We're so excited to see you back at school soon! Here are some important things to do to get ready for the year.
|Sixth Grade Summer Gathering
||Monday, Aug. 20, 6:00-8:00 pm, Rubin Home in Portola Valley
|Sixth Grade Orientation
||Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2:00-5:00 pm (students only)
|7th and 8th Grade Summer Parties
||Click here for details
|Kick-Off Event (all students and parents)
||Wednesday, Aug. 22, 5:00-6:30 pm. Join us for a welcome from Jen Glasser, then meet with your advocacy group. Light refreshments served. (Students and parents)
|First Day of Classes
||Thursday, Aug. 23, 7:50 am
|Creative Arts & Design Center Opening
||Friday, Aug. 24, 3:30-5:30 pm
||Monday, Aug. 27, 6:00-7:30 pm
All girls grades 6-12 invited to learn about this exciting science program and hear from Vinita Gupta, founder of Quick Eagle Networks
|First MS-MSA Meeting
||Wednesday, Aug. 29, 8:30-10:00 am
|Sixth Grade Parent Coffee
||Wednesday, Sep. 5, 8:15 am, Bowsher Home, Menlo Park
|Eighth Grade Parent Coffee
||Tuesday, Sep. 11, 8:00 am, Mead Home, Menlo Park
|Seventh Grade Parent Coffee
||Thursday, Sep. 13, 8:00 am, Young Home, Menlo Park
You can find more calendars on our website: go to the Menlo School homepage,
click on “Quicklinks” and then choose “Calendars” from the drop-down
menu. In the right column of the calendar webpage, you can choose which
categories of events you’d like to see. You can also choose to see the
calendar as a list, by week or by a full month view. Want to use iCal or
Google Calendar? Directions for subscribing to the Menlo calendar feeds
can be found here. Still need help? Contact Mark Warren at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Health and Athletic Forms
Make sure to submit your forms before school starts! Menlo is using a new online service, Magnus Health Student Medical Record
(SMR) to collect and manage all health and athletic forms. You should
have already received an email with instructions from Magnus for logging
in and submitting forms. If you haven’t seen that email, please check
your spam folder or contact Magnus at 877.461.6831 or email@example.com.
Remember, athletic forms were due on Aug. 1, and all health forms are
due Aug. 22! For non-technical questions, contact Joan Barada, RN, at
650.330.2001 ext. 2530 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Family Menlo Website Passwords
Families new to Menlo: your individual passwords for the Menlo website are ready to be retrieved. Look here for instructions to retrieve your temporary password, create your individual password and access the great resources on the Menlo website.
Student & Parent Handbook
Menlo's Student and Parent Handbook conveys important information about a wide variety of school policies, including academic requirements and expectations for student behavior. All families must review the Handbook and acknowledge agreement with Handbook policies by entering an electronic signature here.
Sign the Universal Permission Slip!
Seventh and eighth grade parents, download this form to give permission for student field trips. Sixth grade parents should have already returned this form.
Don’t forget to get your summer reading done before school starts! Click here for the summer reading list. Sixth graders will engage in activities related to summer reading once the school year begins. Seventh graders can find their writing assignment here, and eighth graders can find their writing assignment here.
And don't forget to buy your books. Find the full booklist on the Bookstore page.
GO MENLO: How Do You Get to School?
Join the effort to reduce traffic on campus! GO MENLO
is THE way the Menlo community gets to and from school. Make a
commitment to walk, bike, carpool, or ride the train or bus. This year,
Menlo is adding afternoon buses as well. Learn more here
new to Menlo: you’ll soon receive an email from Zimride, a web-based
ridesharing network, with instructions for logging in to their service.
With Zimride, you can find other Menlo families to carpool with and sign
up for the Menlo bus.
Sixth Grade Retreat Information
Click here for information and forms you'll need for the sixth grade retreat.
Order Student Photos
Each student will take a portrait photo, for use in the School Directory (known as the Menlo Facebook), in the first week of school. Photo packages can be ordered from the photographer, Doug Peck, using this order form.
Get Your Supplies!
For a list of supplies you'll need for school, including binders and textbooks, sixth graders click here, seventh graders click here, and eighth graders click here.
Students in grades 7-11, don’t forget to get your iPad! Get all the information you need here. Please consider purchasing your iPad through Shop 4 Menlo, which will earn money for Menlo’s MSA!
We'd like to include students' grandparents on our mailing list. They'll receive invitations to special events such as Grandparents' Day (held every other year), the Menlo Magazine and occasional fundraising appeals. Please fill out this form and return it to the Development Office or complete the online version here.
Authorization to Drive Students
Parents, will you be driving students on field trips or to sports events? Please fill out this Authorization form and send it, along with a copy of your driver's license and proof of insurance, to the Transportation Office (fax: 650.330.2009).
Staying in Touch
Menlo does its best work when parents and the School work together and share the same values. Open communication is the cornerstone of such a relationship. Look through the Staying in Touch page to learn about the various channels available to you.
Parents: Help Out and Stay Informed!
The Middle School-Menlo School Association (MS-MSA) encourages you to become involved in what promises to be a very exciting time in your students' lives. By giving your time and energy to our faculty, students and administration, you'll enhance your own life, make new friends and deepen existing relationships. To learn more, click here. To volunteer, click here.
Shop 4 Menlo
Supporting the MSA is easy, and it doesn’t cost you a dime when you Shop 4 Menlo! Local and online businesses commit to donating a percentage of sales to the MSA when participating shoppers make purchases. You do not donate a thing—you simply sign up, then shop as usual. The funds donated to the MSA directly benefit Parent Education and Faculty Support programs. Remember to register your cards every year! Don’t forget to buy your iPads through Shop 4 Menlo! Learn more here.
24th Annual Menlo School Golf Tournament
Monday, October 15, 2012, Stanford University Golf Course. Join Menlo parents and alumni for this annual community event! Learn more and register here.