¿Se Habla Español?

The School News is seeking Spanish translators! Must know your way around MS Word. Please contact Robin Busch-Wheaton at coordinator.fridaynews@gmail.com if you’re interested. Thank you!

¿Se Habla Español?

Las Noticias Escolares necesitan traductores a Español. Es necesario saber trabajar con el programa MS Word. Por favor contacta a Robin Busch-Wheaton en  coordinator.fridaynews@gmail.com si estás interesado. Gracias!

Walk-a-Thon Online Fundraising

This year, we hope to gather lots of Walk-a-Thon pledges through our donation website: https://www.crowdrise.com/MalcolmXWalka-thon2017

It's a super-easy way for your family to raise money to support our programs. No going door-to-door, no long phone calls to extended family members. Just set up your child's pledge page and then just sit back and watch the donations come in. The families that did this last year saw their donations triple! Setting up your child's page literally takes only 3 minutes. For directions on how to do it, go to this link: http://www.malcolmxelementary.org/online-walkathon-donations

We also have volunteers who can set up your child's online pledge page for you, if you give us permission (after all, it only takes 3 minutes!). E-mail Jane Tunks Demel at jane.tunksdemel@mxpta.org if you want help.

Recaudación de fondos en línea de Ca-mina-tón

Este año, esperamos ver muchas promesas de Walk-a-Thon a través de nuestro sitio web de donación: https://www.crowdrise.com/MalcolmXWalk-a-thon2017

Es una manera súper fácil para su familia recaudar dinero para apoyar nuestros programas. No va de puerta en puerta, sin largas llamadas telefónicas a los miembros de la familia extendida. Basta con crear la página de compromiso de su hijo y luego simplemente sentarse y ver las donaciones entrar. ¡Las familias que lo hicieron el año pasado vieron triplicar sus donaciones! Configurar la página de su hijo literalmente solo toma 3 minutos. Para obtener instrucciones sobre cómo hacerlo, vaya a este enlace:

http://www.malcolmxelementary.org/online-walkathon-donations

También tenemos voluntarios que pueden configurar la página de compromiso de su hijo en línea para usted, si usted nos da permiso (después de todo, sólo toma 3 minutos!). E-mail Jane Tunks Demel en jane.tunksdemel@mxpta.org si quieres ayuda.

Mark Your Calendar for the Walk-a-Thon!

This year, the annual Malcolm X Walk-a-Thon will be held on Saturday, October 28 from 10:00am-1:00pm. Last year, over half of the school participated and we raised $25,000 for Malcolm X. Let's try to raise even more this year! This year, kids will be encouraged to come in costume since the Walk-a-Thon will take place the weekend before Halloween!

The Walk-a-Thon is FUN and there's something for everyone! You can earn laps by walking (of course), reading, dancing, and so much more! Also, it includes free food, a bake sale, and prizes!  Gift certificates for the top 2 students in EACH grade! Parties for the 3 classes with the most walkers!

Large Walk-a-Thon have been sent home in students’ backpacks; please keep an eye out for them. Volunteers are needed to help with this event. Please email Sidharth Verma at sidharth.verma1@gmail.com to see how you can help.

¡Marque su calendario para el Ca-mi-na-tón!

Este año, el Malcolm X Walk-a-Thon anual se llevará a cabo el sábado, 28 de octubre de 10:00 am-1 pm. El año pasado, más de la mitad de la escuela participó y recaudamos $25,000 para Malcolm X. Vamos a tratar de aumentar aún más este año! Este año, los niños serán animados a venir en sus disfraces como el Walk-a-Thon estara el fin de semana antes de Halloween!

El Walk-a-Thon es divertido y hay algo para todos! ¡Se puede ganar vueltas caminando (por supuesto), leyendo, bailando, y tanto más! Además, hay comida gratis, una venta de pasteles y premios! ¡Certificados de regalo para los 2 mejores estudiantes en CADA grado! ¡Partidos para las 3 clases con la mayoría de los caminantes!

Sobres grandes llena de informacion del Walk-a-Thon han sido enviados a casa en las mochilas de los estudiantes; por favor mantenga un ojo hacia fuera para ellos. Se necesitan voluntarios para ayudar con este evento. Por favor, envíe un correo electrónico a Sidharth Verma en sidharth.verma1@gmail.com para ver cómo puede ayudar.

Note on School Absences

Attention families! As a reminder, if your student is going to be absent from school, please be sure to call the main office at 510-644-6313 to report the reason for the absence. If you receive our recording, please leave a message and School Secretary Monica LaTour will retrieve it. You can also email Monica at monicalatour@berkeley.net.

We have had a large amount of unverified absences in our first month of school.

Thank you for your attention to this matter!

Nota sobre ausencias escolares

Atención Familias! Como un recordatorio, si su estudiante va a estar ausente de la escuela, por favor asegúrese de llamar a la oficina principal al 510-644-6313 para reportar el motivo de la ausencia. Si recibe nuestra grabación, por favor deje un mensaje y la secretaria de la escuela Monica LaTour la recuperará. También puede enviar un correo electrónico a Monica en monicalatour@berkeley.net.

Hemos tenido una gran cantidad de ausencias no verificadas en nuestro primer mes de escuela.

¡Gracias por su atención a este asunto!

 

Malcolm X Mural Project

Longtime MX parent Zach Franklin is working with school art teacher Louise Paige and a group of community volunteers and artists to update the "HereStories" murals that line the inside and outside of Malcolm X's playground fence. HereStories is a series of story-based murals that celebrate the elders and history of South Berkeley on the outside of the fence, paired with a series of student murals that face the school playground.

The plan for the new round of student murals is to do them in the spring and to use immigration as a theme, with students' artwork telling the stories of their families' pathways to Berkeley, inspired by the Great Migration artwork of Jacob Lawrence.

This fall they are looking to identify a group of volunteer parents who want to work with Ms. Paige (and our overall project group) on this part of the project. If you are interested in being involved, please email zach@twcmih.org.

Proyecto Mural de Malcolm X

Zach Franklin trabaja con la maestra de arte escolar Louise Paige y un grupo de voluntarios y artistas de la comunidad para actualizar los murales de "HereStories" que se alinean dentro y fuera de la cerca de patio de juegos de Malcolm X. HereStories es una serie de murales basados en la historia que celebran a los ancianos y la historia de South Berkeley en el exterior de la valla, junto con una serie de murales de estudiantes que se enfrentan al patio de la escuela.

El plan para la nueva ronda de murales estudiantiles es hacerlos en primavera y utilizar la inmigración como tema, con ilustraciones de los estudiantes contando las historias de las vías de sus familias a Berkeley, inspiradas en la gran obra migratoria de Jacob Lawrence.

Este otoño, están buscando identificar un grupo de padres voluntarios que quieran trabajar con la Sra. Paige (y nuestro grupo de proyectos en general) en esta parte del proyecto. Si está interesado en participar, por favor envíe un correo electrónico a zach@twcmih.org.

 

Malcolm X 2017-2018 T-Shirt Contest Update

This year’s winner of the 6th Annual Malcolm X Elementary School T-shirt Design Contest is Boris Giftge. Congratulations! You’ll be able to order t-shirts through October 29th, so look for a flier and/or an email in the next few days with details on how to order t-shirts online.

Malcolm X 2017-2018 Camiseta Actualización

El ganador de este año de la 6 ª anual Malcolm X Escuela Primaria T-shirt Design Contest es Boris Giftge. ¡Felicitaciones! Podrá ordenar camisetas hasta el 29 de octubre, así que busque un folleto y / o un correo electrónico en los próximos días con detalles sobre cómo ordenar camisetas en línea.

The Volunteer Team Needs YOU!

Do you have some free time on your hands, or expect to in the near future? Our school is busy year round and there are volunteer opportunities for every person. You can volunteer at the school or in the comfort of your home or office. No job is too small. Contact us and we will tell you the various volunteer opportunities available.

Thanks,

Hea soon Kang / Birgit Graeve

Heasoon.kang@mxpta.org /

¡El equipo voluntario le necesita!

¿Tienes algún tiempo libre en tus manos ahora o en el future próximo? Nuestra escuela está ocupada todo el año y hay oportunidades de voluntariado para cada persona. Puede ser voluntario en la escuela o de su hogar u oficina. Ningún ayuda es demasiado pequeño. Contáctenos y le informaremos de las diferentes oportunidades de voluntariado disponibles.

Gracias,

Hea Soon Kang / Birgit Graeve

Heasoon.kang@mxpta.org / birgit.graeve@mxpta.org

Join the MX Auction Solicitation Team

The MX Auction Team is gearing up already for our annual fundraising auction in March, a super fun party that raises tens of thousands of dollars for our school.

We need 6 more people to help us gather donations and coordinate the classroom art projects. Can you help? This is a super easy way to contribute to the school, and it's a really fun team to be a part of.

It's also a great commitment if you work full time, as you can easily fit the work in around your schedule. All of us are super busy folks who carve out an hour or two a week from October through March to collectively raise a huge chunk of change for the PTA.

There are roles on the team for introverts as well as extroverts. And we'll show you exactly what to do, step-by-step. If you think you might be interested, but aren't sure, reach out and we'll let you know more specifics about how it works. Please contact Jenn Guitart at jenn.guitart@gmail.com or Jane Tunks Demel at jane.tunksdemel@mxpta.org if you're interested.

Unete al Equipo de Licitaciones de la Subasta de MX

El equipo de licitaciones de la subasta de MX se está preparando para nuestra colecta y subasta anual en Marzo, una fiesta muy divertida donde recolectamos miles de dólares para nuestra escuela.

Necesitamos 6 personas más para ayudarnos a recolectar donativos y coordinar los proyectos de arte de los salones. Puedes ayudarnos? Esta es una manera fácil de contribuir a la escuela, y es un equipo muy divertido. Ademaás es fácil de coordinar con tus horas de trabajo. Todos los miembros del equipo estamos muy ocupados pero separamos una o dos horas a la semana desde Octubre hasta Marzo para juntos recolectar fondos para el PTA.

Hay puestos en el equipo para personas introvertidas asi como extrovertidas, y te enseñaremos exactamente qué hacer, paso a paso. Si estas interesado, y quieres saber más informacion, por favor contacta a Jenn Guitart at jenn.guitart@gmail.com o a Jane Tunks Demel en jane.tunksdemel@mxpta.org.

Introducing Coach Angelo

You may have heard that there’s a new grown-up on the playground. Coach Angelo Petrilli comes to us from the YMCA and he has been helping to make the Malcolm X playground a  safer, more fun environment since the first day of school.

Coach Angelo teaches two PE classes a day and supervises games at both morning and lunchtime recesses. His PE class includes warm-up stretches, icebreaker games, traditional sports, and lessons on good sportsmanship and cooperation. At recess, he sets up an array of constructive play options and encourages inclusive play. He will also be leading workshops for the Malcolm X staff, as well as writing lesson plans that the classroom teachers can follow when their classes don't have PE with Coach Angelo.

Coach Angelo has a lot of experience in youth sports and games – his favorite sport is baseball. As the oldest of four brothers, he is at ease around kids, and in just one month, he's established a strong, warm connection with the kids at Malcolm X.

Like many of us at Malcolm X, Angelo also has an artistic side. He writes rap lyrics and poetry. He even said he might perform for us one day!

Coach Angelo's position is funded by the PTA, so we want to extend a hearty THANK YOU to all of our students and families for the hard work, volunteer hours, and financial contributions you have made to our many fundraisers, without which we would not have Coach Angelo.

Presentando al Coach Angelo

Quizá hayas escuchado que hay un adulto nuevo en el patio. El Coach Angelo Petrilli viene del YMCA y ha estado ayudando a los estudiantes durante el recreo en el patio, para mantener el recreo de Malcolm X aún más seguro y divertido desde el primer día de clases.

El Coach Angelo está encargado de dos clases de Educación Física al día y supervisa los juegos durante los dos recreos, en la mañana y después de comer. Su clase de Educación Física incluye estiramiento y calentamiento, juegos para romper el hielo, deportes tradicionales y lecciones para juego cooperativo y buenos hábitos de trabajo en equipo. En el recreo, organiza varias opciones de juego constructivo y fomenta la inclusión durante el juego. Además estará enseñando talleres para el Personal de Malcolm X y también escribirá planes de trabajo para que los maestros del salón de clases puedan seguirlos en los días que sus alumnos no tienen clase de Educación Física con Coach Angelo.

El coach Angelo tiene mucha experiencia en deportes y juegos infantiles, su deporte favorito es el baseball. Es el mayor de cuatro hermanos, asi que se siente comodo alrededor de los niños, y en sólo un mes ha establecido una fuerte y cálida relación con los niños de Malcolm X.

Como muchos de nosotros en Malcolm X, Agelo también tiene un lado artístico. Escribe letras de rap y poesia. Hasta dijo que tal vez un dia cante para nosotros!

El puesto de Coach Angelo es financiado por el PTA, asi que queremos extender un gran AGRADECIMIENTO a todos nuestros estudiantes y familias por su arduo trabajo, horas de voluntariado y contribuciones monetarias durante nuestras muchas colectas, ya que sin su apoyo no podriamos contar con Coach Angelo.

LIMITED EDITION T-SHIRT – ORDER NOW

LIMITED EDITION T-SHIRT – ORDER NOW

This year's Malcolm X Elementary School 6th Annual T-shirt Design Contest winning T-shirt will be available to order online. This year’s  winner of the 6th Annual Malcolm X Elementary School T-shirt Design Contest is t-shirt design A by Boris Giftge. Congratulations!

ORDER DEADLINE: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29th

Orders will be delivered to students or you may choose to have it shipped directly to you. Be sure to invite your friends and family to get a t-shirt, all proceeds go to supporting Malcolm X arts and education programs.

Questions or need help ordering? Contact Dan Ross: dangodan01@gmail.com.

Mark Your Calendar for the Walk-a-Thon!

This year, the annual Malcolm X Walk-a-Thon will be held on Saturday, October 28 from 10:00am-1:00pm. Last year, over half of the school participated and we raised $25,000 for Malcolm X. Let's try to raise even more this year!

This year, kids will be encouraged to come in costume since the Walk-a-Thon will take place the weekend before Halloween! The Walk-a-Thon is FUN and there's something for everyone! You can earn laps by walking (of course), reading, dancing, and so much more! Also, it includes free food, a bake sale, and prizes! Gift certificates for the top 2 students in EACH grade! Parties for the 3 classes with the most walkers!

Large Walk-a-Thon envelopes will be coming home soon; keep an eye out for them. This year, to help get more pledges from people out of town, we have set up a crowd rise page for the event: https://www.crowdrise.com/MalcolmXWalk-a-Thon2017

Set up a pledge page for your child(ren)!

Volunteers are needed for this event. Please email Sidharth Verma at sidharth.verma1@gmail.com to see how you can help.

Work to Decrease our Carbon Footprint with the MX Green Team

The Green Team needs help rejuvenating sustainability efforts at Malcolm X! Our overall goal is to decrease the carbon footprint of the Malcolm X campus and our larger MX community. We are excited to co-chair the Green Team this year and are eager to have others add their creative and can-do efforts.

We have some ideas and are open to more in helping reduce and divert our waste stream, bring in more greenery, and help set up education for our Malcolm X families and staff.

If you are interested, please email either Bruce Chamberlain at bruce.chamberlain@mxpta.org or Runa Basu at Runa.basu24@gmail.com.

We will have our next Green Team meeting on Friday, October 6th, at 8:30a.m. in the cafeteria. We hope to meet every other month, with a time that will work for most of our members.

- Bruce Chamberlain and Runa Basu

Earn Money for Malcolm X by Shopping via Amazon Smile

If you already shop via Amazon, here's a reminder that when you shop via smile.amazon.com, you can earn money for Malcolm X. With every purchase, Amazon donates .5% to your designated charity.

To sign up, just go to smile.amazon.com and designate Malcolm X Arts & Academics Magnet Elementary School in Berkeley, CA, as your charity of choice. Every time you shop, be sure to go through the smile.amazon.com link to donate .5% of your purchases.

It's so easy to do, and this small action could bring in thousands of dollars for our school.

- Jane Tunks Demel, MX PTA Fundraising (jane.tunksdemel@mxpta.org)

Note on School Absences

Attention families!!!! As a reminder, if your student is going to be absent from school, please be sure to call the main office at 510-644-6313 to report the reason for the absence. If you receive our recording, please leave a message and School Secretary Monica LaTour will retrieve it. You can also email Monica at monicalatour@berkeley.net. We have had a large amount of unverified absences in our first month of school.

Thank you for your attention to this matter!

Mr. Robbie Heads on Historic Educational Tour with the SF Gay Men’s Chorus

MX kindergarten teacher Mr. Robbie, a member of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus (SFGMC) for the past 26 years, will soon join the chorus on the Lavender Pen Tour.

From October 7-15, the chorus, which in celebrating its 40th season, will tour five southern states – Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, and North Carolina – where people in the LGBTQ community do not enjoy the freedoms and rights that we have in the Bay Area and California.

The mission of the Lavender Pen Tour is to support and empower LGBTQ communities in these states and hopefully change hearts and minds along the way. All ticket proceeds from the tour’s performances will raise funds for local LGBTQ and other social justice organizations, so they can continue doing their vital work to dismantle biased and discriminatory laws. The Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir will also join the SFGMC on the tour.

Mr. Robbie has said, “It is a personal goal and milestone to be able to participate in such a  historical event that will absolutely make a difference in our world and in the lives of those who hear our music and message of inclusivity and equality.”

Mr. Robbie will be blogging about his experiences during the tour! If you and your students wish to follow his journey, go to: https://mrrobbiemx.wordpress.com.

More information about the tour is available here: http://www.sfgmc.org/lavender-pen-tour/.

Last Week of the MX Fund Drive

This is the LAST WEEK of the MX Fund drive! 

We have raised over ***$50,000*** and are just $5,000 from our goal and a school-wide POPSICLE PARTY.

Thanks to your generous support, Malcolm X leads the way among Berkeley elementary schools by offering a comprehensive enrichment program with PE, drama, music, art, and dance. Let's keep it going!

Please donate by leaving cash or a check in the PTA box in the office or by going to www.malcolmxelementary.org/donate. Add $7 to become a voting member of the PTA! To see if you can double your donation, please visit: www.malcolmxelementary.org/employer-match.

- Nicole Herron and Leah Simon-Weisberg, MX Fund Co-Chairs

TIME TO VOTE: Malcolm X Elementary 6th Annual T-Shirt Design Contest

Everyone gets to vote! Please participate in deciding this year's limited edition t-shirt design by voting on your favorite. Thanks to everyone who submitted a design. 

CAST YOUR VOTE: MONDAY OCTOBER 2nd – SUNDAY OCTOBER 8th

Vote Online

Just follow the instructions. You can preview the designs and vote for the t-shirt design that you would like to represent Malcolm X Elementary School this year.

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Join the MX 2018 Auction Committee

The 2018 auction committee is gearing up and we need your help. There are all sorts of jobs – big and small – one day or once a week. Please let me know if you'd like to help out, even if
you're not sure yet what you want to do. Among the jobs we are hoping to fill by the end of the month are:

  • Auction Co-chair: I need a partner in crime to pull this off

  • Solicitation Co-chair: manage the software, enter data, do this a few nights a week from your couch

  • Solicitation Team Member: mail out letters, collect donations, enter data, also mostly a "couch job," some business pick-ups.

Or if you're the type of person who would like to pound the
pavement and sign businesses on in person, we want you, too!
Email us at mxauction@gmail.com. Thank you!

Unete al Comité de la Subasta de MX 2018

El comité de la subasta de 2018 se está preparando y necesitamos tu ayuda. Hay todo tipo de trabajos – grandes y pequeños- un día o una vez por semana. Por favor déjame saber si puedes ayudar, aunque no estés seguro qué es lo que quieres hacer. Aquí está una lista de algunas posiciones que queremos llenar antes de fin de mes, entre otras:

  • Co-Coordinador de la Subasta: Necesito un compañero(a) para lograr este evento
  • Co-Coordinador de Licitaciones: administrar el software, introducir información, ésto puedes hacerlo algunas noches desde tu casa
  • Miembro del Equipo de Licitaciones: enviar cartas por correo, recolectar donativos, introducir información; también en su mayoría un trabajo que puedes hacer desde casa, con algunas excepciones donde habrá que recoger cosas de algunos negocios.
  • O si te gusta ir en persona a solicitar patrocinios en negocios, tambien te necesitamos!

Envia un correo a mxauction@gmail.com. Gracias!