F a m i l y
N e w s l e t t e r
MAY 2019
MAY CALENDAR
  • 5/3 - All City Track Finals @ Kezar Stadium 3pm
  • 5/3 - 7th & 8th Grade Orchestra perform in the SF Arts Festival @ the Asian Arts Museum 1130am - 1150am
  • 5/3 - FINAL Family Game and Pizza Night 4:30-5pm Cafeteria
  • 5/10 - Annual May Carnival @ MMS from 11am - 4pm
  • 5/14 - AfterSchool Open House and Registration Night in the cafeteria 4pm - 6pm
  • 5/15 - Spring Band and Choir Concert in auditorium 6-730pm
  • 5/17 - 8th Grade Great America Trip
  • 5/21 - AAPAC Meeting @ Buchanan YMCA 5pm
  • 5/21 - Power Scholars Academy Orientation Night in auditorium 5pm-6pm
  • 5/22 - Spring Orchestra Concert in auditorium 6pm-730pm
  • 5/24 - 8th Grade Dinner Dance @ MMS 5pm-9pm
  • 5/27 - No School (Memorial Day)
  • 5/28 - Asian American Heritage Month Celebration @ MMS 12pm - 1230pm
  • 5/31 - 8th Grade Graduation Ceremony
STEAM Night
We held our annual STEAM Night on April 30th in the cafeteria, where we had button making, orchestra instrument lessons, art inspirations, puzzle solving, robot making, and so much more! Thanks to everyone that participated, as well as our teachers and volunteers!
SF ZooMobile
Last week, the San Francisco ZooMobile visited all of Marina's 7th grade science classes to teach us about how climate change is affecting animals and their ecosystems. Students got to meet and even pet a variety of animal ambassadors.
Arab American Heritage Celebration
April was Arab American History Month, so we celebrated at lunch by having games and prizes that centered around learning about famous Arab Americans and culture! Next month, we will be celebrating Asian/Pacific Islander American Heritage Month at lunch on May 28th. We are thankful for the diverse culture represented here at Marina Middle.
Best Buddies Walk
Marina teacher Ms. Brown, Tatum Himelstein and Brody Andrews (Marina '18) and Jason Toy (Marina '18) participated in the annual Best Buddies Friendship Walk. The Best Buddies Friendship Walk is the number one walk in the country raising awareness and funds to support inclusion for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Learn More here!
Friendly Reminder
Summer Power Scholars Academy

Power Scholars Orientation! Are you signed up for Power Scholars this summer? Mark your calendar for May 21st from 5-6pm in the Marina Middle School Auditorium! Please plan to attend with your student. 

Afterschool Open House!

Curious about afterschool for next year? Or already signed up and need to make your payment? Join us for the Afterschool Open House and Registration Night on 5/14 from 4-6pm in the Cafeteria! We’ll have a showcase of student work, and you can register for afterschool and make your payments all in one stop!
Game and Pizza Night

Our Final Family Game and Pizza Night is this Friday, 5/3 in the cafeteria from 4:30-6. Feel free to bring your whole family, relax, and eat some pizza while playing board games.
Student Resources
The SF Public Library has lots of great events for pre-teens and teens. THE MIX, located at the Main Library, is the Teen Center LINK and is a safe space just for teens and includes a makerspace, computer access and tons of workshops and events. Check out the event calendar HERE to find out what is happening at The Mix and also at your local library, and you can follow them on instagram HERE .
Student & Staff Highlights
Track
Myima Canty took 3rd in the 85 Girls High Jump, Ruiming Mei took 1st in the 85 Boys High Jump
Lily Zhao took 1st in the 105 Girls High Jump, Lauren Salyphanh took 2nd in the 105 Boys Long Jump
Matthew Lam took 3rd in the 105 Boys High Jump, Bernie Kwok took 5th in the 105 Boys High Jump
Anna Huang took 4th in the 105 Girls High Jump, Supath Gurung took 6th in the 105 Boys Long Jump
and Alison Bui took 6th in the 85 Girls Long Jump
Welcome Back Ms. Lamb!
Our 6th grade counselor Ms. Lamb was on maternity leave , spending time with her new beautiful baby girl!
Music
A big, high five✋ to all the students who performed at this year’s AIM Solo and Ensemble Festival , and a double high five✋✋ to those who were invited to participate in the All City Middle and High Command Performance Showcase , including 6th grade orchestra student, Eloise Ahn-Daum, who performed a Dvorak violin solo.