Smarter Balance Practice Test

The practice test for the Smarter Balance Assessment Consortium (SBAC) is available online. Click here to access it. Sign in as a guest, choose your grade level, and your test (Math Practice, Math Performance, ELA Practice, or ELA Performance).

Lunch Menu

Elementary Lunch Menus


Click the link above for information about menus, online payments, and breakfast program.

Lunch Prices

Monthly Lunch Prices for 14/15 School Year

Monthly Price at Musick School:

Aug/Sept - $65.00

October -   $55.00

November - $35.00

December - $37.50

January - $45.00

February - $45.00

March - $52.50

April - $42.50

May - $50.00

June - $22.50


Checks should be for 10 or more lunches.  That is a minimum of $25.00 for full paid students and $4.00 for reduced students.

Milk is $.50.


Please call 510-818-4281 for questions.


Remember, students must select one serving of vegetables and one serving of fruit.

Also, food from Child Nutrition must be eaten by the student in the cafeteria or at the outside lunch table.



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Happy Holidays!

Wishing you a restful, joyful break with your

family and friends!

School will resume on Monday, January 5, 2015!


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Letter from Principal

January 2015

Dear Musick Families,

Welcome Back and Happy 2015! For many of us, this time of year means reflecting on the year past and making goals for the upcoming year. As you think about new goals for 2015, I encourage you to consider increasing your involvement in your child’s school…

Are You Involved?

The success of Musick School is due in part to the involvement of parents and community members in the educational program.  Volunteerism is a wonderful thing that provides us with many intangibles that, when put together, add up to significant contributions to the success of the students.

The Musick PTA is an organization designed to work on behalf of children both locally and nationally.  Locally, they plan activities that bring our community together throughout the year in fun, social gatherings.  These include the Fall Festival, Valentine’s Day Dance, and Taste of Nations. They do fund-raising that provides funding for the “extras” that make our program so strong.  These include classroom supplements such as books, materials, and events that make the educational experience real and tangible.

Have you thought about your involvement at Musick?  Can you squeeze out some time to become involved in the school and the PTA?  There are many opportunities from stapling homework packets to reading to a child in a class; every opportunity is valuable in the success of your child.  Try to make a point to be involved in an activity in your child’s class as well as at least one activity in PTA.  Together, we can make our school community stronger.

Don’t miss the opportunities of providing value to your child’s school when they are young.  We really

appreciate you and what you do for us.  The school is better for it.  Your child’s education is better for it.

I hope to see you at the next PTA meeting on Thursday, January 22 at 6:00 pm in Portable 25.

Happy New Year,

Cathreene Ingham-Watters                                  

School Hours

Transitional Kindergarten Class

8:10 – 12:10 A.M.

Kinder – 6th Grade

8:10 A.M. – 2:32 P.M.


FRIDAY – K – 6th Grade

8:10 A.M. – 1:05 P.M.




TK Class– 9:30 - 10:00 AM

Kindergarten- 10:00 - 10:30 AM

1st – 6th -10:15 – 10:30 A.M.




11:30 – 12:10 – 5th & 6th Grades

12:00 – 12:40 – 3rd & 4th Grades

12:20 – 1:00 – Kinder thru 2nd Grades

Upcoming Dates


18 2:40 – 3:15 p.m. – Student Council Meeting -

                                  Room 9

22- January 3– Christmas Break – No School



5 First Day Back to School!   Happy New Year!                          

7 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. – ELAC Meeting – Portable 25 *   Child Care available             

8 2:45 – 3:15 p.m. – Student Council Meeting- Room 9

8 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. – PTA General Meeting Portable 25 *


     Martin Luther King Jr. Day

22 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. – PTA Executive Meeting, Port. 25

22 2:45 – 3:15 p.m. – Student Council Meeting, Room 9

23 1:05 – 2:05 p.m. – Ballet Folklorico – First Practice – M.P.R.


Teacher Work Day

30 11:30 – 12:45 p.m. – Passports to Success @

        Lunchtimes in Multi-purpose Room

30 Student Council Spirit Day – P.J.’s  & Stuffed Animal Day

30 1:05 – 2:05 p.m. – Ballet Folklorico – M.P.R.


Events with an asterisk * mean parents can get their Passport to Success stamped!                        

Transfer Information for 2015-2016

Open Enrollment (Intra-District Transfer) Requests for the 2015-2016 School Year


If you would like to have your child attend a different elementary school for the 2015-2016 school year, you will need to complete an Open Enrollment (Intra-District Transfer) Request form. These forms can be picked up at the office of the school your child is currently attending, the district website, or at the front desk of the District Office. Space is always limited so it is extremely important to fill out and turn in the form as quickly as possible. All Open Enrollment (Intra-District Transfer) Requests should be turned in to the District Office between January 5, and January 30, 2015. Students who have been overflowed to a different school will need to complete an Open Enrollment (Intra-District Transfer) Request form if they wish to remain at their current school. If you have any questions, the school office should be able to help you. Thank you.


Pedidos de Open Enrollment (Transferencia dentro del) Distrito para el Año escolar 2015-2016

Si usted quisiera que su hijo/a asista a una diferente escuela primaria para el año escolar 2015-2016, tiene que llenar un formulario de Pedido de transferencia dentro del distrito (Intra-District Transfer Request.) Se puede obtener un formulario en la oficina de la escuela a la cual su hijo/a asiste actualmente, en el sitio WEB de su escuela o en la recepción (front desk) de la Oficina del Distrito Hay espacio limitado así que es muy importante llenar y entregar el formulario lo más pronto.  Se debe entregar todos los pedidos de transferencia (Open enrollment) dentro del distrito a la Oficina del Distrito entre el 5 el 30 de enero, 2015. Los estudiantes que han sido traslados a otra escuela por “overflow” (exceso de estudiantes) deben llenar un formulario de Pedido de transferencia dentro del distrito (Open Enrollment (Intra-District Transfer) Request ) si quieren quedarse en su escuela actual. La oficina escolar puede ayudarlo con cualquier pregunta que tenga. Gracias.


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Home of the Leopards

5735 Musick Avenue

Newark, CA 94560

(510) 818-4000

FAX (510) 791-5792

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Student Handbook

Mission Statement

Our mission is to assure all Musick students regardless of race, gender, language, economic status or special needs, work towards mastery of the Common Core State Standards in a caring and enriched learning community characterized by high expectations, creativity, and a rigorous academic environment.

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Just How Important is School Attendance?

It will surprise many parents that, in fact, their student(s) are considered chronic absent, truant, or both.

Chronic absenteeism is defined as missing more than 10% of instructional time for any ...more


Attention Parents!

An electronic version of our School Accountability Report Card (SARC) is available on Newark Unified School District's website hereIn addition, a paper copy is available in our school office for your review.

Internet Essentials from Comcast

If your child receives free school lunch, you may qualify for Internet Essentials from Comcast. This includes internet access for $9.95 per month and a computer for $149.99. For more information, click here.