Marin PTA Parent Resource Page for School Cancellation and Shelter in Place

        March 16, 2020

 

***Please note that this page is a work in progress! It will be updated periodically as needed. 

 

Academic Resources

Physical Health

MentalHealth

ParentResources

Community

Fun At Home

 

 

 

Academic Resources

Science: Twig Education Mystery Science

Math: Khan Academy Math Playground

Reading: Scholastic

Stories Read aloud: Story Online

Reading activities: Scholastic

Typing practice: Dance Mat Typing Typing Club for 3rd-5th graders

Math, ELA, Science and Social Studies: NYC Schools

KQED CA state standard based resources for educators

 

Physical Health

For suspected COVID-19 cases call your doctor. If you don’t have a medical provider or insurance, call Alameda County Acute Communicable Disease Control, 510-267-3250

 

Food Services: 

Students (and/or their guardians) may pick up breakfast and lunch between 11:00am -1:00pm at Albany High School Cafeteria (603 Key Route Blvd),  Monday-Friday (March 16-April 3). These are grab-and-go meals and may not be eaten on campus. If you have any questions, please Sabina Feinburg, Executive Chef at 510-558-2608.

 

Home fitness: Family Workouts

Get outside: East Bay Regional Parks Trail Challenge

 

Mental Health 

Mobile Crisis Number: (510) 981-5900

Crisis Line: (510) 981-5244

Alameda County mental health referrals: 1-800-491-9099

 

Parent Resources

File claims for being laid off, disability, or FMLA

UNICEF info for parents

Infocomics explaining COVID19 to kids from Bored Panda and NPR

 

Community 

Let's keep students connected via phone or online platforms - log in to get your copy -  if you need a copy to the link for the directory you can also email us.

 

Fun at Home

KiwiCo homeschooling

Outschool - free during school closures

GIANT list of all of the education companies offering free subscriptions during school closings

 

Podcasts

Wow in the World science and technology

Smash Boom Best great debates

Short and Curly ethics explorations

We Are Teachers list of top podcasts for kids (elementary, but also MS and HS)

 

Science and Philosophy Videos

In a Nutshell

 

Activities, Arts, Crafts, Games, Books etc.

Babble Dabble Do

What Do We Do All Day?

Open Library free library resource offering e-books and audio books

Picture book author daily read alouds on Instagram Live: Oliver Jeffers and Mac Barnett

Lunch doodles with Mo Willems

Big list of even more kid lit authors doing readings, art, and activities

American's Test Kitchen kid-friendly recipes, currently open access

 

Museum Resources

California Academy of Sciences

Exploratorium

Science Museum in London games and apps

Color Our Collections coloring pages

Virtual field trips to museums, zoos, outer space, etc.

 

Live Cams

Monterey Bay Aquarium live cams

UC Berkeley peregrine falcon live cams: 3 eggs this year!

 

Music

Hoffman Academy free online piano classes

 

Do you have additional resources to contribute? E-mail us here.

 


 

Welcome to the Marin School PTA website

Instructions for RETURNING families:

 

If you are a continuing family and you are already in our Membership Toolkit system, you must 

click --> Login  to your existing account.

 

Please note, this must be re-done at the beginning of each school year to activate your account. Once you've confirmed all your information for the year, you can complete your PTA membership.

 

If not redirected automatically after logging in, look in the "My Donations/Info" tab in the top menu.

 

 

Instructions for NEW families:

 

If you're NEW here, your first step is to 

click --> Register  for an account.

 

 Register or Login

Use our online system to:

  • Enter or update your/your student's information (for the Marin School Directory*)

  • Pay for your PTA membership ($40/family)

  • Or pay for your PREMIER membership (one $450 donation--see below)

  • See what fun events are coming up and what your PTA donations are funding at the school

  • Buy tickets to events

 

*The Marin School Directory is a valuable resource for Marin teachers and families, 

  • It is most useful when we get a majority of families choosing to be included.
  • You can select what information is published. 
  • Entering your information through your account on this website is the ONLY way to be included in the directory.
  • There is even a mobile app so you can carry the directory with you (available for Apple & Google Play).
  • Paper copies will be printed when we have at least 80% participation in the directory. 

 

The Premier Membership

Want to make one donation to the PTA that covers the whole year? 

With a Premier Membership, you pay it and forget it! 

 

$450 donation covers all PTA donations for the whole year and includes:

  • PTA membership $40/family
  • AUSD Enrichment donation--extra music, art, poetry, chess, provided during the school day, funded entirely by parents $80/student
  • Every movie night for your whole family (about 5 fun movie events every year) $10/ticket
  • Hundrathon donation ($100/student)
  • Two tickets to the Moonlight Auction $40/ticket
  • The comfort in knowing your financial contribution to the Marin PTA is done for the year--and it's a great deal!

Double your generous donation with employer matching programs. See below


 

 

Many companies in the Bay Area provide matching donations for your charitable donations.

 

 

 

Click here to check if your employer participates in a matching gift program. 

Tax Id: 94-6172513

 


Easy ways to support Marin!

 

Go to smile.amazon.com and choose Marin Elementary PTA. AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Marin's PTA every time you shop, at no cost to you. Amazon will donate .5% of the purchase price to our PTA.

 

The BOX TOP$ for EDUCATION program has been made even easier. Download the Box Tops App, buy qualifying products, and scan your receipt. Your children need chores anyway, right? Have them identify the qualifying products in your household and scan away to donate to Marin PTA. 

 

When you pay the one-time $25 fee to become a "Basementeer" you will automatically receive 10% off every purchase and Sports Basement will donate 10% to our Marin PTA.

 



 

Join us for our PTA meetings.

We have four meetings throughout the school year.

 

Our next meeting will be on March 4th, 2020 in the Multipurpose Room.

 

Everyone is invited! If you are not a PTA member, don't worry! You can join at the meeting or just visit.

Light refreshments will be provided. Free childcare and snacks (5 yrs & up), available on a first come, first served basis. Please sign up in advance for childcare in the office. We hope to see you there!

 

Some Highlights to look forward to:

 

  • AUSD Calendar Committee report
  • 2020-2021 Board Member Elections
  • Principal Pfohl Report

We will discuss upcoming events. Come see how the PTA budget supports our kids, teachers, parents, district, and community.

 

We will give members an opportunity to join the committees and projects that best suit their talents and interests.

 

PTA MEETING SCHEDULE FOR 2019-2020

Meetings are held in the Multipurpose Room from 6:30-8:00 pm

 

September 25, 2020

November 13, 2019

March 4, 2020

 

May 6, 2020*

 

*The May meeting may be held in the Multipurpose Room directly after Marin Morning at approximately 8:45am.

 


 

Subscribe to our School/PTA calendar and get automatic updates on important dates.

 


Our website is maintained by volunteer support.

Please report any website issues or suggestions to secretary@marinschoolpta.org.

We are working hard to add information that will help our parents stay connected with our PTA and school community.