Menlo Park City School District

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Menlo Park City School District Superintendent Erik Burmeister, Oak Knoll principal Kirsten Garcia and Hillview associate principal Joan von der Linden (pictured left to right) were on had at the Menlo Park Farmers Market this morning. They were there to say “thanks” to the community for voting “yes” on proposition X and to answers questions from market goers. Just for good measure, they also had donut holes to hand out.

Photo by Linda Hubbard (c) 2017

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Spotted: MPCSD students participating in Hour of Code

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During the week of December 4th, all Menlo Park City School District elementary schools are participating in Code.org’s Hour of Code. Over 700  students will join the millions worldwide learning to code this week with a variety of exercises and apps, including Kodable, Scratch, JR., and Hopscotch. The organization believes “every student should have the […]

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Menlo Park city schools seek input from community on long-term financial planning

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Menlo Park City School District Superintendent Erik Burmeister invites members of the MPCSD community — future, current, and former district parents, as well as all taxpayers and interested community members — to provide their input regarding the district’s long-term financial planning. The Board seeks community input on how to address the district’s fiscal demands at […]

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Community Town Hall with MPCSD incoming Superintendent Erik Burmeister set for Feb. 16

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There will be a Community Town Hall meeting with Menlo Park City School District (MPCSD) incoming Superintendent Erik Burmeister on Thursday, Feb. 16, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm in the Cypress Room at the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center, 700 Alma Street, Menlo Park. Topics include public school funding changes impacting all California communities and the state of […]

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MPCSD seeks input through survey mailed to all adult residents within the district

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The Menlo Park City School District continues its effort to encourage community input into its direction and planning, as well as proactively providing information of interest to the public. The next phase of this engagement is a community survey mailed to adult residents within the MPCSD borders and all MPCSD parents the week of October […]

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Menlo Park City School District seeks community input

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As the Menlo Park City School Board grapples with a structural deficit, growing enrollment, and the sunset of 2010 voter approved parcel taxes (Measure C) at the end of this school year, it looks to the community for input and direction about how to continue providing quality public education to its expanding student population. While […]

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M-A teacher, Menlo Park and Las Lomitas school districts – all honored with Kent Awards for outstanding programs

Emailed Carrie Du Bois, President of the San Mateo County School Boards Association: “This Monday evening (May 23) the San Mateo County School Boards Association will be holding our 36th annual Kent Awards Dinner…These awards honor outstanding educators and programs in San Mateo County.” Carrie had attached a list of the winners and we were delighted […]

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Two school board meetings on possible parcel tax scheduled

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There are two upcoming special Menlo Park City School District Board meetings to learn more about the possibility of a MPCSD parcel tax for this spring. The two are: Thursday, January 21 at 7:30 p.m. (Note change from January 19) Tuesday, February 2 at 6:00 p.m. (possible action to place parcel tax on May 2016 ballot.) […]

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Neighborhood meeting on Laurel Upper School set for Oct. 30

A neighborhood meeting to discuss transportation and access to the future Laurel Upper School is planned for Oct. 30 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the Multipurpose Room of Laurel School on Edge Road in Atherton. The City of Menlo Park and the City of East Palo Alto received grant funds to provide bicycle markings, signage, sidewalk gap […]

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Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation grants $3.6 million to school district

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At Tuesday night’s board meeting of the Menlo Park City School District (MPCSD), excited students from Encinal, Laurel, Oak Knoll, and Hillview presented a symbolic $3.6 million check to the school board, which passed a resolution to accept the grant. The grant from the Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation (MPAEF) will become a crucial part of […]

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Coming: Two campuses, one Laurel School in Willows neighborhood of Menlo Park

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At the most recent Menlo Park School District Board of Education meeting, the decision was made on the name of the new Laurel campus at the O’Conner school site Elliot Drive site in the Willows neighborhood. When that campus opens in the Fall of 2016, Laurel will join Oak Knoll and Encinal offering grades K-5 […]

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