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Principal Fong and Assistant Principal Daws at the "Ice Cream Social" welcoming our new 6th Grade Families
Get in the Loop!
School Loop helps you stay on top of your student's grades, assignments and homework plus you can easily email your teacher and counselor. Parents and Guardians, you will want to have your own School Loop account. Click HERE for directions.
Please consider a donation to the Marina Middle School PTSA 2016-2017 Annual Fund. The PTSA supports teacher stipends for the Homework Clinic, The Micro-Grant Program, Lunchtime Club Support and various community building events including PTSA meetings, coffees, staff breakfasts and more.
Click here for a copy of our Annual Fund letter (English, Chinese & Spanish). You can leave a check for Miss Laura at the front office or donate online HERE.
A big Penguin Thank You!
Marina Yearbook: Order today
TreeRing, is the official Marina Middle School yearbook supplier for the 2016/2017 yearbook. Order by clicking on the logo below.
Welcome to 2016 - 2017!
Read the latest issue of Marina's Penguin Press produced by students in Mr. Helmenstine's Journalism class.
New in 2016! Marina is one of 54 Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) schools. This federal provision allows eligible schools to offer one free breakfast and one free lunch to all attending students regardless of income.
Marina's new Dining Area!
Thank you to the SFUSD Future Dining Experience initiative for updating the Marina cafeteria. Over the summer the cafeteria (now being called the Dining Area) received new paint, fun new seating options (including butcher block community tables, tall tables and even sofa like furniture) and a breakfast vending machine! Later this month new wall graphics and message boards will be installed.
Did you miss the last PTSA Meeting?
Click HERE to see the slide presentation and links to the great resources presented by Sarah Swanger our School Social Worker.
The Penguin Press
Click here to visit the Penguin Press page and catch up on all the Penguin News!
"Such a vibrant, joyful, supportive school environment." said Matt Haney, School Board President, after spending the morning at Marina Middle School.
Join the Marina Parent Google Group
We have launched a Google Group to help us share information and answer questions. Please join by sending an email to Marina@SFpta.org with "Please add me to the Google Group" in the subject line.
*Marina Middle School News*
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P.O.P. Winners – Congratulations to our Penguins On Point – Nhi Nguyen, Simon Situ, Jackson Deng, Jacob Gee, Kent Zhang, Cliodhna Woods, Malak Hadwan, Sam Lawrence, Batul Almaznai, Bianca Bishop, Phomin Tirada, and Ben Lester.
Geography Bee - Congratulations to everyone who participated in Round 2 of the National Geographic Geography Bee. The following students advance to the final round, which will take place in two weeks – Nadja Yaroschuk, David Chen, Hanen Su, Sam Lawrence, Zephyr Anderson, and Elvin Li. These students will receive notice of the date, time, and location of the final round. Any questions . . . see Mr. Evenhouse in room 316.
Marina Girls Soccer Team - Congratulations to Marina's Girls Soccer Team for completing their second season! We finished ahead of Lawton and Willie Brown, but more importantly, had our best half yet on Friday! Thank you to Ms. Swanger, Mrs. O, and all the parents who came out to support us. Athletes, please return your uniforms and gear to Ms. Sparks in Room 323. I expect to see all of you try out for Track and look forward to a new season next year. Ms. Sparks
Marina Volleyball Team – Congratulations and thanks to the following students who are representing Marina under coach Mr. Lamborn – Victoria Enciso, Kloe Chavez, Tina Zhang, Haien Liang, Sabrina Le, Anna Huang, Sarah Tanabe, Tiffany Tran ,Amy Chen, Lily Su, Alyssa Bautista, Alina Gee, Kaitlyn Lau, Emily Chen, Jenny Zhen, Fiona Lee ,Michelle Zhau, Kelly La, Melanie Wen, Xiao Qing Situ, and Captain Layla Chang.
PTSA / ELAC Meeting – Marina’s School Social Worker shared information about “Inside the Brain of a Middle Schooler” and attendees engaged in lively discussions about social media and apps. The powerpoint presentation and handouts are posted on the Marina Middle School PTSA webpage:https://mms-sfusd-ca.schoolloop.com/cms/page_view?d=x&piid=&vpid=1378632632698
Latino Families Meeting – More than a dozen families came together to discuss their children’s education and concerns. Of special interest was the request for information about currently available tutoring resources. Our next meeting is scheduled for Friday, February 10, 2017 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Mobile Lunch Cart – Tired of waiting in long lunch lines? Check out the new mobile cart for a fast and tasty alternative to the main dining hall. The cart is located in the first floor hallway between the large and small dining areas, and serves SFUSD's Daily Refresh Specials."
Marina Advanced Band is going to Disneyland – to participate in a Performance Workshop at Disneyland Anaheim January 23, 2017. All donations are welcome and greatly appreciated! You can help by making donations made out to Marina Middle School Band.
PTSA Annual Fund Campaign – The Marina PTSA funds numerous programs at Marina including the twice-a-week Homework Clinic, Lunchtime Technology Lab, the Teacher Micro-Grant Program, Community Building events and much more. We can’t do this without your support. Letters were sent out in December with return envelopes enclosed. Donations may be turned in at the main office.
Lunchtime Clubs / Activities – Students need passes to re-enter the building during lunch. Library passes can be obtained from the supervisor stationed on the yard at the central doors.
The City & County of San Francisco in partnership with the San Francisco Unified School District, the SF Alliance of Black School Educators, 100% College Prep, Mo Magic and many other community partners proudly presents the Spring Bi-Annual "Black Family Day" on Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 9:30 am - 2:00 pm at Willie L. Brown Middle School (2055 Silver Ave SF).
As all public school districts in the State of California, including SFUSD, transitioned from STAR testing to the Smarter Balanced Assessments Consortium’s (SBAC) standardized assessments, all 9th grade applicants to Lowell were temporarily required to take the Lowell Admissions Test in the interim years 2015-16 and 2016-17.
As results from the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium’s (SBAC) standardized tests SFUSD became available, SFUSD planned to use scores from the 7th grade SBAC for SFUSD Lowell applicants for the 2017-18 school year.
However, the district has received feedback from parents that there was not sufficient notice regarding the use of SBAC tests for Lowell admissions. Therefore, the district has determined that all applicants for Lowell for the 2017-18 school year will again be required to take the Lowell Admissions Test in January. For SFUSD students who have 7th grade SBAC scores, the district will use the highest score from either SBAC or the Lowell Admissions Test in English Language Arts and Math for its admissions’ calculations.
In 2017, the test will be administered on January 4, 5, 6, and 9 and students will be assigned by last name. More details are included on the Lowell application.
This will be the final year current SFUSD students applying to Lowell will be required to take the Lowell Admissions Test. For the 2018-19 and all subsequent years, SFUSD will use 7th grade SBAC scores for SFUSD student applicants to Lowell.
Applicants for Lowell must submit both a Lowell application and an enrollment application by Friday, December 16, 2016 to either their present SFUSD middle school or to the Educational Placement Center, which is temporarily located at 655 De Haro Street.