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Want to learn more about MPCSD's Spanish Immersion program such as, where have we been, where are we now, and where are we going? Please join us on October 15. All parents of children currently enrolled in the Spanish Immersion Programs at Encinal and Laurel schools are encouraged to attend.
​Thursday, October 15, 2015
Encinal K-5 Families*: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., Encinal Large Multi
Laurel K-3 Families:  7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Laurel Multi
*Encinal K Families who will move to Laurel next year can attend either meeting

For more information, please contact Tami Girsky, Spanish Immersion Program Administrator at (650) 321-7140 x5622 or email

Championed by Superintendent Ghysels and facilitated by Assistant Superintendent Burmeister and school principals, MPCSD will be engaged in a four-month long process from August to December to identify our “Strategic Directions” for the next six years. The process began with an interactive “working session” of the Board and District Leadership Team last Wednesday, August 26. The Strategic Directions will become the foundation of the district’s Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) -- the new accountability plan required by the state. Joining the two affords us a great opportunity to streamline and focus districtwide. We are committed to receiving an abundance of input and having the results reflect the priorities of our stakeholder groups. As such, we are advertising the following opportunities for parents to provide their valuable input. If you have any questions about the Strategic Directions process, please don’t hesitate to email Superintendent Ghysels and/or Assistant Superintendent Burmeister.

Parent/Community Input Session: Thursday, October 29, 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. @ Laurel
Site Council Input Session: Wednesday, October 21, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. @ Laurel

Parent/Community Input Session: Thursday, October 8, 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. @ Encinal
Site Council Input Session: Tuesday, October 27, 3:15 - 4:15 p.m. @ Encinal

Oak Knoll
Parent/Community Input Session: Wednesday, October 21, 8:15 - 9:15 a.m. @ Oak Knoll
Site Council Input Session: Wednesday, October 28, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. @ Oak Knoll

Community Input Session: Thursday, October 22, 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. @ Hillview
Site Council Input Session: Monday, October 19, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. @ Hillview

Additional District Opportunities:

  • Community EVENING Input Session: Wednesday, October 14, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. @ Hillview PAC. Open to ALL.
  • English Learner (EL) Parent Input Session: Thursday, October 8, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. @ District Office TERC. DELAC Meeting to follow. Dinner and Childcare provided.
  • Tinsley Family EVENING Input Session: Tuesday, October 20, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. @EPA Senior Center. During Hillview Parent Conferences. Dinner provided. 


For transportation information including MCPSD's Yellow Bus and SamTrans, click here.

The PTOs for Encinal, Laurel, Oak Knoll and Hillview, along with the Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation (MPAEF), are working together to make our schools the best they can be for all of our kids. When you support your PTO, you make possible curriculum enrichment, field trips, community building events, and well-supplied classrooms. When you support the MPAEF, you are putting more teachers in our schools – both in the classroom and in specialized areas such as art, music, drama, library and science. All of this makes a real difference in your child’s day and, ultimately, in their education.

Please support these organizations today. Start by clicking here.

PTO donations are due by September 30. Make your commitment to the MPAEF by November 6. 
Laurel School Announcements
New Family Information 2015-16 School Year

Click here to print or refer to our New Family Packet!
 It contains all the information a new family needs to know coming into the 2015-16 School Year!  
Rainy Day Before School Procedures
If it is raining before school, all students report to the multi. At 8:15, K-4 classrooms open and all students go to their classrooms at that time. For safety, students are to walk only on our paths (not on grass or in plant areas) when it is raining. 
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