Volunteer Badge Fingerprinting Party

If you want to volunteer in the classroom, or chaperone a field trip, you must have an official volunteer badge. Now’s your chance to get one this week:

Volunteer Badge Fingerprinting, Harding Elementary School

  • Date: Thursday, September 4th
  • Time: 4-6pm
  • Where: Harding Elementary School Multipurpose Room
    7230 Fairmount Avenue, El Cerrito 94530

What to Bring to the “Party”

  1. Apply online at http://www.beamentor.org/now
  2. Log into your Be a Mentor account to print your Live Scan Form
  3. Bring your Live Scan Form and a valid photo ID or passport to the Fingerprinting Party

We hope you can attend this special event!

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The 1st Grade Potluck is Thursday, September 4!

First Grade Parents, it’s time to celebrate the start of the school year at the 1st Grade Potluck! We hope you’ll be able to join us.

Date: Thursday, September 4th
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: Lower Canyon Trail Park

Please bring a dish to share based on your classroom assignment (no nuts please!). If you have questions, please contact your class representative.

Ms. Dorn/Ms. Mejkian – Main Dishes – Meagan (Kix and Bridger’s mom) meagan_keener@yahoo.com
Ms. Phillips – Appetizers & Sides – Kristy (Luke’s mom) kristyamann@gmail.com
Ms. Bashor – Desserts & Drinks – Jennifer (Isaiah’s mom) jenniferlross@gmail.com

Bring park toys too! See you there!
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MASEP Classes now enrolling!

We’re pleased to share the new Fall 2014 MASEP Classes (Madera Afterschool Enrichment Program).  Registration (through the Recreation Center) is NOW Open.  Classes start Sept. 8th (and end Oct. 31st).

[Online registration @ https://recweb.el-cerrito.org]

MASEP Fall 2014 Session 1 Packet Rev 08202014 Download packet now!

Low enrollments risk class cancellation.  Please enroll right away…we want all the classes “green lighted” for the session (to remain open, classes need to meet minimum enrollment no later than 3 business days before class start).

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Download the New Madera 2014-15 Handbook and August Newsletter

The New Madera 2014-15 handbook and August newsletter are both online for you to read and enjoy. Includes the 2014-15 calendar, upcoming community events, information on how to volunteer, and much more!

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Join Madera’s “ME-Tree”!

Take just a few minutes today to fill out the all-new ME-Tree form online! It’s going to be an active and fun school year, so help us keep you updated on the very latest by filling out this easy form. We’ll email you with information tailored to you and your student(s).

In addition, your information will be made available on the upcoming Madera School printed directory.  At the bottom of the form, just let us know how much of your information you want shared.  Join us here: ME-Tree .

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Bagels + Mulch + Sweat = A Great Work Day!

Our Back-to-School Beautification Day was a huge success.  Mountains of weeds were pulled, buckets of mulch were toted, and many bagels covered in cream cheese mysteriously disappeared.  Thanks to the 30 odd people who came out to help make our school look its best for the first day of school.  Thanks to Chantal, Lindsey, Laura, Carl, Jon, Lucy, Heather, Ben, Nova, Mateo, Kristianna, Jhono, Patty, Jenny,  Katharyn, Sean, Suzanne, Kevin, Tim and company, Ryan, TerriLynn, Violet, Estella, Matt, Shelly, Sebastian, Tina, Evelyn, Kailen, and Beniao.  I had a great time working and chatting with all of you.

And just in case you weren’t aware of how much was accomplished, take a look at the before and after photos:

 

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BEFORE

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DURING…

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AFTER

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AFTER

Great job, Madera community!  Mark your calendars, November 7th is the next garden work day.

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Save the Date: Movie and Pizza Night is Friday, September 5th!

Please save the date for Movie & Pizza Night on Friday, September 5th . The family-friendly “The Lego Movie” will be showing at the EL CERRITO HIGH SCHOOL Theater!  As is tradition, the event is run by our fabulous 6th Grade Madera Students who are eager to raise money for Science Camp. The students will be serving pizza and selling other goodies. Pizza orders will be done in advance (more to follow). All cash & check donations are welcomed and much appreciated. Pizza order forms and fliers will be coming soon.

For more information, please contact Lucy Kirsch, 6th Grade Movie & Pizza Night Coordinator.

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