Marina Family Newsletter
Happy Friday everyone!
We're officially TWO MONTHS into the school year and Marina students have gotten into the swing of things. Check out below what's been going on and what's to come!
Upcoming Events
Join us
THIS THURSDAY for the
20th Annual
Lights On AfterSchool
Fall Festival: Pumpkins, Penguins, and Wands
Lights on AfterSchool is an annual event that celebrates the benefits and accomplishments of afterschool programs everywhere. Dinner will be provided, and we will have activities, photo-booths, and prizes for the whole family!

Thursday Oct 24th 4-630pm
Come on by!
Saturday @ the Chinatown Y!
Every Saturday, the Chinatown YMCA provides an awesome middle school program that teaches students leadership and community building skills. Program often includes cooking, field trips, and opportunities to try new things.
Come join us on November 2nd to participate and learn about what they have to offer!
Chinatown YMCA
Nov 2nd
1-4pm
SFUSD Enrollment Fair is TOMORROW
The SFUSD Enrollment Fair is an opportunity for all families and students to meet representatives from each school and find out more about how to apply and what they have to offer. ´╗┐Translators in Spanish and Chinese will be available.
John O'Connell High School, 2355 Folsom St
9am-2pm
New Staff!
We gained three new staff members near the beginning of the school year. Say hello if you see them around school!
Jesse Chao - Science Teacher
Alexis Moran - Beacon Student Success Advocate
Karla Ambriz - Beacon Health and Wellness Coordinator
Last Chance to sign up for our first ever
Marina Family Cookbook!
Click HERE to sign up!
Supply and Clothing Drive
From now through Oct 30th Marina Beacon is collecting clothing and supplies to support families detained at the border, as part of the Y of SF's Latinx Employee Resource Group drive. The attached image shows what items we are collecting. If you have anything to donate, please bring it to room 124 before 10/30. Thanks for your support! 
Summerbridge  is one of San Francisco's premier programs striving to eliminate the opportunity gap that many of our scholars experience. Admission for this program is now open and they are preparing to welcome a new group of sixth grade students.
Click HERE for more information and how to apply, or email araujoi@sfusd.edu .
Family Summits

Over the next month, the San Francisco Department of Children, Youth, and Families is hosting  Family Summits in each district , and the information gathered from families at these summits will help inform their five year planning process. Your voice matters! Don't miss this awesome opportunity.
´╗┐Be sure to mention that your student attends Marina Middle School. 
Its Digital Citizenship Week!
This week is dedicated to teaching students and families how to use technology in a safe and responsible way. Click HERE to learn how to support you student in this.

Follow us on Instagram, Youtube, and WeChat!
@MarinaBeacon
@PenguinBroadcasting
@PenguinArtSF
@MarinaPenguinMusic
@MMS.SF
Volunteers Needed!!
We have three opportunities for volunteers in the next few weeks!


Chaperone needed Wednesday October 30, 9:45am - 1:15pm

Chaperone needed Friday, November 1st, 9am - 3:30pm

Volunteers needed for the Scholastic Book Fair December 12-20. If you are interested in volunteering or becoming a chairperson for the book fair, email campbelld@sfusd.edu  for more info.
Calendar
Oct 19 - Enrollment Fair
Oct 24 - Lights On AfterSchool
Oct 31 - Halloween Haunted House and Dance
Nov 2 - Saturday at the Chinatown Y
Nov 12 - 8th Grade Night @ Mission HS
Nov 18-22 - Parent Teacher Conferences
Nov 20 - No late start
Nov 25-29 Fall break
Thank you for entrusting us with your students. Never hesitate to let me know how I can support you, your student, and you family better.

Jesse Francheterre
Marina Beacon Family and Community Engagement Coordinator
Jfrancheterre@ymcasf.net
(415) 634-5324