Marshall Lane Elementary School

School News

Updated Thu, Apr 18th

Janine Matheson has been an employee in the Campbell Union School District since 1992. She began her career as a long-term substitute teacher at Rosemary School and then moved to teach at Blackford for the next 12 years.  

For the past 14 years, Janine has taught 2ndgrade at Marshall Lane.  She has been the staff liaison to the Parent/Teacher Association for this entire time. In this role, Janine attends PTA meetings and every event sponsored by the PTA. Janine’s attendance at all PTA Board meetings helps to update parents about what is happening in classrooms and convey the needs of the staff to the members of the community. Janine is an outstanding representative for our teachers and other staff members. She also plays a pivotal role on our emergency response team and is a wonderful collaborator in her grade level team.

We are proud to honor Janine Matheson as our 2018-2019 Marshall Lane Teacher of the Year!

Updated Thu, Apr 18th

Marshall Lane is fortunate to have such a strong and supportive community. While there are many wonderful volunteers who work hard to organize special events and raise money for our school, one PTA board member stands out as being a person who goes above and beyond in so many ways.

Since her first child arrived at Marshall Lane, Eileen Weinstein has been involved with our PTA as Treasurer, Financial Secretary, Book Fair Coordinator, Walkathon Chairperson, Pumpkin Festival Chairperson, room parent and many other support positions. Eileen gives generously of her time, and is always the first to volunteer to take on more.  She has greatly benefitted our community in countless ways through her time and talent.  Eileen is easy to work with and is extremely knowledgeable.  The staff and parents who work alongside her are very grateful to know her, to work with her, and to have her as part of our community. Marshall Lane is proud to honor Eileen Weinstein as our 2018-2019 Volunteer of the Year!

Updated Fri, Mar 29th

At our Marshall Lane STEAM Night, our 5th grade students showcased their
Science Innovation Fair projects. Many parents and students viewed their
work and listening to their presentations.

Seven of our students were invited to present their projects at the
Campbell Union School District Board meeting on March 28th, 2019. Morgan
Wallace, Makenna Tanaka, Lili Metanovic, Sadie York, Kotaro Nakamura,
Taiyo Hamburg, and Vishnu Athreya all did an outstanding job explaining
their research reports to the Board. The Board members and district
employees that were in attendance were all very impressed by the projects
and their articulate presentations.

We are very proud of all of our 5th grade students who attended the Board
meeting and did such an incredible job representing Marshall Lane. A big
thanks to them and to their parents for allowing them to participate in
this great opportunity.

Picture of 5th grade STEM participants

Updated Tue, Mar 26th

Please click on the link below to learn more about upcoming state testing for 3rd through 5th grades:

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Updated Tue, Mar 26th

Please click on the link below to learn about this month's Project Cornerstone book, "Empty Pot"

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Updated Wed, Feb 13th
Year of the Pig

Hopefully, your children have told you about the assembly that we had on Chinese New Year’s Day. San Francisco children’s author Oliver Chin visited to talk to our TK to third graders about the books he has written and other books that he has published. 

Mr. Chin read his book entitled The Year of the Pig in honor of the current year according to the Chinese zodiac. Our thanks to Hicklebee’s Bookstore for providing this free assembly and to Ann Steele for coordinating it. 

If Hicklebee’s is a place that you shop for books, please mention Marshall Lane when you are there and tell them how much we appreciate their ongoing support.

Updated Wed, Feb 13th
Science

In addition to the author assembly, our wonderful PTA sponsored two Lawrence Hall of Science Assemblies—one for TK to 2ndgrades and the other for 3rdto 5thgrade students. The topic was “Solids, Liquids, & Gas”. The presenter performed a variety of thrilling experiments to provide our students with information about the states of matter. The students were very excited about this assembly. Thanks to all of you who support our PTA to enable them to provide high quality assemblies for our students.

Updated Fri, Feb 15th
"stamp" saying coming up

Many exciting events are coming up at Marshall Lane over the next month. In order to keep the community apprised of important dates, here is an overview of the upcoming month.

February 11thto 15th—Intervention Conferences; please note that these are NOT early release days except for Wednesday which is always an early day.

Thursday, February 14th—Happy Valentine’s Day!

Hicklebee’s Author Assembly for graphics novel writer Judd Winick at 10:30 for 2ndto 5thgrades 

February 18thto 22nd—Winter Break! Enjoy!

Thursday, February 27th—PTA Meeting in the staff lounge at 8:30 a.m.

Dictionary Day for 3rdgrade

Friday, March 1st—Principal Chat & English Language Advisory Meeting at 8:30 in the staff lounge

Monday, March 4th—“Read Across America” Day

Tuesday, March 5th—“Ocean Adventures: Island of the Blue Dolphins” Assembly—Thank you to the PTA for sponsoring this event!

School Site Council Meeting at 3:00 in the Knowledge Center

Wednesday, March 6th—Marshall Lane STEAM Night and Science Innovation Fair from 6:00 to 8:00

Tuesday, March 12th—Spring photos of individuals and class groups

Thursday, March 14th—Report Cards sent home

Saturday, March 23rd—Annual Spring Fling at the Los Gatos History Club—get your tickets for this fun event!

Wednesday, March 27th—School Band Assemblies at 9:30, 10:30 and 5:30

Thursday, March 28th—Project Cornerstone Asset Champions Breakfast at the Santa Clara Convention Center from 7:00 to 9:00

Updated Thu, Jan 31st

Please click the link below to read the first edition of "The Saddle"

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Updated Fri, Jan 18th
Help wanted sign

Over the past week, we have had more rain than usual. This impacts our lunch period since the children need to return to the classrooms to play instead of going out to the playground. On these days, we need additional assistance. A BIG thanks to all of the parents and grandparents who have volunteered to help! We truly appreciate their participation.

If you are available to help out on any days from 11:30 to 1:00, just show up. No need to let us know ahead of time. Also, we still need to fill some vacant yard duty positions. If you are available one or more days per week to assist, let the office staff know and they will explain the hiring process.