2/12/2014 Weekly Newsletter

Feb 12, 2014 by

2/12/2014 Weekly Newsletter

Grand Opening Event

The OUSD Department of Facilities Planning & Management is hosting a grand opening event for our new school building! This event is open to parents and community members, and children are welcome. Refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 10:00am-11:00 am
Montclair Elementary School
See attached flier 
Call 510-535-2730 for more information



February PTA Meeting

The Boys Project: How to Connect,
Reconnect, and Stay Connected
to Your Son


Wednesday February 19th, 7:00-8:30pm

Multi-purpose room
The Boys Project Co-Founder André Salvage will discuss ways to stay connected with boys through communication, intuition and the creation of a safe place for boys to be themselves. He will address concerns parents have about the social-emotional health of their boys and how to find the balance between allowing them to find their own way and guiding them through the life challenges they will face.
Please note that dinner will NOT be provided at this meeting. Free childcare will be provided, please email if interested. Pizza dinner WILL be provided in childcare.

See attached flier for more information.



Lunch Update

Thanks to everyone who has been prepaying for meals and purchasing lunches this week! A reminder that you can still prepay for meals, through check made out to OUSD or cash, in one of two ways:

  • In Multipurpose room Kitchen, hand to Velvet, Food Service Mgr for MES, between 6:30-11:00am or 1:00-2:00pm any school day
  • In MES Main Office, hand to Irene or Yesenia, MES office staff between 8:00am-4:00pm any school day

You may also apply for free/reduced lunch here.



School Climate Survey


The purpose of this survey is to obtain parent perceptions of school climate as they relate to student well-being, opportunities, and learning. The information will help guide district and school efforts to promote safety, enhance learning supports, improve student achievement, and reduce health risks that stand as barriers to learning. Please help Montclair by sharing your opinions about the school. The previous year’s survey results are available to view in the school office.

Montclair CHKS Parent Survey English

Montclair CHKS La Encuesta de los Padres



Fundraising Event

An evening of Appetizers,
Wine & ‘Olive Oil 101’

Thursday, February 27, 6:30-9:00 pm
$35 per person
Amphora Nueva, 2928 Domingo Ave, Berkeley

Please join us in supporting our school at an evening of wine, balsamic vinegar spritzers, appetizers and olive oil sampling. This event will include an ‘Olive Oil 101’ presentation given by the shop’s owner. 20% of purchases made this evening will be donated to MES. Pick up fine olive oils and vinegars for your own kitchen and as great gifts!

Hosts:  Kelley Williams, Alice Hansen
Co-Hosts: Ginger Cook, Laura Baedeker
Sign up by emailing 



Otter Ball News


Tick tock! The time to get your amazing donations to our Auction team is NOW!




To Donate:  Use the online donation form at Otterball.montclairschool.com

To Host a Party:  Email the 

Questions?  Email the 



The Montclair Variety Show Needs You

The date of the show has been set: Saturday, May 10 at 6:30pmin our beautiful new multipurpose room.

Are you a singer, dancer, juggler, musician, comedian, poetry reader? Do you want to have a great time while showcasing your talent for your family and friends? Come join us for the 2014 Montclair Variety show. Signups are in the office, and plan on first rehearsal at the end of March. Rehearsal dates will be finalized soon. Show is limited to the first 25 participants so be sure to sign up early! Hope to see you there!



March PTA Meeting

Raising Resilient Girls From the Girls Leadership Institute


Wednesday, March 19th, 7:00-8:30pm
Multi-purpose room

This highly anticipated presentation is open to the public and already has over 200 rsvp’s. Sign up now on GLI’s eventbrite link.

Childcare RSVPs will be collected closer to the date – stay tuned.
See attached flyer for more details



Coat Drive


The MES Student Council is having a coat drive! The coats will go to help needy families in Oakland. Through February 26th, please bring coats of all sizes, new or gently used and clean, and put them in the red bins labeled Coats Only.

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