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If you have instructed your child to wait for you in front of the school on Charles Road, please know that there is NO SUPERVISION at that location. The teacher on duty at the exit of the Loading Dock is directing traffic and cannot watch the children as well. We highly discourage this practice. The Loading Dock is always supervised at dismissal time. Your child’s safety is our primary concern.
Please respect the signage which indicates that all numbered spots in our parking lot are assigned to Teachers and Staff. This is especially important for the two parking spots that were won by families at our Friends of Malcom auction and raffle last spring. Those spots must remain available for use by the winners at all times.
Are You Returning to Malcom Next Year?
Planning for the 2013/2014 school year has already begun! In order to establish accurate counts and be best prepared for the new school year, we need your help! An Attendance Form will be going home in your child’s Thursday folder requesting your prompt reply regarding attending Malcom in the Fall. Please return the Attendance Form for 2013-2014 ASAP. Thank you!
5/7 - Grow Your Own Workshop
Grow Your Own Workshop – a visit to the Ecology Center! The final Grow Your Own Workshop will take place at the Ecology Center on Tuesday May 7 from 2.20-3.20pm. Dr. Meg will give a tour to Malcom students and their families of this fabulous facility and beautiful gardens which we are lucky enough to have right on our own doorstep. The tour will include the Eco-Labs facility and gardens and students will be able to see how all of our work - planting, water conservation, and skills come together. You do not need to have attended any of the previous workshops to join us at this event. Transportation will not be provided to the Ecology Center. The Ecology Center is located at 32701 Alipaz Street, San Juan Capistrano, 92675. From Malcom follow Charles to Niguel, left onto Niguel, left onto Camino Del Avion and follow Camino Del Avion until it ends. Turn left onto Alipaz Street and the Ecology Center is based in the white house on your left next to South Coast Farms. Parking at the facility is limited but there is plenty of street parking. Their phone number is 949.443.4223 and website http://www.theecologycenter.org/ If you would like to join us for our final Grow Your Own event or would like more information please contact Jacqui Neuharth firstname.lastname@example.org or 949 331 3697.
5/23 - Malcom 5th Graders Going to Marco ...
ATTENTION INCOMING MARCO FORSTER MIDDLE SCHOOL 6TH GRADERS: Marco Forster is conducting a school tour for Malcom students and their parents on the following date:
Thursday, May 23rd
(after early dismissal)
1:15 - 2:00pm
Please meet in Marco's front office.
As Marco is still in session at this time, parking may be tight, so please make an effort to carpool with others. Both parents and students are welcome. We look forward to showing off your new school!
5/28 & 5/29 - Block Music Concert Rescheduled
Due to a scheduling conflict, the spring instrumental music concerts have been cancelled and recheduled for Tuesday May 28th and Wednesday. May 29th. Malcom’s concert is scheduled for May 28th, but if it is more convenient, students can perform at the May 29th concert. The concerts will be held in the Performing Arts Center at Wood Canyon Elementary School. This is a very important and inspirational program and is a required performance for instrumental students.
6/7 - Year-End Event/Silent Auction (Donations/Volunteer Needed)
Year End Event Silent Auction: On June 7th, Malcom’s Annual Year End Event will again have the popular silent auction. We are still accepting donations. We're also looking for volunteers to 1) make auction baskets, 2) assist with the teacher raffle and 3) work the event. Please contact Kathy Tam at email@example.com if you're interested in providing a donation or are willing to volunteer.
Martial Arts Lessons (Help Malcom)
“KICK OFF” SPRING WITH MARTIAL ARTS LESSONS & SUPPORT FRIENDS OF MALCOM’S DRIVE FOR 6 RESIDENT SUPPORT TEACHERS: Is your child ready to “kick”it up a notch this spring and try something new? Looking for a program that combines athleticism, confidence, self-discipline and bully prevention? US Blackbelt Academy and Friends of Malcom are teaming up to raise money for Malcom’s Resident Support Teacher program. Sign up for four weeks of martial arts training (April 22 through May 20) at a greatly reduced rate of $69. 100% of the fee goes back to Friends of Malcom to hire support teachers for the coming 2013-2014 school year! Cost includes 2 classes per week for four weeks, and a free uniform. USBA is conveniently located in the Marina Hills center next to Albertsons. Classes are offered Monday-Saturday, and available for children 4-6, and also for ages 7-11. For more information, please contact Rachel at US Blackbelt Academy, 363-6500, or Diana Swanson, 443-2877.
Here's something to WINE about
Friends of Malcom Wine Tasting Event Postponed: Due to circumstances beyond our control (construction delays/final site approvals), the Friends of Malcom Wine Tasting at the Monarch Beach Market is being postponed. Stay tuned for a new date! In the meantime, Friends of Malcom will enthusiastically kickoff its fundraising campaign for the 2013/2014 school year at the end of April. The goal is to raise $60,000 from the end of April to the end of May, in order to bring back our coveted Resident Support Teachers for the next school year. Without the Wine Tasting to jump start the campaign, your donations are going to be more vital than ever before. If you want your child to continue learning core subjects in smaller learning groups, get ready to write a check! The requested donation amount is ONLY $200 per family for the ENTIRE year (two and a half times less than our campus preschool tuition of $535 per MONTH per child).
Malcom Teacher of the Year
Every year a teacher is selected by his or her peers to represent the school as the Teacher of the Year. We would like to Congratulate John Malcom's 2012-2013 Teacher of the Year, Melanie Foote . Mrs. Foote has been te ...
Posted by: Connie Byrnes
2013/14 Enrolling Students
New Student Registration: Students who live in Malcom’s attendance boundaries, but are not currently attending M alcom , may begin the registration process for 2013-14 beginning 2/1 3. · &nbs...
Posted by: Connie Byrnes
CUSD Homeschooling Preview
Capistrano Virtual School & Capistrano Home School Parent Previews for 2013-14 : Join us for a Parent Preview and learn more about the Capistrano Unified School District kindergarten through eighth grade independent study o...
Posted by: Connie Byrnes
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24 Hour Absence Line
We have a new email box for reporting absences.
The email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
We understand that checking in the front office can be annoying at times, but that simple procedure allows the front office staff and principal to know who is at Malcom Elementary School and the reason for being on campus. Staff members will approach visitors and volunteers who do not display a visitor’s sticker or CUSD volunteer badge. The Malcom staff is also alerted to any unusual or suspicious activity in or around the campus during the school day and the Sheriff’s Department is contacted, if needed.
Malcom recycles "plastic" bottles and soda cans! NO GLASS? Check to see if there is a CA CRV tag on items!
PLEASE DO NOT ADD ANY TRASH TO OUR RECYCLE CANS! PLACE IN THE PROPER TRASH CAN!
Homework for Absent Students: In the event of an absence, students will receive any homework or class work that needs to be completed upon returning to school. Students will be allowed two (2) days for each day of absence to make up assignments and/or tests. Please do not call to request homework to be ready the same day as your child’s absence.
Regular attendance plays a key role in the success a student achieves in school. Absences from school are excused only for the following:
Medical, dental, optometrical or chiropractic appointments
Attendance at funeral services for immediate family
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