Hall Weekly Bulletin - February 5, 2023

Global School Play Day 2023 in the books!!




  • Mon, Feb 6 - Wheel 4 Starts
  • Wed, Feb 8 - Family Education Night (Sign up here) 6 pm, Hall Library
  • Thurs, Feb 9 - Hall Prospective Family Tours 9 am (Sign up here)
  • Fri, Feb 10 - Hall Movie Night at The Lark 5 - 7 pm 
  • Thurs, Feb 16 - Hall Family Night with Mr. Barnaby Payne, RHS Principal
  • Mon - Fri, Feb 20 - 24 - No School, Mid-Winter Break
  • Thurs, March 2 - Hall Prospective Family Tours 9 am
  • Thurs, March 9 - End of Second Trimester
  • Fri, March 10 - No School, Certificated Professional Development Day
  • Mon - Fri, Apr 10 - 14 - No School, Spring Break


Redwood Band was amazing! Thank you!


It was an incredible week! The Hall Learning community came together for a day of PLAY for GSPD 2023 and we had a blast!! To follow that up the Redwood band and some very familiar Hall Alumni came and shared their musical talents for our whole school! It was an amazing showcase of talent we appreciate, thank you Mr. Mattern! 


There is a lot on deck this month and with mid-winter break on the horizon, this will move quickly! Starting with tomorrow, our 6th Grade class is on their way to the de Young museum for Ramses and The Great Gold of Pharohs! Thank you to Dr. A and all the faculty and parent volunteers making this incredible opportunity happed for our students!! Our Cougar athletes will take on Mill Valley again, but this time on our home court! Please come out and support our teams, there have been some amazing moments and finishes!! Our Family Education night is happening Wednesday, February 8th at 6 pm in our Library centering on Executive Function skills. See here for more information and to sign up! We will finish out the week with Hall’s Movie Night at The Lark!! Showing Minions: Rise of Gru, we will take over the theater from 5-7 pm. Tickets are being sold for $10 at school this week at lunch. We are so excited and hope you can make it! See school news below for more information and if you are interested in chaperoning the event. 


For our Class of 2023, Mr. Barnaby Payne and his team will be at Hall on Thursday, February 16th from 5 - 6 pm in our gym to give you an opportunity to hear from Redwood community member directly about life at Redwood. This event is for parents and students with an opportunity to hear from Hall Alumni and his counseling team. We hope to see you there!

How can you make an impact?? 


As a reminder if your child still needs Community Service hours, we have an opportunity happening this week after school from 2:30 - 3:30 pm. On Wednesday, February 8th students can meet Mr. Victor, under our shade structure to check in and complete an hour of service. Great way to get your service time in and uphold our Cougar Code, we take care of our environment! See below for more information about community service under school news. 


Wishing everyone a beautiful Sunday, 

Dr. Brown & Hall Staff



HALL MOVIE NIGHT!! The Student Council is thrilled to be hosting a Hall Movie night at the Lark Theater, on the night of February 10th from 5-7pm. Students will be able to purchase tickets the week prior at lunch. But with limited staff available to attend we would be so grateful to have any parent volunteers. With an estimated 180 Cougars attending it would be almost vital to have your help. On the brightside you get a free screening of Minions:Rise of Gru! If you are interested in chaperoning please contact Alexander McMullen at


LOST AND FOUND The Lost and Found is full again! Please swing by and take a look. You never know what you’ll find.  We will be putting everything out for kids to look through during lunch on Monday 2/13. Everything that is unclaimed will be donated on 2/17. Lunchboxes may be tossed prior due to sanitary reasons. 


CHROMEBOOKS  Please charge your chromebook nightly!  We are seeing an increased amount of uncharged chromebooks.  Be sure to have your chromebooks charged and ready for school each day. Thank you for your help!


ATTENDANCE We would like to remind you about our Absence/Tardy Reporting Procedures & Policies.  Kindly make every effort to adhere to our policies. Please see this doc for any questions


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. 


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. Our next date is Wednesday, February 8th! We hope to see you out there! 


MARIN COUNTY PARKS Looking for more community service hours? Check out these opportunities at the Marin County Parks for the month of February.


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.




Board Updates On February 1 we held our annual Board Budget Study Session. This is an important stage in our 2023-24 budget development cycle where our current fiscal outlook was presented, leadership made recommendations for the upcoming school year, Trustees engaged in a discussion, and time was allocated for public comments. Here is the agenda.




Twin Cities Little League is excited for another great season at our wonderful Joe Wag field in Larkspur.  The TCLL team would like to invite teens (8th grade and above) to help run the snack shack and become a part of the snack shack staff.  The job is a paid position, and an opportunity to support the community while enjoying baseball with your family and friends.  If you or someone you know is interested in applying, please click HERE for additional details and to apply.  

Applications are due by February 12, 2023.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact Johanna Kramer at


Vigilant Parent Initiative If you attended the Vigilant Parent Initiate Webinar on how to protect students online in a fast growing digital world, including a review of social media basics, privacy and location settings, participants were encouraged to reach out to their school administrators to schedule a more in-depth in-person hands-on training that is available to be offered at school or district sites. These training sessions are free, including use of iPads where parents /guardians are walked through some of the most common digital tools being used, and practice adjusting settings, etc.. and will be led by Detective Longtin-Horton and/or Detective White from the Marin County Sheriff’s Office.


If you would like to schedule a training at your school site or district offices and/or have questions about the Initiative, please contact Melina Boyd ( in our Health, Safety and Support office to help coordinate a date and time.


Top Tips for Supporting Children in Times of Uncertainty and Stress Back by popular demand, the Marin County Office of Education is hosting “Top TIPS for Supporting Kids in Times of Uncertainty and Stress” with author and national speaker Julie Kurtz. Her expertise in training on trauma and resilience promotes the concept of optimal brain integration maximizing the growth of our best selves.


Please join us on one or both of the following sessions:

  • Birth to age 6 | March 2, March 9 & March 23, 2023, 6:00-7:00 PM  Registration Link | Session in English
  • Elementary School Age | March 14, 2023, 6-7:30 PM
  • Middle/High School Age | March 21, 2023, 6-7:30 PM

Registration Link | Sessions in English with simultaneous Spanish interpretation.


Free resources for parents of gender expansive kids

Monthly support group for parents of gender expansive kids to talk about their own feelings, challenges and questions in a non-judgemental space.  Facilitated by JoAnne Forman, LMFT.


Parent education event about gender and sexuality, with Cammie Duvall, LMFT.  More information here:

MARIN GIRLS CHORUS Now Enrolling! The Marin Girls Chorus is back for another exciting season! We are currently enrolling middle school girls who love to sing and work as a collaborative team. We offer classes throughout Marin. Girls can enroll in our Bel Canto program for grades 6-8 (no audition required), as well as for our new Descants Advanced Ensemble (audition required). Check out our website for more information and registration.


Redwood High School Sports  Students interested in Redwood High School sports, please read this announcement to learn more about how to register, try-out dates and more.


From Corte Madera Parks & Rec -

Summer Camp Options will be posted in February!! Camp Catalyst by Amazing Science, Carpentry, Legos w/ Playwell Or Ian McVoy, Spanish Language Camp, Art w/Liza, Skateboarding, D&D and Game Nights, Kinder Readiness, Tons of Sports Camps – all are half day or full day. THEN use Camp Corte Madera for before or after to create a longer day!


Toddler-Kindergarten Options:

Indoor Playground on Wednesdays at the Community Center w/ Leap Froggers, Mini Dancers w/E.N.A., All Sorts of Sports, Mini Music, Mini Hip Hop


Registration for TONS of Winter After School Classes

All youth, no matter what school, can participate!

To find more info about a class  & to register

1)    Click Here:

2)    Enter the name of class in the search field


Hall After school Options: Skateboarding, Friday Pizza & Game Night, D&D Saturdays and, D&D Character Creation Class for 4th-10th grade


Cove Menu:

Amazing Science, SPANISH!

Pokemon uses a bunch of MATH – ssshhh don’t tell the kids! We supply the cards!


Neil Cummins Menu:

CORRECTION: Winter Basketball will be INSIDE the NC Gym!

Amazing Science is opening up new classes on Thursday and so is Carpentry!

Pokemon uses a bunch of MATH – ssshhh don’t tell the kids! We supply the cards!

2 Different singing classes for little folks

Follow us! #HallMiddle #WeAreLCMSD

The Hall Bulletin is a weekly electronic publication of Hall Middle School. An archive of past issues is available on the Hall Web site. To submit an article, fill out the online form and submit it by noon Wednesday for inclusion in the following Sunday’s issue. Need more information? Email the Hall Secretary at