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PTO ELECTION time! Forms included

Link to PTO Board Nomination Form: http://goo.gl/forms/EJaaOiUVRw

Hello Magnolians,

As the 2014-15 school year draws to an end, it is time to start preparing for next years school programs and activities.

We are looking for nominations for the following PTO Board positions; President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Auditor. The current PTO board members’ term concludes on May 31, 2015. With the MSA-SC PTO infrastructure already in place, we are looking for parents to step up and move us forward next year with the responsibility of enriching the lives of our children and contributing to the quality education they deserve. In accordance with By-laws of the MSA-SC  PTO the nomination committee is soliciting members for each PTO board position. The nominees should represent parents with interests’ experience and expertise with the position nominated and show a strong commitment to the purpose of the PTO.

You may nominate yourself or someone you think will honorably represent the position. Brief job descriptions for each position are included in the Nomination Form. Feel free to contact a current board member for additional information. The new board members will be selected from nominations elicited from the general membership. Additionally Committee heads and volunteer members are needed.

QUALIFICATIONS: The nomination process will be open to anyone who is a current parent in MSA-SC at the time when school re-opens for academic year 2015-16. If appointed, board members must comply with the approved by-laws. Current Board members will help you learn ‘on the job’ as they transition out.

TERM OF APPOINTMENT: From first day of school to last day of school of academic year 2015-16

NOMINATION FORMS: Any MSA-SC parent may nominate a person or persons, including him or herself. Click the form link below to submit online. There will also be paper forms available at the Thursday April 30 meeting.

Link to PTO Board Nomination Form: http://goo.gl/forms/EJaaOiUVRw

Regards,

Jaya Gautam
Vice President, MSA-SC PTO

Why get involved? Research show that parental involvement affects a child’s life positively. Parent involvement is most effective when a true partnership exists between schools and families. The PTO Board works as a liaison between the parents, the teachers and the school to build that partnership, ultimately benefiting each child in the school.

PTO Elections

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IMP: MSA-SC PTO Board Nominations + Elections this Thursday, April 30, 7- 8 pm

Hello Magnolians,

As the 2014-15 school year draws to an end, it is time to start preparing for next years school programs and activities.

We are looking for nominations for the following PTO Board positions; President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Auditor. The current PTO board members’ term concludes on May 31, 2015. With the MSA-SC PTO infrastructure already in place, we are looking for parents to step up and move us forward next year with the responsibility of enriching the lives of our children and contributing to the quality education they deserve. In accordance with By-laws of the MSA-SC  PTO the nomination committee is soliciting members for each PTO board position. The nominees should represent parents with interests’ experience and expertise with the position nominated and show a strong commitment to the purpose of the PTO.

You may nominate yourself or someone you think will honorably represent the position. Brief job descriptions for each position are included in the Nomination Form. Feel free to contact a current board member for additional information. The new board members will be selected from nominations elicited from the general membership. Additionally Committee heads and volunteer members are needed.

QUALIFICATIONS: The nomination process will be open to anyone who is a current parent in MSA-SC at the time when school re-opens for academic year 2015-16. If appointed, board members must comply with the approved by-laws. Current Board members will help you learn ‘on the job’ as they transition out.

TERM OF APPOINTMENT: From first day of school to last day of school of academic year 2015-16

NOMINATION FORMS: Any MSA-SC parent may nominate a person or persons, including him or herself. Click the form link below to submit online. There will also be paper forms available at the Thursday April 30 meeting.

Link to PTO Board Nomination Form: http://goo.gl/forms/EJaaOiUVRw

Link to PTO Meeting Agenda: http://bit.ly/1HO4fov

Regards,

Jaya Gautam
Vice President, MSA-SC PTO

Why get involved? Research show that parental involvement affects a child’s life positively. Parent involvement is most effective when a true partnership exists between schools and families. The PTO Board works as a liaison between the parents, the teachers and the school to build that partnership, ultimately benefiting each child in the school.

PTO Elections

PTO Elections

V. IMP: Come to SCUSD Meeting TONIGHT || Protests, Petitions, Politics || Put children FIRST!

TONIGHT is the night! After a long, frustrating, hard fought struggle- in the course of which we Magnolians learned a lot: support, solidarity, tears, ‘together we can’, protests, petitions, politics and the unfortunate fact that often the children are not placed FIRST but LAST; it comes down to this, we need to show up for the SCUSD board meeting TONIGHT. It could be the ‘Make or Break’ moment!! Let’s remind the SCUSD that our ‘Kids Count‘, too!

The last couple of board meetings, the Magnolia students and parents have asked the SCUSD board to put the Magnolia school lease extension on the agenda, and at the last meeting President Gonzalez said that MSA-SC would be on the Agenda for tonight. Click for Agenda

So, show up tonight, stand together tonight, speak up tonight! Let us make our presence count, let us show our support.

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.
– Margaret Mead

WHAT: SCUSD Board Meeting

WHEN: Thursday, April 23, 2015. Meeting runs from 5 pm onward. Please come by 6:15 pm at the latest. You’re welcome to come earlier.

WHERE: Board Room, Santa Clara Unified School District Office (Google Maps), 1889 Lawrence Road, Santa Clara 95051

WHAT TO DO/ BRING: Please come prepared with a 1 minute speech. (If you do not want to talk, show up for support! ) Have a good snack before to make sure you have the energy to speak and to stay till the end 🙂 Bring another small snack, some water, a book or something to do as we may have to wait till the end of the meeting. Bring your positive attitude 🙂 Wear your UNIFORM! 

SEE YOU TONIGHT!

Kids count! Magnolia Science Academy, Santa Clara's reminder to the SCUSD.

Kids count!

SCUSD needs to show, as the BOTTOM LINE of their existence, they care about CHILDREN!! Board Meeting TONIGHT!

Never Give Up! The new/ old motto for Magnolians fighting to keep MSA-SC up and running next academic year- to keep a high quality educational choice open for their kids, and other kids, now and down the road…. children who would not get the chance to attend a school which lets them stretch their boundaries, STEM or otherwise.

The children look forward to YOUR support TONIGHT! We will be there at every SCUSD meeting till they put the MSA-SC lease extension on the agenda AND then extend the lease- it’s NOT about SCUSD POLITICS, it’s NOT about POWER BLOCS, it’s NOT about Various LOBBYISTS, it’s about the LIVES of OUR CHILDREN!!

SCUSD needs to show that they care about EDUCATION, they care about parents; eventually, as the BOTTOM LINE of their existence, that they care about the CHILDREN!!

Thank you to the speakers who spoke at the SCUSD March 5th meeting

MSA-SC community speaking at SCUSD meeting, March 5, 2015

MSA-SC community speaking at SCUSD meeting, March 5, 2015

WHAT: SCUSD Board Meeting

WHEN: Thursday, April 9, 2015. Meeting runs from 5 pm onward. Please come by 6:15 pm at the latest. You’re welcome to come earlier.

WHERE: Board Room, Santa Clara Unified School District Office (Google Maps), 1889 Lawrence Road, Santa Clara 95051

WHAT TO DO/ BRING: Please come prepared with a 1 minute speech. (If you do not want to talk, show up for support! ) Have a good snack before to make sure you have the energy to speak and to stay till the end 🙂 Bring another small snack, some water, a book or something to do as we may have to wait till the end of the meeting. Bring your positive attitude 🙂 Wear your UNIFORM! 

SEE YOU TONIGHT!

Kids count! Magnolia Science Academy, Santa Clara's reminder to the SCUSD.

Kids count!

Mercury News article talks about MSA-SC’s Fight for Facilities

Read the Mercury News article on how charters including MSA-SC are being squeezed out of  San Francisco Bay Area facilities: Click here

Excerpt from the article:

Santa Clara Unified spokeswoman Jennifer Dericco , “….. We need to take care of Santa Clara Unified students first,” she said.

But charter parents point out that they, too, are district parents — who simply have chosen an alternative permitted under state law.

Please take a moment to share this article (http://bit.ly/charterSF) by Sharon Noguchi of the Mercury News with your mailing lists (friends, families, other people interested in education), corporate distribution lists and social networks (Facebook, Twitter etc) and also ask them to sign and then share our PETITION:  http://bit.ly/extendMSASCpetition

Let’s work together to make this happen!!

Students from the Magnolia Science Academy rally outside the Santa Clara Unified School District Board Meeting, March 5, 2015. Magnolia hopes to get an extension for its lease so that they can find a permanent facility. ) (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)

Students from the Magnolia Science Academy rally outside the Santa Clara Unified School District Board Meeting, March 5, 2015. Magnolia hopes to get an extension for its lease so that they can find a permanent facility. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)

8th Grade Promotion 2014: Party tonight!

It’s the end of the school year, finals are ending and summer vacation is about to start. Excitement is everywhere but some students are especially excited. Yes, the 8th graders are moving, officially, from middle to high school!

To celebrate, MSA-SC has the 8th Grade 2014 Promotion Party tonight, May 29. Have fun and enjoy for the next time you are in school, you will be in ‘High School’!

WHEN: May 29, 2014 5:30 pm- 7 pm

WHERE: Outside the cafeteria

Parents and family members, thank you for helping make your 8th graders experience more memorable. There may be a little bit of last minute help needed. Please check the link to see how you can help: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050E4EA4AF2CA57-msa8th

8th Grade Promotion Party

8th Grade Promotion Party

REMINDER: PTO Meeting tomorrow | PTO Board Elections

Join us for the monthly PTO meeting, tomorrow, at 7 pm.  This will be an important meeting, the main item on the agenda will be the PTO Board Elections for the school year 2014- 2015. The members who will be elected to various posts will be able to shadow and observe their counterparts for the next month (May) so they can hit the ground running at the beginning of the next school year.

WHEN: Thursday, 7 pm

WHERE: MSA-SC Cafeteria

MSA-SC PTO Elections for the school year 2014- 2015

Please fill out the following form: Click HERE

Look forward to seeing you all there! ‘Together we can make a difference’!

PTO Elections

PTO Elections

 

Event Alert: CAR WASH after school, WED. March 19

Have the recent rains made your car dirty? Don’t worry, the DC Club has you covered. You don’t even need to go out of your way! Just stay a little longer when you pick up your student next Wednesday and drive off with a clean car 🙂

WHAT: CAR WASH
WHEN: Wednesday, March 19th. After school from 2 pm- 4 pm
WHERE: Staff parking, MSA-SC
WHO: The DC Club (Ms. Mattila)

PRICE:
Regular wash – $5
Wash and hand dry- $7
Wash, hand dry, and Febreze – $8
Wash, hand dry, Febreze, and vacuum – $10

No fuss, no muss, just pure ‘clean’!! Give it a try 🙂

Car Wash

Get your car washed in school on March 19

Spring Fling 2014: The wait is over, details are in!

The wait is over! Annual Spring Fling 2014 details are in. It promises to be a fun night out with your fellow school community members. Seats are limited, so don’t hesitate, buy your tickets right away! Click HERE to view details.

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Welcome back! A new semester awaits us

It’s back to school time; a new semester awaits students, teachers and parents alike. Time to forge forward on the path the school community worked hard to establish in the first semester of school year 2013-14. Time to work towards more positive change, as we all did and will continue doing. Time to continue working to make MSA-SC grow exponentially in every way.

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” — Henry Ford

As you can see, you’re always right, so let’s think we CAN and we WILL 🙂

Welcome back to school!

EVENT ALERT: MSA-SC Science Fair 2013 is on Dec 7

MSA-SC Science Fair is THIS Saturday, Dec. 7 from 7:30 am- 4 pm. Please see the schedule below:

 

Science Fair Schedule: Dec 7, 2013

Science Fair Schedule: Dec 7, 2013

 

Sign up sheet to volunteer for the MSA Science Fair:Please SIGN UP for a slot to help support the science fair. If you have any questions, please email Michelle Lee at mylee.malik @ gmail.com or Ms. Ehly at aehly @ magnoliapublicschools.org.The Science Department is looking for science fair judges, room monitors, scoring volunteers, and food donation volunteers. If you sign up to be a judge, there will be a MANDATORY judges meeting on Thursday, December 5th at 6pm.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4DA8AC2AA4F94-science

Science Fair

Science Fair

Mark Your Calendars: High School Information Night for Parents

 

MSA-SC High School Information Night for 8th Grade Parents

High School Information Night for 8th Grade Parents

 

High School Information Night for Parents

Where: MSA-SC (Click here for Google Maps)

When: Nov. 4th  & Nov. 12th at 7 pm

To register: Click here

So don’t forget to mark your calendars! You can also view the MSA-SC PTO calendar HERE.

 

MSA-SC T-shirt Design Contest!

The MSA-SC T-shirt Design Contest is here. Students, put on your creative hat! Don’t miss out on the chance to see your T-shirts design in print! The student body will vote for their favorite/s.

Pick-up your entry form at the school office.
Submission deadline: Friday, August 23.

First Day of School, 2013-14: Photos

First Day Of School was August 13, 2013! Old & new friends and teachers, new classrooms, new books & uniforms, and school assembly! Welcome, new school year 🙂

Some photos from the First Day of School Assembly (For slideshow: click on any image):

It’s here! Subscribe to our Google Calendar!

Our Google Calendar is here! Click on the ‘+Google Calendar’ link on the lower right of the calendar to be notified of current & upcoming events. Click on individual events to see more details.