Soaring Over MDE

October 8, 2021

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Fall Weather is upon us

Please remember that with Fall, comes Fall weather...Cold in the morning and warmer in the afternoon. Make sure to send your child in a jacket or sweatshirt, or have one in their backpack. Students eat brunch and lunch outside under our solar panels. It does get cold! Please remember to write your child's name in the jacket/sweatshirt as well.

Drop Off Time

Students are not to be dropped off prior to 7:45am. This is a safety issue. We do not have supervision for our students until this time. Please make arrangements for your child to not be here earlier than 7:45am. If child care is issue. Our on campus day car is Clayton Community Child Care: (925) 672-0388

Fall Fest Information

International Week

MDES's International week will be a celebration of the many cultures that make up the fabric of our wonderful school community.

International Week will take place November 15-19, 2021. This year's theme is Festivals of the World, and the celebration will include various displays throughout the school and a museum-like table display for the students to learn and enjoy in the MUR.

International Week is organized and presented entirely by student and parent volunteers. So, in order to pull off a great event for our MDES family many volunteers are needed to create table displays! The displays should be really engaging - pictures, household items, clothes, toys, posters, etc. This year’s theme is Festivals of the World, and the displays should really highlight the theme.

If you would like to help us celebrate and highlight a festival from your culture, or a country you've visited and fell in love with, please complete this form or contact Laura Graham at

Also, check out MDES' International Week website here, which will be updated as countries join the celebrations.