Fremont Unified School District

MISSION SAN JOSE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

A California Distinguished School

2014 National Blue Ribbon School

2016 California Gold Ribbon School

43545 Bryant Street

Fremont, CA  94539

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

www.fmtusd.org/msje

 

 

May 23, 2016         

Chuck Graves, Principal                                                                                   Shanthika Sukumar, Secretary

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

May 20, 2016

Dear MSJE Families,

I am writing to inform you that I will not be returning to MSJE for the upcoming school year. I have been selected to become the next principal at Mattos Elementary. Words cannot express the joy I have had being the principal at MSJE. The staff, students and you have truly made my five years unforgettable. MSJE continues to be the top elementary school in FUSD and Alameda County due to the  tremendous support you have given the school.

I will continue to be focused on the success of MSJE and do what I can to help in the transition of leadership. I am in communication with district leaders as plans are being developed to begin the search for your next principal. The first step in this process is an attribute meeting to discuss characteristics of the incoming principal. This meeting will occur on 05-23-16 at 6:00 PM in the multi-use room at MSJE.

I want to thank you again for all your support over the past five years and truly wish the best for the entire MSJE Community. Go Mustangs!

Thanks so much for your support,

Chuck Graves

MSJE’s School Vision:

All students will be valued, encouraged, and challenged in a collaborative learning

environment.

IF YOU WANT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IN CHINESE REGARDING THIS COMMUNICATION, PLEASE CONTACT THE SCHOOL

Character Trait for May and June is Problem Solving:  I plan ahead for success; I cooperate to resolve conflicts fairly and peaceably. 

Mark Your Calendars

May 23                        Parent Meeting with Dr. Morris 6:00 PM - MSJE’s MPR

May 24                        Open House 6:30 – 7:30 PM

May 27                        Minimum Day – Grades 1 to 6

                                    Grade 1-3: 8:30 - 1:25

                                    Grade 4-6: 8:20 – 1:30

May 30                        Memorial Day – No School

June 6                          Field Day

June 8                          Last Day of School

                                    Grade 1 – 3: 8:30 – 12:15

                                    Grade 4 – 6: 8:20 – 12:20

                                    Kindergarten & TK:  8:30 – 11:50

6th Grade Promotion Schedule- June 8th

8:20                             Students arrive at school

8:20 – 8:45                  Hand out yearbooks

8:45                             Line up for promotion

9:00 – 10:00                Promotion

10:00 – 10:15              Pictures with family and friends

10:35 – 12:05              Party

12:05                           Students go back to the classroom for report cards

DRESS CODE FOR ALL 6TH GRADE STUDENTS:

  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 8th will have an effect on the final report card.  Please keep your child in school until the last day of school, June 8th

All of the following information is available on the online calendar:  Minimum days are June 6th to 7th (dismissal at 1:25 & 1:30) and June 8th (dismissal at 12:15 and 12:20). The school office will close at 1:00 p.m. on June 8th and will re-open at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 9th.

Field Day:

MSJE’s field day is on Monday, June 6th 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. 

Child Nutritional Services

May 27th is the last day that Child Nutritional Services will accept checks for the advanced purchase of school lunches.  Parents will continue to be able to make purchases for lunches with cash or online at www.myschoolbucks.com.

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 9th.

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, 2016. The last day of summer school the student’s medication must be picked up by the parent from the summer school site.

Library Books

The last day to check out library materials was Thursday, May 19 and all library materials are due on Thursday, May 26th.  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.

Volunteers Needed for Traffic Control: 2016 -2107

Safety Patrol is in need of adult volunteers to help out with traffic control for the 2016-2017 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.

Attention Parents of 6th Grade Students:

For the 2016 / 2017 school year, California Law (AB 354) requires an additional immunization called Tdap in order for your student to advance to or 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. The Final Date TO SUBMIT Immunization records (including Whooping Cough: Tdap) at your Elementary School is, Friday, June 3rd, 2016 After this date you must WAIT until August, and take the official record of vaccinations to the Junior High your child will be attending. 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.

Personal beliefs exemptions

Effective January 1, 2016, Personal Beliefs Exemptions will no longer be an option for the vaccines that are currently required for entry into school or child care in California.  Personal belief exemptions filed at a school or child care facility before January 1, 2016 will remain valid until the student enrolls in the next grade span, typically at Tk/kindergarten or 7th grade.  Students entering a home-based private school or an independent study program without classroom-based instruction are not subject to immunization requirements for entry.

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

First Day of School for 2016- 2017 School Year – Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

All students are expected to report to school on the first day, Wednesday, August 31, 2016. 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.

Measure 1

The District’s Measure I webpage is live.  All of the information on the page is legally compliant. District personnel and resources may be used to communicate/share the information posted at:

 http://www.fremont.k12.ca.us/MeasureI

New Registration for 2016 – 2017

Online enrollment begins for Transitional Kindergarten to 6th grade students April 4th and it is ongoing Kindergarten enrollment is February 8 thru March 18.  You must 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.

 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.

Hopkins Instrumental Music Department Presents Spring Concerts

Please make plans to attend these end-of-year concerts hosted by the award-winning Instrumental Music Program of Hopkins Junior High School. All performances are free and start at 7 p.m. at Hopkins Gymnasium (600 Driscoll Road).

Friday, May 27 - Jazz Concert
(Groups Involved: Hopkins Jazz Workshop and Hopkins Jazz Ensemble)

Tuesday, May 31 - Band Concert
(Groups Involved: Hopkins Concert Band, Hopkins Symphonic Band, and Hopkins Wind Ensemble)

Wednesday, June 1 - Elementary Band Concert #2
(Groups Involved: Beginning and Intermediate Bands of Gomes & Mission San Jose Elementary Schools, Advanced Elementary Band, and Hopkins Concert Band)

Thursday, June 2 - Orchestra Concert
(Groups Involved: Hopkins Intermediate Orchestra, Hopkins Advanced Orchestra, and Hopkins Full Orchestra)

Friday, June 3 - Elementary Orchestra Concert
(Groups Involved: All levels of Elementary Orchestras of Chadbourne, Gomes, Mission San Jose, and Mission Valley Elementary Schools, and Hopkins Intermediate Orchestra) 

School Accountability Report Cards (SARCs)

Federal and state laws require school districts to make accountability reports available to the public online.  Accountability report information is based on data and information from the previous year.  Dates will run one year behind.

We are pleased to inform you that our district's School Accountability Report Cards (SARCs) are available in English, Spanish, and/or Chinese, as required.  You may view the SARCs on the Fremont Unified School District web site at www.Fremont.k12.ca.us under Board & Community/Students & Parents, or by visiting your school office.  To answer any questions regarding the SARCs, there are designated personnel available at each school site.

For more information about SARC requirements, see the California Department of Education (CDE) SARC web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/sa/.

INFORMATIONAL FLYERS:

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

Apply Now for FUSD Preschool  
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 tuition-based program. Call the FUSD Preschool office at 659-2579 for more information. 

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,"

 

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