Albert Michelson Elementary

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Accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges
grades TK-5.
WASC Accredidation
March 22, 2020
We APPRECIATE our Staff, Parents and Guardians!
Dear Michelson Community,

Wow! What a difference a week makes. Since we received the school closure late Sunday afternoon, Michelson teachers and staff have transformed the site based learning opportunity to a home school setting incorporating hands on and robust tech learning. I AM SO PROUD and GRATEFUL to this entire staff for working together during this uncharted time. The extra hours and effort put out by so many are too numerous to "shout out" individually, but I am touched about their passion for their jobs and kids.

I am EQUALLY in awe about how our parent/guardian community has just embraced this "new normal".  When I called everyone to touch base Thursday and Friday, everyone was committed to try their best. Materials have been picked up, classrooms logged into, and learning is on-going. It is stellar!

Know that the teachers and staff are HERE FOR YOU. Make phone appointments, send emails, let us help you with your students' learning. We are "in session" and ready to teach. Different programs are being talked about to support reading and Barton, and we should have next steps shortly.

Mrs. Lewis and Mr. Nunn are also pushing out mini-math videos on the Cable Vision Channel 7 (Public Access) for some 4th and 5th grade math skills. These are scheduled to air as a "loop" on Monday/Wednesday/Friday at 10:00 a.m. We hope to have other teachers posting math videos there shortly as we get underway.

The pick up tables are still out front with a few families that have not yet retrieved the work. Those will remain outside, along with the take/donate food drive. We also put out all of the lost and found items in case you are looking for that special jacket. The completed work bin for AME is also on the table.

I wish you and your family peace, health and happiness during this time. I am grateful to live in a place where everyone cares about each other. We put the word out for the simple things like internet access, and the whole community responds to help a kid.

Be well and take care,

Louise Simson
Principal/Assistant Superintendent
At Albert Michelson Elementary, we believe strongly in the home/school connection as a driver for our students' success.  Communication plays a huge role in creating a transformative learning environment.  Each week, the school emails a "News and Update" message in English and Spanish. If you are not currently receiving this regular email and would like to be added to the list, please contact and ask Mrs. Bergantz to add you to the list.  Michelson staff and teachers are just a phone call or email away.  Reach out to us and let us know how we can support your child in the best way possible!
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
—William Butler Yeats
Albert Michelson Elementary
196 Pennsylvania Gulch Road
Murphys, CA 95247
Telephone:  (209) 728-3441
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 329 Avery, CA 95247
Louise Simson
Principal/Assistant Superintendent
Judy Bergantz
Administrative Assistant
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at 8:00 a.m. 
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