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Fremont Unified School District


A California Distinguished School

2014 National Blue Ribbon School


43545 Bryant Street

Fremont, CA  94539

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



May 29, 2015

Chuck Graves, Principal                                                             Shanthika Sukumar, Secretary

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



First Day of School for 2015- 2016 School Year – Wednesday, August 26th, 2015
Change to BP/AR 5113.1 – Students Must Be Present the First Day of School

All students must be in class on the first day of school, August 26, 2015.  Students who are not in school on the first day of school will not be guaranteed a seat at their school and may have to be overloaded to another school effective the second day of school if classrooms at their school are filled.  The only exception will be students who are absent due to illness.  If a student is absent the first day due to illness, parents/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.

Mark Your Calendars

June 2                          PTC Meeting 7:00 pm
June 8                          Field Day
June 8                          Volunteer Tea @ 2:00 pm
June 8, 9, 10 and 11    Minimum Days

                                    All Kinder & TK:  8:30 – 11:50

                                    Grades 1 - 3           8:30 – 1:10

                                    Grades 4 – 6           9:20 – 1:15

MSJE_Chess Wins Another Title!

MSJE Chess won another national chess title this week. MSJE won the Yes2Chess national championship for elementary schools. In the playoff round, MSJE competed against 4 other teams from New York to win the title.  Congratulations to David P., Rishith S., Leo J., Kevin P., and Annapoorni M., Our star players also won an all-expense paid trip to London, England to compete at the international championships this summer. GO MUSTANGS!
MSJE wins 2015 Habitat means Home contest
At the recent Habitat means Home poster contest, MSJE 3rd grader Hannah C. beat competing students from the Tricites public schools and came home with 1st place. The theme of the poster contest is a celebration of the diverse habitats and species found at Coyote Hills Regional Park. The judges were impressed by Hannah’s ability to convey her understanding of a habitat and species at Coyote Hills Regional Park not only through artistic interpretation but also through written responses to questions that ask why she selected the species and habitat that she did, what she learned, and why protecting this habitat and species is important
As part of her win, MSJE is awarded $500 to be used towards improving the habitat of all students. Congratulations Hannah !

6th Grade Promotion Schedule- June 11th

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

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 11th will have an effect on the final report card.  Please keep your child in school until the last day of school, June 11th

All of the following information is available on the online calendar:  Minimum days are June 8th to the 11th (dismissal at 1:10 & 1:15). The school office will close at 1:15 p.m. on June 11th and will re-open at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 12th.

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 8th from 8:45 to 11:10 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.

Volunteer Tea:

That long awaited event, the Volunteer Tea, is scheduled for Monday, June 8th at 2:00 by the picnic tables.  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.

Volunteers Needed for Traffic Control: 2015 -2106

Safety Patrol is in need of adult volunteers to help out with traffic control for the 2015-2016 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.

6th Grade Immunizations

The Final Date TO SUBMIT Immunization records (including Whooping Cough: Tdap) at your Elementary School is: Thursday, June 11th, 2015

After this date you must WAIT until August, and take the official record of vaccinations to the Junior High your child will be attending.

Valid proof must show: 1) type of shot given, 2) date, 3) provider’s signature/stamp.  If parents have not provided proof to their Jr. High School by the First Day of School, your student CANNOT attend school. You can provide proof to your Elementary School Site up until the last day of school.

Even if you think your child already received this shot, you still need to bring in valid proof.

California State Law requires that students entering the 7th grade must submit official proof that they are up to date with their immunizations.

Your child can not receive a class schedule or attend Junior High until this requirement is met.  

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 12th.

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, 2015. The last day of summer school the student’s medication must be picked up by the parent from the summer school site.

Child Nutritional Services

School lunches may be purchased with cash or online at www.myschoolbucks.com till the end of the school year. Please pay any balance you may have on your account before the last day of school, June 11th.

Bus Passes for 2015-2016


Annual Round Trip


Annual One Way


Semester Round Trip


Semester One Way



*Monthly payments are accepted on Annual Round Trip or One Way purchases only 

Annual Round Trip = $67.00 / month for 10 months

Annual One Way = $39.00 / month for 10 months 

Library Books

The last day to check out library materials was Thursday, May 21 and all library materials were due on Thursday, May 28.  Fremont Unified School District fees for lost and damaged books are:

Hardcover books - $25.00

Paperback books - $10.00

Magazines - $5.00

Payment can be made by cash or check made out to "MSJE". If you have any concerns, please contact Mrs. Steinberg at x 33047.

Band Concerts Presented by Hopkins Jr. High Music Department:

Tuesday, June 2

Hopkins Concert Band, Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble

Thursday, June 4

Hopkins Intermediate Orchestra, Advanced Orchestra and Full Orchestra

All concerts will be held at 7 p.m. at Hopkins Gym (600 Driscoll Road). Questions? Contact gconway@musicathopkins.com.

New Registration for 2015 – 2016

New enrollment for 2015-2016 is ongoing. Please complete the online registration and make an appointment with the enrollment center to complete your registration. Please visit www.fmtusd.org for detailed registration instructions.

Supply List 2015-2016

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 25th after 4:30 p.m. on the window of Room 6. The class lists will remain posted for the entire evening and following morning.


The office continually receives informational flyers on community activities, and other programs. Please check the informational rack in the library for the many informational flyers available.

Apply NOW for Fremont USD Preschool - 2015-16
Do you have a 3- or a 4-year-old at home?  Give your child the gift of a quality preschool experience and preparation for Kindergarten and beyond.  Fremont Unified School District's State Preschool Program is free for income-eligible families. We also have a fee-based program available for other families. Call the FUSD Preschool office at 659-2579 for more information or come to the district office, 4210 Technology Drive, Room 207, to pick up an application.

Mommy and Me Classes at Fremont Adult School:

The Parent Education Department at Fremont Adult School offers classes for parents to attend with their toddlers and/or preschoolers.  Each parent will participate with his/her child in activities provided in a preschool setting to help children develop skills in the following areas: creative art, pre-math, reading readiness, science and sensory exploration, circle time story and songs. Classes are offered Monday-Thursdays.  For registration information please call      510-793-6465 or visit www.face.edu.

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.

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Last Modified on June 10, 2015