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ELECTRONIC FLYER DELIVERY STARTS DECEMBER 9TH
With the new Peachjar eflyer program, paper flyers that in the past were sent home will now be delivered electronically to parents' email inboxes.  Click HERE to learn more.

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critical thinkers, and citizens of character
in an ever-changing community.

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English Learners Parent Meeting - Postponed
Due to a scheduling conflict, the March English Learners Parent Meeting will be rescheduled for a later date. Continue
Posted by: Marette Lee
Published: 2/26/15

TOP 3 DISTRICT SPELLERS ARE CHRISTENSEN COUGARS!
Congratulations to Christensen students Praneeth Nandamuri (8th grade), Kyla-Yen Giffin (8th grade) and Anita Dmochowski (7th grade) for placing 1st, 2nd and 3rd, respectively, in the Livermore School District Spelling Bee.  Theodore Dean (7t... Continue
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Posted by: Marette Lee
Published: 2/5/15

District News

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

Science Odyssey 2015 logo.png2015 SCIENCE ODYSSEY FEBRUARY 26
Livermore School District students will proudly display their science projects and experiments to the public at the 2015 Science Odyssey on Thursday, February 26 from 5:00-7:00 PM at Junction Avenue K-8 School, 298 Junction Avenue, Livermore. 

TK PROGRAM WINS GOLDEN BELL AWARD
The Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District was honored for the Transitional Kindergarten Program (SPROUTS) at the 35th Annual Golden Bell Awards Program of the California School Boards Association (CSBA).  Press Release

2015 SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP
The Hindu Community and Cultural Center has established three perpetual scholarships of $500 to be awarded to graduating seniors of the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District High Schools.  Information and Application

LIVERMORE HIGH SCHOOL RECEIVES SIX YEAR ACCREDITATION
Livermore High School recently learned it has earned a six year accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Press Release

SAFE & SOBER GRAD NIGHT FUNDRAISER
In an effort to provide a Safe & Sober Grad Night for all 2015 Granada and Livermore graduates join other supporters at Wente Vineyards on Friday, March 6th for an evening of good food with silent and live auctions. Ticket Flyer

GIRLS TEACHING GIRLS TO CODE EVENT
2015 Code Camp is April 11th at Stanford University. This is a free event for 9th - 12th grade girls to learn about Computer Science and Engineering. Click HERE for more details.

TK & KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION FAIR - FEBRUARY 26 & 27
Parents of transitional kindergartners, incoming kindergartners and new elementary students for the 2015-16 school year are invited to attend the Kindergarten Registration Fair on Thursday, February 26 from 3:00 - 7:00 PM or Friday, February 27 from 2:00 - 6:00 PM at the Robert Livermore Community Center, 4444 East Avenue. Click HERE for more info and to start the registration process

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Alameda County has confirmed 6 cases of measles in 2015. As of 2/9/15, 103 cases of measles have been confirmed in California. This is a reminder that all children and adults should be sure they are either immune or have been vaccinated against measles. For assistance with access to health care and vaccines, contact your school nurse. For more information please visit: http://www.acphd.org/measles.aspx


EXPANDING YOUR HORIZONS CONFERENCE
A career conference for young women in grades 6 - 9 is being held on Saturday, February 28 at Las Positas College in Livermore. Click HERE for the brochure. To register go to 
http://www.tveyh.org/

 

STUDENT POSTER CONTEST
All California students in 4th and 5th grade are eligible to illustrate fun and unique ways to reduce water use in an original poster design. Entries must be submitted by March 31st. Click HERE for contest details.

NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION FOR THE 2015-16 SCHOOL YEAR
Click HERE to start enrolling your child for next school year. Any questions, contact Student Services at 606-3206 or 606-3207.  Welcome!

APPLY FOR OPEN ENROLLMENT - SCHOOL CHOICE OPPORTUNITY
The Livermore School District has an open enrollment policy where students can attend their school of choice if space is available. Click HERE for the online form and additional information.

LIVERMORE VALLEY EDUCATION FOUNDATION NEWSLETTER
The December issue of the Livermore Valley Education Foundation (LVEF) newsletter is now available. Click HERE to view and read about upcoming events and ways to support the students and teachers in LVJUSD.

SUPPORT LIVERMORE SCHOOLS WITH EMPLOYER GIVING CAMPAIGN
Employees at Bay Area corporations like LLNL and Sandia will soon designate their favorite charities as beneficiaries during annual corporate giving campaigns. Please consider supporting the Livermore Valley Education Foundation who maintain and enrich critically important programs for students in Livermore Schools.  More Info

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.

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Calendar of Events

February
27       Staff vs Student Basketball
           Fundraiser, 7 p.m.
28       Solo and Ensemble (Optional
           performance for all music
           students), Las Positas
           Community College
28       Command Performance for
           Solo and Ensemble
           Participants, 7 p.m.,
           Las Positas Community College

March
5         PTA Page Mill Winery Parents
           Night Out Fundraiser

8         Daylight Saving Time Begins
11        End of Trimester 2
12-13   Non-Student Days
16       Trimester 3 Begins
18       PTA Meeting, 7 p.m., Library
19       8th Grade Panoramic Picture
23       8th Gr Promotion Gown Order
           Form and Great America Forms
           and Payment Due

SPRING BREAK
          March 30 - April 6, 2015

April
7        School Resumes
9        Spring Picture Day, PE Classes
23      LVEF Concert, Adv. Band, Adv
          Orchestra & Choir, 7 p.m.,
          LHS Gym

SMARTER BALANCE ONLINE
              ASSESSMENT WINDOW

          May 4-8       8th Gr. Testing
          May 11-15    7th Gr. Testing
          May 18-21    6th Gr. Testing
          May 26-29    Make-Up Testing

May
1        Non-Student Day
15      ASB Dance, 7-9 p.m., MPR
19      CMS Spring Band Concert,
          7 p.m., Gym
20      PTA Meeting, 7 p.m., Library
22      Non-Student Day
25      Memorial Day, (No School)
27      Open House

June
4        Spring Orchestra and Choir
          Concert, 7 p.m., Gym
12      8th Gr. Promotion Dance,
          7-9:30 p.m., MPR
13      Livermore Rodeo Parade
15      Regular Schedule,
          2:31 p.m. Release
15      8th Gr. Great America Trip
15      6th and 7th Gr. Awards
          Assemblies
16      Regular Schedule,
          2:31 p.m Release
17      Minimum Day,
          1:31 p.m. Release
18      Last Day of School,
          8:30 a.m.-12:25 p.m.
18      8th Gr. Promotion, 6 p.m.

August
18      Student Orientation 2015,
          9 a.m. - Noon, Gym
24      First Day of School

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.

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. 

STEM Open House

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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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