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Please remember to call in an absence to the attendance line.  925-606-4738 x6970

Also see letter from LVJUSD's Director of Student Services regarding non-excused and excused absences.

Morning Bell

All students are asked to stay in the playground in the morning where there is supervision.  The school bell rings at 8:25 a.m.  This bell serves two purposes.  The first purpose is middle school students are beginning class.  The second purpose is it serves as a warning bell for 1st - 5th grade students.  When the bell rings the students will have a chance to use the restroom or get a drink of water before class begins.  A whistle will be blown by yard duty and students will line up in the playground area with their class.  They will then proceed to walk to class in a quiet manner.

Electronic Flyer Delivery Starts December 9

Electronic Flyers for Parents

The paper flyers we have been sending home will now be sent electronically to your inbox.  These eflyers can also be viewed by clicking on the Peachjar button that has been placed on each school’s website homepage.  This “green” initiative will save our schools tons of paper and reduce copy costs by thousands of dollars.  On top of that, it is our belief that this paperless delivery of school flyers will ensure important information gets delivered directly to you in a more efficient manner.

No action is required on your part.  You will receive a welcome email from the “Peachjar” the service provider that will include a username and password.  This is provided to give you the opportunity to manage your account and flyer delivery preferences.  You do not need to login to receive or view eflyers.

To ensure smooth delivery of this communication, we suggest you add “school@peachjar.com” to your email contacts.  Note:  add “school@peachjar.com” to your contact list just as written; DO NOT change it to the name of your school @peachjar.com.  When you receive your first eflyer, be sure to click “always display images.”

If you do not receive an email from Peachjar, it could mean your email address is not on file with your school, or there is an error with the address on file.  Please see your school office to inquire.

This system is used exclusively for distribution of school-approved flyers.  Your email address will not be shared or used for any other purpose. 

Thank you for helping us save time, money, and LOTS of trees!

Principal's Message

During September, we had two visits from consultants from the International Baccalaureate Organization who observed classrooms and talked with students and staff. These visits provided us with important feedback to help us as we implement our IB Programme of Inquiry. Both consultants complimented the staff and students for the work we have done so far and encouraged us to submit our final application for authorization. On October 1st, we submitted our application for both the Primary Years and Middle Years Programmes. This application will be followed by a visit in the spring to complete this verification process. Our Michell staff and students are to be commended for their hard work throughout this process. We are one step closer to becoming an IB World School. Thank you for all of your continued support. I couldn’t be more proud of our school community.

Best regards,
Laura Lembo Ed.D

Save the Date -- Michell's IB "Open House"

Do you want to learn more about the International Baccalaureate and how it is changing teaching and learning at Joe Michell School?  Please plan on joining us Wednesday, January 14th, 2015, from 6 to 8 pm for a special night of activities, presentations, and Q and A sessions designed to help inform our current and prospective families about this exciting program.  More information to follow.

Please join us...

for a fundraiser to benefit our 5th grade science program.  Thursday, December 18th at 4:30 to 8pm at Page Mill Winery on South Livermore Avenue.  $5 tasting fee and 10% of all sales will go directly to the school.  Download the attached flyer here.  Hope to see you there!

An exciting opportunity for your student...

Announcing a two day technology festival hosted by Devoxx4kids on December 20th and 21st  at:

Texas Instruments, Building E Conference Center,

2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara, CA.

Workshops include:

  •         Lego Mindstorm EV3
  •         Internet-of-Things using Arduino
  •         Raspberry Pi Gaming 4 Kids
  •         Minecraft Modding using Forge 1.7.10
  •         Google Coder, JavaScript, sensors and lamps

For more information  http://www.devoxx4kids.org/usa/funfest-2014/

Schedule your School Tour Now

Interested in seeing if Joe Michell School is the right school for your student? Call our main office at 606-4738 to schedule a tour on one of the following tour dates:

Friday, January 16th (9:00 - 10:00 AM)  TOUR FULL
Friday, January 23rd (9:00 - 10:00 AM)
Friday, January 30th (9:00 - 10:00 AM)
Friday, February 13th (9:00 - 10:00 AM)
Friday, February 20th (9:00 - 10:00 AM)

American Indian Education Program

The Livermore American Indian Center, serving students of American Indian/Alaskan Native heritage in the Livermore Valley and Castro Valley public schools, is searching for students of American Indian/Alaskan Native heritage who are age 4 through grade 12.  When these students are identified and signed up for the Title VII Program, they are eligible for free services including a weekly cultural class, tutoring, field trips, scholarships, summer day camp, and parent-sponsored monthly business meeting.

If you know of any students who are eligible for the Title VII Program, please have their parents contact the Livermore American Indian Center at (925) 606-4748, ext. 3 or email:  mputhoff@lvjusd.k12.ca.us

School Nurses Keep An Eye On Public Health

The LVJUSD School Nurses are continually monitoring information from Alameda County Public Health regarding communicable diseases. This year, in addition to seasonal flu, we are also tracking updates and recommendations regarding Enterovirus D-68 and Ebola. For additional information, please visit http://www.acphd.org/

Blue Envelope Program

Each Friday the blue plastic "Friday Folder" will be sent home with your child.  This is an effort to improve communication between the school and home.  Look over all the material and return signed forms in the envelope promptly on Thursday morning.   It is important envelopes are returned since new information will be placed in the envelopes throughout the week.  If your child does not return the envelope, we cannot guarantee you will be provided with timely school information.


The blue envelopes are waterproof and will last all year.  Students will be required to have a Home Envelope.  Should your child misplace or lose and envelope, you will need to purchase a replacement envelope in the office for a dollar donation.

December Calendar

Dec 1st - See's Candy Orders Due
Dec 2nd - Egg on a Spoon Relay (Middle School Leadership           Activity)
Dec 2nd - Family Dinner Night at Paxti's
Dec 8th - School Site Council @ 3PM

Dec 10th - Flag Pole Ceremony
Dec 10th-12th - Frosty's Gift Shop
Dec 10th - Mustache Day(Middle School Leadership Activity)
Dec 12th
- Eagle Awards (TK- 5th) @ 9AM

Dec 12th – Middle School Movie Night 6:30 pm Guardians of the Galaxy PG13  permission slips required

Dec 15th - Middle School Recognition (6th-8th) @ 6:30PM
Dec 16th - PTO Meeting @ 6PM
Dec 17th - ELAC Meeting @ 9AM
Dec 17th - Pajama Day (Middle School Leadership Activity)

Dec 18th - Page Mill Winery Twilight Tastings Fundraisers for Joe Michell
Dec 19th-Jan 2nd - Winter Break

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Before and After School

Parents are asked to remain in the front of the school before/after school.  This helps to keep a quiet learning environment for those students who are already in class.  We want to have the most productive environment for your child's education.  We appreciate your cooperation and look forward to a safe and happy school year.

Every Wednesday!!!

Show your school spirit by wearing your Joe Michell gear or blue and white.  If you are in need of new gear, swing by our store.

New healthier foods...

in the cafeteria this year!

Click on the image for more information

Lost & Found

Lost and found is located outside the main foyer.  




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