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The Borel Middle School staff will hold itself accountable to high levels of achievement for all students as determined by state, national and International Baccalaureate standards.  We will strive to develop the whole child, helping students to grow intellectually, socially, ethically and culturally.  Borel Middle School is committed to meeting the unique academic and social needs of a diverse student body through a comprehensive system of instruction and support in a nurturing, caring and safe environment.



San Mateo County Safe Routes to School (SRTS) supports initiatives to increase the number of students walking, biking and carpooling for health, environment and traffic mitigation purposes. In October, you were asked to complete a related online survey. At school, students were asked how they travelled to and from school. These surveys provide a baseline for travel patterns. In order to measure the SRTS program’s impact and identify areas for improvement, the SRTS program is gathering the same travel evaluation data to compare with the data gathered in the fall. We will collect classroom tally data and collect parent survey data the week of May 23rd.


The survey and hand tally results will be kept anonymous. The data will be used to identify areas for improvement related to travel to school to better accommodate the needs of families and students.  At no time will this data be shared without prior consent. Additionally, at no time will this data be used to single out schools for high rates of walking, biking, carpooling, or single families traveling in cars.


Please complete the online survey. Online forms will be available at:




If you do not have access to the internet, please come to the school office and we will aid you in completing the survey. This link will be active beginning on Friday, May 20th. It will close on Friday, May 27th.


Principal Kenyetta Cook, Borel Middle School, the San Mateo County Office of Education, the City/County Association of Governments, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, and Safe Routes to School San Mateo County would like to thank you for your support and participation. Should you have any questions about data collection or the uses of the data, please contact Wini McMichael, wmcmichael@smfcsd.net, 650-312-7243.


Enjoy food from Amici's in San Mateo on May 31st and 25% of your purchase will be donated to 2016 8th Grade Washington DC Scholarships. 


Bring flyer attached. 


The San Mateo-Foster City School District’s Wellness Focus for May and June 2016 is “Understanding and Appreciating the Importance of a Healthy Lifestyle.” Here are tips for reinforcing your child’s development of healthy lifestyle habits:


  1. To help your child remember the basic daily practices to maintain a healthy lifestyle, use the formula, “5-2-1-Almost None:
    • 5 servings of fruits or vegetables
    • no more than 2 hours or screen time
    • 1 hour of exercise
    • and almost no sugary drinks
  2. Involve your child in planning, shopping, and cooking meals while making these family fun times
  3. Make a game of reading the food labels when shopping and cooking. ‘Can you say butylated hydroxytoluene?’ For more information on shopping for healthy food and reading food labels, check out ChooseMyPlate.gov with your child.
  4. Eat dinner as a family and model eating healthy foods.
  5. Regularly talk about what you do to keep yourself healthy and well, including what you do to help yourself offset regular, daily stress
  6. Play together: sports, games, music, kind humor and silliness are wellness activities for the whole family
  7. Use healthy rewards for good behavior: playing soccer with your child, an afternoon at the pool, night hikes, silly dance contests, and charades will ultimately be more memorable increase your child’s well-being than video games, desserts, or screen time
  8. Focus on the positive: Take the time to acknowledge what your child does to help his or her health and well-being.


El Enfoque en el Bienestar del Distrito Escolar San Mateo-Foster City para mayo y junio del 2016 es “Comprendiendo y Apreciando la Importancia de un Estilo de Vida Saludable.”  Aquí  hay algunas sugerencias para reforzar el desarrollo de su hijo de hábitos saludables:


  1. Para ayudar a sus hijo a recordar las practicas básicas diarias para mantener un estilo de vida saludable, utilice la formula, “5-2-1-Casi Nada:
    • 5 porciones de frutas y vegetales
    • no más de 2 horas frente a una pantalla
    • 1 hora de ejercicio
    • y casi nada de bebidas con azúcar
  2. Involucre a su hijo en la planificación de las compras y cocinar la comida haciendo de estos momentos familiares algo divertido
  3. Haga un juego de la lectura de etiquetas de comida cuando vaya de compras y cuando cocine. ‘¿Puedes decir butilhidroxitolueno?’ Para más información sobre  comprar comida saludable y leer etiquetas de comida, revise ChooseMyPlate.gov con su hijo.
  4. Cene en familia y modele comer comida saludable.
  5. Regularmente hable sobre lo que usted hace para mantenerse saludable y bien, incluya lo que usted hace para afrontar el estrés de todos los días
  6. Jueguen juntos: Los deportes, juegos, música, humor noble y cosas cómicas son parte de las actividades de bienestar para toda la familia
  7. Utilice premios saludables para el buen comportamiento: jugar soccer con su hijo, una tarde en la alberca, caminatas nocturnas, concursos cómicos de baile y charadas.  A lo largo estas actividades serán una manera más memorable de aumentar el bienestar de su hijo en contraste a los juegos de video, postres y tiempo frente a una pantalla
  8. Enfóquese en lo positivo: Tome el tiempo para reconocer lo que su hijo hace para ayudar a su salud y bienestar.





IB Learner Profile Word of the Month: Balanced

Hanging in just about every Borel classroom are the International Baccalaureate Learner Profile terms. These terms reflect the aims of the IB program: to develop the whole child; to encourage ...more

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