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California School PTA 

Yogurtland Logo

Yogurtland Friday
 

Every Friday, when you visit the Yogurtland in the Target shopping at the corner of Harbor Blvd. and Baker St., mention California School PTA and Yogurtland will give 15% of your purchase back in a donation to our PTA each month.

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 2/23/18




Audience: Parent Teacher Association, Our School, Homepage and Homepage

2018 PTA Literacy Week flyer
Monday, Feb 26

Relax and Leap Into Reading
Wear your pajamas to school and read! 

 

Tuesday, Feb 27
Hats Off to Dr. Seuss Day
Wear a creative hat to honor Dr. Seuss's Birthday and his love of hats!

 

Wednesday, Feb 28
Imagination Machine Assemblies
 

Grades TK-3 
8:25-9:25 am

 

Grades 4-6
9:25-10:20am

 

Thursday, March 1
College Day
Wear your college gear to promote Literacy and Education! 

 

Friday, March 2
Science Read Day
Bring a science book to read to get ready for Science Night!

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 2/22/18




Audience: Our School, Homepage and Homepage

Mount Rushmore in front of an American Flag
Presidents' Recess
No School
February 19-23, 2018 

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 2/19/18




Audience: Parent Teacher Association, Our School, Homepage and Homepage

Little Caesars Proof of Purchase
Collect Little Caesars "Proof of Purchase" tabs off of the large pizza boxes and earn free pizza for our school!
 

Donated pizza will be sold at school events. Proceeds from these sales will benefit our Art Masters program.
 

Collection box located in the front office.

 

This is a year-round fundraiser.

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 2/19/18




Audience: Parent Teacher Association, Our School, Homepage and Homepage

Amazon Smile Logo


You shop. Amazon gives.

Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to California Elementary PTA.

 

Same products, prices and service.

Amazon Smile is the same Amazon you know with the added benefit of supporting charitable organizations.

 

To shop simply go to the Amazon Smile-California Elementary PTA Homepage from the web browser on your computer or mobile device.

 

You may also want to add a bookmark to Amazon Smile-California Elementary PTA to make it even easier to return and ensure our school receives donations from all your eligible purchases.

 

This is a year-round fundraiser.

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 2/19/18




Audience: Our School, Homepage and Homepage

Battery Recycling Flyer
1st Place: $1,000

2nd Place:  $600

3rd Place: $400

4th+ Places: $300

 

Acceptable battery types include:

N (LR1)     AAAA     AAA     AA     C     D     9 Volt

*9 volt batteries must have taped terminals or be kept in plastic bags (1 per bag) to prevent fire hazards.

 

Lat year, California Elementary came in 4th place and won $300.
This year let's set our eyes on the First Place prize of $1,000.
We will also have a fun prize for the top two classes that collect the most batteries.


Please bring in your old alkaline batteries to your classroom to be collected and recycled. 

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 2/19/18




Audience: California School Education Foundation, Our School, Homepage and Homepage

CSEF Valentine s Dance RSVP Form
Dance with Me

CSEF invites you and your family to a 
Valentine's Dance

 

Smile in the Photo Booth & Dance to the DJ

 

Thursday, February 15th
6:30 - 8:00 pm
In the MPR @ California Elementary

 

$5 Entry per family - Pay at the Door

Includes dancing, photo booth, drinks & a sweet treat

 

Proceeds to support our Music programs.

 

Note: Students will not be allowed entry without adult present

 

Please return the bottom portion of the attached RSVP form to the office by February 13th.
Please do not include money.

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 2/15/18




Audience: Parent Teacher Association, Our School, Homepage and Homepage

Children wearing rain and snow gear
Winter/Rain Gear Sale

 

February 16
7:30-8:30 am

 

Coats/Jackets/Boots 
Hats/Scarves/Mittens 
 

Sponsored by California Elementary PTA.

Proceeds from the sale will fund Science Workshops
for all grade levels for Spring 2018.

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 2/14/18




Audience: Parent Teacher Association, Our School, Homepage and Homepage

Assorted fruit

We are keeping our kids healthy this year with the (PTA) Fruit & Veggie Bar every Wednesday until the end of the school year. 

 

$1 . . . If you bring lunch from home
Free. . . If you get a cafeteria lunch

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 2/13/18




Audience: Homepage, Webmasters and Homepage

In the interest of keeping the community informed, please see below for a brief review of some items on the upcoming Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) Board Meeting. 

                                 

The NMUSD Board of Education meeting agenda is posted online the Friday prior to the meeting. Click the following link to view the full  NMUSD Board of Education meeting agenda.

 

Board Meeting Agenda Highlights:

 

Reports

 

12.a. NMUSD Mental Health and Crisis Response Initiatives. Last Spring the Board of Education approved board policy and administrative regulations related to compliance with Assembly Bill (AB) 2246, which mandated suicide prevention and education training to public school employees. This action was just one component of a larger, multi-faceted, and ongoing plan related to providing mental health and social and emotional supports to all students and families in the District. This report will offer a mid-year assessment of the initiatives related to the crisis response protocols that have been put into place since the adoption of AB 2246 board policies and administrative regulations 

 

Consent

 

15.a.8. Approve a 24-Month Extension of the Memorandum of Understanding With the City of Newport Beach for Field Improvements at Newport Elementary School. The City of Newport Beach is requesting a 24-month extension to improve the playground and fields. The City of Newport Beach will design, bid, and construct the improvements including but not limited to all plans, specifications, permits, drawings and public notices.

 

 

15.b.1. Approve Addendum for Instructional Materials Adoption Support with the University of California, Irvine History Project. The UCI History Project has assisted NMUSD secondary history and social science teachers with comprehensive staff development to support the implementation goals for history and social science. This proposal is an addendum to the ongoing relationship between the UCI History Project and NMUSD to support the district to initiate the process of instructional material adoption.

 

Discussion/Action

 

16.a. Approve California School Board Association (CSBA) Delegate Assembly Election for 2018. CSBA Delegate Assembly is the primary policy-making body of the association. Each year in the fall, nominations for representatives to CSBA's Delegate Assembly are accepted. Delegates represent 24 regions throughout the State of California, and serve alternating two-year terms.

 

 

General Board Meeting Overview

 

Board meetings are where elected officials conduct the business of the school district. Agendas for regular meetings of the NMUSD typically consist of a closed session and an open session.

 

Closed session agenda items are confidential and cannot be shared with the public. If the board agenda contains a closed session, the topics will be routinely related to confidential employee or student issues and/or pending litigation. The Board may also discuss various negotiations with its chief negotiator in a closed session.
 

Open session items are non-confidential agenda items in which the board conducts its business in view of the public. Open session agenda items are divided into the following sections:  

 

  • Public comment is provided so that members of the community can speak to the Board. If a speaker addresses an issue that is not on the agenda, the Board is restricted from responding to the speaker. If a speaker addresses an issue that is on the agenda, the Board may respond when the agenda item is scheduled to be addressed in the agenda. The purpose of the open meeting law, commonly referred to as the Brown Act, guarantees that public organizations will only make decisions or address issues that have been publicly posted. Public comments on non-agenda items do not meet this threshold. 
  • Presentation is when an item is being presented to the Board or from the Board.  Examples include presentation of a check or proclamation to the Board, or the Board presenting a Distinguished Service Award to a staff member. 
  • Report is a verbal communication from staff on a topic of interest to the Board. 
  • Consent calendar items are routine items of business that occur on a regular basis. The board will approve the consent calendar in one vote, unless the board pulls it for discussion. Often, consent calendar items are related to contract renewals, construction change orders, purchase of previously approved instructional materials, supplies and routine approvals required by state law.   
  • Discussion/action calendar items are required to be publicly approved separately. Items in this category are new items that have not been previously approved, require a policy change, or are related to compensation changes for all employees.
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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 2/12/18




Audience: California School Education Foundation, Our School, Homepage and Homepage

California School Education Foundation logo Lighting the way to a bright future.
CSEF supports Technology, Arts and Science programs at California Elementary.  

 

Hear the latest CSEF news and upcoming sponsored events.

Everyone is welcome to attend! 

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 2/8/18




Audience: California School Education Foundation, Our School, Homepage and Homepage

California School Education Foundation Logo
More details coming soon!

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 2/7/18




Audience: Parent Teacher Association, Our School, Homepage and Homepage

Lost  n  found bin 

Lost & Found Pick up in the MPR February 5-9, 2018.
All remaining items will be donated to those in need.

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 2/7/18




Audience: Parent Teacher Association, Our School, Homepage and Homepage

Box Top   for Education Earn Cash For Our School Logo

How Many Box Top$ Can You Clip?

 

Box Tops are easy to collect and turn in. You can print the attached collection form yourself or pick up a form in the front office.

 

All you have to do is glue or tape Box Top$ to the collection form.  Remember to include your name and room number to receive credit.
 

Simply continue to clip Box Top$ and turn in forms all year long!
 

Thank you for helping! Clipped Box Top$ are each worth 10¢ for your child's school. 

 

Box Top$ Collection Sheets

Box Top$ for Education Website

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 2/6/18




Audience: Our School, Homepage and Homepage

cougar cub
Join parents & Cougar Cubs (future California Cougars) at the park on the
first Wednesday of the month.
Come to connect with other parents & let our little ones play. 
We hope you can join us!

 

When: 9:00 am - 10:30 am on the 1st Wednesday each month

New Location: Smallwood Park, 1646 Corsica Place, CM

       *Bring a scooter, bike, or ball if you like!

 

Contact: Cindy Leffler - cingarcia25@aol.com or 714-231-9209

Cheryl Martinez - cheryl@mrmartinez.com or 949-677-5679
 

Upcoming Dates: 3/7, 4/4, 5/2, 6/6

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 2/6/18




Audience: California School Education Foundation, Our School, Homepage, Homepage and Music

Varsity Show Choir Performance of Disney s Little Mermaid Jr. Poster
California Elementary Varsity Show Choir
Proudly Presents

Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr.

 

Performance will be held at Costa Mesa High School Performing Arts Center.

 

February 2
7 pm

 

February 3

2 pm
5 pm

 

Directed by Nick St. Royal - Music, Band and Show Choir Director of California Elementary.

 

Online ticket sales begin January 30, 2018 at 3:00 pm.

 

Tickets $5.00 per person ($6.17 w/online service fee)

There will be a limited number of tickets available at the door.

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 2/2/18




Audience: Parent Teacher Association, Our School, Homepage and Homepage

Celebrating health & safety all week!

Health   Safety Book

Monday-Sun Safety
Wear hat and/or sunglasses & sunscreen.

Tuesday-Eat a Rainbow of Foods
Mix & match colors and wear them to school to show your healthy eating habits.

Wednesday-Heart Health
Dance your heart out! Get your dancing shoes on for recess.

Thursday-Oral Health
Have a tooth-tastic day & celebrate your healthy smile! Brush 2x/day floss.

Friday-Bike/Walk Safety
Wear Neon colors for safe riding/crossing.

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 1/26/18




Audience: Parent Teacher Association, Our School, Homepage and Homepage

Three children riding bikes

(PTA) Bike Safety Check & Rodeo 

Friday, January 26
2:25 pm

 

Bring your bike, helmet and come have fun!


Bike/walk safety assembly for kids & parents presented by CMPD & The Cyclist. Bring your bike to join in the bike rodeo and bike safety check. Parents welcome to attend this interactive safety assembly and get a free bike safety check from The Cyclist for all the bikes in your family.

 

*All students must bring their own helmet and bike in order to participate and must be accompanied by an adult. Safety First!

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 1/26/18




Audience: Homepage, Webmasters and Homepage

The Orange County Committee on School District Organization is hosting the following public hearing meeting regarding Newport-Mesa Unified School District's request to approve and establish Trustee Areas from which Newport-Mesa Unified School District Governing Board Members will be elected in a By-Trustee Area Election Process.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
6:00 p.m.
Newport-Mesa Unified School District Boardroom
2985 Bear Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

 

Please visit the Orange County Department of Education webpage to view the agenda.

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 1/25/18




Audience: California School Education Foundation, Our School, Homepage and Homepage

the Habit Burger Grill Flyer

California School Education Foundation 

Presents a fundraiser event at
 

 the Habit Burger Grill
1510 Adams Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Thursday 1/18/2018
4:00-9:00pm

 

Join us and enjoy delicious Charburgers, sandwiches, salads and shakes.

Present the attached flyer when you order and we will donate 20% of the receipts generated to your organization to support Arts & Technology.!

 

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 1/18/18




Audience: Parent Teacher Association, Our School, Homepage and Homepage

Cyber Safety sign with laptop
Vlad Anderson will present ways to keep our kids cyber safe. The City of Costa Mesa will be hearing safety concerns about crosswalk at Michigan and need for Stop sign/crossing guard.

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 1/17/18




Audience: Parent Teacher Association, Our School, Homepage and Homepage

Assorted fruits   vegetables
Greetings All California Cougar Families. Once again, we are keeping our kids healthy this year with the Fruit & Veggie Bar! But, we need 1 hour of help on Wednesdays, until the end of the year. If you could donate 1 hour of your time, we can keep this program going. Sign up for any Wednesday that you are available and help keep our Veggie Bar.

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 1/16/18




Audience: Homepage, Webmasters and Homepage

Newport-Mesa Unified School District Logo

Newport-Mesa Unified School District allows Parent School Choice Transfers for residents within the district boundaries. Dependent upon availability, the parent or guardian of any school-age resident student may request for their child to transfer to another school. The Parent School Choice transfer request application period for the 2018-2019 school year begins January 15, 2018 at 3:00 pm. and closes on March 15, 2018 at 11:59 pm. Please visit the transfer request application webpage to apply. A lottery process is used to rank the applications in priority order. Parents will be notified regarding the status of their Parent School Choice Transfer request application by email or in writing by May 15, 2018. For more information, please visit the transfers webpage.  

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 1/16/18




Audience: Parent Teacher Association, Our School, Homepage and Homepage

This is your chance to share your story. What will you write about? Yourself? Your family? Your dreams?
 

To enter your story please follow cartoon character and pencil writing imagination on paperthese guidelines:

  • Included Full Name , Grade Level & Teacher
  • Stories must be on 8 1/2" x 11" paper
  • May not exceed two pages
  • Written individually or collaboration 2+ authors
  • Variety, creativity  & imagination encouraged
  • Cannot accept: plays, book reports, essays or lists
  • Keep a copy of your story for your records

Please give your story to your teacher on or before:

January 17, 2018
No late entries will be accepted.

 

If your story is chosen your parents will receive an invitation to view your story being performed:
 

Imagination Machine Assembly
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

 

Questions, please contact Alexa: cacougarsptapres@gmail.com

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 1/15/18




Audience: Our School, Homepage and Homepage

Flag behind Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
No School
Monday, January 15, 2018 

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 1/12/18




Audience: Homepage, Webmasters and Homepage

Newport-Mesa Unified School District Logo
Renew 2nd Semester Bus Passes beginning January 8, 2018
 

Annual Passes are valid through June 2018
 

Submit payment by Friday, January 26, 2018 to guarantee Transportation for Monday, February 5, 2018

 

Mail check or money order payable to:

NMUSD-Transportation (reference student name/ID# on memo line)
Or
Pay online through MySchool Bucks
 

For more information please visit the Transportation website or call the office at (714) 424 - 5080
 

2nd Semester Transportation Bus Passes flyer

Submit payment by Friday, January 26, 2018 to

guarantee

transportation for Monday, February 5, 2018

 

 

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 1/12/18




Audience: Our School, Homepage and Homepage

Schoo, student in window and snowman wearing a closed sign on his nose

Winter Recess
No School
December 25, 2017 -January 5, 2018

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 12/22/17




Audience: Our School, Homepage, Homepage and Music

snowman, large snowflake and musical notes
Winter Music Concert

Grades 4-6

Thursday, December 21

8:30 am

MPR

 

Grades K-3
Friday, December 22

8:30 am

MPR

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 12/20/17




Audience: Our School, Homepage, Homepage and Music

Christmas tree with musical notes
Cougar Advanced Band performance at the
Costa Mesa Snoopy House on
December 19 at 7:00 pm

 

Be sure to stop by the Cougar Band Hot Cocoa Stand

December 19 from 6 - 8 pm
Help raise funds for
California Elementary School Music Programs.
 

Snoopy House

City Hall
77 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa

 

 

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 12/18/17




Audience: Our School, Homepage and Homepage

jingle bells with red ribbon
Jingle Bell Run

Wednesday, December 20

1:00 pm

California Elementary Field

 

Come watch your kids kick off Running Club while jingling all the way to an active healthy lifestyle.

 


 

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 12/17/17




Audience: California School Education Foundation, Our School, Homepage and Homepage

Christmas Lights
CSEF Parent's Night Out

Friday December 15

5:30-8:30pm

California School MPR

 

A night for parents to drop off the kids & get holiday errands done!

 

♦  Ages: 4 & Up

♦  Cost: $20 per child, $5 for each additional child per family

    (Includes childcare, pizza & snacks, drinks and fun!)

 

Please return the bottom portion of the attached flyer to the front office by Wednesday, December 13.
 

A safe evening provided by CSEF
All proceeds benefit Music & Technology

 

Questions? Please email californiaschoolfoundation@gmail.com

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 12/13/17




Audience: Parent Teacher Association, Our School, Homepage and Homepage

Claifornia Elementary PTA Logo - Every child. one voice.


Join PTA for an important meeting on upcoming programs and workshops for our students. Enjoy a coffee & a special Kindergarten performance.

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 12/13/17




Audience: Parent Teacher Association, Our School, Homepage and Homepage

Turnip Rose Cafe logo

California Elementary School Fundraiser

 

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
December 11, 12 and 13, 2017

Lunch & Dinner

10:30 AM to 8:00 PM

 

Turnip Rose Cafe

2701 Harbor Blvd, E6
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

(714) 881-0379

 

Check out the menu at the Turnip Rose Cafe Website.

 

Located at the corner of Harbor Blvd and Adams in the Shops at Mesa Verde next to CVS and Vons

 

Turnip Rose will donate 15% of all sales generated to
California Elementary School PTA

Please bring in the attached flyer to receive credit.

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 12/11/17




Audience: Parent Teacher Association, Our School, Homepage and Homepage

NHL Anaheim Ducks Logo
Purchase tickets from the Ducks Group Sales Website-California Elementary to any game below and receive $5 off of the box office price!

 

Games Available
Friday, October 20th Ducks vs. Montreal Canadiens at 7:00pm
Friday, November 24th Ducks vs. Winnipeg Jets at 1:00pm
Wednesday, December 6th Ducks vs. Ottawa Senators at 7:00pm
Wednesday, December 27th Ducks vs. Las Vegas Golden Knights at 7:00pm
Sunday, December 31st Ducks vs. Arizona Coyotes at 1:00pm
Thursday, January 25th Ducks vs. Winnipeg Jets at 7:00pm
Friday, March 2nd Ducks vs. Columbus Blue Jackets at 7:00pm
Friday, April 6th Ducks vs. Dallas Stars at 7:00pm

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 12/9/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

School News Magazine Cover
Check out the latest School News Magazine with highlights of things going on throughout our schools! 

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 12/8/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Newport-Mesa Unified School District Logo

Calendar Review Committee Recommendation

 

The Calendar Review Committee, comprised of certificated and classified staff, parents, district administrators, and employee bargaining units, typically develops calendar recommendations two to three years in advance of implementation. For the past few years, the Committee has discussed the concept of a collegiate calendar; the school year starting prior to Labor Day with the first semester ending prior to winter break.

 

Starting this fall, the Committee met five times to explore and consider a collegiate calendar. The Committee began by seeking anecdotal data from the school community which led to the attached Fact Sheet (Benefits and Concerns/FAQs). A survey was circulated to obtain input related to the concept of a Collegiate Calendar. Five information meetings were hosted to share and clarify particulars of the Fact Sheet and gather input from staff, parents and students.

 

The Committee carefully weighed these components prior to coming to a recommendation.  When reviewing the information gathered, the Committee found that the responses on the survey varied with overall results indicating most respondents did not support the move to a collegiate calendar. Analyzing subgroups from elementary, middle and high school respondents, there was a gradual increase of support for the change (please see attached survey results).  Comments collected during the information meetings identified multiple benefits for students, numerous concerns regarding heat in the classrooms of those schools without heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), and the timeline for implementation.  While there has been a systematic plan for HVAC installation since 2013, the plan beyond the summer of 2018 was not available during the time of the survey and information meetings. The complete installation plan for all remaining schools was shared during the November 14, 2017 Board Meeting (please see attached).

 

After extensive analysis and discussions, the Committee recognized significant student benefits of a collegiate calendar particularly when they reach the secondary level  and acknowledged the primary concern expressed by many stakeholders for HVAC to be installed at all school sites.  The Committee considered the new information provided in the HVAC plan to address the concerns regarding heat and explored ways to provide students the benefits of the collegiate calendar.  The Committee ultimately determined moving to a collegiate calendar was in the best interest of students. Implementing it three years from now would address concerns related to HVAC installation and create more time to plan for the transition.

 

The Calendar Review Committee has made the following recommendations and will meet to design the details of the calendars, which will move forward to the District and NMFT negotiation teams:

  • A traditional calendar for the 2018-2019 school year  (Adopted October 10, 2017)
  • A traditional calendar for the 2019-2020 school year
  • A collegiate calendar for the 2020-2021 school year

Upon completion of negotiations and approved by the Board of Education, the adopted calendars will be made public.

 

Collegiate Calendar Fact Sheet

HVAC Plan

Collegiate Calendar Survey Results

 

Recomendación del Comité de Revisión de Calendario

 

El Comité de Revisión de Calendario, formado por miembros del personal acreditado y de apoyo académico, administradores del distrito, y unidades de negociación de empleados, típicamente desarrolla recomendaciones de calendario con dos o tres años de anticipación antes de su aplicación. En los últimos años, el Comité ha tratado el concepto de un calendario universitario; en donde el año escolar comienza antes del Día del Trabajo y el primer semestre termina antes del descanso de invierno.

 

Comenzando este otoño, el Comité se reunió cinco veces para explorar y considerar el calendario universitario. El Comité empezó con la recolección de datos anecdóticos por parte de la comunidad escolar lo cual resultó en la Cartilla Informativa adjunta (Beneficios y Preocupaciones/Preguntas Frecuentes). Se circuló una encuesta para obtener aportes relacionados con el concepto de un Calendario Universitario. Se llevaron a cabo cinco reuniones de información para compartir y clarificar las particularidades de la Cartilla Informativa y para recolectar aportes por parte del personal, padres y estudiantes.

El Comité examinó cuidadosamente estos componentes antes de determinar una recomendación. Cuando se revisó la información recolectada, el Comité encontró que las respuestas en la encuesta variaban con los resultados generales indicando que la mayoría de los encuestados no apoyaba el cambio a un calendario universitario. Una vez analizados los resultados de los subgrupos encuestados de primaria, secundaria y preparatoria, hubo un aumento gradual en el apoyo al cambio (favor de ver los resultados de la encuesta adjunta).

 

Los comentarios recolectados durante las reuniones de información identificaron múltiples beneficios para los estudiantes, numerosas preocupaciones en cuanto al calor en las aulas de esas escuelas sin calefacción, ventilación, y aire acondicionado (HVAC por sus siglas en inglés), y la línea de tiempo de aplicación. Mientras que ha existido un plan sistemático para la instalación de HVAC desde el 2013, el plan para después del verano del 2018 no estaba disponible durante el tiempo de esta encuesta o las reuniones de información. El plan completo de instalación para las escuelas restantes se compartió en la reunión de la Junta de Educación el 14 de noviembre del 2017 (favor de ver la hoja adjunta).

 

Después de extenso análisis y conversaciones, el Comité reconoció los beneficios significativos a los estudiantes de un calendario universitario particularmente cuando alcanzan el nivel secundario y reconocieron la preocupación principal del HVAC y su instalación en todas las escuelas expresada por las partes interesadas. El Comité consideró la nueva información proveída en el plan HVAC que aborda el tema de las preocupaciones en cuanto a la calefacción y exploró maneras de proveer el beneficio de un calendario universitario a los estudiantes. Finalmente, el Comité determinó que el cambio a un calendario universitario era en el mejor interés de los estudiantes. La aplicación dentro de tres años abordaría las preocupaciones de la instalación de HVAC y crearía más tiempo para planificar la transición. 

 

El Comité de Revisión de Calendario ha hecho las siguientes recomendaciones y se reunirá para diseñar los detalles de los calendarios, lo cual se enviará al Distrito y los grupos de negociación de NMFT:

  • Un calendario tradicional para el año escolar 2018-2019 (Adoptado el 10 de octubre del 2017)
  • Un calendario tradicional para el año escolar 2019-2020
  • Un calendario universitario para el año escolar 2020-2021

Una vez que finalicen las negociaciones y sean aprobados por la Junta de Educación, los calendarios adoptados se harán públicos.

 

Hoja informative del calendario universitario

Plan de calefacción, ventilación, y aire acondicionado

Resultados de la encuesta de calendario universitario

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 12/7/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Newport Mesa Unified School District Logo
 

 

The latest edition of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District Community Newsletter is now available.

 

Featured Story

Technology in the Classroom

Technology in the Classroom Article

Visit our Community Newsletter website for these stories and more...

 

6th-8th Grade Instructional Materials Piloted

NMUSD Implements Suicide Prevention Policies

New Trustee Area Boundary Map and Election System

College and Career Night

Construction Update

Community Spotlight: Trellis

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 12/6/17




Audience: Homepage

Parent Seminar Flyer

Parent Seminar Series - Suicide Education and Prevention Strategies

November 29, 2017 6 pm - Estancia High School

November 30, 2017 6 pm - Costa Mesa High School

 

Parent Seminar Series Flyer

Parent Seminar Series Flyer - Spanish

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 11/20/17




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Pottery bowl filled with paint brushes

Presented by: California Elementary School PTA

 

What is Pottery Night?

Join us for an evening of pottery painting in the MPR. All ages are welcome to paint! Our pieces make great gifts for the holidays. Pottery pricing includes paints, painting time, glazing and firing of your pieces. Finished pottery will be distributed at school before the winter break.

 

Pre-Order your Pottery pieces by Monday, November 13. Pre-ording is not necessary however, it is recommended to ensure that we have your favorite pieces available. Complete the attached order form and return with full payment to the office.

 

Join us for Nachos, Pizza & Sweet Treats
Complete the attached RSVP form for Pizza and Nachos. Do not included payment for food. Please indicate on the form the number of nachos or pizza slices you plan to purchase at the event so we can plan accordingly.

 

Silent Auction

The silent auction will begin at 5:00 pm and end at 7:30 pm. Winners will be announced at 7:45 pm. Items include:

Lakers tickets
Clippers tickets

Anaheim Ducks autographed picture & puck     
Variety of Holiday items

 

Questions, please contact Alexa - cacougarsptapres@gmail.com

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 11/14/17




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Our PTA Pottery Night is coming up on
Friday, November 17

California PTA needs your help to make this event a success by volunteering an hour of your time.

 
Yes, I d love to volunteer
Please help by signing up to work a time slot for pottery purchases, the food or drink tables or clean up.
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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 11/13/17




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PTA Pottery Night
Friday November 17

5:00 - 8:00pm

Pottery bowl filled with paint brushes
Pottery Selection

Dinner, Tree, Star, Mitten, Santa, Reindeer and Car Plates
Cereal and Sweater Bowls
Mugs
Latte & Travel Mugs
Ornaments

Please return the attached Pottery Pre-Order form to the front office and payment in full to: California Elementary School PTA.


 

Slice of pizza

Please return the attached Pizza or Nachos RSVP form to the front office: DO NOT include payment for food. Please indicate the number of slices of pizza or nachos you plan to purchase at the event so that we can plan accordingly.

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 11/12/17




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Order forms and payment due by Monday, November 13
Make checks payable to: California Elementary School PTA

 

Extra fundraising packets available in the school office.

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 11/12/17




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California School is now hostUSAgain collection bining a USAgain Greenraiser!

Help save the environment and earn cash for your school.  Drop off your old clothing and shoes at the green and white USAgain collection bin in the school parking lot.

To learn more visit:  www.USAgain.com/schoolfundraisers

 

This is a year-round fundraiser.

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 11/11/17




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Newport-Mesa Unified School District will host a Flu Vaccine Clinic on November 15, 2017.  Vaccines are available at no cost for non-pregnant individuals four years and older. Vaccines will be distributed on a first come first serve basis and will be given until posted time or until supplies run out. Please wear short sleeves or sleeveless top.

 

Wednesday November 15, 2017

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

 

HOPE Clinic

2045 Meyer Place Bldg. C

Costa Mesa, CA 92627

949-515-6725

 

Flu Vaccine Clinic Flyer

Flu Vaccine Clinic Flyer - Spanish

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 11/9/17




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Dear Parents/Guardians:

 

Newport-Mesa Unified School District has partnered with Hanover Research, an independent research firm, to explore parents’ experiences with our district. The findings from this exploration will support the development of our district’s Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP).

 

As part of this exploration, Hanover Research will conduct a series of telephone interviews with parents. These conversations are designed to explore how parents engage with our district and their child’s school, and how parent engagement could be improved.

  

Participants will be selected at random and participation in these interviews is voluntary. However, it is important that members of the Newport-Mesa school community participate because only they can tell us about their perceptions and experiences. Please note that participation or non-participation will not affect any relationships you or your student(s) have with teachers, peers, or administrators. If you choose to participate, your responses will be kept anonymous.

 

You may be contacted by Hanover Research in the coming weeks to request your participation. If you have any questions or do not want to participate in these conversations, please email Hanover Research’s Content Director, Cate Keller at: ckeller@hanoverresearch.com or call 714-424-8919.

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 11/8/17




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Honoring all who served with US flag
Veterans and Active Duty Military Personnel of California Elementary School Students


The students at California Elementary are preparing a special Veterans' Day Flag Deck to recognize the contributions that veterans have made to our country. We would like to invite our Veterans and Active Duty Military Personnel to be a part of "Honoring our Heroes" Flag Deck on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 8:00 am.

 

Thank you for your service and we look forward to your visit!

 

Students are encouraged to wear red white and blue on November 9th.

 

"Honoring Our Heroes" RSVP form due by Monday, November 6th to the front office.

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 11/5/17




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Newport-Mesa Unified School District, in collaboration with Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers (NMFT) and the Classified School Employees Association (CSEA), has decided to re-launch the online Collegiate Calendar Survey due to concerns expressed regarding the survey allowing for multiple entries.

 

If you have previously taken the online survey, please note that those responses will not be included. We ask you to retake the survey using the link previously provided or the link below. If you are a parent and have completed a hard copy of the survey, your input will be included and you will not need to retake the survey.

 

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. Please know that we truly value our school community’s input on this important topic, which is why we are moving to a more accurate survey platform.

 

Collegiate Calendar Fact Sheet

Collegiate Calendar Survey 

 

Por favor vuelva a tomar/tome la Encuesta del Calendario Universitario

 

El Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa, en colaboración con la Federación de Maestros de Newport-Mesa (NMFT) y la Asociación de Empleados de Apoyo Académico (CSEA), han decidido relanzar la encuesta en línea titulada Encuesta sobre el Calendario Universitario debido a las preocupaciones expresadas que conciernen a la encuesta y la posibilidad de entradas múltiples.

 

Si tuvo la oportunidad de tomar la encuesta en línea previamente, por favor tenga en cuenta que sus respuestas no serán incluidas. Le pedimos que vuelva a tomar la encuesta usando el enlace que se le proveyó anteriormente o el enlace que ha sido incluido abajo. Si usted es un padre y ha completado esta encuesta en papel, su aporte será incluido y no tendrá que volver a tomar la encuesta.

 

Nos disculpamos sinceramente por cualquier inconveniente que esto haya causado. Sepa por favor que realmente valoramos el aporte de nuestra comunidad escolar en cuanto a este importante tema, y es el motivo por el cual nos hemos movido a una plataforma de encuestas más precisa.  

 

Cartilla Informativa sobre el calendario universitatio

Encuasta sobre el calendario universitatio

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 11/3/17




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California Elementary PTA logo
California School PTA welcomes you to an exciting new school year!
The PTA is thankful for our wonderful school community and is here to support students, teachers and families. We would love to have all Cougar families be apart of the amazing programs and opportunities the PTA offers to our school.

 

What does the PTA do for our school?

  • Book Fair (Fall and Spring)

  • Halloween Hoot

  • Pottery Night

  • Read-a-thon

  • Skate Night

  • Angels Sunday Family Day

Where does the money go from fundraising?

  • Field Trips

  • Inside the Outdoors & Science assemblies

  • Art Masters

  • Walk Thru History

  • Discovery Science Center assemblies & workshops

  • Reflections

These programs and events are made possible because of your support, membership and ideas. Please join us at any association meeting on the last Friday every other month right after flag deck. Get coffee, chat with other parents and find out what is happening on our campus for your children and family. We look forward to seeing you and welcome all new ideas to improve our PTA!

 

Each person to sign up will automatically receive Discovery Science Center, Aquarium of the Pacific, and Dave and Busters Discounts! Sign Up Today!

 

$11 per person
Checks are payable to: California Elementary School PTA

 

Extra membership envelopes are available in the school office.

 

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 11/3/17




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PTA Halloween Hoot Flyer
California Elementary School PTA

Halloween Hoot Carnival

Thursday
October 26th
5:00-7:30pm

 

Games & Prizes • Cake Walk

Haunted House • Face Painting

Costume Contest • Food & Drinks

Ice Cream • Crafts • Much More

 

Volunteer/Donations/Questions, please email
cacougarsptapres@gmail.com

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 10/26/17




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Help make the Halloween Hoot a success with your donation of time!

Sign Up Today!

 

Volunteers Needed
Pick Up/Return Light Bar
Set-Up
Game Booths
Food Table
Tear down

Donated Items
Bags of Ice
Cakes/Pies/Cupcakes
Cases of Soda
Cases of Bottled Water

Borrowed Items
Camping Lights
Coolers
Crock-Pots
Extension Cords
E-Z Ups
Tables

 

Questions?

Contact: C. Alexa Christopher

cacougarsptapres@gmail.com

 

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 10/26/17




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Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) is considering a shift to a collegiate calendar to more closely align with neighboring school districts and local colleges. This shift would start the school year up to three weeks prior to the Labor Day holiday and end the first semester prior to the winter break.

 

As a unified school district, this decision impacts everyone; therefore, NMUSD is in the process of seeking input from the school community regarding the potential shift. Please see the Collegiate Calendar Fact Sheet link below. The Fact Sheet includes background information, dates for informational meetings, benefits, concerns/frequently asked questions and the survey link (survey will be available November 1-15).

 

Your input will help guide the Calendar Committee in developing their recommendation. The final decision is determined through the negotiations process and adopted by the Board of Education.

 

Collegiate Calendar Fact Sheet

Collegiate Calendar Fact Sheet - Spanish

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 10/23/17




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Choose one or more categories below to submit original work that interprets the
2017-18 PTA Reflections theme: Within Reach

Complete an entry form and submit along with artwork to your
California Elementary School Teacher by Monday, October 23, 2017

(Include your arts category, division and full name on submission envelope)

Submissions will be reviewed by experienced artists for interpretation of theme, creativity and technique.
We look forward to celebrating your artistry and achievement in the arts!

  • Dance Choreography
  • Film Production
  • Literature
  • Music Composition
  • Audio
  • Photography
  • Visual Arts
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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 10/20/17




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Halloween Hoot

Thursday, October 26

5:00-7:30pm

 

Wristband Pre-Order Form

 

How does it work?

This year we are offering families the opportunity to purchase a wristband  The wristband will give the wearer unlimited game play and unlimited access to the cake walk. One wristband per person. No sharing. Pre-ordered wristbands are available for pick up at the door of the Halloween Hoot.

 

Why should I pre-order?

By pre-ordering your wristband you can save up to $5 and save time by skipping the ticket line.

 

What does the wristband include?

Purchasing a wristband gives the wearer unlimited game play, admission to the haunted house, unlimited participation in the cake walk and Lakeshore Learning arts/craft table. All wristbands come with a Dave and Busters coupon.

 

What is not included with the wristband?

Food, drinks, and other activities are not included with the purchase of a wristband.

 

How much does it cost?

A pre-ordered wristband costs just $15 for PTA members or $20 for non-PTA members. Wristbands purchased at the event will be $20.

 

What if I don't want to buy a wristband?

Tickets will be available for purchase for 50¢ each for game play, admission to the haunted house, and participation in the cake walk. Number of tickets required for each booth varies.

 

Turn in bottom portion of the attached pre-order form to your student's teacher with your payment to California Elementary School PTA  by Monday, October 23, 2017. Thank you!

 

Check out our Online Volunteer & Donated/Borrowed Items Sign Up Sheets.

Help make the Halloween Hoot a success with your donation of time.
 

 

Questions?
Contact: C. Alexa Christopher

cacougarsptapres@gmail.com

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 10/20/17




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

 

Halloween Safety Flyer

Halloween Safety Flyer - Spanish

 

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 10/13/17




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Check out the great selection of books!

 

PTA Scholastic Book Fair

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
(After School)

1:00-3:00pm

MPR
(No School/Book Fair on Wednesday) 

 

All proceeds directly provide new books for our Library and classrooms.

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 10/12/17




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Newport-Mesa Unified School District Board of Education has approved the School Calendar and Schedule of Activities, for the 2018/19 school year.

 

Schedule of School Activities 2018/19
School Calendar 2018/19

School Calendar and Student Holidays Website

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 10/11/17




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Newport-Mesa Unified School District
 

Newport-Mesa Unified School District

Board of Education

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 standard for school year 2017-2018.

The public hearing will be held in conjunction with the regularly scheduled board of education meeting scheduled on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 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
 

Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa

Mesa Directiva de Educación

Aviso de Audiencia Pública

 

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 2017-2018.

La audiencia pública se llevará a cabo en conjunción con la junta regular programada para el martes, 24 de octubre de 2017, a las 6:00 p.m. aproximadamente, en la sala de juntas de la Mesa Directiva del Centro de Educación del Distrito, 2985 Bear Street, Costa Mesa, Ca.

 

Para Información, por favor comuníquese con:

Vanessa Galey

Directora, Proyectos Especiales

714-424-8983

vgaley@nmusd.us

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 10/11/17




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WingNuts Logo
3030 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Parent/Teacher Conference Week - Take advantage of our day off
& support the school!

Wednesday 10/11/17
All Day Long 11am - 10pm
 

Present the attached flyer and Wingnuts
will generously donate 10% of your total bill back
to California Elementary!

 

*Must give the attached flyer to your server to ensure your participation is recorded.

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 10/9/17




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Notice is hereby given that on October 24, 2017, the Board of Education of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District at a regular meeting to be held at 6:00 p.m. at the District’s Board Room, located at 2985 Bear Street, Building A, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, the Board of Education will conduct a public hearing to provide opportunity for the community to provide oral comment to the Board regarding the proposed waiver application to the State Board of Education with respect to a shift to by-trustee area elections.  Persons seeking information should contact the Superintendent’s Office, (714) 424-5031.

 

Q & A on Waiver Request to State Board of Education Regarding Change in Board of Education Election System from At-Large to
By-Trustee Area Voting

 

On February 28, 2017, the Board of Education of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District directed a shift from the current at-large system of electing Board Members to by-trustee area elections. These Questions & Answers have been developed to provide information to all interested parties on this process. 

 

 

Q: What is the change that will take place?

A: Currently, members of the Board of Education are elected in “at-large” elections, i.e., elections in which each governing board member is a resident of a trustee area but elected by the registered voters of the entire school district. Starting in the November 2018 election, Board Members will be elected by only the voters living in a designated trustee area.

 

Q: How many areas will there be?

A: The Board of Education will remain at seven members; therefore there will be seven areas.

 

 

Q: How may I learn more and/or provide feedback to the Board?

A: A public hearing regarding the submission of a waiver to the State Board of Education for a change from at-large to by-trustee area elections will be held October 24, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

 

 

Q: What if I have additional questions?

A: You may contact the Superintendent’s office via email at superintendent@nmusd.us and/or attend the public hearing referenced above.

 

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Posted by: Annette Franco, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 10/6/17




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Every Purchase Makes a Difference!

Profits to help fund the amazing year round school sponsored activities!

We encourage ALL families to participate, and please share with friends, and family to make this fundraiser a true success!

 

Fun Incentives for ALL participants!

Sell 20 items or more and win The Game Truck Prize!

Send 10 Emails or more to friends and family for the student PRIZE!

 

Orders & Money Due:

Place orders from the beautiful catalogs on the 3-part order form.

  • All money and the top 2 copies of the order form are
    due by: Monday, October 2
  • Please DO NOT collect sales tax.
  • Make checks payable to : California PTA
  • Additional order forms are available at the school office.
  • Purchase 2 items or more and receive FREE digital Cooking Light Cookbook.

Online Ordering Made Easy!

Over 500 items to choose from!

  1. Register your student online at the Charleston Wrap Store
  2. Use our school's online ID# z-11523
  3. Students receive s 6-digit Student Code (register only once)
  4. Share the code when reaching out to friends and family for online support.
  5. Use our Easy-Email-Invite generator for online outreach!
  • Personalized & Online Only items will NOT be fulfilled if written on the 3-part order form.
  • Internet orders may be subject to shipping & sales tax. Free shipping is available, see online for details.

Thank you for supporting our school!

Questions? Call Customer Service 866-395-2926

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 10/1/17




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All proceeds go to supporting Education, Technology, Arts & Science programs at
California Elementary School.

 

Cougar Cup logo Established 2007
Monday, October 2, 2017
Costa Mesa Country Club
7:30 am

Grab a foursome and come out to play! 
Invite your family, colleagues and friends to play, sponsor and donate. 

 

ENTRY FEES:  $110 per player
Includes Green Fee, Cart Fee, Range Balls, Lunch, Beverage Ticket & Tournament Bag.

 

Space is limited and will sell out.

Registration and details visit the Cougar Cup Website.
 

Sponsorship and Donation Opportunities

See Sponsor Package for more details

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 10/1/17




Audience: Homepage, California School Education Foundation, Our School and Parent Teacher Association

Dinner,Movie and Costume Sale Flyer
Dinner & a Movie "Sing"

 

Spaghetti Dinner
Sponsored by Lindsey Family & California School Education Foundation

 

Movie & Costume Sale
Sponsored by California Elementary PTA

 

September 28, 2017
5:30pm - 7:30pm

 

Costumes $5      Accessories $1

 

Proceeds from the sale will fund our creative writing assembly, Imagination Machine, March 2018.

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 9/28/17




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Newport-Mesa Unified School District Students Show Growth from 2015 to 2017 in Statewide English and Math Assessment

 

Students in Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) show growth from 2015 to 2017 in statewide English Language Arts (ELA) and math assessments. NMUSD students also remain above the Orange County and California averages in ELA and math.  

 

The Smarter Balanced assessments are part of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), which tests ELA and math standards for students in grades three through eight and grade 11. The Smarter Balanced assessments are computer adaptive tests that adjust the difficulty of the test items based on how a test taker responds. This provides a more precise measure of student performance.

 

The Smarter Balanced assessments, now in the third year, show an increase of 4.57 percentage points in NMUSD students having met or exceeded ELA standards, and an increase of 3.99 percentage points in students having met or exceeded math standards, when compared to the 2015 baseline assessments.

 

Many NMUSD schools have shown impressive growth during the three year period. Ensign Intermediate School maintained growth all three years in both ELA (9.0 percentage point growth) and math standards (8.50 percentage point growth). Nine schools have shown a growth of more than ten percent in ELA standards, with Adams Elementary showing a growth of 19.23 percentage points. Five schools have shown double digit growth in math standards, again with Adams topping the list at 17.13 percentage point growth.

 

Specific to Title I schools, nearly all have shown growth in ELA and math standards. Adams, Sonora, and Paularino Elementary Schools have shown double digit growth in both ELA and math standards.

 

“It is encouraging to see our Title I schools performing well,” said Deputy Superintendent and Chief Academic Officer Russell Lee-Sung. “This is a testament to the focus of our teachers, and principals to improve our instructional program for all our students,” he said.

 

Our district has been focused on providing support for classroom intervention systems to better implement differentiation of instructional strategies. This allows teachers and instructional assistants to provide targeted support to struggling students and additional enrichment opportunities for high achieving students, such as small group instruction with specifically tailored instructional materials.

 

ELA and math results for English Learners have remained relatively flat throughout the three year assessments. Our district is focused on improving English Learner proficiency by providing additional supports, such as the adoption of new elementary English Language Arts, English Language Development, and math instructional materials. Our district has added two Instructional Specialists in 2017/18, for a total of three that are solely dedicated to improving English Learner proficiency in all subject areas.

 

Looking at grade levels, third and sixth grade students have shown consistent growth in both ELA and math, throughout the three years of the assessments. While the district looks at improvement at all grade levels, there has been a strong focus on the third grade foundational skills. It is widely known that if students are not reading at grade level by third grade, it is increasingly more difficult for them to meet future grade level performance.

 

Comparing results from 2016 to 2017 assessments, NMUSD students showed a slight growth of .57 percentage points in ELA standards and a decline of 1.01 percentage points in math standards.

 

“We are confident that the selection of new elementary math and ELA/ELD instructional materials being implemented this school year will improve student proficiency,” said Deputy Superintendent and Chief Academic Officer Russell Lee-Sung.

 

The current statewide assessments only focus on ELA and math standards, however it is anticipated that the California Science Test (CAST) will be included in the state testing program in 2019. In the meantime, NMUSD teachers continue to work on the next generation Science Standards (NGSS) to prepare for the CAST.

 

Individual student 2017 assessments were mailed to parents. The NMUSD Smarter Balanced testing schedule for 2018 is anticipated for March 20 through June 15.

 

While statewide assessments provide valuable information about overall student progress and areas for improvement, they do not provide a holistic view of student achievement. The new California School Dashboard is expected to provide a more detailed view of performance, based on multiple factors, beyond state testing results. These factors include graduation rates, suspension rates, chronic absenteeism and college and career readiness. However, the State is not expected to provide this data until December 2017. 

 

Links:
 

Smarter Balanced Test Results
 

Parent and Student Resources
 

Stay connected with NMUSD: register for district news via Constant Contact, download the NMUSD Mobile App, follow us on Twitter, and like us on Facebook.

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 9/27/17




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Cougar Cup logo Established 2007
CSEF Golf Ball Drop

Friday, September 29
1:30 pm

 

All proceeds support Education, Technology, Art and Science programs at California Elementary.

Get your chance to win a $350 Gift Card and other fabulous prizes.

  • Purchased Raffle Golf Balls will be dropped from a height onto a miniature target green on the California School campus.*  
  • The ball that goes in or lands closest to the hole wins! You need not to be present to win.*

$5 per ball or 5 balls for $20
Raffle Golf Balls on sale from the Cougar Cup Website or
after school starting September 15.

 

*Official rules will be posted on school posters and on the CSEF website.

**Balls are assigned a number that corresponds to purchaser.

**Balls remain in possession of CSEF after the Ball Drop.

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 9/27/17




Audience: Homepage, California School Education Foundation and Our School

Show Your Cougar Pride Every Friday!

 

(A) Back to School Pack **Youth**
Save 25%: Tee, Key Chain, Bottle, Sticker
Only $22
(B) Back to School Pack **Adult**
Save 25%: Tee, Key Chain, Bottle, Sticker
Only $22
(C) Back to School Pack **Accessories Only**
Save 25%: Tee, Key Chain, Bottle, Sticker
Only $13.50
 
       
Key Chain 
$6
Water Bottle 
$8
Sticker
$3
 
       
Tee
$12
Pullover Sweatshirt
$15
Zipper Sweatshirt
$30
 
       

Not sure about size? Look for samples in the office.

Save $$ by purchasing a pack!

 

Order forms must be returned by 9/25/17

Cash or Check made payable to CSEF - California School Education Foundation
See Foundation Cart at Flag Deck Friday's to pay by Credit/Venmo

 

Please contact Louise Dunham at (714) 721-6968 or californiaschoolfoundation@gmail.com with questions.

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 9/23/17




Audience: Homepage, Our School and Parent Teacher Association

Kid's grow up so fast!

We NEED Halloween Costumes

Ages infant - 13 years

 

We are collecting donations from

September 11th - September 27th
 

Please place donations of CLEAN gently used costumes in the box located in the front office.  Anyone who donates a costume has a chance to enter his/her name in a drawing to win a one hour Rockin’ Jump ticket.

 

Donations will be used at our Costume Sale:

September 28th 5:30-7:30pm
 

Costumes $5     Accessories $1
 

Proceeds from the sale will fund our creative writing assembly, Imagination Machine, March 2018.

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 9/23/17




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Thank you to all those who will be in attendance at Wednesday's Annual State of the Schools Breakfast!

 

We are sold out!

 

We greatly appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you tomorrow morning for our fantastic event!

State of the Schools Breakfast
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
7:00 am - 9:00 am
Costa Mesa High School

State of the Schools Invite
State of the Schools Breakfast Invitation

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 9/19/17




Audience: Homepage and Our School

5:30 - 7:30 pm 
Learn more about your child's academic program!


This will be an educational evening for PARENTS ONLY.


5:30-6:10pm    TK-3rd Presentations in Classrooms
6:15-6:45pm    General Presentation in MPR

6:50-7:30pm    4th-6th Presentations in Classrooms


*Early dismissal for ALL students will be at 1:00 pm

 

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 9/13/17




Audience: Homepage, Our School and Parent Teacher Association

Let's get to reading & raising for our California Cougars!

School bus with children-Explore more field trips printed on side of bus.

PTA is so excited to introduce a Read-A-Thon over the summer!
This Read-A-Thon will help raise money for field trips next year - so get your library card and a comfortable spot ready to go!

 

♦ Let's promote the benefits of reading.
♦ Share your student's successes and love of reading with family and friends.

 

Every time you read, write down the title of the book and the total number of minutes you read. Have your parent/guardian initial next to the number of minutes read. At the end of the Read-A-Thon, add up the number of minutes you’ve read and ask your sponsors for the money they pledged to support your efforts.

 

All proceeds raised will go toward funding 2017/18 individual grade level field trips and educational assemblies.

 

See the attached flyer for more information, individual, grade-wide and school-wide incentives.

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 9/12/17




Audience: Homepage

Public Hearings to be Conducted Regarding the Adjustment of Trustee Area Boundaries on September 18, September 28 and October 9

 

Newport-Mesa Unified School District will conduct three public hearings for the Board of Education to receive public comments specifically related to the two proposed trustee area boundary map options “B” and “G”. Trustee areas are specific boundaries within the school district that each Board of Education Member is elected to represent. Trustee boundaries are separate from school attendance boundaries and any changes to trustee area boundaries will not change or impact a student’s home school. Students’ home school will remain the same.

 

Two trustee area boundary maps, “B” and “G” are currently under consideration. Please visit the Trustee Area Boundary Adjustment webpage for more information, including proposed maps and analysis reports.

 

Upcoming Public Hearings:

 

You are invited to attend the following public hearings to provide public comments specifically related to the two proposed trustee area boundary map options.

*Please note that the District may adjourn earlier than 8 p.m. after accepting all comments, commencing
at 6 p.m.

 

September 18, 2017*

6:00 p.m.

Newport Harbor High School Theater

600 Irvine Avenue

Newport Beach, CA 92663

 

September 28, 2017*

6:00 p.m.

Costa Mesa High School

Theatre

2650 Fairview Road

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Transportation to the public hearing at Costa Mesa High School will be provided from the Rea Elementary School parking lot at 5:30 p.m. and will return at the conclusion of the public hearing.

 

October 9, 2017*

6:00 p.m.

Newport-Mesa Unified School District Boardroom

2985 Bear Street

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

 

Public Hearing Format:

  • The public hearings are formal Board of Education meetings and will be video recorded.
  • The two maps (“Map B” and “Map G”) will be on display, as well as the analysis reports for each map.
  • Public comments will be received verbally or in writing.
  • Spanish interpreters will be available at each public hearing.

Background:

 

Newport-Mesa Unified School District has seven Board of Education members who are currently elected through an at-large voting system. An at-large voting system means that each member is elected by the entire school district voting population, but is required to reside in a particular trustee area. This is authorized by Education Code section 5030.

 

In a separate but related topic to boundary adjustments, in February 2017 the Board of Education initiated the change to elections by trustee area, commencing with the November 2018 elections. Elections by trustee area means that members will be elected by the specific trustee area that they represent, as opposed to the entire school district voting population (as is currently the process).

 

Due to the extensive population growth on the east side of the district, the superintendent convened a committee to review trustee areas. The committee, with the assistance of a demographer, was tasked with balancing the seven trustee areas to each have proportionate population and take into consideration traditional redistricting principles, such as trustee areas should be compact and contiguous; should consider communities of interest; should consider man-made and natural geographic features; and should continue with at least one majority–minority trustee area. The committee created proposed trustee area boundary map B.

 

The District conducted two initial public meetings in March 2017 to review trustee area boundaries and receive public input.

 

At its April 18, 2017 meeting, the Board of Education conducted a study session to receive and consider information related to the boundary adjustment. The Board directed the demographer to prepare additional draft maps for consideration. Map G was a result of public input and direction form the Board.

 

In its August 22, 2017 meeting, the Board of Education voted to conduct three public hearings to receive community input on maps B and G (meeting details are noted above).

 

Next Steps:

 

The Board of Education is expected to take action on the proposed trustee area boundary maps at a future Board of Education meeting.

 

Please visit the Trustee Area Boundary Adjustment webpage for more information, including current and proposed maps, and map analysis reports.

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Audiencias Públicas que se llevarán a cabo respecto al Ajuste de los Límites de las Áreas de los Miembros de la Junta Directiva el 18 y 28 de septiembre y el 9 de octubre.

 

El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Newport Mesa llevará a cabo tres audiencias públicas de la Junta Directiva de Educación para escuchar los comentarios del público específicamente relacionados a las dos opciones propuestas para el mapa de límites del área “B” y “G”. Las áreas de miembros de la Junta Directiva son límites específicos dentro del distrito escolar que son representados por cada miembro elegido de la Junta Directiva. Los límites de los miembros de la Junta Directiva son límites completamente separados de los límites de asistencia escolar, y cualquier cambio a los límites de las áreas de los miembros de la Junta Directiva no cambiará ni tendrán impacto en la escuela de residencia del estudiante. La escuela de residencia del estudiante será la misma.

 

Dos mapas de límites de las áreas de los miembros de la Junta Directiva, “B” y “G” están actualmente bajo consideración. Por favor visite la página web del Ajuste de Los Límites de las Áreas de Miembros de la Junta Directiva para obtener más información, incluyendo los mapas propuestos y los informes de análisis. (Oprima “Select Language” aribba, a la derecha de la página de internet para cambiar el idioma a “Spanish” (Español)).

 

Próximas Audiencias Públicas:

 

Los invitamos a asistir a las siguientes audiencias públicas para escuchar sus comentarios públicos específicamente relacionados a las dos opciones propuestas para los mapas de límites de área.

 

*Por favor tenga en cuenta que el Distrito puede dar por concluida la junta antes de las 8 p.m. después de haber aceptado todos los comentarios, comenzando a las 6 p.m.

 

Septiembre 18, 2017*

6:00 p.m.

Newport Harbor High School Teatro

600 Irvine Avenue

Newport Beach, CA 92663

 

Septiembre 28, 2017*

6:00 p.m.

Costa Mesa High School

Teatro

2650 Fairview Road

Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Se ofrecerá transporte a la audiencia pública en la Secundaria Costa Mesa desde el estacionamiento de la Escuela Primaria Rea a las 5:30 p.m., y regresara una vez concluya la audiencia pública.

 

Octubre 9, 2017*

6:00 p.m.

Newport-Mesa Unified School   Sala de Conferencias

2985 Bear Street

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

 

 

Formato de la Audiencia Pública:

  • Las audiencias públicas son juntas formales de la Junta Directiva de Educación y serán grabadas.
  • Los dos mapas (“Mapa B” y “Mapa G”) estarán exhibidos, así como también lo estarán los informes de análisis para cada mapa.
  • Los comentarios públicos ser recibirán de manera verbal o escrita.
  • Tendremos Intérpretes para español disponibles en cada audiencia pública.

Antecedentes:

 

El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Newport Mesa tiene siete miembros de la Junta Directiva quienes son actualmente elegidos a través de un sistema de votación general. Un sistema de votación general quiere decir que cada miembro es elegido por toda la población votante del distrito escolar, pero se requiere que el miembro resida en una de las áreas específicas del distrito. Esto está autorizado por el Código de Educación sección 5030.

 

En un tema separado pero relacionado al ajuste de límites, en febrero de 2017, la Junta Directiva de Educación inició el cambio a las elecciones por área de miembro de la junta directiva, comenzando con las elecciones de noviembre de 2018. Las elecciones por área de miembro de la junta directiva quieren decir que los miembros serán elegidos por el área de miembro específica que ellos representen, contrario a que sea toda la población votante del distrito la que los elija (proceso actual).

 

Debido al crecimiento de la población en el lado Este del distrito, el superintendente convocó un comité para revisar las áreas de los miembros de la junta directiva. Se le asignó al comité, con la asistencia de un demógrafo, balancear las siete áreas de los miembros de tal manera que cada uno tuviera una población proporcional y que considerarán los principios tradicionales de reestructuración, tales como que las áreas de miembros de la junta deberán ser compactas y contiguas; deberán considerar comunidades de interés; deberán considerar características geográficas artificiales y naturales; y deberán continuar con por lo menos un área de miembro de la junta de mayoría-minoría. El comité creado propuso el mapa de límite de área B.

 

El Distrito llevó a cabo dos juntas públicas iniciales en marzo de 2017 para revisar los límites de las áreas de los miembros de la junta directiva y para recibir aportes del público.

 

En la junta del 18 de abril de 2017, la Junta Directiva de Educación llevó a cabo una sesión de estudio para recibir y considerar información relacionada al ajuste de límites. La Junta Directiva instruyó al demógrafo a preparar borradores de mapas adicionales para ser considerados. El Mapa G fue el resultado del aporte del público y de la instrucción de la Junta Directiva.

 

En la junta del 22 de agosto de 2017, la Junta Directiva de Educación votó para llevar a cabo tres audiencias públicas para recibir aportes de la comunidad en cuanto a los mapas B y G (los detalles de la junta se describen arriba).

Siguientes pasos:

Se espera que La Junta Directiva de Educación tome acción en los mapas de límites de las áreas de los miembros de la junta directiva en una futura junta de la Junta Directiva de Educación.

 

Por favor visite la página web del Ajuste de Los Límites de las Áreas de Miembros de la Junta Directiva para obtener más información, incluyendo mapas actuales y propuestos, y los informes de análisis de los mapas. (Oprima “Select Language” arriba, a la derecha de la página de internet para cambiar el idioma a “Spanish” (Español)).

 

 

 

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 9/6/17




Audience: Homepage, Our School and Parent Teacher Association

California School Summer Picnics

New to our school or been here for a while? This is an event for you!
We hope these picnics will be a sweet way for students & their families to connect prior to the first day of school this fall.
Join us for one or both!

 

When:

Thursday, August 31st 5:30-7:00pm
@Halecrest Tennis & Swim Club
3112 College Avenue, Costa Mesa
(Please enter and park in the back lot)

 

What to Bring:

Food for your family to enjoy, something to sit on, & some cash if you would like to purchase a "California School Spirit Starter Pack" ($22) or pick up some treats that help out our 6th Grade Science Campers.

 

Questions:

April Forrester 714-875-3324
Netra Piesik 949-689-5608

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 8/30/17




Audience: Homepage, California School Education Foundation and Our School

All proceeds go to supporting Education,Technology, Arts & Science programs at California Elementary School.
Cougar Cup Logo
More details coming soon!

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 8/28/17




Audience: Homepage and Our School

Keep working on your reading, math and keyboarding skills over the summer!

 

The following web-based programs will be available for student use at home over the summer recess:

These are the same programs our students use at school.

Click on the attached links for more details.

 

 

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 8/17/17




Audience: Homepage

Applying for free and reduced priced meals and pre-paying for student meals is easier than ever. Apply or pre-pay online today. Please see the attached flyer and visit the links below for more information.

 

National School Lunch and Breakfast Program Flyer

 

Apply for Free and Reduced Price Meals Online
 

Add Funds to your Student’s Meal Account Online

 

 

 

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 8/16/17




Audience: Homepage, California School Education Foundation and Our School

(CSEF) California Elementary/TeWinkle Middle School
Fireworks Booth

June 30 -  July 4

 

Location
Rite Aid Parking Lot
3029 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa 
(Harbor Blvd. and Nutmeg Place)

 

Volunteers are Needed
Online Volunteer Sign Up Sheets

 

All proceeds will benefit Technology, Arts and Science programs.


Questions? 
Contact Louise Dunham at
louisedunham76@gmail.com

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 7/2/17




Audience: Homepage, California School Education Foundation and Our School

Volunteers are needed to unload delivery, set-up, sell/restock fireworks and
stay overnight to ensure the security of our booth at the

(CSEF) California Elementary/TeWinkle Middle School
Fireworks Booth


Shifts are available from June 29 - July 4
You must be 18 years or older to sell fireworks!

Online Volunteer Sign Up Sheets
 

Location
Rite Aid Parking Lot
3029 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa

(Harbor Blvd. and Nutmeg Place)
 

All proceeds will benefit Technology, Arts, and Science programs.
 

Questions?
Contact Louise Dunham at CaliforniaSchoolFoundation@gmail.com

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 6/22/17




Audience: Homepage, California School Education Foundation and Our School

All proceeds will benefit Technology, Arts & Science programs!

 

Save $10 Pre-Sale Voucher
Get $50 worth of Fireworks for $40
Pre-Sale Vouchers on sale after school June 19-22
and at California Elementary Flag Deck Friday

 

Redeem vouchers at the California Elementary
& TeWinkle Middle School Fireworks Booth

Rite Aid Parking Lot
(Harbor & Nutmeg)
3029 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa

 

Volunteers Needed
Online Volunteer Sign Up Sheets

 

Questions?
Contact Louise Dunham
CaliforniaSchoolFoundation@gmail.com

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 6/19/17




Audience: Homepage, California School Education Foundation and Our School

Please join your California Elementary Student for
Donuts with Dad

A Father's Day Celebration!

 

California Kids - Bring your Dad, Grandpa, Uncle, or any other special man in your life to school for this special celebration.

 

Enjoy donuts, coffee, juice and other surprises.
Bring your best Smile for our Photo Booth!

 

The 5th grade classes are hosting the event.
Donations will be accepted for next year's science camp!

 

Contact Heather Breitwieser at
hmcjake@sbcglobal.net for more information.

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 6/15/17




Audience: Homepage, California School Education Foundation, Music and Our School

California Elementary Varsity Show Choir Performace of  Alice in Wonderland Jr  Flyer

California Elementary Varsity Show Choir
Proudly Presents

 

Disney Alice in Wonderland Jr.

 

June 15 June 16 June 17
7 pm 7 pm 3 pm

 

Tickets on sale after school June 12-14.
Cost: $5

Tickets will also be available at the door-limited quantities.

 

california.nmusd.us
Directed by Nick St. Royal - Music, Band, and Show Choir Director of California Elementary

 

 

 

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 6/15/17




Audience: Homepage, Library and Our School

Please have your child return all library books 
and/or pay for lost books TODAY!

(Checks payable to NMUSD) 

 

Students have received a detailed print out with a list of book(s) they have not returned. 

 

Books not returned by Friday, June 16 will be considered lost and replacement or payment will need to be made prior to the last day of school. 
 

It is important to maintain our library books for our students for the years to come and the responsibility of caring for materials is an important concept for children to learn.
 

Please contact Mrs. Bovaird, if you believe your child has lost a library book at 714-424-7940 or bbovaird@nmusd.us

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 6/15/17




Audience: Homepage, California School Education Foundation and Our School

It is time to order your
2016-2017

California Elementary School Yearbook!


Don't Miss Out! 

Reserve your copy by filling out the bottom portion of the attached pre-order form and return it to the office along with your payment.


♦ Only $15.00 per yearbook ♦

Cash and checks accepted.
Please make checks payable to: California School Education Foundation (CSEF)


Turn in your completed pre-order form and payment no later than 
Wednesday, June 14, 2017.


Pre-ordering is the only way to guarantee that your child receives a yearbook.
 

Late orders:  Yearbooks will be sold for $20.00 based on availability.

 

Purchased yearbooks will be distributed the last week of school.

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 6/12/17




Audience: Homepage and Our School

California Elementary Open House Flyer
 

5:30pm  -  Dinner
  ♦ TK Burger
     $8 Hamburger/Cheeseburger/Chicken Sandwich/Veggie Burger with fries & drink
     $7 if you want chips instead of fries

  ♦ Kona Ice $3

6:00pm  -  Special Presentation on Blacktop

6:30pm  -  Classroom Visits

 

Don't forget to visit the computer and science labs!
Grades K-2 demos in the computer lab/Grades 3-6 computer demo in classroom.

 

Need a book or two to read over the summer? Stop by the MPR to check out the selection of gently used books available at no cost to our students.

 

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 6/7/17




Audience: Homepage, Our School and Parent Teacher Association

Let's recognize the people who help make
California Elementary a GREAT place for our kids!

 

Each year, the PTA recognizes individuals who have made a positive difference in our California School community
by honoring them with a
 

Very Special Person Award (VSP)!

 

Please take the time to NOMINATE someone you think has made an impact on the quality of California School's education, activities, programs and/or community.

 

There are so many people who support our school.
Remember all the staff, parents and family members, after school helpers, community members and any others who make our school such an amazing place.

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 6/2/17




Audience: Homepage, Music and Our School

Spring Music Concerts Flyer

Join us in the MPR

TK/K
Friday, May 26
8:45am

 

Grades 1 & 2
Friday, June 2
8:30am

 

Grades 3-6
Friday, June 2
9:15am

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 6/1/17




Audience: Homepage
Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 5/31/17




Audience: Homepage
Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 5/23/17




Audience: Homepage, Our School and Parent Teacher Association
California Elementary PTA logo-every child. one voice.
The California Elementary PTA is excited to announce the proposed executive board for the 2017-2018 school year. Thank you to all who stepped up. Without the help of our community, the PTA wouldn't be able to continue to provide the amazing enrichment programs we all love at California Elementary.
 
Please join us on Tuesday, May 23rd at 7:00pm when we will vote and swear in the board at our Association Meeting in the MPR.
 
Alexa Fatzinger President  
Karen Blanchard Executive VP  
Kathleen Ahn 1st VP Programs  
Jaccie Johnson 2nd VP Membership & Grants  
TBD 3rd VP Ways and Means  
Anna Martinez-Alliman Secretary  
Dave Gruebel Treasurer  
Lisa Monterio Auditor  
Jamie Thomas Communications/Social Media  
April Forrester New Family Coordinator  
 
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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 5/22/17




Audience: Homepage

Newport-Mesa Unified School District received a request to name the Newport Harbor High School (NHHS) track and field the "Bob Hailey Memorial Track and Field", in honor of Mr. Bob Hailey, who was a NHHS teacher and coach. 
 
For more information and to take the survey regarding this naming request, please click the following link, Newport Harbor High School Track and Field Naming Survey. The survey will be available for public input until June 7, 2017.

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Posted by: Annette Franco, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 5/19/17




Audience: Homepage

Young Athletes Program

Friday, June 2, 2017

9 am - 12 pm

Estancia High School

Jim Scott Stadium

 

Young Athletes Program Flyer

See link to flyer below or contact Jacqueline Gonzales for more information at jgonzalez@nmusd.us or 714-424-5058

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Posted by: Annette Franco, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 5/19/17




Audience: Homepage

Special Olympics Soccer Event

May 22, 2017

9 am - 12 pm

Costa Mesa High School - Mustangs Field

 

Special Olympics Flyer
 

See link to flyer below or contact Jacqueline Gonzales for more information at jgonzalez@nmusd.us or 714-424-5058

 

 

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Posted by: Annette Franco, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 5/19/17




Audience: Homepage

Click the image or the link below to read the latest edition of Newport-Mesa Unified School Districts Community Newsletter!

Community Newsletter
Community Newsletter

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 5/19/17




Audience: Homepage, California School Education Foundation and Our School

Donated Items Needed
♦  Babybel Cheese  ♦  Brie  ♦  Chex Mix
♦  Crackers  ♦  Ding Dongs  ♦  Fruit Skewers 
♦  Funyuns  ♦  Ice  ♦  Limes  ♦  Lipton Onion Soup Mix  ♦  Ruffles  
♦  Soda  ♦  Sour Cream  ♦  Twinkies

 

(See the Online Item Donation Signup Sheets for a complete list)

 

Drop off your donations in the MPR on Friday morning, May 19
or at Halecrest on Saturday before noon.

Please call or text Kirsten McNiff at 949-322-9554 to confirm drop off at Halecrest.

 

Online Item Donation Signup Sheets

 

CSEF brings Technology, Arts and Science programs
to California Elementary School.  
 
California School Education Foundation logo

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 5/19/17




Audience: Homepage, California School Education Foundation and Our School

Join Us at the

Halecrest Swim & Tennis Club, Costa Mesa

 

Wear you 80's best!
This is an adult only event

 

Dinner ♦ DJ ♦ Silent & Live Auction
♦ Prize to the class with the most parents in attendance
♦ Prizes for best costumes

 

Ticket $40 at the door

 

Contact Louise Dunham
californiaschoolfoundation@gmail.com
714-721-6968


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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 5/19/17




Audience: Homepage, California School Education Foundation and Our School

Please join your California Elementary Student for
Muffins with Mom

A Mother's Day Celebration!

 

California Kids-Bring your Mom, Grandma, Aunt, or any other special lady in your life to school for this special celebration.

 

Enjoy muffins, coffee, juice and other surprises.
Bring your best Smile for our Photo Booth!

 

This free event is brought to you by the 5th Graders of California School.
(Donations for next year's Science Camp are greatly appreciated)

 

Email Julieta Johnson at flamenco92627@gmail.com for more information.

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 5/9/17




Audience: Homepage

Greetings! In the interest of keeping the community informed, please see below for a brief review of the upcoming Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) Board meeting. I have highlighted a few items that may be of interest to the general public.

 

Board Meeting Agenda Highlights:

 

Recognition

 

10. a. Recognition of California Gold Ribbon School - TeWinkle Middle School. The Gold Ribbon Awards recognize California schools that have made gains in implementing the academic content and performance standards adopted by the State Board of Education.

 

10.b. Recognition of 2017 Model Continuation High School - Back Bay High School and 2016-17 California Continuation Education Association Region 10 Administrator of the Year, Principal Debbie Davis. Back Bay High School was named a 2017 Model Continuation High School for their program designed to help struggling students stay in school. Debbie Davis, who has been the principal of Back Bay High School for nearly 15 years, has been recognized as the 2016-17 California Continuation Education Association Region 10 Administrator of the Year. 

 

10.c. Recognition of California School Employees Association (CSEA) Chapter 18 Scholarship Recipients. CSEA Chapter President, Pam Saunders will present scholarship awards to Jackelyn Huerta - daughter of Jackeline Huertra, Nutrition Assistant at Ensign Intermediate School and  Maximilian DeNembo - son of Elizabeth DeNembo, Job Transition Specialist at Harper Transition Services.

 

Reports

 

13.a. Report on Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for Corona del Mar Sports Field. The Facilities Development Department will report on the status of the draft California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) process.
 

13.b. Report on Elementary Math Instructional Materials. Education Services along with K-5 elementary lead teachers will report on the process and results for the elementary math instructional materials pilot.

 

Consent

 

15.b.1. Approve Additions to the High & Middle School Course of Study. It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the revisions to the High & Middle School Course of Study for the addition of various courses.

 

Discussion/Action

 

17.b. Approve New Logo to Represent Newport-Mesa Unified School District. It is recommended that the Board review logo designs and select a new logo to represent Newport-Mesa Unified School District.

 

17.c. Approve 2017-18 PreK-12 District Priorities. The Board met to review the 2017-18 PreK-12 Board's District Priorities, evaluate the progress made towards those priorities, and determine the revisions needed as the district moves into 2017-18. The document presented for approval reflects the Board's direction for 2017-18. 

 

Please note that the NMUSD Board of Education meeting agenda is posted online the Friday prior to the meeting.

 

May 9, 2017 Full Board Meeting Agenda

 

 

General Board Meeting Overview

 

Board meetings are where elected officials conduct the business of the school district. Agendas for regular meetings of the NMUSD typically consist of a closed session and an open session.

 

Closed session agenda items are confidential and cannot be shared with the public. If the board agenda contains a closed session, the topics will be routinely related to confidential employee or student issues and/or pending litigation. The Board may also discuss various negotiations with its chief negotiator in a closed session.

 

Open session items are non-confidential agenda items in which the board conducts its business in view of the public. Open session agenda items are divided into the following sections:  

  • Public comment is provided so that members of the community can speak to the Board. If a speaker addresses an issue that is not on the agenda, the Board is restricted from responding to the speaker. If a speaker addresses an issue that is on the agenda, the Board may respond when the agenda item is scheduled to be addressed in the agenda. The purpose of the open meeting law, commonly referred to as the Brown Act, guarantees that public organizations will only make decisions or address issues that have been publicly posted. Public comments on non-agenda items do not meet this threshold. 
  • Presentation is when an item is being presented to the Board or from the Board.  Examples include presentation of a check or proclamation to the Board, or the Board presenting a Distinguished Service Award to a staff member.
     
  • Report is a verbal communication from staff on a topic of interest to the Board.
     
  • Consent calendar items are routine items of business that occur on a regular basis. The board will approve the consent calendar in one vote, unless the board pulls it for discussion. Often, consent calendar items are related to contract renewals, construction change orders, purchase of previously approved instructional materials, supplies and routine approvals required by state law.  
     
  • Discussion/action calendar items are required to be publicly approved separately. Items in this category are new items that have not been previously approved, require a policy change, or are related to compensation changes for all employees.

 

 

Dr. Fred Navarro, Superintendent

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 5/8/17




Audience: Homepage, California School Education Foundation, Our School and Parent Teacher Association

Let's show them some radical appreciation!
(It's an 80s theme around our Spirit week and Gala-totally tubular!)

 

Monday
Show your teacher they are cool beans and bring them a flower.

 

Tuesday
Bring in a radical sweet treat.

 

Wednesday
Donate an awesome school supply to your class.

 

Thursday
Wear your teacher's favorite color and show them how fly they are.

 

Friday
Write a totally awesome note of appreciation or draw a special picture.

 

 

PTA and CSEF will also be providing a totes awesome appreciation lunch to the school staff on Wednesday, May 3. If you'd like to donate items or help. please contact Cari at themrschristie@gmail.co

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 5/4/17




Audience: Homepage

Dear Kindergarten through Fifth Grade Parents,

 

In August 2016, the Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) Board of Education gave direction to staff to begin the process of evaluating and piloting new elementary math instructional materials.  Through this collaborative, seven month pilot process, NMUSD K-5 teachers and staff have identified Bridges in Mathematics by Math Learning Center as the comprehensive set of kindergarten to fifth grade math instructional materials that will best meet the needs of NMUSD students and teachers. 

 

As you may recall from previous communications, this process began with assembling a steering committee of teachers and administrators to develop and guide the pilot process and future recommendation to the Board of Education. The steering committee identified two viable sets of instructional materials that were implemented, analyzed and evaluated in select primary and upper grade classrooms at each site. Teachers used and evaluated each set of materials for seven weeks and then collaboratively reached consensus that Bridges in Mathematics is the best set of K-5 math instructional materials for NMUSD.

 

As part of the evaluation process parents and students in pilot classrooms were provided an opportunity to provide feedback on the instructional materials.  Community members were able to review website links to publishers and provide feedback through the District Elementary Math Instructional Materials Pilot website.

 

We are grateful for the guidance and leadership of our Board of Education and their commitment to ensure that we provide teachers with opportunities to identify the best resources to prepare our students for the ever-changing world. District staff will report on the pilot process and the resulting recommendation of Bridges in Mathematics at the Board of Education meeting on May 9, 2017.  Bridges in Mathematics materials will be on display for public review in the Sanborn Building from May 10, 2017 to May 23, 2017.  A recommendation for final approval will go forward to the Board of Education on May 23, 2017.

 

We appreciate your feedback and support throughout the process and will continue to provide communication to our school community to work toward a seamless adoption process.  

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 5/2/17




Audience: Homepage

Super-Star Awards

“Celebrating Excellence”

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 and going the extra mile.

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

Celebrating Excellence!

 

Nominations are now being accepted for Employee

Super-Stars. Nominations need to be received

by 4:00 pm Friday, April 28, 2017 to be considered.

 

Know someone deserving of recognition? Make their day and

complete the Online Nomination Form. You may submit your

nomination anonymously, if desired. All nominations will be

considered by the Super-Star Awards Selection

Committee. Recipients will be honored at a Board of

Education meeting and receive a pin, certificate and a

personally engraved award plaque.

 

Tip – To make your nomination stand out above the rest, be

specific about the individual’s unique and compelling

contribution(s).

 

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: 4/24/17




Audience: Homepage

Greetings! In the interest of keeping the community informed, please see below for a brief review of the upcoming Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) Board meeting. I have highlighted a few items that may be of interest to the general public.

 

Board Meeting Agenda Highlights:

 

Recognition

 

10. a. Recognize 2016-2017 NMUSD Classified School Employee of the Year Recipients. The California School Employee of the Year (CSEY) program was established in 2008 by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction and is based on guidelines set by the California Department of Education. It is recommended that the Board of Education recognize and commend NMUSD nominees for the California School Employee of the Year Program.

 

Reports

 

13.a. 50th Anniversary Student Board Member Report - 2000s. It is recommended that the Board of Education receive this report from the Costa Mesa High School student board members reflecting back on what it was like to be in school in the 2000s in Newport-Mesa.

 

Consent

 

Various routine contractual agreements related to the following:

 

15.a.2. Authorization to Approve Amendment No. 1 to the Agreement with Geocon West, Inc. for Geotechnical Investigation for the New 50 Meter Pool Facility at Estancia High School

 

15.a.3. Approval of Agreement with C.E.M. Lab Corp. for Materials Testing and Deputy Inspection Services for the Newport Harbor High School Varsity Baseball Field Scoreboard Replacement Project

 

15.a.4. Approval of Agreement with MTGL, Inc. for Soil and Materials Testing and Inspection Services for the Learning Resource Center at Corona del Mar High School

 

15.a.8. Approve Funding for Monolith Signs at Woodland and Killybrooke Elementary Schools

 

Resolution Consent

 

16.b. Adopt Resolution No. 32-04-17 In Support of May 10, 2017 as "National School Nurse Day" and the week of May 8 - 12, 2017 as "National School Nurse Week"

 

16.c. Adopt Resolution No. 33-04-17 In Support of Autism Awareness Month, April 2017

 

16.e. Adopt Resolution No. 36-04-17 Recognizing California Day of the Teacher May 10, 2017 and National Teacher Appreciation Week May 1-5, 2017

 

 

Please note that the NMUSD Board of Education meeting agenda is posted online the Friday prior to the meeting. Click here to view the full NMUSD Board of Education meeting agenda.

 

 

General Board Meeting Overview

 

Board meetings are where elected officials conduct the business of the school district. Agendas for regular meetings of the NMUSD typically consist of a closed session and an open session.

 

Closed session agenda items are confidential and cannot be shared with the public. If the board agenda contains a closed session, the topics will be routinely related to confidential employee or student issues and/or pending litigation. The Board may also discuss various negotiations with its chief negotiator in a closed session.

 

Open session items are non-confidential agenda items in which the board conducts its business in view of the public. Open session agenda items are divided into the following sections:  

  • Public comment is provided so that members of the community can speak to the Board. If a speaker addresses an issue that is not on the agenda, the Board is restricted from responding to the speaker. If a speaker addresses an issue that is on the agenda, the Board may respond when the agenda item is scheduled to be addressed in the agenda. The purpose of the open meeting law, commonly referred to as the Brown Act, guarantees that public organizations will only make decisions or address issues that have been publicly posted. Public comments on non-agenda items do not meet this threshold. 
     
  • Presentation is when an item is being presented to the Board or from the Board.  Examples include presentation of a check or proclamation to the Board, or the Board presenting a Distinguished Service Award to a staff member.
     
  • Report is a verbal communication from staff on a topic of interest to the Board.
     
  • Consent calendar items are routine items of business that occur on a regular basis. The board will approve the consent calendar in one vote, unless the board pulls it for discussion. Often, consent calendar items are related to contract renewals, construction change orders, purchase of previously approved instructional materials, supplies and routine approvals required by state law.
     
  • Discussion/action calendar items are required to be publicly approved separately. Items in this category are new items that have not been previously approved, require a policy change, or are related to compensation changes for all employees.

Sincerely,

 

Dr. Fred Navarro
Superintendent, Newport-Mesa Unified School District

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/24/17




Audience: Homepage and Our School


Turn in your completed Pilot Cup Entry Form and fee to the school office
by Friday, April 21.

 

Additional entry forms available in the school office.

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 4/21/17




Audience: Homepage

 

The application window is open now until May 3, 2017. Please submit completed applications to your schools front office.

 

Summer Music Academy

Students currently in Grades 3-6 will 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 be provided the use of clarinets, trumpets, or violins, student method (instrument) books and music theory exercises. There will be a culminating concert at the end of the program.

 

 

Summer Engineering Academy

Students currently in Kinder – Grade 6 have an exciting opportunity to explore earth science concepts through a series of investigations with an emphasis on engineering, exploration, data collection and interpretation. 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 New State Standards.

 

For more information please click on the resources below:

2017 Summer Programs Flyer

2017 Summer Programs Flyer - Spanish

2017 Summer Program Application

2017 Summer Program Application - Spanish

 

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/18/17




Audience: Homepage and Our School


 

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 4/17/17




Audience: Homepage and Our School

Sponsors ♦ Sponsors ♦ Sponsors ♦ Sponsors ♦ Sponsors 
 
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The money we raised supports California School programs.

 

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Sponsors ♦ Sponsors ♦ Sponsors ♦ Sponsors ♦ Sponsors

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 4/7/17




Audience: Homepage and Our School

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PART TIME JOB OPPORTUNITY
Noon Duty @ California Elementary School 
1 ½ hours per day
(no work on NMUSD holidays)
$13.50/hour  
 

Are you interested in making a little money
while spending time with children in an outdoor setting?
Noon duty part time position is available at
California Elementary.
To apply for this position, please contact California Elementary School
at 714-424-7940.

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 4/7/17




Audience: Homepage

 

The annual Pilot Cup registration window is open!  This event is open to students in grades 3 through 6. It will be held Tuesday, May 30th through Sunday, June 4th, 2017.

 

Please click on the attached items for more information, entry forms, and the rules and regulations.

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/6/17




Audience: Homepage and Our School


Sponsors ♦ Sponsors ♦ Sponsors ♦ Sponsors ♦ Sponsors 
 
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Let's meet our goal of $30,000!

The money we raise supports California School programs.

 

Remember to turn in your donations!!!
(Final count April 7)
 

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Sponsors ♦ Sponsors ♦ Sponsors ♦ Sponsors ♦ Sponsors   

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 4/6/17




Audience: Homepage and Our School

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Wednesday, April 5
3:00 - 9:00 pm
Chuck E. Cheese's

2300 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa

 

 

15% of the sales generated from this event will be donated towards California Elementary Science Camp!

Friends and family members are encouraged to help support this event.
 

Just notify the cashier that you're participating in your school's FUNDraising Night.
 

Sales includes all food, merchandise, and token deals purchased at the register.

See the attached flyers for more details and coupons!

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 4/5/17




Audience: Homepage

Students Working on Computers

We are proud to announce that the Newport-Mesa Unified School District has been selected as a finalist for the 2017 Learning Impact Awards. The program recognizes outstanding innovative applications of education technology to address significant challenges facing education.

 

Please read the attached Learning Impact Award news item for more information!

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/4/17




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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/3/17




Audience: Homepage

Roadeo Winners Ricardo Sandoval, Juliann Scheafer, and Jason Greenberg
(Left) Ricardo Sandoval, (middle) Juliann Scheafer, (Right) Jason Greenberg, 2017 Orange County Roadeo winners.

 

Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) school bus drivers Ricardo Sandoval, Juliann Scheafer and Jason Greenberg win top honors at the 57th annual Orange County School Bus Roadeo, which attracted nearly 100 drivers.

 

Ricardo Sandoval, who has been a school bus driver with NMUSD for four years, won first place in the county and first place overall. Juliann Scheafer was awarded third place in the county. As a team, Ricardo, Juliann and Jason placed first countywide.

 

NMUSD school bus drivers have been competing in the Roadeo, on and off, since 1991, and have amassed 18 first place individual wins and seven team wins at the county level.

 

School Bus Safety Roadeos are held across the United States and require drivers to pass a written test prior to competing in the seven behind the wheel events. The emphasis throughout the competition is safety and by design, increases safety awareness. Various Roadeos occur throughout California, leading up to the statewide competition. Drivers that perform well at the state level are invited to compete at the International Roadeo competition. Last year, NMUSD bus driver Victor Garza was awarded first place at the International Roadeo. Part of NMUSD’s success in the Roadeo can be attributed to the rigorous training program, ongoing education and testing that takes place within the district. 

 

“Everything we do, all of the training, all of the testing is to increase safety. We want parents to know that we have some of the best drivers in the state,” said NMUSD Transportation Operations Supervisor Norm Turner.

 

Participation in the Roadeo is voluntary and NMUSD consistently participates and succeeds at these events. Some drivers attend the Roadeo even if they are not participating in the competition just to support their colleagues, often times cooking and volunteering at the event.

 

There is a proud history throughout NMUSD of providing safe and efficient school bus transportation. NMUSD is an industry leader in student transportation for a variety of reasons including maintaining clean buses in good working order, having some of the best drivers in the state, and assisting other districts implement the Bus in the Classroom student transportation safety skill training program.

 

NMUSD is currently hiring bus drivers! If you or someone you know is interested in joining an award-winning team of school bus drivers, please visit the job opportunities website. Drivers can start with little or no experience and through paid training get the experience and licensing necessary to become a school bus driver. Juliann Scheafer, one of this year’s award-winning Roadeo participants, began with NMUSD in 2014 with no previous experience. She received her training through NMUSD and went on to successfully compete at the state level finishing with a fourth place win within her first year.

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/3/17




Audience: Homepage

 

Newport-Mesa USD is pleased to announce the 2017 Classified Employee of the Year Awards Program winners, two of which were selected as Orange County Classified Employees of the year and will proceed for consideration at state level.

 

The 2017 NMUSD Classified Employee of the Year winners are:

  • Karen Allison, child nutrition (county winner, proceed to state level consideration)
  • Ilse Taborga, support services and security (county winner, proceed to state level consideration)
  • Pam Saunders, office and technical
  • Emma Tyaransen, para-educator/ Instructional Assistant
  • Olga Sandoval, transportation

Please click here to read news item for more information!

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/30/17







Audience: Homepage

Students using Chromebooks

Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) launched a Chromebook initiative that will provide access for all students to a digital environment.  

 

In fall 2016, implementation of the Chromebook initiative began with the Estancia Zone. This provided all students in grades K-7 with access to Chromebooks, with grades 3-7 being a one-to-one environment. Chromebooks were distributed to students in the Estancia Zone which includes TeWinkle Middle School, Adams, California, Pomona, Rea, Victoria and Wilson Elementary Schools.

 

Informational parent meetings were held at all schools. Traditional computer labs are being replaced with mobile technology and devices in the classroom.

 

With more devices in their hands, students will learn the benefits that technology has to offer by fine-tuning their foundational research skills, storing their projects and activities in the cloud, and sharing ideas in a safe and supportive online environment.

 

This initiative has led to increased use of technology in the classroom, with students using it for research, collaboration and to create new and exciting works, while teachers are finding new ways to engage students both in groups and individually. As professional development for staff is crucial part of the initiative, the Educational Technology Department has been providing training on best practices for using Chromebooks as an instructional tool, support for initial setup and lesson design using a co-teaching model and customized trainings based on skill level of staff. Digital Fellows and site technology coordinators at the schools also continue to provide support as needed.

 

The Initiative includes the following:

 

  • Kindergarten - 2nd grade: One shared classroom set of Chromebooks per grade level. Each classroom also receives 6 Chromebooks. Chromebooks remain at the school.
  • 3rd - 4th grade: One classroom set of Chromebooks per class. Chromebooks remain at the school.
  • 5th - 8th grades: In fifth grade students are assigned a Chromebook that they take home and keep until 9th grade. For the initial launch of the initiative all students in grades fifth through seventh were assigned a Chromebook.
  • 9th grade: Students will be assigned a Chromebook in 9th grade that they take home and keep until they graduate. For the Initiative, 9th graders will receive Chromebooks in Year 2.

 

Students that are assigned Chromebooks to be taken home follow a similar approach to when textbooks are checked out from the library. They are responsible for ensuring the safe handling and charging of their Chromebooks.

 

For the 2017-18 school year, the Chromebook initiative is expected to be implemented throughout the Newport Harbor Zone in the same format as the Estancia Zone. The Newport Harbor Zone includes Kaiser, Mariners, Newport, Newport Heights, Whittier and Woodland Elementary Schools, as well as Ensign Intermediate and Newport Harbor High School. It is anticipated that the Chromebook initiative will be implemented in the Costa Mesa zone and Corona del Mar in the following years.

 

For more information about the Chromebook Initiative please contact edtech@nmusd.us

 

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Posted by: Annette Franco, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/29/17




Audience: Homepage

Greetings! In the interest of keeping the community informed, please see below for a brief review of the upcoming Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) Board meeting. I have highlighted a few items that may be of interest to the general public.

 

Board Meeting Agenda Highlights:

 

Report:

 

13.a. Report on Estancia Zone’s Engineering Pathway and Construction Technology Pathway. The Department of College and Career Education, Estancia High School, and TeWinkle Middle School will report on this Pathway.

 

12.c. Report on the California School Dashboard. The Assessment Department will report on the new Dashboard.

 

Discussion/Action:

 

15.a. Final Reading and Adoption of Board Policy Revisions.

 

15.b. First Reading and Adoption of Board Policy Revisions.

 

Please note that the NMUSD Board of Education meeting agenda is posted online the Friday prior to the meeting. Click here to view the full NMUSD Board of Education meeting agenda.

 

 

General Board Meeting Overview

 

Board meetings are where elected officials conduct the business of the school district. Agendas for regular meetings of the NMUSD typically consist of a closed session and an open session.

 

Closed session agenda items are confidential and cannot be shared with the public. If the board agenda contains a closed session, the topics will be routinely related to confidential employee or student issues and/or pending litigation. The Board may also discuss various negotiations with its chief negotiator in a closed session.

 

Open session items are non-confidential agenda items in which the board conducts its business in view of the public. Open session agenda items are divided into the following sections:  

  • Public comment is provided so that members of the community can speak to the Board. If a speaker addresses an issue that is not on the agenda, the Board is restricted from responding to the speaker. If a speaker addresses an issue that is on the agenda, the Board may respond when the agenda item is scheduled to be addressed in the agenda. The purpose of the open meeting law, commonly referred to as the Brown Act, guarantees that public organizations will only make decisions or address issues that have been publicly posted. Public comments on non-agenda items do not meet this threshold. 
  • Presentation is when an item is being presented to the Board or from the Board.  Examples include presentation of a check or proclamation to the Board, or the Board presenting a Distinguished Service Award to a staff member.
     
  • Report is a verbal communication from staff on a topic of interest to the Board.
     
  • Consent calendar items are routine items of business that occur on a regular basis. The board will approve the consent calendar in one vote, unless the board pulls it for discussion. Often, consent calendar items are related to contract renewals, construction change orders, purchase of previously approved instructional materials, supplies and routine approvals required by state law.  
     
  • Discussion/action calendar items are required to be publicly approved separately. Items in this category are new items that have not been previously approved, require a policy change, or are related to compensation changes for all employees.

Sincerely,

 

Dr. Fred Navarro
Superintendent, Newport-Mesa Unified School District

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/27/17




Audience: Homepage and Our School

Sponsors ♦ Sponsors ♦ Sponsors ♦ Sponsors ♦ Sponsors 
 

The money we raise supports California School programs.

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Sponsors ♦ Sponsors ♦ Sponsors ♦ Sponsors ♦ Sponsors

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 3/23/17




Audience: Homepage and Our School

Help Raise Funds for Science Camp
See a 5th grader to place your order

Ends March 28, 2017
 

Make checks payable to CSEF

(Orders will be delivered before Spring Break)

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 3/22/17




Audience: Homepage, Our School and Parent Teacher Association

California Elementary PTA every child. one voice. logo
Join us on
Tuesday, March 21 in the MPR

 Learn more about the PTA and how they benefit your children at California Elementary.
Hear the latest news and upcoming PTA sponsored events.

Everyone is Welcome! 

 

Click here to learn more about the California School PTA  

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 3/20/17




Audience: Homepage and Our School

Volunteers are needed to help at our


 

The money we raise supports California School programs.

 

  Organize your child's class before and on the day of the Jog-a-thon.

♦  Track helpers to tally laps on March 24 (must be registered volunteer)

♦  Calculate money owed after the students run on March 24

♦  Count money on March 30 and April 7 (8:30 - 10:00 am)

♦  Donate cut up oranges on March 24

♦  Donate Water Bottles

 

Please complete and return the attached form to your child's teacher by Friday, March 17.

 

See attached form for more details.

 

 

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 3/17/17




Audience: Homepage

The NMUSD Board of Education at its February 28,2017 meeting called for the equalization of trustee area boundaries by population, and initiated the change to voting by trustee area elections, commencing with the November 2018 Board of Education elections.

 

As part of the adjustment of trustee area boundaries, the District will conduct two initial public hearings to review trustee area boundaries and receive public input.

 

Please read the attached press release for public hearing dates and more information.

 

Trustee Boundary Public Hearing Press Release - English

Trustee Boundary Public Hearing Press Release - Spanish

 

Thank you,

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Posted by: Annette Franco, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/16/17




Audience: Homepage, California School Education Foundation and Our School


 

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 3/16/17




Audience: Homepage

The California Department of Education has designed a new accountability system that gives a more robust view into the performance of schools. The Dashboard gives a more complete picture of how schools are serving our diverse student population.

 

Please click here to learn more about the Dashboard.

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/15/17




Audience: Homepage

Greetings! In the interest of keeping the community informed, please see below for a brief review of the upcoming Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) Board meeting. I have highlighted a few items that may be of interest to the general public.

 

Board Meeting Agenda Highlights:

 

Recognition:

10.a. 2017 Harbor Council PTA Reflections Program - 4th District Award Recipients. The program is an art recognition program that has been sponsored by the National PTA since 1969. It honors students for their achievements in six categories: literature, film/video, visual arts, photography, dance choreography, and musical composition.

 

Report:

13.a. Report on the Chromebook Initiative. Staff will provide an overview of the district’s Chromebook implementation plan.

 

Public Hearing:

17.a. Public Hearing of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District's Initial Proposal for Reopener Negotiations to the California School Employees Association, Chapter #18 for Negotiations Commencing 2017-2018.  There is currently a Collective Bargaining Agreement between the NMUSD and CSEA in place until June 30, 2019. The District has received CSEA's initial proposal regarding negotiations commencing 2017-2018.

 

17.b. Public Hearing of the California School Employees Association, Chapter #18 Initial Proposal for Reopener Negotiations to the Newport-Mesa Unified School District for Negotiations Commencing 2017-2018. The "sunshining" of this proposal has no direct fiscal implications. As a result of negotiations between NMUSD and CSEA, there will be a determined fiscal impact.

 

Discussion/Action:

18.a. Approve Memorandum of Understanding with Boys and Girls Club Central Orange Coast to Provide Enrichment Programs for the Project Success After School Program at Rea and Pomona Elementary Schools for the 2016-2017 School Year. The Boys & Girls Club would provide the enrichment while the Project Success staff would provide the academic and recreation portions.

 

Please note that the NMUSD Board of Education meeting agenda is posted online the Friday prior to the meeting. Click here to view the full NMUSD Board of Education meeting agenda.

 

General Board Meeting Overview

 

Board meetings are where elected officials conduct the business of the school district. Agendas for regular meetings of the NMUSD typically consist of a closed session and an open session.

 

Closed session agenda items are confidential and cannot be shared with the public. If the board agenda contains a closed session, the topics will be routinely related to confidential employee or student issues and/or pending litigation. The Board may also discuss various negotiations with its chief negotiator in a closed session.

 

Open session items are non-confidential agenda items in which the board conducts its business in view of the public. Open session agenda items are divided into the following sections:  

  • Public comment is provided so that members of the community can speak to the Board. If a speaker addresses an issue that is not on the agenda, the Board is restricted from responding to the speaker. If a speaker addresses an issue that is on the agenda, the Board may respond when the agenda item is scheduled to be addressed in the agenda. The purpose of the open meeting law, commonly referred to as the Brown Act, guarantees that public organizations will only make decisions or address issues that have been publicly posted. Public comments on non-agenda items do not meet this threshold. 
     
  • Presentation is when an item is being presented to the Board or from the Board.  Examples include presentation of a check or proclamation to the Board, or the Board presenting a Distinguished Service Award to a staff member.
     
  • Report is a verbal communication from staff on a topic of interest to the Board.
     
  • Consent calendar items are routine items of business that occur on a regular basis. The board will approve the consent calendar in one vote, unless the board pulls it for discussion. Often, consent calendar items are related to contract renewals, construction change orders, purchase of previously approved instructional materials, supplies and routine approvals required by state law.  
     
  • Discussion/action calendar items are required to be publicly approved separately. Items in this category are new items that have not been previously approved, require a policy change, or are related to compensation changes for all employees.

Sincerely,

 

Dr. Fred Navarro

Superintendent, Newport-Mesa Unified School District

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/14/17




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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 3/12/17




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PTA Spring Scholastic Book Fair
March 13, 14, 16 & 17

1:05 - 2:45pm
(after school)
MPR

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Volunteers are needed to help:
Set Up

Assist Students
Sell Books

Break Down


Sign up for a shift or two TODAY!
 

We need volunteers...we need YOU! Volunteering at the Book Fair is the perfect way to stay connected to your child at school and help students find the books they can't wait to read. Sign up now and get ready for a fun and rewarding volunteer experience.  Volunteering will also earn you $$$ to purchase books!  You may earn 1 book (up to $10 in value) for every one hour of time you give!!!  All volunteer book credits must be used during our current Book Fair and will expire on the last day of the fair or March 17th. 

 

Volunteer Sign Up Link:
https://volunteer.scholastic.com/#/experience/login/h15DZWukG

 

Keep in mind that you DO NOT need to be a registered volunteer to work this event as it takes place after school hours.

 
Scholastic Book Fairs compensates our school a percentage of our profits so that we can continue to build our library and keep our books current! 
 

Please email Claudia Johner at cjohner16@gmail.com

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Posted by: Jennifer Glenn
Published: 3/11/17




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California School Current 5th Graders

 

Parent Information Meeting
Science Camp
Thursday, March 9, 2017
5:30pm
MPR

 

Please attend this very important meeting!
 

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Published: 3/9/17




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California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) could put money back into your pocket if you qualify. Please visit CalEITC4Me.org for more information.

 

California Earned Income Tax Credit Eligability Flow Chart
 

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/7/17




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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 2/28/17




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Published: 2/28/17




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Weather Update #2

 

In an abundance of caution, the district office activated our Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at 10:55 AM today so that we could closely monitor the storm as it developed throughout the day and provide necessary resources and communication to our school sites. We would like to thank all of our staff, students, parents, and community for your cooperation today and attention to safety.  We expect to deactivate our EOC by 9:00 P.M. this evening. All of our students have been safely dismissed from school with the exception of those students involved in afterschool activities. Over the break our staff will be working hard to ensure that any damage caused by the rain and high winds is repaired before our students return to class on Monday, February 27, 2017. Again we sincerely thank you for your cooperation.

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 2/17/17




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Newport-Mesa Unified School District
Parent School Choice Transfers
2017-2018 School Year

 

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 2017-2018 school year begins January 17, 2017 at 9:00 am. and closes on March 15, 2017 at 11:59 pm.  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, 2017. 

 

 

Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa
Peticiones de Padres para Cambiar de Escuela

Año Escolar 2017-2018

 

El Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa permite la Petición de Padres para Cambiar de Escuela dentro del Distrito a estudiantes residentes del Distrito. Dependiendo de la disponibilidad, el padre/tutor legal de un estudiante de edad escolar que resida en el Distrito podrá solicitar una escuela de transferencia para su hijo(a). El periodo de aplicación para la Petición de Padres para Cambiar de Escuela para el año escolar 2017-2018 comenzará el 15 de enero, 2017 a las 9:00am y terminará el 15 de marzo, 2017 a las 11:59pm. Se podrá llenar la aplicación de petición de transferencia solo por Internet en la página Web del Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa en www.nmusd.us/transfers.  Se llevará a cabo una lotería para clasificar las aplicaciones en orden de prioridad. Los padres serán notificados acerca del estado de su petición por correo electrónico o por escrito antes del 15 de mayo, 2017.

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 1/17/17




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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