January 3, 2021: Happy New Year & TMES Weekly Information

Greetings TMES Families,

Below, you will find the school-wide events for the week of January 4, 2021, and important school information.

Weekly Schedule of Events

Date Event Special Notes
Monday, January 4, 2021 No School
Tuesday, January 5, 2020 School Resumes – Students Report to School – Minimum Day


Child Nutrition Services (CNS) will distribute Free Grab and Go breakfast and lunch every Monday for families from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in front of the mural area. Children do not need to be present.


Please check your e-mail for the schedule for the day.


Has your family income been impacted by COVID-19? We encourage all families to apply for free or reduced meals. Click here


Read with your child/children. Encourage your child to read daily for at least two minutes. Parents can ask quick questions to check for understanding. Here are a few questions to help get you started. Tell me about the story. Who are the main characters? What do you think might happen next in the story? What was your favorite part of the book? What was the most interesting thing that you learned from the book? If you could change one thing in the book, what would it be? Did you learn any new words or facts?

Wednesday, January 6, 2020 Ask your child about their Achieve 3000, I-Ready, and/or Smarty Ants goals. This year, CVESD local measures will be based on student growth and performance in I-Ready, Smarty Ants, and Achieve. It is important that all parents know where their child is performing on all programs.
Thursday, January 7, 2020
Friday, January 8, 2020 Wear your Mustang spirit gear.


Have a great Winter Break. Be safe Mustang families. We will miss you.


Important Reminders/Information:

Subscribe to the Blog: Have you subscribed to the Thurgood Marshall Blog? This is the best way for families to stay up-to-date on school related information. Also, the Blog allows for families to easily access information. Click the link to visit and subscribe to the blog. Thurgood Marshall Elementary School | Home of the Mustangs (thurgoodmarshallmustangs.org)

Did you miss the most recent Town Hall meeting with Dr. Escobedo, Superintendent of CVESD? If so, click here to watch the video.

Amazon Smile: Did you know that there is an easy way to donate to our school? We encourage all families to donate while they shop on Amazon. To learn more about Amazon Smile, click here. Select Thurgood Marshall PTC.

Distance Learning Photos: Do you have pictures of your child in distance learning from spirit days or class activities? If so, please e-mail your photos to marshallschool@cvesd.org Mrs. Miranda will be our PTC parent rep for the Yearbook. Thank you, Mrs. Miranda.

Learn about i-Ready math and how families can support their child in distance learning: Did you miss the recent Coffee with the Principal? Click here to watch the presentation on math and i-Ready math. https://vimeo.com/49350753

Supporting your child with self-regulation during distance learning: Did you miss the Zones of Regulation Parent Seminar? Click here to watch the recording from our Occupational Therapist, Hayley Noll. https://vimeo.com/488169236

Parenting During Distance Learning Presentation Video: Did you miss the Parenting During Distance Learning Presentation? If so, you can watch the presentation by clicking this link. I encourage all families to watch this presentation and learn how to support their families.  https://vimeo.com/475622834

Mental Health Support: Is your family in need of mental health support? Click here to access resources.

Eastlake Education Foundation: Effective November 1, 2020, Thurgood Marshall Elementary School is not connected to the Eastlake Educational Foundation (EEF). Click here to learn more about EEF. EEF provides financial resources to schools in Eastlake for technology and STEAM. Learn more at eefkids.org.

Supplies Distribution: If you did not pick-up instructional supplies, we will have a team member available Monday-Friday 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. in front of the mural area daily. When arriving to pick-up supplies, place a sign in the right front window with your child’s first name, last name, grade level, and teacher.

Enrollment: Complete the online enrollment form. All parents must complete this form per child. Click here to complete the link.

CVESD Parent Helpline for Office 365 and Teams: Our District has established a Parent Helpline to provide technical support with Microsoft Office 365 and Teams, as well as assistance for District-adopted online programs (i.e. Achieve 3000). Office hours are Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Parents may call if they need support with these tools and an IT team member will assist them. Parents may need to leave a message during peak times, but please be reassured that someone will contact you as soon as possible. The parent helpline number is (619) 409-6638. Is your child in need of a device? Complete the request form, if there is a new for a device. Device Request Form

Technology/Teams Chat: Please monitor your child’s Teams chat. Ensure your child is not talking to strangers. I encourage all families to have a dinner table discussion with their children about cyber safety.

Where can I find additional distance learning resources for families? Distance Learning Resources for Families: https://www.cvesd.org/parents/2020-21_distance_learning_resources

Is the front office open for in-person business? Not at this time due to COVID-19. If you have any questions or need assistance, please call our front office Monday thru Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at (619) 656-6252 or e-mail marshallschool@cvesd.org.

Attendance: Please ensure your child is up and ready for their assigned graded level distance learning schedule for the day. If you are not sure what the specific schedule is for your child, please contact the classroom teacher. If your family will be out of town for more than five days and can not access distance learning online, please contact Mrs. Garcia for an Independent Study contract.

Have a great week Mustang families!