Bear Den News

September 2020

Upcoming Events and Additional Information

  • School Site Council
  • Food and Nutrition Services
  • Attendance Information
  • Zoom and Google Meet Sign In
  • "e"Library Cards
  • Cub Scouts

  • September 9 - Kona Shave Ice Fundraiser
  • September 9th - 28th - Boon Supply Orders
  • September 15 - 18th - Ayers Virtual Book Fair
  • September 18 - Bingo Night
  • September 23/24 - Dine and Donate at Carl's Jr.
  • September 29 - Vaping and Teens: What parents need to know
  • September 30 - School Site Council Meeting

School Site Council

Want to be involved but cannot commit too much of your time? Want to be aware of and get involved in how money is spent on programs and materials at Ayers? Join our Site Council! We meet at the end of the month every other month for approximately an hour and will do so virtually.

Please email me if you are interested. thomasms@mdusd.org

Thank you so much!

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Food and Nutrition Services

We are so pleased to announce that MDUSD has been granted an area waiver that allows us to provide meals free of charge to all children under the age of 18! At this time, the waiver has been extended until the end of 2020. The primary way we receive funding to support this program is through the free/reduced cost lunch program. I would like to ask that even if you are not currently using these services that you fill out an application for the 2020-2021 school year.


These funds also provide additional funds to the school as a whole. These funds support Ayers in many ways. Currently we use these funds to pay the salary of an instructional assistant for the 4th and 5th grades as well as purchase technology for student use.


The Food and Nutrition Services department has videos to support you in the application process. In the past this form had to be filled out on paper but there is now an online version of this form and you can access it HERE!


We really appreciate everyone taking a few minutes to fill out an application, even if you have never applied in the past. Thank you!

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Attendance

We have had fantastic engagement and attendance so far this year and we want to keep it up! As you know, students are expected to participate in daily live interaction and instruction daily to be counted as in attendance. If you know your child will be absent please call the attendance hotline (925) 682-8000 ext 85708 or email us at at ayersattendance@mdusd.org. Please include your student's name, teacher, and reason for absence. Thank you!
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Boon Supply Orders

The PTA Boon Supply Fundraiser starts today and runs through 9/28! Stay out of this crazy heat and shop! Please use the customized link to shop Boon Supply, delivery right to your door, share our link on social media with your family and friends AND 40% goes directly to the Ayers PTA!

Click right HERE to check it out!

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Zoom and Google Meets

Please be sure when your students are signing into their Zoom or Google Meets they are signing on with their first and last name. Students should not be participating on a phone. If you need to borrow a Chromebook, please contact our office.


The daily live interaction time is a great time for your students to be engaged with their teacher and for you to be there if they need support, but also let them be engaged as they would be in school.

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Scholastic Book Fair

Hey Ayers Bears! Who's ready for some new books? Here is a sneak peek of some books our VIRTUAL Book Fair will have available to ship directly to your home.

Virtual Book Fair will be open from September 15-28th

Vaping and Teens: What parents need to know

You're Invited! Vape Pens and Teens: What Our Community Needs to Know

This webinar will provide an overview of the latest tobacco products used by young people. Adult and youth presenters will discuss the history of electronic smoking devices (vape pens), as well as the current products on the market. We will cover how they work, how the tobacco industry targets young people, health effects, and what we are still learning about these popular and dangerous devices.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Audience: Parents and other adults

There is no cost to attend, although registration is required.

For questions, contact Marissa Frias mfrias@cccoe.k12.ca.us

Marissa Frias, MPA
Intervention Specialist, Tobacco Use Prevention Education (TUPE)

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Ayers Elementary School

Official communications from Ayers and from MDUSD will be posted on our school website and on our PTA Konstella page. You may also request to join the Ayers Elementary PTA Facebook page to communicate with other families in our school. You may direct individual questions to thomasMS@mdusd.org.


Links to join can be found below:

Request to join PTA Konstella Website

Ayers Elementary School PTA Facebook Group