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    Bobcat Notes 8/12/2018 Posted 8/12/18

    Quote of the week: “You must do the things you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

     

    Welcome Back

    We are gearing up for another great year at Camino Pablo. I was lucky enough to enjoy Tahoe with friends and family for ten days in July. I hope your family was able to make some memories too. 

     

    Thursday is the first official day teachers are back at work. However, many of our teachers have been hard at work since early August. Thursday and Friday teachers will take part in all day professional development. During these days teachers will collaborate around topics such as around Reader’s and Writer’s workshop, Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and training on our new K-2nd phonics adoption.  On Monday teachers will be hard at work in their classrooms. 

     

    Class Placement: On Monday, August 20 after 4:00 you will receive your child’s class placement via email. It is important you understand that the CP staff have worked for many hours to build balanced classes. We know you will support us with an enthusiastic response to your child’s classroom assignment. Your attitude goes a long way in making for a successful year. 

     

    Staffing Updates: The Camino Pablo community is thrilled to welcome the following new staff. We are so excited to have them on the team working with our students. 

    • Emily Navolio - 3rd Grade (replacing Leann Nixdorff)
    • Christine Dekker - 4th Grade (replacing Karol Robinson who retired in June)
    • Mary Ellen Viboch - 2nd Grade (replacing Jennifer Faldt who retired in June)
    • Kingsley Frazier - Learning Center (replacing Kate Kunnes)
    • Katie Varni - School Psychologist (replacing Noelle Eades)
    • David Jacobo - Night Custodian
    • Andrea Strle - TA for Room A
    • Adrienne Conrad - TA for Room 7 and Room 25
    • Elena Angelo - TA for Room 2 and Room 5
    • Margaret Lynch (Computer Specialist) is leaving CP. We have posted the job and will be interviewing soon.

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    HELP WANTED:

    Teaching Assistants NEEDED: We are looking for Teaching Assistants for 3rd-5th. If you are interested in finding out about the position please email me ASAP.

     

    LUNCH YARD DUTY NEEDED: We are in need of some lunchtime yard duty. This is a great chance to see the students in action on the playground. The position is from 12:00-1:00 a two to five days a week. Please email me if you are interested.

     

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    PARENT POWER!

    Moraga Education Foundation: Your donation to MEF helps fund critical staff and programs that benefit all students including: art teacher, counseling support, librarian, Lucy Calkins reading and writing programs, music, choir, and band teacher, teacher aides, science aide and technology. Your donations are appreciated.

     

    Camino Pablo PTA: I am very excited to work with our PTA to make the 2018-2019 school year an incredible experience for all students. A special thank you to Natalie Alderete and Heather Myers for their service to our students last year as co-presidents. I want to welcome all our new PTA Board members for 2018-2019. 

     

    Your membership in the CP PTA supports things like site specific community building events, Room Parents, and additional support for classroom supplies. If you have not yet joined our PTA it is never too late. Please visit the CP PTA Membership Toolkit .

     

    PTA is looking to fill the following positions on the executive board:

    • Secretary
      • Takes minutes at board and association meetings.
      • Co-signs formal papers with president: authorizations for payment, resolutions and formal letters.
      • Handles PTA correspondence as directed by the president.
      • Maintains and preserves PTA records and important documents to pass on at the end of the term.  

    Please notify Tami Shaffer or Paul Espinas by 10am on Aug. 13 (Monday) if you are interested or have any questions.  We are very excited for the upcoming year!

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    REMINDERS 

    First Three Weeks (8/21-9/7) Schedule: For the first three weeks of school TK-3rd follows an all early schedule. On 9/11/2017 the early late schedule for TK-2nd will begin. 

    • TK
      • Monday-Friday = 8:40-12:17
    • K-3rd* 
      • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday = 8:25-1:55
      • Wednesday = 8:25-1:50
    • 4th/5th 
      • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday = 8:25-3:05
      • Wednesday = 8:25-1:50

    *3rd will follow the 4th/5th schedule and K-2nd will begin the morning and afternoon schedule starting 9/10/2018

     

    Please Update Information In ARIES: Make sure all your information is accurate and up to date. It is important that you list AT LEAST three local emergency contact people (not yourself) that you will permit to pick up your child in the event of emergency or illness.

     

    Important Dates:

    Mon., Aug. 20: 

    • 3:00 TK/K Meet and Greet
    • 3:00 ASEP Expo - MUR
    • 4:00 PTA Meeting
    • 4:00  PTA Popsicle Social
    • 4:00 Parents receive class assignments

    Tue., Aug. 21:

    • First Day of School
    • 8:30 Parent Coffee

    Wed., Aug. 22:

    • All K-5th students 8:25-1:50
    • TK 8:40-12:17

    Tue., Aug. 28:

    • TK-5 Back to School Night
      • 6:00-6:45 Grades 3-5 classrooms
      • 6:45-7:15 Presentation from MEF, PTA, and Mr. Reddam
      • 7:15-8:00 Grades TK-2
    New MSD and School Site Websites Posted 7/20/18

    The Moraga School District and all schools are proud to unveil our new website.  All content from the prior websites is available on the new websites and are more user-friendly to access.  Improvements will continue throughout the 2018-2019 school year.

     

    Need parent information?  Click on Parent Links on the top right.

     

    2018-2019 GRADE LEVEL DONATION SUPPLY LISTS Posted 6/22/18

    The following grade level supply lists are donation suggestions and not required. Please follow this LINK to view the lists.

    Resources

    School Calendars

    Camino Pablo School/PTA Calendar

    https://caminopablopta.membershiptoolkit.com/calendar

    Student Attendance Calendar 2018-2019

    Board Adopted:
    Dec. 12, 2017

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    About US

    The Moraga School District is located in Moraga, California, beyond the Oakland hills and east of San Francisco.  Our students consistently score advanced and proficient on California standardized tests while excelling in art, music, technology, physical education and a variety of intermediate school electives.  The Moraga School District values the involvement of Moraga parents and families, our PTAs, the Moraga Education Foundation, and local businesses.  Together we deliver to our TK-8th grade students a first class education addressing the academic, social and emotional needs of our students to succeed in a diverse global world.

    Nondiscrimination Policy: MSD prohibits unlawful discrimination against any protected group as identified under Education Code 200 and 220 and Government Code 11135, and Title IX, including actual or perceived sex, sexual orientation, gender, ethnic group identification, race, ancestry, national origin, religion, color, mental or physical disability, age, or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics in any District program or activity that received or benefits from state financial assistance, including athletic programs. Complaint information is available at the MSD District Office, 1540 School Street, CA, 94556.  For further information, call 925-376-5943