IF YOU WANT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IN CHINESE REGARDING THIS COMMUNICATION, PLEASE CONTACT THE SCHOOL.
Character Trait for October is Honesty: I am truthful and honest.
I can’t begin to tell you how proud I am of the entire MSJE community. Being recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School is truly a team effort. Without the staff, students and parents working together to provide the best possible learning experience, this award would have been impossible. As I have mentioned numerous times before, with all of us working together, MSJE will continue to be one of the top schools in the state. It is truly an honor to be associated with a community which truly understands the value of hard work and education.
MSJE a National Blue Ribbon School
MSJE was nominated by the California Department of Education due to our outstanding academic achievement to the Federal Department of Education. After submitting a detailed application explaining how MSJE strives for academic excellence for all students, MSJE was recommended to be a National Blue Ribbon School. MSJE is one of 24 schools in California to achieve Blue Ribbon status this year. In all, 337 schools nationwide were recognized for their academic excellence or exemplary improvement.
Mark Your Calendars:
October 14 GATE Information Night @ Gomes Elementary 7:00 PM
October 17 Progress Report Sent Home
October 27 – 30 6th Grade Science Camp in Scotts Valley
October 31 Minimum Day
MSJE’s Book Fair will be held on:
Please call Ms. Roberta Steinberg, our librarian, if you can help with book fair.
MSJE’s is able to provide counseling services on Thursdays and Fridays through a program run by Youth & Family Services through the City of Fremont. This program is funded by our PTC. We are happy to be able to provide this free service to our students. Our counselor’s name is Kelly Shah. We welcome her to MSJE.
District Science Fair
This year, the Fremont Unified School District Science Fair will be held earlier to allow students in grades 6 through 12 to compete in the Alameda County Science Fair held March 20th. The District Science Fair will be held on Saturday, February 7, 2015 from 1:00-3:30 in the Multipurpose Room of Centerville Junior High School, located at 37720 Fremont Boulevard here in Fremont. Information packets were sent home last week in the Friday folder.
Drop Off, Pick up and Parking Procedures:
School Start and End Time:
Playground supervision begins at 8:15 a.m. As there is no adult supervision before 8:15 a.m., DO NOT DROP OFF students by the gates, classrooms or the office before 8:15 a.m. School ends at 2:35 for primary (Grades 1- 3) and 2:40 for Intermediate (Grades 4-6). All students must be picked up within 10 minutes of school ending. There is no adult supervision after 2:55 p.m. We have a few students who are routinely picked up after 3:00p.m. Please make arrangements to have your students picked up on time.
The office is continually receiving information on community activities and other programs being offered for children. It is impossible for us to send them all home, but we do keep a supply of flyers inside the library, on a literature rack for you to select those of interest to you and your child. Please be aware that MSJE does not endorse any of these programs. We are simply making the information available and for you to make the decision as to whether or not your child will participate in the program
Reminders about Independent Study Contracts:
Per Board Policy 6158:
Mark your calendars! Our annual Halloween Carnival will be held at Mission San Jose on Saturday October 25th from 11-3:00. As in the past, the students, staff and parents of Mission Valley will be joining us for this fun filled afternoon. Watch for an informational flyer coming home. ALSO, on Friday, October 31 we will have our Halloween Parade from 12:45 – 1:00 p.m. All students will have an opportunity to parade around the campus in their costumes. Parents are invited to attend and take pictures. REMINDERS: All costumes must be school appropriate; i.e. nothing sexy or racy, no weapons, nothing with a lot of blood and guts. If you have questions, please ask. STUDENTS DO NOT WEAR THEIR COSTUMES TO SCHOOL. They will be given time before the parade to change into their costumes. Friday, OCT. 31st is a minimum day.
Students who need to take medications during the school day MUST have a “Hold Harmless Letter” on file in the office. This form letter is to be completed and signed by the parent and the physician. It must be returned to the school with the medication. Medication will be kept in the office and administered by the secretary or clerks. At no time is a student to have any medication in his/her possession in the classroom, in the cafeteria, in a backpack, or on the playground. This policy is strictly enforced for the safety of all students. If you anticipate your child will need medication on a regular basis, obtain a copy of this form. ALL medications are subject to this policy including over-the-counter products such as aspirin, cough drops, decongestants, etc.
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.
Reporting Student Absences:
Please remember to report your child’s absence before 9:00 a.m. if they are unable to attend school. Call the school number, 656-1200, and follow the prompts. Give your child’s name, grade, teacher’s name, date(s), and reason for absence. Your child’s education is our top priority. However, when a student is sick, bed rest at home is usually advised. If your child has a fever, he/she must be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school.
A big thank you to Danielle Raha, Durba Sen, Uma Shetty, Sumithra Mani, Joanna Scafuto, Utsa Ray Singh, and Ambika Margo for helping us with picture day. Thank you for making picture day run smoothly.
DONATION DROP BOX:
MSJE has partnered with ReUseIt.org to help collect gently used clothing, shoes, toys, books and other small household items. Items collected help support local organizations. For a complete list or more information visit ReUseIt.org.
NOMINATIONS FOR GATE
Gifted and Talented Education (G.A.T.E.) provides differentiated instruction for students with superior ability and high-level academic performance.
This year all 3rd grade students will have the opportunity to take the GATE test. Testing information was presented to 3rd grade parents during the month of September.
Students in grades 4 or 5 who have not been tested in Fremont automatically are offered testing. Those students will be assessed with an ability test during March. A letter will be mailed to the student’s home address with an assigned testing session and for parental written permission. Nomination of those students is not necessary. If your child is new to the district this year and you have not received any information regarding testing by the end of February, please contact Mr. Schroeder at 510-657-2350 ext. 12325 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those students in 5th and 6th grade who have been tested, Teacher and/or Parent Nomination forms are accepted for review under other identification criteria. Additional information and forms are available in your child’s school office or may be downloaded from the Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Department’s website. If you believe that your child may require GATE services and is in the 5th or 6th grade, submit a completed nomination form to the GATE Office, 4210 Technology Drive, Fremont, CA 94538, between November 1, 2014 and January 15, 2015. Faxes will not be accepted.
California English Language Development Test (CELDT) 2014/2015
The State of California mandates that the California English Language Development Test (CELDT) be given to students who speak another language when they first enter a California public school. This test identifies students who are English learners (limited in English proficiency) so that schools may immediately provide appropriate instruction to meet their needs. The CELDT must also be given to all English learners every year to monitor their progress in learning English and to help evaluate the programs they receive. The test has four parts: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. For the 2014/2015 school year, Fremont Unified will be giving this test starting October 1 until October 31, 2014. Additionally, we found some students who were never initially tested upon registration. These students will also be tested during this time frame. If you have any questions about the test, please call Federal and State Programs at (510) 659-2531.
加州英語發展測試 (CELDT) 2014/2015
加州政府規定在初學語言時說非英語的學生在首次進入加州公立學校時必須接受加州英語 發展測試(CELDT)。此測試用於辨別英語學習者(即英語程度有限者)，以便學校立即安排符合他們需要的課程。英語學習者必須每年複考加州英語發展測試，籍以審查他們在英語 學習上的進度，幷幫助評估他們所接受的教育方案。此測試包括四部分：聽，說，讀，寫。在2014/2015 學年中，菲利蒙聯合學區(FUSD)將從2014年10月1日至2013年10月31日 進行此测試。另外，我們亦會讓在初次入學註冊時沒參加此考試的學生同時接受此測試。如果您有任何有關此測驗的疑問，請致電給聯邦和各州項目部門，電話是(510)659-2531。
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Last Modified on October 10, 2014