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Facilities Bond Projects: Tell Us What You Think

We invite you to a community meeting to provide input on how you'd like the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District to prioritize its school facilities bond projects. Join us this week in one of our learning communities. We look forward to seeing and hearing from you. Can't make it, take a moment to provide your feedback in a brief online survey. Even if you complete the survey, we'd love to hear from you in person, too.

Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors

Eight of our sites are offering Abriendo Puertas (Opening Doors), a free 10-session curriculum centered on the cultural values, strengths, and experiences of parents. The curriculum consists of topics that range from early childhood development to school readiness, good health, social and emotional well-bineg, economic well-being, parenting styles, and leadership and advocacy. These schools are offering the program - Crumpton Elementary, Del Rey Woods Elementary, Highland Elementary, Marina Vista Elementary Arts Academy, MLK: School of the Arts, Olson Elementary, Ord Terrace Elementary, and Seaside Child Development Center. Click headline for specific dates, times and locations.

Transitional Kindergarten & Kindergarten Registration Underway

Rounding up all four and five year old children this month and February for transitional kindergarten and kindergarten registration for the 2019-20 school year. Visit our schools and take a tour of our TK and kinder classrooms. Learn about the exciting things happening for our littlest learners. Click headline to see tour dates, times and schools.

Free and Reduced Meal Applications

Have you completed your student's free and reduced meal application? Even if your child does not participate in the program, your child may be eligible for reduced fees on SAT, Advanced Placement, and college admissions. Complete the online form (also available at your school site) today! It can help your child’s school qualify for grants to pay for transportation on field trips, as well as receive extra funding from the state to support academic programs. Click the link below to complete the form online or download a PDF.

A Message of Thanks from the Superintendent

Thanksgiving is the perfect time of the year to celebrate with family and friends, and reflect on the blessings we receive throughout the year. It is also a time to give thanks to our MPUSD team and let you know that every person matters. Read more (click title link)

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Principal's Message

Hello Olson Community,
 
I am honored and privileged by the opportunity to join the Olson Elementary School community this coming school year as your Principal. I join Olson having served as an elementary administrator within the Cupertino Unified School District for the last 5 years. Prior to that, I served as an Academic Dean and Teacher for over five years. While teaching, I earned National Board Certification. National Board Certification is the profession’s mark of accomplished teaching and is the most respected professional certification available in education.
 
I am overjoyed to join the Marina community not only as your principal, but a devout husband and proud father of two boys, ages 5 and 8. My sons will be attending a MPUSD school this Fall and as a family we are very much looking forward to establishing roots in Marina.
 
I have developed an Entry Plan which will allow me to introduce myself, in addition to, listen and learn from all of you, and our many stakeholders.  This Entry Plan reflects my systematic approach and commitment to seek your input so that I can effectively make informed decisions towards the best interests of our students. This plan will extend over the first semester of school as I meet with, gain insight, and gather input from all stakeholders. My findings will be shared in January and will include shared objectives, as well as an action plan for achieving them that will be developed with our Instructional Leadership Team’s involvement.
 
As your principal, I am ultimately responsible for the learning, safety, and emotional growth of ALL students and staff. I intend to be an active member of the Olson team frequenting the classroom and being visible around campus serving the needs of the school. Only by working with every part of our community can I successfully fulfill this responsibility. Together, I am confident we will provide the best educational experience possible for all children at Olson Elementary School.
 
I look forward to continuing to meet all members of our school community in the coming months and beginning the collaborative work that will result in best serving the students, staff, and families of our school.
 
Drew Coleman
Principal, Olson Elementary School