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    Bobcat Notes 10/21/2018 Posted 10/21/18

    CAMINO PABLO ELEMENTARY Lifeskill Focus: October 8 to October 26

    • TK-1st = Friendship - To make and keep a friend through mutual trust and caring
    • 2nd-3rd = 
      • Friendship
      • Sense of Humor - To laugh and be playful without harming others
    • 4th-5th
      • Friendship
      • Sense of Humor
      • Initiative - To do something because it needs to be done

    Halloween Schedule and Reminders: On Wednesday, October 31:

    • Student council has selected the following categories for the annual costume competition:
      • Most Creative
      • Best Character
      • Inanimate Object
      • Funniest
    • Teachers will let you know, but most students arrive in costume (and bring a change for later in the day).
    • The parade will be out on the blacktop near Bobcat and will start at 9:15. 
    • No weapons. Make sure that costumes are school appropriate. NO SCARY /GORY MASKS!!!
    • If you are going to volunteer at your child’s party you need sign-in at the office. If you have never signed in before you will need to bring your driver’s license.


    Measure V Construction at CP: Starting immediately after school is out in June  2019 Measure V construction will begin at CP. The construction will occur in two phases:

    • Phase 1 - June to August
      • All classrooms except for office wing (Office and Rooms 1-8)
    • Phase 2 - June to December
      • Office wing (Rooms 1 to 8 and all other rooms in the office wing)


    Go HERE to see a list of work to be done and a map of campus. The map shows the location of the 5 portables (identified with a cross hatch pattern) which will house displaced classrooms 1 to 8 from June to December. The portables will be removed at the conclusion of construction.


    As we get closer to construction time our PTA will be organizing ways to support staff during the packing and unpacking that will need to occur due to construction. More information to come.


    Social Emotional Curriculum: After input from staff and the Wellness Committee, we are excited to move forward with a pilot of the Second Step social emotional curriculum for TK-5. Second Step targets cognitive regulation, emotional processes and interpersonal skills with a holistic approach that helps create a more empathetic school. The curriculum will provide grade-to-grade continuity as students build upon core competencies of social emotional learning. Bess Inzeo, MSD’s elementary counselor, is planning to teach the first five lessons in each classroom to begin the pilot. 


    Translation Services: Did you know that we offer translation services for families in need of that support. Contact me for more details. 


    Great California Shakeout: On Thursday we participated in the Great California Shakeout earthquake drill. During the drill all staff and students practiced “drop, cover, and hold on.” We also practiced our earthquake evacuation. Each month we hold an emergency drill. 



    CP PTA fundraiser with GoodEggs starts on Monday, October 1st!  Wish you could have your groceries delivered, with a side of flowers, wine, lunch and dinner meal kits, and more, including gluten free and paleo baked goods? Throughout all of October and November, GoodEggs will donate to Camino Pablo 5% of all orders placed using the code "BOBCAT18".  For new customers, this code will also entitle you to $15 off your order.  If we have 20 new families from CP order, CP will receive a $500 bonus. Flyers coming home soon and Aimee KIsh can be contacted with any questions,


    Costumes4Kids: A 5th Grader is collecting new and gently used Halloween costumes (sizes 0 - 12) for local charities and hospitals through her non–profit, Costumes4Kids.  She would welcome everyone’s help in spreading the spirit of Halloween and invites you to place your donations in the decorated container located outside our school office.


    BoxTops for Education: Each Boxtop collected earns money for our school and is spent on supplies and recess equipment. Please turn in your boxtops to the office by October 26th. 


    PTA Reflections Program: Congratulations to the CP student artists advancing to the next level of the 2018 Reflections Art Competition! We are so proud of all the many artists who submitted a total of 70 works this year!! Congratulations to Abby C., Leah C., Nicholas C., Lila D., Maeve D., Cate D., Kate H., Sara H., Ben H., Alice H., Luke H., Kaitlyn K., Sejal M., Abby N., Ashley P., Pearce R., Madeline R., Lily R., Liliana S., Kenzie S., Megan S., Jacob W., Vivian W., Yuhui Y. See their work on display at the Las Trampas Creek Council Showcase on Saturday, December 1st at the Walnut Creek Intermediate Library. We hope you enjoyed the CP display this past week! Extra thanks to Mrs. Baier, Mr. Hernandez, Mrs. Doolittle, and Mrs. Coughlan for their help with this program. Thank you  Rebecca Ricksen, Cynthia Sugiyama, and Joy Rayner for organizing this opportunity for our students.


    Math Contest Opportunity: David Harrison, CP Parent, has once again volunteered to organize a math contest at CP on November 8th at 3:30 in the MUR. In order for the contest to happen one sponsor for each team (grade) is needed.  Sponsorship is $39 and pays for all entrants for that grade level (up to 20) since each grade is considered a team.  Noetic starts at 2nd grade so this would be open to 2nd through 5th graders if sponsors our found. Please contact David Harrison if you are interested.  


    The Noetic Learning Math Contest (NLMC) is a semiannual problem solving contest for elementary and middle school students. 

    The goal of the competition is to encourage students' interest in math, to develop their problem solving skills, and to inspire them to excel in math. 

    During the contest, students are given 45 minutes to solve 20 problems. Many problems are designed to challenge students and to enrich their problem solving experiences. Details on the contest can be found here:


    NEW CP Community Service Committee: The purpose of this committee is to connect students to opportunities where they can make a positive impact on society and take one step beyond collecting donated goods.  There will be a photo/video waiver at each event and put together slide shows for each community service project to be showcased in lunch room every month.  The goal is to promote kindness and ability to make a difference in the world.  A parent volunteer will validate volunteer hours at each event and they hope to encourage students to volunteer to lead a task at each service project or help work on slide shows as one of our committee's "Tech Stars"!  CP community service projects will be directly tied to Moraga School District Service Award and The President’s Volunteer Service Award.  More info on the awards can be found on HERE. Follow this LINK to access volunteer opportunities. 


    Camino Pablo’s 1st Annual International Night - 10/25: SIGN UP TO PARTICIPATE in the first-ever CP International Night, This event will allow CP members to share their heritage with the community and give us all a taste (literally and figuratively) of our collective cultures.  Participation is of course voluntary, but encouraged. If you have any questions or would like to help organize, please contact Julia Campins.


    iKind Bullying Community Workshop - 10/24 7:00 JM Library: This workshop is great for Scouting Leaders, Coaches, and other Adult Volunteers. The workshop will focus on the differences between bullying and other forms of peer harassment and suggest methods adults can use to help.


    Become a Girl Scout* At Girl Scouts, the next opportunity to stand up, speak up, and take the lead is never far away. With us, you’ll discover the G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-Taker, Leader) in you, and watch her shine, again and again!  Contact for more information.

    Scout Day at Contra Costa Food Bank - Concord Warehouse* 

    We have reserved 40 spots for CP scouts and families to volunteer at Contra Costa Food Bank's Concord Warehouse from 11:30am to 1pm on Saturday, 10/27/2018, to help feed the families with food insecurity.  Come join us to help the community.  To sign up, go to:  Volunteer hours can be counted toward Moraga School District service awards:


    Parent Coffee: An intimate conversation with Nicole Hockley, Founding Member of Sandy Hook Promise* - 

    When and Where: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Pleasant Hill Community Center 320 Civic Drive, Pleasant Hill CA

    The morning will include:

    • Brief presentation by Nicole Hockley followed by Q & A
    • Progress of the “Safe Schools for All” Initiative and Sandy Hook Promise Partnership in schools/school districts throughout Contra Costa County
    • Continental breakfast

    No cost, but please RSVP at:

    *Not a Moraga School District sponsored program



    Wed., Oct. 24:

    • iKind Bullying Community Workshop - 7:00 JM Library
    • Sibling Photos (last opportunity)
      • 8:00 and 1:50

    Thurs., Oct. 25:

    • International Night 5:00-7:00

    Wed., Oct. 31: 

    • Camino Pablo Halloween Parade - 9:15 blacktop near MUR

    Wed., Nov. 7: 

    • Race to Nowhere (film) - 7:00 JM Auditorium

    Mon., Nov. 12:

    • No School - Veterans Day Holiday
    • Town of Moraga Veterans Day Celebration - 9am - 11am Moraga Commons Veterans Memorial

    Tues., Nov. 13:

    • Conference Day Schedule
      • TK = 8:25-11:25
      • K-5 = 8:25-11:45

    Wed., Nov. 14

    • Regular Wednesday Schedule for TK-5
      • TK = morning 8:25-12:02; afternoon 9:25-1:02
      • K-5 = 8:25-1:50

    Thur., Nov. 15:

    • Conference Day Schedule
      • TK = 8:25-11:25
      • K-5 = 8:25-11:45

    Fri., Nov. 16:

    • Conference Day Schedule
      • TK = 8:25-11:25
      • K-5 = 8:25-11:45


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    School Year 2018-2019

    Board Adopted:
    Dec. 12, 2017



    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