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Young Authors’ Faire

It is that time of year again when children have the opportunity to become authors here at Baker! The Young Authors’ Faire begins February 16, 2022. Please look through the documents attached for ideas to create YAF books. Contracts will be available from your child’s classroom teacher on Feb. 16th. Please encourage your child to create a Young Authors’ Faire book.

Summer Camp Registration Coming Soon!

Camp Moreland is a fun-filled day camp for Moreland students entering grades kindergarten through sixth grade. Three week sessions are offered Monday through Friday and students may enroll in one or both sessions. Each week has a different theme where students participate in a variety of activities including art, group games, outdoor movement, STEM activities and some surprises too! Camp Moreland will be held Monday through Friday at Easterbrook Discovery School located at 4835 Doyle Road San Jose, CA. 95129 from 8:00 am-4:00 pm. Online registration will begin on March 21st, 2022 on the Moreland Website. For more information, please contact Devon Doneilo at ddoneilo@moreland.org or Gizzele Linayao at glinayao@moreland.org.

Session 1: June 20, 2022 - July 8, 2022 (no camp on Monday, July 4th)
Session 2: July 11, 2022 - July 29, 2022
Camp Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Camp Tuition: $250 per week and students can sign up for Session 1, Session 2, or both.

*Camp registration opens March 21-April 8th. Registration will be done online on our website.

March 2022 Superintendent’s Message

Dear Moreland Families,

Before acknowledging the exciting events and recent changes surrounding us, I wanted to take the time to acknowledge the unrest taking place right now in our world. Whether your family is directly or indirectly affected, we know that children can be sensitive to the complexities of global turmoil. Our students have been forced to be relentlessly resilient for more than two years as they have learned to navigate the challenges of the pandemic, and now, whether on social media or the news, many are witnessing the largest attack on a European state since World War II. Read the full message here.

Elementary School Social Studies Curriculum Adoption

We are in the process of adopting a new Social Studies curriculum for grades K-5. We formed an elementary school committee, with teachers from each grade span (K-1, 2-3, 4-5) at each school, to review, pilot, and select a new curriculum. After the review process, the committee selected two programs to pilot with their classes. The programs are Teachers' Curriculum Institute (TCI) and Savvas myWorld Interactive. After the pilot is complete, the committee will come together to discuss each program and select one to recommend for adoption.

You can preview both programs using the links below.
Teachers' Curriculum Institute (TCI)
Savvas myWorld Interactive

We would like your feedback. Please let us know which program you prefer and leave us your comments. Please respond by April 1.
Parent Social Studies Feedback Form

How MEF Supports Moreland

This week, I want to highlight the MEF Fund Drive, Show your Love for Moreland Students. There are many things that our students enjoy as part of their school experience that would not be possible without support from MEF. In the last couple of years, it may be harder to remember all of these things, as they have not been as visible on campus. However, MEF funds instrumental music, our STEAM program, and more. You may not know that our music program begins in 4th grade when students have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument at school at no cost. I am urging all families to donate what we can to keep all of these programs alive and well! As we open up a little more, we will get to see them more and more!

In addition, we have been missing our after school enrichment programs for awhile now! This year, MEF is raising funds as part of this drive to support the district in bringing after school enrichment programs back for fall of 2022. In the past, we have enjoyed classes such as science, art, coding, chess, soccer, and Spanish. We are looking forward to providing these again, but need your support to do so!
Please donate here: Show Your Love for Moreland Students >> https://www.mefhome.org/

CAMP MORELAND will be at EDS this summer!

Summer Camp enrollment is coming soon!
Camp Moreland is a fun-filled day camp for Moreland students entering grades kindergarten through sixth grade. Three week sessions are offered Monday thru Friday and students may enroll in one or both sessions. Each week has a different theme where students participate in a variety of activities including art, group games, outdoor movement, STEM activities and some surprises too!
Session 1: June 20, 2022 - July 8, 2022 (no camp on Monday, July 4th)

Session 2: July 11, 2022 - July 29, 2022

Camp Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Camp Tuition: $250 per week and students can sign up for Session 1, Session 2, or both.

*Camp registration opens March 21-April 8th. Registration will be done online on the Moreland website and the Extended Day/Summer Camp page.

Open Enrollment for 22/23 Extended Day Program

It's open enrollment period for the 2022-2023 Moreland Extended Day program! Enrollment for Baker, Country Lane, EDS, Latimer, and Payne sites will begin at 9:00am March 7 and end on March 20 at 4:00 pm. TK-5th grade care is offered at all sites. In addition, 6th-8th grade care is provided at EDS and Latimer (serving both Latimer & MMS students). Spaces are limited and a lottery system will be used to place students in the Extended Day program. During the week of March 21-27, families will be notified about their child’s enrollment status. Students who are not placed in a program will be placed on a waitlist. For more information visit www.moreland.org.

Extended Covid Testing Hours

We’re excited to announce that we are extending our District Office Covid-19 testing hours for Moreland students and staff during this Omicron surge. Beginning Monday, January 31, 2022, Covid testing will be available at the district office:

Monday - Friday (on days school is in session)
4711 Campbell Avenue, San Jose
7:30am - 8:30am
and
2:15pm - 4:00pm

Make sure to register using the following link to access testing: https://my.primary.health/l/moreland-sd

At-Home COVID Tests

Any FDA-approved over-the-counter (at-home) COVID tests may be used to test your child for Covid. Please take a picture of the at-home test with your child's name and the date written on, or near, the test. Email the picture to the front office staff of your child's school. If your child tests positive, keep them home and follow the Home Isolation and Quarantine Guidelines from the Santa Clara County Public Health Department. Free at-home tests can be requested here.
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