Mustang Newsletter


Winter Break

On behalf of the Marvin Staff, we would like to wish our community a wonderful winter vacation. We look forward to all that we will accomplish in 2023 and will see students back on Tuesday, January 3rd. Have a safe and happy holiday season!

Spirit Week Classroom Presentations

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Allied Garden Christmas Tree Lighting

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Holiday Spirit Week

Show your holiday spirit! Students are invited to participate in our Holiday Spirit Week Monday, December 12th - Friday, December 16th. Participation is optional. Click here for details.


San Diego Unified is providing all students and staff an at-home COVID testing kit to self-test before returning to campus on Tuesday, January 3rd. Families will not be required to report their results to the school, nor is it a condition to return.

These kits will be distributed beginning Tuesday, December 13th for use over Winter Break.

Be sure to check your child’s backpack for their testing kit! Each kit includes two tests to be used prior to our return to school:

  • Test #1: The day before returning to school: January 2nd
  • Test #2: Third day after our return: January 5th

We thank you in advance for your support in ensuring the health and safety of our community upon our return from vacation!

Holiday Sing

Join us on Thursday, December 15th for our Holiday Sing. See below for a few important details related to this event.

  • Performances will take place in our lunch court
  • Guests will enter and exit at the front office gate
  • Guests must remain in the viewing area and may not visit classrooms
  • Should a family have a child in another grade or wish to stay for the entire performance, we ask that you please stand to the side in the lunch court and allow families of children performing to be seated first to watch the performance

Performance Schedule

8:00 - 8:10 5th Grade

8:15 - 8:25 4th Grade

8:30 - 8:40 3rd Grade

8:45 - 8:55 2nd Grade

9:00 - 9:10 1st Grade

9:15 - 9:25 K and UTK

Minimum Day

Reminder... Friday, December 16th is a minimum day with dismissal at 12:15.
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Holiday Food Drive

Thank you for your support of the San Diego Food Bank this holiday season! Our site was able to provide 613 meals to families in need. Families may view the letter of appreciation by clicking here.

Lost and Found

Be sure to visit our lost and found! It is overflowing with jackets, sweaters, lunch boxes, water bottles and more! All unclaimed items will be donated over winter break.


Our annual Jog-A-Thon is right around the corner and we would love to provide a t-shirt for every student to wear at the event again this year! We need your help to make this happen. Click here to access the informational flyer.

Thank you for your support! Go Mustangs!

Run Club

There have been over 2,500 miles ran since the start of school year. Way to go Mustangs!

Tissue Donations

It's cold and flu season and we are in need of donations of tissue boxes. All donations may be dropped off in the front office or given to your child's classroom teacher. We thank our community in advance for your donations!

School Website

We encourage our families to check our website regularly for a list of all important dates/school events. Our website can be accessed at

Marvin Elementary Family Handbook

The Family Handbook was designed to keep you informed of the school policies, procedures, programs, and services we offer at Marvin Elementary. Please review the handbook by clicking here and discuss this handbook with your child.

Dates At-A-Glance

December 13th PTF Kinder Sing (6:00p.m.)

December 12th-16th Holiday Spirit Week

December 15th Holiday Sing

December 16th Minimum Day

December 19th January 2nd No School (Winter Vacation)

January 3rd School Resumes

January 16th No School (MLK Jr. Day)

January 17th PTF Meeting (6:00pm)

Daily Home Health Screening Questions

  • Does your child have a new cough that cannot be attributed to another health condition?

  • Does your child have shortness of breath that cannot be attributed to another health condition?

  • Does your child have a headache that cannot be attributed to another health condition?

  • After taking the temperature today, does your student have a temperature greater than 100.0F?

  • In the last 24 hours has your child had any of the following symptoms: chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, runny nose, sore throat, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or new loss of taste or smell?

  • Has your child come into close contact (within 6 feet, for longer than 15 minutes) with someone who has a laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis in the past 14 days?

  • Has a health provider or public health official asked your student to quarantine (i.e., stay home) during this period?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, please keep your child home and call our office for support and guidance (619) 906-2200.

District Updates

Please visit our district website for the latest updates.

Marvin PTF

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