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Students may bring a lunch to school or purchase a hot lunch for $2.50.  Malcom has a computerized Point of Sale system so you can prepay by cash, check, credit card, or PayPal (Internet).  To use the PayPal system, simple log on to the CUSD school nutrition website at and click on the Deposit Money and Funds link.  In the event a child forgets lunch or loses money, students will be offered crackers, fruit, etc. by lunch staff so that no child goes without eating.  The office does not loan money for lunch.



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School Picture Day is Oct 1

School Picture Day is Oct 1

10/2 - Back to School Night

We are proud to share our instructional program with parents on Thursday, October 2nd. This is a parent-only evening dedicated to providing parents with an overview of classroom procedures and routines as well as expectations for the school year. These meetings take place in the classrooms.  The MPR will be open with displays of Malcom’s history celebrating 20 years and the RST’s will be in the MPR to meet you!

5:30-6:30 PM      Preschool

6:30-7:10 PM      Grades K – 2

7:20-8:00 PM     Grades 3-5


All students are on a Special Minimum Day Schedule on this day.

Students in Grades 1-5 attend school from 7:45am – 11:50am

All Kindergarten students attend 7:45 – 11:20am

Childcare at Back to School Night?

Need childcare for Back to School Night? The Y will be open from 6:30pm to 8:30pm on Thursday, October 2nd.  Families will be charged $10 per child. Sign up today with Miss Pam. You can e-mail her at Limited spots available.

New Teachers at Malcom!

Mrs. Elisa Slee – 2nd Grade

This is Mrs. Slee’s 13th year in CUSD. She attended UC San Diego, Revelle College, majoring in Biology and Cognitive Psychology. The next year she earned her master’s degree in Special Education, Learning Disabilities and her regular and special education credentials from the University of San Diego. Mrs. Slee started her career teaching in Solana Beach, CA. She then taught in NY, NH, OR, and MN. She taught at Malcom from 2001-2009 and at Kinoshita from 2009-2012. For the last two and one half years, Mrs. Slee worked as a Teacher on Special Assignment, modeling science lessons, helping schools start science labs and gardens, and training teachers. Mrs. Slee’s children, Kevin (24) and Gillian (20) both graduated from Malcom. She and her husband Earl love traveling, walking, cooking, and spending time with family and friends. She is delighted to be back at Malcom and looking forward to a fabulous year with her second grade scholars.


Mrs. Wendy Thomas – 3rd Grade

This is my 26th year teaching. My first year was at Cook Elementary in the Garden Grove School District. My last 24 years were at Marian Bergeson Elementary in the Capistrano Unified School District teaching 2nd through 5th grades. I grew up in El Monte, California, went to Bishop Amat High School in La Puente. Later, I moved to Irvine, attended UCI for college and my teaching credential. I live in Laguna Niguel with my husband Michael and 2 daughters, Gwen and Kim. I love reading, running, and spending time with family and pets. J


School News

Welcome to Second Grade with Mrs. Slee
Posted by: Elisa Slee
Published: 9/27/14

Grades 2-5; Benchmark Assessments
As you may already know, Capistrano Unified School District (CUSD), and all public schools in California, have transitioned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). As part of this transition, students in third through eighth grades took a pilot... Continue
Posted by: Connie Byrnes
Published: 9/17/14

Help Wanted - Silent Auction
Seeking Volunteers for 2015 Silent Auction Malcom parents, the PTA is looking for (4) volunteers to chair our 2015 silent auction, which is part of our Year End Event in June. The chairs would be responsible to collect donation items from the comm... Continue
Posted by: Connie Byrnes
Published: 9/17/14

Malcom Yearbook
Click on this link if you have NOT ordered before: Purchase 2013-2014 Malcom Yearbook

or log on to your TreeRing account if you have previously ordered.  You will have until 5/4 to create your two free custom pages.

Want a cha... Continue
Posted by: Connie Byrnes
Published: 9/17/14

Student Supervisor Substitute Position (Paid)
Do you like working with kids?  Do you love Malcom school as much as we do?  We are looking for parents or community members who are willing to substitute for our supervisors who supervise students at lunch and at recess on the playgroun... Continue
Posted by: Connie Byrnes
Published: 9/10/14

After-School Classes
After-School Enrichment program instructors will be on site this week conducting demo days during lunch so be sure to ask your children about their lunchtime activities!  Your student will experience first-hand the exciting classes that will ... Continue
Posted by: Connie Byrnes
Published: 9/10/14


Logo for 2013-2014:

(Navigating New Waters)

24 Hour Absence Line

We have a new email box for reporting absences. 

The email address is

Or, you can still call the sick line  (949) 443-3847


New Student On-line Enrollment

If your student is new to CUSD, please click here to complete your enrollment on-line.


Positive Behavior 3Rs

We Malcom Mariners follow the 3Rs ... what are they?

Positive Behavior Matrix 3Rs.pdf

Leaving School

Students are NOT allowed to leave school early unless parents have signed the Early Dismissal Log in the office.  The office must be notified in advance if someone other than parents or those listed on the emergency card will pick up students.  Photo identification may be required if someone other than parent picks up a student.  Taking students out of school early is strongly discouraged and disqualifies students from perfect attendance.  Please try to schedule appointments late enough in the day to permit students to receive a full day of instruction every day. 




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