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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.

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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.



Are you into design, technology, or photography? Are you friendly, respectful, creative or an independent learner?

Do you like helping others and moving around campus to support our main office?

Apply now for your elective next year to be yearbook or office aide. Spaces are limited!

Short Applications are available in the main office and on our website.

They are due Friday May 6 to the main office.


Mark your calendar for Maker Faire Bay Area 2016—the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth! The magic of the Maker Movement will be on full display as makers showcase their ingenious, resourceful, and innovative projects across a range of topics including engineering, food, microelectronics, crafts, robotics, science, and more. Friday - Sunday, May 20-22, at the San Mateo Event Center. Buy tickets here; find more information here.



Marca tu calendario para el Maker Fair 2016 del area de la bahia!! 

El mas grande evento de demostrar y (contar) en la tierra!

La magia del movimiento Maker Fair se vera completamente

ya que los creadores te demostraran sus magnificos,

ingeniosos, imaginativos, innovativos, craetivos projectos

los cuales pasan por una gran variedad  de temas que incluyen

ingenieria, microelectronicos, comida, manualidades etc.



Teacher Appreciation Week is coming soon!  To celebrate our wonderful teachers and staff, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the SMFC Education Foundation in honor of your favorite teacher(s) or staff at your school. Proceeds from this program support Music education in our school district.

When you donate to the Education Foundation, an attractive color certificate will be delivered to your chosen recipient thanking them for their hard work and dedication to our children. Certificates are delivered within days of receipt of your donation. Please look for the flyer that was sent home or download here:

Celebrate Donation Form (English)

Celebrate Donation Form (Spanish)

Donations can be made by mailing back the form, by handing it in to your school office, or donating online at www.smfcedfund.org (look for the "Celebrate our Teachers" box on the left).

If you have any questions, please email smfcedfund@smfcsd.net. Thank you very much for your support!



Durante la próxima Semana de Reconocimiento al Personal, por favor considere hacer un donativo deducible del impuesto a la Fundación Educativa de SMFC en honor de su maestro/a favorito/a o personal de tu escuela.  Los ingresos de éste programa apoyan la educación de música en nuestras escuelas.

Cuando usted dona a la Fundación Educativa, se entregará un atractivo certificado a colores a la persona que ha escogido agradeciéndoles su duro trabajo y dedicación a nuestros niños. Los certificados se entregan después de unos días de recibir su donativo.

Por favor vea el volante que fue enviado a casa o descargarlo aquí: http://smfcedfund.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Celebrate-flyer-2016_Spanish-only.pdf

Los donativos se pueden hacer enviando la forma por correo, entregándola en la oficina de la escuela, o en línea en www.smfcedfund.org (busque la caja “Celebrate our Teachers” a la izquierda).

Si tiene cualquier pregunta, por favor envíe un correo electrónico a smfcedfund@smfcsd.net.  Muchas gracias por su apoyo!



Get your tickets now for Footloose, Borel Drama Dream Theatre's Spring Musical May 13th - 15th. Kick off your Sunday shoes...it's time to cut Footloose!  Inspired by the wildly popular 1984 movie, Footloose has thrilled high school, community, and Broadway audiences across the country.  It is a story of American spirit – a carefree city kid, Ren McCormack, transplanted to a conservative rural town where rock ‘n roll and dancing are illegal.  After the culture shock, Ren tries to gain support from his friends to overturn the extreme ban, and while doing so, he catches the attention of the preacher’s daughter. Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people – guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.

Where? Aragon High School Memorial Theater, 900 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo 

When? May 13th @ 7:00pm; May 14th @ 7:00pm; May 15th @ 2:00pm 

Tickets and show information at www.boreldrama.com

Check out a preview video of our show here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8pD2isui5g




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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