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Elementary

VIDEO: Mexican wrestlers hit the mats for Mission school

Marshall Elementary’s first fundraiser of the year was a loud and colorful one. A troupe of masked and spandex-wearing Mexican Lucha Libre wrestlers came to the school on Oct. 6 to show their stuff and help raise money needed for science programs, field trips and art classes. Through multiple fundraisers the PTA hopes to get $50,000 for this academic year.

More Children From Mission Going to Private School

Along with generally higher enrollment and applicant numbers, private elementary and middle schools in the Mission District are also seeing a sharp increase in the number of neighborhood children who attend their schools. Historically students have come from all over the city and the Bay Area to attend the private schools in the Mission, and many still do. But there...

Elementary and Middle Schools: Scores Mixed

The principals of the Mission District’s elementary schools are ready to say goodbye to the state’s 15-year-old Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) tests for language arts and math and hello to the Common Core national tests. The national tests are expected to better evaluate critical thinking skills by asking questions that require writing and thereby more explanation than a multiple...

Cesar Chavez Mural Awaits Restoration

Someone who has wandered along the backside of Cesar Chavez Elementary School on Folsom in the past few months may have noticed that the mural commemorating the school’s namesake has a disruptive large white stripe across the length of its top. The stripe represents a newly plastered section of the mural that had suffered from water damage. It is now...

Mission Schools Start the Year With $30 Million Grant

As Mission students return to school this fall, they will not only encounter new teachers and classmates, but a whole infrastructure of services at their schools that promises to improve their quality of life. Starting this year, the Mission Economic Development Agency, along with the school district and other nonprofits, will implement an initiative at four Mission Schools that will...

Leonard Flynn Teacher Gets $1K For Teaching Style

Robert P. Sautter, a kindergarden teacher at Leonard R. Flynn Elementary School on Cesar Chavez Street, is being recognized by the Southern Poverty Law center for being good with his young class. He will receive the Teaching Tolerance Award for Excellence in Culturally Responsive Teaching from the Souther Poverty Law Center, which comes with $1,000. Per the press release: Sautter...

Twitter Flock Lands at Mission Elementary School

“The reason why I’m wearing a bird, everyone’s wearing a bird, is because birds, they tweet and that’s how they communicate with each other,” Jinen Kamdar from Twitter told the third-, fourth- and fifth-graders at the Mission District’s Cesar Chavez Elementary School. “Sometimes you’ll see birds all flying together at the same time in this really beautiful, orchestrated manner, and...

Free Haircuts at Cesar Chavez Elementary!

From noon to 2 p.m. today, volunteers from Aveda Hair School and other local salons will provide free haircuts for Mission students at Cesar Chavez Elementary. In celebration of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, hairstylists will transform the school’s multipurpose room into a pop-up hair salon brimming with Mission students and parents. If your kid needs a cut, stop on by! Details...

Healthful Practices Taught at César Chávez Elementary Fair

César Chávez Elementary School hosted the Muévete Health Fair last Saturday to help educate students and their families about ways to maintain optimum health. A variety of workshops were hosted by local high school students on such subjects as the correct proportions of the different food groups in daily meals. Other workshops showcased basic exercises, while a hands-on session gave kids...