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Fremont Unified School District Board meeting report
June 25, 2013

The following are highlights from the Fremont Unified School District (FUSD) Board meeting held on June 12, 2013.

Closed Session:
All of these nine administrative actions were approved unanimously.

Three new elementary school Principals:
Leanna Sutton at Warwick
Muriel Evans at Hirsch
Angela Morariu at Glankler Learning Center

Three new elementary Assistant Principals:
Mike Pappas at Warm Springs Elementary
Sarah Clark at Forest Park
Catherine Strommen at Ardenwood

New Assistant Principal at Thornton Jr. ...
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Teachers’ wishes come true
June 11, 2013

Carrying colorful balloons and placards, shouts of glee greeted the visitors who entered the classrooms of unsuspecting teachers on the morning of June 3. It was the annual surprise visit by members of the Fremont Education Foundation, accompanied by school district staff, who were there to bestow Innovative Teacher Grants on a number of Fremont teachers.

Fremont Education Foundation (FEF) distributes these grants to teachers for their specific classroom projects via funds raised at the Foundation’s annual Excellence in Education Gala, held this year on February 22. ...
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Disability Awareness Day
June 11, 2013

To help younger students understand and learn more about classmates with special needs, Fremont’s Special Education teachers and staff planned a Disability Awareness Day at Grimmer Elementary on May 31. Aligned with the school’s anti-bullying campaign, the event was organized by Resource Specialist, Joni Clark. The daylong program was filled with hands-on activities for first, second and third graders geared to help them experience and understand what it is like to have a disability.

Clark explained, “As special educators we strive to bring awareness and to promote acceptance for our students with special needs -- we’re all alike, but in different ways. ...
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Compassion Weekend cleans up at Mattos Elementary
June 4, 2013

Mattos Elementary School in Fremont was a hub of activity on the weekend of April 27 – 28 as a group of industrious volunteers were participating in Menlo Park Presbyterian Church’s (MPPC) annual “Compassion Week” activity. Mattos was the lucky site selected for receiving the “sprucing up.” Supporting the MPPC church were additional groups of volunteers from Centerville Presbyterian Church, Jubilee Christian Center, Girl Scouts, and local community and business members.

Stephanie Wesley, a member of MPPC, who lives in Fremont, was helping to coordinate the effort at Mattos. ...
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