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One School, One Book - Podcasts Coming February 27!

Ways to Support the School:

 


Moraga Elementary Schools

2016- 2017 MEF Grant

$975,000

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
Teacher Aides
Technology

MUR Mural is Complete!

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NEWS

2/14/17

Starting February 27 the entire CP community will be reading the same book for a program called One School, One Book. This book will be introduced to students at an assembly on 2/27. Each student will bring home their own copy (thank you PTA) and a reading calendar on this day.

 

With this program we aim to build a community of readers. Everyone - students, parents, staff - will be participating. 

 

Generally you will be asked to read a "chapter" a night (about 15 minutes). This is meant to be a family read aloud experience. We will also put links to podcasts of each "chapter" in the school website. This is a fun way to listen to the "chapter" read by a CP staff member. 

 

In school your child will be invited to answer daily trivia questions. This experience will culminate with a family book club on 3/30 from 3:15-4:30. We hope you enjoy!

more
2/6/17

My greatest challenge has been to change the mindset of people. Mindsets play strange tricks on us. We see things the way our minds have instructed our eyes to see Muhammad Yunus

 

LIFESKILLS FOCUS for January 23-February 10

TK-1st

  • Caring: To feel and show concern for others

2nd-3rd

  • Caring

  • Common Sense: To use good judgment

4th-5th

  • Caring

  • Common Sense

  • Flexibility: To be willing to alter plans when necessary


 

CP SPELLING BEE 2017: On Friday CP held our annual 3rd-5th grade spelling bee. After over 15 rounds and 90 minutes fourth grader Clara H. was crowned the winner and Emilia B. was runner up. All 18 contestants and 9 alternates did a wonderful job representing their classes and working at home to studying words and strategy. Clara will go on to represent CP at the Contra Costa County Spelling Bee on March 27th at the Tice Valley Community Center. A special thank you to Mrs. Elliott and Mrs. Nixdorff for being judges and Angel Clifford and Tami Shaffer for being our parent volunteer spelling bee coordinators.

 

MEF PHONE-A-THON NEEDS YOU: Help support MEF support our students. MEF is looking for volunteers for their annual Phone-A-Thon (PAT) on February 7th and 8th at 6:30pm. If you are able to volunteer on one or both of those dates, please use this link to sign up.

 

TICKETS GOING FAST for the MEF 35th ANNIVERSARY AUCTION & DINNER DANCE

The Moraga Education Foundation (MEF) is celebrating its 35th year of supporting excellence in education for all Moraga public school students. In honor of this anniversary, you are invited to Under the City Lights, a community wide event on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at the Claremont Hotel in Berkeley. The evening will include silent and live auctions, dinner and dancing. Tickets and VIP tables are limited and on sale now at www.MEF35th.com.  

 

Auction donations are still welcome.  Nothing is too small as donations can be packaged together.  This celebration is a separate fundraising event from MEF’s 2016-2017 annual campaign as proceeds will specifically benefit the MEF Endowment Fund to help provide a long-term, stable source of funding.  We look forward to seeing you there!  Questions? Email mefspecialevents@gmail.com.

 

Guest Speaker at next PTA Meeting--MSD Superintendent, Bruce Burns

Come join us at our next PTA Meeting on February 15th at 9:30am in Room 7.  MSD Superintendent, Bruce Burns, will be our guest speaker to present information on the Moraga School District's budget and seek input on the future direction of the MSD via the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP).  For the complete agenda, please click here.  We hope you can join us!


 

 


 

 

SUPPORT MORAGA’S ALL ACCESS PLAYGROUND: The Rotary Club of Moraga announced this week that it has reached 70% of its goal to raise just over $250,000 in donations for the new Lamorinda All-Access Playground.

The club has now raised $175,000 from the community, local corporations and foundations and its own club members since beginning the fundraising drive in early October.

 

“The response in favor of this All-Access Playground has been overwhelming,” said Rotary President Kevin Reneau. “It was an ambitious goal and a real stretch financially to undertake this project, but we have been really gratified to see the way everybody has stepped up to the plate for kids who have special needs and for all the children in our community.”

The project involves the design and construction of a 5,000 square foot playground in the Moraga Commons that will include 24 pieces of specialized recreational equipment on a rubberized surface that will allow those with special needs to play side-by-side with their family and friends, whether or not they have any physical challenges.  It is scheduled to be constructed this coming fall with a completion date set for September or October of 2017

 

Reneau said that the fundraising campaign will continue through the first half of 2017 and that it is important that the community raise the last third of the money needed to start the project on schedule.Donations can be made by writing a check to the Moraga Rotary Foundation and mailed to PO Box 122, Moraga, CA 94556 or by going to www.gofundme.com and using the search term “Lamorinda” to find the page where online donations can be made. All donations are tax deductible as the Rotary is a 501(c) (3) organization.

 

WE ARE STILL LOOKING FOR CP PARENTS:

Coordinating Council: This long-standing MSD committee has evolved from reviewing supplemental district programs to developing and overseeing the implementation of the LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan), the District’s road map to the future.  In other words, this committee decides the overarching direction and focus for our schools.

 

School Safety Committee: This committee has had a great influence state-wide on the way safety concerns (specifically child-abuse reporting) are handled at the school level.  Currently, the Safety Committee develops and monitors MSD’s Comprehensive Student Safety Plan, which includes issues such as emergency preparedness, digital citizenship and campus security.

 

Student Wellness:  This committee was established in the fall of 2016 and is charged with ensuring that schools are in compliance with our district’s “Wellness” board policy.  Anticipated work of this committee will include how we address the physical, social, and emotional health of our students.

If you have an interest in any of the above topics, please contact your school principal or Camille Santi, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent (925-377-4101), to find out more!  Our schools’ success depends on the involvement and collaboration of all stakeholders.  Please join our efforts!

___________________________________________________________

PARENT EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES

 

EVENINGS WITH THE EXPERTS:

Newly formed "POEMS" (Parents of Exceptional Moraga Students) & MSD will be hosting a series of parent education evenings this school year.

 

Please mark your calendars and join us for our

 

 

February 28, 2017-7pm

- IEP Basics -

Presenter Laraine Domenico, Contra Costa SELPA Program Coordinator

 

March 28, 2017- 7pm

- Building Bridges: Positive Behavior Support Across School & Home -

Presenter Teri Jasman, Behaviorist

 

All Evening Events will be from 7pm-8:30pm in the JM Library. Please RSVP to Sally McLaughlin, smclaughlin@moraga.k12.ca.us

more

CP News

2/14/17

Starting February 27 the entire CP community will be reading the same book for a program called One School, One Book. This book will be introduced to students at an assembly on 2/27. Each student will bring home their own copy (thank you PTA) and a reading calendar on this day.

 

With this program we aim to build a community of readers. Everyone - students, parents, staff - will be participating. 

 

Generally you will be asked to read a "chapter" a night (about 15 minutes). This is meant to be a family read aloud experience. We will also put links to podcasts of each "chapter" in the school website. This is a fun way to listen to the "chapter" read by a CP staff member. 

 

In school your child will be invited to answer daily trivia questions. This experience will culminate with a family book club on 3/30 from 3:15-4:30. We hope you enjoy!

more
2/6/17

My greatest challenge has been to change the mindset of people. Mindsets play strange tricks on us. We see things the way our minds have instructed our eyes to see Muhammad Yunus

 

LIFESKILLS FOCUS for January 23-February 10

TK-1st

  • Caring: To feel and show concern for others

2nd-3rd

  • Caring

  • Common Sense: To use good judgment

4th-5th

  • Caring

  • Common Sense

  • Flexibility: To be willing to alter plans when necessary


 

CP SPELLING BEE 2017: On Friday CP held our annual 3rd-5th grade spelling bee. After over 15 rounds and 90 minutes fourth grader Clara H. was crowned the winner and Emilia B. was runner up. All 18 contestants and 9 alternates did a wonderful job representing their classes and working at home to studying words and strategy. Clara will go on to represent CP at the Contra Costa County Spelling Bee on March 27th at the Tice Valley Community Center. A special thank you to Mrs. Elliott and Mrs. Nixdorff for being judges and Angel Clifford and Tami Shaffer for being our parent volunteer spelling bee coordinators.

 

MEF PHONE-A-THON NEEDS YOU: Help support MEF support our students. MEF is looking for volunteers for their annual Phone-A-Thon (PAT) on February 7th and 8th at 6:30pm. If you are able to volunteer on one or both of those dates, please use this link to sign up.

 

TICKETS GOING FAST for the MEF 35th ANNIVERSARY AUCTION & DINNER DANCE

The Moraga Education Foundation (MEF) is celebrating its 35th year of supporting excellence in education for all Moraga public school students. In honor of this anniversary, you are invited to Under the City Lights, a community wide event on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at the Claremont Hotel in Berkeley. The evening will include silent and live auctions, dinner and dancing. Tickets and VIP tables are limited and on sale now at www.MEF35th.com.  

 

Auction donations are still welcome.  Nothing is too small as donations can be packaged together.  This celebration is a separate fundraising event from MEF’s 2016-2017 annual campaign as proceeds will specifically benefit the MEF Endowment Fund to help provide a long-term, stable source of funding.  We look forward to seeing you there!  Questions? Email mefspecialevents@gmail.com.

 

Guest Speaker at next PTA Meeting--MSD Superintendent, Bruce Burns

Come join us at our next PTA Meeting on February 15th at 9:30am in Room 7.  MSD Superintendent, Bruce Burns, will be our guest speaker to present information on the Moraga School District's budget and seek input on the future direction of the MSD via the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP).  For the complete agenda, please click here.  We hope you can join us!


 

 


 

 

SUPPORT MORAGA’S ALL ACCESS PLAYGROUND: The Rotary Club of Moraga announced this week that it has reached 70% of its goal to raise just over $250,000 in donations for the new Lamorinda All-Access Playground.

The club has now raised $175,000 from the community, local corporations and foundations and its own club members since beginning the fundraising drive in early October.

 

“The response in favor of this All-Access Playground has been overwhelming,” said Rotary President Kevin Reneau. “It was an ambitious goal and a real stretch financially to undertake this project, but we have been really gratified to see the way everybody has stepped up to the plate for kids who have special needs and for all the children in our community.”

The project involves the design and construction of a 5,000 square foot playground in the Moraga Commons that will include 24 pieces of specialized recreational equipment on a rubberized surface that will allow those with special needs to play side-by-side with their family and friends, whether or not they have any physical challenges.  It is scheduled to be constructed this coming fall with a completion date set for September or October of 2017

 

Reneau said that the fundraising campaign will continue through the first half of 2017 and that it is important that the community raise the last third of the money needed to start the project on schedule.Donations can be made by writing a check to the Moraga Rotary Foundation and mailed to PO Box 122, Moraga, CA 94556 or by going to www.gofundme.com and using the search term “Lamorinda” to find the page where online donations can be made. All donations are tax deductible as the Rotary is a 501(c) (3) organization.

 

WE ARE STILL LOOKING FOR CP PARENTS:

Coordinating Council: This long-standing MSD committee has evolved from reviewing supplemental district programs to developing and overseeing the implementation of the LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan), the District’s road map to the future.  In other words, this committee decides the overarching direction and focus for our schools.

 

School Safety Committee: This committee has had a great influence state-wide on the way safety concerns (specifically child-abuse reporting) are handled at the school level.  Currently, the Safety Committee develops and monitors MSD’s Comprehensive Student Safety Plan, which includes issues such as emergency preparedness, digital citizenship and campus security.

 

Student Wellness:  This committee was established in the fall of 2016 and is charged with ensuring that schools are in compliance with our district’s “Wellness” board policy.  Anticipated work of this committee will include how we address the physical, social, and emotional health of our students.

If you have an interest in any of the above topics, please contact your school principal or Camille Santi, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent (925-377-4101), to find out more!  Our schools’ success depends on the involvement and collaboration of all stakeholders.  Please join our efforts!

___________________________________________________________

PARENT EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES

 

EVENINGS WITH THE EXPERTS:

Newly formed "POEMS" (Parents of Exceptional Moraga Students) & MSD will be hosting a series of parent education evenings this school year.

 

Please mark your calendars and join us for our

 

 

February 28, 2017-7pm

- IEP Basics -

Presenter Laraine Domenico, Contra Costa SELPA Program Coordinator

 

March 28, 2017- 7pm

- Building Bridges: Positive Behavior Support Across School & Home -

Presenter Teri Jasman, Behaviorist

 

All Evening Events will be from 7pm-8:30pm in the JM Library. Please RSVP to Sally McLaughlin, smclaughlin@moraga.k12.ca.us

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