Monday, December 5, at 8:45 am, will be our next ELAC Meeting. This meeting is for parents whose children are English Learners. We hope to see you there!
Come join us for Coffee with the Principal on Monday, Jan. 23, at 8:30 am. This is an opportunity to get to know the prinicpal and talk informally about issues important to you. We hope to see you there!
It will soon be time to recognize those students who worked hard during Trimester 1 to be successful. We will be recognizing students who maintained a 3.0 GPA and higher, as well as those who have been nominated by their teachers for being respectful, responsible, and caring. The ceremonies will take place in the Event Center. The dates and times are as follows:
- Thursday, December 15: 5th grade at 10:13 am
6th grade at 11:11 am
- Friday, December 16: 7th grade at 10:17 am
8th grade at 11:14 am
Parents whose children will be receiving awards will be notified by mail. Letters will go home on Friday, Dec. 2.
SAVE THE DATE
The public can give input on CUSD's district-wide Local Control & Accountability Plan (LCAP) for providing quality education to more than 7,600 students in preschool through eighth grade. Two meeting opportunities in January 2017: Wed., Jan. 18, at 9 a.m., and Tue., Jan. 24, at 6:30 p.m. (Each meeting will be held at the PLC building at Monroe Middle School.)
Parents may preview, ask questions, and provide feedback on the two curricula being piloted for English/Language Arts (E/LA) in grades 6-8. The proposed new middle school curricula—Amplify and Houghton Mifflin—will be available for advance viewing at the District Administration Office’s Hamilton Room:
- Tuesday, Nov. 29th from 11:30am – 1pm
- Thursday, Dec. 1st, 5 – 6:30pm
These E/LA curricula will be presented to Governing Board for approval in January 2017.
The Campbell Union School District Instructional Services Department staff oversees curriculum piloting and recommendations.
Our school news is also available in Spanish, as translated by google translate. When you open your e-news, click in the upper right corner.
[Nuestras noticias electrónicas también están disponibles en español, como traducido por google. Cuando abra sus e-noticias, haga clic en la esquina superior derecha.]
Don't miss this empowering presentation on parenting internet savvy children, sponsored by Campbell Union School Disrict's new Parent University. It takes place Wed., Nov. 16th, from 6–7:30 p.m., in the PLC building at Monroe Middle School, 1055 S. Monroe St., San Jose, CA. See the flyer.
The Measure CC school bond will allow us to continue providing high-quality education and equal access to a 21st-century education.
A Message from Superintendent Eric Andrew
Yesterday, voters in our District overwhelmingly approved the Measure CC school bond and allow us to continue providing high-quality education and equal access to a 21st-century education.
The funds will help us do things like repair leaky roofs, upgrade fire alarms and security systems, upgrade science equipment and laboratories, provide access for students and teachers with disabilities, construct new classrooms and facilities and modernize old classrooms.
Campbell Union School District is truly fortunate to have a community that is so actively supportive of our students, teachers, and schools.
Thank you, again.
“This project will show students that technology is an empowering tool, not just some device invented by someone else to entertain us,” said teacher Sherry Burch
A new development in Campbell Union School District’s STEAM* education initiative kicks off at 8 a.m., on Monday, November 14, 2016, at Monroe Middle School. Students in Sherry Burch’s class will be the first in the district to use 16 new Piper Kits as they begin a series of hands-on lessons that include building and programming electronics.
“These kits are designed for students from grade 4 and up, and we plan to make them available to classrooms throughout the district,” Burch said. “The lessons will show students that technology is an empowering tool, not just some device invented by someone else to entertain us.”
Burch and teacher Julie Goo facilitate STEAM-focused instruction throughout the elementary and middle school district. They posted a project on Donors Choose in hopes of obtaining the kits and expanding computer programming instruction in all schools. Multiple donors made it possible to obtain the reusable kits—an investment of more than $6000—with a major portion provided by Campbell-based Groupware Technology Inc.
“These kits show students, literally, how to build a computer and then program it using a Minecraft interface,” said Daryl Harrington, Sr. Systems Engineer, Cloud Solutions at Groupware Technology. “We were excited about funding the project as this program allows students to start their journey into engineering at an early age and become creators. Every student should have the opportunity to learn without boundaries.”
Burch said that students will work in pairs as they:
- Learn the inner workings of computer electronics
- Build a self-contained computer running on a Raspberry Pi Project Board
- Play Minecraft challenges that include hardware components
- Connect to Wi-Fi for extra levels & sharing capabilities
- Tinker w/ LED lights, motion sensors, buzzers, buttons & switches
*Steam stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics
Join our annual Basketball Camp for boys and girls on November 21st & 22nd! Camp will be held at Monroe Middle School’s Gym, from 9am- 3pm. Learn the fundamentals of the game, compete in exciting challenges, and understand offensive and defensive sets and techniques all while having fun and making new friends. This camp is open to all Middle School students. Hurry! Space is limited to only 60 participants. For details, call 408.364.4200 ext. 6204 or ext. 6378. Register online at www.cusdextensions.org.
Our school now sends news and flyers to parents each week via email, giving parents easier, on-demand access to notices about school activities, issues and opportunities.
Flyers about after school activities, community athletics, important meetings and more are now viewable with the click of a button when you receive your weekly e-news.
Don’t miss important updates and opportunities!
If you are not already receiving the weekly e-news, please contact the school office to let them know you want it. Or subscribe at campbellusd.org/newsletter.
* You can also view school news and flyers on our webpage.
Shop at Sports Basement on Thursday, November 10, and Sports Basement will give 20% back to Monroe. Although the fundraiser is good all day long, they will have Happy hour from 5:30 - 8:30 pm; beverages, pizza, and cookies will be available.
See the flyer for more details.
In October, the Governing Board received updates about the District's Strategic Plan and the Campbell Middle School K-8 Transformation. For a copy of the latest Board Meeting News, click the e-flyer link or ask in the school office.
Coming to Monroe Middle School
The African savannah
comes to life on your
stage with Simba, Rafiki
and an unforgettable cast
of characters as they
journey from Pride Rock
to the jungle... and back
again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale.
Students can dress up for Halloween on October 31st and may stay in their costumes for the whole day.
Costume restrictions are:
- Nothing gang related
- Nothing too short/low cut
- No references to sex, drugs, alcohol, etc.
- No masks or costumes that conceal the identity of students
- No weapons, real or fake
- Nothing too gory
- No clown costumes
If you and your child are unsure of the appropriateness of a costume, feel free to bring it or a picture of it in to Ms. Sonntag or Mr. Rodriguez for approval.
Students who do not wear costumes may wear free dress. See the Free Dress Day Guidelines for more details.