Family Letter from the Principal, 11/10/20
Tue, Nov 10 9:35am

Dear Argonne Families,

I hope all of you had a wonderful weekend! And what a historic weekend it was! It is so exciting to have our very FIRST woman Vice President- FIRST Black and South Asian Vice President! I am thrilled for our students to see this progress made in our country. 

This week, I have just a few updated announcements to share:

  • The Virtual Enrollment Fair kicked off on Friday and continues this week. Please see this link for more information. This only applies to 5th grade families exploring middle schools and families that have an incoming kinder, but please feel free to share this information with families in the community that might be interested in enrolling in SFUSD.  

  • English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC): Based on the election results, we have two new members to the ELAC. Congratulations to Anat Balint and Lamar Heystek! 

  • Parent Teacher Conferences: Conferences are around the corner! Due to the change in the instructional day during distance learning, this year our Parent Teacher Conference week will extend over a two week period rather than a one week period. Parent Teacher Conferences may be held from November 16 - November 20 AND November 30 - December 4. Teachers will be reaching out to schedule your conference. If you would like language interpretation, please let your child’s teacher know. 

  • Report Cards will be provided and available to view at your child’s Parent Teacher Conference. After the conference, you may view the report card on ParentVUE, the week of November 16. If you do not have a ParentVUE account, the report card can be mailed to you. Please email me if you need a report card mailed to you. 

  • Mid-Semester Family Wellness Check Ins: We will continue to conduct Family Wellness Checks as a way to follow up with our family needs during the impacts of COVID-19, Shelter in Place, and Distance Learning. Family Wellness Checks will occur during your Parent Teacher Conference. 

  • Media Release Form: Please complete the Media Release Form. To do this: Log into ParentVUE, click on forms, and check off the media release forms, as appropriate. By completing this form, your child is cleared to participate in school photos and videos that will be used on the school website and during the Virtual Enrollment Fair. It also allows our student teachers to video-tape their lessons for learning and development. 

  • Holiday Groceries from the Food Pantry: The Richmond Neighborhood Center (RNC) has partnered with the Food Pantry to offer Argonne families holiday groceries (stuffing, whole turkey or chicken, etc.). If you are interested, please contact me (, Raquel Lopez Monroy at the RNC (, or Nancy Wang, our School Social Worker ( Your child does not need to attend the RNC to participate. 

Upcoming Dates:

In Community,

Ms. Catingub