Welcome to Mission Valley Elementary!
Home of the Beavers!
Mission Valley is Green! Our monthly Parent Bulletins are no longer being sent home with students. Please check this website for updated information.
Here is our latest Parent Bulletin: June 2014
You can access past newsletters on this site under "News". In our News section, you will also find a version of the newsletter that can be translated by the website into many languages. Monthly newsletters are also posted on the bulletin board outside the office and hard copies are available on the rack in the office.
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Thank You Mission Valley !
Thank you all! The bands performed spectacularly at the two Mission Attendance Area concerts this month. The band students and their instructors shared their love of music and deserve a well-deserved congratulations on their accomplishments. FEF also thanks you for your generosity and support of the elementary After School Band Program—at last night’s concert we received over $3,100 to keep music in your elementary school! FEF truly appreciates your wonderful show of support—and, in case you were curious, your contributions resulted in the largest donation received this band concert season! Thank you again and have a fun, safe, musical summer!
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Congratulations to Hasika, one of our 5th graders. She is the History Bee regional champion! She also made it to the National History Bee Championship Round #1, which included the top 32 elementary students from all over the country.
Parent Survey for Alameda County Safe Routes to Schools
The Alameda County Safe Routes to Schools works to find ways to get kids moving that fit into families' busy schedule. The program gives kids and parents skills, encouragement and inspiration through a range of activites, while focusing on addressing local pedestrian and personal safety concerns. In March we partnered with this organization to bring Mission Valley the Golden Sneaker Contest. Parent surveys are an integral part of the Alameda County Safe Routes to Schools program. The survey will help determine how to improve opportunities for our children to walk or bike to school and waht safety factors need to be addressed. Please take a moment to fill out this brief survey. It is available below in 3 languages and your input will greatly assist this wonderful organization.
Medications in the Office
Please remember to pick up any medication we have on file in the office for your child on the last day of school. Medication must be picked up by a parent or legal guardian. The school district will dispose of any medication that is not picked up by this time.
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Child Nutrition Information
Check Payment Deadline
The last day that you can pay for your child's lunch with a check is 5/30/14. After that date, all payments for the remainder of the school year must be made with cash.
Increase in Price of Paid Lunches for the 2014-15 School Year
Please be informed that effective the school year 2014-15, reduced meals have been removed from all elementary and secondary schools. There will only be free meals and paid meals.
The cost of paid lunches for the 2014-15 school year at elementary schools will be $3.00
Important changes to the MVSA Parent Safety Patrol Program
The safety of students crossing streets near our school is everyone’s first concern. FUSD, in conjunction with the Fremont Police, is developing a new, improved volunteer crossing guard program. The program will be launched in May, after which Mission Valley will redesign our own parent volunteer program to be in compliance. The new program will be safer for both students and volunteers. In addition, volunteer positions may be easier with a shorter time commitment. The tentative plan is to launch the new program next fall. We hope you will volunteer!
Because of these changes, we have suspended our current volunteer Safety Patrol program for the remainder of the year, effective immediately. We wish to thank the many wonderful parents who volunteered for the old program! We hope to see you again next year in the new program. Our outstanding student crossing guards will remain on duty from 8:10 to 8:20.
With these changes, please consider these options to ensure the safety of your children:
1. Have your child arrive at school before 8:20 so they can cross with the student crossing guards.
2. Escort your child across the street when no crossing guards are present.
3. Use the drive through to avoid crosswalks.
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FUSD Adopts New Math
On May 7, 2014, the Fremont Board of Education unanimously voted to adopt new math programs for grades kindergarten through eight. Numerous math programs were evaluated by the Fremont USD 2014 Math Adoption Committee. Over 60 teachers and administrators worked collaboratively, over a series of meetings spanning two months, to evaluate potential texts in the areas of: assessment, alignment to the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS), the digital component, supports for English learners, students with disabilities and instruction in higher mathematics. Community input was also solicited. Based on the findings from the evaluation, the programs that best fit the needs for the students of Fremont Unified School District are:
· Math Expressions ((2105) by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for grades K-5, and
· Springboard Math (2014) by the College Board for grades 6-8
All teachers will receive professional development in the summer to help prepare them for the new adoption. All student texts are consumable which will result in a lighter load in backpacks. Families will receive digital access codes to the student online component in the fall. Algebra 1 is under review and the final recommendation will be presented to the Board of Education in July.
教育委員會在2014年5月7日一致通過幼稚園到八年級採納新的數學課程。Fremont 聯合學區2014年數學採用委員會評估了許多數學課程。在超過60位老師和行政人員的共同合作下，二個月來經過一連串的會議，就以下方面對可能的教材進行評估：測驗，配合新的共同核心加州標準(Common Core State Standards ，簡稱CCSS) ，數位要素，對英語學習生和殘障學生的支援，以及高等數學教學。我們同時也徵求了社區的意見。根據評估的結果，最符合Fremont 聯合學區的學生需要的教材是：
· Math Expressions (2105)- 由Houghton Mifflin Harcourt出版的幼稚園-5年級教材，
· Springboard Math (2014) - 由College Board出版的6-8年級教材
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Registration for the
Fremont 4th of July Parade
~ALL AFTER SCHOOL BAND STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE!~
(Jr. High and High School Students are welcome to participate!)
SUGGESTED DONATION AMOUNT: $20
(FEF will be providing festive hats for all students to be worn during the parade)
(Can be paid at either rehearsal; cash or check / make checks payable t Fremont Education Foundation)
1) your name
2) your phone number
3) your child's name
4) your child’s grade
5) the instrument they play
6) the band class they are participating in this year.
Parade Instructor: Richard Wong
The 1st mandatory practice will be June 21 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am at American High School, in the back parking lot.
The 2nd mandatory practice will be July 3 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 PM, also at American High School, in the back parking lot.
(American High School - 36300 Fremont Blvd. Fremont, CA 94536 - Back Parking Lot is located on Alder Ave.)
- Please have students wear closed-toes tennis-type shoes with socks. –
- We will be marching out in the sun, so sun screen is recommended. -
Students should be on their best behavior for both rehearsals and the parade.
Students are expected to attend both rehearsals and show up on time.
Students who do not attend BOTH rehearsals will not be allowed to participate in the parade.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
More information to follow after registering by email.
Michelle V. Majeski
FEF After School Band Coordinator
P: 510-659-2500 x 12223
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Morning and Afternoon Procedures
Kindergarten students meet in the corridor on the side of the office facing the Kindergarten playground. They are dismissed from class to the corridor for after school pick up. Parents are asked to wait in the corridor. Please check with the kindergarten teachers for more information on procedures.
Grades 4-6 report to the playground at 8:10am and Grades 1-3 at 8:20am. STUDENTS SHOULD NOT BE ON THE PLAYGROUND UNTIL ADULT SUPERVISION BEGINS. After the bell rings, all students line up behind their classroom number on the playground. All teachers meet their classes on the playground daily. On rainy days, students will report to the Multui-Use Room until school begins.
FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL OF OUR CHILDREN, PARENTS MAY NOT FOLLOW STUDENTS TO THE CLASSROM.
Lost and Found
Our lost and found is overflowing!! Please claim items that belong to your student. Items that are not claimed will be donated the week before spring break.
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Student Wellness - NON - FOOD CELEBRATIONS
The Governing Board recognized the link between student health and learning and is committed to providing a comprehensive coordinated school health program promoting healthy eating and physical activity.
Mission Valley Elementary welcomes and acknowledges student celebrations. The staff has embraced and recommends that all classrooms have Non-Food celebrations as a means of promting healthy eating. Examples of items that can be used for celebrations are: books, pencils, stickers, art projects, or educational games. Your child's teacher can help with ideas for your child's celebration.
We ask that all of our families support us in promoting healthy eating and physical activity for all of our students at Mission Valley.
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Lunch Milk in the Cafeteria
In the past years, the cafeteria has offered regular (unflavored) milk and chocolate nonfat milk with all lunch meals. Due to concerns over children’s sugar consumption, the FUSD Wellness Committee has recommended that for the 2013-14 school year, chocolate nonfat milk will be offered only once a week, on Fridays. This Wellness Committee recommendation was reviewed and encouraged by our Board members.
Regular (unflavored) nonfat and 1% lowfat milk will be offered everyday of the week. Nonfat milk is delivered in a pink-colored carton and 1% lowfat comes in a green carton. All milk offered meets the nutritional guidelines set forth by the USDA.
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A Few Important Contacts...
Main Phone Number: 510-656-2000
Fax Number: 510-226-7056
Attendance Line: (510) 656-2000 ext. 34175
Principal: Genevieve Randolph
Secretary: Cara Madden-Watson
Attendance Clerk: Chris Richardson
(510) 656-2000 ext. 34173
Lunch Account Information: Cecelia Sjah
(510) 656-2000 ext. 34182