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Message to our Mariner Families

Welcome to the 2018-19 school year!  You are now an official member of our Mariner family.  At John S. Malcom Elementary School, we are all scholars, learning from one another and celebrating our scholarly strides.  We value quality work, a positive attitude, and most of all, best effort.  Our students and staff demonstrate our three R’s daily by building Relationships, showing Respect, and being Responsible.  Our highly-qualified teachers and dedicated support staff work diligently to create a safe, nurturing, and stimulating environment for all students on our campus.  As we challenge our students to stretch as learners, we also identify and support students’ areas of need.  Together as an educational team, we are committed to thinking creatively and working collaboratively to ensure success for every student.

Our theme for this year is Mariners Navigating with GRIT (Growth, Resilience, Integrity, and Tenacity).  Fostering a growth mindset enables students to view challenges as opportunities.  Strengthening one’s resilience encourages students to be flexible and adjust to the ever-changing world.  Cultivating personal integrity also increases a student’s self-confidence.  While developing tenacity ensures a student’s ability to persevere when things get difficult.  As we navigate uncharted waters together, we will rely on our crewmates (students, staff, parents, and community partners) to inspire and encourage us along the way!

As always, the Malcom educational family welcomes partnerships with parents and community members in our pursuit of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) learning opportunities.  We invite you to join us in our scholarly pursuits by actively engaging in your scholar’s education at home, volunteering in classrooms/school programs, and joining our parent organizations.  We are always seeking parent helpers in our new Meet the Masters art program, our two science labs, our computer lab, and the Gerhard Garden.  Be sure to check out our school website, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for weekly updates and important information.  I look forward to getting to know you and learning with you this year!

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Laurie Lowy
John S. Malcom Elementary
(949) 248-0542

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