We're so excited to see you back at school soon! Here are some important things to do to get ready for the year.
Freshman End of Summer Meet and
Greet BBQ (students only)
|Monday, Aug. 20, 6:00-8:00 pm, US Quad
Look for an invitation emailed soon to RSVP. Students last name A-L please bring green or fruit salad for 6-8; M-Z bring plate of cookies or brownies.
||Wednesday, Aug. 22, 8:30 am-2:00 pm
Read a letter, with details about the day, from the Freshman Class Dean here.
|Freshman Parent Welcome Coffee
||Wednesday, Aug. 22, 8:30 am-9:30 am in Spieker Ball Room
|First Day of Classes
||Thursday, Aug. 23, 8:00 am: assembly in the Athletic Center
|Creative Arts & Design Center Opening
||Friday, Aug. 24, 3:30-5:30 pm, CADC
||Monday, Aug. 27, 6:00-7:30 pm, Martin Family Hall
All girls grades 6-12 invited to learn about this exciting science program and hear from Vinita Gupta, founder of Quick Eagle Networks
|First MSA Meeting
||Thursday, Aug. 30, 8:15 am
(Join at 7:45 am for coffee, treats and visiting with friends)
|Grade-Level Parent Info Nights
||9th Grade: Tuesday, Sept. 4, 7:00-9:00 pm, Martin Family Hall
10th & 11th Grade: Wednesday, Sept. 12, 7:00-9:00 pm, Martin Family Hall
12th Grade: Thursday, Sept. 6, 7:00-9:00 pm, Martin Family Hall
|MSA Volunteer Fair & Blood Drive
||Friday, Sep. 7, 8:00 am-2:00 pm
|BBQ, Books and Back-to-
||Thursday, Sept. 27: BBQ dinner 4:45 pm; visit your child's classes 6:00-8:00 pm (make sure to show up by 5:50 pm). Parents only.
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.
Ninth Grade Parent Information
A new year, a new school: there's a lot going on for ninth grade parents. Look here to learn about important parent events.
Don’t forget to get your summer reading and assignments done before school starts! Click here to go to the Academics webpage: you’ll see all the summer assignment documents in the right column.
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.
Families 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.
Parking Registration for Juniors and Seniors
In order to be allowed to park on Menlo's campus, 11th and 12th grade students must complete the Parking Registration Form and return it to Liz Segura in the Student Life Office before the first day of classes, August 23. Registration for reserved Carpool Parking spots can also be done through the Student Life Office at this time. Once you have returned the registration form, you will be given a parking decal and assigned to park in either the Main or Annex parking lot. Cartan Lot will remain an athletic spectator lot only. Parking registration will start Aug. 16, 10:00 am-3:00 pm in the Student Center.
Sign Up for Lockers!
Students in grades 10-12 can sign up for Quad-area lockers starting Thursday, Aug. 16, 10:00 am-3:00 pm, in the Student Center. First come, first served! No voicemail or email messages accepted. Freshmen will receive their locker assignments at Freshman Orientation--freshman do not need to come in earlier to sign up for lockers.
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.
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).
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!
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.
Another great way to "stay in touch" is to subscribe to The Coat of Arms, Menlo's award-winning student-run newspaper. The mission of The Coat of Arms is to deliver honest, comprehensive and accurate coverage to the Menlo School community. As a student publication, the newspaper strives to present the diversity of voice, interest and activity within the School. Subscribing to The Coat of Arms is a convenient way to stay informed about the Menlo community: you'll receive at least eight issues throughout the year. Due to new innovations, publication dates have not yet been determined; an issue will come out approximately once a month. To subscribe, fill out this form.
Parents: Help Out and Stay Informed!
The Menlo School Association (MSA) encourages you to become involved in what promises to be a very exciting time in your children's 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.
– Connections Beyond the Classroom Menlo's Connections Beyond the Classroom (CBC) coordinates programs that provide internships, shadow days and other meaningful opportunities to our Upper School students and young alumni as they explore career options, follow their interests and celebrate life's possibilities. There are many ways to volunteer that fit a variety of schedules. You may share your professional experience, community service involvement, skills or hobbies. Be a guest speaker, offer a shadow day or internship, or volunteer on the committee. For parents new to CBC, please use this form to sign-up as a CBC Resource or committee volunteer. Parents already signed up with CBC can click here to review their resource profiles and make any updates. Please go to our CBC welcome page or download the CBC flier for more information.
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.