Menlo Park City School District

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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 our K-8 schools locally. He will review Menlo Park’s funding challenges, how those will be addressed, and discuss Measure X, the parcel tax renewal measure on the March 7 ballot.

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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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Menlo Park City School District holds inaugural elementary school debate tournament

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The Menlo Park City School District held its inaugural elementary school debate tournament this past weekend at Encinal School in Atherton. Approximately 130 students from Encinal, Laurel and Oak Knoll schools participated in the parliamentary-style debate tournament. Maurice Ghysels, MPCSD Superintendent commented: “Our special thanks to Sharon Burns, Principal of Encinal School, and Brier Buchalter, […]

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Over 1400 runners and walkers take part in “Are You In” Menlo Park City School District run

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The traditional first-Sunday-of-June, Oak Knoll School Otter Run morphed into a four-school event this year, with about 1,400 parents, kids and community members taking part in the Are You In RUN For Education to benefit the Menlo Park City School District and the Menlo Park Atherton Education Foundation. That’s about double the participant size of prior […]

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Schools earn $50,000 from MPAEF’s Participation Challenge grant with 83% of families contributing

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After a month of tireless activity by parents, teachers, principals, and students, the good news came this morning: Menlo Park’s schools would receive a $50,000 challenge grant from an anonymous, local donor. The Participation Challenge sought to increase the number of families in the Menlo Park City School District that supported its four schools through […]

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