Estrada's E-Notes

February 2021 Edition

Keep Being Awesome

I've been signing my emails that way for a while now, and I truly mean it. Our community is awesome. I know times are challenging, and this has been a long haul. But, you and your commitment to making the best of it is appreciated. This newsletter highlights some of what makes us awesome including:


  • Our kids are learning! With the concentrated time, smaller number of students in the classroom, and parent support with at-home learning, we are seeing promising progress. Check out the pics from my Great News Calls to parents.
  • Our staff is committed! We are here to support every student with their academic and social-emotional development. We are so excited about the Kindness Challenge next week. See flyer below.
  • Our community cares! Thank you so much for following safety protocols and informing us about illnesses.
  • Our families are committed! You raised over $5,000 for the coin drive last week, and volunteers were jumping at the chance to count those coins.

These examples are just a fraction of what makes our school the best on the beach.


Keep being awesome!

Principal Estrada

#bekindbraveyou

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February Read Aloud

This month I'm reading Speak Up by Miranda Paul. This selection encourages children to use their voice to speak up and provides several examples of how speaking up can impact others. As we celebrate Black History Month and honor our Presidents this month, we are reminded the importance of using our words and voices to have a positive impact. Watch the video here.

February Dates

February 2 - Foundation Meeting

February 3 - PM Group on Campus

February 5 - Virtual Flag Deck - Awards for Enthusiasm

February 8-12 - Kindness Challenge

February 10 - AM Group on Campus

February 15-19 - Presidents' Week - No School

February 24 - PM Group on Campus

Heath and Safety

Thank you for your cooperation with the safety precautions we have in place. Your diligence is helping to keep our school community safe so that we can stay open.

  • Cloth masks are required to be worn by all children and adults while on campus. The mask should hook around the ears and must cover the nose and mouth.

  • Proper hygiene consists of washing our hands with soap and water for 20 seconds. Hand sanitizer is available and utilized across our campus.

  • Practicing social distancing in the hallways, classrooms, and bathrooms.

  • Stay home when feeling sick or displaying symptoms. Please reference the Student Symptom Decision Tree. Our Health Office staff uses this same decision tree when making determinations about sending a student home from school and when a student can return to school after an illness.

  • Communicate with our health office with any questions or concerns. Nurse Sarah Hacker may be reached at shacker@nmusd.us and you can contact Dana Hansen in our Health Office by calling 949-515-6965.

Closed Campus

At this time, NMUSD campuses remain closed to all visitors and volunteers. Only students and staff are permitted past the front office. As much as possible, please email or call the office for assistance.


Main Line: 949-515-6965


Attendance and Aeries questions:

Vicky Mahtesian - vmahtesian@nmusd.us

Health, medications, and immunizations questions:

Dana Hansen - dhansen@nmusd.us and

Nurse Sarah Hacker - shacker@nmusd.us

Other inquiries:

Debbie Kandel - dkandel@nmusd.us


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