Note from Ms. Daws

Hello Marina Families,

What a busy week! We are looking at a busy next two weeks as well!

We will begin all kinds of holiday activities next week, starting with Holiday Doors on Wednesday. Come by the school next week and see all the creative talent here at Marina!
We will end next week with a band & choir assembly performance on Thursday, Dec 12 at 6 p.m. The orchestra performance will be the following week on Thursday, Dec 19 at 6 p.m.
We are enjoying all of our Christmas trees in the backyard that are like our very own forest!
The end of the semester, Dec 20, is approaching! Grades should be available by the end of Winter Break.
I hope this weekend brings you all great family timeā€¦.


Students Preparing for the Future!
Thanks to our teachers, staff, and awesome volunteers, Marina Students have had the chance to explore different careers and skills both at school and around the city. Check out whats been going on below!
Art Field Trip

Students in Ms. Nina's art class explored the SFMoMa two weeks ago as part of an interactive field trip! They were able to experience modern art and bring those ideas back to school to use on their own projects!
Volunteers from Huntsman Architectural Group came by this week to teach students how to use tools to make art!
Activities at the Marina Branch Library!

The Marina Branch Library is always creating opportunities for students to learn and get involved. Join them on December 12th for a bead keychain making workshop!
Join us for the Lunar New Year Dinner!
Bring the whole family!!!
January 29th from 6-8pm at the Chinatown Y.
Upcoming Events
Scholastic Book-Fair!
Our Scholastic Book-Fair is Starts on December 12th and Ends on Decemebr 20th, right before winter break. Come by to check out the awesome variety of books and gifts available.
The book fair is open each day before school, during lunch, and after school.

We're also looking for parent volunteers!
Here is a list of needed shifts. Email to schedule a slot.
Boys Basketball
Wish our Boys Basketball team good luck as they enter playoffs this week!

Game 1 this Monday, Dec 9 @ Aptos
Game 2 this Thurs, Dec 12 @ Kezar

Finals next Mon @ Kezar
Band, Choir, and Orchestra Concerts!
The band and choir concert will be in the auditorium on Thursday, Dec 12th at 6pm.
The Orchestra concert will be the following week on Dec 19th at 6pm. There will be a raffle by the PTSA as well!

Hope to see you there!
Family Survey
We want to make sure we are doing our best to keep you informed. Please help us by filling out this quick 3 question survey on Family Communication.
Don't forget!
Please keep an eye out for the PTSA Annual Fund letter being mailed home. Donations can be made by check/cash and sent back to the school in the included envelope or online via Pay Pal or Credit Card  LINK HERE . The PTSA provides financial support for our 2X/week Homework Clinic, the Teacher Micro-Grant Program, events for Teams, Clubs and much more. Thank you in advance for supporting our school! #MarinaMagic
Last Chance to Order the 8th Grade Panorama Photo
The order can be placed online at  and the picture day ID code is:  BY449146T0  (that last number is a zero not a letter O).
High School Application Deadlines
are coming up!!
Jesse Francheterre
Family and Community Engagement Coordinator
Marina Beacon