Marshall Lane Elementary School

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New School to Open August 2018


Campbell School of Innovation Will Have a Design Thinking Focus.
Opening for Grades TK-4 and Growing to TK-8 by 2022.

A new school is coming to Campbell in 2018. The Campbell School of Innovation, a public school for transitional kindergarten through eighth grade is being hailed as a catalyst for changing the landscape of learning in Campbell Union School District.

“Our society is changing rapidly,” said Dr. Shelly Viramontez, Superintendent of the Campbell Union Elementary School District. “It’s critical that all of our…

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This Friday, November 17th at 8:30 in the staff lounge is the ELAC Meeting and the Principal Chat for this month.  Our English Language Learner teacher, Mrs. Patricia Tappan, will join us to update us on how instruction is going in her classroom. 

We will also have an update about the construction and information about the activities at our school.  Hope that you can join us!

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From the Principal


Dear Marshall Lane Families,

During this time of year, we all reflect on the things in our life for which we are grateful.  I want to thank each and every one of you for your support of Marshall Lane and our students.  It is a fabulous place to be.  We appreciate you sharing your children with us.  Thank you for everything that you do to make our school the wonderful place that it is.

Enjoy time with your family and friends.  Happy Thanksgiving!!!


Priscilla Spencer, principal

Del Mar High School is hosting a free seminar for all students and their families to explore IB and how it offers academic options for everyone.

What: Can it be that IB is for me?!

When: Tue., 11/28/2017, 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Where: Del Mar Staff Lounge, 1224 Del Mar Ave., San Jose, CA 95128

RSVP:  (Light refreshments will be served. Kindly RSVP.)

“Can it be that IB is for me?!” is the first in a series of parent…

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Cornerstone Corner


This month’s ABC book: “Giraffes Can’t Dance” by Giles Andreae tells the story of Gerald the giraffe who is able to dance to his own tune when he gets some encouraging words from an unlikely friend.

Goals of the lesson:

  • Students learn about personal power and practice using their positive personal power to benefit both themselves and others.
  • Students learn that making other people feel good is a great way to fill their own buckets, too!

To reinforce this lesson at home:  

  • Create opportunities to encourage your child to try new…

A community meeting will be held at 295 Cherry Lane, Campbell (Campbell Middle School) at 6:00 p.m. on December 5th.  Information about the school’s focus, facilities and enrollment will be discussed.

The input provided at the November 14th meeting will be shared with the Board at the November 16th Board meeting, in which we will present proposed boundary and enrollment recommendations.

Another informational meeting is planned for December 5th,…


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Our school's author of the year was one of 12 who were treated like a celebrities for their achievement in writing at the 15th annual Rising Young Authors event, October 18th. About 140 people came to applaud the budding writers' creativity and perseverence in creating award-winning works of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. …

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Educational Events


At Marshall Lane, one goal that we have for our students is that they will become lifelong learners.  One of the best ways to encourage our students to demonstrate a growth mindset is to have an ongoing focus on learning something new every day ourselves.

Over 60 parents attended Literacy Night this year to learn how to help their students at home to become better learners. A huge thanks to Sharon Hirsch and Jodie Topping who conducted a very helpful informational workshop and organized babysitting so parents could attend.  The feedback was outstanding.

Parent University…

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Family Events


Several recent events have been held to provide fun events for our community at Marshall Lane.  Without the support of our amazing PTA and our wonderful volunteers, these events would not have been possible.

Bingo Night was once again a popular event.  This year, it was organized by Jodie Topping, and Allison Conta.  Jim Gannon and Jon Conta were our fantastic bingo callers for the evening and Brent Topping provided technical support.  Thanks to them and all of the families who attended.

Our Pumpkin Walk is a fantastic yearly event that requires the work of lots of…