We Are Responsible Mustangs:
We show respect - We make great decisions - We solve problems - We always tell the truth - We take care of each other
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Kindergarten : AM Ms. Pantoja/Ms. Macias
8:00 - 12:00 Everyday
9:50 -10:10 Snack
10:45 - 11:30 Lunch
Kindergarten: PM Ms. Castro/Ms. Khan
9:50 - 2:30 M,T,TH, F
8:00 - 12:00 Wednesday Only
10:45 - 11:30 Lunch
9:50 - 10:10 Recess
10:45 - 11:30 Lunch
1:15 - 1:25 Recess
9:50 - 10:10 Recess
11:30 - 12:15 Lunch
1:15 - 1:25 Recess
10:10 - 10:30 Recess
12:15 - 1:00 Lunch
Dismissal at 12:40
Mustang Citizen of the Month for Courage
Mustang Citizen of the
Month for Kindness
Jorge De La Torre
Thinking Maps are Everywhere
End of Year Fun
Congratulations Mr. Ramirez, Mrs. Phipps Craig, Mrs. Patterson. Click here to see why!
ON TIME ALL DAY EVERY DAY!
It is so important for students to arrive at school on time. When they are tardy or late they miss out on important information to set up their day. Please assist your child in learning the independent skills necessary to get up in the morning, get ready for school, and arrive on time.
Also, just a reminder if for any reason your child does not attend school you need to notify the office by calling (831) 728-6315 or sending a note with your child. You have 3 days to clear an absence before it remains an unexcused absence. If a student receives 3 unexcused absences, the law requires us to send a letter of truancy to the family. If you have any further questions about absences please call the office directly. Thank you for being a valuable part of the educational team for your child. It takes us all working together! A T.E.A.M. (Together - Everyone - Accomplishes - More)
Parental Involvement Policy Politica de participa de los Padres
October Mustang Citizenship Celebration
School Accountability Report
Click here to read out our School Accountability Report.
WOW Mustangs Are Awesome!!!!
Congratulations to all the MacQuiddy Mustangs. We raised $618.00 in two hours at our recent Yogurtland Fundraiser.
A super big thank you to Yogurtland of Watsonville for being a Community Partner and sponsoring this event. Way to go Mustangs!!!
Happy Harvest Festival Parade!!!!
Harvest Parade Here we go...a little Dia De Los Muertos Too!
HOOP .....There It Is!!!!
Every week teachers at MacQuiddy celebrate each other and the work they do to create an environment for success....both for each other and our students. This year we are celebrating weekly by passing the "HOOP". If someone jumps through the HOOPS for a team, a student, a peer we are celebrating. We started the ball rolling by Hooping two teachers: Ms. Gonzales and Ms. Dunn.
Hoop.... Alas we hoop'ed again. Juanita is hooping Destiny for her calm ways in the cafeteria and on yard duty. She is kind and caring and a good friend and co-worker. Juanita appreciates how much she does for our students and parents.
Also being Hooped this week is Alejandro Gatica, our Migrant Teacher, by Ms. Dunston. He has been an amazing help to her with helping families understand Special Education IEP's and working with two boys to help them in their education. He has been a special friend to her class and she truly appreciates all that he does for her students, and all MacQuiddy students.
Hoop....Here we go again...... Jose Yanez has hooped Juanita one of our amazing Yard Duty staff members. Jose chose Juanita because she is respectful and kind and she cares for the safety of our students and school. She is very helpful in the cafeteria and keeps our staff room clean. She is always nice to others. Congratulations Juanita and all our Yard Duty personnel for the amazing job you do!
Ms. Khan has passed the Hoop of Recognition on to Ms. Dunston this week. Ms. Dunston is so loving and caring with all of her students that she has a hard time separating herself from them to even take a break for herself! A few weeks ago, she really went above and beyond the call of duty by taking care of one my students. A young student from my K class showed up at school one morning at 6:45, Ms. Dunston h came early to do an IEP, but needless to say her IEP never got done while she took a student under her wing, calmed him down,tried to feed him breakfast & waited till Maria got to school to call his mom. Many thanks to Candice for her kindness & dedication!
Another great opportunity to celebrate the work our teachers are doing. Ms. Hernandez is passing on the HOOP to Ms. Khan. She passes the "Hoop of Recognition" to Ms. Khan for the gratitude I have for our monthly salary increase and for her role as our Union Representative. Last Springs salary increase has allowed me to have a better quality of life. Prior to the salary increase, Ms. Khan attends endless amounts of meetings on teachers behalf. She believes in our profession, our students and our school. She goes over and above, and therefore without hesitation I pass the "Hoop of Recognition" to Ms Khan.
Ms. Danna has nominated Jose Yanez our lead custodian this week. Jose has been hooped because of his willingness, abilities and knowledge to do the best job possible. He has been a hard worker, and a warrior when need it. His years of dedication and courage have described him as one of the best custodians in the PVUSD.
Thank you for all you do to make T.S. MacQuiddy a beautiful, clean and safe place for our little Mustangs.
Another week of amazing things happening at MacQuiddy. This week Ms. Moore has nominated Yolanda Danna, our amazing librarian! Ms. Moore said the following about Ms. Yolanda,
"I nominate Mrs. Yolanda Dana for her amazing ability to engage children into the wonderful world of reading. She goes beyond the extra effort to know every child's name, helps them discover new books, and encourages students at every level to read.
Her book fairs are always exciting and fun! She creates a fun energy buzz that stimulates reading throughout the school.
She graciously opens her library for staff parties, celebrations, after school classes and parent meetings.
Her decoration abilities are worthy of Martha Stewart awards and she makes every celebration over the top.
Yolanda works behind the scenes, to create a wonderful school community for students and teachers.
Congratulations to Ms. Hernandez for being HOOP'd by Ms. Raygoza.
There are so many reasons that I picked Ms. Hernandez!
She always answers all my questions concerning any subject matter. She is there to listen to all my concerns about my students. It's amazing that you share all your ideas with me! Ms. Hernandez goes above and beyond to connect with her family and get her students set up for success in the classroom.
Congratulations to Ms. Moore for being the second recipient of the "Hoop." Ms. Gonzales said the following about why she chose Sydnie:
Hi! I'm going to Hoop Sydnie Moore! Ms. Moore is a hard worker who always wants what's best for her kids, our school and the Earth! She's been bringing snacks to share with the staff and is always willing to encourage others! She knows how to be flexible and roll with the punches! She works hard to provide opportunities for her students to take trips and see the world around them.
Congratulations to Ms. Raygoza for really stepping up this year to help others around her. She has been a great support to her First Grade team and has been very supportive to Ms. Dunn who now has a combination class. She is always in a good mood and shares her smiles and laughter with her students.
One week later we have two more fantastic teachers Ms. Moore and Ms. Raygoza
Congratulations Ms. Moore and Ms. Raygoza
Ms. Gonzales spearheaded a movement to create a beginning of the year BBQ so that we could all be together and meet our newest members of the Mustang Nation, as well as greet each other for the start of a new year. It was a great success!
Ms. Dunn received hers because she was willing, after already starting the school year, to take on the challenge of a K/1st Combination class.
HOOP There it is! Our First HOOP'sters!
Cooling off in ASP!
3 Amigos take on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Click here to see the video about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and see who Mr. Hiltz, Ms. Cesarello, and Ms. Hallof called out in the challenge. Be patient as it's at the end! Way to go Mustangs!
ALS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE
The Amazing Bike Rodeo!
Mr. Hiltz and Ms. Cesarello speak for County Office of Education and PVUSD Board
school picture day
Don't forget to wear your
uniforms on this day!
This is going to be the Greatest year ever!
Welcome back to the 2014-2015 school year. This is going to be the best year ever! As we begin to implement the Common Core State Standards we will be experiencing some frustration, excitement, confusion, and motivation all at the same time. We are all in this together to learn, grow, and take care of each other. We have some of the most dedicated and driven teachers in the district. Make sure you take the time to introduce yourself to your child's teacher, and thank them for the endless hours they dedicate to creating an environment where all children thrive. On behalf of Mr. Hiltz, Ms. Cessarelo, and Ms. Hallof we welcome you to this new year and are here to be of support and assistance to you. Let's work together to make this the best year ever!
Ms. Bradwell Takes on Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS
Click here to see the video of Ms. Bradwell taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
5Th Graders Dance Around the World
Congratulations to our 5th graders for an amazing Dance performance during Open House. They took us all on a journey around the world....through dance. It was a great lesson on perseverence as well. When we had technical difficulties the kids stayed strong, poised, and ready to start again. The Show Must Go On! Special thanks to Ms. West for choreographing the dance and to all the students who practiced for hours, made posters, and worked hard for a great performance. You made us proud!
The Day of the Teacher Dia De Maestra/o
A very special thank you to all the parents who donated food, money, time and energy to celebrating the amazing teaching staff we have here at MacQuiddy. The teachers enjoyed a beautiful array of foods and enjoyed relaxing together on a hot day. A very special thank you to Ms. Raygoza for leading the team of parents in this celebration. Thank you to Ms. Partida for your vision, and amazing decorations and food. Thank you Mrs. Garnica and Mrs. Guerrero as well as the many parents to donated time and energy. We appreciate the Front Office staff Ms. Rojas and Ms. Alcantar for their time in helping this come together. The teachers all felt very appreciated. Thank you for our amazing Mustang Nation!! Check out the slideshow below of the event.
Another Display of Awesomeness in Action
Congratulations to Ms. Patterson for being chosen by the Association of Mexian American Educators (AMAE) as one of the teachers chosen to honor the Day of the Teacher/ Dia del Maestra. Ms. Patterson works with students needing extra assistance in all areas, and she is an active part of our leadership team. She was chosen for the great work she does, her love of students, and the dedication she has to her craft. Congratulations Ms. Patterson!
Mustang Mini Mermaids Stampede through Santa Cruz
On Sunday morning while most of you were fast asleep in your beds, 22 of our very own Mustangs were up and ready to board the buses at 6:15 in the morning. Excited and a little nervous there were five buses full of students from Pajaro Valley Unified School District. Once we arrive at the Boardwalk all the girls received their bibs (a number to record your registration in the race.) Then it was time to get excited and start the race. I am proud to say that all of our girls that started the race......finished the race. Congratulations for Reyna Riegos for being first to cross the finish line for MacQuiddy. Once all were passed the finish line we celebrated with families, and some of us just hung out on the beach and enjoyed playing in the ocean. We are so proud of you for accomplishing your goal of running in a 5K race! Special thanks to Mrs. Ramirez, and Ms. Wheeler for coaching the girls each week toward the goal. Thanks also to Ms. Phipps Craig for sharing her love of running with the girls. Ms. Phipps Craig also ran the Half Marathon on this same day. Thanks Mustang Mini Mermaids......you made us all proud!! Looking forward to next year already! Enjoy the slideshow below of their day!
Fitness Day A Huge Success
Students and teachers alike had a great time at our MacQuiddy Fun Fitness Day. Students participated in the Obstacle Course, Hula Hoop Race, Ran laps around the cones, Shot Basketball Freethrows and Danced to Just Dance in the cafeteria. Thank you to everyone for making this a huge success. A very special thank you to Ms. Wheeler and her students for setting up, organizing, and doing the Face Painting. A great time was had by all. Stay tuned in the coming weeks to see all the crazy pictures taken in the photo booth too. Here are some pictures of the day. Thanks to Ms. Phipps Craig for helping me to capture the event on film as well.
Awesomeness In Action
Congratulations to one of our own, Ms. Pantoja for being this years recipient of the Santa Cruz County Office Of Education Teacher of the Year. This is a very prestigious award and couldn't go to a finer individual. Ms. Pantoja is a teacher leader, kind and compassionate teacher, and very supportive peer. We are proud to call her a MacQuiddy Mustang and now the rest of the community can experience what we have the privilege of knowing each day. Congratulations Ms. Pantoja, and thank you for all your hard work, your kindness, and your positivity each day. Our students and staff are lucky to have you here!
Pajaro School District Student Of The Week
We want to give a grand MacQuiddy Congratulations to Jazmin Maldonado. She was selected as Student Of The Week for the entire school district. Jazmin will be acknowledged at the District Board Meeting on March 26th. This picture shows a wonderful article written about Jazmin by Mr Ramirez. Jazmin was chosen for her kindness, thoughfulness, and compassion toward others......A true example of the MacQuiddy values. In addition to these values she takes her education seriously and looks at every opportunity as a learning opportunity. We are so proud to acknowledge Jazmin as Student of the Week for MacQuiddy.
Jacob Young Financial Award
Congratulations to our Lead Teachers and Leadership Team for being awarded Jacob Young Financial Teacher of the Month! Our team of dedicated teacher leaders is also the first team to be nominated and awarded in the history of PVUSD. Congratulations we are again making history in the district and in the lives of all our students.
Follow Your Heart Network
Congratulations to Mr. Ramirez Fifth grade class for exemplifying the MacQuiddy values. Mr Curtis Reliford has made it his life's mission to help people whenever and wherever he can. He has a company called the Follow Your Heart Network, at http://www.followyourheartactionnetwork.com/. His service to others has touched the students of Mr. Ramirez in a big way. They took it upon themselves, with a little help from Ms. Vizcaino and Keighly Alvarez, to help Mr. Reliford with his mission. Mr. Reliford has helped out with victims of Hurricane Katrina and other devasting diasters. Currently he has taken it upon himself to help the Native Americans of the Hopi Nation, most especially the children. The fifth graders collected non perishable foods, canned goods, Jackets, Sweatshirts, and long sleeve shirts. The slideshow below shows them loading the truck.
If you would like to help by donating items, Mr. Reliford is still in need of the following: the Natives children of the Hopi Nation need Beanies, Gloves, Scarves, Long Sleeve Shirts, and non perishable foods. Also Mr. Reliford is in need of replacing the tires on his truck which will transport all these items to the Hopi Children. If you would like to donate other items, it is always helpful for Mr. Reliford to have gas cards, gift cards and the like as he travels across states to take items to people in need.
As a school, MacQuiddy would also like to send books to the students of the Hopi Nation. Since our Book Fair is coming up it would be a great time to purchase a book for the Hopi Children. If you have questions or would like to donate please check in the office or email Ms. Hallof at email@example.com. Thank you!
Do you know the Area of a Triangle?
Click on the Triangle below to see how our 5th Graders in Ms. West's class have learned about the Area of a Triangle!
Check out these amazing Bridge Maps for Equivalent Fractions
Thank you to Mrs. Ramirez 4th graders for the amazing work they are doing using Thinking Maps to learn about Equivalent Fractions. That is definitely Awesomeness in Action!
1,000,000 Words Read
Help us congratulate Miss Haley for being the first mustang to read one million words. Way to go Haley! We are so proud of you.
Ms. Wheeler's Social Studies Thinking Maps
Fall Is In The Air
Fall Is In the Air in Nature and Language too.
Click this picture to see an adorable video of our Kinders in action.
Awesomeness!!! 69 of our Kinders know 12 High Frequency Words!!!!
Mustang Citizen Celebration
Harvest Festival Huge Success
Students and Staff all had a great time during the Harvest Festival activities on Thursday, October 31st. Stay tuned for more pictures fo this amazing event. Special thanks to all the support staff for helping with the games, and for teachers spending time enjoying their students. A great time was had by all. Click here to watch a short video of Musical Chairs.
CAMP Sea Lab
Click the picture to see what the 5th graders saw during their adventures at Camp Sea Lab. Stay tuned for more pictures and updates.
Today we kicked off the annual MacQuiddy fundraiser. Students received packets to sell between October 22- November 12. Prizes include:
First Place for most items sold: $100.00
Second Place for most items sold $50.00
Third Place for most items sold $30.00
Those placing in the top 13 with the highest sales will receive gift baskets.
Orders are to be paid for in advance.
To place an order directing on the website and give MacQuiddy the credit, please click here.
Just a reminder that our school dress code is Dark Green and White. Pants can be black, green, khaki or blue jeans. All students are required to wear uniforms everyday except Fridays. Friday is a free dress day. Other items to consider on Free Dress day are: No thin strapped tank tops, no bare midriffs. No open-toed shoes, flip flops or high heels. These are in place for the safety of all students. Thank you.
Please remember when picking up students in the front of the school that you must park your vehicle first. If parking across the street we ask that you please use the crosswalk. For those students taking the bus they will be picked up in the back parking lot.
Also please make sure that if you are picking up your child at the end of the day program, and they are enrolled in Afterschool program that you need to sign them out from the Afterschool Program in Room 4C.
Monday - Friday
7:30 - 3:30
Phone: 831 728-6315
Fax: 831 728-6466
All students must come to the office if they arrive on campus after 7:55.
It is important to be here on time, all day, everyday!
If absent more than three days it is necessary to bring a doctor's note.
We wanted to share with you that Sandra, Juana, and Destiny (our amazing yard duty staff) would like to announce
which class has the best, most amazing cafeteria manners. It was very
hard as all students have been working hard in the cafeteria and all around campus.
Ms. Castro's Class
Ms. Gonzales' Class
Mr. Pearman's Class
Ms. Dunn's Class
Ms. Trybom's Class
Ms. Moore's Class
Ms. Bradwell's Wall of Kindness
When To Keep Your Child At Home:
With cold and flu season upon us soon it is very important to follow these guidelines if you child has been ill. If your child has had a fever they must stay home until they are fever free, without medications, for 24 hours. If they have the flu (sore throat, runny nose, deep cough, body aches, rash or vomiting) until they are symptom free for 24 hours. This is to prevent the spread of colds and flu to other students and staff.
2013 Spring Performance
Thank You Ms. Cesarello... We love you!
Thank you to Ms. Cesarello for all that you do to support teachers, students and families at MacQuiddy! Your magic unicorns bring so much joy to those around you. You are our Monicorn!