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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.

Lost & Found

Lost and found is located outside the main foyer.  


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.

Thanksgiving Break -- November 21-28, 2014

There is no school starting Friday, November 21st, through Friday, November 28th.  We hope everyone enjoys their holiday break.  Classes and regular office hours will resume on Monday, December 1.

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.

An exciting opportunity for your student...

Announcing a two-day Technology festival hosted by Devoxx4kids on December 20th and 21st  in Santa Clara. They are conducting multiple, tech-related, engaging and enriching workshops on Scratch, LEGO Mind storm, IOT Ardunio, Circuit Art,  Raspberry Pie for gaming kids, Python, Google Code, Java Script and Lamp Minecraft modding.

To sign up go to: http://www.devoxx4kids.org/usa/funfest-2014/


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We are beginning a See's Fundraising sale. We chose See's because of its fine reputation for quality.

Since all of our students will benefit from our fundraiser, we would greatly appreciate everyone's cooperation.

11/12/14 Sale begins

12/01/14 Sale Ends

12/12/14 Orders are available for pick-up


Thank you!

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)

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)

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/


Move Over Famous Artists! Joe Michell School artists are taking over the spotlight! 

Joe Michell has teamed up with Artsonia, www.artsonia.com -- the world's largest online kid's art museum -- to display the students' artwork.

Anyone can view the school gallery online at www.artsonia.com/schools/Michelljoe1

Order custom keepsakes imprinted with your child's art.  What a perfect holiday gift! Artsonia will donate 20% of their annual product revenue back to our school.  Order by December 15th to guarantee delivery by Christmas.

If you do not see your child's artwork published, please be patient as it will be uploaded and ready for viewing and ordering soon.


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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!

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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.