Please note that calendar dates and times subject to change.
At a Glance
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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 http://nutrition-capousd-ca.schoolloop.com/ and click on the Deposit Money and Funds link. In the event a child forgets lunch or loses money, students will be offered peanut butter, crackers, fruit, etc. by lunch staff so that no child goes without eating. The office does not loan money for lunch.
Students are allowed to bring a cell phone to school. However, phones must be kept in a backpack and turned off throughout the school day. They can be used, if needed, after school for communication with parents (Board Policy #5141.2). iPods, iPads and electronic games are not permitted at school. Electronic readers (e.g. Kindles, Nooks) are permitted. The use of camera functions on phones and other devices is prohibited at all times. Violation of this policy will result in the privilege to have such device at school being revoked.
Students are considered tardy if they are not in their classroom line when we put our “right hands over our hearts.” It is important to show our patriotism by STOPPING during the flag salute and removing all hats and/or hoods during the salute. Thank you for always modeling respect for our scholars!
May 18 to 22: Library Books
The last week for students to check out books is May 18-22nd.
All books must be returned to the library by Friday, May 29th.
Although the students will not attend the library that last week, May 25-29, we'll still need parent volunteers to collect, check-in books and check shelves. Due to Memorial day that week, Monday volunteers will need to come a different day for book collection and check-in.
5/27 & 5/28 - Tile Days
TILE DAYS! WEDNESDAY MAY 27th @ 2:05pm – 4pm OR THURSDAY MAY 28TH @ 11:50am – 2pm
COME CREATE A LASTING MEMORY TO ADD TO OUR GROWING GALLERY OF TILES
1 – 8”X8” TILE IS $25.00 OR 2 FOR $40.00
PARENTAL SUPERVISION IS REQUIRED AND THERE WILL BE NO MAKE-UP DAYS!
PLEASE FILL OUT A TILE ORDER FROM LOCATED IN THE FRONT OFFICE WITH A CHECK MADE PAYABLE TO: MALCOM PTA
RETURN FORM NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, MAY 22TH, IN THE OFFICE PTA BOX
5/28 - Extra Early Out
Next Thursday, May 28th is an EXTRA early dismissal minimum day for all students! All Kindergarteners will attend from 7:45-11:20 and Grades 1-5 will attend from 7:45-11:50, due to the Open House for Kindergarten, 3rd grade, and 4th grade. Please make special arrangements to pick up your child early.
OPEN HOUSE INFORMATION
Dear parents of Kindergarteners, 3rd graders, and 4th graders, please join us for Open House. We will begin at 6:00 in your child’s classroom. Don’t miss this opportunity to watch your fifth grade scholar shine!
6/1: Music Concert (4/5th Grades)
Attention Parents! Save the Date! Instrumental Spring Concert
Wood Canyon Elementary School - Performing Arts Center
John Malcom, Palisades, and Wood Canyon Schools
June 1, Monday
4th Grade Strings 5:30pm - 6:00pm
5th Grade Band 6:30pm - 7:00pm
5th Grade Strings 7:30pm - 8:00pm
*To parents: In the event of personal conflicts, your child can participate in the alternate concert date, however please inform your music teacher with a note or email: Kory Wentzel (firstname.lastname@example.org), Andrea Howard (email@example.com).
Due: 6/12 - Parent Input Forms
If you are interested in offering input into the placement of your child for next year, please fill out a Parent Input Form and submit it to Mrs. Baerst no later than June 12th. These forms are available in the front office. Late forms will not be accepted. Also, specific teacher requests are not accepted and will be disregarded.
Marco Middle School SUMMER Academy
July 30th – August 7th 8:30am – 11:30am M-F
All families with students transferring to Marco Forster MS as 6th graders for the 2015-16 school year are invited to register for Summer Academy. This is a free program that allows incoming 6th grade students to explore and experience middle school with their classmates before the school year starts. Imagine no first-day-of-school jitters, knowing your classrooms and teachers, already having new friends and being able to help other students with the lunch line, lockers and more! This is the ideal way to start middle school and catch the Roadrunner spirit! Look for registration forms to come home this week and are due back to your current school no later than Friday, April 24th.
THIS IS A GREAT PROGRAM! DON'T MISS OUT!
Our email address for reporting absences is:
Or, you can call the 24 hour sick line:
Per distict policy, parents have 3 days to clear absences. If NOT cleared, the absences will be recorded as unexcused and are not changed. Also, illness, religious holidays and doctor’s appointments are the only excused absences.
New Student On-line Enrollment
If your student is new to CUSD, please click here to complete your enrollment on-line.
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 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
The Three R's
1. Be prepared to learn.
2. Use respectful and appropriate language.
3. Be respectful to adults and peers.
4. Show respect for our community and our environment.
5. Follow proper use of playground rules and use equipment and facilities appropriately.
6. Obey all adults.
7. Solve problems with each other in an acceptable manner.
8. Follow the District Dress Code
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