Weibel Elementary

March/April 2023

Weibel Wildcats

Annie Lee; Principal

Dora Vasquez; Secretary

Nettie Mastroieni; Office Assistant

Principals Message:

Hello Families,

March 3rd was the end of the 2nd trimester. Parents will have access to view the 2nd trimester report cards starting March 16. This will be accessible on the Illuminate parent portal site. If you are not able to access this website, please email dvasquez@fusdk12.net to get assistance in locating your access code.

Our annual residency verification is still going forward. If you missed your deadline, we are still accepting them! Please bring the original letter and proof of residency to the main office. You will receive a 2nd request over the next few days if you have not yet completed the residency verification.

The year has certainly gone by fast, we have less than 50 days of school left! Please look out for teacher emails as there will be many activities happening as we reach the end of the school year.

Thank you,

Ms. Lee, Principal

Dates to Remember:

Apr 7 - 14 Spring Break - NO SCHOOL

Apr 9 - Easter

Apr 18 - Spring Pictures

Apr 18 - PTO meeting zoom @ 6pm

Apr 22 - Earth Day

Apr 29 - Spring Picnic & Movie Night

May 2 - Open House 5-6pm

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Weibel announced as a California Distinguished School 2023

Weibel has been announced as a California Distinguished School. The program recognizes schools for their excellent work in one of the 2 categories: closing the achievement gap and achieving exceptional student performance. 356 CA elementary schools are being recognized as a Distinguished School this year. Congratulations to all of you. Thank you so much to all staff for all your hard work and dedication to our students.

Congratulations to all students who participated in the Weibel Year Book Cover Contest. Here are the top winners for each grade level.

Julianna C - Grade K

Arya G - Grade 1

Diya D - Grade 2

Shriya K - Grade 3

Arush S - Grade 4

Riya S - Grade 5

Prithviraj S - Grade 5 YEAR BOOK COVER WINNER

2023/2024 Sibling Priority Enrollment

Priority enrollment for siblings of current TK to 4th grade opened on December 23rd.

Applications must be submitted online on or before April 6, 2023 with an enrollment meeting completed by April 14, 2023 in order to have priority placement or for participation in the lottery for Kinder students, if more students are enrolled than we have space for.

Enrollment will re-open on April 24, 2023. Siblings no longer have priority enrollment at this time. Click on the link below for further information.

Weibel Soccer Team Schedule ~ Come and cheer on the WILDCATS!!!

Student Council - April is Autism Awareness Month, see link below for more infomation


Dear Parents and Guardians,

I hope that you are all doing well! As students enter these last few months of the 2022/23 school year, they begin taking many state tests, end of the year tests, and continue with their regular learning and all of the quizzes, tests and projects that come with that. While this is an exciting time for students and families to get to see the growth their child has made in learning over this year, it can also be a stressful time for many students.

I wanted to share a few tips for supporting your student with all of the potential stress they may be feeling. As you know stress is a natural part of our lives and has the added benefit of pushing us to succeed and to do things that we might not otherwise do. For some, stress can also be devastating, debilitating, and overwhelming. We would like for our students to experience healthy levels of stress, not the extreme feelings that cause them to not perform/function at their highest. There is a lot parents can do to help their student stay on the healthy, forward moving end of stress.

Listen: Talk to your student about how they are feeling and doing. To adults their stresses can seem minor because what adults face has greater consequences. Don't let that stand in the way of meeting your child where they are at and appreciating their view of what stresses they have. Just listen and ask them guiding questions to help them solve their situations/stresses.

Schedule: Ensure that they have a schedule that allows for down time, study time, and social time. Helping students learn to make this balance is an essential life skill. Often we forget to build enough down time into their day because it can feel weird to be idle - but this allows their brain to have a break and actually perform better later! Encourage them to help figure out the best timing for each of these. Planning ahead: planning ahead is part of scheduling, and includes noting when tests and projects are due. Marking them on a calendar and working backward to make time each day to meet the goal on time and not attempting to get everything done at the last minute.

Sleep: Children may think that they can stay up late and not need sleep to do their best, but science says differently. Elementary aged students need 9-12 hours of sleep per night to be fully rested. As they enter 13yrs and above, they need 8-10 hours. Here are some tips for sleep hygiene - incase your child is having trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or feeling rested in the morning.

Exercise: When we are stressed we build up stress hormones in our body, which make us feel more anxious and/or agitated, we think slower, and we don't perform as well. When we exercise, we are able to counteract the stress hormone build up in our body. Exercise can be anything with movement: running, jumping, sports, bicycle, walking, dancing, etc. Get them moving!

Mindfulness: Have them take time to just breathe. Encourage them to notice their breath as it moves into, through, and out of their body. Try grounding exercises - using the five senses, notice the environment. These are an efficient way to reset the brain!

Keep in touch if you need help with any of this.

Christel and Wendy,

School Counselors



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From our Science Teacher, Mrs. Asthana

Science Fair 2022-23

Mrs. Asthana, Science Teacher

Science Fair Winners

1st grade:

1. Myra C

2. Aarya D

3. Hannah L

2nd grade:

1. Vrinda K

2. Yuvraj S

3. Vihaan S and Adiv S

3rd grade:

1. Shlok P

2. Shriya K

4th grade:

1. Luke K

2. Pragati S, Saanvi P & Zoe L

2. Amyra B, Ahana K, Aarya S

3. Aravind A, Saahas N (Mock, Rm 6)

5th grade:

1. Eliana C, Jolie T and Naomi L

2. Shivam P and Prithviraj S

2. Nikita R, Priyanka S and Dhanya V

3. Meghana A and Pragya K

3. Mayukha M

From The Librarian:

Our Spring Book Fair will be held May 22nd - 26th. Stock up on exciting summer reading titles!

All Library books to be returned to the Library May 12th

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Hello Weibel Families

1. Weibel PTO Board for 2023-2024 - Nominating Committee

Parents, we are STILL looking for a nominating committee to help create the PTO Board slate for the next school year. If this is something you are interested in or want more information, please email at president@weibelpto.org

2. Yearbook

Have you bought your yearbook yet? If not, here is the link to buy:

Do not forget to create the 2 FREE custom Pages, deadline: 04.29.2023

3. Weibel Reading Night

Teachers are going to engage the kids and enrich their love for reading. We will have an evening of book reading over Zoom on March-30th, Thursday from 6PM. Registration link to come soon.

4.Fremont Debate Academy

We are excited to have Fremont Debate Academy back at Weibel this year!

Here is more information about the program that will be held on campus after school:

We’re excited to start FDA Weibel's 6th annual debate program this year (in-partnership with the PTA). Registration will be capped at 35-40 students on a first-come first serve basis.

FDA Weibel Debate sessions will be held on Wednesdays from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm. There will be 8 classes for this program. The start date for the sessions will be March 29th in-person. Our last session will be on May 24th. April 12th will be excluded due to spring break. The program will be in Room 32 and 33.

To Register:

Please fill out the form on our website: www.fremontdebateacademy.org/weibel. The deadline for registration is on March 20th.

Feel free to direct any questions to our two Weibel Leads:

Antara Raja - antara@fremontdebateacademy.org

Rutansh Pathak - rutansh@fremontdebateacademy.org

5.Math Kangaroo - Registration Re-Opened!

Due to popular demand, Math Kangaroo enrollment has been reopened and will remain open until Sunday, Feb 26, 2023. Please note that new enrollments will not receive Math Kangaroo T-shirts and toys.

The Math Kangaroo Test will be held on Friday, March 17th, 2023 between 4:30 PM and 5:45 PM. Please send an email to weibelmathcommittee@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Please register for the Math Kangaroo 2023 Competition. If you are new to Math Kangaroo please read Math Kangaroo History. This will be a private center meant only for the students of Weibel Elementary School.

The steps to register:
2. Log in with your login and password or establish your user account if you are new.
3. Click on the tab By Invitation.
4. Copy and paste this code in the field Invitation Code: CAFREMO0017706@2023MK
5. Do not share the code with anyone
6. You are ready to register. Screenshot tutorial here: Registration for Private Center.

Once your child is registered, you can enjoy free Math Kangaroo video solutions and access full questions and solutions sets with 50% off. Instructions on how to find the discount code HERE.

Important: After you receive the registration confirmation email from Math Kangaroo, review the email to make sure all information is accurate. If something needs correction, update the registration or email info@mathkangaroo.org

6.Volunteer Opportunities

We have a number of volunteer opportunities available right now, please read below for all sorts of fun ways to get involved.

  • Yearbook class page(s) designer
  • Spring Family Picnic Chair
  • Hospitality Chair
  • PTO Board Nomination Committee



Helpful Links

Weibel School Website
Bell Schedule
Principal Monthly Newsletter
Weibel PTO Website
Weibel PTO Store
Weibel Library Website
Weibel Facebook Page
Lunch Menu


See below for our two schedules.

Early release is EVERY Wednesday & on the following specific dates:

(8/18, 8/19, 11/17, 11/18, 12/22, 6/1, 6/2)

If your child has Covid

If they test positive, pleased contact the office or leave a message on the Attendance line and they should stay home and retest based on the timeline in the student flowchart.


Please call the Weibel attendance line each time your child is absent or late to school. Leave a message with the reason for your child's absence or tardy, a reason must be entered in order for the absence/tardy to be excused. Please include the teacher’s name, your child's first name, last name, your name & phone number. Please speak clearly.

(510) 651-6958 option #7

Thank you

Free Breakfast & Lunch

New! We will now have Breakfast service in the MUR from 8am-to start of the bell. Both breakfast and lunch will be FREE this 22-23 school year!

Due to the safety plans, protocols, and related health and safety measures to mitigate the impact and spread of COVID-19, Weibel will continue to follow the same rules as last year.

  • Parents will NOT be allowed to enter the blacktop in the mornings. Please be ready to say goodbye at the gate.

  • Little Foot and Paseo gates will be open during 8am-8:25am and again at 2:40pm. If you are dropping off at the Paseo gate, YOU MUST park your car and walk your child over to the gate. DO NOT stop and create your own drop off lane.

  • The back school gate near the MUR will be LOCKED ALL DAY. You can still use the Little Foot gate entrance as a shortcut, but will have to walk around the school to get to the main entrance.

  • Kindergarten will use the side gate by the main entrance.

Immunizations for TK-5th Grade

All students entering the 2022-2023 school year must be up to date with state required immunizations before entering school in August 2022.

Until all required immunizations are complete per state law, students will NOT be allowed to:

  • Receive classroom/teacher placement or class schedule

  • Attend school in-person or distance learning

  • Participate in school sponsored activities

Proof of the vaccine must include: Student’s name, date of birth, vaccine name, date vaccine administered and name of the clinic, office, or doctor administering the vaccine.

For more information on school immunization requirements, visit www.shotsforschool.org or contact your school.

NO Organized groups/after school activities on Campus

Please be aware that no after school/group activities are allowed on school property after school hours (these require permits). Please visit Facilitron. Thank you for understanding.

Emergency Packs 2022-2023