Fammatre Newsletter

August 20th, 2022

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Fammatre Newsletter

Fammatre Calendar

Tues., 8/23: TK & Kinder "Meet your Teacher Day" 9:15-9:45 (front playground)

Wed., 8/24: First Day of School
(Short Day)

TK/K: 8:15-11:30

1st, 2nd, 3rd: 8:15-1:15

4th & 5th: 8:15-1:25

Mon., 9/5: No School - Labor Day

Mon., 9/12: Full Day for TK & Kinders (8:15-2:00)

Thurs., 9/29: Picture Day

10/3-10/12: Minimum Days - Parent/Teacher Conferences

*School District Calendar Below : School Calendar 2022-2023

*Fammatre Bell Schedule: Fammatre Bell Schedule

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Principal Message

Welcome back Fammatre Falcons and a big welcome to all our NEW Falcons! It is hard to believe we said goodbye ten weeks ago, but here we are. Over the past couple of months, I have seen many of you in the community and we have had discussions about whether or not the campus would be ready for us and I am happy to report that it will! The last two weeks have had a huge amount of work completed. Trenches have been filled, ducts connected, pipes welded, and rooms have been cleaned. It is true the teachers have not yet set foot in their rooms, but we are confident the rooms will be ready to welcome your students into Fammatre for a new year of friendships, learning experiences, and character building. I am also excited to report I have been working with staff to introduce new aspects to Fammatre this year. I am excited to about the reintroduction of many community events and look forward to strengthening our community ties. We can't wait to see all our happy Fammatre faces as we welcome you through our gates and on to our campus on Wednesday, August, 24th, at 8:15AM . You are welcome to walk your children to their classrooms for their final hug goodbye!

TK & Kinder families "Meet Your Teacher Day"

Our TK & Kinder families are welcome to bring their children the day before school starts: Tuesday, August 23rd, and meet their teachers. Teachers will be out on the front playground grass area from 9:15-9:45am to say hello and welcome their students. Unfortunately, because we have been under construction all summer we can't let students inside the classrooms but they will know where to line up and what classroom door they will enter on Wednesday morning. Following our Meet Your Teacher morning families are encouraged to head over to Doerr Park on Potrero Drive to continue visiting together from 10:00-11:00. Our Home & School Club will be serving popsicles to students.

Bell Schedule: First Day is a Short Day

Gates Open: 8:05

Class Begins: 8:15

TK & Kinders release at 11:30 (through 9/9)

1st, 2nd, & 3rd: 1:15

4th & 5th: 1:25

I've posted the daily class bell schedule and our August/September lunch/brunch menu below and their links for your reference.

Fammatre Bell Schedule 2022-2023.

August & September Lunch & Brunch Menu

Morning Drop off & Pick up:

  • There is NO supervision prior to 8:05 a.m. so please remember to wait in front of the school until the gates open. You are required to wait with your student until the gates open and there is supervision.
  • If you live close enough to walk to Fammatre, this is highly encouraged. Otherwise, you can park a block or two away from campus and walk onto campus, as the front of the school is very busy.
  • If you must drive your student to school, please follow these procedures:
    • The drop-off area is in the circle in front of the school.
    • The lane closest to the curb is for drop-off ONLY. Please stay in your car and allow your student to exit the curbside as quickly as possible. Leadership parents and staff will help to open your car door to assist your child in getting out of the car.
    • Never park across the street and ask your child to cross outside the crosswalk.
  • If at all possible, please carpool to help us reduce the vehicle congestion in front of the school.

Lunch & Brunch 2022-2023:

Lunch & brunch this school year will be free of charge to students however we encourage families to fill out the lunch application through our Cambrian website. https://www.cambriansd.org/domain/268. Our District receives LCFF Supplemental Funds and Federal Title Funds that are dependent on the percentage of students who qualify for free and reduced meals. These funding sources are essential and are much needed to provide supplemental programs and resources specifically for students who are needing additional academic and SEL support. Without these funding sources, we would not be able to provide interventions that include paraeducators, additional counseling services, professional development, summer programs, & supplemental instructional materials.

Class Assignments:

Teacher & classroom assignments will be posted on our school website on Monday, August 22nd, after 5:00 PM. The Cambrian District office will be sending you your child's I.D. number via email that you will use to look up their assigned teacher. If you have not received their I.D. number by Monday, call the Fammatre office for assistance. (408) 377-5480 Ext. 3100.

School Supplies:

We have received many calls inquiring about school supplies. The Home and School Club has generously provided the school with the basics for every grade level in addition to providing teachers with more funds to purchase more specific materials for their classes. Your students will have what they need because of the generous funding from the support you have shown the Home and School Club. Thank you, Home and School Club!

First Day Home & School Club Morning Welcome:

Our Home & School Club will be hosting a Welcome Back to School Gathering for all families after the 8:15 bell rings on the first day of school, Wednesday, August 24th, from 8:15 -8:45am in our School Cafeteria. Stop on in to say hello, meet our Home & School Club Team and other Fammatre parents and grab a light morning snack.

First Home & School Club Meeting:

Be sure to mark your calendar for our first Home & School Club Meeting Monday, September 12th, at 7:00pm in our school cafeteria. Kristen, our Home & School Club President, and Melissa Wuenschel, our Vice President, will be discussing projects, programs, & community outreach events they support for our school to start the meeting.

Enjoy the last few days of summer and we will see you on the 24th!

Samantha Haley



408-377-5480 ext. 3101

Classes begin Wed., Aug. 24th at 8:15am

Our first day of school is Wed., August 24th. The gates will be open at 8:05 each day and school officially begins at 8:15am.

Students will be walking straight to their classrooms on the first day and parents are welcome to walk children to their classes if they choose.

The first day of school is a Short Day for ALL students. Students will release on our Short Wednesday Schedule. (TK and Kinder students will be on a shortened day schedule through Sept. 9th, 8:15 - 11:30am (*no lunch at school.) Full Days for TK & Kinder begin on Mon., Sept. 12th, 8:15-2:00 & All Wednesday's release at 1:15 beginning the week of Sept. 12th.

Bell Schedule:

1st, 2nd, & 3rd:

8:15 - 2:20

8:15-1:15 * Short Wednesdays

4th & 5th:


8:15-1:25 *Short Wednesdays

Classroom Supplies

Students do not need to bring anything to school on the first day unless they would like to bring their own lunch. *School lunches & a morning brunch will be provided free to students this school year. (menu below) However we would like to invite families to fill out the lunch form available through our Cambrian website link below.


It only takes a few minutes of your time, but it will make a huge difference for our students and the essential district programs and services that will be provided with this funding. Your information is secure and confidential.

Thanks to our Home & School Club, the basic first day of school supplies have been purchased for each student (pencil boxes, crayons, markers, glue sticks, pencils & paint boxes).

Individual teachers may have other items they may need throughout the school year and will have more information at Back to School Night on Wednesday, Sept. 7th. (parent information night) 6:00-7:00pm.

August & September Lunch & Brunch Menu

Lunch & Brunch Menu

All breakfasts and lunches will be complimentary (no cost) for the entire 2022-23 school year. In order to take advantage of the complimentary meals and additional benefits, complete this form.

Additional Benefits for families may include:

  • Provide additional funding for state and federal programs and services in our schools
  • Qualify your family for discounted rates on home internet service
  • Qualify your student for free or discounted fees to participate in activities
  • Determine eligibility to receive Pandemic EBT benefits.
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Class Lists Posted online: Mon., Aug. 22nd

Teacher & classroom assignments will be posted on our school website on Monday, August 22nd, after 5:00 PM. The Cambrian District office will be sending you your child's I.D. number via email that you will use to look up their assigned teacher. If you have not received their I.D. number by Monday, call the Fammatre office for assistance. (408) 377-5480 Ext. 3100.

2022-2023 School Calendar

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