Thank you to all the parents and students who came to the SCUSD Meeting last week! You DID make a difference!
Some photos on the MSA-SC PTO Facebook page: Click HERE . And if you haven’t done so already, please ‘LIKE’ the Facebook page while you’re there.
The principal, Mr. Ak’s update on the SCUSD Board Meeting and its decision:
“Dear MSA Santa Clara Parents and Students,
Last night the Santa Clara Unified School District Board of Trustees voted to not extend our lease at our current campus for the upcoming school year. While we are disappointed in the board’s decision, I would like to assure you that we are committed to remaining open, and we are actively exploring alternative campuses that meet our educational needs for next year.
The district’s board approved a motion that directs the district’s superintendent and staff to work with us to find an alternate site on a district campus. We plan on meeting with the district as soon as possible to explore this option.
Additionally, we are currently engaging in negotiations for a temporary campus that is not on district grounds, and which would serve us in the upcoming school year. As we explore both of these options, we plan to dedicate our time and resources to make sure that we choose a campus that best serves our community, as we continue to provide a rigorous, STEM-focused education to our students.
We will keep you posted on our efforts to secure a campus, and I am confident our high-quality program will continue uninterrupted in the coming years.
I would like to personally thank our parents, students, teachers and staff for their ongoing support and efforts to secure a campus for next year. I am so proud to call MSA Santa Clara my home and look forward to graduating our very first class next year.
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MSA-SC is finally officially on the agenda this Thursday, April 23rd at 6:30 pm.
We, the Magnolian community, current and future students, need YOU to be there to show your support for the requested one year school lease extension at the current facility.
In the end, it’s as simple as that- just SHOW UP!
SOS_Save Our School
MSASC students and parents unitedly wait at a board meeting
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It was wonderful to see the parents and students at our Rally yesterday! We are getting the word out about the need to SOS (Save Our School)! Working together, we hope to change the future for all our nearly 500 students, their parents, staff and the whole extended school community.
Students and parents, we need that same outpouring of support TONIGHT! Please come stand together in solidarity at the SCUSD meeting tonight. This will hopefully show the District that the parents and students are united, that they want Magnolia to remain open.
We are asking the District to extend the lease for 1 more year. Let’s show up, be positive, be polite but ask for them to consider our students, our children. This is the opportunity for us to act, we can not let it slide. Everyone is depending on each other- no one can say that I’m only ONE person, what does it matter if I don’t show up? It MATTERS-it matters to show the District the STRENGTH of our community, the NEED of our community, the HOPES of our children! So come tonight and act to change the future.
TOGETHER WE CAN!
WHAT: SCUSD Meeting
WHEN: Meeting runs from 5 pm onward. Please come by 6:45 pm at the latest to be counted among the speakers. Open Session starts at 7:30 pm.
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 have to wait till the end of the meeting. Bring your positive attitude 🙂 Wear your UNIFORM! There will be some pizza at the end of the meeting.
See YOU tonight!
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We need your support, school community members and others concerned with more, not less, educational choices for children. Please stand with us as the parents, students and staff battle together to enable nearly 500 middle and high school MSA-SC students attend their school next academic year. A Save Our School Rally will be held TOMORROW to request extension of the current school for another academic year. At the moment, Santa Clara Unified School District (SCUSD) would like MSA-SC to leave the school facilities which would then be vacant for a year, wherein not only will SCUSD lose nearly half a million dollars in rental income, but also leave the current MSA-SC students struggling to find another school with high quality education!
“The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life.” – Plato
Working together, we can change the lives of ~500 students positively!
What: Save Our School Rally
When: March 4th, 2015, at 3:15 pm
Where: MSA-SC, 2720 Sonoma Place, Santa Clara, CA, 95051 (Google Maps)
Subsequent to the Save Our School Rally at the school, please attend the Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) meeting at 5 pm TOMORROW to urge the SCCOE to reconsider allowing deliberation on the alternative charter (STEM Academy) petition before March 15 so as to allow the Request for Facilities under Prop 39 to meet the March 15 deadline. Considering the petition after March 15 (the current date is March 18) will negate the charter’s Facilities petition deadline under Prop 39, not allow the school to open for academic year 2015- 16 and negatively impact close to 500 students.
“Education is all a matter of building bridges.” – Ralph Ellison
Again, we look forward to your support! Let’s go and build some bridges; let the children come first as we (staff and parents and MSASCPTO) work together with SCCOE and SCUSD.
SOS_Save Our School
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