Principal's Message



Hello Michelson Community,


It is amazing to think we are charging right into February.  Just a few things to let you know about:


Fine Arts and Music

It is wonderful to be part of a school that gives children the opportunity to experience and explore arts and music.  Over the course of the year, we have had three great teachers share their gifts with our kids.  Sue King is helping students create amazing fine art in various mediums, Mr. Tim has been leading a series of terrific ceramic activities, and William Heath has been providing Ukelele instruction to our fourth grade class.  For many years, a generous grant from a local foundation has made these programs possible.  We will be writing grants to request continued funding to offer these programs in the future, and we are so appreciative of these professional's commitment to our kids!


Speed Trailer

Over the next week or so, we are expecting the County to set up a speed tracking trailer along Pennsylvania Gulch just for informational/caution purposes.  Carla and I do the morning duty and sometimes folks are going too fast, especially up the hill from the highway.  The safety issue is complicated further because of the position of the sun on some days and the slight hill in the road.  We sure appreciate it, if you can slow down so we can keep our crosswalk kids safe.


Michelson Parents Club Tuesday at 2:15--Conference Room

Join this amazing group this Tuesday and find out more about how to get involved in all of the activities and fundraisers that support our kids.  The Safe Self presenters will also be sharing a preview of the program contents.


Ski Trips:

Thanks to our 4/5 parents for their patience with the ski trip schedules.  Hopefully, we will get some great skiing in soon!


Adult English Classes Every Wednesday at 8:00 and  Friday at 8:15

Please encourage any Spanish speaking adults that you know to join us for our Adult English Class on Wednesday morning at 8:00 a.m. and Friday mornings at 8:15 a.m.  This is a partnership with the Calaveras County Office of Education.  It is terrific to see so many of our parents taking advantage of this educational opportunity.  We are so happy to offer this opportunity to our families and thank instructor Jared Hungerford for his time and effort.

Please let us know if you have any questions!

Sincerely yours,



Louise Simson