February 2020
Note from Principal Daws

Happy Friday Marina Families,
We are definitely having a nice warm week.
Our running club students just ran by my office and are doing so well…they ran along the bay by the Marina and are all looking like superstars.

We are busy and happy here at school and thankful for all of your amazing children.
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!

This year, we are introducing our
first annual Family Invention Fair
as part of STEAM Night!
You and your student will come up with an invention, make a prototype, and display it for a group of judges. Winners will take home a prize! Click below if you're interested in signing up!
Pingüinos Latinos!
Thank you to all who came to our Conchas Y Cafe Meeting last Friday! Attendees have decided to name the group Pingüinos Latinos! If you missed it, the group will meet again on Friday, March 6th from 9-10am.

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 Kambriz@ymcasf.net 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.
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
Marina Celebrates Black History Month!
Marina is celebrating Black History Month with numerous activities for students and families! All month, we will be celebrating famous black figures with our cultural student union creating presentations and displays for the school and our Beacon program putting together celebrations at lunch for our students.
Black History Month Celebration
On Wednesday, February 12th we celebrated Black History Month with an assembly. We heard "I have a dream" speeches from students Aryelle, Osan, Jacorrey, Dania and Majeed. We also heard from Pastor Tim Russell and former Ms. US World and entrepreneur Akela Douglas. Lastly we watched two student performances: a hip-hop performance by Jacorrey and De'Marco and a dance performance by Leonna, Harper, and Erica.
AAPAC Meeting
We will also be having an African American Parent dinner at the Buchanan YMCA on Thursday, Feb. 27th from 6:30-8pm. This will be a time for all our African American families to get together and celebrate the greatness of their Marina students. 
DeYoung Field Trip
On February 19th, students went on a field trip to the De Young's Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963–1983 exhibit. You can read more about the exhibit here !
African American Honor Roll
On Thursday, Feb. 20th we celebrated African American Honor Roll at St. Mary's Cathedral. We are so proud of of our honor roll Penguins!
Valentines Day Dance
On 2/14 student council put on a valentines day dance! In addition to dancing, students could get their faces painted, make cards, jewelry or origami for friends and family, play sports, and event visit the marriage booth!
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!

Chinatown Y Counselor in Training Program!
Is your student interested in gaining leadership skills? Join the Chinatown Y CIT Program!
The Counselor in Training Program is a newly redesigned program to give teens an opportunity to learn and grow as a confident leader. For more i nfo on the Chinatown Y, click HERE !
Summer Resource Fair

Click HERE to see where you can attend a resource fair near you and see what your student can do this summer!

2/27 - AAPAC meeting @BuchananYMCA 6:30 - 8
3/6 -
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
Thank You!
Jesse Francheterre
Family and Community Engagement Coordinator
Marina Beacon