IF YOU WANT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IN CHINESE REGARDING THIS COMMUNICATION, PLEASE CONTACT THE SCHOOL.
Character Trait for October is Respect: I am mindful and considerate of myself, others, my community and my world
Mark Your Calendars:
October 18 Math Festival
October 19 SSC Meeting at 3:00 pm
October 31 Minimum Day
Grades 1 -3: 8:30 – 1:25
Grades 4-6: 8:20 -1:30
November 1-4 6th Grade Science Camp in Scotts Valley
November 9 Make up Picture Day
November 11 Veterans Day – No School
November 15-17 Minimum Days - Parent/Teacher Conferences
November 18 Minimum Day
Staff Parking Increased
Due to the increase in the MSJE staff, 10 visitor spots are now dedicated to staff parking only to accommodate this increase. If the remaining visitor spots are taken, please park your car on Bryant Street.
California English Language Development Test (CELDT) 2016/2017
加州英語發展測試 (CELDT) 2016/2017
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
寫。在2016/2017 學年中，菲利蒙聯合學區 (FUSD) 將從2016年10月3日至2016年10月31日 進行此测试。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。
GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR GATE TESTING
Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) provides differentiated instruction for students with superior ability and high-level academic performance. This year all 3rd grade students will have the opportunity to be tested for GATE. The process is automatic and does not require parents to initiate it. Any student whose parents do not want them to participate in testing must submit a typed opt out letter to the GATE Office by no later than January 15, 2017. Letters submitted after the deadline will not be accepted. Testing information was presented to 3rd grade parents during the months of October and November. Students in grades 4 or 5 who have not been tested in Fremont are automatically offered testing. Those students will be assessed with an ability test during the month of March. A letter will be mailed to the student’s home address with an assigned testing session and for parental written permission. Failure to submit the written permission by the deadline specified in the letter will forfeit your child’s opportunity to be tested. 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. If you opted out of testing as a 3rd grader and wish to participate as a 4th grader, you need to contact the GATE Office by phone indicating your wish for your child to test. If you opted out of testing as a 3rd grader and wish to participate as a 5th grader, you need to fill out and submit the Parent Nomination Form located on the GATE website. The window to submit the form is November 1, 2016 to January 15, 2017. For those students in 5th or 6th grade who have been tested and not identified, 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 (GATE) Department’s website. If you believe 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, 2016 and January 15, 2017. Faxes will not be accepted.
Reminders about Independent Study Contracts:
Per Board Policy 6158:
Sign up for E-Flyers
FUSD schools are now distributing flyers electronically through its partnership with Peachjar. Parents can now receive school-approved flyers via email, or by visiting their school websites. Peachjar recently sent emails to parents with account setup instructions. If you did not receive an email, visit http://www.peachjar.com, click the 'Login' button, enter your email address as the username and select 'Forgot Password'.
Drop Off, Pick up and Parking Procedures:
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.
Collect Box Tops for MSJE!
You may have seen Box Tops Collection sheets sent home in the Friday Folders on 10/7. Box Tops are a great way to earn money for MSJE and you can find them on hundreds of products such as cereal, baking, food storage, household cleaning, produce, refrigerated and dairy, paper products, school supplies, snacks and much, much more. Just clip the Box Tops and send them to school – each one is worth 10¢ for MSJE. We hope to make our school’s Box Tops for Education™ program a huge success this year. For more information on Box Tops, including a list of participating products, go to BTFE.com. Every clip counts!
The 12th Annual Fremont Education Foundation Fun Run is happening at Quarry Lakes Park!
It's time once again for the Annual Fremont Run 4 Education! Sunday, October 23rd at 9:00 a.m. As with every year, all funds raised from this fun event go directly to the Fremont Education Foundation Guy Emanuele Sports Fund! The run start and Family Expo will be at Quarry Lakes Regional Park.
The Funds raised supports:
High School: individual student athlete grants to help offset the costs of equipment, sportswear, fees, shoes, etc.
Junior High: $1000 for each junior high for after-school related sports
Elementary: $250 per school for boys and girls basketball leagues.
Elementary School Challenge
Get your FUSD elementary school an easy grant while encouraging health and fitness in our youth! When you or your student register for the race just make sure to indicate which school you will be running/walking for. The FUSD elementary school with the most participants in the run will win $500! Right now, MSJE is in fourth place. Keep signing up for the race.
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. Check the Calendar for important events and dates.