Thank you all! The bands performed spectacularly at the two Mission Attendance Area concerts this month. The band students and their instructors shared their love of music and deserve a well-deserved congratulations on their accomplishments. FEF also thanks you for your generosity and support of the elementary After School Band Program—at last night’s concert we received over $3,100 to keep music in your elementary school! FEF truly appreciates your wonderful show of support—and, in case you were curious, your contributions resulted in the largest donation received this band concert season! Thank you again and have a fun, safe, musical summer!
Measure E is a $650 million school bond measure on the June 3rd ballot. If this measure passes, it will have an effect all of the schools in Fremont as well as the property taxes of Fremont residents.
The MVSA does not endorse Measure E one way or the other. We encourage all our members to learn more about Measure E’s plans and impacts before voting on June 3rd.
The details on Measure E can be found on the Alameda County web site at http://www.acgov.org/rov/elections/20140603/documents/MeasureEv6.pdf. The document contains the full text of the ballot measure, tax rate statement, as well as arguments in favor and against the measure.
As we wind down the school year, the MVSA is interested in understanding how we can improve next year. Please take just a few minutes to provide some feedback through our online survey.
MVSA officer elections for the 2014-15 school year were held during the annual member meeting earlier this week. Returning to the MVSA again next year will be:
- Wolf Cramer as President
- David Lee as Vice President
- Srilu Madabushi and Sowmya Krishnaswamy as Co-Treasurers
- Michele Berke as Secretary
Special thanks to Suzanne Yost and Theresa Bettencourt for serving as officers in 2013-14.
The Multicultural Fair scheduled for May 17th has been cancelled! Thanks to those parents that did volunteer to get involved but the organizers felt concerned that several cultures at our school were not well represented and decided to cancel this year’s event. We plan to bring the Multicultural Fair back to Mission Valley next year.
The Music Department of Hopkins Junior High School proudly presents a series of free concerts.
- May 19: Elementary Band Concert – Featuring Gomes & MSJE
- May 28: Elementary Band Concert – Featuring Chadbourne & Mission Valley @ Mission High Gym
- May 29: Elementary Orchestra Concert – Featuring Gomes, MSJE, Chadbourne & Mission Valley
- May 30: Hopkins Jazz Concert – Featuring Jazz Workshop & Jazz Ensemble
- June 3: Hopkins Band Concert – Featuring Concert Band, Symphonic Band & Wind Ensemble
- June 5: Hopkins Orchestra Concert – Featuring Intermediate, Advanced & Full Orchestra
Unless noted above, all concerts start at 7pm and take place in the Hopkins Gym.
Mission Valley Elementary School has been recognized as a 2014 California Distinguished School. Principal Genevieve Randolph credits a strong collaboration among teachers, staff, students, and parents. “Thank You. This is really a result of parent support and teachers working together for the students. I appreciate all of you.”
For the third year, FUSD is conducting an annual Customer Satisfaction Survey. The Customer Satisfaction Survey provides valuable information to stakeholders about FUSD schools. Developed with input from parents, teachers, school based personnel, and students, the Customer Satisfaction Survey documents the perceptions of parents, staff, and grade 4-12 students about their experiences at their schools. The surveys ask respondents about the opportunities students have to learn and be leaders at their schools, how welcoming and collaborative parents perceive the environment to be, support, the cleanliness and safety of the campus, and parent engagement. Respondents at all elementary, junior high, and high schools will complete surveys online.
All parent surveys must be completed by June 20, 2014. The online survey can be accessed at http://www.fremont.k12.ca.us/parentsurvey2014. We appreciate your participation in this important effort.