Hall Weekly Bulletin - November 13, 2022

Cougars have a lot to be grateful for!! 




  • Mon - Fri, Nov 14-18 - Conference Week, Early Dismissal Bell Schedule
  • Mon - Fri, Nov 21-25 - No School, Thanksgiving Break
  • Tues - Dec 13 - Winter Band Concert
  • Wed - Dec 14 - 8th Grade Panoramic Photo
  • Thurs - Dec 15 - Winter Choir Concert
  • Mon - Fri, Dec 19 - 30 - No School, Winter Break
  • Tues, Jan 2 -  No School, New Year’s Holiday 
  • Mon, Jan 16 - No School, MLK, Jr  Holiday


Thank you SPARK! Tiny houses, Studio Art, Musical Theater, Jazz Band, are possible with your support!! 


As the season of gratitude and giving thanks is upon us, it is important that we take a moment to recognize all that we have to be grateful for.  At LCMSD, we are grateful every day for our incredible community of students, teachers, staff and parents! 


During the SPARK Giving Day Participation Challenge, we encourage everyone in our community to show their appreciation for all our schools have to offer with a charitable gift to SPARK. Every donation to SPARK makes an impact just as every student benefits daily from learning opportunities in music, art, science, technology, wellness and more. Thank you to the families and business partners who have already shown their commitment to our schools with a financial donation this year. 


SPARK relies on parent support to help raise $1.5M this year.  Please join our efforts with your gift to SPARK so our students can continue to receive an excellent and engaging educational experience, not just today, but in the future as well.  


Our students will be out sharing the SPARK love Monday and Tuesday morning around campus and there will be a special Jazz Band performance before school on Tuesday. Our group sounds incredible and we appreciate Mr. Derby’s commitment to our students! Thank you SPARK for all your support! 


As a reminder we are on minimum day release all week for Conference Week with the school day ending at 1:30 pm every day. Marin Transit has been notified and there will be one bus each day for our students. 

Thank you for all you do to support our schools and the LCMSD community. Have a beautiful Sunday! 



Dr. Brown & Hall Staff



Giving Day is Tuesday, November 15th - Can we count on you? The Participation Challenge is the biggest fundraising campaign for SPARK every year and we’re counting on you to help us reach our 70% participation target by SPARK Giving Day this Tuesday, November 15th! To reach our overall goal of $1.5M we need your financial support. Make your  pledge or donation today!


Did You Know?

  • Annual Giving makes up nearly 80% of total SPARK revenue and is the most impactful way to support SPARK.
  • Money raised this school year, covers salaries and benefits for this same school year.
  • SPARK supports programs District-wide for our three schools: Cove, Neil Cummins and Hall.


Participation Challenge Update: 

Thanks to more than 300 families, we’re inching upwards. Is your name on our list? Check out our updated overall percentage and grade level percentages here  


Oh yeah, we have prizes!

  • When we reach 70% of families donating or pledging by November 15th, every student gets a coupon for frozen yogurt courtesy of Easy Breezy in Town Center Corte Madera.
  • Advisory classes at Hall with 100% participation will have an opportunity to win customized hoodies for every student in the class. (Please note: tie-breaker will be based on dollars raised)
  • The grade level at Hall with the highest participation wins a special Kona Shaved Ice party.
  • Your donation automatically enters you in our raffle drawings! New District families and returning families with a higher donation than last year will receive two entries in the raffles.
  • NEW this year - there will be incentive drawings on our way to 70% participation. Prizes include:
  • $100 Nugget gift card at 50%
  • $250 Picco gift card at 60% 
  • $500 Apple gift card grand prize when we reach 70% of families donating or pledging by November 15th

SPARK Quick Links:

Make a donation here

Make a pledge here

Check out the updated grade level and classroom participation percentages here

View the updated family donors list here 


Frequently Asked Questions here 




ATTENDANCE As we begin the second trimester of the school year, we would like to remind you about our Absence/Tardy Reporting Procedures & Policies.  Kindly make every effort to adhere to our policies shared here.


CHROMEBOOK INSURANCE Did your family purchase insurance for your student's device?? In the event of damage you can be covered. Please use this link to purchase coverage for your student’s device today. If you have any questions please reach out to Ms. Renee Power. Thank you! 


LOST AND FOUND The lost and found is filled to the brim...and with lots of nice things! Please come claim your items before everything is donated on Wednesday 11/16. The lost and found is located at the back of the main building near the Health Liaison’s office.  We will put everything out during lunch period on Monday 11/14. Please remind your student to stop by and see if any of it is theirs. 


COMMUNITY SERVICE We encourage all students to participate in volunteer activities which improve the lives of others inside and outside our school community. For more information, please visit this site


Recommended community service hours are:

8th grade:  8 hours (a minimum of 3 hours is required to participate in the 8th grade graduation ceremony)

7th grade:  7 hours

6th grade:  6 hours


We are excited to offer a standing community service option for all Hall students. The second Wednesday of every month will be committed to Community Clean-Up! From 2:30 - 3:30 pm every second Wednesday of the month Cougars can meet under the shade structure and take care of our community. We hope to see you out there!


SCHOOL PHOTOS If you have questions about your order or did not receive it,  please reach out to the Dorian customer care team at and select the help button next to the picture day your child was photographed on.  You can also chat on the website or call (800) 826-3535.


FORGOT SOMETHING?  If your child forgets their lunch, PE uniform, after school activity item etc, kindly place it in a clearly labeled bag and place it on the white cart outside the front of the main office.  Remind your child to check the cart periodically.  Also, no DoorDash, Grubhub or any food deliveries are allowed on campus.  Thank you for your cooperation.


CELL PHONES Cell phones should not be used during the school day.  Parents please do not text or call your child.  If you need to get ahold of your child, call the office (415) 927-6978 or email Additionally, please note smartwatches and wireless earbuds are to be in lockers daily, student should not have their electronic devices on their person or in their backpacks. 


VISITORS/VOLUNTEERS All visitors and volunteers must check in at the front office and provide a driver's license. Please note we are a closed-campus school.



Board Updates Congratulations and welcome Beth Blair and Natalie Medved to the LCMSD Board of Trustees. Additionally, thank you incumbents Amir Movafaghi and Eric Schmautz for committing to another term on the Board. All four will be sworn in during the December 14 Board Meeting. The next Board Meeting is scheduled for November 16 where we will celebrate CGI math student and teacher successes. A public hearing will be held to sunshine initial contract proposals for LCMEA/LCMSD negotiations. Trustees will vote on a Board authorization for a Math teaching assignment, the Hall Single Plan for Student Achievement, and the Cove and Neil Cummins site Local Control Accountability Plans. CAASPP Part II will be presented and discussed, specifically addressing local comparisons and subgroup progress. Additionally, the Board will be provided with the status of the interdistrict permit agreement between RUSD and LCMSD. The Board Meeting will be held in person at 6:00 pm in the Hall Library; no RSVP required. The meeting will also be live streamed via Zoom (link; passcode - lcmsd). Please know, public comments will only be taken by in person attendees; public comments via Zoom will not be available. If you cannot attend the meeting, public comments are welcome via email ( and will be included in Board Meeting minutes. We hope to see you there!




EQUITY MOVIE NIGHT! This Sunday on November 13, the Youth Leadership Institute will be hosting a movie night followed by a discussion on racial equity. We will be showing The Hate You Give, and all middle school and high school age students from throughout the county are invited to attend this free event. There will be food, drinks, raffles, and more! We hope that this will be an engaging, informative night where young people can connect and also partake in a discussion regarding racial equity. See flyer here.


TWIN CITIES GIRLS SOFTBALL registration is now open!

Join the fun by registering today. Spring season is mid-March - May 2023. For more information or to register, please visit


FREE THROW COMPETITION  The San Rafael Elks Lodge #1109 is sponsoring a basketball free-throw competition on Dec. 10th.  Please see FLYER for more information.



From Corte Madera Parks & Rec -

Registration for 86 classes open 11/11/23

All youth, no matter what school, can participate!

Cheerleading classes taught by the RHS JV coach for 1-3 & 4th-8 th !

Pokemon Game Strategy for 1 st -7 th graders, Indoor Winter basketball

Ballet, Hip hop, Magic, Art, Chess, Tennis at GRANADA too,Capoeira, Singing

and MORE!!!

Hall Afterschool Options: Cheerleading, Skateboarding, D&D,

Friday Pizza & Game Night

Cove Menu:

Neil Cummins Menu:

CORRECTION: Winter Basketball will be INSIDE the NC Gym

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