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    Hall Weekly Bulletin, May 23, 2021


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    Thank you to our Leadership students for the Grade Level Assembly! 

    IMPORTANT DATES

    PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE

    Wow, we are approaching the end of May, and summer is on the horizon!! I appreciate the commitment of our Cougars the last two weeks of CAASPP testing, you made it! Our 8th grade class will take their final test CAST this week on Thursday during a testing block in the morning, thank you again to all Cougars for your persistence with testing!! 

    As we close this school year and plan for our return in August, there are a couple of important meetings this week planned to share more information about the 2021/22 school year. On Tuesday, May 25th at 4:30 pm, we are holding a Parent Night to share programming, schedule changes, and options for next year’s 7th and 8th grade students. On Wednesday, May 26th at 4:30 pm, our Incoming 6th grade parents will be invited to a meeting to get more information regarding next year’s plans as well. Both meetings will have translation available and we encourage you email Mr. Evans for more information. We look forward to sharing our plans and setting up another year of success for our students at Hall! See you there! 

    Wishing you all a beautiful weekend! 
    Dr. Brown & Hall Staff 

    SCHOOL NEWS

    LAST CALL-Teacher & Staff End of Year Gift Collection: Thank you to everyone who has already contributed! There is still time to give to the Hall Staff Annual Gift Collection. We will be collecting through Friday, May 28th and distributing the funds to ALL teachers and staff at the beginning of June. You can contribute any amount via Venmo to Rachel Bevan @Bevanstyle-Rach or, if you prefer to mail a check, please email bevanstyle@gmail.com for mailing address.  Contributions in any amount are appreciated and are completely optional. This is our ONLY collection for staff members and we know they will be so happy to feel the love from their Hall community!  Thank you!

    From the Library Students may still request books by going to the library page of the Hall Middle School website. All books are due back to the library by Friday, May 28th. Don’t forget to access Sora, our online library that also connects with the county public libraries. It is available anytime and all summer long! 

    DISTRICT NEWS

    Board Updates On May 18, 2021 the Board held their regularly scheduled meeting where a COVID Update was presented, the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) draft was discussed, the Expanded Learning Opportunities Grant Plan was approved, and all staff were recognized for this year’s Golden Bell Awards (MCOE video).  Here you can find LCMSD Board Agendas. 

    SPARK NEWS 

    Fund the Gap - only $7K to go:  We are so close to hitting our Fund the Gap goal. Five generous families have put together a $50K Challenge Grant if we reach $65K. Since we’re more than halfway there, we’ve already received half of the $50K challenge grant funding from one generous family. We need $7K more to hit our goal so we can unlock the remaining $25K. Any paddle raise donation will be counted towards your family's Annual Giving contribution for this year. Check out our progress here, and donate here. Don’t forget that all donations whether directly to Annual Giving or to Fund the Gap may be eligible for a corporate match. Check with your employer or contact us at info@SPARKschools.org and learn more here

    Amy’s Drive Thru Dine & Donate May 26th: Amy’s Drive Thru will donate 20% of all sales on Wednesday May 26th for our schools with the code DINEANDONATE all day long!  

    Spring Online Auction items still available  In case you didn’t get a chance to bid on items, we have a select group of items still available as well as open sign-up party spots.  Check them out  here. 

    Want to join the SPARK Board next year? We have several openings including a Biz Chair, Treasurer, and Annual Giving support. Please contact info@SPARKschools.org 

    COMMUNITY NEWS

    Derby Den Camp this Summer - 4 weekly sessions!
    Who: 4th-8th grade students
    Where: Cove Performance Studio (Derby Den)
    When: 4 sessions - 2 in June, 2 in July (see handbook for dates and times!)
    Description: This is a musical theatre, music and art camp held at Cove School by Derby Den Productions. There will be opportunities for singing, choreography, acting, games, arts & crafts and more! I look forward to connecting with my students this summer through Music! Please feel free to email me at derbydenproductions@gmail.com with any questions.
    Tuition: $295/week per camper | PayPal @derbydenproductions@gmail.com
    Please read attached handbook info before registering your child. Spaces are limited so reserve your spot today! Thank you!
     

    Summer Volleyball Camp at Piper Park!! Amanda Estes will be running three weeks of volleyball camp at Piper Park the weeks of June 14th, 21st and 28th. No experience needed. Visit the camp website for more information. 

    From Corte Madera Parks & Rec:

    See our new Activity Guide! 25 pages of things to do!  It includes all our youth camps & offerings from now through summer. Also volunteer opportunities, Senior Book & Puzzle Swap, and more! See Activity Guide Here.

    Summer Playground this year (due to COVID-19) has changed into a new program called “Corte Madera Summer Camp”. More Info.

    20+ Summer Camps & Classes for Ages 4-16: Carpentry, Acting Intensive, Basketball, Multi Sports, Tinker Tech Robotics, PlayWell w/ LEGO®, Skateboarding, Guitar/Ukulele, Stop Motion Animation, and more! For youth in grades 4-10.  More Info.

    Fall Soccer Registration is open! Space is limited!  Save $25 by registering before June 13th Register today 

    Kindergarten Readiness Camp for incoming Kindergarteners. Limited spots may be available. Register for The Neil Cummins Camp Please join the Waitlist | Register for The Cove Camp

    Parents Try Something NEW: “Watercolor is FUN”!  This a fantastic small class held on the Garden Patio at the Corte Madera Rec. Center. Relax, get out of the house and play with color.  More info.

    Look at our Father’s Day Gift bundles! $45 Gift Bundle$68 Gift Bundle

    Heirloom tomatoes , Sauces, The Black Portal Design men’s bracelet and more.

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    BIKE HERO AWARD -  Nominations now open until May 31, 2021.  

    A Bike Hero is a GREAT “ROLL” MODEL!

    A Bike Hero is any student who gets up early to ride regularly, inspires others to bike, eagerly rides as a passenger on a cargo bike, obeys all rules of the road, and has FUN biking.  Two Marin County elementary and middle school students will be selected to win a $50.00 gift card to a store of choice.

    Nominate Here

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    PREMIACION PARA EL CICLISTA HEROE - Las nominaciones ya están abiertas hasta el 31 de mayo de 2021.

    ¡Un Ciclista Héroe es un GRAN EJEMPLO sobre ruedas!

    Un Ciclista Héroe es cualquier estudiante que se levanta temprano y monta en bicicleta frecuentemente, inspira a otros a hacer lo mismo, está listo para ser un pasajero en una bicicleta de carga, obedece todas las reglas víales y se DIVIERTE con su bicicleta. Dos estudiantes de las escuelas elementales e intermedias en el Condado de Marín serán elegidos para ganar un certificado por $50 para su tienda favorita. 

    Nomine a alguien aquí 

    California Parent and Youth Helpline. In partnership with Governor Newsom, Parents Anonymous® Inc. recently launched the California Parent & Youth Helpline and Online Parents Anonymous® Support Groups in response to the Coronavirus to provide FREE trauma-informed, evidenced-based emotional support to Parents, Children and Youth in any language via calls, text, live chat and email. The California Parents & Youth Helpline operates 7 days a week from 8:00AM-8:00PM. Parents can Join a Weekly Online Support Group NOW through the website: caparentyouthhelpline.org. In this confidential setting, Parents address their underlying emotions and build resiliency to strengthen their family. Contact information can be found here: English | Spanish 

    Marin County Free Library Links. The Marin County Free Library has a vast collection of digital materials and online services that you can access from the comfort of your own home – from eBooks and audiobooks, to digital magazines and news, as well as streaming movies and TV, and online learning services – all free with your library card! Enjoy the Library from Home

     

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