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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



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10/26 - 11/15: Book Fair ONLINE!

From October 26th thru November 15th you can shop ONLINE, in your PJs, from the comfort of your own home!


Benefits of the Online Book Fair: 

Many students have family members and friends who  live out of town or cannot attend our in-school Fair. Through the ONLINE Book Fair, they’ll now have the chance to participate in our school’s Book Fair, too!


Extended Shopping Dates and Hours

Our in-school fair will be featured from November 3rd thru November 7th. But, with our ONLINE Book Fair, you can shop extra days, 24 hours a day!


Exceptional Products

There will be an expanded selection of items ONLINE that are not available at our in-school fair!




Orders arrive addressed to our school, in one shipment, bagged and labeled by classroom and student, for easy distribution, with FREE shipping!!!


10/27 - Red Ribbon Week

Students will be taking part in a national program called Red Ribbon Week.  Red Ribbons are worn and displayed to demonstrate a visible and unified commitment toward the creation of a drug-free America.  This year, the National Red Ribbon Theme is, “Love Yourself.  Be Drug Free”. The Malcom PTA encourages students to think about different ways we can show that we love ourselves by a participating in various dress up days and activities throughout the week.


Monday, 10/27:    Malcom Mariners CAN Do Great Things by Loving Ourselves & Helping Others! - Bring in a CAN of food for the Non-Perishable Food Drive being put on by the Girl Scouts collecting food for the 1st Battalion 4th Marines at Camp Pendleton.  Some great options are:  canned fruits and vegetables, canned soup, stew, tuna fish and peanut butter.


Tuesday, 10/28:  Be Great!  Be Crazy About Yourself!  Wear Crazy Socks


Wednesday, 10/29: Wear RED….and say YES to Loving Yourself!  Teacher rap at flag ceremony.  TNT Dunk Squad Assembly in the afternoon.


Thursday, 10/30:  Love Yourself - Always Try Your Best at School! – Show your school spirit and wear Malcom colors (Green & Blue)


Friday, 10/31:  Search for the Buried Treasure Inside Yourself! – Dress as a pirate or your favorite mariner for Mariner’s Day!

10/30 - Boxtop Collection

Gather all the Box Tops you've collected!  Place them in a baggie or envelope with your student's & teachers name written on it and turn it into your teacher or the box in the front office by Thursday, October 30th.


The class that collects the most Box Tops will win a POPCORN PARTY!


Additional collection forms, complete list of participation products and more information on this program are available at and in the office.

10/31 - Mariner Day (Halloween)

For the first time in a few years, Halloween (Friday, October 31) is a school day!  Please remember that Halloween costumes must remain at home so they stay in perfect shape for the upcoming evening’s festivities.  We encourage students to show their spirit by dressing up as a Mariner on Friday!

Scholastic Fall Book Fair Coming Soon (Nov 3 - Nov 7)

Fall Book Fair Coming Soon

11/5 - Knight of the Book Fair

Join us on Wednesday, November 5th from 5 to 7:30 pm for our Knight of the Book Fair!

There will be guest readers, fun, prizes, games, holiday shopping, and the DOGZILLA food truck for your dining pleasure!




Pre-order now for their special $10 deal (meal, french fries and drink) or order off their truck, at their regular prices.

Download the flyer here and bring to the Front Office with your payment! YUMMY!





11/19 - 11/21: Conferences

Tuesday, November 18 and Wednesday, November 19 are Student Free Days (NO SCHOOL)

Thursday, November 20 and Friday, November 21 are Minimum Days.


Please note Arrival and Dismissal Times for those days:

Grades 1-5 7:45 - 12:15


·         Early Birds attend 7:45 – 11:20am

·         Late Owls attend 8:40 – 12:15pm


School News

Website for Friends of Malcom!
We now have a website where you can learn more about The Friends of Malcom - our school’s booster organization.  This year we want to Stay the Course our Mariners are on by continuing to fund our Resident Support Teachers – includ... Continue
Posted by: Connie Byrnes
Published: 10/29/14

Spirit Wear
Time to get your spirit wear!  Order forms and samples will be available at the book fair.  We have shirts, sweatshirts, hats and other accessories! Continue
Posted by: Connie Byrnes
Published: 10/29/14

Yearbook Discount
Another Early Bird Yearbook Discount – 10% off the yearbook, if purchased by 10/31!

Click on this link if you have NOT ordered before: Purchase 2014-2015 Malcom Yearbook

or log on to your TreeRing account if you have previously or... Continue
Posted by: Connie Byrnes
Published: 10/22/14

Garden HELP!!!
Recess Help

We are looking for volunteers to work in the school garden on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays during first recess to supervise and help students while they explore and maintain the Malcom school garden.  We particularly need help dur... Continue
Posted by: Connie Byrnes
Published: 10/16/14

Preschool Openings
CUSD has the following openings in the Early Childhood Preschool Programs:

§  2-day Mandarin Immersion at Bergeson

§  3-day Spanish Immersion at San Juan

§  2, 3, and 5 day openings at Bathgate... Continue
Posted by: Connie Byrnes
Published: 10/16/14

Parenting the Elementary School Child
Become the encouraging and effective parent you want to be!  Discover your parenting style, find out why your child is misbehaving , and learn keys to positive discipline.  Included are discussions on healthy family communication, s... Continue
Posted by: Connie Byrnes
Published: 10/16/14 ribbon.jpg


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.


Drop Off/Pick Up Rules

IMPORTANT!  All drop-offs/pick-ups are along the “loading dock” between Ridgeway and Charles Road.  The parking lot is a fire lane and is closed to traffic.  It is reserved for staff parking ONLY.


As a note, although Capistrano USD is a public school district, its property is not open to the public at all times.  Signage is posted prominently at the entrance to the lot and written procedures are available in the Malcom Handbook on our website above.  According to Penal Code, the school has the authority to regulate exit and entry, especially at pick up and drop off times, to ensure student and staff safety.  Thank you for using the Loading Dock and for not entering the school parking lot, especially when there is lots of foot traffic.  Safety is always our #1 concern.

Positive Behavior 3Rs

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

Positive Behavior Matrix 3Rs.pdf

Arrival & Dismissal Procedures

School begins at 7:45 a.m.  Students are not to arrive more than twenty minutes before the start of school. Morning supervision is from 7:25-7:45 a.m.  School ends at 2:05 p.m. on MondayTuesdayWednesday, and Friday.  On Thursday, school ends at 12:50 p.m. for grades 1-5.  Students must go directly home, to an afterschool class or to prearranged childcare after school.

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 ...more


Tardiness: Malcom School officially begins at 7:45 a.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Students who arrive late not only miss out on learning opportunities, but they also interrupt the flow of ...more


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