The Mustang Chronicle!

November 8, 2020

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Join us in our Commitment to our Maple Mustangs!

We are committed to promoting inclusive friendships, inclusive opportunities, inclusive discussions, and inclusive events, for all of our Maple Families!

A Note from Principal Lewis-This is the week we have been waiting for!

Dear Maple Families,


Tomorrow, is our grand opening of Maple Elementary, as we welcome back our TK-2 students to in-person instruction! See details in our Reopening Guide Below! We are so excited to see our Maple Mustangs back on Campus!


The schedule for this week is the following:

Monday, November 9:

TK-2 return in Cohort A @ 8:30 am -11 am and Cohort B @ 12:30 pm-3 pm

Small group cohorts attend today!

Tuesday, November 10:

TK-2 return in Cohort A @ 8:30 am -11 am and Cohort B @ 12:30 pm-3 pm

Small group cohorts attend today!


Wednesday, November 11: No School in celebration of Veteran's Day!

Thank a Veteran today! We are so grateful for your service and sacrifice!


Thursday, November 12:

TK-5 return in Cohort A @ 8:30 am -11 am and Cohort B @ 12:30 pm-3 pm


Friday, November 13:

TK-5 return in Cohort A @ 8:30 am -11 am and Cohort B @ 12:30 pm-3 pm

Tips on having a successful start to school this week!

Each evening, help your child get organized by:
  • picking out his/her clothes for the next day
  • organizing his/her school materials to bring to school
  • packing a snack and water bottle to bring to school
  • getting a good night sleep
  • eating breakfast
  • arriving at school between 8:15-8:30 am


This will be an adjustment for all of our students, as they have spent the past 7-8 months at home with family. Breaking away from parents to walk through the gates of our school may be easy for some and not easy for others. With encouragement and support, we can help our students persevere to walk through the gates, see their teachers, meet new friends, learn new routines, and embrace school as we know it now.

Drop off and Pick Up Map!

The map below designates where there is a walking path which leads to each entrance, and spaces for students to stand after school, when waiting for an adult to pick them up.

We encourage you to identify where you want your child to wait for you to pick them up.


Students in TK and K will wait in the TK-K yard to be picked up.

Students in 1-5 wait in the front of the school on a yellow hoof or

yellow dot until their ride comes.

Students in 1st and 2nd grade are asked to wait on campus for their ride and are not invited to walk down the stairs unless there is an adult with them.


All bike riders are asked to walk bikes on campus.


We anticipate that drop off and pick up may take a few extra minutes the first few weeks, as everyone get reoriented to the expectations of driving in our parking lot again.


Please drove slow, pull up to the curb and have your child exit the curbside, remain in your car at all times, and be careful when driving away. Watch out for pedestrians in our crosswalk. Handicapped parking spaces re reserved for those with a blue handicapped tag, that must be displayed while parking there.


Students need to exit the car with their masks on.


Temperatures will be taken at each entrance. Thank you for prescreening your child at home.

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Tk-2 Recess

Students in TK and K classes will each have separate recesses, in order to promote each class interacting only with themselves. Each class will have a bucket of supplies to play with in the TK-K play yard. The play structure and swings will be off limits. Students will be able to dig in the sand in designated areas, play on the grass, and blacktop. Bathrooms and handwashing will be available for use in the Kindergarten classrooms during recess.


Our Staff will be there to help students be successful!

3rd-5th Recess

All students in 3rd-5th will play in zones, so that classes do not mix together with other classes, following guidelines from our health department. Each zone/class will have separate equipment, which is sanitized between am and pm cohorts. The playground structures will not be available to play on.


Students at recess will:


  • Wear masks
  • Stay in designated zones
  • Have access to handwashing and bathrooms



Our Staff will be there to help students be successful!

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GRAB AND GO LUNCHES

All students will be handed a GRAB and GO lunch when they leave the classroom. Students will take this food home to eat, since students will not be eating lunch on campus.


If you would NOT like to have your child take a GRAB and GO Lunch home every day, please let your child's teacher know, so they can notify the cafeteria tp make one less lunch for their classroom.


There will not be snacks available for purchase at recess time, so students need to bring their own snack from home.


REMOTE students/ children 2-18 yrs old in the community:

Lunch will be available through the left door of the MPR for pick up from 1 pm-1:30 pm! (New Time)

Five Tops for Successful School Re-entry!

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November 2-15: This Year’s Book Fair is Going Online—Join the Fun!

This year, the Maple Book Fair is going virtual November 2-15!


This is a perfect chance to add to student’s personal book collection or include grandparents and extended family members in purchasing book for their own homes.


Shipping is free on all book orders and items will arrive in time for holiday gift giving. A wide range of graphic novel, chapter books and picture can safely be ordered from home.


All proceeds will benefit the Maple Elementary School library.


Click on this link to shop the Book Fair now! https://www.scholastic.com/bf/mapleelementaryschool4

November 9-November 13, 2020: Material's Distribution Week!

Teachers will let you know if you need to come to Maple to pick up materials for class.

Monday, November 9,2020: Welcome back, TK-2 students/Small groups continue!

Cohort A: 8:30-11:00 AM On campus for core instruction

Cohort A: 12:30-3:00 PM At home during reinforcement time


Cohort B: 8:30-11:00 AM At home during reinforcement time

Cohort B: 12:30-3:00 PM On campus for core instruction

Tuesday, November 10,2020: Welcome back, TK-2 students/ Small Groups continue!

Cohort A: 8:30-11:00 AM On campus for core instruction

Cohort A: 12:30-3:00 PM At home during reinforcement time


Cohort B: 8:30-11:00 AM At home during reinforcement time

Cohort B: 12:30-3:00 PM On campus for core instruction

Tuesday, November 10, 2020: DANCING WITH OUR FUTURE STARS!

The link will be the same every week. This is an optional event for students to enjoy!


PM COHORT

8:30am TK-2nd

9:00am 3rd-5th

AM COHORT

12:30pm TK-2nd

1:00pm 3rd-5th


Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5944156137?pwd=eVJFSzBLNkkyYmoxQ1huUWNZT0Ewdz09

Zoom Meeting ID :

594 415 6137

Password: DWOFS

Your instructors will be Ida & Gerry for AM & PM classes.

CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO JOIN THE VIRTUAL DANCE CLASS!

Tuesday, November 10, 2020: Dancing with our Future Stars Dance Party, at 3:30 pm, using Dance Link above!

All students, siblings, and parents are invited!

Wednesday, November 11: No School in Celebration of Veteran's Day!

Maple Families,

Thank you for sharing your military pictures with us! For those who serviced and are not represented in this power point, we salute you this Veteran's Day, along with those pictured here.

Thursday, November 12, 2020: Welcome back, 3rd-5th students!

All Maple Mustangs will be back on campus starting today!


Cohort A: 8:30-11:00 AM On campus for core instruction

Cohort A: 12:30-3:00 PM At home during reinforcement time


Cohort B: 8:30-11:00 AM At home during reinforcement time

Cohort B: 12:30-3:00 PM On campus for core instruction

Thursday, November 12, 2020: S.T.E.A.M. Enrichment Activity with Ms. King!

Check out our Maple Distance Learning Page, linked to our Maple Website. Click on the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) tab!

Thursday, November 12, 2020: Drafting our School Plan for Student Achievement @ 4 pm!

Our focus at this meeting is to review our Title One Parent, Student, Staff Compact and our Title One Parent Family Engagement Policy. We will draft a goal and actions for Parent Family Engagement.


Please email School Site Council President, Jonathan Kretz (scoobychemist@yahoo.com) if you would like to join is this discussion on Nov.11.

We will meet in person in the MPR, socially distanced, and wearing masks.

Below is a link if you want to join by zoom(Audio is available or access to the) white board we are notetaking on.


Topic: School Site Council SPSA Planning Meeting #2

Time: Nov 11, 2020 04:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)


Lewis, Patricia is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Maple School Site Council

Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime


Join Zoom Meeting

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Meeting ID: 307 892 0496

Passcode: 643663

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Meeting ID: 307 892 0496

Find your local number: https://conejousd-org.zoom.us/u/kea4t9xsmK

Friday, November 13, 2020: All Maple Mustangs will be back on campus!

Cohort A: 8:30-11:00 AM On campus for core instruction

Cohort A: 12:30-3:00 PM At home during reinforcement time


Cohort B: 8:30-11:00 AM At home during reinforcement time

Cohort B: 12:30-3:00 PM On campus for core instruction

Friday, November 13, 2020: Maple Spirit Day! Wear blue and white!

Friday, November 13, 2020 ENRICHMENT: Don't miss our Scavenger Hunt with Holly King!

Check out our Maple Distance Learning Page, linked to our Maple Website. Click on the Scavenger Hunt tab!

Friday, November 13, 2020: Our Mustang Kids Newsletter is published!

Send pictures of our Maple Mustangs throughout the week to Principal Lewis at plewis@conejousd.org.

November 23 - November 27, 2020: Fall Break

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Friday, December 4, 2020: Make Up Picture Day

Here is our Make Up Picture Day Schedule:

4 pm - 5 pm Students in Andrews, Clark, Sharpe, and Ramer

5 pm - 7 pm Open to all students

Tuesday, December 10, 2020: 4th and 5th grade Virtual Youth Mental Health Conference

See the flyer below if interested in registering for this conference, by November 25,2020.

Upcoming Holidays!

November 11: No School - Veterans Day

November 23-27: No School - Fall Break


December 21-January 3: No School - Winter Break

January 18: No School - Martin Luther King Day


February 12: No School - Lincoln's Birthday

February 15: No School - Washington's Birthday


March 15: No School - Staff Development


April 2-12: No School - Spring Break


May 28: No School

May 31: No School- Memorial Day


June 10: Last Day of School

2020-2021 Conejo Valley Unified School District(C.V.U.S.D.) Dates for Materials Distribution

November 9 -13, 2020

December 14 -18, 2020

January 11 -15, 2021

February 8 -11, 2021

March 8 -12, 2021

April 19 -21, 2021

May 10 -14, 2021

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PFA and SEDAC News!

Hello Maple Mustangs!!


Our Maple Community Tree blooms gratitude for November!


Please make two handprints to put on the November Tree. One you can decorate as a turkey and the other is a gratitude:


I am thankful for _______.

or

I am grateful for ________ because ________.


Please also consider writing a short note of thanks to the following:

•Military

•First Responder

•Frontline Worker


The Maple drop off box will be out until Friday, November 13th, so that the Tree can be decorated by November 16th.


Enjoy!!!


Co-sponsored between Maple’s PFA and SEDAC.

PFA Monthly Meetings are the last Tuesday of every month, from 6 pm-8 pm!

General Meeting Dates (4th Tuesday of the Month Unless Noted*)

November 17th*

December - No Meeting

January 26th

February 23rd

March 23rd

April 27th

May 25th (Election of New Board)

Join Reoccurring Zoom Meeting

https://lausd.zoom.us/j/91483883834?pwd=bWV1eEFCVkpmUnBWeE5nVDhaVStDdz09

Meeting ID: 914 8388 3834

Passcode: 621178

Contact us at maplepfa@gmail.com

Website: http://maplepfa.weebly.com/

Follow on Facebook at Maple Elementary PFA

Twitter: @MaplePFA

School Site Council Meetings are the last Wednesday of every month, from 3:30 pm -4:30 pm!

Wednesday, November 18 ( Nov. 25 is Thanksgiving week.)

Wednesday, December 16 ( December 23 is a holiday week.)

Wednesday, January 27

Wednesday, February 24

Wednesday, March 31

Wednesday, April 28

Wednesday, May 26


Meetings to Draft our School Plan for Student Achievement from 4 pm-6 pm:

Thursday, November 12

Thursday, November 19

Thursday, December 3

Thursday, December 10

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News from our Library!

Looking for something new to read? Interested in the latest Dog Man or Rick Riordan Book? No worries! The Maple library will be hosting a Scholastic Virtual Book Fair on November 1-15. All purchases will be made and paid for online. Orders will be delivered in time for holiday gift giving. During the Book Fair, a link will be made available so that Maple Mustangs can view and read summaries of the books for sale. Proceeds benefit the Maple Library.

https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/tools/homepage-builder.html

If you child will be absent........

Please contact Eunice Reyes in the office, to let her know the following::

  • The date of the absence
  • The name of the student
  • The reason for the absence.

Attendance Line: 805-480-0557

Our Maple Office is open from 7:30 am - 4 pm. Feel free to call us if you have a question@ 805-498-6748!

If you need to visit our office, here is the protocol we will follow, for the safety of all:

  • Wear a mask.
  • Your temperature will be taken.



Principal: Patty Lewis

Office Manager: Jacquie Maloney

Office Assistant III: Eunice Reyes Reyes

Health Clerk: Susan Hollander

ONLINE TUTORING is available to support the needs of all diverse learners! Check out the website below!

To schedule an appointment, parents or guardians will:

  1. Go to: https://conejousd.org/CVUSD-Student-Tutors and enter the following username and password:

    1. Username: cvusd

    2. Password: theconejoway

  2. After reviewing the tutor biographies and headshots, click on the “Book Now” button and follow the prompts to select the date and time of your appointment and your CVUSD tutor.

  3. A student tutor will reach out to you at the email you provide with a Zoom link for your appointment.

ONLINE Homework Support from the Thousand Oaks Public Library is available to support the needs of all diverse learners! Check out the website below!

The Thousand Oaks Public Library has been approved for a Virtual Homework Center to assist students in grades K-8. The hours will be:

Mondays 3:00-5:00

Wednesdays 3:00-5:00

Thursdays 3:00-5:00

Closed all CVUSD holidays/breaks. Students can register & sign up at this link libcal.tolibrary.org/calendar/kids/

The information is also in English and Spanish on our district website at: https://conejousd.org/Reopen-Redesign/Community-Resources

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2020-2021 Maple Parent Committee Leaders

  1. School Site Council President, Jonathan Kretz (scoobychemist@yahoo.com)
  2. English Language Advisory Co-Presidents, Lucely Duarte (Lucellyduarte79@gmail.com), and Maribel Rojas (rojasmaribel377@gmail.com)
  3. Special Education Advisory Committee Co-Presidents, Sarah Khalil (khalilgerner@gmail.com) and Amy Barker (amyturnhambarker@gmail.com)
  4. Gifted and Talented Education Committee President, Holly Mulligan (hollymulligan@gmail.com)
  5. Parent Faculty Association Co-Presidents, Stacey Palmer and Jennifer Sugden (maplepfa@gmail.com)
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Our Maple Community has teamed up with Maple to make this a great year for our students!

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Please reach out if you have additional questions @ plewis@conejousd.org. Proud to be a Maple Mustang!

Maple Elementary School

Our mission at Maple Elementary is to offer an inclusive learning environment that promotes life-long learning. In order to achieve this, the Maple community will focus on the academic, social, emotional and physical development of our students.


Section 5 of Article IX of the State of California Constitution guarantees students a free public education.

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