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Fremont Unified School District


A California Distinguished School

43545 Bryant Street

Fremont, CA  94539

(510) 656-1200, Fax (510) 651-4211




June 6, 2014

Chuck Graves, Principal                                               Shanthika Sukumar, Secretary

cgraves@fremont.k12.ca.us                                         Rachel Cannon, Attendance Clerk



Character Trait for the month of May & June is Problem Solving: I cooperate to resolve conflicts fairly and peaceably.

Mark Your Calendar

June 9                             Field Day 8:15 to 11:15 a.m.

June 11                           Volunteer Tea 2:00

June 9 – June 12

Minimum Days

All Kindergarteners attend from 8:30 to 11:50

Grades 1 -3:  8:30 – 1:10

Grades 4 -6:  8:20  - 1:15

June 12

Last Day of School


6th Grade Promotion Schedule- June 12th

8:20 AM

Students arrive

8:20 AM – 9:30 AM

Yearbook signing

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Promotion ceremony

10:30 AM

Pictures with friends and parents

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Celebration in MPR

1:00 PM

Return to the classrooms

1:15 PM




  1. No strapless or spaghetti strap dresses or blouses.  Dress pants are acceptable for girls.
  2. Shirt with collar required for boys.
  3. No sweats, jeans, shorts, or T-shirts.
  4. No platform shoes, high heels, flip-flops, or slippers.
Message from Ms. Perez 
Follow your passion.  The rest will attend to itself."  J. Michael Straczynski
I have been blessed to be passionate about my work.  Spending my days helping children discover the magic of books has led to great happiness for me and I hope joy for them as well.  I will miss the children, my colleagues and this whole community that is so committed to learning.  Thank you for the continuous, generous support in helping me to accomplish my goal of spreading the love of reading. 

Colleen Perez


Kindergarten parents and Adventure Time parents will be required to return their parking lot passes the week of June 2nd


MSJE Scores Big at Elementary Science Bowl Tournament

Last weekend at the Elementary Science Bowl Tournament, MSJE came home with an overall fourth place trophy for their efforts. Showing off their understanding of science was Shray V., Anirudh N., Abitha V., Tanay C., Sachi C., and Sujay R. This wouldn’t have been possible without the guidance by coach Leena. Way to go Mustangs!


Debaters Defend Their Position

The MSJE Debate Team demonstrated their speaking skills at last weekends’ elementary debate tournament held at MSJE. The top speaker award went to Anton L. He was also a member of the top performing team which included Kavin K., and Aref Malek. Finishing in second place overall was the team of Anusha N., Irene H., and Serena M. An outstanding effort by all MSJE debaters was given throughout the tournament.


Change of Address/Residency:

Please be reminded that it is the responsibility of parents under Board Policy 5111 to notify the school office within five (5) days if they move in or out of the attendance area.  Any move within the attendance area still requires four (4) new proofs of residency to verify the new address.  Failure to do so will result in revocation of the student’s placement at the school.


Field Day:

MSJE’s field day is on Monday, June 9th from 8:15 to 11:15 a.m. Please have your student come prepared to have fun. Students should bring hats, put on sunscreen and bring water bottles. We need parent volunteers to make this event a success. Please contact the office or PTC to help.  Thank you in advance for your continued support of MJSE.


Volunteers Needed for Traffic Control: 2014-2105

Safety Patrol is in need of adult volunteers to help out with traffic control for the 2014-2015 school year. Please consider volunteering 15 to 30 minutes a day to ensure the safety of our students at arrival and dismissal times. We would appreciate any amount of time you can spare in helping out.  Thank you to the MANY parents who volunteered countless hours to keep our students safe this school year.


FUSD Parent Survey    

For the third year, FUSD will be conducting an annual Customer Satisfaction Survey.  The Customer Satisfaction Survey provides valuable information to stakeholders about FUSD schools.  Developed with input from parents, teachers, school based personnel, and students, the Customer Satisfaction Survey documents the perceptions of parents, staff, and grade 4-12 students about their experiences at their schools.  The surveys ask respondents about the opportunities students have to learn and be leaders at their schools, how welcoming and collaborative parents perceive the environment to be, support, the cleanliness and safety of the campus, and parent engagement.  Respondents at all elementary, junior high, and high schools will complete surveys online.  All parent surveys must be completed by June 20, 2014.  The online survey can be accessed beginning May 1, 2014 at http://www.fremont.k12.ca.us/parentsurvey2014.

We appreciate your participation in this important effort.

Fremont 聯合學區(FUSD)將進行第二年的年度顧客滿意度的問卷調查. 此問卷調查將提供有關Fremont聯合學區的重要訊息, 它收集了家長, 老師, 學校教職員和學生們的意見, 並記載了家長, 教職員, 4-12 年級學生的在校經驗。所有小學, 初中和高中的調查對象都將在網站上做答。問卷上的問題包括他們在學校裡的學習和領導機會, 整個環境是否如期望中的和善和協和, 支持校園的安全和整潔, 以及家長的參與程度.


所有的家長問卷必須在2014628日前完成。此問卷自2014522日起可在以下網站填寫( 網址是: http://www.fremont.k12.ca.us/parentsurvey2014)


Bus Passes

If your student is taking the school bus next year, bus passes and photo IDs are available at the Transportation Office, located at 43770 S. Grimmer Blvd., Fremont, beginning August 4th, 2014. The hours for the Transportation Office are Monday to Friday from the hours of 7:30AM to 4:00pm.  If you have any questions, please contact them at 510-657-1450.

End of the Year

Even though testing has ended, instruction continues.  I know many parents have contacted the office about leaving early for vacation.  We do not encourage this.  The absences will be unexcused and your child will miss valuable instruction.  The grading period does not end until the end of school, so absences between now and June 12th will have an effect on the final report card.  Please keep your child in school until the last day of school, June 12th

All of the following information is available on the online calendar:  Minimum days are June 9th to the 12th (dismissal at 1:10 & 1:15). The school office will close at 1:15 p.m. on June 12th and will re-open at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 13th.

Adopt a Chinchilla for the Summer

Gummy, the chinchilla, is up for adoption for the summer.  You can adopt her for any length of time that suits your schedule.  Send Ms. Dahlin (sdahlin@fremont.k12.ca.us) an email with the parent’s name (first, last), student’s name (first, last) student's room number and dates you are interested.   Ms. Dahlin will confirm your dates.  NOTE: You will be able to adopt Gummy during the school year as well unless she is permanently adopted.


First Day of School for 2014- 2015 School Year – Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

All students are expected to report to school on the first day, Wednesday, August 27th 2014. Students who have not attended the first two days of school will be dropped at the end of the third day of school. Students who are dropped will not be guaranteed a seat at the school and may have to be overloaded to other schools upon return.

The only exceptions will be students who are absent due to illness. If a student is absent the first three days due to illness, parents or guardians must notify the school every day the student is absent. Seats will not be held for students on extended vacations or other optional activities, whether or not the school is notified.

Student Medication   

All student medication needs to be picked up from the office by the end of the school year.  Medications must be picked up by a parent or guardian unless your student is authorized (current contract on file) to self-carry his/her medication.  The district will pick up and discard any medication that is left in office on June 13th.

If your student is attending summer school, the medication, including the doctor’s order, must be picked up the last day of school.  It then needs to be taken to the summer school site on the first day of summer school by the parent. Please make sure that the medication doesn’t expire prior to July 31, 2014. The last day of summer school the student’s medication must be picked up by the parent from the summer school site.

Attention Parents of 6th Grade Students  

For the 2014 / 2015 school year, California Law (AB 354) requires an additional immunization called Tdap in order for your student to enter 7th grade.  The adolescent whooping cough/pertussis booster shot, (Tdap) must be given on or after age 7 to meet this requirement.  Valid proof must show: 1) type of shot given, 2) date, 3) provider’s signature/stamp.  You can provide proof to your Elementary School Site up until the last day of school.

If parents have not provided proof to their school by the first day of school, August 2014, your student will NOT be allowed to attend.


School Lunches

Please pay all current charges. All payment must be made by cash or you may make payments online.


Volunteer Tea:

That long awaited event, the Volunteer Tea, is scheduled for Wednesday, June 11th at 2:00 in the MUR.  If you have volunteered here at MSJE during the course of this school year, please watch for your invitation coming home in the Friday Folder. We hope to see you then and show our appreciation for the countless hours you have given to MJSE. Your time and efforts make MSJE a great school.


Supply List 2014-2015

Supply list will be posted on the school website at www.fmtusd.org/msje


Class Lists for Next Year

Class lists will be posted on Tuesday, August 26th after 4:30 p.m. on the window of Room 6. The class lists will remain posted for the entire evening and following morning.


Turn- It- Up Summer Camp

FUSS is thrilled to promote the 2014 Turn It Up weeklong summer camp hosted by Resonate Movement, because it benefits the academically challenged and socioeconomically disadvantaged incoming 1st - 6th graders in our school district.

The camp will be held at Oliveira Elementary School from July 7-11, 9am - 12pm, Monday-Friday. Free transportation will be provided from Grimmer Elementary School or EZ8 Motel. Free breakfast will be served at 8:20am and sack lunch will be provided.  

To apply, please print out the 2-page forms (English or Spanish), fill them out, and send them to Resonate Church at 44244 Fremont Blvd., Fremont, CA ASAP. Space is limited. If you have any questions, please contact Christine at cbszeto@yahoo.com


Remember to read the Announcements and Headlines on the web page too.  Additional information is posted there as it comes up on a day to day basis.


"Fremont Unified School District is part of a culturally and linguistically rich community.  Our policies embrace a discrimination and harassment free environment,"


Voluntary Classroom Supply

2014-2015 School Year


Following is a list of school supplies suggested by teachers. Any of these items that you could provide are greatly appreciated as a voluntary donation to your child’s classroom.

Homework Assignment Books will be provided for 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students.


*Please do not label any materials. They will be shared throughout the year.*



Supply List will be provided at Kindergarten Orientation


FIRST GRADE (No Rolling Back Packs)

l   2 boxes #2 pencils (12 count) - sharpened

l   3 Magic Rub large white erasers

l   8 glue sticks (paste type)

l   1 box Crayola crayons 24 count primary colors

l   1 box of Kleenex

l   1 box of baby wipes

l   2 folder for homework – plastic 2 pocket

l   3 reams of white copy paper

l   4 Markesr Dry Erase, Bullet point,. Low Odor, black

l   Hand Sanitizer, Anit-bacterial- Gel, Pump top 8 poz


SECOND GRADE ( No Rolling Back Packs)

l   2 boxes of Ticonderoga #2 pencils (12 count each) – sharpened

l   2 boxes of Kleenex

l   3 large Magic Rub white erasers

l   3 glue sticks (paste type)

l   1 box of Crayola crayons (24 count)

l   1 box Crayola colored pencils (12 count, primary colors, sharpened)

l   1 package Crayola thin tip washable markers – 8 colors

l   2 boxes of baby wipes

l   3 reams of white copy paper

l   1 plastic 2 pocket folder

l   1 package Markers, Dry Erase, Chisel. Low Odor Black

l   2 rolls double sided scotch tape

l   3 rolls Scotch Magic tape

l   1 package 3x3 Post it notes

l   Hand Sanitizer, Anit-bacterial- Gel, Flip top 8 poz




IMPORTANT: Please do not buy a pencil box. All students will be using the same type of box. We will send home more information after school begins.


Please label the binder and coloring tools with your child’s name before putting them in the backpack.

  • A 1.5 inch 3-ring binder (no zippers or Velcro)
  • 5 binder dividers/labels
  • 1 set of markers, crayons,
  • 1 set of colored pencils

Please put these items in a bag marked with the classroom number.

  • 24 or more sharpened #2 pencils
  • At least 2 highlighters of different colors
  • At least 3 Magic Rub large white erasers
  • 4 pack of glue sticks
  • 1 ultra fine point Sharpie – black
  • 1 fine point Sharpie – Black
  • 1 wide ruled spiral bound notebook – single subject
  • 1 plastic pocket foler
  • 3 packs of binder paper (wide rule)
  • 3 reams of white copy paper
  • 1 box or refill pack of unscented baby wipes
  • 2 big boxes of tissues
  • 4 Marker, Dry Erase, Chisel. Low Odor Black
  • Hand Sanitizer, Anit-bacterial- Gel, Pump top 8 poz

Homework assignment books will be provided at school.



l   1 liquid glue stick

l   4 red and four blue ballpoint pens

l   1 pair of scissors

l   3 reams of binder paper (not perforated)

l   1 red 3-ring binder (1” to 1 1/2” inch)

l   2 boxes of #2 pencils (12 count each)

l   2 Magic Rub large white erasers

l   2 boxes of Kleenex

l   1 set of protractor & compass

l   1 package of 5 binder dividers

l   1 box of colored pencils (12 count)

l   1 box of colored markers (12 count)

l   3 reams of white copy paper


l   2  pens (black and blue)

l   2  boxes of #2 pencils (12 count each)

l   3  reams of binder paper

l   1  package of 3 Magic Rub large white erasers

l   1  ruler (combination of metric and standard)

l   1  2” binder with dividers

l   2  boxes of Kleenex

l   2  reams of white copy paper

l   1  set of protractor and compass

l   1  flash drive (USB, compatible with Widows)

l   1  spiral-bound notebook (100 pages)

l   1  3” binder black with dividers

l   1  set of Dividers, 3 ring, 8 –Tab

l   Marker, Dry Erase, Chisel. Low Odor Black


l   1  plastic zipper pouch for supplies

l   1  package of 3 Magic Rub large white erasers

l   1  ruler (combination of metric and standard)

l   1  box #2 pencils

l   1  pair of scissors

l   1  box of crayons

l   2  packages of dividers (total 10)

l   1  sturdy 3-ring 2” binder (no Trapper keepers or spirals)

l   1  white glue

l   3  reams of wide ruled binder paper

l   1  box of colored pencils or colored felt pens

l   4  boxes of Kleenex

l   3  reams of white copy paper

l   1 spiral-bound notebook (100 pages)


Individual teachers may require additional supplies.


Last Modified on June 11, 2014