MSJE Crowned State Chess Champions 2013 MSJE fresh off winning the National Chess Championships two weeks ago continued their dominance by sweeping the Northern California State Championships last weekend held at the Santa Clara Convention Center. MSJE won all three of the elementary championship sections. There were close to 1,100 players participating in the two day event. Placing in the top ten for MSJE were:
MSJE Crowned State Chess Champions 2013
MSJE fresh off winning the National Chess Championships two weeks ago continued their dominance by sweeping the Northern California State Championships last weekend held at the Santa Clara Convention Center. MSJE won all three of the elementary championship sections. There were close to 1,100 players participating in the two day event.
Placing in the top ten for MSJE were:
Hannah C. a first grader from Mission San Jose Elementary School Fremont was announced as a winner in the K-2 category for artwork entered in the 2013 Endangered Species Day Youth Art Contest on April 22, 2013 by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Endangered Species Coalition, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, and the International Child Art Foundation. The art contest is an integral part of the 8th annual National Endangered Species Day on May 17, 2013.
Two other first graders from MSJE, Shravya R. and Keertana S. were also among the semifinalist in the K-2 category.
Considering that more than 2,100 pieces were entered by young artists throughout the country, this is a significant and prestigious accomplishment. The students' art will be displayed later at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C and can also be viewed at
At the recent National Championship Chess Tournament in Tennessee, MSJE proved once again that they are one of the best chess programs around. After the two day event, MSJE proved their knowledge and skill by winning the K-6 National Championship. Over 5,000 students participated in this tournament. Up next for our championship team is the State Championships being held in two weeks. GO MUSTANGS!!!
Annapoorni a second grader at MSJE wins the k-3 girls division at the state championship.
Carolyn, Kavya, and Annapoorni tie for the first place in the k-3 girls division.
Way to go girls!
In the recent Northern California Grade Level Chess Championship held in
Grade Level Breakdown:
Third – Third Place
Fifth – Third Place
MSJE big winners were:
1st grade: Kevin, Northern Cal Champion
2nd grade: Rishi and Anna, State Champs
4th grade: Luke,
6th grade: Drake and Amit,
2nd Grade Champions
Donations for Fremont Youth and Family Services
At the book fair we collected donations to purchase books for Fremont Youth & Family Services. The students put their donations in one of three boxes depending on what activity they hoped to get Mr. Graves to perform. He kept his promise by singing karaoke at lunchtime to the great enjoyment of the children. In November the books that were purchased with the donations were presented to Iris Preece from Fremont Youth & Family Services. Thank you to Ms. Preece for coming to our school and talking to the students at both lunch periods. Thank you also to Sibhi and Jasmine from Room 10 and Ajay and Charlotte from Room 23 for helping to present the books to Ms. Preece. Their teachers, Mrs. Covey and Ms. Reese, deserve thanks as well for helping with this!
Want to be a part of making our planet a better place as we celebrate the Earth Day? You will get a chance to work on the nature trail at Mission San Jose Elementary on Saturday, April 27th. Volunteers will be planting along the trail.
This is also an opportunity for your high school kids or boys scouts to earn community service hours.
Volunteers will work from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
We will end with Pizza for lunch!
Please email Raj Yadav at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up by April 20th, 2013 or ASAP.