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 Our Trimester 2 Recognition Ceremonies will be held next week in the Event Center.  Letters were sent home to families of students receiving awards.  The times are as follows:

  • Thursday, March 30:                        6th grade at 11:11 am

                                                                    5th grade at 12:44 pm

  • Friday, March 31:                             7th grade at 11:14 am

                                                                    8th grade at 12:46 pm

Updated Fri, Mar 24th
This morning, our Emerging English Learners were given iPads as part of a ELD iPad Pilot that started in response to a CUSD Strategic Plan objective.  The students will be able to use Google Translate to give them access to grade level curriculum.  You can see by their smiles that they are thrilled!
Updated Mon, Mar 20th

Hello Monroe Community,

Please join us to be part of Monroe’s 8th Grade Promotion Party planning team!

 The next planning meeting is Tuesday, March 21st, 6:00pm in the Monroe Middle School Teachers Staff Lounge.  To help make this party a success, we need 8th grade parents to help with planning as well as 7th grade parents who can help with planning and to chaperone at the event. Our 8th graders have begun voting on a theme and the planning team has started working out details for this exciting event. Please join us to continue the planning process.  We are forming teams to plan and manage areas such as decorations, publicity, food, desserts, drinks, photo booth, outdoor activities, photography, DJ, and invitations.  If any of these areas sound interesting to you, we would love to have your help.

We will also discuss fundraising and donation requests to help us stay within our budget. Help us much or as little as your time allows, but most importantly just come on out and be part of this exciting event. 

 If you’d like to participate but can’t attend the meeting, please send me an email at mikoohno [at] yahoo.com and let me know so we include you on future communications/meetings. Also if you have great ideas/resources/contacts for fundraising or donations, please let us know. The date for the promotion party is Friday, June 9th from 6-9 pm, with set up beginning right after lunchtime – 1 p.m.

Thanks in advance for all your support!

Miko Ohno

Promotion Party Co-chair

Updated Fri, Mar 17th

Friday, March 17, is a free dress day, and students are encouraged to wear their class colors to represent at the Trimester 2 Rally.  As a reminder, students need to follow the free-dress day guidelines.

Updated Thu, Mar 23rd

Strategic Plan Committee noted progress during its review of strategic goals and objectives, including STEAM, standards and student support.

The Strategic Planning Committee—35 students, employees, parents, community members, and Board members—met on March 7, 2017 to discuss progress, challenges, and next steps toward achieving the District’s strategic goals.

As part of the semi-annual review, the group created objectives to be completed by September 2018 and a list of current “Perceived Strengths and Accomplishments”.

More details about the Strategic Plan are on the Strategic Plan Web Page

Updated Thu, Mar 23rd

The State of California is field-testing a new school accountability tool that uses multiple measures to report school performance and growth.

 Watch the Video

The California School Dashboard is a new tool from the State of California that replaces the old Academic Performance Index (API).  It will provide parents, educators, and the public with important information they can use to evaluate schools and school districts in an easy-to-understand report card format.

The California School Dashboard is a critical piece of California’s new school accountability and continuous improvement system. A 5-minute video explains how the new tool works and what it looks like.

Updated Tue, Mar 14th

Spring is right around the corner and it's a perfect time to start cleaning out those closets and garages.

It's that time of year again.

LET'S FILL THE TRUCK AND RECYCLE OUR E-WASTE!

Spring Cleaning Fundraiser Donate to Savers  and Support Monroe Middle School PTA!!

Clean out those closets, bag up those clothes...we need those donations. Bring your used items and drop them off--it is that simple!! All of the donations will be given to Savers and Monroe PTA will receive money from Savers in return. The more donated the better! Please spread the word to family, coworkers and friends!

Miz Fran is also collecting e-waste to fundraise for the 8th grade East Coast Trip.

Please separate your e-waste from your Savers donation items.

When: Earth Day /Saturday, April 22 8:00 am to Noon
Location: Monroe Middle School Parking Lot
1055 S. Monroe Street San Jose 95128

Items accepted for Savers:

*clothing

 *shoes 

*books

*linens

*small household items 

*toys

NOT ACCEPTED:

No large furniture (couches, mattresses)

No Paint 

No large exercise machines

Fill a bag and make a difference.

For additional information and questions about Savers, please contact Edina at edina229 [at] yahoo.com

Updated Thu, Mar 23rd

Preview dates are March 27th and 30th

Parents have the chance to preview, ask questions, and provide feedback on the three curricula being piloted for Math in grades K-5

The proposed new curricula— Bridges, Eureka Math*, and Investigations— will be available for advance viewing and providing feedback at the District Administration Office’s Hamilton Room:

  • Monday, March 27th, 12 – 1:30pm
  • Thursday, March 30th, 5 – 5:30pm

If you have questions about the proposed curricula, please contact your school’s principal or call the District’s Instructional Services Department, 408-364-4200.

* Name of curriculum corrected 3/14/17

Updated Fri, Mar 24th

Students from Ms. A’s 8th grade Social Studies class have been learning about the impact and justification of westward expansion in the United States. They have read, written, and reflected on both current and past events, and created artistic expressions to showcase their reactions, opinions and critiques. 

Please join us on March 15th in the Cafeteria during either periods 3 or 5 to explore and affirm the great learning and production that has happened in room 6.

Updated Thu, Mar 23rd

The District's Transformation Team is developing a recommendation about transforming Campbell Middle School into a PreK–8th Grade school.

We are seeking input from students, parents, neighbors, employees, and other community members.

Please join us for a community meeting where you can say what is needed for a great new preschool-to-eighth-grade school.

Thursday, March 23, 2017 • 6:00–8:00 p.m. • Campbell Middle School, 295 W. Cherry Lane, Campbell

  • Childcare for school-aged children with advance reservation: 408-341-7283
  • Spanish interpretation available.

More information is on our Transformation web page.  (campbellusd.org/transformation)

Updated Wed, Mar 1st

Starting March 1st, CUSD families can begin signing their children up for summer camps! Campbell Union School District offers a variety of fun and enriching summer camp options for your student. Visit campbellusd.org/summer to see the variety of options available.   Space is limited and camps fill up fast.  Register now online, or in the CUSD Extensions office.

Updated Fri, Mar 24th

A student is creating an exhibition on donating items to those who need them.  Please fill out this survey to help them with information for their project. Thank you for helping!

Click Here for survey

Updated Thu, Mar 23rd

A new website, called the California School Dashboard, will feature easy-to-read reports on multiple measures of school success, including test scores, graduation rates, and more.

California is field testing a new website designed to help communities across the state access important information about K–12 districts and schools – including ours. It's called the California School Dashboard, and it's coming March 2017. 

The Dashboard is the next step in series of major shifts in public education as a result of 2013's Local Control Funding Formula. California has raised the bar for student learning, transformed testing and placed the focus on equity for all students. The site features easy-to-read reports on multiple measures of school success, including test scores, graduation rates, English learning progress and suspension rates.

To learn more about California's accountability and continuous improvement efforts, visit http://www.cde.ca.gov/dashboard/.

NOTE: A letter from the Superintendent is being sent to parents on Thursday, March 9th. It can also be seen in the e-flyers links.

Updated Thu, Mar 23rd

Transformation Team members tour Campbell Middle School before a meeting about what is needed for creating a quality PreK-through-8 school here.

On February 16th, Superintendent Eric Andrew provided the Governing Board with an update on preliminary progress with transforming Campbell Middle School (CMS) into a PreK-8 school.  The following is a list of key points.

What Work has the Transformation Team done?

  1. Developing Guiding Principles
  2. Developed an Internal Communication Structure
  3. Developed an External Communication Structure
  4. Toured the Campbell M.S. Facility
  5. Developed a Transformation Team (TT) Meeting Calendar
  6. Developed a Transformation Leadership Team (TLT) Meeting Calendar
  7. Developed a Tentative Timeline

What are the Transformation Team milestones?

1.   In March: Select a Transformation Model

a.  “Pull Off the Band-Aid” Approach – Close the school

b.  Phase Out – Remaining grades permitted to promote to high school

c.  Phase In/Phase Out – Upper grades promote to high school; lower grades enrolled simultaneously

2.   March 23: Community Input Meeting (6:30 p.m. at Campbell Middle School)

3.   Late March: Visits to Existing K-8 Schools

4.   In April: Start Design/Theme

5.   May 23: Community Input Meeting (TBA)

6.   June 1: Plan Presented to the Board

For more details, please visit our School Transformation web page.

Updated Fri, Feb 17th

Looking for ways to support STEAM at your child’s school? Come to one of our Engineering Boot Camps for parents to learn more about the engineering design process and to receive free materials to help lead an engineering design challenge at your child’s school.

This year, we will be engineering solutions to clear our storm drains and prevent flooding!

Please sign-up by Friday, February 17th to be sure that we order enough materials for everyone: https://goo.gl/forms/G9cGDvmgUcdnJ6Y22

Option 1: Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Capri STEAM Space

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Option 2: Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Castlemont STEAM Space

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

 

Bell Schedule

  • Period 1 8:05–9:01
  • Period 2 9:05–9:59
  • Break 9:59–10:09
  • Period 3 10:13–11:07
  • Period 4 11:11–12:05
  • Lunch 12:00–12:40
  • Period 5 12:44–1:38
  • Period 6 1:42–2:36
  • Period 1 8:05–8:53
  • Period 2 8:57–9:43
  • Break 9:43–9:53
  • Period 3 9:57–10:43
  • Period 4 10:47–11:33
  • Lunch 11:28–12:08
  • Period 5 12:12–12:58
  • Period 6 1:02–1:48
  • Period 1 8:05–9:00
  • Period 2 9:04–9:57
  • Break 9:57–10:13
  • Period 3 10:17–11:10
  • Period 4 11:14–12:07
  • Lunch 12:02–12:42
  • Period 5 12:46–1:39
  • Period 6 1:43–2:36
 

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