The Dolphin Whistle
November 18th, 2015 - Issue 14
Report cards are coming Friday, November 20th!
You are receiving your child's report card on Friday, November 20th. It will be in an envelope in the backpack. Please sign the envelope indicating that you have received the report card and return the envelope by Tues. Nov. 24th. If you have any questions or concerns about the your child's grades, as always, please arrange to talk with the teacher so the teacher can give you more detail. If you need interpretation, please let us know in the office and we will gladly help you.
I would also like to announce one of our school goals for this year. As part of our parent engagement goal, we are using parent attendance at three or more school meetings, trainings, and events as a measure of success. To help us measure our success on this goal, please be sure to sign in at every meeting, training, or school activity.
The partnership between families and school is very important as it helps every child to be more successful in their learning.
Principal Mariano Castro Elementary
Reminder: No Classes November 25-November 30
We will have classes on Monday and Tuesday of next week (November 23-24).
School will be closed from 11/25-11/30. Classes will resume on Tuesday, December 1st.
More Instructional Time for Every Child at Mariano Castro - Extended School Day
Part of our turnaround changes planned by the staff for this school year to make an impact on student achievement is to extend the school day.
This will provide an additional 30 minutes of instruction for every child and school for everyone would begin at 8:00 a.m. instead of 8:30 a.m. Dismissal time would remain the same.
Please join me at the Principal's Coffee on Monday, Nov. 16th to discuss this important topic.
Why is it important that students are in school regularly?
Research shows that school attendance is a strong indicator of success. It's about students learning what they need to know, belonging to the school community, and being part of the team that is preparing them with good habits for high school. For more information, see https://mvwsd.org/district-info/student-services/attendance
Calendar of Upcoming Events
11/18 - Wednesday: PTA General Meeting, 6:30 PM-8:00 PM, MUR-cancelled
11/19 - Thursday: Personal Success Assembly, 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM, MUR
11/19 - Thursday: PIQE Meeting, 6:30 PM-8:30 PM, MUR
11/20 - Friday: Children's Discovery Museum Field Trip - Kinder, 9AM-1PM
11/20 - Friday: Report cards go home
11/25 - 11/27: Thanksgiving Holiday Break - NO SCHOOL
11/30 - Monday: Staff development day - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
12/1 - Tuesday: SSC Meeting, Staff Lounge, 5:30-6:30
12/2 - Wednesday: The Tech Museum Field Trip - 4th Grade, 9AM-2:40PM
12/2 - Wednesday: District Kinder Info Night - SPANISH 5:30PM-6:30PM, MUR
12/2 - Wednesday: District Kinder Info Night - ENGLISH 7:00PM-8:00PM, MUR
12/3 - Thursday: PIQE Graduation, 6:00PM-8:00PM, MUR
12/4 - Friday: BTB Math Buddies, 4:00PM-6:00PM, MUR
12/7 - Monday: Principal's Coffee, 8:30 AM-9:30 AM, Staff Lounge