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Moraga Elementary Schools

2017-2018 MEF Grant

$925,000

At Camino Pablo, Donald Rheem and Los Perales Elementary Schools, your donations fund a wide variety of staff and programs benefitting all students, including:


  Art Teachers
Computer Instructors
Kids Connection (Couseling Support)
Librarians
Lucy Calkins Reading and Writing Programs
Music Teachers
PE Teachers
Reading Tutors
Science Aides
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All Early Schedule 8/21-9/8

 

For the first three weeks of school Tk-3 follows an all early schedule. On 9/11/2017 the early late schedule for TK-2nd will begin.

 

The schedule for 8/21/2017-9/8/2017 is:

  • 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 starting 9/11/2017

Donation Supply Lists

Grade Level Donation Supply Shopping Lists

 

Click on a link below to access the donation supply list for your child's grade level. Please remember that these are donation requests and all necessary supplies will be provided.

 

NEWS

8/17/17

Quote of the week: “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his(her) skin or his(her) background or his(her) religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love. For love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite” - Nelson Mandela

 

We Are Almost Ready: Today is the first official day teachers are back at work. However, many of our teachers have been hard at work since early August. Today and tomorrow 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, differentiation, and Dyslexia. On Friday teachers will be hard at work in their classrooms.

 

Class Placement: On Friday after 3:00 you will receive your child’s class placement. 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.

 

Game Donations:  This year we are planning on offering a game table during recess as another activity option. A donation of any of the following gently used games would be greatly appreciated:

  • Connect 4
  • Mancala
  • Uno
  • Othello
  • Checkers
  • Chess
  • Sorry
  • Trouble
  • Legos

Please email before bringing them so I can let you know if we have already received enough donations. Thank you in advance.

 

Eclipse 8/21/2016: Each grade level and/or classroom will decided how to celebrate Monday’s solar eclipse. Here are some of the experiences that are available school wide:

  • We purchased glasses for each student and staff member
  • All teachers will discuss eclipse safety with students before the start of the eclipse
  • We will show a webcast of the total eclipse from Oregon showing in the MUR between 9:15 and 11:20
  • Grade levels and classrooms are continuing to collaborate around projects and ideas

 

Traffic Reminders:

Bus Loop:

· NEVER allow your children to get out on the left side of your car.  They MUST get out on the curbside only; NO EXCEPTIONS!

· NEVER get out of the car to help your children disembark.  If they need help getting out, then you should park on the street, in front of the school, and help them there.

· ALWAYS pull as far forward in the loop as possible before stopping to allow your children to disembark.  Once they are out of the car, pull away as soon as it is safe to do so in order to make room for others behind you.

· When entering the loop, cars coming from opposite directions need to alternate, first one car from the north, then one from the south, etc.  Please observe this common courtesy so that cars from either direction have equal opportunity to get into the loop.

· Cars driving southbound on Camino Pablo (from JM, etc.) – please be aware of cars needing to exit the bus loop and cross to southbound Camino Pablo.  If you are in line, waiting to turn into the bus loop, please leave a space in the line for those cars that need to exit.

· The flow of traffic out to the street from the loop is as important as the flow into it.  If you are unable to turn left onto Camino Pablo due to the traffic, please turn right to keep the flow out of the loop going.

· Cars driving northbound on Camino Pablo (from Sanders Ranch, etc.) – respect and observe the crosswalk.  Do not block it in line, and always follow the directions of the crossing guard.

· Don’t plan play-dates, activities, review/complete homework while sitting in the Bus Loop.

 

Parking Lot:

· The parking lot is not for drop-off or pick-up.

· The parking lot is for staff parking or short-term visitor parking.  Please do not park in staff designated spaces, ever! Park in visitor spots only!  If there are no visitor spots, park on the street. 

· Please do not pull in and/or park in handicapped or reserved spaces unless entitled to do so.

· If you are staying on campus for a while, please consider parking on the street.  Remember, though – if you park across the street, set a good example and use one of the two crosswalks.  If you park on the school side of the street, walk north, across the driveways, and use the sidewalk onto campus – your children are told to do this, too—or use the walkway ramp from the sidewalk up to the middle of the parking lot.

· Please pay attention and exercise caution while driving through the walkway across the parking lot.  Our kids do use that crossing area and must be given the right of way.

· Please do not park in “no loading”, fire lane or crosswalk areas.  These designated areas must not be blocked.

 

REMINDER: First Three Weeks (8/21-9/8) 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 starting 9/11/2017

 

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 few days a week. Please email me if you are interested.

 

Emergency Cards: These are completed by you when you update your information in the online system. 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:

Fri., Aug. 18, 3:00-3:20- TK and K students visit classrooms

Fri., Aug. 18- Grades 1-5 classroom assignments emailed to families and class lists posted at the end of the business day

Sun., Aug. 20, 2:45-3:00- PTA Meeting (blacktop)

Sun., Aug. 20, 3:00-4:00- Popsicle Social. Reconnect with old friends, make new friends, check out the new spirit wear, and have a good time.

Mon., Aug. 21- First day of school           

Mon., Aug. 21, 8:30-9:00- PTA Welcome Back Coffee in MUR

Wed., Aug. 23- Wednesday dismissal

Thurs., Aug. 24- Back to School Night (Minimum Day) No lunch at school. Arrange for sitters now as this is an adult only event.

           6:00-6:45 Grades TK-2 classrooms

            6:45-7:15 Hear from MEF, PTA, and Mr. Reddam

           7:15-8:00 Grades 3-5 classrooms

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8/11/17

Dear Parents,

 

The excitement for a new school year is building. I hope your family is continuing to have a fun and relaxing summer. I spent my July vacationing for a week in Maui, enjoying Lake Tahoe for a week and building a firepit and patio with my son in our backyard.

 

This year we will continue to focus on the implementation of Readers Workshop. We will also be focusing on student discourse. Talking supports a student’s critical thinking. When students talk they can hear their own thinking and the thinking of others which helps them change and shape their thinking. We be looking for new and exciting ways to get kids talking.

 

One of the biggest changes this year is the move throughout the Moraga School District to a full day kindergarten. Starting this year the kindergarten schedule will be the same as the first and second grade schedule. The increased time will allow teachers to go more in depth into subject matter while still allowing students to build social bonds and play.

 

Another change at Camino Pablo will be the addition of an early intervention preschool in Room B (in the kindergarten pod). The pre-school serves special education students between the ages of three to five in Moraga and Orinda.

 

As we start a new school year we say goodbye to some treasured staff members and hello to new additions to the CP family:

  • Karol Robinson will move from 1st grade  to 4th grade
  • Lauren Koeberer will be joining the CP 5th Grade Team (replacing Stan Mathews who is on leave)
  • Emily Robinson will be the long term sub for Jaime Sherman in TK (maternity leave)
  • Hilary Gambetta is our new speech teacher
  • Max Jent is the new TK-3 Music teacher and 4th/5th strings teacher (replacing Sara Stafford)
  • Lauren Arvindan is the new Choir Teacher (replacing Zack Barbieri)
  • Linda Steuer is one of the early intervention preschool teachers
  • Lily Lopez is our other early intervention preschool teacher

 

Camino Pablo is an amazing place. I look forward to working with each of you in the coming year to help make CP a fun, enriching, safe, and rigorous learning environment for our students.

 

-Chris Reddam

 

IMPORTANT START OF YEAR ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

8/21 Solar Eclipse: Staff are very excited about this once in a lifetime event. We have purchased glasses and are currently  planning other activities. I will also work with staff of some direct statements to students about viewing safety and guidelines. I will send more information about how we are celebrating the eclipse next week.

 

First Three Weeks (8/21-9/8) 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 starting 9/11/2017

 

BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING OPPORTUNITY: Classroom Supply Donations: Click on a link below to access the donation supply list for your child's grade level. Please remember that these are donation requests and all necessary supplies will be provided.

 

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 few days a week. Please email me if you are interested.

 

Emergency Cards: These are completed by you when you update your information in the online system. 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:

Fri., Aug. 18, 3:00-3:20: TK and K students visit classrooms

Fri., Aug. 18:  Grades 1-5 classroom assignments emailed to families and class lists posted at the end of the business day

Sun., Aug. 20, 3:00-4:00: Popsicle Social. Reconnect with old friends, make new friends, check out the new spirit wear, and have a good time.

Mon., Aug. 21: First day of school     

Mon., Aug. 21, 8:30-9:00: PTA Welcome Back Coffee in MUR

Wed., Aug. 23: Wednesday dismissal

Thurs., Aug.. 24: Back to School Night (Minimum Day) No lunch at school. Arrange for sitters now as this is an adult only event.

  • 6:00-6:45 Grades TK-2 classrooms
  • 6:45-7:15 Hear from MEF, PTA, and Mr. Reddam
  • 7:15-8:00 Grades 3-5 classrooms
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