Whether it's your first year in Kindergarten or your last in 5th grade, the yearbook is an amazing memory keepsake for you and your child. If you did not purchase a book, we have a limited number of extra books! First come, first serve! Please see Leslie in the front office to have your name added to the list, and then pay in the front office when the books arrive the last week of school! Thanks -- Yearbook Committee
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It's almost over! What are your fondest memories of Edna this year? Stop by the tree on the wall of Room A and write them down to share with the school.
Your contributions to Kiddo! in 2012 made so much possible at Edna this school year:
Thank you for your generosity and to the many of you who have volunteered your time for Kiddo! programs and events!
- Music Teachers: Anna Stearns, Nora Thomas, Phoebe Dong, Cayce Carnahan and Jessica Nicholson;
- Dance Teacher: Alan Scofield, and 1st Grade Dance;
- Art Teachers: Jackie LaLanne and Katie Thiel;
- P.E. Teachers: Schuylar Harvey, Elaine Harris, Taylor Schepps;
- Library Aide: Anne Graham;
- Poets: Sasha Eakle and Terry Glass;
- Classroom Aides: Mari Allen, Christine Freda, Kate Hale, Lucy Hapton, Hawa Hansia, Julia Kennedy, Annette Pagano, Sharon Reading, Hajara Salehbhai and Hashim Salehbhai;
- 5th Grade Drama: America Sings
- Teacher grants for The Young Author's Fair; and
- Software for kindergarten classrooms.
We need your support to keep all of these programs going in the 2013-14 school year! Before you leave on vacation, be sure to slip your Kiddo! 2013 contribution envelope in the mail or donate online at www.kiddo.org.
Got film? Please share your photos or footage of any Kiddo!-sponsored programs or performances from this past year! Email your favorites to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Sandy Starkey at 389-7791 for other options. Please include the name of the school and the grade.
Are you the creative type? The Kiddo! Communications team is looking for graphic designers, writers and photographers for next year. Contact Beth Fogel email@example.com for more info.
The Enrichment Program will continue to offer classes at Ring Mountain Day School this coming Fall and Winter due to Edna's continued construction.
Classes will begin at 3:30 p.m. at Ring Mountain. Children participating in the classes will be able to attend Supervised Play in the Multi-Purpose Room (also through the Mill Valley Recreation Center). Students will come to Supervised Play for about 25 minutes and will be escorted by Supervised Play staff to their assigned classroom at Ring Mountain at 3:30 p.m. This service is free for Enrichment students every day except for Wednesdays, which is an early release day. The classes are one hour long, and parents are responsible for pick up at 4:30 p.m.
The Enrichment Program will continue to work with EDS by picking up and returning their students to their facility. There will be many new classes in the Fall, ranging from cooking to LEGO Engineering!
Enrichment classes for this year ended last week. The Supervised Play Program will continue through Thursday, June 20.
If you have any questions or concerns about the program, please feel free to contact Lisa Johnson, Recreation Supervisor, at 383-1370.
Wondering where all those PTA dollars you helped raise this year went? They provided students with everything from basic classroom supplies--like pencils, pens, glue, etc.--to special equipment such as iPads for students and teachers. They also covered the cost of our Visual Thinking Strategy curriculum and they allowed us to bring our students many special assemblies, including Ropeworks, Higgins Tennis, EOS and A Touch of Understanding disability awareness program for fourth-graders.
Your PTA dollars also funded popular annual events such as the Reader Event; Book Fair; Family Science Night; the Art Show; and the Variety Show, to name just a few. And they paid for emergency supplies, parent education speakers, recess equipment, the yearbook, teacher appreciation, professional development for teachers and much, much more!
Your money also allowed each grade level to augment its specific curriculum with field trips, special experiences, projects and visits from experts:
Kindergarten: San Francisco Botanical Gardens, Tree Frog Treks, Edventure More, Ann Rovetta - Storyteller, Classroom supplies - Art, Science, educational toys and games for choice learning and grade level snack bags
First Grade: Edventuremore Oobleck and Wacky Weather, Explode the Code workbooks, headphones for the iPads and Hoedown.
Second Grade: Poetry with Sasha Eakle, Immigration Day (coordinated and facilitated by Mari Allen), live butterfly study, and our Literary Non-Fiction book project.
Third Grade: Native American Storytelling and Crafts; Edventure More-Stomp Rockets; Art Project on Heroes with Tory Canby; Poetry with Sasha Eakle
Fourth Grade: Point Bonita; Oakland Museum-California Indian Lifeways; Mission Dolores; Tiburon Salmon Institute, Edventure More-Pickle Power; Edventure More-Exploding Volcanoes; Beach Clean-Up; Sutter's Fort; classroom supplies, curriculum-based dvds, indoor recess games, literature unit books, math games, biographies, math manipulatives, and the Petaluma Adobe field trip.
Fifth Grade: 2 days of Ancient Artifact to support social studies curriculum; replenished science materials; Walker Creek; graduation
And Sponsor-A-Student money was used for students to attend Sutter's Fort, Walker Creek, class field trips and yearbook.
Dear Edna Maguire School Community:
I would like to provide you with a current update regarding the scheduled completion and move-in for the new Edna Maguire Elementary School.
In the original plans, the project duration was between 15-18 months, with a goal of 15 months. This would have allowed a move-in for the start of school this coming August. However, this goal has been impacted by the following:
The completion date has been revised to include a December 2013 move-in by the Edna Maguire staff prior to the Winter Recess.
- Heavy winter rains during the underground utilities and foundation work.
- Delays in the procurement and fabrication of steel due to the required value engineering to bring the project into the scope of the Measure C budget.
- Additional time for architect plan submittals and required approval by the State.
Pending board approval, Edna Maguire School will extend its daily instructional minutes (M,T,TH,F) by 12 minutes for the entire school year to allow an additional non-student week in December to assist with the move-in. This non-student week (when students would not attend school) is projected for December 16-20, 2013 and would apply to Edna Maguire School only.
After the classrooms have all moved into the new campus, the interim campus will be dismantled shortly thereafter during the Winter Recess. The completion of the new parking lot, (where the Interim Campus is currently located), and the restoration of Alto Field will start in January 2014 and take approximately 3-5 months to complete.
Building the new Edna Maguire School has been a great endeavor and we look forward to bringing the project to a successful conclusion.
Yours in Education,
Paul Johnson, Superintendent
Mill Valley School District