Fremont Unified School District


    A California Distinguished School

     2014 National Blue Ribbon School

    2016 Gold Ribbon School


    43545 Bryant Street

    Fremont, CA  94539

    (510) 656-1200, Fax (510) 651-4211



    November 9, 2017

    Chuck Graves, Principal                                                                           Shanthika Sukumar, Secretary

    cgraves@fremont.k12.ca.us                                                                     Rachel Cannon, Attendance Clerk




    Thankful thought:

    I want to take this moment and thank everyone in the MSJE family for all that you do in helping make MSJE the premier elementary school in the district. Your commitment to MSJE is truly appreciated. I wish everyone a wonderful, restful break and enjoy the time you will have with family and friends.

     Principal Graves


    Character Trait for November is Citizenship:  I am helpful and contribute to my classroom, school community and world in a positive way.


    Mark Your Calendars:

    November 10          Veteran’s Day – No School

    November 14-16      Minimum Days - Parent/Teacher Conferences

                                   Grades 1 – 3:  8:30 to 1:25

                                   Grades 4 – 6:  8:20 to 1:30

                                   All Kinders:  8:30 – 11:50

    November 17          Minimum Day

                                     Grades 1 – 3:  8:30 to 1:25

                                   Grades 4 – 6:  8:20 to 1:30

                                   All Kinders:  8:30 – 11:50

    November 20-24      Thanksgiving Break – No School

    December 07           MSJE Spelling Bee (Grades 4, 5, & 6) at 1:40 p.m.

    December 18           Winterfest – Grade 1 & 2 - MUR @ 6:45 pm

    December 20           Winterfest – Kinder - MUR @ 6:00 pm

    December 22           Minimum Day

    December 25 - Jan 5 Winter Break

    GATE Information 2017-18

    Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) provides differentiated instruction for students with superior ability and high-level academic performance.

    All grade three students will have the opportunity to be tested for GATE. The process is automatic and does not require parents to initiate it. Any student whose parent does not want them to participate in testing must submit an opt-out letter to the Assessment and Accountability office, 4210 Technology Drive, Fremont, California, 94538, no later than January 15, 2018. Letters submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.  

    Students in grades four or five who are new to Fremont Unified School District and have not been tested in Fremont have the option to be tested. If your 4th or 5th grade child is new to the district this year, and you would like them to be assessed with the GATE test, please submit a letter with the request to the Assessment and Accountability office by January 15, 2018.

    If a grade three student was opted out of FUSD testing and the parent wishes their child to participate as a 4th or 5th grader, the parent must write a letter to the Assessment and Accountability office, 4210 Technology Drive, Fremont, California, 94538, indicating their wish for their child to test. Fifth grade is the last opportunity for students to opt in for the GATE test. If a student does not take the assessment, they are not eligible for the professional judgement process described below. The deadline for this is January 15, 2018.

    Students in grades five or six who have been tested and were not identified may be nominated for GATE identification through the professional judgement process.  Teacher and/or Parent Nomination Forms are accepted for review under “other identification criteria.” Additional information and forms are available in the student's school office and may also be downloaded from the Gifted and Talented (GATE) Department website.

    If a parent believes their child may require GATE services and is in the 5th or 6th grade, they must submit a completed Nomination Form to the Curriculum and Instruction Department, 4210 Technology Drive, Fremont, California, 94538 between November 1, 2017 and January 15, 2018.

    Basketball Schedule for 2017-2018:

     It is that time of year again to bring out the basketballs and gear up for the upcoming season.  All games begin at 3:30 with the second game starting 10 minutes after the first game usually around 4:20.

    Jan 10  MSJE at Chadbourne

    Jan 16 MSJE at Mission Valley

    Jan 23 Weibel at MSJE

    Jan 25 Warm Springs at MSJE
    Feb 01 MSJE at Weibel

    Feb 05 Chadbourne at MSJE

    Feb 08 Grimmer at MSJE

    Feb 13 MSJE at Gomes

    Feb 15 Mission Valley at MSJE

    Feb 22 Gomes at MSJE

    Mar 2/3 Mission Valley Tournament @ Mission Valley

    Parent Information Night (Sixth Grade) – Secondary Math Placement

    FUSD is hosting a secondary math placement information night for parents of 6th grade students. The information night will be held on Wednesday, December 6, 2107 from 6;00 to 7:30 pm at Mission San Jose High School, Room C-120, 41717 Palme Ave, Fremont.

    Donate Unopened Hotel Toiletries   -  November 27th  to December 1st  at MSJE

     Abode Services of Fremont provides emergency shelter to homeless men, women, and children in our community. An easy way we can help them is by donating unopened hotel toiletries—those little shampoo, conditioner, and lotion bottles you may have brought home from your vacation or business trip and that are now sitting unused in a cabinet or drawer. These toiletries can be given to the people who come to the shelters who often have not had access to facilities to bathe and care for themselves. Do you or your coworkers have unopened toiletries that you can donate? Toiletries that are needed include: shampoo, conditioner, hand/body lotion, soap, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, dental floss, razors, shaving cream, combs, makeup, and mending kits. If you do not have any of the hotel size toiletries and still want to contribute, you can purchase toiletries, wash cloths, or socks to donate. (Full size products are welcome too.) If you are able to donate any of these items, please send them to school with your child. We will collect the donated toiletries at MSJE each school day during the last week of November only. (If you travel during the Thanksgiving break, please save unopened hotel toiletries for us.) Thank you for helping the homeless.

    Late Lunches:

    If you child forgets lunch you may drop off lunch in the bins outside the office by 11:00 a.m.  If your child’s lunch is not here by 11:00, they will have to “charge” a lunch and parents will have to reimburse the cafeteria the next day.   Please DO NOT put glass containers in your student’s lunch boxes. We have already had several accidents with glass this year. Having a glass container at school is a real safety hazard.

    Office Deliveries:

    Parents must sometimes leave books, homework, projects etc. in the office for students. Please remind your student to check in the office to see if forgotten items have been delivered to school. In an effort to not disrupt instructional time, messages are ONLY delivered directly to students in EMERGENCIES. The following are not considered emergencies.

    1. Lunch money, books, homework, projects, personal items, etc.
    2. Transportation arrangements must be made in advance.

    Reminders about Independent Study Contracts:

    Per Board Policy 6158: 

    • Short term voluntary Independent Study (IS) Contracts may extend for not less than five (5) and not more than (10) consecutive school days. 
    • Students may only have one (1) IS per school year.  
    • Students may only have three (3) in their entire K-12 school experience in FUSD. 
    • Students whose achievement is below grade level standards, based on multiple measures, in Language Arts or Math may not be eligible for IS.
    • No Independent Study contracts are issued the first twenty (20) days of the school year or the last twenty (20) days of the school year. 
    • Students who do not successfully complete the assigned work from a previous Independent Study will not be eligible for another IS.
    • Teachers must be given at least 10 days’ notice to prepare the material for an IS.

    Change of Address/Residency:

    Please be reminded that it is the responsibility of parents under Board Policy 5111 to notify the school office within five (5) days if they move in or out of the attendance area.  Any move within the attendance area still requires four (4) new proofs of residency to verify the new address.  Failure to do so will result in revocation of the student’s placement at the school.

    Parent Meetings for 2018-2019 Elementary Enrollment:

    Student Support Services is hosting 2018-2019 Elementary Enrollment Information meetings on December 4th, 5th, and 6th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the District Office, 4210 Technology Drive, in the Professional Development Center. We encourage families to attend the information meeting to understand the enrollment process and to have your questions answered. If you are unable to attend an Information Meeting, we will post Powerpoint slides of the presentation on the enrollment page following the meetings. 


    On behalf of all students,

    Principal Graves

    Remember to read the Announcements and Headlines on the web page too.  Additional information is posted there as it comes up on a day to day basis.


    “Fremont Unified School district is part of a culturally and linguistically rich community. Our policies embrace a discrimination and harassment free environment”


    MSJE Star Students for October

    Character Trait for October:  Respect

    Grade 1                                                                         

    Mrs. Schreiber                                                                       Mrs. Lafferty

    Keerthana, Jethro, Ayan, Olivia                                             Ansh, Ariana, Ruthvik, Katy

    Grade 2

    Ms. Takacs                                                                             Ms. Granados                       

    Aashi, Anant, Shahrad, Sandhya                                            Hasita, Ajani, Aiden, Gurleen                                   

    Ms. Covey                                                                              Mrs. Krishna

    Hamsini, Ishita, Thanisi                                                          Moksh, Simran, Sophia. Shaun                                                          

    Grade 3                                                                         

    Mrs. Loeswick                                                                       Mrs. Iwata

    Adonis, Myra, Ashley, Kriti                                                   Zoya, Aman, Ananth, Janelle

    Mrs. O’Hara

    Jianlin, Sosaia, Ekasha, Mahi          

    Grade 4

    Mrs. Pande                                                                                                   

    Ayaan, Shreya                                                                                                                                         

    Grade  5                                                                                          

    Ms. Brah                                                                                Mr. Lee

    Aarna, Amaya, Kasra, Ankith                                                Pranathi, Aghilan                  

    Mrs. Selsor

    Ryan, Aamod, Aadit

    Grade 6

    Mrs. Mainprice                                                                      Mr. Padania

    Lalit, Hannah                                                                          Abigail, Noel, Aditi


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