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.
Marshall Lane News
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.
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.
Tuesday, April 26th - PTA Meeting 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 27th - Spirit Day - Career Day
Friday, April 29th - Good Rush Day for 4th grade; parents are needed to assist
Monday, May 2nd - Friday, May 6th - Staff Appreciation Week
Monday, May 2nd - Performances of students taking Rhythm & Moves classes in music
@ 1:10 and 1:50
Tuesday, May 3rd - Project Cornerstone UPstander Award Assemblies at 1:00 and 1:45
Wednesday, May 4th - Volunteer Tea at 3:00 - if you help out at school, please attend
Thursday, May 5th - Staff Appreciation Luncheon - donations of food needed
Friday, May 6th - Last Principal Chat for the year at 8:30 in the staff room
Rockin' Kids after school band performance at 2:45
Wednesday, May 11th - Spirit Day - Beach Day
Thursday, May 12th - CUSD Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, May 13th - Colonial Day for 5th grade; parent assistance needed
Tuesday, May 17th - Lawrence Hall of Science Laser Light Show assemblies at 9:10 and
Wednesday, May 18th - District Writing Fair at the Campbell Library 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 19th - 9:30 to 11:00 - 5th graders visit to Monroe Middle School
Monday, May 23rd to Friday May 27th - Hicklebees Book Fair
Wednesday, May 25th - Coffee with the Superintendent 8:30 a.m.
9:00 to 10:15 a.m. - 5th Graders visit to Rolling HIlls Middle School
6:00 to 8:00 p.m. - "Stories, Songs, and Sketches" Book Fair, Mustang
Chorale Choir Performance and Art Connections Art Showcase
Friday, May 27th - 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. 5th graders' visit to Campbell Middle School
Monday, May 30th - No school, Memorial Day
Wednesday, June 1st - Field Day in the morning: parent help needed
Wednesday, June 1st - Last PTA meeting of the year at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, June 3rd - BINGO Night from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Monday, June 6th through Wednesday, June 8th - Minimum Days (students on a
Monday, June 6th - Spirit Day - Crazy Hair Day & Election Day Voting in the
Tuesday, June 7th - 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony at 8:45 a.m.
Wednesday, June 8th - Last Day of School!
This month’s ABC book: “One” by Kathryn Otoshi is a colorful story of acceptance and tolerance and tells the tale of how just one voice can make a difference.
Please click the link below to read more about this month's book.
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and CUSD has just the right summer
camp for you! We have weekly themed
camps, enrichment camps, and tech camps!
Sign up for one camp or sign up for all!
For more information please visit our website
at www.campbellusd.org/summer for full details.
Summer camp registration is now open!
Be sure to register early, space is limited.
At a March 17 Study Session, the Campbell Union School District Governing Board began discussions about proposed changes at three of its schools: Rosemary Elementary School, Campbell Middle School, and Village School, the district’s a parent participation school.
Main components of the proposal include:
- Rosemary Elementary School: add a fifth grade class to the preschool-through-grade-four school in August 2016 with a possibility of expanding to a Preschool through 8th grade site in the future.
- Campbell Middle School: Expand the grade 5-8 middle school to Preschool through 8th grade, possibly in the 2017/18 school year. (This proposal could include merging Village School and Campbell Middle School, but is not dependent upon it.)
- Village School: If the school merges with Campbell Middle, the current Village School campus would convert to a preschool site. If the two schools do not merge, Village School will remain as is and planning for converting Campbell Middle School to a preschool-through-eighth-grade campus would continue.
One of the proposed changes was approved on March 31st: Rosemary School will have a 5th grade starting in the new school year. Discussions about the rest of the proposed changes will continue throughout the year.
“This proposal is a starting point. We are at the very beginning of the conversation,” said District Superintendent Eric Andrew. “Having ample opportunity for discussion is an integral part of the process.”
Andrew said the proposal stems from the District’s Strategic Planning, input from stakeholders, and the goal of ensuring that every school in the Campbell Union School District is a School of Choice.
“We want each school to be as desirable as the next, so parents are confident that their children are receiving a top quality education in a top quality educational setting no matter which is their neighborhood school, ” he said.
The Superintendent and Board have had multiple meetings with staff, families and other community stakeholders since mid-March, and more are expected.
“We will discuss the District Reorganization proposal at each board meeting until we finalize the plan and identify methods to monitor the implementation of the plan,” Andrew said.
“Change can be uncomfortable, he added, “but it also can bring about wonderful outcomes for our students.”
If you have questions or want to be part of the discussions, please contact the school principal or ask_us [at] campbellusd.org
Please click the link below to view the April 2016 Rhythm & Moves Newsletter.
At a March 22, 2016 Strategic Planning meeting, Governing Board members and 25 other participants representing the district’s stakeholders met to discuss progress and next steps toward achieving the District’s Strategic Goals. The group brainstormed what it perceived as District strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats/challenges, and members outlined a set of 6-month objectives for attaining the long-term goals.
The Campbell USD Governing Board appointed Pablo A. Beltran to fill a vacancy that occurred when Board Member Juliet Tiffany-Morales resigned on March 10, 2016. He was sworn in on March 31st, and will hold the provisional appointment until the November 2016 election when voters will elect a trustee to fill a four-year term.
“Public schools have a broad purpose which starts with teaching our children the cognitive, problem-solving and critical-thinking skills required for future success,” Beltran said. “I look forward to collaborating with the board and the community to support that long-term vision.”