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Bobcat Blast - Sept. 10, 2020    

Important Dates To Remember    

Sept. 16 6th Grade Photo Day—Borel Gym (see schedule below)

Sept. 22 ELAC Meeting #1—Google Meet 1:00-2:00 pm

Sept. 23 7th Grade Photo Day—Borel Gym

Sept. 28 No School

Sept. 30 8th Grade Photo Day—Borel Gym

Oct. 12-16 Fall Break


We’re having Picture Day! We’ll start with 6th grade photo day on Wednesday, September 16th. Students will report to the gym, follow health and safety protocols below at their designated time below:

Last name A-C 1:30--1:55pm

Last name D-K 2:00--2:20pm

Last name L-M 2:25--2:45pm

Last name N-R 2:50--3:10pm

Last name S-Z 3:15- -3:35pm

7th grade photo day will be September 23. Times to follow.

8th grade photo day will be September 30th. Times to follow.

COVID Processes for picture day:


Borel Music Needs Your Support

Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year! This will be an extraordinary and unpredictable year, but we still need your support to give ALL music students a dynamic, fun and engaging music program. In a typical year, Borel Music is 100% funded by donations and live concert concession/flower sales. As we move to virtual concerts this year, Booster donations at any level are even more critical to support:

• Classes taught by our amazing music staff

• Virtual Concerts

• Instruments, music, and teaching to all students in our Borel community

• Smart Music online accounts

• Music Coaches

• Opportunities for qualified students to perform and study advanced music

If you are able to support Borel Music financially, please complete the online form found here and follow the instructions for submitting your donation. NEW THIS YEAR—All Music Booster Members donating $150 and above will receive a 3”x 5” car bumper magnet! All donations in any amount are greatly appreciated. Thank you to all the families that have already donated to Music Boosters!

Borel Library Curbside Services

Here is the link to the flyer about checking out Borel library books online.

Club Time: We love to have students connect with each other. One way to do that is to join a club. In this section, we’ll share information about different clubs and how to sign up. Let’s get started with Running Club!

• Running Club: Our club's ultimate goal is to make and maintain connections in a safe and positive environment. Since this is a student club, our students get to decide what we do. Please fill out the Form posted here and on School Loop News to let us know how YOU want to have fun TOGETHER.



As much as possible, we are asking that students turn on their cameras in order to engage with their teachers and peers.

If you’re having technical difficulties, please use the following: tech support form

Future PD (Professional Development) Wednesdays for Teachers

Attendance is only taken first period unlike all other days. Students will be working independently.

o Oct. 28

o Dec. 9

o Feb. 3

o Mar. 3

o Apr. 28

o May 26

Parents’ Corner 

Dear Borel Families:

We hope the school year is off to a good start! We know you have been receiving various requests for donations. We realize they are all important and need your support. Unfortunately, there is a gap between what our school needs per student and what Borel receives from the State. Borel Boosters relies on its community to provide essential funding to help bridge this gap. A few examples that are funded by Borel’s Boosters are:

• Instructional materials, online subscriptions, and supplemental materials

• Professional development

• Stipends to all teachers to support their needs

• Provide additional office support

• Parent educational events

Regardless of whether students are learning remotely or on campus, Borel needs our support! How can you donate?

On-line: Any and all amounts are welcome. You can make one payment or installment payments. Donate here.

Check: Make a check payable to Borel Middle School PTA and drop it off at the Borel Front Office or mail to:

Borel Middle School

425 Barneson Avenue

San Mateo, CA 94402

Don't forget about corporate matching!

Thank you for your support,

Romy Pavolotsky and Diana Schumaker

Bobcat Boosters Co-Chairs


Borel Bobcats- this just in...BOREL BOBCAT SWAG IS HERE!

What better way to build community than to wear your school colors proudly!  Whether it’s on a walk, a trip to the grocery store, or on a class meeting- show your Bobcat pride.  To purchase your items, simply go the website:

THE BEST PART is that our school receives $5 for every item that you and your family purchase.  Due to COVID, items will be delivered directly to your home for a $5.00 per order fee.

Orders will take approximately 5-7 days to receive.  

Questions about your order, email

Thanks so much for your orders- we can't wait to see you all in Borel Blue! 



Youth Vaping Virtual Talk by Bonnie Halpern-Felsher from Stanford Tobacco Toolkit on October 7 from 7-8PM (flyer coming) there will be Spanish translation, through Zoom

- What are E cigs, effects on the brain, how to talk to your kid, addition and more

District Flyers