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MPUSD September 16 Town Hall Archives

MPUSD held a districtwide Town Hall on September 16 with an update on the school year, including COVID-19 protocols, process and communication. The PowerPoint presentation and video archive is available.

District English Learner Advisory Committee and District Advisory Committee

Mark your calendars! Parent engagement is critical and we invite your participation and feedback at our 2021-2022 District Advisory Committee and District English Learner Advisory Committee meetings. Our District English Learner Advisory Committee serves in an advisory capacity on English learner programs and services.

Important Message from the Superintendent

Message from the Superintendent on Health and Safety at our Schools: As we close the second full week of instruction, I wanted to express how excited we are to return to in person instruction and how proud I am of our school community's efforts to return to school safely. Your child's health and well being is our top priority, and I want to update you on our current health mitigation efforts, as well as increased support we are working to provide in the coming weeks.

COVID-19 Guidance and Protocols

The school year is off to a great start and it has been wonderful to see students and staff back on campuses across the district. As we continue transitioning into our new normal, we are also mindful that COVID-19 is still in our community and that communities are seeing a rise in the Delta variant. Please find information related to COVID-19 protocols while in MPUSD schools and departments.

Welcome Back!

Visit the front office to turn in enrollment information and receive student supply lists.

Reopening of Schools Districtwide Town Hall

MPUSD welcomes students and staff back to school in person, five days a week on Wednesday, August 4. The district hosts a virtual Town Hall on Wednesday, July 28 in English (5 p.m.) and Spanish (6 p.m.) to learn more.

In Person Book Fair

Come visit our in-person book fair this week after school. All books are buy one get one free. Proceeds are donated to La Mesa.

Best of Monterey Bay Family Guide: School is in Session

HOT OFF THE PRESS: The Best of Monterey Bay Family Guide 2021-2022 published by the Monterey County Weekly is in the field. Superintendent PK Diffenbaugh engages in a Q & A with reporter Celia Jiménez. (Publication is not available online. Provided is a PDF copy.)

Return to School Town Hall

Join Zoom Meeting
https://mpusd-k12-ca-us.zoom.us/j/95131555110?pwd=aGJNSm5RS1BOZks0b1QzS3FLVjh4UT09 

Meeting ID: 951 3155 5110
Passcode: E2xk6UVF

MPUSD Makes Move to Keep 6th Grade at Elementary Level Beginning in 2021-22

On Tuesday, February 9, 2021, our Board of Education discussed and approved the decision making timeline for the reconfiguration and consolidation of MPUSD schools. 




You may recall last school year the district convened a Vision 2025+ Task Force and engaged stakeholders in multiple community engagement meetings and surveys about the future of our schools. One of the key focus areas was whether or not to maintain 6th grade at the elementary school level.

Community Meetings: Reconfiguration & Consolidation of Schools

MPUSD continues its path toward implementing a transitional kindergarten - grade 6 model in the 2021-22 school year, as well as TK - Grade 8 models, attendance boundaries, and school consolidations in 2022-23. The district held virtual staff meetings with various schools at the end of January and early February, and hosted stakeholder engagement in community meetings in February. The PowerPoint and video archive may be found by clicking the headline.

January 27 Town Hall Archives and PowerPoint Presentation

The district offered a Town Hall to the community on the state of the community health, update on future in-person instruction, and reconfiguration/consolidation of elementary schools. PowerPoint and video archive are now available.

Free Food Boxes for Families

LIMITED TIME: Thanks to a grant from the USDA, for the next five weeks (beginning week of January 25 through February 22) MPUSD will offer free food boxes to its families. You will recall this option was available for a brief period late last year. Thank you USDA for your support!

New Office Hours for La Mesa

The front office will now be open daily from 8:00am - 12:00pm. There will also be extended hours every other Wednesday from 8:00am - 4:30pm to accommodate more families. Extended days will be posted on our calendar for your convenience.

The Book Fair is Here!

Visit http://www.scholastic.com/bf/lamesa to buy books and help earn money for our school

Welcome Back!

Open up this message to see important details about returning to school such as technology distribution, meeting your new teacher, and staying connected during distance learning.

Monterey County Herald: Guest Editorial PK Diffenbaugh: State Budget Must Reflect Our Values: Invest in Schools

Educators will be forced to overcome this budget challenge — offering services despite the lack of adequate resources. We shouldn’t have to. It is a reflection of our societal values that we continue to underfund our schools while relying on them to be the primary institution responsible for meeting the needs of our most vulnerable populations. Read more in this weekend's Monterey County Herald (click headline link).

Grab and Go Meals

Grab and Go Meals are available from La Mesa at 11:00-1:00 to accommodate family requests. Other school sites are available from 10:00-12:00.

Join our PTA!

La Mesa's PTA is a wonderful place to get to know your child's school, meet other parents, and help your child's learning community. Our PTA is responsible for tons of on and off campus activities and fundraisers. It's a great way to be engaged in the local community, support your child, learn about various support services, stay updated on school functions, and mingle with other military families. Visit La Mesa's PTA on campus or visit their website at lamesapta.com to get more information.

We are a TreeRing School!

Congratulations to La Mesa Elementary on being a TreeRing Green Yearbook School! Since we've sold 101 yearbooks, we'll be working with our partner, Trees for the Future, to plant that many trees in our school's name.

Lyceum Spelling Bee

Our 4th and 5th graders have been preparing for the annual Lyceum Spelling Bee. Contestants will compete on stage at La Mesa on February 7th from 12:00-1:00. Two finalists and two alternates will be determined to advance to the County Final Spelling Bee at San Benancio Middle School. The competition will be held February 23rd at 9:30-12:00. Come support our hard-working students.

Candy Grams

La Mesa's student council is fundraising to repair our wall ball wall. Candy grams will be sold for $1 each. Students can purchase as many candy grams as they would like. Money must be submitted to class room teachers no later than February 12th.

Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair is back! This is the 2nd book fair this year. If you don't buy this week, the last book fair will be in May. Don't miss out! This Book Fair's hours are:
2/25 7:30-8:30 and 2:00-4:00
2/26 11:00-4:00
2/27 11:00-2:00 and 5:00-7:00* featuring 2 story times and a raffle
2/2811:00-4:00
3/1 7:30-12:00

Dr. Seuss Week

Next week is Dr. Seuss week. Dress up every day throughout the week to show your love for the famous author, Dr. Seuss!
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