MP Parent Crew Newsletter

April 2022

Attendance Matters because Your Child Matters!

Please Send me to School!

Benefits of Good School Attendance

Every day a student is absent is a lost opportunity for learning. Too many absences not only can affect achievement for the absent student but also can disrupt learning for the entire class. Attending school regularly helps children feel better about school—and themselves. Good attendance will help children do well in high school, college and at work.

  • Students who miss fewer days become better readers.

  • Good attendance habits pay off! More school days attended increase a child’s academic success, improves their chances to earn a high school diploma and a college degree, so they can earn higher pay in their careers.

  • 80% of success is showing up!

  • Attend today, and achieve tomorrow

  • School keeps you safe, it educates you, it prepares you for your future. Don’t miss out!

    Attendance Facts


    Did you know…

    • Starting in kindergarten, too many absences can cause children to fall behind in school.
    • Missing 18 days in a school year can make it harder to learn to read.
    • Students can still fall behind if they miss just a day or two days every few weeks.
    • Being late to school may lead to poor attendance.
    • Absences can affect the whole classroom if the teacher has to slow down learning to help children catch up.
    • Students who are frequently absent but improve their attendance early on can reverse many of the long-term effects. We can work together to help get students back on track!
    • By 6th grade, chronic absence becomes a leading indicator that a student will drop out of high school.
    • Absences add up! Missing just 2 days a month means a child misses 10% of the school year.


How to Build Good Attendance Habits

Help your child succeed in school by building the habit of good attendance early.

  • Set a regular bedtime and morning routine.

  • Layout clothes and pack backpacks the night before.

  • Don’t let your child stay home unless he or she is truly sick. Complaints of a stomachache may be a sign of anxiety, but not a reason to stay at home.

  • If your child seems anxious about going to school, talk to teachers, Family Case Manager, or principal.

  • Develop back-up plans for getting to school if something comes up. Call on a family member, a neighbor, or another parent.

  • Avoid medical appointments and extended trips when school is in session.

  • In addition to our school’s attendance rewards, find ways to reward and praise your child for their attendance, so that it becomes a habit.


When is Sick Too Sick for School?

Send me to school if...and tested negative to rapid COVID 19 test

  • I have a runny nose or just a little cough, but no other symptoms.

  • I haven’t taken any fever-reducing medicine for 24 hours, and I haven’t had a fever during that time.

  • I haven’t thrown up or had any diarrhea for 24 hours.


Keep me at home if...I tested positive to COVID or have the following symptoms…

  • I have a temperature higher than 100 degrees even after taking medicine.

  • I’m throwing up or have diarrhea.

  • My eyes are pink and crusty.

Call the doctor if...

  • I have a temperature higher than 100 degrees for more than two days.

  • I’ve been throwing up or have diarrhea for more than two days.

  • I’ve had the sniffles for more than a week, and they aren’t getting better.

  • I still have asthma symptoms after using my asthma medicine (and call 911 if I’m having trouble breathing after using an inhaler).

You can always call the MP front office for help. 408-258-6451.


Thank you for your support!

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Vaccination Clinic at MP!

MP Cafeteria on 4/7 from 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Everyone is welcome!


Please email the vaccination cards to dchung@mpesd.org

We have monthly treats and prizes for those students who are vaccinated!

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Pick-Up and Drop-Off Zone is NOT a stopping area

Please use the round about pick-up and drop-off zone only to drop off your students and quickly move forward. If you need to take a moment to speak to your child or staff, please park your car.

Thank you for being courteous and kind to others!

Keep everyone Safe!

Dear Parents/Guardians,


Let's come together to keep everyone safe at school!

There are two things that every child can do:

1. Please register your child for Color Lab testing

2. Please vaccinate your child


We would like 100% of our students to be registered and vaccinated.


Thank you for your support!

Mrs. Chung

MP Principal

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Spring Picture Day is Coming!

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Pictures from the Sports Spirit Day!

Pictures from Cartoon Spirit Day!

Congratulations to these VIP students who were honored for showing Empathy!

Character Counts!

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CAASPP (Smarter Balance State Assessments) in May! (3rd-5th)

CAASPP Testing Schedule

ELA testing dates: May 10, 11, 12

Math testing dates: May 17, 18, 19


Please send the students to school on-time. Once the tests begin, the students who are tardy for the day will need to wait in the front office until the tests are finished. We will not be disturbing the classes.

There will be special treats for those students who come to school on time every day of testing!


What is CAASPP?

The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System consists of the following assessments:

  • Smarter Balanced English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics (3rd - 5th)
  • California Science Test (CAST) - 5th grade only
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