Tuesday, April 13, 2021

K-5th Grade Yearbooks!



The 2020-21 K-5th Grade Yearbooks are HERE! To pick up your pre-ordered book, please stop by Marguerita Elementary School, Monday-Friday, anytime between 8:00am-3:00pm. We strongly encourage you to pick it up this week, before In-Person Learning (IPL) classes begin on 4/19

Forgot to pre-order? A limited number of yearbooks are available for purchase. Books are $25 each. If interested, email yearbook@margueritapta.org. First-come, first-served. Payment will not be accepted at the school.

PTA Recognizes This Year's Outstanding Teacher & Administrator

Congratulations Mrs. Davis and Ms. Johnson! PTA is grateful for your outstanding service to our students and community, going above and beyond what is asked of you, and your support of PTA! We are lucky to have you!

Draw with Gio on Thursday 4/15

Looking for something fun to do? Join us for Draw with Gio! on Thursday at 3PM. Sign-up at https://forms.gle/xv1QSkEV3Nyyfnk69


Thursday, April 8, 2021

Draw with Gio! Link Sent

  Today's link has been sent. Please have a paper and pencil ready. See you at 3 PM!

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Draw with Gio is Back This Thursday!

Join us this Thursday, April 8th at 3PM for Draw with Gio!
 


Friday, March 26, 2021

Join the PTA!



Marguerita needs you! PTA is going through a big transition, and needs at least the President, Treasurer, and Secretary positions filled in order to exist next year. 

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Spring Book Fair ends on 3/28

Friendly reminder! The last day to create an eWallet is on 3/27 for Scholastic Voucher redemption. All Scholastic Vouchers earned from past PTA events will no longer be honored after the Spring Book Fair ends on 3/28.

https://www.margueritapta.org/p/spring-book-fair.html

Cook’s Night Out Success

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Science Festival at Home

We're in week 3 of our Science Festival! Our 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders already had lots of fun with experiments. Check out our PTA STEM page for the guides to do more experiments at home. And share with us if you do! 




Chipotle Fundraiser TODAY!

Today is our Cook's Night Out Fundraiser at Chipotle (Alhambra) between 4-8pm. Funds raised will benefit our 8th grade class.

If ordering online use promo code 9XBEJLE. Show the cashier this flyer or mention the fundraiser if ordering at the restaurant.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Draw with Gio - Taking a Break

Draw with Gio will be taking a break.
Future dates will be announced on our socials.  Hope to see you in April! 

Monday, March 22, 2021

Cook’s Night Out Fundraiser

Take a break from cooking this Wednesday! We are having our Cook's Night Out Fundraiser at Chipotle (Alhambra) on 3/24 between 4-8pm. Funds raised will benefit our 8th grade class.

If ordering online use promo code 9XBEJLE. Show the cashier this flyer or mention the fundraiser if ordering at the restaurant.

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Redeem your Scholastic Vouchers

It's time to redeem your Scholastic Vouchers! If your child(ren) earned Scholastic Dollars from past school events, now is the time to use it. We've been contacting those who have Scholastic Dollars to spend. Head over to our blog and learn how to create an account and eWallet to start shopping for books. Book fair ends on March 28th.

https://www.margueritapta.org/p/spring-book-fair.html

Nominations for Service Awards

Recognize those who have worked hard for our students this extraordinary school year -- parent volunteers, teachers, admin, or staff. Please nominate someone and help us acknowledge their tremendous heart and dedication. https://forms.gle/yB5ae2nXKe82ii6L9

Friday, March 19, 2021

Book Fair is Open

Spring Book Fair! You can redeem your Scholastic Dollars from previous school events. Visit our webpage for instructions. Please reach out to us if you have any questions.
📧 bookfair@margueritapta.org

https://www.margueritapta.org/p/spring-book-fair.html

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Draw with Gio

See you at 3 pm!


Monday, March 15, 2021

LAST CALL for TK-5th Yearbook


Today's the day - MARCH 15th - the last day to order the 2020-21 K-5th grade yearbook! Want one? Order it now - https://yearbook.margueritapta.org/order

Draw with Gio on Thursday (3/18)

Join us for a new week of Draw with Gio!



Spring Book Fair! 📚

Spring Book Fair is now OPEN! This year's book fair is going virtual from March 15-28th. Head over to our blog page to learn how to set up an account and create an eWallet for your child(ren). Any Scholastic Vouchers your child(ren) earned last school year CAN also be redeemed online. Unused Scholastic Vouchers will expire at the conclusion of this book fair. Be sure to shop from Marguerita's Book Fair page.

https://www.margueritapta.org/p/spring-book-fair.html

Cook’s Night Out Fundraiser

Save the date! Next Wednesday, March 24th, will be our Cook's Night Out Fundraiser at Chipotle (Alhambra) between 4-8pm. 🌯🌮

Friday, March 12, 2021

K-5th Grade Yearbook Deadline


Don't miss the chance to buy the 2020-21 K-5th grade yearbook! This is the final weekend to order the yearbook - online pre-sale ends Monday, March 15th. 

Books are $20 each - to order your copy, go to https://yearbook.margueritapta.org/order

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Draw with Gio

See you at 3pm!


Monday, March 8, 2021

Draw with Gio on Thursday




Join us Thursday for another class with Gio!


Friday, March 5, 2021

K-5th Grade Yearbook


Weekends are for family closening! Don't forget to submit your UNFORGETTABLE quarantine family photos for the K-5th yearbook by Sunday, March 7th. Visit https://yearbook.margueritapta.org to submit your photos and also to pre-order the 2020-21 yearbook. 

P.S. If you haven't submitted your child's portrait photo yet, please do so ASAP, especially if they are in kindergarten or were new students to Marguerita School this year.

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Draw with Gio

See you at 3pm for Gio's art workshop.

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

New Date: PTA Elections on April 22!

New date! Come to our PTA Meeting to elect next year's Board and adopt new bylaws! The meeting has been postponed to:


Thursday, April 22, 2021 @ 6:30 p.m.

RSVP to get the Zoom link: https://forms.gle/Eqez8KT69dgArYww7

Links to Meeting Documents:
We are still taking nominations for next year's Board positions!
Sign up here: https://forms.gle/6j8FSPefhA6roRig9

2nd and 3rd grade Oceanography Workshops

Contact us if you have any questions.
📧Workshops@margueritapta.org

Monday, March 1, 2021

Yearbook Photo Challenge



K-5th Yearbook Photo Challenge - Send us your family time photos!

It's been a special kinda year, with plenty of great (or just okay) family time moments. Please send us your most UNFORGETTABLE quarantine family photos for the K-5th grade yearbook! Upload them to https://yearbook.margueritapta.org/other-photos by Sunday, March 7th.

Draw with Gio on Thursday

Join us this Thursday for another class with Gio!

https://forms.gle/t44k2aXd1zismQB96

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Join the PTA Board!


Marguerita needs you! PTA is going through a big transition, and needs at least the President, Treasurer, and Secretary positions filled in order to exist next year.

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Today! Draw with Gio

Email us if you have any questions.
workshops@margueritapta.org.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

MARGUERITA'S FIRST (VIRTUAL) STEM + FAMILIES SCIENCE FESTIVAL

The Marguerita PTA and Marguerita School are excited to bring the STEM + Families Science Festival to every classroom and your home! This amazing program provides students and their families with fun projects to explore STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) through hands-on activities.

 

In March and April, enrichment program provider High Touch High Tech will bring science educators to your child's virtual classroom for fun and engaging grade-specific science instruction and guided hands-on experiments. All science materials will be provided. Look out for upcoming supplies distribution dates from your child's teacher!

 

Can't wait to start the fun??? See the guides on PTA's page with additional science experiments that you and your child can do at home, at your own pace, using common household items! It also includes links to experiment demonstration videos. Get together with your family after class and launch a rocket or make Martian jelly today!

 

This program was made possible through generous funding from the Marguerita PTA, Marguerita School, and a $1,000 National PTA STEM + Families Science Festival Grant, sponsored by Bayer. Our program goals are:

• Make real-world connections with STEM principles like problem-solving and critical thinking.

• Inspire your family to explore interests and even potential careers in STEM.

• Give your family access to STEM activities you can do at home.


More info at https://www.margueritapta.org/p/stem.html

Draw with Gio Signups

Draw with Gio this Thursday! We received a lot of character suggestions from the students so Gio will surprise us with his picks.

Sign up here: https://forms.gle/Dc4Ht8uV9yC25RQM9

Friday, February 19, 2021

Yearbook Photo Challenge



K-5th Grade Yearbook Photo Challenge - Send us your DRAMATIC faces! 

We're looking for a few fun photos of your young actors (individual and group)! Please photograph their oscar-winning "dramatic expressions" of (1) sadness, (2) happiness and (3) anger. Upload all three photos to https://yearbook.margueritapta.org/other-photos by Monday, February 22nd. 

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Reopening Survey is NOW OPEN

IMPORTANT NEWS FROM AUSD:

The Parent/Guardian Reopening Survey is NOW OPEN.
It is posted on all our websites (schools and district). You can also access it here:  https://hanover-research.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_26n5PO9GILN3cjA

Please make sure to respond for each child by March 4th. Thank you!

Today: Draw with Gio

Today's zoom link has been sent. Please check your emails. ✍️

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Jody Dowell is a Game Changer!

Congratulations Ms. Jody Dowell! Marguerita is so proud of you, and thank you for all that you do for our students!

Re-posted from AUSD:
Congratulations to the AUSD January Game Changers! 
 
- Wendy Endo-Soo Hoo, Elementary Office Assistant at Brightwood School.
- Jody He Dowell, 2nd Grade Dual Immersion Teacher & Site Instructional Specialist at Marguerita School.

They will both be recognized at next Tuesday's board meeting during the Open Session, which begins at 6:00pm. Agenda (including Zoom link) will be posted at: https://alhambra.agendaonline.net/public/

Do you know an AUSD employee who should be recognized?
Please visit the district website and click on the link (under Latest Headlines) to nominate someone. The next deadline is Friday, February 26th. 
 
Or click HERE for direct link to nomination form.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Draw with Gio!

Let's draw Pokémon! Learn to draw Pikachu, Bulbasaur and Charmander with Gio this Thursday at 3pm.

https://forms.gle/AACASTdBMGy98tJJA

Monday, February 15, 2021

Order Your Yearbook!



Attention K-5th grade parents/students - It's time to order your 2020-21 yearbook! Books are $20 each, and must be pre-ordered online. For more information, go to https://yearbook.margueritapta.org/order

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Today: Draw with Gio

Today's link has been sent. Please check your emails.

Monday, February 8, 2021

Draw with Gio

We will be celebrating Lunar New Year this week with Gio. Same time, same place. Zoom link will be emailed to you Thursday morning.

https://forms.gle/Q2Eg1xKSSV5pAHHA8

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Draw with Gio Zoom link

Today's zoom link for Gio has been sent. ✏️

Email us if you have any questions. Workshops@margueritapta.org

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Supporting our 8th Graders

Shout out to the 8th graders!

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

K-5th Grade Yearbook



Yes, you are awesome! Want to be even more awesome? If you haven't already done so, please submit your K-5th grade child's portrait photo for the PTA K-5th grade yearbook by this Friday, February 5th. Upload it today at https://yearbook.margueritapta.org/student-portraits.

Monday, February 1, 2021

Draw with Gio!

Great news! Gio will be drawing with us this Thursday. There were lots of requests for animals so come join him as he surprises us yet again with some fun drawings.

https://forms.gle/G9fwK8Sk9d6pitTr8

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Friday, January 29, 2021

Birch Aquarium Comes to Marguerita!


 MARGUERITA PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE

The Birch Aquarium at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography, UCSD, comes (virtually) to Marguerita!

Your PTA is proud to announce two oceanography programs coming to Marguerita over the next 3 months:

 (1) Individual sessions for each of our 34 classes 

An instructor from the Birch Aquarium at the Scripps Institute will spend 45 minutes with each classroom, talking with them about topics catered to their grade level. Teachers will share details with their students in the coming weeks.

 (2) The PTA is also sponsoring 8 additional after-school workshops 

Space is limited for each workshop in order to assure the quality of the session. Details below. Sign-ups will be first-come-first-served until the workshop reaches capacity.

If these fill up, we will keep a waitlist. If the waitlist reaches enough to fill another class, we will work with the Institute's availability to get another class. Please keep in mind that once you sign up, you cannot sign your child up for any additional oceanography workshops we have in the future (should we purchase more) until every student has had the opportunity to attend at least 1 workshop. 

Once we have verified student’s enrollment you will receive an email confirmation that your child is enrolled or waitlisted. You will get the Zoom meeting information the day of your child’s workshop.

Kindergarten    Feb 2 (Tuesday)           3:00 – 3:30pm, Rocky Seashore *(limit 25 students)

1st grade         Feb 9 (Tuesday)           3:00 – 3:30pm, Kelp Forest *(limit 25 students)

2nd grade          Mar 2 (Tuesday)           3:00 – 3:30pm, Rocky Seashore *(limit 25 students)

3rd grade          Mar 2 (Tuesday)           3:00 – 3:30pm, Kelp Forest *(limit 36 students)

4th grade          Mar 9 (Tuesday)           3:00 – 3:30pm, Kelp Forest *(limit 36 students)

5th grade          Feb 16 (Tuesday)         3:00 – 3:30pm, Rocky Seashore *(limit 36 students)

6th grade          Feb 16 (Tuesday)         3:00 – 3:30pm, Ask a Naturalist – Oceans *(limit 36 students)

7th and 8th         Feb 2 (Tuesday)           3:00 – 3:30pm, Ask a Naturalist – Oceans, *(limit 36 students)

 

2/2 (Tuesday) 3:00 – 3:30pm *Kindergarten (limit 25 students)

Virtual Animal Encounter at the Rocky Seashore

Meet three animals that make the tide pools their home. Students practice their observation skills and learn about animal adaptations and how those structures and behaviors help them survive in their habitat. (Animal availability varies and may include organisms such as: hermit crab, shore crab, sea anemone, sea cucumber, turban snail, and two-spot octopus.)

 

2/2 (Tuesday) 3:00 – 3:30pm, *7th and 8th (limit 36 students)

Virtual Ask an Aquarium Naturalist – Our Oceans

How do humans impact our ocean planet and how can we help? This program is your opportunity to ask our aquarium naturalists your questions about climate change, ocean acidification, and plastic pollution and learn about ways we can work together to help solve these challenges.

 

2/9 (Tuesday) 3:00 – 3:30pm, *1st grade (limit 25 students)

Virtual Animal Encounter at the Kelp Forest

Observe three animals that make the kelp forest their home. Learn about their adaptations and how those structures and behaviors help them survive in their habitat. (Animal availability varies and may include organisms such as brittle stars, sea urchin, whelk, crab, horn or swell shark, etc.)

 

2/16 (Tuesday) 3:00 – 3:30pm, *5th grade (limit 36 students)

Virtual Animal Encounter at the Rocky Seashore

Meet three animals that make the tide pools their home. Students practice their observation skills and learn about animal adaptations and how those structures and behaviors help them survive in their habitat. (Animal availability varies and may include organisms such as: hermit crab, shore crab, sea anemone, sea cucumber, turban snail, and two-spot octopus.)

 

2/16 (Tuesday) 3:00 – 3:30pm, *6th grade (limit 36 students)

Virtual Ask an Aquarium Naturalist – Our Oceans

How do humans impact our ocean planet and how can we help? This program is your opportunity to ask our aquarium naturalists your questions about climate change, ocean acidification, and plastic pollution and learn about ways we can work together to help solve these challenges.

 

3/2 (Tuesday) 3:00 – 3:30pm, *2nd grade (limit 25 students)

Virtual Animal Encounter at the Rocky Seashore

Meet three animals that make the tide pools their home. Students practice their observation skills and learn about animal adaptations and how those structures and behaviors help them survive in their habitat. (Animal availability varies and may include organisms such as: hermit crab, shore crab, sea anemone, sea cucumber, turban snail, and two-spot octopus.)

 

3/2 (Tuesday) 3:00 – 3:30pm, *3rd grade (limit 36 students)

Virtual Animal Encounter at the Kelp Forest

Observe three animals that make the kelp forest their home. Learn about their adaptations and how those structures and behaviors help them survive in their habitat. (Animal availability varies and may include organisms such as brittle stars, sea urchin, whelk, crab, horn or swell shark, etc.)

 

3/9 (Tuesday) 3:00 – 3:30pm, *4th grade (limit 36 students)

Virtual Animal Encounter at the Kelp Forest

Observe three animals that make the kelp forest their home. Learn about their adaptations and how those structures and behaviors help them survive in their habitat. (Animal availability varies and may include organisms such as brittle stars, sea urchin, whelk, crab, horn or swell shark, etc.)


THE LINK TO SIGN UP VIA GOOGLE FORM WILL BE POSTED TO THIS WEBPAGE ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 31, AT 1:00 P.M.