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Students may bring a lunch to school or purchase a hot lunch for $2.50. Malcom has a computerized system so you can prepay by cash, check, credit card, or PayPal (Internet). http://nutrition-capousd ...more



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Rummage Sale in November

Drop-Off Items Beginning: Nov 20 in the MPR

Pre-sale for Malcom Families Only: Fri., Dec 5th from 2pm - 5pm

Sale (Open to the Public): Sat., Dec 6th from 8am- 5pm & Sun., Dec. 7th from 9am - 1pm

For more information or drop offs, please contact Cherese at:


12/5 - PJ Day (wear a pair - bring a pair)

In trying to turn a tragic event into a celebration  of her son’s life, Malcom’s very own teacher Sharon Yanaura started collecting pajamas for children in need.  She discovered that children that are placed into the foster care system are not allowed to bring items from home and often end up sleeping in their clothes.  Being alone and scared is unimaginable but perhaps having a warm, snuggly pair of pajamas can offer a little comfort during a very difficult time  The past two years events were huge successes.  This year’s “Wear a Pair, Bring a NEW Pair” will be THIS Friday, December 5, 2014

The goal is to “Wear a Pair (and) Bring a NEW Pair” of PJs  for the same gender and size as your child (although ALL sizes newborn to 16 are appreciated). Remember to wear tennis shoes; no slippers.

  • Place new pajamas (your size and gender) in a large 1-gallon size Ziploc type bag.
  • Use a Sharpie pen to write on the outside of the bag:
    1. Mark the SIZE of the pajamas, and
    2. Mark if they are for a BOY or a GIRL
  • The Ziploc bag will keep your pajama “gift” clean and ready to give to a child.
  • Look for the collection bins in the Malcom Harbor on Friday, December 5th.

I am looking forward to seeing all students and staff members wearing their pajamas and donating to someone less fortunate!  Students do not need to donate in order to dress up.


12/8 - Technology Opportunity!

We live in a world surrounded by technology. We know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly hinge on understanding how technology works. But only a tiny fraction of us are learning computer science, and less students are studying it than a decade ago.

That’s why Malcom is joining in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 8-14). Last year, 15 million students tried computer science in one week. This year, we're joining students worldwide to reach 100 million students! It is a fun, easy way to

Our Hour of Code event  is designed to teach these foundational 21st century skills. It is fun too.  Just ask the scholars in Mrs. Slee's 2nd grade and Mrs. Black's 1st grade.  They have been learning to code a video game during computer lab this year.

The date is December 8th, 2014.  

The Time is 2:15 - 4:00

The Place:  Malcom's Dell Computer Lab.

Who will be there:  Mrs. Slee, Mrs. Hardos, and several other teachers will be playing with code too.  You and your children, 5yrs and older are welcome to come code.  You may bring your own device, (iPad, chromebook, laptop, or tablet) or use one on of the 35 computers in the lab. First come, first serve of course. We will also have activities that involve programing without computers for the younger ones. 



School News

Operation Interdependence
Once again Malcom will have the privilege of supporting our military personnel serving overseas.  Everyday next week there will be a box on the stage to collect small nonperishable items that can be mailed overseas. Operation Interdependence ... Continue
Posted by: Connie Byrnes
Published: 11/6/14

Friends of Malcom Discount Card
Order your Friends of Malcom Discount Card TODAY before they run out!   Discounts for one year on:

Ballpark Pizza, Round Table Pizza, Panda Express, Subway, Amber’s Cantina, Chaparosa Grill, Rita’s Italian Ice, I Love Bage... Continue
Posted by: Connie Byrnes
Published: 11/6/14

Friends of Malcom Website!
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: 11/6/14

After-School Classes
Session 2 | Registration Now Open!


Dear Parents,

After-School Experience classes begin the week of December 2nd at Malcom. The After-School Experience offers art, science, cooking, sports and academic enrichment classes, ... Continue
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

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.

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.


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


Children should not be sent to school when they are not feeling well.  It is district policy that students be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school. When a student is absent, please send an email  If sending an email is not an option, please call the 24-hour absence line when your child will not be in school.  That number is (949) 443-3847.  Illness and doctor or dental appointments are considered excused absences.  Attendance at the funeral of an immediate family member is also considered excused.  ALL other absences are recorded as unexcused.  Please make every effort to have children in attendance at school unless they are ill.  The district office will issue notification letters to parents of students after the third unexcused absence.


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