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Non-Student Day, No School on Monday, April 21, 2014
Posted by: Marette Lee
Published: 4/15/14

April 2014 Newsletter Available
This month's newsletter is available at our website. A limited number of printed copies of the newsletter will be available in the school office. Continue
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Posted by: Marette Lee
Published: 4/15/14

PTA Fundraiser - mixedbagdesigns
The PTA is launching a MixedBag Design Fundrasier.   Catalogs were distributed during lunch on April 10.  Extra copies are available in the school office.  Our goal is to raise $8000.00 to continue to support the kids as well as all... Continue
Posted by: Marette Lee
Published: 4/10/14

Dress Code Expectations
Christensen Middle School is reminding our students and families of the Dress Code expectations and that the Dress Code will be enforced by all administrators, faculty and staff.  As we enjoy the spring time weather, it is time to remind ever... Continue
Posted by: Marette Lee
Published: 4/9/14

8th Grade Promotion Dance Donations and Volunteers
The CMS PTA 8th Grade Promotion Committee would like to invite you to sign up for the 8th Grade Promotion Dance. Please click on the link below and consider signing up for an available item or job. You can view the complete sign up sheet here... Continue
Posted by: Marette Lee
Published: 4/7/14

Notes from Your Nurse

Flu season is here. The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. Flu viruses spread mainly by droplets made when people with flu ...more

District News

To see the latest edition of the Grapevine. click here.

PARENT UNIVERSITY MATH NIGHT
There will be a Parent University Math Night on Tuesday, April 29, from 6-7 p.m. in the Granada High School Student Union.  Phil Gonzalves and Drew Kravin will present the differences between the Common Core Math Standards from those of the previous standards, the strategies teachers are using to engage students in math, and how parents can support their child in mathematics.  Click HERE for additional information.
 

2014-2015 and 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR CALENDARS 
At the February 18th Board Meeting both the 2014 - 2015 and the 2015 - 2016 School Year Calendars were approved. Spanish versions will be posted soon.

2014 - 2015 School Year Calendar
2015 - 2016 School Year Calendar

CAMPUS CATERING DIRECTOR NAMED LEADER OF THE YEAR
Barbara Lee, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District Director of Campus Catering has been selected as the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Region 6 Classified Leader of the Year. Press Release

TEACHER RECRUITMENT FAIR APRIL 19
Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District is seeking highly qualified exceptional teachers and will be conducting a recruitment fair Saturday April 19th from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Education Center, 685 E. Jack London Blvd.  More info

LIVERMORE HIGH'S SHOOTING STARS FEATURED ON ABC7 NEWS
LHS Shooting Stars 2014.jpgLivermore High School's special education cheer squad called the Shooting Stars was recently featured on ABC7 News. The Shooting Stars receive support and encouragement from their peers, staff and the entire community. Click HERE for the story and video.  

 

 

 

DEL VALLE HIGH'S NEW CLASS PREPS CHEFS-TO-BE
The new culinary academy at Del Valle Continuation High School provides students with a program that emphasizes life skills and career possibilities.  Read the recent article from the Contra Costa Times.

LVJUSD STUDENTS WIN 1ST & 4TH PLACE AT COUNTY SPELLING BEE
Congratulations to Mendenhall Middle School students Meenakshi Singhal, who tied for 1st place, and Sarah Morgan, who won 4th place in the Alameda County Spelling Bee. Meenakshi will represent Alameda County at the State Junior High Spelling Bee on Saturday, May 3rd.

LIVERMORE PUBLIC LIBRARY SURVEY
The Livermore Public Library is creating a plan for library programs and services and is conducting a survey to find out what programs and services are most important. To participate go to:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/lplservicesurvey. For Spanish version go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/lplservicesurveyspan.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY APPLICATIONS

Edward Teller Science Scholarship - PDF or Word
Rotary Career Tech Ed Scholarship - PDF or Word
Hindu Community & Cultural Center Scholarship - PDF or Word
Commission for the Arts Scholarship - Printed or Online

FORMAL NOTICE OF PARCEL TAX ELECTION
Click HERE to view the Notice of Parcel Tax Election forms (Contra Costa and Alameda Counties).

POTENTIAL TELEMARKETING SCAM
The California Department of Education is warning the public about a possible telemarketing scam where a caller asking about the Preliminary SAT test (PSAT) and asks for personal information, credit card numbers and more. News Release.

NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION FOR THE 2014-15 SCHOOL YEAR
Click the link to the right to start enrolling your child for next school year. Any questions, contact Student Services at 606-3206 or 606-3207.  Welcome!

DISTRICT MUSIC PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE FOR 2013-14
Click HERE for the 2013-14 LVJUSD Music Program Performance Schedule.

PARENT RESOURCES

California Career Center
Help middle school and high school students explore their options and plan their next steps toward productive careers.
http://www.calcareercenter.org/

 

 

Additional online resources for parents can be found at the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District Website  or click on the Parent Resources Quick Link on the Christensen homepage.

Alameda County Teacher of the Year Winners!

Brinker, regina 130923.jpgCongratulations to Regina Brinker - Alameda County's outstanding Teacher of the Year!  

Regina Brinker, an engineering science teacher at Christensen Middle School in Livermore, and  Victor Doan, a biology teacher at San Leandro High School, received the coveted honor of Alameda County Teachers of the Year. They will both move on to compete for the California Teacher of the Year title.

Article by Zoe Francis, Correspondent for the Contra Costa Times Newspaper, that appeared in print on October 17, 2013.

Livermorium Scientists Visit CMS

Lawrence Livermore National Lab scientists, Mark and Nancy Stoyer, spoke to students at CMS in the STEM 2 class as well as during lunch time.  They are part of the team credited with discovering Livermorium.

For more information, please click HERE to see the Independent News artcle.

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LVEF Company Matching Grant Programs

Many companies offer Matching Donation Programs for employees. It’s like a matching 401K for donations! PG&E recently launched their Community Investment Program which contributed $19 million in 2010 ...more

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Today: 4/16/14
8:30 AM CCSS Field Testing - 6th Grade
1:35 PM MathCounts, 1:35-2:20 p.m., MPR
6:00 PM Promotion Meeting, 6 p.m., Library
7:00 PM PTA Meeting

Calendar of Events

Common Core State Standards
Field Test

April 7 - May 16

April
16        8th Gr Promotion Meeting
            6 p.m., Library
16        PTA Meeting, 7 p.m., Library
21        Non-Student Day, No School
24        LVEF Concert, 7 p.m., LHS Gym
30        Leadership Day

STAR 8th Grade Science Assessment Test
April 29 and May 1

May
16       ASB Dance, 7-9 p.m., MPR
20       Band Concert, 7 p.m., Gym
23       Non-Student Day, No School
26       Memorial Day Holiday
28       Open House
29       Orchestra and Choir Concert,
           7 p.m., MPR
30       Talent Show, 7 p.m., MPR

June
6         8th Gr. Promotion Dance,
9         8th Gr. Great America Trip
9-10    Regular Bell Schedule, 
            2:31 p.m. Release
11       Minimum Day/Field/BBQ Day,
           1:31 p.m. Release
12       Last Day of School,
           8:30 a.m. - 12:25 p.m.
12       End of Trimester 3
12       8th Gr. Promotion, 6 p.m.

School Facility Planning

Call In Your Child's Absence

Please remember to call in an absence to the attendance line, 925-606-4702, ext. 2.

Students who have perfect attendance (no absences and no tardies) will receive a perfect attendance award at the end of the school year.

SCHOOL YEAR CALENDARS

Beeb's Cash Back Program

You can help CMS earn cash rewards each time you dine at Beeb's Sports Grill. This is a year-round fundraiser. They will donate 10% of your guest check to CMS each time you dine at Beeb's and ...more

Introducing School Loop

School Loop is an exciting tool for communicating with all members of the learning community.  It is a web-based service that provides a direct link to published class assignments, students’ grades, and other school information.  If you have not already done so, please register.  All registered members will receive periodic emails providing them with specific information relating to their student and the school. 

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