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November 22, 2020 Newsletter

MLK Parent Newsletter

November 22, 2020

Dear MLK Parents:

Dear MLK Parents:

We are grateful for every one of you! Our MLK parents have been supportive of our students and school. You have all been patient and understanding through all of the COVID-19 restrictions and new procedures. As we enter Thanksgiving Break; we wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!

 

On November 30th we will be doubling our in-person enrollment, so please be patient as there will be an increase of vehicles in our drop-off and pick up zones.

 

***As a reminder, please be sure to keep your child at home if they have COVID related symptoms and then call us so we can advise you on the next steps. In order to keep our school open we need to all do our part to keep our students healthy and safe.

 

 

Thank You,

Dr. Sanchez-Leal

Updates and Reminders

Here are the updates and reminders for the week: (Please read carefully there is a-lot of information).

  • No School Nov. 23-27, 2020.
  • For next week's MVP we are looking for the the student that IS ON TIME.
  • Fridays are MLK Spirit Days. Please have your child wear their purple or MLK gear.
  • Dress up days-December 14-18 (Please see the flyer below).
  • Grades 4-6 in person students: Monday, November 30th is their first day back. Please make sure to review the "special newsletter" that will be sent to students/parents. English Newsletter, click hereFor Spanish Click Here. Make sure your child views the videos that are included below; they have been updated with the procedures for Grades 4-6.
  • Grades 4-6 Distance Learning: Please return your child's work packet to the office as soon as possible in order to give them attendance credit.

RE-OPENING VIDEO FOR 4-6 (ENGLISH)

RE-OPENING VIDEO FOR 4-6 (SPANISH)

Most Valuable Player

New Hours and Pick-Up for MVP Prizes

If your child is in-person they will receive their prize on Fridays. If your child is on distance learning we ask that you stop by Wednesdays between 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary

Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary

 

820 Hume Avenue, Hanford, CA, USA(559) 585-3715king.hanfordesd.org/


11/15/2001 Parent Newsletter

MLK Parent Newsletter

November 15, 2020

Dear MLK Parents:

Thank you for making our first week back with TK/Kinder and First Grade students a success! Our students kept their masks on and practiced social distancing. This week we will add on grades 2-3; so please be patient as there will be an increase of vehicles in our drop-off and pick up zones. As a reminder, please be sure to keep your child at home if they have COVID related symptoms and then call us so we can advise you on the next steps. In order to keep our school open we need to all do our part to keep our students healthy and safe.

 

Also, teachers are now calling to set up parent conferences. Our goal is to have 100% completion for the conferences. We prefer to do zoom conferences however due to the circumstances if that is not possible, our teachers can also call you to review your child's progress. If your child has a new teacher, don't worry their previous teacher will still contact you to schedule your conference date and time.

 

Thank You,

Dr. Sanchez-Leal

Updates and Reminders

Here are the updates and reminders for the week: (Please read carefully there is a-lot of information).

  • Grades 2-3 in person students: Monday, November 16th is their first day back. Please make sure to review the "special newsletter" that was sent on Friday to in-person students/parents. English Newsletter, click hereFor Spanish Click Here. Make sure your child views the videos that are included below; they have been updated with the procedures for Grades 2 and 3.
  • Grades 4-6 Parents: Your folder pick up will be Tuesday, November 17th. This is where you will get your folder and information. Grade 4-6 in person students return November 30th.
  • Grades 2-3 Distance Learning: Please return your child's work packet to the office as soon as possible in order to give them attendance credit.
  • For this week's MVP we are looking for the the student that "WORKS HARD AND NEVER GIVES UP".
  • Fridays are MLK Spirit Days. Please have your child wear their purple or MLK gear.

RE-OPENING VIDEO FOR 2-3 (ENGLISH)

RE-OPENING VIDEO FOR 2-3 (SPANISH)

Most Valuable Player

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Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary

Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary

 

820 Hume Avenue, Hanford, CA, USA(559) 585-3715king.hanfordesd.org/


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MLK T-shirt order

Dear Parents,

 

To celebrate our 2020/2021 school year, we are offering our classic spirit wear products along with two specialty shirts you are sure to love.  We have been given permission to offer Peanuts Gang and Scooby-Doo commemorative shirts, celebrating our students and staff being "Together Again" for the fall of 2020.

 

All products are discounted from last year's prices and for safety reasons, all orders will be placed online or by a toll-free phone number.  The attached flyer will let you see the products we are offering with additional value packages available online.

 

Thank you for ordering and promoting spirit and pride in our school.

 

Website: www.spiritandpride.com

Our School ID number is: 289012

 

Thank you,

Martin Luther King Elementary School

September News

Greetings MLK Families,

 

Here a few updates and reminders for the week:

  • If your child's teacher notified you or your student to pick up materials please stop by beginning Monday, September 14th from 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Please keep in mind not all teachers will have items out; this is only if the teacher notified you.
  • Constitution Day is Thursday, September 17th, 2020. Our school will commemorate this day by having students participate in a special lesson on the importance of the Constitution and of being a good citizen.
  • For this week's MVP, our trait is "Respect". Encourage your child to participate every day this week so they can be in the running to be the MVP of the week. If your child is selected as the week's MVP the pick up of prizes is Wednesdays from 12-2.
  • School Site Council (SSC) and English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) Ballots were mailed home, please vote for an SSC and ELAC representative for MLK.

  • Dress up Days: Mondays-School Pride Day (Wear Purple). Next Friday 9/18/20 will be Jersey Day.

  • Kindergarten Parents: I included a quick HESD video on ways to support your child with counting and sorting.
  • The Mobile Family Healthcare Network Clinic will be at MLK on 9/16/20, please call 559-909-4908 to schedule an appointment.
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Learn from Home Resources

Learn from Home Resources are posted on our HESD website. You will notice that resources are organized by grade level spans: TK-2nd, 3rd-5th, and 6th-8th. Please check out the resources to support continued learning for your child!
Thank you for your support!

https://www.hanfordesd.org/.

Principal's Message

Dear MLK Parents/Guardians: 

Welcome to Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School (MLK), the home of the Crusaders! It is a pleasure to serve as the Principal of MLK for the fifth year.  The staff and I are committed to providing your child with a well-rounded education. We pride ourselves in providing students a safe and positive community that fosters character development while promoting high academic achievement. We know the 2020-2021 school year will be like no other. We are excited and ready to help your child succeed in distance learning. 

At MLK we expect our students to adhere to our MLK Motto everyday: Today I will be… (M)indful of my manners, (L)ooking out for others and myself and (K)eeping my mind on learning. When students demonstrate the MLK motto in action, they are rewarded. It may look different this year, but know that we will continue to recognize students that participate in online learning. This year’s theme is One Team, One Dream; Believe and Achieve. We believe every child will succeed at MLK! 

Also, please know that you play an important role in your child’s education. We want to partner with you to support your child’s success.  It is through this partnership that your child can continue to grow and thrive. Our staff is ready to work with you to support your child’s success at MLK. We encourage you to be a part of our Remind (Text Messaging App) so you can receive up to date information. If you are not a part of our group, text 81010 and in the message line write @mlkhanford. 


If there is any way we can help, please do not hesitate to contact us at 585-3715  or stop by our school office. 

Thank You, 
Cruz Sanchez-Leal, Ed.D.
Principal

MLK Mission Statement

We will provide a safe, positive community that fosters character development, promotes academic achievement and embrace diversity with high expectations and direct explicit instruction for each student.

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Air Quality/Weather Forecast

As a district, we participate in the Air Quality Flag Program with the San Joaquin Valley Air Control District.  The goal of the program is to educate faculty, staff, students and parents on air quality and protect them from air pollution exposure.  This will improve student health, decrease absenteeism and promote scholastic achievement. 

On a daily basis, we monitor the air quality closely and make accommodations as necessary to ensure student safety. Part of the program includes displaying a flag to define the air quality for the day.  When the air quality reaches a red unhealthy status, a rainy day schedule will be followed. More information is available at https://www.valleyair.org/Home.htm.

 

AQI Colors
Notification of Asbestos Management Plans

The Hanford Elementary School District under Federal Regulations, 40CRF, Part 763 Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA), is required to develop and implement a Management Plan for dealing with the presence of asbestos-containing materials in our schools.   This plan is available for your inspection in the school office.  A copy of all school plans is available in the District Office, located at 714 N. White Street, Hanford, CA

Volunteers and Chaperones

Martin Luther King School welcomes and encourages parent involvement.  To support our safe campus policy, there are   guidelines and procedures that must be followed before a parent is allowed to volunteer on campus.  Due to the increased awareness of safety on campus and the need for uninterrupted instructional time, the district has formulated guidelines for volunteer procedures at all HESD campuses.    Before being approved to volunteer and/or chaperone, an application must be submitted, fingerprint clearance must take place and approval from HESD must be granted.  Applications are available in the office for the 2015/2016 school year. If you wish to observe your child’s classroom, an appointment must also be made in advance.

For more information, please contact the Martin Luther King Elementary school office at 585-3715.

Parent Teacher Club

Communication between the school and home is essential for student success.  A great way to contribute to the education and enrichment for all of our Martin Luther King Elementary Students is to be actively involved by participating in our Parent Teacher Club meetings each month.  All meetings take place in the MLK school site library with babysitting and translation available.  Please watch for upcoming flyers letting you know what date and time is scheduled for each meeting.  We hope to see you there!

Safety Drills

For the safety and security of our students here at MLK Elementary School, we currently conduct monthly fire drills and earthquake drop and safety drills with lockdown drill practices being conducted once every three months.  By practicing these mock drills our students learn and understand the procedures they must follow in case an actual emergency situation should occur on campus that could jeopardize their safety.

Foggy Day Information

 (This information can also be found in the Parent Handbook & Calendar.)

If a foggy day schedule is called, information can be found on TV Channel 18 (PBS), radio at KMJ 580 or the Hanford Elementary foggy day information line 559-585-3652.

Plan A:           Buses two hours delayed.  Classes start on time.

Plan B:           Morning buses cancelled.  Classes start on time.

Plan C:           Afternoon buses cancelled.

Health and Wellness Policy

In order to support our health and wellness policy, we will no longer celebrate individual children(s) birthdays or accept any sweet treats for birthday snacks.  Parent are still encouraged to celebrate student birthdays by offering an alternative to sweet treats such as a goody bag with pencils, erasers, crayons, etc.  Another fun idea is to donate a hardback book to the library in honor of your student.

Important Safety Information
  • Yard supervisors are on campus at 7:15 am Students are not to be on campus before then.
  • Drop-off/Pick-up Zone: Located in the driveway directly in front of the school.  This is not a parking area!  Please do not double park in this area.  This area is a ONE WAY.  Do not drop off students in the parking lot.
  • All students and adults should always use the crosswalk in the pick up area.
  • If you  need to get out of your car for any reason, please park your car in the parking lot
  • Maximum allowable speed in pickup/drop area is 5 mph.
  • While in the loading/drop off area, move up to the next available spot.  For the safety of our students and to make sure the loading area moves along as smooth as possible, please do not double park
  • All adult visitors must check into the office before going on campus at all times.
  • All adults are prohibited from using student restrooms.  There are adult restrooms available in the office.
  • Do not leave siblings of students not enrolled at Martin Luther King unattended while on campus