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Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) is announcing its policy for providing free and reduced-price meals for children served under the National School Lunch Program and/or School Breakfast Program.

 

Meal applications will be sent to all households with a letter informing parents or guardians of the availability of free and reduced-price meals. To apply, complete one application for all children in the household and submit to the school for processing. Additional copies are available at the school office or you may apply online at http://nmusd.heartlandapps.com.   Households may submit an application at any time during the school year. Information provided on the application will be used for the purpose of determining eligibility and may be verified at any time during the school year by school officials.

 

Children are eligible for free or reduced-price meals if their household income is less than or equal to the Income Eligibility Guidelines identified below, which will be used to determine eligibility for meal benefits. These guidelines are effective July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.

 

NMUSD will notify the household of their children’s eligibility for free meals if any household member receives CalFresh, California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs), or Food Distribution Program Indian Reservations (FDPIR) benefits. Households will also be notified of any child’s eligibility for free meals if the individual child is categorized as foster, homeless, migrant, runaway, enrolled in an eligible Head Start, or enrolled in an eligible pre-kindergarten class.

 

 

An Application is not required if a household receives the eligibility notice from school officials. Households should contact the school immediately regarding any child in the household not included on the eligibility notice. The household must notify school officials if they choose to decline meal benefits.

 

Households that did not receive the eligibility notice from school officials and would like to apply for meal benefits must submit a complete free and reduced-price application for Newport-Mesa Unified School District to determine a child’s eligibility.

 

Households receiving CalFresh, CalWORKs, or FDPIR benefits must include the following on their meal application:

  1. Names of all enrolled children
  2. One case number from any household member
  3. Signature of an adult household member

 

Households with foster, homeless, migrant, or runaway children must include: 

  1. Names of all enrolled children
  2. Indication of individual child’s categorical eligibility status
  3. Signature of an adult household member

 

Households who may qualify for free or reduced-price meals based on income must include:

  1. Names of all household members (children and adults)
  2. Amount, frequency, and source of current income for each household member
  3. The last 4 digits of the Social Security number (SSN) of the adult household member who signs the application or check the box if the adult does not have a SSN
  4. Signature of an adult household member

 

Foster children are eligible for free meals and may be included as a household member of a foster family if the foster family chooses to also apply for the non-foster children. Including foster children as a household member may help the non-foster children in the household qualify for free or reduced-price meal benefits. If the foster family is not eligible for meal benefits, this does not prevent foster children from receiving free meal benefits.

 

Children in households participating in Women, Infants and Children (WIC) may be eligible for free or reduced-price meals. Contact school officials for further information or complete an application for processing.

 

If a household member becomes unemployed or if the household size changes, the family should contact the school. Such changes may make the household eligible for free or reduced-price meals if the household income falls at or below the levels shown above.

 

For up to 30 operating days into the new school year, eligibility from the previous school year will continue within the same school/agency. When the carry-over period ends, unless the household is notified that their children are directly certified or the household submits an application that is approved, the children must pay full price for school meals and the school will not send a reminder or a notice of expired eligibility.

 

 

 

Free

Eligibility Scale for

Lunch, Breakfast, and Milk

Reduced-Price

Eligibility Scale for

Lunch and Breakfast

Household size

Year

Month

Twice Per Month

Every Two Weeks

Week

Year

Month

Twice

Per

Month

Every Two Weeks

Week

1

$ 15,444

$ 1,287

$   644

$  594

$  297

$ 21,978

$ 1,832

$   916

$   846

$  423

2

20,826

1,736

868

801

401

29,637

2,470

1,235

1,140

570

3

26,208

2,184

1,092

1,008

504

37,296

3,108

1,554

1,435

718

4

31,590

2,633

1,317

1,215

608

44,955

3,747

1,874

1,730

865

5

36,972

3,081

1,541

1,422

711

52,614

4,385

2,193

2,024

1,012

6

42,354

3,530

1,765

1,629

815

60,273

5,023

2,512

2,319

1,160

7

47,749

3,980

1,990

1,837

919

67,951

5,663

2,832

2,614

1,307

8

53,157

4,430

2,215

2,045

1,023

75,647

6,304

3,152

2,910

1,455

For each additional family member, add:

 

$  5,408

$    451

$   226

$   208

$    104

$  7,696

$    642

$    321

$   296

$   148

 

 

 

Under the provisions of NMUSD Free and Reduced-Price Meal Policy Statement, the designated determining official(s) will review meal Applications and determine eligibility. Parents or guardians dissatisfied with the eligibility determination may discuss the decision with the determining official on an informal basis. Parents or guardians may also make a formal request for an appeal hearing of the decision and may do so orally or in writing with Todd Hatfield. Contact the hearing official at 714-424-5090 for information regarding the hearing procedures.

 

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the agency (state or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

 

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (AD-3027), found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call 866-632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

 

  1. Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture  

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

       

  1. Fax: (202) 690-7442 
  2. Email: program.intake@usda.gov

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 7/21/16

Audience: Homepage

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Newport-Mesa Unified School District (N-MUSD) is pleased to announce that Mr. Russell Lee-Sung has been appointed acting associate superintendent and chief academic officer, effective immediately. A recommendation to appoint Mr. Lee-Sung as the permanent associate superintendent and chief academic officer position will be brought to the Board of Education at the August 23 Board Meeting.

 

Mr. Lee-Sung has more than 30 years of service as an educator and administrator, most recently serving as the associate superintendent, chief human resources officer, responsible for directing all human resource functions for certificated and classified employees at N-MUSD. He has previously served as a teacher, department chair, high school principal, assistant principal of business, activities, and curriculum and instruction, and district administrator in four diverse school districts. 

 

“His history of working in diverse educational settings and his leadership in human resources and business, position Russell exceptionally well for this role,” said, Superintendent Dr. Fred Navarro. “I am confident that he will continue to bring meaningful insight and leadership to our district in this new capacity,” he said.

 

As high school principal in the Alhambra and Walnut Valley Unified School District’s, Mr. Lee-Sung’s schools earned two California Title 1 Academic Achievement Awards, a California Distinguished School Award and Exemplary Career Technical Education Award. He is known for being an exceptional communicator, collaborator, innovator and problem solver. These are the same characteristics and skills we are committed to developing in all N-MUSD students.  Mr. Lee-Sung also was successful in closing the achievement gap and removing obstacles that increased access to rigorous academic programs, such as advanced placement and international baccalaureate.

 

“I am honored to carry out the Board of Education’s vision to inspire and bridge our school community to create the highest quality instruction program in order to prepare all students for college and career success,” said Mr. Russell Lee-Sung.

 

With the anticipated Board approval of Mr. Lee-Sung’s appointment, N-MUSD will begin the process to fill the assistant superintendent, chief human resources officer position.

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 7/15/16

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Summer meals for kids and teens are being served in your community!  This is open to all children 18 and younger with no enrollment and no cost!  Two locations are open.  Please see the attached flyers for more details!

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 7/11/16

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Click here to apply online. 

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 7/8/16

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Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) was named a District of Distinction for its Psychological Support Services programs. In addition to providing support for educationally related mental health services these programs also serve to support the social and emotional well-being of students by providing support to students struggling with homelessness, drugs, bullying and other related circumstances.

 

Districts of Distinction is a national recognition program created by District Administration Magazine to honor school districts that are leading the way in establishing initiatives that yield quantifiable benefits, and that could be replicated by other districts.

 

The focus of NMUSD’s Psychological Support Services is to provide multi-tiered systems of support and interventions in order to encourage positive mental health that in-turn leads to positive learning and behavior. A unique aspect of NMUSD’s program is that it falls under the auspices of the Student Services Department, which allows a natural connection between both general education and special education.

 

“The mental, emotional, psychological, and social well-being of our students’ is essential to learning,” said Sara Jocham, assistant superintendent of student services. “By providing dynamic psychological support services, we are fostering student’s abilities to pay attention, concentrate, focus and learn,” Jocham added.

 

Part of the success of the Psychological Support Services programs is due to the partnerships with parents, other school-based professionals, and more than 30 community partners who work collaboratively to provide a continuum of services that meet the needs of the whole child. During the 2015-16 school year, the District hosted 12 master’s level social work interns from the University of Southern California School of Social Work.

 

Additionally, the District is one of 11 school districts selected, nationwide, to participate in a Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (CoIIN), focused on the  implementation of best practices, policies, and financial strategies that support access to and the expansion of high-quality and sustainable school-based mental health services.  As part of the CoIIN initiative, the District is developing a first-ever national performance framework for measuring and publicly reporting outcomes in the area of school-based mental health. 

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 7/5/16

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On July 1, 1966 the Costa Mesa Union School District, Newport Beach City School District and the Newport Harbor Union High School District unified to become the Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD).

 

For more than five decades Newport-Mesa Unified School District has created lasting memories and nurtured the talents of its students. NMUSD is a leader in educational innovation; delivering a rigorous, broad-based curriculum through exceptional, high-quality instruction supported by a team of dedicated educators and support staff.

 

Throughout the District’s rich 50 year history, it has strived to help students find their passion, purpose, and potential, to prepare them to venture into the future in careers, college and active citizenship. Whether through academics, arts, athletics or other interests, NMUSD has opportunities to match every student's talents and interest.

 

While much has changed in education throughout NMUSD’s 50 year history, the District takes pride in continually evolving and adapting to changing educational needs. NMUSD has exceptionally bright and forward-thinking students, teachers, staff and leadership team that remain committed to ensuring that students are well-prepared for future successes.   

 

“Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the success of our students,” said Superintendent Dr. Fred Navarro. “We appreciate your unwavering commitment, support and partnership as we look forward to continued success,” he said.

 

Stay connected throughout the 2016/17 school year, and join NMUSD in celebrating this milestone anniversary, as the District shares some fun facts and highlights of its 50 year legacy of excellence, www.nmusd.us/anniversary.

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Posted by: Annette Franco, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 7/1/16

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Ms. Susan Astarita, the district’s senior associate superintendent and chief academic officer, has announced her retirement.

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“It has been my privilege to work in the Newport Mesa Unified School District for the last 22 years,” Said Astarita. “I’ve enjoyed the focus on teaching and learning, the collegiality and the team atmosphere. I’ve worked with the finest teachers, principals, District staff, Superintendent and Board of Education,” she added.  

 

Ms. Astarita’s 39-year career in public education began as a teacher in the Santa Ana Unified School District where she worked for 17 years, serving as a principal and District-level administrator before joining Newport Mesa Unified School District in 1994.  Most recently she served as the senior associate superintendent and chief academic officer, overseeing overall elementary and secondary education services for the district, which includes early childhood education, curriculum design and implementation, assessments, education technology, college and career education and special projects.

 

Ms. Astarita is looking forward to having time to explore her family history, participate more actively in the local Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Orange County Society of Mayflower Descendants. She enjoys golf and is looking forward to having time to practice and play on a more regular basis.

 

“I would like to congratulate Susan and wish her the best of luck in her retirement,” said Superintendent Dr. Fred Navarro. “She has done an exceptional job at focusing recourses and aligning the Education Services Division to better meet the needs of our students and support to our school sites. I truly value and admire her great work and leadership, and will miss her tremendously,” Navarro added.

 

Ms. Astarita’s last day is June 30, 2016. Within the next few weeks an interim senior associate superintendent and chief academic officer will be assigned. The District anticipates filling the vacancy prior to the start of the 2016/17 school year.

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Posted by: Annette Franco, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 6/27/16

Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Teachers and Homepage

Summer Fit Club at Dr. Riba’s Health Club

 

Fit Club se enfocado en nutrición y educación física. Este programa ayuda a los niños de 4 a 18 años aprender hábitos saludables, adquirir seguridad en si mismo(a) mientras participan en juegos divertidos.

 

Gratis programa de verano!! El espacio

es limitado, aplique hoy!

Julio 11 Agosto 18, 2016

Lunes Jueves: 1pm-3:15pm

Sitio: Pomona Elementary School

2051 Pomona Ave

Costa Mesa, CA 92627

 

 

aplicación incluida con este aviso

 

Aplicaciones disponible en:

Newport-Mesa Unified School District HOPE Clinic & Health Services

2045 Meyer Place, Bldg A

Costa Mesa, CA 92627

949-515-6730

 

Programa Incluye:

Carreras de obstaculos

Deportes

Ejercisios de entrenamiento

Evaluacion de indice masa incorporal

Education de nutricion Demostraciones de cocina Rifas y premios

Servimos comidas saludables

 

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Proporciona habilidades a los niños para que vivan una vida saludable. Con una tasa del 80% de éxito nuestro programa ayuda a familias a volverse saludables por medio de educación nutricional y actividades físicas.

 

Contactenos:

2100 West Alton Ave, Suite 2

Santa Ana, CA 92704

714-549-6440 bfarmer@drribahc.org www.drpatriciamd.com

www.servingkidshope.org

 

 

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Posted by: Shirin Nazari, District Staff, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 6/21/16

Audience: Homepage, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

Dates to Have on Your Calendar

  • 6/17 - Flag Deck - Dog Tags
  • 6/24 - Last Day of School for 2015-2016
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Posted by: Kristi Kirsch
Published: 6/11/16

Audience: Homepage, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

Andersen’s Concert on the Green

 

Andersen’s Concert on the Green

Wednesday, June 1, 6:00 pm

Food Trucks 5-7 pm

 

Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and join us for an evening of music on the front lawn of the school.

Don’t forget to bring money for the food trucks!

 

Call Times:

Orchestra, please arrive by 5:30.

Kindergarten & 3rd graders, please arrive by 6:00 pm and sit with your parents.

Rock Band, arrive at 5:00 for sound check.

 

Approximate performance times/order:

* 6:00 - Andersen Orchestra *

* 6:20 - Kindergarten sings *

* 6:30 - 3rd Grade performs on recorder *

* 6:45 - Andersen Rock Band *

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Posted by: Kristi Kirsch
Published: 5/23/16

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Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) is joining the Orange County Department of Education’s One Billion Acts of Kindness initiative, which launched this month and will continue until reaching one billion acts of kindness in Orange County.
 

As the name of the campaign suggests, the goal is to register one billion good deeds throughout Orange County, in an effort to promote civility, character and positive school climates in Orange County — and hopefully beyond.
 

“This is a wonderful initiative that we wholeheartedly support,” said Superintendent Dr. Fred Navarro. “As educators it is important to look beyond just academics and foster positive school climates to nurture students’ emotional and social well-being,” he said.
 

All kind acts count toward the goal of one billion, regardless of where they occur. Be sure to record the acts by posting to social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) using the hashtag #kindness1billion, or by visiting the website www.kindness1billion.org and clicking on the designated button. There also is an option for schools and community organizations to submit multiple acts at once.
 

An act of kindness can be as simple as welcoming a new student to school, picking up a discarded cup along the sidewalk or writing a kind note to a friend or family member. It could be more involved, such as visiting a home for senior citizens, joining a beach clean-up or volunteering at a local animal shelter. Either way, it is about doing something kind with no expectation of reciprocity.
 

Please join us in spreading kindness and together we can reach One Billion Acts of Kindness. For more information, please visit www.kindness1billion.org.

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 5/12/16

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/26/16

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Newport-Mesa Unified School District received a request to name the Costa Mesa High School (CMHS) athletic field the "Edgar C. Baume Field" or "Ed Baume Field" in honor of Mr. Edgar Baume, who was an active supporter of CMHS football and baseball.

 

Please click here for more information and to take a brief survey regarding this naming request. The survey will be available for public input until May 11, 2016.

 

 

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Posted by: Annette Franco, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/25/16

Audience: Homepage

Dear NMUSD Parent, Guardian, or Community Member:

Starting in the 2013-2014 school year, the state of California created a new model for school district funding and accountability.  As a result, each district develops an annual Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP).  Each school district must engage parents, educators, employees and the community to establish these plans.  The plan describes the school district’s overall vision for students, annual goals and specific actions the district will take to achieve the vision and goals.  The LCAPs must focus on eight areas identified as state priorities. The plans will also demonstrate how the district’s budget will help achieve the goals, and assess each year how well the strategies in the plan were able to improve outcomes.
 

We would like to invite you to provide your feedback on the 2015-2016 LCAP Actions and Services through a short online survey. 

You may also review all of the district’s LCAP documents on our dedicated webpage at http://web.nmusd.us/lcap
 

If you have questions or would like to provide additional input, please send an email to lcap@nmusd.us

Thank you.


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Estimado padre, tutor, o miembro de la Comunidad de NMUSD:

 

A partir del año escolar 2013-2014, el estado de California ha creado un nuevo modelo de financiación de distrito escolar y la rendición de cuentas. Como resultado, cada distrito desarrolla un Plan de Rendición de Cuentas y Control Local (LCAP por sus siglas en ingles). Cada distrito escolar debe involucrar a los padres, educadores, empleados y la comunidad para establecer estos planes. El plan describe la visión general del distrito escolar para los estudiantes, las metas anuales y las acciones específicas del distrito tomará para alcanzar la visión y los objetivos. El LCAP debe centrarse en ocho áreas identificadas como prioridades del estado. Los planes también mostrarán la manera como se usará el presupuesto del distrito para ayudar a lograr las metas y cada año se evaluará si las estrategias del plan han mejorado los resultados

 

Nos gustaría invitarlos a que aporten sus comentarios sobre las acciones 2015-2016 LCAP y servicios a través de una breve encuesta en línea.

También puede revisar todos los documentos LCAP del distrito en nuestra página de internet, http://web.nmusd.us/lcap

Si tiene alguna pregunta o desea proporcionar información adicional, envíe un correo electrónico a lcap@nmusd.us.

Gracias.

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/21/16

Audience: Homepage

It’s that time to prepare for the new school year to come. Fulfill school entry and immunization requirements by obtaining your Preschool, Kindergarten and First grade physical exam at no cost*

 

Please see attached flyer for details.

 

Additional information regarding school health requirements is available on the Health Services Website.

 

* Eligibility Criteria Applies

 

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Posted by: Shirin Nazari, District Staff, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/20/16

Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Parents, Staff and Homepage

Es tiempo de prepararse para el nuevo año escolar. Cumpla con los requisitos para el ingreso al Preescolar, Kindergarten y Primero de Primaria teniendo su examen físico y vacunas sin costo*.”

 

Por favor de consultar el folleto adjunto para más detalles

Para obtener información adicional acerca de los requisitos de salud escolar visite la página Web de Servicios de Salud

 

*Se Podrían Aplicar Criterios de Eligibilidad

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Posted by: Shirin Nazari, District Staff, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/20/16

Audience: Homepage

There is still time to apply for either of the two Neport-Mesa Unified School District Language Immersion programs, Mandarin (College Park Elementary) or Spanish (Whittier Elementary). If you are interested in taking advantage of one of these unique programs for your child, please click on the link below to find the informational brochure as well as the online application. Be sure to look under “Elementary Programs”.

 

http://web.nmusd.us/cms/page_view?d=x&piid=&vpid=1411726752734

 

Dual language programs are the most impressive forms of education being offered in the United States, and there is a significant increase in demand for these programs throughout the country.  

 

Summary of research:

 

  • Native English speakers often meet or exceed the performance of their peers participating in a monolingual program, with the added benefit of being bilingual.
  • Students participating in dual language programs develop multicultural competencies along with social skills.
  • Dual language programs are the most effective in closing the achievement gap.
  • Test results show that most dual language schools outperform their other demographically similar schools, the state and local school district.
  • Cognitive benefits, including delayed onset of Alzheimer’s for bilingual children. Their brains are flexible and require increased levels of concentration not typical of a monolingual brain.
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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/19/16

Audience: Homepage

Todavía hay tiempo para solicitar cualquiera de los dos programas de Inmersión del Districto Escolar de Newport-Mesa, mandarín (Primaria College Park) o español (Primaria Whittier). Si usted está interesado(a) en tomar ventaja de uno de estos programas únicos para su hijo(a), por favor oprima el enlace de abajo para encontrar el folleto informativo, así como la aplicación. Asegúrese de buscar en "Elementary Programs” (Programas Primaria).

 

http://web.nmusd.us/cms/page_view?d=x&piid=&vpid=1411726752734

 

Programas de lenguaje dual son las formas más impresionantes de la educación que se ofrecen en los Estados Unidos, y hay un aumento significativo en la demanda de estos programas en todo el país.

 

Resumen de investigación:

  • Los hablantes nativos de inglés a menudo cumplen o superan el rendimiento de sus pares que participan en un programa monolingüe, con la ventaja añadida de ser bilingüe.
  • Los estudiantes que participan en programas de lenguaje dual desarrollan competencias multiculturales, junto con las habilidades sociales.
  • Programas de lenguaje dual son los más eficaces en el cierre de la brecha en el rendimiento.
  • Los resultados de las pruebas muestran que la mayoría de las escuelas bilingües superan a sus otras escuelas demográficamente similares, el distrito escolar estatal y local.
  • Beneficios cognitivos, incluyendo retraso en la aparición de la enfermedad de Alzheimer para los niños bilingües. Sus cerebros son flexibles y requieren niveles de concentración aumentaron no es típico de un cerebro monolingüe.
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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/19/16

Audience: Homepage

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The California Department of Education (CDE) awarded twelve elementary schools in Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) with the California Gold Ribbon Award, in recognition of their outstanding educational programs and practices that contribute to closing the achievement gap.

 

The Gold Ribbon program replaces the California Distinguished Schools program during the two years that California is developing new assessment and accountability systems. The California Gold Ribbon Schools Award was created to honor schools while the California Distinguished Schools Program is on hiatus as California transitions to new assessment and accountability systems. Traditionally, the Distinguished Schools Program honored public schools that showed improved student outcomes as measured through standardized testing and reporting scores and additional measures.

 

The Gold Ribbon program is different from the California Distinguished Schools program in that it focuses on recognizing schools that demonstrate academic progress through the implementation of the new State standards.

 

The twelve NMUSD schools that were honored with the California Gold Ribbon Award include:

 

Andersen Elementary

Andersen Elementary was recognized as a Gold Ribbon School for their success in closing the achievement gap through their Response to Intervention Program: Scholar Rotations Program. The Scholar Rotations Program has resulted in more than 90 percent of students scoring proficient or advanced in English language arts.

 

Students at Andersen Elementary consistently rank in the top ten percent of statewide standardized testing. Learn more about Anderson Elementary at http://andersen.nmusd.us.

 

Davis Magnet School

Davis Magnet School was recognized as a Gold Ribbon School for their success in closing the achievement gap, engaging parents and community and use of technology through their project based learning, which focuses on improving achievement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

 

Sample project based learning at Davis Magnet School include a rollercoaster challenge, where students create a rollercoaster to learn about motion and force; develop a bio-waste digester, which teaches students about waste matter, renewable energy, chemistry and more. The project based approach to learning has resulted in 75 percent of Davis students meeting or exceeded English language arts standards and 74 percent meeting or exceeded math standards, based on the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium data. These percentages are 39 to 125 percent higher than district, county, and state averages. Learn more about Davis Magnet School at http://davismagnet.nmusd.us.  

 

Eastbluff Elementary

Eastbluff Elementary was recognized as a Gold Ribbon School for their success in closing the achievement gap through their Response to Intervention Program, professional learning communities, data-driven decision making and use of technology.  

 

Since implementation of Eastbluff Elementary’s Response to Intervention problem-solving model and Professional Learning Community model, all students show improvements in proficiency and/or advancement in English language arts and math, narrowing the gap between subgroups.  Eastbluff Elementary’s Academic Performance Index for 2013 shows 86 percent proficiency in English and 81 percent proficiency in math.

 

Eastbluff Elementary has been recognized as a California Distinguished school in prior years and prides itself on continuous improvement with individualized support for students. To learn more about Eastbluff Elementary please visit http://eastbluff.nmusd.us.  

 

Harbor View Elementary

Harbor View Elementary School was recognized as a Gold Ribbon School for their success in closing the achievement gap. The success is attributed to the school’s Response to Instruction and Intervention program, in addition to cultivating an involved and supportive parent community and using hands-on approaches with technology to improving achievement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).  

In three years, Harbor View Elementary has seen an increase in California Standards Test scores for English language arts and math, with grades two through four scoring an average of 92 percent in English language arts and 91 percent in math in 2014. Socioeconomically disadvantaged students and special education students also showed an increase in scores, which exceed State averages. Learn more about Harbor View Elementary at http://harborview.nmusd.us.

 

Kaiser Elementary

Kaiser Elementary uniquely serves students in grades three through six and was selected as a Gold Ribbon School for their success implementing their Read All Day (RAD) Program. The RAD program includes various tiers of instruction, grounded on new state standards, student assessments to determine the tier of instruction that best suits each student’s need, and creating a community culture of reading.

 

The RAD program has resulted in a 24 percent increase in student reading proficiency. Based on 2015 Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium data, English learners exceed state averages by nine percent, socio-economically disadvantaged students exceed state averages by 11 percent and special education students exceed state standards by 18 percent. To learn more about Kaiser Elementary please visit http://kaiser.nmusd.us.

 

Killybrooke Elementary

Killybrooke Elementary School was recognized as a Gold Ribbon School for their success in implementing a college and career readiness program centered on universal achievement (as a No Excuses University school) and technology integration.

 

Killybrooke has made great strides in increasing achievement of all students and closing the achievement gap for English Learners and socio-economically disadvantaged students, through six systems designed to help all students achieve, with technology (including 1:1 Chromebooks for students in grades 3-6) used as a tool to maximize student learning.

 

Assessments show improvement, with Academic Performance Index increasing from 667 to 867, English language arts proficiency increasing from 27 percent to 67 percent, and math proficiency increasing from 31 percent to 75 percent. Student scores exceed County and State averages. Learn more about Killybrooke Elementary at http://killybrooke.nmusd.us.  

 

Lincoln Elementary

Lincoln Elementary School was recognized as a Gold Ribbon School for their success in implementing their Full STEAM Ahead Academic Support Program, which emphasizes rigorous curriculum in science, technology, engineering, arts and math instruction.

 

Teachers’ commitment to cost-effective educational technology resources has contributed to students not only mastering basic skills, but also being excited to learn with contemporary approaches to teaching and closing the achievement gap.

 

Overall data shows that proficiency has improved at Lincoln Elementary in both English language arts and math. Results from the 2015 Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium testing also show that Lincoln students exceed state averages for all traditionally low-achieving subgroups. Learn more about Lincoln Elementary at http://lincoln.nmusd.us

 

Mariners Elementary

Mariners Elementary School was recognized as a Gold Ribbon School for their approach to creating a culture of Innovation, centered upon student and teacher leadership and use of technology.

 

Classroom environments are becoming more inviting at Mariners Elementary, not just through the implementation of technology, but also through piloted programs such as the use of yoga balls instead of chairs and 1:1 Chromebooks in grades 4-6. Students are taking leadership roles and guiding younger students on the playground, as well as serving as “techsperts” to assist other students and teachers with the use of new technologies.  

 

Teachers also are continuously improving their skills to keep up with changing educational technologies to ensure welcoming learning environments and maximize student engagement. Learn more about Mariners Elementary at http://mariners.nmusd.us.

 

Paularino Elementary

Paularino Elementary School was recognized as a Gold Ribbon School for their success in creating a culture of universal achievement through their program, Reading Our Way to College. Paularino Elementary became a No Excuses University school to inspire students to attend college and also implemented an Accelerated Reader program to encourage students to read independently.

 

Implementation of these reading programs and other programs, focused on improving students’ character virtues- such as fairness, responsibility, respect, caring, trustworthiness and good citizenship- have resulted in a 21 percent decline in the number of students reading two or more years below grade level. To learn more about Paularino Elementary please visit http://paularino.nmusd.us.

 

Pomona Elementary

Pomona Elementary School was recognized as a Gold Ribbon School for their reading instruction program, which uses small group dynamics to deliver adaptive reading instruction for students to achieve academic success. Students that require intensive intervention are placed in groups as small as two, while students who have mastered grade level foundational skills receive teacher support to move beyond grade level expectations.

 

The reading program, which is flexible and adjusted throughout the year, has resulted in ten percent more students scoring at benchmark reading levels. STAR testing data showed an 18 percent drop in students reading two or more years below grade level. Learn more about Pomona Elementary at http://pomona.nmusd.us.

 

Sonora Elementary

Sonora Elementary School was recognized as a Gold Ribbon School for their No Excuses University: We are College Bound program.

 

The We are College Bound program is designed to close the achievement gap between students in traditionally low-achieving sub-groups by implementing continuous data assessments to develop individualized academic intervention plans and address social-emotional and behavioral needs of students.

 

Sonora Elementary has twice been named a California Distinguished School and a Title 1 Achieving School. Learn more about Sonora Elementary at http://sonora.nmusd.us.

 

Woodland Elementary

Woodland Elementary School was recognized as a Gold Ribbon School for their Early Literacy Skills Development Response to Intervention Program, which focuses on developing early childhood skills and identifying individual learning styles.

 

Prior to this program, the focus was on below proficient students, who were most at risk of struggling with reading and English language arts skills. The current program addresses all students’ needs, including the nearly 40 percent in the “bubble” group, which are students needing to increase from basic to proficient levels. Results of the intervention model show that kindergarteners struggling with letter and sound recognition increased their skill level by 60 percent. Scores for students in the “bubble” group increased 125-160 percent. Learn more about Woodland Elementary at http://woodland.nmusd.us.

 

Early College High School

In 2015, the first year of the California Gold Ribbon Program, the California Department of Education recognized NMUSD’s Early College High School (ECHS) with a Gold Ribbon Award. ECHS partners with Coastline Community College to offer students the opportunity to earn both a high school diploma and a year or more of transferable college credit.

 

With a 100 percent graduation rate, ECHS offers smaller classes, on-campus college classes, dual-credit classes, easier transition to higher education and financial savings of completing college credits in high school.

 

ECHS is top ten ranking among all public high schools Orange County and has the highest California Department of Education rating of 10/10, for seven consecutive years. Learn more about ECHS at http://earlycollege.nmusd.us

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Posted by: Annette Franco, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/14/16

Audience: Homepage, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

Let’s Learn Spanish! ¡Aprendamos Español! Andersen DEANs Spring After-School Spanish

 

This is the information for after-school Spanish for 1st-6th Grades beginning the week of April 18 and ending the week of June 13th, 2016.

 

¿Quién? Who:
Open to students in Grades 1 – 3 (Wednesday)
Open to students in Grades 4 – 6* (Mon & Thurs)

 

¿Cuándo? When: Spring Session
Wednesdays (Grades 1 – 3)

April 20 – June 13
1:20 pm – 2:20 pm
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm* (With a minimum number of students)

4th - 6th grade classes
Mondays or Thursdays –
April 18 – June 16
2:50 pm - 3:50 pm** (Monday Gr 4 – 6 – Beginners and Thursday – Experienced)

 

¿Por qué? Why:

It is fun! Play games, hear stories, move, sing, do art, sample food……and all of this while learning Spanish!

 

This is an opportunity to enrich our wonderful educational experience at Andersen. The program is designed for elementary school students who are interested in learning conversational Spanish as a foundation for studying foreign language in junior high and high school. It is an engaging, activity-rich program which gives students the opportunity to develop an ear for Spanish, acquire vocabulary, learn about different cultures and expand their horizons.

 

Classes are taught by Araceli Justiniani and Linda Ogawa experienced bilingual educator.

 

Monday classes will be Academic for beginning and returning 4th - 6th grades; Thursday classes will be Academic for returning 4th – 6th graders.

 

Cost: $145.00 per student for trimester. Make check payable to Andersen DEANs.

 

Join the fun now: Space is limited! Register online by going to the Andersen School website and following the links there for after school programs. http://andersen.nmusd.us/spanish

 

Scroll to the bottom of the webpage to register online.

For more information contact: Kimberly Wells: LetslearnspanishW@gmail.com or Araceli Justiniani: LetslearnspanishJ@gmail.com

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Posted by: Kristi Kirsch
Published: 4/14/16

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The Newport - Mesa Unified School District (N-MUSD) Board of Education recognized the 2016 Classified Employee of the Year winners at the April 12, 2016 Board meeting. The Classified Employee of the Year Awards Program recognizes employees that go above and beyond the expectations of their job duties to provide exemplary service to students, families and colleagues.

 

Classified employees are nominated by principals and district directors in the following six categories; Child Nutrition, Maintenance and Operations, Office and Technical, Instructional Assistant, Support Services and Security, and Transportation. Nominees must meet the following criteria:

  • Current, permanent employee
  • Rank and file employee, not management or supervisory position
  • Minimum of five years of service in nomination category.

NMUSD congratulates the following 2016 Classified Employees of the Years:

 

Laura Chirinos, Child Nutrition

Ms. Laura Chirinos has worked for the NMUSD for nearly 20 years and has served as a Nutrition Services Specialist III at Estancia High School for the past nine years. She is responsible for planning and coordinating the production of more than 1,000 meals daily.

 

Ms. Chirinos is a fast learner, quickly promoted because of her ability to assimilate the wisdom gained from working at multiple schools throughout the district.  She has incorporated this broad knowledge to satisfy the unique dietary needs of students and build strong relationships with her co-workers who often seek her guidance and advice. She has created a positive and welcoming atmosphere for students and a fun and a collaborative work environment for her colleagues and encourages the staff to further their education and work experiences so they too can be promoted.

 

Jean Paul Vigneault, Maintenance, Operations and Facilities

Newport-Mesa’s Classified Employee of the Year from the Maintenance, Operations and Facilities team, Mr. Jean Paul Vigneault, has consistently proven himself to be an exceptional employee who regularly goes above and beyond to ensure the safety and security of staff, students and the public. With his extensive knowledge of custodial operations and standards, he has established himself as an invaluable asset, able to fill in for virtually all custodial positions throughout the district. In addition, he is always willing to assist anyone who asks, is known for doing the right thing no matter the circumstance, and is widely admired throughout the school community for his foresight and compassion.

 

Wayne Wescott, Office and Technical

Highly regarded for his tenacity, self-motivation and exceptional customer service, Office and Technical Support Technician Mr. Wayne Wescott, has impressively advanced his position within the District throughout his twenty-one years of employment. 

 

Collaboratively leading a team of technicians, he has helped package and deploy hundreds of business and instructional applications to thousands of computers throughout more than thirty schools and multiple district offices. His distinguished work on automated software deployment of the latest instructional and business applications have proven crucial to the success of District-wide operations and positively impacted both employees and students. Consistently updating his skills and knowledge, he regularly leads training sessions for information technology staff and has proven to be of immeasurable value to the schools and the overall District.

 

Jesse Murray, Para-Educator and Instructional Assistance

Mr. Jesse Murray, a special education instructional assistant at Corona del Mar High School, is an exceptional employee who provides consistent encouragement and motivational support for both students and staff. He frequently chaperones student outings and actively participates in school fundraisers, events and rallies. He has become a household name within the Corona del Mar school community. 

 

Known by many families as a mentor and friend to special needs students, he is able to manage and inspire with a sense of accountability and empathy. In addition, this consummate professional is the aide everyone desires to have in their classroom because of his vital data collection abilities, flexibility and reliability, as well as his dedication to and affinity with students. Mr. Murray is the quintessential role model for what an effective student-focused leader should be.

 

Vicki Martini, Support Services and Security

With an outstanding reputation and greatly respected in her field, Vicki Martini has had an immense impact in the community during her twenty-four years with the district.

 

She is a strong supporter of youth organizations and a volunteer for numerous events and fundraisers. Ms. Martini also has been masterful at building collaborative relationships throughout the district as well as the community at-large. She has established work training programs and facilitates student job placement at local businesses, nurtured beneficial relationships with multiple county and state agencies and attends local Better Business Bureau and Chamber of Commerce functions to promote, support, and build partnerships for District programs. This vast network of resources has been assembled all in the service of students, culminating in far-reaching results that ultimately empower students to achieve economic self-sufficiency, independent living and integration into all aspects of society.

 

Lucky Nguyen, Transportation

Newport-Mesa’s Classified Employee of the Year from the Transportation category, Lucky Nguyen, is known for his commitment to his job and the students with whom he interacts daily. His attentive, friendly, and approachable demeanor is instrumental in providing excellent service. He recognizes when students are struggling and is more than willing to proactively provide extra care when needed. 

 

The ultimate team player, he consistently volunteers wherever and whenever a need arises, including at the School Bus Roadeo Competitions, and is regularly sought out by his fellow drivers for his friendly and effectual advice. He has not missed a day of work in more than five years, exemplifying his remarkable dedication to his job, as well as to all with whom he interacts. This is part of the reason NMUSD consistently receive compliments on his exceptional service.

 

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Posted by: Annette Franco, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/13/16

Audience: Homepage, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

This is a reminder that all applications for the summer academies are due Friday, April 15th.

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Posted by: Kristi Kirsch
Published: 4/13/16

Audience: Homepage

Hello NMUSD Families!

 

Friday, April 15th is the last day to turn in the Summer Music Academy and Summer Engineering Academy registration forms to your students front office.  Don’t miss out on this great experience for your children!!  If applications are received after the 15th

students will automatically go on the waitlist for both programs. 

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/13/16

Audience: Homepage

Newport - Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) has been recognized as a Constant Contact "power user." This recognition underscores the value that NMUSD places on communication with parents, students, staff, and the community. We are honored to receive this news and we would like to thank YOU, this is a shared moment of success!
 

This annual designation as an “all-star” is given to only ten percent of the more than 500,000 small businesses and organizations using Constant Contact. The All-Stars are selected by Constant Contact and recognized for their effectiveness in building better relationships and successfully using marketing tools to communicate with stakeholders.

 

Be sure to stay connected with NMUSD and please sign-up to receive district news at http://bit.ly/1MEoGtj, follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/31/16

Audience: Homepage

Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD), like many school districts has been impacted by the mobile application, Ogle. Ogle allows users to submit photos, make comments and post information without censorship and in total anonymity. Earlier this month two NMUSD schools were made aware of school threats made via the Ogle application. Today, as a result of the strong partnership and collaboration with NMUSD, the Costa Mesa Police Department identified the individual involved with the threat.

 

The threat, posted on the social media application earlier this month, resulted in proactive safety measures immediately implemented by Costa Mesa High School staff, district personnel and law enforcement. No evidence has been discovered that would suggest there was an imminent threat to the students or staff. The Costa Mesa Police Department’s investigation is ongoing and anyone with additional information is asked to call Detective Nicole Brown at
(714) 754-4873.

 

“We are extremely proud of our staff and local law enforcement placing a high priority on student safety,” said NMUSD Superintendent Dr. Fred Navarro.

 

NMUSD does not believe that there is a practical use for the Ogle app and that it is largely being used to spread harmful, hurtful and negative messages. The District does not believe that it adds any value nor does it deliver any positive benefits for students.

 

We urge parents to carefully monitor student’s online presence and use of this app and any other social media. We respectfully ask parents strongly consider removing this app from student’s phone. NMUSD continually reviews district-owned devices to ensure that such applications are not installed.

 

We commend the dedicated efforts of our staff and the Costa Mesa Police Department and appreciate their commitment to ensuring a safe environment focused on student learning.

 

 

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Posted by: Annette Franco, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/31/16

Audience: Homepage, Parents, Principals and Students

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Posted by: Kristi Kirsch
Published: 3/28/16

Audience: Homepage, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

We will be hosting educational leaders on our campus

Thursday, March 31, 2016

for our

Gold Ribbon

School Visit.

We are asking all STUDENTS to wear

Andersen SPIRIT WEAR on that day.

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Posted by: Kristi Kirsch
Published: 3/28/16

Audience: Homepage

Dear Community Member,

 

Public Notice: The Newport-Mesa Unified School District (District) is the Lead Agency under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for the proposed project identified below and will prepare an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) to analyze potential environmental impacts that may result from the project.

 

Project Title: Corona del Mar High School Sports Field Project

 

Project Location: Corona del Mar High School (CdMHS) campus is located at 2101 Eastbluff Drive (Assessor's Parcel Map Number 440-092-06), City of Newport Beach, Orange County, California. The CdMHS Sports Field Project would disturb approximately 6 acres at the northeast corner of the CdMHS campus.

 

Project Description: The proposed project consists of replacement and reconfiguration of the existing natural-turf field and synthetic track with synthetic-turf field and track and construction of new 1,000-seat capacity bleachers (700 home side and 300 visitor side), a press-box, public address (PA) system, and nighttime lighting with six 80-foot poles. The proposed project would also include an approximately 3,000-square-foot building with two ticket booths, two restroom areas, a main concession area, and storage. Creation of the reconfigured sports field would disturb approximately 6 acres of the approximately 37-acre campus. Other minor physical changes identified for other parts of the campus would include signage, fencing, pathways, placement of gates, etc.

 

The proposed sports field is designed to accommodate non-high-profile regular games with projected attendance of less than 1,000 spectators and expanded practice use. Based on available historical attendance data, the highest spectator attendance is projected during the fall season for football events where non-high-profile regular varsity game attendance ranged from 231 to 646 spectators. The maximum spectators for other sporting events (e.g., boys and girls lacrosse, soccer, cross country and track) would range from 300 to 500, and the average attendance would range from 100 to 200 spectators.

 

It is anticipated that games projected to exceed 1,000 spectators, including large spectator varsity football games, will likely be scheduled at an off-site facility, and games with smaller anticipated crowds may be scheduled at this new sports field. A lower profile Friday night football game is considered the "maximum event" anticipated because it has the greatest potential to reach 1,000 spectators and would include band performances, cheerleaders, and use of the PA system, ending by 10 PM. All other smaller events would have lesser impacts, so these varsity football games are considered the "worse case" condition for environmental impacts, and as such are the focus of the environmental review in the EIR. The EIR will also consider new environmental impacts from accommodating expanded practice schedule at the sports field and other smaller events that are currently held elsewhere on or off campus.

 

Public Review: The Recirculated Initial Study is available for a 60-day review period beginning March 25, 2016, and ending May 23, 2016. Copies of the Recirculated Initial Study are available for review online (PDF file can be downloaded) at www.nmusd.us/CdMField, and hard copies are available at the following locations: 

 

Newport-Mesa Unified School District

Education Center

2985 Bear Street, Building A

Costa Mesa, California 92626

Corona del Mar High School

Administrative Office

2101 Eastbluff Drive

Newport Beach, CA 92660

 

Responses: Written comments on the proposed project must be received no later than 5 PM on May 23, 2016. Send comments to the attention of Ara Zareczny, LEED/AP, Facilities Analyst, at Newport-Mesa Unified School District, 2985 Bear Street, Building A, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Comments may also be submitted via email to feedback@nmusd.us; include the name of the project in the subject heading.

 

SCOPING MEETING: An informational scoping meeting will be held at the Corona del Mar High School Lecture Hall, 2101 Eastbluff Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660, March 28, 2016, from 6 PM to 7:30 PM to discuss the proposed project and to accept comments in anticipation of the preparation of the Draft EIR. 

 

For more information, please contact Ara Zareczny, LEED/AP, Facilities Analyst, at (714) 424-7522.

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/25/16

Audience: Homepage

We would like to make you aware of a problematic mobile application called Ogle. Ogle is designed and marketed for students to post videos and/or pictures about themselves, other students and their school campuses. The application allows users to submit photos, make comments and post without censorship and in total anonymity.

 

The Newport-Mesa Unified School District believes that there is no practical use for this app and that it is largely being used to spread harmful, hurtful and negative messages. We do not believe it adds any value nor does it deliver any positive benefits for our students. The schools in our district (and many others) are being affected by this application. The Ogle app, like many other social media, can become an avenue for cyber-bullying, harassment, violence and other issues.

 

We urge parents to carefully monitor student’s online presence and use of this app and any other social media. We respectfully ask that you strongly consider removing this app from your students phone. We continually review district-owned devices to ensure that such applications are not installed.

 

There are offensive, insulting and even threatening posts on the Ogle app. While we partner with local police departments to research the validity and origination of threatening claims, we urge your support in the following:

  • REPORT HARASSMENT. Report harassment to your school administrators. Administrators will follow up on any credible matters that are reported, involving student-to-student harassment. Include as much information as you can; if it’s related to Ogle (or another app or program), take screenshots of the offending material. The more information that you can provide, the better.
  • REMOVE THE OGLE APP. We strongly encourage parents to remove the app from students phone and mobile devices. The best way to be unaffected by Ogle is to be disconnected from it.
  • REPORT PROBLEMS TO THE COMPANY DIRECTLY. The app itself is supposed to have a "Report" function that allows users to report abusive activity; the company, in turn, can remove the offending user. We have no control over whether or not they’ll follow through. (If that doesn’t work, you can always call the company directly at 949-413-3280.)

We appreciate your help in partnering with us to ensure a safe environment focused on student learning.

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Posted by: Annette Franco, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/24/16

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/18/16

Audience: Homepage

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/16/16

Audience: Homepage

Newport-Mesa Employee “Super-Star” Awards

“Reaching for the Stars”

 

Going far beyond the call of duty, doing more than others expect…

This is what excellence is all about.

It comes from striving, maintaining the highest standards, paying

attention to the smallest detail, going the extra mile.

Excellence means caring – it’s making a special effort to do more.

Celebrating Excellence!

 

Nominations are now being accepted
for Employee Superstars.

Nominations need to be received

by 4:00 p.m. Friday, April 15, 2016 to be considered.

 

Know someone deserving of recognition? Make their day and complete the Online Nomination Form at:

www.nmusd.us/superstar.

Every person nominated receives a

letter of congratulations. Your nomination can be made public

or you can also submit it anonymously. All nominations are

then forwarded to the Superstar Awards Selection

Committee. The committee selects nominees twice a

year to be recognized at Board meetings. Recipients honored

at the Board level receive a pin, certificate and a personally

engraved star.

 

A good tip – To make your nomination stand out above the rest, be specific about the individual’s unique and compelling contribution(s).

 

The online nomination form is available at:

www.nmusd.us/superstar.

 

Questions about the Superstar Program?
Contact V-Esther Caldwell in Classified

Personnel at vcaldwell@nmusd.us

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/15/16

Audience: Homepage

Please help support Newport-Mesa Unified School District's Autism programs by purchasing an on Tuesday we wear blue t-shirt!  

 

All proceeds go to help purchase supplies and materials for our autism programs and classrooms.

 

Please click here to view and print your order form.

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/8/16

Audience: Homepage and Parents

Dear Families,

 

This year we welcome several students to our classrooms with food allergies. We invite your help and cooperation to help them stay safe. We have students who are allergic to many different foods or food groups. Reactions range from mild to life threatening.

 

There are several practices that will be in place to help prevent allergic reactions:

  • If your child has a food allergy, please contact the school nurse if you have not already done so.
  • Students are encouraged to wash their hands upon arrival to the classroom and again before and after lunch.
  • Avoid known allergens in classroom activities, such as arts and crafts, counting, science projects, parties, holidays and celebrations or cooking.

Please check with your child’s teacher before bringing items into the classroom. -discourage trading or sharing of food with other students. We look forward to working together with you to have a wonderful, safe allergy aware year!

 

Sincerely,

Andrea Jackson, 

Your School Nurse

 

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Posted by: Kristi Kirsch
Published: 3/8/16

Audience: Homepage, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

Early Out at 1:10 during Conference Week - March 7-11 - Conference Week - 

 

No School Wednesday, March 9 - No School for Conference Day

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Posted by: Kristi Kirsch
Published: 3/7/16

Audience: Homepage

Dear Community Member,


The Newport-Mesa Unified School District is in the process of evaluating the proposed project impacts on the Community and Environment. In compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) the District held a public scoping meeting on February 22, 2016. Although not required by CEQA, the District will be holding a second scoping meeting to discuss comments received for the Initial Study, prepared by the District’s consultant, PlaceWorks.

This notice shall serve as a reminder of the second meeting and notice of the date change for the 
meeting (meeting originally scheduled on March 14).


Scoping Meeting #2 will be held as follows:


DATE:       Monday, March 28, 2016
TIME:         6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
PLACE:     Corona del Mar High School – Lecture Hall
                   2101 Eastbluff  Drive, CA 92660

 

For More Information: www.nmusd.us/cdmfield

Email at: feedback@nmusd.us

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 2/29/16

Audience: Homepage

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One of the primary goals of special education is to create learning environments that lead students to be as independent as possible. At Newport-Mesa Unified School District (N-MUSD) that extends beyond the classroom and into the bus.
N-MUSD’s Bus in the Classroom program teaches transportation independence to students with special needs. The program fosters independence, a safer school career and more productive post K-12 life for students with special needs.

 

The program includes teams of transportation professionals serving as educators in the classroom. N-MUSD transportation staff and drivers teach one-hour sessions, for four weeks in special education classes throughout the District. Students learn skills associated with waiting for the bus, boarding the bus, riding the bus and exiting the bus. Team members work closely with students on story boards, which visually guide the student through the lesson skills. In small group settings, students then practice the skills in progressively more independent exercises. A fifth session involves community-based instruction where the bus delivers the students to their bus stops to practice the skills in real-world experiences, oftentimes with the assistance of parents.

The program has proven to be effective in teaching basic safety skills, such as learning the danger zone, holding the handrail, showing their bus pass, sitting properly and asking for assistance.

 

Eventually, with continued success, it is reasonable to expect many students to transition to neighborhood bus stops with other students. The Bus in the Classroom program has been praised by special education teachers, transportation staff and parents for its success in helping students lead more productive lives. Not only do they acquire essential life skills, but their self-esteem gets a boost.

Please click here to learn more about the Bus in the Classroom program, which is featured in the latest issue of School Bus Fleet magazine. Pete Meslin, director of transportation at
N-MUSD and author of the Bus in the Classroom article featured in School Bus Fleet Magazine,
has been in the school transportation field for more than 30 years (11 years with N-MUSD). He is a highly sought after presenter at national, regional and state conferences on topics including management innovation and performance, leadership and special education transportation best practices. In fact, he assists other school districts with implementation of the Bus in the Classroom program.

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 2/24/16

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The Newport-Mesa Unified School District invites you to the Second Annual Festival of Learning, February 25, 2016

 

What:              Second Annual Festival of Learning

Date:               February 25, 2016

Time:               5 – 7 p.m.

Location:         Estancia High School- 2323 Placentia Avenue, Costa                          Mesa, CA 92627

 

Newport-Mesa Families and community members are invited to attend the Second Annual Festival of Learning, on February 25, to learn about specialty programs offered throughout Newport-Mesa Unified School District (N-MUSD).

 

The Festival of Learning will feature booths for each school zone, promoting unique program offerings, including the high school Signature Academies,  Elementary bi-literacy programs, specialty intermediate school programs that prepare students for a seamless transition to high school, hands-on art and technology demonstrations and more.

 

The event also will feature principal, teacher and student presentations and performances, online registration booths with staff to assist in the program registration process, and food available for purchase- provided by the Newport Harbor High School Culinary team.  

 

Featured at the Festival of Learning, the Signature Academies offer students a global competitiveness to better prepare them for college and career success. Students enrolled in Signature Academies receive unique curriculum options and supplemental activities that complement the core academic programs at N-MUSD.

 

Signature Academies are centered on key industry leading careers and areas of study, such as Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. These programs are open to all ninth grade students within the NMUSD, regardless of their zone of residence.

 

In addition to Signature Academies, N-MUSD also offers specialty elementary school programs, including a Modern Scholars Program at Adams Elementary, a Mandarin bi-literacy program at College Park Elementary and a Spanish bi-literacy program at Whittier Elementary.   

 

Applications for the programs will be accepted February 15, 2016 through April 15, 2016. Visit www.nmusd.us/signatures to learn more and to apply.

 

We hope to see you at the Second Annual Festival of Learning on February 25!

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 2/22/16

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As you may already be aware, the California Department of Education (CDE) has been directed to disclose student records pursuant to a Court Order issued in the Morgan Hill Concerned Parents Association v. CDE lawsuit.

 

Our district was not involved in the lawsuit and is not the subject of any of the suit’s allegations. Nonetheless, as a part of this lawsuit, CDE has been ordered by the United States District Court to release data on all students who have attended a California school since January 1, 2008. 
 

Although the court has ordered the parties to keep student record information confidential, the court also has provided an opportunity for parents, guardians, and current and former students over the age of 18, to personally object to the release of those records by the California Department of Education. Any objection must be submitted to the court no later than April 1, 2016.

 

The CDE website, http://www.cde.ca.gov/morganhillcase, provides a Notice and an Objection Form should you wish to object to the disclosure of your child’s personally identifiable information. THE OBJECTION FORM MUST BE MAILED BY APRIL 1, 2016 via U.S. Mail to:
 

United States District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller
C/o Clerk of the Court
Robert T. Matsui United States Courthouse
501 I Street, Room 4-200

Sacramento, CA 95814
Attn: DOCUMENT FILED UNDER SEAL


If you have any questions please visit CDE’s website at http://www.cde.ca.gov/morganhillcase or contact CDE at (916) 319-0800.

 

 

Anuncio de Divulgación de Registros Estudiantiles

Como usted posiblemente ya sepa, al Departamento de Educación de California (CDE) se le ha instruido divulgar registros estudiantiles en conformidad a una Orden Judicial emitida en la demanda Morgan Hill Concerned Parents Association v. CDE.

 

Nuestro distrito no estuvo involucrado en la demanda y no es objeto de ninguna de las acusaciones de esta. No obstante, como parte de la demanda, el CDE ha sido ordenado por el Tribunal Federal de Distrito a divulgar los datos de todos los estudiantes que han asistido a una escuela en California desde Enero 1 de 2008.

 

Aunque el tribunal le ha ordenado a las partes mantener confidenciales los registros de información de los estudiantes, el tribunal también ha proporcionado una oportunidad para que los padres, tutores, y estudiantes actuales y antiguos mayores de 18 años se opongan personalmente a la divulgación de esos registros por el Departamento de Educación de California. Cualquier objeción podrá ser presentada al tribunal a mas tardar el 1ero de Abril de 2016.

 

La pagina web del CDE, http://www.cde.ca.gov/morganhillcase, proporciona un Anuncio y un Formulario de Objeción en caso de que usted desee oponerse a la divulgación de información de identificación personal de su hijo/a. EL FORMULARIO DE OBJECIÓN DEBE SER ENVIADO POR CORREO A MAS TARDAR EL 1ero DE ABRIL DE 2016 A:

 

United States District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller
C/o Clerk of the Court
Robert T. Matsui United States Courthouse
501 I Street, Room 4-200
Sacramento, CA 95814
Attn: DOCUMENT FILED UNDER SEAL

 

Si tiene alguna pregunta por favor visite la pagina web del CDE en http://www.cde.ca.gov/morganhillcase o póngase en contacto con el CDE en el numero (916) 319-0800.

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 2/18/16

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The application window for the 2016-17 school year at Davis Magnet School will be open on-line February 15 through March 15. Please check the Davis Magnet School website for more information and to apply.

 

School tours are scheduled for the second Friday of every month beginning at 9:00 a.m. New and interested parents and family members are welcome to attend. There is no need to make a reservation for the tour, simply arrive at the Davis Magnet School front office by 9:00 a.m. on the assigned tour dates. Specific dates are posted on the calendar of our school website.

 

Are you a parent who wants your incoming kindergartener to be a student at Davis Magnet School next year? Then you will want to attend our annual Kindergarten Round-Up scheduled for Wednesday, February 3 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. You will have the opportunity to meet the principal, Mrs. Flores, along with the current kindergarten teachers. You will learn important information about our school and helpful tips from the teachers on how you can best prepare your child to have a successful transition into kindergarten at Davis Magnet School. The meeting will begin at 4:00 p.m. in the MPR, located in the front of school, and then continue with a brief tour of the kindergarten classrooms and playground area.  We look forward to meeting you

 

Please call the front office at 714-424-7930 if you have any questions.

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 1/22/16

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 1/21/16

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Andersen students and staff now have access to World Book Online. Our secret login is:

 

Username: andersen

Password: dolphinsWorld Book Online.gif
 

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Posted by: Kristi Kirsch
Published: 1/13/16

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On October 15, 2015, the Newport-Mesa Unified School District Board of Education approved the contract for design of the new Corona del Mar High School Sports Field. District staff has begun the process to develop plans in accordance with the scope of work approved by the Board of Education.


In an effort to inform the neighbors surrounding the school community of the planned project and the process in which the project will move forward, we would like to invite you to attend a community
information meeting hosted by Newport-Mesa staff.

 

The Community Information Meeting will be held as follows:


DATE: MONDAY. JANUARY 25, 2016


TIME: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM


PLACE: CORONA DEL MAR HIGH SCHOOL – LECTURE HALL
2101 EASTBLUFF DRIVE, NEWPORT BEACH, CA 92660


See attached notice for more information.

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 1/13/16

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Margaret Peterson Haddix is coming on Tuesday, January 26th, to speak to the 4th through 6th grade students.  Her new book, Under Their Skin, is sure to be as popular as her previous book series, Shadow Children and The Missing. 

 

Book orders (attached) are due by Wednesday, January 20th and books will be signed by the author.

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Posted by: Kristi Kirsch
Published: 1/13/16

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Please join us on Saturday January 23, 2016 at Estancia High School for Parent University Classes.  The classes will be held in the Commons from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.

 

We will be offering the following classes:

  • Life After High School
  • Feeding Your Child to Support Health and Learning
  • Effective Communication & Limit Setting with Kids
  • Conservatorship/Special Needs
  • The Autism Puzzle: Putting the Pieces Together Through Behavioral Parent Education

 

Please see the attached flyer for more information!

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 1/4/16

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The Newport-Mesa Unified School District allows Parent School Choice Transfers for residents of the District. Depending upon availability, the parent or guardian of any school-age resident student may request a school their child may transfer to.  

 

The Parent School Choice transfer request application period for the 2016-2017 school year begins January 15, 2016 and closes on March 15, 2016. Transfer request applications may be completed only online at the Newport-Mesa Unified School District web site www.nmusd.us/transfers.  

 

A lottery will be held to rank the applications in priority order. Parents will be notified regarding the status of their Parent School Choice Transfer request application online by email or in writing by May 15, 2016.

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 12/18/15

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El Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa tiene disponible la Petición de los Padres para Cambiar Escuela dentro del Distrito para los estudiantes que residen en el Distrito. Dependiendo del cupo, el padre/tutor legal de un estudiante de edad escolar que resida en el distrito podrá solicitar que se cambie a su niño de la escuela de su vecindario. El periodo de inscripciones abiertas para la Petición de los Padres para Cambiar Escuela para el año escolar 2016-2017 comenzará el 15 de enero de 2016 y terminará el 15 de marzo de 2016. Sólo se podrán llenar los formularios de petición por Internet en la página Web del Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa en www.nmusd.us/transfers.  Se llevará a cabo una lotería para determinar el rango de prioridad de las peticiones. Se notificará a los padres acerca del estado de su petición por correo electrónico o por escrito antes del 15 de mayo de 2016. 

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 12/18/15

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12/15/2015

 

Schools within the Los Angeles Unified School District are closed today due to a threat, specific to their area. 

Newport-Mesa District staff has confirmed with local and federal authorities that there is no threat to Newport-Mesa Unified schools. All schools within Newport-Mesa Unified will continue as scheduled.

Newport-Mesa Unified has been in contact with local law enforcement and will continue to monitor the situation in Los Angeles and be hyper vigilant in our district to ensure student and staff safety. However, any field trips that were scheduled to Los Angeles today area will be cancelled, as a precaution.

The safety of students, staff and parents is of utmost importance and we approach safety with an overabundance of caution.

If you have additional concerns please contact your school principal. 

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 12/15/15

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On June 30, 2015, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 277 (SB 277) changing school immunization requirements.  The new vaccine law took effect on January 1, 2016 and requires that all children in California be fully vaccinated to attend public or private school unless they had a valid medical exemption or a valid personal beliefs exemption on file with the District before January 1, 2016.  Students will have to meet all of the age appropriate State immunization requirements for admission to school as of July 1, 2016.

 

The District is required to implement SB 277 which will:

  • No longer permit immunization exemptions based on personal beliefs for children enrolling in public and private schools
  • Permit personal beliefs exemption (PBE) forms on file with the District by December 31, 2015 to remain valid until a student enrolls in transitional kindergarten/kindergarten or 7th grade
  • Permit valid medical exemptions provided by a licensed physician
  • Not apply to:
    • Students in home-based private schools
    • Students enrolled in an independent study program who do not receive classroom-based instruction
  • Not prohibit a student who qualifies for an individualized education program (IEP), pursuant to federal law and Section 56026 of the Education Code, from accessing any special education and related services required by his or her IEP
  • Allow for the immediate enrollment of foster and homeless youth pending the receipt of immunization records
  • Require the District to obtain documentation of every student’s immunization status and maintain a record of the immunizations of each student
  • Require the District to exclude a student from school until the immunization is obtained or an exemption is granted based on a valid medical exemption.

Please see the links below for additional information on SB277 and how it may impact your child.  If you have questions about this new law please contact Health Services at 949-515-6730.

Additional Resources for Parents and Families

Source: Shots For School http://www.shotsforschool.org/

California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 12/11/15

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Flu Vaccine Clinic

Vaccine provided at No Cost

Wednesday

December 9, 2015

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

HOPE Clinic - 2045 Meyer Place, Costa Mesa CA

See Flyer for Details

 

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La vacuna es Gratis!

Vacunas para la Influenza

 
Miércoles

Diciembre 9, 2015

1:00 pm a 5:00 pm

HOPE Clinic - 2045 Meyer Place, Costa Mesa CA

vista folleto para obtener más información

 

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Posted by: Shirin Nazari, District Staff, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 12/2/15

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Andersen

K-6 WINTER MUSIC

PROGRAM

 

 

 

TUESDAY, Dec 8, 2015

2 Shows: 8:15 am & 10:15 am Andersen Multi-Purpose Room

 

*We respectfully request that you attend only one performance to ensure that all families have the opportunity to see their children perform.

 
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Posted by: Kristi Kirsch
Published: 11/30/15

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Help your 3rd through 6th grade student become better keyboarders by having them practice daily with Typing Club.

 

Our first Keyboarding Challenge is coming up in a week and all students who participate will get to move on to Challenge 2! 

 

Our students will take on the challenge beginning 11/17.

 

Here's the link for your students to login and start practicing (just 10 minutes a day is a great way to keep those fingers nimble) - https://nmusd.typingclub.com (regular computer login is how they access).

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Posted by: Kristi Kirsch
Published: 11/17/15

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The Newport-Mesa Unified School District Board of Education accepted a $60,000 donation from the Corona Del Mar High School Foundation and approved an agreement to proceed with architectural and engineering designs services for the new Corona Del Mar High School learning resource center.

 

The learning resource center will create an interactive learning space that incorporates technology and multimedia, small group learning settings, study and research areas, a technology information/repair desk and a few book shelves. The full project cost is estimated at $400,000 and the Corona Del Mar High School Foundation has pledged to secure funds once plans are complete.

 

The current library at Corona Del Mar High School is underutilized, with non-fiction and research materials available online at students’ fingertips, as opposed to physical library shelves.

 

“Remodeling the library to a learning resource center will create a collaborative atmosphere, which is better suited for today’s learning environment,” said Kathy Scott, Corona Del Mar High School Principal.

 

Saunders + Waint Architects was selected to develop preliminary designs, construction documents and Division of the State Architect approval, as well as site construction administration services.  

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Posted by: Annette Franco, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 11/11/15

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Newport-Mesa Employee “Super-Star” Awards

“Reaching for the Stars”

 

Going far beyond the call of duty, doing more than others expect…This is what excellence is all about.  It comes from striving, maintaining the highest standards, paying

attention to the smallest detail, going the extra mile.

Excellence means caring – it’s making a special effort to do more.

Celebrating Excellence!

 

Nominations are now being accepted for Employee Superstars. Nominations need to be submitted and received by Friday, December 4, 2015 to be considered.

 

Know someone deserving of recognition? Make their day and complete the Online Nomination Form at: 
www.nmusd.us/superstar.

 

Every person nominated receives a

letter of congratulations. Your nomination can be made public or you can also submit it anonymously. All nominations are then forwarded to the Superstar Awards Election Committee. The committee selects 20-25 nominees twice a year to be recognized at Board meetings. Recipients honored at the Board level receive a pin, certificate and a personally engraved star.

 

A good tip – To make your nomination stand out above the

rest, be specific about the individual’s unique and

compelling contribution(s).

 

The online nomination form is available at:

www.nmusd.us/superstar.

 

Questions about the Superstar Program? Contact V-Esther Caldwell in Classified

Personnel at vcaldwell@nmusd.us

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 11/10/15

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October is Cyber Safety month and we wanted to share the Common Sense Media curriculum and resources with you that we are using at Andersen to talk with, share, and remind students on what it means to be a great digital citizen. 

There are many topics to cover and October is just the starting point as talking with students about internet privacy, security, creative credit, copyright, their digital footprint, and more is a year-round topic of conversation.

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Posted by: Kristi Kirsch
Published: 10/25/15

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This year the pumpkin patch will be bigger than ever.  We have a number exciting activities and want the whole neighborhood to come out to have a great time.

Activities include:

  • Pumpkins for sale
  • Food trucks
  • Giant inflatable obstacle course
  • Bounce house
  • Plenty of smaller games ideal for younger kids
  • Face painting
  • The Haunted House
  • CORE Athletic Training will be on hand leading large games of Dodge Ball and Capture the Flag.  We are even inviting the parents to participate!  (Admit it, you have always wanted to throw a ball at your kids or your neighbors.)  
  • Live music.  We have some fantastic neighborhood musicians that will be performing.  If you have a band and would like to perform, please contact us.
  • Train rides
  • Pony Rides

And much more.  

There are a number of sponsorship opportunities available.  If you or your company would like to support the event, please contact us to discuss. 

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Posted by: Kristi Kirsch
Published: 10/16/15

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Newport-Mesa in partnership with the cities of Costa Mesa and Newport Beach Police Departments would like to provide you with the important attached announcements regarding Halloween safety.

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 10/16/15

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
THE NEWPORT-MESA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING IN COMPLIANCE WITH EDUCATION CODE 60119 AND 60422 – SUFFICIENCY OF INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS THAT ARE ALIGNED TO THE ACADEMIC CONTENT STANDARDS FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2015-2016.


THE PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE REGULAR MEETING SCHEDULED ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2015 AT APPROXIMATELY 6:00 P.M. IN THE DISTRICT EDUCATION CENTER BOARDROOM, 2985 BEAR STREET, COSTA MESA, CA.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
VANESSA GALEY
DIRECTOR, SPECIAL PROJECTS
714-424-8983
vgaley@nmusd.us

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 10/13/15

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Please click here for important parent resources regarding CAASPP and SBAC student test scores.

 

Por favor, consulte esta hoja de porfavor vea esta información importante para padres, sobre CAASPP  y SBAC (resultados de los exámenes de estudiantes).
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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 10/7/15

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Andersen's After School Spanish will begin Monday, September 28. For more information click the attached flyer or to register, click the link above or the image below!Andersen's After School Spanish.png
 

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Posted by: Kristi Kirsch
Published: 9/28/15

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We are pleased to share that our second annual State of the Schools breakfast is sold out!

We are looking forward to seeing everyone who will be joining us on Wednesday morning for this fantastic event and thank you for your support of our Newport-Mesa schools!
 

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 9/25/15

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Dear Andersen Families,

This year we need three candidates for the parent representative position on our School Site Council.  School Site Councils responsibilities include developing and reviewing Andersen’s Single Plan for School Achievement Plan, ongoing review of the plan effectiveness, and recommending the plan to the school board.  School Site Councils meet after school on Mondays for about one hour at least four times per year. Each person on School Site Council serves a two year term.  If you are interested in placing your name on the ballot please fill out the attached document and return this form to the school office by Monday, September 21Election ballots will be available in all classrooms at Back to School Night, September 24, 2015 for members to be elected.

Thank you for your thoughtful consideration.

Sincerely,

Dr. Bray

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Posted by: Kristi Kirsch
Published: 9/22/15

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Andersen Elementary Back to School Night 2015-2016
Thursday, September 24th
5:30-7:30 PM

 

Schedule

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
BYOD - Parents 3rd-6th with Dr. Mishne
(in multi-purpose room)

6:00 PM – 6:25 PM
PTA/DEANs/Dr. Bray
Welcome - Teacher Introduction 
(in multi-purpose room)

6:25 PM – 6:30 PM
******Passing Period******

6:30 PM - 6:55 PM
Classroom Presentations
Kindergarten, 4th, 5th, 6th, and RSP

6:55 PM – 7:00 PM
******Passing Period******

7:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Classroom Presentations
1st, 2nd, 3rd Grades, and RSP

 

This will be a PARENTS ONLY evening please.

Remember Early Dismissal @ 1:10 PM for K – 6th grades.

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Posted by: Kristi Kirsch
Published: 9/22/15

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Saturday, September 19 - Andersen Rock Band fundraiser at Sgt. Pepperonis at 6:30 PM. Live performance by the rock band, great food, raffle and fun for the whole family.

Monday, September 21 - Volunteer Orientation @ 2:30 PM in MPR

Tuesday, September 22 - Volunteer Orientation @ 8:00 AM in MPR

Thursday, September 24 - Recycling in the parking lot by kinder at 7:45 AM.  Bring your recycling and help earn money for our school!

Thursday, September 24 - Early out at 1:10 PM due to Back-to-school night.

Thursday, September 24 - Bring Your Own Device/Chromebook (BYOD/C) informational meeting for 3rd - 6th grade parents @ 5:30 PM in the MPR

Thursday, September 24 - Back-to-School Night is from 6:00-7:30 PM and begins at 6:00 PM in the MPR.

  • 6:00 PM – 6:25 PM - PTA/Deans/Dr. Bray - Welcome-Teacher Introductions -MPR
  • 6:30 PM - 6:55 PM - Classroom Presentations - Kindergarten, 4, 5, 6, and RSP          
  • 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM - Classroom Presentations - 1, 2, 3, and RSP

Tuesday, September 29 - PTA General Meeting at 8:15 AM in the MPR.

Monday October 5-9 - Book Fair in the MPR all week!  Family night with Dr. Bray will be scheduled soon.

Thursday, October 8 - Walk-to-School Day.

Sunday, October 18 - PTA/DEANS PUMPKIN PATCH FROM 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Bring your whole family for this day of fun!

Monday, November 2 - Staff-Development Day; Non-Student Day

Friday, November 6 -  JOG-A-BUNGA!!!!

Wednesday, November 11 - Veteran's Day - no school

Week of November 16-19 - Conference Week - Early Dismissal @ 1:10 PM M, T, Th, F

  • Wednesday, November 18 - Non-student day for Conference Week

Wednesday-Friday, November 25-27 - Thanksgiving Recess

December 21 - January 1st - Winter Recess

Monday, January 4, 2016 - Return from Winter Break

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Posted by: Kristi Kirsch
Published: 9/18/15

Audience: Homepage

Here’s the Scoop!

YOUR’RE INVITED TO…

AN

ICE CREAM SOCIAL
 

with:

SPECIAL EDUCATION &CAC

(COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE)

  • Let’s Start the Year Out Right!

  • Meet our New Assistant Superintendent - SARA JOCHAM

  • Meet our Special Education Staff

  • Homework Strategies, presented by: Claudine Steck

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2015 - 6-8pm

Lindbergh:

220 23RD STREET ∙ MPR ∙ COSTA MESA ∙ CA ∙ 92627

SPANISH TRANSLATION & CHILDCARE AVAILABLE, PLEASE CONTACT:

JACQUELINE GONZALEZ - JGONZALEZ@NMUSD.US ∙ 714.424.5058

(See attached flyer in English & Spanish)

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 9/16/15

Audience: Homepage, Parents, Principals, Staff and Teachers

Dolphin Dispatch

September 13, 2015


 
We hope everyone had a great first week of school and relaxing weekend!  Just a reminder that if you would like to be included in our school directory, you must enter your family information into our new online program.  Please go to andersenpta.com and click on the big red button to enter your family data.  The deadline is September 25.  Thanks so much for your help with this and have a great week!
 
 
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Posted by: Kristi Kirsch
Published: 9/13/15

Audience: Homepage

The following message is from Superintendent Dr. Navarro regarding the 2015 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) and Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) results.

 

Building on a Solid Foundation for the Future in the
N
ewport-Mesa Unified School District

The first year’s results of the new statewide testing system are in and we are encouraged. We also recognize that there’s a great deal more to be done.

 

California has developed an ambitious plan to give students the essential 21st Century skills and knowledge they will need to succeed in the future. The new California State Standards are a dramatic shift towards more rigorous critical thinking. Students must regularly read complex non-fiction and write arguments that include claims, evidence, and reasoning. There is an increased emphasis on problem solving and analytical writing. These are the skills and capabilities that will enable students to thrive in postsecondary education and future careers.

 

The new California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) is helping us redefine what we want students to know and be able to do. CAASPP includes the Smarter Balanced Assessments Consortium (SBAC) results, which serve to measure a student’s mastery of these new skills. Newport-Mesa Unified School District (N-MUSD) completed the first administration of this new assessment last spring.

 

Additional information about the test:

·     2015 CAASPP results provide baseline assessments of English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics for grade 3 through 8 and 11.

·     CAASPP results cannot be compared with previous STAR tests, because they are substantially different from their predecessors.

·     Students’ CAASPP scores fall into one of four achievement levels: standard exceeded, standard met, standard nearly met, and standard not met.

 

The first CASPP test results were released yesterday by the California Department of Education (CDE). They show that a much higher proportion of N-MUSD students met or exceeded the State average for the California State Standards in both English language arts and mathematics. This is good news and reinforces what we already know -- that N-MUSD is offering a top-notch, high-quality learning experience for its students.

 

At every grade level, the percentage of elementary students who met or exceeded standards in ELA and math surpassed those percentages at the county and state level. When factoring in the percentage of students who are socioeconomically disadvantaged, English language learners, and foster youth in our schools, we are also the most diverse and highest performing school district in Orange County.

 

The CDE also released results for the California Standards Test in Science, which is administered to students in grades five, eight and ten. These results, however, may not accurately represent student mastery of California’s recently adopted Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Simply put, Newport-Mesa has moved towards new science standards, while the state continues to administer tests based on the old standards.

 

In all, 13,480 N-MUSD students took tests in ELA, mathematics and/or science. Less than 1% of students did not take the assessment because of parental exemption. This reflects the strong support from our community.

 

The 2015 CAASPP results provide us with new baseline data against which we can measure our progress. We are confident that as students, teachers, and staff have more experience with the new curriculum and assessments, our students will demonstrate continuous improvement. SBAC results provide us with a solid foundation to continue preparing students for success in college and career. To this end, N-MUSD has aligned its local priorities and adopted new standards, curriculum, and assessment methods. Our Signature Academies are a major step in the direction of coordinating and delivering a world class curriculum. As a school community, we will continue to strengthen programs and meet the needs of every student.

 

The entire Newport-Mesa community can be exceedingly proud of the overall strides we are making to build a solid foundation for the future. The 2015 CAASPP/SBAC results have proven that the instructional program led by quality teachers and principals is well equipped to handle this new era of standards and assessments. I know that our diligent and dedicated teachers and administrators will use these new baseline results as a diagnostic tool to set a course for the future that will ensure the best possible outcome for “Every Child…Every Day.”

 

For additional information please click here to access our district web site.

 

Parents will receive individual student scores no later than mid-October.

 

Thank you for your continued support of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District.

 

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 9/10/15

Audience: Homepage

Bienvenidos al ciclo escolar 2015/2016

Servicios de Nutrición tiene el gusto y orgullo de dar servicio a todos los estudiantes, las familias y el personal del Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa.  Tenemos el compromiso de proporcionar alimentos saludables que los estudiantes disfrutarán y harán sentir bien a los padres de familia.

Todavía somos una ganga

Han ido a los supermercados, han visto lo que está pasando con los precios de la comida. Sentimos su dolor porque también nos está afectando a nosotros. Somos un departamento sin fines de lucro y tenemos que cubrir todos nuestros costos así que hemos tenido que aumentar los precios este ciclo escolar para poder hacerlo.  Aun así, pensamos que aún proporcionamos una ganga a su familia: comidas completas, nutritivas, deliciosas y baratas disponibles para sus niños cada día de clases. De hecho, cuando comparan el costo de la comida de las tiendas, nuestra comida en la escuela está a un precio mejor que nunca. Apreciamos su patrocinio.

Precios de las comidas

Escuelas primarias $1.50 Desayuno / $3.25 Almuerzo/lunch

Escuelas secundarias $2.00 Desayuno / $3.75 Almuerzo/lunch

Pueden pre-pagar los alimentos por internet en myschoolbucks.com

Para solicitar alimentos gratuitos o de costo reducido por internet, haga clic aquí

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 9/8/15

Audience: Homepage

School Meal Information

Welcome Back to the 2015/2016 School Year

Nutrition Services is excited and proud to be of service to all students, families and staff of Newport-Mesa Unified School District.  We are committed to providing healthy meals that students enjoy and parents feel good about.

We’re Still A Bargain

You’ve been to the grocery store, so you know what’s been happening to food prices.  We feel your pain because it’s also happening to us. We’re a not for profit operation, and we do have to cover all of our costs so we have had to raise prices this year to do that.  Even so, we think we still provide your family with a great bargain: nutritious, tasty, inexpensive complete meals that are here for your kids every school day.  In fact, when you compare how much more groceries cost this year, our school meals might actually be a better deal than ever. We appreciate your business.

Meal Prices

Elementary Schools $1.50 Breakfast/ $3.25 Lunch

Secondary Schools $2.00 Breakfast/$3.75 Lunch

You can pre-pay for meals on-line at myschoolbucks.com

Apply for free or reduced priced meals on-line here

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 8/28/15

Audience: Homepage, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

Dear Andersen Families,

We hope you are having a wonderful summer together!

This is just a reminder that you and your students should be registered in the Aeries Parent Portal by this Saturday, August 22. You can access this site by clicking the link attached or here (for directions, click here).

We hope you continue to enjoy your summer and we look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, September 8th, for the start of the new 2015-2016 school year!

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Posted by: Kristi Kirsch
Published: 8/17/15

Audience: Homepage

N-MUSD offers high quality fee-based preschool to families who reside inside and outside the Newport-Mesa Unified School District attendance zone.  Our Fee-based preschool programs are available at the following elementary school sites.

Davis Magnet

Harbor View

Newport  

Newport Coast (NCE)

N-MUSD Preschoolers are immersed in age appropriate research based literacy instruction with exciting explorations in science, math and technology. The program carefully integrates teacher directed instruction with structured and independent play activities that promote healthy social-emotional, physical and cognitive development.

 

Click here to visit the Early Childhood Education website.

https://nmusd-ca.schoolloop.com/cms/page_view?d=x&piid=&vpid=1222839875443

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Posted by: Tammy White, District Staff, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 7/23/15

Audience: Homepage

N-MUSD State Preschool enrollment packets are available Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at the BESST Center.  Click here for more information.

 

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Posted by: Tammy White, District Staff, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 7/23/15

Audience: Homepage

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is a program that allows students to bring and use their own personal electronic devices at school. Devices include but may not be limited to: tablets (such as iPad), laptops, and chromebooks, possibly smartphones.
With teacher approval, students may use their devices in the classroom to access and save information from the Internet, collaborate with other learners, and utilize productivity tools available to them
.

The BYOD program is designed to help students keep up with the demands of the 21st Century. Helping students become responsible digital citizens will enhance not only what we do in the classroom, but also give students authentic experiences to build their 21st Century skills (collaboration, creativity, communication and critical thinking) to prepare them for college and career.


See the attached presentation!


Trae tu propio dispositivo, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD, por sus siglas en inglés), es un programa que permite que los estudiantes traigan y usen sus propios dispositivos electrónicos a la escuela. Los dispositivos incluyen pero no se podrían limitarse a: tabletas (como el iPad), computadoras portátiles, posiblemente celulares inteligentes.
Con la aprobación del maestro, los estudiantes podrían usar sus dispositivos en el salón de clase para acceder y guardar información de internet, colaborar con otros estudiantes y utilizar las herramientas de productividad que ellos tienen disponibles.
 

El programa BYOD está diseñado para ayudar a los estudiantes a que se mantengan actualizados con las exigencias del Siglo XXI. Ayudar a que los estudiantes se conviertan en ciudadanos digitales responsables enriquecerá no sólo lo que hacemos en el salón de clase, pero también le dará a los estudiantes una experiencia autentica para desarrollar sus habilidades del Siglo XXI (colaboración, creatividad, comunicación y pensamiento crítico) con el fin de prepararlos para las universidad y profesiones. 

Vea la presentación adjunta!

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 6/19/15

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Below are dates to mark on your calendar:​​​​


  • June 12 - Final Flag Deck of the Year - Rock Band performs
  • June 16 - Safety Drill
  • June 18 - Recycling Day
  • June 18 - Last Day to Pick Up Lost & Found Items
  • June 19 - Last day of the 2014-2015 School Year (Early Dismissal)

For more dates and activities be sure to check the Andersen PTA, Andersen DEANs, and PeachJar websites.​

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Posted by: Kristi Kirsch
Published: 6/11/15

Audience: Homepage

Transportation for the 2015-2016 school year:

  • General Ed. Bus Applications for 2015-2016 school year can be submitted beginning July 1, 2015, and must be received no later than August 28, 2015, to guarantee transportation services.

  • Bus Applications can be downloaded online at wwww.nmusd.us/ transportation and mailed to the Transportation Dept. with the correct fees attached. Check or money orders are accepted and made payable to NMUSD-Transportation.

  • All students are required to have a completed bus application on file in order to receive transportation services for the new school year.

For more information please click here or call the transportation office at 714-424-5080

See attached flyer for more details.

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 6/10/15

Audience: Homepage

NMUSD will be offering FREE BREAKFAST & LUNCH for children and teens up to 18 years old during the summer. No registration or applications needed.

Where: Costa Mesa High School Cafeteria

2650 Fairview Road

Use entry gate next to gym


When: July 6 – August 13, 2015


Meals and Times:

Breakfast – 8:30-9:00 Lunch – 11:45-12:30


Meals are served: Monday-Thursday, closed Friday

 

For more information please contact Rebecca Sepulveda at (714) 424-5090

 

See attached flyer for more details.

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 6/9/15

Audience: Homepage

Parent Information Meeting

  • When: June 15th 6:15 pm-7:15 pm
    Where: Pomona Elementary Multi-Purpose Room

    2051 Pomona Avenue, Costa Mesa CA
     

  • When: June 16th 6:15 pm-7:15 pm
    Where: Whittier Elementary Multi-Purpose Room 1800 Whittier Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA

Eligibility criteria for CA State Preschool Full-Day Subsidized Child Care Services are based on income and need for services.

- Income eligibility is based on family income and size.

  • Family fees are assessed on a sliding scale calculation: Family income, family size and full time vs. part time participation

- Need for service is demonstrated by any of the following circumstances.

  • Custodial parent/s must be employed/Seeking Employment

  • In training toward a vocational goal

  • Homeless/Seeking Permanent Housing

  • Incapacitated

  • If a family is income eligible but has need for less than 5 days a week the child may attend the part-day program on the remaining days.

For more information please call 949-515-6622.

See attached flyer for more details.

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 6/9/15

Audience: Homepage

The 2014-15 elementary schools Climate Survey will help the Newport-Mesa Unified School District in making decisions to improve education for all students.

Parents of elementary students, are able to share your 2014-15 experience with your child’s elementary school in a short, voluntary climate survey.

As Parents/Guardians/Caregivers, you play a vital role in NMUSD. Your engagement and involvement in your child’s education allows us to serve your children better. As a result, our schools become rich and positive places to teach, learn, and grow because we are partners in your child’s education.

Please click here to complete the survey.

If you have any questions, please contact Ksuhr@nmusd.us

_________________________________________________________

Las escuelas primarias 2014-15 Encuesta de Clima ayudará al Distrito Escolar Unificado de Newport-Mesa en tomar  decisiones para mejorar la educación para todos los estudiantes.

Los padres de los estudiantes de primariatienen la oportunidad de compartir su experiencia de 2014-15 con la escuela primaria de su hijo, en una corta encuesta voluntaria de ambiente .

Como padres / tutores / cuidadores, usted juega un papel vital en NMUSD. Su compromiso y la participación en la educación de su hijo, nos permite servir mejor a sus hijos. Como resultado, nuestras escuelas se convierten en lugares  positivos para enseñar, aprender y crecer porque somos socios en la educación de su hijo.

Por favor haga clic aquí para completar la encuesta.

Si usted tiene alguna pregunta, por favor póngase en contacto con Ksuhr@nmusd.us

 

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 5/20/15

Audience: Homepage, 0-Rovzar-Hidden Calendar, 0Jacobs-Hidden Calendar, 1-Lemmerman Hidden Calendar, 1-Webb-Hidden Calendar, 2-Bissett-Hidden Calendar, 2-Colgate-Hidden Calendar, 2-Cook-Hidden Calendar, 3-Evans-Hidden Calendar, 3-Hahne - Hidden Calendar, 4-Delaney-Hidden Calendar, 4Gladstone-Lamas-Hidden Calendar, 5-Christensen-Hidden Calendar, 5-Nicholson-Hidden Calendar, 5th Grade Hidden 1, 5th Grade Hidden 2, 6-Delgado-Hidden Calendar, 6-Reese-Hidden Calendar, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

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Andersen's Concert on the Green


Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and join us for an
evening of music on the front lawn of the school.

Approximate performance times/order:

• 6:00 - Andersen Orchestra
• 6:20 - Kindergarten sings
• 6:30 - 3rd Grade performs on recorder
• 6:45 - Andersen Rock Band

**Don’t forget to bring money for the food trucks!**


Call Times:
Orchestra, please arrive by 5:40.
Kindergarten & 3rd graders, please arrive by 6:00 pm.
Rock Band, check with Kirk & Mr. Cecil for your call time.

 

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Posted by: Kristi Kirsch
Published: 5/19/15

Audience: Homepage

Dear NMUSD Stakeholder (Parent, Guardian, Staff, Student, Community Member):

Roughly one year ago, the state of California created a new model for school district funding and accountability.  As a result, each district now develops an annual Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP).   The LCAP is a critical part of the new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF).   Each school district must engage parents, educators, employees and the community to establish these plans.  The plans will describe the school district’s overall vision for students, annual goals and specific actions the district will take to achieve the vision and goals.  The LCAPs must focus on eight areas identified as state priorities. The plans will also demonstrate how the district’s budget will help achieve the goals, and assess each year how well the strategies in the plan were able to improve outcomes.

We would like to invite you to review Newport Mesa’s goals and provide your feedback on a short survey.  The survey will be available from April 27 through May 22, 2015.  The survey is available via the following link: http://tinyurl.com/15-16LCAPGoals

You may also review all of the district’s LCAP documents on our dedicated webpage at: http://web.nmusd.us/lcap

If you have any questions or would like to provide additional input, please send an email to: lcap@nmusd.us

Thank you.

Estimados grupos interesados de NMUSD (padres, tutores legales, personal, estudiantes, miembros de la comunidad):

Aproximadamente hace un año, el estado de California creó un nuevo modelo para proporcionar fondos a los distritos escolares con el fin de que éstos rindan cuentas. Como resultado, cada distrito ahora desarrolla un Plan de Rendición de Cuentas y Control Local (LCAP).  El LCAP es una parte crítica de la nueva Fórmula de Fondos de Control Local (LCFF).  Cada distrito escolar debe incluir a los padres, a los educadores, a los empleados y a la comunidad para establecer estos planes.  Los planes describirán la visión general del distrito escolar para sus estudiantes así como las metas anuales y acciones específicas que el distrito tomará para lograr la visión y las metas.  Los LCAPs deberán enfocarse en las ocho áreas identificadas como prioridades estatales. Los planes también mostrarán la manera como se usará el presupuesto del distrito para ayudar a lograr las metas y cada año se evaluará si las estrategias del plan han mejorado los resultados.

Nos gustaría invitarlos a que repasen las metas de Newport Mesa y nos proporcionen aporte en una corta encuesta.  La encuesta estará disponible del 27 de abril al 20 de mayo de 2015.  La encuesta está disponible en el siguiente vínculo http://tinyurl.com/metas15-16LCAP

También, pueden repasar todos los documentos del LCAP del distrito en nuestra página dedicada a éstos: http://web.nmusd.us/lcap

Para preguntas o si quisiera proporcionar aporte adicional, por favor manden correo electrónico a: lcap@nmusd.us

Gracias.

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 5/4/15

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Arbor Day Celebration at Andersen

The 2015 Arbor Day Celebration was held at Andersen Elementary School on Wednesday, April 22nd.  Staff planned the event with the assistance of School Principal Shannon Bray.  Landscape Manager Dan Sereno emceed the event and provided a presentation on the transformation of Newport Beach over the past 70 years, from an area with very few trees to one containing the vast and diverse urban forest of today.  

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Posted by: Kristi Kirsch
Published: 4/23/15

Audience: Parents and Homepage

The Summer Music Academy is an exciting opportunity for students currently in grades 3-6 to learn how to read music and play an instrument. Instruction will be offered in music reading and playing a wide variety of musical instruments. Students will work with N-MUSD music teachers in instrumental sections and as a full ensemble each day. Students will be provided the use of instruments, student method books, and music theory exercises.

Applications will be accepted between April 1st through May 1st.

For more information, see attached information sheets and applications.

 

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/22/15

Audience: Homepage

2015/16 is the first year for the NMUSD Signature Academies.  Initial enrollment will be limited to 9th grade students  Admission for 10th through 12th grade students will be phased in over the next three years. Academy related courses of study and curriculum enhancement programs and services will also be expanded to elementary and middle schools in the coming years.

In addition to the 9th grade Signature Academies, the District is excited to offer three NEW Elementary Programs for the 2015/16 school year beginning at kindergarten.  

College Park Mandarin Language Program -district-wide enrollment
Whittier Spanish Language Program - district-wide enrollment
Adams Modern Scholars Academy - Adams attendance area only 

The official application period for all of the 9th grade academies and the new kindergarten programs was February 23 to April 15, 2015.  The District is currently accepting applications for a wait list.  

Late applications will be placed on the Signature Academy existing wait list on a first-come, first-served basis. As space becomes available, the committee will screen the application to confirm eligibility and the applicant will be notified of acceptance by email or phone.  No specific date is available at this time for wait list notifications.  

Applications are available on the signature academies website at: http://web.nmusd.us/signatures

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/21/15

Audience: Homepage

Dear Newport Mesa Family/Estimada familia de Newport Mesa,

Approximately 40% of classrooms across the Newport-Mesa Unified School District do not have air conditioning. Costs associated with adding air conditioning to those classrooms exceeds $45 million. Phase-in plans are currently being developed to air condition all N-MUSD classroom spaces at all school sites. However, based on current projections of air conditioning 1 to 3 schools per year, starting with those most inland in 2015 (Tewinkle, California and Killybrooke), it will take the District several years to accomplish.  In the interim, we need to examine our current operational procedures with respect to extreme heat and determine if those procedures are best meeting the needs of our students, staff members and parents.

On days where our community experiences extreme heat (over 90 degrees), the current procedure is to keep schools operating as usual.

There are a number of factors that go into planning a school calendar and your input will be extremely helpful as we evaluate possible options for the future. 

Thank you for participating in the survey.  http://www.k12insight.com/k/SsVRTUsUSXsPsPsP

Espanol:
Aproximadamente 40% de los salones de clase de todo el Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa no tiene aire acondicionado. Los costos asociados con la instalación de aire acondicionado exceden los $45 millones. Actualmente, se están desarrollando planes en fases para instalar aire acondicionado en todas los espacios de los salones de clase de N-MUSD en todas las escuelas. Sin embargo, basado en las proyecciones actuales de instalación de aire acondicionado en 1 a 3 escuelas por año, empezando en con las más lejanas de la costa en 2015 (TeWinkle, California y Killybrooke), le tomará al Distrito varios años llevarlo a término.  Mientras tanto, necesitamos examinar nuestros actuales procedimientos operacionales en lo que respecta al calor extremo y determinar si esos procedimientos están cubriendo las necesidades de nuestros estudiantes, miembros de personal y padres de la mejor manera.

En los días de extremado calor en nuestra comunidad (arriba de los 90 grados), el actual procedimiento es mantener a las escuelas funcionando como siempre.

Hay un número de factores que son parte de la planeación del calendario escolar y su aporte es extremadamente
útil durante nuestra evaluación de posibles opciones para el futuro.  

Gracias por participar en la encuesta. http://www.k12insight.com/k/SsVRTUsUSXsPsPsP
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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/21/15

Audience: Homepage

The Daily Pilot Cup youth soccer tournament is back! The Pilot Cup is an enriching and athletic opportunity for children in grades 3-6.

 

To ensure the tournament is organized in a timely manner, entry fees must be received by no later than Friday, May 1st.

 
Please See the attached flyers for more information, or call (714) 966-4653.

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/17/15

Audience: Homepage

In the Newport-Mesa Unified School District we are very excited to be launching our Signature Academies to enable students to be fully prepared to make their mark on the world! Your NMUSD diploma is your academic signature that gives you currency in the world economy.

All NMUSD Signature Academies aspire to take students beyond the basics to elevate their academic vision. All academies have a global competitiveness theme. Students choosing to enroll in the Signature Academies receive unique curriculum options and supplemental activities that complement the highly successful core academic programs at our four high schools. Each academy in our high school zones approaches global competitiveness from a unique angle.    

2015/16 is the first year for the NMUSD Signature Academies.  Initial enrollment will be limited to 9th grade students.. Admission for 10th through 12th grade students will be phased in over the next three years. Academy related courses of study and curriculum enhancement programs and services will also be expanded to elementary and middle schools in the coming years.

In addition to the 9th grade Signature Academies, the District is excited to offer three NEW Elementary Programs for the 2015/16 school year beginning at kindergarten.  

College Park Mandarin Language Program -district-wide enrollment
Whittier Spanish Language Program - district-wide enrollment
Adams Modern Scholars Academy - Adams attendance area only 

The application period for all of the 9th grade academies and the new kindergarten programs is February 23 to April 15, 2015.

Visit our website to learn more about the programs.  

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/15/15

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2015/16 School Enrollment

Begins with Address Verification

on Tuesday, April 14.

Online Pre-Enrollment will open

on Tuesday, April 14.

 

Further information regarding enrollment may be found at http://web.nmusd.us/enrollment

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Posted by: Kristi Kirsch
Published: 3/31/15

Audience: Homepage

ALL NMUSD Families and Community Members  - Please Join Us! 

District Festival of Learning Event - 
Wednesday, April 1 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Costa Mesa High School

Bring the family, meet the principals, see demonstrations, student performances, and get information about ALL NMUSD signature academy programs.


Food available for purchase by TK Burgers!

NMUSD is currently accepting applications for the new 9th grade signature academies and three unique kindergarten programs.  Want more information?  Join us for a family fun evening to find out more 

Do you have or know of a current 8th grade student that resides within the Newport Mesa Unified School District?  

Do you have or know of a current pre-kindergarten student that resides within the Newport Mesa Unified School District? 

Applications are being accepted through April 15, 2015  Apply online at link below.

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/31/15

Audience: Homepage

The Summer Engineering Program is an exciting opportunity for students in grades K-6 to explore earth science concepts through a series of investigations with an emphasis on engineering, exploration, data collection and interpretation. The investigations will be conducted by credentialed teachers who are graduates of Science Engineering Academy training through Newport Mesa. The Academy will provide students with an understanding of science that will stimulate curiosity, develop thinking skills, promote confidence, and support the Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core Math Standards.

Applications will be accepted between April 1st through May 1st.

For more information, see attached information sheets and applications.

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/31/15

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For you and if you would, please share this with any neighbors who may have an incoming kindergartner!Kinder Orientation 2015.png
 

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Posted by: Kristi Kirsch
Published: 3/30/15

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WebPath Express and link to library catalog...http://library.nmusd.us

Just go to this link and then chose Andersen to access catalog

 

Peggy Rains
Library Media Clerk
Andersen Elementary School
949-515-6935 x3276
prains@nmusd.us

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Posted by: Kristi Kirsch
Published: 3/30/15

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Please help us share this information - if you have any neighbors who may be attending Andersen next year, please let them know about our school tours!

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Posted by: Kristi Kirsch
Published: 3/27/15

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All District Vocal Festival
 

Tuesday, March 31st at 6:00 P.M.

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church
600 St Andrews Rd, Newport Beach, CA 92663


Join us for a night of high quality and fun choral music
performed by students from across the district.
Elementary Choirs will be directed by
Jon Lindfors from Costa Mesa High School.
The Middle School Honor Choir will be directed by
Dr. James Melton from Vanguard University.
The High School Honor Choir will be directed by
Eliza Rubenstein from Orange Coast College.


Parking is available at the church and across the street at
Newport Harbor High School.


Hope to see you there!

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/26/15

Audience: Homepage

There is still time to register!  

Click here to register now for the run.  You can also visit Blaze Pizza in Fashion Island on Friday, March 13th from 3:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. to register or pick up your race materials.

Be sure to take the attached flyer with you to eat at Blaze Pizza anytime on Friday, March 13th and they will donate 20% of your purchase to the Spirit Run!  

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/11/15

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Dear Andersen Families,

You are invited to join us for a presentation on "Andersen Elementary Parent  Presentation on Internet Safety, Social Media Apps, and How to Keep Your Kids Safe Online" presented by Scott Burnett with Integrity Computer Concepts. He has been presenting for years on these topics within N-MUSD. We hope you will find his presentation valuable and important in helping keep you and your families safe in our Internet/Social media world.

The presentation will be in the Andersen MPR on Tuesday, March 3, from 5:30-7:00 PM.

This event is sponsored by Andersen Elementary and Andersen PT.

Please click here to reserve your spot and to help us ensure we have enough seats and handouts prepared (this will be a parent-only event).

Mark your calendars!

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Posted by: Kristi Kirsch
Published: 3/3/15

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Newport Mesa offers high quality fee-based preschool to families who reside inside and outside the Newport-Mesa Unified School District attendance zone.  Our fee-based preschool programs are available at the following elementary school sites:

Davis Magnet
Harbor View Elementary
Newport Elementary
Newport Coast Elementary (NCE)

Newport Mesa preschoolers are immersed in age appropriate research based literacy instruction with exciting explorations in science, math and technology.

The program carefully integrates teacher directed instruction with structured and independent play activities that promote healthy social-emotional, physical and cognitive development.

Click here to visit the Early Childhood Education website.

See the attached flyer for more details!

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 2/27/15

Audience: Parents and Homepage

Download the Newport Beach Police Department app for free!

Click here to read more about it!

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 2/9/15

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The 5th and 6th graders of Andersen Elementary have been working hard the past 3 months preparing for the big school play of "Alice In Wonderland."
 
The play will be February 6-8th weekend at Costa Mesa High School's brand new theatre . 
 
There are four performances from two different casts:
 
Queen of Hearts cast
Friday, February 6 @ 7 pm 
Saturday, February 7 @ 2 pm 
 
Mad Hatter cast:
Saturday, February 7 @ 7 pm
Sunday, February 8 @ 2 pm 
 
Tickets are for sale online, please come support the kids and don't be late...
 
Click on the link to purchase, you will be emailed your tickets to print and bring to the show - https://www.showtix4u.com/index.php?submit=Search+for+Events¤t_client=0922181501072218
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Posted by: Kristi Kirsch
Published: 2/4/15

Audience: Parents and Homepage

School News is an education publication that highlights articles from each school in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District.  Also in this issue is information on the new Signature Academies launching in 2015/16!

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 2/4/15

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 2/4/15

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Posted by: Kristi Kirsch
Published: 2/3/15

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After-School Spanish for kindergartners will begin Wednesday, March 4, 2015.

GAMES, PRIZES, ART, STORIES, SONGS, FUN!

Wednesdays 1:15 – 2:00 PM.

 

This is a great opportunity for our youngest Andersen students to explore Spanish! Students will participate in art, songs, games and activities while developing an ear for the language and practicing vocabulary.

First come, first served! Class size limited.

 

 

Click here to register.

 

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Posted by: Kristi Kirsch
Published: 2/1/15

Audience: Homepage

Update on Andersen Elementary School Safety Initiatives and Notice of Community Meeting

Last year, the Newport-Mesa Unified School Board voted to move forward with a comprehensive school safety initiative at Andersen.  At a minimum, this initiative includes adding a fence around the perimeter of Andersen, re-configuring the school's entrance for safety purposes, and making aesthetic improvements including the addition of plants, flowers, etc., to make the campus look and feel more like the surrounding community.

Since then, the Andersen Fence Design Committee, was formed which includes members from NMUSD and school recognized groups.

The Andersen Fence Design Committee met twice with NMUSD in the fall of 2014 to review district proposals for fencing and other improvements.  The District has taken all of that feedback and come up with a final proposal that we would like to present to the Andersen community. The proposal will include a phased approach to making improvements that begins with 1) fencing 2) re-configuring the school's entrance; and, 3) basic aesthetic improvements.

The meeting will be held on February 2, 2015 at 6:00 PM. in the Andersen Multipurpose Room (MPR).

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 1/27/15

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Update on Andersen Elementary School Safety Initiatives

The meeting will be held on Monday, February 2, 2015 at 6:00 PM. in the Andersen Multipurpose Room (MPR).
 

Last year, the Newport-Mesa Unified School Board voted to move forward with a comprehensive school safety initiative at Andersen.  At a minimum, this initiative includes adding a fence around the perimeter of Andersen, re-configuring the school's entrance for safety purposes, and making aesthetic improvements including the addition of plants, flowers, etc., to make the campus look and feel more like our community.

Since then, the Andersen Fence Design Committee, was formed which includes members from NMUSD and established groups at the school including Missy Harris, PTA President; Cheree Garbutt, PTA President; Scott Duffy, DEANS President; Kyle Anderson, DEANS Representative; Cathy Kitto, Classified Staff; Karen Ebbinga, Classified Staff; Tim Reese, Certificated Staff, and Shannon Bray, Principal.

The Andersen Fence Design Committee met twice with NMUSD in the fall of 2014 to review district proposals for fencing and other improvements. Those meetings were followed by a community meeting also held in the fall of 2014, where all Andersen families and Port Street community members were invited to review the NMUSD ideas and asked to provide feedback. The District has taken all of that feedback and come up with a final proposal that we would like to present to the community. The proposal will include a phased approach to making improvements that begins with 1) fencing 2) re-configuring the school's entrance; and, 3) basic aesthetic improvements.

The meeting will be held on Monday, February 2, 2015 at 6:00 PM. in the Andersen Multipurpose Room (MPR).

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Posted by: Kristi Kirsch
Published: 1/20/15

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The Orange County Healthcare Agency has provided the attached advisory to families regarding measles.  Based on the advisory, there are confirmed cases within Orange County, however, there are no reported confirmed cases of measles within the Newport-Mesa Unified School District.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact your child's school administrator immediately.  

La Agencia del Cuidado de la Salud del Condado de Orange ha proporcionado la alerta de sarampión anexa para las familias.  Basado en esta alerta, se han confirmado casos en el Condado de Orange. Sin embargo, no se han reportado casos confirmados de sarampión en el Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa.

Para preguntas o inquietudes, por favor comuníquese con el administrador de la escuela de su niño inmediatamente.  

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 1/19/15

Audience: Parents and Homepage

First semester bus passes expire on January 30th.  Second semester bus passes are available now.

Click here to visit the Transportation website for more details!

Flyers are attached.

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 1/14/15

Audience: Parents and Homepage

The Newport-Mesa Unified School District allows Parent School Choice Transfers for residents of the District.

Depending upon availability, the parent or guardian of any school-age resident student may request a school their child may transfer to. The Parent School Choice transfer request application period for the 2015-2016 school year begins January 15, 2015 and closes on March 16, 2015. Transfer request applications may be completed only online at the Newport-Mesa Unified School District web site: www.nmusd.us/transfers.

A lottery will be held to rank the applications in priority order. Parents will be notified regarding the status of their Parent School Choice Transfer request application online by email or in writing by May 15, 2015.

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 1/14/15

Audience: Parents and Homepage

From Page to Screen!

Click here to visit the Newport Mesa Film Fest website for more information!

Please see the attached flyers for submission guidelines and volunteer information - volunteers are needed!

For any questions contact:

Lisa Cermak
lcermak@nmusd.us

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 1/12/15

Audience: Parents and Homepage

The Community Advisory Committee would like to invite you to a Family Resource Fair Saturday, January 24 from 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

Over 50 agencies and organizations are participating to help further empower students with special needs.

Childcare will be available with an arts and crafts table!

See the attached flyer for more details!

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 1/8/15

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Posted by: Kristi Kirsch
Published: 1/8/15

Audience: Homepage

The District is hosting a series of community meetings throughout January and February regarding the planned installation of solar lunch and/or parking structures at various school sites throughout Newport-Mesa Unified School District.  For a complete listing of the scheduled meeting dates, times and locations, please visit the website link.  Please note that some meetings have been combined.  

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 1/5/15

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Just a reminder...

The District is hosting a series of community meetings throughout January and February regarding the planned installation of solar lunch and/or parking structures at various school sites throughout Newport-Mesa Unified School District.  For a complete listing of the scheduled meeting dates, times and locations, please visit the website link.  Please note that some meetings have been combined.  

Andersen's will be held January 20th @ 6:00 PM in the MPR.

http://web.nmusd.us/solar

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Posted by: Kristi Kirsch
Published: 1/5/15

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The district has put together some links with information on Common Core. Please click below or the attached for additional information.

Common Core References for Parents http://tinyurl.com/nmusdccparentresources

What you’ll find:

  • Key Shifts in Common Core

  • National PTA 2 page and 4 page resources (K-6), English and Spanish

  • Provides an overview of what children will learn in ELA and Math.

  • Parent Road Maps (K-6)- English and Spanish

  • Provides an overview of what children will learn in ELA and Math

  • SWUN Math- Link to website, Parent Letters, Log in information

  • Common Core FAQ

  • SBAC Parent Information and link

  • Coming Soon - I Can statements for each grade level in English and Spanish

    • Easy to understand language for student and parents of grade level Common Core Standards.

  • Videos

    • 3 Minute Video Explaining Common Core

    • Why is Math Different

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Posted by: Kristi Kirsch
Published: 12/3/14

Audience: Parents and Homepage

The Hope Clinic is offering flu vaccines at no cost for non-pregnant individuals 4 years and older.  Vaccines will be distributed on a first come first serve basis and will be given during the posted times until supplies run out.

November 19, 2014 and December 10, 2014
1:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.
Hope Clinic
2045 Meyer Place Building C
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Please see the attached flyer for more information.

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 11/7/14

Audience: Homepage

Thursday, November 20, 2014 6:00 p.m.
Andersen Elementary School Multipurpose Room

On Tuesday, July 8, 2014, the Newport-Mesa Unified School District Board of Education took action on proposed safety and security measures for Andersen Elementary School.  The action included: 

1. Installation of a fence along the front, sides, and along the perimeter of the blacktop area of Andersen Elementary School to meet safety and security requirements and operational considerations.

2.  Redesign the front doorway and lobby area to address access control.
3.  Redesign current location of principal's office.
4.  Create a consistent visitor screening process.
5.  Develop a district-wide protocol to support the use of video recording systems on N-MUSD school sites and return to the Board for approval.


Along with the recommendation, Superintendent Navarro agreed to establish a means of ensuring that all Andersen Elementary School community representatives have an opportunity to be a part of the discussions about the placement and design of the fence.   The Superintendent established the following to support the recommendation:

1.  After awarding the architect contract for this project, conduct a community walk-through to elicit design recommendations from the local neighborhood community and parents
2. Form a design review committee that includes members from established groups at the school, the Principal, and the architect.   
3. The design review committee will extend additional opportunities to the Andersen Elementary School community, residents, and local enforcement/fire agencies to meet and provide input on the design.  
4. Work with District staff to ensure that the fenced areas will be available to residents for after- hours use. 


If you are unable to attend the meeting but would like to share your input, please send an email to Mr. Tim Marsh, Executive Director of Facilities, Maintenance and Operations at tmarsh@nmusd.us

Please keep in mind when submitting your input that the decision on the perimeter of the fence was already made by the Board of Education on July 8, 2014, as noted above.  The current design phase is to provide input on items such as: the type of fence material to be used, gate locations and how many, inset or offset of the fence location, etc. 

If you would like to continue to receive information about the development of the fence project at Andersen Elementary School, please subscribe to our online email list via the District’s webpage at: www.nmusd.us  Click on Subscribe: News and Alerts .  For questions or assistance with the sign up list, please contact the Public Information Office 714-424-8977 or feedback@nmusd.us

 

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 11/4/14

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Andersen Elementary

Announces a Special Literacy Event

                                                             

Margo Sorenson &

David Harrington

“Spaghetti Smiles"

Monday, Nov.  10th 

 

To order* a signed book, please see attached.

 

*Even though the presentation is for our Kinder-3rd Grades, anyone may order the book.

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Posted by: Kristi Kirsch
Published: 10/31/14

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Dear Parents,
 
We wanted to let you know about the new Renaissance Learning Accelerated Math (AM) 2.0 program that we just started using this October. While Renaissance Learning is still updating and pushing out newer versions of this program, we wanted to jump right it and begin using this newer version of Accelerated Math. This new version more closely aligns with Common Core Math while also giving assignments at the right level and depth within each standard. 
 
In the past, if you were registered through HomeConnect to receive emails, you'd receive immediate results on student work completed; with AM 2.0, this function is in the works. For now, as a parent and student, you may log on to HomeConnect (https://hosted229.renlearn.com/273029/HomeConnect/), click on Math, then AM 2.0. To view completed assignments and tests - click on the individual boxes. Students may also work on practices from home by clicking on Start Practice (tests are always completed at school). Math Facts in a Flash is another great at-home-practice that students may do through HomeConnect.
 
We will keep you apprised of new updates as they come out but for now we wanted to give you a little update on how the new AM 2.0 program is working.
 
We also wanted to share with you information about Google Drive. Most of our students are doing work in their Google Drive account using Google Docs or Google Spreadsheets. This is easy for them to connect to from school but from home it may be a little trickier for students to figure out how to access their accounts. You can help them by downloading Chrome when possible (this should allow any bookmarks created at school to carry over when logging in from home) as well as giving them the same "look and feel" of their account when at home. That being said - Google Drive can be accessed from pretty much any search engine and platform (Chrome, Explorer, Firefox, Macs, PCs, smartphones, tablets, etc.). Students just need to type in Drive.Google.com to log in!
 
Thank you your support!
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Posted by: Kristi Kirsch
Published: 10/29/14

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Posted by: Kristi Kirsch
Published: 10/29/14

Audience: Parents and Homepage

Newport-Mesa Unified School District will be hosting parent/guardian workshops focusing on the transition to Common Core Math, including the standards for Mathematical Practices, examples of Common Core strategies, the SWUN math model, and online resources.  These are district meetings and you are encouraged to attend any one of the meetings that meets your schedule.  The purpose of these meetings is to share with you the new math program, SWUN and how it aligns to Common Core.

 

Please view the attached flyer for meeting dates and locations!

 

Click here to view the Common Core district website.

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 10/21/14

Audience: Homepage

Check out the latest school news magazine about NMUSD schools.  This months issue features all NMUSD principals and where they attended college. Check it out today and see what's happening in your schools and city.  

 

Click on the attached file to view the magazine.  

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 10/20/14

Audience: Parents and Homepage

Annually, the Newport-Mesa Unified School District and the Police Chief's for the cities of Costa Mesa and Newport Beach send out a collective letter informing parents and students about trick or treating safety tips and curfew guidelines for both cities.  Please review the attached letters.  

 

As a safe alternative, the Orange County Marketplace is hosting a Monster Mash with free admission for kids 12 and under when you bring in the attached flyer!

 

Have a wonderful and safe Halloween!

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 10/20/14

Audience: Homepage

This month, groups across the country committed to stop bullying will release new resources, campaigns, and efforts aimed at bringing awareness to this important issue facing our youth.  

NMUSD has embraced the PBIS - creating a positive school climate where our students feel safe and supported. 

 

Additionally, Adams and Lincoln Elementary have volunteered to pilot the Olweus Bullying Prevention and Intervention Program.   To date, each school site has formed a bullying prevention committee that consists of: a teacher from each grade level, school psychologist, special education representative, principal, and custodian that have participated in the 2 day Olweus Bullying Prevention Program training. 

 

Overall, the training focuses on changing the climate and social norms so that bullying is not “cool” and to assure that no child is marginalized or excluded. 


Adams and Lincoln Elementary will be participating in a Bullying Prevention Kick-Off Events this month. 
Adam’s event is Friday, October 17 at 8:30 a.m.
Lincoln’s event is Tuesday, October 21 at 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.

 
Additional resources for bullying prevention and intervention may be found by following the link provided:

http://www.violencepreventionworks.org/public/bullying_prevention_resources.page

 

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 10/14/14

Audience: Homepage

Cyber Safe Month focuses on educating students and school community members on the importance of being safe online and being a responsible digital citizen. The District uses Common Sense Media as our resource. Each week, teachers are asked to incorporate some of the lessons into their day so that students can learn and share about Internet safety, privacy and security, cyberbullying, copyright and creative credit and how their digital footprint impacts our world. 


Please see the attached website for resources and information being shared with students.

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 10/14/14

Audience: Homepage

The video from the 2014 State of the Schools inaugural event is now available.  Please visit the following webpage:  web.nmusd.us/stateofschools

 

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 10/13/14

Audience: Homepage

The Great California Shakeout is the largest earthquake preparedness activity in U.S. history.  All N-MUSD staff and students are required to participate, including contractors working on site and staff and guests participating in formal meetings and conferences.
 

The drill will occur on October 16 at 10:16 a.m.  For more information and resources, please visit:  http://www.shakeout.org/california/

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 10/10/14

Audience: Homepage and Parents

COMMUNITY RECYCLING DAY IS THIS COMING THURSDAY THE 25TH!!!  NO PARKING IN THE KINDER/STAFF SMALL LOT FROM 7:30-8:30AM

Just a friendly reminder that THIS THURSDAY THE 25TH, will be our FIRST RECYCLING DRIVE!!!  Come recycle and support Andersen’s Green Team!!
Please bring your plastic bottles and aluminum cans (they can be intermixed) along with your paper and flatten cardboard.
NO GLASS PLEASE.
 This will be the FIRST RECYCLING EVENT OF THE SCHOOL YEAR!!
... please come support your Andersen Green Team!

Thursday,  September 25th 7:30-8:30am
at the kinder playground  area

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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 9/24/14

Audience: Homepage, Parents and Students

Dear Andersen Families,

It was great to see so many of you at Back-to-School Night. I enjoyed the opportunity to talk with several of our Andersen families. Thank you for being a part in our “Triangle of Success” as we support our Dolphins!

This week we have been able to put some of the safety measures into action that resulted from our Comprehensive Safety Evaluation last spring by Mr. Dorn. We held our first ever Volunteer Orientations to outline our very important procedures to ensure the safety of our children. Thank you to the 137 volunteers for attending these orientations. This is a true measure of our “Triangle of Success!” Another opportunity to attend the Volunteer Orientation will be held on Friday, September 26, 2014, @ 9 am in the MPR. 

SAFETY:  As an ongoing reminder, please check in at the office at all times when you will be on campus. In addition, dogs are not allowed on any part of the campus during school hours. Thank you for driving observantly and carefully around the school and in the parking lot area. 

Below are dates to mark on your calendar:

  • Sept 12-30 - PTA FALL FUNDRAISER
  • Sept. 25 - Recycling Day
  • Sept. 25 - 5 pm Food Trucks
  • Sept. 26 - 9 am Volunteer Orientation MPR
  • Oct. 3 - Kindergarten Performs at Flag Deck
  • Oct. 2 - Bike Rodeo
  • Oct. 6 - Book Fair begins
  • Oct. 8 - Walk-to-School Day

Respectfully,

Dr. Bray

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Posted by: Kristi Kirsch
Published: 9/19/14

Audience: Homepage

There is still time to register for N-MUSD's Inaugural State of the Schools event.    

The event will feature Superintendent Fred Navarro as the keynote speaker and include a presentation about the state of schools in Newport-Mesa.  CDMHS is the host of this year's inaugural event.  CDMHS ASB students as well as ASB students from all N-MUSD high schools will serve as ambassadors at the event. CDMHS and Lincoln Elementary students will perform a few music sections for the event.   

Registration to the event is quick and easy! Just go to the website: http://newportmesaschoolsfoundation.com/donate/state-schools-breakfast-rsvp/

 

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 9/17/14

Audience: Kristi Kirsch, Homepage, 5th Grade Hidden 1, 5th Grade Hidden 2, 6th Grade Hidden 1, 6th Grade Hidden 2, Community, Community Hidden 1, Community Hidden 2, Fifth Grade, First Grade, Fourth Grade, Fun Sites, Hidden, Hidden 1 - Teacher Resources, Hidden 2 - Teacher Resources, Internet Safety, Keyboarding Skills, Kindergarten, Kirsch Hidden Folder 1, Kirsch Hidden Folder 2, Library, Our School, Our Work, Parent Resources, Programs, Resources, Second Grade, Sixth Grade, Student Resources, Teacher Resources, Third Grade, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

Andersen Elementary

Back to School Night 2014/15

Thursday, September 18th

6:00-7:30 PM

 

Schedule

 

6:00 - 6:25 PM
PTA/Deans/Dr. Bray

  Welcome - Teacher Introduction

(In multi-purpose room)

 

6:25 - 6:30 PM
******Passing Period******

 

6:30 - 6:55 PM

Classroom Presentations
1, 2, 3, and RSP

 

6:55 - 7:00 PM

******Passing Period******

 

7:00 - 7:30 PM

Classroom Presentations     

Kindergarten, 4, 5, 6 and RSP

 


This will be a PARENTS ONLY evening please.

Remember early Dismissal at 1:10 K – 6th grade.

 

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Posted by: Kristi Kirsch
Published: 9/15/14

Audience: Homepage, Parents and Students

Below are dates to mark on your calendar:

  • Sept 12-30 - PTA FALL FUNDRAISER
  • Sept. 25 - Recycling Day
  • Sept. 25 - 5 pm Food Trucks
  • Sept. 26 - 9 am Volunteer Orientation MPR
  • Oct. 3 - Kindergarten Performs at Flag Deck
  • Oct. 2 - Bike Rodeo
  • Oct. 6 - Book Fair begins
  • Oct. 8 - Walk-to-School Day
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Posted by: Kristi Kirsch
Published: 9/15/14

Audience: Homepage, Parents and Students

Dear Andersen Families,

 

We are off to a magnificent start at Andersen! It was wonderful to see so many families at our first flag deck. For many of the families it was their very first flag deck. Yesterday, I was able to meet with all of our new 1st -6th graders for a treat and get to know each of them. It was wonderful to welcome them to our Andersen family.

 

You will hear me refer to the “Triangle of Success” often; each side of the triangle represents an essential element (Educational TeamParents & Community, and Students). All of these elements are factors in creating successful Andersen students. Thank you for your ongoing support in our “Triangle of Success!”

 

New this year as a result of our Safety Evaluation this past Spring, we will be holding a Mandatory Volunteer Orientation for ALL parent volunteers that have registered.  There will be a couple of opportunities near Back to School Night (see below) and additional orientations throughout the year as we receive new students.

 

SAFETY Reminders: Your child’s safety is my top priority. Please drive safely around school and in the parking lot. NO GOLF CARTS ON CAMPUS PLEASE. Students and parents should ride their bikes and scooters in designated areas only and not on campus. Scooters and bikes should not be ridden in or through the parking lots due to danger of backing vehicles. Additionally, please check in at the front office ANYTIME you come on campus during school hours. All visitors must sign in and be wearing visitor’s pass while on campus. All deliveries, lunch drop off, etc. should go through the front office. Thank you in advance for adhering to this safety policy.

 

Below are dates to mark on your calendar:

  • September 11 - Patriot Day - Wear Red, White & Blue
  • September 16 - Fall Pictures
  • September 18 or 19 - MANDATORY Volunteer Orientation by Dr. Bray in the MPR (Must attend one to volunteer)
    • September 18 @ 5:30 pm OR
    • September 19 @ 9 am
  • September 18 Back to School Night 6 pm

Most Sincerely,

 

Dr. Bray

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Posted by: Kristi Kirsch
Published: 9/5/14

Audience: Parents and Homepage

This September is Attendance Awareness Month!

 

Showing up for school has a huge impact on a student’s academic success starting in kindergarten and continuing through high school. Even as children grow older and more independent, families play a key role in making sure students get to school safely every day and understand why attendance is so important for success in school and in life.

 

We realize some absences are unavoidable due to health problems or other circumstances. But, we also know that when students miss too much school— regardless of the reason – it can cause them to fall behind academically.  Your child is less likely to succeed if he or she is chronically absent—which means missing 18 or more days over the course of an entire school year. Research shows:   

 

  • Children chronically absent in kindergarten and 1st grade are much less likely to read at grade level by the end of 3rd grade. 
  • By 6th grade, chronic absence is a proven early warning sign for students at risk for dropping out of school. 
  • By 9th grade good attendance can predict graduation rates even better than 8th grade test scores. 

 

Absences can add up quickly.  A child is chronically absent if he or she misses just two days every month!!

 

Click on the attached flyers for more information and what you can do to help!

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 9/2/14

Audience: Homepage, Parents and Students

August 29, 2014

 

Dear Andersen Families,

Welcome back to the 2014-2015 school year! The Andersen staff is excited and ready to welcome students back on Tuesday, September 2, at 8:00 a.m. Please remember to check School Loop for your child’s class placement on Saturday, August 30. Enjoy the holiday weekend and we will see you all on the first day of school.

Below are dates to mark on your calendar:

  • September 5 First Flag Deck 8am
  • September 11—Patriot Day—Wear Red, White & Blue
  • September 16 Fall Pictures
  • September 18 Back to School Night 6pm

Respectfully yours,

Dr. Bray

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Posted by: Kristi Kirsch
Published: 8/30/14

Audience: Homepage

The N-MUSD Board of Education approved the District's 2014/15 Priorities on Tuesday, August 26, 2014.  The priorities can be accessed via the district's website at: www.nmusd.us or via the attachments.

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 8/28/14

Audience: Homepage

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

September 9, 2014 6:00 p.m.
Newport-Mesa Unified School District Office 
2985-A Bear Street, Costa Mesa, Ca 92626
 

Notice is hereby given pursuant to Government Code section 4217.10 et seq. that the Newport-Mesa Unified School District  ("District") Board will hold a public hearing at the District Education Center - Roderick H. MacMillian Board Room, 2985-A Bear Street, Costa Mesa, California 92626, at 6:00pm on September 9, 2014, to consider the adoption of Resolution Number 10-09-14 making findings that the cost of the proposed solar photovoltaic project to be installed across numerous school sites within the District, as identified in the Board Agenda, will be offset and will be less than the anticipated marginal cost to the District of electrical or other energy that would have been consumed by the District if such project was not completed. 

 

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 8/26/14

Audience: Parents and Homepage

On Tuesday, July 8, 2014, the Newport-Mesa Unified School District Board of Education met to receive a recommendation from Superintendent Navarro regarding proposed safety and security measures for Andersen Elementary School. 

On a 6/0 vote, the Board approved the following.  Moved to support Dr. Navarro’'s recommendation to authorize the following:

Installation of a fence along the front, sides, and along the perimeter of the blacktop area of Andersen Elementary School to meet safety and security requirements and operational considerations.

Redesign the front doorway and lobby area to address access control.

Redesign current location of principal’s office.

Create a consistent visitor screening process.

Develop a district-wide protocol to support the use of video recording systems on N-MUSD school sites and return to the Board for approval.

Along with the recommendation, consistent with the process approved at Adams Elementary School, Superintendent Navarro will establish a means of ensuring that all Andersen Elementary School community representatives have an opportunity to be a part of the discussions about the placement and design of the fence.   The Superintendent will establish the following to support the recommendation:

After awarding the architect contract for this project, conduct a community walk-through to elicit design recommendations from the local neighborhood community and parents. 

Form a design review committee that includes members from established groups at the school, the Principal, and the architect.   

The design review committee will extend additional opportunities to the Andersen Elementary School community, residents, and local enforcement/fire agencies to meet and provide input on the design.  

Work with District staff to ensure that the fenced areas will be available to residents for after-hours use. 

The Board took action on the following additional motion:   

To authorize the superintendent to obtain the assistance of a qualified architectural firm to study concepts to enhance the appearance of the façade of Andersen Elementary School. 

Next Steps:

The District will begin working with the principal and architect to develop a timeline to address the recommendations above.  Once a draft timeline is vetted, the District and school will coordinate on an engagement plan with the Andersen Elementary School groups on campus, staff, students and the community.   We anticipate the timeline work, community engagement, and design review will occur September through November 2014.   

Laura Boss

Director of District Communications

Newport-Mesa Unified School 714-424-5070 For Media: 714-936-0483 lboss@nmusd.us www.nmusd.us

 

 

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 7/9/14

Audience: Homepage
Earlier this year, the NMUSD Board approved hiring Safe Havens International (http://www.safehavensinternational.org) to provide a comprehensive safety evaluation and recommendations for Andersen Elementary. Safe Haven's is arguably the number one school safety organization in the United States. As a reminder, Safe Havens is the organization the community asked NMUSD to conduct this evaluation.

Last Friday, NMUSD received the Safe Haven's School Safety and Security Assessment Report. On Wed Jun 18, the Communications Steering Committee that includes Fred Navarro, Superintendent of NMUSD, Laura Boss, Director of Communications of NMUSD, Shannon Bray, Principal of Andersen, Scott Duffy, Andersen Parent, Kyle Andersen, President of the DEANS, Jennifer Whitehead, President of the PTA, and Robert Pfeif and Roman Darmer of The Andersen Families For School Safety met to review the report and discuss next steps.

The report is 80 pages in length and very comprehensive. It discusses 1) Physical Improvements 2) Policies, and 3) Procedures. Due to Homeland Security and School Safety concerns, the entire report cannot be released. However, we have attached a summary of the report for your review. Superintendent Navarro has not assembled his recommendations for the Board.  

As a next step, we would like to ask for your questions and feedback. Please send all on your questions and feedback to andersenelementaryfeedback@gmail.com. The purpose of sending everything to one email address is to streamline communication. 

On Monday, June 23, the Communications Committee will meet to review all of the community's questions and feedback. Next, we will send out answers/responses in an FAQ (frequently asked questions) sheet, so that everyone has access to the exact same information.

After our meeting to discuss questions and feedback, Superintendent Navarro, will provide his recommendations to the Communications Committee. That will occur on Friday, June 27. We will then have an opportunity to sit down with Dr. Navarro and provide our response.

Finally, Superintendent Navarro's recommendations will be presented to the Board on July 8, 2014 for a vote.

We want to thank you for your support in this process. We all want the best education and safety for our kids. We have gone to great lengths to hire the very best at assessing safety and providing recommendations. We appreciated the opportunity to work with Safe Havens and thank NMUSD for supporting us and writing the check to bring in the best.   Keep in mind, Safe Havens has worked with The White House, Homeland Security, and may be the first called to respond to national school emergencies. They have worked with over 6,000 schools around the world. We now have their feedback and recommendations.
  
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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 6/19/14

Audience: Homepage, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

Below are dates to mark on your calendar:

  • June 20 – 6th grade Promotion Ceremony @ 8am
  • June 20 - Last Day of School-Early Dismissal at 1:10
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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 6/13/14

Audience: Homepage

School Climate Survey - Closes June 30 - Parents, Families, Staff - Please Participate!
Your feedback is very appreciated as we review the 2013-14 school year and plan for 2014-15.  This survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete and will be open until June 30, 2014. If you have children attending more than one school, you may take the survey again to rate the other school(s).
Elementary Schools Survey Link
Middle/High Schools Survey Link

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 6/12/14

Audience: Homepage and Parents

NMUSD Parent Climate Survey LIVE Link (Elementary)

http://www.k12insight.com/k/RQsVRTUsURYsPsPsP

Each year, we ask for your feedback about the experiences you and your child(ren) have had with the academics and operations at our schools. Your feedback is important to us as we strive to provide the best environment for the students of NMUSD. The results from this survey will be used to ensure we are providing the best learning environment for your children as we encourage them to be lifelong learners. Your feedback as parents is much appreciated as we review the 2013-14 school year and plan for 2014-15.

This survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete and will be open until June 30, 2014. If you have children attending more than one elementary school, you may take the survey again to rate the other school(s).

This survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Please be assured that your response is completely anonymous.

If you have questions regarding the content of this survey, please contact feedback@nmusd.us.

 

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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 6/4/14

Audience: Homepage

Newport-Mesa Unified School District

 Date: June 10, 2014 6:00 p.m./10 de junio de 2014, 6:00 p.m.
Newport-Mesa Unified School District Office
2985-A Bear Street, Costa Mesa, Ca 92626

 Oficina del Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa
2985-A Bear Street, Costa Mesa, Ca 92626

At the June 10, 2014 Board Meeting, the Newport-Mesa Unified School District Board of Education will hold a Public Hearing to accept comments from members of the public on Newport-Mesa Unified School District’s Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) for the year ending June 30, 2015, prior to Final Adoption as required by Education Code section 52062.  The Notice of Public Hearing was posted at a school district elementary school, intermediate school, high school and the District Office.

The proposed LCAP will be available for public inspection at the District’s Education Center from June 2, 2014 through June 24, 2014 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. 
It is also available online at: https://nmusd-ca.schoolloop.com/lcap


En la junta de la Mesa Directiva del 10 de junio de 2014, la Mesa Directiva de Educación del Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa tendrá una Audiencia Pública para aceptar comentarios del público acerca del Plan de Fondos de Control Local y de Rendimiento de Cuentas (LCAP, por sus siglas en inglés) del Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa para el ciclo escolar que cierra el 30 de junio de 2015, y antes de su Adopción Final en concordancia con la sección 52062 del Código de Educación. El aviso de la Notificación de Audiencia Pública se ha colocado en cada una de las escuelas primarias, secundarias, preparatorias y en la Oficina del Distrito. 

 La versión propuesta del LCAP estará disponible para la inspección del público en el Centro de Educación del Distrito en horas y días hábiles del 2 al 24 de junio de 2014, 7:30 a.m. a 4:30 p.m. 
También está disponible en Internet en: https://nmusd-ca.schoolloop.com/lcap

Dated:  Friday, May 30, 2014/Fechado: viernes, 30 de mayo de 2014

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 6/1/14

Audience: Homepage

N-MUSD recently distributed a survey district-wide asking the following BIG QUESTION: Should the District start school earlier for 2015-16?  As a reminder, the traditional 2014-15 school calendar is already approved and was not part of this survey.

NMUSD’s school calendar is developed after receiving feedback from various stakeholder groups through a Calendar Committee representing students, parents, teachers, administrators, and staff from various NMUSD departments including assessment, transportation, human resources and nutrition services. In addition to this feedback, the draft calendar is based on California Education Code, recommendations from the Orange County Department of Education and traditional NMUSD practices.

The survey was intended to gather input on options for the 2015/16 school year and beyond.  It  was launched on April 19 and received input through May 9, 2014.  A reported 3,865 district stakeholders participated in the survey.  The District will now evaluate the responses in connection with the negotiations process with the employee unions.   All draft calendars are considered by the District and the Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers (NMFT) in the negotiations process and are included in the NMUSD-NMFT Collective Bargaining Agreement for approval by NMFT and the Board of Education.  The impact of a calendar change may also require negotiations with CSEA if it is within the scope of bargaining.

The District would like to sincerely thank individuals for participating in the calendar survey.  The attached survey results will assist N-MUSD with establishing the school calendars for the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 school years.   Based on the initial results, the majority of participants selected Option 1- status quo – don’t make any changes; begin school the day after labor day.

The District hopes to have a negotiated draft calendar to present to the Board of Education for adoption on June 24, 2014.

Laura Boss
Director of District Communications
Public Information Office

Cell: 714-936-0483 Office: 714-424-5070
lboss@nmusd.us  www.nmusd.us
“Become Our Fan” at Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/nmusd1

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 6/1/14

Audience: Homepage, Community Hidden 1, Community Hidden 2, Parents and Students

Dear Parents,

This is just a reminder that there will not be any parent volunteers Monday-Thursday beginning Monday, May 5 - Thursday, May 22, during testing.

Thank you so much!

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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 5/6/14

Audience: Homepage, Community Hidden 1, Community Hidden 2, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

Mark your calendars - we will hold the following celebrations on Tuesday, June 17th:

* Concert on the Green *
* Andersen's 40th Anniversary *

* Distinguished School Celebration *

We hope you will be able to join us!

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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 5/6/14

Audience: Homepage

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Newport-Mesa Unified School District Announcement

Eight N-MUSD Elementary Schools Selected As California Distinguished Schools

On Tuesday, April 30, 2014, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson named 424 public elementary schools California Distinguished Schools for their strong commitment and innovative approaches to improving student academic achievement.

N-MUSD is pleased to announce and congratulate the following eight elementary schools for being selected as California Distinguished Schools:
Eastbluff Elementary
Harbor View Elementary
Lincoln Elementary
Mariners Elementary
Newport Coast Elementary
Newport Heights Elementary
Roy O. Andersen Elementary
Woodland Elementary

“I am extremely proud of the schools and would like to recognize the administrators, staff, teachers, parents and students for their commitment and hard work in supporting the comprehensive and lengthy application process,” N-MUSD Superintendent Navarro said.  “Their dedication is exemplary.”

The 2014 California Distinguished Schools Program focuses on California’s students’ right to an equitable and rigorous education, and recognizes those schools that have made progress in narrowing the academic achievement gap.

To apply for Distinguished School honors, schools must meet a variety of eligibility criteria, including accountability measures. Once schools are deemed eligible, the California Department of Education (CDE) invites them to apply to be recognized as a California Distinguished School.  The process consists of a written application, which includes a comprehensive description of two of the school's signature practices, and a county-led site validation review process focused on the implementation of those signature practices.
 

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 5/1/14

Audience: Homepage

Newport-Mesa Unified School District
Calendar Survey Link:  http://www.k12insight.com/k/RQsVRTUsUPYsPsPsP

BIG QUESTION: Should the District start school earlier for 2015-16?

We are working on 2015-16 and thereafter. The traditional 2014-15 school calendar is already approved.

Survey for 2015-16
NMUSD is in the process of reviewing and establishing our school calendars for 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 school years. We are seeking insight from our community as we develop the calendars. The Calendar Committee has recommended that this survey be performed to determine if the community would be willing to consider alternatives to the NMUSD calendar.

Traditionally, the first day of the school year for NMUSD is the day after Labor Day. An earlier start date would allow for an earlier release time in June and/or an extended break during Thanksgiving. Both of these issues have been raised by stakeholders over the years.

Distrito Escolar Unificado de Newport-Mesa
Encuesta sobre el calendario  Link: http://www.k12insight.com/k/RQsVRTUsUPYsPsPsP

LA GRAN PREGUNTA:¿El Distrito debería comenzar la escuela más temprano en 2015-16?

Estamos trabajando en el período 2015-16 y en adelante. El calendario escolar tradicional de 2014-15 ya está aprobado.

Encuesta para 2015-16
El NMSUD está en proceso de revisar y establecer nuestros calendarios escolares para los años escolares 2015-16 y 2016-17. Estamos buscando ideas de nuestra comunidad a medida que desarrollamos los calendarios. El Comité del Calendario ha recomendado hacer esta encuesta para determinar si la comunidad estaría dispuesta a considerar alternativas para el calendario del NMUSD.

Tradicionalmente, el primer día del año escolar para el NMUSD es el día después del Día del Trabajo. Una fecha anterior permitirá el inicio del receso más temprano en junio o un receso extendido durante Acción de Gracias. Estos dos temas han sido planteados por los interesados durante los últimos años.

Laura Boss
Director of District Communications
Public Information Office
Cell: 714-936-0483 Office: 714-424-5070
lboss@nmusd.us  www.nmusd.us
“Become Our Fan” at Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/nmusd1

 

 

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/28/14

Audience: Homepage, Parents and Students

Placing your child in the best educational setting for next school year is a collaborative effort between teachers and administration. We take this process very seriously, as it is our goal to provide your child with a productive and enjoyable year. As always, your input is welcome. If you would like to share any special factors or information with us that you think should be taken into consideration before placing your child for next year, please complete attached form.

Please note: This form is not for teacher requests. It is to provide information that you think would help us in the placement of your child. Student enrollment numbers determine the staffing configuration at the school. Fluctuations in our projected numbers will cause teacher movement within the Andersen Staff. For reasons of fairness and equity, parent input forms requesting a specific teacher will not be considered. We also ask that parents do not verbally request a teacher; this only serves to put the teacher and the parent in an awkward situation.

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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 4/28/14

Audience: Homepage, Community Hidden 1, Community Hidden 2, Parents and Students

Newport-Mesa Unified School District

Davis Magnet Preschool/Harbor View Preschool

Newport Coast Preschool and Newport Elementary Preschool

Now Enrolling for 2014-2015

 

N-MUSD Preschoolers are immersed in age appropriate research based literacy instruction, exciting explorations in science, math, and technology. The program carefully integrates teacher-directed instruction with structured and independent play activities that promote healthy social-emotional, physical and cognitive development.

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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 4/18/14

Audience: Homepage

Measles Outbreak in Orange County
MMR Vaccine Highly Recommended

(Santa Ana) – Orange County has twenty-one confirmed cases of measles in 2014, the most reported by any county in California.  The Health Care Agency expects that the measles outbreak will continue to spread, and reminds the public that the best way to prevent the measles is by getting vaccinated.
 
Five of the 21 cases have been children, none of them immunized. Five have been healthcare workers who became ill after exposure to measles cases. The Health Care Agency will take every precaution to prevent outbreaks in health care facilities, schools and daycare facilities.  Unimmunized children, school and daycare staff, and healthcare workers who are exposed to the measles will be instructed to stay home for up to 21 days after exposure.
 
Measles is a highly contagious and potentially severe disease that causes fever, rash, cough, and red, watery eyes. Measles spreads very easily by air and by direct contact with an infected person.  People are contagious from approximately four days before the rash appears through four days after the rash appears. Anyone suspecting they have measles should CALL their medical provider BEFORE arriving at the medical office to avoid exposing others to the measles virus.        
 
Two doses of the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine are very protective; individuals who have not received two doses of MMR vaccine may be at risk of infection. Vaccination is especially important for children, health care workers, adolescents and adults who have not been adequately vaccinated, and people planning foreign travel. The MMR vaccine is widely available from medical providers throughout Orange County. A list of free and low-cost vaccinations is available on the Health Care Agency website.  
 
Protect Yourself and Family from Measles:
  • Children should receive their first MMR vaccine at 12-15 months of age. The second dose of MMR is given at 4 to 6 years of age before going to school.
  • Vaccinating children, adolescents and adults is the best way to protect infants who are too young to receive the MMR vaccine.
  • Vaccinations are very safe. The benefits far outweigh any risks. Side effects are usually mild, such as soreness where the shot was given.
  • Measles is found in many parts of the world, including Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Vaccination before traveling is recommended. Learn more about measles by visiting the Health Care Agency or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention websites.
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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/14/14

Audience: Homepage, Parents and Students

Dear Andersen Families - please also share the below/attached information with any neighbors who will have incoming kindergartners for the 2014-2015 school year.

Andersen Elementary School Kindergarten Orientation

Wednesday, April 16th
At 2:30 PM in the
Andersen
Multi-Purpose Room

 

  • Meet current Kindergarten Team, Principal and PTA president.
  • Learn about Kindergarten Readiness and “tools” to prepare your child for the 2014-15 school year.

 

 

It is important that All Incoming Kindergarten Parents attend this orientation to learn the new procedures necessary to enroll your child for the 2014-2015 Kindergarten year.

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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 4/14/14

Audience: Homepage, Community Hidden 1, Community Hidden 2, Parents and Students

The 3rd Trimester of After-School Spanish will begin the week of April 21.

Click here for more information or to sign your student up.

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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 4/13/14

Audience: Parents and Homepage

Click here to learn more.

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Posted by: Emily Luevanos, District Staff, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/7/14

Audience: Homepage, Community Hidden 1, Community Hidden 2, Parents and Students

Below are dates to mark on your calendar:

  • April 22 - Class Act Family Night 7pm MPR
  • April 28-May 1 - Book Fair
  • April 30 - Safety Drill
  • May 1 - DEANS Golf Event Hyatt Regency @ 4pm  Reception/Raffle 5:30-7:30
  • May 6-May 22 - Smart Balanced Assessment Grades 3-6
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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 4/3/14

Audience: Parents and Homepage

Sign up for the 15th annual Pilot Cup!

Entry fees must be received by no later than Friday, May 2nd.

See the attached flyer for more details!

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/3/14

Audience: Parents and Homepage

The District String Workshop will be held Tuesday, April 29 at Ensign Intermediate School.  Performance time is 6:00pm.

Ensign is located at: 2000 Cliff Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92663.

This will be a fun evening of string music which will highlight secondary string students playing alongside elementary students.  The District String Workshop promises to be a wonderful evening of music that spotlights the special sense of teamwork that exists between all Newport-Mesa music teachers and students. We hope to see you there!

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/3/14

Audience: Homepage, Community Hidden 1, Community Hidden 2, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

Below are dates to mark on your calendar:

  • March 17 - April 4 Pennies for Patients
  • April 1 – PTA General Meeting 8:15 in the MPR
  • April 1 - 6th Grade Parent Night at CdM
  • April 4 - 2nd Grade performs at Flag Deck
  • April 4 - Box Tops at Flag Deck
  • April 7-11 - Spring Break
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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 3/31/14

Audience: Parents and Homepage

The District Vocal Festival will be held on Tuesday, April 1 at Saint Andrew's Presbyterian Church.  The start time is 6:00 p.m.

Saint Andrew's is located at: 600 Saint Andrews Road, Newport Beach, CA 92663

Students across the district from Elementary, Middle School, and High School will rehearse together that afternoon culminating in a combined performance that evening at 6pm.  Students will be directed by NMUSD music teachers, Tamara Fairbanks, Nick St. Royal, Jon Lindfors, and Val Jamora.  Guest Directors include, Dr. James Melton, Director of Choral Activities and Department Chair at Vanguard University, Chris Gravis, Choral Director of the Orange County Choral Society, and Kaley Eaton and Renee Rulon Cortez from The Pacific Chorale Academy.  This will be a special evening of high quality vocal music that you will not want to miss!

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/26/14

Audience: Homepage, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

The District has added an FAQ page regarding Google Apps for Education. To view, please click here.

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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 3/23/14

Audience: Homepage, Community Hidden 1, Community Hidden 2 and Parents

COMMUNITY RECYCLING DAY IS THIS THURSDAY!!!  NO PARKING IN THE KINDER/STAFF SMALL LOT FROM 7:30-8:30AM

 

Just a friendly reminder that THIS THURSDAY THE  20TH is the day to get your recyclables out and bring them to Andersen!!

Please bring your plastic bottles and aluminum cans (they can be intermixed) and your paper and flatten cardboard. 

NO GLASS PLEASE.

If you have some time to spare please come help the kids!!  We will be looking for volunteers to help our GREEN TEAM KIDS do some RECYCLING  that morning!!!  We have a new team ready to recycle.

Please email Brandyhabermehl@gmail.com if you are interested... or come JUST COME on Thursday and see what it is all about!

Thursday, February 20th from 7:30-8:30am
M
eet at the kinder playground  

 

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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 3/19/14

Audience: Homepage

Notice of Provisional Appointment of Board Member for Trustee Area 1

Date:   Thursday, March 13, 2014

Following a public interview process on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, the Newport-Mesa Unified School District selected Mrs. Vicki Snell to replace Mr. David Brooks as the representative for Trustee Area 1. 

The Board of Education of the District had previously announced the resignation of Mr. David Brooks from the District's Board of Education, effective March 11, 2014.  This deferred resignation was filed with the County Superintendent of Schools on January 17, 2014.

Mrs. Snell was seated at the March 11, 2014 board meeting and administered the oath of office.  Mrs. Snell’s provisional appointment is effective through December 5, 2014.

Unless a petition calling for a special election pursuant to Education Code 5091 is filed in the office of the County Superintendent within 30 days of the provisional appointment, the appointment of Mrs. Snell shall become an effective appointment.

The provisional appointment shall be effective until the next regularly scheduled Board of Education election, November 4, 2014.  At such election, a permanent representative for Trustee Area 1 will be selected and will be installed for the remainder of  the term through the November 2016 Board election.

 

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/13/14

Audience: Homepage, Parents, Staff, Students and Teachers

We are writing to tell you the exciting news about the 2014 QWERTY Kids Keyboarding Challenge for Grades 3-6. The Departments of Elementary Education and Education Technology have partnered with Harbor Council PTA to bring you this exciting new challenge for our students. We hope this will help to promote our new Keyboarding program as well as motivate students to practice their keyboarding skills.
 
Back in early October, we launched NMUSD Typing Club program for Grades K-6. If you haven't done so already, we encourage all of you to get your students started with keyboarding. All the classes are set up and student accounts available. Information for logging in is below. 
 
The URL is https://nmusd.typingclub.com
Student USERNAME: 6 digit student ID
Student PASSWORD: 6 digit birth date

Starting on March 17th, we will have our first Keyboard Challenge.

Keyboarding Challenge Details:
Challenge 1 (March 17-28, 2014)
Each school has a grade level Keyboard Challenge.

  • 3-Minute Keyboarding Challenge (Test will show up in Typing Club on March 17th - all tests must be done at school)
  • Challenge Test will be named District Level 3rd Grade Keyboarding Challenge 1 -for each grade level.
  • Practice Test is available now - District Level 3rd Grade Keyboarding PRACTICE - for each grade level. (Once student is logged in have them click on Search More Activities - a grayed out box.)
  • Top student per grade level moves on to Challenge 2
  • Finalists will receive Flag Deck recognition, name shared through Board of Education updates, School Loop, and certificate.

Challenge 2 (April 21- May 2, 2014)
Each school has a Zone Grade Level Keyboard Challenge with students who progressed from Challenge 1.

  • 3-Minute Keyboarding Challenge (Test will show up in Typing Club on April 21st - all tests must be done at school)
  • Challenge Test will be named District Level 3rd Grade Keyboarding Challenge 2 -for each grade level. 
  • Top student per grade level moves on to Final Challenge
  • Finalists will receive Flag Deck recognition, name shared through Board of Education updates, and School Loop, and certificate.

Final Challenge (June 9, 2014 at 9:00am at District Computer Lab (transportation to be provided by school/teacher/parent)

  • Four students per zone in Grades 3-6 travel to District Sanborn Computer Lab for Final Keyboard Challenge.
  • 3-Minute Keyboarding Challenge
  • Top student per grade level wins prize (TBD), media recognition, Board of Education update recognition.

Each grade level takes a different keyboarding challenge - based on the goals for that grade level as stated above. These will be made available in the Typing Club program during the 2-week windows. Further details will be shared with Principals, STCs and teachers at each site.

The NMUSD QWERTY Kids Keyboard Challenge is in collaboration with the Departments of Elementary Education, Education Technology, and Harbor Council PTA.

If you have any questions feel free to contact the Ed Tech Department.
 
Thanks.
Happy Keyboarding!
 
The Education Technology Department

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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 3/10/14

Audience: Homepage

Newport-Mesa Unified School District
Public Information Office Update No. 02-03-10-14   

 Date:  Monday, March 10, 2014   - Contact:  lboss@nmusd.us

Updates on Current N-MUSD Issues and Projects

Andersen Elementary School Safety and Security Discussions:

Earlier this week, a meeting was held at Andersen with Dr. Fred Navarro, Superintendent of NMUSD, Laura Boss, Director Communications of NMUSD, Dr. Shannon Bray, Principal at Andersen, Scott Duffy, Andersen Parent, and Presidents of the DEANS, PTA, and 2 Representative Members of Andersen Families For School Safety.

The meeting was a very productive and positive step forward. Following are the items that were agreed to by the parties:

1. The district has agreed to hire an independent third party school safety expert to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of Andersen school safety. Part of this expert's responsibility will be providing a comprehensive safety recommendation.

2. The community has been included, via the parties listed above, with regard to selection of the expert being chosen. To that end, the NMUSD is soliciting a quote from a nationally recognized school safety expert agreed to by the above parties and by the district.

3. The above parties commit to meeting regularly to keep informed regarding the expert's procedures and analysis between the period of hire and the final report.

4. A Communications Steering Committee has been convened to provide ongoing information to all concerned parties and the community at large. The committee is made up of the people listed above. There will be no more community meetings or agenda items regarding the proposed fence around Andersen until after the comprehensive report is received and reviewed.  As such, the March 12 community input meeting has been cancelled. 

5. The Newport-Mesa Board of Education will receive a recommendation from Superintendent Navarro "after" the expert's independent analysis is reviewed by the above parties. All parties will have an opportunity to address, propose recommendations, and submit input from the community to the Superintendent at the conclusion of the safety analysis. Again, no action will be taken until the report is received, reviewed, and shared with the community.

Finally, even though members of our community have had differences of opinion with regard to school safety and the proposed fence around Andersen, it was clear in our meeting and follow up communication that all parties will make best efforts to come to the best solution for our kids and community.

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/10/14

Audience: Homepage

Your Spirit Run Check List 1,2,3:

1.      Now!
Sign Up today for Race Day - Sunday, March 23rd at Fashion Island. www.nmspiritrun.org.


2.      Thursday, March 20
Shop or Dine at Whole Foods Fashion Island – all day 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.  Whole Foods is giving back 5% of the day’s proceeds to N-MUSD! Packet Pick Up at Whole Foods from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

3.      Sunday, March 23

Race Day at Fashion Island. www.nmspiritrun.org.

Before and after your race, enjoy a pancake breakfast by Plum's Cafe and other fun food, live music, and exciting activities at Spirit Run’s Youth and Fitness Expo!   

 

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/6/14

Audience: Homepage

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

BOARD OF EDUCATION APPOINTS VICKI SNELL AS TRUSTEE AREA 1 PROVISIONAL CANDIDATE TO REPLACE RETIRING BOARD MEMBER DAVID BROOKS

The N-MUSD Board of Education met earlier today to conduct interviews of six candidates: Christopher Blank, Clay Epperson, Erin McCarthy, Michael Schwarzmann, Vicki Snell, and Sheri Turner.  The public meeting included a half hour interview of each candidate followed by discussion and action.

The Board expressed their sincere appreciation to the six candidates for applying and participating in the public interview process.  “Each candidate was exceptional and it was a tough decision,” said Board President Karen Yelsey.  “We hope the candidates will continue to stay involved and share their insights with the Board.”

After the public deliberation, Vicki Snell was selected.  Mrs. Snell will be seated at the March 11, 2014 board meeting and administered the oath of office.  Mrs. Snell’s provisional appointment is effective through December 5, 2014.  She will need to stand for election in November 2014 to serve as the permanent representative of Trustee Area 1 and again in November 2016 to return Trustee Area 1 to its correct Board election cycle.

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/4/14

Audience: Homepage

In case you missed it, due to popular demand, there will be a second informational meeting about Newport- Mesa’s newest high school, Early College High School,  on March 19th at 6:30 pm on the ECHS campus.  ECHS is a small school where students have the opportunity to earn college credit through the dual enrollment program with our partners at OCC and UCI.  Courses taken at ECHS are transferable to the four and two year college system thus saving time and money.   Please view the attached flyer and visit earlycollege.nmusd.us for more information

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/3/14

Audience: Homepage
Special Board Meeting
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
12:30 p.m. Flagship Presentations
3:00 p.m. Board Candidate Interviews for Trustee Area 1

http://nmusd.csbaagendaonline.net/cgi-bin/WebObjects/nmusd-eAgenda.woa/wa/showMeeting
 
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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/3/14

Audience: Homepage, Community Hidden 1, Community Hidden 2, Parents and Students
MESSAGE FROM: Newport Mesa Unified School District 2/24/14 3:17 PM
To: Andersen Elementary School  
Subject: N-MUSD Public Information Office Update: Andersen, Adams and CdMHS projects

1. Andersen Elementary School Safety and Security Discussions:

The Board of Education had originally planned to receive reports from staff about costs associated with requested safety and security items on February 25, 2014.  The discussion has been postponed to allow staff additional time to cost the requested items.  In addition, Superintendent Navarro has set a series of three meetings at Andersen Elementary School.  All members of the Andersen Elementary School community are encouraged to attend these meetings with Dr. Navarro and Principal Bray to share input and ideas as they continue to work towards identifying plans to provide the safest environment for students.    The meetings are scheduled for: Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m. at Andersen Elementary School:  February 26; March 5; March 12.

2. Adams Elementary School Fencing:

Prior to the President’s recess, Superintendent Navarro hosted a community forum with members of the Adams Elementary School community seeking to revise the Board’s original action which approved fencing for Adams Elementary school around the perimeter and to the blacktop.   The Board has not scheduled an agenda item for further discussion to date about the requested revision.  Currently scheduled for action at the February 25, 2014 Board meeting is an item for the Board to approve an agreement with the architectural firm Studio + Architects.  The action requested by the Board is routine and is to detain the firm by approving the agreement only.  The scope of the work has not yet been identified.   The agenda item is located at http://nmusd.csbaagendaonline.net/cgi-bin/WebObjects/nmusd-eAgenda.woa/wa/showMeeting

3. Corona del Mar High School Sports Complex:

On February 5, 2014, Superintendent Navarro hosted a community meeting at the Newport Beach Library Friends Room.   A webpage has been create to share updates about the project and is located at: http://web.nmusd.us/sportscomplex  A video from the community meeting has also been posted as a summary of the meeting.  In addition, district staff is currently working on preparing a summary of the frequently asked questions from the meeting.  On February 11, 2014, the Board of Education authorized district staff to enter into negotiations with architects.  Staff is currently working with architects to confirm the agreements and will bring back a request for approval of the architects selected at a future Board meeting.  In addition, staff will bring to the Board a request for approval to hire a CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act) Consultant.  The CEQA process will also include an additional legally required public process.   These approvals were originally slated for February however; it appears they are now moving  into March.   Superintendent Navarro is also working with CdMHS administration to schedule     another community meeting at CdM to continue the dialogue with the Corona del Mar High School community.

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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 2/25/14

Audience: Homepage, Parents and Students
  • Below are dates to mark on your calendar:
  • Feb. 27 - Recycle Day
  • Feb. 28 - Dress Like an Olympian/Favorite Athlete Day
  • March 8 - DEANS Dinner Dance
  • March 10-14 - Conference Week Early dismissal 1:10
  • March 12 - Non-student day-Conference Week
  • March 14 - Andersen Spirit Day - Wear Your Andersen Gear
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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 2/24/14

Audience: Homepage

The Newport-Mesa Unified School District (N-MUSD), Early Childhood Education Department continually strives to enhance high quality preschool opportunities in our community.  Currently the N-MUSD Early Childhood Education Department is researching community interest and need for creating additional high quality fee-based preschool programs available to families living inside and outside the N-MUSD  attendance areas.  Survey results will assist to inform decisions regarding programmatic preferences, potential preschool site locations and program service hours.

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 2/24/14

Audience: Homepage

You are invited to attend an informational meeting about the opportunity to attend Newport-Mesa’s newest high school, Early College High School.  ECHS is a small school where students have the opportunity to earn college credit through the dual enrollment program with our partners at OCC and UCI.  Courses taken at ECHS are transferable to the four and two year college system thus saving time and money.  Please see the attached flyer and visit earlycollege.nmusd.us for more information.

The Meeting is February 26 2014 at 6:30 PM.

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 2/13/14

Audience: Homepage, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

Below are dates to mark on your calendar:

  • Feb. 14 - High School Musical Performance at Flag Deck
  • Feb. 17-21 - President’s Recess
  • March 10-14 - Conference Week
    • Early Out @ 1:10 on M, Tues., Th., Fri
    • No School for Students - Wed, March 12

SAVE THE DATE:

Saturday, March 8, 2014-DEANS Dinner Dance

Please check the Andersen PTA regularly for updates and information - http://andersenpta.com/

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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 2/10/14

Audience: Homepage

The Newport-Mesa Unified School District Board of Education met on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. to receive presentations from the following agencies on proposed safety and security measures at Andersen Elementary School.   

• OCIAC (Orange County Intelligence Assessment Center) with the Critical Infrastructure Protection Unit  - Representatives: Rosa Poncedeleon, Martin Hanneman, Brent Faulkner
• ASCIP (Alliance of Schools for Cooperative Insurance Programs) Representative: Deborah Nobles
• Newport Beach Police Department – Representatives: School Resource Office Vlad Anderson and Crime Prevention Specialist Andi Querry

Following the presentations, community input and discussions, the Board provided direction to District staff:
Directed district staff to cost Option #2 fence for Andersen Elementary School along with the other protective measures recommended by OCIAC; and, to cost armed security personnel.  Staff is requested to bring back information to the Board at a future meeting for further discussion and approval.

Protective Measures Recommended By OCIAC:
Installation of a fence  - Should block all pedestrian traffic around the entire school perimeter and route visitors to the front office

Should have emergency exit gates that lock from the outside with panic hardware on the inside (alarmed)

Should be topped with anti-climb devices

Install obscuring material at critical points, such as near the kindergarten

Implement protective security measures for main building

Installation of tactical surveillance system at main avenues of approach

Build secondary wall between front office and library with an electronic access control system

Install remote locking capability for front office doors

All external doors and windows should be strengthened and mirrored with ballistic film

Attachment:

Option #2 fence (photo of proposed fence area identified by red line is attached)

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 2/6/14

Audience: Homepage, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

Below are dates to mark on your calendar:

  • Feb. 7-9 - School Play - High School Musical @ CDM (go to http://www.andersenpta.com/ for more information)
  • Feb. 17-21 - President’s Recess

SAVE THE DATE:

Saturday, March 8, 2014-DEANS Dinner Dance

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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 2/1/14

Audience: Homepage
The N-MUSD School Board is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, February 4 at 4:00 p.m. in the District Education Center Boardroom, 2985 Bear Street, Costa Mesa. for the purpose of discussing Andersen Elementary School fencing and providing direction to staff for future action. 
 
The meeting will consist of reports from local agencies:
• OCIAC (Orange County Intelligence Assessment Center) with the Critical Infrastructure Protection Unit
• ASCIP (Alliance of Schools for Cooperative Insurance Programs)
• (NBPD) Newport Beach Police Department 

Following the reports and discussion, staff will request direction from the Board regarding fencing at Andersen Elementary School.  


Background
In spring and fall of 2013, district representatives met with the community regarding suggestions for additional fencing and/or other measures in an effort to address safety and security concerns regarding the Andersen Elementary School site. Determination of what measures might be appropriately utilized at Andersen was postponed so that additional measure from safety professionals and further input from the community might be considered.

The Board agenda will be posted 24 hours prior to the official meeting at the following weblink: http://nmusd.csbaagendaonline.net/cgi-bin/WebObjects/nmusd-eAgenda.woa/wa/showMeeting

If you would like to share information or comments with the Board of Education, please send an email to: nmusdboardofeducation@nmusd.us

 

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 1/31/14

Audience: Homepage, Parents and Students

Below are dates to mark on your calendar:

  • Jan. 29 Tickets for the school play go on sale after school
  • Jan. 31 Jog-a-Bunga
  • Feb. 7-9 School Play - High School Musical @ CDM 

SAVE THE DATE:

Saturday, March 8, 2014-DEANS Dinner Dance

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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 1/27/14

Audience: Homepage, Parents and Students

Below are dates to mark on your calendar:

  • Jan 16 - Recycling Day
  • Jan. 20 - No School Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
  • Jan. 29 - Art Masters Lecture
  • Jan. 29 - Tickets for the school play go on sale after school
  • Jan. 31 - Jog-a-Bunga
  • Feb. 7-9 - School Play - High School Musical @ CDM  

SAVE THE DATE:

  • Saturday, March 8, 2014-DEANS Dinner Dance
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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 1/12/14

Audience: Homepage, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

Our annual Andersen Holiday Program today - Wednesday, December 18th, at 8:15 and 10:15 AM in our MPR.

 

Please plan to attend one performance to ensure all families have the opportunity to see their children perform.

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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 12/17/13

Audience: Homepage, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

Mark your calendars:

  • Today - Wednesday, December 18th - Andersen Holiday Program @ 8:15 AM
  • Wednesday, December 18th - Andersen Holiday Program @ 10:15 AM
  • Wednesday, December 18th - Early Dismissal @ 1:10 PM
  • Thursday, December 19th - Recycle Day
  • Friday, December 20th - Special Early Release
    • Kindergarten - Out @ 11:30 AM
    • 1st - 6th Grades - Out @ 12:40 PM

 

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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 12/17/13

Audience: Homepage, Parents and Students

Happy Holidays!

You’ve received a special delivery from Andersen Elementary!

Click here to see (and hear).

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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 12/17/13

Audience: Homepage, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

Dear Parents and Students,

This week educators around the world are sharing and promoting an "Hour of Code." There are options for ages 5 to 105.

Go to http://code.org/ to learn about the importance of Computer Science and try some "coding" through the links they offer.

A fun one to try is under Tutorials for Beginners (http://learn.code.org/hoc/1) where the coder gives direction (or code) to tell the Angry Birds and Zombie (this one might be a little scary for the younger crowd) how to maneuver through a maze to reach its destination. Or Puppy Adventure at http://www.tynker.com/hour-of-code/puzzle.

Take an hour (or really less) and look at these fun programing tutorials with your student!

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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 12/11/13

Audience: Parents and Homepage

On Tuesday, November 12, 2013, the Board of Education approved recommendations to install fencing at Adams and Victoria Elementary School.  The Board also agreed to undertake a more in-depth analysis of the proposal for Andersen Elementary School and to take additional community and expert testimony before finalizing its direction to district staff. 

Recommended Designs for Adams and Victoria Elementary Schools: (graphics of the approved recommendations are attached – red lines indicate the areas proposed for fencing)

  • Adams Elementary School – wrought iron fencing/gates in front of school and along the side of the property in accordance with immediate viewscape criteria.  Playground to be completely enclosed.  Field would remain unfenced in order to be available to community use after school hours.
     
  • Victoria Elementary School – wrought iron fencing/gates in front of school and alongside of property in accordance with immediate viewscape criteria.  Both playground and field to be enclosed with controlled access during the school day. Field is already fenced.  Gate would be closed during school hours and open ½ hour before school and during non-school hours to be available to community access and use of field.

The District’s recommendations for fencing of the instructional areas were crafted in accordance with the following criteria:

1)  The safety of students is the highest priority. Fencing to protect against uncontrolled access is necessary at all elementary schools.
2)  The objective must be to increase staff’s response and reaction time during an incident in order to implement safety plans in an emergency.
3)  All access for non-staff shall be through the school office.
4)  Access to playground and playfield space for after-hours use by the community should be maintained wherever possible.
5)  The aesthetic appeal of the schools in the community needs to be considered.  Wrought iron rather than chain-link should be employed at the streetscape entrance of the school and adjacent to the immediate views cape of existing housing wherever feasible. Chain-link will be used in some interior areas to help control cost.
6)  All requirements of the Division of the State Architect (DSA) for Fire and Life Safety and Handicapped Access Compliance must be considered in accordance with law.
7)  Gates with panic bars for emergency egress (evacuation) will be required in numerous locations in accordance with DSA and the State and local fire marshal for the expeditions exiting of the building in the event of an emergency. No campus fencing scheme may legally be “locked down tight”.

Next Steps and Timeline:

Victoria and Adams:  The District will begin to work with architects on the recommended designs.  All designs are subject to review and approval by the Division of the State Architect (DSA), which can take six to nine months.  Architect (DSA) and the final approved designs may vary slightly upon implementation.  The District hopes to begin installation during Summer/Fall 2014. 

Andersen:  District staff will initiate contact with the Newport Beach Police Department as well as work with Andersen school administration, staff, parents and community members as part of the requested analysis process.         

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 11/13/13

Audience: Parents and Homepage

Dear Parents, Staff and Neighbors,

The Newport-Mesa Unified School District is reviewing the layout of each of the elementary school campuses in the district. Specifically, we want to provide a safe and secure environment for each elementary school and maintain and encourage nearby residents’ use of open space, fields and playgrounds.

The elementary school campuses in Newport-Mesa are varied. We pride ourselves on the outdoor park-like environment of the campuses and their aesthetic beauty. Some campuses have secure access points around the entire campus, others have open access points to classrooms, and three campuses (Adams, Andersen, Victoria) have completely open campuses. In light of this, the district is seeking parent, staff and community input regarding school access.

The focus of this survey is to assess the entire school community’s input regarding access to the campuses.

Additional information about the decision making process:

1. No decisions have been made by the N-MUSD Board of Education about fencing.

2. On behalf of the Board, the District is seeking input from the entire school community that attend, live, or work at the school. We will be sending this information out to all available online resources including school directories, homeowners associations, community newsletters, and email lists.

3. All information from the survey will be collected and added to the information collected from the three forums held at the three schools last Spring.

4. All information will be provided to the N-MUSD Board of Education at the November 12, 2013 Board Meeting. We welcome your attendance for additional input.

Please note that the survey only addresses the issues of access to the schools and does not address the extensive list of questions that will undoubtedly arise as you review the survey. We encourage you to share your thoughts and questions at the conclusion of the survey which provides for written comments.

For example, if the Board’s final decision is to approve fencing for a particular site:

1. What type of fence will be constructed?

2. What access will the community have after hours and weekends? (days, hours, areas)?

The District understands this issue of access to Adams, Andersen and Victoria Elementary schools is an extremely important matter. We want to assure you that it is our goal to exercise due diligence in seeking input from all stakeholders.

Thank you for participating in this survey.

Survey Link: http://research.zarca.com/k/RQsVRTUsTYVsPsPsP

Estimados padres, personal y vecinos,

El Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa está revisando el diseño de cada uno de los campos escolares de las primarias del distrito. Específicamente, queremos proporcionar y mantener un entorno seguro en cada una de las escuelas primarias y animar a los residentes del vecindario a que usen los espacios abiertos, las canchas y áreas de juegos.

Los campos escolares de las primarias de Newport-Mesa varían. Tenemos el orgullo de que las áreas al aire libre de nuestras escuelas son estéticamente bellas y parecen parques. Algunas escuelas tienen puntos de acceso con seguro alrededor de todo el campo escolar, otras tiene puntos de acceso abierto a los salones de clases, y tres escuelas (Adams, Andersen, Victoria) son campos escolares completamente abiertos.

El enfoque de esta encuesta es evaluar toda la retroalimentación que la comunidad escolar nos proporcione acerca del acceso a los campos escolares.

Información adicional acerca del proceso de toma de decisiones:

1. La Mesa Directiva de Educación del Distrito N-MUSD no ha tomado ninguna decisión acerca del bardeado.

2. En nombre de la Mesa Directiva, el Distrito está buscando la opinión de toda la comunidad escolar que asiste a, vive o trabaja en ella. Les enviaremos esta información a todos los recursos disponibles por Internet incluyendo a los directorios de las escuelas, asociaciones de propietarios, periódicos de la comunidad y listas de correo electrónico.

3. Toda la información de la encuesta se recopilará y se le agregará a la información que se recibió durante los foros que se llevaron a cabo en estas tres escuelas en la primavera pasada.

4. Toda la información se le proporcionará a la Mesa Directiva de Educación de N-MUSD en la junta de la Mesa Directiva del 12 de noviembre de 2013. Su asistencia será bienvenida para comentarios adicionales.

Por favor, tome en cuenta que la encuesta es sólo para los asuntos de acceso a las escuelas y no para la extensiva lista de preguntas que sin duda surgirán mientras contesta la encuesta. Les recomendamos que compartan sus pensamientos y preguntas al final de la encuesta donde proporcionamos un espacio para que escriban sus comentarios.

Por ejemplo, si la decisión final de la Mesa Directiva es aprobar que se instale una barda en uno de los campos escolares en particular:

1. ¿Qué tipo de barda se instalaría?

2. ¿Cómo se le proporcionará acceso a la comunidad después del horario escolar y los fines de semana (días, horas, áreas)?

El Distrito entiende que el acceso a las escuelas primarias Adams, Andersen y Victoria es un asunto extremadamente importante. Queremos asegurarles que nuestra meta es aplicar el proceso debido al buscar la opinión de todas las partes interesadas.

Les agradecemos su participación en esta encuesta.

Survey Link: http://research.zarca.com/k/RQsVRTUsTYVsPsPsP

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 10/25/13

Audience: Parents and Homepage

Please see the attached link to view the 2013/14 K-12 District Priorities officially approved by the Board of Education on September 24, 2013.

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 10/3/13

Audience: Homepage and Parents

Dear Andersen Families,

This week at Andersen students attended the “Power of One” anti-bullying assembly.  Students learned about the various roles of a bully, target, and bystander and what they can do to put an end to bullying.  Ask your child about what they learned. 

It was wonderful to see so many families at Flag Deck today.  It is always a very special time when our fabulous kindergarteners perform.   

Please mark your calendars to attend the informational parent meeting, “What Every Parent Should Know About the Common Core State Standards” on October 1 at 6:00 pm in the Andersen MPR.  This event will be presented by Dr. Bray, Mrs. Colgate, Miss Hahne, and Mrs. Ossenmacher (click here to RSVP). 

SAFETY:  Please drive safely around our school campus.  All bike riders should walk their bikes on campus.  Additionally, please do not bring motorized vehicles (golf carts) onto school grounds.  Thank you in advance for helping to keep our students safe.

Below are dates to mark on your calendar:

  • Oct. 1 - Parent Presentation 6pm in the Multi-purpose Room
    • What Every Parent Should Know About the Common Core State Standards”
  • Oct. 2 - CDM Yogurt Truck-after school
  • Oct. 3 - Bike Rodeo
  • Oct. 7 - Book Fair begins
  • Oct. 8 - Family Night Book Fair 6:00 pm & Principal Read at 6:45pm
  • Oct. 9 - Walk to School Day
  • Oct. 9 - Dine Out Night--Johnny’s Pizza

Respectfully,

Dr. Bray

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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 9/27/13

Audience: Principals and Homepage

OUR MISSION:

The Newport-Mesa Schools Foundation is a nonprofit, all volunteer, community-based organization that promotes private support for public education in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District. We are dedicated to serving all schools, all students and all teachers in our district by raising funds to enrich school programs, including our annual `Grants to Teachers' program.

We work on a variety of projects to support and enhance the students and teachers in our school district. These include:

  • GRANTS TO TEACHERS PROGRAM  - Upon learning that many teachers spend hundreds of dollars of their own monies each year to purchase supplies and materials to initiante creative and innovative programs that stimulate children to learn, the Grants to Teahcers Program was established. The Grants Program is available to all certified staff throughout the entire schoool district and encourages educators who have unique ideas to apply for funding. Over 3,000 students benefit from the Foundation's grants each year that have included - books, computer hardware and software, educational media and other curriculum support.
  • GRANTS TO TEACHERS AWARD DINNER - Annual dinner to honor outstanding teachers and award "Grants to Teachers"
  • SUPPORT TO NON-SPORT CURRICULUM PROGRAMS
  • SUPPORT OF DISTRICT TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARDS

The Newport-Mesa Schools Foundation welcomes and needs your financial support. Donations may be made by check or credit card.

To Make Your Donation by Mail:  

Please click on the link below to download a donation form. Print and fill out the form and mail along with your check made out to: NMSF.

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BwQSHOaLUD9rVEF3dEg4dnB3cVk/edit?usp=sharing

Mailing donation forms along with your checks to:

Newport Mesa Schools Foundation

P.O. Box 1368

Newport Beach, CA, 92663

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 9/25/13

Audience: Homepage, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

Please mark your calendars to attend the informational parent meeting, “What Every Parent Should Know About the Common Core State Standards” on October 1 at 6:00 pm in the Andersen MPR.  This event will be presented by Dr. Bray, Mrs. Colgate, Miss Hahne and Mrs. Ossenmacher. 

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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 9/23/13

Audience: Parents and Homepage

THE NEWPORT-MESA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING IN COMPLIANCE WITH EDUCATION CODE 60119 AND 60422 – SUFFICIENCY OF INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS THAT ARE ALIGNED TO THE ACADEMIC CONTENT STANDARDS FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2013-2014.

THE PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE REGULAR MEETING SCHEDULED ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 08, 2013 AT APPROXIMATELY 7:05 P.M. IN THE DISTRICT EDUCATION CENTER BOARDROOM, 2985 BEAR STREET, COSTA MESA, CA.

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EL DISTRITO ESCOLAR UNIFICADO NEWPORT-MESA TENDRÁ UNA AUDIENCIA PÚBLICA EN CONCORDANCIA CON EL CÓDIGO DE EDUCACIÓN 60119 Y 60422 – SUFICIENCIA DE MATERIALES DE INSTRUCCIÓN ALINEADOS A LAS NORMAS ACADÉMICAS PARA EL AÑO ESCOLAR 2013-2014.

LA AUDIENCIA PÚBLICA SE LLEVARÁ A CABO EN CONJUNCIÓN CON LA JUNTA REGULAR PROGRAMADA PARA EL MARTES, 8 DE OCTUBRE DE 2013, A LAS 7:05 P.M. APROXIMADAMENTE, EN LA SALA DE JUNTAS DE LA MESA DIRECTIVA DEL CENTRO DE EDUCACIÓN DEL DISTRITO, 2985 BEAR STREET, COSTA MESA, CA.

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 9/16/13

Audience: Homepage, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers
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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 9/14/13

Audience: Homepage, Community, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

Thursday, September 19th, will be our Back-to-School Night.

This is a parents-only evening.

Students are dismissed at 1:10 PM.


Andersen Elementary Back-to-School Night 2013-14

Thursday, September 19th
6:00-7:30 PM

Schedule

6:00PM – 6:25PM
PTA/Deans/Dr. BrayWelcome - Teacher Introduction 
(In multi-purpose room)

6:25PM – 6:30PM
******Passing Period******

6:30PM - 6:55PM
Classroom Presentations
4, 5, 6  and RSP

6:55PM – 7:00PM
******Passing Period******

7:00PM – 7:30PM
Classroom Presentations
Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3 and RSP

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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 9/13/13

Audience: Parents and Homepage

Newport-Mesa Unified School District offers mySchoolBucks, a convenient online service that allows you to securely pay for your student’s meals online using your credit/debit card or electronic check.

You can:

- Set Up Recurring Payments

- Track & Review Meal History

- Create Low Balance Alerts

- Make Payments with the New Mobile App

- And More…

Sign up now! Registering for your FREE account is easy, go to https://www.mySchoolBucks.com.  Create a secure account and never worry again about sending cash or checks with your student(s) to school again!

Click the link below to get the NEW mobile app:

https://www.myschoolbucks.com/etc/getmobileapp.do

For questions contact Nutrition Services at: 714-424-5090

 

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 9/3/13

Audience: Homepage and Parents

Check your School Loop beginning Saturday to find your student's classroom assignment.

We look forward to seeing you Tuesday! Classes begin at 8:00 AM. The Bell Schedule is attached.

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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 8/29/13

Audience: Principals and Homepage

Date: Thursday, August 8, 2013

California State School Superintendent Tom Torlakson released the 2013 Standard Testing and Reporting (STAR) results today. Consistent with our colleagues throughout California, N-MUSD’s  test scores slipped slightly amid the constant changes and uncertainty facing our educational system.

In the last eleven years, N-MUSD has consistently shown gains on the STAR. N-MUSD Superintendent Dr. Fred Navarro shared, “After more than a decade of growth, N-MUSD maintains a respectable level of achievement. We anticipated the slight dip in scores as our focus has changed during this past year as we prepare to transition to the Common Core State Standards.”

N-MUSD will continue to analyze the results and areas of focus as we move into the curriculum development for the Common Core. The District views this as an opportunity for an academic “audit”.

One of the programs fully piloted this year at Wilson and Pomona Elementary Schools is SWUN Math. The District is pleased to share some highlights from these schools. Wilson Elementary School is the only school in N-MUSD where every grade level increased more than 6 points. Pomona Elementary School’s results show 2nd graders at the 85th percentile and 4th graders at the 89th percentile. The District would also like to highlight that Paularino Elementary School’s 4th graders are at the 90th percentile. These are just a few examples of the trends in growth we anticipate in the coming years as we continue to enhance our K-12 academic infrastructure.

The teachers, staff, administrators and students are to be praised for their hard work and resilience as well as our parents for their continuing support and commitment.

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 8/8/13

Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

The Bus Pass Office will issue new bus passes throughout the summer months. To avoid long lines, you are encouraged to request your passes by mail. Please have your application to our office by August 1st, 2013 for 1st day of school service. New passes will be sent to the school sites to be distributed to your students. Click here for Bus Pass Applications and Information.

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 6/21/13

Audience: Homepage, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06 and Parents

Please help our 4th graders raise money for CURE SEARCH.

All Andersen students will be invited to join us on the blacktop this Wednesday between 11:15 and 12:15 to buy tickets and purchase our handmade products.  Students have been working hard on these Business Day projects and everyone is invited to shop.

Scheduled times to visit "booths" -

  • Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd - between 11:15 and 11:45.
     
  • 5th and 6th grades - between 11:45 and 12:15.

Bring your money! Handmade objects of all kinds will range in price from $0.25 to a few dollars.  You can even stop by any day after school to buy tickets at the table just outside the portables. 

Thank you!

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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 6/17/13

Audience: Homepage, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

This Friday, June 21, is our last day of this school year.

Early Dismissal at 12:10 PM for all students.

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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 6/17/13

Audience: Homepage, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

Below are dates to mark on your calendar:

  • June 12 - Safety Drill
  • June 12 - Concert on the Green 6:00—Food Truck
  • June 14 - Final Flag Deck-6th Grade performs & ALL Dolphins of the Week wear their T-shirts.
  • June 14 - 80’s Dress Up Day
  • June 21 - Last Day of School - Dismissal at 12:10.
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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 6/9/13

Audience: Parents and Homepage

An exciting opportunity for students in grades 3-6 to learn how to read music and play an instrument. Instruction will be offered in music.  Reading and playing on violin, cello, flute, clarinet, trumpet, baritone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, percussion and electric bass. Students will work with N-MUSD music teachers in instrumental sections and as a full ensemble each day. Students will be provided the use of clarinets, trumpets, or violins, student method (instrument) books and music theory books. There are a limited amount of other instruments available as well. There will be a culminating concert at the end of the program, Thursday August 8 at 10:00 a.m.

Please see the attached flyers for details.

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 6/7/13

Audience: Homepage and Parents

Dear Parents,

We would greatly appreciate your participation in this year's 2013 Parent Climate Survey.

Your feedback is important to us as we strive to provide the best environment for the students of N-MUSD. The results from this survey will be used to ensure we are providing the best learning environment for your children as we encourage them to be lifelong learners. Your feedback as parents is much appreciated as we review the 2012-13 school year and plan for 2013-14.

This survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Please be assured that your response is completely anonymous.

Please complete this survey by June 21, 2013. If you have questions regarding the content of this survey, please contact feedback@nmusd.us.

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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 6/4/13

Audience: Homepage, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

We are looking forward to seeing you on Thursday for our Open House!

All are welcome!

Thursday, June 6

6:00 - 7:30 PM

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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 6/3/13

Audience: Homepage, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06 and Parents

This is just a reminder that our students have early dismissal this Thursday in preparation for Open House.

They will be dismissed at 1:10 PM on Thursday, June 6.

We look forward to seeing you all that evening for our annual Open House from 6:00 - 7:30 PM.

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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 6/3/13

Audience: Homepage, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Parents and Teachers

Andersen Families & Staff,

 

The Scholastic Book Fair will in the Andersen MPR next week, Monday, May 20 - Friday, May 24.  Perfect timing to stock up on great books for the summer! 

 

Also, since it is Teacher Appreciation week, we have a new program to make it easy to give your child’s teacher a new book for the classroom. Stop in to check it out and help raise money for Andersen!

 

Hours:

Mon., May 20 - 8:00 AM -3:30 PM

Tues., May 21 - 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Tues., May 21 - 6:30-8:00 PM is FAMILY NIGHT (Dr Bray will be reading at 6:30pm in the Treehouse)

Wed., May 22 - 10:00 AM -2:00 PM

Thurs., May 23 - 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Fri., May 24 - 8:00 - 11:00 AM

 

We look forward to seeing you next week!

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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 5/16/13

Audience: Parents and Homepage
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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 5/7/13

Audience: Homepage, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

This is just a reminder that our 2nd - 6th graders will be taking the STAR Test on May 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, and 16th. (Please schedule any doctors appointments around these dates.)

No parent volunteers will be on campus during these testing dates. Enjoy this time off!

Thank you all for your continued support!

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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 5/1/13

Audience: Homepage, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

Important to note: Tonight - Thursday, April 25, 2013, at 6:30 pm, a public meeting is being held in our Multipurpose Room to discuss enclosing the school campus with fencing to improve student safety.  If you are interested in providing input or just learning more about the proposed fencing at Andersen, please attend this meeting and provide your input.

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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 4/24/13

Audience: Parents and Homepage

N-MUSD elementary school students and parents are invited to attend the 1st annual Costa Mesa Elementary Zone College Night.  The event will be held tonight, Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at Costa Mesa High School.

5:00 p.m.  Family Tail Gate Party $1 hot dog dinner
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Visit over 20 college booths in the CMHS Gym and talk with College recruiters and financial aide representatives

Preparing For College Begins in Elementary School!

 

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/24/13

Audience: Parents and Homepage

To review the information collected over the course of the last five months from the 33 community meetings held, please visit the following link:

https://nmusd-ca.schoolloop.com/flagshipprograms

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/23/13

Audience: Homepage, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05 and Grade 06
Class Act Family Night is Tuesday, April 23, at 7pm in the MPR. Every Andersen student that attends receives a free homework pass! Flyer attached with more details.
 
Go to www.andersenpta.com for additional information.
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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 4/21/13

Audience: Homepage, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06 and Parents

Recycle Day is Friday April 26 from 7:45-9am. Recycling drives are held in the Upper/ Kindergarten parking lot every month. NEWSPAPER, MIXED PAPER (magazines, junk mail, etc.), ALUMINUM CANS and #1 PLASTIC are all accepted. Please NO CARDBOARD, GLASS OR TIN CANS. PLEASE SEPARATE YOUR CLEAN ALUMINUM AND PLASTIC CONTAINERS.

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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 4/21/13

Audience: Homepage, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06 and Parents

Third trimester begins the week of April 22nd!

For more information or to sign up for Andersen's After-School Spanish Program go to http://andersen.nmusd.us/spanish.

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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 4/8/13

Audience: Principals and Homepage

Former Costa Mesa High School students Nicholas Cendoya, 19, and Kyndall Jack, 18, went missing in Trabuco Canyon on Easter Sunday.  Kyndall's mother Dawn Jack is an employee of N-MUSD and works at Corona del Mar High School.   On April 3 Nick was rescued and taken to Mission Hospital.  Earlier today, April 4, Kyndall was rescued and taken to UCI Medical Center. 

N-MUSD wishes to extend its support to the families and express sincere thanks to the members of the Orange County fire and police agencies as well as members of the community who volunteered their efforts in the search.

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/4/13

Audience: Andersen Elementary, Homepage, Betsy Rovzar, Bissett Hidden Folder 1, Bissett Hidden Folder 2, Weekly Spelling, Christensen Hidden Folder 1, Christensen Hidden Folder 2, Colgate Hidden Folder 2, Community, DeCarli Hidden Folder 1, DeCarli Hidden Folder 2, Blank Site 3, Delaney Hidden Folder 1, Delaney Hidden Folder 2, Delgado Hidden Folder 1, Delgado Hidden Folder 2, Evans Hidden Folder 1, Evans Hidden Folder 2, Gladstone Hidden Folder 1, Gladstone Hidden Folder 2, Hahne Hidden Folder 1, Hahne Hidden Folder 2, Hidden Folder, Jacobs Hidden Folder 1, Jacobs Hidden Folder 2, Kirsch Hidden Folder 1, Kirsch Hidden Folder 2, Library, Mr. Reese's 6th Grade Class, Nicholson Hidden Folder 1, Nicholson Hidden Folder 2, Ossenmacher Hidden Folder 1, Ossenmacher Hidden Folder 2, Our School, Our Work, Programs, Puffer Hidden Folder 1, 0-Puffer Hidden Calendar, Rains Hidden Folder 1, Rains Hidden Folder 2, Reese Hidden Folder 1, Reese Hidden Folder 2, Resources, Rovzar Hidden Page 1, Rovzar Hidden Page 2, Tracey Nicholson, Webb Hidden Folder 1, Webb Hidden Folder 2, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

 

Andersen Families & Staff,
 
Please stop by the lost & found to claim your child's items.  All items will be out in front of school's main entrance during school hours this Friday, March 29th.

Any unclaimed items will be donated. Thank you!

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For more info visit www.andersenpta.com

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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 3/26/13

Audience: Andersen Elementary, Homepage, Betsy Rovzar, Bissett Hidden Folder 1, Bissett Hidden Folder 2, Weekly Spelling, Christensen Hidden Folder 1, Christensen Hidden Folder 2, Colgate Hidden Folder 2, Community, DeCarli Hidden Folder 1, DeCarli Hidden Folder 2, Blank Site 3, Delaney Hidden Folder 1, Delaney Hidden Folder 2, Delgado Hidden Folder 1, Delgado Hidden Folder 2, Evans Hidden Folder 1, Evans Hidden Folder 2, Gladstone Hidden Folder 1, Gladstone Hidden Folder 2, Hahne Hidden Folder 1, Hahne Hidden Folder 2, Hidden Folder, Jacobs Hidden Folder 1, Jacobs Hidden Folder 2, Kirsch Hidden Folder 1, Kirsch Hidden Folder 2, Library, Mr. Reese's 6th Grade Class, Nicholson Hidden Folder 1, Nicholson Hidden Folder 2, Ossenmacher Hidden Folder 1, Ossenmacher Hidden Folder 2, Our School, Our Work, Programs, Puffer Hidden Folder 1, 0-Puffer Hidden Calendar, Rains Hidden Folder 1, Rains Hidden Folder 2, Reese Hidden Folder 1, Reese Hidden Folder 2, Resources, Rovzar Hidden Page 1, Rovzar Hidden Page 2, Tracey Nicholson, Webb Hidden Folder 1, Webb Hidden Folder 2 and Parents

Kindergarten Orientation for 2013-2014

(please share with a neighbor who might have a child starting kindergarten in 2013-2014) 

 

For parents of new, incoming kindergartners for the

2013-2014 school year - Kindergarten Orientation is April 10th.

Please join us in the Multipurpose Room @ 2:30 PM.

This presentation will provide you with an overview of our outstanding full-day kindergarten program.

Handouts will also be provided.

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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 3/25/13

Audience: Andersen Elementary, Homepage, Betsy Rovzar, Bissett Hidden Folder 1, Bissett Hidden Folder 2, Weekly Spelling, Christensen Hidden Folder 1, Christensen Hidden Folder 2, Colgate Hidden Folder 2, Community, DeCarli Hidden Folder 1, DeCarli Hidden Folder 2, Blank Site 3, Delaney Hidden Folder 1, Delaney Hidden Folder 2, Delgado Hidden Folder 1, Delgado Hidden Folder 2, Evans Hidden Folder 1, Evans Hidden Folder 2, Gladstone Hidden Folder 1, Gladstone Hidden Folder 2, Hahne Hidden Folder 1, Hahne Hidden Folder 2, Hidden Folder, Jacobs Hidden Folder 1, Jacobs Hidden Folder 2, Kirsch Hidden Folder 1, Kirsch Hidden Folder 2, Library, Mr. Reese's 6th Grade Class, Nicholson Hidden Folder 1, Nicholson Hidden Folder 2, Ossenmacher Hidden Folder 1, Ossenmacher Hidden Folder 2, Our School, Our Work, Programs, Puffer Hidden Folder 1, 0-Puffer Hidden Calendar, Rains Hidden Folder 1, Rains Hidden Folder 2, Reese Hidden Folder 1, Reese Hidden Folder 2, Resources, Rovzar Hidden Page 1, Rovzar Hidden Page 2, Tracey Nicholson, Webb Hidden Folder 1, Webb Hidden Folder 2, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05 and Grade 06

Just a reminder that this week is Conference Week and students are dismissed at 1:10 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. No school for students on Wednesday.

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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 3/10/13

Audience: Homepage, Bissett Hidden Folder 1, Bissett Hidden Folder 2, Weekly Spelling, Christensen Hidden Folder 1, Christensen Hidden Folder 2, Colgate Hidden Folder 2, DeCarli Hidden Folder 1, DeCarli Hidden Folder 2, Delaney Hidden Folder 1, Delaney Hidden Folder 2, Delgado Hidden Folder 1, Delgado Hidden Folder 2, Evans Hidden Folder 1, Evans Hidden Folder 2, Gladstone Hidden Folder 1, Gladstone Hidden Folder 2, Hahne Hidden Folder 1, Hahne Hidden Folder 2, Jacobs Hidden Folder 1, Jacobs Hidden Folder 2, Kirsch Hidden Folder 1, Kirsch Hidden Folder 2, Nicholson Hidden Folder 1, Nicholson Hidden Folder 2, Ossenmacher Hidden Folder 1, Ossenmacher Hidden Folder 2, Puffer Hidden Folder 1, 0-Puffer Hidden Calendar, Rains Hidden Folder 1, Rains Hidden Folder 2, Reese Hidden Folder 1, Reese Hidden Folder 2, Rovzar Hidden Page 1, Rovzar Hidden Page 2, Webb Hidden Folder 1, Webb Hidden Folder 2, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06 and Parents

Andersen Parents:

Please join us and provide your input on school safety and a new zone flagship program.

 

Corona Del Mar Zone Flagship Program

 

The district is exploring options to create flagship programs for each school zone in N-MUSD.
The goal is to develop two flagship programs per zone.
All information will be posted online on the District website following the meeting:

 

Andersen Elementary School
Monday, February 25, 2013
9:30 AM in the Multipurpose Room

 

If you are unable to attend the meeting, you can still provide your input.
For details about the flagship development input process, schedule, and online survey, please go to:

 

http://web.nmusd.us/flagshipprograms

 

Contact information:  Jane Garland at jgarland@nmusd.us or Laura Boss at lboss@nmusd.us.

 

School Safety Discussion

 

The Flagship Program meeting will be immediately followed by a school safety discussion in which:

You will receive an update on changes that will be made throughout the District.

School staff, parents, and district personnel want your feedback, concerns, and recommendations in regard to school safety.

Click here for the flyer. 

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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 2/22/13

Audience: Parents and Homepage

On Thursday, February 28th, Whole Foods, Fashion Island will donate 5% of its net profits for the entire day to Newport-Mesa Spirit Run!

Please mark your calendar for Thursday, February 28th to go shopping or dining at Whole Foods, Fashion Island. And if you shop between 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. you can also pick up your Spirit Run race number, t-shirt, and chip or register for the Spirit Run. It will be a fun time and a chance to say “Hello” to many of Newport-Mesa’s principals and school board members.

Packet pickup hours are:

  • Thursday, February 28, 2013 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Also 5% Give Back Day!
  • Saturday, March 2, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

Whole Foods, Fashion Island is located at Fashion Island at 415 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, California 92660. Whole Foods is open every day from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Back Bay Tavern is open 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. every day. Phone number is 949-999-8572. Click for Map & Directions

Don't forget to sign up for the Newport-Mesa Spirit Run - Event is Sunday March 3, 2013 - Celebrating Our 30th Year! 

The Newport-Mesa Spirit Run is an award-winning children’s racing event that also hosts an adult 5K, 10K and 15K!   Newport-Mesa Spirit Run is a community event that provides all schools in the Newport- Mesa Unified School District the opportunity to share in the event’s net proceeds.

Join us in spreading the fitness and the fun to every student in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District!  Newport-Mesa Spirit Run provides scholarships for entry fees and bus transportation to the event to underprivileged students in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District. 

For more information and registration, please visit: http://nmspiritrun.org/registration/

Join us in spreading the fitness and the fun to every student in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District!

The event is presented by Newport-Mesa Spirit Run, Inc., a California nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation. 

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 2/20/13

Audience: Andersen Elementary, Homepage, Betsy Rovzar, Bissett Hidden Folder 1, Bissett Hidden Folder 2, Weekly Spelling, Christensen Hidden Folder 1, Christensen Hidden Folder 2, Colgate Hidden Folder 2, Community, DeCarli Hidden Folder 1, DeCarli Hidden Folder 2, Blank Site 3, Delaney Hidden Folder 1, Delaney Hidden Folder 2, Delgado Hidden Folder 1, Delgado Hidden Folder 2, Evans Hidden Folder 1, Evans Hidden Folder 2, Gladstone Hidden Folder 1, Gladstone Hidden Folder 2, Hahne Hidden Folder 1, Hahne Hidden Folder 2, Hidden Folder, Jacobs Hidden Folder 1, Jacobs Hidden Folder 2, Kirsch Hidden Folder 1, Kirsch Hidden Folder 2, Library, Mr. Reese's 6th Grade Class, Nicholson Hidden Folder 1, Nicholson Hidden Folder 2, Ossenmacher Hidden Folder 1, Ossenmacher Hidden Folder 2, Our School, Our Work, Programs, Puffer Hidden Folder 1, 0-Puffer Hidden Calendar, Rains Hidden Folder 1, Rains Hidden Folder 2, Reese Hidden Folder 1, Reese Hidden Folder 2, Resources, Rovzar Hidden Page 1, Rovzar Hidden Page 2, Tracey Nicholson, Webb Hidden Folder 1, Webb Hidden Folder 2, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

Andersen Parents:

 

Please join us and provide your input on school safety and a new zone flagship program.

 

Corona Del Mar Zone Flagship Program

The district is exploring options to create flagship programs for each school zone in N-MUSD.


The goal is to develop two flagship programs per zone.
All information will be posted online on the District website following the meeting:

 

Andersen Elementary School
Monday, February 25, 2013
9:30 AM in the Multipurpose Room

 

If you are unable to attend the meeting, you can still provide your input.
For details about the flagship development input process, schedule, and online survey, please go to:

 

http://web.nmusd.us/flagshipprograms

 

Contact information:  Jane Garland at jgarland@nmusd.us or Laura Boss at lboss@nmusd.us.

 

School Safety Discussion

 

The Flagship Program meeting will be immediately followed by a school safety discussion in which:

You will receive an update on changes that will be made throughout the District.

School staff, parents, and district personnel want your feedback, concerns, and recommendations in regard to school safety.

 

Click here for the flyer.

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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 2/4/13

Audience: Andersen Elementary, Homepage, Betsy Rovzar, Bissett Hidden Folder 1, Bissett Hidden Folder 2, Weekly Spelling, Christensen Hidden Folder 1, Christensen Hidden Folder 2, Colgate Hidden Folder 2, Community, DeCarli Hidden Folder 1, DeCarli Hidden Folder 2, Blank Site 3, Delaney Hidden Folder 1, Delaney Hidden Folder 2, Delgado Hidden Folder 1, Delgado Hidden Folder 2, Evans Hidden Folder 1, Evans Hidden Folder 2, Gladstone Hidden Folder 1, Gladstone Hidden Folder 2, Hahne Hidden Folder 1, Hahne Hidden Folder 2, Hidden Folder, Jacobs Hidden Folder 1, Jacobs Hidden Folder 2, Kirsch Hidden Folder 1, Kirsch Hidden Folder 2, Library, Mr. Reese's 6th Grade Class, Nicholson Hidden Folder 1, Nicholson Hidden Folder 2, Ossenmacher Hidden Folder 1, Ossenmacher Hidden Folder 2, Our School, Our Work, Programs, Puffer Hidden Folder 1, 0-Puffer Hidden Calendar, Rains Hidden Folder 1, Rains Hidden Folder 2, Reese Hidden Folder 1, Reese Hidden Folder 2, Resources, Rovzar Hidden Page 1, Rovzar Hidden Page 2, Tracey Nicholson, Webb Hidden Folder 1, Webb Hidden Folder 2, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

 

Dear Andersen Families,

The Andersen Dolphins enjoyed a beautiful sunny day for Jog-A-Bunga!  The students enjoyed the many parents, grandparents and friends that came out to cheer on the runners.  Hopefully enough pledges will come in to meet out school goal so that I can take a Gatorade shower.  A big thank you to Jen Schafer for all of her organization in the 2013 Jog-A-Bunga!  Additionally, thanks to all the parents who volunteered to help with the event as well as the support we received from all of the underwriters.   Jog-A-Bunga was a true example of Andersen’s “Triangle of Success.” 

We will be having a very important meeting at Andersen on Monday, Feb. 25 at 9:30 in our Multipurpose Room.  This meeting is to explore options for flagship programs in the Corona del Mar Zone.  Please see the link http://web.nmusd.us/flagshipprogramsfor more information.  Following the Flagship meeting, I will be providing a safety update and seeking input with regard to school safety.  I hope to see many of you at these two important meetings. 

Below are dates to mark on your calendar:

  • Feb. 3 - Super Bowl (Go 49ers!) 
  • Feb. 8-10 - Drama Production GREASE-CDM Little Theatre
  • Feb. 18-22 - President’s Recess
  • Feb. 25 - Flagship Program and School Safety Meeting
  • March 15 - Dean’s Dinner Dance

Please check the Andersen PTA regularly for updates and information - http://andersenpta.com/.

Most Sincerely,

Dr. Bray

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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 2/2/13

Audience: Andersen Elementary, Homepage, Betsy Rovzar, Bissett Hidden Folder 1, Bissett Hidden Folder 2, Weekly Spelling, Christensen Hidden Folder 1, Christensen Hidden Folder 2, Colgate Hidden Folder 2, Community, DeCarli Hidden Folder 1, DeCarli Hidden Folder 2, Blank Site 3, Delaney Hidden Folder 1, Delaney Hidden Folder 2, Delgado Hidden Folder 1, Delgado Hidden Folder 2, Evans Hidden Folder 1, Evans Hidden Folder 2, Gladstone Hidden Folder 1, Gladstone Hidden Folder 2, Hahne Hidden Folder 1, Hahne Hidden Folder 2, Hidden Folder, Jacobs Hidden Folder 1, Jacobs Hidden Folder 2, Kirsch Hidden Folder 1, Kirsch Hidden Folder 2, Library, Mr. Reese's 6th Grade Class, Nicholson Hidden Folder 1, Nicholson Hidden Folder 2, Ossenmacher Hidden Folder 1, Ossenmacher Hidden Folder 2, Our School, Our Work, Programs, Puffer Hidden Folder 1, 0-Puffer Hidden Calendar, Rains Hidden Folder 1, Rains Hidden Folder 2, Reese Hidden Folder 1, Reese Hidden Folder 2, Resources, Rovzar Hidden Page 1, Rovzar Hidden Page 2, Tracey Nicholson, Webb Hidden Folder 1, Webb Hidden Folder 2, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

Andersen Elementary's production of GREASE is coming, Feb. 8 - 10, at the CDM Little Theatre.

Tickets go on sale Jan. 30th at 1:15pm in front of the MPR. Tickets are $10.00 each.

See attached flyer for full details. Questions, contact Kathleen Kayl (kaylfour@aol.com).

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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 1/28/13

Audience: Homepage, Christensen Hidden Folder 1, Christensen Hidden Folder 2, Delaney Hidden Folder 1, Delaney Hidden Folder 2, Delgado Hidden Folder 1, Delgado Hidden Folder 2, Evans Hidden Folder 1, Evans Hidden Folder 2, Gladstone Hidden Folder 1, Gladstone Hidden Folder 2, Hahne Hidden Folder 1, Hahne Hidden Folder 2, Library, Nicholson Hidden Folder 1, Nicholson Hidden Folder 2, Ossenmacher Hidden Folder 1, Ossenmacher Hidden Folder 2, Rains Hidden Folder 1, Rains Hidden Folder 2, Reese Hidden Folder 1, Reese Hidden Folder 2, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05 and Grade 06

Tom Angleberger is the author of The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, Darth Paper Strikes Back, and The Secret of The Fortune Wookiee.  You don’t have to be a fan of Star Wars to be a fan of Dwight and his finger puppet, Origami Yoda which gives advice at McQuarrie Middle School.  Follow their journey in the case files written by friends and foes as they try to prove or disprove if Origami Yoda is guided by The Force.  These are very funny books with some good advice for all.

Thursday, February 14th, the 3rd to 6th Graders will be entertained and will be able to purchase a personalized autograph copy of these books.

Click here for instructions on how to make your simple Origami Yoda from author Tom Angleberger.  

 

Flyer attached.

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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 1/24/13

Audience: Andersen Elementary, Homepage, Betsy Rovzar, Bissett Hidden Folder 1, Bissett Hidden Folder 2, Weekly Spelling, Christensen Hidden Folder 1, Christensen Hidden Folder 2, Colgate Hidden Folder 2, Community, DeCarli Hidden Folder 1, DeCarli Hidden Folder 2, Blank Site 3, Delaney Hidden Folder 1, Delaney Hidden Folder 2, Delgado Hidden Folder 1, Delgado Hidden Folder 2, Evans Hidden Folder 1, Evans Hidden Folder 2, Gladstone Hidden Folder 1, Gladstone Hidden Folder 2, Hahne Hidden Folder 1, Hahne Hidden Folder 2, Hidden Folder, Jacobs Hidden Folder 1, Jacobs Hidden Folder 2, Kirsch Hidden Folder 1, Kirsch Hidden Folder 2, Library, Mr. Reese's 6th Grade Class, Nicholson Hidden Folder 1, Nicholson Hidden Folder 2, Ossenmacher Hidden Folder 1, Ossenmacher Hidden Folder 2, Our School, Our Work, Programs, Puffer Hidden Folder 1, 0-Puffer Hidden Calendar, Rains Hidden Folder 1, Rains Hidden Folder 2, Reese Hidden Folder 1, Reese Hidden Folder 2, Resources, Rovzar Hidden Page 1, Rovzar Hidden Page 2, Tracey Nicholson, Webb Hidden Folder 1, Webb Hidden Folder 2, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

If you miss Dr. Bray's "Weekly Happenings" you can find it on our homepage at www.Andersen.nmusd.us then click on Principal's Message on the left.

Find links to Andersen Activities on the homepage as well!

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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 1/24/13

Audience: Andersen Elementary, Homepage, Betsy Rovzar, Bissett Hidden Folder 1, Bissett Hidden Folder 2, Weekly Spelling, Christensen Hidden Folder 1, Christensen Hidden Folder 2, Colgate Hidden Folder 2, Community, DeCarli Hidden Folder 1, DeCarli Hidden Folder 2, Blank Site 3, Delaney Hidden Folder 1, Delaney Hidden Folder 2, Delgado Hidden Folder 1, Delgado Hidden Folder 2, Evans Hidden Folder 1, Evans Hidden Folder 2, Gladstone Hidden Folder 1, Gladstone Hidden Folder 2, Hahne Hidden Folder 1, Hahne Hidden Folder 2, Hidden Folder, Jacobs Hidden Folder 1, Jacobs Hidden Folder 2, Kirsch Hidden Folder 1, Kirsch Hidden Folder 2, Library, Mr. Reese's 6th Grade Class, Nicholson Hidden Folder 1, Nicholson Hidden Folder 2, Ossenmacher Hidden Folder 1, Ossenmacher Hidden Folder 2, Our School, Our Work, Programs, Puffer Hidden Folder 1, 0-Puffer Hidden Calendar, Rains Hidden Folder 1, Rains Hidden Folder 2, Reese Hidden Folder 1, Reese Hidden Folder 2, Resources, Rovzar Hidden Page 1, Rovzar Hidden Page 2, Tracey Nicholson, Webb Hidden Folder 1, Webb Hidden Folder 2, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

Don't forget, Andersen is having a See's Valentine Candy Fundraiser! Now through Tuesday 1/29. Candy will go home with students on 2/7.

  • Assorted Chocolate Hearts (1lb & 8 oz)
  • 1 lb. boxes (nuts & chews, milk or dark mix),
  • Toffee-ettes
  • Truffles
  • Peanut Brittle
  • Assorted Molasses Chips
  • Assorted Lollypops 
  • Gift certificates for 1 lb boxes. 
Here is an order form if you need it: http://fr.sees.com/pdf/13_FRPSF_Val.pdf

Thank you for your support! Your sweetheart and your sweet tooth will thank you too!

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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 1/23/13

Audience: Andersen Elementary, Homepage, Betsy Rovzar, Bissett Hidden Folder 1, Bissett Hidden Folder 2, Weekly Spelling, Christensen Hidden Folder 1, Christensen Hidden Folder 2, Colgate Hidden Folder 2, Community, DeCarli Hidden Folder 1, DeCarli Hidden Folder 2, Blank Site 3, Delaney Hidden Folder 1, Delaney Hidden Folder 2, Delgado Hidden Folder 1, Delgado Hidden Folder 2, Evans Hidden Folder 1, Evans Hidden Folder 2, Gladstone Hidden Folder 1, Gladstone Hidden Folder 2, Hahne Hidden Folder 1, Hahne Hidden Folder 2, Hidden Folder, Jacobs Hidden Folder 1, Jacobs Hidden Folder 2, Kirsch Hidden Folder 1, Kirsch Hidden Folder 2, Library, Mr. Reese's 6th Grade Class, Nicholson Hidden Folder 1, Nicholson Hidden Folder 2, Ossenmacher Hidden Folder 1, Ossenmacher Hidden Folder 2, Our School, Our Work, Programs, Puffer Hidden Folder 1, 0-Puffer Hidden Calendar, Rains Hidden Folder 1, Rains Hidden Folder 2, Reese Hidden Folder 1, Reese Hidden Folder 2, Resources, Rovzar Hidden Page 1, Rovzar Hidden Page 2, Tracey Nicholson, Webb Hidden Folder 1, Webb Hidden Folder 2, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

Andersen Families and Staff,

Did you forget to pre-order your child's yearbook in September? Well here is your chance to get one. The yearbooks are beautiful color, hard bound memory books with dedicated pages for each grade level. 

PTA is offering another chance to pre-order yearbooks, deadline is Jan. 24th. Each yearbook costs $35.00 (cash or check to Andersen PTA). There will be an envelope on the PTA wall in the front office to put your order form (see attached) and payment in.

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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 1/17/13

Audience: Andersen Elementary, Homepage, Betsy Rovzar, Bissett Hidden Folder 1, Bissett Hidden Folder 2, Weekly Spelling, Christensen Hidden Folder 1, Christensen Hidden Folder 2, Colgate Hidden Folder 2, Community, DeCarli Hidden Folder 1, DeCarli Hidden Folder 2, Blank Site 3, Delaney Hidden Folder 1, Delaney Hidden Folder 2, Delgado Hidden Folder 1, Delgado Hidden Folder 2, Evans Hidden Folder 1, Evans Hidden Folder 2, Gladstone Hidden Folder 1, Gladstone Hidden Folder 2, Hahne Hidden Folder 1, Hahne Hidden Folder 2, Hidden Folder, Jacobs Hidden Folder 1, Jacobs Hidden Folder 2, Kirsch Hidden Folder 1, Kirsch Hidden Folder 2, Library, Mr. Reese's 6th Grade Class, Nicholson Hidden Folder 1, Nicholson Hidden Folder 2, Ossenmacher Hidden Folder 1, Ossenmacher Hidden Folder 2, Our School, Our Work, Programs, Puffer Hidden Folder 1, 0-Puffer Hidden Calendar, Rains Hidden Folder 1, Rains Hidden Folder 2, Reese Hidden Folder 1, Reese Hidden Folder 2, Resources, Rovzar Hidden Page 1, Rovzar Hidden Page 2, Tracey Nicholson, Webb Hidden Folder 1, Webb Hidden Folder 2, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

Jog-A-Bunga Pledge Envelopes Went Home Thursday, January 17th - Be on the look out for your child's Jog-A-Bunga Pledge Envelope.  Please locate the pledge envelope and read the Online Registration Instructions to learn how to set up your family Fundraising Page.  You will need to locate your child's Passcode on the upper left corner of the Pledge Sheet to start this process.  Each family will have only one Fundraising Page for all the children in their family.  During the set up process you can enter the email addresses of friends and family and start requesting pledge donations!  Your child will be given a Homework Pass from their teacher when you set up their Fundraising Page.  In addition to using our new fundraising website, you may also collect per lap or flat pledges via cash or check using the Pledge Envelope.

 

Need Extra Jog-A-Bunga Forms? - If you need a Permission Slip or a copy of the Online Registration Instructions, please go to the PTA website at www.andersenpta.com and download the form.  This year each student has their own specific Pledge Sheet with a unique Passcode to identify them in our new online system, therefore, if you need an extra Pledge Sheet with your child's Passcode, please contact Jen Schafer at jenschaf@yahoo.com or 949-355-1179.

 

Thank you for all your support with this fun event!

Jen Schafer

PTA VP Jog-A-Thon

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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 1/17/13

Audience: Parents and Homepage

Dear Newport Mesa Families,

You may be aware that today there is a report of a school shooting at a high school in Bakersfield California.   I want to assure you that the safety of our students is our most important priority.  As a district, we continue to evaluate our safety and security measures at all of our campuses.   This has taken front and center of all of our activities in the district.   Our most diligent measure of safety is to continue our focus and vigilance on working together and creating awareness about any potential issues and concerns.   If you have any concerns about your students campus or practices, please contact the principal immediately.      

Estimadas familias del Distrito Escolar Newport Mesa,

Tal vez ya se han enterado el día de hoy del reporte del tiroteo en una preparatoria en Bakersfield California.  Les quiero asegurar que la seguridad de nuestros estudiantes es nuestra más importante prioridad. Como distrito escolar, continuamos evaluando nuestras medidas de seguridad en todos nuestros campos escolares y esto ha tomado un lugar primordial en las actividades de nuestro distrito. Nuestra más diligente medida es continuar nuestro enfoque y vigilancia en nuestro trabajo en equipo para crear conciencia acerca de potenciales asuntos e inquietudes. Si las prácticas o el campo escolar de su estudiante le inquietan, por favor comuníquese con el director de su escuela inmediatamente.      

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 1/10/13

Audience: Parents and Homepage

The District is exploring options to create flagship programs for each school zone in N-MUSD.  The goal is to develop two flagship programs per zone…One Academic and One Arts

Please join us at an upcoming meeting or participate in the online survey today! 


Timeline For Community Input Meetings:

Estancia Zone Community Input - November 2012 - Completed

Costa Mesa Zone Community Input - December 2012 and January 2013

Newport Harbor Zone Community Input - January 2013

Corona del Mar Zone Community Input - February 2013

Process and Next Steps:

Once the community input process is completed by March 1, 2013, all information will be shared with the Board of Education, Superintendent and District administration.  A recommendation will be made to the Board in the spring of 2013 and open for additional public input. 

For details about the flagship development input process, schedule, and online survey, please go to: http://web.nmusd.us/flagshipprograms

Contact Information: Jane Garland jgarland@nmusd.us or Laura Boss lboss@nmusd.us

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 1/5/13

Audience: Parents and Homepage

The Newport-Mesa Unified School District allows Parent School Choice Transfers for residents of the District.  Depending upon availability, the parent or guardian of any school-age resident student may request a school their child may transfer to.  The Parent School Choice transfer request application period for the 2013-2014 school year begins January 15, 2013 and closes on March 15, 2013.  Transfer request applications may be completed only online at the Newport-Mesa Unified School District web site www.nmusd.us/transfers

A lottery will be held to rank the applications in priority order.  Parents will be notified regarding the status of their Parent School Choice Transfer request application online by email or in writing by May 15, 2013.

 Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa
Peticiones para Cambiarse de Escuela para el Año Escolar 2013-2014

 El Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa tiene disponible la Petición de los Padres para Cambiar Escuela dentro del Distrito para los estudiantes que residen en el Distrito. Dependiendo del cupo, el padre/tutor legal de un estudiante de edad escolar que resida en el distrito podrá solicitar que se cambie a su niño de la escuela de su vecindario. El periodo de inscripciones abiertas para la Petición de los Padres para Cambiar Escuela para el año escolar 2013-2014 comenzará el 15 de enero de 2013 y terminará el 15 de marzo de 2013. Sólo se podrán llenar los formularios de petición por Internet en la página Web del Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa en www.nmusd.us/transfers

Se llevará a cabo una lotería para determinar el rango de prioridad de las peticiones. Se notificará a los padres acerca del estado de su petición por correo electrónico o por escrito antes del 15 de mayo de 2013.

 

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 1/5/13

Audience: Homepage and Parents

Happy New Year!

School resumes Monday, January 7, 2013.

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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 1/4/13

Audience: Homepage, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

Kindergarten will be dismissed at 11:30 (no lunch).

First-sixth grades will be dismissed at 12:40.

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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 12/21/12

Audience: Parents and Homepage

The N-MUSD held a study session on December 18, 2012 to discuss safety and security concerns and procedures.  Representatives from the City of Costa Mesa and Newport Beach Police Departments were also in attendance to provide information. 

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 12/21/12

Audience: Parents and Homepage

Dear Newport-Mesa Community, 

The shooting incident at an elementary school in Connecticut is a senseless and horrific tragedy that will rightfully raise concerns in communities around the world about school safety. We want to reassure you that we understand the levels of anxiety and concern an incident of this type can raise. Whenever children are involved, it is close to our hearts. It’s a frightful situation and one that we hope and pray we never have to deal with in Newport-Mesa. While no level of planning can truly prepare us for this kind of an incident, know that we are forever dedicated towards the safety of our children and staff. We will continue to reflect and shore up our campus visitor practices and protocols.  All school sites have emergency plans in place and they are practiced.  In the event of a Newport-Mesa emergency, we would exercise our capacity to immediately notify all families via our phone all call system, school loop webmail, websites and social media.  Above all, we need to support each other in this time of crisis.  This is a confusing situation that affects us all in different ways.  Parents are encouraged to contact their child’s principal with any questions or concerns.

Additionally, the Orange County Department of Education has posted resources to support schools, parents, and community members.  The resources can be accessed by visiting the following website: 
http://www.ocde.us/Emergency/Pages/Response-to-School-Shootings-in-Connecticut.aspx 

Dr. Frederick Navarro, Superintendent 

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 12/18/12

Audience: Homepage, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05 and Grade 06

Dear Andersen Families,

Friday, December 21, will be early dismissal for all students.

Kindergarten will be dismissed at 11:30 (no lunch).

First-sixth grades will be dismissed at 12:40. Please see below for their modified scheduled.

We wish you all a safe and happy winter break! See you back on Monday, January 7, 2013!

 

 

Grades 1, 2, 3 

8:00 – 10:00 Instruction
10:00 – 10:20 Recess
10:20 – 11:30 Instruction
11:30 – 12:10 Lunch
12:10 – 12:40 Instruction
12:40 Dismissal

Grades 4, 5, 6

8:00 - 10:30 (150 min.) Instruction
10:30 – 10:50 Recess
10:50 – 11:50 (90 Min.) Instruction
11:50 – 12:30 Lunch
12:40 Dismissal

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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 12/17/12

Audience: Parents and Homepage

Dear Newport-Mesa Community,

Tomorrow, Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 2:30 p.m., the Newport-Mesa Unified School District Board of Education will hold a special board meeting to discuss the school safety efforts of the District.  The Board will conduct a roundtable conversation surrounding the District's school safety efforts with additional input from Chief of Police Gazsi from Costa Mesa, Deputy Chief of Police McGill from Newport Beach, and District staff responsible for the various elements of the District's plan to provide a safe environment for students and staff.  

Due to the recent tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut the Board feels it is critical to hold this conversation now.  Unfortunately, we have limited time and availability to get the meeting together due to the holiday next week.  We understand the notice is short but feel it is necessary in light of the current circumstances.

If you can attend, we greatly welcome your participation.  If you cannot, the meeting will be available on the following:

Live viewing:  The Board meetings are broadcast live in the City of Costa Mesa via the local cable channel and replayed in Newport Beach.  Meetings can also be accessed live via AT&T U-Verse Channel 99. 

Recorded:  All N-MUSD Board meetings are available and accessible online at https://nmusd-ca.schoolloop.com/boardagendaswithin 2 to 3 days following the meetings. 

DVD’s:  All N-MUSD Board of Education meetings are taped and available to be checked out at no charge through the Office of the Superintendent.  You may also provide the District with a blank DVD and we will be happy to reproduce your own copy at no charge. 

If you would like additional information about the meeting, please contact the Superintendent's Office at 714-424-5030.

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 12/17/12

Audience: Homepage, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

 

Dear Andersen Families,

We had a wonderful week of learning at Andersen.  As I visited classrooms last week, I have seen students engaged in rich learning activities:  Kindergarten writing about what they are thankful for in the computer lab, 1st grade writing and using our WOW “accelerate”, 2nd grade performing a play on Thanksgiving, 3rd grade writing about their strategies for solving math problems, 4th grade writing mysteries, 5th grade giving oral presentation of book reports, and 6th grade delivering oral presentations on ancient civilization.  I am so proud of our Dolphins and their scholarly work! 

This week will be a short week so that we may take time to celebrate with our families the traditions of Thanksgiving.  In our family we all take time to reflect upon what we are thankful for as we gather around the dinner table.  This year the Andersen Elementary “Triangle of Success” will be on the top of my list!  Thank you one and all for the blessings you have brought into my life. 

Below are dates to mark on your calendar:

  • Nov. 19 Lion’s Club Vision, Dental and Hearing Screening-Grades K, 2nd & 5th
  • Nov. 21-23 No School-Thanksgiving Break
  • Nov. 30 PTA Holiday Boutique 9-5 Phase 1 Clubhouse - 20% sales go directly to our school
  • Soho Taco Truck serving lunch with 20% sales to the school

Please check the Andersen PTA regularly for updates and information - http://andersenpta.com/.

Thankfully Yours,

Dr. Bray

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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 11/18/12

Audience: Homepage, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

 

Andersen Families and Staff,
 
Recycle Day is Friday, Nov. 16, 7:45-9am. Recycling drives are held in the Upper parking lot every month. 
 
NEWSPAPER is paid at $40/ton and MIXED PAPER (magazines, junk mail, etc.) is paid at $80/ton, so bring it in!!
  
ALUMINUM CANS pay the most, at $1.56/lb!! Please NO CARDBOARD, GLASS OR TIN CANS!! #1 PLASTIC (CLEAR PLASTIC BOTTLES ONLY) pay $.93/lb. We cannot recycle other plastics, so NO OTHER PLASTICS!!
 
 
PLEASE SEPARATE YOUR CLEAN ALUMINUM AND PLASTIC CONTAINERS.
 
Remember to recycle all those catalogs we are all receiving this time of year!! 

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For more info visit www.andersenpta.com

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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 11/14/12

Audience: Homepage and Parents

 

Don't forget your helmet and ride your bike to school on today so you can participate in the BIKE RODEO!!!!!  
 
Newport Beach Police Officers will guide students through the obstacle courses and teach about bike safety.

Students’ bikes will get a tune up to keep them safe and running great!

If you have any questions please contact:

Alice Wrate or Anna Tester
Alice@wrate.com or eannatester@gmail.com

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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 11/12/12

Audience: Homepage, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06 and Parents

Andersen Families & Staff,

This year Andersen PTA and student council are collecting canned food for the Jessica Herron Adopt-a-Family program. Please bring in any canned food items so we can help some very needy families this Thanksgiving.
 
Cans are to be brought into the classrooms and student council will be collecting them and keeping track of how many each class brings in. The class that brings in the most cans will be treated with a pizza party!!
 
Cans will be collected all this week.
 
Thank you for helping Andersen branch out and help others.
 
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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 11/12/12

Audience: Homepage, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06 and Parents

This is just a reminder that this week is

Conference Week

Early Dismissal @ 1:10 on:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday

No School Wednesday

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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 11/5/12

Audience: Andersen Elementary, Homepage, Andersen Student Council, Betsy Rovzar, Community, Blank Site 3, Hidden Folder, Hidden Folder, Hidden Page, Webb Hidden Folder 1, Hidden Page, Library, Mr. Reese's 6th Grade Class, Music, news, Newsletter, Our School, Our Work, Our Work, Our Work, Our Work, Programs, Resources, Tracey Nicholson, untitled clipping, untitled clipping, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06 and Parents

October 30, 2012

5-9pm

Fashion Island Food Court

No need to bring in this flyer, just deposit your receipt in the box at the order counter and 15% goes back to Andersen!

*Curb-side Delivery counts as well, just mention Andersen when you pickup.

There will be a Spin-to-Win Wheel, too!

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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 10/29/12

Audience: Parents and Homepage

WAHOO’S Fish Taco restaurant promotion is gearing up for November 1-4.  
 
Each child 12 years of age and under who is accompanied by their parent(s) and presents a certificate will receive a free kid’s meal in exchange for a bag of “Crummy Halloween Candy.”   We think this is a great opportunity to promote more healthy choices.

Wahoo’s staff will deliver to the Nutrition Warehouse, packages containing certificates and posters for each elementary school.  Our Nutrition Services staff will deliver the packages to elementary school offices on Thursday morning in order to allow school staff time to distribute to your students.

Thanks for helping and please join us in thanking WAHOO’S for promoting more healthy choices for our kids!

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 10/29/12

Audience: Parents and Homepage

The Newport-Mesa Schools Foundation is a nonprofit, all volunteer, community-based organization that promotes private support for public education in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District.  The foundation raises money for grants to teachers.  Teachers submit an application requesting money for materials and equipment  that will enhance their program and student learning. Many schools have their own individual foundation.  The Newport-Mesa Schools Foundation is the only foundation serving all teachers and students in all 32 schools in the District. 

Apply today!

Web: www.newportmesaschoolsfoundation.org

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 10/29/12

Audience: Homepage and Parents

Dear Andersen Families,

Thank you to our Andersen “Triangle of Success!” Because of our collaborative efforts, we have had another wonderful week of learning.  Your children have been actively engaged in a variety of writing projects.  Ask your child about their writing this week.  I had the pleasure of listening to presentations of non-fiction writing about dolphins in Mrs. Bissett’s class this week.  I certainly learned a lot interesting facts about Dolphins!

Below are dates to mark on your calendar:

  • Oct. 22 - Red Ribbon Week - Wear RED on Friday
  • Oct. 22-30 - Boo Grams will be sold
  • Oct. 24 - Reflections Workshop after school in the MPR
  • Oct. 28 - DEANS Pumpkin Patch
  • Oct. 30 - Picture Makeup Day
  • Nov. 1 - Staff Development Day-No school for students.

Please check the Andersen PTA regularly for updates and information - http://andersenpta.com/.

Respectfully,

Dr. Bray

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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 10/19/12

Audience: Homepage, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Parents and Teachers

 

Red Ribbon Week is next week (Oct 22-26). 
  • Monday - Teachers will hand out red wristbands and pencils
  • Wednesday - Dance party at recess including limbo, freeze dance, jump ropes, hula hoops, banner creation and great treats for all participants
  • Friday - WEAR RED!!  We will have Fire Captain Glenn White with the Newport Beach Fire Department and President of the Orange County Arson Task Force speak at flag-deck (make sure and wish him a Happy Birthday, it is that day!)

 

 
The Red Ribbon Committee is looking for anyone willing to help out on Wednesday, October 24th from 12:00PM-1:00PM for the dance party (just 1st-6th grade will be participating). They need people to judge freeze dance, help with the hula hoop and limbo contests.  Please contact Alison Gooding at alisongooding1@aol.com if you are able to volunteer.
 
Also needed is help putting the ribbons around the school on Sunday, October 21st at 5:30PM near the MPR.
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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 10/16/12

Audience: Homepage and Parents

Dear Andersen Families,

The California Department of Education released the Academic Performance Index (API) for schools yesterday.  Andersen Elementary school continues to show growth and rank at the top with an API of 961, an 11point growth from last year. 

State officials use the scores, and how much they increase or decrease each year, as an indicator of how schools and districts are performing academically. The API is calculated using test scores from the California Standards Tests in English language arts and math in 2nd  through 6thgrades, and science in 5thgrade. Scores range from 200 through 1,000. 

I am extremely proud of our “Triangle of Success” and the efforts to continue to improve student learning at Andersen.  Congratulations to the Andersen learning community!

Important to mention, the PTA Reflections contest is underway.   Please see the PTA website for the many categories available to enter.  A visual arts workshop will be held in the Andersen MPR after school on October 24.  Also, “Boo Grams” will be sold Oct. 22-29 after school for $1.00.  This is a fun way to send a special treat and message to students, teachers and friends. 

Thank you for a great 6 weeks and I look forward to a continued successful year.

Below are dates to mark on your calendar:

  • Oct. 22 Red Ribbon Week
  • Boo Grams will be sold Oct. 22-30
  • Oct. 28 DEANS Pumpkin Patch
  • Oct. 30 Picture Makeup Day
  • Nov. 1 Staff Development Day-No school for students.

Go Dolphins!

Dr. Bray

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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 10/15/12

Audience: Homepage, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Parents and Students

REFLECTIONS AWARDS PROGRAM

 The National PTA Reflections program encourages students to explore the arts and express themselves by giving positive recognition for their artistic efforts.

Students in Pre-K through grade 12 create theme-based artwork in dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography or visual arts. 

 This year’s theme “THE MAGIC OF A MOMENT”

Grade Divisions

Primary: Preschool – Grade 2

Intermediate: Grades 3-5

Middle School: Grades 6-8 

High School: Grades 9-12

 

Click for guidelines for each category

Musical Composition

Visual Arts

Literature

Film Production

Literature

Dance Choreography

A student may develop an entry in or outside of school.

Entries are due 10/30 in the front office

A Reflections Visual Arts workshop will be 10/24 (1:10-3:00pm) in the multipurpose room. All art supplies are provided by Andersen PTA. Come join the fun while creating your entry.

All children who submit an entry are invited to a Reflections luncheon held on campus 11/15.  You don’t want to miss this one!  Questions? adducibomb@gmail.com

Independent judges will judge all entries based on division and category.  The winners of each group will move on to our District level and possibly State level, which can lead to the National level.

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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 10/11/12

Audience: Homepage, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Parents and Students

A Reflections Visual Arts workshop will be 10/24 (1:10-3:00pm) in the multipurpose room. All art supplies are provided by Andersen PTA. Come join the fun while creating your entry.

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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 10/11/12

Audience: Parents and Homepage

All N-MUSD schools and offices will participate on October 18, 2012 at 10:18 a.m. 

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 10/1/12

Audience: Homepage, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

This is a reminder that

Andersen's Back-to-School Night is

Thursday, September 27
6:00-7:30 PM

This will be a PARENTS ONLY evening please.

Schedule is attached.

EARLY DISMISSAL at 1:10 for all Kinder-6th Graders.

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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 9/25/12

Audience: Homepage and Parents

OC Kids Triathlon 2012

October 14, 2012
Costa Mesa High School
2650 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa

Click here for flyer with additional information.

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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 9/24/12

Audience: Homepage and Parents

 

If you would like to volunteer in a classroom, go on a field trip, etc., you must be registered online and be a cleared volunteer. Even if you signed up last year and your TB is current (test lasts 4 years) you still need to re-register this year. If you are a new volunteer, sign up using the link on the left-hand side of our home page (www.andersen.nmusd.us) "Volunteer Registration Form" under District Links or click here.  Fill out the information and bring a current TB test to the school office.  All volunteers MUST be registered online.  Please allow 2 - 3 weeks to be cleared.  If you have any questions, please call the School Office at 949-515-6935.  P.S. - Spread the word to all family members who might want to volunteer or go on a field trip.
 

All visitors/volunteers, including parents, must sign-in and sign-out in the school office.  Visitors under the age of 18 may not enter campus during school hours, even if accompanied by a parent, except to attend awards assemblies, assemblies in the MPR or 6th Grade promotion.

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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 9/3/12

Audience: Homepage and Parents
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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 8/30/12

Audience: Homepage

Volcom Skatepark - To register contact Sean at NSSL 949-502-8800 ext 205 or nsskateboardingleague@gmail.com

See flyer for registration and fee details.

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 8/14/12

Audience: Parents and Homepage

Office of Public Information
Laura Boss, Director of Communications
714-424-5070 lboss@nmusd.us

For Immediate Release: Monday, July 30, 2012

Newport-Mesa Unified School District Announces Selection of New Principals for Andersen Elementary School and Kaiser Elementary School

In late June, 2012, the principals of Kaiser Elementary and Andersen Elementary Schools informed the District of their intent to leave N-MUSD at the conclusion of the 2011/12 school year.

The District immediately began the process to recruit principal candidates. The process included community forums held at each school to gather input from parents and staff about the attributes they would like to see in their next principal.  The District held interviews conducted by panels comprised of district, employee, and parent representatives from each of the open schools. The District concluded the final interviews the week of July 16.

The District is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Shannon Bray as Principal of Andersen Elementary School and Dr. Deborah Granger as Principal of Kaiser Elementary School.  Due to the summer schedule, the individuals have been appointed by the Superintendent and the Board will officially ratify the appointments at the next regularly scheduled board meeting on August 28, 2012.

Dr. Bray and Dr. Granger have expressed a desire to immediately begin their assignments in N-MUSD and introduce themselves to their school communities. Information about scheduled opportunities to meet and greet the new principals will be shared as soon as it becomes available.

Dr. Shannon Bray, Principal of Andersen Elementary School
Dr. Bray comes to N-MUSD with 9 years of successful administrative experience at elementary, middle and high schools in the Clovis Unified School District.  During her tenure as Principal of Maple Creek Elementary School, the schools API grew from 923 to 945, making it the top performer in the school district. Dr. Bray has exemplary recommendations, motivation, enthusiasm, and a strong work ethic.  She has a proven track record of creating systems of instructional support and learning for staff that result in significant academic growth for students.  Dr. Bray will begin at Andersen Elementary School on August 8, 2012.

Dr. Deborah Granger, Principal of Kaiser Elementary School
Dr. Granger comes to N-MUSD with 14 years of successful K-12 administrative experience. Dr. Granger transitions to Newport-Mesa after serving the last 12 years as Coordinator of Instructional Services for the Orange County Department of Education.  At OCDE, she provided leadership to schools throughout Orange County.  Dr. Granger worked with the leadership teams at TeWinkle Intermediate School and Rea Elementary School, as well as provided professional development and resources to N-MUSD teachers and administrators, district-wide.   Dr. Granger possesses expertise in the areas of curriculum development, common core state standards, building leadership capacity, creating positive learning cultures, and preparing students for life success in the 21st century. Dr. Granger has exemplary recommendations that speak to her unwavering dedication, passion and knowledge.  Dr. Granger will begin at Kaiser Elementary School on August 13, 2012.

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 7/30/12

Audience: Parents and Homepage

The District is seeking input from the Andersen and Kaiser Elementary School communities regarding the qualities and attributes you would like to see in the next principal. 

The District would like to invite all families and stakeholders to the following community forums:

Andersen Elementary School:
Monday, July 16, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. - Andersen MPR

Kaiser Elementary School:

Tuesday, July 17, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Kaiser MPR

If you are unable to attend the forum(s), an online survey is available by clicking the link below.

Contact for the principal search process is Mrs. Susan Astarita, Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education sastarita@nmusd.us or 714-424-8959.   

  

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 7/10/12

Audience: Parents and Homepage

The N-MUSD Board of Trustees is proud to announce the appointment of Dr. Fred Navarro to the position of Superintendent of Newport-Mesa Unified School District.  Dr. Navarro comes to N-MUSD with more than 30 years of experience.  He is currently the Superintendent of Lennox School District in Lennox, California.

Newport-Mesa held an extensive search process and received over 50 applications.  After initial screening and background checks, the Board interviewed 6 candidates.  The finalists were forwarded for interviews by the 26 member Community Interview Committee.  After considerable discussion, the Board selected Dr. Fred Navarro as its top candidate.

Dr. Navarro will be formally approved and introduced at the June 26, 2012 Board Meeting.  His official start date is still being determined.  Dr. Barbot will remain in the district serving as the Interim Superintendent until July 31 and assist with the transition.

Please see the attached press release for more information.   

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 6/22/12

Audience: Homepage, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers
Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 6/17/12

Audience: Homepage, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers
Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 6/3/12

Audience: Homepage, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

Andersen Open House

Please join us for our Open House
Thursday, June 7
6:00 - 7:30 PM

Lime Truck will be serving dinner from 5:00 - 8:00 PM on the upper playground!

 

*** REMINDER:  Early out - students dismissed at 1:10 PM. ***

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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 6/3/12

Audience: Homepage, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers
Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 5/13/12

Audience: Homepage, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

As a service to our Andersen community, attached please find a brochure containing information about lice. 

Thank you,
The Health Office

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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 5/13/12

Audience: Homepage, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers
Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 5/6/12

Audience: Parents and Homepage

 KINDERGARTEN AGE REQUIREMENT
2012/13 School Year
Senate Bill (SB) 1381 (Chapter 705, Statues of 2010) amended California Education Code (Section 46300, 48000, and 48010) to change the required birthday for admission to kindergarten beginning in the 2012–2013 school year.  A child shall be admitted to a kindergarten for the 2012–13 school year if his or her birth date falls on or before November 1, 2007.  Governor Brown has proposed in the 2012-13 budget the kindergarten start date for the 2012-13 school year be moved back to September 1, 2012, but whether or not the September date will be implemented by legislation is uncertain at this time.  The Newport Mesa Unified School District will follow existing law and will enroll students who are five years old on or before November 1, 2012, until such time that the Governor’s proposal is addressed by the Legislature. Should the date be moved from November 1 to September 1 for the 2012-13 school year parents will be notified immediately.  

REQUISITO DE EDAD PARA KINDERGARTEN
Año Escolar 2012/13
El Proyecto de Ley del Senado 1381 (Capítulo 705, estatutos de 2010) enmendó el Código de Educación de California (Sección 46300, 48000 y 48010) para cambiar el requisito de fecha de cumpleaños para admisión al kindergarten a partir del año escolar 2012–2013.  Se admitirá a un niño en el kindergarten para el año escolar 2012–13 si su fecha de nacimiento es antes del o el 1º de noviembre de 2007. El Gobernador Brown ha propuesto en el presupuesto para 2012-13 que la fecha para admisión al kínder a partir del año escolar 2012-13 sea el 1º de septiembre de 2012, pero por el momento no es seguro que la legislación implemente la fecha de septiembre.  El Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport Mesa continuará adhiriéndose a la ley en vigor e inscribirá a los estudiantes que cumplan cinco años antes del o el 1º de noviembre de 2012 hasta que la Legislatura trate la propuesta del Gobernador.  Si la fecha cambia del 1º de noviembre al 1º de septiembre para el año escolar 2012-13, se notificará a los padres de inmediato.  

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/30/12

Audience: Parents and Homepage

Community Input Survey
The community input survey will be available online and in hard copy from March 30 through April 30, 2012.  Your input is greatly appreciated! 

The survey consists of the same four questions that are currently being shared at the community input meetings.  8 district-wide community meetings remain and your attendance is welcome at any one of the meetings.  If time doesn't allow for you to attend a meeting, we truly appreciate you taking the time to complete this quick input survey about the characteristics and qualities you would like to see in the next superintendent.

All input is being collected and shared with the Board, the screening committee, the superintendent selection community interview group and, is also available online for all potential superintendent candidates to review to see if they are a match for our district based on the input being provided by our school community. 

The survey is available in English and Spanish online and in hard copy form.

If you have any questions, please contact the Public Information Office at 714-424-5070 or email lboss@nmusd.us

¡La Encuesta para Aportaciones de la Comunidad para la Búsqueda de Superintendente ya está disponible POR INTERNET!

Encuesta para aportaciones de la comunidad
La encuesta para aportaciones del la comunidad estará disponible por Internet y en copia dura del 30 de marzo al 30 de abril de 2012.  ¡Apreciamos mucho sus aportaciones! 

La encuesta consiste de las mismas cuatro preguntas que hemos estado compartiendo en las juntas de aportaciones con la comunidad.  Quedan 8 juntas para la comunidad por todo el distrito y los invitamos a que asistan a cualquiera de las juntas. Si no tuviera tiempo disponible para asistir a una junta, apreciaríamos que se tomara unos minutos para contestar esta breve encuesta para darnos su opinión acerca de las características y cualidades que le gustaría ver en el nuevo superintendente.

Estamos recopilando y compartiremos todas las aportaciones con la Mesa Directiva, el comité de antecedentes y referencias y los miembros del panel de entrevista de la comunidad para la selección de superintendente. También estarán disponibles por Internet para que todos los candidatos potenciales para superintendente puedan repasarlas con el fin de ver si acoplan con nuestro distrito basándose en las aportaciones que nuestra comunidad escolar nos ha dado.

La encuesta por Internet está disponible en inglés y en español y en copia dura.

Para preguntas, por favor comuníquese con la Oficina de Información Pública al 714-424-5070 o envíe mensaje electrónico a lboss@nmusd.us

Adjuntos:

Survey Link  Enlace de la Encuesta

Superintendent Search Webpage Página Web de Búsqueda de Superintendente

  

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/30/12

Audience: Homepage, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers
Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 4/29/12

Audience: Homepage, All Grades, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06 and Parents

The Lost and Found Is Overflowing! 

Get to the MPR before Thursday, May 4th and claim your lunchboxes and sweatshirts.

Items left after Thursday will be donated.

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Posted by: Andersen Elementary
Published: 4/29/12

Audience: Homepage, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Parents and Students

Dear 2nd-6th Grade Parents:

Your child will be participating in California’s Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program at Andersen during the testing window set for May 8-22, 2012 **.  Please make a note that the testing occurs over a two week window including make-up testing.  Also, please note that testing will begin at 8:15 a.m.  Students who arrive late to school after testing begins will need to wait in the office until the session is completed as the exams cannot be interrupted once initiated.

Andersen Elementary School is one of the many schools participating in this statewide program.  The STAR program is designed to provide students, parents, teachers, and the community with information about student achievement.

The tests your child will be taking are called the California Standards Test (CST).  All students in the second through eleventh grade attending public school in California will be taking these tests.

If you are a regular parent volunteer, please note that on testing days there will not be parent volunteers in classrooms to ensure an uninterrupted optimum testing environment for our students.

To maximize his or her opportunity to perform well on the test, it is important that students do their best to increase the accuracy of the results.  You are a vital part of the testing process and can help by:

  • making sure your child has plenty of rest the night before testing;
  • providing a healthy breakfast;
  • helping your child see the test as an opportunity to show what he or she has learned and encouraging your child to do his or her best;
  • scheduling appointments outside of the testing window.

Parents will receive detailed reports of their child’s results which will be sent to your home over the summer with an explanation of the results.  Group results by grade level for each school, district, county, and the state will be posted on the California Department of Education Website once tabulated.

Please feel free to contact your child’s teacher if you have questions about the California Standards Test.  Thank you for your assistance in preparing your child for a successful testing experience.

Sincerely,

Laura Vlasic