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 MSJE Book Donation
 
Musa S. and Diya K. represented MSJE in donating children books to Washington Hospital's Pediatric Ward. The books donated to the hospital came from the funds collected in this year's book fair challenge.  

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Congratulations to MSJE’s Spelling Bee Winners
 
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Congratulations to our school Spelling Bee champions, Auyshi K, in Grade 4 and Anish K, in Grade 6. Anish was also one of our champions last year. The two will be representing MSJE in the District Spelling Bee being held at Gomes Elementary School on January 29th at 6:30 PM.

MSJE Chess Wins Big

On December 6h and 7th, 36 members of the MSJE Chess Team competed in the Northern California Grade Level Championships.  Over 200 players competed in these championships.  Mission San Jose Elementary School was the big winner in the Elementary school section taking five first place team trophies (Grades 1, 2, 3, 5, & 6)   David P. won the individual first place trophy in grade 6 with a perfect six wins in six games.

Canned Food Drive

Student council had a successful canned food drive.  Thank you to our parents, students, and staff for your generous contributions.  With your help we were able to donate many barrels of food to Abode Homeless Shelter.  A big Thank you goes out to Mrs. Martin for coordinating the food drive.

 
Bucket Challenge for Mr. Graves!
 
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Our school set a goal for the students in regards to the total amount raised by the book fair, Mr. Graves promised for the iced water bucket challenge if the students met the target. The students were able to reach the goal and Mr. Graves took the bucket challenge from ALL 21 classes! The money raised from the book fair will be used to donate books to Washington Hospital.
 
Math Competition

At the recent Math League competition, MSJE had 4 students place in the top 20. Leading the way for the Mustangs was Alexander L. who took top honors. Also performing well was Anish K. (13th place), Abhitha V. (18th place) and Tommy K. (19th place). There were 100 sixth graders participating in this contest. MSJE four more competitions scheduled until the end of February 2015.

 
Campus Visitors
 

Student safety is our number one concern.  In an effort to ensure a safe environment for our students, ALL VISITORS MUST CHECK IN AT THE OFFICE, SIGN IN, AND WEAR A VISITOR’S BADGE WHILE ON CAMPUS.   Please do not sign out ahead of time. This is for your safety.  All staff is trained to question any adult they see on campus during school hours without a visitor’s badge.  This is for the protection of your student.  Please help us keep our children safe by following these guidelines.

 
MSJE Named National Blue Ribbon School!!!
 
MSJE is now confirmed as a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School. We are one of the twenty five schools in California to be recognized. Mission San Jose received the honor because of the school’s impressive record of academic excellence. 

The federal Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private schools from elementary through high school. Public schools are nominated by each Chief State School Officer, including the Department of Defense Education Activity, and the Bureau of Indian Education. Based on state data, the nominated schools must be certified as meeting one of two eligibility criteria: 

  • Exemplary High-Performing, defined as the achievement of the school’s students in the most recent year tested placing the school among the highest-performing in the state on assessments of reading (or English-language arts) and mathematics.

  • Exemplary-Improving, defined as schools that have at least 40 percent of their students from disadvantaged backgrounds and have improved student performance to high levels in English-language arts and mathematics on state assessments or assessments referenced against national norms.


MSJE K-3 National Chess Champions 2014!
 
Finishing in the top ten in the national tournament were:
Rishith S. 7th place in the k-3 divison
David P. Second place in the k-5 divison
Our K-1 and k-5 teams both finished in fourth place. 
 
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Third Grade Artist Wins First Place 

Christine Y., a third grader in Mrs. Loeswick’s class, is the 1st-3rd grade first place winner in the Alameda County Water District Poster and Slogan Contest. Her poster was chosen out of 1,770 entries and will be on the inside cover of the 2014-2015 Water Conservation Calendar. Christine will receive a gift certificate and the class will receive a $250 check.

Christine also was chosen as 1 out of 10 runners up for the Scholastic Bad Kitty Drawn to Trouble contest. Chosen out of 10,000 entries, Christine received a letter from Nick Bruel, the Bad Kitty author, a class set of his books, and a Bad Kitty pencil for each student in her class.

Also few recognized students from 5th grade:
Amaiya M. - Slogan Winner
Mahek B. - Honorable Mention Poster 
Sabrina W. - Poster Winner
 
 MSJE Won K-8 Championship!
 
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Mission San Jose Elementary School Chess Team (Kevin P, David P, Kavya S) Won K-8 Championship in CalChess Junior High (and Middle) School State Scholastic Championship held on April 12-13, 2014 at SFO Airport Hyatt Regency. Our School Chess Team is getting ready for 39th Annual CalChess Scholastic Super State Championship on April 25-27, 2014 @ Santa Clara Convention Center. All the best MSJE Chess Team! 

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Allyson W. She took 2nd place at the Girls National Chess Championships in the 8 and under division held in Chicago. 
   
 
MSJE Crowned State Chess Champions 2013

 

MSJE fresh off winning the National Chess Championships two weeks ago continued  their dominance by sweeping the Northern California State  Championships last weekend held at the Santa Clara Convention Center. MSJE won all three of the elementary championship sections. There were close to 1,100 players participating in the two day event.

 

Placing in the top ten for MSJE were:

Drake L. (4th place), Chris P. (6th place), Amit S. (6th place), David P. (2nd place), Luke Z. (7th place), Max W. (1st place), Aryan S. (3rd place), Marcus L. (3rd place), Rishi S. (3rd place), Kevin P. (7th place), Nivedha M. (1st place), Diya S. (6th place), Arnav L. (2nd place).
 

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MSJE is Awarded Top New Team at Math Counts!!!!!!
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At the recent Math Counts competition held at San Jose State, MSJE's Math Counts team added, subtracted, divided and multiplied their way to being recognized as the top new team at the competition. There were over 80 schools participating with MSJE holding their own against other elementary and junior high students.  
 
Thanks to MSJE wonderful PTC!
 
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