Marshall Lane Elementary School

Marshall Lane News

Updated: May 23 2016 - 1:20pm

Dear Parents,

Congratulations to the first grade class for attaining the highest percentage of participation in the Marshall Lane Educational Foundation (MLEF) fundraising drive.  They enjoyed a special grade level movie night last Friday.  A big thanks to MLEF co-chairs Mara Wold and Shannon Cloud, and to our fantastic treasurer Eileen Weinstein and PTA President Jodie Topping for their work on the MLEF effort.  The money collected along with other fundraising earnings directly benefits each and every student at Marshall Lane by providing the class size reduction p.e. teacher, our library and computer lab aide, counseling services, partial funding for reading intervention, some technology costs, assemblies, after school GATE classes, as well as funding for PBIS and Project Cornerstone activities. 

Thanks to everyone who contributed to MLEF and who supported all of the PTA efforts this year.  If you have not yet participated in the MLEF effort, it is not too late.  A box in the office is still available for donations.  Thank you!!

As the end of the year rapidly approaches, there are many special activities that will be taking place.  Please check the Upcoming Events article for dates and times.

As always, thank you for your help and continuing support.

Warm regards,

Priscilla Spencer, principal

Updated: May 23 2016 - 1:22pm

As we head into the last few weeks of school, here a few reminders of upcoming events.  Please note that parent assistance is needed to ensure the success of the events highlighted in red.  Please consider helping if you can.  Thank you!

 *Hicklebee’s Book Fair—Monday, May 23rd to Friday, May 27th

Help is still needed in order to have the book fair open at lunch and after school for our students to be able to shop. We also need help to pack up the remaining books on Friday afternoon.  Please consider volunteering for a shift if you can.  Log onto Konstella or call our office at (408) 364-4259 to sign up to help.

*Wednesday, May 25th

Coffee with the Superintendent at 8:30 a.m.—Join us for an informal opportunity to speak to Dr. Andrew

Wax Museum—3rd grade classes from 8:30 to 11:00 a.m.  (Ask your teacher for the time your class will present.)            

Stories Songs and Sketches from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. which includes our Book Fair, Mustang Chorale Performance, and Art Connections show.  Hope to see you there!

*Tuesday, May 31st—Family BINGO Night from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.  DATE CHANGE

*Wednesday, June 1st—Field Day—We still need parents to help from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. to set up, run activities and clean up.  Training will be provided by Mrs. Medalen for the activities. Log on to Konstella or call our office at (408) 364-4259 to sign up to help.  Thank you!

*Thursday, June 2nd—Book Exchange for 3rd to 5th grades

*Friday, June 3rd—Book Exchange for TK to 2nd grades

 Students may bring gently used books and receive tickets to exchange them for a different book in the same category on their appropriate day for the Book Exchange.

*Monday, June 6th to Wednesday, June 8th—All students will be dismissed at 1:35 p.m.

*Tuesday, June 7th—5th grade promotion at 8:45 a.m.

*Wednesday, June 8th—Last day of school for the 2015-2016 school year

Updated: May 18 2016 - 4:59pm

New solar structures will be built on several schools, as part of Campbell Union School District’s energy conservation program. To maximize efficiency and savings, the projects will require removing trees and replacing them with different types that will not interfere with solar collector function.

TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2016 – 6:30-7:30 P.M.
Monroe Middle School, PLC Bldg., 1055 S. Monroe St., San Jose

Updated: May 18 2016 - 4:58pm

The latest issue of Campbell Union School District's Board Meeting News is now online via the e-flyer link on your news page.

Updated: May 16 2016 - 10:42am

In this month’s ABC book, “Recess Queen”, by Alexis O’Neill Mean Jean the “recess queen” rules the playground with an iron fist. No one dares cross her path for fear of being hit, punched, or kicked. One day, a new girl shows up on the playground and catches Mean Jean completely off guard. Katie Sue is not the least bit intimidated by Mean Jean. Katie Sue actually invites Jean to join in a jump rope game! In no time, Jean and Katie Sue become friends. 

Please click the link below for more information on this month's book.


Updated: May 10 2016 - 12:12pm

Last week, we had an amazing experience at Marshall Lane.  Our fabulous Project Cornerstone leads—Nedda Ashjaee-Marshall, Jamie Kelly, Rachel Federline and Kelly Burich—organized and conducted an UPstander assembly to honor students, staff members, and volunteers who choose to do the right thing, even when it is difficult.  Hundreds of nomination forms were received and tallied to identify the following outstanding UPstanders among us.


Kindergarten—Parker Story

1st Grade—Vivian Liu and Breanna Sullivan

2nd Grade—Liam Lenh and Hannah Ryou

3rd Grade—Hannah Kitchener, Addison Lacis, and Regan Steele

4th Grade—Anjali Nayak and Frankie Sutherland

5th Grade— George Bilionis, Brianna Brown, Evan Griffith, Masha Kogan 


Kindergarten—Wendy Vanni

1st Grade—Denise Yang

2nd grade—Sherry Moncrief

3rd Grade—Bindi Gill

4th Grade—Kate Gaither

5th Grade—Heather Rose

Staff Members

Frances Medalen, p.e. teacher

Courtney Roberts, noon aide and Campbell Care employee

Adam Tavakol, student teacher

Priscilla Spencer, principal


Atul Nayak, Project Cornerstone ABC Reader

We hope that you will join us in congratulating all of the recipients.

Coming up on Thursday, May 19th will be a ceremony to honor the recipients of our school level awards:

Teacher of the Year—Michelle Beddo, Equity Coach

Classified Employees of the Year—Sharon Morris, cafeteria supervisor, and Ernesto Quinonez, district technology Technician

Volunteer of the Year—Jodie Topping, PTA President

Please join us to honor these worthy recipients at the Castlemont multiuse room at 6:00 on May 19th.

Updated: May 10 2016 - 9:34am

This summer, a new Campbell Care building will be constructed at our site.  It will be the same size as the current building and will be located along the fence line on the upper playground.  Since this will reduce the total amount of the playground area, additional blacktop will be installed in front of the current play structure.  

In order to be able to complete the project by the first day of school, construction needs to begin immediately. Temporary fencing will be installed later this week and they will begin the demolition of the blacktop in order to pour the concrete pad for the building.  A new retaining wall will be built behind the current Campbell Care building.

In addition to the new building, solar panels will be installed on the roof over rooms 17 to 20 this summer.  This will be an effective way to reduce our use of energy.

You may have noticed that our new sign is finally operational.  I am happy to report that another electronic sign will also be installed this summer in the upper parking lot.

Lastly, due to the generosity of parents who pledged funds at the spring fling for a hydration station, two or three of these will be installed at Marshall Lane this summer.  Here is a photo of what it will look like.

Updated: Apr 29 2016 - 10:48am

Please click the link below to find out more information about our Volunteer Tea scheduled for Wednesday, May 4th, from 3:00 to 4:00 pm.


Updated: Apr 27 2016 - 10:57am

Every year, our staff votes to honor people who have displayed exemplary work throughout the year.  As you know, we have an outstanding staff at Marshall Lane, so each and every person is worthy of an award.  However, we have to choose a small number of people to honor each year.  Here are the honorees for this year:

Teacher of the Year—Michelle Beddo, Instructional Coach

Michelle has been our instructional coach for the past three years.  She does an outstanding job assisting our teachers by providing staff development for them, modeling lessons in classrooms, observing them teaching and working with them afterwards, finding and providing resources, and assisting with testing and data analysis.  We appreciate Michelle’s efforts and congratulate her on this award.

 Volunteer of the Year—Jodie Topping, PTA President

Jodie fills a variety of roles at Marshall Lane and excels in each of them. As our PTA President, she has been instrumental in creating a budget that supports all of the various programs that help to make Marshall Lane such a special place to be.  Jodie’s high level of involvement in the activities provided by our very generous PTA has helped to make them be successful.  Strong leadership skills and a high level of organization and responsibility have contributed to another successful year for our PTA.  Congratulations to Jodie and thanks for all she does for our school.

Classified Employee of the Year—Sharon Morris, Cafeteria Supervisor

Sharon joined our Marshall Lane staff two years ago.  In her role as our cafeteria supervisor, she is responsible and reliable.  She works with almost every Marshall Lane student at one time or another and has become a very popular staff member.  Sharon greets every child with a smile and a warm welcome and is very patient as she smoothly runs our cafeteria.  Many students stay after they eat their lunches to help her clean up and a few even give up their recess time to help get her set up for lunch every day.  Sharon has been a welcome addition to Marshall Lane.  We congratulate her on this award!

Classified District Employee of the Year—Ernesto Quinonez, Tech Department

For the past two years, Ernie has been assigned to Marshall Lane to help support us with technology.  As we have acquired more Chromebooks and iPads during this time, his help has been essential in ensuring that these devices are up and running so they can benefit our students.  Ernie has also assisted in providing professional development and individualized assistance to our staff members throughout the year.  We truly appreciate all of his help and support.

Updated: Apr 27 2016 - 10:58am

A special project will be happening at Marshall Lane on Friday afternoon, April 29th. Guest videographers will be on campus to record some of the great things we do here at our school. They will be video-recording student activities all around campus, including in our classrooms.  A short video will be created to put on our website.

If you have any concerns about your child being included in the video, please let us know as soon as possible by calling our school office at (408) 3644259.

Like you, we are proud of Marshall Lane and this video project will help us tell our story to others.


Bell Schedule

  • In Session 8:20–10:00
  • Recess 10:00–10:20
  • In Session 10:20–11:35
  • Lunch 11:35–12:25
  • In Session 12:25–2:35*
  • * Wednesdays end at 1:35
  • In Session 8:20–10:00
  • Recess 10:00–10:20
  • In Session 10:20–11:40
  • Lunch 11:40–12:30
  • In Session 12:30–2:35*
  • * Wednesdays end at 1:35
  • In Session 8:20–10:00
  • Recess 10:00–10:20
  • In Session 10:20–12:05
  • Lunch 12:05–12:55
  • In Session 12:55–2:35*
  • * Wednesdays end at 1:35
  • In Session 8:20–10:00
  • Recess 10:00–10:20
  • In Session 10:20–12:25
  • Lunch 12:25–1:00
  • In Session 1:00–2:40*
  • * Wednesdays end at 1:35

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