March 2020
Note from Principal Daws

Dear Marina Families:
Quite a week…we are thankfully all fine at Marina.  We have a balanced budget for next year and feel very good about it.  All programs will continue.
Our students are all healthy and we are thankful.  We receive ongoing updates from the district (working with the San Francisco health department) concerning the virus.  I am including a powerpoint presentation about the virus for everyone.
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.

Ginny Daws

Upcoming School Events
Join us for our Annual STEAM Night  on April 16th
at Marina Middle School from 4-6pm.

Science experiments, cool gadgets, and art projects
for your whole family!
Pingüinos Latinos!
Thanks for joining us today at the Penguinos Latinos meeting!

Our Pingüinos Latinos team is meant to help Latino Families at Marina grow in community and discuss strategies on how to make Marina a more welcoming and supportive place.

Email for more info.
PTSA Meeting & Social Media Safety Workshop
Our next PTSA meeting will be on March 18 in the Library from 6-7:30pm. In the first half Ms. Daws will talk about the budget, and the 2nd half will be a workshop on Social Media Safety presented by Beacon and Wellness.
Parent Teacher Conferences are next week!
Please know that any parent who would like a conference with their students' teachers can sign up for one by contacting their student's counselor. If you would like to meet with one of your student's teachers, call your student's counselor or email Ms. Lau  with your preferred appointment time, student's name, and teachers to set up an appointment. If you need an interpreter, please include what language in the email.  You can choose from the appointment times below. Mon- Fri.
              8:10am, 8:35am, 2:35pm, 3:00pm

Please be aware that Zero Period is canceled for the week of 3/9-3/13. 
School will start at 9:10am everyday 3/9-3/13.
School will end at 2:25pm every day 3/9-3/13. 

Also, check out this article by SFUSD Superintendent Vincent Matthews about how to make the most out of P/T Conferences!
In preparation for the Social Media workshop, please help us by filling out a quick survey on how you help your students stay safe online: English Spanish Chinese
Family Hike!
We will holding our annual Family Hike on Saturday, April 11th from 11am to 1pm. Location TBD. Join us for a great day of fun outside with a hike guide from the Presidio YMCA!
Happy International Women's Month!
This month, we're celebrating and honoring the amazing women that help make the Marina Middle community so great! We appreciate you!!!
Get your 2020 Hoodies!
Attention 8th Graders: Jason Chen has reworked his Class of 2020 Sweatshirt design.
Orders close on March 20th and students will receive their sweatshirts the week after spring break. Reminder: This is the class of 2020 sweatshirt for 8th graders only.
You can email Ms. Lamb if you have any questions.
Construction Update
We will soon be moving half the first floor classes (north half) and lockers to the art wing and construction will begin before spring break in that area.
Family School Climate Survey!

SFUSD created a survey to help us understand how families feel about their schools, their child’s learning, and how we can improve. It is very important that we get as many of our families to respond as possible so that we have data that truly represents the whole school and not just a few people. Everyone’s voice is important! This survey will be anonymous. Parents with multiple children in this school should fill out one survey for each child.The survey is available online and is translated into Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Tagalog, and Arabic. 

Please take a moment to take our survey .  
Things to Check Out
Sea Scouts Registration
Join us for a day on the Bay! 
Saturday, March 14th 
Stop by Anytime 11:00AM - 3:00PM
3500 Van Ness Ave. in Aquatic Park, San Francisco. 
The San Francisco Sea Scouts invite all local youth and their families to attend a special day of sailing, rowing, free food, and knot tying. 
No previous boating experience required, just show up, dress warmly, and get ready for an adventure! 
Power Scholars Summer Program
Sign up for Power Scholars, our YMCA sponsored summer program that helps students have fun and gain new skills!  Go to the website to learn more  or download the application below!

Also, make sure to check out our video from last year to the right!

Summer Resource Fair
Click HERE to see where you can attend a resource fair near you and learn about the many opportunities for your students this summer!
New school letters being sent in two weeks!
Keep an eye out for letters from your selected schools if you have a student transitioning into or from Marina. You must bring the letter to your assigned school during the weeks of March 16-20 and April 6-10th to be registered, even if you have plans to choose a different school. Go HERE for more info and steps on how to register at your new school.
2020 Info Conference for Families of Special Needs Children
You are invited to the free Information and Resource Conference for families with special needs children, on March 21st at John O'Connell High School.

Learn more and register at the link HERE

3/6- Pingüinos Latinos @ MMS 9am
3/9-3/13 - Parent/Teacher Conferences
3/18 - PTSA Meeting @ MMS 6pm
3/30-4/3 - Spring Break
4/11 - Family Hike
4/16 - STEAM Night and Family Invention Fair
@MMS 4-6pm
4/23 - Popsicle Pop-Up for New Families
5/1 - Family Potluck
Thank You!
Jesse Francheterre
Family and Community Engagement Coordinator
Marina Beacon