Update from Principal Luong 10/26/20
Mon, Oct 26 7:55am

Update from Principal Luong 10.26.20

 

Important Dates

 

 

October 19- 30

Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences

Teachers will reach out to you before these two weeks to schedule a time

 

October 30

2:00pm

Halloween Parade

 

November 2- 15

Virtual Book Fair

 
 

November 6

Trimester Ends

 
 

November 11

Veterans Day

No students and staff

 

Nov. 18- Dec. 2

Read-A-Thon

 
 

November 20 

Report Cards Sent Home

Sent home Via Parents’ email or during weekly Pick Up

 

November 23- 27

Thanksgiving 

No school

 

Happy Autumn Jaguar Families,

Teachers are sharing with me that Parent Teachers Conferences are going well. They enjoy getting to know all the families and appreciate the help and support you are giving to your child. It’s been an honor to be a part of your child’s education especially during this unusual time.   

 

Library Book Pick-Up

If your child requested a library book, it is available for pick-up on Monday, October 26th, 8:00- 3:45, on the table in front of the office. You can also come pick up on Tuesday if you are unable today. Each bag is labeled with your child’s name. Please return books by Monday November 2nd in the bin located in front of the office.

Thank you,

Deanna Nixon 

 

Kindergarten students do not participate in the library checkout process because they do not visit the library until they are in first grade. Kindergartners, however, have access to storybooks as their teachers provide book bags for them to take home to read weekly (even during distance learning).   

 

Halloween Parade, October 30, 2:00pm

Happy Halloween! Let’s end the month with some fun! Students and families are welcome to dress up and showcase their costumes in their front yard while teachers parade through the neighborhood in their cars.  Everyone must maintain social distance. Here is the map to the parade route:

https://gmap-pedometer.com/gp/bookmark/view/id/7453381

 

Emotional Wellness

Need a moment to calm down or take a break? Check out this free audio for meditation from Kaiser: https://healthy.kaiserpermanente.org/health-wellness/podcasts/emotional-wellness

 

Strategies for dealing with anxiety and stress

Last week at the PFC meeting, Joanne Finn, our school counselor shared with parents spoke to families information and strategies for dealing with anxiety and stress  If you missed the presentation, here is the link to the slide deck.  PFC will be sending out the recording of Joanne’s presentation. https://tinyurl.com/LessStressWA

 

Study Session to Discuss Reopening Schools

On Wednesday, Oct. 21, the Superintendent held a study session with the Governing Board to discuss the reopening process. If you missed it, you can watch the video of the study session here:  https://vimeo.com/471035343

 

The Governing Board also asked Superintendent Clark to recommend a date to reopen schools.  Here is the link to the recommendation to reopen schools on a limited hybrid, staggered in-person learning model beginning on January 11, 2021. The discussion continues at the School Board Meeting on Monday, October 26, 6:00pm. Log on to MDUSD.org to view the meeting.

 

Parent Academy Continues Enrichment Sessions

Please join us via Zoom as we offer additional information sessions for MDUSD Parents to help navigate distance  learning. No pre-registration required. All sessions will be held via zoom and available in Spanish. If you require another  language please request an interpreter prior to the event. Zoom Link Meeting ID: 856 4169 4470 Passcode: 518679 

10/12 3:30 - 4:30 pm HOW ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY CAN SUPPORT YOUR CHILD WHILE LEARNING AT HOME 10/29 2:00 - 3:00 pm PROMOTING POSITIVE FAMILY INTERACTIONS  

11/12 3:00 - 5:00 pm THE EQUITY DEPARTMENT BEHAVIORISTS: WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO AND STRATEGIES THAT HELP 12/9 4:00 - 5:00 pm ESTABLISHING NEW HOLIDAY TRADITIONS  

1/11 4:30 - 6:00 pm PARTICIPATING IN A VIRTUAL IEP 

1/27 3:00 - 4:00 pm MAINTAINING POSITIVITY OVER THE LONG HAUL 

2/11 5:00 - 6:00 pm IEP BASICS: THE WHEN, WHAT AND WHY OF THE IEP PROCESS 

2/23 4:00 - 5:00 pm SELF CARE: MEDITATION AND MINDFULNESS 

3/11 3:30 - 4:30 pm OVERVIEW OF STATE STANDARDS 

CAC Parent Nights Flyer for Virtual Social Time with other parents. (Spanish). Check out Adult Ed. Parent Ed. Trainings Questions? Call Hilary Shen, Parent Liaison, Special Ed. at (925) 682-8000 ext. 4297 or shenh@mdusd.org. 

Middle & High School IntraDistrict Transfers

The window for families to apply for a middle or high school intradistrict transfer began on October 15 and continues through November 15. An intradistrict transfer is for families who reside in the MDUSD attendance area and want their student to attend a school different from their resident school. Please note this is for students who will be in middle/high school for the 2021/22 school year. Please click this LINK for the online application form.

More information is available on the MDUSD transfer website

Intradistrict Transfer Application Link

 

Keep calm and Jaguar on!

Principal Luong