The Principal's View: Principal Thornton's Blog

  • Welcome to Strawberry 2015 Video

    Posted by Leslie Thornton at 9/10/2015


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  • Staffing at Strawberry Next Year

    Posted by Leslie Thornton at 5/14/2015 7:05:00 PM
    Dear Parents,

    While we will have very little change in our staffing for next year, I do want to let you know about a few changes. The biggest news is that Liz Caroli has decided to retire. Liz has been at Strawberry since it reopened in 2000. She began as an aide, served as a RAMP teacher, and has taught kindergarten, first grade, and third grade.
    We will miss her passion and love for children, and wish her much joy as she begins a new season of her life.

    Grace Dunn will be moving back to Tam Valley to teach full time. She has been a great partner for Heather Levasseur this year in third grade. Next year, Heather will be teaching the first half of the year fulltime, and then Kimba Lacky, who is currently teaching third grade at Edna Maguire,  will be teaching the second half of the year.

    Cristi McCabe will be moving from fourth grade to the open third grade position. We will begin the interview  process for the open fourth grade position next week.

    Lastly, we will have a transitional kindergarten class next year. Mari Mountsier, who is currently teaching kindergarten at Tam Valley, will be teaching the class.

    The rest of our wonderful teachers  will be returning next year. Kimba and Mari will be wonderful additions to our staff.

    I look forward to another great year at Strawberry Point!
    Fondly, Leslie
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  • Happy Video for Happy Day Tomorrow!

    Posted by Leslie Thornton at 1/15/2015
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  • Walker Creek Pictures

    Posted by Leslie Thornton at 10/10/2014
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  • Zun Zun Assemblies

    Posted by Leslie Thornton at 9/24/2014
    This past Friday we had the pleasure of having two  highly interactive
    assemblies by Zun Zun. Students at every grade level laughed and danced while learning about the importance of conserving water. Take a look at some of the pictures!
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  • Zero the Hero Today!

    Posted by Leslie Thornton at 2/7/2014
    Each year on the 100th day of school, the kindergarten classes have a special visitor..Zero the Hero!
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  • MVMS Chamber Choir Performing With Our 3-5 Chorus Students

    Posted by Leslie Thornton at 2/7/2014
    Today we had the privilege of have this amazing group visit us at Strawberry perform for us and also with our three chorus groups. It was truly amazing. What fun it was to have some of our graduates return and see how they have grown!
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  • Holiday Sing Along

    Posted by Leslie Thornton at 1/10/2014
    Many thanks to Jamie Clark for leading our Strawberry Point Holiday Sing Along on December 20.His daughter Eden is in first grade here at Strawberry.  It was wonderful. For a taste of his music, check out
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  • Rock Steady Juggling

    Posted by Leslie Thornton at 1/10/2014
    Today Doug Nolan came with his annual Rock Steady Juggling for grades 3-5. It is sponsored by Marin Count Water and is free to schools. He changes to show every year, and the kids love it. Ask your child some ways to conserve water and also what three items he juggled at the end!
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  • A Touch of Understanding

    Posted by Leslie Thornton at 12/17/2013
    On Friday, December 6, we were fortunate to have A Touch of Understanding here at Strawberry with our fourth grade classes. Adults with varying disabilities came to speak about their disabilities and answer all of the student's questions. I am amazed by this group every year. Many thanks to our PTA, It Takes a Village and the Rotary Club for providing the funding again this year. This is a note from one of our teachers and some of her students:
    "Just wanted to let you know what a great experience A Touch of Understanding was for my students. The activities really made an impression and provoked a lot of discussion within the classroom. A few things kids were saying about the experience:
    "I liked how they really put us in another person's shoes. It was interesting to see that people with prosthetics could still do a lot of things."-Zizou
    "I'm glad I went because now I know what it's like for people with disabilities and I'm more aware. When I had the headphones  on it was so annoying! Now I know how a student in my room feels. " -Kiki
    "It was interesting to try out the wheelchairs. I thought it would be really easy. I was surprised that it was actually extremely hard." -Sofia I.
    I hope we'll be able to continue this program every year!"
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