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Los Perales Elementary School
22 Wakefield Drive
Moraga CA 94556

Office Hours
7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Office Phone: 925.631.0105
Office Fax: 925.376.7452
Attendance Line: 925.377.4174
Panther Club: 925.377.PINK (7465)

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MSD Community Facility Meetings

 

May 4 - Joaquin Moraga IS, Library, 6:30 PM

 

This past school year, as part of our Strategic Plan Process, the Moraga School District conducted a Facilities Master Plan Assessment.  Although our school facilities are well-maintained on an annual basis, the assessment identified many needed capital improvements that go beyond our annual maintenance budget.  This assessment is not surprising given our school buildings, which grew out of post-World War II development, are between 50 and 60 years old. 

 

Replacement of leaky roofs, upgrades to inadequate and deteriorating electrical and plumbing systems, seismic upgrades, and the modernization of our classrooms have been identified as key areas of improvement, and are critical to continue the excellent teaching and learning that make our schools among the best in the state. 

 

The Moraga School District invites you to join us at a Community Engagement meeting to learn more about our Facilities Master Plan, funding plans, and to provide input about our future facility needs.  We welcome your input at these public meetings as part of an open and collaborative process to ensure quality future school facilities.

 

Thank you for your continued support and interest in our Moraga TK-8 schools.

The Read-A-Thon is Here!

LP's new Read-A-Thon to raise money for the new audiovisual system in the Oak Room kicks off tomorrow at lunch!  Students will ask for pledges from friends and family and then read, read, read from April 13th until April 29th when the Read-A-Thon ends.
 (If each LP student participates, we can reach our $10,000 goal if each student raises at least $30.)

 

You can access Read-A-Thon forms here!

 

We will also be collecting gently used children's books (especially early readers and early chapter books) during this time period.  We are lucky to have a nicely stocked library, but not all schools are so fortunate.  All books collected will be donated to the East Bay Children's Book project.  This is a non-profit organization which collects books and allows teachers to "shop" for books at no charge to help build libraries and a love for reading in lower income areas.  Please share your gently used books and help others become excited about reading too!

Please contact Janelle Chng, Susette Johnston or Anna Seaman with questions. 
 

Free Movies with Powerful Messages

Free Movie Presentation: “The Mask You Live In”

When: Thursday, April 28, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Where: JMIS, 1010 Camino Pablo, Moraga, Auditorium

RSVP: HERE or https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-movie-the-mask-you-live-in-tickets-24304433214

 

“The Mask You Live In” follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity.

 

Pressured by the media, their peer group, and even the adults in their lives, our protagonists confront messages encouraging them to disconnect from their emotions, devalue authentic friendships, objectify and degrade women, and resolve conflicts through violence. These gender stereotypes interconnect with race, class, and circumstance, creating a maze of identity issues boys and young men must navigate to become “real” men.

Experts in neuroscience, psychology, sociology, sports, education, and media also weigh in, offering empirical evidence of the “boy crisis” and tactics to combat it.

 

“The Mask You Live In” ultimately illustrates how we, as a society, can raise a healthier generation of boys and young men.

 

The film is appropriate for students age 13+.  Younger students are welcome to attend with a parent or guardian.  Community members are welcome.  Student panel and discussion will follow movie presentation. Movie Trailer

 

Sponsored by the Moraga iKind Project and the JM iKind Committee, the JM Smile Club, The AUHSD Diversity Committee and Campolindo HS and JM Leadership Student

 

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Free Movie Presentation: “SCREENAGERS”

When: Monday, May 2, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Where: JMIS, 1010 Camino Pablo, Moraga, Auditorium

RSVP: HERE or https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-movie-presentation-screenagers-tickets-24819705407

 

Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time—friction she knew all too well. 

 

In SCREENAGERS, as with her award-winning documentaries on mental health, Delaney takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.

 

Student panel and discussion will follow movie presentation. Movie Trailer

 

Sponsored by Moraga School District PTAs, MSD Student Safety Committee and the Moraga iKind Project

 

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Free Movie Presentation: “Miss Representation”

When: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Where: JMIS, 1010 Camino Pablo, Moraga, Auditorium

RSVP: HERE or https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-movie-miss-representation-tickets-24307474310

 

Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, “Miss Representation” exposes how mainstream media and culture contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America.

 

The film draws back a curtain to reveal a glaring reality we live with every day but fail to see – how the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls makes it difficult for women to feel powerful and achieve leadership positions.

 

In a society where media is the most persuasive force shaping cultural norms, the collective message we receive is that a woman’s value and power lie in her youth, beauty, and sexuality, and not in her capacity as a leader. While women have made great strides in leadership over the past few decades, the United States is still 33rd out of the 49 highest income countries when it comes to women in the national legislature. And it’s not better outside of government. Women make up only 4.6% of S&P 500 CEOs and 17% of directors, executive producers, writers, cinematographers, and editors working on the top 250 domestic grossing films.

 

Stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists, and academics, like Katie Couric, Rosario Dawson, Gloria Steinem, Margaret Cho, Condoleezza Rice, Rachel Maddow, and Nancy Pelosi, build momentum as “Miss Representation” accumulates startling facts and statistics that will leave the audience shaken, but armed with a new perspective.

 

Sponsored by the Moraga iKind Project and the JM iKind Committee, the JM Smile Club, The AUHSD Diversity Committee and Campolindo HS and JM Leadership Student

 

The film is appropriate for students age 13+.  Younger students are welcome to attend with a parent or guardian.  Community members are welcome.  Student panel and discussion will follow movie presentation. Movie Trailer

 

Sponsored by the Moraga iKind Project and the JM iKind Committee, the JM Smile Club, The AUHSD Diversity Committee and Campolindo HS and JM Student Leadership

LifeSkills at LP

Every Wednesday two Student Council Representatives lead our entire school in the Pledge of Allegiance and share a “Thought of the Week,” which focuses on one of our sixteen LifeSkills.  To listen to this week’s announcement click the play button in the box below.

Soul Shoppe

In collaboration with the LP PTA and Soul Shoppe, LP students in TK-5th grade will be participating in four Elementary Peace Program workshops throughout this school year.  These workshops are designed to reach every student within the school, giving everyone common language and skills to know how to be safe, respectful and peaceful at school and in life.  

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Moraga Education Foundation

Every LP Student, Every Day

 

Thanks to the success of last year's campaign and the generosity of our fabulous MEF donors, the Moraga School District will receive $1,500,000 in funding from MEF for personnel and programs this school year.  Every LP student benefits every day from MEF funding.


 

This year, MEF will pay for the following at LP:  Librarian, Computer Teacher, the new K-8 Writing Program, Reading Tutors, Music Teachers, Art Teachers, PE Teachers, Teachers' Aides, Curriculum Instruction Specialists (in Math and ELA), and Kids' Connection.  This wouldn't happen without the support of all our LP families.  


 

Please donate, pledge or set up your payment plan today! www.moragaeducation.org

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Volunteering at LP

Want to volunteer in the classroom, go on a field trip, work hot lunch and more?  Then just click here for details!

To Complete the Volunteer Process:

1. Watch Video

2. Print and complete Quiz and Volunteer Form

3. Bring completed Quiz, Volunteer Form & ID to the LP office or District Office (1540 School St.)

School Pictures 

 

You can purchase school pictures all year long.  The new code is 04955ZA.

Visit www.interstate.com/order

 

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