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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.




Thank you to all the 6th grade families who came and supported Borel Athletics at Sports Night last Wednesday. Your time and commitment to Borel Athletics is greatly appreciated!


Because the San Mateo-Foster City school district does NOT fund any after school sports Borel Athletics would also like to thank all who donated! We appreciate your continued support of Borel's student-athletes. Our student-athletes are given the opportunity to learn about sportsmanship, dedication, hard work and perseverance because of YOU and your donations. Thank you for making an investment in the future of our student-athletes and Borel Athletics! 


And as a reminder, Borel Athletics continues to seek community support as we continue to fundraise and collect donations! Any assistance is appreciated! Looking forward to a great 6th Grade Winter season of basketball! Go Bobcats – Alex Kirberg, Borel Athletic Director 


The 7th Annual S.P.O.R.T. Run Fun supporting the SMFC athletics program is need of corporate sponsors. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for this important event please contact Alex Kirberg (akirberg@smfc.k12.ca.us) or Mary Kay Tsamafyros (tsamasfyros@gmail.com). 



S.P.O.R.T. Run Fun, Saturday, April 16th at Aragon. More details about the event to come later. 


6th Graders must have Tdap immunization to enter 7th Grade. Letters were sent home this week to parents of 6th graders missing the Tdap. Please submit your proof of this immunization by March 1, 2016.


Superintendent Update - February 5, 2016


During the 2013-2014 school year there was a determination that 2 distinct calendars within the San Mateo – Foster City School District were untenable for many families and cohesive district operations.


A consultant was brought in to work with staff, parents and community members to discuss and create criteria for a blended calendar.  Results from 17 forums and 1,267 surveys were then presented to the Board of Trustees in May 2014.  The results presented informed the negotiations process to develop a blended calendar.


It is important to understand that the information gathering process that was utilized in 2013-2014 was for the purpose of establishing criteria to move to a single calendar.  Calendars are negotiated between districts and teachers unions.  The Educational Employment Relations Act (EERA) of 1976 established collective bargaining in California's public schools (K-12) and community colleges.  Under the EERA the general rule is that school districts must negotiate any change to a term or condition of employment within the scope of representation. This includes school calendars.  Thus, our District is required by law to negotiate and reach tentative agreement on any calendar impacting employee work schedules.  


The calendar for 2016-2017 school year was bargained in good faith and presented to the Board of Trustees yesterday, February 4, 2016. During the public comment portion of the meeting, the Board heard from parents and teachers. Based on the comments they heard the Board has asked for further clarification regarding the process. The Board of Trustees will receive that clarification from the bargaining teams and make a decision regarding the 2016-2017 calendar at the February 18, 2016 Board meeting. 



Joan Rosas, Ed.D.

Superintendent and Secretary to the Board


The contest runs from February 10th-March 4th

 Students who sell the most tickets WIN:


1st Place- iPad mini 4

2nd Place- Xbox one

3rd Place- GoPro Camera

4thPlace - $100 Visa Gift Card


Winners will be announced at school on Monday, March 7th


  • Each student will receive 3 books of tickets with 5 tickets
  • in each book
  • Prices are printed on the tickets - $5 each or 5 for $20
  • Cash or checks accepted - Please make checks payable to “Borel
  • PTA” 
  • Purchaser prints their information on the stub and gives
  • it back to the student with the money 
  • Turn-in dates each Friday:  Feb 19th, Feb 26th & March 4th
  • (at lunch)
  • Students who sell most tickets by 2/19 & 2/26 turn-in dates  win special prizes!
  • Students - Be sure to put your name and homeroom on the manila
  • envelope provided in order to receive credit for your sales!
  • All money and stubs are due by Friday, March 4th
  • For more tickets, please visit the raffle table on turn-in
  • days or contact Laura Quanbeck at lquanbeck1@gmail.com or 530-902-7953 or Joyce Yankowski at
  • joyce.yankowski@gmail.com


This fundraiser will benefit EVERY student, so we encourage 100% participation! 


If your child does not wish to participate, please return the packet to the office immediately so the tickets can be given to another student.                                    


Thanks for your support!


Please see flyer attached for more information.


Don't miss Borel's Annual TableArt Luncheon on Sunday, March 6th!  Enjoy a lovely sit-down lunch, a sneak-peek performance by our upcoming Footloose Musical cast, a fashion show featuring Borel students, and an opportunity to shop from local vendors selling jewelry, stationery, and more. The library becomes a backdrop for at least 15 beautifully decorated tables. Each theme is created and designed by Borel's own talent including parents, staff and students.

Come support Borel! Click here to register today:





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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