Education

Park-N-Learn WI-FI Centers

Park N Learn 2020-21 Wi-fiWi-fi is available for MPUSD Students and Staff at the following locations: Crumpton Elementary, Olson Elementary, Ord Terrace Elementary, Seaside Middle and Seaside High.

Monterey Peninsula Unified School District has partnered with a local internet company for home access in the Marina and Seaside Communities. Call (831) 392-3905 to be added to the waitlist.

Other internet options: www.internetessentials.com and www.att.com/internet/access/

Monterey Peninsula Unified School District support line is available Monday through Friday 8:30am-4:30pm. (Closed 12-1pm) by calling (831) 392-3905.

School Lunches Updated Information 9/4/2020: 


Grab and Go Meals Updated

Grab and Go Meals Updated Spanish version

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Starting August 3rd

Marina Kids Move - Kids daily exercise program for kids ages 6 through 12

Back to School is looking very different from other years this Fall. With home schooling becoming the norm for a part of the school year, we all have to get incredibly creative to keep the kids challenged, interested, healthy and give them a run for their money in terms of spending their energy.

At Monterey Bay Moves, exercise and fun, as well as intentional movement is at the core of our mission. We live and work in Marina and love our diverse community. When parents reached out to us to help them keep their kids healthy during the shelter in place and with school starting, we thought we needed to offer a program that would be accessible to ALL Marina kids, for FREE.

The program will be held Monday through Friday from 3 pm to 3:30pm. It will include kids yoga, a mini bootcamp and PE games. The live event will be facilitated by licensed instructors. Registration is required. Please register here.

Sponsorships are available for businesses, individuals or multiple-family groups.

Because not all families can afford to get private tutors, help or sitters to get their kids off the couch and spend their energy in creative ways, we thought a kids program that doesn't discriminate and lets all our Marina kids participate would be ideal!

Marina Kids Move Fal 2020

To make this happen, we need at least 10 local families or businesses to sponsor 10 weeks of this first pilot program. Each sponsor will be given the opportunity to share why supporting kids health and physical activity is important to them and tell a little something about themselves as a family or their business in a weekly newsletter.

The weekly sponsorship of $440 covers 1 week of daily exercise and fun for all Marina kids. The program includes occupational therapists, yoga instructors and educators.

To become a sponsor, please contact info@montereybaymoves.com


EDUCATION via Remote Learning Photo by Edward Jenner from Pexels

EDUCATION via Remote Learning Photo by Edward Jenner from Pexels

Previous Weeks' Listings

Week May 18-24

Monday: Soda Can Jump
Tuesday: Sick Science Match Levitation
Wednesday: Ask Dr. Universe
Thursday: Traveling Water
Friday: If I were an Astronaut
Saturday: International Historical Theater (Tickets: pay what you can)
Sunday: Chidren’s Story Time My Five Senses

Week of June-1-7

Monday: How to Spot a Lie
Tuesday: Plant Growth Experiment
Wednesday: 10 Amazing Science Experiments
Thursday: 10 Amazing Water Experiments
Friday: Every Friday (11:30 am) Backyard Science with Marilyn (Monterey Co. Free Library on Facebook)
Saturday: Drag Racing Cups
Sunday: Dear Class of 20-20 (12 pm Live stream event with celebrities)

Week of June 29-July 5

Monday: Best Music to Study By
Tuesday: What you might not know about the Declaration of Independence
Wednesday: Benjamin Franklin
Thursday: Why the American Revolution Matters
Friday: On This Day, World History
Saturday: A Crash Course in the American Revolution
Sunday: US History and Historical Documents

Week of July 13-19

Monday (7-13): Design RNA molecules at Nova Labs 
Tuesday (7-14): Ranger Rick Magazine, free digital subscription
Wednesday (7-15): Magician Mike, as part of the Summer Reading Program will be featured live on Zoom from 11am-12. Register to receive the login information
Thursday (7-16): Every Thursday at 7pm MCFL posts Book Chat Review
Friday (7-17): 5 Insane Myths Your Grandma Told You  (Science Says Are True)
Saturday (7-18): Baby Bounce Storytime held every other Saturday as part of the MCFL Youtube series
Sunday (7-19): Homeschooling in the Pandemic

Week of July 27-Aug. 2

Monday (7-27): Mad Science of West Orange County
Tuesday (7-28): Fun and Free Summer Learning Resources
Wednesday (7-29): Job Search Resources at Snagajob
Thursday (7-30): How to Balance Fun and Learning for Worn-Out Kids
Friday (7-31): Be Superbetter, The Power of Living Gamefully
Saturday (8-1): Neuroscience for Kids
Sunday (8-2): Birds are Important or "Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow" and "The Bird's the Word”

Week of May 11-17

Monday: New York Public Library Exhibitions
Tuesday: Basic English Grammar
Wednesday: Funny Math Animation
Thursday: Magic Dave’s Magic Class
Friday: Photography Basics in 10 Minutes
Saturday: Mazaam the Musical Game (free app)
Sunday: Snoopy in Space (downloadable lesson plans)

Week of May 25-31

Monday: 32 National Parks from your couch
Tuesday: Virtual Disney World
Wednesday: New England Aquarium
Thursday: Platypus Cam
Friday: Alternative R&B Night at the Tiny Cupboard at 6:30 pm (free but tickets required)
Saturday: Amazing Bryce Canyon Virtual Walk
Sunday: Hollywood Bowl Walking Tour

Week of June-8-14

Monday: Collection of Social Justice Free Courses *
Tuesday: Play at the Brooklyn Public Library
Wednesday: Sweet Stories with SFPL (Monday through Friday 2pm)
Thursday: What does Racism Sound Like? (12-1pm, registration required) *
Friday: Toddler and Preschool Spring Printables
Saturday: Call a Librarian Phone Line
Sunday: Fun with Potatoes and Physics!

Week of June-22-28

June: Smart Irrigation Month; Use Water Wisely
Monday: Virtual Water Tours
Tuesday: The Role of Water In Our Lives
Wednesday: DrinkTap Water Video Library: Whaddya know about H2O?!
Thursday: Water Science School
Friday: How does your garden grow?
Saturday: Crayola Water-themed Coloring Printable
Sunday: Water Education

Week of July 6-12

Monday (7-6): Chapter Twelve of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Tuesday (7-7): 10 Books for Kids and Teens who Love Hamilton
Wednesday (7-8): Complexly, from literature to biochemistry
Thursday (7-9): The Happy Scientist
Friday (7-10): Storytime Online
Saturday (7-11): Top Secret Science
Sunday (7-12): Kids ask authors

Week of July 20-26

Monday (7-20): 334 free K-12 resources during coronavirus pandemic
Tuesday (7-21): PBS Parent Resources: hands-on-activities, apps, and videos
Wednesday (7-22): Emerson Collective: Supporting Students During Covid-19
Thursday (7-23): Homeschool routine during quarantine | stay at home mom schedule
Friday (7-24): How to organize your homeschool curriculum: 5 Simple Systems!
Saturday (7-25): Andrew Jackson and the “Children of the Forest”; Zinn Education Project
Sunday (7-26): Evaluating Evidence: Crash Course Navigating Digital information

Week of Aug. 3-9

Monday (8-3): Gamifying Distance Learning
Tuesday (8-4): Books to read about Social Justice
Wednesday (8-5): MPUSD First Day of School; See Family Portal for more information
Thursday (8-6): The first 20 hours -- how to learn anything
Friday (8-7): Parents Guide to Google Classroom in 2020
Saturday (8-8): Monterey Bay Parent Expo to GoTicket is required to get bag
Sunday (8-9): Learn aboutInternational Day of the World's Indigenous People

Week of Aug. 10-16

Monday (8-10): MPUSD Minute Video Newsletter
Tuesday (8-11): Monterey Free Libraries Homework Help Brain Fuse
Wednesday (8-12): Growth Vs. Fixed Mindset
Thursday (8-13): How to Help Your Child Learn, Grow, Thrive (K-12)
Friday (8-14): Learning Mindsets & Skills
Saturday (8-15): Internet Traffic Light Song
Sunday (8-16): We the Digital Citizens

Week of Aug. 31-Sept. 6

Monday (8/31): 35 Useful Remote Learning Resources
Tuesday (9/1): A Forgotten Ancient Civilization
Wednesday (9/2): Monterey County Free Libraries Online Support
Thursday (9/3): A Guide to Pandemic Scams, and What Not to Fall For
Friday (9/4): Monterey Bay Aquarium Tide Pool Scientist Course
Saturday (9/5): Digital Nest Featured Classes
Sunday (9/6): Free Homeschooling Resources for Government

Week of Aug. 17-23

Monday (8-17): MPUSD First Day Distance Learning
Tuesday (8-18): 11 Ways to Celebrate the First Day of Virtual School
Wednesday (8-19): Top 10 Study Tips
Thursday (8-20): How to Survive Distance Learning
Friday (8-21): How to Organize your Elearning
Saturday (8-22): How to Setup a Learning Space For Kids
Sunday (8-23): Organizing For Primary Grades

Week of Aug. 24-30

Monday (8/24): MPUSD 2020-21 School Calendars
Tuesday (8/25): Live Zoom Preschool Stories, 11 am
Wednesday (8/26): We're Better Together Wednesdays MPUSD Parent 1 hour Workshops beginning 3 to 6 pm
Thursday (8/27): 15,000 Free Online Classes
Friday (8/28): Salinas Public Library Family Reading Circles Online 4-5 pm
Saturday (8/29): Making The Best Of Virtual Learning: Some Advice From The Founder Of Khan Academy
Sunday (8/30): Weather Wiz Kids Explain Wildfires