Mission Elementary Weekly News

October 3, 2021

Parent/Caregiver/Guardian Teacher Conferences and Upcoming Minimum Days

Parent/Caregiver/Guardian Teacher Conferences: Your child’s teacher is looking forward to sharing his/her academic progress and learning plans for the year. If the day and time of your conference does not fit your schedule, please call us (760) 966-8700 to request a change.

Upcoming Minimum Days: TK-5th dismissal is at 1:05PM. TK and PK schedule does not change

  • October 8-15: Teacher - Parent/Guardian/Caregiver Conferences days

  • October 19: Teachers' Professional Development Day

Please add them to your calendar and make appropriate childcare arrangements.

School Calendar

10/6 PTO Family Restaurant Day at Pollo Loco 11:00 AM-8:00 PM Virtual Flyer

10/7 Mission Gear Sales 2:45-3:45 & 5:00-6:00 - Prices - Cash or checks

10/8-15 Parent/Guardian/Caregiver Teacher Conferences

10/8-15 Book Fair

10/13 PTO Meeting @ 6:30 PM

10/18 New TK Schedule: 8:55 am - 2:50 pm (Wednesdays and minimum days: 8:55 am- 1:05 pm)

10/19 Minimum Day Tuesday - TK-5th Dismissal at 1:05

10/26 School Picture Day

Stay Connected By:

  • Downloading the Oceanside Unified School District App - Link

  • Following Mission in Instagram missionelementary_dolphins

Hispanic Heritage Month - 9/15 to 10/15

I grew up in Colombia, Panamá and Costa Rica. As a child, it was easy to answer Colombian, when asked about my nationality. It was not until we moved to the United States of America, that I was faced with the need to complete forms with race and ethnicity questions. I found completing those forms troublesome, since they asked me to identify with only one race and I am biracial. In addition, none of the ethnicities listed on the forms described the way I identify myself. Over the years, I have learned how complex race and ethnicity identification can be, and yet, how simple it is to find commonalities between all races and ethnicities. As a Hispanic/Latina, I am thankful to my Yugoslavian mom, who embraced the Latin culture and learned to cook Latin dishes like arepas, cachapas, pupusas, Colombian/Venezuelan/Mexican tamales, bollos, patacones, maduros, yuca frita, buñuelos, tequeños, arroz con coco, etc. I thank my mom for enriching my live by teaching me to always try new experiences, foods, etc. before determining if I like them or not.

PTO News

10/6 PTO Family Restaurant Day at Pollo Loco 11:00 AM-8:00 PM - Show this Virtual Flyer and Pollo Loco will donate 20% of your purchase to Mission's PTO
10/7 Mission Gear Sales 2:45-3:45 & 5:00-6:00 - Prices - Cash or checks
10/13 PTO Meeting @ 6:30 PM

Two Easy Ways You Can Help Mission Scholars:

  • Box Tops: Just scan your receipts - see video of how it works. Link download the app.
  • AmazonSmile Program: Shop at smile.amazon.com and they’ll donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to Mission Elementary PTO—no fees, no extra cost. Make sure to designate Parent Booster USA Inc Mission Elementary Oceanside PTO as your AmazonSmile charity in your settings.

Counselor Corner

  • Counselor October Newsletter: Link
  • For counseling information, contact Ms. Amanda, Mission's Counselor at 760-966-8752

Family Engagement Policy and School Parent/Caregiver/Guardian Compact

Our School Site Council will be reviewing, updating and approving Mission's Family Engagement Policy & School Parent/Caregiver Compact (Póliza de Participación Familias y Pacto entre la Escuela y los Padres/Tutores) in November. Highlighted are the proposed changes. Please email me your suggestions and questions to glenda.robinson@oside.us by November 15.

Thank you!

Health and Safety:

COVID Updates: