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All absences must be reported to the office by calling the attendance line at (707) 748-2982


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Tomorrow - 3/25/15 - is Walking Wednesday

Another Walking Wednesday is upon us! Walk to school tomorrow with a staff member. Meet at 8:00 as we leave at 8:05 for our walk.

  • Skillman Park: Mrs. Golden
  • Water's End Park: Scott Price
  • Jack London Park: Mrs. Fuentecilla & Ms. Cooper

It's a great way to start our day!!!

This Week's Events:

There are two upcoming events this week: 

Friday, 3/27/15 - Student Council Event  - 'Battle of the Bay Spirit Day.' Students should come to school with their favorite Bay Area sports teams' colors or gear. 

Friday, 3/27/15 - Family Movie Night - This is a FREE event. The movie will be 'Big Hero 6.' Student Council will be selling pizza for $5 (pizza dinner to include pizza, dessert, and drink). Popcorn will be served. It will be a fun night, so be sure to join us! This is not a drop-off event. Parents must accompany their students. 

Open Enrollment - March 2015

Open Enrollment for parents who reside in Benicia and want their student to attend an elementary school outside of the school of residence is the month of March. Information and the form can be found here.

Auction Tickets On Sale Now!

Auction tickets are on sale now!  Purchase through the office or online through the website www.501auctions.com/matthewturner.  Do not wait until they are sold out!

Traffic & Pedestrian Safety

Dear Parents,

I am writing to ask for your immediate attention to a concern regarding traffic and pedestrian safety around campus that has been brought to my attention. It appears that cars are pulling into the crosswalk on Rose Drive at the staff lot exit and even into the staff lot through the exit on Rose Drive during morning drop off hours. Students who walk down Rose toward school and need to cross at the crosswalk have encountered cars either pulling into the crosswalk there or into the lot(through the exit), causing a safety issue. 

I highly encourage walking to school, but we need to work together as a community to ensure that students can walk safely on sidewalks and across cross walks. Please be mindful as you drive around campus, adhere to the marked driving/parking/entrance/exit signs and do not pull into the staff lot unless you are a daycare bus or have a placard given to you by our office for a special circumstance. If you fit this designation, you may pull into the staff lot rfom Dempsy Drive for drop off only--no parking. The side gate will be open at 8:20 for students dropped by daycare buses/placard cars only. 

All other cars must use the front of school drop off loop. No exceptions. All students (except those mentioned in the above paragraph) who walk to school from all points, must come up the sidewalk on Dempsy Drive and enter through the front gates. We realize this is a bit longer for those coming from the West side of school, but it is the protocol that we have set and ask that you adhere to this. The reason we have this protocol is multi-facted:

  • It is a clear, single message about where students enter the campus 
  • It allows for one single point entrance to school
  • It is meant to deter students from cutting through the staff parking lot
  • There is supervision in the front of the school

We have asked Benicia Police to help us with traffic safety when they are available. We need to work together to ensure the safety of all of our students. Thank you for your immediate attention to this matter.

Congratulations to Kathy Crozier - Matthew Turner's Rotary Teacher of the Month

Matthew Turner's Rotary Teacher of the Month

2015-16 TK and K-5 Enrollment


We will be enrolling for Transitional K, Kindergarten


 NEW Students entering grades 1 through 5,

beginning on Monday, February 2, 2015 by appointment only.

If you have a child who will be age five (5) by September 1st, you may enroll them for 2015-2016 Kindergarten.

Transitional K is for children who will be age five (5) on September 2nd through December 2nd.

Please click on the link below for all required enrollment documents:


Once you have completed the online enrollment forms and gathered all of the required documentation,

please contact our office ASAP at 747-8390 to schedule an enrollment appointment.


Please be sure to bring ALL of the required documents to the enrollment appointment. 

Missing or incorrect documentation will result in your appointment being rescheduled.

Thank you.



Matthew Turner Magnets on sale now!

Show your school spirit! Get your Matthew Turner Dolphins car magnet now! On sale in the office for $5.00 - exact change is appreciated, or checks can be made out to Matthew Turner PTA. 


Parent Volunteers

All volunteers must re-registered each school year.  Please stop by the office and we help you get registered.  For paperwork visit our Volunteering at School page.  Thank you!

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