd and 4th

10:55-11:40 5th and 6th

 8/25 New Date: SSC Meeting 3:00 pm

9/8 – BLAC MEETING @ 6 – 7 P.M.

9/12 – 9/16 BOOK FAIR

9/26 – 10/7 – FALL BREAK

As always, please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.  Email is still the best way to reach us.

Mrs. Mazeau and Mrs. Rayray

 

Parent Meetings on August 18th

Muraoka Families,

This is a friendly reminder that we have 3 different parent meetings this Thursday, August 18th. This will be an opportunity to meet your Interim Principal, Mrs. Rayray and Interim Associate Principal, Mrs. Callado as well as meet other parents and learn more about Muraoka! Please read below for a short description of each meeting.

1. ELAC (English Learner Advisory Committee) 8/18 at 8:30 am in MPR:

This meeting is especially for parents of English Learners but all families are welcome as we discuss topics that are relevant to all Muraoka families. This month, we will give a short introduction to ELAC as well as share what Social Emotional Learning looks like at Muraoka.

2. Parent Volunteer Meeting: 8/18 9:30-10:00 am and 4:30-5:00 pm in MPR:

Are you interested in volunteering this school year? If so, this parent meeting meeting is for you! Parents will learn the volunteer expectations and attendance is part of the clearance process for volunteering on campus. We will offer an additional opportunity next quarter as well.

3. Garden Bud Parent Volunteer Meeting: 8/18 3:15pm in MPR:

Garden Buds is coming back, and we are looking for adult family volunteers to help out!
Volunteers would commit to helping once every other week (with either A Group or B Group, same as their student).
Volunteers will be assigned to a small group alongside a Muraoka teacher to lead a simple activity (Reading a story/planting/weeding).
VOLUNTEER APPLICATION: https://forms.gle/E4JniuwteeNA99g88

We hope to see you on Thursday. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions.

Mrs. Rayray and Mrs. Callado

Parent Bulletin 8/14

Muraoka Families,

It is hard to believe that we are starting our 5th week of the quarter! Our Momongas are working hard to finish their beginning of the year assessments and learn the routines and procedures of their new grade. We are so proud of them! Please read carefully for this week’s important announcements.

Morning Arrival:

Thank you for exiting campus quickly at our 8:15 bell. Thanks to you we have been able to lock the gates approximately 3 minutes after the bell has rung. This is impressive considering the size of our school. Please continue to keep the following in mind:

  • Please opt to send an email or dojo message to the classroom teacher if there is something that needs to be communicated at the start of the day.
  • Please allow only the teacher to walk students into the building
  • Breakfast: Only Muraoka students should sit in the arbor to enjoy our school breakfast. Please stand around the perimeter of the lunch arbor if you are accompanying your child during this time.

Traffic and Safety

It takes all our entire community to help uphold the safety expectations.  When we do not, it compromises the safety of everyone, but most importantly, the safety of our students.  If you are interested in volunteering to help with traffic control, please email felicitas.rayray@cvesd.org

Here are a few important reminders:

  • Walk to school if you can!
  • Muraoka has only ONE drop off loop: the southern parking lot directly in front of the front office.
  • 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.

Thank you for your help in keeping our parking lot and neighbor safe, which ultimately keeps our students safe.

Campus Clinic

Campus Clinic, operated by COVID Clinic, is the organization that will be providing testing for students and staff here on campus each Wednesday at Muraoka Elementary.

Optional testing will take place every Wednesday.  Campus Clinic staff will be on campus and will test only students and staff who have consent to be tested.  PCR tests will be used, and results are shared with parent(s) via email within 24-48 hours.  If your child has tested positive within the last 90 days, PCR tests are NOT recommended because they can pick up small fragments of the virus.  Antigen testing is not available through Campus Clinic yet.  If that changes, we will let our community know.

If you did not receive an email from Campus Clinic and want to have your child participate, please email support@campusclinic.orgThey will be able to assist you with registration.  Our front office does not handle registration for testing.   Again, this is optional.

APEX Fun Run:

Apex Leadership co. is our biggest fundraiser effort of the school year. Apex combines fitness, fundraising and leadership into a united event that will build student character and raise funds for our school. Please be on the lookout for pledge packets on August 15th. The fundraiser culminates with a fun-run on August 26th for grades K-6. Each classroom teacher will be looking for 2 parent volunteers to help on the day of the event. Approved volunteers, staff and students will be the only people this event will be able to accommodate. Please wait for more information through your classroom teacher.

XFACTOR

ELAC and SSC Parent Representatives: We are looking for a parent representative for these two committees. Please email Mrs. Rayray by August 12th if you are interested in serving as a parent representative for either committee. felicitas.rayray@cvesd.org

Upcoming Events

8/16 Apex Leadership Assembly for Students

8/17 – RUBIO’S DINE OUT @4 – 8 P.M.
8/15 – 8/26 – APEX Fun Run

8/18 ELAC Parent Meeting in MPR 8:30 am

8/18 Parent Volunteer Training in MPR 9:30 am or 4:30pm
8/18 – BLAC MEETING @ 6 – 7 P.M ZOOM

8/25 Apex Fun Run Event!

8/25 New Date: SSC Meeting 3:00 pm

9/8 – BLAC MEETING @ 6 – 7 P.M.

9/12 – 9/16 BOOK FAIR

9/26 – 10/7 – FALL BREAK

As always, please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.  Email is still the best way to reach us.

Mrs. Rayray and Mrs. Callado

felicitas.rayray@cvesd.org

kim.callado@cvesd.org

Parent Bulletin 8/7/22

Muraoka Families,

Please help me welcome Kim Callado as she comes from Harborside where she currently serves as Associate Principal. She will be supporting Muraoka as Associate Principal until Mrs. Mazeau returns while I continue to serve as Interim Principal.  I know that Mrs. Callado will thoroughly enjoy her time as a Momonga!

Momonga Monday: Wear your Spirit Gear! Blacktop Assembly

We will begin as soon as all families have made their way off campus. Thank you for your cooperation!

ELAC and SSC Parent Representatives: We are looking for a parent representative for these two committees. Please email Mrs. Rayray by August 12th if you are interested in serving as a parent representative for either committee. felicitas.rayray@cvesd.org

A School Site Council (SSC) is a group of teachers, parents, administrators, and interested community members who work together to develop and monitor a school’s improvement plan.

ELAC is a school-level committee comprised of parents, staff, and community members designated to advise school officials on English learner programs and services.

APEX Fun Run:

Apex Leadership co. is our biggest fundraiser effort of the school year. Apex combines fitness, fundraising and leadership into a united event that will build student character and raise funds for our school. Please be on the lookout for pledge packets on August 15th. The fundraiser culminates with a fun-run on August 26th for grades K-6. Each classroom teacher will be looking for 2 parent volunteers to help on the day of the event. Approved volunteers, staff and students will be the only people this event will be able to accommodate. Please wait for more information through your classroom teacher.

Student Leadership Organizations: Do you have a 5th or 6th grade student looking to get involved at school? These are the organizations that will be starting up soon:

Safety Patrol:

Advisors: aimee.cisneros@cvesd.org and Lisa.baltzer@cvesd.org

Muraoka is looking for 5th and 6th grade Momonga Leaders who are interested in serving on Safety Patrol!  This is a before and after school commitment.  Application packets will be available in the front office beginning Monday, August 8 at 7:45 am.   All permission slips must be turned into your teacher no later than Friday, August 12 at 2:45 pm.  You will also need to submit a Flipgrid.  Here is the link for the Flipgrid: Flip | Muraoka Safety Patrol

Student Council:

Advisors: Kaily.regalado@cvesd.org and Graciela.padilla@cvesd.org

Peace Patrol: More Information coming soon!

Advisors: kendall.reeves@cvesd.org paulina.flores@cvesd.org & Donaji Cordice (email coming soon)

 

Upcoming Events

8/8  Momonga Monday- Wear your Spirit Gear!

8/9 – PLAY CITY MOMONGA EVENT @ 10 am-8pm

8/17 – RUBIO’S DINE OUT @4 – 8 P.M.
8/15 – 8/26 – APEX Fun Run

8/18 ELAC Parent Meeting in MPR 8:30 am
8/18 – BLAC MEETING @ 6 – 7 P.M.

9/8 – BLAC MEETING @ 6 – 7 P.M.

9/12 – 9/16 BOOK FAIR

9/26 – 10/7 – FALL BREAK

 

As always, please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.  Email is still the best way to reach us.

Mrs. Rayray and Mrs. Callado

felicitas.rayray@cvesd.org

kim.callado@cvesd.org

 

Parent Bulletin 7/25

Muraoka Families,

First and foremost, we would like to thank you for an incredible start to the school year. It was a joy to see our students and families on campus together again.  We will continue to send a parent bulletin every Sunday with reminders and upcoming events.

We will continue to allow parents to walk their child to their line if it does not begin to pose a safety concern.  Please remember the following:

  • 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 exit campus as quickly as possible

Kindergarten Arrival: For a smoother, safer arrival, kindergarten students will be lining up outside of our Innovation Center, through our front gates. A separate message has been sent to Kinder parents with protocols, but we would like all families to be aware of this added congestion as Kindergarten parents are required to wait with their child.

Dismissal: If your student is in 3rd-6th grade, we encourage you to create a meeting spot for your child away from the front gate. The school design is slightly flawed as it creates congestion around the dismissal gates, and we would like to make it as safe as possible. Thank you for your support.

Front Office Visits and Calls: This is the busiest time of the year for us in the front office! Thank you for limiting your visits and calls to essential business. Please look to our SchoolDojo, ClassDojo or Muraoka blog for information on release times, schedules, and upcoming events. Thank you in advance for sending your child to school with their lunch/snack/water in hand as we do not have the staff to deliver lunches or water bottles to classrooms throughout the day.

Back to School Night: Wednesday, August 3rd (5pm/5:30pm/6pm) For Grades 1-6 ONLY

Come meet your classroom teacher and learn about the expectations for your new grade level. Presentations will be held inside of classrooms and there are 3 options for you to choose from. Please choose only one time to attend as they will be repeated presentations. This is a parent only event.

PTO Membership: I am sure you have seen our awesome PTO working away to ensure our students, parents and teachers had an amazing start to the year. PTO provided teachers with a welcome back breakfast, provided all signage, balloons, and welcome back snacks at Meet the Teacher. Please consider joining our PTO to ensure that these wonderful services are provided for our students all year long. Please see attachments to join! All forms can be dropped in our PTO box in the front office.

Wellness Policy: Please visit CVESD Wellness Policy to learn more about our District Wellness Policy. Please help us enforce this wellness policy by ensuring your child only has water to drink in class and milk/water/100% juice in their lunchbox.  Thank you for refraining from sending treats such as candy, large bags of chips (snack size with a balanced meal are ok) or large portions of cookies (snack size with a balanced meal are ok). Please know that no food will be taken away from your child, but they may be asked to put item away until afterschool. Thank you for your support.

LCFF Forms:

PLEASE complete and submit the short, simple LCFF Survey, which will ensure that Muraoka receives the maximum amount of funding for our students.  Muraoka’s funding will be severely restricted unless surveys are returned.  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

https://cloud.docfinity.com/cvesd/forms/form.jsp?mode=edit&formname=LCFF%20Form%20(Blank)&schoolName=Muraoka

 

Upcoming Events

7/28 All day  Dine out: Menchies Yogurt. Mrs. Rayray will be there at 5-6pm! Come say hi!

8/3 Back to School Night (grades 1st -6th) 5pm, 5:30pm, 6pm

8/3 – PLAY CITY MOMONGA EVENT @ 4

8/17 – RUBIO’S DINE OUT @4 – 8 P.M.
8/15 – 8/26 – APEX Fun Run
8/18 – BLAC MEETING @ 6 – 7 P.M. 9/8 – BLAC MEETING @ 6 – 7 P.M. 9/12 – 9/16 BOOK FAIR 9/26 – 10/7 – FALL BREAK

 

As always, please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions, concerns or compliments!  Email is still the best way to reach us.

Mrs. Mazeau and Mrs. Rayray

felicitas.rayray@cvesd.org

Beginning of the Year Reminders

Dear Muraoka Families,

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year! We are excited to welcome our returning and new students to our 5th school year! We are very proud of our talented teachers, extraordinary, support staff, amazing volunteers, and the outstanding academic program that we provide to all children. Here are some friendly reminders to get our school year started on the right foot.

Class Lists: Class lists will be posted today, Tuesday July 19th at 1:30 in front of the school. The class lists will remain posted for those families not attending meet the teacher.

Meet the Teacher:  July 19th, 1:30-3:00. Please head through our front gates and look for the designated area for your child’s grade for the upcoming school year. You will have the opportunity to meet your teacher and pick up our Welcome Back to School packet that includes our Bell Schedule.

Covid tests: We will be distributing Covid tests at meet the teacher. We are strongly encouraging students to test prior to coming to school tomorrow and using this link to report a positive test https://forms.office.com/r/Dcbd5R7Qgp If your student does test positive for covid, their spot at Muraoka will be secure and we will be awaiting their return. Please DO NOT notify us of negative tests. Any covid related questions should be directed to covtest4@cvesd.org

School Supplies: CVESD provides all basic supplies for a successful school year. However, your teacher may have an optional supply wish list that you are able to contribute to if you would like. You will receive this information from your classroom teacher.

Arrival: School begins at 8:15 for all students. We typically limit parents on campus as a safety precaution, but we know what a special time this is for our families, and we want you to have the option to walk your child onto campus for the first week of school to help with this transition.

Dismissal: We will continue to dismiss students at the front gates. The gate assignments have not changed. Grades 1, 2, 3 will dismiss from the front gates between the front office and MPR. Grades 4, 5, 6 dismiss from the gate near Kindergarten. Kindergarten families will get more information at their orientation.

PTO: We are so fortunate to have such a supportive parent organization. They will be at Meet the Teacher today selling Muraoka gear.

Wellness Policy: Students will continue to receive free breakfast and lunch. For those bringing their own lunch or snacks, please help us enforce the CVESD wellness policy. Please do not send chips, cookies, candy, or sugary drinks with your student to school. Water is the only drink acceptable INSIDE of the classroom. At lunch or at snack there are only 3 approved beverages in CVESD: water, milk or 100% fruit juice.

Classroom Changes: No requests for classroom changes will be entertained the first 3 weeks of school. Please do not call the front office to request a classroom change. We appreciate your understanding in this matter.

Thank you for your continued support we are thrilled to be receiving your student for the 2022-2023 school year.

Mrs. Mazeau and Mrs. Rayray

 

 

Welcome Back Momongas!

Welcome Back Families and Students!

We are looking forward to welcoming you all back to school next week! We missed all your smiling faces! As we shared at the end of the year, our Meet the Teacher Event for students and families will take place on Tuesday, June 19th and our first day will be Wednesday July 20th. Please review the flyer for details! We are so excited to see you all soon!

Parent Bulletin ~ June 2022

HAPPY SUMMER

Thank you so much for a wonderful school year! It has been a year like no other, but our Momongas persevered and finished strong! It has been great to be able to welcome families back on campus the past several weeks for joyous events. We had our Book Fair, Family Picnic, Masonic Awards, Matsuri Awards, Gold Rush Day for 4th grade, Water Play Day for 1st grade, Kinder Promotion, and 6th Grade Promotion.  The energy and excitement were awesome.  Our last day of school included a Good Bye Tunnel for our 6th graders, dance and karaoke parties at recess, and fun photo ops! It was a wonderful way to the end the year!

On Friday, all students brought home their report card.  In addition, they brought home a Student Summary document that includes Local Measures assessment data.  Please use the link below to access an explanation of the data included:

2022 CVESD Local Measure Home Letter

The office staff will be working through June 15th.  Please feel free to stop by if you have items to pick up or paperwork to drop off.   The last day to drop off or pick up any items will be June 15th.

We wish you and our Momongas a wonderful summer! As a reminder, students are able to access all technology programs they have been using this year, during the summer.  Achieve 3000, Smarty Ants and iReady are great tools for skill practice! We encourage our Momongas to read, read, read over the summer too! Please check out our Chula Vista Public library for exciting summer reading opportunities!

Our 2022-2023 school year will begin on Wednesday, July 20th.  July 20th will be a minimum day for all students. Remember, please check or follow the blog (https://muraokaelementary.edublogs.org/)  for any updates about the new school year!