Estrada's E-Notes

December 2020 Edition

As we wrap up 2020, I want to say how incredibly grateful I am for our school community. I personally would not have gotten through this crazy year without the support, grace, cooperation, and dedication of our parent community and our incredibly talented staff. I hope that you have a joyous holiday season!

With Gratitude,

Principal Estrada


Supporting Student Learning

I recognize that supporting your children during distance and hybrid learning is challenging to say the least. Your child's teacher and I are here to help you in whatever way we can, and I will continue to share resources I believe are high-quality and could be of value.

These are Family Guides created by the team at Achieve the Core to help anyone supporting a child's learning in the 2020-21 school year learn more about what children should know and be able to do, grade by grade, in math and literacy. These guides provide information on the most important things students should be learning, and how to reinforce learning with everyday activities, tips for talking to teachers, and online resources.








December Read Aloud

This month I am reading A Wish for Wings that Work: An Opus Holiday Story by Berkeley Breathed. It's a fun, holiday story that goes along with our school theme: be kind, brave, and you. Opus is a penguin who desperately wants to be able to fly and writes to Santa for wings that work. He uses his expert swimming skills to save the holiday and learns that it is better to be himself.

December Read Aloud link

December Dates

December 2 - AM Cohort on campus 8-10:30

December 4 - Virtual Flag Deck

December 9 - PM Cohort on campus - 8-10:30

December 16 - AM Cohort on campus 8-10:30

December 16 - PTA Family Game Night on Zoom - more details in The Point and Room Parent email

December 17 - PTA hosted Gingerbread House Contest

December 18 - Virtual Flag Deck, Spirit Day - PJs

December 19 - January 3 - Campus closed for Winter Break

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 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 -

Health, medications, and immunizations questions:

Dana Hansen - and

Nurse Sarah Hacker -

Other inquiries:

Debbie Kandel -

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