Soaring over MDE

week 8

Ending on a sugar high.....

This week ended with our staff getting treated by our PFC to coffee and Nothing Bundt Cakes. To say that everyone went onto their Zoom/Meets with a grin on their faces is an understatement! Thank you PFC for always knowing exactly how to take care of our staff!

We have officially hit the halfway mark for the trimester. It definitely seems as though everyone has found their stride. Thank you to everyone who reaches out to their teacher with praise, I know they appreciate it! I also want to thank those of you that have contacted us with concerns. Thank you all for being an integral part of distance learning.

The survey results that were gathered two weeks ago show that we are exceeding expectations. While I know many of us want students back on campus, the feedback continues to be pretty darn constructive for our distance learning format! Please continue to reach out to me with praise or concern. (

Home Link

Our office clerk, Marianne, has been reaching out to many of you regarding your Home Link access. Please know to view report cards, absences and to access SSID numbers, you must have set up your parent access. If you have any questions or still need assistance, please call the office and we can help you. 925-672-4840.

Garden Education Newsletter

Please take a look at the Garden Education Newsletter. Kits were sent home this week (possibly early next week) for your students. Find the newsletter here.

Virtual Field Trip

On Monday, October 19, 2020, we will be taking a school-wide "field trip." Contra Costa Water District is delighted to offer our school a free live stream water science assembly that our students can tune into from their homes. The live stream show featuring juggling, magic and student participation. Links will be sent out next Friday, 10/16/20. TK-2nd Grades will start at 1:15pm and 3rd-5th Grades will start at 12:15. We are limited on zoom spots, if you have multiple students in a home, please feed off of one link.

Intradistrict Transfers

Intradistrict transfers are for students who reside inside the MDUSD boundaries requesting to transfer to another MDUSD school. Online Application Request Period for the 2021- 2022 School Year:

  • Secondary Grades 6-12: October 15, 2020 - November 15, 2020
  • Elementary Grades TK-5 (including Two Way Dual Immersion and Bilingual Program transfer requests): February 10, 2021 - March 10, 2021
  • (link for application coming soon)

Special Weekly Reader

Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid

Happy Birthday

10/5-5th: Ryan

10/5-2nd: Chinedu

10/6-4th: Carly

10/6-3rd: Grayson

10/7-5th: Genevieve

10/7-4th: Gianna

10/7-Kinder: Jameson

10/8-4th: Giovanni

10/8-2nd: Victoria

10/9-4th: Riley

10/9-TK: Aviana

10/11-4th: Melanie

10/11-3rd: Henry

10/11-2nd: Kylie