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Marshall Lane is fortunate to have many classified employees who work hard every day to support our students, teachers and other staff members.  It is hard to choose just one to honor.  However, this year our staff is honoring our school secretary, Michelle Roberts as our Classified Employee for 2016-2017.

Michelle began her career at Marshall Lane as our attendance and health clerk and did a great job in that role.  When our secretary left in October, Michelle applied and accepted this new job.  Despite the fact that the learning curve is steep, Michelle never gives up. Instead, she works hard every day to learn all of the aspects of her new job and does her best with every task she is given.

One of Michelle’s greatest strengths is her ability to maintain positive relationships with people.  She is a team player who is willing to do whatever needs to be done for the good of our students, our staff, and our community. She was always patient and kind to everyone.

It is difficult to express how very valuable Michelle Roberts is to us at Marshall Lane.  Michelle is the heart of our office and does an outstanding job making everything run smoothly. We truly appreciate her calm presence and many contributions to our school.  We are thrilled to honor her as Marshall Lane’s Classified Employee of the Year for the 2016-2017 school year.

Updated Mon, May 1st

This year, our staff is recognizing Sherry Moncrief, a talented, well-respected member of the Marshall Lane staff, as our Teacher of the Year for 2016-12017.  Students, parents and staff members are all impressed by her intelligence, her compassion, and her professionalism.  Children in her class are treated as individuals and with the utmost respect.  Sherry knows her students very well and individualizes both her instruction and her approach to managing their behavior.

As a parent herself, Sherry understands the viewpoints of the parents of the students in her class.  She communicates effectively with them and is always willing to meet with them to discuss their children and their challenges and strengths.  Sherry welcomes parental assistance in her classroom and always makes the parents feel like partners in educating the children in the class.  She is active and involved at community events that benefit Marshall Lane.

Staff members value Sherry highly and seek her help and advice on a variety of topics and issues.  She is the quintessential professional and is seen by her colleagues as a leader.  She has served in a variety of roles over her years at Marshall Lane.

Sherry has worked at Marshall Lane for the past 17 years and in the Campbell Union School District for a total of 31 years.  She is retiring at the end of this school year and she leaves a hole in our staff that is not easily filled.  We will miss Sherry greatly ad we wish her well in her new life in Colorado.

Updated Sun, May 7th

Dear Marshall Lane Families,

Did you attend STEAM Night this week?  If so, I am sure that you will agree that it is our best one ever!! A HUGE thanks to everyone who helped organize and conduct the event.  Teachers, students and parents collaborated to provide many fabulous learning opportunities for our students.  What a great night!!

And speaking of STEAM, a wonderful opportunity for parents is coming up next Tuesday, April 25th from 1:30 to 2:30.  Join us in the STEAM Lab to participate in a parent training to help facilitate an engineering experience based on the book The Most Magnificent Thing.   District STEAM Teacher on Special Assignment, Julie Goo will be teaching this class so parents can help their child/ren’s teacher(s) implement the lesson with the students.  It will be fun!  Please join us for this fun experience!  Hope to see you there!

Thank you for sharing your children with us!

Priscilla Spencer, Principal

Updated Wed, Apr 26th
  • Three parent meetings have been scheduled for May 8, 9 and 10 to provide information and discussion about recent decisions affecting thw 2017-18 school year. Letters will more details will be sent to middle school families on Thursday, April 27th.
  • Meeting notes, key dates, and other information about the school transformation is available on the Transformation web page.
Updated Mon, Apr 17th

Updated Mon, Apr 17th

Standardized testing will begin on or around April 24th for all students in third to fifth grades and will continue through May 25th. While students will not work on testing every day, different grade levels will be testing during this time and children will be completing some tests over more than one day or time period. 

To ensure that all students will be present during testing, please do not schedule any routine appointments during school hours for this period of time.  Children should arrive at school on time and not be taken out early or on an Independent Study.

It is also important for students to have a good night’s sleep and a healthy breakfast every day before arriving at school.  Sending a healthy snack will also help students since some tests may require more than one time frame during the day. 

The SBAC tests are just one of the many ways that we can gauge the success of our programs and curriculum as well as the achievement of individual children and groups of students.  It provides very important information that helps us with continuous improvement.

If you have questions or concerns about the testing that you would like to discuss, please call our office at (408) 364-4259.

Updated Mon, Apr 17th

Students had equal say as adults as more than 100 parents, students, staff and neighbors gave input at a March 23 community forum about creating a new Preschool–8th-grade school in the District.

The meeting began with attendees using stickers to vote on the Guiding Principals the Transformation Team will consider as it develops recommendations for the Governing Board. Then, participants and facilitators separated into affinity groups—parents with other parents, students with students, and so on—so they could discuss hopes, concerns and ideas for the new school. They consolidated their input and reported it back to the whole group. Their responses are posted on the District's Transformation web page in the March 23 meeting notes.

In April, the Transformation Team will review the responses and identify common themes to address in recommendations it sends to the Board in June.

Updated Tue, Mar 28th

State testing will happen from mid-April through May, and we're doing our best to ensure our students do their best.

Each year, students in grades 3–8 will participate in the statewide testing program called the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). The tests cover English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics for grades 3–8, and science fore grades 5 and 8. They provide information to teachers, parents/guardians, and students about students’ progress and readiness for college and career.

The principal will send information about specific testing dates and times at your child's school.

Meanwhile: Don't Fret. Stay Informed.

Updated Tue, Mar 28th

WHAT: Saratoga Library, one of 50 libraries nationwide selected to host “Thinking Money,” is the only library in Northern California to offer this museum quality traveling exhibition.  Designed to teach tweens, teens and the adults in their lives about money management in an engaging and fun way, the exhibition is free and open to the public.  No reservations required.


Saturday, April 1, 2017 through Monday, May 1, 2017

Saratoga Library, Community Room, 13650 Saratoga Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070

ABOUT: Through an adventure-themed storyline, interactive iPad content and other fun activities, “Thinking Money” explores themes such as wants versus needs, preparing for a rainy/sunny day and imagining a future self. Attendees will learn how money works, acquire important skills and navigate the ever-changing world of personal finance. A series of free programs for the whole family about money will be offered throughout the month of April.  Topics to be covered include: housing affordability, saving, financing college, spending and avoiding fraud.

WHO: The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, in partnership with the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, developed the exhibition.


April 1, 2 pm: Grand Opening Panel Discussion and Reception – “Baydog Millionaire: Navigating the California Dream and the Future You.”

April 1-24: Furnish Your Room Budgeting Contest!

Kids, grades 4 - 8, design a bedroom with a budget of $500!

April 4, 4 pm: Decorate and Feed Your Piggy!

Kids grades K – decorate a piggy bank to take home.

April 8, 3 pm: Thinking Money – Seek and Find, a Financial Facts Contest: Study the “Thinking Money” exhibit and participate in a trivia contest for prizes. All questions based on exhibit information, financial resources mentioned in the “Explore More” handout and other resources available at the library.

April 15, 3 pm: Harvard Schmarvard? New Perspectives on College and Career: Career coach Dr. Marty Nemko discusses the cost and value of a college education as well as underrated, overrated, and under-the-radar careers.

April 18, 6 pm: College Money Survival Skills Panel Discussion: College students, parents and experts join in conversation to discuss what it takes to financially survive in college.  Q & A session after the discussion.

April 22, 11 am: Thinking Money & Earth Day: Silicon Valley Clean Energy: Saratoga City Councilman and Silicon Valley Clean Energy Board member Howard Miller to discuss the new energy option open to residents of Saratoga and 11 other communities in Santa Clara County.

Class Tours: Educators are invited to schedule a tour of the exhibition. Email requests to lliu [at] Or call the Saratoga Library at 408-867-6126.  The exhibit and tour are appropriate for students in Grades 4 – 12. Tours are available for 45 minute time slots Monday, Tuesday or Friday 11 to noon am throughout the exhibit display dates.

WHO: The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, in partnership with the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, developed the exhibition.

Updated Mon, Mar 20th

It’s not too late to register for STREAM Session 4! We still have spots available in Lego Robotics for the 3rd-5th grades & for basketball for 4th & 5th grades. To register go to:

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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