First Day of School - August 21
We are looking forward to school starting up again on Tuesday, August 21. Class assignments will be posted on August 20 at 3pm on the CUSD Parent and Student Portal https://portal.capousd.org/Portal.htm.
2018-19 MIP Events
Click here for the MIP 2018-19 school year events.
President: Thanh Nguyen
Vice President: Nancy Lu
Financial Controller: Linh Huynh
Treasurer: Jake Narey
Secretary: Kristi Craft Rowley
Outreach Director: Czarin Chan-Lin
Communications Director: Monika Pinto Connolly
Community Liason: Juintow Lin
Parliamentarian: Wade Shepherd
See Board Member Bio here:
School Tour, Thursday, January 25, 2018, 8:00-9:30am
Application period for the Immersion Program is December 14, 2017-February 9, 2018
Marian Bergeson Elementary School and Capistrano Unified School District are proud to provide the first publicly offered (no cost) Mandarin Chinese Immersion Program in Orange County. It is a well-proven educational model that provides academic instruction in English and Mandarin Chinese during the K-5 elementary period (students may continue program in middle school). The specific goals of this language immersion program after the 6th year are for students to develop high levels of language proficiency and literacy in both program languages, to demonstrate high levels of academic achievement, and to develop an appreciation for and an understanding of diverse cultures.
The tours are primarily intended for parents interested in enrolling their K-5 student in the Mandarin Immersion program for the 2018-19 School Year. Children must be 5 years old by September 1, 2018, in order to apply for the 2018-19 school year. Mandarin Immersion Enrollment will be done on a Lottery System. Notification of acceptance into the program will begin in June.
Current MIP families should stop by the meeting to pick up an application for their incoming kindergartener but do not need to stay for the orientation.
An Information/Orientation Tour is mandatory to in order to submit an Immersion Program Application.
Thursday, January 25, 2018 (8:00-9:30 am)
Thursday, February . 8, 2018 (8:00-9:30 am)
Meetings will be held in the Multi Purpose Room (MPR) at Bergeson Elementary, 25302 Rancho Niguel Road, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677 More info here:
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For more information about the Mandarin Preschool located at Bergeson Elementary School, please contact the CUSD Preschool Office at (949) 234-5341, https://childed-capousd-ca.schoolloop.com/
We need your help to make this a successful year! Please sign up for a committee or volunteer your skills https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/20f0a4ea4ad29a2ff2-committee2
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$148,328 needs to be raised by October 31, 2018
Friends of MIP suggested donation:
CUSD does not cover the full cost of the Mandarin Immersion Program. We rely on donations from families and sponsors to pay for;
A Special Thanks To Our Generous Corporate Sponsors and Affiliates:
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