January 19 Marquez News
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- All Week: Carpool Valet Gr 1 Rm 17 Ms. Abrams
- Monday, January 20: No School Martin Luther King Jr. Observance
- Wednesday, January 22: STAR NOVA Registration 8:00 a.m.
- Friday, January 24: STAR NOVA #2 Ends
- Friday, January 24: Read-A-Thon Ends
- Sunday, January 26: Y.O.P.! Step it up and Dance
- Saturday, February 1: Y.O.P.! Cooking for Kids “Adult Party”
- Sunday, February 2: Y.O.P.! Marquez Fiesta Week
- Thursday, February 6: Y.O.P.! Kindergarten Lunch with the Principal Party
- Friday, February 7: Y.O.P.! Ultimate Swiss Facial& Makeover Party
- Friday, February 7: Y.O.P.! “Frankies on the Park” Party
- Saturday, February 8: Y.O.P.! “Let’s Do Art” Party Gr1 & Gr2
- Principal’s Message
- Annual Auction
- New Risers
- STAR NOVA
- Creation Station
- Cyber Safety at Paul Revere
- Palisades Spelling Bee
Dear Marquez Families,
What a great first week back to school. Thank you to Mrs. Lew’s class for being on top of the carpool lane and ensuring a safe return to school in the mornings. Please remember in the morning, to pull as far forward as possible before letting your child out … even if you are running a little behind schedule. After school, the carpool lane is also meant to be a moving line of traffic. The pick up area after school is at the lower yard gate. Please DO NOT leave your car, but always pull forward when space is available. If your child is taking a long time to arrive to your car, exit the carpool lane, park legally and walk to school.
We’d like to thank you for your patience on Tuesday and Wednesday when commutes became far too long as a result of the traffic restrictions and diversions on our local roads. Although Marquez was in no danger due to the fires, parents please make sure the school office has your current primary email address, home telephone, and cell phone numbers. In cases of emergency the numbers you provide are used to contact you and keep you informed.
The grass is gorgeous, well almost. There is one patch that hasn’t taken so well, and the LAUSD gardening team has asked that we restrict access to this area for a few more weeks. Stay tuned to an update on when we can take down the fences.
This week you many have noticed LAUSD’s surveyors on campus. They are conducting a topographical survey of the upper yard to create a map outlining water flow, paths of travel, etc. to best position the replacement bungalows for the Spring. LAUSD will hold a community meeting in due course to share with parents the outcome and plans. Please attend.
We ask that all parents, teachers, and staff lead by example and respect the dress and footwear code that we are asking the children to adhere to.
1. Shorts, skirts, and pants must be appropriately sized, (e.g. no short shorts or overly baggy shorts or pants that sag from the waist.)
2. Straps are required on dresses and tops: 1 inch straps.
3. Closed-toe shoes or tennis shoes are preferred, especially for Physical Education.
4. Items worn expressing profane or obscene messages, or promoting the use of alcohol, drugs, or tobacco are prohibited.
We ask parents to support their children in continuing to develop respectful and responsible ‘green’ habits by reminding your children to pick up their trash and place their trash and recyclables in the proper containers. Every day is Earth Day!
Marquez Charter Elementary
Save the date: March 8, 2014 – book your sitter! All parents, teachers and the Principal are invited. Tickets will be released for sale in the near future.
Solicit donations! Every child was sent home with two solicitation letters and forms. Please get great donations as soon as possible and submit them as per the instructions on the form. Extra forms available! We appreciate if every family could solicit or donate at least two items each. No item is too small, nor too large.
Teacher auction bids will be going home with students on February 24 and will be due on March 5. This is a great opportunity for your child to spend some one on one time with their teacher in a fun activity. Past activities have included the trips to pier, movies, picnics and dinners. Keep an eye out for the envelope and bid!
Thanks to our generous Marquez families who donated in 2013, we are grateful to start 2014 at 61% participation. Our goal is 100% participation. Those families who waited to contribute until the new year, kindly make your donation online, or drop a check with your child(ren)’s name and room number in the wooden COG box in the office. For stock transfers or any questions, please contact us by email.
Thanks to FOM and PTA the school auditorium is now sporting new risers.
Thanks to Rich Wilkin they are safe, sturdy, and ready to use.
Registration starts Wednesday promptly at 8:00 a.m. Sign up online or at the STAR building.
There are so many amazing parties to tell you about. Below is a brief summery of each. Please go to the online party book for complete information and to sign up.
Come join this exciting dance party. A 2-hour Hip Hop class where the kids learn a routine and perform for each other as well as play dance party games. The party will be held at MNR Dance Factory, a Los Angeles’ Premiere Dance Studio for Kids-Teens. Snack will be served BOYS AND GIRLS ARE WELCOME!
Party Date: Sunday, January 26, 2014
Party Time: 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Party Location: MNR Dance Factory, 11606 San Vicente Blvd
Hosted By: Michele Wahlig
Category: Children Only Event
Join Andrew Golder & Dana Tomsic in their home for a catered lunch by Joans on Third and champagne for a fun lesson on Cooking for Kids with fun & creative ideas and recipes without taking up a lot of time. 2 Attendee’s have a chance of winning a massage or facial at Burke Williams Spa and a gift bag valued at over $75 will be included. You don’t want to miss this one!
Party Date: Saturday, February 1, 2014
Party Time: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Party Location: Hosts Home
Hosted By: Andrew Golder and Dana Tomsic
“Marquez Fiesta Week” Just go eat 2-2 to 2-6 and mention “Marquez”
Kay’ N Dave’s Mexican Cantina is opening up their 3 restaurants to all Marquez families and extended friends / families to eat anytime Sunday – Thursday, February 2 – 6, 2014 and just MENTION MARQUEZ and they will donate 20% of all sales back to Marquez. Eat at or take out at any of their locations in Pacific Palisades, Brentwood or Culver City. Mark Your Calendars! – DO NOT PAY-JUST SHOW UP!
Party Date: Sunday, February 2 – Thursday, February 6
Party Time: Hours of operation
Party Location: KAY ‘N DAVE’S
Hosted By: KAY ‘N DAVE’S
Join in the fun in this popular party where your child can get to know the Principal (and boy do they feel special)! They’ll have a delicious meal, drink, lots of chat, a quick game or two! What fun! Kindergarten ONLY. Kids will be escorted to the lunch room and then back to their classrooms.
Party Date: Thursday, February 6, 2014
Party Time: Lunchtime
Party Location: Marquez Catch Room
Hosted By: HOST NEEDED
Category: Children Only Event
Sign up for a luxurious and pampering morning with the ladies, including a healthy brunch, luxurious facials, and a natural-look makeover with botanically-based, world-class Swiss products that are safe to use and produce amazing results! You’ll feel like you spent the morning at a first-class spa and be reinvigorated to take on the day with a glow! Each guest will also take home a Swiss Spa Day in a Bag (valued at $50).
Party Date: Friday, February 7, 2014
Party Time: 10:00 – noon
Party Location: Hosts Home
Hosted By: Julia Breitman
FRANKIE’S ON THE PARK is having a party for Marquez! Come shop anytime between 5 – 9 pm on Feb. 7, 2014 and Frankie’s will give 20% of all sales back to Marquez. A destination for fun and trendy clothing and accessories for pre-teens, teens and moms
Party Date: Friday, February 7, 2014
Party Time: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Party Location: Frankie’s on the Park, 712 Montana, Santa Monica
Hosted By: Frankie’s on the Park
Sign your 1st or 2nd Graders up for this 2- hour party where they will develop unique and creative art! Party includes snacks and all art supplies. This is a supervised drop-off party
Party Date: Saturday, February 8, 2014
Party Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Party Location: Let’s Do Art Studio
Hosted By: Geralyn Williams, Art Instructor, Owner -Let’s Do Art & Sinaiko Family
Category: Children Only Event – 1st & 2nd Graders
STILL NEED MORE PARTIES FOR 2014… Want to host a fun adult, child or family party? Email Marcie Sinaiko
Let’s get our creative juices flowing this New Year! The Creation Station is an area of arts-n-crafts, legos, toy cars, and games that are available during recess for the children who want a quieter activity. Our goal is to have it open every M/W/F during recess, and it is staffed 100% by parent volunteers. Each day it is open requires two adult volunteers, there are dozens and dozens of children there at once. If you are interested in participating please email Bren Boston or Leah Herndon.
This month’s donation request: board games that can be played in less than 20 minutes and have contained pieces. (Think “travel” games.)
The READ-A-THON ends Friday, January 24: Only 1 more week to read as many books as you can. Keep writing your books down on your reading logs (0-50 pages=1book, 51-100 pages=2 books, 101-150 pages =3books, and so on). Also go out and collect pledges to help support FOM and all the extracurricular activities like the Media Center that FOM funds. A suggested donation of $1 per book with a goal of each student finding 10 sponsors and reading 10 (or more) books—which is about $100 per student. Parents, please make sure that your child’s reading log is legible to ensure that they receive credit for the books that they read. Every Friday that your child turned in their reading log, they earned a raffle ticket (we have all raffle tickets) for a chance to win a $20 book store gift certificate. Each student that turns in their reading log receives a certificate and, if they read 10 or more books, they will receive a medal. Also, the class per grade that reads the most books wins an ice cream party. Your child must turn in their reading log to their teacher on January 24. Pledges can be turned in to their teacher or to the Read-A-Thon envelope in the office till February 7. Please make sure your child’s name and room number are on the envelope your pledges are in. Any questions email Amy and Ronna.
Cyber Safety Presentation
Palisades Spelling Bee