Art Room Needs Shoe Boxes

Dear MX families,

Thanks to everyone who donated supplies for the 2nd grade sculpture project. We are also looking for empty shoe boxes. Please send them to the art room (206) if you have any to spare.

Thank you,

Cassandra Bull, Art Teacher

Upcoming Mobile Food Pantry: Through the Summer

The Mobile Food Pantry continues every 2nd and 4th Friday, even through the summer! The time and location will stay the same. Come between 2:00–4:00 pm to the South Berkeley Senior Center parking lot, across Ashby from MX, at 2939 Ellis St. 

The pantry provides bread and produce, free of charge. Don’t forget to bring your own shopping bag.

Upcoming dates: 

·      June 8

·      June 22

·      July 13

·      July 27

·      August 10

·      August 24

For more information, please contact Family Engagement & Equity Specialist Jocelyn Foreman at (510) 684-4100.

 

Kids Eat Free at Gio’s on May 31

Join us for our last dine-out fundraising event of the year on Thursday, May 31, from 5:00–7:00 p.m. at Gio's Pizza & Bocce. Gio’s will donate 10% of sales from the event to Malcolm X. And kids eat free on Thursdays!

Gio’s is also offering an additional 20% off Gio's Gift Cards ($50 minimum), so you can save on your next visit while donating more to the school during the fundraiser.

This is an easy and fun way to raise some money for the school—and an excuse to skip cooking dinner!

Questions? Contact Heather Ball at heather.ball@mxpta.org.

 

The MX Garden Needs Your Help!

Every summer we rely on parent volunteers to keep our beloved MX garden thriving. We’re so lucky to have this resource for our kids! 

We still need waterers for three more weeks: 

·      July 22–28

·      August 19–25

·      August 26–September 1 (first week of school) 

You can also sign up to be “on call” in case someone can’t do their shift. 

Waterers come 2 to 3 times during their assigned week and give the garden a good, thorough watering, which takes 60–90 minutes. Suggestion: bring bikes, scooters, and a picnic!

We’ll send detailed instructions out to all the waterers once we have the schedule down. This is a fun way to support the school garden and enjoy some summer weedos! 

Please e-mail Laina Adler to sign up at laina.adler@gmail.com.

 

Malcolm X Birthday Celebration Tonight!

Come celebrate the spirit of Malcom’s message, and understand how our school community can be true to his words.

We will have food, student speeches, a dance performance, t-shirt silk screenings (bring your own shirt), and more.

Friday May 18th, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., MX Amphitheater

Festejo del natalicio de  Malcolm X esta noche! 

Ven a celebrar el espíritu del mensaje de Malcolm X y a poner en efecto sus palabras en nuestra comunidad! 

Viernes 18 de Mayo, 5:00-7:00 p. m., Amfiteatro de MX

Habra comida, discursos estudiantiles, presentación de baile estudiantil, música y más discurso. 

Además estaremos imprimiendo gráficas con dichos de Malcolm X en camisetas, trae la tuya de casa! 

Have a Kids’ Martial Arts Uniform?

Ms. Kai Shen’s first grade class is performing the play Three Ninja Pigs!

Her class is looking to borrow 14 white gi (martial arts) uniforms and 14 belts of any color.  Additionally, they need 4 black belts. Ideally the uniforms will fit a first grader, but larger will be fine. They will need them starting on May 31st and use them through June 7th. 

If the uniform is actively being used, we can provide details on when we will be using them, so a lender can decide. Please email if you have a uniform you might be able to lend us. 

Ms. Kai Shen at  kaishen@berkeley.net

Tienes un uniforme de Artes Marciales de niños?

El grupo de primer año de Ms Kai Shen presentará la obra de Tres Cochinitos Ninja!

Su grupo necesita tomar prestados 14 uniformes gi (artes marciales) blancos y 14 cintos de cualquier color. Además también necesitan 4 cintos negros. Idealmente los uniformes deben quedarle a estudiantes de 1 año, pero si son un poco grandes esta bien tambieén. Los necesitan a partir del 31 de Mayo hasta el 7 de Junio.

Si tienes un uniforme que estés utilizando activamente, podemos elaborar más detalles sobre específicamente cuándo los estaremos usando, asi puedes decidir si quieres prestarlo o no. Por favor escribe un correo electrónico si tienes un uniforme que puedas prestarnos.  Gracias!

Ms Kai Shen  kaishen@berkeley.net

Reminder: Upcoming Mobile Food Pantry

The Mobile Food Pantry will continue every 2nd and 4th Friday even through the summer! The time and location will remain the same. Come between 2 - 4pm to the South Berkeley Senior Center parking lot, across Ashby from MX, at 2939 Ellis St. 

The Pantry provides bread and produce, free of charge. Don’t forget to bring your own shopping bag.

Upcoming dates: 

  •  May 25
  • June 8
  • June 22
  • July 13
  • July 27
  • August 10
  • August 24

For more information please contact Family Engagement & Equity Specialist Jocelyn Foreman at 510-684-4100.

Recordatorio: Próximamente Despensa Móvil

La despensa móvil continuará cada segundo y cuarto Viernes, incluso durante el verano! La hora y el lugar serán los mismos. Ven entre 2:00 y 4:00 pm al estacionamiento del Centro para Adultos Mayores del Sur de Berkeley, en frente de Ashby, en Ellis 2939. 

Tendremos pan y frutas y verduras, no olvides traer tus bolsas.   

Próximas Fechas:

  • Mayo 25
  • Junio 8
  • Junio 22
  • Julio 13
  • Julio 27
  • Agosto 10
  • Agosto 24

Para más información, por favor contacta a Jocelyn Foreman, Especialista en Equidad y Participación Familiar    (510) 684-4100.

Reminder: MX Garden Still Needs Help 

The MX garden needs your help this summer! Every summer we rely on parent volunteers to keep the garden thriving. We’re so lucky to have this resource for our kids! If you’d like to help, you can sign up for one or more weeks to be in charge of watering the garden. 

You would come to the garden 2-3 times during your week and give it a good, thorough watering - this takes 60-90 minutes. We’ll send instructions out to all of the waterers once we have the schedule down. This is a great way to support the school garden! Please e-mail if interested.

Laina Adler at laina.adler@gmail.com

El jardin de MX necesita tu ayuda este verano!

Cada verano contamos con la ayuda de nuestros maravillosos padres de familia que voluntariamente ayudan a mantener el jardin durante las vacaciones. Somos muy afortunados de contar con este maravilloso recurso para nuestros niños! 

Esta es una oportunidad para apoyar el jardin y además disfrutarlo durante el verano. Si te interesa ayudar, puedes apuntarte por una o más semanas para estar a cargo de regar el jardin. Tendrias que visitar el jardin 2-3 veces durante tu semana y regarlo con suficiente cantidad de agua, aproximadamente entre 60 y 90 minutos. Una vez que tengamos un horario establecido, les haremos llegar las instrucciones de riego a todos aquellos que se hayan apuntado como voluntarios. Es muy divertido y puedes traer a tus hijos!Contacta a Laina Adler si te interesa, gracias. 

Laina Adler at laina.adler@gmail.com

Reminder: Please Check the Lost & Found  

We have too many homeless garments which are lonely without their owners. Check the North playground fence, or the bin outside the cafeteria.

Thank you,
Lisa Cullen, Front Office Manager

Recordatorio: Por favor revisa los Objetos Perdidos

Tenemos mucha ropa sin dueño que necesita ser identificada. Revisa la reja Norte del patio o el cesto fuera de la cafeteria.

Gracias,
Lisa Cullen
 

Donate Empty Shoe Boxes for Art Projects

 Dear Malcolm X families,
Thanks to everyone who donated supplies for the 2nd grade sculpture project. We are also looking for empty shoe boxes. Please send them to the art room (206) if you have any to spare.

Thank you,
Cassandra Bull
Art Teacher

Necesitamos Cajas de Zapatos Vacias para Proyectos de Arte

Queridas Familias de Malcolm X,
Gracias a todos aquellos que han donado elementos para el proyecto de escultura de 2do grado. También necesitamos cajas de zapatos vacias, por favor si las tiene en casa, envielas al salón de arte (206).

Gracias,
Cassandra Bull
Maestra de Arte

Mark Your Calendar: Mobile Food Pantry Continues Through Summer!

The Mobile Food Pantry will continue every 2nd and 4th Friday, even through the summer! The time and location will remain the same. Come between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. to the South Berkeley Senior Center parking lot, across Ashby from Malcolm X, at 2939 Ellis Street. There will be bread and produce, free of charge. Don’t forget to bring your own shopping bag. 

Upcoming dates:

May 11 TODAY!
May 25
June 8
June 22
July 13
July 27
August 10
August 24

For more information, please contact Family Engagement & Equity Specialist Jocelyn Foreman at (510) 684-4100.

Marca tu Calendario: La Despensa Móvil continúa durante el Verano!

La despensa móvil continuará cada segundo y cuarto Viernes, incluso durante el verano! La hora y el lugar serán los mismos. Ven entre 2:00 y 4:00 pm al estacionamiento del Centro para Adultos Mayores del Sur de Berkeley, en frente de Ashby, en Ellis 2939. Tendremos pan y frutas y verduras, no olvides traer tus bolsas.   

Próximas Fechas:

Mayo 11 HOY!
Mayo 25
Junio 8
Junio 22
Julio 13
Julio 27
Agosto 10
Agosto 24

Para más información por favor contacta a Jocelyn Foreman, Especialista en Equidad y Participación Familiar         
(510) 684-4100.

 

Staff Appreciation Luncheon a Success

Thank you to all the families who contributed to make this year’s luncheon a success. We couldn’t have done it without you! 

All Staff members are grateful to have enjoyed delicious and lovingly prepared meals served by Malcolm X parents.

Together We Can!
Renee Salinas and Mariana Bedetti
Staff Appreciation Luncheon Coordinators

La Comida de Agradecimiento al Personal fue un Exito

Gracias a todas aquellas familias quienes contribuyeron a que la comida de este año fuera un éxito, no lo hubiéramos logrado sin ustedes!

Todo el Personal de la escuela está muy agradecido de haber tenido la oportunidad de comer deliciosos platillos preparados con cariño, además de haber sido atendidos por padres de familia durante el evento. 

Juntos Podemos!
Renee Salinas y Mariana Bedetti
Coordinadoras de la Comida de Agradecimiento al Personal

 

 

Friday, May 18: Celebrate the Spirit of Malcolm X

Come celebrate the spirit of Malcolm X’s message and how our school community can be true to his words!

Malcolm X Birthday Celebration

Friday, May 18, 5:00–7:00 p.m.

MX Amphitheater

There will be food, student speeches, a student dance performance, music, and spoken word.

There will also be T-shirt silk-screening with a Malcolm X quote. (B.Y.O. shirt!)

This event is sponsored by F.U.S.E. (Families United for Social Equity). We hope to see you there!

Viernes 18 de Mayo: Celebremos el Espíritu de Malcolm X

Ven a celebrar el espíritu del mensaje de Malcolm X y a poner en efecto sus palabras en nuestra comunidad!

Festejo por el Natalicio de Malcolm X

Viernes 18 de Mayo, 5:00–7:00 p.m.

Amfiteatro de MX

Habra comida, discursos estudiantiles, presentación de baile estudiantil, música y más discurso.

Además estaremos imprimiendo gráficas con dichos de Malcolm X en camisetas, trae la tuya de casa!

Este evento es organizado por F. U. S. E. (Familias Unidas por la Equidad Social). Esperamos verte ahi!

Malcolm X Birthday Celebration

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Friday, May 18th

5:00pm– 7:00pmMX Amphitheater

Come celebrate the spirit of Malcolm’s message and how our school community can be true to his words

Food -  Student speeches  -  Dance performance  
 T-shirt silk-screening(B.Y.O. t-shirt!)  

Seeking New Summer Garden Watering Coordinator

Ms. Rivka is looking for someone to take over the job of coordinating the summer watering schedule this summer. Please help us keep this vital part of our Malcolm X community thriving over the summer! The garden needs to be watered all summer, and there are always very helpful volunteers who take on weeks of watering duty. We need a new person to coordinate these volunteers. 

It's a really important and needed job, yet really easy and not time intensive—so it’s a win-win. The job basically entails soliciting volunteers through the newsletter and etree, putting together a schedule of the volunteers for each week, and sending out instructions and reminders. 

The previous coordinator will be happy to send you all of the past documents and information, and you'd talk with Ms. Rivka as well to get instructions. This is a really fun and rewarding job! If you are interested contact Meredith Milet at mmilet@gmail.com.

Volunteer for a Safe, Smooth Rolling Dropoff

Dear Malcolm X community,

Spring is a busy time of year, but please make the effort to volunteer for Rolling Dropoff in the morning. It is important to have two adults at the King and Ellis Street gates every morning from 7:55-8:15 to keep dropoffs safe and efficient. Here are the classes responsible for Rolling Dropoff the remainder of the year: 


May 7     Braga (2nd)
May 14   Abdolhosseini (2nd)
May 22   Adcock (2nd)
May 29   Huntington (2nd)
Jun 4      Phillips (1st)
Jun 11    Fletcher (1st)

DRIVERS: Pull forward before dropping off your children. Only the first three cars should open their doors. 

Thank you!

Spring Fair Tomorrow! 

Mark your calendars: this year’s Malcolm X Spring Fair is on May 5, 11:00am–2:00pm! 

Please join us for games, entertainment, dancing and a special story hour from the Berkeley Public Library (with the book bike!). Lunch will be served and kids can earn fun prizes for participating. 

If you have not done so yet, please sign up for a shift or two at http://signup.com/go/AqxvCtK or contact Mel Bolton at melbolton13@gmail.com. Older kids (middle school and above) can run games and help out if interested! 

The Spring Fair is on May 5! 

Please join us from 11am-2pm for games, entertainment, dancing and a special story hour from the Berkeley Public Library (with the book bike!). Lunch will be served and kids can earn fun prizes for participating. 

We need your help to make this a success! Please sign up at http://signup.com/go/AqxvCtK or contact Mel Bolton at melbolton13@gmail.com.

Thank you!

¡La Feria de Primavera es el 5 de Mayo! 

Por favor únase a nosotros desde 11-2 para juegos, entretenimiento, baile y una hora especial de historia de la biblioteca pública de Berkeley (con el libro Bike!). El almuerzo será servido y los niños pueden ganar premios divertidos por participar. 

¡Necesitamos su ayuda para que esto sea un éxito! Por favor regístrese en http://signup.com/go/AqxvCtK o comuníquese con Mel Bolton en melbolton13@gmail.com.

¡Gracias!

 

Mark your calendars for Discovery Night 

On May 3rd, Lawrence Hall of Science brings their Wizard’s Lab to Malcolm X for an interactive festival.

• Watch a ball float and spin in mid-air

• Pass your fingers through a seemingly solid object

• Hear a whisper into a metal can over 10 feet away 

• Participate in high-voltage and subzero experiments

The festival is open to the MX community from 5 -7 pm, with free dinner served at 6 pm (students in BEARS or LEARNS have the option to attend at 4pm).

We are seeking adult or teen volunteers to help with activity stations, set-up, clean-up and serving food.  Please sign up here:  www.SignUpGenius.com/go/8050F4EA8A828A20-mxdiscovery1

Questions? Contact Jennifer Shanoski shanoski@gmail.com or Michelle Pearl yougopearl@gmail.com.

Marque sus calendarios para la Noche de Descubrimiento 

El 3 de mayo, Lawrence Hall of Science trae su laboratorio de mago a Malcolm X para un festival interactivo.

• Ver un flotador de bolas y girar en el aire

• Pase sus dedos a través de un objeto aparentemente sólido

• Escuchar un susurro en una lata de metal de más de 10 pies de distancia 

• Participar en experimentos de alto voltaje y bajo cero

El festival está abierto a la comunidad mx desde las 5 -7 PM, con cena gratis servida a las 6 PM (los estudiantes en osos o aprenden tienen la opción de asistir a las 4pm).

Estamos buscando voluntarios adultos o adolescentes para ayudar con las estaciones de actividad, puesta en marcha, limpieza y servicio de alimentos.  Por favor, regístrese aquí: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/8050F4EA8A828A20-mxdiscovery1

Preguntas? Contacto Jennifer Shanoski shanoski@gmail.com o Michelle Pearl yougopearl@gmail.com.